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Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why?
Yes, I use a pen name, but my friends and family all know what I write and many of them know my pen name. I’m not terribly secretive about it, but my real name is difficult to spell and I have a part time job in education, thus the need for a pen name.
Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?
The BDSM and spanking romance stories I write are definitely based on what I find sexy and interesting. I think I’d have a difficult time writing about a topic that didn’t appeal to me on a kinky and emotional level. I’ve always enjoyed reading M/F stories with the man as the dominant and the woman as the submissive, and those are the kind of stories I enjoy writing. But who knows? Maybe one day I’ll challenge myself to write something different.
At this point in your career, do you think you’ll write more BDSM/kinky erotica?
I have a few books in edits and several works-in-progress I hope to finish sometime this decade. I love writing bdsm romance and I don’t plan to stop any time soon.
What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?
Not long after Valentine Submission was published, I received an email from a man telling me he’d read my story to his wife as a bedtime story…and then they proceeded to have “the greatest sex ever.” I definitely wasn’t expecting an email like that, but I took it was a compliment and thought the idea of a man reading his wife a bedtime story was sweet.
When you’re writing BDSM/kinky-related erotica, is there a particular movie or music that you might watch or listen to that helps you get in that frame of mind?
I always have music playing. I listen to a lot of NIN, Perfect Circle, Evanesence, and Tori Amos – at least according to the “most played” list on my iPod!
If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?
I think my new release, Dark Without You, is a great place to start. It’s an erotic romance novella with a spanking/domestic discipline theme. Here’s an excerpt:
When the bus was in eyesight, Andy shouted, “Race you!” and sprinted ahead. Alice followed clumsily. Three Long Island iced teas had been two too many. Andy, however, had had three beers and seemed as steady as a sober man after a good night’s sleep.
“You know I can’t hold my booze, Andy,” Alice complained breathlessly after she reached the bus.
“I remember well,” he said, moving closer, invading her personal space. “And I hope you’ve behaved yourself in college, Ms. Grove.”
Unbidden thoughts of the various parties Andy had pulled her out of during high school flashed back, along with the memories of his constant threats to take her over his knee. She’d always thought those threats to be empty, but the image caused her cheeks to flush and another tremor of wet heat shot between her thighs. She opened her mouth, but no words came out. She peered up into his smoldering eyes, lost in the conflicted memories of yesterday.
“Alice Grove at a loss for words,” he mused. “Call the newspapers.”
Alice recovered herself and punched his shoulder. “I’m adult now, in case you haven’t noticed.” The memory of Andy’s threats embarrassed her more than ever—and to her confusion, left her pussy aching with need. During her freshman year of college, he’d promised to finally take her over his knee the next time she cursed at him. Would he, really?
“I have noticed.” His eyes darkened, and she squirmed under his penetrating gaze.
What is your favorite flavor ice cream? And since this interview is for BDSM Book Reviews, vanilla is not an option!
I’ve always been a chocolate girl.
Website, links info:
Sue Lyndon – blog
Twitter – @SueLyndon