One Size Does Not Fit All
I know, a cryptic title. What does that mean, I hear you ask?
A while back, I couldn’t help noticing that there were a lot of Daddy/boy stories out there.
I mean, a LOT.
I had no inclination to write one. There are plenty of great authors out there, doing just that.
And then… I read a blog post by an amazing guy, Alexander Cheves. In the kink and leather community, he’s known as Beastly. And he wrote the article, 29 Things You Should Look for in a Daddy.
You can guess what’s coming, right? I loved the article, and it gave me an idea for a book.
Which was actually a daunting proposition. Like I said, there are LOTS of great Daddy kink books out there. So why should anyone want yet another one?
Then I had a conversation with author Wulf Francu Godgluck, about the differences between Daddy kink and Daddy Dom. (Let’s face it, he knows about Daddies, right? After all, he has his own. 😊 ) That convinced me it was going to be a Daddy kink book. Then he gave me a good piece of advice: if I was going to write about a Daddy, “Channel your inner Thomas.” (From Trusting Thomas)
So I did.
The result was Kel’s Keeper, and I haven’t written a book like it before.
Yes, there’s an age gap. (I love writing those) Yes, there’s a virginal MC. (Written a few of those too) And yes, it’s a slow-burn, progressing through a naturally developing relationship. (What can I say? I like organic 😉)
Where it differs is the amount of sex scenes. These two fucked like proverbial bunnies! But every scene brought something new in terms of character or story development. No filler sex here, thank you very much. And the sex only occurred when it was right for them both.
Now back to the title.
Kel’s Keeper is not your typical Daddy kink. Luc and Kel are not your typical Daddy and boy. And since I started writing it, I’ve been at pains to share that with readers. Because there will be some readers out there who are expecting-
Actually? One of my ARC reviewers nailed it.
“If you're looking for a traditional (in so much as there is ever only just one example of a particular kink type) Daddy/boy book with lots of spanking for "bad behaviour" coupled with boatloads of loud exclamations during boatloads of steamy sex, then this one won't meet those needs.
If, on the other hand, you're after a beautiful age gap romance which organically finds itself moving into a Daddy/boy nurturing and caring role for two people who are absolutely perfect for each other, this one is your next jam.” (Cadiva, Goodreads)
So if you go into Kel’s Keeper looking for hardcore Daddy kink, you’ll be disappointed.
If you’re after a K.C. Wells story with a difference? Welcome aboard.
One last word about That Cover.
The photo is by Ben Fink, and it’s amazing. I found the photo before I started writing. And what I love most is that it’s a real-life couple, Adam Keith and Joe Ryan.
Kel’s Keeper is out September 1st, from Amazon, Smashwords – and that means B&N, Kobo, Apple… It goes to KU October 1st.
Reviews so far? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47316064-kel-s-keeper
Universal Amazon link: http://mybook.to/KelsKeeper
More About K.C.
K.C. Wells started writing in 2012, although the idea of writing a novel had been in her head since she was a child. But after reading that first gay romance in 2009, she was hooked. She now writes full time, and the line of men in her head, clamouring to tell their story, is getting longer and longer. If the frequent visits by plot bunnies are anything to go by, that’s not about to change anytime soon.