Friday, June 8, 2012

Third and Final Deadly Captive Book

Yesterday I posted about books coming out within the next few months. Today I'm going to answer a question that's been coming at me a lot lately. 

When is the next Deadly Captive book coming out? 

Some may recall that I was hoping to get it out some time this summer, but those plans have changed.

Why, well, because the Deadly Captive books take completely changing my mindset from the way I write my other books. I have to push myself in a whole new direction and basically convince myself that things that are painful and repulsive to some is erotic and fascinating. Why? Because I couldn't write that way convincingly if I didn't believe it. For those that have read Collateral Damage, you know there's a needle play scene. That was particularly difficult to write, and still might not seem pleasurable to some, but to others it has exactly the impact I worked so hard to get across. It is a sensual scene that connects the characters in a way nothing else they'd done together could accomplish.

For the last few books I've written, I've had to pull myself away from that way of thinking to some extent, because while it is okay to spice up sex with a bit of pain, it's generally assumed the the person receiving the pain has given consent. That their limits will be respected. 

In the Deadly Captive books, there are no limits. Right and wrong are, for the most part, irrelevant. And this being the last one makes it special. I have a few ideas that makes me cringe even as I consider writing them. One of those ideas is writing part of this book from Cyrus' POV.

That doesn't really answer the question though, right? When am I going to write this story? How much longer will you have to wait?

Honestly, I don't know. I won't rush it. But I can tell you that once my next two books, TOILE (which as I mentioned yesterday will be released this summer) and BREAKAWAY (The 3rd Dartmouth Cobras book coming late summer) come out, I will allow myself to go back into that dark, disturbing mindset that made writing Deadly Captive and Collateral Damage possible. I will pick up the pen and bring my nightmares to life. Let my characters take me on a dark, horrific journey that will arouse me even though I know it shouldn't.

And, hopefully, by the end of the year, I'll be able to take you along on that journey. Just don't forget . . . you're not supposed to like it either. ;)

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Defensive Zone Blog tour WINNER! And some news...

This is VERY late, but I've finally gotten to put all the entries together and pick out the winner, who is . . . .

Joanne B!

You will be contacted for your details shortly.

In other news, as those who follow me on facebook know, I have been working on the 3rd Dartmouth Cobras book, BREAKAWAY, which I hope to release near the end of the summer. I have also been working on another book which will likely appeal to the fans of DEADLY CAPTIVE, but it will not be Urban Fantasy. It will be dark and it will push your limits in new ways. I can't wait to share it with you!

For now, for those who haven't seen it, I will share the cover:

To give you an idea of what you're in for, here's a snippet from TOILE:

Copyright Bianca Sommerland 2012

Goosebumps covered my naked body as Solvent circled me, slowly, measured steps almost soundless. Despite the brisk temperature outside, he had his air conditioner on full, stirring the air with a winter cold bite. My nipples hardened and my fingertips and toes froze. He said nothing until I began to shift uncomfortably.
"How long has it been since you were fully aware of your body?"
The strange question had me staring at him. "What?"
"I've known for awhile that is part of the problem. You're taking part in scenes and detaching yourself from your body. You enjoy pain, but after the first few times it just didn't seem like enough . . . ." He paused and his lips slanted with amusement as my lips parted. "Am I close?"
Yes, but I'm not about to fucking admit it. I hiked up my chin and smirked. "No. I have a high pain tolerance and most men are afraid to—"
"Bullshit. You're getting bored because the pain is predictable. You've learned to anticipate it and that takes away the thrill." He moved behind me and grabbed a handful of my hair, wrenching my head back so hard I yelped. His lips covered mine, drinking in the sound. His teeth closed on my bottom lip with enough pressure to make it throb with hot pain. My eyes watered. He smiled against my mouth. "You felt that."


Stay tuned for more info on both books! And if you have questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll get back to you sometime today. My inbox gets very full sometimes, so I might be slow in answering your emails, but this is a quick way to find out whatever you want to know!