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Silk Jones



Check out what Silk Jones had to say about in our private interview and feel free to ask a few questions of your own.


What got you interested in writing BDSM?
I’ve always had in interest in reading erotica and I’ve always loved to write. My decision to write BDSM erotica merges those two interests. As a child, I read every book in my parents’ collection which included “The Joy of Sex” as well as novels by Harold Robbins and Sidney Sheldon. Later in life, I discovered erotica. My favorite authors in the genre included Anais Nin, Anne Rice, Henry Miller, and those Victorian spanking novels written by “Anonymous.” In recent years, I’ve read BDSM novels by Cherise Sinclair, Red Phoenix, Sadey Quinn and others and thoroughly enjoyed them. I am a novelist who writes romances under a pen name, so I decided to try my hand at BDSM erotica. I started by writing spanking erotica stories for my friends. They loved the stories and encouraged me to publish them. So, here I am.

What resources or research, if any, have you done into BDSM to make your stories realistic?
In reading BDSM erotica, I recognized some things about myself and my past relationships, so I made a decision to learn more about the BDSM lifestyle and to explore it. I joined online BDSM communities and read numerous articles, blogs, and other online resources geared toward educating novices in the lifestyle. I found an experienced Dom to mentor me. I read books about the lifestyle including but not limited to: “SM101: A Realistic Introduction” by Jay Wiseman, “The Ethical Slut – A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures” by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy, and “The New Bottoming Book” by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy. I attended munches – monthly meetings with experienced local BDSM practitioners who made presentations about various aspects of the BDSM lifestyle and BDSM practices. I also attended “Newbie Night” at a local dungeon where they demonstrated various BDSM skills, techniques, and play practices to those new to the lifestyle.

What differences or difficulties, if any, do you see in writing D/s stories as opposed to your typical romance?
In a typical romance, tried and true classic storylines are accepted, desired and even demanded to a certain extent by the average romance reader. When you write D/s stories, however, an author has to be ever vigilant about authenticity with respect to the lifestyle and avoid clichés. To achieve authenticity, you have to put yourself in the mindset or at least the point of view of a Dom, submissive, Sadist or masochist which might prove a bit difficult if you haven’t been exposed to the lifestyle or if you’re not that experienced in the areas of play about which you’re writing. How does a masochist experience or process pain stimuli? What does a Dom feel or experience when he’s flogging a submissive? Are all submissives masochists and vice versa? The answer to the last question is “no,” but if you don’t know that, you could make a mistake in your novel that might throw your reader out of the story. So writing a D/s story can take more research and more attention to detail and characterization than an average romance novel.

Why have you chosen to attend BDSM Writers Conference?
A Domme I met at an event (she sold me my very first leather paddle) commented online about what a great time she had at the 2014 BDSM Writers Conference and added a link to the conference website. I clicked on the link and was very happy about what I read. The conference seemed tailor made for me. I can interact with my readers, find new ones, get new ideas, learn more about BDSM, and have tons of fun at the same conference. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me.silk jones, BDSM Writers Con, Charley Ferrer, spanking, fetishes, kink

Silk Jones has always been a lover of all things sexy. Silk writes erotica, erotic romance and erotic poetry. Although she has written several erotic spanking stories to entertain her friends, “The Interview: Law Firm Erotica Book I” is her first foray into the publishing world.


Jenna Byrnes

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Jenna Byrnes speaks out about BDSM and her book series



What got you interested in writing BDSM?
Several years ago I met BDSM author Jude Mason online, and then in person, and we became fast friends. She had an extensive list of titles (Yes Ma’am, Dance of Submission, and dozens more.) The subject matter intrigued me. Before I dived in, she gave me lots of advice and resources to use for research, so my writing would be accurate as well as hot! Jude and I went on to co-author more than fifteen titles together, not specifically BDSM novels but many have a touch of D/s woven in.Jenna Byrnes, BDSM Writers, spanking, fetishes, BDSM romance

I also admire my friend Lisabet Sarai’s writing style. Her spanking stories are top notch, and spanking has become one of my fun favorites to write about.

