The riveting saga of the volatile relationship between Jeremy and Andre comes to a supremely satisfying close with the gay BDSM erotic romance, Shameful Desires 3: Unbound (274 pages, $14.95, ISBN: 978-1-60381-518-5), by P.J. Proud.
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5 Stars: “I found this book well written. The characters were not just engaging and interesting but realistic. I read this book in one sitting. This author has a knack for drawing the reader into the story. I had a very hard time putting this book down. Overall, this was a wonderful book.” Read more ….
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Jeremy Piper’s life has come full circle, and he’s happier than he’s ever been. He’s living with his Master, actor Andre Jackson, embracing his submissive nature, and planning for their wedding. His newest novel is being made into a movie, with Andre as the star. Although Andre can’t reveal that he is gay and involved with Jeremy without risking his career, they are thrilled to be working together.
Until the handsome young actor co-starring with Andre sets his sights on Jeremy. Unlike Andre, David is totally out and proud, and he’s still getting romantic leads. One misunderstanding leads to another, and Jeremy is forced to take desperate measures to make things right with his Master.
Will Andre and Jeremy ever learn to trust each other and what they have together? Will they ever be able to live without hiding, without fear that others will discover their shameful desires?
Always hungry for ways to create more sparks in life, P.J. PROUD enjoys drawing and painting in addition to writing, music, exercise (a fanatic!), skiing, getting lost in the woods (thanks to being directionally impaired), helping people, and spending as much time with family as possible. P.J. has been writing gay-themed short stories, novellas, fan fiction and poetry for over four years. Shameful Desires 3: Unbound is the author’s third novel, following Shameful Desires 2: Mastered and completing the trilogy. Shameful Desires 1: Enslaved was the first, a coming-out story of sorts, penned from a dream and a haunting lyric, “I drew a new face and I laughed,” from a Jason Mraz song called “I’m Yours,” which urged the author to take a chance and change the stars.
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The front door swings open and Jeremy’s yanked away from the counter where he’s making dinner, spun around in a circle.
“Andre, what the hell?” He’s laughing, protesting, but enjoying his Master’s strength, his solid muscle that lifts him so easily.
“They found your Dominic, Jeremy.” Andre’s mouth finds his in a quick kiss. “It’s finally starting to come together.”
Dominic is the other romantic lead in Jeremy’s movie, the one who doesn’t get the girl, and Andre’s been reading with other actors for almost three weeks now. He runs to get his computer, Andre pulling him onto his lap, kissing his bare shoulder as they search the Internet for one David Bryant, reading his bio excitedly and then falling silent, unable to look at each other.
Because David is gorgeous, deep blue eyes and a shock of black hair—tall, with muscles on muscles and his lips are almost as pretty as Andre’s but that’s not the problem, not at all ….
Seems David is gay, totally out and proud, and he’s still getting work as an actor.
Jeremy clears his throat, Andre’s silence becoming too much for him and scoffs, “He probably doesn’t get all that many roles.”
But he does. They read about all his credits, many attained since his coming out, and he’s working plenty, mostly as leading men in romantic comedies, carving a niche for himself. Andre, looking crestfallen, clicks on the mouse and shuts down the computer. They both stare at their images reflected in the screen.
Jeremy turns, slides his arms around his Master and kisses him gently. “He’s just different from you, Andre. It doesn’t mean anything for us, we’re … we’re okay like we are.”
Andre shakes his head, keeps his eyes down and nods, shrugs, “Yeah, yeah, I know.”
Andre picks at his dinner in silence, lost in thought as Jeremy stares worriedly across the table at him.
He doesn’t understand. If that man can make it in show business and be openly gay and still get roles, then why the hell can’t Andre? He doesn’t dare bring it up because he knows Andre’s mulling over the same thing in his head, beating himself up over it.