I’ve been working on an original character novel set in the BDSM universe for the past few months. I’ve now finished it and sent it to my betas, so I finally feel able to do the first teaser post. Squee! I’ll do some more of these in the next few weeks and hope to include some graphics too as we go along. This one is just a little introduction. So much happens in the 165,000 words of the novel that I had to just concentrate on some basics here!
I’m intending to self-publish the novel in e-book format on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords etc when it’s ready, and, if possible, provide it in a hard copy form too – I’ll post all the details here when it’s ready :-)

Coming Soon!
By Xanthe Walter

In a world where everyone is bisexual and BDSM relationships are the norm…meet the cast of the hit TV show Collar Crime.

  Onscreen, Richard O’Shea plays the naughtiest sub on TV, and off-screen he gets into almost as much trouble. He’s a laidback, fun-loving goofball of a dom who enjoys a string of one-night stands with the prettiest subs he can find in LA’s most exclusive nightclubs.

 Matthew Lake plays an innocent young sub on the show, but in real life he’s a tidy, fastidious control freak with an OCD problem who repeatedly dates the wrong kind of doms.

When Rick’s chaotic personal life lands him in hot water with the Collar Crime show-runner, he’s forced to change his lifestyle and confront his dark past before it ruins his career.

Matt struggles with his own problems when a gritty new plotline brings him face to face with one of his worst fears. After making a dangerous mistake, he finds that the only person he can turn to for help…is the most notoriously unreliable dom in the world.


There was a sudden flurry at the door, and then the human whirlwind that was Matt in a bad mood stormed into his trailer without knocking.

“Have you seen this?” He threw a magazine across the trailer. Rick caught it in one hand and glanced at the front cover.

“Is Rick swimming in Matt’s lake?” the headline screamed, over a picture of him and Matt emerging from his house a few days ago, Rick’s hand clamped firmly around Matt’s wrist.

“They made a pun out of your surname being ‘Lake’?” Rick shook his head sadly. “That’s crappy writing.”

“Really? They’re insinuating that we’re having an affair and your problem is that the writing’s crap?” Matt glared at him.

“Well, it is!”

“Yes it is,” Matt conceded. “And this one is even worse!” He flung another magazine at Rick.

“Rickochet! TV star Matthew Lake takes a walk on the wild side with his handsome co-star!”

This one had a picture of Rick throwing Matt over his shoulder and striding with him towards his bike.

“Rickochet! Hah!” Rick laughed. “Now that one is actually pretty good.”

“Yes, yes,” Matt said impatiently. “The first headline is a feeble play on my name, and the second is an even worse pun on yours. Hah, hah, very funny.”

“Rick O’Shea…ricochet.” Rick was still laughing at the joke. “I love it!”

“Well, I don’t! And I do damn well feel like I’m ricocheting all over the place because of this! My life used to be calm and ordered, just the way I like it, until this happened. Now the paparazzi follow me everywhere, and people keep thinking I’m subbing to you and asking me the most inappropriate questions about what you’re like in bed, and Emily just left me a very rude message on my cell phone, and…it’s all a total mess!” Matt threw his hands up in the air.

“Huh. See, for me it’s the opposite,” Rick said, sitting down on his couch and flicking through the magazines. “My life used to be full of fun and chaos and now it’s totally boring. I used to actually have a life, Matty, and now I can’t do anything, or go anywhere, or be myself in case I screw up and get fired.”

“It’s like we swapped lives,” Matt lamented, sitting down beside him. “I’m leading your high octane life, and you’re leading my more structured…”

“Boring,” Rick interjected.

“Ordered,” Matt insisted with a glare. “Life.”


  1. liresius

    Whoo! This sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to read more teasers!

  2. Xanthe

    Thanks hon! I’m just so excited it’s done and I can finally start sharing the details!

  3. brettnbethsmum

    Love it! I can’t wait to read more! So looking forward to reading the whole thing!!!! Hope you are chilling out a little now the bulk of the work is done!

