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.
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.