Category: Author Interviews

When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre? No, I just started writing general romance stories but most of them took an turn towards BDSM after I would start them. Writing kink/BDSM was not something I planned on but fits naturally with my style.

Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why? Nope. I have a pretty common name so even if I write stories under my real name you have to look to find me. That said it is my name and I’m fine with people know what I write. brenda1

Are you actively involved in BDSM? If so how do you identify yourself? Dom(me)/sub? Top/bottom? Switch?  Yes and Dom/Top

At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?  I was tired of   seeing fem doms portrayed/written as a caricature. I was at a conference, at the bar, and complaining about a lack of BDSM erotica that was from the  Doms point of view and a good friend said : That’s your story. You need to write that”. That conversation was a turning point in my writing career.

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? I tend to write about looking for someone to share your kink with,  stories that are women looking for other women to explore the BDSM/Kinky side of themselves with, stories that feature women getting over a bad experience or life event and finding kinky love. I think it creeps in because it is sometimes hard to find that one person that matches you kink for kink.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?  I write for myself, if I thought about my audience I would get so balled up, I don’t think I could write. I write what I hope others will find stimulating but yes I write what I find to be interesting and sexy. It also lets me be fearless in my writing if I’m not worried what people will think about my stories.

At this point in your career, do you think you’ll write more BDSM/kinky erotica? Oh yes, based on some feedback from my beta readers, friends and editors and requests for secondary characters to have their own stories I am working on a novel length piece and also a collection of short stories inspired by a visit to Lake Como, Italy and an vineyard this past summer.

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? I make playlists for each book/short story and start that up each time. My favorite bands/musicians for writing are: Peaches, Pink, Halestorm, Natalia Kills, Macy Gray, The Civil Wars, Adele. I could write without music but I wouldn’t be happy about it!

What is your favorite flavor ice cream? And since this interview is for BDSM Book Reviews, vanilla is not an option! Right now, I’m grooving on Farmhouse Cherry, you know sweet and somewhat innocent, ripe and bursting with flavor, but I am an ice cream freak and love all the flavors, even vanilla is good with the right topping!

Links:

http://brendalmurphy.com 

http://writingwhiledistracted.com

 

Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why?

I write as D. F. Krieger, mostly because people have a hard time pronouncing my real first name. I don’t hide my writing, and I don’t hide who I am. But I imagine if someone were to look me up on line. D. F. is easier than Deadra. abductionagreement800-1

Are you actively involved in BDSM? If so how do you identify yourself? Dom(me)/sub? Top/bottom? Switch?

I am involved, though I tapered off for a while due to health issues. I am an weird cross between being an Alpha Sub and a switch. I am only submissive for my husband/Dom, otherwise I think I’d be a Domme all the way.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?

I write what I think is sexy and hope it resonates with the readers. I find if I try to write strictly for the audience, my writing comes out stilted, and it totally kills the mood.

What have you written in the past that you think your BDSM/kink fans might find interesting?

I’ve recently released in two box sets. Both stories, Hope’s Edge and Joy’s Edge, contain edge play. I’m trying to bring to light that edge play is sexy, thrilling, and doesn’t make you crazy if you enjoy it. I’ll be releasing Hope’s Edge as a lengthened stand-alone this winter, and Joy’s Edge this coming spring.

What is your favorite fetish? Why?

I actually have two. I’m into kitten play and breath play. Kitten play allows me to relax and let my Dom completely control. I’m a control freak, and I over stress, so kitten play is my time to do nothing except lay with my head in his lap while he pets me, or allow myself to be playful. The breath play is a little darker. Something about riding that edge sends me out of my head every time.

What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?

“I wish Delilah from Abduction Agreement was real so she could be my Domme.” ßBest fan mail ever.

Have you ever heard that a fan might have tried something from one of your stories and liked it? Did you take it as a compliment?

It’s not completely BDSM related, but in my Risque Confession’s series, my couples who suffer from marriage trouble are advised by a therapist to keep sexual fantasy journals about their partner to help reignite the spark. I’ve had several fan letters telling me that readers started doing it in their own marriages, and saw great results. I love that I helped someone!

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?

