Be My Guest On Tuesday: R.B. O’Brien, William Thorne and Rose’s Dark Awakening

tuesdayHello there, ladies and gents, I hope you have your air conditioning on and your fans ready because things are going to become HOT, HOT, HOT in here. He’s dark, he’s mysterious, he’s brooding and has often shown up in your fantasies. Please, welcome, the one, the only, WILLIAM THORNE, the leading man in R.B. O’Brien’s Thorne Series. She just published the finale of that emotional maelstrom, Thorne: Rose’s Dark Awakening so what better occasion than to invite him for a chat? Feel free to ask your questions to him in comments and he might answer… if he ‘s not too busy in the dungeon.

THORNE: Rose’s Dark Awakening



“In the small hours
we are unadorned
our psyche
in death
no more veiled intuition
we know who we truly are.” ~Sebastian Nox

At last, the highly-anticipated conclusion to William and Rose’s story is here!

When William Thorne meets the unassuming but beautiful Rose (Victoria) Wellington, he begins to unmask the true man he has buried for years under hired personal assistants and obsessive work behavior fighting the tobacco industry. But after another tragedy shakes him, all his demons resurface, awakened with ferocity. This time, he will leave Rose behind to protect her, and he will embrace the William that has kept him stable all these years.

With a confession about to go public in seeking atonement for his past deeds, deeds that very likely will land him in prison, William marvels at his Rose’s growth personally but saddens as she moves on in her love life and her career without him. He, too, tries to move on by hiring a beautiful, submissive personal assistant to fulfill all his salacious needs. Each time he sees Rose, his fight to stay away from the beauty becomes unbearable, but his impending future leaves little to change it.

The Thorne Series is a sensually erotic and deeply emotional story with twists that will make you go back to read from the very first page of the series all over again.

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Lilah: Welcome, William, I’m happy you took some time off fighting the tobacco industry and flogging pretty ladies so you’d come and talk to us. Make yourself at home, have a scotch from the bar. Hey, how about you indulge us in some product placement and tell us your favorite scotch brand?

William Thorne: Hahahaha. Thank you, Lilah E. Noir, and for Mandi Calder who was kind enough to organize this brunch. I understand y’all been working pretty hard to make this happen. Thank you to everyone who is taking time out of their busy lives to sit with me a bit for this half hour I will indulge a bit, sure, Lilah, with a bit of scotch. Why not? After all, this is R.B.’s special day. Sorry I’m using her account, as my internet was having a little trouble, but don’t worry. I won’t let her get her hands on this interview. That much is for sure. Heard you are familiar with my story as well,  Lilah E. Noir? So cheers and thank you for having me. I think before long, the tobacco industry will be struggling to stay afloat, quite frankly. Don’t get me going on that topic or you may never get me off it. The bastards. The flogging on the other hand….Mmmmm. Yes. That I wouldn’t mind discussing a bit more. But first, Jennifer has poured me my favorite single malt scotch, Glenmorangie, and though it is just 2:00 or so here in North Carolina. I will sip slowly. I like to. Sip. Slowly. And you? What is your poison? Anyone else care to share what they may be having? Mimosa? Tea?

Lilah: Just a little question, isn’t it too hot for whiskey? Or there is no such thing as too hot with you? R.B. O’Brien, stop trying to steal the spotlight away.

William Thorne:  Feisty, I see. I know how to fix that.


Lilah:  Your fans know all about your distant past and the recent events in your life but we know very little of what happened between then and now. Why don’t you give us a little insight? How did you get into kink and domination and most important, how did you become so amazing at it?

RoseDarkContractWilliam Thorne: Hmmm…Cutting right the chase I see. I like you! Any chance you know Katie? Amazing, you say? What makes you say that? That I would like to know. And will come back to that! But let’s just say, keeping my life in order, having control, being on top of things (ahem), I like that. I found out early on what I needed and found like-minded, willing participants and the rest, as they say, is history. Listening to a woman. Not always what she says. But listening to her body’s reactions. Finding out what makes her tick. Very difficult to do that without restraints. It’s the squirming. I can’t listen if I can’t have my way. And I get my way. Most times. It’s a form of communication in itself—the body’s reactions. Patience is another. And very clear expectations. I particularly like the begging. That. That may be the sweetest sound a man like me can hear. I know I’ve hit the right buttons then. And other sounds. Yes. A few others I quite enjoy. Rose makes the most beautiful sounds I think I’ve ever heard. Her breathy moans and the way I get her to whisper my name. It’s easy with a responsive woman. Very. But as you know. Rose is different. Sweet. More innocent than I’m used to. I’m not sure I deserve her. Hell. I know I don’t deserve her. So yes, Ms. Noir. Let me turn the tables while I pour a bit more drink. How do you define amazing? Perhaps you might share that. Does anyone else here agree with her?

Lilah: Cut to the chase is my motto, Mr. Thorne and something is telling me Katie and I would make great friends. That was exactly the answer I’d expect from someone like you. As for whether you deserve her… maybe she should make up her mind. Now, allow me to clarify what I mean by amazing. Females are often taught they should restrain so they’d be considered ladies or temptresses and even in this century many of us are still unfamiliar with our own sexuality. So, the ability to break these inhibitions, shatter them and leave the woman craving more and not thinking of the consequences, simply allowing herself to be – that’s not something any man can do. You said it, it takes psychology.

William Thorne: Smart too, I see. I very much like your answer. And yes. Katie is a fun one.


Lilah: That whole personal assistant business is intriguing as well. Does your best friend Jennifer have a Submissive Women in Search For A Job Database? How does she find those girls?

