Push The Button was originally released on October 15, 2014. In the five years since its first publishing, Feminista Jones has published three more books and scores of articles. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of its debut, Feminista is rereleasing a re-edited, reformatted PTB with a new foreword, an alternate ending, and a new short story "#1 Fan" that introduces two new characters, Vanessa and Kamal.Trigger warning: This story contains acts of BDSM and Kink, which may be uncomfortable for some people.Acts include asphyxiation, bondage, impact play, branding.There is also sexual assault and domestic violence depicted in the story.Please exercise caution before reading.Nicole and David are two 30-something, professional Black Americans chasing their dreams and accomplishing their goals while investing in a romantic future together. On the surface, they appear to be just like any other couple-they travel, work hard, and spend quality time with family and friends. Behind their masks, David and Nicole live an erotic, intense dynamic based on the complements of domination and submission and the peaks of pain and pleasure known as "The Life". They have their boundaries, they play by the rules, and they seek to ascend to the highest level of connection a couple can achieve by indulging in their deepest fantasies and exploring the darkest corners of their minds. Life for the couple is not without obstacles, however. What happens when a secret from the past threatens to destroy everything David and Nicole have built together? Can their devotion to each other withstand the trials they are forced to endure? Push The Button explores a side of the BDSM Lifestyle that often goes ignored-the "normalcy". Like any other couple, these two have their ups and downs, and they must decide if their love is enough to keep them together. Follow Nicole and David as they love each other, struggle together, and grow in their powerful connection.
Feminista Jones is a Philadelphia-based social worker, feminist writer, public speaker, and community activist. She is an award-winning blogger and the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia and one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers by The Root. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Time, Essence, and Ebony magazines.