Part 3 of 6: Meet the real Christopher from Eden Bradley’s Training House #giveaway #exclusive #GTSignature #Interview
Yesterday’s interview chapter ended just as I’d been beckoned to sit with Eden and the mysterious man from the coffee bar. You and I know he’s Christopher, but story me didn’t, and Christopher is in fine form in this second chapter of the interview as he’s finally fully revealed. He teases us with glimpses of Damon’s future as his slave and reminisces about meeting his former Master for the very first time.
For quick reference, here is the full link listing:
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 1
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 2 (you are here!)
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 3
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 4
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 5
Chapter 2: Eden & Christopher’s MASTER interview
Previous: Christopher Interview, Chapter 1 (Click to go back and read the first part of the interview!)
By Sue Brown-Moore (for exclusive publication on GraveTells.com)
Edited by Eden Bradley
© Sue Brown-Moore, 2016
McSexyHands catches my eye again and winks. With one of those big booted feet, he slides out the chair next to him and guy-nods at it, all without taking his eyes off mine. Have a seat, darlin’. Eden encouragingly waves me over too, and I wonder if he told her about my undressing him with my eyes a few minutes ago. Gah! Curse this blush-prone redhead skin!
I finally settle into my seat, pull out my laptop and sign in to the Wi-Fi (I love that the internet password in this kink cafe is “consenting”). I can feel this man’s gaze though all my tech setup. Eden is also suspiciously quiet. I glance up and am caught by golden brown, almost feline eyes that are positively primal in their intensity. He’s staring at me, head turned straight on and tilted just so, intently studying me like I’m some complex puzzle he’s close to solving. Eden is glancing between us with a mischievous little smile, and I’d kill to know what she’s thinking right now. Because then maybe I’d know what he’s thinking. And who the hell is this guy, anyway?
“Sue, meet Christopher, a friend of mine from way back. But you already know a lot about him too.” Eden’s staring me down with big eyes, like she wants me to figure something out, and suddenly it hits me…
Oh shit. Oh shit shit shit! This is Christopher. The Christopher. The one I came here to interview Eden about, from her Training House series. I know my eyes are huge right now, but I give him a tentative, toothy smile anyway. Ugh. I probably look like some moronic caricature of a bug right now.
“Christopher, this is Sue, the blogger I told you about.” Turning back to me, Eden says, “I was catching up with Christopher this morning, told him my plans for today.” She pins him with a narrow gaze. “I had no idea he would show up here, though.” Guess Damon isn’t the only one who has trouble controlling this man. And said man is clearly feeling zero remorse for crashing our interview. Amusement maybe. A little pride, some genuine curiosity.
Well, if he’s gonna sit here while I interview Eden, he’s getting interviewed too, damn it. I nod to myself, like I’ve come to some big, important decision. Christopher’s mouth quirks just a little, and I know he’s laughing behind that sexy raised brow. Okay, let’s do this, I think as I mentally crack my knuckles. Then I zero in, boldly looking right at Christopher.
“In the next chapter of Eden’s story—you know she’s telling all, right?—it looks like you’ll be dominating Damon. How do you feel about that? What can readers expect from your scenes together?” His eyebrows raise, just a little, and I can tell I’ve surprised him, either with my blunt question or by having the lady balls to assume he’ll even answer. Maybe both.
“How do I feel about it?” He almost taunts me. “Fucking glorious. He’s never let me dominate him, but now he’s gonna have to.” A little pause, like he’s silently acknowledging the challenge I’ve recklessly thrown down and he’s smoothly accepted. “What can readers expect? The most abject humiliation for my beloved Damon.” He pauses, grins, one corner of his mouth quirking. “And a lot of complication between Damon and myself.” I shiver as he finishes, his voice lower and more intimate. “It’s inevitable.”
