I know you are all familiar with Alta, but have you read her latest book? Omg. So fantastic. I already read it and put my review up so I decided to share it with you along with all the thought-provoking questions I’ve been plaguing Alta with.
I’m not normally one to read dystopian, apocalyptic, futuristic, or fantasy literature. With that being said, I was drawn to this premise from the sample read and then couldn’t stop until I’d finished. I won’t give spoilers as I do hate that, but I did not want the book to end and I absolutely need more now. Many authors have tried to write agaeplay and it ends up being fake, cheesy and just unrealistic. This book digs deeper. It gives you a realistic reason for the ageplay, and then gives us both sides. First, the “normal” adult woman playing with toys, coloring and being treated as six year olds. And second, a woman bucking the system, not happy with the pretend and yet still wanting to be her “Poppa’s” little girl. A very powerful favorite line from the book is when Juniper says, “I always want you to be my Poppa. I like knowing you are taking care of me. I like feeling safe in your arms… …Is it possible to have that without pretending to be something I’m not? Is it possible to be a submissive little girl to you and not lose my freedom? I miss that, I crave it.” That line pretty much points powerfully to the dynamic. Can it be? Alta Hensley makes a great premise for it to work. As with all good books, there are many different physical conflicts going on side by side with the emotional conflicts between Juniper and her Poppa. I’d definitely recommend this and can’t wait to see if there is another one to follow this up.
Have you read it yet? What did you think? Care to share your review?
Now, before you run out to get the book, check out this interview.
So, Alta, what inspired you to write Poppa’s Progeny?
I’ve been wanting to try my hand at an ageplay for a while now, but was always a little scared. It was actually hanging out with Sue Lyndon at Romance Times Convention in New Orleans that gave me the courage. She told me to just do it, and I listened.
Poppa’s Progeny is a dystopian. You seem to like dystopian settings in your books. Why?
It seems that lately I have. In the Palace of Lazar (Harem, book one) was a dystopian and book two – Conquering Lazar – is going to be released April 7th. So I guess it is fair to say I like this genre. I really like how you can create anything you want. You get to create the world and the rules. It allows me to really use my imagination. I also like how it is a little dark, a little twisted, and really makes the reader think. It allows me to think outside the box and try to deliver something different.
Let’s talk about the ending. Many are waiting for a book 2 now. Is one coming?
Well I don’t want to give the ending away, but I know I left it a little open. I guess I feel that in a dystopian setting, you can’t have it all perfect and clean at the end. You can’t have the cowboy ride off in the sunset. This fictional world is messed up and can’t just be cleaned easily. But with that said, yes, there will be a second book as long as people like the first one. J
What is your next project you are working on?
Ahhhhh well besides book two for Poppa’s Progeny, I have a huge project! I am rereleasing my very first book that I wrote in 2010 called Traditional Love. It is reedited and has a little added flavor. I’m also rereleasing book two, Traditional Terms. I’m doing all of this because my next book coming this summer is called Traditional Change. The long awaited book 3 is finally completed. I am so excited about this!
To maintain order, all women go through a mental reassignment reverting their minds to six-year-old girls— progenies. By keeping the women innocent in all ways before marriage, the women can function as a wife and mother more efficiently. The progenies are sheltered, nurtured, babied, and even disciplined by their assigned poppas. The progenies have no baggage, no hardship, no broken hearts. There are no dark secrets in their life, no torrid affairs, and no pain. Their husband is buying the purest gem there is. He adopts for marriage so his wife is flawless. Life has not chipped away at her.
But what happens when the mental reassignment doesn’t work, and Juniper Ambrose is not truly the little girl she should be? She has no choice but to play the twisted game of pretend, hoping no one, especially her poppa, finds out. Secrets, lies, pretending— this is the world the progeny, and her poppa, have been thrown into.
*** Warning *** This science fiction/dystopian novella contains scenes with Age Play elements, anal play, virgin sex, and spanking. If this isn’t your cup of tea, please don’t take a drink.
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