WIP Hop, doesn’t that sound fun? I was tagged by spanking fiction authors Constance Masters and Patti “Pooky” Devlin in The Next Big Thing: Authors Tagging Authors, otherwise known as the WIP Blog Hop, to answer ten questions about a Work in Progress. According to the rules, I should:
- Credit those to tagged me (check)
- Post the rules of the hop (check)
- Answer the questions (see below)
- Tag five other authors and post links (see below)
1.What is the working title of your book? The Feminist and the Dom. It’s book three in the Rod and Cane Society series.
2.What is the genre? Domestic Discipline/Spanking Romance.
3. Which actors would play your characters in a movie of your book? I would chose Rick Fox, a basketball-player-turned actor, to play Mark DeLuca and actress Connie Britton, currently on the TV show Nashville, to play Stephanie Gordon. Connie would have to cut her hair though, because Stephanie has short hair.
4. Give a synopsis of your book in one sentence. Can a Dom teach a diehard feminist her true strength lies in submission or will love lead to a battle of the sexes?
5. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? It is being published by Loose Id, to be released in January 2013.
6. How long did it take you to write the first draft? One month. Twenty-eight days to be exact. It’s 40,000+ words.
7. What other books would you compare to this story in your genre? The other books in the Rod and Cane Society series: Unexpected Consequences (book one) and False Pretenses (book two). Also, Alta Hensley’s “Traditional” domestic discipline novels are of the same vein.
8. Who or what inspired you write this book? I wanted to explore the conundrum: can a woman be feminist and allow herself to be spanked? How do notions of equality between the sexes and domestic discipline fit? Second, in fiction authors are taught to pair opposites to create conflict. Submissive is the opposite of Dominant, yet there is little inherent conflict, because submissiveness complements dominance. So let’s put two dominant characters together and see what happens!
9. What else about the book might pique a reader’s interest? First, although the working title (and Loose Id might change it) is The Feminist and the Dom, it is NOT a BDSM book. It’s a domestic discipline romance. Second, although it’s third in the series, it’s written so it can be read as a stand alone. You don’t have to read the Rod and Cane Society books in order. Third, I’m a feminist, and I love this book and its hero, Mark DeLuca. He makes my heart go pitter-patter (although were we to meet in real life, I don’t think I would be HIS type).
10: Tag you’re it!