You Only Need One Reason to Watch This Show

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I recently had the great privilege of watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. Initially, I had no particular interest in checking it out because it seemed to be aimed at teenagers. While I have two teenagers of my own, we don’t really enjoy the same shows. I was at my best friend’s wedding in California, and over dinner she mentioned it and recommended I watch it. She and I have similar taste in television shows, so I figured, what the heck?

Fast forward a few days and three hospital visits (I didn’t mention that I was sick as a dog at the wedding). My doctor loaded me with infection-killing drugs and pain killers and gave me specific instructions to rest for the next four to five days. I wanted to get better, so I listened. Besides, I had a new show to check out on Netflix.

I quickly realized that 13 Reasons Why isn’t just for teenagers, it is for everybody—every mother, father, child, teacher, counselor, neighbor, and human. After some investigation, I found out that that 13 Reasons Why the show is based on the debut novel by Jay Asher. In my opinion, this is a story that should be read or viewed by students starting from middle school on. It teaches us that bullying occurs on so many different levels, that the most seemingly harmless statements or events could have lifelong and potentially damaging results. If parents watched it with their children, perhaps lines of communication could be opened from a new place.

The series takes place in a setting that plops us directly into the lives of individuals who had an active or inactive role in the events leading to a young girl’s suicide. It highlights how impressionable teens are and how afraid they are of standing out and being ridiculed themselves. It is a good thing that our schools implore students to speak up when they see bullying happen, whether or not they take part in the act. Our children should never have to suffer at each other’s hands. What I loved about the show is that it portrays the moral and emotional price we all pay by being “innocent” bystanders.

Of course, this show won’t change everyone, the ending proves that. But I believe it is an invaluable tool to head in the right direction. My hope is that it may help a parent see that their own child needs help, or that someone who works in a school will see the impact of social isolation and bullying from the victim’s point of view.

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Dominic (cont’d)

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I’ve been sharing my novella Dominic chapter by chapter. You may already know Dominic (aka Tyson) from The Seven Chambers Series (specifically Stolen Flame). This is his story of how he came to be employed at The Chamber. Please sign up for my newsletter to continue reading Dominic! 

*The following contains explicit content, 18+ readers, please. Also, this is a draft copy which has not been edited for publication.

Dominic

The Men of the Seven Chambers Series

A Novella

by D.W. Marshall

In an attempt to take any attention off of the love that is budding between us, Flame swims to the edge and starts pulling people into the pool, and I jump at the chance to help her. Zion, Roxy, Mason. She starts a huge water battle. James, one of the guards tosses in a bunch of super-soaker water guns—and we go to water war.

We spend the next hour splashing, dunking, and shooting each other. Whenever I scan images 2the pool to find her, she seems to be doing the same thing, I will never tire of my eyes beholding her.

We are all spent and call a truce. All I want is food and Flame. I make my way to the food, cold stuff on ice, hot stuff on warmers. I load two plates full and find Flame.

“Thanks,” she says when I present her with food. She needs to know that I desire to take care of her. We find a table off to the side, away from the water in case another fight breaks loose. “I’m starving,” she says and sinks her fork into a heap of macaroni and cheese.

“I figured as much,” I say. I am so enraptured with her all I can do is stare.

“Aren’t you going to eat?” she asks around a bite.

Busted. “Sure. I guess I can’t help it.” I take a bite of the steak. It’s good, but she tastes even better.

“I don’t get much opportunity to see you like this,” I say and chance a glance around. “We could be anywhere right now. I can imagine that you are mine and we are at a buddy’s barbeque. Not here. That’s how I want it to be. I’m taking little snapshots,” I admit.

She blushes into her hand. “That sounds wonderful.”

That sounds wonderful? The barbeque or the part about her being mine?

I continue eating, never letting my eyes leave hers for long. I am so head-over-heels for this woman. When this is over, if she will have me, I will spend every day cherishing her, body and soul. And most important, making up for subjecting her to this year of hell.

“So do you expect that I am going to be too sleepy to descend The Chamber stairs anytime soon?” she asks. I can see the hope behind her eyes. Her voice is low.

