It is my great pleasure to welcome Eden Bradley as today's guest blogger. I read The Dark Garden when it first came out, back when I was still buying books in paper form. I have an ebook of Breaking Skye though, which is being offered today as a give-a-way (see below for details). Breaking Skye is a beautifully told story of a woman's first couple of BDSM experiences, so happy reading to whoever wins it!
Wickedly Ever After
with Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin
First, I’d like to say thanks so much to the kinky folks at Kinky Ever After for inviting me to blog with them! I always love to find other kinksters out there. I think there are so many of us who feel alone in our kink. It was much worse in the pre-Internet days (also known as the Pleistocene Era, and yes, I’m dating myself!). Oh, there were a few books out—I remember the first time I read Story of O. Such subversive material and shh, don’t tell anyone! I felt so adventurous. And as I read—and read!—so depraved. And by the end, so…good.
This is one of the things I most love to write about: those moments of discovery, those deep, personal epiphanies, whether it’s why you hate your mother, or why you like—need—to be spanked. In the case of my erotic vampire Midnight Playground series, it’s why some may choose immortality over life, why some choose not to love until love chooses them. And of course there’s some lovely, wicked kink woven through these stories.
In Book One, THE SEEKING KISS, the kink is more of the ménage variety with a bit of blood drinking thrown in for good measure. In Book Two, BLOODSONG, I take it down into the dungeons of London’s hottest vampire sex club and things get rough—just the way I like it! In Book Three, THE TURNING KISS, which was just released in March, there’s a bit of everything (vampires are a kinky bunch!), with more coming in Book Four, EVERSONG, out this fall. My vampires are pure sensualists. They can’t get enough, whether it’s blood or music or sex. And the more extreme stimulation involved in their sex play seemed completely natural for them. I literally was unable to write my vampires without integrating some hard-core kink...not that that's a bad thing!
I’ve written quite a lot of BDSM, starting with my early novels THE DARK GARDEN, and THE DARKER SIDE OF PLEASURE, and I'm writing more BDSM books now as Eve Berlin for Berkley Heat (PLEASURE'S EDGE is out now, and DESIRE'S EDGE will be out September 6th, with another book, TEMPTATION'S EDGE, out next year). I’ve explored the topic numerous times, using many of my personal experiences as fodder for my imagination. I believe a writer can do a very good job with a BDSM story as long as they get the basic principles of power play, but for those who’ve actually lived it, there’s always another level there. We recognize it in each other. We seek it out. And I think we’re most satisfied when we find that common ground. All hail the kink!
Here’s a peek at THE TURNING KISS, available now from Samhain Books:
They have nothing to lose…except the one gift they never expected to find.
Midnight Playground, Book 3
Ilana escaped a life of sex slavery, using her extraordinary beauty to survive among the few remaining wealthy humans in London. But she has higher aspirations. For two years she has haunted the BDSM dungeons of the Midnight Playground, hungering for The Turning Kiss—that deep drink that will make her one of them. An immortal vampire.Turned out onto the streets of Edinburgh as a child, Calam’s tortured path led him to a job at the club, where he also engages in exotic and dangerous sex play with its clientele. Craving, like Ilana, the eternal escape of the Turning Kiss.
Ilana is undeniably drawn to the beautiful Scotsman, but she has no time to waste; the club takes no one over thirty. When a sinfully compelling vampire pair brings them together for an unusual foursome, she and Calam are shocked to discover it isn’t the vampires they crave, it’s the tenderness and emotion they feel for each other.
After years of seeking to feel something, anything, other than the pain of the past, the ultimate gift is within Ilana’s reach. Yet the cost—leaving her heart behind with a mortal—could be more than she can bear.
Luka smiled at her, held out his hand. She rose to meet him.
He stood with her beside the bed, swept the robe from her shoulders and eased her down with his hand. He stripped his clothes off, leaving him naked, dazzling. His body was all perfectly carved muscle. His cock was a long and graceful shaft of rigid flesh. Beautiful. He knelt on the bed, moved to reach past her, touching Calam’s face.
