Monday, November 21, 2011

The Writer as Submissive, guest author A. Ash

Naughty Ink is excited to feature new author A. Ash!
First, a few questions:

1. Who are three of your favorite authors we should be reading?
       I'll give you one.
       Jacqueline Carey - her Kushiel's series is AMAZING. Especially if you're at all interested in BDSM. But it's NOT a BDSM book. Plenty of "meat" around the bones of these stories. Incredible characters here. My only complaint is that they could actually stand with a little more graphic sex.  <G>


2. Aside from anything electronic, what 1 thing can you not live without? 

     Do vibrators count as electronic?

3. Panties or commando?

     I don't clothe (or unclothe) and tell.
4. Favorite male body part? 

     This is a trick question, right?

5. 2 line improv: make up a title and 2 line synopsis for a porn movie.

     Okay, I'm going with the not-serious answer to this one. (Because truthfully, I think I have a lot of great stories in my head that would make awesome porn movies. <G>  Hey, I can write it, sooooo...)

       (And when I came up with this idea, I later Googled it, and it's not so original. LOL.)


       Star Whores -- Luke Skyfucker and Princess Lay-Her team up with Hard Solo and Obi-Dong Kenobi to save the universe from the evil Dom Vader. Realistic sex droids/whores R2DoMe and CP3Holes carry hidden plans to Dom Vader's newest evil plan, and assist in the fight. Memorable lines from this sure-to-be classic film include: "These aren't the whores you're looking for," and "Help me, Obi-Dong Kenobi, you're my last hope."  Line from the next movie: "Luke, I fucked your father."

Great answers Ms. Ash, thank you. As a fan of porn, I would (and have) watched many space themed movies. Some are truly hilarious.  Now, on with the show!

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     I'm on my knees. Head bowed. Hands still. Waiting. Eager. Ready to serve my Master. The command is given, the scene begins, and my fingers fly, stroking, coaxing, building toward the climax.
     Once we climax, it's over. Well, a little aftercare. Wrap-up. Then it's over. End of story.
Literally.
     I'm talking about writing, here.  (What did you think I was talking about? LOL.)
     As a writer, I am submissive to the story. The story is the Master. (Okay, the main Master. There's another Master as well, and we'll get to that in a bit.)
     A lot of people think the writer is in control, dominating the story, the characters. Telling them exactly what to do, what to say.  Yeah. That doesn't always work so well. Because characters can and will balk when you try to force them do something they don't want to do. I've often found that when I get stuck with a story, it's because I've done something wrong.  Taken a wrong turn. More often than not, I have to go back and fix something before I can move forward again.
     Because I serve the story, the story's needs come first. I write what best serves the story. Some of my books have author notes in the back that talk about this. I'm writing fantasy here. Sexual fantasy/fiction.  Since this is fiction, not reality, you may not find mention of a condom in my story.  That's not because I don't think people should use them. I'm a big fan of safe sex. There are too many bad things you can catch by not observing safe sex. But, this is a fantasy. If it will jar the story, disrupt the fantasy, for me to mention a condom, than I'm not going to mention it.
      On the other hand, if it serves the story for me to bring up condoms, then I will.
Same thing with safe, sane, and consensual. For the love of all thing holy (and unholy), in reality, play must be safe, sane, and consensual. In fiction, however, you might not see my characters go through all those steps. If it serves the story, it will be there. But I'm not writing how-to books here. In my latest release, Over Santa's Knee, my Dom goes through a short version. Applies what he refers to as "standard hard limits" (there isn't really such a thing) and asks the sub if she wants to add anything. She does, but only one thing. And the Dom has already made arrangements with the sub's safety and there's a short mention of that.
      Because the characters were in a hurry to get down to business.
     I could have taken more time. Devoted more space to explaining what a safety is, etc. But as I said, I'm not writing a how-to book. I'm writing a down-n-dirty story.
And that leads me nicely into my other Master.
     My readers. Reader expectations.
     As a writer, I must serve my readers. I must meet their expectations, and deliver on those. I have several alter egos. They write other stuff. I take different names because I don't want to disappoint my readers. In the same way a Dom will punish a sub who disappoints, who breaks rules, readers will punish a writer who does the same. The most basic punishment? They don't buy anymore of your stuff.
     A more severe punishment could entail them roasting you in review and blasting you all over the internet.
     A mystery writer who doesn't solve the crime, a romance writer who kills off the hero, a down-n-dirty erotic writer who doesn't have anyone get fucked, those writers have failed to meet their readers' -- their Masters' -- expectations. As A. Ash, I write down-n-dirty. For stories with more "meat" to them, I have another penname.
     Now, you can't please everyone. And some people you can't ever please. I'm not suggesting otherwise. But I want my readers to be satisfied (pun intended) when they finish one of my stories.
     As submissive, I am the one ultimately in control. I can safe-word and end things. I can try to top my stories from the bottom (sometimes I do) and subtly guide things, try to achieve my goals.
     But the truth is, my stories know better than I do. My characters know what they're doing. (Most of the time.) So generally I'm content to kneel before them and let them take the lead.
     While this word-slut serves.


