I got Natasha Knight to come over and play! She brought an excerpt with her, too! Take it away, Natasha:
Hi Casey, thanks for having me today with my new release, Given to theSavage. I was looking through my book and wondering what to share with you. Of course, my first thought was, it's Casey, I'll do an anal scene…but then, I was chatting with my friend Addy this morning and she mentioned how much she liked the waterfall scene, and so here I am with a piece form that scene. It's sort of sweet, this scene. There are a lot of harder moments in this book so this experience was special for Silas and Rowan. Silas has brought her to a fall on their way to his settlement. They're just starting to get to know each other and Rowan's never been in water before…
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“Come,” he said from some steps away.
She shook her head. “I don’t think I can stand there.”
Fear battled desire and he knew which would win just from the look in her eyes. She smiled up at him and he could imagine her thinking, see her wanting and his own smile widened as he held his arms up to her as he would to a child.
“Come, I won’t let anything happen to you.”
Like an anxious child, she nodded her head and reached out as if to grab something before closing her eyes and just jumping straight forward. Her head went under but he caught her around the waist easily and lifted her up. Rowan coughed then wiped the water from her face before putting her hands on his shoulders. They were only inches apart. She was beautiful, he already knew that, but in her eyes was something else too, something innocent and almost trusting. Her smile widened then and she slapped the water’s surface, splashing water all around them.
“Ha!” she laughed, doing it again.
Silas let go with one hand to wipe his eyes but couldn’t help but laugh along with her.
“I want to swim like you did,” she said.
“All right,” he said, and without warning, turned onto his back and pulled her along with him to the opposite end of the lake then back again. She gripped his arm hard but he could hear her laughter. “Just relax and lie still, look up at the sky, and breathe through your mouth. We’ll float.”
She panicked though when he let her go and reached for his arm, almost going under before he could catch her.
“Don’t let me go! I’ll drown!”
“You’ll float, lie back. Come on, relax, Hellcat.”
“Don’t call me that!” she said, turning to lie back. He could see that she wanted this, she wanted it badly, and her sense of adventure was greater than her fear.
“That’s it. I’m going to hold your hand now. Don’t panic, I won’t leave your side, I promise.”
“Ok,” she said, not daring to turn her head now that she was on her back. He could see her breath coming fast and knew she wasn’t relaxed, but that would come. He took her hand and kicked a little. She was a quick study, mimicking his movements so that in no time, she had relaxed enough to look at him while they played.
“You’ve got it. If you’re ever in water and panic, just turn onto your back and breathe. Keep your belly up out of the water and keep it full of air and you’ll float, understand?”
“Want to go under the fall?” he asked.
He only needed a nod from her to take her. He was a strong swimmer and she was a good student. She trusted him to keep her safe, at least at the moment. Darker thoughts assaulted Silas but he pushed them away. There was enough time for that, now was the time to enjoy and to watch her enjoy.
She screamed loudly once the water splashed on her head but he could see on her face that she was laughing. He held onto her, the force of the fall too strong for her to float here. She put her hands on his shoulders and he pulled her closer until her body pressed against his. Her smile was gone then, replaced by something else, something no longer carefree or childlike. He swam them a little farther back, out of the direct fall of the water and there, pushed some of the hair out of her face, and touched her lips with his thumb.
“You’re very beautiful,” he said, wondering if she could hear him over the water.
She smiled and dropped her gaze.
“No, don’t do that. Your eyes, I want to see them.”
“They’re ugly,” she said, averting them, pushing back against his chest. “Scary.”
He hugged her tighter. “Not scary or ugly. Different. Beautiful.”
* * Blurb * *
In the aftermath of a plague which brought civilization to its knees and left most of the world’s female population sterile, breeders—the few women who remain fertile—have become a precious commodity. Breeders live in relative comfort, but upon reaching adulthood they are tasked with bearing one child after another to carry on the species. Frequent medical assessments keep the breeders healthy and harsh punishments keep them in line.
As a breeder who has just come of age, Rowan knows she will soon be little more than a slave, but when she dares to resist her fate the penalty is severe. After a shameful, public chastisement and a thorough, humiliating examination to determine her suitability for child-bearing, Rowan is given to a savage from outside the community—a huge brute of a man named Silas—to be bred.
Against all expectations, Rowan finds herself drawn to her new captor. Brave, ruggedly handsome, and even kind at times, Silas is everything the men who enslaved her were not. When the time comes for him to breed her, despite the circumstances something deep inside her begs for him to take her long and hard. But while she soon finds herself longing to be his forever, Rowan knows that eventually those who gave her to him will try to take her back. When that day comes will Silas fight to keep her at his side even if it means risking everything he loves?
Publisher’s Note: Given to the Savage is an erotic novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, extensive medical play, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.