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.
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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.
Character Interview: Stephan
Good afternoon, Stephan. Most people have no understanding of your lifestyle, which is actually meant to be about mutual pleasure, not humiliation of one’s partner. Can you give any insights?
BDSM is about fulfilling the needs of the parties involved. Most of the people I’ve encountered who take issue with the lifestyle view it as nothing but inflicting and receiving pain. It is much more than that. It is a trust–a bond between the individuals. One that can transcend the parameters of play. When it’s with the right partner, it can be an almost spiritual experience.
At present, there’s a certain public fascination with BDSM but not all Doms can be trusted. What warnings would you give someone who’s curious?
First of all, if something doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t. Anyone can declare themselves a Dominant. That doesn’t mean they are. Many confuse dominant with being domineering. A Dominant leads. Someone who is domineering will attempt to push his or her will onto another.
One of the biggest red flags I’ve seen is when someone claiming to be a Dom tells the submissive that they need to do whatever they’re told and that they have no say in the matter. This isn’t how BDSM works. The submissive sets the parameters of play–they say what is off limits. Anyone who doesn’t respect that isn’t a true Dom.
What were you thinking when you bought Brianna?
I was thinking that I couldn’t wait to get out of that house and her away from Pierce. Through the years, I’ve meet some people who make my skin crawl, but he had to be the worst.
Could you please explain the difference between a Dom and a Master?
The answer to that question varies depending on who you ask. For me, a Dom is what I am. I like to be in control of both my life, and my partner’s sexual needs. Being someone’s Master is an honour and a responsibility.
Please tell us about Brianna. What qualities do you love most about her?
I love how caring and selfless she is. She will often put others before herself, even when it’s not in her best interest. Brianna feels other’s hurt deeply. She feels their pain, and she wants to help. I also love that she has an inner strength that constantly amazes me. She’s overcome so much, and continues to push through her fear to seek out the life she wants for herself.
It surprises me how many people assume that someone who’s been abused can’t have a normal relationship and fall in love with someone. Is there something you’d like to say to such people?
We all have the ability to love. Sometimes it takes a lot of work, but that usually only makes it all the better.
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