S. Dora and A. Moore talk A Weekend Unbound and Writing what you don’t know ~ Blog Tour, Exclusive Giveaway, Guest Blog

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Title: A Weekend Unbound
Author: S. Dora and A. Moore
Publisher: Totally Bound

Blurb:

How much can a Dom ask of his submissive? And how much of himself?
For Derek and Tyler, Dominance and submission have been part of their love right from the first hello. But now Derek wants his submissive to go as deep as he is physically and emotionally able to. During two days and two nights, there are no safety words and very few limits. This is their chance to demonstrate their love for one another through the most extreme scenes they’ve ever played.

There is, however, one rule to trump all others for Tyler—to protect Sir’s most loved possession, even if it means disobedience or going against his own need to submit to his Master without question or complaint.

This weekend will open up levels of their relationship they’ve never dreamed of before.
Reader Advisory: This book contains intense BDSM scenes, strong pain-play, mild humiliation, fisting, pet-play and mild sensual torment. Please be aware of the twenty-four-seven Total Power Exchange dynamic between those two men.

Buy it at Totally Bound

Write what you don’t know:

By S. Dora

Writing is acting for introverts. No seriously. When I’m working on a story, I try to understand the characters, make them as much part of my own thoughts as humanly possible. There is always a certain distance, just like an actor always plays a role, no matter how talented he is. Personally I like that often small gap between what I can and can’t know, because exactly there is the room for creativity.

I’m a lesbian, who has no sexual or romantic feelings for men, writing erotica in the M/M genre. That is an open invitation for trouble, because if there’s a greater distance between a writer and their subject, at least as far as sex is concerned, I’d like to hear about it.

As a private person, I’m so low on the thrill-seeker’s scale, I wouldn’t be surprised if it can’t even be measured. I love spoilers for films and series so I don’t get unpleasantly surprised, my idea of excitement that’s almost too scary is a plane trip from Rotterdam to London all on my own and there is a reason, besides love, that I’ve been with the same woman for the last (almost) thirty-three years.

But as a writer, I know only one limit: do I want to write this story? By far not every subject or theme interests me, but fear is never the reason I don’t write about something.

How I make sure my gay male characters are believable? First you have to realise that all people are individuals, and that’s not different for fictional characters. Some gay men are flamboyant and fabulous, others…not so much. Some have creative jobs and some work in an office. Some will have sex with hundreds of strangers during their lifetime and some prefer to stay with the love of their life for half a century and counting.

The same goes for what individuals like to do in bed, if they are into BDSM or prefer oral and that’s it, how they interpret their own bodies and their sexuality. There are tendencies, but no absolute truths.
My job as a writer is to find out what kind of man the character I’m creating is. I never worry if a character is masculine enough. It’s all a gliding scale anyway. For the physical facts, I can find more than enough information.

No, I don’t know how it feels for a man and I’m not going to pretend I do. But, guess what, I don’t know how it feels in fine detail for other women either. We are not one big hive mind simply because we share the same sexual organs. I admit that much of the workings of our body and mind we share with nearly every one of our sex, but some might well be unique for every individual.

So, should a gay woman write erotica about gay men? I think you know what my answer is.
Hell, yes!

About the Author:

About S. Dora:

S. Dora is the me writing m/m erotica, though I can imagine a m/f or f/f story might suddenly decide they want to get written too, somewhere in the future. The real me is also writing: novels and stories that don’t revolve around the down and dirty. And the non-writing me? Is it interesting to know I’m a woman, born in 1961? That my wife and I celebrate our 30th anniversary in October 2011? That we have two sons and five cats and live near Rotterdam? That I had a novel published in Dutch? And one in English? That Dora is because of the little mechanical typewriter I bought with money earned with my very first summer job? That I studied social history and done all kinds of jobs? I guess it actually is, if only because every story ever told is important to at least one reader.

About A. Moore:

I have been reading gay erotica for over 15 years now and I’ve been writing it for a little under ten years. I’ve always had an interest in Dominance and submission, and my writing reflects how my thinking about the scene has evolved. I live in the southern United States, an area not incredibly open to alternative lifestyles, and the internet has been my salvation. I spent about six months working on a website, designing tease and denial games, and it is still one of my biggest kinks.

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Buy Links:

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Giveaway:

S. Dora and A. Moore are also running a competition for the chance to win a $50 gift card of choice. If you are interested please comment below with your reaction to this blog along with your email! If you feel more comfortable not commenting here, please email S. directly at authordora@hotmail.com. The winner will be generated by random.com at the end of the tour.

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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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11 thoughts on “S. Dora and A. Moore talk A Weekend Unbound and Writing what you don’t know ~ Blog Tour, Exclusive Giveaway, Guest Blog

  1. Thanks for the great post. I have a friend who had to tackle a email from a reader about one of his characters not being masculine enough in his book/story. Being 17yo he took this especially hard. I had to sit him down and actually tell him his character was fine and was allowed to act the way he was and everything about gender norms these days were based on perception.

  2. I like when an author is this confident in their writing. While I agree with what you said about not everyone experiencing sexual pleasure the same way, I still think that a guy knows best how other men feel during sex and of course it’s the same with women. If I was a writer, I would worry whether I made my male characters too feminine. 🙂

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    • Me, confident in my writing? Now, that’s a good one. 😉
      Absolutely true that people of the same sex understand each others bodies the best on average, but a writer knows more about the character they have created than anyone.
      And what is too feminine anyway? Individuals are what they are, no matter if they are “typically” male, or part of a very tiny minority.
      Thanks for your reaction(s) Really appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

      • That’s a topic which always makes me think: what’s typically male or female, anyway? Especially in this day and age it often seems to me that bondaries are blurring. Is it about the approach to communication – wanting to talk things through vs. keeping things to oneself, assuming the other will figure it out? is it about the way we solve problems–asking for help vs. taking matters into one’s own hands? Is it nurturer vs protector, diplomat vs. fighter, sweet vs tough love? I’m honestly hard pressed to define “typically male” vs “typically female” most of the time. It’s indeed all about the individuum, I guess.

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