Thanks so much for having me on your blog to talk about my latest release, Rasputin’s Kiss. Even though I’ve published several other books, this was actually the first story I ever wrote, so it’s very close to my heart.
Warning: This post is about an adult book and as such, not suitable for under 18s.
So, is Rasputin’s Kiss a story about a serial killer or a gay romance? Definitely more the latter than the former! I wanted to explore how a relationship might develop in an extremely stressful situation and I can’t imagine more pressure than being tasked to find a killer before he strikes again. In the blurb for this book, it says that Rasputin is a ghost. I tried to create a malevolent presence that coloured the romance part of the book rather than fully develop the character of a killer. Rasputin was never meant to be the focus of the story; that belongs to Alex and Conor, the protagonists. I think it’s in the film Speed where the heroine says, “relationships that start under intense circumstances, they never last.” This book is really about testing that premise.
Rasputin’s Kiss – Book Blurb:
Rasputin’s kiss is lethal. He’s a ghost – killing and disappearing into the night. With few leads and four bodies on his conscience, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his team are running on empty and it’s only a matter of time before Rasputin strikes again.
When Alex recruits a young detective to play the part of his boyfriend and provide a tempting target for a killer, he knows he is taking a huge risk. He doesn’t expect Conor Trethuan to be a perfect potential submissive. When their mutual attraction becomes more, Alex has to face the conflict between his possessive instincts and the need to push his young lover into danger.
Investigating their feelings has to come second to investigating the case. There’s no time to decide if what they feel for each other is real. With Rasputin closing in, they may not live to find out.
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L M Somerton lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.
She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She’s fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.
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