Katherine Kingston is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than a dozen novels, novellas and short stories. She has a wild and crazy imagination that she sets free to rummage through the past, present, future and other worlds entirely. That imagination comes back with a lovely assortment of ideas for characters, plots, settings and events. The result is stories in many different settings, ranging from the medieval period to the far future to places that don’t actually exist except in her fantasies. They all include a sizzling hot romance, usually with kinky elements.
A former computer programmer and magazine editor, Katherine now works part time and spends the rest of her day writing. She lives in North Carolina with her husband of many years, and has three grown children and several grandchildren.
I saw the magazine you had hidden in your purse, and it confirmed what I already suspected about you. Yet I also suspect that you’re too inhibited to do anything about it. Are you ready to try stepping out of that ultra-proper, straitlaced persona you wear as gracefully as your expensive clothes, and give your wild side a little freedom?
This is an offer to help you discover the possibilities of your wilder fantasies. You’re not obliged to accept it, and even if you do, you can call a halt at any time. This is for fun and games. I promise you won’t get hurt any more than you actually want.
If you’re interested in doing this, put on the ring and wear it for the rest of the day. You’ll get additional instructions.
If you have questions or concerns, write them down and put the paper in the box. Leave the box on a corner of your desk with a paper clip sitting on it.
Live a little. Have an adventure. No promises, no commitments, no harm to anyone, no names, even, if you don’t want. But I’ll tell you this much. I’m male, single, responsible, law-abiding, gainfully employed, over twenty-one and under forty, and I find you attractive and intriguing. That’s all you should need to know about me.
Should you decide not to wear the ring, you’ll hear nothing more from me.
Your Adventurous Secret Admirer
When Maggie gets a note from a very unofficial Secret Santa during the office’s holiday gift exchange, she’s surprised to be tempted by it. This Secret Santa offers to help fulfill her wilder sexual fantasies, those fantasies she’s never admitted to anyone else. Normally the very professional, uptight Maggie wouldn’t consider doing anything so risky. She wants a husband and family, but she also has kinky sexual fantasies and no man has ever moved her.
Maggie agrees to Santa’s proposal, and her first few anonymous encounters with him are a revelation, showing her levels of sensuality she’s never experienced before. But when she meets the man behind the gifts and the glorious kisses, her life gets seriously complicated.
As Maggie begins to fall in love with him, she faces a choice between her longing for husband and family, and continuing a relationship that fulfills her in ways she never believed possible.
Note: Secret Santa Sir was originally published by Ellora’s Cave in 2012. This is a fully re-edited and somewhat rewritten version of that story. It still contains snarky Christmas humor, a bad revision of a well-known holiday song, some bondage, numerous spankings (all consensual, but some ranging into severe territory), and hot sex between two people who discover they have more in common than shows on the surface as they fall in love.
*NOTE* This is the author’s preferred release of a novella published originally by Ellora’s Cave. It has been re-edited and some sections have been rewritten.
Longtime divorcee Charles and recently widowed Cilla have been friends for years. They play together and put on BDSM demonstrations at the club they both frequent. But when their feelings for each other heat up to match the fiery sexual chemistry they generate, other issues come between them. Cilla knows Charles wants a full-time relationship, but having been married to a control freak once, she’s wary of allowing another man that much power over her, especially another who plays the Master role in the BDSM scene.
Cilla wants a family and a safer relationship with a man who’ll be her partner and lover, not a full-time Master. She challenges Charles to prove his love transcends their play. Can he leave the Master at the club and give Cilla what she needs?
In a desperate attempt to save the small strip shopping center that houses her bookstore, Meg Travis tries to blackmail developer Kyle Harrison into going with her to talk to the people his project is about to displace. He offers her a bargain. He’ll give her two hours of his time if she’ll agree to spend a night with him in his bed, and he won’t press charges if she’ll accept the punishment he proposes. He refuses to tell her what that penalty would be. Both honor their promises, but neither is prepared for the attraction that blazes between them in the process, turning duty into joy and punishment into pleasure.
Warning: Contains adult situations, including consensual spanking, bondage, dominance between two adults with some major baggage in their backgrounds.
This is a re-edited version of a book originally released by Ellora's Cave in 2009.
