Monday, September 17, 2012

Perfect Blog Tour, with Kallypso Masters and friends


Welcome to Day 1 of the Perfect Blog Tour, with Kallypso Masters and friends.

Thank you, RomFan Reviews, for hosting me!

This six-day Perfect Blog Tour celebrates the release of Nobody's Perfect (Rescue Me #4), by Kallypso Masters, which released this week—FINALLY! Perfect continues the long-awaited Happily Ever After for probably the two most wounded characters in the series, Damian Orlando and Savannah Gentry (now Savi Baker). Their heartbreaking story began in Masters at Arms (a free read—see links below) and the couple reunited in Nobody's Hero after eight years apart.

Those who follow me on Facebook know that, as an incest and child sexual abuse survivor myself, this book was akin to opening a vein and pouring my lifeblood onto the page. I usually take 2-3 months to write and edit a book in this series (tops). This one took nearly eight months! The result is not an autobiographical story, but my fellow survivors will come face to face with a lot of the same triggers and aftermath we all suffer as a result of our abuse.

Many of the people who helped me get the BDSM, psychology, and other aspects of this story right also are survivors of abuse, or live the lifestyle and work with survivors using BDSM for healing. This Perfect Blog Tour kicks off with the personal reflections of Ekatarina "Saya" Sayanova, who served first as a subject expert (BDSM and medical expertise), then a beta reader, and finally an editor. While reading the whipping by catharsis scene you'll be reading over the course of Days 2-6 in this tour, she was drawn into the scene almost as if she were a participant—at one point, Damián, and then Patti, the bottom he is working with in the scene.
 
In this Excerpt blog tour, you will be reading from a single scene, Chapters 10-11 of the book. In this scene, Damián (sometimes called Damo) is called upon to be a Service Top to Patti, a slave/masochist at the Masters at Arms Club whose Master (Victor) isn't a sadist and is unable to give her the level of catharsis through whipping she needs to work through a severe trigger that shut her down emotionally earlier that day. This happens to be the first time in months that Damian has been in the club—and is the first time ever for Savi, who was invited here by Adam, who plays a role in helping Savi to understand the purpose of a cathartic whipping—and why Damian is the one to provide that.

Rescue Me #4: Nobody's Perfect
A Ride I'll Never Forget
By
Ekatarina Sayanova


It started out innocently enough. I contacted Kallypso Masters in June to find out when Nobody's Perfect (Rescue Me #4) was going to be released. June 26 had come and gone, and no book.

I admit it. I'm a rabid fan of Kallypso Masters' Rescue Me series. Like all of her readers, I was anxiously awaiting Damián and Savannah's story. The epilogue in Hero made me want to throw my Nook down and have a full-blown tantrum. How dare Kally leave me sitting on the edge of my seat like that? Well, I was just going to have to find out when the next book was going to be released. Imagine my surprise when I found out the book was not complete! Gaaaaaaaah! Nothing left but to be patient.

The emails started going back and forth when I asked her questions about information in her Author's Notes. She was surprised that anyone read them. I made it a point with her books because I was blown away by the realism of her characters. She was either in the lifestyle, had very close friends in the lifestyle, or managed to gather a team of experts in the lifestyle, in the Marines, in Search and Rescue, just to name a few. At the time, Sir Sayanov and I were relatively new to the public BDSM scene, but not to BDSM in general. I had been doing a great deal of research on my own in preparation for our "coming out". I was finally getting over my case of terminal shyness and beginning to make friends within the BDSM community. Kally was very helpful with pointing me in a couple of new directions and commenting on some of the research I had already done.

One thing led to another and Kally asked my opinion on some medical points in the story. I was happy to help since what she needed to know was right up my alley. Questions led to answers, leading to more questions and more answers, and I volunteered to be a beta reader, advisor, and editor on Nobody's Perfect. After all, if I could help her in any small way to get the book out and on my Nook that much faster, then it was all good.

