Synopses & Reviews
Captured by Your Own Desire
Only the truest romantics are willing to explore their deepest desires. Imagine finding a partner who is just as ravenous and uninhibited as you are. Bound by Lust, curated by libidinous leximaven Shanna Germain, is a heady combination of sweet and sexy, dirty and romantic. In Alana Noel Voth's "Marcelle," a man finds more than his heart's desire in the acceptance of the woman he loves, while the characters in Sommer Marsden's "Reclaiming Spring" discover that dominance and submission help them reclaim their marriage. For the artist in Kristina Wright's "Brushstrokes," the safety of love gives voice to her deepest desires. The BDSM bound within these pages is naughty and nice — bondage, spanking, domination, pain and pleasure. Bring on the love and leather, along with the dungeons and dens.
Imagine finding a partner who is just as naughty, kinky and dark as you are, a lover who wanders the hardware store with you in search of new "toys", a man who can wrangle both you and the dishes into submission, a woman who accompanies you to office parties and play parties. Think that heady combination of: sweet and sexy, dirty and romantic, love and leather. Bound By Lust is a romantic, couples-focused erotica with a BDSM slant. The couples range from newly blossoming relationships, long-time loves and reunited flames. BDSM aspect of this is both naughty and nice — bondage, spanking, domination, submission, power-play, pain and pleasure, or whatever your dirty mind can think of. Bring on the rope and rough stuff, the dens and dungeons, the corsets and clamps and cuffs. Romance can be a little rough and still have VERY happy endings!
About the Author
First and foremost, she is a leximaven of the highest order, exploring her love of the written word through a multitude of formats and styles. Shanna (pronounced like "Shaun" with a sigh of pleasure at the end) also claims the titles of (in no particular order): girl geek, l, wanderlust-er, avid walker and biker, and book-nerd.
With a whole lot of writing years under her belt (or her collar, depending on the day), Shanna's poems, essays, short stories, novellas, articles and more have found homes in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, books and websites. Shes even garnered an award here and there, including a Pushcart nomination, the Rauxa Prize for Erotic Poetry and the C. Hamilton Bailey Poetry Fellowship.
Raised in upstate New York, Shanna spent her quarter-life crisis years in Portland, Ore. Her writing travels have taken her to places like Amsterdam, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Italy and Nicaragua. After a year-long jaunt on a wild island off the coast of Scotland, she has returned to the rain-washed streets of Portland, which she considers her forever home.