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When you have the perfect boyfriend—sweet, romantic, supportive, and your high school sweetheart—you’re supposed to be happy. But Sarah’s also in love with Peter, her boyfriend’s best friend. He’s funny, surprising, and he brings the spice to her life she craves. When secrets come out into the open will she get what she wants, or lose everything?
During Sarah's 21st Birthday club crawl her best friend Cassie catches her an inch away from kissing Peter. Now Peter knows about her desires, and Cassie is furious at her. If word gets out the scandal would ruin Sarah and Mike’s college careers – she’s the University's Instagram famous head cheerleader and he’s the quarterback – not to mention their relationship. If Sarah can't find a way to make the relationship with Peter work she could lose him forever.
Do the school's darlings have room for another man? And if so, how can they have a relationship without getting discovered?
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5 Elements of a Great BDSM Story
BDSM is an increasingly popular romance sub-genre, and with good reason. It’s new to a lot of readers, it can add a lot of suspense to a scene, and—best of all—it’s hot! Let’s look at the different elements that go into making a kinky story work, from my viewpoint as an author writing them.
Trust is the bedrock of any BDSM scene or relationship. Without trust it’s impossible for a submissive to relax and fully enjoy the experience, and no good Dom will enjoy an encounter where their submissive is truly scared or unwilling. So how does this play out in a scene? It means that the submissive trusts fully that the Dom understands their limits and won’t violate them. It means that the Dom is fully aware of any safety concerns related to the planned activities and has taken steps to avoid anticipated problems. There is also trust around feelings, too. A submissive can become very vulnerable in a BDSM scene and it takes a lot of trust to willingly surrender to that vulnerability. A Dom also has to trust that the submissive won’t react poorly to the scene and become angry at the Dom for doing something to hurt them. And both parties have to trust that the other will accept their kinky desires and return them, instead of rejecting them. Trust is essential for good BDSM, so to me it is an essential component of the story. Trust is sexy, and exploring that to the limits can be deeply satisfying.
Expression of feelings
The best part of any romance story is getting to experience the main character’s feelings as they fall in love, and then live their lives with their partner(s). The BDSM in a story should help that process happen. How does the bottom feel while being tied up, whipped, collared, or ordered to kneel? How does the top feel about wielding the whip, giving orders, or putting that collar on? How does the shared experience affect the relationship? BDSM is a wonderful opportunity to deepen the emotional ties in a relationship, so a story should touch on that at every opportunity.
It goes without saying that sex is a very sensual experience, and BDSM is the same. Many people engage in BDSM simply for the variety of sensations it provides, which is often called sensation play. The feel of soft fur on your skin, the sting of a whip, the way alternating hot then cold makes your skin come alive, or the feel of being completely bound and immobile – all of these things have a unique sensation which can add zest to your scene, and your sex life. This is true of almost all types of BDSM activity, from light sensation play on up to heavy pain play for the very masochistic submissive. It’s all about finding the sensations you enjoy and getting more of those. All good writing touches on the five senses anyway, so this is an easy fit for a kinky story.
Expression of Dynamic
Another part of any romance story is seeing how the dynamic develops between the main characters, and that is also true of BDSM stories – except in BDSM the term dynamic can have a different meaning. It’s often used to refer to the power dynamic between a Dominate and a submissive. Many BDSMers enjoy playing with an exchange of power, which means that the submissive willingly gives the Dominant the power to control the scene within certain limits. This can be all about having some hot sex for the night, or it can encompass the whole relationship if a submissive looks to a Dom to provide guidance and support on a daily basis. The beautiful thing about relationship dynamics is that it’s very individual. No two relationships have the exact same dynamic, because every single person has different needs. You can take the template of a dominant man and a submissive woman and write it a million different ways. The individual characters in a story shape that specific D/s relationship into something unique – just like in real life. That makes BDSM a fascinating topic to explore in fiction, because the opportunities are endless.
Variety isn’t strictly necessary for a good story, but it certainly helps! I like putting the characters into a new situation, and giving the reader a new experience that they may not have had before. A lot of BDSM practitioners actively seek out new kinky experiences, so BDSM can be a great way to explore ones desires and limits. That’s why I included Shibari in One Night in Sin. It’s not something that’s frequently written about in popular BDSM books, and I think I came at the rope bondage in a way that will be new to some readers.
