This blog is dedicated to my Finding Anna series, and it's characters. I've developed it to be an interactive resource for my readers. Take a look around. Visit the playroom. Get to know each of the characters and even ask them questions. Above all...enjoy!

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Lunch Conversation

For those in the US, this past Sunday was Mother's Day. I knew I would not be able to make it over to see my mom that day, so I decided to take her out to lunch Thursday instead. We got to talking about my books, including Slave.

Fist of all, I have to say that my mother is a very conservative person, she always has been. The first time I brought up Slave months ago my mother's first question was to ask if it was set during the time of the civil war. Since then, I have had several others ask me the same question and have had to explain that no, it is a modern tale about a girl here in the United States.

Over lunch this past week, I shared with my mom some of the comments that were left on this blog after my first 'Welcome' post. One of the many things that came up was her wanting to know what BDSM stood for. I explained that it meant 'Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and submission, Sadism and Masochism'.

I got a blank stare in response.

Honestly, I figured she would have at least heard of BDSM at some point in her life, even if it was only in a vague sense. It seems, however, that that isn't the case.

My first exposure to BDSM was through TV. There was a show on years ago called Silk Stalkings. The homicide detectives were investigating a murder where the woman was found bound and gagged. The investigation led to a fetish club, etc. I don't remember much more, however, I do know that since then I have watched a number of other cop dramas with similar story lines.

It wasn't until I started reading a few stories that I began to look beyond the leather so to speak.

Given my mothers complete lack of knowledge on the subject, I am rather curious as to how she will handle the D/s themes in Slave.