Dan loves submissive women and longs to build a harem of willing females to fill what he lovingly calls his ‘Slave Library.’ He shares his plans for sexual bliss with Karen, the first of his submissives in both his mind and his heart. But when an unexpected visit from his mother leads to uncomfortable questions about his ex, Dan realizes that past mistakes are catching up to him, faster than he can run.
The first D/s relationship to blend comfortably with her vanilla life is the one Karen shares with Dan. She treasures the freedom in the act of submission and wants nothing more than to share it with her Master for as long as possible. Why then, does he insist on bringing other women into their beds? And why can’t he say he loves her?
As Dan battles his inner demons, Karen hopes a sexy mini break at the exclusive fetish club, Sugar Dust will allow them time to relax and reconnect. There she meets Beth, personification of Dan’s past storming in to demolish her present. Can she show Dan that their relationship is strong enough to break the chains of his past, before Beth drives an immoveable wedge between them with her tales of what once was?
I’m sure you’ll all enjoy meeting Karen Owusu from Slippers & Chains: Sugar Dust by Raven ShadowHawk. I personally cannot wait to sit down and see what makes her tick.
Hi Karen and thanks for joining us today. Please tell us about yourself. What got you in the crosshairs for your author?
She fancies me. Seriously. Not that she’s my type particularly, but Raven seems to have a thing for intelligence and wit. I guess that says something good for me.
Though in a totally less narcissistic way, I think she also appreciated the relationship I have with Dan. It’s so…normal. If there’s anything Raven longs for is more normality in her life. *shrugs* No idea why.
I’m also a lot like her [Raven] and she is a bit of a narcissist. We both adore our partners, feel strongly about marriage (in that we ain’t bloody interested) and feel that while monogamy works perfectly well for some folk, it isn’t for everyone, nor should it be expected as such.
My relationship works with Dan because we’re open to needs outside our duo-dynamic and Raven likes that as an idea. So understanding that about me made her want to write about me.
Sounds like you and Raven have a complex relationship that’s really rewarding. It certainly makes for a great writing dynamic. So what was it that drew you to your mate?
Dan? First off; he’s not an idiot. And he didn’t have a dick-pic as his profile picture on “Kink4Life”. I can’t tell you how much of an annoyance that is. Guys out there…seriously; if you want to pick up a submissive chick from a fetish website, how about selecting a profile picture of…oh, I don’t know, your freakin’ face! No submissive wants to think the only part she’ll ever see of her Dom is his cock. *sigh*
I also like that he’s older if I’m honest. He’s secure, mature and safe. And he understands me. That stuck out a lot; he just got the fact that I needed to submit, not in every part of my life, but in some parts (and by “some parts” I mean in the bedroom).
It’s important to understand that women who want to explore submission don’t necessarily want to be submissive everywhere! Here’s a great question, where was the wildest place you seduced your partner?
You’re kidding—you do know that we’re kinksters, right?
Okay… *taps lip* The disabled toilets in McDonald’s.
I did—and continue—to feel guilty about this because there was a woman outside wanting to change her baby, but Dan is such a randy bastard. He sent me to take my knickers off because…well, because that’s what we do. But he followed me in so he could watch me take them off. There’s stupid pop music playing and a kids party roaring through the joining wall, but I took them off real slow and did a weird dance to Bob The Builder. Apparently that was too much for him and he bent me over the sink and…you know. Gagged me with my knickers, too. That was a bit crazy.
You two are certainly kinky!! And seriously, McDonald’s?? *sigh*. Hmm… boxers, briefs or Commando?
For him or for me? On him? Let’s assume on him since I spend a lot of my time without bloody underwear. Um…boxers. I don’t like all that squished up nonsense. Let a guy’s nads breathe. Especially if you want them to work.
Interesting viewpoint and makes sense. Now, if your partner wants to seduce you, what’s one sure fire trick he can play?
There’s no trick I’m afraid.
Well, there’s this little hair flick he does and then he looks at me real steady and intense. Somehow like he’s looking up at me even though he’s taller. And there’s this voice he does. I don’t know how, but that voice…just thinking about it makes me cross my legs. All deep and sexy and commanding and—fuck. Give me a tissue. Please.
Seriously? I’m guessing he uses that to his advantage! In return, is there one place on your partner’s body that you know will drive him wild-in and out of bed?
Are you actually trying to make me mess up your sofa? Christ.
Okay…in bed, it’s all about his back. When I wore my hair long he liked to feel it against his back. Now he wants to feel my fingers there, feather-light touches. Out of bed there’s a spot on the inside of his wrist—I don’t even know if I should tell you this—but it’s super sensitive. Only the left wrist, weirdly enough, not the right one. I touch that with my tongue and it’s all over.
Just the left wrist huh? That is totally weird! Here’s a great question… What was one of the most embarrassing things your author did to you in Sugar Dust?
The cage. The fucking cage. I like bondage and humiliation as much as the next person—probably more—but this was a bit much. Not only trapping me in there but having Pete be the one to bust me out?
Hopefully she’ll stick it to Dan in the next story and leave me the hell alone. Then again you guys haven’t met my parents yet. *shakes head* Fuck.
A CAGE?? Oh boy, I think this is going to be an interesting read!! Is there anything else you’d like to add before we go?
Actually, yes. Thanks for having me. It’s weird talking so openly about this sort of thing, especially since Dan is so paranoid about keeping his kink under wraps. I usually only get to be this candid with Cindy, so it’s nice to give my views a bit of an airing.
Now please, in the nicest possible way, get lost, so I can get myself off. You’ve got me horny as hell.
Yes Ma’am! You guys are going to LOVE this book!!