John Savage is one of the important figures in the history of the highly erotic and esoteric field of Bondage and Discipline. He came after the legendary John Willie, and before the period exemplified by the photography of Jay Edwards, et al. Just as Jay was an important link in the progression of bondage techniques leading up to the anything-goes extreme B&D of today, so was John Savage. The bondage he created and photographed represented a step beyond that of John Willie: more complex, tighter, more escape proof.
John began by copying the work of John Willie but was soon adding his own touches. This is typical of the progress in the field. Both Jay Edwards and Dave Annis (probably the best strict bondage photographer today) have stated that they began by copying John Savage’s work, then adding to it.
John began in 1969 with an article written for Barbara Behr of House of Milan. He was soon tying and photographing amateur models, sometimes selling the products freelance, but then working with Tao Productions to create a line of bondage magazines with such titles as “Best of Bondage,” “Taskmaster,” “Bondagemaster,” and the politically incorrect “Teenagers in Bondage.” (None of the models were underage, despite the title.) In the early 80’s he edited, wrote for and photographed a magazine series called “John Savage’s Notebooks.” These long-ago magazines today command a high price, if you can find them.
In addition to magazines, he produced some of the old 8mm “loops,” and later VHS videos, the most famous being “Making Danielle Talk.” He has worked with Barbara Behr, Bob Bishop and F.E. Campbell. It was through his friendship with Frank Campbell that he became involved in the writing of B&D novels. Frank is still most prolific B&D novelist, credited with 100 books written for HOM. As Frank became older and had trouble typing, he began dictating books on audio tapes. John Savage then transcribed those books to computer disk for the publisher. Then came a time when Frank no long wished to write. At that point John began ghost-writing Frank’s novels. In fact, the last ten novels credited to Frank Campbell were actually written by John Savage.
After Frank’s death, John began selling novel under his own name to House of Milan. He also wrote for Sandpiper Press, Olympia Press and Bon-Vue, all being published as paperbacks. For a while he dropped out of the marketplace but then came back when ebooks became popular. He is currently writing B&D novels for Strict Publishing, and occasionally non-B&D books under a different name.
As to the man himself, he was born in 1943, is married and has two grown children. He is a Viet Nam era veteran. His main career has been in computers, ranging from programmer to systems analyst. He still programs computers and enjoys it. His B.S. and M.S. are in computer science, but in addition, he has a PhD in, of all fields, astronomy! This is the reason for the nickname “Doc” Savage being stuck on him (“Doc” Savage was a well-known fictional character from the 30’s). Today he lives in Solana Beach, California, enjoying his hobbies of astronomy, fishing and fast sports cars.
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The Slave Who Sold Herself
It seemed the perfect solution for Colleen, who desperately needed the money. She would agree to be kept as a prisoner, chained, bound and punished, to provide kinky, sexual services to her master for one year. She had no problem with that. She might even enjoy most of it, but she had no idea that the Master’s wife also intended to use her, and she was a real sadist…
Melody craved more than sex. She needed a man who could bind her tightly and securely, and then satisfy her kinky needs. She decided to ask someone who surely would know all about it, but her friend Cheyenne was now running a high class brothel, and Melody was not at all sure she wanted to become one of the kinkier girls working there…
Blaze to the Rescue
Blaze is on an impossible mission, one that the Agency expects her to fail. Accompanied by another female agent, an efficient but man-hating operative, she must rescue a captured spy and retrieve vital documents. Inevitably, Blaze is captured, bound, and tormented in all manner of unpleasant ways. Will she reveal every secret she knows? Will this be her last mission?
The Amazon League
A club, The Amazon League, play lesbian games of domination and submission, but too few of them are truly submissive to keep the others satisfied. They must hunt for more members, submissive women with a deep desire to suffer bondage and pain, but there are those whose dominant tendencies take a far less caring direction, and soon the would-be huntresses find that they themselves become the prey.
