Monday, May 14, 2012

Kinky Kiss and Tell - Damián Orlando from Nobody's Perfect, by Kallypso Masters

Today we are interviewing Master Damián Orlando, the resident sadist at the Masters at Arms Club in Denver. He first came to the attention of readers in Masters at Arms, the debut book of Kallypso Masters, when he rescued young Savannah Gentry from two abusive sadists and he went on to become a battle-scarred Marine. Savi Baker, once Savannah, has come back into his life, along with a daughter, Marisol. We caught up with him earlier this year and here's what Master Damián had to say:

What is your favorite ice cream?
Chocolate with cinnamon sprinkled on it. My mama used to make it that way. We didn't have a lot of money for fancy things growing up, but she always made everything seem more special.

What is your favorite thing about Savi?
She's a wonderful, loving mother. She didn't have it easy as a single mom, either. If I'd known, I'd have been there for her. But she has some serious fucking trust issues and I don't know that she'd have let me near Marisol. Till now.

What does Savi do that's most annoying?
Keeps things from me. If we're going to have a relationship, especially in the lifestyle, she has to stop hiding her feelings from me. I have to know everything she's thinking and feeling so I know when I've hit a trigger and why. And that woman has a lot of triggers. Being with her is like walking through a fucking minefield sometimes.

How old were you when you lost your virginity?
Eighteen, with a chica I met after I got out of juvie. She was into some serious pain and humiliation shit, which was a big turnoff for me. (He laughs.) Okay, well, I'm still not into humiliating a chica, but with the right woman and for the right reasons, I can get into delivering some serious pain now. 

What is your favorite sexual talent of Savi's?
None of your business, no matter what you call this blog. Savi's a very private person, especially when it comes to her sexuality. That she's finally opening herself up to me is something too precious for me to exploit by talking about it with you. 

What is Savi's weirdest habit?
Again, I don't want to embarrass her, but it's a coping mechanism she sometimes reverts to when she gets really stressed out or feels the walls closing in around her. 

How did you meet?
Ahhh. (He smiles and looks away.) Well, we were both nineteen. I was working as a bus boy at a big-shot hotel in La Jolla in Southern California. She looked like a Barbie doll—only there was something sad in her eyes. Later…well, I found her in a dangerous situation and took care of her that night. We spent one perfect day together at my favorite beach near Laguna Beach. (His smile fades.) We lost track of each other for eight years. Ran into her a couple months ago when she was helping my niece get over a traumatic event. She's a great counselor to young abuse victims.

If there is something you could change about the first few weeks you knew Savi, what would it be?
Well, we really only knew each other little more than a day. If I'd known what was waiting for her in that Rancho mansion, I'd never have left her there that night with her sadistic father and his business partner. But she didn't let on what kind of hell she was living through. I didn't know any of that until recently, and am sure there's a lot more she hasn't told me—or that she doesn't even remember. 

What is your favorite movie?
I like a lot of different types of movies. Depends on my mood. A good action film can help relieve some tension (when I can't work out throwing my whip). The Fast and the Furious kind of reminds me of my adopted family with Adam, Marc, and Grant, three Marines I served with in Iraq. We have that kind of tight bond, too. Shooter is another one I can relate to, because I also was a Marine sniper. (He looks away, smiles, then looks back.) Now, don't get the wrong idea. I'm a sadist, after all. But Marisol and I recently watched The Lion King. I'd seen it before with my niece and nephew, but this time, I really connected with the strong message about family and self-acceptance in that movie. 

What is the craziest place you've had sex?
In a cave at Thousand Steps Beach, near Laguna Beach. That day with Savannah…Savi…eight years ago.

Which do you prefer? Coffee, tea, or ?
In the morning, black coffee. When I need energy later on in the day, I switch to Red Bull.

What addiction can you not live without?
The feeling of throwing a single-tail whip at a target. Nothing compares to landing the popper right where you intended and at the precise intensity you planned for the scene. The feeling is second only to hitting a target dead-on with my revolver or rifle. 

Describe your favorite pair of shoes.
My black leather harness motorcycle boots. 

What do you most fear?
Being unable to protect Savi and Marisol from danger. If anyone ever does anything to hurt them, I'll hunt them down and…as we Marines say, I'll get mine. But I'll do my damnedest to make sure no one gets that close. 

What would you like to come back as if you're reincarnated?
I'm a predator. Definitely a big cat, like a panther, cougar, that kind of thing. 

If your life were a book, what would you prefer the author not tell readers about you?
That I have a soft side when it comes to people I love. It would ruin my image. (He grins.)

Who, living or dead, would be your hero if you have one.
Adam Montague. My master sergeant straight-talked me at a very dark time in my life and kept me from taking a permanent solution to a temporary problem. In retrospect, I would say Marc D'Alessio also was a hero to me. He's the one who called Adam to that hospital bed to give me a wake-up call. There was a time when I wished Marc, my corpsman, had let me die on that rooftop in Iraq. But if he hadn't risked his own life for me, then I couldn't have been here last month when Savi and Marisol needed me. So, they're both heroes in my book. 

Nobody's Perfect (Rescue Me #4), Master Damián and Savi's story, will be released in late May.

The best way to learn more about Masters Damian, Adam, and Marc and their ladies is to read the introduction to the series. For a free download of Masters at Arms, go to Smashwords and use Coupon Code KH99Y (good through May 20, 2012).

One lucky commenter below will win a copy of a Rescue Me romance (winner's choice—past or future book in the series). Drawing will be done on/after May 20.

