A Reversal Of Fortune
Set in 'smalltown' UK, this novel was a complete break from the fetishistic first three novels that I wrote. Small incidents, domestic scenes and everyday events that are twisted out of all recognition. More than that, I added the structure of a Tarot reading to the novel. As the story progresses, cards are laid and the inevitibility of Simon's downfall becomes clear. It was an interesting style that, I think, still holds up now, over three years since it was written. It was ambitious for the first novel that I wrote specifically for my new publisher. The editing took three months as I learned my trade under the strict eye of a rather particular editor. We ended with the whole text in rainbow colours and me in total confusion!
But the tale was in order and I had learned so much.
It was worth the effort, this is a great domestic female domination novel that contains some scenes that stick in the mind. Imagine being in a dark room playing blind man's buff with a terrifying woman who wants to rape you! Finding that your clothes have been burned and that the only way out is to wear her clothes! Finding that a lover and wife combine to destroy you when you thought that they would fight each other for possession...