“KYLE’S BARGAIN is an erotic romance in which the author Katherine Kingston gives us an in depth look into the world of BDSM. The roles between dominant and submissive are very clear. It’s the interaction between all the characters, that I found interesting… On the whole KYLE’S BARGAIN is a good read, the sex is hot with graphic bondage scenes which makes for an interesting story.” — Gloria Gehres for The Romance Readers’ Connection
“Kyle’s Bargain is one of those stories that I simply could not put down. I found it did have a few slow moments but the storyline kept me riveted so that I didn’t mind too much. This story has a host of characters, from Meg’s sister to fellow store owners who helped to move the story along and make it all the more real. Meg’s character is far braver than I would be in her situation which made for an interesting story. I wanted to dislike Kyle from the start but I found that I couldn’t. He is a very nice guy who just happens to have unique tastes. I enjoyed the interaction between these two a great deal… ” — Stefani Clayton, for Just Erotic Romance Reviews
“This is a hot story with great characters. Intense sex scenes heat up the story while several sub-plots provide conflict which aren’t easily resolved. Even the most minor of characters are used to utmost perfection to set the scenes and evolve Kyle and Meg’s characters. A recommended scorcher. — CinLee, Romance Junkies Reviewer
The amulet Lindy wears to the club’s Halloween party is imbued with a love charm intended to snag the attention of the man who’s most right for her in the room. She’s looking for a really masterful man, and she’s convinced Rick Lowery is the one. Rick does respond to her, but so does his friend, Kyle Harrison. Is she woman enough to handle submitting to both of them? And what will happen when she has to confess to them what she’s done?
This short story was originally published by Ellora's Cave. It has been re-edited for this new release.
A stalker trying to drag her out of her workplace in handcuffs isn’t even Andrea Faselli’s worst nightmare. More dreadful is her attractive boss rescuing her and then having to explain to him that she gave up trying to get a restraining order against Cal because she met him in a BDSM club. Andrea expects to be fired and is stunned when instead he asks her for a date.
Nick Tysinger is the most attractive man she’s ever met, and learning he’s a Dominant makes him even more exciting. Her experience with Cal has made her wary, but in exploring their needs together, Andrea and Nick find they’re compatible in more ways than just their kinky leanings.
Still, there are issues to work out between them. They argue over Nick’s estrangement from his family. Nick worries how Andrea will react when she learns he sometimes shares in a ménage with his best friend and his best friend’s wife. And Cal isn’t ready to give up his imaginary claim on Andrea yet.
Note: This is a re-release of a book originally published by Ellora's Cave in 2007. It has been re-edited for this electronic release.
Julie is in love with Dave. She’s sure of that. But if he really is the man for her, why is her physical response to him so tepid? She’s afraid she’s frigid, and Dave deserves better than that. Dave’s best friend Nick guesses at a different answer and proposes a way to test out his theory.
When he joins them for an explosive beach weekend, Julie will learn some extraordinary things about herself. She’s never really understood her secret yearning to be mastered and dominated. Accepting that need and using it to build a relationship on that basis challenges her. Accepting that Nick is a part of the relationship with Dave adds another layer of complexity to an already complicated situation.
This short story (13K words) was originally released by Ellora’s Cave in 2005. It has been re-edited for this release. Dominant Boys of Summer contains joyfully consensual spanking, domination, and menage.
Devonne and Raje are space-going pirates who were lovers until a secret drove them apart. Some time later, their past comes back to haunt them and they’re forced to compete in an intense and drastic series of contests. The space pirates will have to find a way to work together or they’ll end up with a one-way ticket to an alien slave labor camp. As they grow closer and the danger rises, Devonne and Raje know that their desire and newfound love could tear them apart forever.
Publisher’s Note: Originally published in the Pleasure Raiders anthology.
An ex-soldier preparing for an engineering career, Blake needs a tutor to help him catch up in his math classes. He gets more than he expected in the brilliant Jennifer. Sparks fly from the moment they meet, and though Blake suspects Jennifer can't handle his kinky tastes, he can't resist her. She could benefit from the discipline he offers but neither of them is sure she could live the lifestyle permanently-and anything less isn't an option for Blake.
During a daring raid to rescue prisoners he was hired to free, Lord Jeoffrey Blaisdell discovers Lady Rosalind Hamilton. To secure her own release as well, she agrees to his price, though she knows she cannot pay it. When he learns of her deception, Jeoffrey offers her an alternate price for rescue... The payment is to be reaped by Lord Jeoffrey in his bedchambers—swiftly, immediately, and all night long.