I've never made any secret of the fact that I am a survivor of child abuse and domestic abuse. Pedophilia has touched two of those nearest and dearest to me within my closest family circle. Kally and I shared our stories and found out we had an enormous amount in common. I was about to find out it went a lot deeper than that. How could someone I had just met and, yes, became friends with (even if it was through email and Facebook) crawl into my head and write something that was so close to my life that it was almost eerie in the extreme?

But I'm getting a little ahead of myself here.

I heard about Kallypso Masters through friends in the BDSM community. I was looking for authentically written BDSM fiction. Kally's name was one of the first mentioned along with the likes of Cherise Sinclair, Joey W. Hill, Tymber Dalton, and Shayla Black, just to name a very select few. These individuals' works are held in high esteem in the community. Authentically-written BDSM genre stories about people in the community as real as those in your own circle of friends and acquaintances. I had read all of these authors and thoroughly enjoyed their work. I was looking for new authors of BDSM-themed fiction, asked around and Kally's name came up. Masters at Arms was being offered free as an introduction to the Rescue Me series. What did I have to lose? Nothing. What did I gain? Wow!

I'm a voracious reader. As an editor, it's my job. As a recreational reader, it's my joy. At the end of the day, I don't put my work down; I just pick up something that I can read that doesn't have a deadline. I love stories that make me laugh, make me cry, make me angry, make me happy, and, most of all, take me away from the crazy insanity of everyday life. Authors who can put words on paper that draw the reader in to such an extent that they can hear the characters in their heads, watch the story play out in their mind's eye, feel the emotions the characters feel as the story progresses possess a precious talent. As a reader, when I encounter those books, it is a treat not to be missed. Kallypso Masters did just that with Masters at Arms. For three solid days while I devoured every word of Masters, Angel and Hero the outside world disappeared and I was drawn into Kally's world on a roller coaster ride I thoroughly enjoyed.

Then, through pure luck, and a click of the Send button, I was eventually invited to join The Masters at Arms Family.

Nobody's Perfect deals with some of the most intense subject matter I've ever encountered. Abuse and pedophilia on a level that even the strongest among her readers would find hard to take. As a survivor and later in my professional life, I thought I'd become pretty desensitized to the things that one human being can inflict on another. Kallyso Masters writes stories about realistic characters in very realistic situations and how these characters deal with those situations day to day; she does this extremely well. Childhood sexual abuse, domestic abuse, abuse within the BDSM community, PTSD within the civilian and military settings, and healing from these traumas are the underlying themes in her stories.  I knew her work was very well-researched. I just didn't know how well until I encountered Chapter Eleven in Nobody's Perfect.

I related to Savannah on the level of understanding a child's terror and helplessness when a parent is the abuser because I'd lived it. But I only understood the depravity of Savannah/Savi's life at the hands of her father and her handler and how it shaped her on an intellectual level. In Chapter Ten in Perfect, the reader is introduced to a couple named Victor and Patti. This is a Master/slave, 24/7, collared relationship. Victor and Patti are clearly devoted to one another. Patti, however, is a survivor of horrific abuse. She is also a masochist. Pain is the key to her emotional release and wellbeing; it is her coping mechanism. When triggered, she cannot function nor can she find emotional release without it. The problem for this couple is that they require a Service Top to give Patti the extreme intensity of pain that she needs in order to reopen herself when she shuts down if triggered. Her Master cannot bring himself to deliver the extreme level of pain she requires. Damián is the only Top at the Masters at Arms Club who can deliver what Patti needs.

Victor asks Damián to administer what is known as a cathartic whipping.

Cathartic whipping is just that—achieving emotional catharsis/release through flagellation. This is beautifully and thoroughly addressed in Tymber Dalton's The Reluctant Dom, a book very highly regarded within the BDSM community.

