When thirty-four-year-old Club Submission owner Ethan Strong hires the enigmatic and beautiful young woman to work behind the bar, he’s instantly drawn to the submissive with the sad blue eyes. Twenty-seven-year-old Beth Beaumont’s previous Master died three years ago, yet only now does she feel ready to embrace the lifestyle again. Ethan is instantly attracted to his mysterious new employee, and they soon embark on a D/s relationship that breaks all the rules.
Beth’s past holds a chilling secret that she dares not divulge -- even to her new Master. Her life depends on maintaining her silence.
However, Ethan's built-in lie detector never lets him down, and he instinctively knows Beth isn't telling the truth. As a respected Dom, he will not tolerate a sub who repeatedly tries to deceive him. To break her resolve, he calls upon the services of the Inquisitor -- a darker, less benevolent side of himself, who never shows any mercy.
Will Beth be forced to yield such deadly secrets to her Master and Inquisitor?
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5 BLUE RIBBONS: "MASTER AND INQUISITOR is an outstanding addition to the MASTER OF SUBMISSION series. This reviewer/reader has been blessed with reading all in this highly addictive novels. Out of all the authors that I count as my all-time favorites, Jan Bowles name is high on my list. I feel that she is an author that no true romance fan can live without. Once you experience any of her books, you will become an instantaneous fan." -- Suzie Housley, Romance Junkies Reviews
4 STARS: "This isn’t your normal dominant boy meets submissive girl and they live happily ever after. There is an HEA, but it comes after much heartbreak, and a couple of brushes with death. Beth has been on the run for three years in the federal Witness Protection Program. She saw her Master gunned down in front of her and was brave enough to put his killer behind bars. But his brother has put out a contract on her life and she has left behind everything she knew. But in spite of her fears and nightmares, she wants to move on and starts working at a BDSM club, where she comes to the attention of one of the owners, Ethan. The two fall in love, but Ethan demands total honesty in his subs and Beth can’t give him that without putting his life on the line along with hers. After Ethan saves her from an attempt on her life, he turns into the Inquisitor, a sadist who shows his subs no mercy. Eventually she breaks down and tells him her story. It takes a surprise twist to remove the threat to their happiness. I found the suspense in the book excellent, and the sex scenes were detailed and believable. For the most part, I liked both the main characters, and the character development flowed nicely with the story line. Overall, this book was a nice change of pace with suspense, poignancy, and passion. Be aware, this is a true BDSM book and contains anal sex, bondage, clamps, caging, suspension, and breath play." -- Shadow, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
About Jan Bowles
At present, Jan Bowles lives in the East of England, UK.
She would like to think she's a free spirit, having lived in various parts of the UK and Europe. When she was younger she lived in Los Angeles. She travelled by car across the entire length of Route 66 to Chicago and then finally linked the journey to New York. It was an experience that Jan has never forgotten.
Jan has an inquiring mind, and will often muse about events having an everlasting effect on the human psyche. There is always a reason why people act the way they do. You just have to look below the surface. She hopes to bring these ideas to her writing.
When she's not writing Jan likes to paint large landscapes and sweeping vistas. She loves walking, and there's nothing more she'd rather do than stand on the top of a hill with the wind blowing through her hair, and yep, if it's raining that's all the better. Jan say's there's nothing like nature to make one feel truly alive.
Also by Jan Bowles:
Masters of Submission Series:
#1 Master of Submission
#2 Destined for the Dom
#3 Taming the Boss Lady
#4 Master and Inquisitor
#5 The Dom with the Dragon Tattoo
Guilty Pleasures Series:
#1 In Debt to the Dom
#2 Bought for the Billionaire's Bed
#3 Tamed by the Dom
#4 Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire
#5 Claimed for the Master's Pleasure
#6 Seduced by Her Texas Billionaire Boss
Other works can be found at
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
JB:Thanks for asking, Holly.
In D/s relationships, it is always important to have total transparency and openness in a relationship. Each person has to trust the other implicitly, or it won't last. In Master and Inquisitor, Beth wants to tell the truth about her past, but can't. Whereas, Ethan has to trust his partner one hundred percent, or his darker less benevolent side will appear. I knew joining these two opposites together would lead to some difficult soul searching.
HH: What do you like best about Beth and why will readers empathize with her?
JB: Beth is a gentle soul, who only wants to do what is right. She has been through so much, and has proven her courage in the face of intense personal upheaval and loss.
HH: What do you like best about Ethan and why will readers love him?
JB: Ethan is a Dom who knows what he wants. He is strong and fearless where Beth is concerned. He would lay down his life for the woman he loves. He also has green eyes and cute butt, too!
HH: What did you enjoy most about writing this story and what do you think readers will take away from it?
JB: I enjoyed bringing together two people who were made for each other. Beth and Ethan's journey to love takes an intense look at learning to trust. We also get to see Ethan's reaction when he meets with his father for the first time in many years. Their reunion is hard and uncompromising, but even they learn to trust one another, albeit begrudgingly.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
JB: I have a 5th Masters of Submission due for release on 15th February. It's called 'The Dom with the Dragon Tattoo'
I am also in the process of writing a new series, which I hope will be even more intense and emotional than the Masters of Submission series.
HH: How does 2013 promise to be different from 2012 for you?
JB: I wrote seven books last year. This year I'm hoping I can beat that record. We'll see :-)
HH: Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
JB: I watch the news and read newspaper articles. There's always something that will give me that 'what if' scenario for a great story.
HH: What's your writing schedule like?
JB: I start the day around six in the morning. After a cup of hot tea, I set about answering any emails. I then move onto editing the work from the previous days writing. Around noon I begin the process all over again, and finally stop around four in the afternoon.
I love what I do, and am extremely grateful to all the readers who buy my books, and keep coming back for more.
HH: What's your favorite way to interact with readers?
JB: I love Facebook. I will always find time to visit Facebook and answer messages. It is my one indulgence :-)
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2013?
JB: Writing more stories, and being able to keep doing what I love.
HH: Thank you!
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