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Alex Tempera

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Here are a few questions we had for Alex Tempera

 

 

What got you interested in writing BDSM?
I like writing a variety of genres to challenge myself.  I was inspired by the work of author Caethes Faron. She does not write BDSM but her work inspired me to attempt to write erotica. The minute I decided to try that, I knew I should involve BDSM as a sub-genre. It just seemed to fit the story I wanted to write.

What research have you done in regards to learning about BDSM and the lifestyle?
My friend, whom I have known for over 18 years, is a Dom and engaged to his submissive. I always knew about his lifestyle, which for years he kept hidden from most people, but always talked to it about me because he knew I would never judge him. I jetted him an email and asked if he would mind answering some questions. I told him what I wanted to do and he answered everything and gave me more information, such as websites like social media sites for those involved in the lifestyle. (not sure if I should list the site or not, but it’s fetlife.com)

Do you only write BDSM stories or have you ventured into other Alex Tempera, BDSM Writers, bondage, bdsm romance, kink, fetishesfacets of erotica and romance?
I have written three books (2 of them not yet published) that have to do with BDSM and the lifestyle. I have also written a m/m erotica romance that does not have any BDSM within the storyline.

Do you think there is a difference between a BDSM romance versus a regular romance?
I think there are differences in the way the romance versus erotica stories are told because of how much detail and the language used, especially when describing sexual situations. In BDSM, it is not always about sex and romance, but the bond between the dominant and submissive. In my book, “Waiting for Superman”, the bond between the main character, Kylie (who was a submissive) and her late-husband, Ian, who was also her Master is still strong. The bonds and power between the two can be very strong if it’s there. If there is no sense of bond, the D/s relationship will not work.

Any current projects or series in connection with released books? Waiting for Superman does have a sequel, but it is too early to release it. Waiting for Superman does NOT have a cliffhanger ending. The sequel picks up a year later and it’s called “club Olympus”.

Do you have any personal experience in the lifestyle?
In doing my research, I found a deeper interest into the lifestyle and Alex Tempera, BDSM Writers, bondage, power exchange, master slave, fetishesnow, I do have my own submissive.

Alex Tempera is the alter ego of author Amy Shannon. In the quest for a new genre, Amy transformed into Alex to create a new depth of erotica and romance novels. The beauty of a well written erotica novel is that is contains a thoughtful and romantic storyline as well as beautifully written intimate scenes. Alex’s research into erotica genres, BDSM play and the lifestyle will continue to enter into her stories. Alex’s stories do not just revolve around romance sex, but there is always some form of conflict that allows the lovers to realize that they are meant for each other.
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Cara Downey

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Cara Downey as she debuts her kinky erotic poetry.

 

 

Why did you choose to write about BDSM?
I chose to write about BDSM, because it is important to me. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the lifestyle. So I wanted to write about how beautiful the lifestyle is and how deep the connection is between two people who live the life.

Who was your inspiration and contributed to your decision to take the plunge and publish your work?
My inspiration to write came from authors like Maya Banks and Beth Kery, to name a few.

Do you have plans to write a full length Cara Downey, BDSM Writers, erotic poetry, bondage, kinknovel?
Yes, I do plan to write a full length novel at some point. Right now I am working on my next collection of poetry.

Why BDSM?
Why not BDSM??? BDSM is a deep connection between two people, who have amplified their love for one another. There is misconception and a negative view surrounding BDSM. With books like “Fifty Shades of Grey” etc…BDSM is now on the front burner. My hope is that my writing shows readers how amazing, how beautiful, and how fulfilling the lifestyle is… especially with the right person.

 
 
Cara Downey is from North Preston, Dartmouth Nova Scotia in Canada. She is an avid reader of erotic romances and thrillers. She loves to dish on twitter and via email with her favorite authors about their current and up coming novels. She loves to interact with readers on Facebook and Twitter. You can always find Cara on twitter @cara_downey and Facebook… just type in Cara Downey.

