When is the next Deadly Captive book coming out?
Some may recall that I was hoping to get it out some time this summer, but those plans have changed.
Why, well, because the Deadly Captive books take completely changing my mindset from the way I write my other books. I have to push myself in a whole new direction and basically convince myself that things that are painful and repulsive to some is erotic and fascinating. Why? Because I couldn't write that way convincingly if I didn't believe it. For those that have read Collateral Damage, you know there's a needle play scene. That was particularly difficult to write, and still might not seem pleasurable to some, but to others it has exactly the impact I worked so hard to get across. It is a sensual scene that connects the characters in a way nothing else they'd done together could accomplish.
For the last few books I've written, I've had to pull myself away from that way of thinking to some extent, because while it is okay to spice up sex with a bit of pain, it's generally assumed the the person receiving the pain has given consent. That their limits will be respected.
In the Deadly Captive books, there are no limits. Right and wrong are, for the most part, irrelevant. And this being the last one makes it special. I have a few ideas that makes me cringe even as I consider writing them. One of those ideas is writing part of this book from Cyrus' POV.
That doesn't really answer the question though, right? When am I going to write this story? How much longer will you have to wait?
Honestly, I don't know. I won't rush it. But I can tell you that once my next two books, TOILE (which as I mentioned yesterday will be released this summer) and BREAKAWAY (The 3rd Dartmouth Cobras book coming late summer) come out, I will allow myself to go back into that dark, disturbing mindset that made writing Deadly Captive and Collateral Damage possible. I will pick up the pen and bring my nightmares to life. Let my characters take me on a dark, horrific journey that will arouse me even though I know it shouldn't.
And, hopefully, by the end of the year, I'll be able to take you along on that journey.
Just don't forget . . . you're not supposed to like it either. ;)
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