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Guest Blogger: Ann Jacobs
Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Politically Incorrect?

Normally, erotic romance authors don’t worry about being politically incorrect—that’s what we are, by nature. But there are some lines most of us are very hesitant to cross.

I don’t mean only the taboos our publishers mention—the icky and very politically questionable topics that make me cringe whenever they cross my kinky mind—but also those we shy away from for fear of angering some of our readers.

Michele Obama can decry obesity all she wants, and nobody cares except the kids in school who don’t much care for healthy foods in the cafeteria—at least not much. The subject, though, is not one you often see in erotic romances, at least not from the angle that the First Lady attacks it—as a health issue rather than one of aesthetics, sexual attractiveness and so on.

The big, beautiful Domme I had sketched out in my mind for hot, submissive linebacker, Matt Rubin, in PRIME DEFENDER, took on a different shape in my mind when my daughter’s high school friend died this spring from complications of morbid obesity. After that, I couldn’t not give Keisha a similar problem—but with a happy ending.

I’m sure there will be some readers who’ll be offended that Keisha went from being a really big beautiful woman to one who’s still big by most standards, but healthy with a bright future dominating her hot, submissive husband and lover. I don’t care. If one reader realizes the stress that being overweight can place on a human body and uses that knowledge to help herself or a loved one, it will be worth it.

PRIME DEFENDER is scheduled for release September 2 at Ellora’s Cave. I’m hoping most readers will enjoy the “different” take on “rubenesque” along with the steamy, BDSM love story.

Ann Jacobs

7 comments to “Guest Blogger: Ann Jacobs”

  1. mary
    · August 21st, 2011 at 10:25 am · Link

    Yay for you! If you encourage one person to get healthy it would be worth it. I hope that it helps everyone reading your book. Some women are going to be big girls (my daughter) no matter what they eat or do. They DON’T have to be unhealthy. My daughter walks or rides a bicycle to work. does yard work for every disabled person on her street. Hikes our mountain trails with her sons and husband. All of that and she still will never be able to fit into any “ladies” sized dresses no matter how high the size.
    what it does do for her is make that “rubenesque” body healthy.
    Her husband loves every bit of her and they are still lovebirds after twenty years. Keep spreading the word – Big can be healthy and sexy.

  2. Nicole Passante
    · August 21st, 2011 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Love the idea cant wait to read it.

  3. Marika Weber
    · August 21st, 2011 at 6:38 pm · Link

    I’m a big girl, too. Size 18 and DDD in the cups. I eat healthy, cholestral levels well below 200 and my doctor just tells me to quit smoking. I exercise, had a child 6 years ago and my hubby loves me the way I am. I don’t see size as an issue as long as your healthy.

    I love this series Ann and I look forward to reading about a Domme. They are rare in the BDSM world. 🙂

  4. tammy ramey
    · August 21st, 2011 at 6:42 pm · Link

    good for you, i am glad that someone has finally made a statement about this issue.

    i have had to take a medication in the past that made me gain a lot of weight and although i did not feel any less attractive to myself and in the way i felt i percieved myself i did feel very unhealthy and weighed down by not being able to move as easily as before. i gained over 100 pounds on that med. and it has still not fall off all of the way. i now have a new appreciation for how hard it is for a person that has a weight problem to get along in some situations in life and how cruel other people can be.

  5. Emily Tardy
    · August 21st, 2011 at 7:14 pm · Link

    I had to babies back-to-back, they’re only 1 year and 12 days apart. I started losing weight fast after the first and things were looking up, then BAM I just know I’m pregnant, Already! I gave up till after my second son was born. Now, 3 1/2 years later, I still haven’t lost it. So I may not have had my problem all my life, but I know about losing self-esteem do to my weight. 😕

  6. Jen B.
    · August 21st, 2011 at 9:03 pm · Link

    Wow! I have to read this. It’s going on my wish list.

  7. Becky W
    · August 21st, 2011 at 9:47 pm · Link

    This sounds like a very good book. I have to read this one.

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