Meet Bernadette Holt from Commanding the Billionaire.
Andrea Dalling lives in the sexy Southeast, where the summers
are hot and the romance hotter. She loves to torture her characters but eventually
rewards them with a happily-ever-after.
Married to her college sweetheart, she's an ally and an advocate
for LGBT rights. When she's not writing, she enjoys gardening at her Raleigh home
and scuba diving in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean.
About the Book
Title Commanding the Billionaire
Genre BDSM Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
It takes a strong man to surrender to a dominant woman.
Bernadette Holt isn't looking for love. A child of divorce, she
knows it's just a lie. All she wants is a man who can handle a good spanking. At
her five-year high school reunion, she meets up with Max—the geek who once followed
her like a puppy—who's grown into a successful entrepreneur and a sculpted hunk
of man muscle. As devoted as ever, he seems eager to obey her orders. Max's humble
adoration slowly wears down the barriers around her heart, but she doesn't trust
Tech whiz Max Martinov is CEO of a billion-dollar company, where
he makes tough decisions all day. At home, he wants someone else in charge. Bernadette,
with her steely exterior and soft heart, has been his dream girl since high school.
The tall, beautiful redhead carries deep wounds from childhood that he longs to
help heal. But when the ghosts from her past resurface, his love may not be enough
to save her.
This novella is for a mature audience. It contains scenes of
pain and gentleness, sweet kisses, sensation toys, a well-equipped dungeon, a bossy
Domme, and a confident sub who sometimes gets too toppy.
Introducing Bernadette Holt
Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We're happy to have you here
Name: Bernadette Holt
Profession: MBA student
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include
any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars.
From the age of twelve, I've towered over other women. Almost
six feet tall, I used to try to hide my height. Not anymore. I've embraced who I
am, a bossy, voluptuous, wasp-waisted woman who dominates men for their pleasure
and my own.
Who is the significant
other in your life?
Most of my relationships were casual, until Max Martinov came
back into my life. We went to high school together, and he had a huge crush on me.
I didn't appreciate him then, the baby-faced geek who was barely shaving. But he's
all man now, a self-made billionaire, broad-chested and sexy as hell. He makes me
feel beautiful, and he's the only person who's ever really seen inside my heart.
Please tell us a little
I had a pretty normal childhood until my mom left when I was
nine. Like a lot of kids, I blamed myself for the divorce. My dad isn't the most
affectionate person, so it's difficult for me to bond with other people. I don't
trust love. It's let me down too many times.
Outside of a professional environment, I tend to show some skin.
I'm not a clothes horse, but I pay attention to my image. Dressy clothes, carefully
applied makeup. My long, wavy hair tends to look a bit tousled. I suppose I generate
a sort of sexual energy. Most people are intimidated by it, but it draws in the
type of strong, self-assured men I'm interested in getting to know better.
If we could only hear
your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?
I've got a raspy voice, and I'm not exactly shy. You can hear
me coming. I tend to stand out in a crowd. I'm not looking to be the center of attention,
but I tend to get noticed. Which isn't necessarily a good thing. Some people judge
me harshly because I don't meet their stereotype of what a nice girl should be.
I gave up trying to please those people a long time ago. I can't be someone I'm
not. I spent a lot of years trying to, and it made me miserable. The kind of man
I'm looking for likes me just fine the way I am.
Are you book-smart, self-taught,
I don't consider myself book smart, even though I'm working on
an MBA from an Ivy League school. I like hands-on experience more than theory—applying
practical solutions to practical problems.
What is your viewpoint
My mother was a pediatrician, and my father a corporate vice
president, so I'd describe my upbringing as upper middle class. But I spent most
of my childhood feeling isolated and unhappy, so I don't believe there's any real
connection between wealth and happiness. As long as you've got enough to get by—a
warm bed and a full belly—that's what matters. A loving family is the most important
thing, and no amount of money can buy that. (Believe me, I know.)
What kinds of things do
you always carry (in pockets or purse)?
I keep a black bag in the trunk of my car that contains my emergency
Domme supplies: wrist cuffs, a short-handled crop, sensation toys. I'd never want
to disappoint a man in need, especially if what he needs is stern discipline. ;)
Do you see morality as
black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
My morality is based on the Golden Rule. I treat people with
respect, and I expect the same in return.
If someone from your past
showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
I'd want it to be my mom. I lost her to cancer when I was in
college, and I miss her every day. I have so many questions about my childhood,
things I never really understood. Like why she didn't sue for custody, when she
knew my dad and I had a difficult relationship. I'm still haunted by that all these
Can you keep a secret?
Why or why not?
My whole life is a secret. No one knows I'm a Domme except others
in the BDSM lifestyle. A lot of people misunderstand BDSM and especially dominant
women. I'm not cold or cruel. Most of the men I've dated have powerful jobs. In
their personal life, they want to let go of control and let someone else make decisions.
I help them find balance.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
Ever since my mom left, I've felt unlovable. The fact that I
don't meet that petite, demure feminine ideal reinforces that feeling. Having a
man kissing my feet drives away those feelings of inadequacy. But those feelings
always come back when I'm alone.
What are your biggest
hopes and dreams?
My goal is to be a C-level executive for a Fortune 500 company.
In my heart, I want marriage and children, too. But I don't see that happening to
me, that fairy tale little girls dream of. I didn't experience a lot of love growing
up. I've got no reason to think the future will be any different.
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