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Testing the Submissive
By: Al Daltrey
By: Al Daltrey
Just a little disclaimer:This story contains STRONG BDSM. While fully consensual, it includes submission, dominance, sadism and masochism. Please do NOT buy or read this if you are offended by graphic sexual descriptions including sexual violence. All characters are aged 25+, and it is recommended for an adult audience ONLY (aged 21+). This story is pure fiction and the author does not condone any violent behavior.
Abby stood nervously before her Master in the classic submissive pose: fully nude, legs apart, wrists placed behind her back; deeply ashamed of her evident arousal.
How far would her Master push her with these ‘tests’? How far would Abigail go? How many times could she stand before him blushing; yet with that unmistakable tingle? Their relationship was surely headed for a collision course. Or was it?
By day I work in Marketing, which involves a fair amount of writing. Therefore, I never really had an interest to write for pleasure. When you do it all day, the last thing you want to do when you get home, is more writing. All the while, as my career progressed, so did my involvement in the BDSM lifestyle.
This interest in kinky sex started in my University years. Like most men, I loved meeting women, and especially the occasional one who didn't mind being tied up, or blindfolded, or spanked. All sex was great, but kinky sex was more exciting, more exhilarating, and more fulfilling.
Over the years I was lucky enough to meet my fair share of submissive women. And don't for a minute think these women were weak. Outside the bedroom they were confident, opinionated, gregarious and self-assured. However, inside the bedroom (so to speak) they wanted to feel the strong firm hand of a dominant man taking complete control.
Eventually I found the perfect partner, and am happily in a relationship.
One day, I flipped my laptop open, and to my surprise - I had an urge to write a BDSM story. Soon I had 20 pages, then 40, then 60. The novel that resulted is pure fiction and more extreme than anything I'd subject a submissive to in real life. As many reviewers have said it's not for the faint of heart. That said, the reviews have been spectacular. This enthusiastic response fueled me to begin a second book. The next one will be written from the point-of-view of both the Dom and the sub, chapter by chapter.
If you decide to read my book, or any of my future efforts, I truly hope you enjoy it.
Interview with Al Daltrey:
1) Can you tell us a little about yourself?
By day I work in Marketing, which involves a fair amount of writing. Therefore, I never had an interest in writing for pleasure. To be honest, nor am I a big reader. Again, I have to do so much reading for work, it’s just not what I want to do when I get home.
All that said, I’m a kinkster at heart. I’ve had a lot of experience in the bdsm lifestyle, and was lucky enough to have had some incredible women in my life. One day, I flipped open my laptop and starting writing a kinky bdsm story, not really thinking about where it would lead. Soon I had 20 pages, then 40, then 60 and I knew I was on my way to my first novel. It was my love of bdsm that triggered it, not my love of writing.
2) Do you have a favorite spot to write?
Not so much a favorite spot, but a unique one - which interestingly is in my car. Most weekends my wife and I head up to our chalet. It’s two hours in either direction, and it’s quite common for me to spend the entire four hours writing on my laptop in the passenger seat. As I said to a few people, a good portion of my book, ‘Testing the Submissive’, was written while travelling 60 mph.
3) Do you listen to music while you write?
I do. Although the music I listen to when I write is softer than what I normally listen to. I like hard rock, and heavy stuff, and eclectic music. But when I write, I normally listen to stuff that is more mellow, and more folky. So, ‘writing’ music for me would be Ben Harper, Ray Lamontagne, Amos Lee, Tracy Chapman, etc.
4) Do you have any odd writing habits?
When I was in the crux of the book I needed to know I’m making at least some progress every single day. So, during that time, no matter how busy I got, I always forced myself to write at least one new page each day. Writing can flow easily at times, and be a total chore at other times. So, even on a bad day, I made sure at least a little bit got done.
5) What is the hardest scene you have ever written?
I’ve only written the one book, so nothing really comes to mind. I’m sure over time this will happen, but so far…no chapter or scene sticks out as having been more difficult to write than the others.
6) What's the last book you read?
I am right in the midst of reading a book by Jen Lassalle Edwards. It will be her first book, and it will be stunning. She’s the most visual writer I’ve ever read.
7) What's one random fact about yourself that you can share?
I think I have a bit of autism. I like rocking my head back and forth when I listen to music. In fact, I think we all have a little bit of autism, or depression or ADD.
8) What’s your favorite outdoor activity?
Too many to mention. Growing up, I spent every possible moment outside. I loved sports: basketball, hockey, football, baseball, tennis, swimming, etc. It was the era before the internet, but as long as I was outside, I was happy. Nowadays my wife and I hike the Bruce Trail in Ontario Canada, ride our bikes, and jump in the cool waters of Georgian Bay or Lake Muskoka whenever we can.
9) Is there a topic that you refuse to write about?
There will never be a character in any of my (erotic) work that is under the age of say 25. I also can’t imagine I will ever write about force, as the big turn on for me is consensual play.
10) What project are you working on now?
I’ve started my second bdsm novel which is called ‘A Condo with Two Views’. It will be written from the perspective of both the male Dom and the female sub, chapter by chapter, back and forth. Readers will see how men and women often see the same event differently. In the story the Dom will begin to share his wife with others who live in their condominium, so our heroine will also feel a bit like a fish in an aquarium, which will hopefully add to the intensity of it all.