Tara Sue Me's The Submissive is a sensual BDSM romance about a young woman who gives in to her secret desire to have one of New York City's most desirable, powerful men control her in every way. The story, which was recently picked up by Penguin, was originally written as Twilight fanfiction. Today the author shares how the tale went from a post on fanfiction forums to a (soon-to-be) published paperback.
When I started writing The Submissive and posted it online as Twilight fanfiction, I’d recently completed my first novel. It was a sweet romance, but a cross genre work I knew I’d have difficulty finding a home for. While I queried it, I started The Submissive as a writing exercise to see if I could write an erotic romance. I viewed it as a way to step into something new since writing love scenes was totally outside of my comfort zone.