I've just finished the second book in the Dominic Knight and Kate Hart trilogy. The books are written under the pen name C.C.Gibbs and the publishing schedule is different in the US and UK. As are the titles. They're available in print and e-book. And here's what I know:
UK Quercus Publishing US Grand Central Publishing
Bk1:Knight's Mistress Dec 2012 Bk 1: All He Wants July 9, 2013
Bk 2: Knight's Game July 4, 2013 Bk 2: All He Needs Dec 2013
Bk 3: Knight Takes Queen Dec 5, 2013 Bk 3:All He Desires Sept 2014
These stories are in the Fifty Shades vein, with a billionaire hero (so much fun when a man has virtually no limits) and a heroine, in Kate's case, who can stand up to Dominic's arrogant assumption that his authority extends to everyone.
Dominic is 32, tall, dark and handsome and a control freak. Kate is 22, red-haired, delicate, beautiful and a major don't-get-in-my-face personality. Really, they had to meet. It was karma.
Book 1 deals with their yin, yang sexual dance, seduction, game-playing--whatever or all of the above. Things don't always go well with two such determined people, but that's part of life--right? But when things go well--it's seriously mind-blowing.
Book 2 takes up where the first book leaves off. Dominic is in Paris, Kate's on her way to Singapore and both are in pissy moods. But hey--relationships can be bumpy. Dominic cracks before Kate does and the next thing you know he's standing in the doorway of Raffles Bar and Grill in Singapore searching the room for her. Kate's heart skips a beat when she sees him. But she's there with another man. Not a deterrent to someone like Dominic Knight. He sits down, introduces himself to the guy and says to Kate, "What brings you to Singapore?" As if he didn't know. Manipulative bastard.
Book 3 has all kinds of spoiler alerts so suffice it to say it's about two people who fall in love despite their reservations, their mutual sense of independence and some serious outside influences that threaten them. And in the end, Dominic and Kate's story echoes some of my favorite lines from Christopher Marlowe:
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove.
'As always, I hope readers find pleasure in my characters and their stories. They’re enormous fun to write.
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