Club Sin 3
July 22, 2014
Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.
After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?
Desired is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Ever since FSOG exploded, us readers have been bombarded with various BDSM erotica. I must admit, I jumped on the Mommy Porn bandwagon but soon tired of it. The influx of kinky tales assailed me left and right, lots of authors wanted to unseat E.L. James from her throne, confident that they're better writers therefore their work could and would easily be the next FSOG.
Unfortunately not all BDSM erotica that was released were good even if it's better written. Too much sex for sex and a lot of them followed James' formula which is ironic as a lot of them were quick to critique James' trilogy.
As for me, I slowly tapered my erotica reads. I grew wise in picking what to read, who wrote it and what it's about. I've read Stacey Kennedy's paranormal work and erotica or not, she has her own brand of sexy that I find effective. So there's no question that I will be behind CLUB SIN and sure enough, none of the books disappointed me.
Now we're on book 3 and DESIRED is going live tomorrow. I love this series and I want more of it. This is one of the better kink-series out there and it's worth trying. There's a balance between plot, romance, and smex so we're not dealt with soft porn instead we have a beautiful kinky romance.
By the way, I had the honor of reviewing DESIRED for Romance at Random, you can read my full review here. And today I have Stacey Kennedy, I can't help but ask her if tortured heroes are requirements for writing BDSM. Find out what she has to say about the issue.
First, thank you to the fabulous, Braine, for letting me visit today. Second, no I don’t think it’s a requirement to have a broken character in BDSM erotica, but I do understand the draw to them. I believe we, as women, will often find ourselves wanting to help a person in pain. I think that’s a natural mothering instinct that’s in some of us. It makes us want to reach into a book and make things better for the hero/heroine.
I happen to love quite a few stories that have completely broken characters. I feel more drawn to them and often find myself addicted to them, but I’m also well aware that I wouldn’t want that person in my life. I like life to be a little less complicated, without drama.
That’s why my stories tend to have characters that will have a personal issue they must overcome. As in, they’ve never moved on after a death, or they have an insecurity that’s holding the back. I think most of us that have fallen in love know when you meet a person something in your past might be in the way of being truly happy. That is what I focus on when writing any love story – it’s that sweet joining of hearts where past hurts just don’t matter anymore and a person can be truly free from it all.
Truth is, while I like reading about a broken hero/heroine, I just can’t write anyone who is too broken, because I don’t think it’s a good start to a healthy relationship. I like to think of myself being put into the characters shoes and what I would do if I were them, and if I stood in front of a hero who was entirely broken I know I would never start a relationship with him.
Sure, if he had trust issues or something else to overcome, I could deal with that. But truly broken with issues up to his eyeballs would make me run away…and run away fast! What can I say, I’m a big believer in “healthy relationships”. And I think because I feel so strongly about it, it comes out in my writing.
So, to answer the question, I would say a flat out NO. Just because there is the element of BDSM doesn’t mean the characters must have broken pasts. I would say that in reality most people involved in the BDSM lifestyle are extremely strong and very put together. In fact, their relationships are based on communication and trust, which are the very bones of a healthy relationship. And it’s that which I base CLUB SIN off of – strong and confident individuals who just so happen to love kink and want desperately to find their one true love.
Even though I’m not known to write them, you’ll never hear me complaining about those broken heroes that win our hearts. They can and often do make for an excellent read!
STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy. Today she’s answering this question: In BDSM erotica we often meet characters with a broken past. Is this a requirement in this genre?
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