Claire Thompson! You remember her right? She’s the very talented author who penned some of the most intense BDSM books to date. Here are a few of them, just in case you can’t picture them at the moment.
Go on, take a moment and scroll through all those pretty covers. These are just some of the amazing stories that this very talented lady has written. You can see all of them on her website which is here: Claire Thompson
Claire also writes het BDSM titles, and she even writes romance! Talk about talented. She has that and then some. I love that she isn’t afraid to jump between all of the genres she does, but there’s something that I love even more about her.
Claire is the queen of angst to me. And perhaps to others. When I say angst I mean angst. If you can’t handle dark stuff that isn’t full of fluffy love, well, you may want to head in another direction because this lady here, she isn’t afraid to write it and I’m not afraid to read it. She taught me a long time ago not to be afraid to write what I feel, see, or want. She isn’t and hasn’t but you know what?
She’s a self published author now with her own publishing company and she even has staff, but because this is a huge world with a LOT of stories to buy and read and very few outlets to sell them, nevermind being seen amongst ALL of the new writers and such, Claire decided to sell her stuff on her site!
One of the biggest reasons she decided to take that route was because some of the outlets who allow us to self publish and sell through them, refused some of her darker stories! They sell though. Yet, they banned those certain titles because of the angst involved.
Angst with Claire is: Non-con, kidnapping, and slavery. And all that goes with them. For a peek of what is banned here you go.
Calm down, I know you aren’t big on the whole “Girlie Bits,” but it’s part of who Claire is and if you love her writing, you really should love most of her stuff. I do. And I am not into girlie bits either. It’s not about the bits, it’s about the plot and what happens between the characters that catches me.
So, recently Claire asked if we’d like to see her go darker in a story….the unanimous answer by her fans was a happy YES! PLEASE! They are like me. I love angst. I read it and write it. I would rather read it than fluff. Enough of me!
The reason I started this post was to tell you and perhaps you can spread the word for us, is that Claire has her own site and people can go directly to it and buy right from her! It’s a double bonus! The author gets to keep all her proceeds and you get to buy what you want to read! Or maybe your friends? And her books won’t be BANNED!
Here are a few blurbs for you:
“This isn’t some amateur scene at a BDSM club. There’s no negotiation. There is no safeword. You signed that away when you joined The Enclave.”
Jaime Shepard fantasizes about being bound in chains—her heart, body and soul the possession of a Master who won’t hesitate to take what he wants. Unfortunately, exploring dreams of sensual submission has taken a backseat to the daily grind of life, yet she never feels more alive, more vital, more herself than when engaging in a scene at one of the local BDSM clubs.
When the sexy, mysterious owner of Asheville’s premiere underground BDSM club makes Jaime the offer of a lifetime, she jumps at the chance to experience The Enclave, a secluded community dedicated to the passionate realization of a 24/7 BDSM lifestyle. Against the backdrop of a luxurious mountain resort, Jaime’s rigorous, full-immersion indoctrination begins. Erotic discipline and intensive slave training push Jaime to the very limits of her boundaries and force her to reach deep inside to discover the grace and inner strength necessary for true submission.
One thing she isn’t seeking is love—but it might find her just the same. – See more at: Blurb and Buy Link
In this deeply disturbing and twisted tale, a young woman is abducted, only to be tortured and degraded to the point that she loses her identity. Jane becomes ‘frog’ – a sexual object to be used and humiliated through an endless series of perverted tortures devised by two fiendish sadists who will stop at nothing to debase and break her down. Come with her on a journey into the erotic depths of torture and terror – if you dare.
This is perhaps Claire Thompson’s darkest effort to date. Going beyond the usual exploration of submission and sexual desire, we are drawn into a world where sensuality is blurred and splattered by the harsh brush of abuse. Where deprivation and starvation are used as tools of subjugation, along with sexual torture and constant stimulation. Where ropes and chains bound a helpless woman and her body is forced to endure sexual torture while her mind is emptied of all she knew before she was renamed as ‘frog.’
The exploration is as much a matter of the mind and soul as of the body. We are secret witnesses to this depraved and shocking tale, but we see not only the sexual detail of what frog is forced to undergo; we get a chance to get into the psyches of the torturers and the tortured. We come to understand that it isn’t always a matter of black and white, of good and evil. The blurred edges where pain becomes pleasure, and where fear becomes release leave us with a gray confusion of desire and shame. It is a deeply exciting look at perversion and degradation and ultimately at redemption.
– See more at: Blurb and Buy Link
There are those of us who enjoy something darker and there’s nothing wrong with that. I know it’s fiction and it’s NOT happening to me, and then I don’t think beyond that in real life. I just take the words for what they are and get lost in the story.
So, in closing, have a little look at Claire’s site….I bet there is something there that you’d LOVE to read. Also, if you can, spread the word and please feel welcome to say hi to her…here or FB.