It’s great to welcome back Kay Jaybee, chatting about the final instalment in her Perfect Submissive series, and the importance of ‘location’ in creating tension in this gripping, kinky journey into the unknown.
“Setting is vital to the tone of the individual books,” explains Kay. “For example, in The Fifth Floor, the very ordinariness of the business hotel highlights the unexpected situation in which Jess finds herself, exploring extraordinary sexual encounters. Meanwhile, in The Retreat, Jess is whisked from the Oxfordshire hotel into the isolation of a fairytale castle, hidden away in the Aberdeenshire countryside of Scotland. The very remoteness of the location—not to mention its picturesque serenity—adds weight to the sense that Jess is out of her depth and a long way from home. Her plight is worsened by the fact that she’s surrounded by such contrastingly beautiful geography.”
In Knowing Her Place, Kay takes us to various locations between Scotland and London, where the mundanity of each ‘is twisted to become titillatingly kinky’. Finally, with The New Room, location is condensed down to a single room. “One very special room… or, is it two…?” Kay adds.
Kay tells us, “I’ve loved dreaming up the trials and tribulations that Jess Sanders faced on her journey from everyday hotel booking clerk, to the Fables Hotel’s resident submissive in The Fifth Floor; her intense fairytale-style challenge in Scotland, during The Retreat, and her escape from Scotland back to the Fables Hotel, in Knowing Her Place.”
The New Room, a novella-length finale, takes Jess into one last adventure, and perhaps her biggest challenge yet.
Resident submissive of the Fables Hotels adult entertainment floor, Miss Jess Sanders, has been instructed to test out the new facility that her manageress, Mrs Peters, has designed for the sexual pleasure of her clients.
With a dungeon, Victorian study, medical bay, school room, and the daunting White Room already available for their guests, Jess can’t begin to imagine what lies behind the innocent-looking door to the fifth floor’s new room.
Under the supervision of the dominatrix, Miss Sarah, Jess steps into the new room and quickly discovers that she is about to experience far more than she bargained for…at freezing temperatures.
Feeling that she’s acting in a play to which everyone but her knows the script, the Fables’ perfect submissive is challenged to the limit
Kay tells us, “Of all the erotically-centred characters I’ve created over the years, Miss Jess Sanders has to my favourite female. (Male one? Well, that would be John from Not Her Type: Erotic Adventures with a Delivery Man). Despite her submissive status—or perhaps because of it—Jess’ bravery is unending. She has more strength than many of the Doms she encounters. And although she is merely a figment of my imagination, I’m so proud of her determination never to fail: a determination she has to call upon once more in The New Room.”
Throughout the Perfect Submissive collection, Kay has held onto two key principles: the submissive in any erotic situation should always have the choice to leave (a choice almost taken away from Jess, which forms the tension within book two—The Retreat); and the need for trust and respect between a submissive and their master or mistress.
Kay underlines, “One thing I haven’t insisted upon is that there should be a romantic element to these stories. That sex can be enjoyed for its own sake—providing all participants are willing—has been repeatedly overlooked in erotic fiction since the arrival of the pseudo-erotic Fifty Shades. I find this very sad. What’s wrong with reading a good book, driven by sexual feelings, providing it has a decent, plot-moving story, and is consensual throughout?”
However, Kay admits that, if you look closely, you’ll detect a relationship simmering throughout the first three books. “This wasn’t something I saw coming,” she reveals. “I certainly didn’t plan it. I wanted to write an intriguing series with sex at the centre, offering a tale of submissive and bondage encounters within a twisting plot line. Yet, by the time I wrote The New Room, the path of the story was all too clear. Without doubt, it’s an erotic romance—albeit one with plenty of ouch, tension and rope play. But who is getting romantic with whom? I’m off to ponder whether all erotica will, at some point, become a love story…”
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Although The New Room can be enjoyed as a standalone erotic romance novella, it’s best enjoyed after reading all of Miss Jess Sander’s adventures within the BDSM submissive trilogy: The Perfect Submissive; The Fifth Floor; The Retreat; and Knowing Her Place.
More about Kay
Kay Jaybee was named Best Erotica Writer of 2015 by the ETO
Kay received an honouree mention at the NLA Awards 2015 for excellence in BDSM writing.
Kay Jaybee has over 180 erotica publications including, The Perfect Submissive Trilogy; The Fifth Floor, The Retreat and Knowing Her Place (KJBooks, 2018), Making Him Wait (Sinful Press, 2018), Wednesday on Thursday, (KDP, 2017), The Collector (KDP, 2016), A Sticky Situation (Xcite, 2013), Digging Deep, (Xcite 2013), Take Control, (1001 NightsPress, 2014), and Not Her Type (1001 NightsPress), 2013.
Details of all her short stories and other publications can be found at www.kayjaybee.me.uk
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