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Desiree Holt

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A writer’s journey

through the BDSM Lifestyle

I can’t tell you how many times people ask me why so many of my books involve the BDSM lifestyle. I don’t think the answers I give them are quite what they are looking for. No, I was never in the lifestyle—exactly (damn it!). And I have limited personal experience. In fact, I knew very little about it when it first captured my attention. In 2006 I was fortunate enough to read two books by the incredible Joey W. Hill—The Ice Queen and Mirror of My Soul. I was a fledgling author at the time but I thought to myself that this—this!—was the kind of book I wanted to write.

I began to research the subject, primarily on the Internet, and discovered a number of places where I could interact with people. Among them is Fetlife, where I found that as long as I was upfront with people about who I was and what I wanted, most people were great about answering my questions.

I was amazed at the things I discovered!

First and foremost is a very important truth about a D/s relationship—it’s the only one built completely on trust. In no other situation does one partner have to place one hundred percent trust in the other to make it work. D/s is about a lot more than the pain, the punishment, the submission. It’s about an exchange of power where each partner is willing to strip himself or herself bare for the other and believe that trust will not be abused.

That’s a powerful, powerful situation.

So when I began including BDSM in my books I focused on that aspect of the lifestyle. My Ellora’s Cave book, Rodeo Heat (which won The Romance Studio Award for Best BDSM Book of the Year), seemed the perfect place to launch this new phase of my writing. Grace, my heroine, is 42. She’s been a widow for 20 years. Her entire life has been in emotional lockdown as she raised her children and made a career for herself. Ben is ten years younger chronologically but years older emotionally. As a rodeo rider he’s lived a hard life. Grace touches him in a place he’s never opened to anyone before. He is also a dedicated Dom.

When he takes Grace on her journey of sexual awakening, he introduces her to the D/s lifestyle, one aspect at a time. And as Grace learns to trust him, whether he’s spanking her or feeding her with his hands, she is shocked to discover the fulfillment in domination. By the end of the book it is the firm foundation on which their future is built. You’ll find this same theme repeated in all my books built around BDSM.

I was curious about all aspects of a D/s relationship. How do you separate the good from the bad? Last year when I visited a local dungeon I was able to ask a lot of questions about that and the risks involved for a neophyte. The Doms in attendance were totally honest with me and freely answered all my questions. The material I gathered became the framework for a story about an initiated sub who is introduced to the lifestyle by a man who is essentially cruel. Not a true Dom.

Dangerous Addiction, a short Ellora’s Cave novella, is about a woman who was seduced into the lifestyle by a man who was both power-hungry and cruel. Not representative of an appropriate Dom at all. Did not believe in the power exchange and abused the trust of the neophyte sub. Trapped in the web he weaves for her, she is freed only with the help of a friend who sees the relationship as pure emotional abuse. She meets another Dom—experienced, loving, caring—all the things a Dom should be—and tentatively begins a relationship with him, although her prior situation still haunts her.

My wonderful editor, Kelli Collins, urged me to write a sequel to this, so early in 2014 EC will release the full-length Beyond Addiction. This book, with a great deal of input from the local BDSM community, explores all sides of a BDSM partnership. What each level means. The stimulation of pain and the pleasure of punishment when it’s administered properly. The willingness to submit when the sub understands the Dom\me truly cares for him\her.

In this book my heroine is thrown back into contact with the original Dom and is forced to take risks to fight the sick addiction to him she still feels. The book is often harsh because it shows what happens when the dominant partner ignores or refuses to acknowledge the cardinal rule: SSC—Safe, Sane, and Consensual.

Submission is a gift and should be appreciated.

In Beyond Addiction, Fallon, my heroine, is finally able to realize how unhealthy and brutal the situation really is. And what a good, loving D/s relationship is. She finally makes a conscious choice to reach out to the Dom who loves her.

Not everyone begins living the life at an early age. Many come to it later in life. I often worry that people who read about BDSM in my books will develop false illusions about the lifestyle and find themselves in dangerous situations. I wrote this book to show what can happen in a situation like that and to urge them to make the proper choices.

I want my readers to understand that BDSM is a complicated lifestyle, whether you enjoy it for an hour of playtime or as a routine for life. The emotion is intense, communication is essential, and respect is key. If you understand that, this is an extremely rewarding adventure.

