First, let me offer my sincere apologies to the followers of this year’s hop. Dana Littlejohn will not be blogging today. She is completely overwhelmed with finishing touches of her next novel, Fun House and is exhausted. In her place she has sent Sonja Winters, the main character from her book The Seven Year Switch. We have decided to interview her instead since she is here. Enjoy!
How are you today Sonja?
I’m well, thank you.
I understand you and Kyle celebrated an anniversary earlier in October.
Yes, we did. Thank you. We’ve been married 8 years now.
Also, congratulations on your other new position.
Thanks. Things have certainly changed in our marriage since I’ve taken it. I assure you. It has taken a little adjusting, but now that it has been over a year I think I have the hang of it now. I hardly ever have to use the paddle on Kyle these days.
Oh my! Pardon me, Sonja, but I think we are having two different conversations. I was referring to the new partnership you were awarded at your firm. What are you talking about?
Oh! Forgive me. I misunderstood. I thought you meant my relationship with Kyle. The firm, yes, thank you for that as well.
So, you have a new position that requires you to spank your husband?
Yes, but I don’t do it that much anymore. He knows his duties now.
His duties? Okay, let’s back up. How did you transition into this new situation with Kyle?
I was trained by Mistress Bianca on basic handling skills and then I did my own research to find what would fit us best.
Bianca? Another woman taught you how to handle your man?
In a manner of speaking.
Does that make her friend or foe?
Bianca is neither. She was merely a tool to help us move to the next level of our relationship.
I see. So does Kyle still work? Doesn’t he have his own construction company?
I have allowed Kyle to maintain his daily life. He needs structure and consistency, but when he is home his duties are directed toward maintaining the home and my needs.
Wow. I have never heard of such a drastic flip in marital roles. Is this common?
We are not alone in our choice. The wife-led marriage is not as popular as a traditional marriage, but it does exist.
Wife-led marriage. That’s a new term for me. What does it mean?
It simply means that since I am his mistress-wife all decisions are made by me. I am in control of what happens in our relationship.
Mistress–wife? Does that mean you switch back and forth between the two?
No, I am one in the same. I will always be his wife. His life partner, a loving spouse and I love him dearly, but I am also his mistress. He bows before me and does my bidding. I reward or punish him depending on how he behaves.
So this isn’t one of those role-play games that many couples indulge in?
No. This is a chosen life style.
Is it a secret?
No more secret than anything else that happens within the privacy of one’s marriage.
I understand that your friend Charlene was privy to this situation from the beginning. What does she think of the whole thing?
Charlene is very supportive. She says if it works for us she’s happy for us.
Well, I must say, Sonja, I have learned a lot during this interview. I’m definitely interested in reading your story to see how all of the changes in your marriage came about. Thank you for taking Dana’s place and stopping by to talk to us.
You’re very welcome. I’ll be sure to tell Dana what a great audience the blog hoppers have been.
Kyle appears with a glass of chilled wine for his wife as we close the door on the interview with Sonja Winters.
Thank you, good readers, for checking out our interview with Sonja Winters. If you would like to read about Sonja and Kyle pick up Dana Littlejohn’s The Seven Year Switch. It may prove to be an interesting read!
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