What genres are your favorite to write?
My absolute favorite is male/male, and most of my recent work is in that area. Ménage adding a woman is fun, and I’ve also added a third man. I like to mix it up and have tried many combinations, including several lesbian stories. I have thirty-nine books available at Totally Bound. I’m in six Coming Together charity volumes, and I have four boxed sets on Amazon which contain more than 28 novellas and short stories.

What elements of BDSM interest you the most?
As I mentioned, I enjoy writing spanking scenes. But my main focus is the D/s relationship and the complexities of it. While at first glance it might appear that the Master is looking out only for his/herself, in reality the well-being of his submissive should be first and foremost in the relationship. That knowledge allows the submissive to trust enough to put him/herself into the hands of another person. Fascinating!

Tell us a litJenna Byrnes, BDSM Writers, spanking, fetishes, BDSM romancetle about your BDSM titles.
My series is called Rose & Thorn Society. The first book is Switching Seth (m/m/f) about a man who desires to try his hand at domination so his Master allows him to bring a woman into their sex play, and ultimately, their lives.

The second book is Never Say Never (m/m/m) about a man whose longtime partner has left him and his new love is into D/s. When the old lover returns he tells him it’s too late, yet his master is intrigued and wants to bring a third into their bedroom.

Book three is Brooklyn Bound (m/f/m) about a couple adding another man into their role-play. It will be available in December from Totally Bound.

Book four is An Unexpected Win (m/m/m) about a Master who loses his submissive for one week in a poker game, and the aftermathJenna Byrnes, BDSM Writers, spanking, fetishes, BDSM romance of how that plays out. This one is coming in Jan. 2015 from Totally Bound.
Jenna Byrnes could use more cabinet space and more hours in a day. She’d fill the kitchen with gadgets her husband purchases off TV and let him cook for her to his heart’s content. She’d breeze through the days adding hours of sleep, and more time for writing the hot, erotic romance she loves to read. Jenna thinks everyone deserves a happy ending, and loves to provide as many of those as possible to her gay, lesbian and hetero characters. Her favorite quote, from a pro-gay billboard, is “Be careful who you hate. It may be someone you love.”

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Tori Carson

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Tori Carson shares her thoughts and stories with us


Tori, where did you find the inspiration for writing your first BDSM romance story, Bondage Anniversary?
My husband and I had been in a D/s relationship for many years when Fifty Shades of Gray became such a sensation. I was amazed at the phenomena the trilogy caused. The media ran articles on the FSOG baby boom and so forth. I wondered what would happen if a husband discovered his wife’s secret interest in BDSM and how that would change their relationship.

How do you make your stories so realistic?Tori Carson, BDSM, bondage, fetishes BDSM Writers Con

They say to write what you know and I took that advice to heart. While my books are completely fictional, I try to draw from real life experiences as much as possible. Do all your stories have a happy ending?
Definitely. My husband and I met in high school and no one gave our love much of a chance. Thirty years later we are more in love today than ever before. I wish everyone could find their happily ever after and I wouldn’t accept anything less for my characters.<

How can readers learn more about your books?
I have two D/s romance series currently available. The Desired Discipline series is published through Totally Bound and is available both digitalTori Carson, BDSM, bondage, fetishes BDSM Writers Conly and in paperback. The Master’s touch series is published through Ellora’s Cave and is available digitally.

Tori lives in the beautiful Sonoran Desert with her loving husband of almost thirty years. She wakes up each morning to the howls of coyotes and the barking of her family dogs wanting to join the fray.

When Tori isn’t writing, she’s either spending time with her two, wonderful adult children, or creating stained glass art.

She likes her love stories scorching hot. She tries to infuse a fire and passion between her characters that rivals the blazing summer sun that Arizona is known for. Tori encourages you to bask in the heat between the covers of a Dominant/submissive, happily-ever-after, bondage romance.

