Kinky Chat with Nia Farrell

Nia Farrell, BDSM Writers Con, kinky romance
Two time Golden Flogger Award Nominee
Nia Farrell reveals her fascination with BDSM
and writing in this genre

 

Why did you begin writing BDSM novels?
I was fascinated with the psychology of BDSM and wanted to explore its dynamics, particularly the use of BDSM as a healing tool.  I know a number of people in the lifestyle, several with post-rape PTSD.  Like Rachel in my 2016 Golden Flogger Finalist Something More (The Three Graces Book 3), one of them uses BDSM to help her learn to trust again.

Do you participate in D/s activities or merely write about them?
I depend on the experience of friends and extensive research to craft my stories.

Where did you get your information on this lifestyle?  
Once I began writing BDSM, friends that I’d known for years began sharing that aspect of their lives with me.  One of them is a period re-enactor.  It turned out, I’d met his subs at 18th century and Civil War events.  The BDSM play after-hours at reenactments inspired my Replay series, set in an ocean-side BDSM theme resort where patrons roleplay in the past—historic cosplay with kink.  Replay Book 8: The Dark Side was our first visit to the RACK side of the resort and has become a fan favorite.

What does being nominated for the Golden Flogger Award mean to you?
It’s wonderful validation to have my work recognized as an accurate portrayal of D/s dynamics. I’m honored to be in the company of so many fine authors.

Do you conduct any advocacy work in this lifestyle or is it strictly fiction base for you? If so, what?
Most of my books are BDSM light, an introduction for readers unfamiliar with the subgenre or the lifestyle.  With every book, I strive to educate as well as entertain, in hopes that understanding the lifestyle will foster acceptance.

Where would you like to see the BDSM genre head? How will it get there?
I dream of the day where an Alpha male character who places his needs before the heroine’s is no longer confused with BDSM Dominant with a submissive whose needs come first.

What is the hardest part of writing your novel?
The Replay series is set in a BDSM theme resort where patrons roleplay in the past. The Dark Side takes place during Cinema Classics weekend, when a 1930’s Hollywood vamp meets vampire on the RACK side of the resort.  Actress Ashley Slade has come to research a role and hopes to experience BDSM firsthand, but she suffers chronic pain from a back injury and is a recovering addict to prescription pain medication. To keep her safe during play, Replay’s owner has assigned her a Dominant who’s also a licensed MD. I had to research films, 1930s fashion, vintage automobiles, back injuries, pain management, addiction, as well as the advanced BDSM scenes.  The Dark Side included pet play, needle play, stocks, blood play, fire play, and fisting.

Tell us a little about yourself and your writing works.
I have four Amazon author pages with works that span genres from nonfiction and children’s books to erotica romantic comedy. Three of my pen names share a website at http://niafarrell.wordpress.com.  My pen name Ree L. Diehl writes erotica romantic comedy BDSM novelettes—one hour, one-handed reads. Erinn Ellender Quinn writes sultry historical romance. Nia is the most prolific, with twenty-eight titles out and fourteen more planned for 2018, plus one more for Ree. I have a demanding schedule and write full time, seven days a week, but I’m blessed to be doing what I love.


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