Today I have Emily Tilton on my blog to discuss her new book, Her Dom, Her Doctor, and Her Daddy.
Thanks for being here today Emily. Let's get started.
Please tell us about your story?
The book is about a girl who finds herself playing BDSM with three different men, and what happens when they figure it out. In a certain sense, it's a fantasy-romp, but I like to think it deals with important issues for those of us oriented this way: what happens when fantasies and reality start to get in each other's way?
How did you come up with the idea to have three Daddies discovering that they shared the same little girl?
My amazing editor at Stormy Night, Jamie Miles, suggested the plot to me, as she's done with two of my other favorite books of mine, Their Firm Men and The Doctor's Orders. I find that whereas the plots I come up with on my own tend to be fairly dark, and then grow even darker as I tell them, when I start with an idea from Jamie I end up with a kind of variation between dark and light that seems to appeal to people.
You're correct that this book was very appealing and that Jamie is amazing! James and Korey are too! I loved how you made Adam so intense, Tom pretty laid back, and then Dan in between. How did you work that out?
Really it all started with Adam, because he just needed to be intense, as the professional dom who introduces Natalie to BDSM in the first place. After that, I needed characters who would act as foils to him, and the idea of the doctor suggested a guy who's authoritative but also wise, while the idea of the daddy suggested a guy who's fun-loving.
In this book, you essentially had three different couples and then one big foursome. Did you find that you were favoring a couple more than the others?
I thought I would, but the different dynamics involved in each relationship made me enjoy each one the most while I was writing it.
What made you choose Fiji as the primary setting for this book?
I've always, always wanted to go there since it seems like such a paradise and I love snorkeling. Culturally, also, it's a true melting-pot, and as a setting for a book about people who have erotic pursuits outside the norm it made a lot of sense because of its diversity.
Well, I guess that I have another location to add to my places to visit. There were a couple scenes in here that he me blushing so red. How do you come up with those?
Well, I don't know exactly which ones they were, of course, but I have my suspicions. I've come to accept that shame is the keynote of my eroticism, and my mind seems always to be "going there" in every situation--what if someone told me I had to do that on ferris wheel? Or, what if someone made me do that in the bathroom? Even more than the erotic pain of spanking, the shame of a humiliation dynamic gets me going.
What is your writing process?
I start with a paragraph, which is sometimes already in the form of a blurb, but is usually just the tiny kernel of a plot. When I'm writing those paragraphs I try to make sure they have a beginning, a middle, and an end. I'll usually, but not always, write the first chapter at this point so I have a feel for the tone I want to use. Then I move to an outline, where I try to hit a target of 20 identifiable chapters. Those chapters will change greatly in the course of writing, but having the outline is an incredibly important step for me. Then I start at the beginning and write to the end. I put various notes in the doc that has the outline, so I can keep track of things, especially when I'm writing a historical, but after the outline is done I become something of a pantser, because frequently my characters do something unexpected, and everything has to change.
That sounds like an interesting writing process. I always find it fascinating to hear authors writing processes. Tell us, what does Emily Tilton do when she isn't writing about foursomes?
Well, "actual" me has two kids and a semi-real job (I'm a teacher). I love to cook and I'm known to play the occasional digital game.
Now let's play my favorite game...the five question game!
What's one of the best compliments you've ever received on one of your works?
So many people have said nice things that it's really hard to pick. I think maybe I'll choose Rayanna Jamison saying in her review of Father Charles Takes a Wife that I'm "the naughtiest of the naughty."
Chartres blue, the color of Our Lady. Add to the strangeness of me that I'm a devout Anglo-Catholic who doesn't believe in what I call "the Sky-Buddy" but does believe fervently in the power of human goodness.
Varies by day, but I'll say Yo-Yo Ma, for today.
Last place you went on vacation?
What is your idea of a perfect day?
Write for two hours in the morning before anyone else is up. Send the kids to school. Brat to my spouse and get a spanking and the promise of more serious chastisement that night. Teach and make something in the wok for dinner. Put the kids to bed early, and get my serious chastisement before 11, so I can get up early and do it again.
(Note that significant portions of the above are pure fantasy, impossible in my present existence. The writing, the kids, the teaching, the cooking, and the early bedtime are all true. :) )
Here is the blurb for Her Daddy, Her Dom, and Her Doctor
Twenty-two-year-old Natalie has three dominant men in her life. Tom, her daddy, spoils her even while making sure her bratty behavior is dealt with firmly over his knee. Dan is a doctor whose intimate examinations always leave Natalie blushing… and begging for more. And last there is Adam, the dom who gave Natalie her very first spanking and who still holds a special place in her heart. The only problem is that none of the men know about one another, and Natalie is afraid they will all leave her if they find out the truth.
