Chevelle Allen is my pen name. I've been writing in one form or another since childhood. My professional background includes writing for Emmy-Award winning television and the stage. But my first love was acting. Unfortunately, I became deeply frustrated by the roles being offered, and decided to further pursue writing the kinds of roles I wanted when I was a working actress. One thing led to another-and here I am. This was absolutely a love project and my very first foray into novel writing. I hope your followers enjoy the read!
Tell us about your book.
At its heart Her Love and Regrets is a love story. Janine Powell is a woman of considerable accomplishments who-for a variety of reasons-walked away from the love of her life, Michael Josey. But when a group of law school friends plan a getaway, she knows she'll see him again and the thought is both exhilarating and unsettling. In the weeks leading up to the trip, a flood of erotic memories which include BDSM explorations with Michael overwhelm her. When she sees him, she begins to truly understand and embrace her truth- theirs was a love rooted in friendship, compassion, trust and desires expressed in traditional and taboo ways.That realization brings her to an important decision. I won't tell you the rest because your followers have to read the book!
What inspired you to write Her Love and Regrets?
Honestly, I was enjoying fabulous wine with a group of friends in Manhattan and I got completely distracted. I noticed a man and woman who had a chemistry that was palpable and yet, they didn't seem to be 'a couple.' I watched the way they looked at each other and the subtle exchanges between them. My imagination went wild imagining a backstory for them. One idea led to another. As the story took shape, I realized that I really wanted to tell a love story that accurately and loving portrayed true BDSM practitioners.
How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?
Generally I write at least two to three hours per day. However, at different points along the journey, I was writing up to six hours per day! It was nuts! Again between all my other responsibilities and this trilogy project, there were days where I was working eighteen to twenty hours a day. But I never felt more alive and invigorated.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm actually taking a break. But I've been jotting notes and ideas in preparation for a period piece set on the eve of the American Revolution. I'm also working on a piece I'm tentatively calling Catch and Release. It'll be a first-person perspective about a woman who wholly owns her sexuality and pursues partners for the fun of it-but that has consequences-for her and them. My website www.chevelleallen.com has a section that lists future titles/concepts that are in "my queue."
Title: Her Love and Regrets
Author: Chevelle Allen
Genre: Erotic Romance
As CEO of the Remington Foundation, Janine Powell is living her dream and making a difference. But an invitation to join old law school friends on a Belize getaway unleash memories of the man who forever changed how she viewed love, trust and the very meaning of intimacy. Choosing to confront her most intimate past, she agrees to join them knowing Michael Josey will be there.
Their chemistry is undeniable but emotional entanglements make their reunion anything but happily ever after. Janine soon discovers just how Dominant Michael’s become in their years apart as he takes her further into BDSM play. Freeing her mind and body becomes far easier than giving her heart—the one thing he wants most.
Chevelle Allen is the pen name of an exciting new author whose professional background includes writing for Emmy Award winning television. Unleashing her alter ego, Chevelle creates vivid characters and compelling narratives that leave you engaged, blushing and begging for more. Her Love and Regrets is the first novel of her completed trilogy which includes His Pleasures and Pain and Their Now and Forever – all scheduled for release by June 2016.
Author Website: http://www.chevelleallen.com/
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