I love being here on Valentine’s Day and thank you very much for having me. It’s the day for love and sharing together, right? In truth I am not a huge fan of simply celebrating the art of love on one day alone. I think you need to indulge in love in so many ways all throughout the year. Having said that, there are several kinds of relationships that might seem out of the ordinary to some of us. Perhaps they include aspects of a mere touch of kink – like spanking and the occasional use of sex toys, or maybe you and your partner or two have delved deeper, succumbing to what some call darker desires. I obviously write highly erotic pieces including same sex, heterosexual, ménage, public display, voyeurism and BDSM and I enjoy bringing these alternative concepts to my readers. Talking about some forms of kink is still a bit hush hush and when you can hide behind a computer or kindle screen, you’re allowed to indulge in your own private fantasies.
For many avid participants and lifestylers in the BDSM world, sometimes what they read as far as BDSM pieces written by writers who may or may not practice, gives them pause. We’ve all read stories, which seem to indicate nestled within pages are aspects of BDSM, when in truth it’s more about an occasional spanking – that’s not BDSM. I’ve had several of my pieces critiqued in certain ways but what I’ve learned from reading, talking to people involved in certain methodologies and those who train others in the D/s lifestyle, there are also flavors within the realm. For many readers they only want something a bit kinky, not the full-blown scene, but you have to respect the audience in which you’re writing for. You have to be careful what you write about and certainly try and learn about the scenario before you pen it.
In my writing, I enjoy delving into giving the reader something tasty to contemplate and perhaps the courage. One thing that I very much enjoy writing about is having men and women explore the possibilities and stretch their comfort zone with people they can trust. Trust is without a doubt the number one aspect of any BDSM lifestyle and I’m not going to get into particular specifics today. From nipple clamps to spanking, domestic discipline to slave play – there’s much to learn and much to enjoy.
I think we all have our own series of fantasies and whether you can share them openly with your partner or not, you long to be able to try something, to taste something. Without a doubt, you have to be honest with your partner. If trying something like BDSM is something you want to experience, you have to know what you want and what you’re getting into. I know — it’s tough to do. One of my recent releases tells the story about a woman who craves so many things and hides them in her diary for fear she’ll be labeled weird. What she really hungers for is a polyamory lifestyle. Polyamory? That’s sharing your life with more than one significant partner. It’s a growing community and the relationships seem to be highly revered. Granted, it’s not for everyone but for some the concept is loving and financially rewarding as well.
Unleashed is also a piece about facing pain and torture from the past. Our heroine is just getting out of an abusive relationship and one of her heroes had to endure something horrible from his own past. As the finally indulge into moments of BDSM, I tried to handle it very carefully because for those who have had to endure any aspects of inflicted pain, BDSM is sometimes risky for their psyche. What I can tell you is that many men and women enjoy alternative lifestyles and there are so many places you can learn more in order to be able to make an informed decision. Let’s take a taste of Unleashed. This is just the beginning of the story and allows just inside the mindset of our men who may or may not take the challenge.
Ariana Tempest’s divorce from her abusive husband wasn’t even final but Randi knew that she had to bring her best friend out of her depression. Stealing her diary, Randi learned about her cravings for kinky acts and her lust for three men. Chaz, Shane and Galen had been their friends for years. They were professionals, roommates and secret lovers. Determined to make Ariana’s fantasies come true, she enlisted the help of the men through blackmail. Unfortunately she had no idea how many demons she unleashed.
Galen Patterson hid from the man he used to be, a past so horrendous he was unable to admit the truth. When faced with the game and Ariana’s need to become a submissive, controlled by a Master, he wasn’t certain he could handle returning to his private hell. After being convinced by his lovers that this would help in the healing process they entered into a single night of sexual exploration and a beginning. But was it the beginning of the end?
Ariana allowed herself to explore his most hidden desires, hungering for more. That is until the nefarious game was revealed. Hurt at their betrayal, she raced home only to find her soon to be ex, Nick waiting inside, begging for forgiveness but his beast hid just below the surface. Little did she know that dark secrets threatened all of them in ways that could haunt her for the rest of her life. Would she believe Nick or the man she’d fallen in love with?
