by Sara Brookes
Post: As someone who writes BDSM, I always have to come up with creative scenes that move my stories forward, but still titillate readers. However, there is one constant when my stories involve a BDSM club. This is true no matter if I’m writing contemporary, urban fantasy or futuristic/sci-fi.
My characters never go thirsty.
In fact, in regards to my books, it’s a hard limit for me. *g* Hydration is just as important to me as the characters getting what they need out of a “scene”. BDSM play can be extremely exhausting, both mentally and physically. And one of the worst culprits of dehydration is alcohol. So one thing I have vowed to never have in my BDSM clubs in my books, regardless of genre, is alcohol.
The club, Tawse, in my Sypricon Masters series is no exception even though it is located far, far away on an isolated planet. In fact, because that series is futuristic/sci-fi, I got to play with technology (inventing “impulse technology” that is employed at the club, and something the club is known for) and play around with items that add to the building of my world.
One of those things is ishke.*
The hydrating drink is a staple at Tawse and if you’re a Dom or sub playing in a scene, there better be a bottle of the stuff nearby. In fact, there’s a wily bartender at the club who will ensure there is. Sometimes, even before the person knows they need it in the first place. LOL
Please join me tomorrow as the first of my Sypricon Masters shorts, Impulse Control, releases from Decadent Publishing and get a taste of the club for yourself. In fact, there’s a bottle of ishke waiting for you at the bar.