Title: Submission Therapy
Authors: Katie Salidas & Willsin Rowe
Series: Consummate Therapy (Book 1)
Release Date: Oct 31 2012
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 façade, 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?
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.
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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.
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Hello everyone. Welcome to:
Kitty’s Inner Thoughts Interview for Submission Therapy by Katie Salidas & Willsin Rowe.
When/Why/and How they decided to team up to write the series.
Katie: Willsin and I have worked together for years. We started as bloggers at Coffee Fueled Erotica (http://coffeefuelederotica.blogspot.com/), then critiquing partners, and then we moved to partnering up and co-authoring. Submission Therapy was not the first, but I believe it is our best collaboration. It started out with an idea and we both loved it so much it blossomed into so much more.
Willsin: And we’d also worked together on some cover art throughout all that time. It might not sound relevant, but it was another way that our brains could understand each other. Thinking visually, and telling a story with static imagery, can be difficult. By working together on a couple of covers, we’d already explored each other’s lateral thinking capabilities. Writing together came pretty naturally.
How the series came into existence.
Katie: There was this character. She was the biggest hard ass imaginable. Stressed out from micromanaging everything and everyone around her. She was so tightly wound she could snap at any minute. And she needed a story. I remember running the idea past Willsin way before we decided to go with it. And even then, he said it sounded great. What this woman needed was to learn how to let go. And what is the most extreme version of letting go? Submission. The story really just had to be written after that.
Willsin: Absolutely. The idea for Submission Therapy appealed to me straight away. When I read through Katie’s rough four-page draft of the opening scene, I could already picture the story arc. Well roughly, anyway. That’s the beauty of co-writing for us. We each see the journey from a slightly different perspective, and usually those differences actually bolster the work, and elevate the final product. Reviewers certainly seem to think so, anyway!
Katie: Why not? Really. It is so much fun to write.
Willsin: Hey, I’m a dude. I’m always thinkin’ about it, after all! But seriously, I love the intensity of desire, and the way lust will make people behave. I’m quite keen on the darker sides of human nature, and erotica is a wonderful genre to explore those shadows.
Why the billionaire BDSM and not another market?
Katie: This is what this particular story needed. We have other works, some Menage, some Office Nookie. Really, it is just what the story dictates. We do not set out to write one specific type of story for one specific market. We write what we love and what we know you love too.
Willsin: Yep, all of what Katie said. And the other reason we tackled Billionaire BDSM was because we wanted to look at it from the other perspective. In our story, we have a female billionaire. She’s in a position of great power and responsibility. That was of paramount importance to us. We wanted to inject a note of realism, and wanted to keep away from the “bullying” nature of an already-powerful man disciplining an already-subordinate woman.
Any plans to write in another genre together?
Katie: We’re always working on new and fun stories. Right now we have a Paranormal erotic story in the works. =)
Willsin: Absolutely. I have a paranormal urban thriller I’m nudging away at. But I can see the day fast approaching where I’ll have to bring Katie in. If there’s anyone who knows vampires, it’s our Katie!