Ratchet, centered around the characters from the Deviations Series, is one of several stories in this kinky collection focusing on handcuffs. Dominant, Tobias Vincent loves surprises, as long as he isn't on the receiving end. His submissive, Noah Dolan, arrives home to find his Master waiting for him and ready to play. Co-authored with Chris Owen.

"Want a little bondage? Then handcuffs are for you. This toy box is all about what happens when a bunch of hot boys tie it up with a pair of cuffs.

Ratchet from Jodi Payne and Chris Owen features the boys from the Deviations series, Tobias and Noah. Tobias is ready to play. Will Noah be ready when he comes home?

In Technique, by James Buchanan, Nicholas and Brandon from Cheating Chance decide to give the regulation cuffs a try, with melting hot results.

And in The Dare, by Lorne Rodman, the boys from Bullriders are back, proving that not everyone is fit to be tied.

Familiar characters, hot loving. That's the key to these hot stories."


Tobias let himself into Noah's apartment and made sure he locked the door behind him. It was already past four and there were a few things he wanted to do before Noah got home from work; plus, an unlocked door would let Noah know that he was there, and that just wasn't right.

Tobias loved surprises, if he was the one setting them up. He wasn't so fond of being on the receiving end. That, he figured, was one of the essential reasons why he was a Dom and not a sub; it all came down to control and who was in charge.

He walked through the silent apartment and went to Noah's room, double checking that Noah's supply of lube was handy. At his own home, and out at his farm, there was never any question. But this was Noah's space, and Tobias wasn't as strict about such things in places he didn't own and manage for himself.

Assured that everything from that angle was taken care of, he went back to the living room, took off his coat and draped it over a chair, leaving his shoes there as well. Then he sat on the couch and waited, his fingers twitching. It was, he hoped, the only outward sign of his mood.

He hadn't seen Noah in three days, and it was more than time to work off a little excess energy. Tobias tended to get twitchy if he was without his submissive for too long.

Noah got off work at four o'clock. Tobias assumed that Noah took public transportation home, the subway or a city bus, but it occurred to him that he'd never asked. Four-fifteen went by, four-twenty; by four twenty-five he was pacing and looking out the window, as if that might bring Noah home faster.

The sound of keys jangling in the hall rallied him again and he hurried back to the couch and took his seat, draping one arm across the back and casually crossing his legs. He heard the deadbolt slide free and then the scrape and click of Noah's key in the door before the door itself opened. Noah stepped in and tugged the key free of the door before closing it, his hat in one hand and his coat hanging open on his shoulders.

"Freeze," Tobias said quietly, not moving. "Take off the coat, set the hat down. Then come here."