Title: Thorne: The Complete Series Volumes 1-3
Author: R.B. O’Brien
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2018
An innocent young woman. An older damaged man. One dark contract…
Now the angsty love story of dominant Thorne and his submissive Rose can be read in one, continuous volume. Sex with no strings attached. Obedience without questions. An arrangement of mutual benefit. No mess. No love. No expectations. Nothing beyond a signed contract…until HE meets…HER.
Desperately trying to grasp for the balance that once kept him grounded, Thorne yearns for the controlled way of life that satisfied him professionally, personally, and sexually long before the arrival of Rose. But she has changed him, and while he fights his urge to be with her, each time he sees her, his fight to stay away from the beauty becomes unbearable. With a confession about to rock the community and secret upon secret being uncovered to almost the very last page, it seems their future is doomed. Will he admit his love for Rose? Or are the thorns of his past too deeply rooted?
The Thorne Series is a sensually erotic and deeply emotional story with twists that will make you go back to read from the very first page over and over again.
“I’m not saying I’m going to go easy on you,” I smiled. “But somehow I don’t think you want me to. So when you start to beg me, and you will,” I paused to kiss the top of her head, “I’m not sure where my whims will take me. Just because I love you doesn’t mean I’m not still capricious or sadistic, Rose. Do you understand that?”
She shivered even though there was the warmth of a summer’s day in the room. She nodded and closed her eyes.
“And do you like that? Do you want that?”
She blushed and closed her eyes, nodding again.
“I need to hear you say it.”
“I know.” I drew my fingers down her neck and onto her chest. “Like right now, your body is so in tune with my touch. It’s as if it were braille and I am reading it. Your tremors, your goosebumps.” My fingers went lower…
I can’t remember not reading. Even now, I constantly toggle between two to five books on my Kindle in all genres. But I have always been drawn to the more taboo side of storytelling, even as a young adult, from hiding books from my strict Catholic parents as a tween, to getting lost in the erotic section of my favorite bookstore for hours as a college student, discovering such greats as Henry Miller and Pauline Réage.
In my own writing, which I can’t describe as anything but a “trance-like compulsion,” I like to explore the darker nature of relationships, those riddled with the reality of insecurities and human folly. I am drawn to expose the vulnerability, emotional turmoil, and occasional pain that can come from losing oneself in the heat of passion.
I hold a degree in English literature and my writing comes from some hidden, unrecognizable place, very different from the reality of my waking world. I am in love with E.E. Cummings and Anais Nin who continue to inspire me when I write.
“To write is to descend, excavate, to go underground.”—Anais Nin.