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Tara Sue Me on why she needed to write THE DOMINANT

The Other Side

I'd always heard every romance had two sides: his and hers. A good friend recently told me there were actually three sides: his, hers, and what really happened. The truth is, anything we experience is filtered through our internal lens. Ten people can see the same thing happen and all ten will tell it differently. Such is the case with THE DOMINANT. I wrote THE SUBMISSIVE as a writing exercise, to see if I could write something spicy. There was never any intention on my part to write anything further with the characters. But as I wrote, something interesting started to happen, I started hearing Nathaniel’s voice and to grasp his thoughts and motives. The problem was THE SUBMISSIVE is written in first person from Abby’s point of view. Since she couldn’t hear Nathaniel’s thoughts and motives, neither could the reader. And I hated that because Nathaniel’s side was fascinating to me. I thought about writing their story with alternating points of view. Unfortunately, Nathaniel has a secret revealed at the end of THE SUBMISSIVE and if I alternated points of view, we’d learn that secret much, much earlier. The solution was Nathaniel got his own book to tell the story the way he saw it happen. In THE SUBMISSIVE, Nathaniel is often seen as cold and distant, but that’s only because that’s the way Abby first sees him. It’s also the only side he allows her to see. In the first chapter of THE SUBMISSIVE, we see Nathaniel ignoring Abby while typing on his computer. Abby and the reader immediately form an opinion of him based on that very fact. What no one knows (other than Nathaniel himself) is exactly what he’s typing on the computer. I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t business related. The chapter that made me decide to write THE DOMINANT, however, was Chapter Ten. It was the most difficult chapter to write in THE SUBMISSIVE, but there was a lot going on in Nathaniel’s head that one, made the chapter such a necessary part of the book and two, perfectly illustrated the inner turmoil he was going through. I won’t lie and say I knew everything that would happen in THE DOMINANT before I started writing it, I didn’t. As I wrote there were plenty of surprises in store for me. I actually remember arguing with Nathaniel about some of them. For example, he started referring to her as “Abby” instead of “Abigail” in his head a lot sooner than I thought he should. But as typically happens when I argue with my characters, I eventually came to the understanding that they know the story better than I do. The best part for me, however, was that in writing Nathaniel’s side of the story, I got to know him better and came to understand his motives. He became more real, more vulnerable, and more approachable. By the end of THE DOMINANT, he’d secured an even stronger hold on my heart.

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Headmaster: Lessons From The Rack Book 2

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Fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Maya Banks and Beth Kery will be seduced by New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me's electrifying Submissive series.She's ready for a fresh start... Lynne has not wanted for anything since she began working as Nathaniel and Abby's nanny - until the night they invite her to a group BDSM meeting. The abrupt breakup she had with her last Dom made her turn her back on the lifestyle, but now she's ready to dive back in. When she starts chatting on online BDSM message boards, she's shocked to discover Simon, her former Dom, is a frequent poster - and even more shocked at herself when she creates a secret identity and strikes up a conversation. After messaging with a mysterious submissive online, Simon forms an immediate connection. Lynne and Simon's D/s relationship grows in intensity, but can their relationship survive after the truth is exposed, and Lynne's identity is laid bare?***INCLUDES, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PRINT, THE BONUS NOVELLA, THE CLAIMING***Before there was the fan fiction that became Fifty Shades of Grey, there was The Submissive... Indulge in the series that started it all: The Submissive, The Dominant, The Training, The Chalet, The Enticement, The Collar, The Exhibitionist, The Master, The Claiming, The Exposure and The Flirtation.

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Master Professor: Lessons From The Rack Book 1

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The Master: Submissive 7

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The Exhibitionist: Submissive 6

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The Training: Submissive 3

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For fans of E. L. James and Sylvia Day. Before there was the fan fiction that became Fifty Shades of Grey, there was The Submissive, Tara Sue Me's seductive and scandalous series that enthralled millions and inspired a genre... In the enticing continuation, the submissive and her dominant explore just how long they can make the pleasure last...It started with a hidden desire. Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he expects everyone to follow - especially the women he's dominated in his bedroom. But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book. Abby King never imagined that she would capture the heart of Nathaniel West, one of New York City's most eligible bachelors - and its most desirable dominant. What began as a weekend arrangement of pleasure has become a passionate romance with a man who knows every inch of her body and her soul - yet remains an enigmatic lover. Though he is tender and caring, his painful past remains a wall between them. Abby knows the only way to truly earn his trust is to submit to him fully and let go of all of her lingering inhibitions. Because to lead Nathaniel on a path to greater intimacy, she must first let him deeper into her world than anyone has ever gone before...Before there was the fan fiction that became Fifty Shades of Grey, there was The Submissive... Indulge in the series that started it all: The Submissive, The Dominant, The Training, The Chalet, The Enticement, The Collar, The Exhibitionist and The Master.

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The Dominant: Submissive 2

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Carly Bloom began her writing career as a family humor columnist and blogger, a pursuit she abandoned when her children grew old enough to literally die from embarrassment. To save their delicate lives, Carly turned to penning steamy, contemporary romance. The kind with bare chests on the covers. Carly and her husband raise their mortified brood of offspring on a cattle ranch in South Texas. Also? Carly is vegan. The cows love her. To find out more about Carly, visit her website at www.carlybloombooks.com, find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/authorcarlybloom and follow her on Twitter @carlybloombooks and Instagram @carlybloombooks.

Hannah Orenstein

Hannah Orenstein is the author of Playing with Matches and Love at First Like, as well as the senior dating editor at Elite Daily. Previously, she was a writer and editor at Seventeen.com. She lives in Brooklyn. For more information, visit her website: hannahorenstein.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @hannahorens.

Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times bestselling author who lives in Oklahoma with her husband and dogs. She has three grown children, who are all scattered around the country having lives of their own. A lover of sports, Jaci can often tell what season it is by what sport is being played. She watches entirely too much television, including an unhealthy amount of reality TV. When she isn't on deadline, Jaci can be found at her local casino, trying to become a millionaire (so far, no luck). She's a total romantic and loves a story with a happily ever after, which you'll find in all her books.Find the latest news on Jaci's books at ww.jaciburton.com, and connect with her online at www.facebook.com/AuthorJaciBurton or via Twitter @jaciburton.

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Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School. She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks.Visit her website: www.jasmineguillory.com, find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/jasmineguillorywriter and follow her on Twitter @thebestjasmine and Instagram @jasminepics for more information.

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Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, the Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books have been translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.Learn more:www.jaycrownover.comTwitter @JayCrownoverFacebook.com/AuthorJayCrownover

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