A gangster wants to hire Sled Speed, private detective, to get the gangster’s daughter back from kidnappers who are treating her to an overdose of bondage and pain. Knowing Sled won’t work for crooks, the gangster has kidnapped Sled’s ex-girlfriend and is mistreating her to force Sled to take the case. And just when it all seems to be working out fine, Sled’s little sister is kidnapped too…
School for Torture II: Return to Hell
A sequel to John Savage’s “School for Torture”. Some of the evil nuns are once again free and have set up a new “school” where young ladies are incarcerated, used, and painfully tormented – partly for the money their relatives pay to have the girls kept prisoner and partly for the sadistic satisfaction of the nuns.
Long ago, in a harsh land, a woman was traveling alone. Her quest: to find a kidnapped princess destined to be sacrificed to a cruel god. But this was no ordinary woman who might fall victim to predatory men with evil on their minds. She was an Amazon, and men would do well to beware of her, even in a land where enslavement was common and the ravishment of helpless women almost a way of life.
Escape Artist in Trouble
While on vacation in the Caribbean, professional escape artist Stella and her beautiful assistant Tara are kidnapped and held prisoner by an evil madman who wants to put Stella’s skills to the test. Each test becomes harder and more dangerous, and Stella knows sooner or later her skills will not be enough.
Angel in Reform School
Clifftons is a reform school for bad girls aged 18 to 21, and Angelique is sentenced to three years for a crime she didn’t commit. The “school” is run by a sadistic and kinky Headmaster and Headmistress, who punish the young women for the slightest infraction. Angelique needs gentleness and love, and finds it from one of the other young women in that terrible establishment.
Pursued by a sheriff and bounty hunters, Luke flees with a beautiful young woman prisoner into the jungles of Mexico. They are captured by a tribe of natives who have remained hidden for centuries, a tribe whose ancient Mayan rituals include sacrificing young maidens after tormenting them and abusing them so their pain will please the gods, as well as satisfying the lusts of men.
How to Turn a Bad Wife into a Good Slave 2
After a glorious honeymoon, Walter’s beautiful, sexy wife seemed to have lost interest in sex, which did not please Walter. So he came up with a plan to change all that and make his fantasies of an obedient and often punished wife come true. Author’s Note: This story is dedicated to all those henpecked men who hold this fantasy dear to their hearts…
Sacrifice to an Angry God
A young woman makes the mistake of accepting a date with the wrong man and finds herself tightly bound and the prisoner of a group of sadistic religious fanatics determined to save the world - no matter how many sweet, innocent girls they have to torment. They are intent on satisfying their lusts and warped desires before it is her turn to take the journey into darkness.
A slavegirl for Christmas was the perfect present for a kinky, sadistic, dominant, lesbian young woman who already had almost everything. But would Danila, the slavegirl, be able to last for the one-year contract for a very large amount of money? Constant restraints, handcuffs, tight ropes and spankings from the first day were, perhaps, more than she could take. And there was worse, much worse.
My Girlfriend, My Slave
Patty makes it clear to Raven, that she has a penchant for bondage, and that is the start of new, loving relationship of domination and submission. The roles of Mistress and submissive fit them well, but a chance meeting with two other women who share the same type of relationship complicates matters – and things turn nasty.
A sadistic king in a tiny African country made a habit of imprisoning beautiful women in his dungeon, abusing them, torturing them, and being generally unpleasant to them. On seeing a gorgeous American movie starlet on the television and deciding he wanted her in his dungeon, and the news that she was visiting a nearby country on vacation was just what he needed to hear…
Demon For Hire
Alcarzara is a demon, kicked out of Hell for being too soft on humans. Now she has to walk the Earth, and somehow find a way to fit in. Calling herself Alex Zara and trying to become a private investigator, she runs into a case that seems impossible for even a former demon to handle. Her client is a teenage girl suffering from demonic possession, and it’s a more powerful demon than Alex ever was
I Want to be a Prisoner
Pamela liked bondage and captive games, but when it happened for real and she was facing the prospect of being imprisoned by a sadistic, dominating man for the rest of her life, then it was all very different.
