Special Guest Star: Korey Mae Johnson
Please join me in welcoming blockbuster author, Korey Mae Johnson as our guest author today. Korey is a very popular writer and graphic artist who also has her own publishing company, Stormy Night Publications. Follow the links to Korey’s writing and business.
This is your cue, Korey. Take it away!
Going Naughtier Than Naughty: Using the Base of a Fetish to Explore More Kinky Content
By Korey Mae Johnson
Firstly—thank you so, so much, Trish, for hosting me on your blog. Bloggers that follow you must have impeccable taste and so I’m so glad to get their attention for a day!
Now, blog-readers—do you remember the first time you ever read a fetish scene in a romance book and thought you were one lucky bitch for picking up a book that had, what you considered at the time, the hottest scene ever written? That’s happened to us all—it’s how we learned to put on our boots and hike out of Vanilla-Country.
If you think you’re not kinky, then let me put it this way: when was that moment when you discovered that you prefer the man/woman being on top/bottom during sex? Or when you decided you like doggy more than missionary position? That’s right—everyone has their dirty little preferences.
For me, I remember thinking it was a pretty amazing moment when I found spanking fiction. I liked the fact that I could read a romance and not “hope” that a spanking was going to be in it, I liked having that guarantee. BUT from that genre, I have been introduced to things that, if you asked me ten years ago, I wasn’t even interested in then, but have certainly warmed up to them.
And after that, I wanted more of it. For me, that was anal play, dirty talk, and exhibitionism. For others who first were dragged in by “only spanking”, it might have been age-play, or enemas, or being sent to the corner… It could have been nipple punishment, submission, slave-play, or pony-play, too. There can be all sorts of fetish-stories that include spanking as a part.
My husband put it perfectly, even though he’s a die-hard spanko. “Many people think they’re interested in one thing, when they’re really interested in something bigger. If you’re into spanking, that might be a symptom of being into humiliation. If you’re into humiliation, then there’s a whole world of kinks you might like—any sort of child-like punishment, any display of public humiliation or any sort of loss-of-control.”
He’s the one that had me make my writing more “fetish-y”, focusing on writing what we believe people were actually into—humiliation: the father of our particular kink… And so our kink has a big family.
According to sales, we guessed right. I guess people were out there looking around spanking books and just waiting for anal punishment, for mouth-soaping, for strict lectures and exhibitionism, because as soon as we grabbed hold of our belief in the power of humiliation, I went from non-successful to best-selling in a heartbeat. It was really that easy. There is a “secret chord”.
Our hands are already ‘dirty’ by getting involved in erotica, anyway. I’ve given up on writing the next great American novel that my future kids will read in their high-school English class. So, if we’re already walking the edge of naughty, why not jump all the way in? I know that I’ve searched for books about ménage and breeding and anal play and abduction, and I met thousands of people a lot kinkier than I am. You want people to search for something and find you. You want to give them what they want, and you want them to buy yours over another author who doesn’t offer more of what they want.
In short, experiment. Wonder why your readers like something and then give them more of it. Step out of your comfort zone and give readers something that will make them feel like you did when you realized that you could get romance books with guaranteed spanking in it. Embrace the Kink, my friends.
Blurb for Learning to Blush: The Swarii Brides, Book Two:
After graduating high school, Penny’s life has fallen into a pretty simple routine: work part time at her cousin’s auto repair shop, build up her self-taught computer hacking skills, and most importantly, sleep with every decent looking man who passes through her small town.
Then Penny’s cousin Ellie suddenly returns after having gone missing for over a year, and Penny’s simple routine is upset. A couple of months later, two very large, very handsome, very strange men show up looking for Ellie, with one of them claiming to be her husband, and Penny’s life changes abruptly. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to the companion of Ellie’s husband, and his obvious distaste at her promiscuous ways only increases her need to have him.
In the midst of her attempts at seducing him, however, rapidly unfolding events demonstrate that Ellie’s new friends are not just strange, they are aliens, and they are being hunted by an old and powerful enemy. Before she fully understands what is happening, Penny finds herself aboard their small spacecraft, fleeing across the galaxy. Somehow, all of this does not dampen her desire for Thorton or his growing need for her. When a poorly-planned escapade on her part forces Thorton’s hand, though, she discovers that Thorton’s earlier warnings were true, and instead of a hot one night stand she now has a mate for life. A completely dominant mate for life who is fully prepared to take her in hand.
Penny soon learns that while Thorton would give his life for her without hesitation, he will not put up for a second with her bratty behavior or her defiant attitude, and that when she misbehaves badly enough, a long, hard, bare-bottom spanking might only be the beginning of her troubles. She also finds that sex with Thorton will not be on her terms, and that nothing she experienced back on earth could prepare her for the heights of pleasure – and the utter red-faced embarrassment – that come with Thorton taking her in ways she could never have imagined.
Publisher’s Note: Learning to Blush is an erotic novel that includes both consensual and non-consensual spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, exhibitionism, elements of medical play and BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Here are some convenient links for buying the book or looking at it more closely.
Thanks so much for joining me and my readers here today, Korey! I’m sure we’ll see many more great books from you in the coming months and years. ~~ Trish