Because I recently was made aware of an outcry in the BDSM community against erotica with themes that rely on the cultural knowledge of their generalized, overarching practices of sexuality, I feel a little pressure to explain something about my series Diary of a Fuckdoll.
The Billionaire Who…series is not intended to accurately represent BDSM. Until this week, it never occurred to me that any reader anywhere would consider the abusive drugged up Tristan as a legitimate Dom.
Dear reader, fair & kind, Tristan is not a “dom.” He thinks he is. Just as he thinks he is also a right good chap who’s handsome, generous, and good with money. Tristan thinks a lot of things about himself, and lets show a lot more that he never tells with his words. With his actions (for as writers, we are told to show, NOT TELL), he shows us he is abusive, rough, controlling, domineering…
If you are looking for a romance, do not pick up the Billionaire series. I have said it before and I will say it again. It is not a romance.
As for the supposed tide of other erotica books that are trying to do double-duty as romances between rich men and the women they tie up, there is little to nothing I can say about them. I can only speak for my own writing, and at this point in time when I still have parts 6 & 7 to finish, it is dangerous to speak too much. I fear I may have given away too much, already!
If you feel confused, split, attracted and repulsed by Tristan, then I have done my job. All shall be revealed dear reader, brave and fair. And, hopefully, other things I’ve written into this story will strike you on differing levels, but now is not the time and place to discuss these things—you never see an actor stop at intermission to take Q&A on his performance in the first act, do you? So let us not break the fourth wall quite *all* the way, okay?
Do allow me to sally through the rest of AS YOU WISH (and therein lies the romance I have been accused of having written *sigh*), and when it is finished all about Tristan and Lisa and the other Lisa and the other Lisas shall be revealed.
I enjoy writing episodic entertainment fare. I enjoy writing it, and so I do. I hope you enjoy reading it. If it evokes feelings within you re: true BDSM, I do encourage you to research what that world is really like. Or, if like me, you prefer to fantasize about rough things and not actually do them, that is completely and totally valid a choice, as well. My friends get quite the laugh about how vanilla Ms. End is in real life, considering the filth she so proudly writes.
But, enough. I have a free book to pimp out today and AS YOU WISH still is not writing itself, despite all the bibbity-bobbity-boobiting I’ve lay on it. 😉