Just wanted to share that name here – Claire Thompson. I just read my first book by her and really, really liked it. Yes, it’s a BDSM romance. The one i bought (on Kindle) is called Submission in Paradise and it’s a lovely story of a woman finding her submissive self for the first time.
If you want a light, fun read with plenty of kink, this is the book for you. i understand she has a new one coming out soon, called Beyond the Compound. It’s based in part on the real life experience of a friend of mine, so how cool is that? (If my friend wants to out herself in the comments, and maybe share some inside info, that would be lovely, but i’m leaving it up to her.)
On a whole other note, i ran across this quote today:
“An empath is capable of taking on the grief of another in order to lessen their suffering. In order to not be consumed with pain, an empath should have an outlet for that pain lest they lose themselves in feeling for others.”
― Donna Lynn Hope
i am struggling with that a bit these days, and looking for ways to manage more effectively. i always think that sounds a bit melodramatic, the idea that i could drown in other people’s pain, but i know it’s true. i think D/s can serve as an outlet for me, but if that door is closed, i’ll have to find another.
So yeah. That’s where i am today.