I have to say, sunni’s release day was a lot busier than sage’s! It was probably mostly because we did a release day review blitz from Innovative Online Blog Tours (very nice people!), but also because we know a little more now. Not to say that I did enough (although Sir was very busy and productive), but I think we’re starting to get a feel for the possibilities of book marketing.
This was a very special release day for us. It was the first book with both our names on it, for one thing. And then a short story released the same day, also with both names. So for Sir, it was his first “official” release day and it was a double one! So congratulations, Sir – good work!
These books are truly a labor of love for us. We really want to show the BDSM lifestyle the way it’s lived in the real world. It may sound more exciting when there are billionaires and helicopters involved, but it’s also important (we think) to show that normal people can have intensity and intentionality in their relationships too. It’s not impossible in “vanilla” relationships, but it’s so easy to just let things go and focus on your own daily irritations and distractions. In a healthy power exchange relationship you have to learn to let go of your own reactions and focus on your partners’ needs. (At least it’s a good thing to shoot for!)
Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox now. We are hugely grateful to everyone who made it possible for us to publish the Keyhole Series. We love these characters. As always, we’re very anxious to get feedback and questions, both on the lifestyle and on our writing. You can’t improve if you’re not willing to look at what you could do better!
I’ll blog later about our new “BDSM advice column” on www.tokii.com. It’s a really cool website and we’re very excited about it. But for now, back to work!