Monday, April 27, 2015
Guest Blog and Giveaway: Finding Acceptance in His Arms by Thomas Briar
Hi there. My name is Thomas Briar and I write erotic romance stories. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and visit with me.
It may interest you to know that back on March 26th my eighth book, a full-length M/F BDSM erotic romance novella titled Finding Acceptance in His Arms, was published by Secret Cravings Publishing.
In all honesty, it was the first BDSM story that I’d written to completion in over two years. Yeah, I’d kind of gotten sidetracked by writing other kinds of erotica, mostly shorter works. Three of those stories are slated to come out later this year and I’m really looking forward to their releases. But none of those forthcoming tales involve BDSM.
BDSM…this little four-letter acronym encompasses pretty much everything within the sexual realm of the human imagination. Thus, it’s the only lifestyle choice that actively encourages consenting adults to explore any and every variation of the sexual experience.
But that’s one of the most important things in life, isn’t it? For each and every one of us to have the option to pursue exciting and fulfilling sex lives if we so desire? For the record, I believe it is.
This is one of the reasons why I love writing characters that are bold and determined in going after what they really want in life. And I’ve found this to be especially true when I’m writing characters that want to achieve something that the moral majority might not agree with—whoa, let me stop right here and make a slight correction by saying that I absolutely love writing characters that are most certainly striving for something that the moral majority will definitely not agree with.
I suppose this is because it takes real courage to challenge society’s conventions. And when people choose to be courageous, well, it’s always interesting. At least, it is to me.
This was the case with Evan and Kara in my aforementioned novella. As I was writing their love story I just couldn’t help admiring the both of them. They were just so sure of what they wanted out of life and their certainty was matched only by their determination to get it.
But they had obstacles in their way. The kinds that can destroy a burgeoning romance. Also, if they managed to somehow overcome those obstacles, sacrifices would have to be made if they were to stay together for the long term.
Unfortunately, I’ve found that anything worth winning in life comes with some sort of sacrifice. It’s just a side-effect of achieving our heart’s most secret desires. Yet, when I take a moment and really think about it, it’s not all that awful to give up something dear in exchange for something much better, especially if one’s life is then forever changed in the most extraordinary and marvelous ways.
Yes, without a doubt, finding acceptance in the arms of one’s true love has the power to do exactly that.
I’m going to leave you with that thought now. Thanks again for stopping by and visiting with me.
Finding Acceptance in His Arms
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Date of Publication: 3-26-15
Number of pages: 146
Word Count: 51148
Cover Artist: Dawne Dominique
After discovering that success in life is hollow if she can't also fulfill her most secret sexual desires, twenty-two year old Kara Gibson is desperate to meet a certain man she's heard about that can help her discreetly explore one of her most titillating fantasies.
Thus, upon instigating a sexual relationship with Evan Lars, a young man in his mid-twenties who is as handsome as he is sexually adventurous, Kara falls desperately in love with Evan from the way he easily accepts all of the unnatural things that turn her on and how he steadily proves he has her best interests at heart. But true love always comes with some sort of sacrifice, doesn't it? And so, as their romantic entanglement hurtles toward its inevitable heartbreaking end, Kara becomes determined to stay with Evan despite the harsh realities of life threatening to steal away her happily ever after.
About the Author
Edgy and provocative in his erotic writings, Thomas Briar strives to exalt the virtues of love and lust in every story he creates. To date, he's garnered eleven publishing contracts with three different publishers and has seven published books in the marketplace.
When he's not writing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, taking long walks, and people watching. Yeah, he's always wondering what makes people do the things they do. He knows it's usually something hidden in plain sight. He just has to figure out what it is, much like the motivations of the characters in his stories.