Showing posts with label Deadly Captive: Collateral Damage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deadly Captive: Collateral Damage. Show all posts

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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