“Very soon.”

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© Copyright 2016 D.W. Marshall

Dominic (cont’d)

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I’ve been sharing my novella Dominic chapter by chapter. You may already know Dominic (aka Tyson) from The Seven Chambers Series (specifically Stolen Flame). This is his story of how he came to be employed at The Chamber. Please sign up for my newsletter to continue reading Dominic! 

*The following contains explicit content, 18+ readers, please. Also, this is a draft copy which has not been edited for publication.

Dominic

The Men of the Seven Chambers Series

A Novella

by D.W. Marshall

She takes the glass from my hand. Her smile is nervous, screaming, we have already broken the boundary rules. “Are you sure?”

“You heard the man. We are supposed to get to know each other.” I gaze into her images 2beautiful eyes, love singing from mine, again hoping she can read them. “Besides, if we avoid each other that would raise more flags,” I say.

She nods. “Good point.”

She sits on the edge of the pool and sticks her feet and legs in. I follow her lead and put my legs into the water. We don’t say anything for a while. We are definitely one of those couples that doesn’t need words. Couple? I taste the word. If only. I scoot closer to her. When our arms touch, there is a current between us.

“I feel it, too,” I say, for her ears only.

“Feel what?” she says, pretending that she doesn’t feel it, but her smile betrays her. I want to be her glass when she puts it to her lips and takes a long draw.

“The buzz of energy between us. The tingly feeling in my stomach, like I am going down a steep drop on a coaster. I have never felt shit like this before. It’s…it’s…” I pause to find a word.

“Indescribable,” she says.

I place my pinky finger atop hers. Subtle, hopefully unseen.

“Yes.”

She feels it, too.

“You don’t know how much I want to kiss you right now,” I say. My eyes rest upon her lips, then her eyes. Breathtaking.

“Oh, I bet I do,” she says. She doesn’t look at me. Instead she is focused on her feet treading the water.

Without warning we both go into the pool with a splash. Flame squeals in surprise. I am not easily caught off guard, but Sapphire and her guard, Tobias, got us good. I was so caught up in Flame that I didn’t even see it coming. Before they can retreat I send a wave of water at them. Then we burst into fits of laughter.

“You look even better wet,” I say.

“Whatever!” She splashes me—the perfect excuse for me to get my hands on her.

I pick her up and toss her into the air and she falls into the water, squealing. I laugh hard when she comes up, her face shocked. When she jumps onto my back in an attempt to sink me, it has the opposite effect. All I want is to bury myself deep inside her. Her breast against my back, and the warmth of her hot place, is making my dick ache with longing.

Then, because she wants to kill me, or worse have me take her right here in front of everyone, she whispers into my ear, “I want you so bad.”

I flip her and she goes under again. I go under with her and kiss an exposed spot on her bottom, answering her back.

 

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© Copyright 2016 D.W. Marshall

Dominic (cont’d)

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I’ve been sharing my novella Dominic chapter by chapter. You may already know Dominic (aka Tyson) from The Seven Chambers Series (specifically Stolen Flame). This is his story of how he came to be employed at The Chamber. Please sign up for my newsletter to continue reading Dominic! 

*The following contains explicit content, 18+ readers, please. Also, this is a draft copy which has not been edited for publication.

Dominic

The Men of the Seven Chambers Series

A Novella

by D.W. Marshall

We all fall into the routines of the dreaded Chamber. I watch night after night, my girl getting screwed by man after man. It doesn’t get easier to watch, just the more time that goes by the closer the end of this year and she can go home. With or without me, I want her home. Every day, I want her to fall asleep in her Chamber, but I don’t ask. I know we images 2are being watched closely, and this has to appear natural.

I frequently see Flame in passing in the halls. I don’t touch her, when I speak I am professional, but behind my eyes I am speaking volumes, I love you, I want you, I need you, I love you. My hope is that she too speaks crazy.

Two months into the year, Mason has his annual bar-b-que. His goal to further confuse the shit out of these girls so they think this place is actually fun. Under the guise that he wants the guards and Chambermaids to get to know one another, and maybe in his own sick, twisted mind that is what he really wants. I don’t care. I get to spend an afternoon with Flame.

