Dungeon Crawl – over the spanking bench

I quite enjoyed my little impromptu visit to the dungeon, so much so I decided to see what happened next… So if you want to see the start, go back a week to here. Don’t forget to visit all the other great bloggers participating in this hop! ***** He took a leisurely sip of his coffee, making a satisfactory purring noise, which pleased her greatly. Placing the mug on the … Read more…

Dungeon Crawl – Waxed and Spanked

Saturday night, all dolled up in their finest and off for an evening in an exclusive nightclub. There is no dance floor or DJ, but there are rooms. Private rooms with particular furniture and equipment. Welcome to the Nightshade Club….. **** Gemma could see before her eyes a very fired up and keen master who wanted his submissive for more fun and play. Trembling hands rested on her thighs, something … Read more…

Thursday's Goodread – The Dark Side

Sometimes it is the cover that catches my eye.  Something which grabs and tempts me to peep inside. Do I mean some salacious handcuffs, or bared chested bodies or perhaps a grey tie? No. It is a musical instrument. Stick that on any cover and I’m intrigued. (I love books with musical influences). Naturally, based on this, I had to Ashe Barker’s Darkening, the first part of her Dark Side trilogy. … Read more…

Introducing the Dom

The third book – Trust Me to Keep You – continues the story of Jason and Gemma. In this volume, I shift the focus from time to time on to Jason.  So many BDSM books are told solely from the perspective of the submissive girlfriend / lover  and the Dominant is left in the dark. In this book I bring Jason out into the limelight a little more. He  still … Read more…

Facing the consequences

Fear.  Some times it is craved. The excitement and apprehension of facing something scary and unknown. Perhaps an exhilarating ride at the fairground, or watching a horror movie or may be the challenge of doing something for the first time – like abseiling. In BDSM, it is part of the anticipation, when a scene is about to begin.  If bound or gagged, it is the racing heartbeats. To be blindfolded, … Read more…

Discussing the limits

The genre of BDSM has become popular for romance readers, especially stories about Domination and submission. Things which were once taboo have become more acceptable to read about. When I developed my storyline for the series, I didn’t want my heroine to be inexperienced.  Many D/s books have the heroine as innocent or naive about their sexual awakening or for those who are sexually active, they are unaware or unsure … Read more…

Writing the important scenes

Early on in the book is an intense sex scene. Am I comfortable writing about sex? Well, I have to be, it’s rather integral to the story. However, I didn’t put the erotic scene up front to be within the 15-20% of the book that falls within the free sample. It happened to be necessary to the plot to have the sexual encounter early on.  Writing about sex is something … Read more…