Thursday, July 2, 2020

Why did I write Rocking Thin Ice?



I love writing about rock stars. I’ve wrote the Made in China series which is about a fledging rock band falling on their face while tripping into love. My first series the Dark Angels follows the antics of an established rock and roll band having wild sex, and finding love.

So hot rockers are my jam.

I have a couple of wonderful but tenacious Facebook Pretties who wouldn’t let a week go by without tagging me on a Johnny Weir videos. He is exactly the type of guy that inspires me to write about characters who are defiant, out to prove a point, somewhat broken, and yet sexy as hell. I started taking notes on my new plot bunny and his story filled my soul… and then the anime Yuri on Ice came out in all of its’ fantastic glory.

Not wanting to appear to be following a trend, I waited another two years to submit Rocking Thin Ice. After watching the issues Adam Rippon had as the only openly gay skater in the Olympics, I knew the prejudice Blaze faced on the ice was still a sad reality for today’s ice skaters.

Tapping into my own love of skating, I joyfully wrote many of the scenes based on my own experiences on the ice. I even announced my book on the ice while skating!

Rock stars and Olympic skaters do go together… especially when one of them as has a crush on the other since he was a teenager. Check out the blurb for Rocking Thin Ice.


Can a sexy rock star show a relationship-phobic ice skater that there’s more to life than gold medals?  

When ice-skating’s bad boy Blaze first glimpses Drake, every fantasy he’s ever had flares to life. Not only is rock star Drake sexy as sin, his songs awaken a longing in Blaze that he’s denied for years. But Blaze Parker doesn’t believe in relationships—at least not those that last more than twenty minutes. 

Drake Keys has dreamed about the sensual ice skater for years. When Drake is kicked out of his band because of his bisexuality, he drives across the country to finally see the man he’s had a crush on skate live.   

Though the attraction is instant and intense, both Blaze and Drake have baggage that puts any relationship on thin ice. Blaze is driven by a long-ago betrayal to prove himself a champion, and Drake, uncertain about the future, hopes to resurrect his music career. As they take a road trip together, Drake romances Blaze, hoping to melt his heart and show him that love is possible… but not without some tough decisions.


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Chastity Devices, Denial, and Release


Orgasm denial can be a part of BDSM. In some relationships the sub and Master/Dom exchange this kind of dynamic. The submissive foregoes pleasure because his Master/Dom demanded/asked him/her to. Orgasm denial allows the submissive to display a deep level of surrender.
 
Outside of the BDSM realm, chastity devices conjure up images of damsels in distress as their men ride off to the crusades while the women are home locked up and completely unable to even touch themselves. Interesting but was that real?

In the Telegraph, an article entitled Chastity belts: The odd truth about 'locking up' women's genitalia by Radhika Sanghani 18 January 2016 gives a very different picture of chastity and reality.
“Albrecht Classen, a professor in the University of Arizona's German Studies explores this in his book  The Medieval Chastity Belt: A Myth-making Process.
He explains that it is highly improbably men in the Middle Ages ever used chastity belts to control their wives’ chastity because it has never been documented and “would be contradicted by modern medical research…. because a woman would not even survive the consequent hygienic and health problems after several days”.
The first ever depiction of a chastity belt comes from a 1405 drawing in a work called Bellifortis. But as this book on engineering also features fart jokes, Classen believes it was included as a joke. Since then most other literary references to the belts are either allegorical or satirical.”
Starting as a joke or not, there are plenty of modern-day devices out there to keep both men and women chaste. As with everything I stress you speak to your partner and understand the risks and safety precautions needed to play within the chastity sphere.


Orgasm Denial:  WHY?
To some this is one of the ultimate power exchanges. The sub denies their ability to orgasm and willingly hands over their ability to control their own pleasure. It can be quite a mind fuck for some because it truly demonstrates in their heart of hearts how much of themselves they have surrendered to their Master.

The sub is denying their orgasm and the Master gets the sadistic boost of being in control. Only they have the ability to allow the sub pleasure. They are taking pleasure possibly quite literally while the sub remains unsatisfied. Many subs report becoming more pliant and willing to do anything the Dom/Master requests at the hope of getting an orgasm.

Over time denial can morph into becoming rewarding and reinforcing even without the gift of orgasm. Some subs are able to transfer their need into serving and pleasuring their Master. Their heightened senses receive intense pleasure from things people not in denial don’t appreciate.

