1. When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre?
I dabbled with some BDSM in my writing when I was still just fiddling around with snippets (of the Plot? What plot? variety *g*) before I decided to follow the publishing route. When my first book was picked up for publishing, it was an urban fantasy/paranormal romance and a bit of very light bondage. A few books into this, I came up with an idea for a contemporary novel that would need BDSM to help carry the romance between the characters. That book was Hardware and I haven’t looked back since.
2. Is there one area of BDSM that you tend to write about more? Why do you think that area creeps into your writing more than some others?
Though it’s more of a kink, I realized recently there tends to be quite a bit of voyeurism in my books. Be it in a club setting in my Sypricon Masters series or simply one on one (or one on one on one *g*) my characters seem to like to watch each other pleasure themselves. I hadn’t stopped to figure out why yet and have just been going with the flow. Seems to be working so far!
3. Is there an area that is BDSM/kink-related that you haven’t written about yet that you’re interested in?
I’ve wanted to write a scene where fisting was involved for quite some time, but the storylines and characters just haven’t fallen into place. So it’s definitely something I’d like to work into a story eventually when everything works together to make it happen. I’m not a writer who tends to do something for shock value. For me, the plot and characters have to be in line to support the rest.
4. Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?
I think it’s a combination of both. If I’m writing about something I find interesting or sexy, it’s going to translate across on the page to the readers. That’s only natural, or at least it is for me. I can’t speak for other writers and their process.
5. At this point in your career, do you think you’ll write more BDSM/kinky erotica?
Of course! I have a few stories in the works now and I don’t plan to stop writing BDSM any time soon. Hopefully readers enjoy taking the journey with me.
6. If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?
It depends on what you’re in the mood for. Straight up m/f contemporary erotic romance? I’d suggest Hardware. It’s a fun, sexy full length novel about a girl geek introduction to the lifestyle by a gorgeous barista. Something a little different? My contemporary m/m/f erotic romance, Ragged Edge. The two men have an arrangement and invite the alluring woman they catch spying on them one night to join them. One Dom, two subs—pretty much says it all. *g* Full-lengths not your thing? Three’s always my Sypricon Masters series of short stories. Each one is a quick little smoking hot read about a BDSM club on another planet.
7. What is your favorite flavor ice cream? And since this interview is for BDSM Book Reviews, vanilla is not an option!
Hands down: Butter Pecan
Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story.