The barbeque takes place in another area of the castle. A huge lagoon pool, complete with a built-in slide, hidden Hefner inspired Jacuzzi, gourmet kitchen and a massive grill. Mason opens the skylights letting the sun to pour in. It’s June now and the sun brightens the pool area. Mason holds nothing back with enough food to feed a town and a loaded bar, with a bartender. We are even wearing normal clothes.  The women in bikinis the color of their Chamber, and us guys in board shorts, even Mason. I usually pop in on this event a couple times to grab some food and make sure all is well, but I never participate. This for the people in direct contact with the girls—guards and groomers.

When the music quiets, we all turn our attention to Mason. Of course he has to make one of his fucking speeches. Nobody likes the sound of their own voice more than Mason Wilde.

“Welcome. I hope you are all hungry and ready for some fun in the sun.” He looks up to the skylight. “We decided to throw this little soirée so that you all can spend some fun time together. I want you all to get to know one another on a social, nonsexual level. The guards need to get to know who they are protecting and you ladies need to know who is protecting you. I find that when you care for one another, trust follows. Now, I am not saying form a relationship, because that is forbidden. However, these ladies will feel much safer when they know who is downstairs waiting to come to their rescue should they need it. Enough of the lecture. Eat up, drink up, have fun!” He drops the mic.

That is my cue. I ignore the thousand butterflies that attack my stomach, grab two glass pilsners of beer and make my way to the love of my life. “What’s up, sexy?” I say standing behind her.

 

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*Draft copy which has not been edited for publication

© Copyright 2016 D.W. Marshall

Dominic (cont’d)

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I’ve been sharing my novella Dominic chapter by chapter. You may already know Dominic (aka Tyson) from The Seven Chambers Series (specifically Stolen Flame). This is his story of how he came to be employed at The Chamber. Please sign up for my newsletter to continue reading Dominic! 

*The following contains explicit content, 18+ readers, please. Also, this is a draft copy which has not been edited for publication.

Dominic

The Men of the Seven Chambers Series

A Novella

by D.W. Marshall

 

I make a quick decision. I scrawl a quick note to Flame and call for Zee so that she can deliver it, figuring that Flame will be bathing for a while.

 

My Vivian,

I nearly scooped you up and carried you away from here when I came into your Chamber images 2tonight. The thought of you being in any pain is unbearable to me. Even though I haven’t known you very long, that is not how it feels to me. I risk so much getting these letters to you, but I want you to go to sleep with thoughts of me. I want you to know what is going on in my head. You really enjoyed the pony tonight. That was so fucking sexy. I have never wanted to be a horse more in my life. When you climbed onto it the second time, just for me…I nearly combusted! I have never had an orgasm like that from watching before. I will thank you properly very soon.

I have a final request. I want you to pleasure yourself tonight before you fall asleep, please. And if possible, see me behind your closed eyes. Envision me holding you, kissing you, adoring you, and making love to you. Most of all, envision me falling in love with you, because, Vivian, that is exactly what is happening. I will be doing the same…

Yours,

Dominic

P.S. I love your pony’s name…and please destroy.

 

Happy with my note. I wait for Zee.

“You two are both nuts! I don’t know who is falling harder, you or her,” Zee says taking the letter from me discreetly.

“Me. Definitely me.” I take a couple of deep breaths. “I don’t think I can do this Zee. I am in love with her and this is killing me.”

She kisses me on the cheek and wraps me in an embrace. Then she proceeds to whisper. “You need to put on your big boy pants. She has it way worse. Just be here for her and help her make the year fly by.”

We part. “I know,” I say around a sigh. “Hey I want some answers about why you had your mouth around my girl’s nipples and your hand practically buried inside of her,” I tease.

She punches me in the arm playfully, her face reddens. “I forgot you’d be watching. Arousal makes fear take a back seat, I was just helping our girl out. Besides, I’m not into chicks. Well not that much.” She winks and walks away, my letter tucked into her jeans.

