Where is the best place to follow you to hear about new releases, sales, or to interact with you?
Let me answer that with a blog post.
What do you mean by literary fiction?
When I say “literary” I don’t mean dry, boring, or snooty. What I mean is: commercial genre fiction follows a lot of rules, and I do not. (I’m not really writing in a genre, though you could call my work “dark romance adjacent”. My readers know what to expect from me but it’s a Kitty-specific thing). Commercial is often more plot driven. Literary is more character focused. While it’s true a lot of literary fiction is super boring, most readers don’t seem to be bored reading my fiction. My work tends to be fairly “psycho-sexual” in the sense of psychological, not “psycho” ha! Though some might beg to differ on that point. I also tend to keep my plots very tightly focused on the main two characters and don’t typically go down too many subplot side trails. My rule of thumb is… if you would skim it, I don’t bother writing it. Why bore us both? 😛
I don’t know where to start. What is the reading order of your books?
All my books are standalones except for the Pleasure House Books.
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?
Highly doubtful. Though I have considered revisiting some worlds again to write books for other secondary characters.
Will you write a book about…?
I’m about to get kind of woo woo on you here. I believe that writing (in fact any art form) is a private act between the artist/creator/author and the creative gods. I don’t take requests. I don’t write to the market or what I think is trendy. I write what is in my heart and the stories I’m inspired to write. I listen to my characters’ suggestions and the muse.
Why are your books so short?
Why don’t your books have traditional HEAs?
Because I’m not writing traditional genre romance. What I can guarantee is the couple ends up together. I can’t guarantee what that means.
Do you ever do book signings or events?
Where can I get signed copies?
Right now, if you win a contest I run on my blog, social media, or my newsletter (mostly during release week). I do giveaways for backlist books as well. I may at some point sell signed copies from my site. The best way to find out when that option becomes available is to subscribe to my new release list (please use the form at the top of the page).
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?
Not at this time. New release list is the best way to know if/when that ever changes.
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!
Why are you so inactive on social media?
I don’t really like it and would rather be writing or otherwise living my life not on the computer.
Why do you always have one woman on the cover and not a man?
Because the story is about her and her journey.
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.