Bound Memories is out in the wild!

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Bound Memories is out in the wild!

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Kit Carson is back in his home town to do more than promote his latest reality TV win on Tattoo King. He’s determined to make things right with his estranged family and win over the woman who kinked up his world ten years ago. No one has ever captured his heart like his fellow tattoo apprentice. He’s ready for just about anything—except finding out she hasn’t touched a tattoo machine in years.

Renee LeBlanc is taken by surprise when her old love walks back into her life. She’s no longer the insecure girl who pushed him away. Renee wants a BDSM-filled fling to work him out of her system. At least that’s what she tells herself. Deep down, she knows Kit will leave to follow his dreams and tattoo in big cities, while she remains the bedrock of her family.

As Kit and Renee fall for each other all over again, they embark on a journey, healing the past and carving out new future that just might be the right fit for two.

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Seven First Kisses is out in the wild!

Dear Readers,

I’m so very sorry that I didn’t warn you guys this was coming! Between my dad, deadlines and kittens, I have been off-line more than I’ve been on-line. Things have fallen through the cracks, and warning you about this was one of them. So consider this something of a surprise release!

FirstKiss3DSix other authors and I have teamed up to bring you the Seven First Kisses! Seven contemporary stories that are also first in series. How awesome?

Looking for a new-to-you steamy romance series in Kindle Unlimited? Why not try seven?

ZOE YORK, ZARA KEANE, SADIE HALLER, SIDNEY BRISTOL, IVY SINCLAIR, KATIE DE LONG, MAGDALEN BRADEN

The SEVEN FIRST KISSES multi-author anthology represents some of the best steamy-to-scorching contemporary romance available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. While all the stories kick off series, they are self-contained love stories–Happily Ever Afters guaranteed! Like our books? The authors in the set have more stories available for FREE through Kindle Unlimited!

Buy it now!

‘FALL OUT’ (SEALs Undone #1) by ZOE YORK

Drew Castle is a Navy SEAL with a bad case of indifference. Until Annie Martin shows up on his doorstep, scared out of her mind, and all of a sudden, keeping her safe becomes the most important mission of his life. And this time, he’s on his own.

‘LOVE AND SHENANIGANS’ (Ballybeg #1) by ZARA KEANE

An Irish romantic comedy featuring a crashed wedding, a labradoodle with attitude, and a second chance romance. Gavin Maguire’s life is low on drama, high on stability, and free of pets. But he hadn’t reckoned on Fiona Byrne blasting back into his life and crashing his wedding. In the space of twenty-four hours, he loses a fiancée and a job, and gains a wife and a labradoodle. Can Gavin salvage his bland-but-stable life? Or will he lose his heart to Fiona all over again?

FirstKissCouple2DFront‘ONE GOLD HEART’ (Dominant Chord #1) by SADIE HALLER

Mac Wallis agrees to join the wind quintet, Dominant Cord, for the Christmas concert season as a favour to an old friend. It’s her first step towards recovery after a vicious attack more than a decade before. However, sparks fly when Dominant Cord’s unofficial leader, flutist, Finn Taylor takes issue with Mac’s reliance on medication in order to perform.

‘FESTIVE SEDUCTION’ (Holiday Engagements #1) by SIDNEY BRISTOL

A playful evening spent with her Dominant was all Jade expected from a snowed-in Christmas Eve. After a year of turmoil, she’s ready for pleasure. But Philip has more in store for his submissive than Christmas light bondage. He’ll push past her limits, and ask for everything.

‘WHERE THE HEART BREAKS’ (Willoughby Inn #1) by IVY SINCLAIR

If there were a course in screwing up your life, Kate Spivey earned an A+. Trust is in short supply for Kate at the start of the summer before her senior year of college. Sentenced to spend it under the watchful eye of her aunt at the Willoughby Inn, Kate needs to prove that she has learned from her mistakes.

‘QUEEN OF HEARTS: RHAPSODY’ by KATIE DE LONG

When Marie, a stripper, has a moment of vulnerability with her private investigator neighbor, she has no idea what she’s in for–or what his intentions truly are. Rex only wants to help an old friend defend herself. It’ll test his skills, make him call on people he never thought he’d see again. But as his investigation heats up, his preoccupation with Marie may become a deadly distraction.

