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Saturday, August 11, 2012

How I Did That Research

I'm proud to announce that my BDSM themed romance, Uncollared, has been released. I'm grateful to all the folks at Loose Id for publishing the book, Rory Olsen for all her hard work editing it, and Ginny Glass for the *mwah* gorgeous cover.

I'm not quite sure how I came up with the idea for the story. I never dreamed I would write a BDSM story, though I certainly have enjoyed reading such books by Cherise Sinclair, Joey W. Hill, Sindra Van Yssel and others. So when I began to imagine Mia's story in Uncollared, I knew I'd have my research cut out for me.

Thanks to Amazon I found a lot of books on the subject. Some of my resources were:

Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook and SM 101 by Jay Wiseman

The New Bottoming Book and The New Topping Book by Dossie Eastman and Janet W. Hardy

Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns by Philip Miller and Molly Devon

Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes by Dan and JD, the Two Knotty Boys

 The Bride Wore Black Leather…And He Looked Fabulous! By Drew Campbell

BDSM for Writers by Charley Ferrer  

I also enrolled in a very informative online class taught by author LD Madison. LD and others recommended Fetlife, an internet site for people involved in or interested in BDSM, fetish and kink.  You have to join the site to read the threads or interact, but there is so much to learn there. I really respected the honesty of those who posted there. What truly surprised me was that even among these open-minded people living what some might deem an "alternative lifestyle" there were some real Judgey McJudgersons! Seems like no matter where you go, there are always some folks who will say "If you don't do it MY way, you're doing it wrong."

I hope to write another story or two featuring some of the characters who appeared in Uncollared and have lots more research to do. I'll keep you posted! And anyone reading who has suggestions of books or other resources, please let me know!

By the way, I'm involved in several blog tours for my books, arranged by Sizzling PR. This coming Monday, August 13, I'm at Krystal Shannan's blog talking more about Uncollared. On Thursday, August 16, I'm being interviewed at Full Moon Bites and sharing a bit about my first erotic romance, One Good Man.  Please stop by if you can!

Have a great weekend, all!

Nona Raines
Hot Contemporary Romance
Edgy ~ Emotional ~ Erotic

New! Uncollared, now available from Loose Id and Amazon

1 comment:

  1. That's really cool to hear about Nona. I'd never really thought about how much research must have gone in to a book about a different lifestyle like BDSM.
    Thanks for sharing your research. If I want to write one at some point, I know where I'll start!



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