For more on Kally and the books in the Rescue Me series, check out her Web site: kallypsomasters.com.

And for quick buy links to each book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords, go to her blog at kallypsomasters.blogspot.com/p/books-by-kallypso-masters.html.

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33 comments:

  1. I have been following Kallypso since just after her Master At Arms was released and I cannot wait to read Damian and Savi's story :) Thanks for the interview I enjoyed getting to know more about Damian.

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Damian and Savi's story sounds like it will be amazing. Can't wait to read it. I love Kally's Master At Arms series.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  3. Sounds like a really good book. I like that he can admit to his sensitive side.

    jlshadden @ knology.net

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  4. This books sounds amazing! I would LOVE to read it. You said May 3, I hope that's a typo!

    mpashon at hotmail dot com

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  5. Oops--well, yeah, that's a major typo, Melanie. And now it doesn't even look like it will be anytime in May. This book has been the hardest of all to write--but I'm hoping now for a June release!

    Thanks, all!

    Kally

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  6. Oops again! Originally, this was going to run in April--I need to give you all a new coupon code! Please use coupon code KH99Y at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/80282 for your free download! Good through May 20!

    Kally

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  7. I love this series!! Have read all so far.

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  8. Great interview Master D!!!!

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  9. *sighs and swoons* I don't think I'll ever get enough of Master Damian.

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  10. I am so excited to see how this story plays out. These two are gonna burn up the pages. I love this series- glad the wait for the next book is almost over.

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  11. What a great interview with Damian! Kally's books are amazing and touching. I really look forward ( June? Really?) to finally peeling away the layers of this couple.
    Beth
    hotreaderbethy(at)hotmail.com

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  12. Thanks, Candice, for straightening out the code. (The blog is updated now for those who don't read the comments!) And thanks for the support of my books, you all! Love it! Yes, BW, I am confident it will be June. It's SOOOOO close, but there's just this one wall I have to break down. Then it should go smoothly after that.

    Kally

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  13. Great interview, can't wait for Nobody's Perfect!

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  14. Loved Masters at Arms and this interview with Damian. Their story is going to be amazing, looking forward to reading it! Glad he likes Shooter!
    lfacchini(at)tampabay.rr.com

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  15. I Picked up the Rescue me series and finished the first 3 books in 4 days... I should have went slower , since now it appears my wait went from sometime this month to sometime next month... Thats okay it is worth the wait. The story is so well written that I can reread the series again , only slower , while I wait.

    I have enjoyed getting to know all the characters . I find myself pulled into their lives and stories in a way that makes me feel I have made some new friends.

    I look forward to Master Damian and Savi's story, since I myself came from a less than easy childhood, and feel connections to them both. Both are survivors , and both are strong , with a desire to give back , despite whatever pitfalls life ever handed them. They are an excellent match, and it will be interesting to see how they both balance each other out.

    Enjoyed the interview and getting to know Master Damian better. He is a keeper and Savi and Marisol are blessed to have him in their corner.. a corner I would love to be in .

    I cannot wait to read their story Nobody's Perfect, I wish it was coming sooner, however all good things come to those who wait, as we have seen time and time again in the Rescue me series .

    Cindi
    Thiagirl1@gmail.com

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  16. This series is GREAT!!! I can not wait for Damian and Savi's story...she is going to be such a handful:)

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  17. Cannot wait for Damian and Savi's story to be published...he is so sexy!

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  18. Love! LOve! this series!

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  19. I can't wait for Damian and Savi's story. I know it is going to be a very emotional story and I will probably have to take breaks from reading it, but this will make it last longer :)
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  20. great interview, very endearing. It seems Damian can't keep that soft side hidden. I can't wait to get a hold of this book.

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  21. Just got Master of Arms last week...can't wait to read it!!! Loved Master Damien's interview.

    andieleah78@gmail.com

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  22. That was a great interview. I got Master of Arms and am dying to read the next three in the series! This just whet my appetite even more. Have a great day

    Ursula umavery@gmail.com

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  23. The Masters at Arms series is the best series ever! Every character is special and the storyline intertwines a lot. In other words, read the books in order!! I loved this interview with Damian. He may be a sadist but he doesn't fool me. I can feel his heart and soul and his everlasting love for Savi and Marisol. I can hardly wait for his book to be released and for the story to continue.

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  24. Just stopping by for the awesome interview. I can't wait for Damian and Savi's book!!!!!
    LATE MAY?!?!?!!?!?
    Francesca

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  25. Hi, Kally:
    Thanks for the interview. I'm in love with Damian - or maybe it's just his whip? The single-tail, sheesh! I'll leave the other one for Savi! I can't wait for his book to come out!
    All the best..see you in the pl-yr--m!
    xxoo
    MJB
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

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  26. Wow - book 4 is already ready to come out? I still need to finish the first two. I have them waiting to be read. This interview helps me push it up higher!

    lacrimsonfemme at gmail dot com

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  27. I've been hearing a lot about this series and I definitely want to read it. Thanks for the free download coupon.

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  28. As someone who went through a lot of childhood trauma, I'm really hoping for a happy ending for Savi.

    rmwyer@shaw.ca

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  29. Has the drawing been done yet??

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  30. Yes, has the drawing been done? I would LOVE THIS BOOK! I cannot wait for it!

    mpashon at hotmail dot com

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  31. Still no announcement of a winner?

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  32. We finally have a winner! Sorry guys for the delay.

    Congratulations to msmjb65. I have emailed you =)

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