Monday, May 28, 2012

VBT: Master's Hunt by Verity Ant Guest Post and Tour Giveaway

I am excited to announce that we have a Diva here with us today to share an excerpt from her book with us. She is also offering a tour wide giveaway at the end. So let's give a warm Diva welcome to Verity Ant!

Excerpt from Master's Hunt by Verity Ant
Still, it was sometimes uncomfortable being one of two women in Kevin’s life. Amiko loved Renee, but would never consider making a life with her alone. She also loved Kevin, and although she sometimes dreamed about having him all to herself, she knew it wasn’t a practical consideration. His sadistic needs were just too great for one woman to bear. They all needed each other, each in his or her own way.
Ami stepped out of the Master’s new black Hummer and approached the glittering home of some Hollywood studio head or hedge fund manager. She straightened her silver serpentine mini-dress, and clutched her Jimmy Choo purse firmly. Her smile was artless as Master came around and put his hand on her waist to guide her up the walk.
For a while, they circulated among tight little social groups. They mingled, networked,  and drank the expensive liquor of their host and hostess. Then they migrated apart for a time, Master becoming embroiled in some discussion of economic theory, while Renee smiled and nodded with a couple from Miami.
The air, while very warm, was soft outside, and Amiko found her way to a back deck where there was an exquisite view of the San Fernando Valley. She soaked it up for a few minutes in the relative quiet of gentle background music and humming cicadas.
“I like the way the streets are laid out in grids—long swaths of the evidence of civilization, even in this incredibly uncivilized place.”
Turning slightly, Ami smiled at the woman who approached. “You don’t like Los Angeles?”
Tall and somewhat angular, the woman was perfectly groomed, brown hair carefully highlighted with blonde, figure a little too thin, skin youthfully fresh. It was only the feral glitter of her dark eyes that gave a hint of her age and bitterness. She spoke in accented English. “I loathe L.A.”
“I love it here,” Amiko told her. “The climate is wonderful.”
“The people are liars, and they hate each other. The least disaster has them at each other’s throats and businesses,” said the woman. “But perhaps that’s true everywhere.”
Amiko, somewhat uncomfortable, turned back toward the view. “Perhaps.”
“We’ve met before, my dear.”
That got Ami’s attention again. “We have?”
The woman nodded, her hair moving gently against her gaunt cheeks. “At a party, perhaps two months ago. You are Kevin Watson’s girl, aren’t you?”
Amiko felt a small frown form between her brows, but quickly forced it away. “I’m not sure what you mean.”
“Aren’t you his slave? Along with that redhead. I can’t recall her name.”
“I’m sorry, but I don’t remember meeting you. You say it was at a party?”
“You’re being coy. Yes, it was at a party. A private party for a certain set of people. Particular people.”
“Umm. Well, we go to a lot of parties.”
“The three of you go, you mean. I watched him spank you that night. You were exquisite. So tormented.” She paused, eyes intense. “Tearful and beautiful.”
There was a growing knot in Amiko’s belly. Running into another scene person was not unheard of, but it was considered very bad form for an acquaintance to admit knowing another scene person unless by previous consent. For someone who was less than even a casual friend to speak as this woman had was a major breach of protocol.  “Thank you. I really must go find M—Kevin.”
“You can call him Master in front of me.”
“Who are you?”
“Caroline St. Denis. Countess Caroline St. Denis.” She offered her hand to Amiko, who looked at it for a moment then reached out to shake. The older woman’s skin was supple, but thin, once again suggesting her age. Her grip was bony, but she clung to Amiko’s hand longer than was normal, gliding her fingers away from Ami’s palm in a sensual gesture that sent a small frisson of revulsion down the younger woman’s spine.
“Ah, Countess. I don’t remember meeting you. I apologize.”
“Your attention was for him alone, my dear. I understand perfectly.”
Amiko smiled, but she knew that it would look false. She didn’t feel like smiling. She felt like running away.

Master's Hunt Blog Tour Contest:

Verity is having a blog tour contest! She's giving away one GRAND PRIZE to one commentor. GRAND PRIZE is a $25 Gift Certificate to the Pleasure Chest online.  It is the amount it costs to buy the same butterfly nipple clamps she uses in the book, pictured left.  She is also offering two SECOND PRIZE giveaways to two other commentors. SECOND PRIZE is an Amazon Gift Card for $10. All giveaways allow for multiple entries. (Commenting on one blog gets you one entry, two blogs two entries, etc.)

Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this tour! It increases your chances of winning the giveaway and each stop has a different feature.

All I Want and More Books 5/4/2012
January Rowe 5/9/2012  
A Little Bit of Naughty 5/16/2012  
Lynn Romance Enthusiast 5/21/2012
Reading Between the Wines 5/23/2012  
The Jeep Diva 5/28/2012  
Book Travels 5/31/2012  
Salacious Reads 6/1/2012  
A Redheads Guilty Reads 6/2/2012 
Queentutt's World of Escapism 6/5/2012  


  1. Wonderful excerpt! Verity brings her characters to life vividly in just a few masterful strokes. If you haven't read this book already, you should.

    1. Thank you, ma'am. You are very kind.

  2. Great excerpt. This book is already on my must read list, I am just trying to knock out a few books that I already have before buying more, lol. I probably won't be able to wait much longer though.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

    1. Thank you, June. I hope you like it when you get to it. I think you will :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

    1. You're welcome for the giveaway, Tore. It's my pleasure. Good luck!

  4. Just one word ,Sexy. Deb P ;-)

    1. That's a good word. I agree. :) Thank you for dropping by.

  5. MASTER'S HUNT does look like a VERY interesting read.


    1. Thank you, Marybelle. Maybe you can give it a try. You might like it!

  6. I believe this will be going on my summer reading plans! Very HOT!!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    1. Thank you, Mel Bourn. I think it would be particularly scintillating for a European excursion, or a visit to Hollywood. Have a great summer!

  7. A great excerpt, I really enjoyed it. Master's Hunt is going to be a must read for me.
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    1. Thank you, Julianne. I hope you enjoy it. :)

  8. Very nice excerpt. Sounds like a good book.


    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt, bn100. The rest of the book is good too! :) Thank you for coming by.

  9. Before I go, I'd like to say a big thank you to Vanessa (the Jeep Diva!) for having me over today. Master's Hunt is not for the faint of heart and it takes courage to invite a writer of outre fiction over for tea and cookies. :) I had a great time!

  10. Thank you Verity for cruising by and big thanks to my followers for all of their wonderful responses!

  11. Awesome excerpt!