If you’re a regular reader of this blog or my social media you will definitely have heard me talk about this anthology before. kINKED is the second of the Pen and Kink anthologies, and one of the primary reasons that Pen and Kink Publishing even exists.
When I first started working as an Assistant Editor at Red Moon Romance I really, really wanted to do a fetish anthology, but since the imprint was just finding its feet the decision was made for me to edit something open to vanilla relationships first. That was Rough Edges. I love Rough Edges, don’t get me wrong, but once it was done and I got the green light to do kINKED I was freaking stoked.
And then stuff happened, World Weaver Press got new ownership and the Red Moon Romance imprint was folded back into the mother publishing company. And that change was a positive one, but since kINKED wasn’t really meant to have a speculative requirement it did mean that it would be more at home at P&K than WWP. And that is the abbreviated story of how kINKED came to be a Pen and Kink title. And one of the reasons that it’s special to me.
Another reason is because of the stories it contains. We’ve got plenty of BDSM in its various incarnations, and even a little voyeurism in case that’s your thing.
Every tattoo tells a story…
A submissive pain slut receives a tattoo as a reward for years of selfless service. A man’s body is used to deliver a very different kind of message to a domineering masochist. An exotic teahouse on an alien planet where one woman explores her submissiveness with a set of shapeshifting twins. These and other sizzling stories take you to the places where kink meets ink and leave you indelibly marked.
That’s the cover copy, but let me share a bit about the individual stories:
“Begin Again” by Tiffany Michelle Brown is a story about a woman whose first tattoo unlocks a whole other life for her, along with a long-lost love. (M/f)
“Inkarnate” by Mara Malins is about an artist who tries tattooing from a place of desperation and discovers not only a new career but a whole new world and a side of herself she hadn’t known existed. (M/f)
“The Courier” by Danielle Davis takes place in a world where paper is a precious commodity and so messages are often tattooed onto courier’s bodies. When one courier delivers a message the recipient wants to read over and over things it has a profound impact on his life. (F/m)
“Through Glass a Stranger” by Renee Dominick is about what happens when the man Liliya has been watching from afar decides to change the rules of their game. (Voyeur)
In “For the Occasion” by Brantwijn Serrah a lucky pain slut is gifted a brand new nipple tattoo by her mistress. (F/f)
“Sae-ri” by Nicole Blackwood features not one, but two sexy werewolf — and did I mention that they are twins? They’ve claimed Zoe as their own, but it’ll all be for nought if she doesn’t claim them in return. (M/M/f)
Kayla left her dominant partner, Mark, and got engaged to another man in”Ink and Ocean” by Meredith Dark. But soon after that engagement falls apart Kayla finds herself back in Mark’s apartment, teased and tempted by the past… (M/f)
“Painted Red” by Sara Dobie Bauer features a leading man with an interesting fetish — Ben loves tattoos. Like, he really, really loves tattoos. Will Angie’s issues keep her and Ben from being together or will he break down her defenses so they can find happiness together? (m/f)
kINKED will be available in two weeks — on March 14th — for the awesomely low price of $2.99.
If you pre-order your copy now you can get it for only $0.99! That’s less than a buck, and that’s an amazing deal even if I do say so myself.
And once you’ve done that, be sure and enter this draw for either a great pair of wrist restraints or an Amazon gift card — your choice!