The Great Escape Artist Contest
Extreme bondage, erotic clothing, danger and excitement – it’s all in a day’s work for a female escape artist. But a competition for the best escape artists in the world brings out the best in people – and the worst. Someone is determined that not all the women will escape…
Ropes and Spurs
In the Wild and rugged West, Marshall Stryker and his prisoner, the beautiful Katrina, fall into a long-hidden canyon. There, a secret sect has lived for decades. They believe that all women should be kept as sex slaves, constantly chained or bound, and available for any man to use. There is no escape, it seems, and Katrina faces a future filled with punishments and pain.
Suffer, Witch, Suffer
It was a time when evil walked the land, when witches danced naked in the moonlight and put curses on innocent people. It was also a time of Witch Finders, professional men who went from town to town, seeking out those who might be witches and “putting them to the question”, a polite way of saying that they were tortured until they confessed.
The Case of The Mad Scientist
In this, the fourth tale from the cases of Sled Speed, Private Dick, something very unusual happens. Sled is teamed up with three gorgeous heroines from other John Savage novels: Stella Walters, Tara, and Blaze Lane. Stella, Tara and Sled are recruited by the CIA and sent with Blaze to locate and retrieve a scientist who has fled with vital secrets.
Ropes and Ice
Sabrina Cory is favorite to win the National ice-skating championships, until she is kidnapped. From that moment, she, and other sweet, young women are tied, chained and punished.
From the hot deserts to the cool pine forests, the hunt for the missing girls goes on, while they are bound, whipped and ravished, then sold to a man who delights in watching girls in pain make love to each other.
The Case of The Kidnapped Countess
A beautiful Countess is kidnapped and Sled Speed is on the case, but his not-so-little sister, Susie, wants to help. She is sidetracked (frequently) by various men (and women) with an interest in ropes, handcuffs and chains, numerous visitors to a BDSM convention, and then things get really tacky when the bad guys snatch Susie and a couple of not-too-bright henchmen want to torture her.
Submissive of The Castle
Melinda has a promising career as a submissive at The Castle, a professional house of domination and submission where men and women pay to treat her as the submissive she really is, but she is kidnapped and tortured by a man who thinks she is a dominatrix who corrupted his son. She faces a lifetime of ropes, handcuffs and whips as a slave, abused by a sadistic Master. And then it becomes worse.
All Rebecca thought she had to do was to spend the summer at her the old house in the Colorado Rockies to be given an all expenses paid trip around the world, but she soon found out that there were other plans for her. When Rebecca’s friend, Patricia, turned up in search of her, it was not long before there were double the screams of pain and torment.
The Girl Who Loves Rope
Some women like being tied up with ropes. Some love it. And then, a level above that, there is Sharon, the Girl Who Loves Ropes.
These stories of bondage adventures, told to John Savage by Sharon, have been the basis of several of John Savage’s other stories. This book contains all of them in their original form, unembellished (mostly), and as Sharon told them.
Blood, Lust and War
Dark creatures lurk in the shadows, knowing that if the human race destroys itself then their lives will end. The werewolves plan to reduce the human population and keep men as cattle, but their ancient enemies, the vampires, disagree. Something is trying to start a war between the werewolves and vampires. Can the love between a beautiful vampire and a powerful werewolf save the world?
Sandra and Rachel, both had a secret: they loved being tied and dominated, but when they found out each other’s secrets and both of them fell under the control of a strong, aggressive, violent man, something needed to change.
Savage World: Revenge Bondage
Helena and Melody are willing slaves of Judas Cory, and the only two women unaffected by the Savage Virus that turned all the others into man-hating Wild Women. In a world where the only way to handle a woman is to keep her bound and restrained, these two are unique, but a crazy scientist believes Helena holds the key to the mutated virus that could give him ultimate power
The Ghost Who Loved Ropes
Marsha’s aunt left a fortune in diamonds when she died, hidden in her old house. Whichever of her relatives found them would inherit the lot. But the house was haunted by a ghost with a passion for bondage, and Aunt Molly’s will made it quite clear that no one was going to find the treasure without the assistance of the ghost…
Melinda is kidnapped, taken by professionals under instructions to acquire a blonde slave. They had not noticed the older woman in the car and, having taken the young woman they have little choice but to take the other one. But the slave dealer has an outstanding order for such a combination, and the two women are shipped out of the USA to suffer torment in a remote Scottish hunting lodge.
