Interview with Jurgen von Stuka

What is your writing process?
I come up with an idea that may be little more than a single scene, and develop a story line around that. Often the initial segment becomes a single chapter or disappears entirely in the final draft. I revise and add as I go along, often using the old process I learned for preparing speeches and presentations when certain ideas go into a list or on cards and then get shuffled around to fit. Typically, I write about 50-60,000 word stories in four to six months. Translating them takes a lot longer.
When did you write your first story?
I wrote my first short story while still in high school and it was published in the school literary magazine. It was more of an essay than fiction. Even before that, I wrote some short story chapters by hand or on a typewriter while I was still in middle school. I still have a few of these and they were pretty crude, in more ways than one.
How do you approach cover design?
I have some idea about the cover I want to see, but costs usually enter into this decision. Recently, when CRUISE, book number nine, went to press, I completed an arrangement with a superb German photographer and we mutually benefit from the use of his copywrite-protected art.
What do you read for pleasure?
Old Tom Clancy. Robert Parker. Lee Child. Books based on actual historic events with fictional characters and scenes. Some military history. This is also what I write best.
Describe your desk
Five computers and displays. A disorganized mess with a filing system based on what was put in the pile last...or first.
Philosophically, how do you view the current popularity of erotic literature in the mainstream?
As a young man, I read and studied much of the erotic classics: DeSade, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, John Norman, Campbell’s huge BDSM series, JG Leathers, Gord, Bob Bishop, Story of O, The Image, Last Exit to Brooklyn, etc. Admittedly, some of it I didn’t understand.The idea of integrating moderate to hard core porn with BDSM and romantic literature got closer to mainstream with e-books and the anonymity of downloading what you want to read. This changed everything for erotica authors because we could now reach an audience that previously feared the exposure of "reading porn." The migration from "Bodice Rippers" to bondage and sadism novels has been a seminal event in literature, perhaps as important as the switch from 8mm silent film loops to video or DVD. Each time this happens, there are new audiences to reach and, of course, there are new challenges from the political and religious fanatics who would tell us what we can and cannot read or see. I have every reason to believe that this trend will continue, no matter who or what seeks to stop it. I have a sign in my office that reads: “Beware, the book burners still live.”
What's the story behind your latest book?
CRUISE came about, after much more effort and revising than any other BDSM book of mine thus far. I wanted to take the adventures of Bibi Wolfe Lynx, the German female detective/body guard, to a higher level than in her initial appearance in AFTER SCHOOL. The beauty of Bibi is that she is a strong, self-directed female hero with some very interesting sexual proclivities and the smarts of perhaps a Miss Marple or Hercule Perot.
Tie this into a nautical theme with a mega yacht in the Caribbean, a TV assassin on a mission to kill Bibi and a gorgeous all female crew and you get more complexity than I am used to....actually a story, not just a series of events where girls get tied up, encapsulated in rubber or whipped.
Who is your target audience? Men or women?
Honestly, I think I have readers in both genders and I write for both, sometimes to my own detriment with readers who are very hard over on wanting just one angle, one side of the S&M scene. For example, in one of my books that has been banned on Amazon, DESPERATE, the kidnapped guys get gender-switched and the women become pony girls. There is S&M activity across gender lines and some readers may not care for this. To me this is no different than the woman who says she wants only men with lean, hard bodies and long dark hair or the men who favor only blonds with big tits. So the audience is men and women who enjoy BDSM fantasy and don't trouble themselves with worries about the likelihood of it being real. Fiction and fantasy have as much of a place in literature as biographies and romance novels.
What scenes do you typically include?
Just this week there was a story in the New York Times featuring interviews with porn/erotica writers. One author put it better than I can: "There are only so many words you can use to describe sex." Given that reality, the writer must find other scenes, images, words and phrases that interest the reader. After all, the objective is to keep the audience reading. Having a closet full of BDSM gadgets and devices doesn’t hurt either. Von Stuka readers will find lots of chained, sexy women at the mercy of evil, rich men (and women). Chains and ropes help immensely. John Willie, probably the most memorable erotic graphic artist/write of the fifties and sixties, once said that he found rope was better than chains, but he used both. I try to mix the bondage media in my stories as often as possible, but when pressed, I'll have my villains use chain every time. And gags. I like to describe gags because the oral stimulus is sometimes more powerful than those below the waist. I once read a negative criticism of my work because I devoted three pages to describe one particular gag being used on a female subject. The reader said he/she got bored. A good flogging perhaps would have altered his/her opinion because a well detailed whipping is hard to beat. The pun is intentional. Caning and other means of corporal abuse often work well with my themes and of course, we can't do without a good suspension and multiple impalements. Finally, I like to use rubber as a punishment medium, so you'll often find the females in my books sealed tightly in some sort of rubber paraphernalia.
Published 2013-10-23.
