Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Forbidden Bookshelf features 1-800-DOM-help

I wanted to share with all of you that the Ellora's Cave series, 1-800-DOM help will be featured on The Forbidden Bookshelf dot net all week. Please stop by to read the interviews.

Here’s the schedule:

3/19: Francesca Hawley {Controlling Interest}

 3/20: Michelle Polaris {Fettered Love}

 3/21: Christine d’Abo {Commanding Acquisitions}

 3/22: Kathy Kulig {Emerald Dungeon}

 3/23: Allie Standifer {Naughty Nature}

 3/24: Delphine Dryden {Roses and Chains}

The fun starts tomorrow…please join us then!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nurse Fetish Anyone?

I know, long time no see, eh? I swear the reason is excellent. I'm working on finishing my 1-800-DOM-help novella I call Leather Becomes Her. I am planning on getting that in to my EC editor in a week or so. Yes, my writing has slowed up from a while back. I can't crank out a novella in 2 weeks anymore. Life has a tendency to break into writing time. Even my set aside writing days end up being interrupted for errands. And I am unsure how my writing will go now that I have decided to get back into nursing. I have been looking at jobs nearby my home and in neighboring Tallahassee. Only thing is, I need a Florida license to get a job in Tallahassee. So...I had to jump through a dozen hoops for that. I got word yesterday that everything is A-Okay and I just need a background check. Cool. Hopefully I will have my Florida license within the month, and a job by the end of February.

With my going back to nursing, I have been thinking of the medical side of kink. Or in other words, medical fetishes. You know, medical fantasies involving "exams" and "treatments". Now, I will tell you all right now, I have NO desire to subject myself to a Dom giving me a gyno exam. Honestly, I'm not submissive enough (I'm 5% submissive, 95% Dominant). However, I'd consider performing prostate massage. (What? Ahem...I plead the fifth.)

When I think medical fetish, I think roleplay, specifically nurse/patient roleplay. I've actually looked at the sexy nurse uniforms, considering what kind of scenarios I could come up with. Looking deeper into this fetish, there is a lot more to it than I ever thought like enemas. I'm interested in anal play like many kinksters, but as a nurse who gave enemas because a doctor ordered it, I fail to see the attraction of doing it to my submissive partner. The point of the enema, in my view, is probably to make the sub (or patient) vulnerable. I can think of other ways to do restraining him (in my world, my patient is a hot male) to a bed for trying to escape my ward. And then maybe do some anal probing or an urethral sounding while he is good and restrained. (*cough* Again, I plead the fifth.)

Looks like I found inspiration for my next 1-800-DOM-help story....

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fighting for Control

So, did I happen to mention that Fighting for Control is out now? I know, I know, bad author! I'd suggest flogging me but I might enjoy it too much and not get back to writing!

Speaking of enjoying, this book has gotten some nice reviews! Angela at Sizzling Hot Book Reviews gave it 4 hearts!

Amy at the Romance Studio also gave it 4 hearts.

I am so tickled they liked it, and I got such a kick reading the book through their comments. There's a gift you can give all your favorite authors for the holidays - leave a review on Goodreads or the site where you bought the book. That's the best part of writing (next to royalty checks, of course!), hearing from the readers who enjoy your books.

Happy Holidays to you all! May Santa leave you a naughty toy or two, and a sexy playmate to enjoy it with. I wish you all a safe holiday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

BDSM Book Reviews

Looking for one concentrated place to find good kinky books? There's a fairly newish review site out there specializing in reviews for BDSM books. BDSM Book Reviews. The reviewers themselves are kinky folks, so you know they're interested in these stories.

Okay, I'm particularly partial to this new site because they've just reviewed Fettered Love and given it 4 out of 5 Paddles. (Thank you Michele) But in this day and age of fragmented attention and a bazillion places to look for the perfect reading material, it helps to have a dedicated place to go if you crave one particular sub-genre.

Here's a snippet from my review:

"I enjoyed this story and the characters had depth and dimension. The depth that Kirk and Evan's love is consuming in and out of the dungeon. The BDSM scenes are descriptive and intense, but rational for the intensity supported throughout the story."

Several other stories in our 1-800 series have been reviewed at this site (Emerald Dungeon by Kathy Kulig and Needing Harte by Marilu Mann) so check them out. Who knows, maybe a few more of our books have slipped in without me knowing.

Take care and happy reading.

Safe, sane and consensual,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The ABCs of BDSM

More and more erotic romances today deal with the world of BDSM, an acronym that represents bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism. But the “life” has a glossary of terms all t’s own, so today I thought I’d let you in on what a few of them mean. A kind of roadmap for you to use the next time you read a BDSM romance.

BDSM is an acronym for bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism.

D/s (Dominance and submission) includes master and slave role-playing scenarios.

Aftercare: The time after a BDSM scene or play session in which the participants calm down, discuss the previous events and their personal reactions to them, and slowly come back in touch with reality.

Black sheet party: An orgy for people into BDSM sex.

Bondage: Acts involving the physical restraint of a partner. Bondage typically refers to total restraint, however it can be limited to a particular body part, such as breast bondage.

Bottom: one who receives physical sensation from a top in a scene; the one-done-to rather than the do-er.

Collaring: The formal acceptance by a dominant, of a sub's service, or the "ownership" of a pup by a Master or Trainer. Also the ceremony when a dominant commits to a sub (much like a wedding or other contract).

DM: Dungeon Monitor, a person who supervises the interactions between participants at a play party or dungeons to enforce house rules - essentially, the bouncer of a BDSM event. They sometimes also play cruise director to keep/get the party going.

Dominant” A person who exercises control - contrast with submissive

Domme: Woman who exercises control.

Dungeon: Usually referring to a room or area with BDSM equipment and play space

Fetish: A specific obsession or delight in one object or experience.

Fire play: Creative uses of heat.

Munch: A group of people that are into BDSM meeting at a "vanilla" place in street-appropriate attire. Sometimes this is a club.

Play party: A BDSM event involving many people engaging in scenes.

Safe, sane and consensual - (SSC) a credo used by some BDSM practitioners to determine the appropriateness of BDSM play.

Safeword - A codeword a bottom can use to force BDSM activity to stop - used especially in scenes which may involve consensual force.

Subspace: A "natural high" that a sub (or bottom) gets during a scene or when being controlled. The sub may feel disconnected from time, space, and/or their body, and may have limited ability to communicate. It is critical that a Dom(me)/top take responsibility for the sub/bottom and be aware of their sub's wellbeing if they are in subspace.

switch: Someone who likes being both top and bottom, either in one scene or on different occasions.

Topping from the bottom: A bottom who purports to be a submissive but who nonetheless wants to direct the top.

TPE or Total power exchange: a relationship where the dominant or owner has complete authority and influence over the submissive's life, making the majority of decisions.

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