The idea of the power exchange between a couple has always fascinated me in all my BDSM romances—well, truthfully, in ALL my romances. I’ve enjoyed exploring different dynamics between a woman and a man, and even between a woman and two men. I’ve explored stories about women who are reluctantly submissive, who may know what they like but feel conflict about that, or women who are in denial about what they like. I’ve explored a story about a woman who knows what she wants/needs—but the man she cares about doesn’t understand that.
When I wrote my book Power Struggle, a number of readers and reviewers commented that they wanted to read more about Gabe—the master Dom at le Château who was Tori’s play partner and who gives Dev advice about Tori. And I wanted to write Gabe’s story.
But it wasn’t that easy. I’d laid somewhat of a foundation for Gabe. I knew a little about him. But I didn’t know why he was the way he was. And I didn’t know who was going to be the right woman for him. It took some work to figure all that out. Gabe is complicated and wounded and hiding all that behind some very thick walls. But Reagan knows how to break those walls down. Of course, she has some wounds of her own that she’s dealing with, but together she and Gabe learn about power…about (in a good relationship) how power shifts, depending on the couple, depending on who needs what. And it works for them.
Kelly Jamieson recently sold her twentieth romance novel. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. If she can stop herself from reading or writing, she loves to cook. She has shelves of cookbooks that she reads at length. She also enjoys gardening in the summer, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues (there might be a theme here…) She also loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at www.KellyJamieson.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.