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 love reading BDSM books but my first story, The Invitation, was more of a sweet erotic romance. There wasn’t any kink or BDSM. I enjoyed writing it, I was happy with how it turned out, but I didn’t adore it. Something was missing. That something was kink. My second book was a BDSM erotic novella and that was when I knew — I’m happiest when writing kinky books. I do write in other genres. I’ve written historical and paranormal. I’ve just received a contract from Ellora’s Cave for a futuristic novel. All my books do contain kink or BDSM no matter what genre.
Are you actively involved in BDSM? If so how do you identify yourself? Dom(me)/sub? Top/bottom? Switch?
I spent many years trying to deny the fact I was kinky. Finally, about four years ago I admitted that I need BDSM. So yes, I am actively involved. After reading and exploring many different ‘labels’ I settled on sub. I’m a submissive. It makes me smile because people see me as more of a Dominant than a submissive!
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?
Definitely spanking, bondage and Dom/sub relationships. These appear in every one of my books. I’m fascinated by these areas of BDSM and love exploring the power dynamics between couples. I enjoy getting my ass paddled and being restrained. For most people it’s a taboo and they won’t explore their fantasies because of fear or judgement. I hope to give people the courage to explore their desires.
Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?
I think I answered that question already! I write kink based on what I find sexy or what interests me. I write what I have explored or what I would like to explore. Then I wait with fingers crossed to see if the audience enjoy it.
Oh, yes. Wicked Game which is available now at Ellora’s Cave and Amazon is probably my kinkiest book so far. The hero abducts the heroine…and that’s all I’m going to say! After that, I have many more BDSM themed stories planned. I’m working on one as we speak.
When you’re writing BDSM/kinky-related erotica, is there a particular movie or music that you might watch or listen to that helps you get in that frame of mind?
It changes with each book, but I do tend to gravitate towards rock/metal. Or something sexy — Marvin Gaye, Prince. Right now, Trent Reznor’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack is fuelling my muse.
If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?
Beg Me. It’s my first ‘kinky’ story, and I adore Jared *swoons* It contains hot spanking scenes, public naughtiness and a determined Alpha male!
Who is your favorite BDSM/kinky author? Movie?
My favourite kinky author is Reese Gabriel. I absolutely love Reese’s work. I do have to mention Emma Holly though. Ménage was the first contemporary kinky book I read about seven years ago. That was when I knew I wanted to write. My favourite kinky movie…hmmm…clichéd but I have to say Secretary.
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Multi-published author Scarlett Sanderson is a librarian by day and an erotic romance novelist by night. She lives in suburban England with her significant other and dreams of having Lara Croft-type adventures. As a reader, she loves to immerse herself in sweeping tales of romance, fantasy and, most of all, tantalizing erotica. Those are the elements she tries to weave into the stories she creates.
When not writing, Scarlett has a burning passion for history, good chocolate, fine wine and anything supernatural (especially if it includes the hunters Dean and Sam Winchester from the TV show Supernatural!).
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