Be still my heart…
So, after a few weeks of hemming and hawing and finding that I when I tried to write Damaged Goods, I was pulling my punches a bit for fear of censorship, I decided to table that book in favor of another novella set in the same “world” as Maid for It.
For those of you who are waiting for Damaged Goods and are excited about it based on the excerpt in Maid for It, trust me…it will be written. I simply think it makes more sense for me to write something shorter that I’m reasonably sure won’t cause any headaches with potential censors until this whole situation settles down and becomes clearer or new venues open up for selling my “edgier” titles. (The book I had planned to write after Damaged Goods is even more iffy from a censorship perspective.)
I don’t have cover art for the new novella yet, but I do have a draft version of the cover copy:
Maid for Pleasure
Insurance actuary Libby Beckett is the epitome of a successful, independent, modern woman. With her six figure salary, she has a condo overlooking the beach, a BMW, and a closet full of fabulous shoes. So why isn’t she happy? And why do her fantasies always involve whips, bondage, and sexual slavery? Her desires are impossible to explain her buttoned-down accountant boyfriend, which is why when she stumbles across a website for a quasi-dating service for submissive women called Maid for It, she signs up. She’s quickly “matched” to Gavin Huntley, an engineer and inventor possessed of a small fortune and his own private island off the Caribbean coast. After carefully weighing the risks and rewards, as any good actuary should do, Libby breaks it off with her boyfriend and heads to Gavin’s island for what she promises herself will be two weeks to explore her darkest, dirtiest desires. When her time is up, she’ll say her safe word and, as outlined in Maid for It’s contract, Gavin will be required to release her.
But Gavin knows what Libby truly needs, and it’s not to be free. She’s made for pleasure—his pleasure—and he intends to put her to good use. Forever.
I’ve already started writing and the words are flowing pretty easily. I hope you’re as excited about this project as I am :).