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Book Review – The Erotica Collection by Nikki Sex

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As an erotica writer, I try to expose myself to as many types of erotic novels as possible—it can never hurt to learn more! Every once and a while you get a dud, or a book that is so “out there,” it’s not really sexy as much as shocking. These aren’t your grandma’s Harlequin romance paperbacks for sure! I fully understand that erotic stories, or those with a BSDM theme are not for everyone, though Fifty Shades of Grey certainly brought the BSDM lifestyle into mainstream America.

I consider myself lucky to have come upon Nikki Sex’s work. She has a way of mixing Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 12.29.50 PMBDSM, romance, and lust into very sexy stories. I became a fan of Nikki Sex last year when I read Bound and Freed, the story of dominant “Father” John and submissive Kelly. The Erotica Collection actually contains Bound and Freed along with two other novels, Elizabeth’s Bondage and Carmen’s New York Romance. There are three full-length novels in this collection, but each story is tied together by the teachings of Master André Chevalier, André is a recurring character in several of Nikki’s books. He is a master dominant, with a soft (yet hard) touch, and his students will not only learn about BSDM, but usually a little about themselves in the process.

These are not hardcore bondage stories, if that’s what you’re into. Each has a bit of romance woven in, which I like. I think it makes the stories sexier. And when it comes time for these characters to get busy, boy do they ever! The sex scenes, though graphic, were sizzling hot. I also like that the characters are not traditionally good looking or hard to identify with. The women were not slinky bathing suit models, and the men had flaws as well (physical and mental). Carmen was the one character of color, and admittedly, I would have liked to see more. I guess I’ll just have to see what else Nikki has in her arsenal!

This set is free if you have Kindle Unlimited, but even if you don’t, I highly recommend The Erotica Collection as well as any other work by Nikki Sex. She’s got more than 15 books to choose from, and she writes all manner of erotic novel. Check her out!

Oh, and if you like sexy stories…read more by D.W. Marshall!

 

What I am watching

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America’s Next Top Model

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(The day of the week keeps changing on me, but I try to watch on Monday). These girls are the cattiest the show has ever had, so much so that I have a hard time watching. They turned the drama up to 11, when level 6 was just fine! The only thing that keeps me going are the photos and transformations, though I am barely holding on.

Supergirl

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I’ve stuck with this program. It’s light and breezy entertainment, and I love girl superheroes.

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What a fun way to learn more about history! Reminds me of Quantum Leap or Back to the Future. A team of heroes must stop a villain from misusing a stolen time machine to alter the past and present. Of course, they have to do all of this without altering history themselves.

Tuesday

The Flash

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This show is one of my favorites! Also, Grant Gustin is extremely easy on the eyes.

This is Us

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This Is Us has received wonderful reviews, and rightfully so! It’s an amazing new show. Watching this has gotten a tear or two out of me on more than one occasion. I highly recommend it.

Wednesday

Arrow

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I think we know by now that superheroes are kind of my thing. Who can lose with Stephen Amell? He’s so beautiful.

Thursday

Scandal

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I’m thinking this show may have run its course, but we’ll see. I’ve loved it so long that I have to keep watching. If Olivia and Fitz get back together it will have all been worth it for me!

Friday

Rosewood

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Don’t watch while you’re eating! This show is about forensics, after all. It helps that Morris is so gorgeous!

Dr. Ken

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I know this show hasn’t gotten very good ratings, but I still love it. I just think Ken Jeong is hilarious!

Shows I’ve dropped

Kevin Can Wait – Sorry I keep waiting for the wife and dad from King of Queens!

How to Get Away with Murder – While I love Shondra and Viola I think I overloaded myself on dramas.

Bull – It was quirky, but I just can’t.

Emerald City – Never got past the first episode.

Shows and movies I’m excited for:

Designated Survivor, Empire, and 24 Legacy. I probably shouldn’t add more to my weekly watching schedule, but I just can’t help it! I will have to make good use of my DVR.

What shows do you love? Make suggestions in the comments below. Maybe I can add just ONE more!

