Guest Post: BDSM Authors by Trish

1425514_851544098210896_7054318522030830597_n(Note: My friend, Trish, is an AVID reader and fantastic friend not just to me, but to many authors. She’s compiled a list of some of her favorite BDSM authors. Feel free to chime in in the comments if you want to add some of your favorite authors to this list. With that, I’ll turn it over to Trish. Take it away, babe!)

Thank you Tymber for letting me put this out there for the world. This is my first public writing of any kind so be gentle. ☺

With the movie FSoG coming out and all the hype that is going along with it, I feel that I need to give credit where credit is due. There are a lot of authors out there who have written BDSM books before and after E.L. James wrote hers. I think these men & women deserve as much or more accolades than that one author. Don’t yell at me, I’m not bashing her or anything. I’m just saying these people are better, in my opinion. I’m happy that book/movie has brought BDSM into the mainstream and has opened the door for conversations.

These are a list of authors who are in the lifestyle or have done excellent research into the lifestyle. (IMO)

 

By all means this is not a complete list, nor does it mean I’ve read everything each one has written. These are the ones I believe have a more realistic portrayal of the lifestyle in their books.

This is not saying I endorse everything in their books. Some are more hard-core than others, some write more than one genre, and of course some are way better than others. These are not in a specific order.

Please always remember that there is no one way to do BDSM just as long as it is consensual. I’d say SSC (Safe Sane Consensual) but some practice/write RACK (Risk-aware consensual kink) and PRICK (Personal responsibility, informed consensual kink). Most of these authors write SSC.

Do your research about the lifestyle before practicing anything you read in the books or see in the movies, don’t run out and buy a whip and think that’s all it takes.

So without further ado, I want to give praise to the awesome authors who have dared to write about it. Keep up the great work! Maybe, just maybe, Hollywood will take notice and make another movie from one these authors.

(Note from Tymber: I’m in the process of adding Amazon page links for each author. It’ll take me a little while. If you don’t see one linked farther up on the page, and you have a website or Amazon page for the author, please let me know, thanks!)

Raven McAllen
Doris O’Connor
Red Phoenix
Liv Honeywell
KB Gardener
Janicce Greenlee/Eileen Green
Tq Strange
Jan Graham
Tymber Dalton
Tara Rose/Ravenna Tate
Candace Blevins
Harper Miller
Kallypso Masters
Kennedy Layne/Peyton Elizabeth
Ann Mayburn
Chloe Cox
Lexi Blake/Sophie Oak
Shayla Black
Cherise Sinclair
Eden Bradely / Eve Berlin
Sierra Cartwright
Bella Juarez
Sherri Hayes
Annabel Joseph
Amy Valenti
Ella Dominguez
Lainie Suzanne
Jenna Jacob
Meredith Wild
Qwillia Rain
Tiffany Reisz
Lori King
Joey W. Hill
Angel Payne
Claire Thompson
Sidney Bristol
Kathy O’Rourke
Eliza Gayle
Nicole Edwards
Maya Banks
Rayna Stone
Mia Downing
Mardi Maxwell
Cooper McKenzie
Fiona Archer
Lara Valentine/Olivia Jaymes
Heather Rainer
Cari Silverwood
Leia Shaw
Reece Butler
Sorcha Black
Desiree Holt
Jenika Snow
Selena Kitt
Leah J. Michaels
Jasmine Hayes
Isabella LaPearl
Chloe Lang
Lawrence Southwick
Daisy Phillips/Diane Leyne
Deanndra Hall
Kasey Dean
Marla Monroe
Anastasia Vitsky
Bianca Sommerland
Jaden Wilkes
Sam Crescent
Morgan Hawke
Leah Brooke
Morgan Ashbury
NJ Cole
Alexandra I

Edited to add:

Audrey Carlan
Marie Tuhart
AreyA
K. Branxton-Chase
Shakir Rashaan

Tymber’s LATEST RELEASES:

A Very Kinky Valentine’s Day (various) | Sapiosexual (MFM)Crafty Bastards (MMF) | A Merry Little Kinkmas (various) | A Lovely Shade of Ouch (MF) | His Canvas (MF)

47 thoughts on “Guest Post: BDSM Authors by Trish

  1. I would like to add Sam Crescent, Leah Brooke, and Morgan Ashbury.

  2. Thanks for the list – so many I know and many I don’t. I feel more reading coming on! 🙂

  3. OMG! I can’t believe I forget them. Keep the list going. This is great. The more we get these authors the better.

  4. Holy bibliophile Batman! I surprised myself. I’ve read every single author on that list and they are all excellent. Anyone interested in BDSM fiction can’t go wrong with that list. (I’ve even edited and consulted for a few of those folks.)

  5. Wonderful list of authors — and more to add. I have to laugh at Trish mentioning whips as I was just practicing with one for a scene I’m writing, using a three foot (12 plait) kangaroo signal whip. I (and therefore my hero) learned it hits the back of your upper arm with a lovely sting (or nasty, depending on your percussion enjoyment) if you don’t do it correctly. So now that bit of research has been added to the scene. I love my research!

