Monday, September 24, 2012

Switch: A Guest Post Wendi Zwaduk

Switching With Wendi Zwaduk

Thanks to Erzabet for having me today to talk about my part of the Switch Anthology through Total-E-Bound. I love meeting new friends, hanging out with fellow authors and having a good time. Here, I get to do all three.

So about Switch and my contribution, Still the One... I’ve always been fascinated by the trust and control in BDSM play. The Dominant has the control, but without the trust of the submissive, things fall apart. But at the same time, the submissive has control and the Dominant trusts him or her to know when they’ve had enough. It’s intriguing. I once had a very dear friend of mine explain to me that while she’s a very dominant person in the home and where she works, she needs to be submissive to her partner because she has to have one element where she’s not in control. That’s what I wanted to play with in Still the One.

I also wanted to play with my favorite sport, stock car racing. In Still the One, I got to do both. Eric Trask is in charge of the race vehicle. If something breaks, he’s on the hook for it. If there’s a call to fix or improve that vehicle and things go awry, again, it’s on him. If things go well, then he gets the praise. But the more I got to know the character, I could see that he needed to have one area that he gave up control. He needed that switch in order for him to keep his sanity. The stress was quite frankly wearing him down. When I wrote Ever Fallen in Love, the story that has characters from Still the One, I knew Janine, the heroine in STO, was into BDSM play. She comments that one of the characters would look hot with a red bottom. So when I let her loose for STO, I found out she’d been a dominant for a long and time and brought up in the lifestyle. Her one way to be herself is in the bedroom with Eric. He doesn’t believe the switch in roles can work, but she does.  I enjoyed writing his journey because usually it’s the woman’s journey. This time, he finds out what it’s like to take a path he didn’t expect.

I like that in my own life. Just because something has been done the same way for a long time doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Eric finds that out, too. How about you? Have you ever found out the way you believed something to go wasn’t the only way? Found a better way? Let me know! Thanks again to Erzabet for having me here and how about a little about Still the One!

'Still The One' by Wendi Zwaduk

She'll be his salvation if he's willing to switch.

Being stressed out sucks, especially when you're in charge of a team. Just ask Eric Trask. The pit crew of the Fifty-Four truck team depends on him. The stress of keeping things running smoothly is wearing Eric down. What's a guy to do to get a little relief?
Janine Walters knows exactly what Eric's up against. She's the public relations face of the team. Pressure is all a part of the job. Her outlet for stress just happens to be wielding a crop.
Can Eric embrace her methods for stress relief or will her suggestion tear their fragile relationship apart?
Reader Advisory: This book contains the use of a crop, spanking, a little bondage, a little pegging, some toys and a woman who knows how to use a strap on to pleasure her man.

Want to know more about Wendi Zwaduk? Here you go:

I always dreamt of writing the stories in my head. Tall, dark, and handsome heroes are my favorites, as long as he has an independent woman keeping him in line. I earned a BA in education at Kent State University and currently hold a Masters in Education with Nova Southeastern University.   

I love NASCAR, romance, books in general, Ohio farmland, dirt racing, and my menagerie of animals.  I also write under the pen name of Megan Slayer. I’m published with Total-E-Bound, Changeling Press, Liquid Silver Books, Turquoise Morning Press, Decadent Publishing and The Wild Rose Press. Come join me for this fantastic journey!  
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me Erzabet! I'm so glad you invited me. Hope you enjoy the book!


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