Interview with Casey Cane

Welcome to Casey Cane's Interview!
This interview was conducted with me by Lisette Kristensen, author of the "Dark Desire" series, and appears on her blog. Visit her at https://midnightdream2016.wordpress.com !
When did you start writing and what inspired you to do so?
I have been writing since I was a kid. It seems like I’ve always had a story in my head to tell, and over the course of my life, those stories have become more clear and focused.

At a certain point, you can either write down what the voices in your head are saying, or you can indulge in various substances to shut them up. I choose to write.
You write erotica from a different perspective, could elaborate on that vision?
Certainly. I feel that as a species, we are losing something, we humans: nobility. Every now and again on Facebook I see posts comparing photos of men from earlier in the 20th century, and men today, with a “WTF happened?” caption. My feeling is that men today have failed women—and that’s not meant as an aspersion. From my perspective, it’s all about biology—nature, evolution, the characteristics that have gotten the species to survive for a hundred thousand years. Darwinism works pretty well, but with the rise of technology, we have, in many cases, chosen to ignore the natural order. We worry about Skynet taking over, but Skynet is already being served—just try telling a teenager to put down their iPhone!

More seriously: when did being “submissive” become a weakness, or “dominant” a character flaw? To me, a submissive girl is the strongest of all, because she has given herself over to trust and love to a man she has chosen to dominate her, to lead her. And that dominant man must rise to his own inherent nobility to properly guide her in her submission. Domination isn’t about ropes and beatings; it’s about caring, protecting, and cherishing. It’s about learning what she needs, and giving it to her. She needs to know he is always there for her.

In the current societal climate, I realize this is not a popular view. But as I’ve said in my bio, I seek to strip away the veneer of civilization. I do this because I think many people not only don’t like to think that humans are animals, but some get quite angry when the concept is put forth to them. We have lost contact with our primal selves for many reasons, not just because we can’t put away our screens. It’s my feeling that this has resulted in a widespread unhappiness.

Portraying characters that are largely in touch with that primal nature—or realize the necessity to do so—is what I explore in my stories. There are no female doormats; these women are strong, and show that a girl can be submissive without “knuckling under”. And while the males may have flaws, they also realize their responsibilities as dominants: if a girl gives herself over to them, they accept that obligation, and they also must shoulder all the blame in a true D/s situation.

My stories incorporate this philosophy in what I hope is an unblinking way. The “Owned by the Master” series isn’t for everyone, and some readers may be upset by some scenes, or even react to them as triggers. (I provide warnings for each book.) And especially in my latest—“Valeria Must Kneel”—there is a scene that may distress some. But if I am to plumb the depths of what I feel is a tremendous discontent sweeping the Western world right now, I have to go farther than “politically correct” interactions, and truly strip away that veneer of civilization for my readers in order to reach the depths of human emotions and sexuality, as I see it.
Where do you get your ideas?
Idea.com. Seriously, this is probably the most difficult question for a writer to answer. I’ve always liked Stephen King’s response to this—that what he does is think of two seemingly unrelated things, and yet those two things connect in his mind in some fashion, and from that conflation his stories flow outwards. I’m in no way comparing myself to Stephen King, but something similar happens in my brain as well when I form my ideas.
Do you outline or free flow when developing your stories?
I keep track of plot points, character traits, and to-do’s in OneNote, but I write free flow. I do have an overall plan for a story—or in the case of the “Owned by the Master” series that I am currently writing, the entire series—and know the broad strokes going in, the endings, etc. But getting there is the adventure; I like discovering things about my characters along the way in much the same way my readers do.
What is the worst part of Indie writing?
That there are only 24 hours in a day, and that I have to sleep for 6-8 of them.
Which scenes are the hardest to write?
That depends on the day. Some days, the sex scenes are tougher, because I may not be quite in the mood. Other days, the linking scenes are the beasts—those transitional moments between one major scene and another. But I set word-count goals for myself each day, and I sit there and type until I reach those goals.
Who are your favorite authors?
At the moment, I favor reading mysteries / suspense thrillers. Right now I’m reading Tana French’s “In the Woods”.
What do you do to relax, other than writing?
I read, first and foremost. I watch scripted TV, both comedies, and dramas, to see how other writers do what they do. I go out in the sun and put the electronics away for a while.
If you had to choose one kink to write on, what would it be and why?
D/s. That’s mostly what I write about anyway though the scenes and characters may take different forms and involve varied additional kinks. For me, D/s has the richest veins to mine, because it is never the same from couple to couple. Certainly, in my stories the male is always dominant, the female submissive, but they aren’t cookie-cutter characters, and their dominance and submission emerge in different ways each time. Especially a girl just discovering that she is submissive, and gradually trusting the man she is with to guide her in her awakening—you can really see this process happening in my third and latest entry in the “Owned by the Master” series—“Valeria Must Kneel”.
What is your next project?
As I mentioned, I’ve just completed the third entry in the “Owned” series—“Valeria Must Kneel”—and it is up on Amazon now. My readers have asked me when I will write another taboo-type story, so I am halfway through writing one now, and will have it up on Amazon hopefully before the end of April (assuming they allow it—Amazon is cracking down on taboo-type books). After that brief hiatus from D/s (though not really—wait till you read this one!), I will write the fourth book in the “Owned by the Master” series. Continuing the traditions, I’ve begun in the first three books in the series, readers will meet new male and female leads—though this couple will have played supporting roles in previous books—and the overall arc taking place in the background will progress, perhaps in unexpected ways. I keep getting asked about Ronan…