In Kallypso Masters' Nobody's Perfect, Chapter Eleven took me on a completely unexpected journey. I related to the scene where Damián undertakes Patti's cathartic whipping in a way I've never previously experienced when becoming involved in a story. It began as I read where Damián is preparing himself mentally to administer the whipping. As I read the lines Kally wrote, I felt myself literally pulled into the scene. It was as though I could hear the thoughts going through Damián's head as he grounded himself. It took me back to my own experience and I relived it while reading Kally's words. As I read her descriptions, the thoughts going through the characters' heads, her description of Patti's reactions, I was taken back to my own experience to relive that unique, freeing, euphoric, amazing release that was unlike anything I had ever experienced before. I had been triggered, just like many of her readers who are survivors of their own personal hell experienced and wrote to her about. Some survivors have told her it may take them nearly a year to finish this book, because they'll need emotional breaks, but they have vowed to come back again and again because they know this story is going to provide healing for them, too, on some level. Besides, the stories are just too good not to finish. I heartily agree.

I have no doubt that this book will reopen some very deep wounds for some people. It did for me and also allowed me to experience again the incident that was the key that finally opened a door so that I could finally heal. Yes, there are triggers here, but there is healing, too. This book is a ride and a half that the reader won't forget. One of the Doms Kally consults with made the statement that this book will be compared to The Reluctant Dom for the way it pulls at and triggers emotions. I wholeheartedly agree. Yes, it is one of the most intense books I've read in quite some time.

I can also say without reservation or hesitation that it is truly one of the best books I've read in years.

Blurb:
Savannah Gentry, now Savi Baker, escaped the torture and degradation forced upon her by a sadistic father for eleven years and has made a safe life for herself and her daughter. When her father threatens her peace of mind—and her daughter's safety—Savi runs to Damián Orlando for protection. Their one day together eight years earlier changed both their lives and resulted in a secret she can no longer hide. But being with Damián reawakens feelings she wants buried—and stirs up an onslaught of disturbing flashbacks that leave her shaken to the core with little hope of ever being a sexual being again.

Damián has his own dragons to fight, but has never forgotten the one perfect day he spent with Savannah in a cave at the beach. He will go to the ends of the earth to protect Savi and her daughter, but can never be the whole man she deserves after a firefight in Iraq. Besides, the trauma of war and resulting PTSD has led him to find his place as the Masters at Arms Club's favorite sadist. Savi needs someone gentle and loving, not the broken man he has become. But he sees that the lifestyle he's come to embrace also can help Savi regain control of her life and sexuality. How can he not help redirect her negative thoughts and actions if she needs him?
 
For those new to the Rescue Me series, the intensely emotional stories will have you laughing, crying, screaming, and experiencing a catharsis of your own as you read about these honorable, loveable, but quite imperfect characters who still manage to fumble toward ecstasy in the arms of their perfect mates.

The stories are told in chronological order and build upon past stories, so you'll readers are advised strongly to read the series in order. To help you enter their world and understand many of the main characters in the series (who will return in book after book), the introduction to the series, Masters at Arms, is a free (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, iTunes, and other booksellers). Masters is followed by Nobody's Angel (#2), Nobody's Hero (#3), and Nobody's Perfect (#4). At least five more books are planned over the next few years, but no other publication dates have been set.

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Contest Information:
Kallypso will be offering one commenter a $10 Gift Certificate to bookseller of choice on each blog. Please leave a comment with email to enter for the daily prize. No Email = No Entry. Contest ends tomorrow so get your comments in now for a chance to win.

She will also be offering one commenter from the whole tour a grand prize of a $200 Gift Certificate to book seller of choice. Fill out the form below for the grand prize entry

84 comments:

  1. Thanks again! Um, I wrote that intro while sleep deprived. It is *catharsis by whipping* LOL

    Thanks, Saya, for sharing this. With your e-mail about how it felt, I even added a couple lines to the scene. Thanks for channeling my characters. :) And for all the help with this baby.

    Update on the publication--STILL not live on Amazon (11 hours and counting, when it's usually 3-5 hours). It's also been uploaded to Barnes & Noble (but they can take a couple days).

