We've been BOUND on a Book Cover!
One of those photos (below) caught the attention of Kate Roth a romance author who was writing her tenth novel, Leather Bound, the follow up story to her BDSM themed Bindings. Leather Bound was released July 10, 2018 with our photo as the cover.
Left: Our Fifty Shades themed photo featuring model Jordon Blackwell.
Right: The cover of Kate Roth's new book, Leather Bound.
“I saw your photo and totally saw my story,” remembers Kate, “I'd initially chosen a photo for my cover but I never really loved it. By chance I was scrolling through For Your Eyes Boudoir Photography’s Instagram page and when I saw the photo I nearly gasped!”
“This story is a different turn for me as an author, It's my take on the BDSM genre of romance. Most people are familiar at this point with Fifty Shades of Grey and the way it cracked open a huge market in the romance world, showing us how hungry readers were for this kind of taboo material. What I wanted to do with Bindings and Leather Bound was show a BDSM relationship and a young woman's first experiences with the lifestyle without the usual hero.”
Both books follow the relationship of the young woman, Sloane, and Leo, who Kate describes as “just a regular guy” not a billionaire or heir to a fortune. “Leo and Sloane's love story is grounded in the reality of daily life and their drama comes from what most real life couples drama comes from--past mistakes, the struggles we have to love ourselves, and trust and communication building,” Kate explains.
So what was it about the photo that made Kate stop scrolling though our Instagram feed and reach out to us about the idea of featuring if for her cover?
"The photo stood out to me because Bindings is all about Leo as Sloane's Dom but Leather Bound explores Sloane's desire to try HER hand at dominance. Something about her hands firmly gripping that flogger over his chest as if to say ‘I've got you where I want you’ just screamed Sloane! And of course he is still holding those cuffs. I see the power struggle in this photo, the man's reluctance to give up control and that's what my book is all about. It's the perfect image. I put my whole heart into the characters of Leo and Sloane and I'm so proud of the story they tell. Leather Bound took me longer than I expected to write but in the end I was happy with their outcome.”
And we’re proud that our photo connected with Kate and her characters in Leather Bound, and look forward to helping her create future images that will help her readers pick up her book, turn over our cover, and not put it down until the last word is read.
Published since 2012, Kate Roth is addicted to all things romance. Her passion for love stories, both traditional and unconventional, has led her to write in various sub-genres of romance. Kate is inspired by everything from music to the real-life romance tales she's heard through her years as a professional hair stylist. Leather Bound is Kate’s tenth release since 2012. Her other novels include a new adult romance, The Low Notes, a paranormal romance, Reckless Radiance, a contemporary romance series The Confession Records Collection with two books Natural Harmony and Sway, a romantic comedy series The Desire Resort Series including Last Resort, Best Laid Plans, Many Times Many Ways and Peachy Keen as well as The Bindings Duet which is Bindings and Leather Bound. www.katerothwrites.com