Guest Author D.F.Krieger with Joy’s Edge

Hi all,

Well, it’s back to to the day job today, but at least I have the fab D.F. Krieger dropping in. She’s talking about genre and her brand new release, Joy’s Edge – which is part of the Coming in Hot Medical Romance Box Set (if there’s one thing better than a hot medical romance, it’s a whole bunch of them, right?).

 

What genre do you write in and why? What drew you to it? Have you come across any difficulties, pre-conceptions or judgements because of this, and if so how have you dealt with these?

df-author-picI’m actually glad you asked that. Believe it or not, I often write BDSM because I’m actually involved in the lifestyle. It upset me that there were so many books out there with preconceived ideas and notions of how BDSM works. Let me give you a couple of examples of the truth behind BDSM that you often see misrepresented. No one can just walk into a BDSM club like “Oops, teehee, I’m in a club where people are having sex? How did I get here?”

You are not allowed to touch anyone without permission. Even a sub. Especially someone else’s sub. If you do, you will get kicked out. Consent is a HUGE principle in BDSM. Period.

BDSM is not a guy beating a girl while he gets off. There are so many facets to BDSM, and so many different ways to practice. It’s a shame more people aren’t aware of it. Not all kinks are violent, nor are they “dirty.”

“No” means no, even in BDSM. The only time it doesn’t mean no is if the couple is in a scene and they’ve already agreed that no doesn’t mean no. If this is the case, I can guarantee you they’ve come up with a safe way to say a word that absolutely does mean “Stop right now. I’m not comfortable with this.” It’s called a safe word for a reason.

If you’ve never read BDSM, I suggest looking at certain authors, myself included, for a taste of the real thing. Cherise Sinclair is also a wonderful author and one day I’d like to grow up to write just as well as she does. Regardless, the point is, just because a book is popular, it doesn’t mean it’s an apt representation of its subject. Hope you’ll give us a chance to spank you via literature.

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That sounds like an offer that’s hard to refuse 😉 Check out the book details here:

cover-joys-edgeBlurb

Joy wants two things from life—to be the best damn veterinarian possible, and to meet a Dom who can handle her deepest desires. The problem is finding a man who knows the difference between “no” and “make me.”

When a new potential Dom starts messaging her on the kink site she frequents, she’s torn between making her dreams a reality or letting her desires be nothing more than talk.

Boxed Set Blurb: Get a dose of romance, STAT! **Brand New and Exclusive** novella to novel length books. Featuring NYT, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors, we’re Coming In Hot with paranormal to contemporary, and sizzling to seductive bedside manners by the doctors, nurses, paramedics, and more in this boxed set.

And you can get your hands on a copy here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I8BZ96C?tag=smarturl-20

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/coming-in-hot-paranormal-contemporary-medical-romance-boxed-set-gina-kincade/1124086188;jsessionid=639CA79D79BCD1333CFA3278AB459220.prodny_store01-atgap08?ean=2940153343822

Are: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-cominginhotparanormalcontemporarymedicalromanceboxedset-2076531-166.html?referrer=56f81090895d0

Have a great week. Take care x

Review – Crave by Erzabet Bishop

Hi all,

As some of you may know, I’m a little unwell this week so I apologise for the posts being a little hit and miss. At least I’ve had some reading to distract me though and have been lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Erzabet Bishop’s fab read, Crave.

51RwyWeRH0L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Blurb

In the darkness of night, desire reigns supreme.

The sins of the past live on in the present…

Carefree submissive Linnet Adams is living the dream with a promising future, another semester of school under her belt, and best of all, the devotion of Master Gage. Her life at Crave, the city’s most exclusive BDSM club, is everything to her until she’s thrust into a living nightmare.

Seven years, seven murders…

Ryder, a male submissive at Crave, is devoted to the lifestyle and one very hard to pin down Domme. He is also a Doctor of Psychology specializing in BDSM related crimes. When yet another murder occurs, he is asked to assist Detective Linnet Adams. Sometimes the truth is hiding in plain sight, and all it can take is one kiss.

The whisper of the cane can bring them heaven or hell…

Gage still dreams about the sub who got away. Linnet was his fantasy girl and the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. As the new owner of Crave, he still can’t get her out of his mind.

A discovery is about to rock his world and bring the past and future colliding together. If only he has the courage to embrace it.

Review – 4 Stars

It was interesting to read a BDSM theme combined with a suspense storyline, it gave it a little something different. After almost being killed in a BDSM-related crime Linnet not only left behind her previous submissive life, but dedicated herself to solving other sex crimes as a detective. Her past rears up though when she is assigned to investigate a serial murder, whose attacks bare an uncanny resemblance to her own. Linnet is also torn between her past, in form of previous dom Gage, and her current life as a mistress with new submissive Ryder.

I liked Linnet a lot, she had been through a great deal but she survived and it made her a stronger person. You could also see the emotional effects though, and it was nice to see her starting to work through those, to face her past and let people in again.

Ryder was a great character, some authors have a tendency to write male submissives as slightly weak or just as rather flat characters, so it was nice to see Ryder being so well-developed. He was strong when he needed to be, good at juggling his professional and personal life, and you had to feel for the way he always tried to put Linnet first – even when he was worried it would cost him. Gage, I would have perhaps liked to know a little more about. I got his guilt and regret coming through, but a little more detail on him as a person might have been nice.

There were a few minor points that annoyed me. I must admit I’m not a fan of the ‘they were wearing masks so didn’t recognise each other’ plotline. I could possibly accept if they were strangers beforehand – but if it was someone I’d had a serious relationship with then I would know them even with a bit of cloth over their face! That’s maybe just my personal opinion though. Also, I was quite surprised that after seven murders a ‘vital’ piece of evidence was never spotted on the first six crimescenes? Plus the cat – I don’t do spoilers but awww 🙁 These were just minor personal points though and overall I enjoyed it as a fast paced story, combining some steamy BDSM with a gripping suspense storyline. Would highly recommend.

If you’d like to see for yourself, you can find Crave here:

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/Crave-Bound-To-Be-Naughty-ebook/dp/B01834RGBA

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01834RGBA?keywords=Crave%20%28Bound%20To%20Be%20Naughty%29&qid=1449854405&ref_=sr_1_1&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Crave-Bound-To-Be-Naughty-ebook/dp/B01834RGBA