Spotlight & #Giveaway – Their Discovery by Rebecca Grace Allen @RGraceAllen #Romance
Rebecca Grace Allen
(Legally Bound, #3)
Publication date: April 29th 2019
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Exploring their fantasies could save their marriage…or push it over the edge
Legally Bound, Book 3
Samantha Archer’s life has hit a wall. Her world is housework, homework and reminding her husband—the biggest kid in the family—to help out at home. Once she felt confident, powerful and sexy, but Brady doesn’t seem to notice her anymore, and now all she feels is invisible.
Brady has tried being the goofy guy who stole Sam’s heart, but it’s not working. He’s losing the woman he loves and doesn’t have a clue how to fix it. He’s keeping his darkest fantasies hidden too, sure they’re not what Sam wants, and his inability to please her cuts him deeper than she knows.
When Sam lands a new job at a law firm, Brady still won’t pick up the slack, and one night giving him orders unexpectedly reignites their missing spark. Sam discovers the Femdomme she didn’t know she was, kindling Brady’s submissive desires.
But while things heat up inside the bedroom, life outside it starts unraveling. Brady’s need to call the shots at work complicates his hunger to kneel for his wife, and Sam has longed to experiment in more ways than one. Their exploration of dominance and submission goes a step too far when they invite Sam’s sultry switch coworker into their bed, and the fallout could cost them everything.
Warning: contains a six-foot-five, ex-football player geek and a ballsy, badass redhead who’s learning to unleash her inner Domme. Scenes depicting humiliation, pegging and threesomes could disturb, or stimulate a thirst for adventure.
Hi Rebecca, can you to tell the readers what you enjoy the most about writing this genre?
Rebecca: That’s a tough question to answer.
There are so many things I love about writing romance. The moments when things first spark between the characters. The heart-wrenching break-ups. The yummy, smexy, dirty scenes. The sappy, romantic endings. But I guess what I enjoy most of all is digging really deep into my characters. Prying open their minds, researching their backgrounds, trying on their lives and figuring out who they are.
Someone once told me that all romance is an exercise in writing character, because you know how the books is going to end. Readers know they’re going to get a happily ever after (or happy for now). So as an author, I have to write characters so compelling that people have to keep reading, even though they know it’s going to turn out okay in the end.
For me, that means research. In THEIR DISCOVERY, Sam is a stay-at-home mom who gave up a career in politics. I needed to figure out when she would’ve been in DC, what she would’ve done as a congressional staffer, and what her life would’ve been like. I also needed to understand her relationship with her family, and her history with Brady from when they met in college to when the book begins. Brady had dreams of becoming a professional football player, but a tragic event stole that chance from him, and I needed to track all the twists and turns of his life from then to the first chapter of the book. He’s also the younger brother of a brilliant law professor (that’s Jack, for all of you who read HIS CONTRACT), and I had to figure how, despite running his own company, growing up in his brother’s shadow would still affect Brady.
Beyond figuring them out as people is figuring out what they crave. What do I need to write in order to make them whole, emotionally and sexually? For Brady and Sam, both of them start off craving something they have no idea they can find in the other, despite the fact that they’ve been together for so long.
That’s what’s so great about writing romance—finding what makes a character tick, what things turn them on and push them over the edge, and finding the most imperfectly perfect balance for them in the other character. It’s the most satisfying moment for me—when I get to write that moment when a character feels wanted and appreciated and whole because of the love and affection they receive from the other. Brady and Sam have that in spades.
Rebecca Grace Allen is an author of sweet, sexy and soul searching romance, emphasis on the sexy! She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.Sign up for Rebecca’s newsletter: http://www.rebeccagraceallen.com/newsletter