When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre?
It was bdsm experiences and the dominatrix I served that inspired me to write so bdsm/fetish/femdom was the natural genre for me to write in. Basically, I served an especially creative and imaginative dungeon mistress for a number of years. I wanted to contribute to the creativity of her sessions and story-telling became a way of doing that. This naturally led to writing, which I loved doing. Sometimes my stories would get woven into the real-time dungeon sessions. I learnt a lot from how mistress conducted her dungeon sessions about language, pacing and conveying a sense of theatre that has contributed to my writing. Up to now BDSM has offered lots of possibilities for writing so, though I’ve started to branch into other kinds of erotic writing, I’ll always come back to it.
Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why?
Yes, obviously Slave Nano is a pen name! It’s the slave name given to me, which I now use as my author name. Because of the nature of the content I write and its connection with things I’ve done, I keep my author persona separate from my real life persona.
Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?
As you would have picked up from a previous answer I started writing for myself and an audience of one! This means I pretty much started by writing exactly what I want, or what my mistress had asked me to write, however extreme or bizarre that turned out. I don’t write with an audience in mind and it doesn’t bother me if people don’t like or get what I do. If you set out to explore the tensions and extremes of bdsm and areas such as femdom and goddess worship, as I do, then I accept that’s not going to be everybody’s thing. Having said all that, since I’ve had worked published, I am mindful of what publishers want and am happy to work with them. So, for example, in some of my published work I’ve deleted or tweaked watersports scenes that publishers won’t accept even though I liked them.
What is your favorite fetish? Why?
This is a tough one as there’s so much I could choose from! But, I do have a thing for food play because it expresses so much about the psychological relationship between domme and sub. I love the idea of the ritual involved in it as well. Licking yoghurt off mistress’s painted toe nails, eating fruit off the dungeon floor crushed by her boots or bare feet, spitting masticated food into her slave’s mouth. There are so many variations and all very powerful and exotic stuff. It draws on all the contradictions and extremes involved in bdsm. On the one hand it’s gloriously submissive and humiliating but on the other end of the spectrum it can be a wonderful gift and reward bestowed on a slave. I think watersports have the same kind of psychological connection and it was a toss-up between the two. My newly released book ‘Adventures in Fetishland’ has a humorous Fetish Hatter’s tea party food play scene involving lime jelly, trifle, cup-cakes, a young woman’s back-side…and a very special blend of tea!
What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?
When I was submitting stories to the Literotica story writing site I once got an interesting piece of feedback (rant would be a better description!). Basically it said that my soul was in danger and I should repent or I would go to hell and then proceeded to describe in graphic detail over two pages how I would suffer there. And it wasn’t ironic – this guy was deadly serious. Nice people these evangelical Christians! Hardly fan mail, but I found it very funny, at least for the short time before I sent it straight to the trash box!
If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?
I’d have to recommend ‘Adventures in Fetishland’, which has just been published by Xcite Books. It’s my first book length work and it was a labour of love writing it. It draws on the Alice in Wonderland story for inspiration, but in this version the Red Queen is an awesome dominatrix. At the heart of the story is her relationship with Kim, who has been brought to the Red Queen’s fetish fantasy world to serve here. Woven into this is Kim’s back-story which explains why she is so special and why the Red Queen wanted her so much. It has a range of bdsm and fetish writing with scenes of cbt, nipple torture, corporal punishment, school room, medical play, strap-on-play, wax play, electrics, food-play and cling film mummification.
What is your favorite BDSM/kinky website that you have shopped at online?
That would have to be Cathouse Clothing (www.cathouseclothing.com), who design their own range of fetish clothing in pvc and latex. They are based in West Yorkshire in the UK so I’m more likely to have popped in than order online but they do have a cool website. The owners are lovely and very helpful. They make awesome cat-suits and they made up a couple of bespoke pieces of clothing for a fetish ball for me including the fetish mad hatter’s suit (as modeled in the profile photo here) here and an awesome pvc fetish Red Queen outfit.
What is your favorite flavor ice cream? And since this interview is for BDSM Book Reviews, vanilla is not an option!
Love ice cream, so this is a great question! In fact my latest short story submission is set in an ice cream parlour in an English sea-side town and has lots of oral sex and lots of ice cream, including pistachio, which is my favourite, preferably from an authentic Italian ice cream parlour!
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Adventures in Fetishland
In this bdsm re-invention of the Alice stories Kim’s life takes an unexpected twist when she is taken from the massage parlour she works in to a fetish fantasy world ruled over by the Red Queen, a powerful dominatrix. There, an intense psychological drama is played out between the two women as Kim enters a journey into submission. The Red Queen assumes different characters who torment Kim in a series of trials ranging from the funny and strange to the sadistic and erotic. Kim is lured deeper into this world by hints the Red Queen knows something about her past. Why has she been chosen to serve this powerful female? Why is the Red Queen so interested in her? When Kim finally finds out the truth, it is shocking and bizarre.
Adventures in Fetishland is available at:
Xcite Books: http://www.xcitebooks.co.uk/Book/7029/Adventures-in-Fetishland.html
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=slave+nano&x=15&y=12
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-in-Fetishland-ebook/dp/B007MPYV3I/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332542332&sr=1-4
The metal tips of her stiletto shoes clicked against the black and white chequer board floor tiles; each step instinctively, without thought or effort, alternating between black and white. As she made her stately progress across the tiled floor she mused on the aptness of the symbolism that reflected the extremities of the world she inhabited and held sway over: darkness and light, cruelty and kindness, pain and pleasure, humiliation and reward. She commanded over her domain like a chess master playing a twisted and beautifully imagined chess game in which she, the Red Queen with a black heart, orchestrated proceedings and her slaves were pawns. She stood before her gothic mirror and admired her image reflected within its black cast iron frame. The Queen of Hearts was ready.