In November of 2016, I was doing NaNoWriMo – an online challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I was working on something heavy and serious (not a romance) and as the month wound down and I hit my target word count, I was desperate to write something the exact opposite.
I spent the last day of November churning out a record number of words in an attempt to write an M/M spanking story as good as Misha Horne’s classics. The result was Owned.
Then I couldn’t figure out what to do with it. It didn’t really fit with the rest of my titles. It was erotica, not romance. It described some unrealistic and likely unhealthy scenarios. It was pure kink, with no redeeming value. Good kink, though. As good as Misha Horne’s, I like to think.
I ended up publishing it, since it was written, but the results from my fans were mixed. Some readers were a little shocked to move from the respectful, realistic relationships I normally write about to this crazy, kink-fest.
That’s how the T. M. Chris pen name was born. There’s now a second spanking story published under that pen name and later this year there will be a third story, called Locked, which will focus on chastity kink.
So today I’m celebrating the birth of the first T. M. Chris title: Owned. It’s available through KU and costs $2.99 to buy.