“Christina Crooks knows how to keep the suspense flowing while still adding heaps of humor to every scene…I could not put this book down until I reached the last page.” -Sensual Reads
“Christina Crooks is not afraid to explore extreme BDSM play, incorporating it into novels which linger in your mind way beyond the final page.” -Two Lips Reviews
“Whew! Rough Play is a very hot read. Christina Crooks combines elements of romantic suspense and BDSM to make a unique and gripping tale of kidnapping, blackmail and S&M.” -Book of Secrets
“I was hooked from start to finish, and I absolutely recommend Rough Play for shy and sensual audiences alike.” -Fire Pages
In Christina Crooks’s suspenseful new novel, a woman’s search for a missing friend leads her to an erotic playground of fetish and fantasy…
After escaping her sexually dominant husband, dating coach Charlotte is ready to play it safe. But when her client, Gail, disappears after visiting a fetish-oriented club called Subspace, Charlotte must enter the erotic underworld to find out what happened to her.
Club owner Master Martin is willing to help Charlotte — as long as she agrees to a little role-playing. As Charlotte slowly surrenders to Martin’s sensual enticements, she finds that her penchant for submission is more intense than ever. But at the same time, as her search for Gail leads her deep inside Subspace’s catacombs, Charlotte fears it may already be too late to save Gail… or herself.
Excerpt from Rough Play
The slave crawled back up into position, weeping. “Punish this girl severely for having disappointed you!”
“You presume to tell me what to do?”
“Then you’re saying you don’t merit punishment?”
“I should feed you to a sleen.”
Charlotte whispered to Kartane. “What’s a sleen?”
He whispered back, his breath warm on her ear. “A six-legged beast with enormous claws. It eats meat.”
A creature from science fiction. Gorean fiction. It’d be ludicrous, if it weren’t for the very real violence.
“I’d like to see the others on you. You’re welcome to her,” the punisher invited the other men. They smiled and stirred, many rising with lecherous expressions. Those closed quickly on the nude figure.
“No, Master! Please, this girl wants only to please you!”
He pushed her beseeching hands away. “I know what you want. Not that your wants are relevant. Perform well, and you will please me.”
One older man grabbed a fistful of her hair, pulled her back by it. Her body arched into a bow, then she fell again onto the furs.
The woman struggled and cried out when two men held her pinned, one for each arm. She snarled and bit one when his arm came near her mouth.
A third kneed her legs open while unzipping. His breath came hard, excited. The girl jackknifed her body trying to escape her fate, but he shoved her back down brutally, covered her body with his, wormed between her legs.
The crowd of men surrounding her blocked Charlotte’s view. She blinked and took a step back in an attempt to make sense of it all. She angled her head away, needing to not see any more.
She could hear, though.
“It hurts, please,” the slave gasped, then whimpered and grunted in time with what Charlotte presumed were the hard, punishing thrusts. “Please, oh yes, please.” The woman’s voice hoarsened to a slavish, purring moan.
Charlotte raised her fist to her mouth, bit on it. Why the hell was she responding this way? Was she slave-hearted too?
More praise for Rough Play
“Rough Play is a very unique twist on your average BDSM romance, and with villains, matchmaking, a whole lot of sexual tension all rolled into one great read!” -The Romance Reviews
“Welcome to the dark side of BDSM!… For awhile now I’ve enjoyed erotic romance novels set in the BDSM lifestyle. Rough Playjust blew my comfort zone out of the water, but in a good way! Get ready to learn what the SM in BDSM really stands for!” -Books Read ‘n Makeup Done
“Christina Crooks delivers a story packed with intense and steamy sexiness, uniqueness in both the heroine and plot, and a captivating mystery in her newest release, Rough Play.” -Tanya, Forbidden Bookshelf