Domestic Discipline (DD) as a sub-genre is a tricky one for writers. Too often, it’s a subject fraught with controversy, contradiction, and misunderstanding. It’s very easy to get wrong, and even easier to outright offend readers with.
As a reader who happens to enjoy both the concept and the sub-genre it’s based on, too many DD books just miss the mark for me. Either it’s a book with too much philosophizing/theory and little to no sex (or worse, sex that depicts DD practitioners in a less than flattering light), or it’s a book that deemphasizes the fascinating and thought-provoking psychological underpinnings of the concept and instead concentrates on sex that seems divorced from the unique emotional connection that’s inherent in a DD relationship.
But Maggie Ryan’s novel, Treasured Submission, get’s it sooo right. [Read more…]