Help me welcome back authors Lila Munro and BethAnn Buehler as they introduce us to Allie Blaise and Brogan Baker from Force Recon: Somalia.
Welcome Allison. Welcome Brogan. We're thrilled you could visit with us today.
Could you tell us a little bit about your world?
We live in a fairly exclusive world that involves Marine Corps Special Ops. Not many people understand our way of life and there are few of us so we stick together and are a pretty tight family. We also embrace a few alternative lifestyles. You might say we’re a mini-melting pot of acceptance. Some of us are straight, some are not, and more than a couple are into the BDSM scene, and one of our cohorts engages in a poly-relationship. Yep, definitely a melting pot.
**Brogan, is expressing love difficult for you? Why?
It is actually because I don't have a good filter on the intensity I bring to the party when I deal with people. I have two speeds, on and off. Most people, and women in general I think, take a lot of middle band width and that's a zone I just don't work in. Needless to say, that means I spend a fair amount of time apologizing to the people closest to me, when I let them in at all.
Alli, share a little bit of the ‘real’ you with our readers. Any dark secrets?
The real me…I was raised by my dad and five older brothers, all of whom are Marines. I got into the lifestyle when my oldest brother’s club card fell out of his pants when I was doing laundry and I realized that dark part of me that I couldn’t identify might be explained there. So, I went, and demanded to be let in and that’s when Master Kyle took me in…my darkest secret, well, you’re going to have to read to find that out.
**Brogan, what does your significant other think about your adventures? And how do they deal with it?
My family loves that I serve my country but they worry and my mom is a bit of a hover copter even though I'm grown and gone. I guess that never wears off. Women I've dated in the past have fallen by the wayside, but honestly that was more because of me and my personality than my job. As readers may know by now, the last person I thought might be a long term partner is no longer in my life. As for Alli, I'm just hoping I don't let her down. She needs constant reassurance that she's number one and I have to confess, when I'm trying not to get killed, my mind doesn't automatically go there. **looks to Alli** Don't get mad, honey. I was just trying to be honest.
Alli, if you were brought into this world, what would be your first order of business?
Go to Sw…**looks at Brogan**, no not that…give Lila a hug for introducing to Brogan.
**Brogan, have you ever lost control?
Every day. I have a class A temper and I'm prone to slam doors, bang my fist on the counter and throw things. **looks at Alli** That's probably the biggest difference I've experienced having a relationship with a man vs. a woman. I was a lot less likely to worry about how I acted, letting it all hang out I guess you'd say, before I met Alli.
**A question for both of you. How many sex partners have you had? How many at one time?
Alli: I…uh…Brogan, is it okay if I answer that? **Brogan nods with Dom authority** Before I met Brogan I was brought into the BDSM lifestyle and basically raised by two Masters at Steele Image. They kept me sequestered, waiting for the right Dom to come along to turn me over to. But, I had several partners in the meantime. Honestly, I would have to say a few…dozen. And how many at once? **shooting eyes to floor** Steele is a pretty liberal place, as many as Master Cord and Master Kyle saw fit. However, now that Brogan is the only Dom I answer to, it’s one…him. He does not share. Well, except for that time I was such a brat that Master Steph had to beat some answers out of me for him…but that wasn’t so much sharing as it was an interrogation.
**Brogan: Do I have to answer this? **Pulls at collar of black t-shirt** I'm a one partner player. Always have been.
**For Alli and Brogan, what’s the kinkiest thing you’ve done? Stupidest? Craziest?
**Brogan: Seriously, our government has a great 5th amendment thing going for it. The kinkiest would be my last relationship--I have to say I never thought I'd try that. The stupidest thing I've ever done was walk away from someone who genuinely needed my help in the heat of the moment. The craziest would be thinking I could make someone something they aren't.
Alli: Kinkiest and stupidest can probably be rolled into one…I must confess, there’s not much I haven’t done and most of it I enjoyed. I’ve been tied up, tied down, suspended, whipped, clamped...
Alli, where do you see yourself in five years?
Living with Brogan and raising our children. And with luck we won’t be living in danger anymore.
**Brogan, what’s the one thing you wish you could change about yourself or someone you love?
**Smiles at Alli** I'd give Alli my self-confidence. We're working on that...
Alli, how do you deal with stress?
Not very well, actually. Living the lifestyle is about more than physical contact and playing on the weekends for me. I have to be grounded. And that is part of my stress management. When I feel like the world is spinning out of control, Brogan has to reel me back in. What I need for him to do varies from a simple touch all the way to taking me to sub-space. He had a hard time with that at first, but we’re working on it.
**Brogan, tell us about the night you witnessed Alli for the first time in Steele Image and she was engaged in, um…oral sex with a man named Cord.
**Growl's out loud** I didn't think it was her, just someone who resembled her. When she looked up at Cord and started playing with a creamsicle condo, I spilled my drink and fell out of the chair I was sitting in taking a small potted tree and a sheer curtain with me. Then I ran out like a madman.
Alli, tell us about how you met Brogan. I understand you were a POW?
The first time I saw Brogan he was picking me up out of cage in a prison, the second time I saw him I was in a hospital bed…Not much for a beginning, huh? The next time I saw him he spanked me senseless.
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