Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Make Me Stay by Ella Jade

I'm excited to announce I've signed a contract for my newest BDSM novella, Make Me Stay, with Beachwalk Press. More details will follow when I have them.

Where did my latest idea come from? I'm still scratching my head and wondering how I came up with this, but I'm happy I did.

Inspiration comes in strange places. I know many writers have music playing when they create. Tabitha blogged about this topic on Tuesday. I've often said I need total silence when writing. Some of my best work gets written when everyone else in the house is asleep. It isn't that I don't like music. I love it. I just can't have it on when I'm writing.

Anyway, back in early January I was in the shower (that's where some of my best ideas are born) and I was humming the Katy Perry song The One That Got Away. Don't know why but that tune had been stuck in my head for days. Maybe now there was a reason. As I sang the lyrics, I started thinking about a new story. It came out of nowhere.  And quite frankly, has nothing to do with the song, at least not directly. But something in my subconscious made me create the story when I thought about the song. I'm not complaining.
I wrote this novella in a week. The words flowed and I followed.

Here's a little peek...

Gracie Miller is a natural submissive and she'd thought she'd found her other half in Cade Jameson. He'd helped her through a difficult time in her life. She was young and impressionable, but Cade knew her body.  He tapped into her submissive side and brought her more pleasure than she could ever have imagined. They were perfect for one another. When he tells her it's over and asks her to leave she's devastated, but because she's obedient she does what he asks her to do.

The story begins two and a half years later when Gracie returns a new woman. She disappeared to the city and found a "Master" who showed her what she was truly capable of. Now she's back and wants to show Cade exactly what kind of submissive she could be for him.


Yeah, see I don't know what that song had to do with a D/s relationship either, but I got a book out of it. I just go with it. Inspiration and all...

Stay Inspired!



  1. Congrats on the contract! I love this story and can't wait to see the final product!

    1. Thanks:) I just read the whole thing again last night. I'm such a goofball.

  2. Woo-hoo! Fabulous news, Ella, congratulations - sounds so good - can't wait to read it x x x hooray for inspiration!

    1. Thanks, Tabitha! I'm excited to share this steamy, little story:)

  3. Hey Ella, congrats on a new contract. Sounds like a great story.

    1. Thanks, Pepper. The idea just hit me. I enjoyed writing it. Can't wait to share:)