For the most part I love the hell outta it. I live for the days that I get simple messages like "love your books" and "Short, steamy, awesome!" But, honestly, I also love the days where I get "too short for my tastes" or "too much sex" (yup there is such a thing! haha.) Lemme know what you like so I can tweak my methods!
So on days when I get a "Starred-favorite" memo from Smashwords I spend the rest of it fantasizing about what made me a favorite? Did they like the over the top sex-scene to sex-scene continual action of my Cheerleader books or were they driven to that Favorite-marker by the softer more story driven pieces like My New Husband? Is it my desire to provide quality when there's so much barely re-read, unedited junk out there? Is it my 40 titles of a wide-variety?
Must admit that I am not 100% about the art. I want to and do consider you guys, and challenge myself with "what's popular" (Like the babysitter and cheerleader eroticas). I have even pushed myself through some Taboo-kinks at request from my readers. But I always feel like my best are my favorites. The ones that spend hours in my head begging to get out on the screen.
So what do I fantasize about? Fantasy, BDSM, Rape, being taken care of, being controlled, and a bit of the princess stuff. I love it when my daddy takes care of me, demands things of me, plays with me. So often its in ways that I don't even see myself, and that I think continually comes out of my pen.
Micah and Alysson in my Deep Series, they play probably two of the darkest and deepest parts of my world out. Their story is the one that I told myself for years as I was trying to sleep.
The other one is my Penance Series. Charlie and Meredith are a regular Jane and John Doe couple, its only when pushed to the brink of divorce that they delve into something deep and dark between them.
Why do I have a love for the kink? My husband and I started dabbling in kinkier stuff after about 4 years of being together, we'd seen enough in porn that we were both willing to try it. But even after almost 13 years together he can still stir something so carnal within me the second he grabs me by the nape of the neck and growls. Fantasy come to life. Maybe that's why. Maybe that's why I'll re-read and add more story, re-read and add more sex to those kinkier pieces. Those pieces that link me to my darker more brazen self.
Maybe that's why people want to favorite me - I can link them to that particular dark part of themselves. At least I hope I do.