Susanna Hughes

Biography

When I first started writing erotica, nearly twenty years ago, I liked to aim my books at a female audience which at that time was extremely unusual. It was assumed by most publishers that it was men who read sexually explicit material. Slowly and gradually, however, things have changed and now women are genuinely interested in exploring areas of their sexuality which were previously taboo, and are much more open and liberated about expressing their own needs. It is not so long ago that female orgasms and female pleasure in literature were in themselves subjects that would incur the wrath of the Obscene Publications Act. Now, thankfully, a full repertoire of female sexual experience can be openly written about.

I have always been interested in what is commonly abbreviated to BDSM. In the letters I receive and the interviews I have done I am often asked if this interest comes from personal experience, and the answer has to be yes and no. I don’t think it is possible to write accurately and truthfully as a woman about sexual experience unless you have actually been there. Just as it would be impossible for a woman to describe an orgasm without actually having one, it would be equally impossible to capture the extraordinary feelings of being bound and powerless in front of a man, or having a virile, horny man bound and powerless in front of you, without actually experiencing it for yourself. Similarly the unique set of feelings associated with being spanked or whipped by a man, or spanking and whipping a man, have to be experienced before being able to convey to a reader exactly what it's like. And that is to say nothing about adding bisexuality to the mix. Where a writer’s imagination plays its part is in the settings and characters surrounding these experiences, which I have very definitely not encountered.

To me the fact that women are now liberated from the ideas of sexuality that went back to Victorian times and were imposed on them by men is exciting. It would appear that female submission is yet another male fantasy, but it is really necessary to look deeper. In these areas we are not talking about any sort of reality. We are not really talking about women who are tied up, used as sex slaves and made to endure real violence. What is going on here is sophisticated game-playing and, as is often said, it takes two to tango. As a woman allowing a man to tie and tease you should be as satisfying for you as it is for him. Being bound, gagged and blindfolded, or any variation of these elements, is a uniquely exciting experience because it allows a woman to concentrate solely on her own pleasure. What's more, at the same time it is giving her partner pleasure too!

The reverse is also true. Female domination of the male goes against all the cultural stereotypes engendered by centuries of male domination. But it is equally thrilling for a woman to find that she can express dominant tendencies, can overpower and command a man to do her bidding, as it is for a man to allow himself to be submissive and discover new pleasures in not having to be the motive force in a sexual encounter. Submission and domination, dressed with bondage and punishment are powerful aphrodisiacs and, like any game, can be played with different degrees of style and commitment.

In my books I have tried to explore these themes and illustrate how a woman can basically have her cake and eat it too! Most couples experience an initial burst of sexual enthusiasm at the beginning of their relationship which can tail off quite quickly. This is usually because their sex becomes a routine, the same actions and reactions repeated over and over again. But with a little imagination and a little role play even the most staid couple can find that spark again, and I hope that spark might well be ignited by something in one of my books.

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Books

The Chaste Legacy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
The polished oak was cold against her back. He took her wrist and drew her towards him, then pulled her stockinged legs around his waist, her buttocks suspended over the edge of the table. The nylon rasped against his flesh. He fingered her thighs, feeling the difference between the nylon and her soft flesh. He was no longer concerned with her needs. The time for finesse had passed.
The Slaves of New York
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,980. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A man had silently entered the room. She could not see much of his body, but his face was tanned. Kim remembered she had to kneel. Without the use of her arms it was a difficult manoeuvre, but she managed it. The man moved closer. Now she could see him properly. He was naked and his body was lean, completely free of hair...
Stephanie's Trial
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,780. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Stephanie faced his cold unwavering eyes. For once he had the power over her, total power. He could do anything with her and she knew he would. He had been her slave, now she was his.
Stephanie's Revenge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,270. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
The three whip marks on her thighs had almost entirely disappeared. But the one on her inner thigh, the one from the cut of Gianni's whip that had so narrowly missed the soft folds of her sex itself, still displayed a slight bruising on her otherwise flawless tan. The welt across her breasts, from the same source, was also distinctly visible - an angry red scar across the top of her breasts.
Melinda and the Roman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
All around her, beautiful men and women lay sprawled in a writhing tableau of lust; every kiss, every caress, every sigh was a celebration of sexual abandon. And Melinda was suspended above them, powerless to do anything but watch...
Melinda and Sophia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,850. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Melinda managed to wrestle the waistband of the panties down over her hips at the back. She squirmed her hands around to her sides, straining against her bondage, and pulled the black nylon down a little more, alternating between left and right, stretching out her fingers and wriggling her legs until, after a great effort, the panties fell from her thighs and she could step out of them.
Melinda and Esmeralda
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,150. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
'So he likes you, does he, puta? Well don't think you're going to get any preferential treatment from me. As far as I'm concerned, you exist only to give me pleasure. And you can start right now.'
Stephanie's Castle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,590. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
He was spreadeagled against the wall and fastened to it with heavily padded leather straps at his wrists and ankles. He was completely naked, but his face was covered with what looked like a carnival mask. It had small holes behind which Stephanie could see the man's blue eyes moving rapidly, trying to see what was going on...
Melinda and the Master
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,380. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
'Look into my eyes Melinda. You have no choice. I want your submission, and I shall have total control.'
Melinda and the Countess
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,790. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
'How pretty you look: so naked, so vulnerable. I'm sure you know that you will be punished if you do not obey my commands without question. Then again, I may have you punished anyway...'
Stephanie's Pleasure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,310. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
'Faster,' cried Stephanie. She felt her body pulse with pleasure, sheer and unadulterated: the pleasure of being in control, of knowing all this was for her...
Stephanie's Domain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,690. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
The clips lay ready on the bed. Two bright chrome clips, like little bulldog clips but with edges serrated with tiny metal teeth. She picked them up. Opening the jaws, she positioned the tiny teeth over her own veiled nipple. Slowly she allowed the spring of the clip to close. She felt the metal biting into her soft puckered flesh. She felt pain but pleasure too, sharp hard pleasure...
Stephanie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,430. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Chimera Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
One night she dreamed about him. She dreamt of love and passion abstracted from flesh and blood, a dream of emotion, of feeling with no images... a subconscious presentation of how her body craved and wanted him...

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