My Ah-ha Moment When Writing The Original Bound and Controlled Series – Plus New Personality Quizzes!

When I first started writing, I was a teacher with a long, painfully boring commute through the middle of nowhere. So I would spend the drive back and forth dreaming about stories and planning what I would write.

My writing time was in short bits normally early in the morning, so I could get in a few hundred words before I had to get my kids up for the day. Since there was very little time to dawdle when I sat down to write, I planned things out in my head as I drove.

I knew I wanted to do a series, but I wasn’t sure what it should look like or who they would be until one morning on my way to work. As I was driving down the main street in my little town, I passed by a local insurance company and it clicked. I can still picture where I was when I had that ah-ha moment.

Suddenly I knew who they were and what they were doing, and I remember being so frustrated that I couldn’t pull over and write it all down.

I made random, rambling notes into the recorder app on my phone, and then when I got to school, I scrambled to write down as many ideas as I could so I didn’t lose them. Needless to say, after a few more days of driving, I knew all about the brothers and started working my way through their partners.

The insurance part really clicked because before I was a teacher, I sold insurance for several years. I could almost see the guys in my imagination shaking their heads because they thought it should’ve been obvious what they did for a living.

The original Bound & Controlled series is based around four brothers who are all looking for love and all into BDSM in some way. They were so much fun to write because they pick at each other and tease, but you can see that family is important to them.

The new series, Tender Control, is taking us back to the Bound & Controlled club and there are fun cameos from the original couples as well as the owners of the club, Ben and Conner. If you haven’t read the first series, this is the perfect time to catch up, but it’s not necessary to enjoy the new books.

And if you’ve already read the books, have fun taking the quizzes that will tell you which brother or partner you’re most like. This was so much fun to put together—I hope you enjoy it. (if I get a good response to the quizzes, I might do some for other books, just saying)

Which Significant Other From The Bound and Controlled Series Are You Most Like? - Title Card for Quiz

Which Title Character From The Bound and Controlled Series Are You Most Like?

Which Title Character From The Bound and Controlled Series Are You Most Like? - Title Card for Quiz

Which Significant Other From The Bound and Controlled Series Are You Most Like?

Share in the Comments: Which book from the original B&C is YOUR favorite? What were the results of the quizzes for you?

Coming Soon in the Bound and Controlled World – A Whole New Series!

The Bound and Controlled club is one of my favorite parts of my world, but I haven’t managed to take too many characters back there lately. So when I was trying to decide what I wanted to write this year, I knew it was time to change that.

In Something About Loren, you met a few of the guys who are going to be part of a new series, Tender Control. The first book is Bound with You and will be out on March 19. Book two is Bound to You and will be out on April 23. Both books are up for preorder now because lately, I’ve done nothing but write.

(FYI once the world opens up, I’m planning on traveling until I forget where I live, so you might get fewer books eventually. *Fingers crossed*)

But back to my new guys.

The new series revolves around a group of guys who’ve been friends for years. They’re all at the point in their lives where they’re looking for someone special and are all right on the edge of starting to think they’ll never find someone to love.

Porter is the first friend who meets a reserved and slightly confused Landon at his first night at the club. Landon is curious about a lot of things but has no idea who he is because he’s been focused on everyone else for so long he feels completely lost…but Porter is going to change that.

These two are sexy and sweet, but a bit open to new things as well. There are two scenes with watersports. One scene is something they’re watching at the club, so it’s easy to skip. The other is a shower scene that again is easy to skip, but I think the very end of that scene is super sweet. But if you’re curious, both scenes are really romantic and explore the intimacy of that kind of scene, not just the topic itself.

If you’re curious, here’s the first chapter of Bound with You, and coming up soon, I’ll tell you more about how the original B&C series came about.

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Bound With You by Shaw Montgomery - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

More from My Omegaverse…This Time with Age Play! – Bashful coming February 19th!

Alphas, age play, and a cute little cop

The omegas from my Romance & Revolutions series are back…and this time they’ve brought the cute little cop with them.

