Guest Post – Janine Ashbless

Guest Post – Janine Ashbless

We Need to be Wicked Janine Ashbless Recently I bought an anthology of female-written fiction whose subtitle was “women up to no good”. Now this is not a book review, but I want to make it clear that these stories were well-written and well-edited and almost all really interesting, taken as individual pieces. Nevertheless I […]

Guest Post – M. Never

Guest Post – M. Never

What is BDSM? M. Never Wikipedia says “BDSM is a variety of erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other interpersonal dynamics. Given the wide range of practices, some of which may be engaged in by people who do not consider themselves as practicing BDSM, inclusion in the BDSM community or […]

Guest Post – Christine Blacktho...

Guest Post – Christine Blackthorn

I am submissive – or am I? Christine Blackthorn   The recent enthusiasm for BDSM romance novels has left me going from happy to worried and back again. I am happy about it not only because I write them, but also because I think any development which allows people to experiment with what makes them […]

Guest Post – Samantha A Cole

Guest Post – Samantha A Cole

Sub Before Dom By Samantha Cole   Excerpt from Topping the Alpha— “…It’s where I met Max…Max Sterling. He started volunteering there just after New Year’s my senior year and became my first real boyfriend—you know, not just a one-night-stand or a friend-with-benefits. He also became my first Dom.” Nick’s head whipped up and he […]

Guest Post – K D Grace

Guest Post – K D Grace

What Women Want K D Grace There’s an old tale that rears its head in multiple forms, but the two most memorable are The Wife of Bath’s Tale in the Canterbury Tales, and The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell. In both stories a knight is forced to marry a hideous hag. On their […]

Guest Post – Nicola Corkin

Guest Post – Nicola Corkin

Yes means Yes – feminist musings on consent in sex Nicola Corkin The question of consent has moved greater minds than mine again and again. Legally, it is the foundation on which the definition of rape rests. Socially, the concept has caused innumerable problems, mostly because socially, we ourselves are not quite certain of it. […]

Guest Post – Annabel Joseph

Guest Post – Annabel Joseph

Imperfect in the Dungeon: Damaged Characters in BDSM Fiction Annabel Joseph I groused to a friend the other day with my head in my hands. “Why can’t I ever write a normal character?” I was joking. Mostly. The truth is, I find damaged, emotionally struggling, even badly behaving characters to be a lot more interesting […]

Guest Post – Sonni de Soto

Guest Post – Sonni de Soto

Loving Oddly – Where Show Me, Sir Came From Sonni de Soto When I started Show Me, Sir, it had begun as a chance to redeem my main character, Max Wells, who’d unfortunately and a little unfairly been cast in the antagonist role at the end of my first novel, The Taming School. She’d been […]