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Jan Graham


 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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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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Featured Author during BDSM Writers Con 2014

Lise Horton


It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Lise Horton also writing as Lydia Hill. I first met Lise during last year’s BDSM for Writers 3-Day Intensive Workshop (the precursor of BDSM Writers Con.) With her fun playful nature, she was a pleasure to be around. She brings that same playful nature and wickedly devious mind to her novels.

Below are a few questions we have for Lise. You’re welcome to ask her a few of your own.

How did you get started writing erotica and erotic romance with BDSM and why do you enjoy this niche sub-genre so much?
I love this question because the genres were such a discovery for me as a reader and a writer! I love complex, dramatic stories and the heightened nature of ménage, BDSM and kink makes for great conflict and intense characters. The more I read of the kinkier romances, the more I found myself pushing the envelope of sex in my stories. Now I’m pretty much at the outer limits of heat and graphic and gritty – but I never lose sight of the fact that I want a happy ending (which just happens to sometimes include a paddling)! Under my pseudonym, Lydia Hill I write erotica, an equally enticing genre because it allows me to really explore human sexuality outside of the vanilla world. Sex is a powerful part of human life and kink has always been around. Taboo, but always there. Without the constraints of a happy ending, you can write stories of how far we’ll go to satisfy our darkest desires and cravings. Writing erotica allows me to fantasize on paper. So what could be bad?

What do you feel is the most important aspect of writing BDSM erotica and Erotic romance?
Super important to me is portraying the lifestyle as realistically as possible (it’s not fiction, after all!), Equipment. Terminology, etc. Whether it is an erotic short story, or an erotic romance novel, I want my characters in romance to be real people with honest hungers and desires. I want my readers to understand them and empathize with those carnal needs, even if the act in question is something a reader never considered. (For example, I’d never considered a breath play scene until I read a super hot one by Laurell K. Hamilton in Affliction).LiseHortonSlaveCvr

I do everything I can to remind readers about the BDSM community creed of “safe, sane and consensual”. I also try to convey the subtly of power exchange, the levels of trust involved and that these activities are mutually enjoyable and desired by both (or all) parties. There’s no abuse, and it’s definitely a matter of “whatever blows your skirt up”. Erotica permits writers a bit more leeway as romance publishers have some hard and fast lines about acts they won’t permit. For example, Daddy/little girl role play, golden showers and other water sports and serious humiliation play are not accepted by romance publishers (I’d love to hear of exceptions!). Lucky for me erotica embraces all flavors of kink because I am still pushing that particular envelope and having a spanking good time at it.

How do you research such kinky activities?
All romance writers get asked this question sooner or later, and BDSM erotica authors probably more than most. This is where opportunities like BDSM WRITERS CON comes in. Hands on research isn’t just invaluable – it’s a heck of a lot of fun. The community members who participate are awesome at sharing inside knowledge. But there is also a wonderful canon of non-fiction written about this lifestyle. I’ve read a number of books, including Dr. Charley’s “BDSM for Writers”, and they give great insight. There are also on-line organizations like FetLife, and in NYC we have The Eulenspiegel Society and Dom/sub Friends and our local BDSM club, Paddles. And I’m not embarrassed to admit that I have experimented myself (both with a willing partner, and on my own!). I have a lovely kinky toy box and there’s a lot a curious gal can do to find out what nipple clamps feel like, or a cane or flogger, since there are always pervertables to play with! I’m sure my local grocer wonders why I buy so many wooden clothespins…. and trust me, I don’t look at a zucchini quite the same way anymore.

Are there any “hard limits” that you, as an author, feel strongly about not putting in a book?
In erotic romance, I’m pretty much at the outer extremes these days. I use the raunchy words some might find off-putting, and I include D/s play in even my non-BDSM writing (Dominating Alpha males just make me want to bend over and drop my frilly panties!). But as mentioned, romance houses have hard and fast limits they won’t touch. In erotica I don’t believe I’ll ever get into knife or blood pLiseHortonLustCvrlay or some other edgy practices, and I’m sure every erotica writer out there has come across some act that just made them scratch their heads and say “What’s sexy about that?” Nothing I feel strongly about from an ethical perspective, just stuff that doesn’t get me all hot and bothered. On the other hand, I’m a gal who’ll never say never.

