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BLOG TOUR & GUEST POST: Master Over You: A Dark Romance Novel by Cerys du Lys, Ethan Winters


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There’s a monster in every closet, and I’m in yours.

My name is Noah. I’m not a nice person. This isn’t cupcakes and candyland, love.

I’ll take you, break you, and offer you to the highest bidder without a second thought. You’re mine now. It’s business, nothing personal. You wouldn’t understand, and I’m not going to explain it. Sorry, love, you don’t mean a thing to me.

Just know that there’s a monster in every closet, and I’m in yours.

Author Note - This dark romance novel contains themes that may be discomforting to some people. If you are sensitive to depictions of violence, then this book is not recommended for you.

Man’s POV = Ethan, Woman’s POV = Cerys

There is a light at the end of every dark tunnel, no matter how dim it may seem.



Co-Writing Master Over You

Hi!  This is going to be a sort of joint post by me (Cerys) and Ethan about our process of writing Master Over You together, and how we did it.  I hope you enjoy!

Cerys ~

CerysWriting together is honestly really hard sometimes, haha.  I don’t know if I’d suggest it for most people, actually.  There’s a lot of planning that goes into it; a lot more than just a regular book.

One thing that helped is that Ethan and I have known each other for a long time and have done things like this before.  We’ve never published them, but sometimes we would do silly back and forth emails with each other where I would play one character and he would play another.  It was really fun, actually.  I enjoyed it.

I think the thing that comes up the most is that the two writers might have a different idea of what the characters would do or how the story will progress.  I’d say that’s probably the main issue with co-writing something with someone.  It can take a lot of planning and work to make sure everyone’s on the same page.  For us, the thing that helped the most is that we created the characters together, you know?  And the story as a whole.  I wrote Angeline and he wrote Noah (and we sort of shared Chastity for different parts), but before all of that we came up with how we wanted them all to be, with the both of us.

Ethan –

EthanWhat Cerys said is important.  One thing you can see when reading different books by different authors is how their writing style and voice can change a lot.  Sometimes the style and voice changes with the same author and different books they’ve written, too.  If you’re familiar with an author’s style, then it’s easier to know what stylistic choices they prefer to make.  This can help a lot when attempting to emulate another author’s style, or when trying to write something with them in a joint project.

What helped me in writing with her was that we’ve done it before in some capacity.  Besides that, we’ve also read each other’s writing many times, too.  I enjoy her books a lot, and I like hearing her talk about them and what parts she likes.  She gets really excited, and it’s fun to see her smile like that.

I remember when we first shared our writing with each other.  I don’t think it was good.  I know mine wasn’t.  That was years and years ago, though.  We’ve both grown as people and as writers since then.  I don’t think we grew on our own, though.  A lot of my writing choices, and from what she’s said, hers also, were learned from experience through writing and through reading.  Considering we’ve both read each other’s writing a lot, it makes sense that we’d gain insight in our different styles and know how they do or don’t work together.

One other thing that’s important to know is that Cerys acted as a continuity editor, too.  We both edited the entire thing for typos and grammatical errors, but she went through and edited it for style and voice, also.  She made sure to mix our styles together, while still trying to keep them distinct and separate, too.  It’s a difficult task, but definitely important for any authors who decide to co-write a story together.


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Cerys is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She has charted on numerous best sellers and hot new release lists internationally and with multiple books.



Ethan is a gentleman, an author, a lover, and occasionally a rake, a cad, and a dom, but only if you’ve been good (punishing good girls is more entertaining than punishing the naughty ones). He lives in the Greater Boston area in a small town in New Hampshire where he grew up.

He has a penchant for exploring and traveling, with a passion for the unique and interesting. His interests include reading, exercising, laying on the beach, spanking (good girls), romancing, smiling, going for walks that lead to nowhere, hiking, bondage, and one day he would love to travel to Alaska.

His writing delves into the human experience, with a preference towards a psychological thriller twist. He loves mystery, dark romance, and suspense. While some of his writing may be twisted, he believes in romantic true love, above all things. His books include raw, real emotions, good and bad. He believes there is a light at the end of every dark tunnel, and his writing hopes to encompass that.

He loves happy endings, kissing, and a focus on the ordinary turned extraordinary.



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