Sadie Marks and I are in a few groups on Facebook together. She and Ava Taylor (my alter ego) write in similar genres.
Sadie Marks has been in love with Science-Fiction and horror since she was a little girl and when given the opportunity to mix power-exchange romance with sadistic aliens there was no way she was going to turn it down. She is currently working on the sequel to her first novel: Surrendering to Her General, and there’s a good chance she’ll be getting into some darker territory as she goes.
Her wide and varied experiences lend a note of realism to the D/s relationships she portrays in her books.
Tell us about yourself.
Hi, my name is Sadie Marks. I’m the darker half of author Kessily Lewel. Between us we have six books published. I like to explore the dynamics of power exchange relationships (D/s) in fantasy settings so all of our books, so far, have dominant men and submissive women as main characters.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was in high school, but I didn’t have a specific desire to write books back then. While I’ve been steadily published since I was in my early twenties it’s all been articles and short stories. I only recently decided to try my hand at books.
What genres do you like to read? Are these the same genres you write in?
I read most genres, though I prefer fiction. Ya, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror are my favorites. So far, I’ve written all of those except young adult. I’d like to try that genre too someday though.
Is your book for adults, young adults or children?
Definitely for adults. They are what we call ‘steamy’ and some of the scenes are extremely graphic.
What is your current release or project?
Surrendering to Her General just came out on June 6th. It’s my first novel-length attempt at science fiction.
Tell us about the key characters
The main character Kenzi, is a human woman from earth. She’s always wanted to explore her fantasies about submission but has never been able to let go and do it. She is given the opportunity to help her planet and fulfill her fantasies at the same time by becoming a willing slave to an alien race for a contracted length of time, and she throws herself in without entirely understanding what she’s getting into.
Tal is a general of the Sadecs. They are sadistic warriors feared throughout the universe, but they’ve discovered, in certain humans, the balance they’ve been lacking. An offer is made to trade advanced technology for human submissives and masochists, and he ends up claiming Kenzi as his own.
What is your blurb or synopsis of the book?
Kenzi was a submissive who’d never quite worked up the courage to tell any of her lovers about her fantasies. She’d never dared to explore her need to be disciplined and dominated, but all that changed when the aliens arrived. Now submissives and masochists of all kinds are a premium product that can be traded to the sadistic Sadec race in exchange for their incredibly advanced technology.
Tal never intended to keep her for himself, but once he tastes Kenzi’s sweet submission, he finds that he can’t let her be auctioned off to just any crew member on his ship. He’ll share her with others, whether she likes it or not, but she will belong only to him. His slave. His pet. And if he has his way, she won’t be returning to Earth at the end of five years
Share an excerpt (Warning adult content)
“You’ll be good anyway, girl. Trust me on that, because if you’re not, this will be only a tiny taste of the punishment you’ll get. I could keep you on edge like this for days,” he warned her. His voice had turned hard like ice, deepening until the usual odd alien quality of it was gone.
Her bottom lip trembled at the thought of so much suffering. She wouldn’t be able to stop from touching herself until she was raw, even knowing she wouldn’t be able to orgasm without him. “I will. I’ll be good, but please…” her voice trailed off, but the pleading expression remained.
He examined her thoughtfully, and an expression she could only read as devious appeared. “So far, you’ve only been spanked. I like spanking, and your file said it was your main fantasy, so it seemed like a good place to start, but I wonder what you’d do in exchange for that orgasm you’ve been begging for. Something harsher, maybe?” he asked as he flicked her clit sharply with one finger.
Do you have a favorite scene?
I do but it would spoil the plot if I spelled it out. Let’s just say there’s a scene where she surprises herself, and an important Sadec visitor. She thinks she’s going to be in a lot of trouble over an instinctive reaction, but instead finds out she’s won respect in their eyes and it ends up making an opportunity possible that she’d never dreamed of.
What advice would you give a beginner?
That would depend entirely on what they are beginning …but let’s assume we’re talking about writing. My advice is to write. Write a lot. Write about the things you’re passionate about. Write what you’d enjoy reading.
If you have trouble getting started, try writing fan-fiction. A lot of great authors got their start playing in someone else’s playground until they felt confident enough to branch out into their own creations.
Social media links:
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B07SVFK3QG
Blog link: Sadie doesn’t have a blog of her own but shares one with Kessily Lewel which covers a variety of topics including: writing, D/s relationships, and submission. https://kessilylewel.com/
Purchasing links https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SVGX7KN