Bashful is the first book in a spin-off series for the omegaverse world in my Romance & Revolutions series. This series is under the M.A. Innes side of things because it’s going to have fun things like age play and pups, and even the twins will get a story.

Bashful is about a shy alpha cop, Gideon, who doesn’t really look that alpha (wonder why?) and the big bear of a Daddy who takes him under his wing. My cute cop has some things to work out, and a Daddy is just what he needs…he just doesn’t realize it yet.

This is best read after you’ve gone through the primary series that starts with Tanner, and with Bashful coming out on February 19th, this is the perfect time to start on that series or to jump in and reread them all. They have the funniest drunk scenes ever.

I can’t wait for you to meet my cute cop and his sweet Daddy.

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Bashful by MA Innes - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

Loren Had More to Say – Something About Loren Extended Out January 15th

I know you’ve heard me say this before, but some characters are just louder than others. Each one of them is different, but some characters just keep chattering and want to tell me everything from what they had for breakfast to what they want to do next year. Loren was one of the chatty kinds.

For me, one of the hardest things about writing is keeping anything short. The original novella of Something About Loren that went in the Dirty Daddy anthology drove me crazy because I kept having to decide what they needed to do and what Loren couldn’t ramble on about.

He really didn’t appreciate having to be succinct, so he was very excited when I started to write more of their story. One of the things he was most excited to explore outside of more age play with Gordon was his friendship with Cooper from The Accidental Master series.

In the extended version of Something About Loren, you’ll get to see my funny pups playing with Loren, and they even take a trip to the Bound & Controlled club. To say that Cooper was excited would be an incredible understatement.

The extended version of Something About Loren comes out this Friday, and I can’t wait to see what you think about Loren playing with the pups and their trip to the club. If you haven’t read their short, here’s a peek at the first chapter of Something About Loren.

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Something About Loren by M.A. Innes - Gay Romance Age Play Ebook Cover

Sweet and Sexy with a Dash of Kink – Archer and Declan Out Now!

Archer and Declan are finally here. The Beautiful Shame books are always some of my favorite to write. The dirty talk and edging are so much fun to write and the characters always have tons of chemistry and emotional connections.

Archer and Declan have that same chemistry from the first time they meet, and in between the sexy teasing and the dirty talk, you can see how they come to care for one another.

If you’re looking for something sexy and sweet to read that has a dash of kink and some fun cameos (Archer works in insurance…hint hint) check out these two.

Here’s the first chapter if you’re curious.

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Beautiful Shame 4 : Archer and Declan by M.A. Innnes - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

Sales and Free Books In December

To celebrate the holiday season, no matter how you choose to celebrate this time of year, I’ve got some fun freebies and sales for you all over the next few weeks. Here’s a list of what’s coming up.

December 3rd and 4th
Beautiful Shame: Nick and Kyle will be free (TODAY)
tags: sweet, consensual humiliation play (note: Beautiful Shame book 4 comes out mid December!)

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Beautiful Shame: Nick and Kyle by MA Innes - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

December 10th and 11th
Master Toby will be free
tags: an established couple, valentine’s day, puppy play, and a surprise twist

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Master Tobay by MA Innes - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

December 24th and 25th
Bradley, Dakota, and Wade (the last 3 books in the Romance & Revolution series) will be $0.99 each
tags: Dom/sub dynamics, non-shifter alphas and omegas

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Bradley by Shaw Montgomery - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

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Dakota by Shaw Montgomery - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

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Wade by Shaw Montgomery - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

December 31st and Jan 1st
Without Limits will be free
tags: age play, gender-fluid dressing, best friends turned boyfriends

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Without Limits by MA Innes - Gay Romance Ebook Cover

These might seem like a random assortment of books, but they’re some of my favorite characters and stories. So be sure to put a note in your calendar, follow me on Instagram, or join my playroom for reminders of these sales! I hope you have fun with them.