BDSM interviews: authors of the Passion, Pleasure, Pain anthology

 

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Passion, Pleasure, Pain: An anthology of Dominance and submission is out today! All proceeds will go to the family of author Doris O’Connor.

The authors who have put this D/s anthology together confess what they find most appealing about BDSM books, how it is reflected in their stories, and why readers might like it 😉

Kastil Eavenshade
Story—Alabaster

BDSM books show a dynamic of a relationship I’ve always been curious about but never got to experience before. I tried it with my ex but he couldn’t understand the concept and really highlighted the lack of trust in our own relationship.
When I write BDSM, it is a reflection on how I believe that relationship should be. Not only do I research it on the internet, I’ve asked those who are in BDSM relationships. It’s as important to me to get it right and not reflect a trusting relationship in a bad light.
For Alabaster, I wanted to highlight a man who had dabbled in the lifestyle but never really fully immersed himself in it. For the first time in his life he discovered what caring for someone truly means and how that trust carries itself beyond the bedroom.

Jan Graham
Story—Back on Top

The aspect I find most appealing about BDSM books is the way they reflect the lifestyle in its various forms. There isn’t one way to practice BDSM. Everyone is different in the way they express their kinky side and the variety of books on the market, the different activities included in each book, and the motivation to practice BDSM for each character, reflects that individuality.
In Back on Top readers meet Meg and Barry, married vanilla friends of the other characters in my Wylde Shore series. They decide to investigate how to incorporate BDSM into their marriage, although both have reservations and misconceptions about what’s involved. With the help of their kinky friends and family Meg and Barry learn that BDSM isn’t a one size fits all lifestyle, and in doing so, adapt different activities to fit their individual needs.
I think readers will like the journey Meg and Barry take into the world of BDSM and, just like the stories characters, will see that BDSM is as adaptable as the individuals who practice it.

Katherine Wyvern
Story—Hell’s Mercy

Although I don’t always want to read (or write) BDSM, because I do find it emotionally draining, I do sometimes need that kind of intense reading (and writing). Perhaps we do need to be emotionally drained from time to time. I am interested in the way the experience of pain (consensually administered pain, of course) erodes the more rational layers of the mind’s working, liberating a deeper, more instinctual level of the psyche that is often buried and repressed.
This is very much what I wanted to explore in Hell’s Mercy, my story in this anthology, where the main character and narrator, Lukan, a powerful man with a tight grip on his life and his world, becomes slowly suffocated by the constant control he exercises on himself and others and finds relief from this mounting stress in the total submission he offers to his Domme. When stripped of all power he finds a sort of peace.
I happened to be in the exactly right frame of mind to write this particular story at the time, and I hope I did manage to convey the strange contradictory interplay of fear, desire, agony and relief that Lukan goes through, and the powerful relationship that binds these two characters.

Erin Leaf
Story—Once Upon a Time

In most BDSM stories that I like, the Dom and sub’s trust for each other is what appeals to me most. The Dom makes a promise to care for the sub, and the sub makes a promise to believe that the Dom will take care of him/her. In my story, this dynamic is clearly at work as the Dom takes care of his best friend. They already love each other, but now they’re finding a new way to connect with each other, born out of caring and empathy.

Lea Bronsen
Story—Shade Addiction

To me, BDSM has several aspects. One is the darker side where being inflicted pain can release pent-up energy or help reach an altered state of consciousness that heightens the sexual climax. Equally important is the fun side of it, where the tools and the actions are part of a teasing game, an adult play, give and take. And then there is the absolute trust that must be established between two or more people practicing BDSM. When all of these aspects are relayed in a book along with deep, relatable characterizations and a believable story, I am engulfed, enthralled, and of course inspired 😊

Shade Addiction is too short a story to develop the BDSM element in it as I normally would, but the main character, Mike, still “gets some”. He meets a young woman who enjoys rough sex, she likes to be manhandled, and he aims to please. In our MeToo times, this inclination of hers might not be very politically correct, but you know what? I bet she’s not alone to get off on a little spanking, a little forced penetration here and there, or being talked to in a commanding voice!

I suspect that a lot of people have hidden desires, secret dreams, that they dare not explore because they are considered taboo etc. Hopefully, reading about experiences such as those told in the Passion, Pleasure, Pain anthology can convince them it is perfectly okay – a lot more common than we think, even! – and dare to go look for like-minded with whom they will live crazy, passionate BDSM adventures.

Elyzabeth M. Valey
Story—Entwined

The most appealing thing about BDSM books besides the hot kinky sex is the trust between partners. Behind every touch, every spank, every command and every act of submission there is a sense of trust and intimacy, an emotional connection, which ends up making the sex even hotter.
Although Entwined is a short story I think readers will be able to see this bond between Mason and Mallory and will enjoy watching it unfold.
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Titles:

You Belong to Me by Lynn Burke
Alabaster by Kastil Eavenshade
Risqué by London Saint James
Back on Top – A Wylde Shore Novella by Jan Graham
Hell’s Mercy by Katherine Wyvern
Deb by Name, Sub by Nature by Raven McAllan
Once Upon a Time by Erin M. Leaf
Shade Addiction by Lea Bronsen
Yes, Governor by Lesli Richardson
Entwined by Elyzabeth M. Valey
Burn by DC Stone
Claimed by the Stranger by R. Brennan

You Belong to Me by Lynn Burke

My entire life is one bold-faced, fucking lie. Son of Victor Laurent and sole heir to the entire Laurent fortune built up from a few great grandfathers back in the Civil War times, I’ve been raised—groomed—to be the perfect Southern gentleman. Proper and full of self-control, a man who can keep hold on the vices that help me live my daily life of pure, fucking drudgery.

