Susannah is a dominatrix and FBI agent. Jasper is a younger submissive who wants to surrender to her every desire. The dominant side of her wants him badly, but the age gap holds her back. Susannah’s first assignment introduces her to the sickening world of human trafficking. Jasper, a genius with computers, jumps at the chance to do anything that will allow him to spend time with Susannah.
When Susannah is betrayed; Jasper is abducted. Will Susannah rescue Jasper before too much damage is done to his body…and soul? Will she get the chance to prove her love?
Susannah Valentine is rethinking her decision to join the FBI. Her first case hunting down the leaders in a human trafficking ring is destroying her from the inside.
The one thing that keeps her sane is her eighteen-year-old neighbour, Jasper Madewell. Their relationship is anything but conventional and she is quickly losing her heart to him. She knows deep down in her soul that she should stay away but when someone inside the FBI betrays her, she will do anything just to see him once again.
“Jasper…” She gazed into his beautiful eyes, so full of love, and felt her defenses crumbling all around her. Never in her life had she wanted anything as badly as she wanted Jasper Madewell.
Jasper Madewell is far too beautiful and smart for his own good. He’s never kept his feelings a secret from Susannah and just when he might be close to convincing her to take a chance with him – their world is shattered in the most horrifying way.
The memory of Susannah is the only thing that sustains him through the savagery he endures but will she find him in time to keep him from paying the ultimate price?
“He stood there, letting the water wash over him for almost thirty full minutes. He didn’t say a word or make a sound. He just stood there, arms stretched out wide and face tilted toward the sky. If the smile on his face could be bottled, it could surely lead to world peace. Patiently, she waited for him. She would wait forever for him.”
Wait For Me is by far the most hard-hitting and emotional book that I have read in such a long time! The subject matter is quite disturbing but the characters and underlying love story make it impossible to put down. There were times when my hands would shake and I couldn’t stop the tears from falling. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride that you will never forget because T.S. McKinney and B.J. Grinder will keep you on the edge of your sanity until the very end…
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Wait for Me deals with some very serious subjects such as Human Trafficking.
What inspired you to write it?
This is going to be a weird answer...that will make me look weird. The human trafficking issue of Wait for Me started in a dream that I had (a nightmare, of course). I'm not sure what I had been watching or reading that put that kind of yuck in my head, but it was there. I woke up, real messed up, and the thoughts just kept whirling around. I usually jot things like that down just in case it grows into something. Apparently I kept thinking about it, but it started transforming into trying to turn it into a romance. With human trafficking, there really is no way to 'pretty it up', so there is a lot of darkness...descriptive darkness. Part of the story came just from BJ and I knocking it around back and forth, but other parts were dreams. Yep, dreams kept coming. I suppose that happened because we were talking about it and writing about it so much!
While writing, did you picture anyone in particular for your characters?
There were definitely faces to go with the characters of the book as we were writing. Here's a few:
Is there a possibility for a sequel?
Yes! There is a sequel...not nearly as dark but the evil still lurks (as we saw at the end of Wait for Me). It is almost finished and ready for editing! This story focuses on Malachi and Megan and the struggles they face as two sexually dominant lovers try to form a satisfying relationship. Humph?? Sounds like they need a submissive to share... Justice for Me will hopefully be out shortly!!
There are some incredibly emotional scenes in this book!
Was any one scene more difficult to write for you?
There are several emotional scenes in the book. I cried while writing some of them and definitely cried while researching. I guess the initial rape scene had to be the most emotional and difficult to write. To be physically violated is horrible beyond any terms of description but to add in the emotional rape that Jasper was forced to endure with Susannah being there...it was very painful to say the least. It was also difficult because there isn't a great deal of information available on male rape. It's troubling to think that this may be because many don't report it due to shame or embarrassment. We tried to incooperate the lingering after effects but still wanted to give Jasper the opportunity for a happy ending. The next book shows that Jasper is still struggling but doing well. We are well aware that we don't have the ability to put into words the suffering (physical/emotional/mental) that rape victims go through, but we did try our best.
What would you like your readers to take away with them after reading Wait for Me?
What would we like our readers to take away from Wait for Me? Well... It isn't real. For most poor souls that find themselves in human trafficking situations, there isn't a Dante, Malachi, and Susannah coming to their rescue. The rescue and recovery in this book were fantasy. We, as a society, need to be aware that these horror stories do exist and there are 'Jaspers' out there, needing help... praying for rescue. Most children are never recovered. There are many websites available in order for us to educate ourselves on what we can do to help and how we need to petition our government to make stronger laws and better enforce those laws to protect the children, young and old, of all countries.
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