I have three bands I tend to swing between. Depeche Mode has some great, very sexual songs. Blaqk Audio (AFI’s alternate project band) sings a lot of songs that are dark, sexual, almost vampiric in feel. Julien-K (many of the band members were formerly in Orgy) knocks my socks off with a mix of heart-breaking yearning and flat-out sexual heat. My writing wouldn’t be half as good without all these men and their talented voices and composers.

Thank you so much for having me. I truly appreciated it. Look for the sequel to Abduction Agreement, Surrender Agreement, early 2017.

www.Dfkrieger.com

https://www.facebook.com/D-F-Krieger-177107165643929/

When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre? blue cover final

The first fiction I’d written since high school was kink, so yes! There was a Febreze commercial on TV back in 2008 or ’09, with a woman working very hard to prepare for a dinner party—cooking, cleaning. But being an air freshener commercial, the guests arrived (and I couldn’t help notice there were two men and two women, but she was the odd woman out) and they started sniffing and smelling the air, the fried fish, the pets. They all looked at her disapprovingly—and it was very clear, to me at least, that she was going to have to be punished. By her guests. So I wrote that up as a little scene, my first erotic fiction, my first fiction of any kind in twenty years.

It was awful; I had no idea what I was doing. There wasn’t any real motivation for what the characters did, it just sounded hot. So I rewrote it, and again, and again, took writing classes—and, after seven years, it became my novel Blue.

I do write in other genres under a different name, mainly literary fiction, but also some mystery and science fiction. I’m just starting to have a bit of luck with that.

Are you actively involved in BDSM? If so how do you identify yourself? Dom(me)/sub? Top/bottom? Switch?

Yes, but with one person only, for over twenty years now. We were lucky to find each other, back when there was no internet community, or any kind of kink community anywhere near us, for that matter.

As a testament to the power of erotica, I will say that on one of our very first dates, while talking about books, I was asked if I’d read any Ann Rice. I said, “Do you mean the vampire books, or those incredibly kinky Sleeping Beauty books?” and from both our reactions we knew we’d finally found someone who was a little different from everyone else we’d dated. We’ve been tying up and whipping each other ever since.

Oh – I Top, by the way. …Well, 99 percent of the time.

At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?

Is there any other kind?

I thought about it for several years before I actually did anything. I guess I thought I was just too busy, and that I needed to take it very seriously once I began. I did write some tiny little vignettes that thought about printing on cards and publishing in a box, but looking at them now, they’re awful.

It never occurred to me to write any other kind of erotica. Vanilla porn has never done much for me. I was born kinky, I guess.

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?

I’ve always been attracted to the big, crazy, pan-sexual, worldwide-network-of-slave-trading kind of books. Laura Antoniou, Molly Weatherfield; even Sleeping Beauty and Story of O are set in this kind of world, although on a smaller scale (and O is straight het, I guess). I call it “institutional porn,” where submissives surrender themselves not to one lover—although that’s often how the stories begin, how they enter the larger underground world—but to an entire organization. I’ve always wondered why I like that kind of thing, and while reading Romana Byrne’s Aesthetic Sexuality recently, I learned that it’s about being subsumed into a deeper, anonymous kind of lust, losing identity to something greater. And filthy.

My current work in progress, Villa, takes place in such a world, and while it’s sort of an homage to the writers I most love, I also offer my somewhat offbeat take on the subgenre. And the whole idea behind Blue was to take the tropes of this “chateau porn” and transplant them into the blandest American suburbs, which I thought was pretty funny.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?

Purely for what I find sexy, as well as intellectually interesting (but not to sacrifice hotness!). I have horrible business instincts. My goal is to write the six books that I’ve had in my mind for years now; if I write no more than them I could quit and be happy. If I have new ideas, and the desire to write them, even better. But none of the books really resemble each other; it will be more difficult to build and retain an audience. Each one is a take on something that I find fascinating in erotica—a fem-dom novel, a science fiction novel, chateau porn. If people find my work, they’ll follow because they like my voice, my ideas, not because I keep writing in a specific subgenre.

What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?

I have been surprised that some reviewers have called Blue a comedy, a satire, while others are calling it Dark Erotica. It’s kind of both, I guess? I’ve just read such darker work; it didn’t occur to me that it would be seen that way.

If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?