I know what it means to be controlling not just of myself but of the woman who will one day kneel at my feet. The one who belongs to me, however, is promised to another—and claiming what is mine could cost me everything.

Alabaster by Kastil Eavenshade

Alixandre Chastain enjoys the darker side of Paris. A Libertine by trade, no flesh is barred from his roaming hands, no matter what lay betwixt their legs. Except when news of his lustful ways reaches his God-fearing parents, they strip him of title and cast him out. Alixandre’s now adrift and with an uncertain future, but an interesting proposition by Comte Phelipe Richelien promises to replace everything he lost with a new world of decadent pleasure like no other. But can Alixandre submit to his new Master? And will his guarded heart be laid bare by one spoken word—Alabaster.

Risqué by London Saint James

Alex
Camilla Maria Campanelli. I’d caught glimpses of the woman when she popped into my Manhattan gallery—there to collect a commission for the paintings we sold for her. So let’s just say I never expected the wet-dream version of Camilla to sashay into Indigo House, an exclusive member’s only club that catered to very specific clientele with extremely particular desires.

Camilla
The night I stepped out on my balcony, I hadn’t intended to be a voyeur though I ended up being one. And what shocked me even more than my uncharacteristic behavior? I’d actually been aroused watching two strangers get their kink on. But I wasn’t into D/s. I’d never even read those Fifty Shades books all my sisters went on and on about.

So why was I affected?

I needed some real, solid answers. And there was only one way to do that.

Back on Top – A Wylde Shore Novella by Jan Graham

Barry Reid never imagined becoming friends with three Doms and their subs would change his life so dramatically. When he settled into marriage and family life with his wife, Meg, he set aside his dominant tendencies, happy to lead a vanilla life. With Meg’s newfound interest in BDSM it’s up to Barry to connect with his inner Dom and figure out how they can make the lifestyle work for them—even if it’s only in the bedroom.

Hell’s Mercy by Katherine Wyvern

Wealthy, charismatic, influential and damn near immortal, Lukan Løvensgård looks like natural Dom material, and in fact he has never, but never submitted to anyone in his long life. But among all the bizarre and fantastic people roaming the far planet of Cydonia, there is one who stole his old, cold heart.

Her love comes at a price. Complete surrender.

With her impressive presence and unusual equipment, Helenay is the hottest and trendiest professional Domme in Neu Venedig and she hardly has the time to top for pleasure these days. But she knows what her old friend Lukan needs, something he never suspected. Release from power.

Deb by Name, Sub by Nature by Raven McAllan

He can command his men…
But can he command Deborah?
Major Oliver Cantor, newly back from the continent, has always wanted Deborah. However she is an innocent. A lady who has no idea just what Oliver wants, needs and desired.
Or does she?
She knows he is dominant and wants someone to be his submissive.
She also knows it should be her.
Now all she has to do is persuade him of that fact.
You’d think it would be easy, but…

Once Upon a Time by Erin M. Leaf

Charlie has never been in love because he’s never believed in happily ever after. He prides himself on being a good friend and a good Dom, and that’s always been enough for him, except lately nothing feels right. He doesn’t know if he’s having a mid-life crisis or what, but his best friend suddenly looks hot as hell, and nothing about that is normal.

Ryan’s straight friend Charlie has always had his back: when he came out, when he got married, and when his husband died. He’d do anything for the guy he’s been secretly in love with forever. So when Charlie suddenly proposes a spanking scene under the guise of “relaxing” him, he almost runs the opposite direction. Except, what if this is his one chance to finally show Charlie what real love feels like?

Shade Addiction by Lea Bronsen

Ex-boxer Mike Logan struggles to put a brutal past behind and make ends meet as a bus driver. When a young runaway settles for an all-night ride, he seizes the chance to do a good deed—get her home safely. But first, they’ll drive around and talk.

What he doesn’t anticipate is that this broken night angel is also a sexy little minx needing a lot more…and not just the gentle kind.

Yes, Governor by Lesli Richardson

As chief of staff to the governor of Florida, Carter has a well-deserved rep as a bastard extraordinaire. But when he’s dealing with two governors for the price of one on Christmas Eve, will the Master find himself outmatched and outmaneuvered by his wily political pets?

Note: This standalone short story takes place after Chief (Governor Trilogy 3) and can be read as a standalone independent from the trilogy.

Entwined by Elyzabeth M. Valey

Mallory Brown doesn’t go home with strangers, and while she’s all for a great spanking, she doesn’t do BDSM relationships. Fantasizing is more her speed. And when she catches a glimpse of Master Murphy, fantasies fill her brain.

But Master Murphy has other plans. He enters her life full-steam and won’t take no for an answer. While she’s compelled to say yes, is she really ready to say goodbye to her world as she knows it to become permanently entwined with His?

Burn by D.C. Stone

Cain Silvers is the Captain of one of the nation’s best Hotshot fire fighter groups there is, and his world has turned upside-down when his best friend’s kid sister, Chloe Crowley joins the team. Chloe has always made him uneasy with her attraction to him, something he refused to act on because of who she was and how innocent she is.

Chloe wants to make a difference in the world, and following her passion to become one of the few females in an all-male industry is just the start. She’s set on proving herself to her team, but still follows her own rules, ones that could get her into a lot of trouble.

Passion collides with desire in their story, leading up to actions that could burn everybody.

Cover Art: Lesli Richardson
Editors: Sandy Ebel from Personal Touch Editing, Ekatarina Sayanova from Red Quilled Editing LLC, Tracy Damron-Roelle

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