Alison Tyler, "mistress of literary erotica," has mined her memoirs, spinning a kinky fairy tale with a happily-ever-after ending. Dark Secret Love is a modern-day Story of O, a 9 1/2 Weeks-style journey fueled by lust, longing and the search for true love. Inspired by her BDSM lifestyle and based on her private diaries, Tyler draws on her twenty-five years' experience penning sultry stories to create a scorchingly hot work of autobiographical fiction, a meta-novel with reality at the core. Take a deep breath and get your safe word handy. Alison Tyler will push your boundaries to their limits—and have you begging for more.
Prolific erotica author and editor Tyler (the Alphabet Erotica series) offers a hot and honest quasi-autobiographical exploration of the journey of a young submissive woman seeking the perfect dominant male partner. Tyler fulfills her goal of penning "meta-fiction, beta-fiction, masturbatory fiction," never skimping on the details of Samantha's encounters with her mostly male partners. Episodes marking Sam's career path and development as an erotica writer are interspersed among her kinky, sexual, and emotional adventures. Readers seeking romance as well as erotic interludes will enjoy Samantha's journey from hesitant awareness of her preferences through a truly psychologically abusive relationship to a more complete understanding of both her own needs and her partner's. Readers tired of sensationalistic portrayals of BDSM will appreciate Tyler's nuanced and realistic approach, which draws a clear line between kink and abuse.