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Read the intriguing interview Kyleigh Jane had with Lucian Bane below. You may fall in love with both of them.

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Dom Wars – Round One by Lucian Bane

★★★★

Favorite Quote
“I’m going to imprison you in pleasure. Until you’re crying. Until you’re begging. Until your well kept secrets are on fire and dripping down your thighs. I’m going to crush your sexy resistance with my lips and my tongue. And I’m going to be right at your scorching mouth, eating up the sounds of your mind blowing orgasm until you say it- no, until you scream it. Lucian. Lucian Bane. That’s what I want you to scream while I milk the ecstasy from your pretty little soul.”

Heat Rating: Molten
Kink Level: Intense = Hardcore sadomasochism
Genre: Modern Romance, BDSM; Novella
Series: Part of a Series, Should Be Read in Order—Dom Wars (A six-part series that will release a new installment every six weeks.)

Kyleigh Jane Says:
When I first heard about this male written Dom Wars, I imagined it to be a sort of Hunger Games- if Katniss Everdeen’s weapon of choice were forced orgasms. “May the odds be ever in your favor”. And it is. It’s essentially a BDSM American Gladiator, where the jousting sticks are just a little more- ahem- intimate.

Our main characters, Lucian and Tara, meet at the audition, and team up to compete towards winning a million dollars, and becoming the ultimate Dom.

Lucian will teach Tara about the BDSM world, and she teaches him about heart.

Ups, downs, sex, drama, kink, emotion, psychology, conflict, the good guys, the bad guys- it’s all there.

A six part look into the “real life” of BDSM. Happy Dom Wars. (I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.)[/box_light]

Kyleigh Jane Interviews Lucian Bane

Kyleigh Jane Interviews Lucian Bane, author of Dom Wars

*Hello, Mr. Bane. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with me. Should I address you as Mr. Bane? Lucian? Sir? (insert side-eye and sexy smirk)

Hi love. You can call me Lucian.

*When I first saw the title of this book, “Dom Wars,” my mind immediately drew up an entire story. A sort of Hunger Games, if Katniss Everdeen’s weapon of choice were forced orgasms: “May the odds be ever in your favor.” Can you tell us a little bit about Dom Wars?

You sort of envisioned the exact thing I’m creating, a sort of Hunger Games but dealing with different hungers. There will be many facets of the Dom/sub exchange as well as the BDSM lifestyle explored in hopefully a way that the average human can find himself in. I believe the Dom War exists inside each man and I’d like to redefine many things. What is a true Dom? What is a true sub? What is a complete power exchange and why does that matter? And many other questions. This story isn’t going to just be a hot ride, but a fun, hot, emotional ride.

*You are Lucian Bane — ‘Ineffable Dom,’ slash writer, slash DC Comic super villain? We can all read your biography: “I’m an Ineffable Dom. That just means, do yourself a favor and please don’t try to describe me or fit me into your categories. Complicated Dom, Intricate Dom, Confounding Dom work, too.”
Without trying to put you in a neat little box, I ask, who is Lucian Bane, REALLY?

I’m just a man, love.

*We have had a sudden uptick in male authors penning BDSM/Erotica. What motivated you to write Dom Wars?

That would be the sudden uptick of poor portrayals of true Doms. A lot of people are confused about the entire lifestyle and what’s currenty out there in fiction form is rather frightening. I’m just offering more definition for a more complete picture.

*How much of what we read in Dom Wars is based on the real life of Lucian Bane? IF THAT IS YOUR REAL NAME?! bum bum buuuuuum!

No, it’s not quite my real name. 🙂

*I feel I should warn you, that I am ever the skeptic. Not a pessimist, just a skeptic. Okay, I’m a brat. I’m a defiant, smart-mouthed, ball-busting brat, but just hear me out. You see a cover of a new book, and yeah, it pulls you in, and it’s super hot, but is there meat? (that’s what she said) Is there something really there? Then you hear the hype surrounding the mysterious Dom author, who—for all we know—could really be some middle aged World Of Warcraft enthusiast named Steve who lives in his Mother’s basement in Peoria. So tell me and all the skeptics out there why they should read Dom Wars. What makes Dom Wars different? Special? Aaaaaand go. (chin hands)

That’s a fair question. I never intended for all this hype, that’s for sure. Blame the wonderful ladies. As the realease date approached, I was thinking, holy fuck, look at all this HYPE around the book. And I became the same skeptic you voiced above. IS it all that? My reflexive answer was a wide-eyed huge shoulder shrug. I can say this: there is definitely meat. It’s about a complete emotional experience, not just a kink-a-dink-fuck-fest. This is a kink-a-dink-fucking-human-experience. So, even though it has a lot of WTF elements surrounding that human experience, that’s all it is, the surrounding, the stage by which I dance out my kinky romance.

