Daphne Matthews


Daphne Matthews is a former journalist who has been involved in various BDSM communities for more than 10 years, including time in leadership. But it is her lifetime of support for Cleveland sports teams that qualifies her as a True Masochist. She is the author of the Gambler Series, including Backed Into a Hand, Aces and Spaces, and An Offsuited Pair.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
For a long time, I had the idea to write short stories based on some of my favorite songs and compile them in a book. I started several, but never finished any of them. Now, the project has long since been abandoned though I still think it's a good idea. Someday I might go back to it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. The Great Gatsby - I first had to read it in high school, and I think the language is just beautiful. Though brief, the images are indelible and each character is perfectly drawn. Further, I know I'm in the minority in this, but I don't consider this to be romantic. I think Gatsby is incredibly tragic and sad.

2. The entire Marketplace series by Laura Antoniou. Yep, all of them. I strive to create characters this unique and situations this authentic. I've yet to read a better representation of BDSM.

3. The Handmaid's Tale - I only recently read this for the first time and I was struck not only by the amazing flow of words, but by its prescience. More than ever, the events of this book seem plausible.

4. In Cold Blood - Capote's words are unparalleled and in this book, he manages to give nonfiction a type of beauty normally reserved for fiction. Despite his attempts to be the unbiased observer, his feelings often come through very clearly which makes it even better.

5. Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer. This is such an unusual book and if you can get used to the three very distinct storylines and perspectives, you'll love it. It would have been an achievement for a seasoned author, but it was made better by being his first novel. He has an incredible voice.
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Where to find Daphne Matthews online


Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 101,260. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
It's been a tragic year and it's only February. 2020 has to get better, right? Maybe. When Joe Connolly and Emily Cooper meet, they are both going through their own struggles. Add a pandemic and isolation and things only get worse. Can they find love and make it last through grief, family turbulence, and politics?
Not Quite Right
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 13,430. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Check out what happens between Aces and Spaces and An Offsuited Pair - from Seth's point of view. He flirts, he dates, he meets new people, all with varying degrees of success. Bridge the gap between the two books with this story and get some fresh insights into Seth's character.
An Offsuited Pair
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 100,070. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
With Seth out of the picture, Lucy is moving on. She has a new roommate, a new boyfriend, and even a small business. She doesn't have to play by anyone else's rules anymore. But is that what she wants? In this third installment of The Gambler Series, Lucy struggles to balance her newfound freedom with her need to submit. Join her on the road to a fulfilling life. On her terms.
Aces and Spaces
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 96,210. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
In this second volume of the Gamblers Series, Seth and Lucy face a whole new set of challenges. Submitting to Seth turns out to be more complicated than Lucy expected. When the two of them turn the tables on a local dominant who is preying on young, submissive women, tensions threaten to boil over. Will their involvement help or make things worse? And how will it affect their relationship?
Backed Into A Hand
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 99,700. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
When a woman turns to theft as an answer to her financial problems, she doesn’t expect to get swept away by the man she tried to steal from. But Dani’s willfulness might just tear them apart before they get started. And Seth is hiding a few secrets of his own. Will they be able to survive the journey ahead? First book of the Gambler Series.