Blog Tour Day 7: Review & Guest Post “Researching the Psychology of BDSM” on Owl Tell You About It

Despite the provocative image on King of Paine‘s cover, I did not set out to write a novel about BDSM. But as themes about control and its abandonment to faith and chance emerged, the BDSM elements began to predominate. In today’s guest post on Owl Tell You About It, we’ll take a peek inside the minds of practitioners of the art, essential research I used in developing a few of my characters. My host, Laura Ashlee, has already posted her (5-star!) review of King of Paine this morning and says to check back for the guest post around noon. Once again, I’m humbled by the love reviewers are showing for my book. Thank you, Laura!

Laura is twenty-four years old and hails from small town Alabama. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and is currently working full time AND studying for her GRE so she can go to grad school next year AND reading/reviewing a LOT of books for her beautiful blog. She reviews everything from children’s books to adult romance on Owl Tell You About It; young adult, romance and shoujo/shounen are the most prominent tags in her cloud. In her own words, “Jane Eyre is my absolute favorite. More favorites (in no particular order) are: The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Gargoyle, An Abundance of Katherines, The Book Thief, Wuthering Heights, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and a million more.” Readers will enjoy browsing her fun site.

The tour goes international tomorrow, as we jet through cyberspace to South Africa, where  Chrizette will host a book giveaway and my guest post: “Crafting Intricate Plots: My Writing Process” on her blog All the days of. And don’t forget to check out the King of Paine Kindle Giveaway Contest–you can enter any time before the end of the tour on December 21st, but early birds (and even night owls, in honor of today’s blog host) can improve their odds of winning a Kindle Touch 3G before Christmas by getting involved.

One comment on “Blog Tour Day 7: Review & Guest Post “Researching the Psychology of BDSM” on Owl Tell You About It

  1. Thank you Larry for that small snippet of information on when and why you brought not only cyberstalkers into the novel but the darker side of online “kink.” This is part of what made your book came to be so novel! Pardon the pun! In other words, the book was strikingly new, unusual, and different. Which is what I love about it and much more.

    I thank this blog for helping to get the word out about a novel that I became passionate about in so many ways. Promoting such an intriguing novel here I hope that many people WILL love KING OF PAINE at the most and like it at the least — as I did.

    I can’t say enough about this phenomenal novel of many facets. I was marveled by each and every character, the storyline sucked me in immediately and continued to have me turning pages quickly and seductively. It is even on my “read again” list.

    Lori in Arizona

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