Today the blog welcomes Clarie Thompson (yeah!!). Get to know her and then leave a comment to win a free ebook!
I write BDSM romance and non-con abduction tales, from both the m/f and m/m perspective. My love affair is with all things D/s (Dominance/submission). I’ve been writing for nearly two decades. My work began as a romantic exploration of the BDSM life style, and then veered somewhat to the darker side of fantasy. I love delving into the dark psyche of a twisted mind, and gaining insight into what might motivate such a person to do what they do. I don’t create all black and white villains and heroes, but rather strive to develop real, complex and flawed human beings. I don't want to simply provide an erotic thrill or evocative description. I seek not only to tell a story, but to come to grips with, and ultimately exalt in the true beauty and spirituality of a loving exchange of power. My darker works press the envelope of what is erotic and what can be a sometimes dangerous slide into the world of sadomasochism. Ultimately my work deals with the human condition, and our constant search for love and intensity of experience.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing all my life, since keeping my first journals in junior high. I have been writing professionally for nearly two decades, and have published over 70 novels. For the past five years, I have taken my work indie, and created my own publishing imprint, Romance Unbound. Initially it was a steep learning curve, gathering the team I needed for success, including topnotch editors, web designer and cover artist, learning to make file extensions that met or exceeded distribution guidelines, and managing my own publicity and marketing. I love the independence and the total artistic and creative control over every aspect of my work, from the title, the cover, the topic, the release date and where I sell my work. It’s been a wild ride, but I’ve never looked back.
What is your latest release?
My very soon to be released newest novel is called The Inner Room. It’s a m/f BDSM romance with a bit of edginess. Here is the blurb:
The Inner Room – where submissive dreams become reality
Dr. Marissa Roberts takes charge and saves lives by day, but spends lonely nights embracing fantasies of erotic submission. When a friend encourages her to explore her submissive longings, Marissa agrees to an evaluation to become a member of an exclusive local BDSM club. With that act, a door is opened to Marissa, and her long-standing fantasies may just become reality.
Cam Wilder, a nurse at the same hospital as Marissa and an experienced Dominant in his private life, has no idea the prospective slave girl he will assess in The Inner Room of The Power Exchange will be his reserved co-worker. Sparks of desire ignite into flames of passion as Cam recognizes in Marissa the heart of a true submissive yearning for freedom, and she sees in him a Master who speaks directly to her soul.
Their potential BDSM paradise is threatened by the unwanted attention of an arrogant bastard who refuses to take no for an answer. His secret surveillance and devious plans lead to terrifying results that threaten to destroy not only Marissa and Cam’s careers, but the bonds of trust and love they’ve forged together as Master and sub girl.
Click here for a sneak preview: Inner Room Excerpts
The Inner Room will be for sale at all the usual distribution outlets (Amazon, B&N, ARE, Kobo, Smashwords), but if you wish to my support my indie efforts, please go to my direct publishing site: RomanceUnbound. Sign up for an account, and use the promo code: GrandOpen to save 20% off the purchase price of your entire first order!
As a token of my appreciation to your readers for indulging me and reading this all the way through, I would like to give away a free ebook download (winner’s choice from my catalog) to someone who leaves a comment on this blog entry. Winner to be chosen by JC.
Thanks for having me as a guest. I love to connect with readers, and will answer all emails personally and promptly. You can connect with me on my website, the RU publishing site, and my blog, FB account and twitter. Links below!