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What I’m Reading

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A writer has to read. Even though it’s hard to find time, I have to make it a priority. You never know how others in your field will inspire you. I’ve started the following novels. Hope to have a full report soon!

 

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Feversong by Karen Marie Moning

I’m currently reading the final installment of the Fever series. It is so much fun to catch up with Mac, Barrons, and the rest of the crew as they try and do away with the Sinsar Dubh once and for all. Of course, Mac is its prisoner, and as I have become a loyal fan of Moning’s work, I know a happy ending isn’t promised to us!

 

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The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth’s Children, Book One by Jean M. Auel

I have never read anything by Auel, but she comes highly recommended by a friend. I just downloaded it and can’t wait to include it in my nightly reading. I will let you know if you should add it to yours.

Have a suggestion! Id’ love to hear it. Please drop me a line anytime!

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Dominic (cont’d)

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I’ve been sharing my novella Dominic chapter by chapter every week. You may already know Dominic (aka Tyson) from The Seven Chambers Series (specifically Stolen Flame). This is his story of how he came to be employed at The Chamber. Please sign up for my newsletter to continue reading Dominic! 

*The following contains explicit content, 18+ readers, please. Also, this is a draft copy which has not been edited for publication.

Dominic

The Men of the Seven Chambers Series

A Novella

by D.W. Marshall

The carousel pony that bears my name has a large dildo protruding from its back. I watch as she depresses the button and liquid spills out of the opening and oozes down the shaft of the fake cock. I want to give her this real one more than anything I have ever wanted.

Vivian—I mean, Flame—gazes into the camera, right into my eyes, and fucking winks.images 2

“Oh my god.” I pant the words.

In the sexiest gray-eyed smolder I have ever seen, she mouths, “I want you,” then she slides down onto the rubber cock.

Fucking hottest thing I have ever seen. I move the cameras and watch her work it, thankful for the privacy under the desk, designed for this exact moment. I relieve my dick from straining against my pants and rub my hand up and down the shaft. I glance around me. The other guards are watching their Chambermaids without a thought about me. I squeeze my dick in my hand and rub as I watch her grinding, back and forth, moving her hips in delicious circles. This is what she wants to do to me. When she bounces on and off the entire length, I come, moaning as quietly as I can. It takes all I have not to run up those stairs and bury myself deep inside her hotness.

I move the camera up and focus on her beautiful face. She is drunk on pleasuring herself. I know she is imagining that she is with me. When she drags her tongue along her lips and stares deep into my eyes. I almost explode again. Oh, I hope she falls for me in the end. Making love to her would be as good as receiving the keys to heaven. I watch on, panting, wanting, as she bites those sweet pink lips and kneads her sexy-as-sin breasts. I almost die in my seat when her mouth falls open. I watch her shake, shiver and explode around what she wants to be me, shouting my name into the camera. Fuck yes!

Then in the sexiest move I have seen to date, she hangs on to the pole, completely spent and breathless, staring into the camera. I am going to marry this woman.

Thank you so much for tuning in and reading! Read more of The Seven Chambers Series.

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© Copyright 2016 D.W. Marshall

Book Review – Seat of the Soul

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I would not call myself a religious person at all, but I do believe in spirituality and my role in it. I may not pick up the Bible, Koran, Tora, or any other holy book to explore my purpose or feed my spirituality. So where do I turn?

Robbins, Osteen, Winfrey, Chopra, and Tolle are all wonderful, powerful, and inspirational people that have helped put me on the path to improving myself. In order to be my best self, I believe I have to get to know myself, and that is always a work in progress.

I am currently reading Seat of the Soul, by Gary Zukov. I am only a few chapters in because as these things go with this type of reading, it requires a much slower pace for greater understanding. I just started the chapter on Karma.

So far, I can say that I recommend this book. The goal of the book is to help people improve themselves. What could be better than consciously being aware of your intentions (the real reasons for your actions)? For me, the only way to improve myself is to know who I am, and since I am always changing, I must always seek out opportunities to learn.

I will keep you updated on my spiritual journey, and if you are in search of anything similar I would say this book is a great start!

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