This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.
About the Author
Craving something different? JB writes gasping-hot erotic fiction for readers who hunger for extraordinary passion every day. Sometimes humorous, sometimes dark, her creations are passionate and earthy.
A survivor of the corporate world, JB spent twenty years in the IT industry, from which she finally escaped, allowing her to indulge her true passion...creating unusual erotic encounters for her imaginary friends!
JB is an ex-South African and lives with her extended family in Queensland, Australia's sunshine state. She feels privileged to coexist, in relative peace and harmony, with her husband, daughter, parents, grandmother and two slightly crazy ex-racehorses. She loves to write - anytime, anywhere - and could not survive without the techno-gadgets which make this possible.
JB is a firm believer in lust at first sight, and love ever after.
Interview with JB Brooks
Why did you write this book?
I enjoy the challenge of taking a familiar literary trope and reworking it from a new angle. If you’re a regular reader of romance or erotic romance, you will have encountered the “heroine falls in love with damaged-but-not-evil kidnapper” theme – probably many times. Think of the greats – Johanna Lindsey, Stephanie Laurens, all the big names – they made it famous. I cut my teeth on those books as a teenager, and I fell in love with every duke, pirate, sheik, alien, shape-shifter and vampire who ever whisked an innocent virgin away.
If you look at it objectively however, the kidnapping cliché is as ridiculous as it is enjoyable. There’s nothing romantic about it in real life. It’s a criminal act. The victims don’t fall in love, they get PTSD. And yet…we still love the fantasy! So the challenge was to write the trope in an original way and make it work.
As to whether or not my heroine actually has Stockholm syndrome – well, I’d love to hear your opinions on that after you’ve read the book.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Everything, as long as it’s well-written. I learned to read at a precociously early age and have been plowing through several books a week ever since. I do find lately that I prefer to steer clear of anything too tragic or hateful. I think the overwhelming amount of negativity and bad news that bombards us in the media every day has predisposed me to seek out HEA’s for a bit of escapism. I still have weeks of therapy ahead of me because Jon Snow is dead.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
That’s like asking a mother which of her children she loves the most - such an unfair question! If, under extreme duress, I’m obliged to pick one, it would have to be Aragorn from Lord of the Rings. I’ve totally been in love with him since I was twelve.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I tend to hop around a bit, so I’m working on several erotic romances. One of them is a paranormal, which is new for me. One of my WIPs will suddenly get to a point where it takes on an unstoppable momentum of its own. When that happens, I drop the others and focus only on that one until it’s finished.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Psychology postgrad Evelyn Maier eschews men and sex. Her joy’s in work and travel—like her upcoming trip to Africa. But her vacation is cancelled when she inadvertently enters a dangerous, illicit sex game. Without warning, she finds herself ensnared by a smoldering Dominant who pulls orgasms from her nearly against her will.
Mason Brady has suppressed his Dominant nature ever since a disastrous relationship that left him broken. But when his brother convinces him to rejoin The Chase, the sprawling game of domination and submission Mason founded years before, he relishes the role. Until he captures Evelyn, an unwitting passerby.
Now Evelyn is crying rape, and Mason is racked by guilt. He’s certain he’ll convince her it was a misunderstanding, but he must hold her until she trusts him. Evelyn has her own angle: she’ll play along with Mason’s kidnapping until she’s fooled him into believing she’s forgiven him. Then she’ll seek her revenge once he releases her.
In the ensuing game of cat and mouse, they ride the lines between capture, consent, and love.
About the Book
Title Stockholm Syndrome
Genre Erotic Romance
Author JB Brooks
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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