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Grunt Excerpt & Author Interview: Kailee Reese Samuels


I have the pleasure of sharing with you an exclusive excerpt of Grunt, Kailee Reese Samuels’ upcoming novel releasing May 30th. Kailee has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her character’s ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.


“Kink and terror manifest in much the same way.”

– Kaci Hope
The flight took forever.

Hearing the voices of men talking in a foreign tongue, Sal couldn’t understand a single syllable. Uproarious and loud, almost jovial, he listened as his future played out like a record skipping repeatedly. The scratching hummed between each revolution until the drub became the only audible sound.

When the plane landed, the man corralled Sal for the same routine in reverse. He tread Sal down the stairs, guiding him to another vehicle. Only this time, he stepped upwards into some sort of SUV. The man hurled the door as he said, “Good luck.”

The long, bumpy ride passed over winding and curving roads, hurting his aching body. His senses on fire, stinging from no use, he needed unbound. They could do with him what they wanted, but bondage had never been his forte. With no idea where they were or who they were, he tried in vain to close his eyes, seeking a rest that would not come.

The one thing Sal knew—he needed to piss like a race horse. He heard a phone ring and the man with an accent said, “Ten minutes.” Between the skips in the record, the drum beat with his words–ten minutes.

Ten minutes to figure out what the fuck to do.

Ten minutes to decide how to play this hand.

Ten minutes to remember who he was.

The heralded golden boy highly anticipated to serve as a Master. The moment Sal set foot in Texas, everyone knew that boy – that submissive – would grow into a Dominant to behold. The kind to wield his emotions through intellect and treat his partner as a princess. With a heavy hand and a ruthless ability, Sal would shine because they trained him, raising him to be no less than the best regardless of the role. He was the pride and promise of Juliet.

Trying to calm his mind, Sal went back through every moment he could remember. Anything to provide a clue as to what the Juliet council planned, or where this journey ended. He had been initiated and that was rare. But now, he had been taken captive…like a hostage. He didn’t recall any members ever engaging in such a brutal and unnerving scene.

The vehicle stopped, lurching his body forward. Suddenly, they moved again, but this time slower until the car turned off. The driver got out, opened his door, and gripped him on the shoulder. The burly voice requested, “Come on, Raniero. You got people waiting.”

Again, not anyone he knew. Judging by how the man handled him, he wasn’t into gentle either. His mind fraught with the possibilities as to what he was about to endure, but he agreed to this.

He wanted this.

He begged for this.

“Push me further, I can do more. Don’t go easy on me.”

He would succeed in this scene for no other reason than he feared disappointing Serene or Jack or Anna. Too many people invested time and money in his development and training for him to wuss out now.

He heard a jingle of keys and a door opened. Guided over the threshold and through a series of hallways, the man led him down two flights of stairs. Again, another long hallway emerged.

Inhaling the stench of his retch, Sal mumbled beneath the hood, “This place feels like a prison.”

The man said nothing as the keys clattered. Hands shoved at his shoulders, pushing him down on his knees, and the door slammed with a thunderous echoing roar.

His worst fears just came true.

© 2017 Kailee Reese Samuels
Excerpt from GRUNT

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How did you come up with the title?

The titles usually always come to the surface early in my thought process. The SOS series – The Initiation, Tea for Two, Grunt, and Hopechest all came about during my initial brainstorming for The Initiation. I wanted to take my main character, Sal Raniero, and showcase his backstory in such a way that the books were intertwined, yet capable of being read out-of-order or independently.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Sal is trying to find out who he is within this world that he desperately wants to call home. Through all of the SOS books, he is met with various obstacles and enlightenments along the way. You really get to see his growth arch from The Initiation to Hopechest. I want people searching to find their own truth and ultimately their happiness.

How much of the book is realistic?

There is a lot of my life in the pages of my books. My mom and family can spot them readily. smiles

What are your current projects?

I am currently finishing up editing Fluff and Hopechest. The fall projects are well underway as far as writing. And I am working on a piece for an anthology

What inspired you to write your first book?

I started writing after a six-month illness that almost killed me. I decided if I made it out of it, I would write something with the intent of publishing. I started with a science fiction/fantasy piece, but then decided I wanted to delve into the world of New Adult / Romantic Suspense. I started writing Juliet, July 5, 2014 and finished her bones by September 27 of the same year. She really just poured out of me.

What was the inspiration behind Juliet?

In my early stealthy research, I would sit around in groups on Facebook and discussion boards on Goodreads. I tried to listen to what the women who read romantic suspense were saying. Juliet was born out of that as well as being the kind of book I wanted to read. I wanted Juliet to be read as a classic epic erotic (epirotic) literature  – a kind of Harry Potter for adults crossed with Fifty Shades with a cast as big and detailed as Game of Thrones.

Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?

I really don’t know. I try and write thought-provoking books that tend to cross multiple genres. Obviously, you have to try and be honest to the story, but it can be difficult with serious issues because you don’t want to come off as intentionally offensive. It can be tricky.

If you had a super power, what would it be?

I would fly so I could observe life from a different angle.

If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?

LOL! I get asked this question so much, and I really have no idea. Some model beautiful and charming Italian no one knows.

What do you enjoy most about writing?

I do a lot of mental preparation before I ever open Scrivener. Working it out in my head – I call it mapping – is one of my favorite parts. Sometimes the story on paper (computer) takes unexpected turns, and you have to go back to the map. But typically, by the time I sit down to actually write I know where I want to go from point A to point B. I don’t always know the journey the characters will take to get there, and that is the fun part. As I am writing the story, I get to read it!

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Lee Smith – The Last Hour of Gann – is one of my favorite works outside of the genre. I love how detailed and descriptive she is. You feel like you are right alongside Meoraq and Amber. In the genre, Molly Weatherfield – Carrie’s Story and Safeword – I love the depth of Carrie’s emotions and the intensity as her thought process comes to the surface in actions. Both writers are utterly brilliant.

When and why did you begin writing?

I started writing as soon as I could write. I would guess 4 or 5. I started with poetry and flourished out from there. Writing is like breathing to me, I do not know a world without it. I just happened to start hitting publish. I have been a writer my whole life.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I have been a writer my whole life; I was an author the second someone paid me.

Tell us a little bit about your writing process. Are you a plotter or a pantser?

A bit of both really. I do all the plotting in my head, sometimes paper, but not as much as I used to. Then I fly by the seat of my pants between plot points.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I think I do. I am a bit poetic. Different words provoke various images and reactions in us, I like to play with that as well as throw out the occasional dead word. I love using words that most people do not use anymore. Toss them in for some challenging color. I sometimes get swept away in alliteration. I don’t just want to tell a story, I want the readers to actually have to read the book get lost, escaping in my world. It’s ultimately entertainment, and I want to offer a hell of a ride.

Who is your favourite character you’ve written aside from your main characters?

I have a lot of main characters. I find Priscilla “Pris” Grace, aka Jaid from Juliet fascinating. I am looking forward to delving more into her story and how she handles Sal.

Thank you so much for the interview Under the Covers Book Lovers! This has been A LOT of fun!!!

XO – k


juliet-ebook-coverCheck out Kailee’s first novel Juliet which is currently on SALE now for 99c ➔

 Lastly if you’d like to follow Kailee here is where you can find her

Kailee Reese Samuels’ Scarlet House – A Safe House for Dirty Readers

Thank you x

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