‘LOVE IN REALITY’ (Blackjack Quartet #1) by MAGDALEN BRADEN

Straight-arrow law student Libby Pembroke is improbably cast as the “Ditz” on The Fishbowl, a ludicrous TV reality show. It’s all part of a plan by producer Rand Jennings to subvert the show and create a kick-ass movie script in the process. Libby and Rand manage a surprising amount of contact despite the show’s 24/7 filming.

Foster Cat Tales

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I shared with you all some time ago that we’ve begun fostering cat(s), but unless you follow me on other social media, you’re probably unaware of all the cats that have come through our home, or any of the crazy things that happen. So I figure, why not share a little slice of my current foster cat situation?

We currently have a very sweet, timid girl staying with us named Bellatrix. When I’ve been able to hold her, she purs and is very nice. However, I can count on one hand the number of times in the last two weeks we’ve been able to handle her. She’s not very keen on being with us.

This morning I came into my office. The door got shut at some point last night, which isn’t a bad thing, but didn’t really rate on my radar. I sat in my desk chair, wrapping myself in my electric blanket since there’s still snow on the ground here in Texas.

Then–I sniffed.

There was an odd odor in the air.

I recognized that aroma, but I’d also just woken up and my brain was having a hard time placing it. At the same time, the heating coils were kicking in, giving the scent a fresh boost.

And then it hit me.

Cat pee.

There was cat pee on my blanket. And now in my chair. And my clothes. And my hair.

Yup. My good morning gift this morning was cat pee.

I love cats. That’s what I keep reminding myself this morning!!

Have a good weekend, guys!

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The March Reader Update Vlog is here!


I confirm that I am alive, that Texas is thawing and the glory of cats. Because they rock. Also, upcoming releases and conferences!

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Hurry and grab the Love Is… charity anthology before its gone!

Antho_LoveIs_200pxDear Readers,

Late last year a bunch of authors and I put out an anthology of short stories for charity. It was titled the Love Is… set. My contribution was Picture Her Loved, part three of the Jacques and Odalia story that is part of the Bayou Bound world. This anthology is going away at the end of the month. Grab your copy before it is gone and this story goes into the vault!

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Hot Winter Reads

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Dear Readers,

Remember I promised there was another awesome sale happening this month? Well, it’s here! Welcome the Hot Winter Reads event! This is a metric crapton of awesome books, all discounted to $.99 for three days only. Get your one-click finger ready, because these rock.

Now, what title of mine can you grab for just $.99?

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Some loves deserve a second chance–with handcuffs and rope.

Lisette wouldn’t be back in New Orleans if she didn’t need protection—and who better to turn to than her ex-boyfriend turned Detective? She’s got a closet full of secrets that include a stalker ex and a kinky past. She vows to not fantasize about Mathieu…much. If only he were a Dominant, one who would not just flog her into bliss, but love her as well.

Mathieu wants nothing to do with another damsel in distress, but he can’t say no when the little blonde woman walks back into his life with proof her ex is big trouble. He’ll give her a place to sleep, but nothing more. His heart is locked up tight. Except, Lisette uncovers his past in the BDSM world and she’s never backed down from a challenge.

When the bodies align, the hearts entwine. Except their rekindled flame is in danger. Lisette’s ex has found his prey, and he’s not afraid of taking a life.

Contains a BONUS short story, Picture Her Completed.