    It IS available on Smashwords and has been since before midnight Sunday. All formats (mobi, pdf, and epub--and if you have multiple readers, you can get all the version with one purchase). The link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236686

    Also, if you can hold off a few more days, a cleaner copy will be uploaded Sept. 20. I hate typos, but given the rush to get this out without another delay, I uploaded yesterday a version I am sure still has typos. But I'll fix them as I find them and Saya (in this blog) is working on it for me today. :)

    I'll check back later! Thanks for stopping by!

    Kally

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    1. Kally, It was one kick-ass ride working with you on this book. Thanks for your kind words. Now, Mistress, I promise to get back to work!

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  2. WOW! Can't wait to get my hands on this book. You've already brought tears to my eyes with this blog post. Thank you for sharing :)

    Stacey
    staceyprice @ gmail.com

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  3. I purchased my copy of Nobody's Perfect on Smashwords this morning and I'm about 102 pages in so far. I've already been in tears and felt my own wounds ache in remembrance but I think Savi and Damián's story will help heal many of us. Thank you for putting your heart and soul in this book(and the rest of the series) Kally!
    felthauserdeanna@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Dee! See my advice to others, but just take it slowly and seek out those around you to help with the feelings that get churned up. But I think every survivor will see herself (maybe some males will see themselves, too) in Savi and I hope her going from the darkness toward the light will inspire us all to take steps to give ourselves what we need--love, acceptance, and healing.

      Take care!

      Kally

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  4. Congratulations Kally,can't wait to start reading my copy and thank you for having another great giveaway:)

    reginamayross@gmail.com

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  6. OMG!! I got goosebumps reading what Ekatarina wrote. It was beautiful and heart felt. I do not know abuse towards me. I dealt with my mother and father verbal and physical abuse towards each other. Thank you to Ekatarina for your words and expertise and Kally for writing such beautiful books.
    coach4kat@gmail.com

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  7. I am so excited about this book, with my son losing his battle with severe PTSD and my daughter dealing with sexual abuse from her father, I know this book will be another tear jerker for me. But that is what I love about Kally's books, the emotions that I am able to release while reading them are so helpful.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Sue, I need to send you your copy! (I haven't gotten my gift/contributor/beta reader list together because I've been so busy with the book for the past four months. But Dane's smiling face is on the Dedication page and you need to see that NOW. Check your e-mail.

      And thanks for sharing Dane's story with me and others. I wish he'd had an Adam Montague when he needed one. :(

      Kally

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  8. Beautiful post ladies. I admire anyone that can come out on top of a bad situation like that. You are true heroes in my book.

    Marika
    maw1725@gmail.com

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  9. Saya, thank you so much for helping Kally with this labor of love.
    I'm one of the people that told Kally it might take me a year to get through "Nobody's Perfect" (due to triggers from my own past abuse) but I'm always looking for new coping strategies and an HEA or HFN.
    Kally, I'm so happy that you dedicated the book to Dane Christopher Sattler. I have the ultimate respect for all the people willing to put their lives on the line for others. They are all my heroes.
    rmwyer@shaw.ca

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    1. (blushing) Thank you, Becki. There's a lot of healing in this book - a whole lot. There are also a couple of scenes that will have you laughing up your sleeve. Enjoy!

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    2. Thanks, Becki! I saw your FB post flash by on my phone and see you gave up on Amazon. Just take it slowly and be sure to talk with those around you who understand and can support you as things come up that YOU thought you were done with. (Yeah, that's what happened to ME while writing it.) I mean, you go through therapy and you're leading a happy, successful live and WHAM.

      All that crap never goes away--but I know I learned some things while writing this book. (No, I'm not going to go find a Service Top to crack the whip on me. I'm not a masochist. ) But I did learn that it's probably time to take a few more baby steps toward healing, once I decompress from the book.

      Hugs, and take care of yourself!

      Kally

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  10. Congrats Kally, can't wait!! Come on Amazon!! Kally don't worry about the wait, I for one am glad you have taken the time to make this the book that it needs to be.
    I know it couldn't have been easy, so THANKS!!

    breeziedlee@gmail.com

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  11. Just wanted to swing by and say Hi and thanks to everyone who has put so much of themselves into this book. I love Kally and her books, and I know this is going to be another toughie to get through... but I'm ready! :-)

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  12. Wow. I am almost speechless. THANK YOU so much Saya for your post in this. You and. Kally and many, many others are survivors and I respect the heck out of everyone of you.

