Absolutely not, and when my writing started to drift in that direction, I more than a little freaked out. Not because I felt the subject matter was bad but because I was terrified of “doing it wrong.” At the same time I was writing my first intense BDSM book, I kept stumbling on reviews of other BDSM books where people raked the author over the coals. I kept trying to quit, but my husband made me finish. He’s very proud of that now, especially since my BDSM books make the most money. And ironically enough, a lot of the same review sites I’d seen reviewing BDSM books critically said I was an example of doing it right. Sometimes I think that was because I was so absolutely conscious I might do it wrong. But who knows.
Do you write in any other genre?
Nearly everything I write is m/m, and when it’s not I suspect it will be f/f or bisexual heroes and heroines, though I still want to write that crossdresser piece floating in the back of my head. I cover contemporaries, fantasies, historicals, and paranormals, but even when I’m not overtly writing BDSM I tend to write less than vanilla sex. The one book I thought was my tame one keeps getting labeled as “smoking hot,” so clearly my apples never fall far from the tree.
Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why?