My first spanking romance– my first book of any kind–was published a year ago!
Publishing Betrothed was an absolute life-changer for me. I’d been working for a year on a mainstream romance novel (one of these days I’m going to turn it into a spanking romance) when I accidentally discovered spanking romance. I think the sequence of events was something like this– I was perusing the blog Smart Bitches Trashy Novels for recommendations for a good romance, when I came across a link they had posted in outrage to a “how to spank your wife” DD site.
Being a life-long closeted spanko, I clicked over and promptly spent the next two days reading everything I could about DD in between, um, creating my own happy endings (sorry, TMI). From there, I somehow discovered that there were spanking romance books, and I heard the angels sounding their bugles from heaven.
I quickly dumped the epic romance that was going nowhere, penned Betrothed in six days, sent it off to James Johnson, who was then at Blushing books, and it was published two weeks later. Sometimes when things are meant to be, they’re meant to be. To make sure I didn’t stray from my new life calling, the universe made sure that Betrothed was a success. Although it never hit the top 100 ranking, its sales were steady for six months, and I’m pretty sure it’s still my all-time best seller. Not bad for six days’ work, right? Too bad the rest haven’t been so easy…
Having a spanking romance published naturally forced me to open up to my husband about my kink, which has empowered both of us in so many incredible ways. It also spurred me to start this blog, where I met all of you incredible people. What an amazing year!