Technology advances in leaps and bounds every day and I personally am thankful, but there is a dark side to this increase in innovation. We are owned by our devices. Ugly, I know, but true. Simple trips to the supermarket, work or to pick up the kids are made with at least one gadget in hand. Don’t get me wrong, they are extremely useful to have at the ready. I do it all the time and have only recently tried stepping back in time.
That’s right, I occasionally don’t answer or even turn my device on unless it’s to finish a book.
It all started after a particularly hellish day of our home phone ringing incessantly with “we can help you” and “vote for” and “have I got a deal for you” calls. The day had such an adverse affect on me, I got my revenge. I made the hero of Leather Bride basically disappear for almost a week. He was away on a work meeting and left random phone messages on the heroine’s answering machine stating he was all right, but he never answered her calls or returned them.
Since it was a new way for him to treat her, normally he’s someone who phones her throughout the day, she was devastated. On the other side, he found it difficult to do because of his need to at the very least hear her voice, but persevered for what he thought was a good reason.
He wanted to call her, hear her soft voice again, but held firm in not dialing her number. … If they talked, he’d spill everything he’d been offered as well as the personal decisions he’d made, only he wanted to do all of that in person.
Leather Bride ©Tilly Greene, 2012
Cutting out all communication links is possible for an average Joe or Janice to do. For some it may take more than ignoring a ringing phone. Unplug the landline, turn the mobile off, or what I do is leave it charging downstairs while I’m working upstairs. Notebooks, laptops and computers are even easier to deal with, but if you’re working one on then don’t click to open an internet link.
Sounds so easy to do and yet we all know it isn’t. We’re addicted to the accessibility they offer. Modernization is inevitable and I’m quite a fan of discovering the newest and latest gadget, but I do try and step back every once in a while and reconnect with the old ages. I still handwrite and post thank you notes, what do you do that’s a look back?
Whether traveling or sitting in her office, Tilly Greene researches and writes erotica and erotic romance novels in a variety of genres and sub-genres like shape shifter, paranormal, contemporary and futuristics, and themes such as BDSM, multiculturalism and ménages. Every day she looks forward to writing about women who are independent and confident, the men who love them, and their twisting passionate path to each other.
Scorching romances full of twists, turns and ties.
LEATHER BRIDE by Tilly Greene
Contemporary Erotic Romance + Fetish, Exhibitionism and Bondage
There are two things on Mimi’s mind—her lover Rick, and how he’s finally given in and bound her. Everything is wonderful until a mysterious trip calls him away.
Mimi tries to back out of walking the runway at the Safe, Sane and Consensually Wild fashion show, where she and her lover were set to model leather goods. She’s the muse behind the collection and the designer, her friend, won’t hear of her not modeling.
A misunderstanding threatens to tear them apart, but a fashion show could bring Mimi and Rick closer together.