Chastity Devices
Chastity devices for males are usually plastic or steel rings with a rod or provide a tube that fully covers them. Both cage the penis and prevent erections.

Sounds awful?

Many men describe it as a strong grip on their swollen penis, and the payoff when the device is off makes the denial addicting. Some subs enjoy the constant physical reminder that someone else is in control over their pleasure therefore over them. Feelings of submission arise and some even desire to feel owned.

The person holding the key is called the keyholder. (I wonder how they came up with the title?) They usually the focus of the locked sub’s attention.

Denial
Denial is like going on a diet. As soon as you start to eat healthy all you want is junk food. The absent of sexual release means there is a major focus on it or the lack of it. Many subs I’ve talked to say that being in denial usually makes them more sexual, and needy. The desperation makes them more loving and attentive to their keyholder/Dom/Master.

Release
When the denial is over, the resulting orgasm can be amazing. The sub might have a stellar experience which makes all the frustration worth it. The longer orgasm is withheld, the stronger it is… most times.

However, sometimes the sub’s body could betray them. The male can ejaculate without orgasm. It’s as if the sub’s body doesn’t know what to do so doesn’t provide the expected pleasure.

Or the keyholder/Master may decide to simply ruin the orgasm. There are lots of techniques to accomplish this: stopping all stimulation a stroke away from orgasm to pain. So the fluid pours out but the pleasure ebbs away. The keyholder knowing your sub’s body allows them to make the most out of the experience. I’ve heard of ruined orgasms described as an anti-climax and instead of providing relief only makes the sub insane with no or little gratification. And if the sub is male it could be hours for recovery to take place for even a shot at an actual orgasm.

The keyholder/Master may decide to milk the prostrate without pleasure. (Keep in mind stimulating the prostate and penis together can result in very powerful orgasms.) However, the keyholder can use their fingers or a prostate massager and simply stop the stimulation at the right time letting the fluid leak/flow out.

In the article Different Male Milking Techniques for More Control by John

“When I’m being milked, the ‘hollow pleasure’ of prostate stimulation is almost psychologically like a promise of a lot more pleasure to come (if you’ll pardon the pun!), it is utterly delicious in an orgasm denial scenario to be denied any pleasure but to have my prostate drained anyway, thus preventing any chance or orgasm in the next while (probably about 6 hours minimum for me)….
Keep the gentle rhythmic massaging going and look out for the point where you can feel the prostate and surrounding area contracting.  At this point, reduce the massaging and prepare to stop just at the point where orgasmic contractions are about to start.  In my experience there are two stages of contraction in the male orgasm—the prostate goes hard and contracts to initiate ejaculation and then the pleasurable orgasmic contractions (perhaps six or seven of them) follow. What you’re aiming to do is keep stimulation going up to the point that the initial (less pleasurable) prostate contraction is about to start, then cease prostate stimulation for a few seconds (5 or so) and then restart gentle milking to clear the fluids out of the prostate but all the time keeping stimulation below the threshold for orgasmic contractions. It’s tricky to do the first time but if you pause milking before orgasm begins you should be OK.
Depending on the male and how much extra stimulation you give him, this procedure will take anything between 10 and 40 minutes. If it’s taking a while then verbal reassurance that this is OK will probably put your man’s mind at ease, he may have been worrying that he’s not performing and find it a massive turn on that you’re spending this time to milk him in such a subtle and devilish way.”  (https://bit.ly/2NNRhkq)
Cheating the Device
Of course there are videos on any number of porn sites showing men in chastity outsmarting the device either being able to slip out of chastity or by using a vibrator or dildo to bring about an ejaculation. Though even this cheating pleasure is dampened not only by not staying true to your keyholder/Master but physically it usually isn’t a fully satisfying orgasm due to the device.

Always seek your own truth.

I’d love to hear from you so comment here or use the contact information to touch base with me privately.

Many hugs,
Z. Allora

Friday, June 26, 2020

Where Do Z. Allora's Books Come From?

A better question is where does inspiration come from?

Usually I'll hear or see something that causes me to over-feel to the point I MUST do something. My brain is demanding I respond to the stimuli in some way.

When I lived in China. Following Adam Lambert's Glam Tour cross the nation and swept through Europe set my imagination on fire so when I saw protests in Malaysia as he came through Asia that he'd turn the kids gay... I had to share my stories to help promote equality and information.


