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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.


  1. I know authors pull from a lot of areas, but this is wonderful especially trying to have your heroine overcome abuse.
    Will be going on my TBR list.

  2. Always love to hear where inspiration comes from! Fascinating idea for a series!

  3. I was reading a post about equality in BDSM at this site (http://gilliancolbert.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/bdsm-authority-equality-or-what/) today and found it very interesting and enlightening as a non-practitioner of BDSM. In the article the author was prompted to think about the role of equality in BDSM relationships, and especially in total power exchanges like M/s. She put forth the notion, that aside from basic human rights no two humans can ever be truly "equal". She further speaks to how power exchange is at it's very nature never about remaining equals - it is about authority and (more to my mind than hers) the exchange that goes along with a very unequal exchange of power due to the very nature of BDSM.

    However, and this is the important part, a "good" master and one that is true to the positive precepts of BDSM will NEVER forget that at the very base of everything both the Master and the submissive/slave are equal as human beings.

    The article caught my eye since this idea of being equal as human beings and that basic human rights (safety, food, shelter, opportunity and happiness) is the paramount, and only place in which any two human beings can be "equal" no matter their station in life. It is this concept which also helps me to view Stephan as a positive character and Ian as such a despicable one - Stephan keeps Anna's human rights very much in the forefront of his mind and Ian appears to have absolutely no regard for them, only caring for his own pleasure and satisfaction.

    Was too interesting a thought to not share.