03 Apr '13

LGBT Event Day 3 : Cari Silverwood "Bisexuality, Brats and BDSM" plus giveaway

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One of the first things I recall hearing when I started writing erotic romance was that women don’t want to read lesbian scenes. It wasn’t popular, and it wouldn’t sell. Though I had put a scene in my first book, Three Days of Dominance, it was more along the lines of sexual assault by the villain. Some time later I even had a big name author tell me all the lesbians she’d ever met were really angry at men and so I must make sure, if I wrote one of these, to show that sexually-tortured angst. Um, yeah. I was bamboozled. Did that mean all gay men had abusive women issues?



And so, I let my interest in writing these fall by the wayside. It’s difficult enough to make a name as an erotic romance writer without lumbering your stories with scenes that turn off the majority of readers, right?



A year or so later, I was intrigued by a blog post by KT Grant about how she was finding her niche in f/f romance and making money doing it.



F/f is, of course, the erotic romance way of saying lesbian sexual scenes. m/f/f is where there is a man but the women are also sexually involved with each other. f/m/f is where the women do not touch each other sexually.



So there I was, destined to never write f/f, but I became friends with Leia Shaw and Sorcha Black. We found we all loved the idea of writing BDSM stories with brats and then we naturally took on the task of one character each. The Badass Brats series was born. Could we make a success of it if there was bisexuality in the story? We knew there must be a market for books about bisexuality and BDSM but could we find it? And was it big enough?



No jokes about the size of cocks here, please!



We wrote a book, and had oodles of fun doing it.



When The Dom with a Safeword came out, it had the best sales of all my books and hit the Top 100 on an Amazon Bestseller list.


Late at night, on an amateur ghost hunt, Sabrina and her best friend Q are caught trespassing by the gorgeous, blonde Jude. The embers of attraction between them sizzle when they discover Jude’s kinks match their own.

 

Jude is a Dom on his last summer of freedom before starting the prison sentence that is med school. Q is a bad-ass bi switch who knows what she wants, and for years it’s been her cute, doe-eyed straight friend Sabrina. But the only way into Sabrina’s heart and panties may be with Jude’s fist wrapped in her hair.

 

Domming the bratty Q and mischievous Sabrina isn’t going to be easy but Jude relishes the challenge. At the end of the summer, will they find a way to stay together when everything is tearing them apart? 


There are, of course, many women who won’t read stories where the women make love – many prefer to read m/m stories. We all have our own tastes. We have proved that well-written erotic romances revolving around BDSM, brats and bisexuality with lesbian scenes has a big potential audience. My very latest book, the dark-erotic romance, Take Me, Break Me, has one big scene with m/f/f/m and it has done even better than The Dom with a Safeword.



There’s a lot of fun in our Badass Brats books though and a dash of reality. We take care not to write that brooding perfect Dom who brings all women to their knees. We make the women more than doormats, and we add love. Always there is love.



Polyamory, as with any relationship, must have that as the baseline need or it will never stick.



Our next book in the series is The Dom with the Perfect Brats, featuring Cross, Izzy and Gemma.

Godfrey Cross is a Dom with no tolerance for brats. But when he meets two mouthy vanilla girls he begins to see their charm. Izzy clearly adores Gemma and as a man who lives and breathes dominance, Cross is enthralled by the opportunity to show the girls their true sexual nature. To his bemusement, being big, tattooed, and strict doesn’t save him from growing to love two of the brattiest girls he’s ever met.
 
But when his need for obedience tears a rift in the relationship, and his terrible past shoulders in, can these three sort through the mess and discover love needs compromise?


And here’s some lovely praise we received for The Dom with a Safeword.


True Gem and 5 Stars! “Questionable choices, self-destructive behavior, beautiful friendship, off the charts sex and, finally, love… The collaboration of authors Cari Silverwood, Leia Shaw, and Sorcha Black is a three-some made in literary heaven.”

~ Angeline de Luca, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews


5 Stars “I haven’t found a book with F/f scenes that rang as true to me as this one did in awhile. I was rapt. I could not believe there were three authors here…  a HOT story, and made me remember why I love M/f/f. Adding in the BDSM threw the tale into scorching. Highly recommend.” ~ Mrs Missive, Goodreads


Buylinks
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About the Author

Cari Silverwood writes the way the world should be – dangerous and sexy with bullets piercing the darkness and lovers wrenched close by ropes. When you need escape, when you need that rough lover to bring you to your knees, here you will find stories to singe your fingers. The taste of adventure, the tang of BDSM, the burn of fantasy run wild. Brace yourselves, if you dare to read.

And…in this real world, she has a lovely family in Australia, with the prerequisite teenager who dwells in the dark bedroom catacombs…a husband who raises eyebrows when he catches glimpses of what she writes, and a furry menagerie of other animals barking, meowing, and swimming about the place.

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13 Responses to “LGBT Event Day 3 : Cari Silverwood "Bisexuality, Brats and BDSM" plus giveaway”

  1. I think it is funny that people believe that readers don't want to read f/f stories. If a story is good, people will read it and recommend it to their friends. I will have to give this a try. I haven't found any f/f stories that I really love. There are a couple of m/f/f that I love.

  2. I've considered writing a story with both a straight couple and a lesbian couple. I enjoyed reading this to see that hopefully maybe there really is a more diverse market out there, and someone who would read it 🙂

  3. This is a great book and I totally enjoyed it! Love the straight and lesbian couple idea with kink.

    Great giveaway!

    erzabetwrites at gmail dot com

  4. I think as long as a story is contemporary the market is there. If you stretch into more fantasy settings you lose more of the potential readers.

    I can't wait to see how our next book in this series goes when we release it May 10th

  5. Enjoyed reading this post & congratulations on the great response to this book. I have added the book the my TBRs & look forward to reading it.

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

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