I wrote the Dark Angels Series when too fast. It'll get a final re-write & re-editing at some future point but I still LOVE these characters and their stories.

Made in China

Both these stories were written while I lived in China. It was my reaction to a good friend explaining to me: "There is no gay in China. Gay is a Western concept."







Jordon Davis (Dusty's youngest brother from the Dark Angels series) has a special place in my heart and needed a special guy to make all his dreams come true. 

Well, that's enough indulgence for now. Until next time.
Hugs, Z.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Latest Release BENT NOT BROKEN

One of the things I enjoy exploring are the various parts of BDSM that are less flashy. Crops, licking someone’s boots, and St. Andrew’s crosses are all fine and good, but there are other parts to the Dom-sub relationship. All the little bits and pieces that allow trust to grow between them. So many tiny actions and activities that allow for the bigger challenges to be approached with confidence.

My definition of a Dom/Master is definitely not everyone’s… and that’s fine. But for me, a Master loves a sub more than they can love themselves. He helps shows the sub, they are deserving of his love and attention by just being who they are.

In Bent Not Broken (released on June 16th)  Riku Tao is all about the details. He longs to have a sub who takes BDSM as more than just as a kinky good time. In his twenties, he tolerated things that did not make him fulfilled, and at his age, he’s too tired to play mind games with want-to-be subs.

Stefano Rossi was abused growing up and his strict Catholic upbringing doesn’t leave any room for orientation exploration. He likes women so he just chooses to stop himself there. In the past, he might find himself in somewhat sketchy situations to get what he needed from someone… but no more.

Fuck, Stefano was tired of being broken. He’d really love to find subspace but none of the Mistresses he’s played with can take him there. He didn’t want to be so drawn to Riku but he was…. Just the demonstrations he does at The Edge light Stefano on fire… not that he’d follow up with the Dom cause he can’t be into that with a guy.

A responsible Dom, who knows a sub has a history of abuse, needs to go down unique paths at times. It’s about understanding what the sub really needs and making sure they get it in a non-triggering fashion. But Stefano not interested in exploring anything with him. They’d just do the rope demonstration and that would be that.


Exclusive Excerpt from Bent Not Broken:  
Riku led him to the powder room off the entryway to treat Stefano’s hands.

Stefano had learned fussing about doing this was useless. It didn’t matter that he’d already scrubbed his hands at work.

His Master checked and adjusted the temperature of the water, and when he was satisfied, he pumped soap into his palm and took Stefano’s hands in his.

The tender gesture made Stefano swallow past the lump of emotion in his throat.
“These hands have worked magic. They make broken things work again. We should appreciate them, right?”

Shit! On the surface, handwashing didn’t appear to have anything remotely related to BDSM, but the fact Riku demanded they start their time together with self-care somehow pointed Stefano down the path to subspace.

“Yes, Master.”

He washed both of their hands with orangey scented soap and rinsed. “Taking the time to do self-care reminds you how important you are.”

Stefano had learned not to roll his eyes or reject his own importance. In truth, this hand-cleaning ritual relaxed him and reconnected them. Granted, the focused attention turned him on, but maybe he did start to feel like he mattered... at least to Riku.

Then Riku squeezed a dollop of blue soap onto an ornately carved nail brush and buffed Stefano’s fingertips until they were soapy. Riku rinsed Stefano’s hands and then patted them dry.

As if that wasn’t enough, his Master pumped an orange-and-basil- smelling moisturizer into his palm and massaged the cream into Stefano’s right hand, then his left.

When he was done, he touched his forehead to Stefano’s and their breathing started to sync. As usual, all of the loneliness Stefano shoved down deep came to the surface and evaporated like water on a hot engine.


Blurb for Bent Not Broken:
Stefano Rossi longs for the mystical—and so far unattainable—peace of reaching subspace. But can he accept that the person who can take him there is a man?

Riku Tao has given up on finding a sub who complements him. He’ll stick with doing demonstrations at the BDSM club the Edge. He certainly doesn’t have time for a closeted Catholic guy with internalized biphobia… and yet he cannot help but want to protect Stefano and give him what he needs. A history of physical and sexual abuse makes it impossible for Stefano to come out of the closet, and Riku certainly isn’t going back in.