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The Alphas Mate by Michelle Fox
Chloe Weiss’ dreams have finally come true: She’s a null no more, her wolf has finally come. She’s now a full member of her pack in the remote Appalachian ‘weretown’ of Hunstville, but she soon learns this just means more trouble at her door.
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The Cowboy Genie’s Wife (The Dirty Djinn Series) by Lyn Brittan
A genie, his ranch and very ticked off ex-wife.
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His Wicked Games Boxed Set by Ember Casey
Love is about to get very wicked… This bundle contains the first three books of the bestselling CUNNINGHAM FAMILY series. Warning: contains a billionaire who’s too sexy for his own good and the steamiest game of Hide & Seek you’ve ever read…
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The Curvy Astronomer and the Cowboy by Victoria Wessex
Cowboy Troy knows horses; not the Horsehead nebula. But he agrees to take Emily, an astronomer, out to a remote cabin where the skies are dark. When a blizzard traps them there, he finds he can’t resist the curvy beauty. Can he help her overcome her insecurities and unlock her inner sex kitten with the help of a roaring fire and an old-fashioned copper bath?
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Crossed (prequel to the Crossed Series) by Lacey Silks
She is looking for the one. He never thought the one existed. But the one thing that connects them can also tear them apart.
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The Doctor of London by Lyn Brittan
Kennerick Clock, London’s most ornery private investigator, has just received a note from the spoiled Lady Javan, the woman who broke his heart. He’s willing to help, for the right price, but separating the case from his feelings is proving a little harder than he thought.
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The Sport of Romance: A Multi-Author Box Set by Violet Vaughn
You love the players, and we love the game. Ten romances about the athletes you can’t resist from New York Times and USA today bestselling authors featuring a ruthless fighter, a sexy baseball player, sultry skiers, hunky hockey players, and passionate football stars.
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Rush by Violet Vaughn
Gretchen doesn’t let love get in the way of her snowboard career. Derrick is all for the physical approach too,until love threatens to ruin more than their plan.
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Duty Bound (Bayou Bound #2) by Sidney Bristol
They fell hard and fast once, but now Mathieu wants nothing to do with his old flame. But Lisette is in danger, and only the big, bad cop can save her–but her heart isn’t on the table. At least not until their taboo secrets come out to play.
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Chosen by the Alpha (Shadow Pack Rules) by Michle Bardsley
To honor the town pact made with the Shadow Pack werewolves, Belle will become a shifter bride. But she never expects to be chosen by the alpha.
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Rook (Allie’s War Book One) by JC Andrijeski
Like most humans, Allie spent her life distancing herself from Seers, a second race of beings discovered on Earth. Then she gets arrested and is yanked abruptly out of her life by the brooding and mysterious Seer, Revik. Through him, she discovers that her blood may not be as “human” as she always thought, that the world is nothing like it appears to be…and she has far more in common with Seers than she ever wanted to believe.
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The Supreme Moment (Fractured Multiverse) by C.G. Garcia
When Billionaire Darrien Stathos saves eighteen-year-old Avery Morgan’s family from the consequences of her estranged father’s gambling addiction, thus begins her new life as the property of the man known as the lord of the criminal underworld, Kairos, where she learns a disturbing and dangerous truth about both herself and him that will shatter the foundation of her understanding of reality.
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Every Breath You Take (Billionaires in Disguise: Georgie and Rock Stars in Disguise: Xan, Episode 1): A New Adult Rock Star Romance by Blair Babylon
When a Rock Star in Disguise meets a Billionaire in hiding, music and violence clash.
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2 for 1 SPECIAL EDITION: Falling Hard (Episode 1) AND Playing Rough (Episode 2) by Blair Babylon
Be careful whom you submit to.
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Shield (Allie’s War Book Two) by JC Andrijeski
