Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blog Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Make Me Soar (Collars and Cuffs #6) by K.C. Wells

Published June 22nd 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 22, 2015 
Pages or Words:  290 pages (print book). 100,000 words (approximately)
Categories: BDSM, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Cover Artist: Cover by Paul Richmond, Picture by Terry Cyr

Anyone who frequents Collars & Cuffs knows Dorian Forrester is built for pain, including Dorian himself. But everyone has it wrong. For six years, Dorian’s chased a feeling that remains tantalizingly out of his reach. Unteachable, Dorian can take anything and everything a Dom can throw at him. Still, it’s not enough. Dorian needs… something more. Something he won’t find at Collars & Cuffs.Dorian’s search takes him out of the safe environment he’s known for years, out of his depth, and into a realm of deep, dark trouble.Alan Marchant has been watching Dorian with interest for a while and knows there’s more to Dorian than his label of “pain slut” suggests. When Dorian disappears, Alan and his friend Leo set out to find him. But the disoriented young man discovered cowering in a hotel room is not the Dorian they know and love. That Dorian is shattered. It’s up to Alan to pick up the pieces and show Dorian there are better ways to fly.They may be off on a new journey together, but their destination will rock them both to the core.

Review by: multitaskingmomma

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

For those who have been following the Collars & Cuffs series, it's likely they are familiar with bratty Dorian. He has been around from the very beginning and actually looked more and more like a fool than an actual sub. There he was in the sidelines, getting passed over by every single dom who either has a scene with him or goes the length of contracting him from three to six months. He was a pathetic character. It made me wonder what made him tick and what in heaven's name was he doing to himself. He was someone I saw as spiralling out of control.

Well, this is his story. Dorian is spiralling out of control and if I read right, he was willing to risk every single thing, even his emotions, to gain what he saw going around him. I even read at some point his giving up on his life and finding the happiness those around him found.

I have read each of the C&C books and after reading Dorian's story, I must say this is the darkest and the most emotional of them all. Dorian is not who we knew him to be. He was not the brat we thought him. He was not even that stupid as I thought of him at first. Pathetic is the only remaining adjective and unfortunately, he is.

Dorian goes and tries to reach for the star but crashes and burns int he worst possible way. Thankfully, the men of C&C look out for each other and save his life and mind. Especially Alan Marchant who literally runs and flies to the rescue. Leo suspected why but never expected what blossomed between Alan and Dorian.

Beautiful is an extremely simple word to describe this book. This was amazing. It showed us that even those who think they knew the characters, did not know them at all. That's me. Now that I know who Dorian is, I my heart just about ached for him. Thankfully, KC Wells gives him his HEA and a well deserved one at that. From an Alan who had his own super romantic secret. 


I wish it were me.

That thought had been bouncing around in Dorian’s head since he got the call from Master Leo to attend Ben and Scott’s wedding. He didn’t really know them, beyond seeing them at the club, but a call from Leo was something Dorian just couldn’t refuse.

Except it wasn’t Ben and Scott’s wedding, was it?

Leo Hart had got down on one knee and asked Alex Daniels to marry him, right then, right there, and suddenly that made it so much more personal. Dorian had watched them be joined in marriage, a smile pasted across his face like all the men around him. He listened to the applause, the whistles, and the shouts from the club members, saw their expressions of joy, and all the while he felt hollow inside. Oh, he wished the couple nothing but success. They were obviously meant for one another, but….

There it was again. Surrounded by genuine happiness, all eyes on the happy couple, and yet that one thought was still hammering in his brain.

I wish it were me.

He watched Alex at Leo’s side, laughing and smiling, drinking champagne and accepting all the congratulatory wishes of their guests. Leo hadn’t stopped smiling since Alex had said yes. His face glowed with love for his new husband. Dorian had sat through the whole wedding, transfixed by the looks that passed between the two men—and wishing he could feel what every other man in the room seemed to be experiencing.

Damn it, I need another drink.

Dorian turned away from the joyful scene and looked around for one of the waiters who were circulating, holding trays of champagne flutes filled with golden bubbles on high. Dorian stopped the nearest waiter and took a glass, placing his empty one on the tray. He took a long drink, enjoying the dryness of the champagne. He couldn’t help himself; he turned around to take another look at the happy couple.

All the best, Sir, he silently toasted Leo in his head.

“How many of those have you had?” Pietro’s voice broke through, making him jump slightly. Dorian could hear his friend’s amusement in every syllable. The slim sous-chef looked relaxed, a half-empty glass of champagne in his hand.

Dorian raised his glass and gave him a grim smile. “Not enough.” He drained half the glass.

“Whoa there, go easy. Are you feeling okay?” Pietro placed his hand on Dorian’s arm.

Dorian’s throat tightened to see the genuine concern reflected in Pietro’s voice and expression. Pietro’s gaze flicked over to Alex and Leo and then back to Dorian. The look of understanding in Pietro’s eyes made his gut wrench. Of all the subs at Collars & Cuffs, he was the one who knew Dorian best. And right then that was not a good thing.

“It’s not what you think,” Dorian blurted out, his stomach churning.

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Rafflecopter Prize: All six books of the Collars & Cuffs series, or three books from KC’s backlist

About the Author
Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C.Wells always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, where the purchase of a m̩nage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings Рwriting about men in love was even hotter... K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career.
The laptop still has no idea of what hit it... it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.
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  1. Is the giveaway for e-books or paperbacks?

  2. OMG and just WOW! I finished this last night and LOVED it! Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.