I was excited when Elizabeth asked me to join the Next Big Thing. Thanks, missy! At the end of my post, you’ll discover links to my ‘Next Big Thing’ blog hop partners: Cari Silverwood, Hazel St. James, Jason Jaxx, and Elizabeth Woodham.
A Little Fun Q&A with Red Phoenix:
The next big thing is...
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I have always thought the life of a Geisha was interesting, and wished I could learn the art of their seduction. I also have a vested interest in the D/s lifestyle and thought, why not "Geisha training for submissives" with a kind of ivy league college twist?
What genre does your book fall under?
Erotica (the scenes are HOT), although it is definitely romantic as well.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Please check out my fans' suggestions on Pinterest. So many sexy Doms at the Training Center, so many handsome men to play them! I believe that Brie would make an excellent cable series. Don't you??? Showtime or HBO would be yummy!
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
College grad is bored and unchallenged until a handsome stranger gives her a card. Now Brie's real education is about to begin - Submission 101.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
This is self-published, although it has been professionally edited and has a professionally designed cover.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Well...that is hard to answer because it was first published as a 9-part serial. I published the first novelette, Brie's First Day of Submissive Training, on March 8th, 2012 and finished with the last installment September 23rd. The novel itself was just published on November 20th, 2012.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Many of my fans read 50 Shades of Grey first, but also Bared to You, Kallypso's Master's Series, and Cherise Sinclair's Shadowland Series.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
A deep desire to share my fantasy of a high-class submissive training center with the entire world.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
My novel is unique in that you will experience what Brie experiences as she goes through the course - from her introduction of the submissive lifestyle to her graduation and choice of Dom. Although there are a high number of sex scenes, all are different and each adds to the driving storyline. You will love the book for the characters as much as for the highly erotic scenes.
You can find me on Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, my Blog, and my sexy little website, RedPhoenix69.com!
My Next Big Thing Authors
Cari Silverwood - I first came to know her by her work 31 Flavors of Kink. Articulate and smart, this talented author will please you with characters that are relatable and real. Connect with Cari on Facebook and her Blog.
Hazel St. James - I became acquainted with the author on Facebook. She is relatively new in the genre of erotica, but has come out of the gates running. She has one novella published Just One Night
and has another planned in December. Check it out on her Blog and be sure to visit her on Facebook.
Jason Jaxx - Jason is a male erotica author (they do exist!) His stories have that masculine touch, hot and hard hitting - but in a good way. You can check out his work with the sexy freeie, Dirty Secrets & Filthy Fantasies: An Erotic Collection. To get to know Jason better, you can check out his Blog or give him good-humored shit on Facebook.
Elizabeth Woodham is my favorite Brit! I love this woman's sense of humor and her sexy thoughts. Be sure to check out her titillating series, It's a Sin (my fave - so naughty!) You will find her on Facebook, and you can read more about her and her Secret Narrative shenanigans on her Blog.