Grappling with her new identity as “Bridge,” a being meant to herald the end for all of humanity, isn’t even Allie’s biggest problem. A whole new set of rules around seer culture and her relationship with infamous Seer infiltrator, Revik, keep getting her in trouble. Then the boy appears––sociopathic and telekinetic, he thinks Allie belongs to him.
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A SEAL’s Song by Jennifer Lowery
Navy SEAL Jack Taggart’s plans to catch some much-needed downtime between deployments are demolished when he risks everything to rescue beautiful wedding singer, Darci O’Shea, from a band of thieves. Will the battle between their inner demons be the hardest one to fight, or will they find rescue in each other’s arms?
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One Gold Knot (Dominant Cord, Book 2) by Sadie Haller
She didn’t do relationships. She didn’t even do all night. After years of avoiding her teenage crush, Hildy Klein is shocked to come face to face with Wilson Kennedy. Her uncle’s wake isn’t the place to unravel all the ways that Wilson could leave her emotionally vulnerable and exposed, yet his gentle persistence is impossib le to ignore. But Wilson is no longer that boy in her fantasies, and now Hildy must decide if she will give up control and commit to the protective, kinky Dom he’s become.
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Let it Snow: Six Spicy Winter Romances by Suzan Butler, Emily Ryan-Davis, Cari Quinn, Vivienne Westlake, Sadie Haller, Holley Trent
Six steamy holiday romances, including offerings by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, will keep you warm through winter’s coldest nights, so Let it Snow.
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Rise of the Phoenix (Return to Avalore) by Elianne Adams
Shattered by bitter rejection, Brienne Roberts flees Avalore and finds a home with the Erritrols, sworn enemy of their people, and now, she is determined to break a centuries old curse that turned her new family into beasts. Evan Mayfield, her named mate, will stop at nothing to eliminate all threats to his people, even if it means bringing Brienne back to Avalore to face justice with her people, and himself.
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Psychic Storm: Ten Dangerously Sexy Tales of Psychic Witches, Vampires, Mediums, Empaths and Seers by C.J. Ellisson, Deanna Chase, Dale Mayer, Heather Topham Wood, Hazel Hunter, Jesi Lea Ryan, JC Andrijeski, April Aasheim, Morgan Hannah MacDonald, Jordan Castillo Price
Ten books. Ten internationally bestselling authors, including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Ten different tales of sexy psychics, empaths and seers who solve crimes, fall in love, make magic and fight to save the world. Over 2,000 pages of extrasensory reading await, with three brand new, original novels and over 1,400 5-Star Reviews for the rest!
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Taken & Pursuit by V.M. Black
Curvy Harper Bailey’s ordinary life was turned upside down by a chance encounter with the handsome werewolf Levi Harris. On the run from the vampire mafia, he pulls her into his high-stakes world—and straight into the crosshairs. Now she’s got no car, no job, and not even any dry clothes.
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No Gentleman by V.M. Black
From deliciously sizzling contemporary bad boys, to pulse-tingling paranormal hotties, you’re sure to fall in love and in lust with any or all of these alphas. Over twenty fabulous authors bring their A-game to tempt your every desire.
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Panther’s Quest by V.M. Black
An ex-SEAL panther shifter, Chay Bane has spent the last six years building a secret refuge for shifters in trouble. But when one of his bests friends needs help, everything he’s ever worked for is on the line.
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Lucky Thirteen Books 1-3 by S.M. Butler
Get the first three books in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, Lucky Thirteen, in one volume! Three Navy SEALs find and rediscover love with women who match them in every aspect of their lives.
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Sizzling Seven by Minx Malone, Brenna Aubrey, Cari Quinn, Suzan Butler, Molly McLain, Violet Vaughn, Marie Hall
Seven sizzling reads from hot romance authors for a limited time in this value-packed bundle. Steamy stories of love from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors, featuring a sexy CEO Millionaire, a passionate Navy SEAL, a ruthless fighter, a hunky ski instructor, an injured Army sergeant, a sensual artist and a self-sacrificing Marine.