Well, there aren’t that many to choose from. I’ve had a frustrating start with short stories, as the anthology that one was accepted into was cancelled; another is taking a long time to come out, etc. My short story “Auction, In Quotation Marks,” in Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Best Bondage Erotica 2015 is probably my best-written short. It’s fem-dom, which I write less of than M/f, but I’m very happy with it. My new novelette Birthday Boy is just up on Amazon; it’s the first of twelve closely-linked stories that will be released in their entirety early next year. Come to think of it, it’s pretty harsh fem-dom as well.

Who is your favorite BDSM/kinky author? Movie?

Author: I adore Molly Weatherfield’s two novels, Carrie’s Story and Safe Word; I sing their praises whenever I get the chance:

http://lnbey.com/molly-weatherfields-carries-story-and-safe-word/

As in all things erotica, they’re not for everyone, but the intelligence behind the writing, the main character, combined with the over-the-top (in a good way) sexual situations has always blown my socks off.

Movie: Probably The Image, from 1975, directed by Randy Metzger. This was back when porn movies had plots. It is adapted from the classic novel L’Image by Jean de Berg (Catherine Robbe-Grillet, who anyone interested in kink should look up). It’s about a man who meets a woman with a female sex slave of her own, and while it’s quite rough—and explicit—there’s a fascinating mix of the psychological and the sexual, and the storytelling is good. It’s a beautiful thing.

Website, links, info:

www.lnbey.com

https://www.amazon.com/LN-Bey/e/B01FNKCDUQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

https://twitter.com/ln_bey

www.viscontipress.com

2016 releasesWhen you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre?

I started writing in junior high and sold my first freelance article in high school, so no, I had no clue that one day I’d be writing BDSM. It was an organic process, when as an older adult, I decided to write the kind of books that I enjoyed reading. Under another name, I’m published in nonfiction, poetry, music, freelance articles, and children’s books, in addition to one documentary screenplay that premiered earlier this year. My current and upcoming releases are BDSM erotic romances, but this fall, I’ll be adding romance novels to my title list, writing as Erinn Ellender Quinn.  I use pen names as branding. Nia Farrell books are scorching hot erotic romance. Erinn Ellender Quinn books are sizzling romance.

At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?

My sister got me hooked on erotic romance as a reader, but my Three Graces series was my first writing foray into both BDSM and ménage relationships. The characters came with those dynamics, and the stories grew from there.

What have you written in the past that you think your BDSM/kink fans might find interesting?

 My Three Graces Trilogy was just released in paperback. The three novellas it contains (Something Else, Something Different, and Something More) were released as BDSM ménage ebooks. The third one Something More has themes of post-rape PTSD and autism and is a nominee for Best BDSM Book of the Year, Ménage Category, 2016 Golden Flogger Awards.

What is your favorite fetish? Why?

Erotic bondage has its own appeal, but the artistry of kinbaku takes it to a whole other level.

At this point in your career, do you think you’ll write more BDSM/kinky erotica?

Definitely. My next several releases are BDSM books. Something Special (the sequel to Something Else) is the threesome’s honeymoon at a BDSM theme resort where patrons come to play in the past. It introduces my Replay series, which will launch with Viking Raid. I have another series of BDSM historical ménages that will debut in August with As Wicked as You Want. My most exciting project is my June release Pride and Punishment, an erotic retelling of Jane Austen’s beloved classic. Here’s the blurb:

Mr. Darcy is a dominant. Miss Elizabeth Bennet is submissive. Jane Bennet might be the only “handsome” woman in Meryton, but puppy-like Charles Bingley needs a Mistress. Mr. Darcy doesn’t think Jane has what it takes and separates the couple.

His growing lust leads Mr. Darcy to confess his desire to dominate Miss Elizabeth – a proposition that she mistakes for a proposal. Already accused of less-than-gentlemanlike behavior, Darcy must find a way to win the submissive heart of a woman who abhors him.

What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?

My children’s book When Mommy Goes A-Marching is being used in psychologists’ offices to counsel military families. It was amazing when I heard it the first time, but it never gets old.

If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?

Dark Moons Rising if they enjoy D/s paranormal shifter stories. Something Else is a new age BDSM MMF erotic romance about reincarnated soulmates (“part BDSM, part paranormal, part love story, all good” and “MMF at its hottest”). Something Different is a rock star MFM romance with a potty mouthed gamer girl exploring the darker side of passion with triple platinum twins who are into edgeplay. Something More, my secret baby book with a waitress, a biker, and a porn star MFM ménage that is the hands-down favorite among readers and is the Golden Flogger nominee.

