Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Night Date with Rafe from the Condemned Series

Hi, guys and welcome to a new blog feature called Friday Night Date! This feature will be hosted every other Friday, here on In My Secret -Book- World were I will be interviewing one of our most loved book boyfriends.

This Friday, my guest is none other than Rafe from the Condemned series by Gemma James. Rafe is one of the darkest characters I've ever read about and one that can turn everyone on in a mere second. Needles to say, this date is rated R. We were both very blunt, and Rafe was very honest in his answers and didn't hold back, which was greatly appreciated. Check it out below!

Me: Hello, Rafe, and welcome to my humble blog! I'm so happy you could join me on this evening and I can't wait to get to know more about you,  so let's get to know each other!

Me: Describe yourself in five words. 

Rafe: Fierce, deviant, bad-tempered, sexual, and apparently, forgetful. 

Me: We know you’ve been wrongfully punished for something you didn't do, but do you think that the life Alex had is her punishment, that it's nature way of giving her what she deserved? 

Rafe: I know she feels that way, but I don’t. I think she deserves the world, and as far as I’m concerned, I’m the only one who should get to dole out the punishment. Problem is, she likes it a little too much. 

Me: If you could go back in time, what's the one thing you wouldn't/would do?

Rafe: I wouldn’t have held back with Alex when she was a teenager. Maybe if I’d given in, she would have told me what was going on.

Me: What was your childhood like? Did you ever have an imaginary friend?

Rafe: No imaginary friend. Other than my mom leaving when I was young, I had a good childhood. Dad was good to me and Adam. We have good memories on that island.

Me: Moving on to a less serious side, tell us about a guilty pleasure you have. 

Rafe: I have many guilty pleasures. The guiltiest is this undeniable urge to choke and punish. I like sex, and I like it rough and on my terms.

*Grrr, getting the shiver, you too guys?*

Me: I would ask you to tell us about a naughty fantasy, but I think we all know you've tried them all out with Alex, so why don't you tell us what's the biggest turn on for you is? 

Rafe: Knowing I have complete control. When I wrap my hands around Alex’s neck, that is fucking nirvana. 

*I warned you, guys.* *It gonna get hotter*

Me: I know everybody else’s had them, but I can't imagine you having an awkward sexual moment, am I right?

Rafe: I’m human, so I’ve had those moments. Showing the more deviant side of myself to Nikki all those years ago wasn’t easy. We had more than a few awkward I-can’t-believe-I’m-doing-this moments, but we also had a lot of fun.

*This makes me feel strangely happy. Hmm, wonder why? ;P*

Me: What's one thing women do that turns you off?

Rafe: Lying. I don’t like lying. Can’t stand it when Alex tries to hurt herself either. That just pisses me off…which usually leads to me being turned on in a roundabout way because I make her pay for her bouts with self-destruction.

*Hot, I tell ya*

Me: And if you could be a woman for one day, what would you do?

Rafe: Probably freak the fuck out. 

Me: If I looked inside your refrigerator what would I find?

Rafe: Nothing fancy. Eggs, cheese, meat, vegetables, milk…Jax’s beer.

Me: What is the worst thing somebody walked in on you doing?

Rafe: I’m pretty shameless. I’ve jacked off and had sex in front of people many times. 

*No, I'm not blushing*

Me: Tell me what's a perfect day in your life like.

Rafe: Haven’t had a perfect day yet. Someday, Alex and I might have one together. 

Me: We're at the end of the first part of our date! Before we move on to the more fun part, the quickies, you have the chance to ask me one question, so use it wisely! 

Rafe: What's your favorite sexual fantasy?

Me: Hmm, well, it involves you, some whips and very little clothing. 

*Ok, FINE! I am blushing.*

Me: If you have some strength left, let's have a quickie!
Boxers or briefs? 


Chains or whips?

Both…though a certain group of fuckers ruined chains for me. I’ll still use them though.

Cars or women?


Pop or rock? 


Football or soccer? 

Neither. I’m into fighting. 

Blond or brunette? 


NYC or LA? 

Don’t like big cities.

Boobs or butt? 

Ass. Definitely ass.

Leather or lace? 

Never thought about it before. I guess lace. I can see Alex in lace.

Chicken or steak? 


Tub or shower? 

Depends on whether or not I’m torturing Alex. If I need to remind her of her place, she finds her ass in the tub, usually with her head between my legs.

Me: Our time is up! I hope you had a great time, because I know I did! Thanks again, Rafe.

Rafe: Thanks for the date, sweetheart. ;)
I’d better get back and spank the jealousy out of Alex now.

*Is it bad that I'm actually happy I made Alex jealous? No, don't answer that*

For those of you who haven't met Rafe before or read the Condemned series, you can find my review of Torrent, the first book here and you can enter the giveaway below to win the books below.

About Torrent:
She sent an innocent man to prison. Now, eight years later, he's returning the favor... 

I’ve been obsessed with Rafe Mason since I was thirteen. The twisted part of this story is that I still want him, even now.

Now that he's holding me captive on an island.

Rafe has his reasons for doing what he's doing, and if I'm honest, I can't blame him. I’m the girl who sent him to prison for a heinous crime he didn't commit.

But now he's free and the tables have he's the one driven by obsession.

TORRENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part one of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read. Approximately 43,000 words.
About the Author:

Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Website


This giveaway will end July 30th and will have two winners. First winner will get to choose between a paperback copy of Torrent, international as long as The Book Depository ships to you, or kindle copies of all four books in the Condemned series, including a pre-order of Vagrant. Second winner will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card, also international. 

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For those who missed it, you can read my date with Josh from Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green here. You can find all previous Friday Night Dates here.

The winner of the previous giveaway is:

SJ. Fraihat

The winner has been emailed so check your email, please! You have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. 

Do you have a book boyfriend you just adore and would like to see featured here? Tweet, comment and write it on Facebook to let me know who you would love to have here next! But that's not all, you can also tell me what you would like to ask him, and I might just do it! All you have to do is use the hashtag #FridayNightDate and I will read your suggestion!


  1. Hmm. Maybe one of the BDB (Wrath or Butch, maybe Zsadist. You come up with great questions, I leave it up to you.

  2. OMG. I trully have no idea... I'm just sitting back and enyojing yours.

  3. Reyes from Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. I want to know his favorite food/snack!

    Betul E.