Hehe... I knew that would get your attention! ;-) Actually today I have the great honor and privilege of hosting Rayanna Jamison, and her WONDERFUL new book The Bishops's First Bride. I was one of the lucky ones who was able to read it prerelease, and I LOVED it! I can easily give it five stars! Rayanna was kind enough to offer us a sneak peek, and then answer some questions my inquiring mind just had to ask! :)
THE BISHOP'S FIRST BRIDE
Rosa Collins was only sixteen when she received a vision telling her of her future husband. Knowing that her husband would be Lucas, the Bishop's son, and future Bishop of Green Valley, both thrilled and terrified her. They were a match made in heaven, she knew, perfect for each other.
But becoming the Bishop's Wife is harder than Rosa anticipated. She struggles to transform herself into the perfect Bishop's Wife that her husband needs.
Lucas misses the real Rosa. Somewhere between getting married, and becoming the future Bishop's wife, his beloved wife has lost part of herself. Lucas knows that a good, old fashioned spanking is exactly what Rosa needs to help her find balance in her unrealistic expectations of what the perfect wife should be. But, try as he might, that balance doesn't come easily for Rosa, and it certainly didn't help that her high school nemesis kept popping up and making trouble.
Will Lucas help her realize that all he wants is for his wife to be happy? Can Rosa pull herself together enough to become the Bishop's First Wife?
Doesn't that just sound AMAZING?? Well, it's about to get even hotter in here because she gave me a sneak peek to share and it is a *HOT* one!! :-D
Luke stood, and pulled her up with him. He drew her into his arms, and kissed her head. He held her for a while, until she was ready to continue. He was good at gaging her signals.
“Okay, Rosa, over there in the corner, you can leave the robe. You won’t be needing it.”
She obeyed, but she had never felt so exposed. Standing naked in the corner, as if on display for her husband, was nearly too much for her. She felt ashamed, but she found that she also felt strangely aroused. There was something almost intoxicating in knowing that she was completely exposed only to him, and that he could see her most private of places. Soon, he would call her to him, and she would lay over his lap, in her nakedness while he spanked her for her many indiscretions. She knew from past experience that she would be able to feel his erection grow as he punished her bare bottom. She could feel her mound grow wet with her arousal, and her cheeks grew flushed with embarrassment. She hoped he let her out of the corner soon. If she stood here much longer, she feared she would drip her juices all over the carpet. How could this be happening? What was wrong with her that she was getting so turned on from standing nude in the corner knowing she had a spanking coming? I need to get my head examined, she thought to herself. Even as she thought it, she couldn’t help herself. Her hand reached from behind her back to touch herself.
“Rosa!” Luke called her name, and she jumped, startled and mortified. Had he seen her? Had he known what she was about to do?
If he had, his face bore no evidence of it, as he motioned her over to him. With knees trembling more from excitement than fear, she made her way over to stand in front of him, more aware of her nakedness than ever before.
*Fanning Myself* I've, obviously, already read that and I'm still all hot and bothered. ;-) Let's move on to the questions Rayanna so graciously answered for me.
Rayanna, I have been fascinated by polygamy my whole life, and with shows like Sister Wives, Polygamy USA, and My Five Wives I feel like I can live a bit vicariously. What made YOU interested in polygamy and playing out HOH/DD scenarios within that context? Where do you get your inspiration?
I was never interested in polygamy. When the show SIster Wives first came on the air, I watched half a season and lost interest. Then last year, I moved to an area where polygamy in many forms is rampant. There are many different polygamous sects within an hour of my home. And we are the closest big city so we see them everywhere. Then I started being interested. The ones here are a lot different than Sister Wives. So I got curious and started researching. I had a friend years ago who practiced DD and lived at the time where i am currently living tell me that a lot of the different sects practiced DD. I have no idea if it's true. They keep to themselves and I have seen no evidence of it, but it was part of my inspiration.
In The Bishop's First Bride who were the hardest and easiest characters to write? Did any of them rebel from what you had intended?
The Bishop's First Bride was actually the easiest to write out of the three books I have so far. I feel like a part of that is simply due to my growing confidence as an author. I think the easiest to write was Rosa, she isn't a very complicated character, and she just sort of flowed. Luke was my favorite. When writing the Bishop's First Bride, I watched a lot of Hart of Dixie Reruns on netflix, and I feel like Luke ended up being similar to Wade (Wilson Bethel's character) from that show. Carolyn was the hardest to write, even thought she wasn't really a main character at this point. She is from the south, and that was a bit different for me.It was a lot of fun, but also very hard just getting the expressions colorful enough to really bring out the southerner in her character. My inspiration for her was that I see her as sort of a classy southern mean girl. I have always desribed her as a combo between Nellie from Little House on the Prairie and Lemon from Heart of Dixie.
As for them rebelling from my plan- I never really have a plan, and I feel like this one just flowed really easily. There was one slight rebellion, but I will address that in your next question
I LOVE Lemon!! And a Lemon/Nellie combo sounds lethal! :)
You have said in the past that "sexy scenes" are hard for you to write, having gotten a good one out of the way, and quite tastefully I might add, do you think your next books will have more?
The Bishop's Bride contains my first sexy scene. The first two were very modest and proper, only containing the spanking aspect of the relationships. It is what I had intended for the whole series but Luke and Rosa had other plans. This was the first time there was just the one wife as they were young newlyweds, and it made the story turn out a lot differently. I got to focus only on their relationship and not on any of the other dynamics within the family. So towards the end of the book I was up to my last spanking scene, and i knew after that I would be nearly finished. So the scene starts as a spanking scene and ends as a spanking scene but it takes a large and unexpected detour somewhere in the middle. And that's all I am going to say about that.
I just finished writing a Corbin's Bend book, and those are actually required to have sexy scenes, so yes, I have written some more, as well as my first figging scene. In future books, I think I wont be as afraid to write harder stuff but I think it will only happen if it happens naturally and easily as it did with Luke and Rosa.
Without too many spoilers where do you see your series' going?
Well, The Bishops First Bride is the 3rd book in the series. For the most part each book has been stand alone dealing with a different family within my fictional polygamous community. Sometimes characters from a previous book make an appearance in another book, as some of the characters are related. After this book, I only forsee doing one more before moving on for at least a little while. And I see my 4th book focusing on some of the same characters as the 3rd book, and within the 4th book I will explore a bit of the darker side of polygamy.
Do you foresee any different series or standalone coming up? Or do you plan to stick with the poly lifestyle? Could you handle a Polyandrous book (one wife multiple husbands? That would be crazy hard I think.
So I have at least one more Love Multiplied Book coming up that I just started working on, I have my Corbin's Bend book coming out in January, and after that I am playing with the idea of a new series. I would love to do something set in the south, I think southern characters are just so much fun to write. It's a rich and colorful culture and there are a ton of fun southern expressions.
I don't plan on sticking to poly and I don't foresee ever writing a book where there is more than one husband. It's just not my thing. I have read a few good ones though.
Thank you so so much for answering all of my questions and giving us a peek into this AMAZING book (I am not the author so I am allowed to repeat words and be SUPER DUPER ENTHUSIASTIC!! ;-))
Thank you for having me!
Ok y'all, I bet you're like "Seriously Young Lady - WHERE can I buy this wonderfulness??!?" I am about to tell you so hold your horses!! ;-) You can buy The Bishop's First Bride, and all of Rayanna's amazing books on Blushing Books, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble! I just wanted to take a second before we end to say that I was SO excited when Rayanna said she would let me host her today and I CANT WAIT 'til y'all read her books and come back and gush about them with me!!
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