Today, our guest is Jenika Snow, multi-talented author and one busy lady! Thank you for spending time with us today, Jenika and for the most interesting question you pose in your blog. Readers, please share your thoughts on her question!
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Jenika is just your average woman. She lives in the too hot northeast with her husband and their young daughter. Thankfully, he shares her unusual sense of humor and naughty nature so finding material for her stories isn't a problem.
Along with taking care of their daughter, they have to keep an eye on Milo and Otis, their spunky cats. When not writing, Jenika works full-time and attends school. Writing is Jenika's number one passion, but since life gets in the way, she isn't able to write full-time (at least not yet.)
Jenika writes erotic paranormal, contemporary, BDSM and sci-fi romances. Her publishing houses are Siren-Bookstrand, Total-E-Bound and Passion in Print, and Evernight publishing.
Jenika started writing at a very young age. Her first story consisted of a young girl who traveled to an exotic island and found a magical doll. That story as long since disappeared, but her passion for writing has stayed strong.
Jenika loves to hear from readers, and encourages them to contact her and give their feedback.
Is forced/coerced seduction too much like rape?
I have recently noticed stories that take on the scene of forced/coerced seduction. There is of course is no actual rape happening in these stories, in my opinion, not in the sense that I classify as actual rape. The heroine may be dominated and forced to submit to the male, but her body betrays her true feelings and her mind is at war with what she feels is right and wrong. The idea that this taboo situation makes her excited and aroused does not deter from the fact that guilt for feeling these things may be too much mentally.
This who notion of forcing the heroine to fully submit in the most elemental of ways fascinated me, not in the grotesque sense that forcing oneself on another is to be praised, but that if someone is put in just the right situation, where their choice is taken from them and they have to see what they could experience, that, in my opinion, is something that seems truly erotic in every sense.
I thought about how this might go over with readers, if I were to write something like this, something that showcased what a woman could feel when her choice is removed, when she is forced to understand that to submit she is fully giving up her freewill and letting herself fully understand what it means to be possessed in the most basic of instances.
I started writing the story, with the intent to see if this was a topic I could create. I have read enough that the idea is not foreign to me, but still, it isn’t a genre I have delved into. I asked my husband what he thought about the scene I was creating, about having someone’s will taken away to where they could only feel. He said it was too much like rape, too much like someone is being forced to do something they may not necessarily want to do.
While this may be true in a sense, I personally don’t see it that way. There is no violence, no pain, well, not in the sense that the two participating people don’t get pleasure from. Although this may be a darker subject matter, I think inside of all of us there is a little piece that longs to understand what it means to give up your choice, willpower, and what you can feel sexually.
My question to all of you is how do you feel about the forced/coerced storyline? Is it too much like rape or does it indeed awaken a small part of you that wants to touch what is forbidden?
A Passion in Print release
by Jennika Snow
Helina Alges struggles to stay alive and escape a race of vampires that have claimed the world as their own. When one vampire takes a special interest in Helina, she realizes she is the prey to a very deadly predator.
When she meets Gaijryc, the prince of the vampires that have taken over the world, she must put her trust and her very life in his hands. Together they find passion in each others arms, but with danger all around them, they don't realize that their act of passion has just made the situation more deleterious.