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Brianna is lost for the fourth time in her life. Each time was unexpected, and each changed the course of her future. The first life-altering event occurred when her mother died, and she moved to Minnesota to live with her father.
The second was when she was kidnapped at the age of seventeen and forced to be a slave. She would never forget those ten months. Brianna thought her life was over.
Everything changed again the day Stephan steamrolled into her life and brought her home to live with him. She had no idea what to expect—what life with her new Master would hold. That first month with Stephan was, in some ways, more confusing than the prior ten. As a slave, she’d known her place. With Stephan everything was new and different. He’d given her freedom and so much more.
Five months after Stephan rescued her, Brianna once again finds her life flipped upside down.
In this fourth, and final, installment of Finding Anna, Brianna must unearth strength she never knew she possessed. Stephan can no longer protect her from the outside world. She must learn to trust herself, embrace who she is, and discover who she wants to be. Only by facing her demons can Brianna find true happiness and peace.
BONUS Interview with Jade!
La Crimson Femme: Jade, welcome! So glad you can join us. Let’s start out with an easy question. How old are you?
Jade: *laughs* Thanks. I heard about your interview with Stephan last time. Easy will be good. I’m 21.
La Crimson Femme: How did you meet Cal?
Jade: He was a guest speaker in one of my classes. His dad used to come talk to the students every year, but when his dad decided to retire, Cal took over. Our eyes met a few times during his talk, and afterward, he asked me out.
La Crimson Femme: What is it about Cal that you liked most when you met him?
Jade: He was a gentleman throughout our date. I know he comes off gruff sometimes, but right from the beginning, he went out of his way to open the doors for me. Most guys, especially college-age guys, don’t do that. It was a nice change. It made an impression.
La Crimson Femme: When Brianna came into your life, how did it change? More than just Cal being angry at Colemen and your discretion with sex, what else changed?
Jade: A lot. Where we used to talk about what was going on at school and work, now we’d talk about how best to rearrange our schedules. It also made us think more about the future. Cal and I had never discussed anything long-term before Anna came into our lives. But even with all the challenges, I think in the end, it made us a stronger couple.
La Crimson Femme: Prior to Brianna, did you know much about BDSM? Did you research more about it after meeting her?
Jade: I had a few friends who dabbled, but that was about it. After finding out about Stephan being a Dom, I went online and did some research. To say it was confusing is an understatement, so I set up a lunch with the friends I mentioned and asked them to tell me about it. The more I learned, the more I realized how varied it was depending on who was involved. After that, I decided to take my cues from Anna.
La Crimson Femme: How do you feel about BDSM?
Jade: I think it’s interesting. Not sure if it’s for me though. Sure, I wouldn’t mind playing around a little in the bedroom, but I don’t really see myself as a submissive. Nor do I particularly see myself as a person who’d like to dominate my partner. But to each their own. Sex should be about having fun. Doesn’t matter how you do it as long as it works for the people involved.
La Crimson Femme: Given a free weekend, what would you do and with whom?
Jade: After everything that’s happened recently, somewhere sunny with sandy beaches sounds pretty perfect to me. Considering how little alone time Cal and I’ve had as of late, I’d take him with me. Maybe we could have a little house on a private beach where we could relax without anyone else around.
La Crimson Femme: If you were to have a girls’ night out, where would you go? What would you do?
Jade: That’s easy. Crazy Lewie’s. We’d hang out, listen to whatever band was playing that night, and talk about things that would embarrass our men.
La Crimson Femme: Has meeting Brianna and Stephan changed your life? If so, how?Jade: I’m not sure one could get to know Anna and Stephan and it not have an impact on their life. There are things they struggle with every day that the average person takes for granted. Knowing them—especially Anna—has made me realize just how lucky I am. Too often we look at the things we’ve been blessed with: a loving family, friends, a warm bed to sleep in at night, an abundance of food . . . and we don’t think of all the people out there who don’t have access to those things on a regular basis.
La Crimson Femme: What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
Jade: *laughs* Well, that is probably a matter of opinion. But personally, I’d have to say the road trip I took with Mandy the summer between our Freshman and Sophomore year of college. We drove all the way out to California just so we could say we’d seen the Pacific Ocean. We didn’t have a lot of money so we mostly ate fast food and slept in our car at rest stops. Not the safest thing in the world to do looking back, but we really did have a blast.
La Crimson Femme: What is the most expensive item on your bucket list?
Jade: One of these days, I’d like to take a trip to Europe. There is some amazing architecture over there that I’d love to see.
La Crimson Femme: Thank you for chatting with me today. Hope everyone learned a little bit more about you. Maybe next time, I’ll grill Cal.
Jade: Oh boy. *shakes head*
La Crimson Femme: To all who have read through this interview, our giveaway is a complete signed paperback set of Finding Anna. Fill out the Google Form for your chance to win! Last day to enter is April 1, 2014.
Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn't good at spelling or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.
At the age of thirty, all that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.
Seven years later, Sherri is the author of seven full-length novels and one short story. Writing has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create.
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