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Guest Blogger: Kelly Jamieson
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Thank you so much Delilah, for having me here at your blog today!

Lately, I’ve been blogging about the kind of BDSM stories I write and why I like to write them. My BDSM stories are romantic, sexy stories about the journey of self-discovery my characters take as they fall in love.

This week one of my characters is appearing at another blog in the Perfect Man Event (Day Dreaming) and he had to answer questions about what qualifies him to be the perfect man. Well, Gabe (from Power Shift,) was a tad uncomfortable answering those questions about himself, but the questions made me think about all my Dominant heroes and what they have in common. I’ve written a story about a Dom who’s just discovering his dominant side (Dev in Power Struggle) and stories about more experienced Doms, including Gabe in Power Shift, but the thing they all have in common is that they are caring Doms.

Because the Dominant in a relationship has power, he (and I only say “he” because my stories feature males Doms—certainly the Dom in a relationship can be a woman) he also has great responsibility. Just like Spiderman says. He is responsible for his submissive’s safety and her pleasure. That means knowing her, knowing what she wants and needs, knowing how far to take her. A caring Dom is kind and thoughtful. He loves and cherishes his sub. He takes care of his sub physically, mentally, emotionally, sexually. He provides safety and security and acceptance, and gives her the confidence and strength to give herself totally into his care. And although he takes control, he is ultimately controlling himself. He recognizes that even in a D/s relationship there has to be a balance of power and that it takes caring and understanding and commitment to achieve that balance. And he also recognizes that the journey of self-discovery never ends and there is always more to learn.

Here’s a short excerpt featuring Gabe and Reagan, from Power Shift:

He rolled her to her back, mouth still joined to her, so he could slide one hand up her body and cup one of her sweet breasts, so soft, so lush. It filled his hand perfectly, absolute perfection. He lowered his mouth to her breast and tugged her nipple into his mouth, tonguing it, sucking it, and she writhed beneath him, arching her back, pushing herself up to his mouth. Her fingers slid into his hair, scraped across his scalp and more sizzles cascaded over his skin. He growled.

She just wouldn’t give up on hurting him. Then he almost smiled, his mouth still closed over her nipple. She liked to make him feel things, and yet he knew she would never really hurt him. He trusted her, and she challenged him, every time, and he had to admit he’d never loved the thrill of a challenge more than with her.

His throat constricted and he bent his head, his heart pounding, taking a moment to get control of his emotions. And then he paused. Why was he hiding his feelings from her? She’d seen him at his most vulnerable. So he lifted his head and stared into her face.

She gazed back at him, and her expression shifted and her eyes flickered as she took him in. Her hands came to his head, his face, a tender smile curving her lips, and he swallowed hard at the love and respect and devotion he saw there. “I don’t know how to say it,” he choked out. “Other than I love you, Reagan.”

She stroked his hair and his rough cheek and he turned his mouth into her palm and kissed it, closing his eyes.

Then he knew what he had to say to her. “Reagan.” He looked at her and her eyes focused on him. “I don’t want to own you or control you. I want to care for you, and look after you but I want to tell you that…I will spend my life encouraging you. Making you stronger. And in doing that I know you’ll make me a better man.”

His words were like a sacred vow and her eyes glowed. “Gabe. Thank you. We’ll make each other better. I love you too.” Her gaze held his, her words too like a vow, a promise. “I love your strength, your honor. I love how unselfish you are and how you repay my trust in you with care. I love how you found the strength to be vulnerable with me when I know how much it scared you.”

“Sweetheart. I could say the same to you. I know you didn’t want to make yourself vulnerable again.” Admiration and pride expanded inside him.

She nodded, eyes full of love and worship. “Thank you.”

“We both have to be willing to surrender,” he whispered, moving over her, between her legs. He took his weight on his elbows, arms beside her head on the pillow, hands in her hair. “I know that now.”

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11 comments to “Guest Blogger: Kelly Jamieson”

  1. tammy ramey
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      · August 17th, 2011 at 10:01 am · Link

    great excerpt, the book looks wonderful and i can’t wait to read it.



  2. Becky W
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      · August 17th, 2011 at 12:15 pm · Link

    I loved the excerpt. I am looking forward to reading this story.



  3. Kelly Jamieson
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      · August 17th, 2011 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Hi Tammy and Becky – thanks so much and I do hope you enjoy!



  4. Tamara
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      · August 17th, 2011 at 6:37 pm · Link

    I love Dom and Sub books. There some thing so hot about them. Can’t wait to read it.



  5. Kelly Jamieson
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      · August 17th, 2011 at 6:44 pm · Link

    Thanks Tamara! I’m told my books are pretty hot!



  6. Luna
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      · August 18th, 2011 at 4:27 am · Link

    I confess of stumbling into a BDSM sight that showcased hardcore, extreme raping and since then I have fear of reading BDSM themed books…I really hope this book will help me ease my shock and fear! Pretty sexy excerpt… :wink:



  7. Kelly Jamieson
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      · August 18th, 2011 at 7:14 am · Link

    Luna, I hope so too!! Power Shift is a little edgier than some of my others, but none of them are “hard core”!



  8. Luna
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      · August 19th, 2011 at 4:48 am · Link

    Thanks Kelly!!



  9. Marika Weber
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      · August 19th, 2011 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Kelly I’m so behind…I still haven’t read Power Shift yet. I promise, this weekend. Getting son ready for 1st grade that starts Monday.

    Great excerpt. I love a good BDSM story. Just not the “hard core” stuff. :)



  10. Kelly Jamieson
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      · August 19th, 2011 at 4:56 pm · Link

    Aw thank you Marika – you know what kind of stuff I write!! XOXO

    Kelly



  11. Marika Weber
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      · August 19th, 2011 at 5:56 pm · Link

    Yes, I do Kelly and that’s why you’re one of my favorites, not matter what genre you are writing in. :) :-P