Sunday, March 17, 2013

Welcome Cocks and Shamrocks hoppers!

Hello everyone!
First, let me offer my sincere apologies to the followers of this year’s Big Cocks and Shamrocks hop. Dana Littlejohn will not be blogging today. She is completely overwhelmed with her edits from her upcoming novel, Fun House. In her place she has sent Sonja Winters, the main character from her book The Seven Year Switch. Dana is giving away a copy of Sonja's book to one lucky reader. We have decided to interview Sonja since she is here to give you an idea on what her story is about. Enjoy!

How are you today Sonja?
I’m well, thank you.

I understand you and Kyle celebrated an anniversary back 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 often says our relationship is not something she would do, but 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!  

Could you make the switch from dutiful, submissive wife to paddle wielding queen bee to save your marriage? 

Sonja Winters was enjoying the good life with a great job and being married to the man of her dreams. As she prepared to celebrate their seven year anniversary she came across a secret that her husband had been keeping from her that would alter the course of their marriage forever.

Bianca’s make-up was not at all over done or clownish, but light and delicate. She wore minimal jewelry and pulled her neatly brushed hair back into a low pony tail that rested lightly on her left shoulder. The only thing that took away from her girl-next-door appearance was the black patent leather stilettos on her feet. 
“Hello Sonja,” she greeted with a sultry Spanish accent and extended her hand. “It is a pleasure to meet you.”
Sonja shook off her stunned feeling and took her hand. “I wish I could say the same, but under the circumstances...”
“Yes, I understand.” Bianca sat next to her and openly looked her over. “I see now why he chose you. You are beautiful and strong. You will be able to control him well.”
Sonja scoffed. Her anger at the situation came back, fueled by Bianca’s nonchalant description of her ability to deal with her husband.
“If you’re talking about my husband, I was controlling him just fine until you came along.”
“Hmm, I can appreciate how you must feel, but you do not have all the facts.”
Bianca clapped her hands and two men appeared. They looked similar to the biker guy who led her into the room except they were much younger and more firmly built. They dropped to one knee and bowed their heads.
“Yes, Mistress,” they said in unison.
Sonja’s eyes widened and her jaw dropped. Bianca’s voice roused her from her stunned state.
“Sonja, would you like a drink?”
“Coffee, tea, perhaps a glass of wine,” she offered.
“Umm, yes, a glass of wine would be nice.”
“You heard her and bring fruit, too,” she told the men.
Sonja’s emotions teetered between anger, confusion and amazement. These large and strong looking, fully grown men were seemingly at Bianca’s beck and call. They left the room to do her bidding with only a comprehensive nod. She turned a look to Bianca. Sonja was sure her face reflected the surprise and shock wavering inside her over the men’s behavior. It was hard to hide as she looked at her hostess. 
“Please, allow me to explain. These men come to me from various places and all walks of life, but they all want the same thing and they pay me to give it to them.”
“Uh-huh, and what’s that?”
“They want to be dominated by a woman.”
Before Sonja could question her further the men returned. One carried a silver tray with bowls of green grapes, cherries and cut melon while the other held a similar tray with four glasses and two bottles of wine. Again they kneeled before her and waited.
“I did not know if you wanted red or white, so I had them bring both. Which do you prefer?”
Sonja’s head tilted. “How did he know to bring both?”
“Because he is trained to do that,” Bianca answered matter-of-factually. “Red or white, darling?”
“Oh, umm, white is fine.”
“Pour the white and return the other to the kitchen. Put the fruit on the table and then you both may wait over there until needed,” Bianca directed with a wave of her hand.
The men stood and did as instructed. The one holding the wine popped the top off and filled the two slender glasses. He removed the other bottle and the more rounded stemware before leaving the room. Bianca handed Sonja a glass. The other man slid the tray onto the coffee table, and then quickly moved to stand in the spot Bianca indicated. Upon his return, the first man joined his counterpart in the corner across the room.
“Submissive men will always seek strong women because they are in need of her guidance,” Bianca said continuing her explanation.
Bianca’s voice was in an audible octave, not at all a whisper for Sonja’s benefit or to spare the feelings of the men. Sonja sipped her drink and sent a quick glance toward them. To her surprise, they stood at perfect attention, staring straight ahead showing no signs of emotion at all to what Bianca just said.
“Yes, well, I wouldn’t know that, Bianca. My husband is not a submissive man.”
“No disrespect to what you think you know, Sonja, but I beg to differ. Kyle is, in fact, a submissive man. He is what I call an alpha submissive. At work he can be very dominate and extremely aggressive when it comes to other men, but with a woman he has the desire to be humble and subservient.”
Sonja crossed her legs and turned her body toward her adversary. “Look, you must have my husband confused with another one of your men,” she sent a pertinent wave in the men’s direction, “because I know my husband. Kyle and I have been together for—“
“You have been together for the last ten years. You met while you were still in college. Kyle’s company was doing a project on your campus. He bumped into you, and you guys have been together ever since. Since then, you have graduated and have become a successful lawyer. You and Kyle were married October fourteenth, and yesterday made your seventh year anniversary. You have no children, but you want at least two, and a dog. You are leaning toward the Jack Russell breed because you want a smart dog that will not out-grow the child physically.”
Sonja’s eyes widened as she raised the cup to her mouth.
“Have I left anything out?"

Seven Year Switch is available now at  Muse it Hot!

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