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09 November 2012

A L00k At 'Submissi0n Therapy' by Katie Salidas & Willsin R0we ( @QuixoticKatie #FF #SO )

Today we have authors Katie Salidas and Willsin Rowe visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
~ Katie Salidas ~
* Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons. She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.
* And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…
* Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.
~ Willsin Rowe ~
Willsin Rowe falls in love with a scent, a playful expression or an act of casual intimacy more easily than with physical beauty. When confronted by any combination of those elements he is a lost cause. He has done many things over and over, done even more things only once, and half-done more things than he cares to admit. He loves to sing and doesn’t let his voice get in the way. He is intelligent but not sensible. He is passionate but fearful. He is not scruffy enough or stylish enough to be cool.

What book are you going to tell us about today? Is it part of a series? If so, what's the order the books should be read in?
Today, we’re
talking about our new release, Submission Therapy. It’s the first in a three-book series. The second and third will be coming out later this month!

How'd you/your muse come up with this story?
~ Katie Salidas ~
* The idea was there: The rich woman who you think ‘has it all’ is really a victim of her own rise to power. She has control issues and addictions that are threatening her health, and no therapist has been able to cure her. Natasha’s only resort is Radical Therapy prescribed by Dr. Benson.
* I took that Idea to Willsin and he jumped on it! He was just as excited about it as me. Once we really started talking about it, the story grew almost on its own. Everything from the characters to the book cover just flowed effortlessly.
~ Willsin Rowe ~
The seed of this story came straight from the naughty imagination of Katie! I really enjoyed coming along for the ride and steering the story at times, too. Basically, this story takes a different look at the Billionaire BDSM genre that’s so hot right now. We found ourselves wondering why someone whose existence was all about domination and power, would then choose to bring that same element into their private life. The answer we came up with was: they wouldn’t!

Describe the hero in five words.
~ Katie Salidas ~
Determined, Controlled, Powerful, Strict, Patient.
~ Willsin Rowe ~
Forceful, Intelligent, Sharp, Wise, Chameleonic.

Describe the heroine in five words.
~ Katie Salidas ~
Obsessive, Controlling, Hard-ass, Sad, Vulnerable.
~ Willsin Rowe ~
Brittle, Brash, Tough, Vulnerable, Lonely.

Who's your favorite character in the book & why?
~ Katie Salidas ~
I have to say, I really like Natasha. Between the both of us, we really turned that Bitc… ahem… difficult woman, into a character you can relate to. And she’s not done yet. Her therapy has only just begun. And putting her through her paces has been so enjoyable. I’ve never written BDSM before, and I have to admit, I’m having a lot of fun doing it.
~ Willsin Rowe ~
I really enjoyed writing Natasha. At the beginning of the story she’s such a hard-assed bitch, and it allowed me to channel my inner drag-queen. But it’s her journey that I enjoyed more than anything. She’s not the same woman at the end of the story as at the beginning.

What's your favorite line in the story?
~ Katie Salidas ~
More of a snippet, but I think it really shows the cutting down of this pompous character. Here it is:
* “This slave’s clothing is wholly inappropriate to her station. Put it away until such time as she is worthy of it.”
* “What? That’s Dolce & Gabbana!”
* Master Sweet frowned and held up his hand like it was a blade. “You depend on possessions for status. You think they give you worth. In here, your only value comes through me. How well you serve me. You will learn this. From this moment until I decree otherwise, you are nameless.”
~ Willsin Rowe ~
“I looked up at the redhead. Her face was calm and aloof, like she hadn’t cared since the nineties.” I love the way it conveys a mood, but stays deliberately vague.

A look into the story Submission Therapy
~ Blurb ~
* Billionaire CEO of Blakely Incorporated, Natasha runs her empire with an eagle eye for every detail. She’s an obsessive, compulsive, micromanaging hard-ass, consumed by the need to control every aspect of her life and her business.
* But underneath that seemingly strong fa├žade, Natasha is a swirling mess of anger, anxiety and sexual addiction. Only her therapist, Dr. Benson, knows how close she is to burning out...or exploding. He insists on a radical form of treatment – Submission Therapy – knowing that it’s her only hope.
* Skeptical but intrigued, Natasha agrees to attend the first session. What she finds there is an erotically-charged environment that will forgive none of her habitual bad behavior. And a steely-eyed man who seems to read her every desire - even the ones she won’t admit to herself.
* Will Natasha learn what it means to submit? Or will she allow her brittle pride to rob her of what she truly needs?
~ Excerpt ~
* He surprised me by rushing to the door and blocking my exit. I was unprepared for such animation. Standing there filling the doorframe with his arms crossed he almost appeared authoritative. In his khaki pants and black Oxford shirt, and with his blue eyes narrowed behind dark framed glasses he looked like he’d just passed Door Security 101. “So why are you still here?”
* The unfamiliar steel of his voice seemed to carry a lilt of taunting. I nodded at the hallway behind him. “I’m hardly going to climb over you.”
* “You know what I mean. Why haven’t you gone to yet another doctor?”
* Because no-one else will take me. Because I’ve carved a sharp-tongued path through them all. No way I’d expose myself like that. Not to this nobody. He already had too much of me sitting in his notebooks. I pulled out my gold cigarette case and flipped it open. “I really don’t know.”
* “Natasha, you can’t smoke in here.”
* I rolled my eyes. Tiny lives with tiny rules. “Derek, my company owns this building. One of my companies, anyway.”
* He produced a business card from his pocket. “This is it, Natasha. Your last chance.”
* I glared at the card, but he didn’t waver. Just held it steady as I blew a stream of smoke into his face. Finally I took the thing and checked it over.
* Room 112
* Master Sweet
* “I see your people are no better than mine. I should proof-read for you.”
* Sadly, he didn’t rise to my taunting. He remained remarkably collected, delivering his deadpan statement. “Master Sweet is not a room.”
* I tapped the ash from my cigarette into a potted plant by the door. “So what is it? Candy?”
* “Radical therapy. I’ve tried the softly-softly, ‘tell me how that makes you feel’ method. It’s had no effect. Clearly you need a more hands-on approach.” He tapped the edge of the card in my hand. “And what you’ll find in that room will gel perfectly with your current…addictions.”

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Thank you for joining us here today, Katie & Willsin! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your work.

1 comment:

Katie Salidas said...

Thank you so much for having us here today!