Perhaps an arrangement of six months to explore their desires will be enough to satisfy them both.

Or it might break their hearts.

To take hold of his future with the man he’s coming to love, Stefano will need to move beyond the pain of his past, and he won’t be able to do it alone.




Always seek your own truth.

I’d love to hear from you so feel free to use the contact information and touch base with me.

Many hugs,
Z. Allora

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Hugs, Z.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Bent Not Broken

I'm very excited to share with you Bent Not Broken. It's a BDSM that explores orientation and how one can heal from abuse, and come out the other side ready to celebrate who you are.

Stefano Rossi longs for the mystical—and so far unattainable—peace of reaching subspace. But can he accept that the person who can take him there is a man?
Riku Tao has given up on finding a sub who complements him. He’ll stick with doing demonstrations at the BDSM club the Edge. He certainly doesn’t have time for a closeted Catholic guy with internalized biphobia… and yet he cannot help but want to protect Stefano and give him what he needs. A history of physical and sexual abuse makes it impossible for Stefano to come out of the closet, and Riku certainly isn’t going back in.
Perhaps an arrangement of six months to explore their desires will be enough to satisfy them both.
Or it might break their hearts.
To take hold of his future with the man he’s coming to love, Stefano will need to move beyond the pain of his past, and he won’t be able to do it alone.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Zombies Blow


June 5th 2020 Zombies Blow will be on the world bookshelf.
Corey & Jackson finally get what they need! 

Here's the blurb:

Zombies blow—but they’re not after brains! These zombies are young, hot, and looking for their mates.

Corey Anderson has worked in Club Zombie for decades with his mate, Jackson Davis. Life would be perfect but there’s a hole inside each of them. They can’t find their third mate and are exhausted from the long search.

Keith Demonico knows he wasn’t always a good guy and now he’d do anything to make up for past mistakes. He’d spent the last twenty years giving back to the LGBTQIA+ community, although it didn’t make up for the damage he’d done while he was still a closeted teen. His fear caused harm to the boy he’d love and later made him too fearful to follow the feelings he had for his best friend.

Somehow fate brought the past to the present. He’s always wanted a second chance. Is this it? He hopes Jackson is right, and he is exactly what both Jackson and Corey need, but Corey won’t listen to his apology.

(Zombies Blow is part of the Club Zombie series but can be read as a standalone for a perfectly happy and satisfying ending.)



Thursday, May 28, 2020

THAI BL RECOMMENDATIONS

I believe BL (Boy's Love), Yaoi, LGBTQIA+ romance helps more people toward equality. I truly believe with every page turned and every drama watched people's hearts and minds are being opened.

Thailand has yet to legalize same sex marriage but I really believe they are moving in that direction and these dramas are helping to push that agenda.

Keep in mind none of these are "perfect" (show me a show/book/movie who gets a 100% & I'll show you someone who thinks it failed...). These are simply beautiful stories with character I love.

Here's some of my recommendations:

2gether: Is still in it's first season. 



TharnType the series: ((FYI: One of these guys are super homophobic for reasons > but it can still be hard to watch, also possible dubious consent but there's enough that got me past it. Also an episode 13 that's very SWEET & Season 2 is set to begin shooting in July))

Kiss series:
Kiss Me Again (watching for Kao/Pete their story is finished in Dark Blue Kiss > which in my humble opinion is the payoff for the whole series)
Kiss The Series (most BL fans skim for Kao/Pete scenes)
Dark Blue Kiss (after https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x788tag) this is the STAR of the entire series. DBK is so well done and it even gives current & future parents a recipe on how to deal with their rainbow kids... it's stunning!!!!!!!
 
  

Until We Meet Again: I'm not going to lie I went through 2 boxes of tissue but I can say without a doubt EVERYONE & I do mean EVERYONE gets their happily ever after. It's a cautionary tale that needs to be told (to both parents & kids who want to just give up), and it is incredibly beautiful... uplifting. ((Again, you know I don't do SAD... there's enough happiness to pull you through the hardest parts of this story and it truly is worth it))

Why R U (By Line TV) 13 episodes but there were some technical problems due to Corvid 19 but overall great story, fun characters and much sweetness & love to be had.

Sotus  series:Sotus, Sotus S college hazing, young adult issues, and falling in love...  (then Our Skyy on Daily Motion: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x788pnp)
 
 Many hugs, Z.