Her Master’s Voice, Vivien Sparx (Guest Post/Giveaway/Review)

Her Master’s Voice, Vivien Sparx

 vsI asked Vivien author of short BDSM romance Her Master’s Voice, what makes a short BDSM romance effective and why we like them so much and she was kind enough to give me a response.

I think, first and foremost, the story has to be good – regardless of the format the author chooses to tell the story.

I write erotic romance stories generally between 20,000 to 45,000 words. I find that I am able to tell the characters stories without the need for pages and pages of trivial information. To me, the story is everything! I don’t believe in padding a story in order to make it longer; if it takes 30,000 words to convey the sexy tension, the drama, the emotion and the challenges the characters face, then that is how long the story is.

I do feel there is a legitimate need for shorter erotica. We live busy lives; we never seem to have enough time for anything, balancing work and family responsibilities with our own need to relax and escape. So for that reason alone, shorter erotic romance stories give the reader the opportunity to escape from the every-day without the sense that they need to make a major investment. A thick, weighty book requires commitment from the reader – and that might take several days or weeks to be completed. The shorter erotica format allows me to take someone away to another world and hold their attention, engage their senses, and keep them spellbound right through to a story’s completion. In that way, it becomes a bit like a great movie… as opposed to a long mini-series!

If you would like to check out her current release Her Master’s Voice check out her provided book blurb below, she is also giving away 5 ebook copies to winners along her tour.
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Masters v Book Blurb:

When young Kate receives an anonymous text message she doesn’t realize how much her world is about to change. Surrendering to her inner most desires Kate soon finds herself submitting to the erotic, sensual and sensitive demands of her mysterious Master.
Drawn into a world of erotic love Kate quickly realizes all that matters in her world is Her Master’s Voice.

JUST A TASTE…
Kate got to her knees on the living room floor and tied the red scarf around her head to blindfold herself.

In the sudden darkness Kate’s senses seemed heightened. Every small sound made her flinch, and her mind quickly became overwhelmed with erotic images. Her naked skin felt cool, and yet she felt as though she was on fire. She rested her hands on her thighs. Her palms were sweating.
The silence seemed to slow time. She became aware of every new sound, and each small noise took on greater importance. Her attention was tuned to the sound of the front door, and when she heard the scrape of distant shuffling her body suddenly tensed in anticipation. A shudder thrilled through her body and her breath caught in the back of her throat.

Then she heard the door swinging slowly open.

He was here!
Kate’s body tensed. She heard his soft footsteps as he crossed the room. She could feel him nearby, standing somewhere in front of her. She gulped and licked her lips nervously.

“You are perfectly safe,” her Master said, and Kate felt herself literally melting at the deep confident assurance in his voice.

She nodded, not trusting herself to speak.

More footsteps. Kate sensed him walking around her, as if he was inspecting his new property. She straightened her back.
“You are beautiful,” he said. By the sound of his voice, Kate knew he was standing close behind her. She stayed silent, and now he was here, now it was all really happening… her mind was blank. Her whole focus was on the sound of his voice and the sense of him being near her.

Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. I wavered a bit while reading Her Master’s Voice only because I was not able to connect with the hero as much as I would like and I was strongly on the heroines Kate side. I think I had my big sister instead of best friend lets dish hat on. I don’t want to give the story away because Kate’s Master and that is how I am going to refer to him lol, had been hurt before, he put Kate through tests. Kate passed except for one major let down, which caused him to issue one big test. The BIG test did not bother me as I have read FF stories before, I want to give more but since this is a short story and the author did such a great job of building the tension and hiding the Masters identity I would hate to spoil it for you. If you like reads where what the master says truly goes and like the age/power gaps as well (although NO age play, I don’t want you to get that from my words, people!) then this might be a good shortie read for you. The story was truly unique.

EXTRAS: If you want more

Author Bio PicAs a writer of erotic romance, the beauty of the genre is not in creating lavish settings for my stories.

Nor is my fascination for erotic romance drawn from the opportunity to create handsome heroes and beautiful heroines.

My real love for the genre stems from the opportunity to take my readers on a journey and engage as many of their emotions as possible.

I believe writing erotic romance gives authors the most influence over how a reader feels as we engage them in our stories.

Writers of action books, or horror books certainly can create compelling situations, but with erotic romance we writers can immerse our readers in a multitude of emotions unprecedented in any other form of creative fiction.

I can frustrate readers, make them laugh, make them cry, delight them, intrigue them, inform them – erotic fiction is a total emotional experience, and it is gratifying to hear readers respond to stories with passion.

I believe readers want to be engaged and drawn into the pages of a story, and as a writer of erotic romance, we have the greatest opportunity because our stories are always relatable. They may be fictional worlds and fictional characters, but the themes of love and romance and erotica are so universal, and so personal to each of us that we all respond to stories in different ways.

But we all respond.

And that’s the true joy of writing erotic romance. It matters not so much how you respond as you read… it matters only that you do respond. If a writer can engage you and make you feel, then the story’s journey is one well worth taking.

Author Links:

Website/Blog:  http://viviensparx.blogspot.com.au/p/about-me.html

Twitter: https://twitter.com/viviensparx

FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/viviensparxauthor?fref=ts

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6433429.Vivien_Sparx

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Posted on May 13, 2013, in Bookswagger, Swagger Book Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Loved the tease. I agree that our lives are hectic and busy. And do so enjoy the short erotica. But they always leave me wanting more. Keep writing so I can keep reading.

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