Do you get turned on by your own writing?
Hell Yes! And I hope that all my readers do too! Whether it’s a couple experimenting with a hot Dominance and submission scene such as I wrote in my debut, Words of Lust, or the darker, edgier and more serious play that you can read in my Ravenous Romance anthologies, or my recently released Cleis Press anthology short story, “My Master’s Mark” in Slave Girls, this genre most definitely lights my fire. I’ve written a ton of short fiction for my blog, Lust in the Afternoon, and over time was drawn more and more to the dark and intense appeal of BDSM. I often see a submission call and my mind immediately conjures up all manner of nasty perversions to visit upon my characters. And fortunately for me they’re all exhibitionists and they let me watch! Feel free to drop on by and join in the naughty fun!

Lise Horton’s debut erotic (with a touch of kink) romance, Words of Lust, was released in September 2013 by Carina Press. Writing under her erotica pseudonym, Lydia Hill, her short story, “My Master’s Mark” was included in the May 2014 Cleis Press anthology “Slave Girls” edited by D. L. King. Prior to embarking on a career writing erotica and erotic romance, she was a theatrical performer and award winning cabaret vocalist. She is a past president of the NYC Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and frequent workshop presenter. She firmly believes that kinky love and romance can happily co-exist.

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Lise Horton, Featured Author BDSM Writers Con 2014

This is Lise’s second year attending BDSM Writers Con; what used to be known as BDSM for Writers 3-Day Intensive Workshop. Lise shows her dedication to her craft and her fans as she discovers more about the various nuances of Dominance and submission.

Tessie Bradford

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We had a few questions for Tessie Bradford about her writing and her life. Below are her answers. Feel free to ask a few of your own.


How do your characters enjoy their playtime? Rough? Playful? Tender? All of the above?
Definitely all of the above! When I decided to finally throw my hat into the ring of writing erotic romance, it was with a no holds barred attitude. A bit of pain combined with an interesting array of toys never fails to intrigue me. Humor is mandatory. If you can’t laugh and be playful with your partner or partners, then something very important is missing. Tender? Without a doubt! A loving, happily ever after conclusion is the payoff.

What’s the most challenging part of writing erotic romance? Tessie Bradford, BDSM Writers Con, kink, BDSM romance, kink, Doctor Charley Ferrer,
When writing sex scenes, I not only have to be in a certain mind-set, but there can be nothing, and I mean nothing of a distracting nature going on around me. If my hubby and adult daughter are at home, I ‘announce’ my intent, and they know unless the police, a trip to the hospital, or fire extinguishers are involved, they’d best not disturb me!!

What is your writing process? Do you outline? Set specific hours?
No, I don’t outline or even jot down notes. I ponder/obsess and lose sleep over characters, plots, settings, conflicts etc. in my head until I feel ready to start typing. There’s no set schedule of when, or how much I write at any sitting; I just have to work it in around my full-time day job, family and life.

What role, if any, does your significant other play in your writing career?
My hubby of 27 years heads my Research and Development Department!!! Seriously, he is involved in every aspect of the process. Together we flesh out characters, plot, emotions, dialog and many times, physics. He listens patiently when I babble on about minutia, and talks me off the ledge when I experience my requisite meltdown over meeting a deadline and whether my work is worthy of publication.

Tessie Bradford, BDSM Writers Con, kink, BDSM romance, kink, Doctor Charley Ferrer,How do you find ideas for your books? Real happenings? Dreams? A great imagination?
All of the above! I don’t know about the ‘greatness’ of my imagination, but it sure is active. Many of my heroes have come to me in dreams; very, very good dreams! A couple of my stories are based on real happenings and all of my heroines have varying degrees of me woven into their personalities.

Do you have any bad writing habits?
Yes – going for days without doing it, or getting into “the zone” and ignoring my family while I do it.

How has being published changed your life, if at all?
Being published has changed my life in a very profound way. I was 48 years old when I subbed my first book, Ageless Desires. I was both terrified and excited about putting myself “out there”. I never imagined the confidence and sense of self that would come with the experience.