    KALLY, you are amazing. I can't even imagine how hard it was at times writing this. And I know you are wore right out. Thank you so much for all you do. I am so glad I found you and honored to call you friend. Even if its through the Internet world
    mkm_hill@hotmail.com

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  13. Thanks for the explanation on a Cathartic whipping. This is a very informative post. And thank you to all that helped Kally finally achieve the completion of this book.

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  14. I am so looking forward to finally reading this book. I know that it going be really hard as I struggled through their the part in each book they where in together as it is so close to home for me. Each of the books has great meaning for me and lo've them all. Thank you Kelly for writing this series for us and can't wait for the rest.

    Kmkielty@gmail.com

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    1. See my advice elsewhere and just take your time. But know that a very happy ending awaits you. That's why I only read Romance. I know they will go through hell, but come out happy in the end. Unfortunately, you had to wait a YEAR for this happy ending, if you bought Masters at Arms in August or September 2011 when it first came out. I really wasn't being a tease or sadistic, but I knew this would be the hardest one to write and I just made it the last one. (Well, it WAS the last one originally, then Luke, Grant, Patrick, and others started popping into my head.)

      All the best,

      Kally

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  15. I was up until 3am reading Nobodys perfect all I can say is wow I'm not done with the book yet but LOVING it so far!!! Must get back to the book thanks Kallypso Masters sooooooo worth the wait!!

    ca1siciliano@yahoo.com

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  16. I purchased by copy on Smashwords this morning. I cannot wait to get started. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Ekatarina Sayanova.

    Robin Womack
    robinwomack@comcast.net

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  17. I am already about 16 % into the book. I was so happy to find out I have Monday and Tuesday off work so I can read. This book has already hit me a little and will continue I am sure until I am done. I had to warn my hubby so he'd be prepared if I am a little off for a little while after reading this. Thank you to Kally and all her helpers for putting so much of themselves into this book.

    blonde_mama_t@me.com

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    1. Cuddling, Debbie, if you like that. Savi does. I think she could take or leave the SM, but she loves her aftercare. I'm glad you shared that with a loved one, too. GOOD GIRL! (Hope that wasn't a trigger.) Anyway, thanks for sharing that reminder. My poor hubby will be glad to have me back, I know. Probably won't be for another week or so as I decompress, but at least I still got to cuddle during the writing of the book.

      Take care, everyone! Be gentle with yourselves. Take breaks when you need them!

      You're NOT getting another book for a long time, so savor it. LOL (And I'm NOT saying when the next book will come out until after it's out! LOL

      Kally

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  18. Thanks, everyone. Okay, now *I* need tissues. So many of us have been touched by abuse, either directly or loved ones. I hope you find healing and hope in the pages of this book. I know I have.

    I have an Author's Note before the Prologue with links to some sites where survivors and their loved ones can find help if the book stirs up feelings they can't deal with. As I said in that same note, be sure you have supportive people around you, too, while you read, if you think you might have triggers or just want to open up about something you've kept hidden from everyone for so long. I vowed not to continue to be silent about this way back in the 80s when I was part of a local survivor group called Breaking Silence. But the heartbreaking stories I hear from readers make it clear we are NOT alone. But we ARE survivors!

    And to all who suffer from or have a loved one suffering from combat PTSD, go to the Wounded Warriors Project or some other group that can offer support and guidance to learn to get through it. One reader shared with me on Facebook last month that her 2-year-old walked into the room where her husband was about to take his own life. It was the wake-up call that got him to reach out and he's now out of the hospital and doing well with medication and counseling. Think of the loved ones, like Sue Sattler above, who will be left hurting for the rest of their lives without you in theirs.

