Guess what’s coming soon?! Have you been wondering about your favorite maid, Fifty? Wonder no more! Mastering Annie, the sequel to Whip Master is headed your way next week. I can’t wait to share more snippets and the final cover when it’s completed. Stay tuned.
A life with Greg Carmichael could be the ‘happily ever after’ of which 22 year old Annie Graye has always dreamed. Albeit an unorthodox way to begin a relationship, Annie’s contract has been purchased by the handsome and wealthy restaurateur. In the brief time they’d spent together, Annie had felt an undeniable attraction and connection to his quietly commanding presence, especially after feeling his belt against her bare backside.
At the age of nineteen, Annie had arrived at Graye Manor a scared, insecure, homeless girl. Three years later she departs to begin a life of her own, now a confident young woman after her time spent under the training, mentorship, and care of Head Master Dorian Graye and his wife. With them, she’d found a family and a home, as well as receiving the training to become a Graye’s Maid – specially trained women skilled not only in the traditional skills of domestic help, but also the BDSM lifestyle.
For Greg, it’s neither Annie’s domestic skills, nor the terms of her contract for which he has purchased her – he seeks a submissive to call his own, not because of a piece of paper, but to be his – in heart, mind and soul. From the time he first met Annie, he believed she could be his ‘one.’
Of great importance to Greg is his family, especially his little sister – Mel. Almost immediately, Annie and the younger girl strike up a friendship, and in her Annie recognizes the heart of another true submissive. Soon she finds herself taking the young woman under her wing, helping to mentor her and provide a positive influence and example, as Greg steps in to provide his troubled young sister with the accountability and direction she desperately needs, as well as a very sore bottom!
As her feelings for Greg deepen, Annie strives to please and be of service to him, but fearing she cannot be everything he wants. Greg has dark passions and desires, and Annie questions her ability to trust and surrender to a man she is falling in love with. With every passing day she finds herself striving to be better, not only as a submissive for Greg, and example for Mel, but for herself. The examination of what it means to be a true submissive, and of service to others, specifically this one incredible man, will lead Annie to face her fears on a journey of self-discovery, and hopefully to her own ‘happily ever after.’
Below is a snippet of one of Greg and Annie’s earlier meetings with each other.
“Would you like some champagne?”
Fifty smiled and nodded, gazing into the man’s warm eyes. As hard as she tried to resist, she was finding herself liking Gregory Carmichael. He had been very understanding, actually genuinely concerned, for her situation. There was also something very endearing about his demeanor that drew her interest. She cautiously allowed him to direct their conversation, trying to determine if he was as charming as he appeared or simply just an outstanding con-artist. He was gentle, too gentle, for her liking- but she suspected there was a side of him that he kept in practiced control. He was, as she previous believed, very much like Dorian Graye.
“So what made you apply to Graye’s Maids?” he asked, pouring her a glass and handing it to her.
“Thank you. I didn’t apply. It was an accident that I came here. Actually, a miracle of sorts.” She shared the events that led her to Dorian’s door, and into a life of service.
He touched his glass to hers. “To miracles,” he toasted. “Hungry? There is cheese and crackers, and some pastries. I must say, this treatment of guests is very considerate. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed such attentiveness.”
“We aim to please, Mr. Carmichael. We are trained to anticipate needs and to appropriately provide for them. Some are better than others, which is why we provide different categories of domestic service.”
“What is your specialty exactly?”
“I’ve been Master Graye’s secretary and Personal Assistant since I arrived. I can predict almost every need he has and serve him before he requests it.”
“Every need?” The man’s eyes flashed. Hmm, Fifty pondered, was that possessiveness she saw? Or excitement? He was difficult to read.