She is a wife, mother, rock chic and an author of salacious erotic tales of BDSM, spanking, humiliation and an overall debauchery. Now Felicity Brandon is also a finalist for the Golden Flogger Award given by BDSM Writers Con with her novel Submission at the Tower. I met Felicity thanks to the Wicked Pen Writers group and I’ve been very impressed with her professionalism, dedication to the craft and amazing writing style. Right now Felicity is busy editing her next epic work but she’s been kind enough to spare me a few minutes of her time and take her place at the spotlight. Come and spend some time with her. Once she enchants you, you may as well check her work on Amazon.
Lilah: Hello Felicity, it’s pleasure to have a chat with you. Congratulations on making it to the final rounds of the Golden Flogger Award for Submission at the Tower at the BDSM Advanced category. How does that victory make you feel?
Felicity: Thanks so much for having me here, Lilah – it’s a real pleasure – and thank you for the congratulations! I have only just found out that “Submission at The Tower” has made the finals of the Golden Flogger awards at BDSM Writers Con, and I am seriously humbled that it’s made it there! The list of nominations this year was just amazing, so to even be included was an honour. To have been short-listed is truly astonishing, especially when you consider the other awesome authors who have made it into the finals. The news has been a serious boost in morale for me, and has been a beacon of light in my editing quagmire!
Lilah: You probably get asked a lot but how did you start writing BDSM erotica and what were the greatest obstacles you met on your journey?
Felicity: I have always written, but decided to start taking my writing seriously again after I had my babies. Once I had sat down to consider what to write, it was BDSM erotic romance which started spilling onto the page! I am a highly sexual woman, and have always been enthralled by the ‘Dominance/submission’ dynamic… Writing stories about these compelling relationships has been a natural progression for me, and one which still captivates me.
The greatest obstacles have probably come from within me – my self-doubt and insecurity initially prohibited me from even trying to write, let alone having the confidence to approach a publisher. Overcoming the nagging doubt is an on-going process, but having the support of Mr. Brandon, my family and my amazing friends and readers has made all the difference. Writing and publishing in this genre has been such a liberating experience for me. The more I create; the more empowered I become!
Lilah: How much of your writing is based on your imagination? Are you rigorous in your research of the lifestyle or do you prefer to let the magic and fantasy prevail?
Felicity: Nearly all of my writing is based on my own imagination and my dark, debauch fantasies. That’s not to say that I haven’t tried some of the naughty (and delicious) acts and punishments that I write about, but my tales are not based on my real life.
If there’s a scene which requires clarification, then I am more than happy to research whichever elements require further explanation. However, when it comes to the writing process, I listen to my characters and write what my heart tells me. So far, this approach has been successful!
Lilah: Who are the writers whose work inspired you the most and influenced your writing?
Felicity: I read (and enjoy) a huge number of different genres and authors. There are however, a few undeniable writers who consistently wow me. The two biggest influences on my reading (and writing) are Stephen King and Anne Rice.
Lilah: How does one day of writing goes for you? Are you a plotter or pantser?
Felicity: There is little structure to my writing! First I have to find a time – and a place – to write! This means fitting around my young family, and can lead to some rather anti-social writing habits.
I rarely plot stories out in advance. I start with the characters; a strong, sexy alpha male and a head-strong lady who is irresistibly drawn to him. If I get those right, then the plot unravels for me as I write. Usually I have a few key scenes mapped out in my mind, but very little else is clear at the beginning of the process.
Lilah: What are your future writing plans and what should we expect from Felicity Brandon?
Felicity: The release of my new BDSM spanking novel – my very first historical erotic romance – is imminent! It’s a scorching tale of a Viking invasion; one sword-brandishing alpha male hero, and a feisty, resilient Princess! The edits are nearly concluded and the manuscript will be with my publisher by the end of this month (at the latest!) I am seriously excited about this one – it’s been a real labour of love stepping outside of my comfort zone, but one which I have truly relished. I can’t wait to hear what my friends and readers think about this new direction in my writing!
Beyond my Viking invasion, I am well into two separate manuscripts, including the follow-up to “Submission at The Tower”. I love writing and I enjoy creating the sorts of scenes that leave readers panting and squirming, so they’ll be lots more BDSM erotica coming from Felicity Brandon!
Thanks to Felicity for her time, honesty and charming answers. Here is all the work she has published so far on Amazon. Don’t be shy and pick your pleasure.
Blurb: This is not a love story. This is the story of the hunger inside of me which must be fed before it consumes me entirely…
After a chance encounter with a handsome stranger introduces her to The Tower, an institution that trains women in submission, Janie McClusky is irresistibly drawn to the place. But admittance comes at a price, and soon enough Janie is utterly bare and fully on display, blushing crimson as the men at The Tower thoroughly explore her body, bringing her pain, pleasure, and shame as they see fit.
As Janie’s training begins, there is one man among the group who seems to know her own needs better than she does, and before long she finds herself yearning and even begging for his touch. But if she relinquishes control completely to this captivating stranger and allows him to break down her remaining defences, will there be any coming back at all?
Publisher’s Note: Submission at The Tower is an erotic novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, extensive BDSM content, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
The Kink Between Us Series
Blurb: It’s time to play. It’s time for our own private game; in your personal domain.