    I don't offer a rose-colored look at survival of either of these types of PTSD in this book, but hope the message of reaching out, accepting love, and working together one step at a time resonates with readers.

    {{{hugs}}}

    Kally

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  19. Hubby informed me I couldn't buy anything till Thursday..... so BUMMED!! but as soon as he gives me the go ahead it will be MINE !!!!! I hate having to wait but kally after reading your rescue series I know the wait will be worth it!!! Thank you again for writing AWESOME books!!!

    angelalove@uwmail.com

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    1. Look at the positive side. I should have a cleaner version up by then. :) Not cleaner in THAT way, although this one isn't like the others for heat level. But there are some steamy moments--and the bedroom humor, OMG, I love bedroom humor (even if it's not in the bedroom). :)

      But if you can't wait, tell him it's only $3.99 and you'll give up a latte or Egg McMuffin or something. :)

      Kally

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  20. I'm still waiting on Amazon but I know it's going to be worth the wait.
    Kally, you are an amazing author!

    stephanie.garner@att.net

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    1. Aren't we ALL? Heck, it's on Barnes & Noble already!

      Kally

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  21. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing that great post. You are amazing.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  22. NOOK readers: Nobody's Perfect is at BARNES & NOBLE. (Unheard of that they would get it before Amazon. Unbelievable. Guess I need to see what's up over there, but they haven't sent me any messages about errors.)

    For Barnes & Noble, go to http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nobodys-perfect-kallypso-masters/1112926889?ean=2940015707168

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  23. While I patiently (LOL) wait for Amazon to releasetheeffingbook, I thought I'd hit the blog tour. Ekatarina that was just beautifully written. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Kally ..... you know I pestered you, but completely out of love! LOL

    Tracy
    tracy1970 at comcast dot net

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    1. oh, and I use the comcast account but I have to sign in under the google account. Either email works.

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    2. Thanks for showing the love, Tracy! Mwah!

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  24. Thanks so much, Saya, for a wonderfully written article. I know what you mean about being able to see these characters in your mind's eye and to feel their pain. They have all become so real to me!

    And Kally, thanks so much to you, for bringing these amazing and beautiful characters to life for us all! I know I'm going to be all teary-eyed for the next several days, and sleep-deprived as well (Job? What job?) but it will be well worth it!

    syltim@aol.com

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  25. Saya, thank you for sharing it was beautifully said. I could not agree more about Kally's writing, she really pulls you in emotionally.

    Donna

    donna.godin@hotmail.com

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  26. I love love LOVE these books! There are some authors that can create stories, characters and scenes that stick with me and have me thinking about them long after I have finished the book. Kally is definitely one of those authors for me. The depth and truth of her characters and their stories along with humour and of course the hot hot heat makes her one of my favourite authors.
    kitcat76(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I have been patiently (okay, not-so-patiently) waiting for this next book. Thank you Saya for writing your story. Glad you found a new friend in Kally. :)

    My husband is a disabled veteran and I am blessed to have him in my life, even with all his health and mental issues. These books hold a very dear place in my heart because of the Masters and the challenges they face and their bond together as veterans. I was never a victim of abuse but feel strongly about supporting and helping those who were. I think this book will be an emotional challenge, but one that I am looking forward to facing. One of my favorite things about Kally's writing is her ability to capture emotions and relay them in a way the reader actually feels it too.

    I am not a member of the BDSM community, nor part of the lifestyle but I am drawn to these books because of the level of respect and honesty between those who partake. I love the up front, no head games approach to sex where the expectations and limitations are out in the open. I'm also drawn to the acceptance of everyone, no matter their desire or kink. And it is a plus that they have a strong storyline with a HEA ending. :)

    Congrats, Kally! I'm almost as excited for you releasing this book as I am for me finally being able to read it.

    Heather E.
    hregtvedt@aol.com

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  28. I am also another reader waiting for Amazon to release it! I have been waiting for this story and am so glad that it is finally available and glad that everyone involved in its conception is so pleased with it! Kallypso Masters knows how to draw us readers in and take us on an emotional roller coaster! I love that in a story and author!! Thank you so much!

