Readers - you have power! Did you know that? The original series was designed (in my head) to be a trilogy. But would you all let me stop at three books? Oh, no. Emails, Facebook posts, Insta comments - you all collectively convinced me to keep going. And, voila, books 4 & 5 were written. And did you know that many of you have been clamoring for more? Yep, you apparently want books about the other characters. Mm-hmm. What's gotten into you? Fine! I'm outlining those stories now. Y'all are greedy. LOL. And I love it! - Dani 4/23/2022
Books in the Bernadette Series
(Book Five in the Bernadette Series)
eBook ISBN: 978-1-953734-08-2
Bernadette Garneau, a beloved professor of mathematics, is a natural submissive. She likes structure and rules and finally found a way of life and a woman who would provide those things for her. The BDSM community she stumbled upon in Denton Heights, Ohio is where she found Rikki Carmichael, now her Dominant partner and her fiancée. Rikki is everything she’s dreamed of. Yes, Bernadette found the captain of her ship. With Rikki’s support and guidance, maybe other parts of her life can finally come together, too — like the respect she deserves but hasn’t gotten at the university. Why won’t anyone see that she deserves to teach those upper-level courses? And to move out of her closet of an office? What do they know that she does not?
Rikki Carmichael, the respected owner of Rikki’s Coffee Shop in town, has finally found the woman of her dreams in super-smart and super-real Bernadette Garneau. Bernadette is a submissive who instinctively knows how to take care of Rikki and accepts Rikki’s need to be in charge. Bernadette is the first submissive Rikki’s ever had that wasn’t solely out for her own gain. Once Rikki can climb out of the deep financial debt she’s found herself in, she will finally make their engagement to be married public.
Miscommunication, faulty assumptions, and unmet expectations threaten this union seemingly made in heaven. When life comes at them hard and fast, they must rely on their bond and their loving self-made family of friends.
(Book Four in the Bernadette Series)
eBook ISBN: 978-1-953734-03-7
Rikki Carmichael finally feels that deep D/s relationship she has been craving since her Aunt Tilda introduced her to the life. She embraced her Dominant side early on but finding a suitable submissive woman who wanted more than a quick roll in the dungeon proved elusive. That is until Professor Bernadette Garneau arrived on the scene. Now collared and committed to Rikki, will Bernadette prove to be different, or will she turn out like all the others—fickle and full of lies and deception?
And will this perfect sub stay with her when she realizes that Rikki’s ship is a sinking one? She’d almost lost the coffee shop she owns when creditors came knocking down her door en masse seeking payment for debts that weren’t hers. Rikki managed to keep her staff and most of her friends in the dark about it, but she has not been able to get out from under it. With high stakes all around, Rikki looks for the peace she is seeking within her relationship with Bernadette. If this one fails, then it may be time to leave the life entirely and go live in a cabin in the woods somewhere isolated. But buying a cabin takes money—money she just doesn’t have.
(Book Three in the Bernadette Series)
eBook ISBN: 978-1-953734-01-0
University professor, Dr. Bernadette Garneau, has fallen in love with the world of BDSM. She has a nascent interest in the pain to pleasure connection, but she has yet to find partners interested in nurturing the soul within her body that they play with. Admittedly, she’s had incredible sexual encounters with experienced Dommes, but all of them left her feeling cold for whatever reason. Most of them simply wanted a sadistic roll in the hay. Bernadette wants a strong Domme who will love and nurture her before flogging her on a St. Andrew’s cross and afterward when her body is spent.
One afternoon, she finally musters up the courage to venture out and meet some new friends in the BDSM community. In walks a tall, handsome butch woman with fantastic hair and a confident stride. When this woman asks Bernadette, “Are you collared,” Bernadette truthfully answers, “No,” and accepts a dinner invitation for that very evening. She is walking on stars when she gets home at 2 a.m. after an ethereal sexual liaison. On the one hand, she wonders who she is becoming - she’s never been this promiscuous. And on the other hand, she wonders if this strong butch woman could finally be the Domme of her dreams.
(Book Two in the Bernadette Series)
eBook ISBN: 978-1-953734-01-3
Dr. Bernadette Garneau’s universe is pushing her toward change. Her initial experiences with BDSM and Power Exchange have led to cravings that she doesn’t quite understand. A brief sexual exchange with an online Goddess unleashes an incredible pain to pleasure connection that she hadn’t understood until that encounter. But after sleeping on it, she clearly understands that this Goddess was never going to be the long-term relationship she was seeking. Disappointed, she wonders if she should just give up and move back to California to be closer to her family.
That is until she meets Mama_Luvs, an online Mommy Domme. The woman is nurturing yet stern from the start and is just … perfect. And then Mama_Luvs wants to meet. Starry-eyed Bernadette packs for a New Year’s Eve weekend hoping that this time she’s found the one - the one who wants to love and nurture her but who also wants to drape her over a couch and have her way with her.
(Book One in the Bernadette Series)
eBook ISBN 978-1-953734-00-6
Dr. Bernadette Garneau holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and is four months out of a four-year relationship. And even though Bernadette owns the house, for some reason she let her ex live there while she moved into a third-floor walk-up apartment. To top it all off, money has become tight since Jen is late on the rent. Again. If Bernadette could only find her voice and stand up for herself, she might find the peace she longs for.
One good thing about breaking up, though, is that Bernadette is free to explore her repressed sexual desires. Once she gets over her shyness about buying sex toys online, the buying begins. Then Bernadette discovers porn. She is embarrassed by the fact that she has a favorite porn star now. One of the videos she watches leads her to another about Dommes and submissives. Curious about what the words mean, Bernadette searches the internet and, with raised eyebrows, finds an intriguing website about kinks and fetishes. One made-up email address later and she is setting up a profile and perusing the kinks and fetishes of strangers from all around the world.
It only takes one message from a beautiful and powerful online Mistress and Bernadette is sucked into the world of BDSM. Mistress Ciara takes charge immediately and Bernadette is swept up in the heady power this stranger has over her. She wants more.
It isn’t until they meet in real life that Bernadette realizes that BDSM is not about getting tied up and whipped by some sex-crazed sadist without your permission. No, it is about consensual power exchange. It is all about trust and being able to let yourself go; something Bernadette hasn’t done since, well, ever.
Bernadette still can’t quite understand the hold Mistress Ciara has over her, but she likes it. A lot. She needs to find a way to keep Mistress Ciara in her life, but being such a newbie in the BDSM world, Bernadette fears she is not enough to hold such a powerful Mistress. She has gotten a taste of the life and she wants more. She. Needs. More.
This REVISED edition has an updated cover and some light editing done.