Hunt me down, punish me and use me as you will… I will run and I can hide, but we both know that I’ll surrender to your every desire. Let there be no doubt; I choose to surrender to you. These are the hours that I live for; the hours that I long for. Belonging to you is what makes sense to me. So let’s play, sir… Chase me, thrill me, and possess me. The game is on.
Blurb: Far from home Alisa is restless and cranky. What she needs is the firm hand of her man to quench her thirst and calm her. What she needs is to be put in her place with the kind of punishment that leaves her panting and cherished. But what does it matter what she needs? So long into a road trip, her needs will just have to wait, won’t they? What she should have remembered is that where her needs are concerned, He will always be there to meet them. And when you play with power Alisa, anywhere can be your playground…
Blurb: Alisa receives her instructions and trussed and gagged, she is whisked to the opera where Sir is waiting. Tonight, in the opulent splendour of the royal box, she will surrender to her very darkest desires, pleasing Sir and perfecting a demeaning performance all of her own. Bound by the kink between them, Sir and Alisa play out their own intimate passions, but this time they will have company… Will Alisa obey Sir’s every shameful demand as the drama of the opera unfolds before her? Can she learn to play the pet and still enjoy the performance? And will she finally be allowed to reach ecstasy?
Blurb: Jenna is late and a little drunk. But as she returns home she has no idea just how much trouble she is in… Her husband is waiting. Feeling unvalued, Oliver has very firm ideas about how their marriage needs to change if he is to stay. As the realisation hits Jenna, she must decide how far she is prepared to go to save their fractured relationship. Will Jenna step out of her sexual comfort zone and accept his terms? Can she learn the value of Friday’s lesson in time… and will it be enough to make him stay?
Sophisticated, Modern Erotica
The abduction begins, and Vicky is bundled into the back of a saloon by complete strangers. Now with her mouth busy, and her hands bound, she is being taken to turn this fantasy into reality… She hopes to be screwed senseless, and by the side of the road, she will be stripped, spanked and stimulated by the demands of her captors. But is the best yet to come? Can she complete her fantasy by submitting to the man who is orchestrating events… her own husband?
Intelligent, Electric Erotica
“A short, fast read, filled with eroticism and romance that anyone, man or woman, would enjoy. I heartily recommend this tale and give it a full ten out of ten rating.”
An officious diner at the restaurant keeps Polly on her toes all evening, so she’s amazed when the glamorous Rachel wants to see her out of hours. Not usually attracted to women, Polly is goaded by unexpected desire, and soon finds herself at Rachel’s beck and call once again…
But in order to satisfy Rachel, Polly must be prepared to go deeper into the unknown then she has ever been before… Can she really be motivated to give the customer service of her life?
Collected Work and Anthologies
Blurb: Welcome to a trilogy of fast-paced, BDSM-laced erotica which will leave you breathless!
For the first time you can find *The Abduction*, *Customer Service* and *Friday’s Lesson* all in the same collection. In these tales of female submission, discover the joy of consensual surrender and find out just how thin the line between pain and pleasure can be…
What makes a strong, independent woman submit to her darkest, most debased fantasies?
Sometimes the sexual desire is new and unexpected and sometimes the longing to succumb is all-consuming. In these six sexy, short stories, you’ll discover first-hand just how potent carnal desire can be. Filled with deliciously debauched encounters of sexual submission, bondage, spanking and humiliation, Collected Kink will take you to places you’ll never forget, and never want to leave!
There is a fine line between pleasure and pain; ignominy and liberation; perversity and desire. There can be tenderness in the darkest moments and brutality in the light. If you need both to feel fulfilled, then you need Collected Kink.
Includes The Kink Between Us trilogy.
Still hesitating? Check out that smoking hot excerpt from Submission at the Tower.
“But you, Janie—”
He tugs my hair gently as he speaks, suddenly so utterly consumed with me. For a moment I don’t think I can take another breath…
“You are something different. You might be able to inspire me to command, to make me a better master, and that would be truly something.”
He breaks his insistent eye contact and I realise I’ve been holding my breath.
“I don’t know, little one. This is day one after all. Perhaps this is a wave that will wash over us both?”
I gaze at him, watching his full lips as he speaks, as though I almost can’t quite believe what I am hearing.
“I don’t want it to,” I say finally. “I want it to consume me, sir. I want to drown in it.”
He shakes his head as though he can’t listen anymore, but I carry on.
“I mean it,” I continue, wondering how far I can push him without reprisals. “I want the wave to take me, sir. I want to surrender. There must be worst ways to go?”
He places one of his long fingers over my lips, silencing me. I can smell my own musky arousal on his digit and I have the strongest urge to take it in my mouth and suck it as I did earlier during my audition. He says nothing but drills into me with those dazzling eyes. I have the strangest feeling that he is looking into my soul.
“Let us see where the wave takes us. I know I am going to enjoy the ride and I can guarantee our mutual satisfaction. Maybe we’ll be washed to shore, I just don’t know yet, but you can be certain of one thing…”
I gaze up at him from his chest, breathing in the scent of his masculinity as I do.
“What’s that, sir?” I ask, my voice betraying the curiosity I feel.
He looks down at me for a long, hard moment before he answers.
“I won’t let you drown.”
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