    Susan

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  29. I am so excited to read this! I just purchased Nobody's Perfect for Nook. Savi and Damian's story has been pulling at my heart strings since I first read about them in Masters at Arms, and then REALLY been wanting to read their story since Nobody's Hero. AND NOW IT'S HERE! YEY! LOVE your writing Kallypso!

    Lana
    Lkay4383@yahoo.com

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  30. Congrats in the release of Nobodys Perfect. Yeaa!!!!New book to keep me company and my mind busy..(my therapy)<3.
    To Ekaterina thx for.sharing....woww...

    teresa
    princesa.boricua@hotmail.com

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  31. YEAH...it's finally here! Congrats on it's release, Kally. I'm so glad you took the extra time you needed to make the book the very best it could be...I can't wait to get my hands on it...I KNOW it's gonna be a GREAT read!! Thx so much for making the release such a special event for all of your fans/readers. The prizes/giveaways are FAB...but the release of Nobody's Perfect is the BIG WIN here...honestly!! I pass along a hug from my heart to yours...and all those that helped you get through your journey to complete this important masterpiece of the series. Kudo's my friend!! Please keep 'em coming (lol!). :)

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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  32. Congrats on the release. I know so many people worked so hard and gave so much of themselves for this to finally happen! I'll admit I downloaded it ASAP from Smashwords, but I haven't started it yet. I know I will need to be alone to really read this book!
    Lisa
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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  33. Thank you for your insight and emotions about this book. I can't wait for it actually to show up on Amazon.
    Femaleelectricain@Yahoo.com

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  34. I can't wait to start reading the new book. I know that I will be kicking myself for wanting to read it so fast. Your books are such an addiction. :)

    karenj67@tampabay.rr.com

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  35. I am looking forward to this one!!!

    ~Summer
    summer_rose10@yahoo.com

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  36. Thanks for much for having Kally featured on your blog. I was so sad the book did not get posted on Amazon last night. Slept all day today, and off to work soon. Going to see if it is available now. Will make for a much better night at work if it is.
    kim
    starsia_70@yahoo.com

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  37. I just started read it this morning and now I want to skip to Chapter 11! I loved Reluctant Dom too...cried like a baby. Thanks for the heads up. I'll get my tissues ready!

    ashcpharmd@gmail.com

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  38. woohoo congrats on your release. This series is awesome. Can't wait until it's available on amazon. Love your writing style and the way you draw us into your stories.

    shellya121(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Can't wait Kally to read this MUCH ANTICIPATED book! YOUR AWESOME!!!!

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  40. Thanks for sharing your story.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself! Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  42. Congratulations, Kally, on the new release.

    Thanks so much for the very informative post.

    Lori Z.

    knitrix29 at gmail dot com

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  43. Congrats on the release. Its my next read. Your books have really touched me and I love them.

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  44. I have got to finish the book I am reading so I can start this one!!! Congrats on the release and I hope that the next one is no where near as hard on you. I do hope that you are taking a few days to just relax and enjoy the release, but I know that you are working hard on fixing whatever little problems you find.
    Congrats again on the release!
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. You know me well! But Saya took it off my hands for a couple days so I could get all the release stuff done (updating sites, responding to messages, enjoying these comments, and more). Even had lunch with hubby! And tomorrow I'll spend time with the kids. Then tomorrow night, I'll work on the reading and all day Wednesday. You know, I haven't read this book through yet. Couldn't do it myself, until I knew I had a happy ending, which I worked on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. LOL So I'm looking forward to reading it--and will try not to focus on the typos, but rather the characters and the story. I'm really proud of the effort and thankful to all who helped me get it to you, not the least of which is Saya!

      Kally

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  45. I hope to feel those emotions...the laughing, crying, screaming...that's when I know I'm reading a good book!