When they discover that Natalie has been dishonest with them, there is only one solution: she must be taught a lesson. The men bring Natalie to a beautiful island resort, planning to give her a memorable stay. She’ll have three days of fun in the sun, but also three days of harsh punishment with each man taking his turn, and then on the final day Natalie will learn what it is like for a naughty girl to be thoroughly punished by her daddy, her dom, and her doctor, all at once.
Publisher’s Note: Her Daddy, Her Dom, and Her Doctor is an erotic novel that includes spankings, age play, medical play, anal play, BDSM, sexual scenes including a foursome, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Before you leave, please attach an excerpt from Her Daddy, Her Dom, and Her Doctor
Without even thinking about it, Natalie went all in. When she heard herself, she figured it must be her body taking over her brain. “What are you, then?”
“I’m a dominant,” Adam replied, quietly but somehow also very forcefully.
Natalie felt her eyes grow wide, and she felt her bottom tingle. The thong between her cheeks suddenly pressed itself onto her consciousness in a way that made her look down at her placemat, as she pressed her lips together. And, of course, she blushed.
Thankfully the food had arrived at that moment so Natalie had a moment’s respite, but Adam knew how to press an advantage, and so after the first few bites were taken, he said, “Do you need a dominant, Natalie?”
She had the excuse of a full mouth, but of course she nearly choked on it at his words. Still, her thoughts had collected themselves at least a little bit by the time she had swallowed and had taken a sip of water, and she had to find an answer.
“I might,” she said, trying desperately to sound coquettish, which was not something at which she’d had a great deal of experience.
It was both the wrong move and the right one, because Adam said, “That sounds rather flirty, Natalie. It doesn’t become you. If you decided you wanted to play with me this afternoon, I would have to start out our session by spanking you for the insincerity involved.”
“What?” All coquettishness evaporated.
“I’m reasonably sure you heard me, young lady.”
“Oh, no…” The thong had been a terrible decision, she realized, because she felt so incredibly wicked inside her jeans that she didn’t think she could consider rationally what Adam had said. But what other choice had she had? Her underwear drawer had only beige polyester or black lace.
Then, with a thrill, and the certain knowledge that she would play with Adam that afternoon, Natalie realized that she was going to have to change the contents of her underwear drawer. The thing she had waited for, without even knowing that she was waiting, had begun.
“Do you think you can accept your spanking like a good girl?”
Natalie’s brain couldn’t even form the words to respond to that. A spanking, a real spanking. Where?
How? In her apartment, over his knee? Or… lying on the bed? Not on her bare bottom, surely.
“W-would it… I mean… oh, God.” She realized she was pressing her thighs together tightly, as if to defend the area between them from this assault of ideas that she found too powerfully erotic to process fully. But the tightness there was making the lace of the thong rub against her pussy, whose inmost depths had decided to start spasming in helpless arousal at those ideas.
Adam said, “Nothing would happen that we didn’t talk about first. When I said I’m a dominant, I didn’t just mean that I’m oriented that way. I do it professionally.”
Natalie’s jaw dropped. “People do that for a job?”
“Yes. At clubs and in private sessions. And it doesn’t involve sex, when it’s professional—at least for me. But sometimes I meet someone, like you, and… well, let’s not rush things, but if you and I do play this afternoon, it will be because I like you very much already, and I want to see whether we might want to spend more time together. Make sense, young lady?”
Natalie nodded. Her mind still spun from the news that Adam worked as a dominant. She wasn’t sure how she felt about that, but she did want to find out more.
“So, answer my question, please. One thing you’ll find about me is that when I ask you a question, you will answer it, or your bottom will suffer the consequences.”
Adam smiled. “Don’t worry, I understand that it may take a while to come to terms with this side of yourself. I can tell you’ve never played before.”
“Let me repeat the question, then. Do you think you can accept your spanking for insincerity like a good girl?”
A little whimper came from Natalie’s throat. “Um,” she said.
“See?” Adam said. “Now you’re being sincere. Inarticulate, to be sure, which I can already tell is something you’re not used to, but sincere. I prefer that infinitely to an attempt to betray your basically forthright nature.”
“Oh, God.” Jesus, couldn’t she say anything else? Anything else at all?
Adam smiled, and waited.
“Yes,” Natalie said.
“Yes, I… I think I can… accept my, um, spanking like… oh, God… like a good girl.” She buried her face in her palms.
“Thank you,” he said, “but that’s not what I meant, Natalie. Yes, what?”
Then Natalie realized what he had in fact meant, and she was glad her face couldn’t be seen.
Unfortunately, though, Adam said, “Look at me, young lady.”
Cheeks burning, Natalie raised her eyes to her new dom’s.
“Yes, sir,” Natalie whispered.
Thank you for visiting today Emily!
Places to buy Her Daddy, Her Dom, and Her Doctor
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