Yup, got a nice, new chapter up on SOL. I was going over it one last time this morning, and I have to say if you’re looking for this chapter to move the plot along, well, you’re going to be a bit disappointed. There’s just a lot of that sex stuff. You know, girl/girl, guy/girl… that kinda thing.
Speaking of sex stories, I did a little rooting around on Amazon for ‘BDSM Erotica’. There’s a lot of it there, and I should state that since I only bought 4 books, my sampling is pretty light. Unfortunately, so was the reading.
Okay, the first book I read was pretty good. It was called Dangerous Cravings by Evangeline Anderson. Overall it wasn’t a bad book. There was an interesting plot — plain but interesting — with a slight twist, and a few decent BDSM scenes. But they were very few. Mostly, the book described the problems the two characters were having overcoming their interest in such a dirty, dirty thing like BDSM.
The woman, of course, NEEDED a bit of BDSM, but was horribly embarrassed about it. The man didn’t have the foggiest idea what it was all about, at least until he did a investigation into it. I won’t tell how the book ended, but it was a romance novel, so I’m sure you can guess.
One thing all of the books I read had in common? The woman had some hangups in her background and BDSM was the way she dealt with it. Because it’s obvious that NO ONE would ever engage in that kind of sex unless they were already fucked up in the head.
What these books all lacked, in my humble opinion, were any really hot, descriptive BDSM scenes. It was all ‘sliding into her warm tunnel’ kinda stuff. Yes, occasionally there were actual dirty words. Fuck was used. And (I hope you’re sitting down for this) even the word cunt once or twice. But overall I’d have to say the sex was lukewarm in all of them – what there was of it.
I won’t name the other three books I bought – two of which were so bad I couldn’t even finish them. I had to wonder though, if this is where America gets its idea of what BDSM sex is like. I also have to wonder if this is ACTUALLY what BDSM sex is like for most people. Doesn’t seem to be from those I know in the scene, but maybe I’m totally wrong about that.
If I ever put anything up on Amazon – and I’m considering it – it sure as hell isn’t going to be mild spanking story with the sex only hinted at. It’s going to be a story with plot and dirty, filthy sex acts, lovingly described in lurid detail. And BDSM. LOTS of BDSM.
Sadly, it won’t be under the Dark Pen name though.
Anyway, if you have a commercial story that came off of Amazon that you thought was hot, please let me know. And enjoy this latest chapter of Avatar.