7 With 1 Blow
By Caraway Carter
Today I’m privileged to welcome Caraway Carter to my blog with his new release from Beaten Track Publishing: 7 With 1 Blow.
Before we meet Caraway, here is the blurb for his book.
When Taylor Little, who styles himself “Dom Seven,” is unwillingly taken into custody by the Cadre, he is put between a rock and a hard place. Either he will go to jail for his abuses against the local BDSM community, or he will accept retraining from the bottom up, learning to be a slave before he ever lays a flogger on another human being again.
In this tale of redemption, Taylor must face his demons as he learns to accept his status with mouth, mind, and heart.
WARNING: This story contains scenes of sexual intimacy and BDSM.
Now let’s meet Caraway.
Caraway Carter has worn numerous hats. He’s been a furniture salesman, a dresser, a costumer, an actor/waiter, a rabble rouser, a poet and most recently a writer. He married his husband on Halloween and they are the loving parents of two rambunctious cats. He loves words and stringing them together, he loves sex and sexy men. He loves seeing how far his muse will take him and he’s looking forward to entertaining you.
This is what the Author Blurb says about you, Caraway. Now let’s find out some extra stuff.
Your story is set within the BDSM scene. I don’t know a great deal about it. I’ve been doing some research. Did you have to do much research, or is the scene something you knew about already?
I am an active participant in the Scene, and some of the experiences in the book, are actual experiences I’ve had. Which might be why they feel more real.
If you could have anyone locked in a room so you could torment them for a day, who would you choose and how would you torment them?
Yoiks, I’d make my EDJ managers do my job, come in early and stay late. I’d take away their cell phones and dock them money if they came back from lunch or breaks late.
Would you answer some quick fire questions, just for the hell of it? Yes.
Poison? White Russians.
Weakness? Baby animals.
Strength? Humour is quick and from the cuff, being able to think quickly on my feet.
Have you ever felled 7 With 1 Blow? I did actually. I had initially sent the book in to another publisher, had the story completed and they rejected it. Told me they’d cancelled the line.
I threw it on the back burner, but I kept thinking about it. My husbear loved it, and he’d often ask about the book. I’d pick it up. And then put it back down again. When my hard drive fizzled, I’d lost a lot of work, but I found 7 With 1 Blow sitting on my passport. That hasn’t updated since the August that I had finished the book.
I looked upon it as a sign that it needed to be investigated again. I asked for specifically BDSM readers, found two women who gave me great feedback and the rest is history. I would have liked to say that I killed 7 pens or 7 books of paper, but I think the thing I probably killed was 7 Cookies with 1 Belly, somehow it just doesn’t have the same ring.
Star Trek or Star Wars? I’m a Next Generation fan, but I did love the most recent Star Wars.
Peanut Butter or Chocolate Spread? Peanut Butter.
Coke or Pepsi? Diet Coke.
Marmite: Love it or Hate it? Uh, never had it, it sounds different.
Drive or Walk? Drive, but I’m trying to lose weight so I park far, and walk to where I have to enter.
Clothes or Pyjamas? Underwear and a T Shirt.
Thanks for playing along, Caraway. I’ve logged your answers for future reference. If we do ever meet, there’ll be a pop quiz (kidding).
Last, but by no means least, Caraway has shared an intriguing excerpt from 7 With 1 Blow.
The man of the evening arrived—late as usual, but no one was surprised. It was just his style. During his few short years in the Scene, Taylor Little had gathered quite a following between customers, hangers-on, flatterers, and the occasional scene partner. It wasn’t the most experienced or the most prestigious crowd in the local Scene—in fact, many of Little’s followers were even less experienced than he was—and people had noticed. Important people, people who could make or break a new Dom.
Not that Taylor Little cared. He’d ruined munches, crashed play parties, and generally acted like an arrogant banty rooster in a too-small hen yard. It wasn’t surprising when he would show up at a munch, poach an inexperienced boy, and put him on the web in a BDSM porn shoot a week later; it was just inappropriate.
His lateness was also par for the course. Taylor Little—who called himself “Dom Seven”—made his elaborate entrance. Normally, his slaves crawled before him, regardless of the venue or whether it was appropriate. The sharper-tongued members of the Scene whispered that it was because of his height, which, even with his heavy boots, topped out at five foot seven. But this time, his current slave walked in front of him, shirtless, his neck enclosed inside a black leather collar. A chain snaked away from the collar’s single jump ring and into Taylor’s black-gloved hand.
In an uncharacteristic nod to propriety, Taylor had had this slave wear dirty white Converse tennis shoes and tight black jeans, with a thick black leather belt. As they entered the room, a scowl crossed Taylor’s face. It were as if no one had paid attention to anything he had done with his slave; the crowd was still looking at Mistress Joan.
Taylor and his slave were the only ones not looking at Mistress Joan. Instead, Taylor looked around the room to see if anyone was checking out his new boy while the slave kept his own eyes focused on his shoes. Not a single soul was looking their way. With a frown and a muttered command, Taylor tapped the slave on the shoulder. The boy nodded his head and dropped to his knees as Taylor looked around for an open chair. As the boy fell to the ground, the door of the backroom swung shut so that no one, aside from those gathered in the room, was witness to the slave boy’s further humiliation.
7 With 1 Blow will be released on 21st October, but is available for pre-order in multiple ebook formats and paperback from Beaten Track Publishing. It is also available from Smashwords, Amazon UK , Amazon.com, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and All Romance eBooks
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