Blog Tour: THE PENANCE OF BLACK BETTY (Dolls & Doms #2) by Kelli Maine
Alistair Ingram is finally the man he wants to be, with the woman he wants to be with. No longer ruled by his manager, producer, agent or fans’ desires, he and Bethany “Black Betty” Stavars have settled into his LA mansion and have started a life together. Everything is as it should be…until he gets the call that Bethany has been brutally attacked in their home.
Alistair can barely stand to see Bethany’s bruised and battered body, but that’s not the worst of her injuries. She regains consciousness thinking she’s still married to her ex-husband—the man responsible for putting her in the hospital in the first place—and has no recollection of being with Alistair.
Unable to coax her brain into giving her any memories of the past ten years of her life, Bethany struggles to comprehend how she could’ve ended up on the other side of the country—California instead of Florida—and living with superstar actor, Alistair Ingram. Even worse, how had she become a dominatrix at a Vegas men’s’ club?
Lucky for her, the past few months have been detailed in black and white newsprint in every gossip magazine she can get her hands on.
With their relationship hanging in the balance, there’s only one thing Alistair can do. Jog her memory the best way he knows how. In bed.
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Kelli Maine In the Spotlight:
What was your inspiration for writing Alistair and Black Betty?
I stumbled across the logo image found at the top of www.dollsanddoms.blogspot.com and had to write a story around it.
If you could cast them in a movie, who would you select?
Alistair is Chase Crawford and Black Betty is Kristen Bell!
When you write, do you know where the story is headed exactly or do the characters surprise you?
When I write I have an idea of the beginning, middle, end and at least one twist/reveal along the way, but I give myself and my characters enough slack in the rope to either find their way back and start over, hang themselves, or reach the end and tie the plot up in a pretty bow. It’s usually a surprise to me too, but if you know your characters well enough, they’ll take you were the story should go based on the actions that are right for them.
If you were a Dom or Doll, what would your stage name be?
Ha! I’m not sure which I’d even be! Probably…a Dom if we’re talking about being around strangers. I don’t talk a lot around people I don’t know, I sit back and watch, so, maybe…The Principal. Lol. Keeping my eye on all the bad, bad boys.
And finally, any writing must-haves…snacks, music, drink?
If I write at night, Chewy Sweet Tarts and Diet Coke are my snack of choice. In the morning, Pop Tarts and coffee, preferably some seasonal flavor from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts!
Dawn’s Review 4 Stars
Wow! I didn’t realize it had been since February since I read the first in the Dolls & Doms series (visit my review for The Submission of Alistair Ingram) but I still remembered loving Alistair and Black Betty, or Bethany. With that said, you’ll want to read these in order.
In the continuation of Bethany’s and Alistair’s story, Bethany is brutally beaten and loses her memory of her time with Alistair and a significant amount of time before that. It’s really heartbreaking to see her and Alistair having to deal with this. But I also saw the beauty in them relearning and rebuilding their relationship.
Within the span of a novella, Kelli Maine delivers a story that had me completely involved and not wanting to put it down until I finished. This installment in the Dolls & Doms series reminded me why I loved Alistair and Black Betty – the ups and downs, trying to find their way in a relationship, and learning to trust.
Copy provided for honest review