Livia Grant is Going Deep in Wanting it All

Okay, I’d love to tell you to get your mind out of the gutter, but let’s face it.  I am an erotic romance author and if you’re here on my blog, your mind went to the same place mine does when I hear someone loves it deep.   I am, however, referring to my preferred style of writing/reading.

Maybe it has something to do with my psychology minor in college (see Dad, I told you that degree would come in handy one day!), but I’ve always gravitated to books that not only tell a good story, but also make me connect at a base level with the emotional drivers of the characters.  Maybe it’s understanding what makes the evil bad guy such a villain or why the beautiful, smart heroine could make the most unforgivable mistake in her life.  To me, the most powerful books give me a glimpse into their psyche, often making me examine my own feelings along the way.

So, knowing I like to go deep, you now understand why I took a few chances in breaking a few Publishing 101 rules with my series.   For one thing, the books follow more than one couple and are about a whole cast of friends. The friendships are rich and add a layer of complexity and reality to the series.  Another key differentiator is that this book takes on the taboo topic of infidelity and how a marriage can fight back from the unforgivable.  The first half of Wanting it All in particular is not for the faint of heart as there are some very edgy scenes that border on non-consensual, but readers who stick with me will be rewarded with a very rich character driven story with multiple HEA’s.   There is a strong BDSM theme throughout the entire series, but the story is as much about the psychology behind people’s desires for domination and submission as it is the smoking hot physical sexual activities.

Wanting it All is the first in the four book Passion Series.  Book two, Securing it All is due out on September 24th and book three, Having it All later this fall.  The release date is still TBD for Protecting it All, book four.  I would be thrilled if you would dive in deep with me and my characters!


Brianna Lambert has it all. After escaping an abusive ex-Dom, she has the good fortune to find and marry the love of her life. Markus’ gentle and devoted love has helped her put the pieces of her life back together. There’s only one problem. As the years go by, Brianna finds herself missing the excitement of the BDSM lifestyle. If only she could talk to her gentle husband about her secret desire to be dominated in the bedroom, but as a submissive, she finds she can’t make the words come.

When her ex-Dom resurfaces in her life, the flames of lost desire are reignited, leading Brianna to make a decision with shattering consequences.

As Brianna’s best friend, Tiffany O’Sullivan understands and even shares Brianna’s hidden desire for a alpha male to protect, cherish and punish her when she’s earned it. Still, Tiff is furious when Bri puts her life and marriage at risk for a fling with her abusive ex.

When Brianna disappears, Tiff tracks her down at a local BDSM club where Markus has sent his wayward wife to atone for her infidelity at the hands of his own best friend – club owner, Master Lukus Mitchell. Tiff may go to The Punishment Pit to rescue her best friend, but quickly finds she may need rescuing herself after encountering the Master’s Master. And when Markus is again ready to confront his wayward wife he, too, must come to terms with a secret past.

Wanting It All explores the delicate balance of dominance and submission as well as the importance of trust and communication within D/s relationships with a story that features believable characters along with explicit, no-holds-barred acts of sexual dominance and submission, as well as domestic discipline.

In one extraordinary weekend, four best friends are thrown into circumstances that force them to open old wounds and dig deep to discover what they really need to make them happy in life.

If you’re looking for a book featuring an explicit, intimate, and heartfelt look into the physical and psychological attraction of BDSM, this is the one book you must put on your reading list.


Brianna’s heart is breaking. Witnessing Markus’ pain is her final undoing. The fact that he could walk out and leave her here tells her that she has truly lost him. She knows she should be afraid of what’s to come, but on another level she welcomes the pain she knows she’s about to receive. She deserves it.

She slowly looks up until her gaze falls upon the haunting dark eyes of her captor.

“I have some really bad news for you, sweetheart,” he says. “Markus is my friend – a very old friend. I owe him big time. So here’s how this is going to go. I’m going to take you down to that stage. And once we’re there, I’m going to make you wish you had never been born.”

When Brianna refuses to break his gaze, his grim scowl turns into an evil smile. “I see. So you think I’m bluffing? You don’t believe me?”

After several more seconds of their showdown, Brianna finally answers in a defeated tone. “Oh, I believe you. I just don’t care. I deserve everything you’re going to give me and more. You were right. I had it all, and I threw it all away. If I’ve lost Markus, then there’s nothing you can do that will hurt worse than that.” She continues to stare at him defiantly when it hits her. “So your name is Lukus? As in the Lukus he just won a case for today?”

Lukus smirks. “So now you understand just how much I owe him. The ironic thing is tonight was meant to be a celebration for me and Derek and Markus. Instead, you had to go and let someone stick his dick in you and break my friend’s heart. I almost feel sorry for you,Brianna. I’m not the kind of man you want to make angry. But I am angry, and this is personal. You hurt my friend. I’m going to hurt you… bad.”

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