Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fantasy in Erotic Romance - Dark Rooms by Sionna Fox

Ah, fantasy. Where the Doms are always mind readers, the kinks are always compatible, and orgasms are always plentiful, and easy to come by. Yeah, this is why we read books. Because real life is messy, complicated, and more often than not, requires a boatload of patience and communication to make things go right. And who wants that?

Romance lets us escape to a world where we’re not stressed out about work, family, what’s for dinner, or what did the dog just eat and is he going to puke it up next to my face at three a.m.? Romance gives us a space to explore the myriad possibilities of what turns us on, and maybe, what we’d like to take off the page and into the bedroom. And therein lies its power. 
Romance novels are not instruction manuals,* but they are a risk-free way to test-drive an idea. In the right hands, an author can make you consider things you never thought were for you. It might still not be for you in real life, but horizons widen. And if you do decide it’s something you want to play with, well, now you have a handy reference point for bringing it up. Even in Dark Rooms, Aimee cites an erotic novel as the key to her sexual awakening as a young woman, and her ability to give voice to her desires.

Erotic romance lets us explore a broad spectrum of sexuality, and can give us a framework with which to communicate our fantasies. It can help make the real, messy, awkward, sometimes painful conversations with our partners a tiny bit easier. It’s one of the reasons I love the romance genre at-large as much as I do. For so many women, talking about sex, and about what we want from sex, is difficult. But if we can use characters as proxies to help us get what we want? Everyone wins. 

*Seriously, please do not attempt kinky shenanigans based on romance novels alone. There are lots of great resources out there if you want to experiment, but fiction is not a resource. There is a lot we get right about kink, but there is A LOT we get wrong or skim over because actual negotiations and scene planning can be kind of boring. 

Dark Rooms
Sionna Fox

Genre:  Erotic Romance

Publisher:  Boroughs Publishing Group

Date of Publication:  27 July 2017

ISBN:  978-1-944262-82-2
ISBN: 978-1-548299-49-1

Word Count: 40,000 words.

Cover Artist:  Boroughs Publishing Group

Tagline: When they met on Friday night, he dominated her. When he walks into her photography classroom on Wednesday morning, the question is, who’s in charge.


Women beg Wes Oliver to dominate them in darkness. In the light, he’s finally getting his life back on track. College is priority number one—until he finds his new professor is the delicious Sub who ran out on him last weekend, a brilliant and mature beauty nothing like the girls who usually kneel before him. Suddenly, this is no longer just about pleasure. This is about his heart.

Aimee Eastman has rules. Rules for herself. Rules for her college photography students. Rules for the partners she submits to at private BDSM house parties. Then the hot young Dom who topped her last weekend walks into her classroom and all boundaries fly out the window—or would if she could just give up control. Like she wants. Like she needs. Then she and Wes might share forever.

About the Author:

Sionna Fox has been writing stories her whole life. Her first book was about dinosaurs, and according to her mother, it was adorable. Sionna was late to the romance game, but hasn’t looked back since picking up the habit and firmly believes romance novels can save your life. She lives in New England with her very patient husband and a very put-upon dog.

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