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 wrote “sweet” romance but my romantic scenes were becoming hotter and hotter. One day I got an email from a writer who I later found out was THE Lora Leigh, (I knew her as another name which I won’t divulge) who suggested I try writing erotic romance. By then I’d heard of Ellora’s Cave and how popular their books were, so I decided to try writing erotic romance (back then just male-female). The rest is history.
Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why?
I work full-time for a religious ministry and I’m afraid I might be fired if they were ever to find out about my books. Secondly, my beloved aunt and uncle are very religious, prim and proper. They are extremely unhappy that one of my children is a transgender female and haven’t had contact with her since. They might disown me too were they to find out about my books. I’ve also had a friend “unfriend” me on Facebook and in general when she found out what I write. Lastly, I don’t want my children to have fallout because of me. Once, one of their friend’s mothers stopped their friendship because my husband had made a ceramic dragon and she thought we were worshipping it—silly I know—but it was painful for my son. How much worse would it be if their friends found out I write erotic and BDSM romance?
At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?
My first story with BDSM romance (Best Mates at Totally Bound) came a long time after I wrote my first erotic romance.
As I’ve written more than seventy erotic romances to date, I wanted to push my envelope and I also wanted to make the love scenes different for each novel. Thus, I expanded into BDSM. One of my soon-to-be released erotic BDSM romances is “Pretend Lover” for Totally Bound’s new Totally Five Star Hotel line. Also my soon-to-be-released MFM ménage erotic romance “Her Men” features spanking and bondage.
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 a sub and I’d love to be spanked and tied up while my lovers have their wicked way with me.
Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?
Both, but primarily what interests me. If the sex isn’t turning me on as I’m writing it, how can I expect it to turn on anybody else?
What have you written in the past that you think your BDSM/kink fans might find interesting?
Best Mates available at: https://www.totallybound.com/best-mates
When Kevin and Alec want Jennica to join them in a ménage (male-male-female), they’re shocked when Jennica tells them it may be too tame for her. She’s a sub that loves to be bound and spanked by her master(s).
Who is your favorite BDSM/kinky author? Movie?
Crash with James Spader. I love that man in anything. He could read the phone book and I’d be goo goo eyed. Plus this is a really riveting story.
What is your favorite flavor ice cream? And since this interview is for BDSM Book Reviews, vanilla is not an option!
Rainbow Sherbet! No joke. I’ve loved it since I was a little kid. I like the mix with raspberry, orange, and lime but never pineapple. My favorite brand is made by United Dairy Farmers. Whenever I visit my family and friends in Ohio, I have to have my rainbow sherbet from UDF.
If rainbow sherbet doesn’t count because it’s a sherbet and not officially ice cream, then I’d have to say Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookie Dough Ice Cream run neck and neck as my favorites. Good old fashioned chocolate comes in as my next favorite ice cream.
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