Sunday, November 9, 2014

Spotlight On The Black Dahlia Hotel Series. A Contemporary, Erotic, BDSM, M/F, Romance Series by Skye Michaels

Michaela’s Debut, The Black Dahlia Hotel One 


Greenwich, Connecticut’s golden couple, Dillon Cavanaugh and Mikaela Sexton, are staying at the Black Dahlia Hotel, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the wedding of Jack Dalton Brown and Kaylin Gallagher.  The new, luxurious hotel has a confidentiality guaranteed BDSM club on the top floor.  While at breakfast, Mikaela receives a text directing her to a You Tube video that shows what appears to be her naked butt starring in a sex tape.  The sender of the text threatens to post another video showing her face if she doesn’t pay up.  

Handsome attorney and Congressional candidate, Dillon Cavanaugh, cannot afford a sex scandal involving his well-known girlfriend, but he is not willing to abandon the love of his life just to win an election.  When the blackmailer threatens to post the second video unless she pays five million dollars, Mikaela decides to go underground until the blackmailer can be unearthed to the dismay of her sexy Dom boyfriend.  

Can they salvage Dillon’s election, their relationship and retrieve the damaging video before it hits You Tube?

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Vaughn’s Awakening, The Black Dahlia Hotel Two 


When Vaughn Rawlston, the science teacher at the prestigious Savannah Preparatory Academy, catches the twin daughters of Dom Jeremiah Wade cheating and turns them in, trouble ensues.  It follows her from Savannah to the new, very discreet and luxurious BDSM Black Dahlia Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach.  Alexa and Cindy, Vaughn’s friends since childhood, convince her to join them on a week-long trip to Fort Lauderdale for Christmas vacation.  Vaughn has accompanied Alexa and Cindy to Le Club Waterfront-Savannah as their guest but has not yet dipped her toes in the BDSM pool.  

When Vaughn signs up for “Introduction to BDSM for subs” and “Bondage for Beginners” at the hotel she meets the handsome, wealthy Savannah restaurateur and Master Dom, Phillip Paul Proffit, who has a rep at the club for being not only eye candy but also a very good Dom.  He is also very choosy and doesn’t play with just any sub.  He has had his eye on the newbie sub at Le Club for a while, much to her surprise.  

Paul may have played briefly with many subs at the club, but he doesn’t usually get involved with them until Vaughn.  Her voluptuous body, sharp mind and sense of humor captivate him and he begins to suspect that she is the one for him.  He is determined to introduce her to the pleasures to be found in the dungeon.

Paul isn’t the only Dom with his eye on Vaughn.   Jeremiah Wade, also a member of Le Club, is determined to force Vaughn to drop the cheating charges against his daughters in one way or another—at least he thinks that’s his motivation for stalking her at the hotel.  Can Paul save Vaughn and then convince her she doesn’t want to run away from him as well as the ugly and dangerous results of Wade’s obsession? 

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Melodie’s Song, The Black Dahlia Hotel Three 


Two years ago gallery owner, Melodie Buxton, was attacked and stabbed outside her art gallery in the Tribeca section of lower Manhattan.  When she awoke in the hospital with a knife wound on her face, she vaguely remembered the dark presence that held her barely conscious body and attempted to stop the bleeding.  After she left the hospital she was unable to find out his name.  

Dom Logan Hawk, lead singer and guitar in Dark Place, a rock band popular with the alternative lifestyle communities, had seen the attack.  He had stopped to help the beautiful young woman he’d noticed in the neighborhood but had not yet gotten up the nerve to approach.  As he put pressure on her wound and felt her pulse under his hands and her blood flow through his fingers, he knew that their souls had bonded.  

Two years after the attack, the angry red swirls running through the beautiful, tranquil pastel abstract painting in the window of Melodie’s gallery drew Logan.  The small signature at the bottom of the painting told him Melodie was the artist.  He wanted to walk into the gallery and talk to her but he hesitated.  He’d had glimpses of her through the gallery window since the attack and knew that she covered the side of her face where the scar would be. 

One day on the urging of his band members he walked into the gallery to talk to her.  When she learned that he was her guardian angel she agreed to have lunch with him, and a relationship developed.  

The cloud on the horizon came in the form of Logan’s dangerous female fan and stalker, Karin Sanders.   Karin realized that Logan and Melodie’s romance endangered her delusions of a relationship with Logan, and she is determined to get rid of her rival in any way she can.  Karin attacks Melodie on the street outside Rockefeller Plaza at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and Logan and Melodie retreat to the new BDSM hotel in Florida owned by his friend, Jack Dalton Brown.  

Can Logan overcome Melodie’s need to hide her scar as well as the malevolent intentions of the stalker and compose a happy ever after?  