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            A. Ash is the penname/alter-ego of a writer who is well-published in another genre with strong reader expectations. A self-confessed (but not publically-confessed until now) smutophile, Ash keeps her identities separate to serve her different readers and stories. She finds the psychological aspects of BDSM to be particularly fascinating. (Okay, yeah, and the sex part, too.)
                Her latest release is Over Santa's Knee, a BDSM Christmas story that started with a few stanzas of a naughty version of "The Night before Christmas." It's now available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
                Visit Ash's website: www.AAshErosWriter.blogspot.com , follow on Twitter: AAshErosWriter.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Welcome to Naughty Ink

Welcome to Naughty Ink, a gathering place for readers, authors and lovers of the written word. Each week, we’ll feature a different guest and find out what makes them tick. We’ll learn about characters, writing processes, sex, a lot more sex, maybe some sex thrown in and pretty much whatever else crosses our minds! 
Please keep in mind this is a blog that quite often will feature ADULT topics, words, themes, sometimes images, etc. Our goal is to titillate, excite, educate… We hope you understand everything written here assumes adult choices and decisions, as well as safe, sane and consensual sexual entanglements.
If you’re interested in writing a guest blog, please e-mail me at jenniferaugust@jenniferaugust.com. I’d love to have both authors and readers!
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Naughty notes:
Sex is glorious. Sex is fun and exciting. It feels good. It has wonderful mind, body and soul benefits. Sex is like the perfect balm to almost anything that ails you. It can be enjoyed alone, with a partner, with multiple partners. You can incorporate role playing, toys or romance, just to name a few. Why wouldn’t you have sex?

Let’s start with some surprising and fun facts about sex:
In Victorian England, women diagnosed with hysteria (i.e., the inability to achieve orgasm through vaginal intercourse) would visit a physician in order to attain said orgasm. Methods most often included use of manual manipulation on the clitoris (rather than the vagina). In the early 1880s Joseph Mortimer Granville invented what basically was the first vibrator, though he intended it to be used to help muscle aches and not the “ache” of women. Uh-huh, good luck with that one Joseph. Turns out, though, not many doctors actually cared for the massage technique. It took too long and by all accounts, they found it annoying. Hence, the advent of more practical and at-home methods of dealing with womanly hysteria. This gave rise to things such as the portable vibrator, water massagers and even a chair one could recline in, spread her legs and be treated over and over again until the hysteria was gone. That is, if she were multi-orgasmic. Even as late as the 1910s, Sears & Roebuck featured at-home massagers in its catalog. Hm, can you imagine asking Santa for one of those?

Next up - sperm! Or should I say super sperm? Did you know the protein found in sperm can help reduce wrinkles? Sperm also contains zinc and calcium which can prevent tooth decay. The semen from a single ejaculation may contain between 40 and 600 million sperm (that’s a lot swimmers!). The taste of sperm varies from person to person and is greatly influenced by diet. Broccoli gives sperm a sweet taste. I’m just sayin’. Sperm can only swim forward. Semen makes women happy. A report shows that women who have regular sex and contact with semen score better on happiness assessment tests.

Sex the pain reliever: Sex is an all-around kind of feel-good thing. Having sex cures headaches. Having sex at least twice a week can cut the potential for a heart attack in half. Engaging in frisky business can help stave off the flu, the common cold and Alzheimer’s. Having sex once or twice a week (but really, why stop there? Be an over-achiever and go for three or four. In one day. Or something.) can boost your immune system. These regular lovemaking sessions have been found to produce the antibody immunoglobulin which can protect you from colds and infections.  One of the chemicals released during sex, Oxytocin, relieves pain. Perfect for those late-night spankings. Endorphins also do an admirable job with that. And finally, sex is said to be ten times more effective than valium. No wonder he always falls asleep afterward!

Naughty words:
Today’s dirty word is: fluffer [fluhf]: A person hired to keep male performers erect during breaks in filming of pornographic movies. Sheesh, all the fun and none of the glory!

Get your naughty bits:
Today only! Her Dark Master is on sale at Ebook Eros. Only 10 copies are available at 99 cents each! 


Read about Victoria Ashford, a seemingly mild-mannered Regency Debutante who has more than one naughty idea on her mind. When she learns she's to be married off to a much-older colonel, she engages in a daring masquerade to enjoy one night of passion with Matthew Corwin, the man of her dreams.
She doesn't count on his vow to unmask her.
Once Matthew discovers the truth, will he ruin her? Or save her?

December 1, Keys to Submission, coincidentally the sequel to Her Dark Master, will be available from RedSage Publishing.

When scandalous, exiled Sophie Turner asks Lord Ryder Ashford for help unraveling a mysterious riddle, she soon finds herself immersed in a new world of sensual delights and bound by his passion.
Ryder knows Sophie is a most unsuitable candidate to be his wife, but quickly realizes she has his heart and in order to make her his, he must save her from a determined killer. 





Wishing you deliciously naughty thoughts,

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