A teaser and a few announcements

To start off, since it’s my birthday today I thought I’d gift you all with a little teaser from the second Sadec book. First of all, we have a name finally! Taken by the Renegade (tentative but I like it!) It’s flowing nicely and we are maybe 3/4ths of the way done at this point. I’m really happy with how it’s coming along. I desperately want to have it finished by the end of the month, and we’re on track so far–despite my post-con sickness.

Some people might find it a little bit darker than the first and it is in some ways, but it fits the character. She’s not a novice at BDSM. She knows exactly what she wants and she’ll push until she gets it–and sometimes she ends up getting more than she expected.

We briefly met this woman in the first book and then later she was referenced towards the end, but we never really got to know her. I found her intriguing as soon as she popped up and I knew I was going to want to write more about her. Her story should do fairly well as a stand-alone but I recommend reading the first book anyway for a fuller picture of this universe: Surrendering to Her General 

Eventually it became clear she needed her own story because she is very different from Kenzi, almost opposites in some ways but somehow they still end up in the same place. Silla, called Samantha on Earth, doesn’t consider herself a submissive. She’s a pain slut and a masochist first and foremost and has always avoided any Dominant trying to give her orders–until she meets the strange new Dom in town and falls hard for him.

There’s no slow build with this book since we start off in a BDSM club. Lots of action, lots of emotion. Sam finds herself leaning towards submission for the first time in her life, but of course a lot of things happen after that to cause her to end up on the General’s ship. That’s all I’m saying for now, but I think people will be happy with it.

In other news!
Our group on facebook is planning a fabulous author party for December. Prizes, giveaways, your favorite kinky authors hanging out to entertain you. It should be a blast. We’re hoping to hit our 500 member goal before then so it can be a double celebration.

You can join here and I look forward to seeing you!
Sexy Spanking Authors and Readers

Save the date: December 12th. The event will be going on all day 11am-7pm (EST) but some authors will leave their games and contests open for 24-48 hours so even if you can’t make it during the party there should be lots you can do afterwards.

And the last thing on my agenda is that I received a really amazing email from one of the readers of this blog. I don’t want to out someone who emailed me privately, but I think we’re safe to go with “B from the Netherlands”.  Anyway she had a lot of wonderful things to say about my Dealing with Sub Drop post and how it had really helped her relationship. She went on in detail about how it made her feel and what it helped her to understand.

I was so touched. It really made my day because it’s fantastic to know that my posts are actually helpful to people and not just entertainment.  And I did try to reply to her, but it bounced. I tried a second time and it still bounced. So B from the Netherlands, if you’re out there I did reply, I promise!

I hope you see this, and I’m not sure what was wrong with your email, but I’m so glad my post helped the two of you. Feel free to try again if you can figure out what went wrong.

 

Post Creation Blues and Another Finished Book

On Friday I finished my current WIP, and my seventh novel. The working name I’ve been going with is “Slave to the Bottle” but I’m really not sure I’m going to stick with it since it has a connotation I don’t like. The story however, I really love and I think it came out exactly the way I wanted it.

Can you guess from the name what it’s about? I’ve been super secretive about this one and no one really knows the theme, but this is the biggest clue I’ve given so maybe you can guess.

I’m taking a few days off before starting to work seriously on the Rise of the Sadecs sequel. I am feeling the ‘end of book’ sadness right now that I often deal with when I’ve finally wrapped up a book. It can be fairly intense emotionally and it will take me a few days to move past it.

I think it’s deeper this time because this book is a stand-alone so their story has ended–at least for now. Who knows what the future will bring but their HEA seems fairly complete to me at this point.

I realized that people might not know that it is a normal and common thing to feel empty and down after finishing a creative work that’s taken a long time, so I whipped up one of my Subby Writer Woes memes to cover it and I thought I’d drop a quick post here to share it with you.

Have a great weekend everyone!