Love Bytes is happy to have author Xenia Melzer here today to talk with us all about her upcoming book, A Dom and His Writer.
Thanks for dropping by the blog, Xenia!
Life is perfect for Richard and Dean. Richard is a wealthy and successful businessman who also owns a BDSM club, and Dean is a bestselling author and sub to Richard. They’re young, happy, and in love. The future is bright….
Until tragedy strikes and an accident claims Dean’s beloved sister. Dean also finds himself the guardian of a three-month-old infant, and soon he’s trading in his leather fetish gear for diapers and drool bibs. But little Emily is all that remains of his family, so how can he abandon her?
It’s not what Richard signed up for. As much as he tries to be supportive, he never wanted kids and misses having his partner to himself. Suddenly the life he imagined for them is gone, and he’s not sure their relationship can survive the upheaval. But fate isn’t through with Dean, and when misfortune strikes again, will he be able to turn to the man he loves? A final crisis will determine if they can pull together as a family or they must face facts and part ways.
Writing my first BDSM novel
Well, where to start? My first BDSM novel was by K.C Wells, “An Unlocked Heart”. I was fascinated by the kinky side of the book, of course, and by how well the kink went with a heartwarming love story. I have to admit, I didn’t know much about BDSM. Growing up in a rural area sheltered me from a lot of things and as a teenager and young adult, I was pretty content taking care of my horse and reading fantasy books. Then I stumbled upon the world of BDSM and was instantly fascinated. I started doing research, which often had me blushing in front of my laptop, and reading more works about BDSM.
I also remembered the teddy bear in shibari bondage my tattooist had hanging from the ceiling in his studio. Things started to slowly make sense, but I still wouldn’t have dreamed about writing a BDSM novel myself. That was for the pros or so I thought.
Then I got the idea for “A Dom and his Writer” and suddenly I had to write about BDSM, because it was an essential part of the story. It added a twist that allowed me to view a basically sad situation – Dean losing his sister and suddenly being responsible for her child – from not only the emotional angle, which is pretty deep, but also from the funny side. One of Richard’s oldest friends, Martin, points out exactly that – the contrast between the BDSM world and the reality of having a child. On one hand, you have a world that is built on fantasies and desire, a world Richard and Dean are very comfortable in, because their fantasies match and make them a stronger couple. On the other hand, you have a situation you can’t end with a safeword, where there are no negotiations about hard and soft limits before you start the scene. You get puked on, whether you want it or not (Believe me, you don’t want it. There’s nothing worse than the smell of sour milk clinging to you while you try to figure out where the stain is. Sometimes you find it, sometimes you don’t. Life’s a bitch.)
In another scene, somebody asks if there is such a thing as a black pacifier. In case you’re wondering, there is. When you order the one from the metal catalogue (the music, not the railway kind), you even get the metal fingers. – I had them all…
Now what did I want to say? Oh, yes. “A Dom and his Writer” is a BDSM novel, obviously. It’s also a love story. And a story about how life can challenge you in the worst way. It’s also about growing up, which, to my entire and never-ending surprise, never stops. It’s a story about friendship and love and how we find family in the strangest places sometimes. I loved writing Richard’s and Dean’s story. I hope readers will love reading it.
Xenia Melzer is a mother of two who enjoys riding and running when she’s not writing stories. She doesn’t like beer but is easily tempted by a Virgin Mojito. Or chocolate. Truffles are especially cherished, even though she doesn’t discriminate. As a true chocoholic, she welcomes any kind of cocoa-based delight.
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