“You want to challenge me, sugar?” Randi gazed at all three directly in the eyes until they realized she was deadly serious. Finally, she blew them a kiss. “So, we have a deal then. You provide her with one wild and crazy weekend where everything goes and all of her desires are fulfilled and you boys top the list this year. You know, you’ll remain the three hottest and best kept secrets in Virginia Beach and I’ll keep your little sinful skeleton in tact.” She turned on her heal grinning like a wild cat. “Oh, and you are not going to tell her a single thing about this. Nothing. If you tell her anything, so help me I will let this piece out to all the presses. One more thing, you need to use your creativity to entice and seduce. And I want you to sizzle those fantasies she has.”
“And tell me, just how to you honestly anticipate that we are going to try and accomplish this ridiculous plan?” Chaz eyed her carefully, hands on his hips. “The diary?”
“It’s not ridiculous and that’s a great start. My goodness boys, you all have incredible imaginations. Chaz, you are an erotic photographer. I want you to take some of the most sizzling photographs of her that you’ve ever produced, perhaps for future sales. And Diego, you know that dazzling strip tease act you perform at your club? Why I think you should teach her a thing or two and perhaps have her as a guest at your club. You know, the one you own? Think about it, a mischievous little dance for a naughty foursome sounds positively yummy.” Randi’s laughter sparkled into the room.
“And what about me, love? I’m a physician. What is my specialty here?” Galen asked, his voice purring like soft velvet spun with dangerous desire.
Randi glided toward him and very slowly grazed her finger down from the edge of his chin past his chiseled collarbone and placed her hand delicately onto his chest. Staring into his glistening eyes, she purred like a tiger. “Darling, you cannot lie to one of your best friends, remember? I know exactly what you desire. Domination and submission my hunky chocolate treat and she is the submissive you’ve been looking for. Plus, I’ve heard that you like to play rough doc-tor. Oh, and you just think you’re hiding that little erotic chamber of yours. But I’ve seen it.”
Galen’s face flushed as he opened and closed his mouth. “I…it’s not what you think.”
Randi smiled as she raised her eyebrow. She knew how hard he’d tried to keep his particular needs hidden, just like Ariana kept her desires of being dominated a secret. “You forget, I’ve been around the block more than once. I know exactly what it is. It’s a playroom full of S & M toys. You like to tie your lovers up and whip them into submission, my good doctor. Tease. Tempt. Punish? You know all the delicious and very wicked things the darker side of sex can offer? So I know exactly how you like to play.”
Chaz eyed Diego, who grinned and nodded toward Galen. “She has a very good point, my man.”
“Wait a minute guys. You don’t just drag someone into the lifestyle no matter what her diary says. Take it from someone who…who knows too well,” Galan said, his voice husky. “I won’t allow this and hurt her. I mean it.”
“Galen, I don’t think you’re going to hurt her. Read the diary. I can’t tell you I understand the BDSM lifestyle but you’re going to see this isn’t something that’s a whim to her. She wants to experience every aspect of it with someone she trusts and given that Nick did to her? I can’t think of three men she could trust more. Teach her. Whatever happened, Galen I don’t want to hurt you either but I know you.” Randi turned her gaze onto each man. “I know all of you. Trust in your feelings for each other and for her. You won’t regret it.”
“I don’t know if I can do this,” Galen said through clenched teeth.
Shaking her head, Randi couldn’t stop this. “Think about it.”
The men gazed at each other and remained quiet for several minutes.
“Are you serious about the blackmail?” Diego asked.
Licking her lips she sighed. “Let’s just say you know me.” Holding her crossed fingers behind her back, she prayed to God.
Chaz walked toward Galen and patted his back. “Randi is right that you know you want this.”
Galen opened and closed his mouth before glancing into Chaz’s eyes. “It could do more damage than good.”
“Then be careful and love her,” Diego suggested.
Love. At least it was there in the open and while she could tell that Galen was tortured she could also see something else in his eyes, a desire for the woman he’d hinted at wanting for years. It was about damn time. Randi sauntered toward the door and took a long moment placing the scandalous picture underneath her shirt as she licked her lips. “Hmmm… I think I have you boys all pegged. Time to party.”
Galen growled and moved toward the door. “Randi, when this weekend is done, you will get yours.”
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