Will I continue to write more about this? Absolutely. And I will continue to study it so I can bring you a true picture of it. I hope you’ll join me for the journey my many characters take.

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Jan Graham

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 Join us as we interview Jan Graham. Below are a few questions we had for her. I’m sure you have a few of your own. Feel free to ask her anything.

 

What sort of books do you write? I write contemporary erotic romance and erotic romantic suspense with elements of BDSM incorporated into the storyline.jan graham, BDSM Writers, fetishes, kink, BDSM romance

Why did you choose to write erotic romance?The choice was a natural one for me. I like to read erotic romance, so I chose to write what I like to read

Do you practice BDSM or just write about it? I’ve been a member of the kink community for over 15 years now, so including aspect of the lifestyle in my writing is something I love to do. I love showing readers that kink can be part of a “normal” persons everyday life.

Jan Graham, BDSM Writers, BDSM romance, fetishes, spanking, kink, boondageDo you fall in love with the characters you write?Just like in real life, it often starts with falling in lust with my characters (mostly the male ones) and then moves to love. I have also been known to fall in love with my villains. I know, I know, they’re the bad guys. *slaps wrist*

 

Jan Graham describes herself in many ways. She is a full time writer, friend, submissive, orphan, widow, aunt, and sometimes, a wild child. Despite any hiccups the universe may throw at her, she believes in experiencing everything life has to offer and being the best person Jan Graham, BDSM Writers, Bondage, kink, BDSM romanceshe can be. Jan lives in Newcastle, Australia, where she spends her time writing erotic romance. Her writing falls under a variety of genres including BDSM, contemporary romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. Jan has often been quoted as saying:”I am glad to finally give the characters that swirl around my head on a constant basis, the opportunity to put themselves down on paper and I hope they entertain my readers as much as they amuse me.”

 

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Suzy Shearer

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Join us in welcoming
Suzy Shearer a BDSM author from Down Under.  Check out what she has to say about how she got started and her upcoming releases.

 

 
When and how did you start writing?
I had written the opening for a book about 6 years ago then put it aside. Last year, I was fiddling on my computer and found it. I expanded it, gave it to a few friends to read and when they told me it was good I submitted it to a publisher.Suzy Shearer, BDSM Writers, bondage, kink, bdsm romance

I was over the moon when they accepted it and have not looked back since. I have three books out now and four more due for release over the next few months.

Why erotic romance?
I discovered when I started writing that my descriptions were very graphic and explicit. In my youth, I had dabbled a little in bondage/waxplay/flogging, so I seemed to gravitate toward BDSM. I always think that women prefer to read ‘porn’ while men would rather watch it so my books are filled with enough heat to keep my readers in lust!

Do you concentrate on one book at a time?
Never!  Sometimes you get stalled and I generally turn to another book when that happens. At the moment, I have five books demanding I write more on them and lots more clamouring for me to start.

What wouldSuzy Shearer, bdsm romance, fetishes, bondage, BDSM Writers surprise people to know about you?
I imagine most would be surprised to learn I am an introvert and a recluse. When I do venture out, I think most people are surprised to see a woman my age with tattoos and crazy colored hair.

Did you always want to be a writer?
No. My first love has always been Art. I have been painting since I was around 8 and since 2000 have done it full-time.

Suzy is single and lives in Sydney Australia’s Western Suburbs with one very spoiled dog and two equally spoiled cats to keep her company. Her books always feature older heroes and heroSuzy Shearer, bondage, BDSM Writers, fetishes, bdsm romanceines; ranging from mid 40s to 60s. She believes that being older does not mean we are not intriguing, desirable, open to challenges or willing to experiment. Sexy isn’t just for the under 30s! When she is not writing, she is painting. An accomplished Artist, her passion is watercolors and her subject matter ranges from portraits and animals to nudes and seascapes. Oh yes … she also has a penchant for crazy colored hair – pinks, purples and even rainbowed – and for tattoos!

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Cherie Noel

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Cherie Noel is a military Veteran and 2013 Rainbow Awards Finalist for her interracial M/M romance, Changeless.