*This is part of a series, correct? A six-part series to be released every six weeks if I’m not mistaken. Are they one continuous story with cliffhangers in between, or are these new stories and experiences every book?

It’s both. One continuous story with new stories in between. The Dom Wars lasts 5 more weeks. Each week has a thematic challenge with new rules. Each book will capture that.

*Erotica has exploded. It’s everywhere. I mean, Fifty Shades of Grey is sold at my grocery store, among racks of southern cooking magazines! Through this mega popularity, this has given women the ability to voice desires they previously didn’t know how to articulate. However, on the flip side of this, are the men. The husbands, the boyfriends, the lovers who are not catching up to our sexual revolution. These ambiguous limp fish lovers fumbling about with glazed dead mackerel eyes, having no idea what a woman wants anymore. What would be your advice to women who are wanting dominance and a true power exchange in their relationships? How do we re-teach men to be MEN?

Dear God. Yes. This is why I’m writing, love. I want to create a road map to demonstrate to the man how to recognize and embrace the natural Dom within. I want to demonstrate to the women how to help him unlock that. I have some simple, practical advice.

Speak the fuck up. Spell it the fuck out. Write it the fuck down.

Men can be dense, but they can also be taught by a clever teacher. I hear some women say, “But I don’t want to Top from the Bottom.” The true sub’s first directive is being whatever it is (he) needs you to be. If your Dom or husband, or whatever you want to call him needs to be taught, who better qualified to teach him than the one that loves him? How do you do that? That answer lies in your own head. Because only you truly know how he best takes instruction. But likely, being extra sweet and playing nice with him while you tell him what you want will go a lot further than going silent, or pouting and wishing, or dreaming or yelling.

So, get your erotic-Nike-heels on and sub the fuck up. This is the real world. You will have to learn that topping from the bottom is one of the greatest demonstrations of a true sub you will ever perform. Any time we put aside ourselves to help our “other,” we’ve demonstrated what a real “woman” is or a real “man” is. And that is what it takes to make any relationship work, all cute BDSM titles aside.

You want your man to change, be ready to change, too. But don’t expect fireworks with just a little sunshine. It’s going to take sunshine, water, love, attention, sweat, tears, perhaps a little miracle grow, but anything fucking amazing is worth it. Many of you are already in families. Your children are counting on you to keep the ship floating. In order for the ship to stay afloat, mom and dad need to be madly in love. So, as I’ve said, get ready to sub and Dom the fuck up. Shit doesn’t just happen. We have to make it happen.

You are now in the rapid fire portion of this interview. READSETGO!

*Favorite song on your iPod?
Love Reign Over Me (The Who)
A mighty fine choice, sir!

*Favorite spot on a woman’s body?
Sorry, all of her.

* Favorite Quote?
Not really. I have some advice to wanna-be-fake-Doms that others are free to quote: “You want to be a good Dom? Dominate your fucking self.”

*If you were a woman for one day, what would you do?
Have an orgasm. Looks so fucking amazing.

*Batman or Superman?
Batman
(cough cough Bane)

*Hidden talents?
Seems I can write fiction pretty well.

*Guilty pleasure?
Writing this semi-fictionalized biography for money feels like I’m getting paid to honeymoon in the Bahamas.

*Sexiest woman ever, and sexiest man ever?
Have no clue.

*Confucius say: Passionate kiss is like spider’s web… lead to undoing of fly.
🙂

*What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?
Is it bad that I’m not keeping track…

*Can you take a picture of yourself, right at this very moment, and send it?
I love your sense of humor.

*Parting words?
I suck at them.

*Mr. Bane, thank you so very much for talking with me and for answering my questions. We look forward to Dom Wars!!! I hope to talk with you again soon!
I hope you enjoy it!

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About Kyleigh Jane

Kyleigh Jane I suppose I was introduced to romance at an early age. When I was around 10 years old, I happened upon a highlighted and dog eared copy of “The Joy Of Sex” on my mother’s bookshelf. I was shocked. I was fascinated. Maybe it was the 1970s power muffs, maybe it was the mustaches, maybe it was phrases such as “tongue bath”, who knows. A couple of years later it was V.C. Andrews “Flowers In The Attic,” which upon discovery, my mom took away from me. From there I chugged along reading Danielle Steel novels, until one day, a little book called “Fifty Shades Of Grey” came along. It was a sirens call. It was everything I never knew I wanted. I was hooked. My love of reading romance blossomed into a new love for erotica, and I haven’t stopped reading since. I have a love for stories with grit, and substance, and meat on their bones. The dark stories, the format breakers, the unusual. I’m always searching for that next great read.

Read all of Kyleigh Jane’s recommendations here

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