Tessie Bradford, BDSM Writers Con, kink, BDSM romance, kink, Doctor Charley Ferrer,Tessie Bradford is a bestselling author of Erotic Romance who publishes with Resplendence Publishing and Ellora’s Cave. Megan’s Men, book #1 in her Fated Mates of Mesta series, stayed in Amazon’s Top 100 for erotic/sci-fi for over six months and a number of her titles have been bestsellers at ARe and other third party retailers. Her stories focus on journeys of sexual discovery. She loves creating strong independent women who, with the guidance and love of an alpha hero (or two or three), realize and embrace their submissive side. From the Coffee Time Review of Possessing Eleanor, “Ms. Bradford has taken a successful, independent woman and turned her into the perfect submissive without changing Ellie’s personality, something not many authors can manage so easily.”

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Sorcha Black

It’s my pleasure to introduce to you Sorcha Black one of our BDSM WRITERS CON workshop presenters. I don’t know about you, but I think she looks like a young Angelina Jolie. Maybe they’re related? Who knows? What I do know is that Sorcha is sharing her knowledge and co-hosting a workshop during BDSM Writers Con 2014. To learn more, read below.

Sorcha Black author picSorcha Black is the co-author of the Badass Brats series and writes about kinky bisexual women in poly relationships. Originally a fantasy writer, she started writing romance after meeting two nefarious authors on the internet. Sorcha enjoys tattoos and foul language.

How did you get into writing BDSM romance?
I’m not really sure. There I was one day, writing a fantasy novel that had some kink scenes, when suddenly I was smacked over the head by two romance authors who demanded I co-author a book with them. They were mean! Evil! Relentless! Poor, innocent fantasy writer that I was, I had no way of fending off their nefarious influence. They told me that if I wanted to maintain at least some of my innocence, I would do what they said. So I wrote the book with them, and did crits for them, and beta read for them. Leia and Cari call me their writing sub, but they didn’t give me a safeword. This writing thing is dub con, at best. 😉

What is your favorite book and why?
One Fish, Two Fish by Dr. Seuss. I can recite most of it by heart, which is always a selling point in literature for me.

What is your writing process?
Well, I can’t drink coffee. That being said, usually I start by hiding – I have several children that I need to hide from if I’m going to write uninterrupted for even a few minutes. From there, I generally stare at the blank screen on my computer for a while, then switch to Facebook, where my friends entertain me, then I run out of time. I do that repeatedly, for a week or two, then suddenly I’ll write a 20 page sex scene over two days. It’s not the most effective way to get a book done, but it’s all I’ve got. I’ve also been known to write brilliant sentences on scraps of paper at red lights. Occasionally getting honked at makes me feel pretty.

Why do you write so many books with co-authors?
Writing is like sex to me, in that respect. It’s more fun with a partner. Oh wait! And they make me! Yeah. *blinks innocently.

What books do you have planned for the future?
Currently, I’m working on the next Badass Brats book, The Dom with the Sex Zombies. I’m also in edits for my first fantasy novel, Ein, which features a poly BDSM relationship. After those are done, I have several other projects clamoring for my attention.

To learn more about Sorcha Black visit her website.

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Shannon West

It’s time to get up close and personal with Shannon West. Discover why she writers M/M romances and her personal feelings about Dominance and submission as well as much more. Feel free to ask questions and leave your comments. We’ll be selecting a winner or two for a few ebook.

Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why?
Yes. In the beginning I was still working at a day job and one where my love for M/M and BDSM wouldn’t have been appreciated. So I found a pen name.

At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?
After I’d read a few books on the subject. I found it really appealing but didn’t completely understand. I kept reading and studying to find the answers I was looking for and only when I felt ready did I venture to write anything. This was only after reading a HUGE amount of books and watching videos and doing research.TheEducationofNicholas_Draft 3 (2)

Was there something that happened to you in your life or career that made you want to begin thinking about writing BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?
Truthfully, there’s always been an interest, but I didn’t know what to call it. Since I was very young, I had this, but didn’t know what to do with it. I had a partner who was also interested, and we explored some areas of it, but neither of us knew much about it.

