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Author has written 2 stories for Twilight.
Thanks for taking a look at my profile. Now, what would you like to know? Hmmm... I guess I'll just give you the basics. I'm 40 (yeah, I'm old), married and I have two young kids. I have two degrees - a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in social work.
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Will post poetry, smutty one-shots, general fiction, random thoughts, talk about books and movies that catch my attention (many with a d/s element, probably), discuss celebrity crushes, links to fanfics that I like (many with a d/s element, lol), and pretty much anything that's on my mind.
My thoughts about FORCED-SEX FANTASIES (for whatever it's worth):
Forced sex or rape fantasy is one of the most common of all female sexual fantasies. It is estimated that well over half of all women engage in sexual fantasies with coercion as a main element. Some people enjoy the feeling of sexual submission. However, there is a big difference between reality and fantasy. In the fantasy, the person who submits maintains their power. The act is within their acceptable boundaries and actually serves to satisfy their sexual needs.
There is nothing wrong with indulging in this as a fantasy while acknowledging the repulsiveness of the act of rape in real life. Believe me when I say, in reality rape is a cold, numbing, horrifying act. There is nothing arousing about it and nothing the rapist does will ever make it anything other than a painful and frightening experience. Believe me.
But the fantasy remains, potent and very enjoyable. My favorite fantasies combine elements of consent and non-consent. Having a completely contrived scene takes the element of control and submission away entirely and desexualizes it for me. But having a true rape scenario repulses me. It's a tricky line to walk.
About Into the Grey House:
Stephenie Meyer has stated many times that 'Twilight' was influenced by the classic novel 'Jane Eyre', the masterpiece that set the standard for gothic romance. I also see a lot of similarities between 'Twilight' and 'The Story of O', which is also considered a classic, but with a BDSM theme.
The similarity between 'Jane Eyre' and 'Twilight' is obvious. Both feature brooding, possibly dangerous heroes with secretive pasts. Both heroes fall for the regular, maybe even ordinary, girl. Most importantly, in both novels the hero finds his purpose for living, as well as his road to redemption, through the love he finds with the heroine.
The similarity with 'The Story of O' is no less obvious. Both stories are concerned with the power (and danger) of obsessive love. In 'The Story of O', the heroine, O, slowly, willingly, gives up every part of her identity, of herself, for her lover. So deep is her love (as well as her masochism) that there is nothing she wouldn't give up for him, even her life. And when he no longer wants her, she states that she would prefer death.
Just as with O, Bella wants to lose herself in her lover. She wants to give up her old (human) identity and lose herself in him and his (vampire) identity. She is willing to give up her life in order to be with him forever. And when she thinks he no longer wants her, she would prefer to die.
Into the Grey House takes the characters from 'Twilight', as well as the key plot events, and uses them to emphasize the similarities and common themes between the three novels. However, this story is more concerned with the theme of redemption through romantic love. It also looks at the desire to lose oneself in another and to, in effect, place oneself under their power, as a basic aspect of love.
PHOTOBUCKET ACCOUNT FOR INTO THE GREY HOUSE.
I've set up a Photobucket account to go along with this story. BDSM warning, though not hardcore. Photos of Rob are also in the account, although (obviously) they are not BDSM related (which really makes me sad). I'll leave it up to you to decide why they were included. I'll give you a hint, he's sitting down in all of the pics. I'll add pics over time.
EDITED: Rob's pics are included because he is sitting down in the perfect position to give a girl a spanking. A nice shot of his lap and hands and feet, and the chair is without arms, which makes it perfect for him to pull a wayward girl across his knee and give her a good, thorough spanking. I added the explanation because of incorrect guesses from some readers. Perhaps only spankophiles would get the inference?
PLAY LIST FOR INTO THE GREY HOUSE
(A different) Boss Edward spanking his secretary:
The Killers, Mr. Brightside. Music video to accompany Into the Grey House, as suggested by acw1:
INTO THE GREY HOUSE WAS NOMINATED FOR AN INDIE TWIFIC AWARD!! Yay! Categories are Best Undiscovered Erotica and Best Alternate Universe-All Human. We didn't win, but it really was VERY nice to have been nominated! Thank you to everybody who voted.
Into the Grey House was nominated for two Faithful Shipper Awards and has made it to the final round. It is nominated for "Best Story You Stumble Across" and "Best Under the Radar." Thank you to whoever nominated it and for those who have voted for it. Voting in the last round ends 10-13-09.
Into the Grey House won BEST UNDER THE RADAR in the Faithful Shipper Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted. Here's the link to the banner.
ItGH is nominated for two Golden Lemon Awards. Chapter 19 is nominated for Best Tie Me Up and Fuck Me. Chapter 20 is nominated for Most Creative Position/ Most Original Lemon. Voting is now until February 13, 2010.
Author interview at Robstenlove (dot) com
Review of Into the Grey House at PIC's FanFic Corner
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