  4. Xanthe

    Thank you! I’m delighted you like the idea of it :-) .

    It feels weird that it’s all done now! I know I’ll tweak it more and I’ll have corrections from beta. Also I have my hard copy edit to do. But it’s been with me for so many months now that it’s strange not to have more of the hard WRITING work to do! LOL!

    Now of course I have the hard marketing work to do, as this side of it is all new to me. EEP!

  5. BrettNBethsMum

    I am sure there will be loads of people who have read your work queuing up to buy it! I know I will be!!!! Stop worrying so much – you are good! And we all know that “you don’t waste good” – can’t remember what rule that is, could be 5!!!!!!

  6. Xanthe

    Thank you! I do know how much you love this verse because you’ve given up so many hours and hours of your time to record the stories :-) .

  7. Xanthe

    I hope so! I have so many ideas for more!

    And a fanfic idea too – LOL! But you won’t like it as it’s in the Teen Wolf fandom ;-)

  8. jacci

    Ohh I have sooo been dying to say something for so long now.

    If you think that teaser is great, you haven’t seen anything yet!!!! I might have got a sneaky peak at a wee bit more and well, all I can say is that it was absolutely fantastic and you are going to love it! Brilliant and the best read i have had since… well since Xanthe’s last story!

  9. Xanthe

    I’ve been so thrilled by your response to the chapters I’ve been sending you Jacci! It’s really helped my confidence level that you got so involved in the story and enjoyed it so much!

  10. Ceruleanscarab

    It looks amazing, Xanthe! You know how much I love this universe, I can’t wait until its released!

  11. McShepletGirl

    It’s amazing!
    I love it!!!!!
    Of course the ‘teaser’ is far too short…I want more!….I am a greedy liitle thing!
    I can hardly wait for the full novel!
    Well Done!

  12. phoenix

    Great work!can’t wait for more!!

  13. jacci

    Yay! So glad you liked the teaser, McShepletgirl! Will definitely post more – hopefully with pretty pictures – soon :-)

  14. Xanthe

    Excellent Phoenix! Looking forward to posting more soon :-)

  15. bearsandharleys

    :crop: Omg!! It ia going to be so awesome! I literally dropped everthing I was doing when I saw the update email in my inbox. I so cannot wait for this! I would totally pay out the ears for your writing!

  16. Xanthe

    Brilliant! Squee! LOL! I wish I could sign it like those zines you gave me last year *ggg*.

    I’m so pleased people are being so excited about this because I am too! LOL!

  17. kilthunter

    Hmmmm…sounds like this is going to be a wonderful book!

  18. CathyN

    OMG, Squeee, as I work in a school, I have had to wait all day to get a chance to read this.

    The teaser is brilliant and I am eagerly waiting for the the details of when and where you will be releasing it.

    You now need to have a well deserved rest.


  19. Xanthe

    Well, I hope people enjoy it! It’s a lot of fun and there’s a ton of angst too, as well as copious amounts of spanking so I think they will! LOL!

  20. Xanthe

    I know! I can hardly believe it’s done! I’ve been working on it for SO LONG and so intensively – it took over my life for a few months. I’m kind of relieved that the hard work is over, although I will still do quite a bit more tweaking.

    Glad you liked the teaser! There is a lot of spankiness in it – of all different kinds ;-)

  21. lovebird17

    KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I saw the update! Yayayayay!!!! So happy! And the excerpt was in my sister’s words ‘bril’, I can’t wait to read the rest!! (I’ll have to buy or lend a credit card though… I only have a debit card…)

    And I can already picture them so well! From that one little excerpt you gave us. Only goes to show how brilliant you are!

    Much love,

  22. Xanthe

    Thank you Rine! I’m so glad you could picture them so well from the extract! That’s wonderful!!! Squee!

    I don’t think you’ll need a credit card – a debit card will work on those sites too!

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