Femdom Forever [The Best Of M. J. Rennie Vol. I] [MultiFormat]
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eBook by M. J. Rennie
eBook Category: Erotica/BDSM Erotica
eBook Description: There is simply no one better at writing wonderfully hot female dominant erotica than M. J. Rennie - and with the first in this new series celebrating femdoms, you'll see why! Rennie writes: "My stories almost invariably feature a self-assured, sexually aware, and typically mature woman in full possession of her powers. Older, vivacious, well-favored women are the most erotically interesting people around, if you ask me. As a reader of erotica, what do I want? I want a good fantasy, one I can re-create mentally when I am in a boring meeting at work, in the shower, taking a walk, riding in the car, or while I am examining produce at the grocery store. What I eventually discovered was that the stories I wanted to read were ones that I had to write myself, since I didn't see anyone else writing them at the time. As I got better at writing erotica, the stories were endlessly fine-tuned and rewritten, for the best possible effect. Publication soon followed. So here is a collection of author-selected works, including all of my favorite femdom stories. I sincerely hope they are as fun for you to read as were for me to write. Femdom forever!"
eBook Publisher: Renaissance E Books/Sizzler
Fictionwise Release Date: November 2011
THE NEW EROTICA
The volume, which follows, is a sampler from the first erotic books I published, beginning with Permission/The Perfect Wife from the now-defunct Masquerade Books in April, 1999. Although I'm an experienced writer, I didn't turn to erotica until late, for the reason that books with explicit sexual themes were still very crude at the time I began writing, and ebooks were unknown.
I wrote Permission to celebrate uninhibited sex, rather than shy away from it, a mind-set which occurs all too often in our repressed culture. Many people, particularly in the United States, do not seem to enjoy much of a sex life. Therefore to them, reading about people who do have an intense or enjoyable or fulfilling sex life is probably little short of torture.
It's hard to say what prevents people from having a decent sex life. Some lay the blame on television, but since living a life of infrequent, dull sex predates the invention of the cathode ray tube, it is probably incorrect to identify TV as the sole culprit.
On the other hand, the countless hours people spend in front of the tube could easily be devoted to some other worthwhile activity, if they were so inclined.
Most likely, the low quantity of adult sexual activity is a combination of factors, ranging from the residual Puritanism in our culture to multiple stressors arising from modern existence. Still, people do continue to have sex, if not very often, for no other reason than to propagate the species.
Given that they're not likely to improve their sex lives much by reading erotica, why do people still read what are known in the trade as OadultO books?
There are a number of reasons. People like sexy and romantic stories because they are fun to read. At their best, good adult books are both amusing and stimulating to the libido.
Few truly great erotic books exist. In years past, the vast majority of such books were issued by a handful of publishing houses, with consistently poor quality across the board.
The exceptions were often published abroad, and found their way to the United States via smuggled editions. Certain erotic classics have been around for a long time, but were not readily available to the ordinary reader.
The development of the internet, especially with the advent of electronic publishing, has spurred a revolution in the field. Writers whose works might never have seen the light of day can now find ready audiences.
It's a new opportunity, and a new time. Electronic publishers have provided erotic writers with an exciting forum where their stories can be purchased, read, reviewed, and appreciated.
Not only do I write erotic stories, I also read them. There are a few favorites I come back to again and again. Alas, some of the ones I like best were written a long time ago by persons whose names remain anonymous.
My stories almost invariably feature a self-assured, sexually aware, and typically mature woman in full possession of her powers. Older, vivacious, well-favored women are the most erotically interesting people around, if you ask me.
The very young are usually not sophisticated enough to make compelling characters in an erotic story. When they are, it is usually in a story where they discover the true nature of their own sexuality.
Recurrent themes do appear in my work. I like to think the use of themes is a kind of style, designed to give my stories an artistic unity and authenticity.
Welcome to my world.
I must confess that nasty submission and dominance tales are rarely to my liking, although a little light discipline designed to help fire up the R-complex can often be intriguing.
Unfortunately, adult books always run up against the question of literary merit. They are snubbed by the mainstream literary establishment because they are considered trashy, intended for prurient interests only. It is said they lack the necessary quality of uplift that makes for serious fiction.
Well, what is serious fiction exactly? For as long as the novel has been written, serious fiction has always been the province of tragedy, a variation on the Biblical tale of Job.
In serious fiction, a good-hearted individual like Job endures hardship and pain, coming out of it enlightened in some way or another. Look at the bestseller list. They are formula works, however cleverly disguised, focused on overcoming tragedy.
It has especially been this way since the 19th century, from the works of Edward Payson Roe to more recent novels such as The Lovely Bones. Anguish and tragedy are at the core of so-called serious fiction.
Because erotic books are about sex, critics say, they can never qualify as serious fiction, for the reason that nobody expects a tragedy to detract from a juicy sexual fantasy.
Actually, I think an erotic book, if it's good enough, can compare favorably with any other form of fiction, depending on the quality of the writing. Unlike the mystery novel, where the solution hinges on improbable circumstances, the erotic novel can normally be believed, particularly if you avoid ridiculous exaggerations of penile length or breast size.
As a reader of erotica, what do I want? I want a good fantasy, one I can re-create mentally when I am in a boring meeting at work, in the shower, taking a walk, riding in the car, or while I am examining produce at the grocery store.
I want a fantasy that makes me smile, turns me on, and can be easily brought up to supply relief from the deadly rhythm of my private thoughts.
When I wrote my first stories in the early 1990s, they were inspired mainly by the stuff I read in OLettersO magazines. At the same time, my stories had to double as parts of the novels I was writing, while I searched for a reliable publisher.
What I eventually discovered was that the stories I wanted to read were ones that I had to write myself, since I didn't see anyone else writing them at the time. As I got better at writing erotica, the stories were endlessly fine-tuned and rewritten, for the best possible effect. Publication soon followed.
So here is a collection of author-selected works, including all of my favorite bits. I sincerely hope they are as fun for you to read as were for me to write.
--M. J. Rennie