Master’s Hunt by Verity Ant
Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles
Sting Fcator (kink): 5 out of 5
Kevin, Renee, and Amiko love each other. Like the triangle—the strongest geometric configuration—their love is both simple and complex, made more complex, perhaps, by the BDSM nature of their sexuality. Kevin is the apex of their union, a sexual sadist and dominant personality. His women, both intelligent and attractive, are submissive, but only to him. He would never harm them, but Kevin, driven by the narrow focus of his sexuality, finds pleasure in inflicting sexual pain in a controlled manner, rewarding good behavior with pleasure.
When Amiko is stolen from their triad, kidnapped by a crazy woman who fancies herself in love with the Asian beauty, both Kevin and Renee are beside themselves with concern for her welfare. They need to find Amiko before something ugly happens to her. From captivity, Amiko tries to help them, but her trail of “breadcrumbs” might just get her into more trouble than she is already in.
Kevin’s forceful nature demands that he take charge of the search and rescue operation. Renee’s love for her sister-in-spirit compels her to accept danger. Amiko must be saved. Any other outcome, the ruin of their carefully nurtured triad, simply cannot be borne.
Master’s Hunt is an unexpected story in this genre. I really enjoyed the concept and what the author was putting together. But, I have to admit that the story felt rushed and lack some character development. Because of this, I didn’t feel invested in the characters as much as I would have liked.
1. Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why?
KC: Ken Charles is a pen name. Ken is the darker, naughtier alter ego of Charlie Kenmore. I use a pen name in the Quixotic belief that my mundane day job will pick up business. It is hard enough to feign interest in said job, and I’d be too easily distracted if people wanted to discuss the writing.
2. At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?
KC: Following a divorce, I was leery about dating again. I joined a phone dating service. After a half dozen calls with one woman, we finally set up a first date. I got stood up. I went home fuming. I decided to write a story wherein the heroine received a very long, hard spanking. Although it was supposed to be nothing more than a “Whack! Ow!” story, it actually developed a plot, a CP Ghost story, “The Walnut Hairbrush”. This story has been a favorite of my readers.
3. Is there one area of BDSM that you tend to write about more? Why do you think that area creeps into your writing more than some others?
KC: Corporal punishment. It’s available any time and anywhere. It doesn’t require any advance planning. Although it works well with specialized equipment, any number of common household implements and utensils can be mixed and matched to achieve optimal results.
4. What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?
KC: I had one man who was convinced that “The Walnut Hairbrush” must have been written by a woman. He made several, progressively more serious propositions, and even offered to travel to meet me, before I convinced him that I was a heterosexual male.