I bring all of these elements into One Night In Sin: A BDSM Club Experience. It’s the first book in my Sinfully Sexy series. Each book is a standalone story that features a new couple with a different dynamic and kinky relationship. They are all connected through Sin, an exclusive BDSM Club in Miami.
A little excerpt teaser:
His thumb swept across her belly, making her skin tingle. She raised her arms to wrap them around his neck, which lifted her shirt a little and exposed more skin. He slid his palm across her stomach and around to her side to pull her firmly to him.
“I want to tie you up,” he said, kissing her softly on the forehead. “A chest and pelvic harness.” He kissed her nose. “That will make you look pretty and feel good.” He placed a lingering kiss on her mouth. “That okay with you?”
“A harness? Sounds serious,” Sarah said, chasing after his mouth when he pulled away.
“Nah.” Peter brought his hands between them to trace a finger across her shoulder right where it met her neck, one finger on each side and down to join between her breasts, then sweeping his palms across her chest and around so that he was cupping her on either side. “It will come down here, then surround you with pretty knots. Nothing tight, just pretty.” Then he slid his palms down her sides to rest snugly on her hips. “And another harness here to give us something to hold onto while we fuck you.” He slid a hand down to cup her pussy firmly. “Sound fun?”
She was getting wet from his grip on her, and the feeling of his hands all over her. “Well now I’m curious, so definitely.” She leaned up to kiss him hard.
Mike came up behind her and ran his hands down her back to rest on her hips below Peter’s and kissed her neck. “So how does this work?”
Sarah leaned back into him. Mike found that sensitive spot that always made her shiver and nibbled on it, and she gave a little giggle. He made a pleased noise and rubbed his hands up and down. She was glad to have his familiar touch. It made this surreal thing with Peter seem more real.
“Start by showing a little skin,” Peter said, tugging at the hem of her shirt. Sarah lifted her arms and he pulled her blouse up and over her head, then laid it on a chair against the wall. He brought his hands up to cup her lacy bra eagerly, then slowly pulled it off after Mike unhooked it. He grinned as the lace fell away and she was bared to him. He cupped her softly, running his thumbs along the sides of her breasts, and her nipples tightened up at the light touch. “Damn,” he whispered.
He pushed them together and bent to brush his lips across her curves, then licked her nipple and sucked it lightly. Sarah pushed up into his mouth and whined and he laughed a little.
“Impatient,” Peter chided, pulling away. “Now the rest of you.” He deftly unbuttoned her pants and tugged on them so she could shimmy out and let him lay them over the chair.
Mike was still close behind her and he slid his palm across her belly and down between her legs. She leaned back into him and smiled when he nuzzled her neck then sucked until she was sure she’d have a hickey there. She was even wetter than before, and definitely ready to see what Peter had in mind.
Peter lifted one of the coils of rope and untied it. He shook it out then put the ends together to fold the rope in half. “Top or bottom first?”
“Um, top,” Sarah said, snuggling into Mike’s embrace while she watched Peter come over to lift the rope over her head and rest it behind her neck and over her shoulders. It was smooth, with just a little bit of weight to it. He brought the rope together in front of her chest and the dangling ends tickled her stomach.
“Mike, you’re in charge of keeping her hair up and out of the way.” Mike dutifully gathered her blond waves up into a high ponytail. Peter nodded. “First, Sarah, if at any time you need to get out, you just tell me to stop and I’ll untie you immediately. I’ll cut the ropes off if I need to. Okay?”
His expression was earnestly concerned, which touched her. “Okay. I trust you.”
He smiled. “Good. So now the first knot,” Peter said, looping the rope together just above her breasts and pulling the end through.
She watched with fascination as his expression turned to one of concentration while he created another knot below her breasts. He was normally such a goof, the expression was a little unexpected on him. He smiled as he surveyed what he’d done, then tugged her forward a little by his hands on her waist to make space between Mike and herself.
Mike peered around Sarah’s shoulder to see the knots. “Pretty cool,” he said. “Looks kind of fancy.”
“Yeah, that’s why I like this particular harness. It’s pretty. It will look good on you, RaRah,” Peter said, looping the rope behind her and bringing it back around to pull it through the ropes above the top knot. He grinned at her quickly, looking excited before looking back to his work.
Meet Dominique Wild
Dominique believes the only Sin is not following your heart. Through her writing she explores love and sex through the lens of BDSM, polyamory, and queer relationships. The more diverse and inclusive the better. She loves a cozy blanket, cup of tea, and a sexy read on a cold night.
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