Finding the new norm

We lost our Great Dane a short time ago. He was my constant companion and I’m still devastated. We’re spending a ton of time with our one remaining pup, Duncan. He’s actually my son’s dog, but my son has moved on and Duncan is still here, so…

Duncan misses his big brother. He’s a corgi mix and loved to live underneath my Great Dane. I used to call them my high-boy and my low-boy. They were quite a pair.

We’re all adjusting. I’m throwing myself into training Duncan and writing. Since I regained the rights to my Master’s Touch series, I’ve been working on restoring them to the way I had wanted them. The first two are out – The One and Only and All Grown Up. I’m working on His To Own.

My soon to be son-in-law created the book covers. I love the design. He does such great work. If you’re in the market for web design, help with your brand or anything like that – check out his website at katz-concepts.com or shoot him an email at ryan@katz-concepts.com IMG-20180602-WA0000

Once I’ve got His to Own finished, I’m going to start on a new project – Tyler Jones’s story. He first appeared in The One and Only and made a brief appearance in All Grown Up. He’s a police officer just beginning to explore the lifestyle. He meets his honey at the new member orientation for Cat Tails, an exclusive BDSM club. As they go through the classes together, their relationship builds. She’s a complicated lady, a good friend, but pretty naive. She trusts when she shouldn’t and definitely needs a lesson or two in enemy recognition. I’m excited to start writing!

When reality starts weighing too heavily on me, I always escape to a world of my own. It gives me time to find a way to deal with everything. Thankfully, my Love understands and encourages me.

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Desired Discipline

I often receive questions from my readers about the toys I write about. Most often, they want to know where they can buy them. Some have suggested I should start my own line of toys.

Fast forward to my friend’s bridal shower and my bratty personality. I decided to make her a naughty basket. I had a ball putting it together. I based it off of one of her favorite books of mine, Bondage Seduction. bondageseduction_800 I included a purple flogger, nipple nooses, clothespins, blindfold and feather.

It was so much fun, I decided to take the plunge and open a naughty store on Etsy. I’m still adding to the line, but if you’re curious please check it out. Just click on the hyperlink. Sales are pretty good for only being open a week. Who knew there were so many naughty people out there?

Talk About a Crazy Morning

I received the cover for All Grown Up, the second book in the Master’s Touch series.

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I also received the cover for my second paperback, Desired Discipline Volume II, which includes both Bondage Wedding and Bondage Seduction.

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Please let me know what you think.

Of course, the topper is the USA Today feature. I’m still having trouble believing that’s real. 🙂 If you have a moment please click here to check it out.

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Just about ready

My husband and I read through each manuscript aloud from start to finish, before I send it to the publisher. As you can imagine, it takes a bit of time and privacy. Reading the books in front of our kids, though they are adults, would be too gross to consider. Thankfully, our son lives with his headphones on while he is writing and his deadline is fast approaching.

So many things came up during the writing of All Grown Up, I was beginning to fear it would never been completed, though I’ve enjoyed writing it.The characters are fun and engaging. I will be a bit sad to say goodbye to them.

Luckily, I have one more story in this series to write so I’ll be able to visit a bit more with them in the third book. Brett and Alexis, the main characters in book three of the Master’s Touch series, are becoming very demanding. They’ve been interrupting my dreams at night and invading my showers with their story. Unfortunately, we still have to finish reading through All Grown Up, then address the content edits for Bondage Seduction before I can begin on their book. They will have to be patient a bit longer.

Bondage Seduction and Monster

It’s been a great day for my family. My son’s publisher gave him the release dates for his second book, Monster. It will be out May 16th.  While bouncing around like idiots with him, my phone dings. My editor said she loved Bondage Seduction and she sent me the paperwork to start the publication process on it.

Bondage Seduction is the fourth book in the Desired Discipline series. It was a tough one for me to write. The male lead, Ted, wasn’t talking to me for a large chunk of the story. He didn’t want a relationship and he fought it every step of the way.

Meri, the female lead, fell hard and fast. Knowing the attraction was mutual, she refused to give up. Smart girl.

This was also a book I wrote without much input from my husband. His work has been consuming his time lately.While we were in NY, he did read the final product and helped me edit it enough to submit to the publisher. I was relieved when he liked it and was hopeful that the publisher would as well. Getting confirmation that it is, in fact, good is as much a relief as it is exciting.

Now to get All Grown Up completed before the edits come through for Bondage Seduction. I’m almost there. The characters have figured out what the real problem is and are working to correct it. Wish me luck!