How the billionaire bitch broke me

I had no intention of writing a billionaire BDSM type of story. None. I thought the market was already flooded with enough stories of mega-rich executives with dungeons in their basements and nipple clamps on their night stands. I figured there was most likely no room for anything from little old me.

But alas, the muse has a mind of her own. And when she tells me to do something, I'm...well...her bitch.

I always say that inspiration comes from anywhere, so in this case, The Billionaire Bitch Trilogy started when I was getting my crime fix on Discovery ID. During a show, someone mentioned cruel and unusual punishment and I stopped in my tracks. I thought, "Wow, if I went the billionaire BDSM route, I would name the stories Cruel., Unusual., and Punishment."

I jotted that down in a notebook—the one where ideas either turn into a story or go to die—and then forgot all about it. Then Elle Anderton walked into my life months later and I resurrected the idea.

This character wouldn't shut up. She didn't care that I was in the middle of writing and editing The Sensing Lust Series. She had something to say and dammit, she was going to make sure I listened. She told me about her angst around being a poor, little rich girl trying to get beyond her family's name and wealth. She told me about her relationship with Darren Phillips and why she felt the need to lie to him to catch his interest. And she told me that when he found out the truth about her family, she needed to test his love.

And just as Elle tested Darren, she tested me. I know next to nothing about the BDSM lifestyle, so I did a lot of reading up on it, especially erotic humiliation. I researched, and Elle told me what sex games she wanted to play. And when it was all said and done, The Billionaire Bitch Trilogy came to life.

But, as is sometimes the case, real life got in the way of my ability to play with Elle for a while. But I finally finished the trilogy, and now that Elle and Darren are getting smaller in my rear view mirror, I hope that everyone who meets her now enjoys her as much as I do. If you want to get acquainted with Elle Anderton and Darren Phillips, pick up a copy of Cruel and Unusual Punishment today.

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