Where is the best place to follow you to hear about new releases, sales, or to interact with you?
The BEST place is this blog or my newsletter. Other secondary places are Bookbub, Goodreads, and Twitter. You are most likely to actually hear from me if you’re following my blog and newsletter and the deliverability is pretty good on Bookbub. Goodreads and Twitter should not be relied upon because all social media venues limit reach of posts and updates.
Facebook is NOT a good place to follow me or connect with me (there is a reader group but that’s mostly if you want to interact with other readers, not if you want to interact with me. Or be sure you are getting updates.)
I don’t know where to start. What is the reading order of your books?
Here is a link to my reading order page (there is also a downloadable PDF that I keep updated): READING ORDER
Are your books BDSM fiction?
No, I don’t consider my books BDSM fiction. You don’t need a safeword for a book. Your safeword is putting the book down if it’s too much for you. What I’m writing isn’t the actual real practice of BDSM, what I’m instead writing are the fantasies most kinky subs have had running around their brain since before they understood what these fantasies were about or what they mean.
So while I’m not writing BDSM, I’m definitely also not writing for “vanilla sensibilities.” If you are interested in learning about real BDSM whether casual play or a more full time lifestyle, do not use my books as instruction manuals. These are fantasies only.
When are you going to write a Comfort Food sequel?
Never. While I appreciate that Comfort Food has connected so deeply with so many readers, I said what I had to say in that book. A sequel would ruin it and there is nothing I could write in a sequel that wouldn’t piss off half my readers and destroy the trust they’ve placed in me, so no.
What about sequels to other books?
Usually, no, but Blood Mate NEEDS a sequel so that’s on the agenda.
Where can I get signed copies?
I sometimes offer limited signed book sale opportunities. Subscribe to the blog (gray box at the bottom of any blog post) to hear about those opportunities when they show up. You also can win them from me during release week when I run contests at various places or from Mystery Monday contests at my blog.
Another option is book plates. A book plate is a sticker that goes into the front of the book on the first title page. I sign and personalize these for readers who request them from me who have bought a print copy and want it signed. There is no charge for this. I’m not charging you for a stamp, even if it’s international. (I have a lot of global first class stamps!)
Are your books in audio?
YES! I finally have books in audio. Here’s the information about my audiobooks.
Are your books in other languages?
Note: If you are a foreign publisher and would be interested in licensing translation rights to one or more of my titles, please use this contact form and contact me directly. I do not use an agent. Thank you!
How dark are your books? I’m not sure if they are right for me.
It varies. I don’t write these books to shock you or be edgy or “dark.” Labeling my work dark is just based on mainstream sensibilities and has nothing to do with any objective reality.
The real question you should ask yourself isn’t how dark the books are. In fact, I can ask you a question that will let you know the answer to the real question:
If a story involves a woman who is absolutely and truly owned by a powerful male and she submits completely to him and obeys him and is his slave… and if he never frees her, does this excite you or repulse you?
If it repulses you, it doesn’t matter how “light” or “dark” it is, it’s not for you. If you think he should free her because he “loves her,” you aren’t the intended audience of the work. If you feel him keeping her is “safety and security” and makes you feel relieved, then you are.
Also IMPORTANT NOTE I feel like this should go without saying but to be absolutely crystal clear. My work is SEXUAL FANTASY. If you have a hard time understanding what that means my work isn’t for you. It’s not meant to be a commentary on how I think women should be treated. NOT AT ALL.
I am 100% for women’s rights and think anybody who isn’t a knuckle dragging caveman would agree. I don’t believe women should be men’s slaves or cater to them. My real life views about how men and women should interact OUTSIDE THE BEDROOM is very much diametrically opposed to the stories I write. But the things that get us hot in a fantasy/bedroom context is very different from how we engage and interact in the real world.
So in case there was any confusion, now you know. I’m also not a “voice for BDSM”. Grown adults can do whatever they want in their relationships, that’s not my business but I’m not “advocating” for anything. I’m writing fiction. That is all.