Now that it’s the 1st of May, I can start to get back into work! I’ve thrown myself into the swing of things, hoping that I can keep up with the momentum. In doing that, a few things are going on…
Firstly, a new episode of the podcast went up. Second, I’m back to writing! I’m now working on Ava’s fourth instalment. These go hand in hand, as I am hoping to split my time with re-reading my next review piece and writing, making my word count goal each day.
Really, this blog isn’t about updates though. I wanted to sort of explain what the Goode Pain series is and where it’s going in the future, with future instalments.
So, what is Goode Pain?
Goode Pain is a series, Edgeplay being the first book. It is an erotic romance novel that features a Dominatrix. I’m using those words very specifically! Mainly because FemDom is often lumped into the “taboo erotica” genre.
No matter how “mainstream” BDSM gets, a female Dominated relationship, whether just in the bedroom or not, will always be seen as taboo. I really want to change that way of thinking.
Erotica vs Erotic Romance:
Now, I want to reiterate that my series is erotic romance. What does this mean? It means that there are the kinky, naughty bits, but at its core, it’s a romance. I also throw in that thriller aspect as well, just to keep things interesting.
But it’s still a love story…Ava loves Gabe. They face the normal relationship troubles, have the same lust, angst, disagreements, passion, and tension that a vanilla couple has in other romance stories. It’s just there is also the erotic element, and in this case, a BDSM element.
Where do we go from here?
My goal for the Goode Pain series was ALWAYS to bring it mainstream. That’s the way I write it. I write it like it’s meant to be made into a movie, have a huge following, start a revolution! I want to show there is nothing taboo about a woman taking the reins in a relationship, especially in the sexual aspect.
Now, is BDSM for everyone? Nope! And that’s totally cool! Is erotic romance for everyone? Again, nope! And again, it’s totally cool.
Does a romance need to have the naughty bits? Nope! But I think that a spicier story is just more fun. Isn’t that what reading and escaping is about? Having fun and enjoying the world that you’re being welcomed into.
As Annabel Allan I will always write erotic romance.
My main point here is that everyone is different and enjoys different things. If you’re up for a little adventure though, why not try out Edgeplay? I promise that it’s not as taboo as you would first think…and I definitely don’t write it that way.
Xoxo Annabel Lee.