Getting it “right” and going straight to the sources (with Giveaway)
Thanks for having me back at BDSM Reviews! Please read on for a sexy excerpt, a free book for all, and a giveaway for another book in my RESCUE ME series.
Writers are drilled from the time they first step into a writing workshop or open a how-to book that they should “write what you know.” Well, while there are many personal things included in my novels, I don’t live in the BDSM lifestyle (and I’ve never been a Marine either). But my series began with three Marines who bonded in a firefight and its aftermath, and started a BDSM club when they returned stateside. So, I guess that puts me in the camp that says you write what you love—and research, research, research.
Among the books I’ve used to research my upcoming sadomasochism romance with two characters suffering from PTSD, are books like “The Control Book,” by Peter Masters and the 2nd edition of “Consensual Sadomasochism by William A. Henkin PH.D. and Sybil Holiday, CCHT, as well as “Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal,” by Belleruth Naparstek to help with the PTSD aspects of these two characters. All three have provided me with a better understanding of how this particular couple might use BDSM to work through some issues.