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Rocked (Lost in Oblivion #1) by Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn
Harper Pruitt sees that Deacon McCoy’s dream band with his best friends may be turning into a nightmare. Deacon’s so much more than just a peacemaker and the man behind the bass for Oblivion. But she has her own dreams to chase…even if she’s starting to think what she’s building with him might be the biggest one of all.
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Reckless Recon (A Barren Planet Romance by Rinelle Grey
Stir-crazy after three weeks in space, Kerit, professional surfer turned interstellar colonist, jumps at the chance to get off the ship and onto the new planet’s surface—even if it is a little inhospitable. What he doesn’t expect is to meet Folly—the most prickly, irritating, and fascinating girl he’s ever known. But something sinister lurks in the ruined city, and neither of them realise how much they are going to have to rely on each other if they want to make it out alive.
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Accepting Fate by Deanna Chase
Derek Alexander does his job for one reason and one reason only—to make up for that terrible night nine years ago. His demons haunt him, but so do dreams of Jax, the girl he knows he’s fated to be with. But in a world of magical soul mates, sometimes even love and forgiveness isn’t enough.
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The Tiger’s Passion: Picking Up The Pieces by Jessica Ryan
Morgan O’Connor’s love life has been nothing but abuse and tragedy. That is until she moves in across the street from a sexy tiger shifter named Levi. But is this the kind of love she’s ready for?
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Hot Shot (A Hostile Operations Team Novel) by Lynn Raye Harris
Hostile Operations Team sniper Jack “Hawk” Hunter is cool, methodical, and utterly lethal. Nothing rattles Jack’s calm. But that was before he learned he fathered a child three years ago—a child who has just been kidnapped.
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Pursued by a Werewolf [Mystic Isle, Book 4] by Selena Blake
Hunter Ciolek has a new plan and only a few short weeks to make Avery Cooper see things his way because living without her is not an option and this werewolf always gets what he wants.
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Shades of Control – The 3rd Billionaire Romance Boxset by Michelle Fix, Adrianna Hunter, Jordan Bell, Olivia Rigal, Erika Matsen, Amy Valenti, Aubrey Dark, Terry Towers, Cate Troyer, Tara Crescent, Gisèle Renarde, Ava Lore,
These irresistible men exercise control in every aspect of their lives. They demand your submission. They demand your devotion. They demand your love. In return, they’ll give you everything your heart desires and take you to impossible heights of pleasure.
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Love and War – Part 1 (The Underworld Coven) by Kim Faulks
In the land they call the Underworld, witches have fought the Corrupt for hundreds of years, but recently, something has tipped the balance of power in favor of evil. Only one coven remains to protect the human race, the Crux Coven, led by a grieving warrior-witch named Creed. When a human woman breaks his wards and enters his sanctuary, Creed’s prepared for battle, but not for the attraction he feels toward Helaine.
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Incidental Contact (Those Devilish De Marco Men) by Eden Connor
Small town Romeo wants the good girl, but he’s having performance issues
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Rain on Me by Eden Connor
If every heart’s a package someone else has tied in knots, how did bondage unravel mine?
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Fall Out (SEALs Undone #1) by Zoe York
Drew Castle is a Navy SEAL with a bad case of indifference. Until Annie Martin shows up on his doorstep, scared out of her mind, and all of a sudden, keeping her safe becomes the most important mission of his life. And this time, he’s on his own.
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Hate F*@k: part one by Ainsley Booth
Cole: I push her buttons. I want to push them in the good way. Dirty, up-against-the-wall, my-hand-in-her-pants kind of way. But that’s not possible, because I’m dark and she’s light, and we both know it. So I push her buttons in the bad way, making her hate me.
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London: Allie’s War Early Years by JC Andrijeski
~ A Revik and Allie prequel novel in the Allie’s War Series ~
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I saw 50 Shades of Gray

