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The fourth collection of Explorations comprises the "Sarah Books": the story of how my fantasy-avatar, at the command of her husband, invites her best friend to join their BDSM household, and of my own exploration of some of the most extreme regions of taboo fantasy.
"Emily's Best Friend": The seventeenth book of Explorations opens a new chapter in the life of fantasy-Emily and in the fantasy-elaboration-in-writing of real-Emily. Unable to stop fantasizing about her best friend Sarah, real-Emily begins to write a steamy BDSM scenario in which Sarah, desperately curious about Emily's BDSM lifestyle, entraps Emily into a spanking from her husband; the result is an invitation to Sarah to join their household, and see for herself.
"Emily's Naughty Classmate": The 18th book of Explorations continues the story of how, in real-Emily's writing, Sarah, Emily's best friend, came to join her household as a "naughty classmate" in fantasy-Charles' Victorian school for young brides.
"Emily's Sister-Wife": The 19th book of Explorations continues the "Sarah stories," in which Emily tries to work out her fantasies about her best friend by bringing her into the fantasy household of her avatar, fantasy-Emily. There, fantasy-Emily and fantasy-Sarah undergo strict training in the ways of the marriage-bed from their headmaster, fantasy-Emily's husband, Charles.
"Emily in Service": The 20th book of Explorations concludes the "Sarah" books with two scenes from fantasy-Emily's polygamous household: Emily's and Sarah's "benching day," when fantasy-Charles, as their "Headmaster," enjoys them both exactly as he pleases; and a day of lewd service for them, at Charles' command, to two strangers in masks. The identity of those strangers, revealed in part at the end of the book, will change the course of all their lives.
These books of Explorations contain fiction elaborating the following sorts of fantasy that you may wish to avoid: ff, Mff, MMff (no sex between Ms), anal, toys, spanking, schoolgirl ageplay, watersports. The only other reason to avoid this one is if you're the woman here fictionalized as Sarah Cleveland, and you want to spare me death by embarrassment. It's intended for over-18 audiences who, like me, are interested in exploring the lines between pleasure and pain, dominance and submission, and fantasy and reality. All characters depicted are consenting adults.
The Explorations series is a unique take on BDSM above all because of the strong individual voice of Emily Tilton herself, manifestly shaping the fantasy-elaborations of the series. Because Emily is interested in helping herself and others understand how BDSM can be lived within a mostly vanilla existence, the way most of us have to live it, Explorations has a unique element that Emily hopes will set it apart and make it useful: Emily has created a fantasy-version of herself (keeping to the tropes of the genre she knows so well, fantasy-Emily is an eighteen-year-old virginal bride with a self-abuse "problem"), whose fantasies and "realities" are the central subject of the stories of Explorations--but the real Emily also keeps her authorial, real voice in the margins, explaining and analyzing, and revealing from time to time the much more mundane, real version of the things Emily has transformed in the story of her fantasy-self. This doubling of the "I" in the first-person narrative of Explorations makes the series worth exploring all on its own. Come for the hot, dark, edgy, D/s, spanking, anal action. Stay for the exploration.