Every tattoo tells a story…
A submissive pain slut receives a tattoo as a reward for years of selfless service. A man’s body is used to deliver a very different kind of message to a domineering masochist. An exotic teahouse on an alien planet where one woman explores her submissiveness with a set of shapeshifting twins.
These and other sizzling stories take you to the places where kink meets ink and leave you indelibly marked.
Word Count: 71,000
Kink Level: D/s, BDSM and voyeurism featuring M/f, F/m, F/f and M/M/f pairings
ISBN 978-1-988233-19-2 (physical)
ISBN 978-1-988233-20-8 (electronic)
Available March 14, 2017
What I Loved About Writing for This Anthology:
It's not hard to see what attracted me to this collection by Pen and Kink press. I've already been a part of a Pen and Kink anthology, Rough Edges, and I love their style. Beyond that, though, this is an anthology on a theme I can get very passionate about: tattoos.
I love tattoos. I love the artistry, the culture, the whole attitude. I have six tattoos and--like the cover blurb on our anthology says--each has a story. Each is important to me and is part of who I am.
And tattoos are also sexy to me. They are intricate artworks incorporated into our very skin, the largest erogenous part of our bodies. Touchable, traceable, lickable, kissable. They decorate us in such an intimate and yet exhibitionary manner. Sexy, so full of sexy potential.
So writing for this anthology was a real treat. The story I contributed, For the Occasion, was it's own bit of fun as well, as I got to explore an aspect of sexual fantasy I personally find fascinating, and that is pain kink. The idea of pain intersecting with pleasure. It offered me a chance to reflect on my own experiences being inked, and the eroticism and ritualism involved in it for me. Though in For the Occasion, there are definitely degrees of sexual activity surrounding the act, it afforded me a chance to consider eroticism separate from traditionally sexual engagement. Another subject I quite enjoy, the capability to create erotic content that doesn't include sex. I'm still working on achieving that particular theme myself, and this, I think, brought me a step closer.
So I'm very excited to see this collection finally coming to print. Eight stories about the intimacies of ink and the implications of body art. I certainly hope readers enjoy it as well.
Begin Again by Tiffany Michelle Brown is a story about a woman whose first tattoo unlocks a whole other life for her, along with a long-lost love. (M/f)
Inkarnate by Mara Malins is about an artist who tries tattooing from a place of desperation and discovers not only a new career but a whole new world and a side of herself she hadn’t known existed. (M/f)
The Courier by Danielle Davis takes place in a world where paper is a precious commodity and so messages are often tattooed onto courier’s bodies. When one courier delivers a message the recipient wants to read over and over things it has a profound impact on his life. (F/m)
Through Glass a Stranger by Renee Dominick is about what happens when the man Liliya has been watching from afar decides to change the rules of their game. (Voyeur)
In For the Occasion by Brantwijn Serrah a lucky pain slut is gifted a brand new nipple tattoo by her mistress. (F/f)
Sae-ri by Nicole Blackwood features not one, but two sexy werewolf — and did I mention that they are twins? They’ve claimed Zoe as their own, but it’ll all be for nought if she doesn’t claim them in return. (M/M/f)
Kayla left her dominant partner, Mark, and got engaged to another man in Ink and Ocean by Meredith Dark. But soon after that engagement falls apart Kayla finds herself back in Mark’s apartment, teased and tempted by the past… (M/f)
Painted Red by Sara Dobie Bauer features a leading man with an interesting fetish — Ben loves tattoos. Like, he really, really loves tattoos. Will Angie’s issues keep her and Ben from being together or will he break down her defenses so they can find happiness together? (m/f)