Guest Blog; Wendi Zwaduk; Resplendence Publishing

Guest Blog Goodness–Wendi Zwaduk

Woooot!  For our third installment of 2015 Guest Blog Goodness, I’m pleased as punch to introduce you to Wendi Zwaduk!

Most writers I’ve known say that writing is invigorating, while some say that it’s their therapy. How does your writing serve you? Do you express your life through the story or does the theme come from your vision?  The theme usually dictates the story. For Blue Satin, the character of James, the dom, actually motivated the story. I had him first and ran with what he kept telling me. He had a particular idea of who he wanted for his sub. I let him run and tried to keep up. Was it therapy? No, but it was a fun ride. I got to learn more about BDSM and some of the fringe things I might not have known lots about, i.e. wax play.

What is the best way a reader can express their gratitude for the experience they had reading your work?  Tell me they liked the book and write a review. IMHO an honest review, even if the reader didn’t love the book, is one of the best ways for a writer to learn. I’ve gotten lots out of my reviews—good and bad. A surprise review that’s 5 stars and explains why they liked the book is always good. Makes me feel good.

What is the most unique way someone has shared their appreciation for your work?  A running hug. Yes, that would be the most unique way. Someone told this particular reader I was at a con—as a reader, not even as a writer—and the person barreled up to me, then arms flailing, hugged me. Honestly, I loved it. Why?  She loved my work and HAD to tell me. Then she was so excited to see me. That was awesome. Made me feel good. 🙂

What advice would you give a new author?  Have a thick skin, but don’t be afraid to ask questions and put yourself out there. That said, NEVER be negative online. No matter how much you really want to rant about something, don’t. The negative always comes back to haunt you. Still, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. People want to discover your book.

Have you done all the things in your book with your partner? That’s what I want to know 🙂  Muwhahahaha. No. In Blue Satin, the characters get into BDSM play. I’ve done that, but DH doesn’t own a pair of cufflinks that are nipple clamps.

 

Blue Satin by Wendi Zwaduk
Club Desire, book 7
Resplendence Publishing
Contemporary, M/F, BDSM, Spanking, Fetish, Wax Play, Toys, Anal Sex

Blue SatinGet your rocks off however you want at Club Desire. We’re not easy and we’re not free, but we are discreet. Find your fantasy in the Club.

Two souls can heal with the right amount of heat and kink…in or out of the club.

Can old wounds really be healed? Meghan Stone isn’t sure. She’s at Club Desire at the urging of her agent. As a writer, she needs to add grit to her stories—grit that can only be acquired at Desire. When Meghan spots the handsome man in the suit, she’s smitten. After a conversation with him, she’s taken by him. But will the sexy man want more than conversation when he learns about her motivations and past?

James Richards comes to Club Desire to forget his own past.  He wants a sub and a lover, but as far as he’s concerned, that person doesn’t exist—until he meets Meghan. She awakens needs he thought had been long buried. Once he sees her, he wants to possess her. But a sub and a life-long love aren’t always easy to find, especially in the same person. Will she be the one he’s searched for or another face in the crowd?

Available 1/21 at http://www.resplendencepublishing.com/

EXCERPT:

©Wendi Zwaduk, 2015, All Rights Reserved

“What are you working on?” James asked, breaking the silence.

Meg froze, pen still on the page. Her gaze slowly lifted until she looked at him. Her mouth formed an O and her eyes widened.

“Something for your book? A daring exposé about the club?” He clasped his hands together. “Or a new idea for a story?”

Meg closed the notebook. “A—a character sketch.” She hesitated and watched him. “I was supposed to come here to meet my dom. Did they send you by mistake? You’re not here as a dom, are you?”

“I’m a dom—your dom.”

“No…” Her brow furrowed again. “But…we talked out there. You never said a word about your job. You told me to find you on the floor. You didn’t act like a dom and you certainly don’t look like one. I don’t understand.”

He needed to gain her trust. “I’m not going to be what you expect, love. I don’t know your agent, but this sounds to me like the reason she suggested you come to Desire. Everything you think you know isn’t exactly how it is. You need to open your mind and trust me.”

“Just because you say so?”

She had fire and he appreciated her spunk. He’d need to break her in order to set her free, but he was up to the challenge.

“Because I know what you need.”