Monday, 6 January 2014

Kinky as I wanna be by Vanessa North plus a giveaway!!

Kinky as I wanna be.



The Dark Collector is a work of erotic fiction with BDSM themes, but there’s almost no pain-play involved, which got me thinking about my approach to BDSM in fiction. We’re all pretty familiar these days with erotic spankings, bondage, maybe some orgasm deprivation. Male dom, fem dom, kinky menage...I love it all. I love reading about all different flavors of kink, including some of the more risk-aware consensual kink and edge-play.

When I decided to write about an art collector who has an opportunity to dominate the subject of his fantasies and his favorite artwork, I wanted to write about objectification. I wanted to write about humiliation. I wanted to write about puppy play and erotic grooming. Pacing constraints meant I could only touch on some of those, so I focused on objectification. On names, on images, on the idea of ownership, and how these things play a role in power exchange, even in a very short term relationship.

Some have described the kink in The Dark Collector as hardcore, others as mild to moderate. I’m not going to lie--some of the scenes feature unusual or dangerous kinks. But in the end it’s a story about identity, about objectification, about kinky sex and art, and how the two intersect.

It’s kink the way I wanted to do kink. There’s as many kinks as there are people, and I hope you’ll enjoy exploring Oliver’s kinky journey.

Right now, until January 8th, I am running a goodreads giveaway. I’m giving away 5 print copies of the Dark Collector, and you can enter here:


About Vanessa:

Author of over a dozen novels, novellas, and short stories, Vanessa North delights in giving happy-ever-afters to characters who don’t think they deserve them. Relentless curiosity led her to take up knitting and run a few marathons “just to see if she could.” She started writing for the same reason. Her very patient husband pretends not to notice when her hobbies take over the house. Living and writing in Northwest Georgia, she finds her attempts to keep a quiet home are frequently thwarted by twin boy-children and a very, very large dog.




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