Who is your favorite BDSM/kinky author? Movie?

That’s like trying to pick a favorite song. Last year’s favorite books included For Real by Alexis Hall. Priest by Sierra Simone, and the Neighborly Affection series by M. Q. Barber

Website, links info:

Nia Farrell’s webpage http://niafarrell.wordpress.com

Nia Farrell’s Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/?q=#/pages/Author-Nia-Farrell/1678898589004941?ref=bookmarks

Nia Farrell’s Dark Hollows Press author page http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!nia-farrell/c1mop

Nia Farrell’s Amazon author page http://viewauthor.at/NiaFarrell

Follow Author Nia Farrell on Tumblr http://authorniafarrell.tumblr.com/

Follow Author Nia Farrell onTwitterhttps://twitter.com/AuthrNiaFarrell

Follow Author Nia Farrell onPinteresthttps://www.pinterest.com/authrniafarrell/

Titles:

 Three Graces Trilogy (paperback) http://myBook.to/TGr

Something Else(ebook)http://myBook.to/TG1

Something Different (ebook) http://myBook.to/TG2

Something More (ebook) http://myBook.to/TG3

Dark Moons Rising ebook http://myBook.to/DMR and paperback http://myBook.to/DMRp

Upcoming releases:

Something Else (May 5 BDSM ménage) preview http://bit.ly/1RTMVnC

Pride and Punishment (June 1, Regency BDSM historical) preview http://bit.ly/26dCeCQ

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 began my journey as a submissive first and the writing came as a result. A submissive journaling as a means of reflection and communication with her Dominant is a common suggestion, so in the beginning I wrote and then posted my journal online. The incredibly positive feedback encouraged me to write “our story.”

I only write about my personal experience in Power Exchange, kink, and polyamory. DD1

Are you actively involved in BDSM? If so how do you identify yourself? Dom(me)/sub? Top/bottom? Switch?

I live in a Modern Day 1950’s M/s Household. I am a slave. We transitioned from a vanilla egalitarian relationship to exploring D/s in the bedroom. It eventually led to full time Dominance and submission and within the past couple years we have lived as Master/slave.

Was there something that happened to you in your life or career that made you want to begin thinking about writing BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?

For us it was always about our transition from vanilla to kinky. We were continuously telling that specific story to others, offering suggestions and advice, detailing that transitory time in our life. That is when the old “us” died and the “new” us was born.

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?

I write about female submission. It is what I know, what I breathe, what I experience day to day. I feel like the most authentic writings come from people writing about what they know and love. I love to empower women who desire submission; to be an example of a smart, strong, brave, vocal, and powerful woman who simply submits to her partner.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?

I write my personal experience, so certainly what I find sexy. I know our kinks inside and out. I try my very best to explain what it feels like to have a steel blade on your skin or to be standing bare being punished by the one you call Master. Because I have lived it. I want to educate with my writing, not just entice. But I do write these experiences in a creative non-fiction style that I hope my audience will enjoy more than traditional non-fiction writing.

What is your favorite fetish? Why?

Wow, so many to narrow! After consideration, I think it is everything 1950’s related. My husband in a suit, me in a pretty dress and victory rolls. Serving a welcome home drink with a smile and spending my days baking and cooking and cleaning. Looking like a normal, old-fashioned and conservative couple to the outside world, knowing that we share a dirty little secret. The proper manners. The traditional household rules. Each person knowing their own roles in the relationship. So very hot.

What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?

“You’ve got this wonderful ability to suck the reader in, put them in your shoes, and then drop them on the other side feeling awed to have gotten a glimpse.”

I never really understood what made my writing different or special until I read this. I write my actual life: my passion, my energy, my emotions, my relationship, my fuck-ups, my successes. It comes out raw and real and passionate. This feedback made the pieces fall in place for me.

Have you ever heard that a fan might have tried something from one of your stories and liked it? Did you take it as a compliment?

Yes I have and yes I do. The kinky fun time stuff is always a “high five, you go girl!” pleasant compliment. It puts a smile on my face all day. But it is especially the stories of deepening relationships through power exchange that impact me the most and leave me feeling humbled. I am a simple submissive, sharing her path through life, and the thought that I might have made a positive impact on others makes it so worth the difficult task of bearing my soul and relationship to the world.