If I wasn’t already totally amped up and looking forward to Master—and trust me, I so was—I would be now! We’ve barely gotten started and I’m already loving this. Insight smacks me right across the frontal lobe: Christopher showed up at Wicked Grounds on his own, because he wanted me to interview him. Damned if I’m gonna disappoint. I lean forward in my seat and fire another question his way. “How do you see Aimée playing into your new dynamic with Damon?”
He thinks it over for a few seconds before lasering me with that intensity again. “I believe she’s a necessary part. Because Damon’s love for her drives him even harder than his love for me. It’s more pure than it can ever be between he and I. She’ll be the glue that holds us together, or the straw that breaks the camel’s back. And much of that’ll be up to what Damon is capable of dealing with. This is the first time in his life when he’ll be challenged to really dig fucking deep into his own soul.”
Love it. Now we’re getting into some interesting territory. “How did you meet Damon? What first drew you to him?”
Christopher slowly, thoroughly flexes those sexy hands, stretching then retracting his oh-so-capable-looking fingers into tight fists. Nervous energy? Intense memory? “It was about four years ago. The Master I was serving sent me to the Training House. The first time I saw Damon, I had a spectacular view. I was naked—on my knees—when my blindfold was torn off. He was the elegant cool Master, as he always is, with his back to me. And he stood there like that for a full ten minutes, ignoring me while I sat there hard and suffering over his fine, fine ass.” Ah, memory then. And what a memory!
From reading Boy, I know that Christopher makes a habit of breaking his slave contracts with Damon. That seems like something the community wouldn’t exactly encourage, so I make a mental note to ask Eden about it later. But for now, I wonder…
“Why did you keep coming back to Damon and the House?”
Next: Christoper Interview, Chapter 3 (click to go straight to the next part!)
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Eden Bradley, the stunning conclusion of The Training House Series!
I am no longer the Master, but simply Damon. I am reeling with shock. Love. The urgent desire to please the only man who could ever Master me—the wickedly beautiful Christopher. I know this because he once belonged to me. How do I cope with this unexpected, yet inevitable turn of events? How can I give myself over in the way a slave must? Perhaps because I must in order to have him. And it is the only way to be with our sweet Aimée.
She is our love, and her heart belongs to us both. My new Master claims to love me, but I doubt him. Even more, I doubt myself. I must find a way, and the path leads me there only through complete and utter submission, subjugation, handing over my soul. If I fail, I lose them both. A more cruel torture has never been devised. My heart breaks already, and it’s only just begun.
THE TRAINING HOUSE Series is Eden’s hardest-core BDSM yet! More ‘erotica’ than ‘erotic romance’, there will nevertheless be a love story woven throughout these very kinky pages.
WARNING: These books contains material that may be difficult to read about and/or cause triggers for some readers, including consensual non-consent and other scenes that could be disturbing. Do NOT try this at home!
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About the author
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Eden Bradley writes dark, edgy erotica and erotic romance for Bantam/Delta, Harlequin Spice and HQN, Berkley Heat (as both Eden Bradley and Eve Berlin), and Samhain Publishing. Two of her books have been Romantic Times Top Picks, and her novel FORBIDDEN FRUIT was profiled in Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Red Hot Reads column in 2008. More recently her BDSM book THE DARK GARDEN hit the top paperback fiction charts in the UK.
As someone who has been involved in BDSM practice for much of her adult life, she relates in particular to her BDSM and kink stories, infusing them with her own truth about kink practice from her life experiences.
Eden has appeared regularly on Playboy Radio’s ‘Night Calls’ and the Hollywood In the Flesh readings. She loves art, shoes, tattoos, reading smutty books, chocolate and sex, of course, not necessarily in that order.
In honor of this very special interview, Eden is giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon (!) and an e-bundle of her books Sanctuary and Pleasure Point*! To enter, fill out the prize widget below, and don’t forget to leave a comment! Feel free to ask Christoper a question or leave him a love note. You never know when he might stop by… *wink*
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