I'm so excited to be here today chatting with you all for the March Book Brew. Thank you CTR for having me! And as a special thank you to readers, I'm giving away a free copy of my book, Sly's Surrender (see end of the post for details).
Fitting in with March's Book Brew theme, Sex in the City, I'm here today to talk about Urban Love and my debut book, Sly's Surrender. Most ladies know that dating in the modern era can be difficult, often even more so for ambitious, goal driven, career women. Years dedicated to carving out a name for yourself in occupations where femininity is seen as a weakness, and sexuality is seen as just another tool to get ahead, can leave little patience for the nuances of the traditional hookup. "Love" is too often found at the bottom of the second sour apple martini and as memorable as a third grade math lesson.
There's nothing wrong with picking up cute guys at the bar or one night stands, and some women can handle the endless string of new lovers so long as their needs are satisfied. But, there are deeper needs that must be fulfilled in others. Sly, the main character in Sly's Surrender, is a restauranteur with a deep passion for success and control. In a world where she's has to fight for every ounce of respect and accomplishment while maintaining a certain feminine poise, when Sly wants her desires met she wants it done her way without fail. There's nothing that she values more than closing the bedroom door and knowing that she has absolute command. This is not something she can gain with a new lover every time.
Jake is a man caught up in Sly's world. Her drive, her passion for her restaurant and her enthusiasm ensnared him. He wasn't surprised when her knack for dominating the workplace carried over to their bedroom activities. Jake was happy to allow his stone-cold fox of a girlfriend show him who's boss. But one night, when she confessed to him that she needed something new, he was completely shocked. Eager to please, he knows exactly what he must do to satisfy his lover.
To me, the story of Sly is one that all too many urban women face. We all try so hard to show everyone just what a woman can do that we neglect to just let go and enjoy being at the hands of another.
For a chance to win a free copy of Sly's Surrender, tell me about your craziest dating experience.
Thanks again for having me here today. If you'd like to find out more about me, please stop by my blog: http://museampoule.wordpress.com/
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Born in Florida but raised in various towns in New England, R. RenÃ©e Vickers now lives in a small town just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband and children. And although work and family life leave her little free time, she spends every available moment indulging in her favorite passion, writing.