Thank you so much for the great questions, and for giving me a chance to expound on my philosophy and process! I hope your readers enjoy my answers and my stories!
Published 2016-04-21.
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Books by This Author

Daddy Takes Me on Movie Night!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Nineteen-year-old Lolly likes scary movies. And she likes watching them cuddled up to her big, strong, hard-muscled daddy, Nick. But on one movie night, she gets so scared she hides her face in Daddy Nick’s lap, against his rock-hard thigh. At least she thinks it’s his thigh…
Daddy Takes Me At the Game!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
Eighteen-year-old Tina likes football. And she loves her Daddy - maybe more than most teenage girls!
My Step D... Is Too Hot!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A taboo erotica short story, featuring Man of the House, pseudo-incest, stepfather/stepdaughter, and unprotected themes.
Groped & Used: Manhandling The Brat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
A Taboo Chikan Tale of the Man of the House Taking His Brat Publicly
Catching My Step Red-Handed
Price: Free! Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Max Scofield stumbles on a secret that his eighteen-year-old step, Hailey, has been hiding...
The Sex Family Robinson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Jerry had managed to hold out until Lisa turned eighteen, though it hadn’t been easy—the little slut had made it clear she wanted him to f*ck her...
Peeping At My Step
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Mona Lawson is in a predicament. Her husband travels for weeks at a time on business, leaving her at home alone with her 18-year-old step, Jason. And even when her husband is home, he pays very little attention to her...
Jack Frost Gets Rough With the Brats
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Brat Julie Carpenter craves it ROUGH. But she can't find a truly dominant man to properly use her, so her buxom curves and lack of inhibitions are going to waste...
Kira's Massage Surprise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Kira is tense from her breakup, and needs a release... But when her stepbrother, Michael, suggests a calming massage...
The Littlest Hucow's First Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Life for a brand new hucow can be arousing… It can also be rough. For busty Missy, the newest and littlest hucow at Mother’s Milk Dairy Farms, it will be both.
Slumber Party Step Menage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
This is all going to sound like one of those sexy magazine stories. You know, the kind that starts off, “Dear Penthouse”...
Punishing the Intruder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Power top Jack Ralston’s life is neat and tidy. But when a would-be thief breaks into his house late one night, Jack gets rocked to his very core. Because this thief has something Jack has wanted for a long time…
The Cheerleader Next Door
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,380. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Widower Josh Turnbull has forced himself to be celibate ever since his wife passed away four years before. But when sexy Kendra—eighteen-year-old college cheerleader and next-door neighbor since she was a kid—comes home for summer vacation, flashing her green eyes and taut body at him, everything changes.
The Complete SEDUCING MY STEP (The Entire Five-Volume Series Box Set)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,920. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
This is the Special Edition boxed set, the entire five-volumes of the "Seducing My Step" series, specially bundle-priced!