Guest Blog: Sara Brookes

First, I’d like to thank the super-talented Lucy Felthouse for having me here today to celebrate my newest release, Perfect Limit. For those that don’t know me, I’m Sara Brookes and I write an array of genres, but lately I’ve been focusing on erotica & erotic romance.

For erotic romance, HEA/HFN (Happily Ever After/Happy For Now) is pretty much a requirement, but get into the world of erotica and things skew a little. That HEA/HFN isn’t a requirement. But, I’m a softie, what can I say? I almost always end the story on a happy ending. Of course, what defines one person’s happy ending isn’t another’s. And variety is good.

Perfect Limit

Really good. *g*

In my BDSM stories, that HEA is a little different. Most of the time, romance stories end with wedding bells—mine don’t. That isn’t to say wedding bells should be ruled out. They may eventually ring for the lovers, but the majority of them end around a collaring ceremony. Like weddings, collaring scenes vary and I always make them specific to the couple. And, to be honest, they don’t always involve what most people perceive as a collar. Collars can be anything that is something of significance to the people involved. Some like the visual a collar provides, some don’t and prefer to be more discreet about their choices.

My newest release, Perfect Limit, involves a collaring scene done in front of a huge crowd of people. Considering Burke, the Dom in the story, is quite the showman, it’s highly appropriate. He does like the look a collar and wants everyone to know that his submissive is his, but you’ll have to read the story for more on that.

BDSM Collar

But, think about this and take a moment. Do you own a piece of jewelry—maybe a watch or a necklace—that your significant other gave you? Does it hold meaning and value to you because that person gave it to you? If the answer is yes, you have more in common with BDSM than you thought.

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Sara Brookes is an award-winning, multi-published author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story.


A MESSAGE FROM SARA: In honor of Perfect Limit’s release, I’ll giveaway a download of the book to one lucky commenter. Contest is open to all and I’ll draw a winner on Sept 29th. Good luck!

3 Responses to "Guest Blog: Sara Brookes"

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  1. Kathleen Grieve

    September 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I will never look at my favorite necklace from my bf in the same light again!!! Lol. Loved the article!

  2. Jessica Subject

    September 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I love the collaring ceremonies in BDSM books and many have brought tears to my eyes. I look forward to reading Perfect Limit! 🙂

  3. SarahM

    September 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Interesting post! Never thought about gifts like that – being associated with collaring 🙂

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