* Tone of story = subtle/implicit > violent/explicit. Writing style = simple/understated (a bit like Hemingway).
GENRE: Contemporary Fiction (via a bdsm lens)
THEMES: Desire (non-explicit) / Life & Death / Media & Society
* Rockstar features in the short story collection, PLAY (BDSM Anthology).
NOTE: This is a work of contemporary fiction, not pornography. Please visit Jess's website for more info/excerpts -- jessINK.com/bdsm.htm
"You are not obscene as far as I can see. You write about emotion and you capture it and convey it beautifully. You have something very original and very contemporary."
-- customer email, March 2011 (from U.K.)
"Jess C Scott is the 21st century Judy Blume."
-- Amazon Review on EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (from U.S.)
"Based on the three books I've read, I can say that you're a brilliant writer. They are not shallow reads. Your books do not only entertain but they also make you reflect on what is really important in one's life."
-- e-mail from a reader, 2011 (The Philippines)
Hideki raised the blindfold over Daniel's eyes.
Hideki was in the thigh-high boots he was wearing earlier, but in a short leather skirt this time, which ended just above the top of the black leather boots.
Daniel felt a warmth in his heart--Hideki was a marvellous sight to behold, breathtaking as ever. But Daniel inched back, throat tight, when he saw the knife in Hideki's hand. It was a medium-sized knife.
But even a small blade could cut deep.
EXCERPT #2 (E-mail from Hideki to Daniel):
From: Hideki Noda [email@example.com]
To: Daniel A. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: i hate commercialism
Gone are the days where people could actually tell good shit from bad shit--no wait, I'm not too sure, maybe people could never really tell the difference. As in, there'll only be a small number of really thoughtful and discerning people who want something more in life, apart from something 'pop' and 'fluff' and mindlessly entertaining.
Do you know why there are so many obese people in the world right now (apart from the prevalence of fast food?)--one need only look at the ancient scriptures of India, such as the following:
An Ayurvedic text comments: "Boredom, mindless entertainment, continuous eating, and oversleeping: these will fatten you up just like a hog."
I hate commercialism. It makes me very tired. I think I'm only going to be buying CDs of dead rockstars from now.
I guess the question is: why bother to work hard? Why bother to hone your talents? Why bother to be anything, if you can make millions from unoriginal work that's easily digestible, and just as easily disposable (but who care$, coz you already made the million$!!!)?
I'm not blessed enough to be illiterate/ignorant. I'm not blessed enough to be able to sell my soul and/or artistic integrity, for hordes of quick cash. I'm not blessed enough to ride on the commercial success of a trend or fad that's hot for that day, or week, or year, or whatever.
But I'm blessed enough to have people like you as friends.
Ok thanks for listening to all my nonsensical garbage again...
Jess identifies herself as an author/artist/non-conformist. Her literary work has appeared in a diverse range of publications, such as Word Riot, ITCH Magazine, and The Battered Suitcase.
Jess writes erotic fiction, not porn, and she writes about love/emotions, not fluffy romance. Jess is currently working on several projects (including The Cyberpunk Elven Trilogy). Visit her website for free samples and more!
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