I’ve had a naughty Tumblr for a bit over a year now (http://jeffescloset.tumblr.com/ if you’re curious). Somewhere along the way, my followers cajoled/connived/coerced me into posting BDSM shots all day on Mondays. We call it #MasteringMonday. It’s a fun meme, playing around with the idea of well, getting Monday under control and maybe spanking its ass.
As you do.
Sunday night I posted to Twitter that I was selecting my final six for the next day. I queue up the pics, so they post throughout the day. This is true of every day. For #MasteringMonday, I save up “good” ones all week and then make my final selections. Predictably, a number of my followers suggested that there could be MORE than six. When I replied that they’d get spoilt, one gal said that I sounded surprisingly toppish.
Because, yes, mostly I write male dominant/female submissive stuff. But I don’t much like getting tied into iron-clad roles. I don’t think most people are like that. A lot of the fun is in mixing it up.
In my new book, Going Under, I switched things up in at least three ways, from my previous erotic romances.
First? It’s longer. This is a full-length novel – more than twice as long as Ruby, the previous record-holder – which had a ripple effect.
Second, because it’s longer, I was able to do both points-of-view (POV) – the hero and the heroine. The story alternates pretty much evenly between them. As a result, I spent a lot more time in the guy’s head than ever before. No wonder I’m sounding toppish!
Finally, my hero is a different kind of guy. Pushy, yes. Likes to be in charge, for sure. But also exuberantly sexual. He says there’s not much he’s not into and he backs that up. In fact, he’s just as happy for her to be in charge. They take turns, switching it up, having their way with each other.
Which made it a super fun story for me, too.
After all, the mastering goes both ways. 🙂
Knowing all too well the damage online trolls can inflict, game designer Emily Bartwell takes privacy seriously. Living in solitude and working remotely under a male alias gives her a sense of security. The sexy writer renting the house next door ignites desires she’d forgotten she had, and when he invites her to play games of a very different sort, Em is ready and willing. Even if it means breaking all her own rules to abide by his.
Undercover tech reporter Fox Mullins is so close to the biggest scoop of his career: finding the elusive programmer Phoenix. An increasingly erotic adventure with his reserved but passionate new neighbor is the ideal way to heat up the chilly Pacific Northwest nights as he tracks the brilliant gamer.
At first Fox is happy to help Em explore her newly awakened kinky side, no holds barred, no strings attached. But as they push the limits of intimacy, both physical and emotional, Fox discovers he’s not the only one keeping secrets. And revealing hers may mean betraying the one woman who embodies everything he desires.
About the Author:
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.
Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and a fifth, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July.
She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Foreword Literary.