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 never thought I’d head down the BDSM/erotic romance route. I started out on a creative writing course that covered all genres from children’s books to magical realism. I found my niche, however, when I stumbled across a writing competition run by online sex shop LoveHoney – http://www.lovehoney.co.uk – and fired off a naughty story about the first US female president up to naughtiness in the Oval Office with the British PM and much to my surprise I won first place! That was it, I was off on a roller coaster ride of sexy stories and I haven’t looked back since.
At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica? After winning the competition I began reading the genre more and more, naturally my writing headed down the same route. I always like a good deal of romance with my stories though, I guess I’m a big believer in love and that it really does make the world go round.
Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience? Definitely what I find interesting or sexy myself, if I didn’t ‘feel’ the storyline then I wouldn’t be able to write it. Having said that, I don’t want to try out everything I write about, I guess that’s the beauty of being an author, I can slip into my characters head and experience wild, edgy things vicariously.
That Filthy Book by Lily Harlem & Natalie Dae
Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
Many years ago that filthy book imprinted itself in my erotic subconscious. Now it’s reared its head and is about to drag me along for the dirtiest ride of my life.
Out of sight, out of mind. Or so I thought, but it turns out an old, dog-eared book with contents so filthy and so depraved that I’d been forced to hide it after reading, has sank deeper into my erotic subconscious than I’d ever imagined. Luckily though, Jacob is up for exploring the new side of me that has risen to the surface after all these years.
In a whirlwind of wanton adventures that push us to the limits of our sexuality, we begin to re-discover what it once was that had us screaming with pleasure and how to accept that nothing will ever be the same again between us.
What happens to a relationship when you’ve been married for years? Things start to get stale and Karen refuses to accept what has happened between her and Jacob. So,she takes a chance and pushes past her own fears one night as she learns to talk dirty to her husband once again.
Karen and Jacob are great. They have a good marriage, but life has gotten in the way of intimacy. I think it happens to the best of us. But, after all these years That Filthy Book Karen read years ago is giving her ideas now. So when Jacob encourages her to talk dirty, the words come tumbling out. Now that Karen has shared her secrets, what will Jacob do?
Enchanted Submission by Lily Harlem
Story rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles
Sting factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5
Remember those fairy tales that you would hear before you went to bed? Well forget all about them. This book brings us into the wondrous world of all those characters and more but this is not the fairy world that you will remember. This is a world full of grown up things and grown up princesses and princes, some with very different hobbies and adventures. This book gives us a glimpse into a much more adult world in the land of fairy tales. We get to see a much different side of Cinderella and her cohorts on the eve of her wedding to Prince Charming. It seems that Belle and Beast are no longer together and Rapunzel has her eye on him. Tired of always being the one in charge she is ready to give herself to the right man and from what she has heard Beast might just be that man.
I am a big fan of fairy tales and Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites. Beast may be a strong Dom but he shows that he also has a heart. Belle may not have been right for him but Rapunzel shares his desires and when they give in to them the sparks fly. The attraction between Beast and Rapunzel sizzles off of the pages.
Rapunzel finds what she needs in him and the two make a great couple.
I loved seeing the strong friendships in this book. The women are in fact taking Cinderella out to the club to prepare her for her wedding night. Each of the characters from Rapunzel to Tinkerbell are brought strongly to life and into the present day, with emotions and personalities all their own.