Where’s the Dynamic Domme?

Putting character archetypes aside, there are two types of characters at the most basic level: static and dynamic. The static character has little deviation throughout the story while the dynamic character undergoes a journey that dramatically changes them. An example of this is in The Wizard of OZ. Dorothy starts out in search of the perfect place. She realizes by the end of the story that what she needs to be happy is already in her possession. The Wicked Witch of the West doesn’t change. She remains static throughout the story in order to provide Dorothy and the rest of her gang with an important lesson in life.

I bring this up because I’ve noticed that almost all femdom erotica presents the dynamic submissive and static domme. Actually, this is probably true for almost all BDSM works regardless of which gender is doing the submitting or dominating. I’ve been guilty of this myself. Looking back on my stories, all of them feature dynamic submissive men and static dominant women. And yes, there is personal insight and growth by the dommes in my stories. But I’m talking about true change that shows a regular girl discovering the alpha female inside of her. I know such stories exist, but in my own readings of the genre, they are very rare.

So why is this? Do we honestly think that dominant women crawled out of the womb spanking the doctor instead of the other way around?

There may be no definitive answers, but about a month ago, I started work on Housewife to Dominatrix, which follows a docile housewife who is forced to take a job as a dominatrix after her husband is laid off and can’t find work. Both Claire and her husband are dynamic characters in this story. Now that I’m 50k words into the story, I have a few possible reasons as to why the static domme is so common.

There’s the popular belief that submissive men want to view the domme as an enigmatic woman of supernatural confidence and that pulling back the covers to reveal the real person behind the faux leather and latex ruins his fantasy. Borrowing from colloquial British vernacular, I think this is mostly rubbish. If done correctly, uncovering the complexities of a domme adds to her allure.

Claire, the story’s protagonist, lives in the heart of conservative America with God-fearing families where men work and women stay at home. I know this setting well. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky where loving female authority and matriarchy constructs were either non-existent or hidden. I know how strong a person has to be to overcome that cognitive dissonance. I hope by the end of the story, I’ve shown that Claire is anything but the docile housewife. She faces prejudice, her husband’s resistances, sexual mores, and her own identity crisis.

To assume a dominatrix is born a domme may be sexy, but it’s also kind of cheap. Imagine saying a slave who submits wholly to his mistress did so without years of dedication and hard work or personal insight. That’s the fast food, supersized, have-it-your-way variety of BDSM. The truth about submission and domination is that it requires an incredible level of trust and effort from all parties involved. There are setbacks, mistakes, and frustrations. It’s why real life stories of long-term BDSM relationships are so exceedingly rare. If you think a traditional marriage is tough, try one based on power exchange.

Without giving too much more away, I’ll let you be the judge of how well I’ve done when the book comes out. I hate giving dates, but I’ll say a month from now as rough estimate. I’m thinking this story has another 30K words to go.

I do want to reveal this: Mistress Lin and Peter Schmidt from Claiming the CEO will make an appearance. Housewife to Dominatrix occurs several years before Claiming the CEO, and in it we get to see how the world-renowned Mistress Lin first met Peter Schmidt. I have lots of plans to explore these characters further. Rose, the head domme in Housewife to Dominatrix and the woman who acts as Claire’s guide, has her own journey to share from growing up in a trailer park to running the hottest BDSM club in the city. I briefly discuss this in Housewife to Dominatrix, but I’ve realized that it’s a book on its own.

I’ll keep you guys up to date as I continue writing. As always, thanks for all of your support.

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National Novel Writing Month Coming Up!

The National Novel Writing Month is starting in November! I’m really exciting to be participating this year. We’ll see if this widget updates properly as my word count goes up. I wouldn’t hold your breath, though! If it doesn’t work, I’ll give updates as I go along. I’m about 50k words into my current novel so I should be able to knock it out by the time November rolls around to start on a new one.

Here’s the site if you’d like to join the fun. http://nanowrimo.org/

Also, next month is the Miami Book Fair. If you’re in the Miami area, come check it out. I’m going to stop by the street fair event for one day. The actual fair is Nov. 15-22, but the street fair pictured below is on that weekend of Nov. 20-22. Parking and the street fair is free too, so you can’t beat that.

Sale Starting Next Week!

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Starting this Monday, October 19 at 8:00 AM PST to Midnight on the following Sunday on the 25th, I will be having a sale. Both Homewrecker and A MILF for Xmas will be on sale for $.99. That’s 67% off the normal price, so if you’re a fan and you haven’t snatched these up or you’d like to get a taste of my writing for only a buck, now the time.

Please note, this is for the US store only. If you’re outside the US, from what I’ve heard, you can create a US account and take advantage of the deal.

Pegged by the Officer Live!

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Hey, everyone! If you aren’t on my mailing list, just wanted to let you know that my next story Pegged by the Officer has gone live on Amazon and is available for $2.99. It’s femdom erotica in a horror style. Just as a warning, this one is more hardcore than say, Room 407. I think it’s best comparable to Alternative Therapy. There’s a good rich story surrounding the characters that I think you’ll enjoy. I’m not a big fan of femdom that only has a hot chick demanding she be referred to as mistress before unleashing a furry of nonstop sadism, so I try to give you more than just a series of fetishes. Product description below.

Clyde and his buddies may think they can cruise a Texas roadways smokin’ dope and playing that hippy music, but this ain’t Woodstock. Officer Sinclair is out in force, looking to bust naughty college students who think drugs are cool. Finding fifty pounds of Mexico’s finest, she’s taking these potheads downtown where they can learn an important lesson about authority. These boys are about to find out that everything really is bigger in Texas—even the strap-ons.

17,000 words of hardcore female domination. Fetishes: Caning, CBT, Feminization, Strap-on. Yeah, that means adults only.

Fetish Factory

If any of you guys are ever down in the South Florida area, you should check out Fetish Factory. It’s one of the coolest fetish-themed stores I’ve ever been to. They’re basically a Walmart for BDSM.

They also throw some huge fetish parties that can get pretty wild. I went to one a few years back in downtown Fort Lauderdale. I’ll just say that party gave me enough writing ideas for about the next decade. 🙂

If you aren’t in the area, they do have an online store. Some of their stuff if is a little expensive, but it’s all high quality and really hard to find items. I’ve order some things off of Amazon that looks great in the photos but is of terrible quality when I pull it out of the box.

And for the record, I have no affiliation with Fetish Factory or friends working there. I just thought I’d pass on a cool place I’ve shopped at in the past to pick up fetish gear.

If you’re cost conscious, eBay has some great sellers at very low prices, but you have to be careful who you buy from.

Next Week’s Release

I’m working hard to get Pegged by the Officer out by the next week. Right now it’s being edited. As soon as I get it back, I’ll make a couple of passes through it again and publish the sucker. My eleven-month-old son got sick this week, so now everyone in the house is sick too. It’s slowing me down a little bit, but I got a few thousand words out today on the next book Housewife to Dominatrix. I’m about 11k words in. I’m thinking it’s going to be at least 50k or 60k words.

Here’s the cover and book description for Pegged by the Officer. Hope you guys like it.

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Clyde and his buddies may think they can cruise a Texas highway smokin’ dope and playing that hippy music, but this ain’t Woodstock. Officer Sinclair is out in force, looking to bust naughty college students who think drugs are cool. Finding fifty pounds of Mexico’s finest, she’s taking these potheads downtown where they can learn an important lesson about authority. These boys are about to find out that everything really is bigger in Texas—even the strap-ons.

17,000 words of hardcore female domination. Fetishes: Caning, CBT, Feminization, Strap-on. Yeah, that means adults only.