BLOG TOUR w/ REVIEW, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye

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28 - Hard to Serve

Hard Ink #4.7 (Blasphemy #0.5); Standalone

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To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…

The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.

Then, as their relationship burns hotter, Kyler learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.



I usually don’t give novellas a 5-star rating, but HARD TO SERVE completely wowed me. And I mean, WOW, in a mouth-hanging-open-with-stars-in-my-eyes sort of way. I was curious to see how Ms. Kaye would start the entryway into her new BDSM-based Blasphemy series, wondering how she’d write a full-on BDSM relationship, and I can tell you that she absolutely delivers. It was incredibly erotic, probably one of the most erotic things I’ve read in awhile, and not just because it’s sexy, but because of the characters. The connection between Kyler and Mia was instinctual and I’m not really sure how Ms. Kaye managed to write their chemistry so flawlessly that I didn’t even read it on the pages, if that makes sense. It was effortless in that way (in being a shorter story it has to be that way to draw in the reader) and formed this immediate tether between the two.

And the sex, guys. The sex. I’ve read quite a bit of erotica and sometimes it seems like things are recycled, but HARD TO SERVE completely flipped a switch. It went there…and I loved it. Kyler felt like a true Master who lived to take care of a woman, and I loved the way Mia was so honest and open with who she is. She stole the show, essentially, because she was a submissive. She held the power, and you could bloody feel it. So flawlessly transparent and bold. Man, I loved her acceptance of herself. If this is just a prequel of what’s to come, with having met some of the other Masters in this book, then I am incredibly excited to see where else Ms. Kaye is going to take us. I am in awe of this book, and I completely impatient for getting more.



So many readers asked for more stories in my bestselling Hard Ink series, and I’m so excited to be able to give you just that in my new, super sexy HARD TO SERVE! HARD TO SERVE is an edgy stand-alone love story about a Baltimore police detective whose red-hot BDSM relationship with a new submissive seems like the perfect distraction from a trumped-up investigation against him until he learns that the woman is his boss’s daughter. Talk about sparks flying! I had so much fun writing this book, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And if you enjoy it, you might like to check out the whole Hard Ink series, now complete! Happy reading!


Hands settled on her waist as she moved on the dancefloor. “You want him, Mia?”

She recognized the voice in her ear before she laid eyes on the speaker. And then she peered over her shoulder.

Master Kyler.

“Do you?” he asked, dark eyes absolutely blazing, his hands gripping her more firmly, his body moving behind hers.

She couldn’t pull away despite the chaos erupting in her brain—over the fact that he was here, over the feelings of relief, rightness, and heat rushing through her blood, over the fact that she didn’t want to feel anything at all, not if he didn’t want her back. “What if I do?” she called over the music.

“You don’t,” he gritted out, tugging her back against him, his cock hard against her lower back. His hands slid upward, inch by slow inch, until they were right beneath her breasts and she ached for him to grab her there. Their bodies moved together, falling into a shared rhythm.

The music changed, the song erupting into an arousing, driving beat that conjured up images of sweaty bodies and twisted sheets. The dancefloor went wild. The man with the nice smile and nicer moves offered her a little bow, his gaze flashing to Kyler behind her, before fading away into the press of bodies.

She whirled in Master Kyler’s embrace. But, no, he wasn’t her Master, was he? “You don’t get to tell me what I do or don’t want.”

His arms banded around her and his hands moved over her back, holding her close, staking a claim. At least, that’s how it felt. But she didn’t trust it.

“Maybe I don’t,” he said, hauling her into him, his thigh pushing between hers, forcing her flowy skirt up to bare more of her legs. The way he moved—the way he moved her—had her brain thinking about all the other times he’d been between her legs, thrusting, grinding, penetrating. Her core clenched at the frustratingly light friction, wanting more, needing more. Of him. “But what if I’d like to have a say?”

What the hell did that mean? She pushed at his chest. His closeness made it too hard to think. But he wouldn’t let her go. “Mast—” She shook her head, exasperated and overwhelmed. “Kyler, what are you even doing here?”

Blue eyes blazing, his expression was full of that intensity she loved. He leaned his mouth to her ear. “Bachelor party. Was on the way out when I saw you. The others just left. I told them I’d catch up.”

She frowned. “Why…why did you do that?”

His got right in her face, their hips grinding together as he guided them, his erection obvious against her. “Because the woman I can’t stop thinking about is here.”



Hard Ink Series

#1 – Hard As It Gets → Kindle

#2 – Hard As You Can → Kindle

#2.5 – Hard To Hold On To → Kindle (Novella)

#3 – Hard To Come By → Kindle

#3.5 – Hard To Be Good → Kindle (Novella)

#4 – Hard To Let Go → Kindle

#4.5 – Hard As Steel → Kindle (Novella)

#4.6 – Hard Ever After (Not Pictured Above) → Kindle (Novella)

BLASPHEMY SERIES – Coming this September!

BOUND TO SUBMIT; Releasing 09/13/16

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

PreOrder:  Kindle | iBooks | Kobo



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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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