I'm a female writer and I live in the United Kingdom. I’m a staunch supporter of GLBTQ Rights and Marriage Equality. Love is an important aspect of the human experience and its free expression should not be denied to anyone. No one should be made to feel guilty or tormented simply for being in love or for being who they were created to be.
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If you're looking for a complex thriller, hardcore, heavily sexualised erotica, gritty gay realism, typical BDSM leather scenarios, a horror trip or a gory murder mystery then you've come to the wrong place.
So, what the heck DO I write?
In a large nutshell - sweet, sassy, classy, sensual gay discipline fiction ~ stories with a twist of D/s spice
I don't write porn, but nor do I write vanilla romance, classic spanking erotica or BDSM. My stories incorporate elements from all those mediums, but essentially belong to a sub group of romance/power exchange fiction often referred to as discipline romance fiction or discipline partnership fiction.
Not everyone understands or 'gets' domestic discipline fiction and that's fine. I don't 'get' prawn cocktail flavour crisps, but I uphold the right of people to eat them should their taste buds be wired that way. In discipline fiction the spanking scenes are not there to serve as a precursor to a sex scene. They illustrate the consensual submission of one partner to the authority of the other. It's a form of power exchange.
I tend not to write the kind of stories usually associated with the romance genre. The kind where A meets B and they have some adventures/misunderstandings/ but eventually get together. The bulk of my stories tend to involve already established couples. It's just the way I like to write.
While sex is an aspect of my fiction it isn't the main focal point, so if you think of and enjoy M/M stories only in terms of heat level and detailed sex scenes then my fiction probably won't be to your taste. I get pretty fed up of being told my stories don't have enough sex in them. I don't believe gay fiction HAS to be masturbation material to be worthy. I tend to focus more on the emotional side of things and of course the discipline aspect. Discipline or the potential for discipline provides the erotic undercurrent to my stories.
As well as being the vehicle by which I express my interest in consensual discipline practices, my stories are about everyday relationships, situations, affection and love. They're quirky, warm hearted and havr a liberal sprinkling of offbeat humor. They're entertaining, sometimes thought provoking and always observant of the human condition.
I subscribe to the fantasy that everyone has a soul mate just waiting to be found
I’ve been writing in this genre for over thirteen years and have built up a small, but loyal following of fans who totally 'get' my stuff. Some have become friends. I'm grateful for their support, it's kept me writing when I might otherwise have given up.
I have many theories as to why I’m drawn so strongly to this type of fiction. Perhaps it allows me to express aspects of my personality that would otherwise remain repressed. None of it really matters, I write what I like to write and that's it. :) If you enjoy my stories then I'm pleased and I'd like to hear from you.
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Many real life couples, straight, gay and lesbian choose to incorporate elements of discipline into their relationship. It's an aspect of intimacy, which enhances and strengthens the relationship. It serves emotional and psychological needs as well as physical. In other words, the craving for discipline is multi layered and is much more than just a prelude to sexual activity. Consenual DD relationships share some similarities with bdsm practices, such as aspects of control, discipline, domination and submission, but in general tend to be rooted in a different dynamic.
The focal point of D/s romance is discipline and how and why it comes about...the act of discipline and its description is the erotic and sensual core of the stories. I do strive to give my readers something more than a set of spanking scenes. I like to tell a story with intelligence and I like to engage the emotions.
As well as fiction I also write poetry of a kind.
My main pen name is Fabian Black, but I have used other names such as Gumbie Tales, Nowell Cowardice, Mystic Mog, Skoda, Cat and Tarn Swan, the latter two being probably the best known. I enjoy reinventing myself as different characters. The name Fabian Black is a combination of real and made up plus a typo - I did intend to be Fabia, but when nervously self-publishing my first book I typed Fabian into the name field and didn't notice until after the process was complete. I liked it and stuck with it. It might be considered a Freudian slip, as I would have much preferred to be a boy!
Many of my books are available as paperbacks and can be purchased via Lulu.com and on Amazon.com and Amazon UK. E-Books are available from various online bookstores including All Romance Ebooks, 1Place For Romance, Amazon Kindle, Smashwords and Lulu.com
Some other ramblings and observations
My fiction might also be seen as an updated and pro-gay adjunct to the kind of romance novels that were popular in the pre-feminist era...tales of submissive ladies and alpha males, only the submissive lady has been supplanted by a submissive laddy. ;-)
The point missed by the feminists who damned such works at that time and had them culled from library shelves was that a lot of women, and indeed a lot of gay men, enjoy fantasising about being swept off their feet and over the knee of an alpha male who naturally had a heart of gold beneath his masculine and stern exterior. It was all rather sweet and innocent erotica at a time when sensuality and sexuality were not as overtly expressed as they are now. Far from liberating women, feminism, in that particular context, further suppressed female sexuality by making women with a submissive aspect and submissive desires feel guilty about it (men with a submissive aspect already felt guilty because submissivness was considered to be a 'weak' female trait)
Having an interest in spanking and discipline is not perverse, it isn’t wrong. It's an integral and highly potent aspect of many people’s physical and emotional identity. They can no more help it than having say blue or brown eyes, it's part of their natural genetic coding.
The reasons why people are fascinated by power exchange relationships and the degree to which they choose to practice them are as diverse as the individual’s concerned. Being a consensual submissive, male or female, is not the same as being a victim, far from it. Submissives tend to be strong and very attuned to their emotional requirements and very sure about how they want them to be met.
Almost all human interactions have some Alpha/beta elements to them, some people just need to explore and express that element in more depth.
Fabian Black Romance Fiction
Stories to make your emotions run the gamut of love, empathy, heartbreak and laughter.