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!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Reader Question - Inspiration

This week I'm answering another readers question via formspring. If you have a question for me or one of my characters, hop over to formspring or leave it here.

Question from trilby97:
What inspired you to write this story; the BDSM path and freeing someone from it?

Great question, trilby97.

This story was an evolution of sorts. I'd been reading some BDSM stories on-line. That alone didn't really trigger the story making juices so to speak, but then a story about a young girl that had been kidnapped and enslaved for years flooded the news. With that came 'in depth' stories of human trafficking, etc.

One day my mind just started to mingle the two. I began to wonder how a Dom would go about helping a woman who'd been enslaved against her will without using traditional means.

The story rattled around in my head for about a month before anything ended up on paper. But even then, I was too nervous to put it out there, so I sent the first four chapters to a friend. She read them and begged me for more.

As they say, the rest is history. I continued writing the story until it became what it is today. Stephan and Brianna have taken on a life of their own, and I can't wait to continue to share their journey with all of you.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Playroom - Nipple Clamps

I was pondering what to talk about this month for my 'playroom' posting when I thought back to a conversation I was involved in last week regarding nipple clamps. It started with someone who was interested in trying them, but had no clue where or how to start.

So first of all, what are nipple clamps?

There are many different types of nipple clamps, but they all basically do the same thing, they restrict blood flow to ones nipples.

For someone who wants to try nipple clamps but never has before, going he adjustable route is a good option. There are a few different types of adjustable clamps, but all of them allow the user to have control over how tightly their flesh is being held. You want the experience to be enjoyable, not so painful that you never want to see the clamps again. Even with the adjustable ones common sense needs to hold true. If something doesn't feel right, stop!

If you find that you love nipple clamps and want to get more hard core, there are Japanese clover clamps, mini clothes pins, and talon clamps. Not for the faint of heart, mind you, so again, use your head if you are going to try them.

When I started this blog, my goal was for it to be interactive and educational along with sharing information on my books. To that end, I'm opening up 'The Playroom' posts to guest bloggers. Do you have a favorite toy, etc., that you like to use? Want to share what exactly it is that makes it your favorite? If you are interested in taking part in future guest 'playroom' posts, leave me a message with your e-mail address.

Next month I've had someone offer to share some information with us on fire play. This is something I am totally clueless about, so I'm looking forward to what she has to say. Until then...play safe. :)