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By Sascha Illyvich
In all my 1Night Stand stories, the heroine tends to submit, giving of herself to the man in charge with hopes of a higher degree of love. Since the stories are short, love is a hard bit to portray but I try my best and hopefully have hooked readers into my world, where I have much longer stories awaiting you.
The thing about submission, straight up is that it is NOT a weakness. Submissive people are far from doormats, we cannot express this ideal enough. I as a dominant am merely an actor, portraying a God, a figure, an Idol that controls, but the fact is, in this Lifestyle, in my stories, the true power is held by the submissives.
Yet what is that power given to them by their so called gods? In Surrender toLove, the outcome is hopefully one where Livia learns to find her own inner power, thus freeing her of her creative block. She also seeks as an artist to understand the human condition from a powerful position, and from the experience of an oddball in her world.
A male submissive.
That's right, Bruce is the opposite of that poseur, Christian Grey (from 50 Shades infamy) in that he's giving over true power to someone else, while seeking release from his hectic life and past. Also, unlike Grey, Bruce is a REAL master of his world, hence why he feels comfort in coming to Livia through the 1Night Stand series. They form a harmony in his education of her on true power, and the scene I chose, having her face the window while only wearing lingerie and being tied to a chair, emphasizes the beginning of trust. Romance novels are after all, the epitome of the heroine's journey, which is about trust. When Livia allows this handsome, well dressed man to show her the ropes, literally and figuratively, she is allowing us a glimpse of who she can be, and showing herself what the pinnacle of her life could be.
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