Below we posed a few questions to help you get to know Cherie Noel better.  Feel free to pose a few of your own.

 

Why did you decide to attend BDSM Writers Con?
Because I have several characters who’ve shown interest in exploring BDSM… and I want to make sure I write it properly. I want my characters to get the safe, sane, and consensual fun that they are looking for, not some gung-ho but dangerous and poorly informed play that could get someone permanently hurt. Both my characters and my readers deserve better. So I’m going to have my mind, eyes, and ears wide open, and my pen always at the ready.

What inspires my passion for writing, or why do I write?Cherie Noel, BDSM Writers Con, kink, BDSM romance
I write because in the still hours of the night, looking into my own heart I find I can do nothing else.I write because my characters are bloody bossy wankers who won’t let me do anything else. I write because I’m a subversive rabble-rouser who knows that the most lasting way to change the world is to reach the hearts and minds of the people show them what could be, and then let them effect the change for themselves.

Are any of my characters inspired by people I know in real life?
Ha ha ha. Of course. They all are. Or, you know, at least bits and pieces of each of them.

Cherie Noel, BDSM Writers Con, kink, BDSM romanceAre any of my characters based on me?
*sly wink* but of course.

What am I working on right now?
I’m working on a plethora of projects. Revising the first three Akanti series stories and finishing off the fourth. Rescue Twinks story four. A steamy m/f story set in Rome and it’s two sequels. Geez. You want projects? I gots ’em. No, seriously.

Cherie Noel has lived all over the place, from the eastern coast of Florida to the right in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as various other pCherie Noel, BDSM Writers Con, kink, BDSM romanceoints around the globe *cough-Germany-is-cool-cough*. She loves writing about the world(s) she would like to live in, making people laugh, and giving her characters sizzling hot romance and a guaranteed happily-ever-after. She won the Rainbow Awards Finalist in 2013 for my interracial m/m romance, Changeless.

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Diane Leyne

Diane Leyne, BDSM Writers, Kink, fetishes, Doctor Charley FerrerDiane Leyne has been writing BDSM romance for some time and we wanted to ask a few questions of her. We’re you’re you’ll have your own.

 

How did you start writing? 
I’ve always been an avid reader and the advent of the eReader has just fed on my addiction. Like many readers, I always wanted to try my hand at Diane Leyne 1 Dom Switch Subwriting, but the idea of plotting a 70-80,000 word book was intimidating, especially with my demanding day job.  When I realized that ePublishers accepted 20,000 word books, I finally gave it a try, and 20+ books later, I’m still writing.

Why BDSM books?  That’s hard to say.  Something about the books I read featuring BDSM just called to me. I love the interaction and the communication and the trust it required. And BDSM ménages are really hot.

What do you like to do besides write?  I love travel.  I’ve visited over 20 countries including Egypt, Kenya and Thailand.  My absolute favourite holiday was the two weeks I spent in Northern Thailand as a Volunteer Elephant Helper and Elephant Nature Park.  I also enjoy photography and have even had a photo used by MTV.

WhatDiane Leyne, BDSM Writers, kink, BDSM romance ‘s coming up? 
I have two series with 5 books each (Satisfaction Texas and Libertine Island) and I’m working on the idea for a cross over.  Hopefully I’ll finish it in June and you’ll be able to pick it by in August or September.

 

Diane Leyne was born in a small town in Nova Scotia and grew up in Toronto where she still lives. She loves travel (visited 20 countries and counting) and photography. She likes writing books with the kind of strong heroines she likes reading about. She currently have four series as Diane Leyne (three BDSM:  Club Libertine, Libertine Island and Satisfaction Texas and one paranormal:  Call of the Wolf) and one as Daisy Philips: Dave & Lida. 
 
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Marie Tuhart

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Below are a few questions to help you get to know author, Marie Tuhart. Please feel free to ask her a few of your own.

 

Why do you write erotic romance?
I’d been writing romance for a while, but I was finding it hard to have my alpha male heroes fit into some of the traditional romance roles. I’d take a class with an erotic romance author and found that I liked writing the spicier stuff. So I wrote my first erotic romance, it was years before it was published. And I do stay a little more toward the lighter side of BDSM, but I’m evolving as an author.

