Spotlight & Giveaway: The Training by Tara Sue Me

Posted October 8th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 39 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome author Tara Sue Me to HJ!

My Three Favorite Scenes

American Author Tara Sue Me in Los AngelesI was surprised to find I didn’t have to think too hard about what my three favorite scenes were in THE TRAINING. In no particular order:

1) The Epilogue.

I love the epilogue for several reasons. It’s written in omnipresent narration, which was new for me. I don’t think I could do an entire novel in that POV, but it fits for the epilogue.

I wrote the epilogue when I was about halfway through the manuscript. Whenever I’d get discouraged with the story or felt as though I’d never get finished, I’d reread the epilogue and think, “This is where I need to get them. What do I need to do to make it happen?”

As to how it fits into the story, I think it wraps everything up and, without giving away too much, leaves the reader satisfied.

2) Chapter Twenty-One (Role-Play Chapter).

TtrThis chapter was just plain fun to write. There’s not a lot of plot in it, but it follows an emotionally intense time for Nathaniel and Abby. By the time they made it through all that turmoil, I decided they were due for a little downtime. And what’s a better downtime than sexy role-play?

While the basis of the chapter is sexy fun times, I do think there’s a lesson Nathaniel and Abby learn in Twenty-One. Up until this point, so much of their weekend D/s time has been strict and rules based. But they see in this chapter that it can be fun, too.

3) Chapter Three (Library Time).

In this chapter, Nathaniel and Abby do what they never did in THE SUBMISSIVE/THE DOMINANT. They talk. Following their first time in the playroom after he recollars her, Nathaniel and Abby sit in the library and discuss how the evening went.

As one could imagine, it’s strange and awkward and I hope I captured that this-is-new-and-kind-of-uncomfortable feeling. They’re both learning in this chapter. They’re both experiencing something they’ve never faced before. But it’s important they do it because they’re building the foundation for their new (and hopefully improved) relationship.

So those are my top three. If anyone’s read THE TRAINING, I’d love to know your favorite scene!


Giveaway: first two books in the Submissive series The Submissive + The Dominant (Print)  

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About the book:

The final book in Tara Sue Me’s Submissive, series The Training is now available from Penguin NAL.

It started with a hidden desire.

Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he expects everyone to follow—especially the women he’s dominated in his bedroom. But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book.

Abby King never imagined that she would capture the heart of Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors—and its most desirable dominant. What began as a weekend arrangement of pleasure has become a passionate romance with a man who knows every inch of her body and her soul – yet remains an enigmatic lover. Though he is tender and caring, his painful past remains a wall between them.

Abby knows the only way to truly earn his trust is to submit to him fully and let go of all of her lingering inhibitions. Because to lead Nathaniel on a path to greater intimacy, she must first let him deeper into her world than anyone has ever gone before…

About the Author

Tara Sue Me lives in the southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat.

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39 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: The Training by Tara Sue Me”

  1. Sandy Xiong

    I have not read any books in the series but I am tempted to read them now. I want to expand my ‘horizon’ or genre into others beside sticking into historical romance.

  2. Marcy Shuler

    I haven’t read any of this author’s books, but this last one in the trilogy sounds interesting and I’d like to read the previous two.

  3. Kim Perry

    I haven’t read the series yet, but it’s on my TBR list. It sounds like a really good series and I’ve read some really good reviews. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Marcy Meyer

    I have not read this series yet, but it sounds great. I love BDSM stories. They are always so sexy and hot! Thanks for the great giveaway chance!

  5. Justine

    I haven’t read the series. I want to read about library time. 🙂 I like libraries!

  6. Kai W.

    I haven’t read this series or any BDSM books. This would be my first and I’m intrigue by it.

  7. Claira Pam

    I haven’t read any yet but the series sounds great – I’ve recently gotten into the BDSM genre. 🙂

  8. falicesidoma

    This the real comment for some reason it said that it would not let me post! I have not read any of the trilogy but would love to as i am an avid read.

  9. Leslie Miner

    I haven’t yet, but it’s on my TBR. I usually wait until a trilogy or series is done before I start. I’m excited to start your trilogy. The cover of The Submissive is what initially caught my attention, but I have also heard good things about it as well. Thank you for the chance to win copies!!

  10. Olga

    I haven’t read any of the books in the SUBMISSIVE Trilogy, but sounds like a very interesting read.

  11. Autumn Kelley

    My best friend just bought The Submissive last weekend! I read the back of it and just about drooled I was so entranced! Once she finishes it she promised to let me borrow it! I am so excited! I can hardly wait!

  12. Suzanne Edwards

    I have read The Submissive, but I can’t wait to read The Dominant! The first one had me hooked after just a couple of pages. I couldn’t put it down! I anxious to read his perspective 🙂

  13. Tawnya Bentley

    I have not, and to be honest until I saw this book at a store I hadn’t heard of the author. I was very intrigued when I read the back of the book, and really would like to win, because it would be one less book in the series for me to try to find. And the book sounds really good!!

  14. Josette Schaber

    I haven’t read the series, but have looked at the books on the shelves several times. With the number of books I read, I have to be very selective on what I spend my book budget on…. so, it would be great to win a book and get to try it out without using my book budget.

  15. Lori P

    I haven’t read this series, but I’m always looking for new authors and books to read 🙂

  16. Amy Pollard Woolard

    No, I haven’t. I honestly had not heard of this series or this author until I received the email from you! I am so glad that I became a subscriber!!! Thank you!

  17. Jana Leah

    I’ve read the first book & really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to reading the continuation of Abby & Nathaniel’s story!

  18. Rena B

    I have yet to read the series, but I love reading books like bdsm because it fills the emptiness I have in real life. tehe,

  19. Lisa B.

    I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the Submissive Trilogy, but they look really wonderful and are on my wish list.

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