“Wake up, Calam.”
She turned to see Calam’s eyes flutter open, that shining silver brilliant beneath his long auburn lashes. He smiled, sat up, ran a hand over his short crop of dark red curls.
“I want you to hold our magnificent ice queen,” Luka said to him. “Hold her while I spank her.”
She saw Calam’s pleased grin. He sat up, opened his arms to her, and between them Luka and Calam placed her over Calam’s lap. He was hard already, his erection pressing into her belly. She breathed him in, that lovely scent of male and soap. Her come and his. And as Luka leaned over her, she inhaled that pure scent of granite or marble, the scent the vampires wore. She felt the impossibly silken texture of Luka’s hair as his long braid fell over his shoulder and onto her back. Felt as much as she heard him lean in to place a kiss on Calam’s lips.
She was squirming with need, waiting. For one of them to really touch her.
As if he could read her as easily as the vampires did, one of his hands slipped under her to caress her breast, kneading the flesh, his fingers moving over the fullness, then to the taut nipple. At the same time Luka’s hand smoothed over her lower back, her buttocks.
“Ah, you love the spanking,” Luka said. “To feel our hands on your flesh.”
“Yes,” she whispered.
“You find it difficult to wait. You are so much less the ice princess now, Ilana. We love that about you. That the sex itself melts you. That you submit so beautifully. Yet you are still regal in some way. Do you not find her so, Calam?”
“Yes,” he said, his voice thick with desire. As thick as his swollen cock. “Beautiful and elegant, always.”
“Even as she is being spanked,” Luka said. He brought his hand down in a hard slap across her ass.
“Absolutely,” Calam agreed, humor and need in his voice.
Another slap, but this time she knew it was leather. A small flogger, perhaps. Lust rose, spiraled, soaking her sex.
“Are you wet for us, beauty?” Luka asked. “Tell me, Calam. Do you find her wet with need?”
Calam slid a hand under her hip, his fingers slipping in her juices. She moaned.
“Ah, she’s wet and ready, Luka. Her pussy is like silk.”
“Keep your hand on her while I whip her. While we watch her beautiful ass turn pink.”
“Gladly,” Calam answered.
Luka began the flogging then, a series of hard smacks on her ass with the strands of leather. And Calam kept his hand between her thighs, his fingers rubbing at her slit, at her swollen clitoris. Soon she was completely out of her head. With pleasure. With endorphins, as she slipped deeper and deeper into subspace, that misty place her mind went to when she submitted. It was a relief, as always, to give up all control. And the pleasure was exquisite.
The flogging went on, punctuated by Luka stroking her hot, sore skin with his palm, creating a wonderful contrast. Calam’s cock grew even harder against the soft flesh of her stomach. She spread her thighs without even thinking about it, wanting…everything. To be fucked. Spanked. Caressed.
“Ah, she is wanton,” Luka said, pausing to pinch the inside of her thigh.
She gasped. He laughed. But there was nothing mean in it. He was simply pleased with her response.
“I love that about her,” Calam said quietly. There was still desire in his tone. But something else… It was too hard to think. She was overcome with sensation. “I love her response to every small touch. To what you’re saying.”
“Oh yes, she loves even that. To hear the words spoken.”
“So do I,” Calam said.
Another small chuckle from Luka. Then, “I want to fuck her. So do you.”
*****CONTEST! If you'd like to be entered to win an e-copy of my contemporary BDSM novella, BREAKING SKYE, just comment here and tell me what your favorite reading kink is. Do you like to read spanking stories? Rope bondage? Or the heavier stuff-whips and floggers, Master/slave relationships, training houses? I've written about all of these things, plus food fetish, sploshing, even a train fetish-so don't be shy-I'm never one to judge. I'll choose a winner tomorrow, so check back to see if you've won!
*****Meanwhile, you can find more info about my books-or me!-on my websites: www.EdenBradley.com or www.EveBerlin.com or on my group blog www.Smutketeers.com