Tuesday, December 10, 2013

An Homage to Beta Hero Dominants - Driftwood Deeds @LailaJBlake #BDSM

Today I'm welcoming author and guest blogger Laila Blake, who has a hot new BDSM romance out - Driftwood Deeds. 

Hi Everyone! I’m not here to talk smack about the alpha hero. That guy has earned his place in romance history; that guy deserves respect. That guy also looks like he can glare with the best of them, and would not react too kindly to me poking holes into his blown-up ego. Let’s leave this guy alone for now.

No, let’s talk about someone else. Meet Beta Hero Dominant. Beta H. Dominant is a complex man, he does not pack a lot of muscle. Maybe he wears glasses, or has an early receding hairline. He reads books or loves watching documentaries, and he doesn’t make impressive amounts of money, nor does he work in a terribly butch profession: Beta’s a teacher or a nurse. If he’s Dr. Beta H. Dominant, he’s a pediatrician, not a surgeon. Maybe he’s writer or starving artist, maybe he just goes to work in an office every day, taking crap from his overbearing boss.

Beta is a sweet guy, he smiles a lot and he listens when people talk. He likes to make other people smile, too, and not just women he wants to sleep with. He helps where he can, he tips well even though -- or maybe just because -- he knows what it’s like not to have a lot of money. He has a pretty good idea of who he is, but he messes up, and most importantly, he doesn’t always have to win or be impressive.

He doesn’t crave power in all aspects of his life -- he doesn’t boss around his co-workers or friends, he doesn’t intimidate anyone. Social justice is important to him, and if pressed he would easily call himself a feminist. He likes to cook and he does the dishes, communication and equality in a relationship are important to him… but when the clothes come off, Beta H. Dominant can turn on the heat, too.  And just because he doesn’t seek power in any other aspect of his life, the turn-around makes you feel extra special and it’s all the more stunning to watch. He knows what he wants and he takes it because he knows you want it, too. And afterwards he’ll hold you and you’ll talk for hours because he genuinely wants to know how to make his submissive happy and he’ll work for it, too.

He may not throw a fist or lead a multinational company the way Alpha does, but Beta has his very own, special charm to add into any steamy narrative.

Blurb Driftwood Deeds

When journalist Iris Ellis visits a sleepy seaside town to interview recluse screenwriter Paul Archer, he offers her insights into never acted upon fantasies of dominance and submission. Too curious to deny herself a taste of them, Iris gives herself up to Paul’s gentle guidance, but when she realizes that a taste can never be enough, she must find the courage to ask for what she needs or risk losing it all.

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Laila Blake (lailablake.com) is a linguist, author and translator. She writes character-driven love stories, whether in romance, erotica, YA or mainstream, co-hosts the podcast Lilt and blogs about writing, feminism and society. The first instalment of her Lakeside series, a paranormal romantic fantasy, was published in early 2013 and since then, a good dozen of her short stories have been selected for publication in erotic anthologies. She lives in Cologne/Germany with her cat Nookie, adores obscure folk singers and plays the guitar.


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Unknown said...

Thank you so much for having me, Gale! :)

Kayelle Allen said...

Oh how refreshing to read this. Thank you so much for talking about this kind of hero.

Gale Stanley said...

Thrilled to have you, Laila.