The Repression Saga
The four books of John Savage’s “Repression” series in one volume.
The story of a future world in which dissidents are incarcerated and sexually abused by sadistic nuns under the pretence of “penitence and purification”, and one girl’s fight to escape and to bring down the corrupt hierarchy.
The Bone Breaker
A horror story originally published under the pen name Brian Donovan.
Someone is kidnapping girls and then killing them most horribly. Melody Lane, who has an unusual ability to talk to ghosts, finds herself enmeshed in a dangerous web of murder and torture, and the murderer may have come up with a weapon far more powerful than all the ghostly forces Melody's contacts can muster.
The Lord High Executioner
A horrifyingly gruesome tale of unpleasant torture and death. John is the Lord High Executioner, and Ravena is the Lord High Executioness, and they have no choice. Unless they come up with new methods of execution to entertain the King, they themselves will be executed…
Experiments in Pain
Girls are being snatched right off the university campus, then held prisoner in cages, ropes and chains, and subjected to all manner of painful experiments. When Linda Goodbody, a close friend of Private Detective Sled Speed is kidnapped, all hell breaks loose.
Slaves of a Barbarian World
Escaping from a starship just before it exploded, and just as she was about to climb into bed with a beautiful stewardess, Tiffany was marooned on a remote planet where the local tyrant’s interest was primarily how much pain he could cause his slavegirls. There seemed little hope she would ever manage to get away from the tight ropes, whippings and constant suffering…
Repression 4: Retribution!
The final book in John Savage’s “Repression” series, a tale of a corrupt society in which anyone who does not conform is designated as a “sinner” and incarcerated in institutions to be used and abused by sadistic nuns under the pretence of reform and repentance.
Island of Submission
With absolute power over their island and its inhabitants, a Count and Countess want new slavegirls to torment and sexually abuse. Posing as psychologists studying human submissive nature, they advertise on the Internet, but the girls who respond soon find themselves prisoners, facing a lifetime of restraints and pain.
Blaze 'n Saddles
Once again, Blaze, heroine of “Tortured Spies” suffers tight bondage, pain and abuse, and she was only on a “mission” to interview a spy being held by British Intelligence. This time, Stella Walters, the beautiful escape artist, also becomes involved. With two beautiful women at his mercy, is it any wonder that the evil owner of a remote spies’ hideout becomes somewhat distracted…
Savage World: Slave Bondage
An experimental virus escaped, and turned every woman into a vicious, dangerous, man-hating wild animal, heightened her sex drive and mutated her body into the most beautiful, sensual creature imaginable. So they were kept in bondage, used and abused as sex slaves. They were fit for nothing else, except… maybe one of them was different.
Sentenced to seven years in prison in a remote country, Sandra finds that instead of prison she becomes the sex slave of the sadistic Count Alucard and his even more sadistic daughter. In a strange twist of fate, as the country descends into civil war and chaos, Sanda’s future may be very different indeed.
Escape Artist - Imprisonment in Japan
At the end of the first book of this series, the famous and beautiful professional escape artist, Stella Walters was sold her to a Japanese sadist. Now boxed up and shipped off to Japan, she is at the mercy of a man who takes delight in torturing beautiful women.
The Barbarian and The Amazons
A young man is captured by man-hating Amazons (who, of course, need to have a captive male from time to time for breeding purposes). The young man’s father, once a wild barbarian but now a peaceful villager, is determined to rescue his son. Capturing a young Amazon, he hopes to trade her, but the Queen of the Amazons is determined not to give up her new toy.
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