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I waffled a lot on the idea to see or not see the movie, for many of the same reasons I went back and forth on reading the books. In the sake of full disclosure, I have never read the books. Yes, I read bits and pieces here and there. It was enough for me to decide that it wasn’t the book for me. I’ve never been a huge reader of the Billionaire trope, so I let them go.

I’ve always stuck by my stance that regardless of the content in the 50 Shades books, they have done a good job in getting us talking about female sexuality. It’s okay to be a woman and like sex. It’s also okay to like something besides the missionary position once a week at the scheduled time. We don’t have to hide or lie about what we want. I think as a culture we were headed in that direction but it took a single event, a thing, a book to push everyone over the step at once.

This weekend I saw 50 Shades of Gray the movie along with the Fresh Fiction crew and a bunch of other readers. We also had a lovely couple who practice BDSM in their home lives. Afterward there was a discussion and Q&A. It was difficult to wrap my head around what I knew of the books, the movies and articulate it all in a couple minutes.

I’m hoping to do a better job here.

What I liked about the movie.

Anna. I know that in the book she was a Mary Sue and many people aren’t a fan of her. For me, she was the most likable part of it. She was curious, a bit sarcastic. Her journey in this movie takes her from a place of innocence to awareness to ownership. In the beginning all she wants is to survive finals. By the end, she knows what she wants and what she isn’t willing to stand for. Sure, there’s plenty about her that isn’t quite believable, but then there are these moments where Christian asks her why it feels like she’s saying goodbye and she replies with, “Maybe its because I’m getting in my car and leaving?”

The sex scenes were tasteful, hot and well done. It wasn’t like watching porn–which I’m all for if that’s your thing–it was hot and artistic and sensual. I will say–the guys got to see a lot of tits. Why the hell can’t I see some peen? Or at least a little more clenched butt cheeks? Men are hot. I did really dig the first play scene in the red room where he’s wearing these jeans low on his hips. Totally hot and very awesome.

The BDSM implements were quite frankly, to die for. And realistic. They really did use all the right things. And in their favor, the knots were also appropriate. The “red room of pain” is a fantasy that only exists in very rare instances. Even the fanciest, most well appointed dungeon I’ve seen doesn’t measure up to what was in the movie. I totally appreciated it though. It really built the fantasy of this box that he hid the real part of himself in.

I really liked the moments where it was Christian and Anna together. Their first intimate scene really was all about her. The few times they’re sexual prior to the kink, it’s hot and very emotional. I dug those moments of connection, where they really wanted each other. It wasn’t the contract or his masochistic needs, it was something deeper for both of them, and it was beautiful in its own way.

There was a huge stressor on the idea of consent. That it was Anna’s choice to stay and participate. I really appreciated that she was told over and over and over again that she could leave at any point if she wanted to. I liked that even when Christian wanted her to stay, he still “let” her leave.

What I had a problem with.

From the beginning it’s all about what Christian needs, his wants, how he desires things to be. The only time Anna’s needs are addressed is at the very end. There is never a moment when they sit down and talk about what she’s going to get out of all of it. It’s as if, by doing all these things to please him, she gets to hold onto his dirty laundry for a while as hers.

There’s the whole controlling factor I’m going to just say was an issue and leave it at that. We can debate and roll it around until we’re blue in the face, so there’s no point. I didn’t care for it, and that’s that.

There are kink aspects that I found problematic. *spoiler* The biggest one that bothered me was the use of the flogger when Christian uses it on Anna as she is lying down on her back. Any kind of impact implement should never be used on soft tissues, like the stomach, abdomen, etc. Those are unprotected organs. This is the kind of thing that could cause serious bodily harm. There was also no mention of aftercare. That could potentially be the biggest issue, especially since we’re dealing with a brand new submissive, new to kink person. Everything Anna is being introduced to changes her and her life, dealing with that is crucial to her well being, and it’s just not handled.

From the beginning, we see the scars on Christian and it’s pretty obvious he’s had a troubled past. People who have had trauma deserve love. But I find it problematic that we have romanticized someone who is still carrying those issues with him and how his inability to cope with what happened to him validates his needs to be cruel to others. Don’t get me wrong, masochism is not being cruel. Not addressing her needs when Anna so clearly begs him to hold her

I won’t comment on the dialogue and other nuances that I didn’t care for, because they were playing to the book and the people who loved it.

At it’s core, this is a fantasy. A love story about two different people coming to terms with their wants and desires. I love that it ended with Anna standing up for herself and telling Christian no. Call the themes juvenile or immature, and maybe they are. The fantasy of being swept away by the rich man might be the next step after the princess fantasy of our youth when we realize we can’t be Cinderella and we have to settle for something in the real world. If the movie were fact, if it were real life, I’d be all up in arms over Anna’s safety, but we’re dealing with fantasy here. And I’m okay with it as a fantasy.

So. Thoughts? Seen it? Opinions?

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Where is the February vlog??

Dear Readers,

I messed up.

In January I committed to doing a vlog a month as my chatty reader update. If things went according to plan, I could have done this. But, well, how often does that happen?

