Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Beauty of Thought

By S. Dora (Guest Blogger)

Anyone picking up A Weekend Unbound will probably notice two things: the amount of kinky scenes and the many moments of self-reflection by both Dominant Derek and his submissive lover Tyler. The lovers can’t seem to stop thinking about why they do what they do, how they prepare mentally and so on… 

Some might interpret this as a way of A. Moore and yours truly to make absolutely clear this isn’t about abuse, but about a loving relationship with a bit of extra. Why not simply let them do all those hot and kinky stuff? Do readers always have to be reminded of Safe, Sane and Consensual between a spanking and a good hard fuck?

The interpretation is very understandable, and we certainly don’t mind this reading. After all, a story with a clear message about certain rules and safety never hurt the adventurous couple. But more than that the motivation for all those thoughts meandering through the playroom scenes, is the pure pleasure of creating characters who sometimes doubt and are nervous and wonder if this is too much or not enough. Rituals have meaning for the characters and are not just to show the writers’ awareness of the Safe Sane Consensual concept.

Because, let’s not fool ourselves, Dom and sub can do everything right according to the big book of proper BDSM and still be in an abusive relationship if they are blind to their true power (im)balance. Safe words are fine, but a keen eye for the silent language of the body really makes a difference.

Derek and Tyler know that BDSM, and especially D/s, is a very important part of their relationship, and both feel they want to leave all boundaries behind and damn the consequences, but to be honest, my fellow writer and I never even contemplated to write such a story. We wanted a bit more realism. To us realism includes Dom Derek suddenly recognizing what he’s actually doing during a very intense scene. Or for sub Tyler to be aware he’s accepting something he doesn’t care for at all, and why that still can be a good thing.

A small taste?

Perhaps it was best if he was practical about it. He scraped together whatever energy he had left and climbed the stairs once more. He needed to clean and put away the used toys in the playroom, while making sure the things he would be using on Tyler were within easy reach. Nothing would kill the mood faster than a Dom clumsily rummaging through a heap of junk in the hope to find the last vibrator with working batteries while his sub desperately tried not to giggle.

His fingers caressed leather, silicone and metal. He shivered when he realized how beautifully Tyler would suffer, how full of joy his eyes were going to be when Sir awarded him with another special treat. But there would be no release, no matter how well he behaved.

He smiled at the sight of the spanking horse. A fine investment, and he was already imagining his subby bound and gagged and waiting until Sir was good enough to pay attention to him.

His cock twitched. Fuck.

How much can a Dom ask of his submissive? And how much of himself?

For Derek and Tyler, Dominance and submission have been part of their love right from the first hello. But now Derek wants his submissive to go as deep as he is physically and emotionally able to. During two days and two nights, there are no safety words and very few limits. This is their chance to demonstrate their love for one another through the most extreme scenes they’ve ever played.

There is, however, one rule to trump all others for Tyler—to protect Sir’s most loved possession, even if it means disobedience or going against his own need to submit to his Master without question or complaint.

This weekend will open up levels of their relationship they’ve never dreamed of before.

Reader Advisory: This book contains intense BDSM scenes, strong pain-play, mild humiliation, fisting, pet-play and mild sensual torment. Please be aware of the twenty-four-seven Total Power Exchange dynamic between those two men.

Like the sound of A Weekend Unbound? Buy it here

About S. Dora:

S. Dora is the me writing m/m erotica, though I can imagine a m/f or f/f story might suddenly decide they want to get written too, somewhere in the future. The real me is also writing: novels and stories that don't revolve around the down and dirty. And the non-writing me? Is it interesting to know I'm a woman, born in 1961? That my wife and I celebrate our 30th anniversary in October 2011? That we have two sons and five cats and live near Rotterdam? That I had a novel published in Dutch? And one in English? That Dora is because of the little mechanical typewriter I bought with money earned with my very first summer job? That I studied social history and done all kinds of jobs? I guess it actually is, if only because every story ever told is important to at least one reader.

About A. Moore:

I have been reading gay erotica for over 15 years now and I’ve been writing it for a little under ten years. I’ve always had an interest in Dominance and submission, and my writing reflects how my thinking about the scene has evolved. I live in the southern United States, an area not incredibly open to alternative lifestyles, and the internet has been my salvation. I spent about six months working on a website, designing tease and denial games, and it is still one of my biggest kinks.

COMPETITION TIME: S. Dora and A. Moore are also running a competition for the chance to win a $50 gift card of choice. If you are interested please comment below with your reaction to this blog along with your email! If you feel more comfortable not commenting here, please email S. directly at The winner will be generated by at the end of the tour.


Anonymous said...

Wow!! I'm totally drooling!! Thank you for this post and terrific giveaway.

Tina B said...

Congrats on the new release! I really like that cover! It definitely drew my attention. :-)
I have only read a few m/m stories, but have enjoyed them. I really enjoy BDSM reads, especially exploratory ones.
I loved the excerpt! It was hot and intriguing with a hint of humor. A fumbling Dom would most likely kill the mood.
Adding this one to my TBR.
Thank you for sharing!
Trb0917 at gmail dot com

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, S. & A.,

Welcome to Beyond Romance! I really like the sound of this book - I like BDSM books that go beyond the superficialities of bondage and whippings to explore the trust that's necessary to sustain such a relationship.

And thanks for giving my readers a chance to win!

S.Dora said...

Thanks so much for your generosity. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog.

Anonymous said...

It sounds very intense, but I am curious!

Trix, vitajex(At)Aol(Dot)com

erin said...

congrats on the new release!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

Love BDSM books so I'm excited to reed this.

Unknown said...


Sue A. said...

I've read m/m and BDSM, but not both together in one story. So I guess I haven't read everything under the sun. Congrats on this new release!

Sherry said...

I'm very picky about the BDSM books that I read this one sounds like it will be very good. I can't wait to read it and see what happens.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Mary Preston said...

Loved the taste thank you. Looking forward to reading more.


Enchanting Reviews said...

Loved, Loved, Loved this. Nothing like a god strong dominant man and his sub. I haven't read this yet but after getting this little taste I'm definitely getting this. Thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

Nice to see you around blogville. I am enjoying the various posts.
debby236 at gmail dot com

H.B. said...

Thank you for the little teaser. It sounds like something I could probably get into.
humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

Laura said...

Thank you so much for sharing this steamy excerpt with us. I have loved m/m - D/s books for quite awhile now and am always on the lookout for new authors who color outside the lines. I have often wondered why some authors feel that they have to write the words safe, sane and consensual before every scene that is played out in their book, as if without them we the reader may think less of them. Congratulations on your new book and I'm going to go to Totally Bound and pick up my copy.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a very good book. The excerpt was intense. I can't wait to read this and see what happens where you left off. Congrats on the release.

Emily said...

Great blog post. The issue of abusive D/s relationships isn't often talked about, but it is an important issue that needs to be known. It's nice to see BDSM authors who don't just brush it under the rug or pretend it never happens or even worse, totally ignore and/or perpetuate it (50 Shades of Grey anyone?). This sounds like a great book, can't wait to read it!


bn100 said...

Interesting blurb
When does the contest end?

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

S.Dora said...

Thank you.

On the 23th, and I'll be using on the 24th to decide a winner.

Jana Leah B said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.
turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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