This is the Extras page for the erotic science-fiction/ multicultural novella WAY OUT OF CONTROL. Here you will find additional behind-the-scenes content and information relating to the story (like extras on a movie’s DVD).
I hope you enjoy!
** Original Publisher and Artwork **
My novella WAY OUT OF CONTROL was first published by Liquid Silver Books on August 15, 2011. At the end of 2014 my rights were released back to me, and I had it re-published under Verbal Vixen on May 4, 2015.
Here’s the original cover for WAY OUT OF CONTROL as it was published by Liquid Silver Books.
** Inspiration **
While WAY OUT OF CONTROL is a unique tale with a bold female lead, a fun sci-fi twist and an insanely horny hero, it was partially born out of my long-time love of two very well-known stories.
It’s no secret that “Beauty and the Beast” is one of my favorite movies of all time. I love the dynamics between brave, intelligent but open-minded and kind-hearted Belle and the cursed prince trapped in the body of a beast – with an attitude problem to match. The lesson I got out of this couple is that sometimes, the only thing standing between a heart filled with rage and bitterness and one full of peace and joy is someone to share it with. We are more often prisoners of our own emotions than of the walls that surround us.
I will also admit that I’ve always had a thing for the Hulk, and he is also what inspired this story! I remember being enamored with Dr. Bruce Banner’s character and fascinated by his polar-opposite monstrous alter ego. The fact he was constantly (and futilely) hoping to find a cure for his own scientific mishap, having to endure all of his pain and torment alone in each episode of The Incredible Hulk, made my heart ached for him. I longed for people around him to understand and accept The Hulk, just as much as I wanted him to do the same for himself.
I’ve been enchanted with both of these stories since I was a teen, and over the years the fantasy of the tales in my head has um … grown up as I have. So what do you get when you combine The Beast with The Hulk, Belle, a few overly-zealous scientist and cRaZy amounts of sexual tension? My very own naughtily-fun-yet-still-dangerous concoction, WAY OUT OF CONTROL.
** Related Facts & Trivia **
WAY OUT OF CONTROL features an interracial couple, consisting of a red-haired woman I imagine looks a lot like Christina Hendricks and a browned-eyed Michael Ealy look-alike with longer hair.