Darling Discovered: A True Story of Submission is available for pre-order now and will be released June 1, 2016.

Website: DarlingDiscovered.com

Email: Mrs_Darling@outlook.com

Facebook: Misses Darling

Fetlife: MrsDarling

Instagram: 1950s_mrsdarling

Twitter: 1950sMrsDarling

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 had always thought I’d write romance mysteries and find a cozy home with Harlequin. I don’t write in any other genre but erotica/kink/BDSM. lisette

At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?

It just happened. No matter the project, the story led into that BDSM world. I realized I have this passion for the darkness that lies within all of us. To explore it and see where it takes people fascinates me. So instead of resisting it, I embraced the genre fully.

Was there something that happened to you in your life or career that made you want to begin thinking about writing BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?

When I was teenager, I happened upon some smut magazines my dad had laying around. They were Nazi exploitation style smut, and it turned me right on. Not sure at the time I thought about writing about BDSM/kink, but those magazines had an influence on me and still do. I can see them clearly today in my mind.

Is there an area that is BDSM/kink-related that you haven’t written about yet that you’re interested in?

There are two areas that intrigues me. One is the Nazi exploitation theme. Some my say its politically incorrect today, but in discussing it with women friends, there seems to be a fascination with it. The other is trans gender/she males. It is a dynamic that is not only sexual but psychological. The ideas where you can go with it are endless.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience.

You know the old saying they give to beginning writers? Write from your heart not to the market. I think today you have to do a bit of both. In the end that passion for the story as you feel it wins out, or at least for me.  To that end, you still have to watch trends and what is happening, the key is not to chase, but see if a trend works well within your passion.

At this point in your career, do you think you’ll write more BDSM/kinky erotica?

It’s my genre, my home, so yes I will be writing more BDSM focused stories.

What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan on our writing?  

Fans have asked me to write a sequel to my short story, Unveiling Facade. For me it was a standalone piece, but I’ve received several emails asking for more. Right now am working on it, and if all goes well should be out by late April.  It might lead to a series but I will let the audience dictate that.

Blog:  https://midnightdream2016.wordpress.com/

FB:   https://www.facebook.com/midnightdream2016/

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B01CD6KHRO

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 have always written, since I was a little kid, but I had no idea where that desire would lead me…or that it might someday be my profession. Yes, I do write in a bunch of different genres (as well as bundling genres together in one story), and I write non-fiction, articles/blogs, interviews/reviews, SEO webcopy, one act plays, songs, as much as I do fiction.

At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica? MILF-EB

It just came to me. My professional erotic fiction life began with me penning 800/900# phone sex ‘scripts’ back-in-the-day for pre-recorded phone sex lines. Those scripts could border on the slightly non-vanilla, so I guess my interests in kinky literature just grew from there.

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?

I’m not so much interested writing about the more hardcore BDSM interests. I prefer the mental interplay, the fun side of kinks (no matter what that kink might be) and I have written lots of spanking stuff, not for any real reason I can think of off the top of my head. As I stated before, I do like to mash-up genres, so if I can manage a good kinky story with some sci-fi elements in it or some satire with my kink, I am particularly happy.

Is there an area that is BDSM/kink-related that you haven’t written about yet that you’re interested in?

Not really, I think by this point I have probably at least tickled through all the kinky things I want to write about, those that I haven’t yet tackles I probably just don’t have that much desire to explore in my writing. I guess I’ll just be writing more of what I have written before…just hopefully I get better at writing it the longer I do it.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?

Unless specifically commissioned to write for someone, or I see an anthology might be about something specific, I only ever write-no matter what it is I am writing-for myself. I am damn glad I do find an audience for my writing when I do find one, thrilled in fact and cannot thank people enough for taking the time to read me, plunk down their hard earned cash on a book of mine. But in the end I think I am best served writing something I want to read first and foremost…and hopefully it will find an audience. If it doesn’t, at least I can be content that I was true to myself and I can only do my best work if I am true to myself.

What have you written in the past that you think your BDSM/kink fans might find interesting?

Well, I hope people might seek out my new book Oh, Those Darn Dominant MILFsI am very proud of this themed short story collection and I think men and women both will find it a fun naughty read. I also have othersingle-author themed kinky short story collections on the market, short stories appearing all the time on websites and in magazines, and a female submission series that was published in 10,000 wrd snippets, but come the New Year will be offered in one collection. And many more to come…I hope.

