bdsm much? guest blog and promo with lynda bailey

The Rougher Side of Romance

Huge thanks to Alisa for hosting me today and letting me crow about my newest release, On the Corner of Heartache and Hopeful—KIRA.

So what do you think the rougher side of romance means? If you answered BDSM, you’d be right.

BDSM. That’s bondage (and discipline), dominance (and submission), sadism and masochism. (Got your attention, didn’t I? <G>)

I believe it’s safe to assume that the recent rise in the popularity of this sub-genre of romance can be directly attributed to the 50 Shades of Gray phenomenon. (I, myself, have never read the books.) Please understand, though, that BDSM stories have been around for-e-ver. Much longer than the Shades series. In fact, years ago I read a submission for a national contest that had serious BDSM elements. At the time I was shocked, and more than a bit intrigued. <wink> If you’re a fan of Shades, I would strongly encourage you to check out a few BDSM authors that I have read. Delilah Devlin, Qwillia Rain and Lily Rede.

As a writer of erotic romance, it seemed a natural transition for me to broaden my romantic horizons to include at least some aspects of BDSM into my stories. I started with MIC, the first novella in my Heartache and Hopeful series. (Available on Amazon. com. http://amzn.com/B009RE0JKG) Nothing too hot and heavy happened—other than the sex, of course! But I did have a scene where Scott fulfills Mic’s fantasy of being tied up while making love. In KIRA, I delved a bit deeper and gave my heroine a spanking fetish. I plan to go deeper still (no pun intended—really!) in my next Heartache and Hopeful novella, GRACE.

If I’ve learned just one thing in my research of BDSM, it’s that you cannot make any assumptions about this lifestyle or the people who live it. These folks are just as committed to their partners, love just as deeply, hurt just as badly as anyone else. Because I’m a non-participant in the lifestyle, I wanted to make damn sure my characters’ goals and motivations were believable. The last thing I wanted was insult those who live the BDSM life. Hopefully I came at least kinda close to accomplishing that objective.

So what do you think about BDSM? Does the idea titillate or repulse you? Share your thoughts for the chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card.

On the Corner of Heartache and Hopeful—KIRA is available here. http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B00BE5YDB2. You can also stop by my website to check out my other stories. www.lyndabailey.net

Thanks again, Alisa, for letting me hang out here today!

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BLURB:

Kira Grant, daughter of a multi-mega millionaire, leaves her over-protective father—and her sizeable heritance—for the simple life in Tatum, NE. She’s also leaving behind her sordid urges. Or so she thought…

Hunter Rice has only one goal: clear his name of doping charges and climb back into the ring where he belongs. And if he has to “convince” some wealthy mogul’s daughter she should move back home in order to reach that goal, so be it.

Lives, like streets, can run parallel or they can cross. Sometimes those crossroads lead to heartache or they lead to hope.

EXCERPT: (Please note—NOT a PG13 selection. Mature audience only.)

Hunter leaned forward until he was an inch from her face. “And just what is going to happen between us?”

In answer, Kira unbelted her robe. It dropped to the floor. So did his jaw.

She did indeed have on fishnet stockings that were attached to a black garter belt. She also wore a black corset, ribbed with a shiny, purple fabric. Her breasts strained against the purple lace edging the top of the corset with each of her breathes. By the wisp of material barely concealing her mound, he doubted she wore a thong. Had to be a g-string. Though Hunter had seen Kira buck naked, this getup was damn near sexier than her being in her—altogether.

He said nothing for a long time, not that he could talk. His tongue was glued to the roof of his mouth and his mind was equally stuck. He just feasted on her appearance. Over and over and over again. Thoughts, explicitly carnal thoughts and lots of them, filled his head. And his dick.

Finally, his gaze meandered back to hers. Uncertainty etched her features. He almost regretted ogling her. Almost.

Hunter swallowed twice then found his voice. “Okay. You’ve got my attention.” In more ways than one as his erection pressed against his zipper. “Mind telling me what the hell is going on?”

“This is going on.” She walked to the bed and flung the blanket away from a corner.

Stepping closer to see what she’d revealed, Hunter’s gut reeled and his stiff cock hardened even further. There was a ping pong paddle and a wooden spoon, both covered with what looked to be felt cloth. They reminded him of the BDSM toys found at the back of sleazy men’s magazines. He rifled his gaze to hers. “You are not spanking me with those things.”

She picked up the spoon and whacked it against her palm. The sound reverberated at the base of his spine. “By staying, you agreed to do whatever I want, remember?” Whack. “But relax.” Whack. Whack. “These aren’t for you. They’re for me.”

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14 thoughts on “bdsm much? guest blog and promo with lynda bailey”

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, Cynthia. When you say you’d never try BDSM, is that writing about it or participating in it? :O

      Just curious. hehe.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  1. Gorgeous new cover, Lynda! And the books sound like a wild ride! I love the series title, and the fact that you’re making sure the characters are complex people. I’m not 100% sure why BDSM has moved towards the mainstream lately (sure, 50 Shades was popular, but WHY was it popular?). I think it’s probably because it adds an intensity that’s not so easy to create anymore with ‘vanilla” sex.

    1. I love my cover, too, Elisa. The fabulous Kim Killion of The Killion Group designed it.
      As to the popularity of 50 Shades, I think that author had one kiss-ass PR person. Prior to the book’s release, all the buzz, even on the local news channels, was 50 Shades of Gray and how scandalous it was. Yup. Great PR.
      Thanks bunches for swinging by, my friend!

  2. That’s quite an excerpt, Lynda! 🙂

    I always enjoy your books (I’ve read two already!), so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one, too.

    Congrats on your newest release, and your cover is gorgeous.

  3. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to
    do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to know
    where u got this from. thank you

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