    Eva
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  46. I wish I could post on everyone's comments--but it's almost 3 a.m. and I'm braindead. :)

    For buylinks to Amazon (it's there--but not showing up in the search engine yet), Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords, go to the Nobody's Perfect page on my Web site and scroll down to the bottom of the page. http://www.kallypsomasters.com/books/nobodys-perfect

    For a quick link to Amazon, the book is at: http://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Perfect-Rescue-Me-ebook/dp/B009CCWZPU

    Thanks, everyone!

    Kally

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  47. Wow! Amazing post. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  48. That was a very powerful post. I had been reading on Kally's blog that you've been helping her. I downloaded the book late last night and can't wait to read it.

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

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  49. LOVE LOVE LOVE HER BOOKS!!!!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT :)

    Melanie J

    mpashon at hotmail dot com

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  51. I started it yesterday and finished it at work today (Bad Tara). It was well worth the wait

    ttbug0214@gmail.com

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  52. Bought it right as it came on-line (after waiting......!) but waiting to read it as I re-read the others. Just finishing #3 so will start #4 tomorrow. Looking forward to Savi and Damian finally getting their hea?

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  53. Thank you for the book- you put your heart and soul into it. I can't wait to read it. You are super talented,and have that special gift of writing.
    suzyrph@charter.net

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  54. Congrats on the new release! I bought it as soon as I could from Amazon but I'm not going to start it until the weekend because there will be no way to work and read it at the same time.

    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  55. Kally thank you so much for writing this book! For bring us readers characters and story that make us feel that we are a [part of the characters live but also showing us the beauty of love, hope and putting your trust in someone special.

    Also thank you Saya for sharing your experience with us all. Both and you Kally brought tears to my eyes with your heartfelt words.

    Hugs to you two!
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  56. Wow! How incredible you both are. Thank you for opening up to us & sharing your stories. I have just started reading Nobody's Perfect & love it so far. Congrats Kally on all your success! You are an amazing author! ((Hugs))

    -Selena
    redzsm@yahoo.com

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  57. I just wanted to say, THANK YOU!! The series has touched my heart as well as upset me. I have a crush on Adam, and warmed to Damian. Sadism is not my thing lol.... I stayed awake for the 12 a.m. Smashword release and because of work finished Nobody's Perfect today. Now bring back Marc and Angie so I can know what happened in Aspen and why she didn't smack Melissa. As well as what was discussed in the bar. I am so intrigued and bratty. I can see how writing this book was so emotional. I cried and laughed, my neighbors may have thought I had company or was watching a movie how I was reacting. I will do mg reread of it tomorrow but start from Masters of Arms on October 1. Thanks for creating a special place for me to escape to.

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  58. Loved this series! I hope you have fun on your tour Kally!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. This is really cool what your doing guys. Love your books Kally

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  60. I, like all of Kally's fans, have been waiting patiently for this one to come out. I waited for it to show on Amazon and immediately got it. Now that I have started it, half of me wants to read slowly so that I can savor it and the other half wants to rush through it to get to the happy part. I commend her for being able to write something that is extremely emotionally close to home. I don't think that I would have had what it takes.
    Thank you for the amazing post and sharing your own story with us.
    I love these characters and feel like they are friends. Congrats on the new release!
    trb0917 at gmail.com

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  61. Congrats on a much anticipated release! Wonderful post as well, looking forward to reading this!
    lfacchini(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com

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  62. I'm so looking forward to reading this book Kally. I have my box of tissues at the ready. Now all I need is the end of the work week!

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  63. I don't mind emotionally wrenching books as long as there's a happy, at least for now, ending.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  64. This sounds interesting! Haven't read the series, but going to download the first one now.

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

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  65. I can hardly believe I stumbled over the free Rescue Me and found a new favorite author! I've read voraciously for 40 years and don't believe I've ever read characters do real they came to life like these. I felt sure just from Rescue Me that the author had to have suffered something similar herself as a child, and being able to share this incredibly realistic "fiction" is truly an honor and honors survivors everywhere.
    Laurabrba(at)aol(dot)com

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  66. Love this and can´t wait for a chance to read for myself =)
    Happy Saturday!
    //Linda

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