Thursday, July 11, 2013

It's all in the shadows of Emily in Service (a spanking story)

The inspiration for the first half of this book came from a scene at the end of the book that even more than The Pearl shaped my pre-Story of O fantasies, Richard Manton's Aphrodizzia, which I discovered so climactically (heh) in Sarah's father's desk. I worked hard to add the perspective of the girls over the bench, but really the only saving grace of the crime against my sex I've perpetrated in that scene is perhaps the addition of a contest between fantasy-Sarah and fantasy-me, though that contest is in itself terribly (wonderfully) degrading.

The second half of the book is plot-driven, and I don't want to give it away, but in its basic outline it's a fairly standard, if watersports-adorned, MMff BDSM scene, with the twist at the end.

Blurb (the excerpt at the top is from the awarding of the prize to the winner of the contest):
"When I saw the rocking-horse, I was instantly sure that Charles had found a kinky carpenter somewhere. The rocking-horse was astonishingly beautiful, in the colorful style of a carousel pony (though it was much smaller, so that, presumably, a man might stand conveniently behind a girl who rode it)."
The 20th book of Explorations concludes the "Sarah" books with two scenes from fantasy-Emily's polygamous household: Emily's and Sarah's "benching day," when fantasy-Charles, as their "Headmaster," enjoys them both exactly as he pleases; and a day of lewd service for them, at Charles' command, to two strangers in masks. The identity of those strangers, revealed in part at the end of the book, will change the course of all their lives.

This book of Explorations contains fiction elaborating the following sorts of fantasy that you may wish to avoid: Mf, Mff, MMff, anal, spanking, ageplay, watersports. It's intended for over-18 audiences who, like me, are interested in exploring the lines between pleasure and pain, dominance and submission, and fantasy and reality. All characters depicted are consenting adults.

NOTE: The books of Explorations are short, but are almost entirely BDSM sex. For the softer side that fills in the romantic bits, read Emily's blog!

The Explorations series is a unique take on BDSM above all because of the strong individual voice of Emily Tilton herself, manifestly shaping the fantasy-elaborations of the series. Because Emily is interested in helping herself and others understand how BDSM can be lived within a mostly vanilla existence, the way most of us have to live it, Explorations has a unique element that Emily hopes will set it apart and make it useful: Emily has created a fantasy-version of herself (keeping to the tropes of the genre she knows so well, fantasy-Emily is an eighteen-year-old virginal bride with a self-abuse "problem"), whose fantasies and "realities" are the central subject of the stories of Explorations--but the real Emily also keeps her authorial, real voice in the margins, explaining and analyzing, and revealing from time to time the much more mundane, real version of the things Emily has transformed in the story of her fantasy-self. This doubling of the "I" in the first-person narrative of Explorations makes the series worth exploring all on its own. Come for the hot, dark, edgy, D/s, spanking, anal action. Stay for the exploration.

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