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Finding Hunter Dane: when the characters take over …

I was happily exploring the world of m/f sexuality, when Detective Sergeant Hunter Dane entered the RiverHart world in Desire for Bliss. I’d been a cop, so he came naturally. I knew what his offices looked like. What his weapon of choice was.
I was surprised when Avia recognized him from the cover of an eBook she’d read. But I recalled a cop I’d known who did pose nude for stock photos. He never had to work off-duty like a lot of the guys. And he’d get hooked up to be an extra or have a few lines in a locally shot film. Since it had a basis in reality, I left it in.
After Bliss, I wrote a series of shorts featuring different characters from the RiverHart world, exploring other aspects of sexuality. But I never thought of writing m/m. It isn’t that I rejected it; it just never occurred to me.
I decided to write femDomme with Hunter Dane as the protagonist. I knew Hunt was a switch, that he switched between Dom and sub. I knew which of the prosecutors was the Domme. I’d begin with Hunt at work. Establish him as the Alpha male in the bullpen. Then have him seek out the Domme.
When I sat down to write, Hunter was in the shower. Bits and pieces of story come to me that I write down in no particular order, sometimes. I thought this was that. The transitional scene between the end of the day and meeting the woman.
It wasn’t.
Sometimes, writing is like being possessed. I wrote the first two-thousand words in one long stream of consciousness. Or unconsciousness. It ended with “I dropped to my knees.” And I knew the title.
And I thought, I can’t write this. It freaked me out a little bit. A lot. Every time I opened On His Knees to work I was terrified. What the fuck am I writing? This was the first time in years I’d felt compelled to write a specific thing and I felt far out of my element.
But apparently, even if I couldn’t write this story, Hunt and Cam could. I just got the hell out of their way. When they’d finished, it was mine. To research and clean up and do the things you do when rewriting. I kept thinking I can’t publish this. It was Cam who said, “You have to.”

 

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So I stuck it on Amazon, and started writing other stuff. And people found it. Doms and subs and people in the lifestyle and people outside of it. I was kind of shellshocked. Like, “Wait. What? But … uh …okay.”

Matchstick Men was a no-brainer. I’d always wanted to do a detective series. Hunt and Cam are my Sherlock and John. Chez is Mrs. Hudson, I think. But Scene and Not Heard can’t be the Diogenes Club. Too much talking!

ON HIS KNEES – #1 in the Hunt&Cam4Ever series. The night that changed two lives forever.

Sometimes it’s the cop who needs to hit the floor…

As a homicide cop, every blood-soaked crime scene settled in my bones and snaked around my spine. There was only one way to exorcise the images from my soul …

Inside the club, I stopped to scan the room. He was here, Camden Snow. A Norse sex god in the guise of unpretentious youth. Only his ice-blue eyes gave evidence of the Dom who took whomever he wished, whatever way he wanted, with a look and a nod. Merciless.

Cam found me watching him and fixed me with his arctic gaze. This time, I didn’t walk away. He cocked an eyebrow. Well?

The last thing I needed was mercy.

I dropped to my knees.

M/M BDSM 13k words. A frank exploration of the D/s dynamic between two powerful men. Consensual. Adult. Intense. Book1/4 in the Hunt&Cam4Ever series.


Editorial Reviews

OMG. This was stunning                       

                    Helena Stone – The Way She Reads
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Wow. Just, wow. 73 pages and I’m utterly speechless.

… the writing was just exceptional. … kinky? Sure. … erotic? Hell yeah. But that’s not all it was. Adira August pushed these characters past their comfort zones and made this book about more than just the domination and submission.

Jordan – AlphaBook Club

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I loved it!

These guys have some crazy chemistry going on, and while they definitely have a d/s relationship, it is anything but typical. …  Highly recommend.
                       Just Jen – The Blogger Girls
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Adira August’s ‘On His Knee’s tempted me with the cover, enticed me at the title, captured me with the synopsis, and sucker punched me with its content. Wow, oh wow!

Olympian Camden “Cam” Caulfield Snow knows Hunter, has been waiting for him: “Hunter hid himself inside himself and used a Dom far more thoroughly than any Dom used him.” Even at the tender age of 23 Cam has “experience to break the powerful Dane without crushing him.”

Holy F does he ever!

From the moment they interact Cam is a commanding force taking Hunter and the reader on a fantastic physical and mental journey.

August does a fantastic job in ‘On His Knees’ showing that Cam holds the key to Hunter’s true submissive side.

5 stars – Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter

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Let’s get a few things out of the way first.

This isn’t a romance. There’s desire aplenty between the protagonists, but no romantic love. … It’s not stroke fiction, designed to get the average reader off as quickly and dramatically as possible while they hold the book with one hand.

It is erotica. But not in the sense of the (bad) American Heritage Dictionary definition of “literature or art intended to arouse sexual desire” or the (worse) Webster’s New World Dictionary definition of “pornographic books.” No.

On His Knees is erotica in the most basic sense: “stories written about the sexual journey of the characters and how this impacts them as individuals.” (Thanks for that definition, Sylvia Day!)

And this particular journey is gritty and gut-wrenching.

Dale Cameron Lowry – author, blogger, philanthropist


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