In case you haven’t heard there are BIG things happening in the world of erotica, especially for those of us who write the kinkier variety. Whether you love or hate the Fifty Shades books or fall somewhere in between, there’s no denying the impact these books have had on readers, and the domino effect has hit the publishing industry hard!
Luckily for me (or maybe not so much luck as just what comes naturally) I’ve been writing BDSM for years. My novel THE DARK GARDEN (written as Eden Bradley) was first released in 2007, and is now getting a whole new life with it’s upcoming print re-release (the re-release is already available digitally) and it’s gorgeous, sleek new cover, which will be available at Target and other retail stores in September.
I didn’t stop with THE DARK GARDEN—I’ve been writing kink ever since. My latest, TEMPTATION’S EDGE, is out today and it’s my third ‘Eve Berlin’ book. These books are a bit more romance-centered and commercial in tone than many of my ‘Eden’ books, but the core is still BDSM told from a true-to-life perspective. I make no secret of the fact that I’ve been involved in BDSM practice most of my adult life, and I think it makes a difference in the heart and psychology of the story. In my mind you have to ‘get’ power exchange in order to write it well, to write it believably. Of course, there are a talented handful of authors who write really excellent kink without (so they say) ever having practiced it themselves. But it’s obvious the desire and the mindset are there.