What might be something of interest to your fans that you don’t think they know about you?

I lead a very pedestrian suburban existence in the wilds of tree-lined suburbia. I have lived in the same 15 mile radius my entire life, actually in the same town for 50 years.

Do you attend BDSM, kink, or fetish conferences? Or do you attend any other “vanilla” type of conferences? Attending any in the near future you want to mention?

Yes, with my good friend and fellow naughty writer (someone very famous in the field actually) M. Christian, I attend conventions and conferences giving our ‘how-to-write-smut’ interactive classes (which basically just means we let the audience’s questions mainly lead the lecture.) In the NYC area where I live there is always something slightly left-of-center happening and my writing for my column THE SEX FILES at the shortandsweetnyc website keeps me attending readings and conventions there, as well as my work for The Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas sees me ‘out there’ from time to time to attend conventions there. I am not sure yet what I might get to come 2016, but I hope I’ll get around a bit in the New Year.

Website, links info:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28184637-oh-those-darned-dominant-milfs

http://www.amazon.com/Those-Darn-Dominant-MILFs-Goddesses-ebook/dp/B019AR1WQO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450117380&sr=1-1&keywords=Oh%2C+Those+Darn+Dominant+MILFs

http://www.shortandsweetnyc.com/category/features/sex/

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? leather-latex

I suppose that would be a kind of comical entrapment or humiliation fetish, the idea of getting “stuck” in some way, or perhaps bound in a comical or unexpected manner. I’m pretty far from the classical chains and dungeons type of BDSM. Sometimes I’ll portray some kind of accidental BDSM and/or my characters might well be deliberately bound by someone. Actually, the bondage is usually deliberate, but there can be an element of accident in it. Often they get stuck headfirst in something, or trapped in a suit of armour or an inflating rubber suit, etc. I think it was probably cartoons I saw as a child that started me on the way to being a pervert.

Is there an area that is BDSM/kink-related that you haven’t written about yet that you’re interested in?

I have been branching out a lot into what is often called “futa” fiction, but I have problems with that word. I’d rather say “transgendered,” but that word is too non-specific for what I mean. What I’m doing now is a more specific type of “transgendered”: namely, women with cocks. I like to use the word “phallogyne” here. I don’t explain these characters as Pre-op or in transition or anything like that. They simply are phallogynes. Actually, I suppose this doesn’t quite answer your question because I have written about phallogynes (Rubber Cat Burglar, for example, and “Cream and Punishment”).

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?

I write on the basis of what I find sexy. Some of my kinks are very rare (like getting stuck, for example) but fortunately, I mix them liberally with more common kinks of mine like bondage, rubber, or leather, for example. This makes my work marketable and fun to write. I could probably write erotica that didn’t personally interest me, but it would be less fun to do.

What have you written in the past that you think your BDSM/kink fans might find interesting?

My latest release is Roxy Katt’s Naughty Tales of Leather and Latex: Laugh out Loud Lesbian Humor   which includes Rubber Space Academy, “The Space MILF,” and “The Problem of Leather.” Readers who think they might like the phallogyne fiction could check out Rubber Cat Burglar and “Cream and Punishment.”

What is your favorite fetish? Why?

This is hard to answer in any certain way, but I suppose the element common to my interests is humiliation. One moment I’m into leather, the next it’s rubber. One day it’s about women, the next it’s about phallogynes. But my imaginative scenarios pretty much always involve humiliation. And that humiliation is usually comical in some way.

What might be something of interest to your fans that you don’t think they know about you?

I am a Christian and a raving Leftie. Some of the people whose lives, thoughts, and works inspire me are Noam Chomsky, George Orwell, Rosa Luxemburg, for example.

At this point in your career, do you think you’ll write more BDSM/kinky erotica?

Oh yes. I am not the fastest writer in the world, and I tend to feel overwhelmed by the bureaucracy of it all (uploading books to Amazon, making or buying covers, etc.). Nor am I the most prolific writer, especially for someone who writes erotica. But there are always more stories there. I went on a bit of an imaginative binge involving jodhpurs and chauffeuses lately, then was interrupted by some other work I had to do, and left several stories unfinished I want to get back to.

Who is your favorite BDSM/kinky author? Movie?

