Waking Kiss



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BDSM Ballet Series – Book 1

Kink level: mild to medium, some emotional triggers

A stranger in the wings, a traitorous pair of toe shoes, and a traumatic turn dancing with The Great Rubio… For ballerina Ashleigh Keaton, it’s been one hell of a night.

But it’s not over yet. When Rubio drags her to a private party at his friend’s house in the ritzy part of London, she meets Liam Wilder, a lifestyle dominant and frighteningly seductive man. Liam pursues Ashleigh, attracted by her strength and talent, but she has secrets—an abusive past and a crippling fear of intimacy that prevents her from connecting to anyone, especially a playboy reputed to be legendary in bed.

Eventually he wins her trust and sets out to heal the troubled dancer, awakening her to a world of sensual abandon in a series of BDSM “sessions” at his home. But how pure are his motives? Is he helping her or endangering her fragile soul? Liam hides his own destructive secrets, and so does Fernando Rubio, their temperamental friend. Over time the three become embroiled in a tangle of artifice, fears, and lies that threaten to undo everything they’ve worked for.

Will Ashleigh and Liam find the strength to defeat their demons? Or are they cursed to sleepwalk through life forever, afraid to experience the passion and intimacy of love?

This 81K word romantic novel contains reflections on childhood abuse and violence which may disturb some readers.


  • Dunda Posted April 19, 2013 5:06 am

    “Buy links coming soon!” When? Surely not soon enough for me!

    • annabeljoseph Posted April 19, 2013 2:07 pm

      It’s not quite ready yet. I am still fixing it up. 😉 But you will get it, I promise!!

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  • Julaine Posted April 21, 2013 2:41 am

    You can’t tease up with a “buy link coming soon”. That’s like throw prey in front in of a pack of slavering wolves. Soon? What’s this soon? Soon could be next week, next month or sometime after the moon aligns with the special orbit with, well you get my cranky overwrought example.” Could you just drop us a hint as to which month so I can update my spreadsheet, My Writing Goddess, pretty please?”

    BTW. awesome blurb

    • annabeljoseph Posted April 21, 2013 9:56 am

      LOL. I will change it to June, but I can’t say what week yet until I get it back from my editor. ;-P

    • Dunda Posted April 21, 2013 11:19 am

      Thank you for prying out an estimate date at least! LOL

      • annabeljoseph Posted April 21, 2013 3:26 pm

        You are welcome! I hope you will like this one!!

  • Dianne Hughes Posted April 21, 2013 12:27 pm

    Love the cover, and sounds great.

    • annabeljoseph Posted April 21, 2013 3:25 pm

      Thanks Dianne!

  • Anonymous Posted April 25, 2013 11:32 am

    Can’t wait to read this new book! Thanks!

  • Katherine Posted June 8, 2013 9:26 pm

    So, it’s June now…
    Do you have a date yet? So looking forward to it!

    • annabeljoseph Posted June 9, 2013 11:44 am

      Yes, I do have a date, FINALLY! I’ll upload the files on Monday, June 16, which means they should be available by Tues or Wed at the latest. The paperback may take a few days more. But I’m excited! And nervous!! 🙂

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  • Kimmen Posted June 9, 2013 1:50 pm

    I am so excited for you new book!! I just discovered your books last year and have read every single one now. I have to say you are one of my favorite authors! I started out with Cirque Du Minuit (still my favorite) and haven’t been able to stop reading every one of your books! I am so excited for your newest!

    • annabeljoseph Posted June 9, 2013 5:00 pm

      Thanks so much, Kimmen! I appreciate it!! 🙂

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