Let the adventure begin!

I had lunch with an old boss, turned friend earlier this week. She caught me up on all the changes that have taken place since I lost my good sense and walked out. We had a wonderful time. I haven’t laughed so much in a long, long time. On the way home, I stopped by the organization I worked at for seven years. I’ve been very negligent about keeping in touch. I decided to tell them about the books. After a few moments of bulging eyeballs as they looked at the covers and read the plot lines, they were very supportive.I missed those ladies and I’m glad I decided to share my new world with them.

While surfing the publisher’s website with them, I noticed Bondage Celebration had appeared on the Coming Soon carousel.I In a few weeks my son’s first book Night will be there too. Right after that, Bondage Wedding will appear.It really seems too much to wrap my mind around. When this whole adventure began, I never dreamed it would grow wings and take off like this. The fact that my son is on the ride beside me makes it beyond comprehension. While 2013 has been an amazing year, I’m really looking forward to 2014.

desireddisc

Release dates for Bondage Seduction

Master Ted tried to keep it purely sexual. He said he didn’t want a relationship, but Meri had other plans…

Even in a room full of friends, Ted often feels alone. As the black sheep of the family, he’s never measured up to the expectations of others so he’s stopped trying. Expecting to and okay with, spending the rest of his life alone, he’s thrown himself into his business. He spends his days managing the sex toy division of DiscipliNation and his evenings in the kink club.

Meri is a home grown girl and plans to stay that way. While she tries to please those around her, she refuses to be pressured into anything she doesn’t want to do. After an ego devastating divorce, she discovers a passion for BDSM. She’s ready to start again.

Although fireworks erupt at their very first meeting, Ted knows better than to give his heart to an overachiever like Meri. He valiantly tries to keep his distance, but her allure goes deeper than a purely sexual attraction. Meri ignites his passion and yet in her company he experiences a peace he’s never enjoyed before.

Ted sets Meri’s panties on fire until he orders her to stop wearing them. Meri falls hard and fast for the tall, dark Dom.  He tells her up front that a relationship isn’t part of his plans, but Meri has her own agenda.

Respect

Last night, my husband and I went to a concert. We had the great privilege to meet the artist and speak with him for a bit. Being a writer, I long ago came to grips with the fact that I prefer to live in my head. I am not an outgoing people person. If my husband hadn’t been there with me, I would never have consented to meet the singer.

The artist is a total heart throb and in many ways a man-whore. He knows he’s sexy and he uses it to sell his albums. I don’t blame him. It works and he would probably agree with the description. In all honesty, he seemed like a very nice man.

The part of the evening that I found most notable was in watching the women attending the event. Most were accompanied by their husbands and yet as soon as the man entered the room, their TOTAL attention was on the artist. It was as if their significant other didn’t exist. In my opinion, their behavior showed a complete lack of respect toward their mate.

In the D/s stories I write, that type of conduct would never be condoned. In my own relationship, I couldn’t fathom ignoring my husband. Respect isn’t something that is only shown when it is convenient. He is the most important person in my life. It’s his smile that warms my heart, his arms I want wrapped around me, and his attention I value more than any other.

The heroes in my books are good men. I would never pair them with a heroine who would toss him aside if a rich and famous man showed them interest.

Seriously ladies, that type of behavior isn’t even worthy of discipline. It’s worthy of a boot, on your butt, through an open doorway.

Bondage Wedding

So excited. Total E Bound just contracted Bondage Wedding. It’s going to be available for pre-order on February 7, 2014. I thoroughly enjoyed writing this story. James and Amanda were very talkative. Several times they woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me more of their adventure. I’m definitely going to miss them. Luckily, they will make an appearance or two during Bondage Seduction.

It’s a bit of departure from my previous two books, Bondage Anniversary and Bondage Celebration. Amanda has a very distorted view of what BDSM is all about. In her opinion, it’s abuse and wants nothing to do it. James is a wonderful and caring Dom–who happens to have it BAD for Amanda. Slowly, and with a lot of patience, he breaks down those preconceived notions and shows her how erotic a D/s relationship can be.

Clubs

A friend and I were talking the other day about who can find a play partner easier–a male Dominant or a female submissive…

It was his contention that girls had it significantly easier. During the conversation the Dr. Hook song “Girls Can Get It,” came to mind. Yes, I know I just showed my age–big time. Apparently Dr. Hook agreed with my friend.

Anyway, his argument was ‘what man wouldn’t agree to tie a woman up’ if they asked. My counter-point was no woman in her right mind would allow a stranger to immobilize her. The dynamics that allow a D/s scene to work MUST include trust.

My book series, Desired Discipline. centers around members of a kink club called DiscipliNation. One of the reasons people join such clubs is for the added measure of safety it offers. Even being at a club though, doesn’t negate the need for trust. A submissive must trust the monitors to do their job and call a halt to a scene if the club safeword is used.

At the end of the conversation, he still argued he was right. I, of course, know differently 🙂 If you agree with me, feel free to weigh in with your opinion…

Okay fine…if you think he’s right (though he isn’t) you can post your comments here too.