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?
Dungeon Mistress Adventures by Slave Nano
Story rating: 2 out of 5 paddles
Sting factor (kink): 1 out of 5
This book consists of four short stories that revolve around Nano the slave, Mistress Nemesis, and her transvestite assistant Vicky. I have to admit I had a very difficult time with this book for a few reasons. First of all, I am a Domina myself and I don’t get into “sissy” slaves or forced bi. There are a few instances of forced bi that I just simply couldn’t get into because of my own personal tastes. I also couldn’t wrap my head around some of the punishments doled out to poor Nano. He is made to wear a black lycra jumpsuit and mask to lose his personality. He is then threatened to be left by himself this way in the shadows of a dungeon so he will feel like he is losing his very existence. Blech. Not my type of punishment at all.
There is one story that takes place in a secluded cottage and a stranger walks by a window. They go back and forth with who will open the door when knocking starts because of their various forms of fetish wear and undress. It’s played up like it’s a big deal and I didn’t see it that way at all.
I’d like to add I found the use of the word “whilst” and “debauched” annoying, but hey, I’m a midwestern girl in the US. I also want to mention that having the book on pages that are beige with fancy scroll work along the edges and bottom did not make the book any better. In fact, it was distracting to me and bordered on tacky.
Andrews UK (AUK) [link to buy]
Rating: 1 out of 5 paddles
When you read the blurb for this book you might be deceived into thinking it’s going to be a good read. Unfortunately that’s not really what you get. It’s a good story concept that if fleshed out from a novella to a novel, may work for some readers who like futuristic stories.
Pandora lives in a futuristic time when China rules Britain. All the reader is told about how this came to be is, there was a war. She has brought a house that’s inhabited by a spirit, a previous Domme who lived in the house, the Goddess Nemesis. A psychic contacts one of the Goddesses slaves (who happens to have the same name as Pandora’s futuristic household management system) and from that point Pandora decides she needs to become a dominatrix. She starts with her boyfriend, who responds immediately to her domination even though he’s described as disinterested in Pandora. Then the next thing you know, Pandora has other male slaves who pay her to be their Domme. You don’t really get told where they come from, or how she’s found them, they just appear. As do the secret police who take her into custody and torture her. The psychic and her household management system come up with a plan to release Pandora from her captors. Their plan is as far fetched as the book.
I got into writing by a bizarre route. Basically, I served an especially creative dungeon mistress for a number of years who was very skilled at creating scenes, assuming different characters, improvising and story-telling. I write stories drawing on the themes of female supremacy, goddess worship, bdsm and fetish. My writing looks at the tensions and contradictions between the dominant and the submissive and explores the boundaries between pain and pleasure, physical and mental bondage and retribution and reward. I’d like to use this blog to describe the relationship between my writing and my bdsm experiences which have inspired it and to describe the strong connection that exists between the two.
I started writing because I wanted to contribute to the scenes my mistress had imagined and add some of my creativity to them and discovered that story-telling was a great way of doing that. It started on a small scale by recounting stories I had made up in my head which got integrated into a session. I remember on one occasion I’d developed a story that was a bdsm version of the Arabian Sinbad tales and, I thought, quite cleverly added the twist of offering three endings for mistress to choose from. She rejected them all and chose one of her own, which involved me getting punished! She could be wickedly ingenious like that. It didn’t take me long before I took some of my story ideas and started to put pen to paper. So, I started writing stories, some of which were presented as gifts to her and there were others which got worked into elaborate story cycles that became part of the sessions. Over time we built up a special rapport, with mistress at times interweaving her domination of me with the writing.