The Whip Master
The Maids of Graye Book 1
by Breanna Hayse
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Your pleasure is his passion
Your pain is his pleasure
Come visit Graye Manor where Love Rules and Discipline Reigns Supreme
Dorian Graye is a master of the Florentine long-tail whip, and has made an art form of throwing the braided snakes to paint a human canvas. Like his Oscar Wilde namesake, he plays hard, but he loves even harder. Under a slightly sadistic exterior is a man whose greatest desire is for each of his precious submissives to find true love and ultimate happiness. He allows nothing to stand in their way, and is willing to sacrifice anything to grant them their heart’s desire… even if the journey to that desire means suffering as the door to previously unspoken taboos are opened and explored.
The time of the annual Festival has arrived and Graye Manor is bustling with a frenzy of activity. Its rolling, manicured grounds echo with the sharp sounds of a whip striking human flesh, and shrill cries filled with both pain and pleasure follow, bringing excited smiles and eager anticipation to the faces and hearts of the listeners. It’s the time of the Cirque de Sade Festival, bringing with it the final magnificent display of skills, beauty, and selfless service that will end at the auction block.
Things happen in the Manor – things that the real world would never embrace… Select applicants, known as Graye’s Maids, are trained in the classic skills of a domestic; with one major difference. Each girl is there because she’s drawn to the darker side of service and flourishes under the command of a hard palm upon a bare backside – or even, in more hardcore cases, the slash of a whip. It is here that anything is possible, and everything is probable.
A smile kept creeping up to his lips as he ventured into the ‘forbidden zone’ of the Manor. This was the one place that absolutely no-one, not even the Head Master and owner of the establishment himself, was allowed to venture without invitation. Someone lacking the bravery to confess to the deed had anonymously hung a sign upon the doorway:
Beware Ye who Enter
This Be the Lyon’s Den
Any who shall cross her path
Wilt meet a painful end
Dorian took a deep breath and braved the room, stepping into the kingdom belonging to Mme. Brigitte Lyon, the French born Chef de Cuisine whom Dorian had snatched from the grips of a diamond-rated restaurant in Paris. He dodged out of the path of a Saucier garnishing a spoon as she raced to another work station to scold the apprentices, and then lifted his arms to avoid a collision with the soup stock boy. The sound of chatter, chopping and dicing, and an occasional word of questionable origin reached his ears. This was a kingdom of paradoxes. Sweet and sour, bitter and salty, hot and cold combined together to create a symphony of tastes and culinary fantasies. The dispositions of the workers were much like the dishes they invented. Unique, flavorful and unforgettable. This was also a kingdom where he was not permitted to claim the position of Lord.
“Dorian! Get out of the way before you get hurt, you fool boy!” the booming voice of the kitchen matriarch ordered.
“I’m trying to make my way to you,” he called back, narrowly missing the tip of a fork as it sailed by in the hand of an aggravated Sous chef. “Where are you hiding? Stand on a chair!”
“Jokes about my height are going to stop being funny very soon,” the stout older woman scolded.
“Ease up, you know I adore you,” Dorian said with a pleasant smile. “How are preparations coming along? Do you need anything?”
“Find me a member of staff who can taste the difference between a bottle of Domaine Romanée-Conti and a can of Bud light, and I’ll be satisfied.”
“You hand-picked every one of them, remember?”
“I must have been intoxicated,” came the grunting response.
“I told you to stay out of the cooking sherry, didn’t I?” Dorian teased. “I’m going to see the prince. Is his tray ready?”
“It is being prepared right now. I’ll have the attendant take it straight up to him.”
“No, I’ll do it myself. Don’t look so shocked. I am not above personally serving my guests. He was my first client, remember?”
“Very well. But you had best resist temptation and not touch a thing. I know how you are, Dorian Graye. This food is for him and him alone.”
“I’m deeply injured at the knowledge that you think I’d steal from his plate.”
“No, you aren’t. But to be sure, I had an extra portion made for you.”
Dorian grinned like a little boy as she snapped her fingers and a plate was brought to him containing the Nigerian prince’s favorite snack—Kobe beef sliders with blue cheese. Dorian groaned in delight as he savored the appetizer.
“Marry me, Mrs. Lyon,” he sighed, eyes closed as the orchestrated blend of flavors woke his palate.
“I tell you that I’m already married every time you propose,” the woman said with a chuckle. “Besides, it would never work between us.”
“Why not?” Dorian asked, pulling his hand back as she smacked it for reaching for the pile of sliders set upon the silver tray.
“You’re too health conscious. I need a man who looks like he enjoys my cooking and isn’t afraid to have some extra meat on his bones. Off with you, now.”
“Thank you,” he laughed, kissing her plump cheek and taking the tray in hand. “I’ll be by later to propose again.”
“You truly are a masochist, aren’t you? I will always say no, no matter how much you beg.” She shook her head, the smile on her face depicting pleasure at the thought. “Please send Prince Jamal my deepest regards.”
The Maids of Graye Book 2
#1 Multi-Genre Best-Selling Author Breanna Hayse brings you the rerelease of the super sexy, provocative and exciting sequel to The Whip Master! Here we discovered what happens to Dorian and Merry’s beloved maid Fifty, whom the world will know as Annie when she leaves Graye Manor. This story contains BDSM, explicit erotic scenes, edge play and, of course, spanking and is on sale for a short time only so grab her while she is hot!
Achieving the dream of a ‘happily ever after’ for Annie Graye starts with a handsome Texan, a new contract, and the delicious pain of a hand- crafted leather belt against her bare backside. And so her coming of age from a slave in training to a contracted Graye Maid begins.
For Greg Carmichael, it’s neither Annie’s ‘specialized’ domestic skills, nor the terms of her contract for which he purchased her. He seeks a submissive to call his own, not because of a piece of paper, but to be his to master; in heart, mind and soul. But he has a dark side, one that goes beyond the limits of acceptable society, and he knows that these limits are ones that Annie has refused to indulge.
Albeit an unorthodox way to begin a relationship, the specially trained ‘Graye Maid’ departs the comfort and safety of Graye Manor and begins her one year term of service with her new owner. She discovers not just a different side of the BDSM lifestyle, but that people exist in the ‘real world’ who are able to accept her as she is. Included among them is Greg’s beloved younger sister, Melanie, who longs to experience the life of a submissive but has hidden her desires in the dangerous shadows of a local BDSM club.
As her feelings for Greg deepen, Annie strives to please and be of service to him, but secretly fears she cannot be everything he wants. As time goes on, she questions her ability to trust and surrender to his dark passions, and she is forced to face the fact that her dreams of the ‘happily ever after’ she has always longed for might end before their contracted year is up.
Is Annie’s desire to serve enough to conquer her fears and become the type of submissive that Greg needs, or will she be forced to make a choice between the man she is falling in love with, and the hard boundaries that she refuses to ignore?
BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I’m a native Californian gone ‘wild’, and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.
In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.
My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I’ve devoted my ‘spare’ time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.
I was formally ‘dungeon trained’ as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on ‘the real deal.’
I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can’t find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a Sexpert for kinkyliterature.com.
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