Welcome back loyal readers!
I'm bursting at the seams with a new book! And yes, I know I just started a new novella for NaNoWriMo, but I just couldn't ignore this other book any longer. I sparked the idea and wrote the first few lines of the book about three months back while I was in the middle of writing Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce, which was on a deadline and in need of all of my attention. So I wrote a couple of little notes and left this other book alone.
So I wake up the other day with an ENTIRE scene written out in my head. And I couldn't stop thinking about it or these two characters. So here's a bit about the book and the hero I have absolutely become obsessed with:
Chase Masters (in my head played by the incredibly hunky Channing Tatum) is a 28 year old Dominant who has been in the BDSM "scene" for quite a few years. He's the owner of a BDSM Club that is in trouble of being closed down. He can't find a suitable sub or even a girlfriend after the last screwed up relationship he had. Chase is a Capricorn, which means he's disciplined, careful, and patient - all great qualities for a businessman and a Dom. But he's also prone to some pretty hefty mood swings. He's a Dom that's not into pain, but relishes the control, and even more, the trust required of his partner.
Elizabeth "Liz" Clark (in my head played by the stunning Kristin Kreuk) is a 26 year old independent modern woman who spent her entire life rebelling against's her father's domineering rule. He would say no, she would say yes. No matter what. She always did the opposite of what she was told and very quickly realized she would never allow a man to treat her the way her dad rules her mom. She's also an author. So when she's plagued with the idea to write a BDSM story, and her editor keeps nagging and nagging her, she's refuses to run from the challenge, even when that means entering the BDSM world to do an insane amount of research about a lifestyle she doesn't understand. Liz is a Scorpio, which makes her rebellious by nature. She's also determined, emotional, passionate, and obstinate.
So far, Chase and Liz have made for an explosive combination, and I'm only half-way through plotting the book.
Because the ideas just kept coming at me, I've started writing scenes out of sequence, which is a new thing for me. And, because I'm not actively involved in the BDSM lifestyle, I also have LOTS of research to do, which has been fun, interesting, and time-consuming. So this book should be a challenge, in more ways than one. Wish me luck!