Has this been published? And it is totally fine if the answer is no. If yes, what publisher and what publication date? The novel is published by Siren Publishing, Inc. under its Sensations Line and part of the BDSM Collection. Just released January 7, 2019
Where did you do most of your writing for this fiction work? And please describe in detail. And can you please include a photo? Most of the writing was done in my home office, a desk and computer set-up in my bedroom. The desk is pretty cluttered, but I function okay in the space and know where everything I need is.
What were your writing habits while writing this work- did you drink something as you wrote, listen to music, write in pen and paper, directly on laptop; specific time of day? Not really a coffee drinker and I try not to eat or drink anything at my desk while I’m working. I usually have the television turned to some show that I’d eventually tune out and would only become background noise. Sometimes I listened to the music channel or music on Pandora. I wrote directly into computer/the Work-in-Progress or pen and paper into small notebook I carry in my handbag. Of late, I’ve been typing notes into Samsung Notes on my phone when an idea comes to me. The time of day was/is problematic as I work full-time and didn’t really get a chance to write until I arrived home around 7:30pm after kickboxing class. By the time I showered and had something to eat, I’d have about an hour or two to get something meaningful down. Sometimes I’d get on a roll and write into the wee hours, a definite no-no when my clock is set for 5am.
What is the summary of this specific fiction work? Aspiring fashion designer Melania Noble has her sights set on an exclusive contract with budding, chic retailer, Ramara’s Rags. With tragic experiences of domestic violence in her past, Mel doesn't want to waste a second not pursuing her dream and has no time for distractions, especially those of the all-consuming, arrogant male variety.
The deeper she lets Edge take her down the BDSM rabbit hole, however, the more Mel realizes she’s enjoying the trip and the more Edge realizes he may have finally found not just a playmate but a soul mate.
Can you give the reader just enough information for them to understand what is going on in the excerpt? This is the initial meet cute where Mel Noble, the heroine is on her way to an interview with a successful clothing retailer when she bumps into the hero, Edge Ryan, who she accuses of trying to “steal” her cab.
Please include the excerpt and include page numbers as reference. The excerpt can be as short or as long as you prefer. Excerpt (pages 11-15): Instantly warm all over at the butter-melting timbre of his voice, Mel turned to see exactly with whom she was dealing. Sky-blue peepers stared back at her, unblinking. Her stomach fluttered, not in fear, but something else entirely. When her pussy muscles joined the party, involuntarily contracting at the hot male’s proximity, Mel was about through with her rampant hormones!
Wait one minute! She didn’t have a thing for any guys, not for the foreseeable future anyway—black, white, or in between. Men were off-limits, too dangerous to her piece of mind and too much of a distraction. She didn’t have the time or desire to entertain a man, good looking or not, as more than a friend. In her experience, any man willing settle for friendship did so with the intention of changing a woman’s mind to become more than friends. She’d made the mistake of nurturing friendships with guys who ultimately just wanted to get into her pants or, worse, who proclaimed their love for her when she didn’t feel the same way.
Cool trick, but the hypnotist act wasn’t going to work on her. “Look, mister man—”
“There’s no reason we can’t share. We’re going in the same direction.”
Bushy Brows hesitated and shifted his glance from Mel to her cab mate.
Were there any deletions from this excerpt that you can share with us? And can you please include a photo of your marked up rough drafts of this excerpt. Nothing that I can specifically remember or share. I do know that while I was in the midst of writing On The Edge I learned that my targeted publisher had changed its submission guidelines and put a cap on the acceptable word-count at 80K. I was well over this cap at the time and nowhere near finishing the book so had to go back to the beginning for the umpteenth time and start some extensive revisions and editing.
Anything you would like to add? Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my words and work and emotion with your readers!
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On The Edge