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by Mazarin Stone

Florentine - Mazarin Stone
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 14.99
ISBN: 978-1-64405-659-2
Pages: 187
ePub: $ 6.99
ISBN: 978-1-64405-659-2
Pages: 205
Kindle - Second Edition: $ 4.99
ISBN: 9781646565412
Pages: 216

Mahiro became a professional figure skater for one reason—to be near the object of his lust from the time he was a teenager, Alex Breschi. But he never advanced far enough for Alex to notice him. Now Alex is retired from skating and working as a thriller author, while Mahiro gracefully bowed out of competition years before to become a successful app developer and practicing Dom in New York City.

Reality and fantasy collide at a penthouse play party when Mahiro meets his idol. Alex is researching a book, and he wants to learn more about the lifestyle. In fact, he wants to be trained as a submissive. By Mahiro.

Mahiro knows it’s a terrible idea. He’s hardly objective, and Alex is a novice. Still, all those years of longing shatter his reserve, and he cannot refuse to have the man of his dreams in his hands.  Alex will certainly notice him now, and since Alex is returning to Russia in a few months, Mahiro can have some fun without divulging his past… or his obsession. What does he have to lose?

Just his heart.

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He has Alex stand almost directly under the hardpoint, feet apart and double checks he’s not locking his knees. He picks up his first set of ropes, and the hemp slips through his fingers without a snag. He wraps the ropes around each other and across Alex’s chest, then around to his back, looping them together and across Alex’s body until there is a web of diamonds down Alex’s chest that will support him. Alex gives him heated looks from under his eyelashes as he works, and it makes Mahiro wonder, as they regard each other soft stillness of the playroom, if Alex is remembering their date Saturday night and its spectacular, crashing finish. Mahiro is, and each glimpse he gets of Alex’s body, of the hard and straining line of his dick, the shadow of muscle across his back, transports him to a dark and dingy alleyway and the taste of Alex’s skin under his mouth.


Mahiro tucks his fingers under the ropes and catches Alex’s warm glance. Each brush of his fingers now carries the weight of expectation, the expression of everything they can be together. Mahiro can feel the burn of arousal and affection under his skin as he drags that touch up and over Alex’s hips, the dip of his spine. Alex has charmed his way through all of Mahiro’s defenses, and the ropes he’s crossed over Alex’s chest could just as well be over his own heart.

Note: Second Edition includes the side short story, Martinet.


About the Author

Mazarin Stone has been a voracious reader since the age of four but didn’t start writing until her thirties. She spent most of her life split between the sunny beaches of Florida and the cornfields of Indiana, until she got married and settled into life in Indianapolis. When she’s not battling her dog over nose-tweeting on her laptop’s touchscreen or shuttling her son to three different sports at a time, she’s an environmental scientist, amateur historian, Sherlock Holmes aficionado, baseball fan, and desperately obsessed with Victorian Era fashion and architecture. This is her first novel, and she’s excited to share her life’s second act with readers.