I have to admit a severe case of writer anxiety far worse than normal. I know it's been a couple of years in the works, and honestly? I'm terrified.
As the writer, I'm my own worst critic. I personally am happy with the book, yes. But when I see what a phenomenon The Reluctant Dom has become, how deeply it's resonated with people, well... Yes, I'm nervous.
Tony's story catches people up with Leah and Seth, Sully, Mac, and Clarisse (Safe Harbor), and Tilly, Landry, and Cris (Cardinal's Rule). And I have more books planned for this world (hence why we've grouped them as the Suncoast Society books) with those characters and more making appearances in other books as you get to meet more of the inhabitants.
But Tony's story isn't an ugly, snot-sobbing cry kind of book. It is (I think) pretty funny in a few places. And I'm not ashamed to say there are more than a few scenes ripped from real life from my own personal play sessions (and a few that *cough* I'm afraid to let Sir read for fear of it giving Him ideas... LOL).
And, yes, the orange silicone tasting spoon hurts like a mutherfucker. LOL
So...I really hope you like it. I know that with every book there will be people who don't like it, and I get and accept that. That's not what I'm talking about. I mean the people who loved the other books in this grouping, I hope YOU are happy with the book.
Oh, and any author who says they don't sweat a new release? They're either lying or Stephen-fricking-King. LOL
Who needs leather when you can have denim? A denim Dom, that is.
Shayla Pierce dumped her lying ex and moved to Florida to start a job at a magazine. An assignment to write about BDSM leads her to discover a new world and make a slew of new friends, including the sinfully sexy Tony Daniels. She’s just not sure she can ever trust again.
Tony is used to teaching about BDSM, but he’s never trained a submissive he wasn’t dating before. After losing hope he’ll ever find the perfect submissive for him, Shayla walks into his life and asks him to train her for her series of articles. He knows about her bad break-up and their agreement is supposed to be nothing more than business. But as she raises the ante, he’s finding it harder to keep his heart under lock and key.
Will Shayla stay a hostage to her past, or allow Tony to become her Denim Dom?
Other books from this "world" and characters followed up by this book include:
The Reluctant Dom
Domme by Default
I've dubbed this group of stories "The Suncoast Society" and have several more books planned involving these and other characters.
They're all available at my author page on Siren-BookStrand's site:
You can go to my Siren-BookStrand author page and click on the Notify Me link to get an email from Siren when they update my page and add new books for pre-order. (It's also where you can find all my releases under my various pen names: Tymber Dalton, Lesli Richardson, Tessa Monroe, and Macy Largo.)
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