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Books by This Author

Folded, Spindled & Mutilated: A Love Story
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 55,110. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Silvia, an internationally known dominatrix, loves two things: reducing men to sniveling, fully trained sissies or ponies and the money she makes while doing this. She is cosmopolitan, intelligent, stunningly beautiful and, of course, very, very rich. She is also one of a very small clique of global Doms who surround themselves with male and TS/TG females and makes a very good living at it.
Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 61,690. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
Okay Guys. Drop your sox and let go of your….ah, luggage. That evil Bastard, Emil Brillcart, isn’t dead and Bibi and Jean are on his trail once again. If you liked AFTER SCHOOL or COURIERS, this is the next chapter in the tale of Europe’s most famous slaver and the gutsy private detectives who are out to get him.
Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 74,750. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Hank’s living a dream life – a successful stockbroker with a hot car and a hot wife, who just happens to be a top surgeon. He’s also a cheating snake, who knows he’s bound to get caught. If his private playroom suite is discovered, he’ll be on his way to Ecuador in a heartbeat.
The Couriers
Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 78,430. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2016 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Jurgen von Stuka’s popular German Detective, Bibi Wolfe Lynx, gets called in by the EU banking consortium to help solve a baffling series of daylight robberies. Meanwhile, apparently unrelated, innocent women disappear from airports, train stations and the streets of major cities, eventually ending up in prison-like training institutions where they are taught to obey instantly...
Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 83,690. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
This is not your ordinary tale of men dominating or training women as slaves, but the story of women being skillfully manipulated by a man and governed by their own masochistic needs.
Bondage a la Carte
Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 80,220. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Prepare yourself! Things are never quite what they seem to be and here are nine different stories of domination to prove it. In each tale, some poor, unsuspecting females encounter men who have really only on thing on their mind: to subjugate the females and to enjoy doing it.
Having It All
Price: $8.99 $4.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 121,160. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Frank and Ellen broker bondage experiences like realtors broker property. They will capture and hold women who seek the ultimate BDSM experience, regardless of the price. Their cellar is full of young, eager females who have consented to be chained and locked away indefinitely, unaware of the true outcome of their erotic sex adventure.
Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 80,680. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
German detective, Bibi Wolfe Lynx and her criminologist buddy, Jean Groff, (see AFTER SCHOOL, Pink Flamingo), take a contract to protect a wealthy Austrian family on a mega-yacht with an all female crew. Then, Jean and six young women from the ship disappear. While Bibi is searching for them, slaver/pirates take over the ship.
Summer School & After School: A Ponygirl Omnibus by Jurgen von Stuka (2012)
Price: $8.99 $4.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 123,180. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
This two-book volume presents the trials and misfortunes of Dori Hammond and Lucy von Holt. Both are young, well educated and in trouble. In Summer School, Dori takes a summer course in equestrian technique and finds herself learning more about horses and riding than she ever imagined, including how the horse feels!
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 54,110. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » General
Don Jones, a seemingly normal, healthy male seeks psychological therapy from Marti, as he is having issues coping with his need to dress as a female. During his sessions, he talks about his relationship with his girlfriend, Marilyn. The couple discuss his fantasies about dressing like a woman, and they discover when Don wears Marilyn’s clothes, their sex life takes a wild and explosive turn.
Bondage Brokers
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Frank and Ellen are an attractive and successful New York couple, who are totally devoted to the BDSM lifestyle. Away from the bustle of the city, they enjoy their kinky pleasures at their beautiful country estate in the Adirondacks.
After School
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 67,610. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
AFTER SCHOOL tells the rest of the story. Lucy is shipped back to Europe on an air freighter along with some exotic animals and ends up in a convent in Bulgaria where the nuns happily go about improving her demeanor and, among other things, her carriage-pulling team abilities. Just when she is getting the hang of it, the nuns transfer her to a hellhole mine, deep in central Asia...
Summer School
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 55,620. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Desperately wanting to get away from home for the summer, Dori Hammond, talks her father into sending her to a summer riding school. However, she quickly learns that this is not a traditional riding school, and its unusual training methods are cause for alarm. However, having signed the required contract, she and the other students are obliged to submit to a rigorous training regimen.
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 62,260. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » General
Sandy is a young, very conservative museum curator who is well known for her family's philanthropies. However, away from the office, she is also a bonafide, closet sub, a masochist of the first magnitude. She wants to try almost everything kinky, but conscious and social restraints, and her concerns about propriety keep her in an endless circle of auto bondage and intense, erotic dreams.
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 70,220. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » General
After a small Swiss bank is robbed, four American tourists fall into a criminal trap managed by Swiss and German local and state police. Spirited out of Munich, they are taken to a secure location: an old German castle in the Alps where The Consortium trains and manages a global slave and pony network.
Secrets of the Women's Self-Bondage Cult
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 78,620. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Pink Flamingo Media LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
In thirty-four chapters, Jurgen von Stuka, who brought you SUMMER SCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL, DESPERATE, BONDAGE BROKERS and other twisted tales from the BDSM scene, explores the secret, private world of women who find erotic release in tying, gagging, strapping and chaining themselves.