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His to Own is an All Romance Bestseller.

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After escaping a controlling and abusive husband, Angela has vowed never to date or marry again. She joins Cat Tails, a BDSM club that seems like the perfect place to explore her submissive urges in a controlled environment without expectations of a relationship. She’s instantly attracted to a Dom named Brett, but he’s looking for love and marriage. Since she’s sworn off both, she is reluctant to play with him at the club.
Brett is immediately drawn to Angela but she doesn’t seem to know he exists. When she gets into trouble with an errant Dom, Brett’s protective impulse kicks in. The more he learns about her past, the more he is determined to be her future. He knows it will take time and a masterful touch to break through her barriers and make her his forever.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

My husband and I have been married thirty years. You’d think at this point we’d know everything the other is thinking and sometimes it’s true. I’d say, in many ways, he knows me better than I know myself. He knows my ‘tells’. He can read my mood, my fears and he understands those introspective moments that can send my attitude into the basement.

But sometimes it takes a long heartfelt conversation to get us on the same page. Yesterday was such a day. We have been discussing a major purchase we plan to make in late 2015. It’s something he has wanted for a long time, but doesn’t need in the least. When it comes to spending money on himself, sometimes, he needs some encouraging and I’m happy to provide it.

Last weekend, I suggested he take the plunge. This ‘want’ isn’t going away. It’s obviously something he truly desires. What subbie doesn’t want to see that boyish smile of glee on their Master’s face?

Being the responsible man that he is, he wants to get his ducks in a row before he lays out that kind of money. I respect that. This is far from an impulsive purchase.

In my mind, the decision was made, the plan was created and set into motion. It was a done deal, so to speak. I learned yesterday that that was not the case. Apparently, I had made a few comments during this past week that had him confused. He thought I was having second thoughts. He’d strung a series of idle conversations together to get the wrong impression. I’m so pleased he approached me with his concerns rather than letting them grow and fester. I was able to easily put his fear to rest. Once again, we are on the same page and moving forward.

What surprises me the most is that he thought my opinion would change, that I would want him to compromise and purchase something more in line with my passions. I fully admit, in years past I may have pulled such a stunt, but not today. I receive my greatest joy in seeing him happy. I’m determined he will buy exactly what he wants.

It does sadden me though, that the shadows of times past can still color today, but we’ve made great progress and my focus will stay on the positive. He came to me and we cleared the air, no muss, no fuss. Although I see him as an all knowing leader, confident in his choices, without having those open lines of communication we would never be able to stay the cohesive team that we are today. We need to share our concerns with the same openness that we share our wishes and desires. Each day we learn a little more, our journey takes us a little deeper, and the ride grows a little more intense.

Saddle up! The experience continues.

Signed, sealed and delivered

Bondage Seduction is completed. The final edits are done and it was shipped off to the publisher for the final time this afternoon. I can’t believe how good it feels to have that completed. I don’t know why I let edits freak me out so much, but I fully admit I do.

Bondage Seduction will be the fourth in the Desired Discipline series. I joke that it is pretty much non-stop sex and there is some truth in that statement. Ted was a tough character. He really didn’t want to share his story with me, but he simply couldn’t resist Meri.

I’m about halfway finished with His To Own. I’ve been stalled for a day or two. For some odd reason, I can’t seem to work through a particular sex scene. It just isn’t flowing for me. Of course, life has thrown me a few curves here lately, but I think the worst has passed (cross my fingers and toes).

Tonight is a dinner celebration and family time. My little girl turned twenty-four today. Yikes, that’s hard to believe. I still picture her as a cute little toddler offering to share her slobbery, birthday cupcake and with wide, brilliant eyes announcing that the candle was h-o-t. Funny, how I can’t remember where I put my glasses, but that memory is still fresh and strong.

Tomorrow is booked with an odd assortment of events, but Thursday I’m kicking some serious butt on His To Own. Alexa is about to have her world turned upside down by one hot and domineering Top.

Bondage Seduction-First Draft

The first draft of Bondage Seduction was completed today. Ted, the hero, was a tough character. He really didn’t want to talk to me. Luckily, Meri was a little more forthcoming. She had a few tricks up her sleeve and with her help, he finally consented to tell me his story.

This is only step one of a long process. Now, my husband and I will read through the book together. His input is integral. Without him, the books would have never been picked up by the publisher. His willingness to share technical points and his male perspective, allowed me to write a much better book than I could have alone.

It is second nature to describe the submissive mindset, but I don’t always understand what goes through the Dom’s head before, during, or after a scene. Safety is another area where I depend on him. As a writer, I need to include all the prep work, things a submissive may take for granted.

Many times, I’ll finish a scene or even an entire book and like Ralphie in Christmas Story, I’ll think it is perfect and deserving of high praise 🙂 only to have him tell me ‘you can’t do that’, ‘it doesn’t work that way’, ‘that’s not safe’, and other phrases I dread hearing. Thankfully, he is patient, even when I’m not, and helps me work through it.

After we finish it to the best of our ability, it goes to the content editor. She is a wonderful lady who is always generous with her expertise. I’m very grateful for all her help. Once she has helped me polish the manuscript, it goes to the line editors…three of them. They make sure every comma is in its place and grammatically the book is correct. During the final stage, it comes back to me for one more read through.

All in all, my name is on the cover, but it is definitely a group effort. As always, I’ll keep you posted as we move through the process.

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.