Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Character Profile: Justin Merchant

Yesterday I submitted Chapter 10 of Consequences, so that should be out in a couple of days, and I'm working on another stand-alone story. This one will be going into the Erotic couples category or possibly romance, I haven't decided yet... have to see how it plays out. It's based on a reader's request about a couple that finds themselves locked in a closet at a dry cleaner's after being robbed.  So far I'm having fun with it.

Anyway, finally (as promised), a character profile!

Name: Justin Merchant
Age: 29 years old
Hair: dark brown hair
Eyes: dark brown
Body shape: 6'2", muscular and athletic

Favorite color: dark green
Favorite drink: gin and tonic
Favorite animal: dogs
Favorite movie: Hudson Hawk

Hometown: suburb of Maryland
College: Elon University
Workplace: Social and Internet Media Manager at Boyds & Co in downtown Washington DC

Justin's hobbies include camping, fishing, sailing, hiking and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors. He likes to go to weekend retreats and week long camps that teach survival techniques in the wilderness (how to build shelter, scrounge for food, make flint weapon heads, etc.).  His best friend is Chris O'Neal.

Growing up Justin went camping often with his parents, Dennis and Lenore.  Unfortunately Dennis passed away from a heart attack when Justin was 15 which ended the camping trips for Lenore, but Justin never lost his love of the outdoors.  He does his best to help take care of his mother, although she's an independent matriarch.  While he can't be described as a Momma's boy, Lenore is the only person who can successfully boss Justin around 100% of the time.

BDSM has always been a fairly large part of Justin's life, he realized his interest early and Chris ended up coming along for the ride. They were also friends with Priscilla, who founded the Venus School of Sex and so ended up instructing there.  Stronghold is the club that they frequent on weekends and where they see their other good friends.

While Justin is a strong dominant he's not a particularly demanding one and doesn't practice high protocol or have a formal dominant/submissive relationship outside the bedroom.  He and Chris have shared women in the past for threesomes, although not relationships.  However they now have an interest in the same woman, Jessica Swift, and Justin doesn't want to risk his friendship but he really wants to be with Jessica, who seems perfect for both him and Chris. There may only be one way to solve this conundrum!


  1. I really like Justin better than Chris...

    1. I won't lie, I do too... LOL. But Chris is growing on me. In Venus Aspiring I've been finding that he has had kind of a rough life.

  2. Excellent! Thank you!! :)