Is there one area of BDSM that you tend to write about more? Why do you think that area creeps into your writing more than some others?
Bondage and control, more than anything. No idea why, but it definitely appeals to me. Humiliation play is also a huge turn-on for me, but balanced with care and love.

LT3What have you written in the past that you think your BDSM/kink fans might find interesting?
Taken in Hand, and Taken Firmly in Hand. The Education of Nicholas. And the latest is Love Taps, my current release.

What is your favorite fetish? Why?
Spanking. It combines a lot of my hot buttons—control, submission and humiliation play. My latest novel Love Taps explores that a bit.

Do you attend BDSM, kink, or fetish conferences? Or do you attend any other http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-muscled-man-bound-rope-image15338745“vanilla” type of conferences? Attending any in the near future you want to mention?
I’ll be in New York in August 2014 at the BDSM Writer’s Conference there. I attend other conferences like GayRomLit in October of each year and the upcoming Rainbow Conference in Tampa.

For more information visit Shannon’s website

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Featured Author during BDSM Writers Con 2014

Robin L. Rotham

What do aliens, farmer’s and ménage stories have in common? Does the idea of anal probing come to mind? What about all those lickable farm boys? No Princess Bride here, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover what can happen with when Robin L. Rotham gets behind her computer and lets her imagination soar.

Why do they call you the Dirty Alien Farm wife?
My fellow Smutketeers, RG Alexander and Eden Bradley, gave me that moniker because I’m a wholesome-looking farm wife and mother of three, but I’m well known for my kinky ménage stories about aliens and farmers. (Not together, of course. Or not yet, anyway. Hmm…)

How were you introduced to the BDSM culture?
As I was to most things, through books. In particular, Eden Bradley’s The Dark Garden. Once I read that, there was no going back. I’d been aware of my own kinky submissive nature all my life, but up until that point, I’d felt it was a shortcoming, something to be ashamed of. Once the power dynamic was finally explained to me, it was like receiving corrective lenses after years of being legally blind. I could suddenly see the D/s dynamic at work all around me, whether or not people acknowledged it, or were even aware of it as such. I wished I’d discovered D/s twenty years earlier—it would have helped me cope with an alpha bosshole I’d felt victimized by.

Are you active in the BDSM community?
Living in rural Nebraska and being married to a shy, mostly vanilla farmer doesn’t allow for much face-time, but I’m a member of an online BDSM community, and I get to a real club whenever I can and occasionally scene with appropriately sadistic dominant figures approved by my husband.

How has BDSM influenced your writing?
All of my books contain elements of dominance and submission, though they’re more obvious in some books than in others. I always like to explore the ways those elements shape my characters and how they influence their interactions. I also enjoy exploring polyamory in my books—it’s a concept that just makes sense to me. I don’t believe that any one person can be everything another needs or wants, no matter how perfect they may be for each other. Another thing I enjoy is pushing my characters’ definitions of their sexual orientation. BDSM has taught me that none of us are set in stone—we’re all constantly evolving as sexual beings, though we’re not all self-aware enough, or adventurous enough, to appreciate it.

Why have you continued to publish with small publishers rather than heading for New York?
I learned very early on—with my first royalty check, in fact—that e-publishing had it all over traditional publishing, at least for me. Not only did I receive actual royalties within weeks of publication, but I had the freedom to write whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted to. I could be as creative and kinky as I dared—and believe me, I’ve dared plenty—and do it without sacrificing my family to a do-or-die deadline. I prefer my writing to work for me, not the other way around.

Robin L. Rotham is a bestselling, award-winning author of erotic   romance for Samhain Publishing and Ellora’s Cave. Though her genres run the gamut from contemporary to futuristic and sci-fi, and even to fairy tales, Robin’s stories all include ménage and BDSM themes. She loves exploring evolving sexualities and the fluidity of D/s dynamics in her writing. Robin is married to a farmer, has three teenagers, and lives in rural Nebraska.

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Featured Author during BDSM Writers Con 2014