I could blame the lack of an update on a few things, like my old laptop deciding it was just done with life, struggling to get the new laptop up to speed and outfitted with all the right programs, Mercury being in retrograde again or my own poor scheduling. But the real reason? Me. Poor planning! It’s really my fault for not making a better plan and sticking to it. Well, now I’ve learned and I’ll do better for March!

So what has been going on?

Well, we’ve had a few house projects to tackle, including new doors on several rooms and closets. You never really think about them until they aren’t there. For me, the lack of doors means only one of our TVs could be on at once, it also meant the cats would hide behind the washer/dryer or climb my retro dresses to reach the top of my office closet. Yeah. Doors. They’re important!

I’ve also done a few organization projects, like my office closet. I swear, my office is the last room that hasn’t really been settled. There’s still boxes everywhere and I’m missing some things that are buried either in our big closet where things go to die, or out in the workshop being in my way when I have the chance to paint furniture. So, getting some organization going in there has been huge!

On the writing front, I’m working really hard on my second book for Kensington. This series is going to be so awesome, guys! I’ve also been tinkering with the next Bayou Bound book. This one has been difficult to write for some reason, so I’m not going to rush it, which means I’m probably looking at a late summer/fall release. I know, I’m disappointed, too, but it’s either that or rush a book and not quite know what the heck is going on with it.

Two of my former Ellora’s Cave books have been re-released! Both Falling for His Best Friend and Collar Me in Paris have new looks and are doing fabulous. Look for the stand-alone release of Bound Memories and Bound & Tamed to happen soon.

The foster cats are doing well! February has seen one cat, Kali, adopted. We now have the amazing, disappearing Tiger somewhere in the house. I suspect he’s behind all the kitchen cabinets being open this morning. Pesky cat. We’ll have to track him down soon to ensure he gets up to adoption days, or else he’ll be our ghost cat forever. I swear, we’ve only seen him twice since last weekend!

Okay, off to be a productive writer. And this weekend? I’m going to be social and paint and see a movie and it’s going to be awesome!

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Post-50 Shades of Gray Q&A

Hello Readers!

This coming Sunday, if you’re local to Dallas and want to see the movie everyone is talking about, why not do it with other out and proud book lovers?

I’ll be joining the crew from Fresh Fiction at Alamo Draft House in Richardson for an afternoon showing. I’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Alamo Draft House since they opened, so this was a no-brainer for me!

Following the movie, the Fresh Fiction team will be leading a Q&A with authors of the BDSM romance genre and a lifestyle BDSM couple to talk about the books and movie.

Love it, hate it, whatever your stance is, this is going to be an open forum to discuss it all. Tickets are available for purchase on the Alamo site, or you can get them the day of the showing.

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I will have a small selection of books on hand for purchase after the movie and Q&A. If there’s something you want to make sure I have reserved for you, please use the contact form to make that reservation.

Hope to see some friendly faces there!

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Collar Me in Paris is out in the wild!

Dear Readers,

I think the release of this book is more exciting the second time around. I loved having this book out as part of the Ball & Chain collection from Ellora’s Cave, but I think it really shines on its own. Collar Me in Paris is a FemDom, BDSM romance between a husband and wife figuring out how their kinky lives and vanilla lives co-exist outside their normal setting. I hope you enjoy this book. I still do!!

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More links soon!!

What begins as Clay’s first family vacation with his new wife quickly dives into disaster. He may be the submissive in their relationship, but he’s no shy violet. Bianca has taught him the quickest way to turn her on is a challenge, so he’s throwing down the gauntlet.

Bianca butts heads with not just her brothers but her husband when the family torturing begins. But the joke is on him. She’s ready to put him through the most erotic misery of all. In public, at a night club and all over the city, she’ll show him who is Dominant in their relationship until he’s screaming for more.

Their relaxing Paris vacation turns into a mad dash through the ancient streets, a competition of wills and a new exploration of what it takes to make their relationship work. From bondage, discipline and very public orgasms to navigating the Métro, family feuds and overcoming the language barrier, they’re going to redefine the word fun.

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