I suppose in that respect I have not so much authors or movies as certain icons. Catwoman and Batgirl in general, but especially the versions from that uber kinky 1960s Batman TV show. Emma Peel also. This sort of thing makes its way into my work a lot. However, I don’t really sit down and view episodes of this very often, which I guess is a bit odd.

Website, links info:

My latest release is Roxy Katt’s Naughty Tales of Leather and Latex: Laugh out Loud Lesbian Humor

http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Tales-Leather-Latex-Lesbian-ebook/dp/B0181BILMS/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1447635988&sr=1-2&keywords=naughty+tales

Website:

https://roxykatt.wordpress.com/

When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre?

My first shot at writing smut was with a series set in 1930s New York. I got it into my head that because sexy cowboys, sexy motorcycle gangs, sexy doctors and sexy billionaires were already a thing, I’d try to get ahead of the curve with a series about a sexy private eye. As it happened, the audience didn’t agree with me, but when I realised how much fun it was having my main character tied to a chair by a sexy femme fatale sort – and how much opportunity there was for smouldering dialogue – I knew that I’d be sticking with BDSM for a long time. Eighty shorts later, it’s still by far my favourite genre to write in, and even though I’m currently working on more long-form romantic pieces, I still love the idea of keeping a strong BDSM element: real people with real relationships that just happened to involve collars and crops and clamps.

At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica? sasha

When asked why she quit doing music reviews to focus on her music, one of my favourite artists said, ‘If you spend too long with the Dark Side, you’ll never become a Jedi.’ That’s kind of how I feel about my work. I was all set for a life in academia, just about to start my PhD, and I realised that I’d much rather be writing stories than talking about them all day. At first writing smut was just something I did to shake off my writer’s block, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that it was so much fun I wasn’t willing to give it up – and the fact that I can earn a decent living telling stories is pretty sweet, I don’t mind telling you.

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?

I tend to focus on Femdom – not exclusively, by any means, but generally speaking. I guess it’s because I’m a big believer in female agency, and all too often in Maledom stories (or even just Alpha Male stories in general) it’s very easy to find the woman getting swept along by lust for this mysterious gentleman who in real life would just seem like kind of an asshole. Femdom gives me the opportunity to focus on writing about confident, sexual women who go out and take what they want, and hopefully without resorting to the cackling cliché of a Dominatrix. Kink is attainable now, and I think a lot of people seem to enjoy a more realistic Domme, even in their fantasies.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?

I think anyone who goes into this business and wants to make money figures out pretty quickly that you have to find a balance between the two. It’s really hard to write a sex scene for something that you don’t properly understand the appeal of, and so I don’t touch topics that I know would be profitable (for example, monster porn). On the other hand, you’ve got to keep in mind the need to find an audience. Amazon, for example, don’t allow hypnosis fiction, so while I’d love to devote more time to that it’s hard to justify it when you’ve got so many other projects to work on. BDSM gives me a nice blend between what I find hot and what I know I can find a market for, so everyone wins.

What is your favorite fetish? Why?

To write, I really love crossdressing and forced bi/femme. In real life, I’m pretty varied, but I do have a huge thing for erotic hypnosis. There’s something so wonderful about being able to make a person your own personal little plaything just by talking to them. I’ve been doing it since I was eighteen, and I still get such a rush when I feel someone start to slip under. It’s intoxicating.

What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?

Aside from the occasional message I get from people who want to roleplay with me to ‘give me ideas’ – no, thank you – most of my fanmail is pretty cool. I once got an email from a woman who told me that she read one of my earliest chastity stories with her husband, and it had inspired them to take the leap into buying a cock cage and having him locked up. It was a lovely sentiment, but the woman in question had the same (not at all common) name as one of my favourite teachers in high school. It turned out to just be a coincidence, but for a while I thought that the sweet, grey-haired old woman who taught me English for three years was some sort of raging sexual deviant on the quiet. After a shock like that, the occasional dick pic pales in comparison.

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?

I always find it’s much more important to get into a writing frame of mind, rather than a kinky frame of mind. If I get too turned on, I’m not going to get any work done — and neither is my boyfriend! That’s why the music I listen to while I work tends to be something I can easily tune out. It’s a lot of movie, video game and TV show soundtracks (Doctor Who and Sherlock are personal favourites), plus Disney songs. The twelve-person BDSM orgy scene you love so much was almost certainly written with Part of Your World playing in the background.

