Fantasies are wonderful things. They let us explore an idea or situation without putting ourselves in an actual risky situation. I have a healthy imagination, one that has gotten me into more than a little trouble on occasion (but that’s so another blog post for another day). I admire people who take their fantasies and actually explore them in a safe way.
My idea behind Club Wonderland was to look at the idea of someone stumbling into the world of BDSM. For someone on the outside looking in, there can be a lot of strange rules, events and even individuals who exist in this world. Much like Alice when she fell down the rabbit hole, someone not familiar with BDSM could be confused.
When my heroine Alice White goes off in search of Gael Hernandez, little does she realize the world she’s about to enter. But while Alice might be intimidated by what she sees, she realizes that this world isn’t as strange as it first appears. She might even find the thing she didn’t realize she’d been missing in her life.
“You’re not making a whole lot of sense.”
Chess chuckled again. “I’ve been told that on more than one occasion.” He pushed open the door and turned sideways, giving Alice room to walk by. “Go on.”
Go or stay? Chess’s answer didn’t shed any light on what she was going to find inside. He didn’t care one way or the other if she stayed or went. Gael didn’t know she was here. And if she got inside and decided she didn’t like what she saw, then she had the option of leaving before he saw her. No harm, no foul.
“Thank you. I think.” She let out a small huff, then stepped inside.
The corridor was lit by the occasional pot light in the ceiling. The air was cool, giving her welcome relief from the persistent humidity outside. Her nipples hardened from the extreme change in temperature, making her a tiny bit self-conscious.
The hallway twisted and turned, giving her no indication as to where she was going or what she’d find when she eventually got there. When she rounded a curve, she finally saw an opening at the end, leading out to a large room. There was a soft rhythm that reached her, but it didn’t sound like any music she was familiar with.
Alice nearly got to the room when a loud moan stopped her dead in her track. Another reached her just as loudly. It was then that she realized what it was she’d been hearing—not the beat of a song, but the cracking of a whip.
What the hell…?
Approaching the end at a far more cautious pace, Alice had to force herself to breathe when she finally crossed the threshold and stepped out into the room. The warehouse space was wide open, with a series of bays around the sides. The mini rooms didn’t have doors, which gave her easy access to see exactly what was going on inside.
And holy shit, what the hell was that?
Club Wonderland Blurb
Alice White isn’t used to being ignored. So when the object of her lust does just that, she’s bound and determined to get his attention. Her pursuit leads her to Wonderland, the kind of club she’s only read about, and suddenly Alice is craving something she never knew she needed.
Gael Hernandez wants to be the youngest partner at his prestigious law firm, and not even a certain tempting legal assistant can distract him from his goal of financially helping his family. Until she shows up at his favorite club and surprises him with an interest in being restrained. But the BDSM lifestyle is no game to him, and he won’t take things further until Alice is schooled into submission.
After a taste, Alice wants more. She offers to be Gael’s sub for one weekend, with nothing forbidden and no boundaries. In a few short days, he gives her the strength to be the person she’s always wanted to be. Now Alice just needs to convince Gael that he can dominate in the bedroom, and submit to love.
Club Wonderland is available now from Carina Press. Look for book one in the Friends and Benefits series, Sexcapades, to find out what happens to Alice’s friend Petra.
Christine d’Abo is hooked on romance. As a novelist and short story writer with over thirty publications, including the immensely popular Long Shots series, the imagination is always flowing. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs. Please visit her at www.christinedabo.com
Where you can find me: