Guest Post: "Where’s Your Kink" by Cari Silverwood + Giveaway

Filed in Cari Silverwood , featured , Giveaways , Guest Post , The Danger Lover Posted on November 22, 2011 @ 7:00 am 12 comments

We are delighted to welcome Cari Silverwood to BLI today to talk about a kinky subject related to Iron Dominance, her August 2011 Loose ID publication. Iron Dominance was released to rave reviews and has been nominated in 4 Categories in the Authors After Dark 2012 Bookie Awards!

Cari lives in Australia, with her lovely family including a prerequisite teenager who dwells in the dark bedroom catacombs…a husband who raises eyebrows when he catches glimpses of what she writes, and a furry menagerie of other animals barking, meowing, and swimming about the place.

Before writing her first novel, Three Days of Dominance she had never dipped her little toes in the hot and lust-swirled sea of erotica. Now every time she turns around, there’s some new character making her write down their story in the most lurid way. Her people are quite adamant about explaining creative new ways of making love, so she doubts she’ll run out of ideas anytime soon, though she may go cross-eyed.

*Note*: Cari’s post is for adult’s 18 years and older!! 😉

Take it away Cari!

One of the fun things about writing is that readers seem to find things in stories that the writer never knew was there. Or at least had no idea it was so enthralling. When you’re writing erotic romance the discoveries can be quite curious to say the least!

One well known erotic author has gone so far as to say that authors tend to put into their stories their own fantasies. I’m not saying this is utterly true as I know some write what they see as popular at the time rather than what they truly want to write.

On the other side of the coin, it takes two to read a book. Yes, the writer has to make the book come alive, but…the reader has to glue eyes to paper also. No, not literally, silly, my insurance doesn’t cover the cost of unsticking eyeballs. In other words, how much is revealed of the reader’s kinks? What if you find something that wasn’t really there in BIG letters? Maybe that says more about you, the reader?

Is it all just me? Especially when a reader says they intend to make the corset from Iron Dominance, my steampunk erotic romance?

“In a tall mirror, she saw herself, dressed in a black corset paneled with satin. Coming down from a halter, pearl ropes fanned out over each breast with her nipples peeking out between. A tiny skirt of chiffon, divided at the crotch, barely made it as far as her upper thighs. Lines of seed pearls undulated down the satin, and a string of larger pearls dived deeply between her legs, emphasizing the split lips of her sex. She could feel it run up between the cheeks of her bottom at the back. Even as she looked, she felt a renewed throb, for every movement she made, from breath to heartbeat to shift of feet, moved the line of pearls and rubbed against her clit.”

Okay, so I did go on a bit about the corset, but only for your sakes. It’s not my kink *g*

My favourite piece of fetish clothes in the story would be the red leather jacket with buckles and straps Claire dons before going out on a gyrocopter picnic with Theo, my delicious aristocratic Dom. I mean who wouldn’t fall for a man with a gyrocopter launch pad next to his bedroom?

“Dark gray leggings went under a strapless white bustier that fastened between her breasts with gold hooks. Next, fitting snugly over the top, came a maroon leather jacket with a flared bottom and a flock of straps and buckles down the arms and front. Completing the ensemble were ankle-high black boots, maroon gloves, a pair of gleaming brass goggles, and an ivory and gold hair clip to hold her hair in a ponytail. Goggles swinging from her hand, she went in search of the gyrocopter.”

The jacket comes in handy, or as one reviewer on Goodreads said, “I want a naked, bondage picnic!”

“…the clink of buckle and slide of leather fed into the growing tightness along her arms, from wrists to elbows, where they lined up against each other. She couldn’t separate them. He was buckling them together, no other explanation possible.

More straps. Restraining me.

Lord. This, then, was the control he’d spoken of. Not utter and complete—she could move—but closer than he’d taken her before. Every part of her sang like a soprano on the highest note and came alive. Theo bit her neck. Electricity swept sizzling through her, from top to bottom. Yes. Oh, God, yes…

“Hinchcliff and Co. do make very nice clothing. I think you’ll agree?”

She half-groaned out her reply. “Yes.”

She looked down at herself, where her breasts jutted out, and felt wetness seeping from between her legs, near where her buttocks rested on her heels. She was naked except for the jacket and pushed-down leggings.”

Any drooling over these fetish clothes is in your imagination. I only put the words there. Absolutely nothing to do with me.

Fetishism is the attribution of power to an object. Sexual fetishism is the attribution of sexual significance to an object, such as clothes. Wearing such clothes is intended to make the wearer more desirable, and perhaps heighten sensation, or in the case of BDSM, even be a part of a scene.

Of course there are all manner of fetish clothes out there in real life and one of the best examples of fetish clothes on display is at the Montreal Fetish Weekend.


Unfortunately Hinchcliff and Co from my story is not a real shop but here’s a corset I found recently on the net that I’d love to put in my next story:

Release Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Heterosexual M/f BDSM Steampunk
Formats Available: Kindle, Nook, eBook
Book Blurb:

Raised from childhood as an assassin, Claire finds her world knocked off kilter when Theo Kevonis, a rich, ex-Air Corp nobleman, rescues her from an airship crash. Being a soldier of a hostile nation she cannot reveal her identity. Theo sinks his steely Dom fingers into her heart and soul, showing her the pleasures to be found in surrendering to his touch. Captivated, Claire binds herself in lie after lie rather than risk losing the one man who’s ever loved her.

When her loathsome commander returns from the dead, her deceit is uncovered. Despairing and in anguish, Claire must find a way to win back Theo’s trust and destroy the man who threatens them both.


A Question from Cari: Have you ever pointed out something about a book’s plot, setting or characters that the author was surprised to learn was there?

Where to find Cari:

Group Blog


Cari has generously offered a digital copy of winner’s choice of Three Days of Dominance or Iron Dominance to one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is leave a meaningful comment about the Guest Post or answer Cari’s question noted above.
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave us a way to contact you.
(Email in blogger profile or twitter name – no way to contact you – no entry).

This giveaway is open worldwide!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 3, 2011; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!


About Lea

Lea is an animal loving, tree hugging vegetarian who lives in Toronto, Canada with her family, which includes three dogs. She is a prolific reader and has been blogging and reviewing since 2008. Lea is a contributor at the USA Today HEA Blog and an active member at Goodreads.

Share This Post

Subscribe and stay up-to-date

Via E-Mail:

Follow us via RSS, twitter and facebook:


Join the Discussion
  • Cari Silverwood November 23, 2011 at 3:27 am

    MY goodness, is it the server problems or is my post too kinky? I’d love to give away a book 🙂

  • Jason K. November 23, 2011 at 11:04 am

    “Have you ever pointed out something about a book’s plot, setting or characters that the author was surprised to learn was there? ”

    Yes… but I was beta reading for an author, so I’m thinking that’s not what you ment.

    The book sounds great though, nice mash up with steam punk and S&M.

  • Cari Silverwood November 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks, Jason. It’s been received well. You can comment on beta reads 🙂
    This was just a way to get conversation flowing. I don’t mind if people comment on clothes or writing really.

  • Anne R November 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I am really interested in steampunk. I find it fascinating. Thank you for taking the time to describe the clothing, I am not saying I want any of those fashions but the descriptions do create a very vivid picture in my mind. Love it!
    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  • Jen B. November 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    No, I haven’t mentioned anything specific to an author. I have noticed a few things that I thought were strange. Perhaps, in the future I will decided to mention issues to authors.

  • Cari Silverwood November 24, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Steampunk is a fascinating genre/ sub-genre Anne. The huge potential in the setting is what makes it fun to write. With so many out their dressing up in steampunk clothes it’s much more than Victorian fashions too.

    And Jen, authors, are happy to hear about things found in their books as long as you don’t step on the story too much with criticism. I didn’t believe much in the ‘subconscious’ until I started writing but the things that pop into your head at times, and onto the page…either it’s my subconscious or someone else is living inside my head.

  • SarahM November 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I haven’t ever pointed anything like that out to an author but now I’m definitely going to be more aware of what I’m getting out of a story 🙂 Great post!

    smaccall AT

  • JessS November 25, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Really interesting post and all this talk of fetish clothing definitely makes me curious about your books. Thanks for the giveaway!! I haven’t read much steampunk but would love to.


  • Cari Silverwood November 25, 2011 at 3:50 am

    JessS I think a lot of people still regard steampunk as quite narrow in scope but it’s as much fun as the old space opera’s to write only you can embed it with an old-fangled atmosphere. Like a Sherlock Holmes setting on steroids.

    Google sexy steampunk clothes and you’ll see some of the costumes people are dressing up in. Steampunk couture has some great stuff too. Though my clothes are a little kinkier than those, of course.

  • Lisa Richards November 25, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I’ve noticed a few things, but figure the author has already been told many many times.

  • Tamsyn November 26, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Steampunk is relatively new to me. But adding a touch of kink is definitely intriguing. As to pointing out something to an author, no. But there are times when I have “If the heroine is that dumb, she deserves to be killed!” or “Is she for real?” kind of thoughts.


  • Cari Silverwood November 26, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Ah, Tamsyn, that would be the TSTL sort of heroine aka too stupid to live. I love that it’s so common that it has an acronym. I hope I don’t write in too many heroines like that.

Previous Post
Next Post
Luvo designed by Internet Marketing In conjunction with Template Wordpress , R4 DS , Best SUV.