“I started to read your book, The Rainbow Cadenza, but couldnt finish it. I cant remember the specifics, but I cast it aside where the heroine watches a youngish woman being raped and sort of gets turned on by the act.”
My heroine is not turned on and is in fact repelled by what she is forced to watch. You quit reading too soon. Here is dialogue from the following scene:
Later that night, after they returned to Charlotte Amalie, he took Joan into his house and stopped her. You didnt like the hunt, did you? he asked.
I thought it was reprehensible, she said.
Excellent, he said.
The point to the scene is one of the villain’s manipulations of the heroine to degrade her ... a degradation that she survives and triumphs over.
Thank you for responding. Perhaps I will give it another try. I liked the concept.