How did you come up for the idea for the Quick Silver Ranch series?
Marie Tuhart, BDSM Writers Con, Doctor Charley Ferrer, cowboy romance, erotica, kink It was just one of those story lines that evolved from me just sitting and pondering what I was going to write. I’d just signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press when they put out a call for books in a new line called “Cowboy Kink”. It wasn’t until several months later, after I finished the book under contract that I started to think about writing for “Cowboy Kink”.

I wanted something unique and different and thought about a ranch, but instead of a normal dude ranch, this one would be for consenting couples who are trying to spice up their love life with some kink. Quick Silver Ranch was born, a place for couples to take classes and explore their sexual lives. Originally there was just the first book: Roped & Ready, but my editor and senior editor asked me to write Jared’s story, which I did, and Saddle Up was born. I had lots of fun with both books.

Which characters have been the hardest to write?
That’s a hard one. Vicki, in In Plain Sight, was pretty difficult, I think because she was my first heroine to explore her kinky side.

Jared, in Saddle Up, was by far my hardest hero. I wanted him to be one way and he fought me after about 14,000 words I finally figured out who he was (why don’t men like to talk) and I had to throw out most of what I’d written and start all over.

Marie Tuhart, romance, BDSM Writers Con, Doctor Charley Ferrer, kink Which characters have been the easiest to write?
Most of them. So far, Kasim, from Claimed by the Sheikh (Sybarite Seductions) he knew what he wanted and went after it. Although most my hero’s do.

As for my heroines, Cassie from His For The Weekend (The Wild Rose Press) was the most complicated to write, but also the easiest because I knew her story well.

What’s next?
Well, hopefully this year I’ll have several books. Claimed by the Sheikh (Sybarite Seductions) will be out this fall. I have The Red Club Project (The Wild Rose Press) in progress now. Then there’s Movie Magic (Sybarite Seductions) which has a character from Silver Screen Dom (Romancing the Stars – Sybarite Seductions), plus I have others planned to come out from The Wild Rose Press this year.Marie Tuhart, BDSM Writers Con, erotic romance, Doctor Charley Ferrer

Marie Tuhart can’t remember a time when she didn’t like to make things up. Her overactive imagination comes in hand as an authors. At the age of sixteen she wrote her first short story and never looked back. At nineteen she wrote her first novel. Now she’s a published author of seven novels and 3 short stories. Born and raised in California, after 30 years in the corporate world she retired and moved to the Pacific Northwest to write full time. When not writing Marie loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family. Marie currently writes for The Wild Rose Press and Sybarite Seductions. Marie is an Amazon bestselling author

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Susan Arden

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We had a few questions for Susan Arden. I’m sure you may have a few of your own.

 

Where is your interest drawn from to write romance?
The potent expression of love and resulting tension are volatile. Driven. The result captivates my imagination more so than any other plot point.Susan Arden, BDSM Writers Con, bondage, BDSM erotica, BDSM romance, Charley Ferrer

How do you define love?
The ultimate expression experienced between two, yet allows each to thrive to their fullest potential as individuals.

Why the interest in erotic romance?
As a past teacher of biology, the body has always hooked my desire to learn and consider. Becoming a yoga teacher, proxemics enthralled me and sensuality is a natural expression encompassing body, mind, and spirit.

When does one of your story’s take root?
As soon as I can imagine two individuals and their force of attraction and what is holding them apart.

Susan Arden Susan Arden 2grew up in Miami, attending bilingual schools which lends itself to her interest in writing multicultural stories. Previously a teacher in the field of special education and biology, she now writes romance fiction with several best sellers on Amazon. The type of books Susan writes: erotic romance within subgenres including contemporary, Western, fantasy/paranormal, and new adult fiction. She lives in TN with her husband and several pets (furry to scaled), and is also a mother to three college students. After having neurosurgery and complications, Susan found pain relief in yoga. So much she became an RYT200 (Yoga Alliance), specializing in vinyasa flow for those with health concerns.  Catch Susan at: susanarden.blogspot.com

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