Sunday, March 01, 2015

Waiting on Summer by Bella Settarra


‘Collar and Cuffs’  Book One

He can dominate her body, but he can’t control her past...

After fleeing to Miami to escape her junkie ex-boyfriend, Summer Marsden finds work as a waitress upstairs in the swanky restaurant and gentlemen’s club, Collar and Cuffs. Although she loves the job, her big mouth gets her into trouble. Intending to resign before she causes more problems, she finds herself face-to-face with the enigmatic and dangerously handsome Nathan Faulkener.

Nathan irons out her problem and takes her downstairs to the Bottom Bar, which she discovers is actually an exclusive BDSM club within Collar and Cuffs. Nathan re-ignites her passion for BDSM, and their desire for each other explodes. He wants nothing more than to solve all Summer’s problems and give her the world, but she has secrets she’s never told, and a sordid, dangerous history that won’t stay in the past. When her ex shows up gunning for revenge, even Nathan might not be strong enough to save her...

Reader discretion: contains light BDSM, whipping, and spanking elements

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Bella Settarra Biography
Bella Settarra began writing for a living on 1st January 2014 after having to give up her full-time job due to the after-affects of breast cancer.  She has always had a positive outlook and saw this as an opportunity to do what she really wanted to do with her life - write.

She has always enjoyed writing but had never actually submitted anything for publication before.  After undergoing a rather gruelling and depressing medical procedure, her husband agreed to take her to a reader-writer event, which is where she met lots of other authors who encouraged her to try writing for a publisher.  The event, aptly named ‘Smut by the Sea’ was mainly for authors of Erotic Romance and Erotica, something Bella had never contemplated writing before.  However, on the long journey home she started to write a short story which grew into a novella.  An author-friend offered to critique the first chapter for her and told her to send it to a publisher as she thought it was really good.  The book was accepted shortly after and ‘Last of the Sirens’ became the first novel of a series of six!

After that series, ‘Sirens and Sailors’, she went on to write Cowboy Romances, which she loves.  She currently has two cowboy series, ‘The Men of Moone Mountain’, and the more conventional ‘Midnight in Montana’.

Although still writing her cowboy stories, she wanted to write a story about people who work in a restaurant, which is a subject close to her heart.  When she was younger, Bella wanted to go to University to study English in order to become a writer, but was told she couldn’t go, so was persuaded to go to the local Catering College instead.  Although she didn’t much enjoy cooking, she loved working in the restaurant and went on to get several waiting on jobs before running a restaurant herself.  She loved the camaraderie of the staff, and the ‘pomp and circumstance’ of waiting on.  She has finally combined both her loves by writing a series, ‘Collar and Cuffs’ which follows the staff working in the restaurant of a swanky BDSM club – sex and food, what more can you ask for? LOL ;) 
The first book in this series, ‘Waiting on Summer’ was released on 13th February 2015.

She hopes you enjoy reading her stories as much as she enjoys writing them, and would love readers to connect with her at or on facebook.

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