INSIDE THE LINES — ALLY BISHOP
Inside the Lines reads like a classic romance novel with an erotic, contemporary twist. Lux is an independent, strong woman, who also happens to be a professional dominatrix. While her life is filled with lust, there’s been little in the way of romantic love as of late. But that all changes on the job during one particular tryst.
What I really liked about this novel was that although it’s got plenty of erotica—which with a dominatrix as the main character that’s not surprising—it never swallows the story. I’m actually not a huge erotica fan, but I do love a good romance. If sex starts to dominate a novel too much I get bored. But this had just the right amount for the readers who love it and for those who just want a little. It also seemed to me the author has an obvious working knowledge of BDSM practices, so the culture in the book came across as authentic.
While at times I found Lux’s character a bit infuriating, this was a pleasant and unique romance. The ending made me smile and I’m interested to see what else Bishop has in store for these characters.
What happens in love might destroy you…
Or remake you altogether.
I make a living offering men and women their ultimate fantasies…as submissives of the mysterious Mistress Hathaway.
I’ve never surrendered to anyone. That’s not the way it works. Or rather, not the way I operate.
But when the gorgeous Fin MacKenzie shows up in my life, he throws everything out of balance.
Now I’m not sure who I am anymore, and I’m questioning everything.
What woman can turn away from a gorgeous Scotsman, especially when he sets her body on fire and her heart ablaze?
I have to stop it…us. I can’t keep going like this. It will ruin everything I’ve worked so hard to build.
Who am I if I surrender to him? Worse yet, who am I if I don’t?
When you do something effortlessly and people commend you continuously, you have found your gift.
That’s what I tell people all the time. And it’s true.
I get story. I always have. I started writing when I was eight on a Smith Corona (the electronic kind — I’m not THAT old). I wrote stories in every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I graduated to a Mac (yes, I’m one of THOSE people). I imagined new worlds, emotional conflicts, and HEAs while I waited at stoplights or wandered the grocery store. But here’s the thing: I didn’t just dream it up and write it down — I critiqued what I read. I knew when ideas were good, and when they stunk. I ran writing groups, judged creative contests, and eventually got two graduate degrees in writing. That’s right: I love it that much.
So here I am, years later, writing kickass heroines and devastating good guys, along with some mystery and vampires thrown in (I promise: THEY’RE COMING). And what’s really cool? I do what I love. Wanna write a success story for your life: I promise you, that’s it. Do what you love. And hopefully, you can make a living at it too. That’s the golden ticket, Charlie.
And chocolate doesn’t hurt, either…
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