To Clear Things Up

A couple of the reactions to a small part of book two--Stolen and Saved--have confused and shocked me. To give you some background without too many spoilers, my hero, Fyx, is a natural dominant. Tabon, one of the secondary characters in the book is a submissive. He becomes important to my H/h and even helps save my heroine's life.

And this is scifi romance. Scifi. Aliens.

He and Fyx recognize each other for what they are, and in the end, Tabon begs Fyx to take care of him. to "take my pain away and give me peace."

It's not about sex for these two. They're not having sex. It's about peace. And Fyx's number one priority is Tori. Tabon can't change that. Nothing is being taken away from Tori.

Fyx won't agree, not at first, because he doesn't believe Tori, the heroine and love of his life, will be okay with it.

But she doesn't see any reason they shouldn't have their relationship, which is NOT a sexual one, because Tabon obviously needs Fyx, and Fyx is happy caring for a sub:

He nods. “For him,” he says, nodding at Fyx. “I will only ever wish to make him happy.”
“You don’t really know each other,” I realize.
“Our souls do,” he says.
I look at Fyx.
He finally lowers his gaze to mine. “I am sorry, my love.”
I’m mystified. “Why?”
“I am yours. Only yours.”
Tabon drops his face into his hands.
I walk to Fyx and wrap my arms around him. “You know who you belong to, Fyx? You. Look. I won’t stand for any screwing around. But if he’s born a certain way and you’re born a certain way and you can help each other…then why not?”
They both stare at me, shocked.
Tabon drops his hands and inches closer. “Do you mean…”
“It’s up to Fyx, of course,” I say, confused by their shock. “But I don’t have a problem with it if he doesn’t.” I shrug. “And you did save my life.”
“He would live with us,” Fyx says.
I shrug. “Okay.” I look at Tabon. “Can you cook? Because I can’t.”

That's it.
But a couple of the readers were upset. One accused me of turning Fyx gay.

I thought maybe they mis-read and believed my hero was going to have sex with the secondary character. Or maybe...I don't know.

But as a writer, I don't like upsetting readers. You are why I can do this job and if I didn't care so much I'd simply ignore it and continue writing. And I realize that if you didn't care so much, you wouldn't become upset in the first place.

Tabon is an addition to Fyx and Tori's family. He's not hurting them, they're not hurting him. So I really don't understand the anger toward this part of the story, and I hoped that I could clear it up a little.

By the way. Some of the characters are getting their own books--like Zac the Grizzwolf and Jax, for instance, and character you read about in book one will be seen in later books. It just takes a little time. So be patient and please don't assume you'll never see the characters again.

Anyway! On to book 3, which is Crow and Zoe's story and my favorite so far. It releases 9/18/2019, so just a few more days!

I'm quite far into book 4, which is Zac the Grizzwolf's story, and book 5 will be Jax's story. They both need some love, and I will see that they get their loves and their HEA.

And Bran...dear lord, what am I going to do with that woman...

Stay tuned :D

If this sounds like your type of series, you can find it here.
And please, keep the positive reviews coming!
God knows I need them.

No comments:

Post a Comment