#OhMy! Monday: Next Stop on Tara Crescent’s House of Pain Release Tour #BDSM #eroticromance

Welcome to Oh My! Monday here at the House of Taboo. It’s been a bit since we’ve gathered together on one of the most dreaded days of the work week—for the rest of the world that is. 

Here at Taboo, we love Mondays because we get to visit with our favorite authors and meet new ones willing to share some steamy scenes from their new releases. This week we have the pleasure of participating in the release tour for author Tara Crescent’s erotic contemporary The House of Pain.


shiver Just the title alone makes me excited from head to toe. This is the third stop for the tour and each excerpt builds upon the previous ones so make sure you check out the list of stops at the end of the post and catch up on the first two if you missed them. Okay, are you ready?  


Boys…cue the spotlight!


I’d like to introduce you to my new erotic contemporary romance The House of Pain. In it you’ll find spanking and flogging—two of my favorite “lite” BDSM elements. It was released on November 10th and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Let’s take a look at the blurb:

Sara White is outwardly a good girl; she follows the rules; works in a professional office; has a boyfriend who treats her with consideration. However, deep inside her, there’s a craving for pain, a desire to be spanked and whipped, to be submissive, to be controlled.  

One day, she walks into the House of Pain, a sex store in Toronto that also does shows in the back, where women are whipped and spanked in front of an audience. Transfixed by the idea, she signs up. 

Doug Patterson has met Sara at work, but discovers a whole new side of her when he sees her at the House of Pain. He approaches her and suggests Sara become his submissive. Sara is attracted to Doug; but afraid of complication. 


Will Sara surrender to Doug, and yield to her desire to be submissive? 


But wait! There’s more. Here’s an excerpt…

Tara’s note: Sara has received a phone call from Doug’s admin assistant, setting up a lunch meeting. She’s oddly perturbed by this meeting; wondering what Doug could want from her… 


She hangs up, I look up Doug. I whistle silently. Doug is the Vice-President of Strategy. I vaguely remember meeting him about a month back, just after I’d broken up with Colin, at a work meet-and-greet. He reports to the COO – he’s a big deal. I wonder what the heck he wants to meet with me about. 

I’m distracted all morning. I’m oddly uneasy, though I should be jubilant about my job offer.

I walk to the restaurant I’m supposed to meet Doug Patterson at. It isn’t far, and it’s still lovely and warm in Toronto, summer just easing into fall.  

I recognize Doug, he’s already seated. He gets up when I walk in; shakes my hand. 

“Sara, thanks for meeting me here at such short notice.” His voice is nice. Confident, but not arrogant. The voice of someone who has a very good idea who he is, what he wants, and is totally comfortable with it. He’s about 6ft tall; short dark hair; he’s good looking, but in a normal guy kind of way; and more importantly, no wedding ring.

“Focus, Sara…” I scold myself. He’s a Vice-President at my company. Not in my league. 

“I’m in back-to-back meetings all day, I have a hard stop at 1.00pm,” he says. “Do you mind if we order right away? The waitress has promised to get the kitchen to hurry with the food.”

“No worries,” I mutter. I quickly order the lunch special of the day; Doug does the same. The waitress sets our drinks down, and leaves to put in the order. 

“This is a bit of an awkward conversation…” Doug says, looking at me, once we are alone. “You see, I was in the audience last night at the House of Pain…” 

I am in the act of taking a sip of my water; I stop, mid-sip. My mind goes blank. I am completely, utterly horrified. 

I speak, and my voice is the merest whisper. “Are you trying to blackmail me?”

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About Tara

Hello, I’m Tara Cresent. I’ve always fantasized about being a mysterious spy, leading a secret double-life, and now, I find that that’s come true! 

Sort of. 

By day, I’m a mild-mannered corporate drone in Toronto, but by night, I’m limited only by my imagination; I am a daring writer of BDSM, erotica and romance. 

In my spare time, I write of course. I also read, garden, travel, cook, and almost never clean. I just started watching Walking Dead on Netflix (zombie erotica, anyone?), and I’m impatiently awaiting the next episode of Doctor Who. (I would kill for a TARDIS.)

I’ve scribbled bits and pieces all my life, chiefly inspired by what I’m reading, which tends to be mainly science-fiction and fantasy, with a healthy sprinkling of romance and erotica thrown in. 

I’m a huge believer in happily-ever-after, but tempered by real life, where happily-ever-after is possible, but takes work.  My favorite kind of romance stories are ones that are somewhat believable; I like strong men and women who know what they want out of life, and are driven to get it. 

From time to time, I blog about what I’m writing at http://www.taracrescent.com. The blog is also where I post book excerpts; highlight information about upcoming promotions, and so on and so forth. Follow me there to keep up with all the fun! 

Tour stops

Each stop will feature a different extract of the book – visit them all! 

November 23, Four Seduced Muses | November 24, Celeste Jones| November 25, House of Taboo | November 26, Lily Harlem | November 26, Cara Bristol | November 27, Spanking Romance | November 28, Christina Jean Michaels | November 29, Daizie Draper | November 30, Smile, Somebody Loves You | December 1, BDSM Book Reviews | December 2, Natasha Knight



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One Comment:

  1. Thanks for featuring me, Lia! I had a lot of fun writing the House of Pain – and I hope people enjoy reading it!

    Cheers,
    Tara

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