William Thorne:  Easily.  Trust me there. Many, many women to choose from. And Jennifer is meticulous. Rose was the only one I hadn’t thoroughly screened. Fuck. The dumbest thing I’ve ever done and the best. Life is funny that way, isn’t it? But Jennifer is the oldest and dearest friend I have. Maybe the only person I have trusted 100%. Hell. 110% actually. Smart as fuck. And we trust each other. And I don’t trust anyone. Not fully…well..until Rose. But then again. I don’t want to think about that. But Jennifer. Jennifer knows what I need. I know what I need. And she has her places to look. Discreetly. Carefully. If you’re interested, PM me. I might be willing to tell you more. But I know many here probably struggle with the trust issue. Am I right? I am no different.

Lilah: Trust is not an easy thing to acquire and it’s a great thing that Jennifer knows how to pick the best ones for you. What our audience is wondering about, though… will you need her services anymore? Let’s leave them to squirm, what do you think?

William Thorne: I can not divulge that.

Lilah: So, you’re an expert on teasing and driving a woman out of her mind with orgasm denial. Tell us something about your MO? Just a little hint on what you do to get in a girl’s mind?

RoseDarkSecretWilliam Thorne: Hahaha. You really are feisty. Expert, huh? What makes you say so, Ms. Noir? Not every woman loves orgasm denial. I prefer orgasm delay. But denial has its benefits. Very. Strong. Benefits. It’s the duality of a submissive whose kink is that. As I said, not everyone likes that. I like that. And I like my women to like it and hate it at the same time. The masochist. Such a fun dichotomy! It’s that pleasure found in the pain that excites me most (because it excites them most as well). That I am in control of it. Watching a woman lose control. Give in. Accept who she is. It’s a thrill. Add in love and fuck! It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It makes it real. Deeper. Pushing limits while the completely safe. It’s allowing a woman to live on the edge but knowing she will be caught. And held tightly. She can be 100% herself. No judgments. The mind is where it starts. The deeper into the mind, into a woman’s psyche, learning her body, her desires, her needs, the deeper the bond. The deeper it is, period. It’s trust in its highest form. And I didn’t think it existed. Not until Rose. I never knew it could be complete. Whole. Jesus. I sound like a sap. Next question.

Lilah: I think you know where the answer is, William, and there is nothing wrong with being a sap every now and then. You might as well allow yourself the same freedom you give to the ladies. Not every woman is the same but you sure sound like you are interested in what makes her unique.

William Thorne: Perhaps. Yes.


Lilah: Favorite toy out of your playroom? Except the personal assistant, of course.

William Thorne: For me its restraints. Rope. Handcuffs. But really. Not toys. Fingers and tongue and mouth are my favorite “toys.” I’m not a religious man, but sometimes that female form makes me believe. Nothing more tantalizing. Feathers are fun too for ticklish women. Shit? Did you say one? A command can even be a toy. An order is enough. If I tell a woman to be still, she damn well better be. Perhaps my voice is my toy? How about you, Ms. Noir? Which of my toys did you most enjoy reading about?

Lilah: I sure enjoyed reading of your skills with rope as that is my preferred method of restraint. Though like you said, your best tools might be your voice and authority. They sure worked miracles on Rose. What advise would you give to a newbie Dom?

William Thorne: Every relationship and person is different. I don’t call myself an expert. I don’t particularly like who I am. Maybe that’s changing. Maybe Rose has changed that for me…maybe not. But no. The advice I have is to face your past. Take responsibility. I hadn’t for a long time. I’m fixing that. But no. I’m no Dom that gives advice. I am far too imperfect for such a thing.

Lilah: Well, William, thank you so much for joining us today and having a drink with us while discussing the conditions of human nature and sexuality. Now, don’t think we’re through with you! It’s time for our audience to ask their questions. Everyone, please, Mr. Thorne is yours… (though we all suspect he’s already taken.)

If you haven’t read the series yet, there is no time like the present to do it. You can also check out R.B. O’Brien’s interview from last year.



THORNE: Rose’s Dark Contract


Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven…the primrose path—Shakespeare

William Thorne is a powerful man with dark needs and a troubled past who doesn’t have the time nor the desire for romantic relationships or notions.

Through meticulous planning and iron-clad contracts, Thorne has managed to maintain a modicum of balance, control, and happiness by employing personal assistants to aid him in all aspects of his professional and personal life.

Sex with no strings attached. Obedience without questions. An arrangement of mutual benefit. No mess. No love. No expectations. Nothing beyond a signed contract.

But when Thorne meets recent music grad, Victoria Rose, the shy and beautiful down-on-her-luck waitress, obsession replaces his carefully constructed thinking. He becomes so fixated on having her, without a full understanding of who she is, that he rushes her contract, making mistake after mistake before the ink even dries. His once neat and controlled existence becomes blurred and smudged.

Can the mistakes he makes be erased from Rose’s dark contract? Or will the damage leave an indelible mark that nobody could have seen coming?

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THORNE: Rose’s Dark Secret


“You will always be a monster – there is no turning back from it. But what kind of monster you become is entirely up to you.” ― Julie Kagawa, The Eternity Cure

The angsty story of the beautiful and submissive Rose and the dominant and sadistic Thorne continues in this second installment as William Thorne convinces himself to move on from this seemingly doomed relationship. He fights his urge to be with Rose at every turn and is determined to put her behind him in search of a new personal assistant to fulfill his every salacious need.

Obsessed with confessing the secrets of his own marred past, William desperately grasps for the balance that once kept him grounded. He yearns for the controlled way of life that satisfied him professionally, personally, and sexually long before the arrival of Rose.

But when an unforeseeable event occurs, everything William Thorne has vowed to do is again thrown into disharmony. Rose and William teeter precariously to amend their dark secrets. Will they continue to stumble and fall or can the light of love show them both happiness?

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