To spank or not to spank… That is the question.
I decided to finally broach a question that I have struggled with throughout my books, progressing a little more each time… How far is too far?
When I first started writing, I had planned on being in the more traditional romance category, shying away from the more erotic. That didn’t last long. In fact, before I had even finished Siochain, I realized that I had probably already pushed past that boundary and landed myself in the erotic romance genre. Not that I ever really had a problem with that on a personal level, erotic romance is my preferred genre for reading anyway, but I struggled with that age old question… What if my mother read this? (She giggles nervously while biting her nails).
However, as I continued writing, even before I was published, I realized that my writing sounded better, sounded more real and had a better flow, when I just gave up propriety and wrote what was in my head.
Which leads us to spanking… I’m not entirely sure whether every woman in the world fantasizes about a dominant male taking complete control in the bedroom, tying us up, spanking us, etc… but based on the popularity of Fifty Shades, I would have to say there are a large number of us out there. I have finally just acknowledged that I have a type; Strong, stubborn, dominant, dark and just a little damaged. That’s how I like my men. Cliche? Yep, most likely… but it’s a cliche for a reason! Women in today’s society have so much responsibility. We are supposed to be wives, mothers, feminine and dainty, perfectly clean homes, all while working out enough to look like a supermodel, have a career, and in a lot of cases be a single parent, filling in a not just mom, but dad as well. Not to diminish the single father’s, any form of single parenthood is hard and deserves praise. However, as we women struggle to do it all, to be everything, sometimes I think we just want to let go. To let someone else take control. To be able to get out of our heads and into our bodies, if only for a moment…
Enter the dominant male. I like take charge men, at least in the bedroom. If we aren’t into it, we will let you know. Kiss us like you mean it, show us how much you want us, not with words but with actions. Let us turn the reins over for a while. At least… that’s one woman’s humble opinion. So, for me… yep, let the spanking begin!
She is pierced, dyed and tattooed born on the wrong side of the tracks. He is a traditional white knight born of the proverbial silver spoon. Their meeting was an accident, the fact that they became even the most tentative of friends, an anomaly. The only real thing they had in common… chemistry. Lots of chemistry. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough and Gia knew it. Now, if only she could convince her body…
Josh had always walked the line, lived the life he was expected to live. He had, by all accounts, the perfect life; a corporate lawyer, a beautiful home, a family empire to run, and the perfect fiancee. He was well on his way. The only question he had… was that really where he wanted to go? Plagued by dreams, Josh fought all his natural instincts, denying not only what he truly wanted but who he was deep down inside. Until one crazy night when he gave in to his desires…
Could these two polar opposites have more in common than even they realize?
I am often asked; who is Aubrianna Hunter? And the truth is the answer isn’t a simple one. Beyond being a dedicated wife and mother, I was raised by a Marine, and married into the Navy.
Needless to say I can go toe to toe with the most sarcastic people you have met, and can dish insults and curse with the best of them. I blurt wildly inappropriate things at precisely the moment when the room goes quiet, so much so that my co-author has nicknamed me Ted… Yes… After the bear in the movie.
Recently my husband has replaced calling me crazy with calling me “Creative”, but the tone he uses to do it makes me question his sincerity. Though honestly, crazy is probably closer to reality. I like my hectic life, in fact I thrive in the chaos and would have it no other way.