  6. Please Ella Dominguez to the list. She’s awesome sauce.

    Also is it possible to list them alphabetically, it might be easier to search :). Thanks a mil for the list Trish!!!

  7. What an awesome list of authors, and I’m so honored to be included on it! And if this is the first time you’ve written anything publicly, Trish, then let me say, I hope you write more because this post is awesome! Thanks again and happy reading! And now that I’ve had my shower, I’ve got to go put my collar back on … 🙂

  8. Ms. Dalton,
    Thank you for this post, and many others. Also, thank you for sharing your work with the world. You are one of the first Erotica authors that helped me fall in love with the genre, which also led me on a journey to explore alternative lifestyles and Fetlife. Now, seven years later, I have finally found…me. (Holy Cheescakes…that sounds so cheesy. However, it’s the truth.) Lastly, whenever I’m asked to recommend excellent, Erotica authors, you are at the top of my list.
    Respectfully,
    Sassy Jacksun
    P.S. Oh, this is just a thought, one more author you could possibly add to the list–Jacquelyn Frank : Shadowdweller Series, simply because of how sexuality is taught/represented in the Shadowdwellers world. It is unique, fearless, and sex-positive.
    Anyhow, that is all, and hopefully I’ll be able to add my name to this list in the near future.
    Again, respectfully,
    Sassy Jacksun

  9. Wonderful list! Thank you. I don’t see Sabrina York’s name here. She only dabbles, but her Making Over Maris *fanning self* Yep! And I know she did research.

  10. Thankyou for the list. I have read about 40 but need to check my elist for some of the others – for others it will give me a few new authors to check out. 🙂

  11. the only author I like that is missing is Joey W Hill. another one you should add is Maren Smith (I personally know her and she is in the lifestyle)

  12. Thanks for including me in the list, Trish.

    Also a big hug for compiling the list, I discovered a few new authors I need to go and check out now. My credit card is running away as I type…lol. 🙂

  13. I recently read a novella by an author named Sabrina York called Smoking Holt. It was BDSM and very well done. I’m told that most of her writing is vanilla erotica with maybe 1/4 of her writing being BDSM. I’m going to Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation luncheon in April and will be sitting with Sabrina. I hope to find out if she lives the life or just did some decent research.

    • I would like to add the team of Princess SO and Talon PS. They are an amazingly gifted brother/sister writing team!

  14. Trish, that’s a great post and what a list of authors to explore! Thank you so much for including me :D.

    I’ve got a few more to add too:

    Natasha Knight
    Renee Rose
    Jennifer Denys
    Natasha Blackthorne
    Cassandre Dayne

  15. Great List, Trish! I would like to add CD Reiss to this list with her Songs of Submission and Songs of Perdition series as well! They are fantastic!!

  16. Wow! Thanks everyone. Keep the names coming. These men and women deserve all the attention they can get. They live it, do excellent research and I’m honored to call so many friends.

  17. Great list. I know I’ll be checking out some new authors. A few others to add are Dakota Trace with her Doms of Chicago series and Doms of Napa Valley, Stacey Kennedy’s Club Sin series, Linda Aicher’s Wicked Play series and Avery Gale.

  18. Chris Owen and Jodi Payne’s Deviation Seties should be added to the list, talented authors.

  19. A few more I don’t think I see yet, who have written some great stories involving BDSM in which I understand the dynamic from the POV of both/all characters so it rings true for me, anyway. In no particular order since my brain is pretty foggy today…. Cheyenne McCray, Sindra Van Yssel, Holly S. Roberts, Melinda Barron, Sean Michael, Kim Dare, Anne Rice/A. N. Roquelaure, Ann Jacobs, Dominique Adair, Delilah Devlin, Joely Sue Burkhart, Mari Carr, Jayne Rylon, Myla Jackson, Roxy Harte, Marie Harte, Juniper Bell, Katie Porter, Cerise Deland, Elizabeth Coldwell, Justine Elyot,Cheryl Dragon, Wendi Zwaduk, Anna Leigh Keaton, Madison Layle….
    yikes. Stopping now!
    Thank you all so much for this list! Some writers I haven’t yet discovered… a great way to get through a long cold winter…

  20. I would like to add Avery Gale to the list. Her Prairie Winds Club series has incited more than one fantasy for me.

    • Thanks Rebecca….appreciate the add! 🙂

  21. Great list, Trish! I’m going to add my two personal favorites! Newcomer Elizabeth SaFleur (Elite Doms of Washington D.C. series) and Roni Loren (Loving on the Edge series). Love, love, love both of these authors!!

  22. Absolutely Fabulous list! I agree! Most of those I have reads from, and now can add a few more!

  23. Thank you for the list. Many I have not read and will be adding to my TBR. I would like to add an author as well as I really enjoy his work. Lucian Bane’s Dom Wars Series and the spin off White Knight Dom Academy.

  24. I’d like to add a new author, Juliet Braddock . Weakened is the first volume in the Manhattan Bound series, the next, Wrapped will be published on the 21st of March.

  25. Wow! so many of my favorite authors and so many more I need to read. Thank you for the new list and for the mention. I’m truly honored. 🙂 Mardi

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