First, thank you SO MUCH to the organizers of this hop for putting this whole thing together (and allowing me to participate). I think by all measures it was a resounding success, and I hope it makes a return next year.
Second, thank you to all the people who visited and commented (some of the comments just made my effing DAY, seriously:)! I was very pleasantly surprised by the high number of comments, as well as the varied answers to the question I posed in my post. The question was:
What type of book do you want me to release next?
1. HoH/Domestic Discipline erotic romance
2. Spanking/Corporal Punishment erotic romance
3. BDSM erotic romance
4. Menage BDSM erotic romance
5. Something else (if so, what specifically?)
I had some preconceived notions about which one would get the most votes, but the results were still surprising to me. Below is the voting tally:
HoH/Domestic Discipline erotic romance — 19 votes
Spanking/Corporal Punishment erotic romance — 9 votes
BDSM erotic romance — 7 votes
Menage BDSM erotic romance — 7 votes
Something else (if so, what specifically?) — 7 votes
(Note: Three people voted “all of the above”)
Hmm, some very interesting results, indeed. I was surprised at the large percentage who voted for HoH/DD. I’d expected that category and spanking/corporal punishment to be neck and neck (though I grant there is likely some overlap between the two categories). But it wasn’t even close!
There was a vote for shifters (bears), one for paranormal shifters, and one for age play. Bear shifters are something brand new to me, but I’ve kicked around ideas for paranormal and age play … and for varying reasons have kept them on the back burner. Perhaps I’ll revisit them soon?
Fortunately, I’ve got more HoH/DD stuff (along with more of just about everything else!) slated for publication in 2014. I’ll post a tentative production schedule within the next week or so — and then we’ll get to see how badly I crash and burn when we review it again this time next year!
I’ll be doing another post later this week over on Romancing The Kink about my thoughts for 2014 (and a look back at the year that was 2013), and these results may have somewhat influenced the direction I intend to take things in the coming year. We’ll see about that:)
Now, most importantly we come to blog drawing. The prize was an electronic copy of any one Trent Evans book. Originally, it was stated as just being a drawing for a single person, but the turnout was so high that I decided to bump it up to three people. The winners (selected by random drawing) were:
Renee, Cathy, and Karen
I’ll be contacting each of them via e-mail to find out which book (and format) they’d like.
To everyone, again, thank you so much for participating in this year’s hop. It was a blast, and I hope to see you all back here next year!