Monday, July 16, 2012

BDSM Unleashed Blog Hop-Writing Bad Bad Doms by Bianca Sommerland

The Playroom

Welcome to another day of the BDSM Unleashed Blog hop! Since all the post here will be about BDSM—either living it, or writing it—I chose a topic that I find fascinating. Which is Bad Doms. Why? Well, because the men we are warned about in real life, the ones we wouldn't let come close enough to kiss, never mind the with blindfolds and ropes and whips, can make some of the best heroes. The fantasy of the bad boy who is really bad, who we should stay away from because he's so so dangerous, is such a delicious one because we can live out the thrill in the pages of a book without the wrist of a broken heart. Or bruises.

To me, striking a balance with the Bad Dom is very important. If he beats his sub mercilessly just to watch her bleed, just to show he's bigger and stronger, then he is not a Dom. He's an abuser. However, there are clever ways to have a bad Dom in a dub-con scenario without making him into a monster. His motives will help decide that and his actions may redeems him. If he has a tender moment with the heroine after he's bound her, kicking and screaming, to his bed, then you may feel the connection. If he spanks her and checks to make sure she's okay—well, you may start to forget he's holding her hostage or that he's bought her to be his slave. When he kisses her you sigh as though it's the most romantic thing in the world.


Even though it's wrong.
 

In my own writing, the best example of this kind of Dom is probably Vince from Deadly Captive: Collateral Damage. I would say Cyrus, but I don't think he can be considered a Dom by any stretch of the imagination—he's just a sexy sadistic sociopath! <g> However, Vince has several dominant characteristics, a need to teach, to discipline, to control. Unlike Cyrus, Vince takes the needs of his sub into consideration, so even though she is a captive and doesn't get to use safewords, she's being well taken care of. 


Here's a small excerpt from Collateral Damage to give you a taste of what I mean. Nicole has been captured and used roughly, but not by Vince. He's still one of the bad guys, but there's something very different about him:

"You've been treated well."


My brow shot up. "Have I? Well, I guess I'm being over sensitive. I kinda take basic liberties for granted. What can you do?"
 

He stood and set down his cup. "I don't appreciate sarcasm."
I took another sip and smiled. Guess he wasn't as infallible as he pretended to be. 


"Well, I don't appreciate being kidnapped and raped. But we don't always get what we want."

"No, I suppose we don't." He traced the open collar of his black, silk shirt, revealing just the top of a very hard, very well-defined chest. Muscles curved in smooth slopes jumped, as though my gaze was a physical touch. He chuckled, and I looked up to see him watching me. "You want to hate me."

"I do hate you." I shrugged at his doubtful expression. "You're just easy on the eyes. Which I'm sure you know."

"Really." Without a twitch of warning, he closed the distance between us and took my cup. "Shall I prove you wrong?"

I skirted away from him, ducking and skidding from the bed. I might have been prepared to let him do what he would last night, but this morning I couldn't. I wouldn't. Not without a fight.

"Relax. I won't hurt you." He placed the mug on the table and then strode across the room. I swung at him, and he caught my wrists. "Don't force me to tie you up."

"Don'tdon'tdon't." I whimpered as he wrapped his arms around me. Tears streaked my cheeks, gathered on my lips, hot and salty. I flattened my hands on his chest and dug my nails into his skin. "Vince . . . ."

"Shh." He pressed his lips to the top of my head and then bent down to whisper against my lips. "I want to show you something."
 
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Don't forget to go fill out the BDSM Unleashed Grand Prize Entry form below and leave a comment for your chance to win one of THREE great prizes, the first prize being a $100 gift card to the online bookstore of your choice! For even more chances to win, the list of participating blogs is HERE

GOOD LUCK!

To learn more about Bianca and her books, visit: www.Im-No-Angel.com



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24 comments:

  1. You write the bad boys well :). I think we still like to see them redeem themselves, or at least try.

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  2. I like reading about bad boys now and then. It brings the good guys into sharper focus.

    Thanks,
    Donna
    donnafisk@bellsouth.net

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  3. Love a bad boy who deep down wants to be a good guy.

    luranker@hotmail.com

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  4. Bad boys with redeeming qualities are super sexy!! Goes to show there is good in a bad boy.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  5. Ah, vince *heavy sigh* I must read that book again, while I'm waiting for the next one (hint, hint). Y

    You do write the bad boy so well and you redeem them so beautifully.

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  6. I love bad boys and add in the Dom factor and you got me forever. Especially when that bad boy gives his heart to that special person.

    Gabrielle
    meingee@yahoo.com

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  7. Thank you for a fantastic giveaway! The excerpt sounds like a great read!

    tweet: https://twitter.com/BooksForMe2/status/224997652897603584

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  8. I haven't read Vince yet...it's on my list though!

    Bad-Doms...can make us appreciate what we have more...and really make us appreciate the Good Doms a lot more. But, sometimes it's a fine line between abuser and Bad Dom and people need to grasp that there is a difference ;)

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  9. A bad boy that really is a good guy at heart. How can you not love him!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  10. Cyrus is one nasty SOB and he needs a Domme to put him thru some paces. Can't wait for the 3rd book, but I know you are busy with the Cobras. Bianca, don't overdo or burn your muse out.

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  11. HI, Bianca!
    I've been not so patiently waiting for this hop, now I hope I have enough time to visit all the blogs! I didn't want to like Vince - he scared the you know what out of me...but he is sexy and really speaks to the masochist in me!
    MJ
    msmjb65 AT gmai DOT com

    PS: I could only choose one extra entry for posting about the blog hop, so here is the tweet I tweeted along with my facebook post. https://twitter.com/msmjb65/status/225020792105218048
    This is why you'll think I can't add where I counted up my entries!

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  12. Very interesting post today. I like reading about bad boys, but I've not thought about bad boy Doms. I think there's a fine line between abuser and not abuser, and a bad boy must be careful to stay on the right side of the line. The bad boy needing to be redeemed is the wow factor for me in a great read.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  13. Thanks for the post & excerpt. I love reading bad boys but they straddle a fine line and abusive is not sexy.

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  14. There is Bad, and then there is Omg what the helll was I thinking Bad... I have read a few bookswhere the Dom was push the envelope bad a true Sadist , but you knew that in the end His desire to Dominate was on a well controlled leash and while a small amount of blood was spilt it was all within the realm of SSC. And then I have read one in particular where The Dominant was a thinly veiled sociopath and the writer made sure that there were no redeemable quality to be found in that charchter. I love when Dominants are written well as the above post states abuse and crossing the line is Not sexy. Great topic!

    BeccaL

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  15. Yeah! A new book to put on my list. I do love the bad boys.

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  16. Hot excerpt!! And I loved the post on bad doms...Sloan springs to mind...sigh.
    Hugs xx

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  17. Awesome post! Added the Deadly Captive Series to my TBR list! Can't wait to start them :)

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  18. Great excerpt, looks like I've found a few more books for my TBB list. Excellent hop!

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  19. I really enjoyed reading Deadly Captive. Enjoyed your blurb.
    Patricia
    panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com

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  20. Loving bad boys is a given for me! Lol
    andieleah78@gmail.com

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  21. Loved Deadly Captive! I do love bad boys, but not abusers. There is a big difference between a Dom and a piece of crap that has to abuse others to feel good about themselves.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  22. They're so bad and yet that's what makes them so delicious. Thanks for sharing!!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Holy mother - I'm in lust!!!! What's not to like about my two favorite things? And now all rolled up in one. Hot damn I'm in!

    Cindersmaria AT gmail DOT com

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