Pushing the limits – excerpt

Another excerpt from book 2 Trust Me to Own You Punishments happen, there not always part of a D/s dynamic, but Jason is a disciplinarian…… ******* The journey back from Jason’s office was frosty in atmosphere and he appeared to remain in executive mode for the duration. Looking out the window, he seemed to be deep in thought and Gemma did not trouble him with questions.  Her skin was starting … Read more…

What do you think?

Getting reviews is something an author or any artist needs.  If I was managing a shop, I would be judged by the number of goods I sell. If I were a teacher by the grades of my students. If I were a doctor by the health of my patients. These are tangible things which can be calculated and measured.  The creative arts are couched in subjectivity. What is one person’s … Read more…

Offer on at Smashwords!

It’s here, there and soon to be everywhere – the second book Trust Me to Own You is out on Smashwords in many formats and on offer for free until end of July. ***** Jason was not one for prying into the personal effects of his wife but on one occasion, while she soaked in a hot perfumed bath, he had gone into her hobby room to return a book … Read more…

Those last minute things

Publishing a book is rather similar to publishing a blog post, at some point you have to hit the button and stand back. Unfortunately for ebooks there are lots of buttons.  There is the formatting button – have I left in hidden characters that will screw up the conversion etc. Then I have to convert to different formats; the one for Kindle, for Smashwords and so on, creating numerous slightly … Read more…

Transforming the characters

Does a Dominant have to be rich and successful? Well no. In fact they usually ordinary everyday people, in everyday jobs and blend in without being noticed. Yet my Dominant is a wealthy CEO. As a child I loved to write SciFi stories. The unbelievable could be made believable just because it is fantasy. If the characters need to travel to one end of the galaxy to other, they can; … Read more…

An excerpt and a decision

Another short excerpt from book 2  – Trust Me to Own You.  Gemma and Jason have been hosting a grand garden party and the guests have all left, the marquee is empty and Jason is feeling amorous. I’ve now put up three excerpts and I have a decision to make. For most eBook distributors, a free sample is offered –  usually the first 10-20% of the book. The sample may … Read more…

Another snippet from book two

Another little snippet from book 2 (Trust Me to Own You). A little forest spanking for Gemma and her Dominant.  She is living out a fantasy – isn’t that always fun?!  He isn’t so enthusiastic but what delights her can delight him too especially if he can draw out her lust for him. He watches her drift off and then…. Well that’s for the book. ****** Feeling the need to … Read more…

Writing in layers

How do I write?  Do I have a technique? Sometimes if feels like I’m flying by the seat of my pants; finding my way as the words flood out of my head into my fingertips. A bit like writing this post. I do think I have a methodology. I write in layers, each one laid on top of the other until they blur into one complete book. Here are my … Read more…

What happens next?

Revealing the next book in a series is tricky. Some, passing by and finding this blog, will want to know nothing, other’s might simply enjoy reading the excerpts and then there are those who have read the first and want to know more…..   I don’t want to reveal the story beyond what might be guessed or anticipated. The two lead characters are there and now there are others too. … Read more…

Discussing the limits

The genre of BDSM has become popular for romance readers, especially stories about Domination and submission. Things which were once taboo have become more acceptable to read about. When I developed my storyline for the series, I didn’t want my heroine to be inexperienced.  Many D/s books have the heroine as innocent or naive about their sexual awakening or for those who are sexually active, they are unaware or unsure … Read more…

Building a series, what to say

There are more books to come.  A series based around the same characters and others will come into play too. What to say without spoiling the story lines.  I don’t want to ruin the first book by giving away too much about the next. I can tell you the title: Trust Me to Own You A theme is developing and trust is a big player.  It is not the only … Read more…

Writing the important scenes

Early on in the book is an intense sex scene. Am I comfortable writing about sex? Well, I have to be, it’s rather integral to the story. However, I didn’t put the erotic scene up front to be within the 15-20% of the book that falls within the free sample. It happened to be necessary to the plot to have the sexual encounter early on.  Writing about sex is something … Read more…

Setting the scene

It’s a book about BDSM and kink. So, is there a dungeon?  Well, you could search through my book and not find much mention of the word. Does that mean there isn’t one? I’m not revealing…. The majority of kinksters do not have a dungeon. They have a bedroom or perhaps a basement or an outhouse. There maybe a few pieces of specialist furniture purchased or built. But for most … Read more…

Introducing the characters

Unless you start a book with a birth day, your characters are already fully fledged people with personalities and attributes. Plunging into their lives with little knowledge of their backgrounds, their pasts and influences, means there is a mystery about them. I’m not writing a biography, but somehow there needs to be a background development for each key character.  I need to unpeel the layers of an onion to expose … Read more…

Another snippet

I clicked publish and there it is on Smashwords! Next a tweak or two for Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing….. A little more to give away…. From Chapter 3.  Not their first meeting, but the one when he makes his intentions clear to her…. The conversation had maintained a serious nature to it all evening and it was not my normal style. I liked frivolity, gaiety and witticisms. I could do … Read more…