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?

Pieces Series on Sale

One of the new releases that’s coming up soon (beginning of October) is about some of my littles getting together for a playdate. For most of my littles, this will be their first playdate. It’s going to have a lot of my previous characters show up in the book (everyone wanted a chapter lol). You get to see what they’ve been up to and how they feel about being little in front of their friends.

One of the couples that is featured in the book is Bryan and Maddox from the Pieces series. To celebrate the upcoming playdate story, I have the Pieces series on sale through Friday on the US and UK Amazon sites.

This is the best way to grab the books if you haven’t had a chance to read them yet. Bryan’s so shy it’s sweet, and Maddox learns to be such a great Daddy. His Missing Pieces is the first book in the series.

His Missing Pieces – Book 1
My Perfect Fit – Book 2
Our Perfect Puzzle – Book 3
Their Perfect Future – Book 4

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Being Accepted For Who You Are -Without Limits Coming Soon

One of the things that was hard for me growing up was knowing I was different but not being able to put a name to it. There were so many stories and ideas running through my head and things I was curious about, but I didn’t have anyone to talk about them with.

When I first started writing (my taboo books in particular), it was amazing to have so many people to share that part of myself with and who were drawn to it as well. The readers who’ve contacted me over the past couple of years to share how my books have touched them or how they’ve related to my characters have meant the world to me. But they also got me thinking.

I couldn’t help but wonder how differently my life would’ve turned out if there had been someone for me to talk to as a kid who’d really understood or who could’ve just accepted me for who I was, not who I’d been told I had to be. So I started thinking about my characters (because really, most of my life involves thinking about how they would react to things lol). That’s where Trent and Hayden came from.

From the first moment they popped up as side characters it was clear they’d been best friends forever, and I wanted to show that relationship. I wanted them to have each other from the very beginning so there was always someone who understood them.

So when I sat down to write their story, I started when they were eight. Kids have such a clear way of seeing things, without all the worries about the whys and fears about what it says about them. They just love and they accept. And when everything is going against you like it is for Hayden and Trent, unconditional acceptance is what keeps you going.

I hope you enjoy their book, and I hope that someday every child can be who they were meant to be without anyone making them feel like it’s wrong.

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Family by Fate FREE until July 9th!

I got together this weekend with several other authors on Facebook to celebrate pet play books. So as part of that party, I decided (at the very last minute lol) to put Family by Fate free this weekend.

Family by Fate is the prequel to The Accidental Master series. It shows Cooper and Sawyer (my sweet pups) during their first Christmas together after they’re on their own. If you haven’t read that series yet, this is a sweet start to it. Have fun with my cute guys.

Family by Fate is free through Tuesday, July 9.

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Release Day… Untouched

It’s release day for Jay and Logan in Untouched. I can’t wait for you to meet them. I love the idea that opposites attract, and these two are clearly very different but end up having so much in common. Check out the first chapter if you’re curious about my new pup.

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Jay…coming soon!

Less than a week to go until you meet Jay. He started out as a random side character and surprised me with how awkward he was. When he showed up in the Pieces series, something about him seemed more lost than my usual characters. Getting to know him and seeing what he’d been going through was an interesting journey.

Jay’s book, Untouched, comes out on Friday, and I have to say that while he’s so funny, it’s a bit sad to see how completely confused he is at the beginning of the book. I can’t wait for you to meet him, and I’m curious to see what you think.

If you want to see the college world through Jay’s eyes, check out the first chapter of Untouched.

 
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