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Penelope’s Gift, The Black Dahlia Hotel Four – COMING IN SOON


Penelope Wilson was planning on a fun, sexy Labor Day weekend at the lake with her boyfriend and Dom, Jay Preston Fairlamb, at the brothers’ fishing cabin on Lake Ray Hubbard East of Dallas.  When she arrived at the lake cabin she found that Jay had unilaterally decided that they would try a ménage.  He even had a woman all lined up and ready to go.  Penelope was shocked, hurt, furious and done, done, done with Jay Fairlamb.

Jay knew he’d handled the whole thing poorly.  He hadn’t expected Pen to storm off and cut him out of her life for the next five long years.  He knew he’d screwed it up, and over the next years he grew up.  He’d been a fairly inexperienced Dom and had been eager to try something new.  He just hadn’t expected it to cost him Penelope.  He hadn’t been able to breach her defenses or mend his fences, and he wanted her back.

When he learned that Penelope and two girlfriends were planning a week’s vacation at the luxurious, new BDSM Black Dahlia Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, he knew this might be his one and only chance to corner Penelope and make her listen, or at least allow him to apologize and make whole something he knew he had carelessly broken.

Can a black mask and a lot of love heal their breach, or will Jay’s subterfuge blow up in his face permanently?  

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Alex’s Sacrifice (Coming Soon)


After losing my job as a commercial real estate paralegal during the financial downturn in the real estate market in 2010, I was working some temp jobs in Miami which is a long commute.  My daughter bought me a Kindle for my birthday to ease the long commute from Fort Lauderdale to downtown Miami.   

Yikes!  I had no idea what was out there not being a techie by nature.  I read a ton of the erotic books and loved them.   After writing legal documents for years I knew I could write an erotic romance.  I read some more of them to find out what they said, what words were used, and how far they went.  Pretty darn far!  These books weren’t your mama’s romance novels!  Since there are no classes in how to write erotic romance, it was a learn-as-you-go adventure.   I have now written twenty-two books.  I can’t believe it myself.  When I look at them, I wonder where all the words came from and I am amazed.  I have now surpassed ONE MILLION WORDS.  Yes – I’m a little weird and I keep track of that!  

I started my first series, The LeClub series, with Calleigh’s Collar set in the glamorous horse world of Ocala, Florida.   I finished the first draft in 17 days.  Granted it was only 22,000 words. It and a second manuscript, Kelly’s Challenge, were accepted by Siren Publishing within three weeks.  I was astounded, excited, terrified.  Since then I have learned a lot from the editors at Siren Publishing.  When I started, I had no idea what Point of View and Head Hopping were. That first edited manuscript was a shock.  

I have since started  other series: The Golden Dolphin set aboard a 300 foot mega yacht (currently 6 books with at least one more to come); The Black Iris Club set in my hometown of Fort Lauderdale that tells the stories of four girlfriends who are either cops or attorneys; The Black Dahlia Hotel set in a secret BDSM hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach; and the new M/M series, The Wilton Park Grand Hotel with a background of a gay hotel  located in Wilton Park, a predominantly gay town in Florida. 

 I enjoy writing (and reading) book series because you get to revisit some of your favorite characters and see how they are doing.

I love the BDSM genre, and have had some interesting conversations with people about it.  I recently attended a writer’s conference given to educate writers about the lifestyle.  I met some really terrific people there who live the lifestyle and learned a lot.  

My heroines are all hard working professional women (and now two gay men) with lives of their own.  Although I am writing about Dominant/submissive situations, none of my girls or guys are downtrodden or lack spunk.   

My heroes are all rich and handsome since this is Romance with a capital “R”.  If we all wanted real life, we only have to look around us not to romance books.

My Black Dahlia Hotel Series, is a spinoff of The Black Iris Club, which will continue the Fort Lauderdale story with new and interesting couples.  Book 1, Mikaela’s Debut , and Book 2, Vaughn’s Awakening have been released.   Book 3, Melodie’s Song, came out on October 27, and Penelope’s Gift is coming out on November 14.

My latest series, The Wilton Park Grand Hotel, is a new direction for me and will be a Male/Male series.  The first Book, Alex’s Sacrifice, will be released in December.  I am currently working on Book 2, Rickie’s Dilemma.    

It’s an adventure, that’s for sure.  Whenever I finish a book, I scramble for the next one.  Once an idea is firmly in my head, I can relax again and just let it happen.  I want my readers to feel like they have been to fabulous places and enjoyed a hot love affair with a fabulous hero, and always a Happy Ever After.  I hope I can provide my readers with a little respite from everyday life as well as some fun and hot romance.  

Please visit my fan page on Facebook, Skye Michaels Books.  All of my covers, first chapters and buy links are there.  You can just search Skye Michaels on,, or Barnes and and my books will pop up.     

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