If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?

That depends on what they’re into; I’ve written a wide variety of kinks over the past couple of years. If they like romantic BDSM, they could pick up my A Day in the Life series (http://amzn.to/1LWUjf4). If they’re looking for something a little harder, I have some Femdom collections (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=esther+harshom+%22femdom+collection%22 ) that gather together some of my best stories. If sissy play is more their thing, they could check out my Office Sissy (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WLGVDU2) series – not least because the first book (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UW09EQY/ ) is free to download right now. Who doesn’t love a freebie, right?

Website, links info:

My books are available at: http://www.amazon.com/e/B00AGBD8X4/

My Twitter handle is @EstherHarshom

When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre?

Yes. I began writing in college, and was always drawn to fiction that included sex, because I want what I read and write to reflect reality, and reality includes sex! When I first took my writing career seriously (a decade and a half later), I knew this was the genre I wanted to write in. My other series, The Portland Rebels, is New Adult, but it certainly has kinky elements to it.

Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why? His Contract Final Cover

Rebecca Grace Allen is a pen name, and I decided to use it because at the time that I started submitting manuscripts, I was still employed in the education field. It felt safer, to not risk mixing the two worlds.

Are you actively involved in BDSM? If so how do you identify yourself? Dom(me)/sub? Top/bottom? Switch?

While I consider myself more of a bedroom player, I am most certainly a sub.

Was there something that happened to you in your life or career that made you want to begin thinking about writing BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?

My introduction to BDSM was unfortunately a terrible one. It was in my (very) early twenties, and I equate my first Dom to a drug dealer: he got me hooked on the sex, and despite how badly he treated me or how little informed he made sure I was, I kept going back to him. It took a long time before I realized just how much he was damaging me, and before I could find a place for myself in the lifestyle again. When I started writing, so many stories out there were about women just discovering the submissive within. I wanted to write a story that incorporated a sub who had been in a bad relationship but was still drawn to BDSM, which is the basis for His Contract.

If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?

I’d recommend The Hierarchy of Needs. It’s the second book in the Portland Rebels series, but the books don’t need to be read in order, and I believe the hero and heroine are characters who would appeal to readers of both BDSM/kink and mainstream romance readers alike. Plus, there’s some really good smexin’ in that book!

Do you attend BDSM, kink, or fetish conferences? Or do you attend any other “vanilla” type of conferences? Attending any in the near future you want to mention?

I recently attended BDSM-Con in New York City, and I attend as many writer conferences as I can afford. In 2016 I will be at the RT Booklovers Convention in Vegas.

What is your favorite BDSM/kinky website that you have shopped at online?

I’ve gotten some great stuff from http://www.bondagefetishstore.com/. I could also drop way too much money at http://www.detailstoys.com/, but sadly, I have bills to pay, lol!

What is your favorite flavor ice cream? And since this interview is for BDSM Book Reviews, vanilla is not an option!

Salted caramel, with dark chocolate syrup!

Upcoming release: Book 1 in the Legally Bound series, His Contract

Harvard law professor Jack Archer once balanced his professional life with the private world of dominance, surrender, and trust he shared with his wife. Since cancer stole her a year ago, finding love again—her final wish for him—is the furthest thing from his mind. From his empty house to the classroom, grief follows his every move. Until he meets a young woman with shadows in her eyes even darker than his own.

Once a shining star at law school, Lilly Sterling’s dreams died when the Dom she trusted left her heartbroken and lost. She’s starting fresh in a new city as a paralegal, but meeting Jack reawakens all her old demons—and her lingering desires.

Jack offers to become Lilly’s mentor for both the courtroom and the playroom, but tells himself it’s not a relationship. Their carefully worded contract guarantees that. But when their trial agreement starts heating up, both Jack and Lilly must decide what will tip the scales: the letter of the law…or love?

Warning: All rise for a book that contains a wounded submissive and a Dominant who wants to retrain her while retaining control of his heart. Discovery phase may involve spankings, bondage, edging, and blindfolds. Is it hot? You be the judge.

Bio: Rebecca Grace Allen writes kinky new adult and hot contemporary BDSM romance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.

Website: http://www.rebeccagraceallen.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/RGraceAllen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8421545.Rebecca_Grace_Allen

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