Why The Protégé Series is Dedicated to Survivors
By Kailin Gow
The Protégé is not what it seems. This is a highly erotic book that is sensually stimulating but contains a plot that explores the psyche of love…and obsession.
I had deliberately set out to break formula with what is currently out there in adult contemporary and erotica. Fifty Shades of Grey has set the standards for these genres in so many people’s minds. Before Fifty Shades became the massive bestselling phenomenon it was, only a closet full of erotica-loving women readers read books about kink or anything considered “alternative adult” so everything in those genres were being compared to Fifty Shades. Why not? It’s the most well-known book out there right now with those themes.
I spent years talking about and writing books dealing with themes of love, relationships, dating, self-esteem, bullying, and women’s issues. Being in a kinky all-consuming relationship falls into this, as well, and when I talk to women in person about how steamy some of my books are, I would see a gleam in their eyes, that told me, they wanted to know more. The Protégé is my first foray into Adult Contemporary/Erotica. Sex is a major part of the storyline as it has a lot to do with the psyche of the main characters. Serena Singleton seems like a typical college student attending a music composition program at school, but she is not what she appears to be.
Who is she based on? She’s a composition of real women I know. She’s the college student friend who worked with me during my college years, at the college newspaper, got straight A’s, and wanted to be a doctor…and stripped at night to pay the outrageously high college tuition. She’s my virgin roommate in college who got into an all-consuming relationship with a man a little older than her, and was an insanely rich playboy. She also inspired one of my other characters – Samantha in Saving You Saving Me.
But also, Serena Singleton, is based on real women who I met and talked to who had been in a relationship with a man who they thought they loved, but which had turned abusive. The Protégé does not have the abuse clearly stated in the book. It is subtle. It is definitely not apparent. The reason why is that The Protégé and The Innocent is from Serena’s point-of-view. If there is any abuse, she is not aware of it…until she is made aware of it…but it may be too late.
Without giving away any spoilers, The Innocent, will push the boundaries. It is not tame. It is not meant to fall neatly into a certain formula. It straddles multi-genres because of the different elements in the story. It is deliberate to stay true to the psyche of Serena’s mind. She will need to be pushed to get further. Along the way, she will be experiencing some of the most amazing sex a woman can experience, as the men who must have her, fight to have her.
I hope you enjoy the journey!
Title: The Innocent by Kailin Gow
The Protege Series Book Two
Publisher: Kailin Gow Books
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Length: 270 pages
What started out as revenge has turned into passion. Serena Singleton, the innocent music grad student must now deal with a past that is consuming her future. She deals with it in the only way she knows how by falling heads first into the web of power and deception. Has she cast Sebastian Sorensen, her handsome and brilliant professor aside for the powerful and controlling billionaire Price Turnsby or has she found a way to keep them both?
Sebastian Sorensen wants Serena more than ever, and he’s willing to fight for it, even against a powerful foe like Price. But no matter how much he fights, is Serena lost to Price’s charms and sexy ways more than she appears?
Follow book two of the sexy Protégé Series where nothing is as it seems.
For 18+ for strong sexual situations and mature subject matters.
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About the Author
A Texan at heart, she currently lives in California and Nevada, but spent part of her young adult and new adult years in England. Kailin Gow is a full-time author, a mother of an active little girl, and the founder of the social site, the Saving You Saving Me Project. She has worked with other women such as singer Caitlin Crosby and actress Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast, Smallville on the CW and ABC Television)in helping women and girls develop self-esteem. Kailin Gow has over 100 fiction books published with a handful of non-fiction books and is busy working on her next novel. She’d love to hear from her readers and invite them to contact her at kailingowbooks (at)aol (dot)com or friend her on Facebook, where she is a Facebook junkie.
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