Please welcome Z. Allora to the blog today, and sink your teeth into the hotness that is Zack Davis, from her soon to be released novel, Lock and Key.
I want to thank Eden Winters not only for hosting a part of Zack’s story but helping to tame my squirrel speak. When she and I get together we talk a lot about our characters and what their motivations are for the choices they make/made.
I wrote this 11-part backstory to allow a peek into Zack Davis’s life so you’ll have a deeper understanding of why he chooses the paths he does in Lock and Key.
Part 8 can be found at here at Rainbow Gold Reviews
Zack’s ears still rang from his mother’s tirade as she dragged his little brother from their house. She had bellowed, “No son of mine can be gay, therefore you’re no son of mine! Out!”
Jordon’s tears, look of hurt, and disbelief kicked Zack right in the heart. His little brother would be okay. She had taken him to Dusty. Their oldest brother would take care of him, he’d been doing it for years.
It wasn’t a big deal. Jordon would live with Dusty and Zack could still spend time with him. All he had to do was hold his breath for few weeks until graduation. Then he could get a job, an apartment, and eventually not have to hide.
He could deal with that. Right?
Though sometimes living in the shadows exhausted Zack. Especially right now being invisible seemed wrong. It wasn’t fair Jordon was thrown out and Zack was allowed to stay.
He grabbed the box from the back of his closet he hid behind old sports equipment. Making piles of his books and magazines, he stared at them. Ha! Maybe he could wear a button that read I heart BDSM. Or he could wear a T-shirt with Paddles Aren’t Just For Canoes scrolled across the front. Or maybe he could just—
The front door slammed shut. His mother was back. Her footsteps stopped. Did she see the family picture that had fallen off the wall lying shattered on the floor? Their family was now in shreds because of her broken beliefs.
Shit! He should put away all the evidence she’d use to convict him, but he didn’t want to. He wanted to be surrounded by what she would consider his sin. Granted, a part of him he still considered everything he wanted shameful.
She stomped into the bedroom ranting, “We’re going to remove any gay your brother left behind!” Stopping midstep, she asked, “What’s all this?”
For a second he wanted to hide, lie, and do what he had to do so she wouldn’t know. The safety of the shadows called to him. The weight of the vintage BDSM magazines resting on his lap and his Tom of Finland art books in a stack at his feet screamed out what he craved: Bondage, discipline and hot men.
There was still an escape hatch. He could say these were Jordon’s— “I was packing my books.”
“What do you mean yours? Don’t protect your perverted little brother! Thank you for gathering all his dirty smut. Take them to the shredder and destroy them!”
“No.” He stood and stared at her. Resigned to his fate, he admitted, “These are mine.”
“You’ll get rid of them or you’ll leave my house,” she hissed with tears in her eyes.
“Okay, fine by me.” Zack hadn’t expected a different outcome. He grabbed three pairs of jeans and scooped up all the T-shirts he could jam into his knapsack. He grabbed a duffel bag and stuffed his books in it.
She rushed over to his bed and grabbed a magazine. “You’re even sicker than both of your brothers…. Where did I go wrong? How could you want to tie someone up and beat them? What kind of sinful sickness do you have?”
That was the question that bounced around his head for as long as he’d had these cravings. He had no words to give her.
“You’re twisted and disgusting! How can you look at these pictures of men doing this to each other?”
How could he not? It was the beautiful simplicity he sought. He yearned for those clearly defined boundaries that would set him free. To suffer for his Master—
His face heated. He didn’t want to be ashamed of what he needed but he found no words to defend himself as he added his magazines to the bag.
She smacked him with the magazine and screamed, “Get out! Get out! You filthy disgusting pig!”
He snatched the mag from her hand, grabbed his duffel bag, backpack, and car keys and left the house he had grown up in.
Part 10 will be hosted by: http://lovebytesreviews.com
Lock And Key by Z. Allora
Rejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.
Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have.
After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved.
Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.
Now available for preorder at Dreamspinner Press. Release date July 15,2016.
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