Infatuated with Romance

Infatuated with Romance

Infatuated with romance? So are we! Join veteran romance reviewer Sue Brown-Moore and standout voices in romantic fiction as we chat about our favorite book boyfriends, the hottest reads you didn't know you needed, the authors we fangirl over, and the crazy shenanigans we get up to.... Show More
August 15, 2017 59 min
In this episode of the Infatuated Podcast (previously called The GraveTells Romance Podcast), erotica author and kinkster Eden Bradley talks candidly about the importance of women's sexual health and how kink and BDSM in real life can differ from what is often portrayed in romantic fiction. See details of the full episode, including buy links, on here:

Here are some questions and topics Eden and I cover:
What are kinks? How do they differ from fetishes?
What exactly is BDSM?
How do polyamory, BDSM, and fetishes measure on the kinky scale?
What is Primal play?
What exactly happens at one of Eden’s Kink Retreats and how can you learn more about attending next year?
What does the inside of a kink club really look like? And are sadists really that scary?
Why dominants in real life are probably different from the alpha males you’ve read about in books.
Why it's important to separate fantasy from reality when reading kink.
As a writer, how do you research kink when you’re not part of the community?
Why labels—top, dominant, submissive—don’t matter when you play.
How Fifty Shades impacted the BDSM community, both in real life and in fiction.
Where are the safe spaces on the internet for women to explore & learn more about their sexuality?
How can you learn more about consent and negotiation? Sexual health at different times of your life?
How can reading romance can lead to a healthier psyche and sex life?

Sign up for Eden's courses on her website:

Eden references several books and online resources in the podcast. Links below! (Some are affiliate links that support GraveTells)
The New Topping Book by Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy —
The New Bottoming Book by Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy —
Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism by Philip Miller & Molly Devon —
SM 101: A Realistic Introduction (2nd Edition) by Jay Wiseman —
The Compleat Spanker by Lady Green —
The Loving Dominant by John, Warren, Libby Warren —
Jay Wiseman’s Erotic Bondage Handbook —
The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women by Tristan Taormino —
The Two Knotty Boys (rope work) on YouTube —
Jay Wiseman’s BDSM negotiation checklist —
Kink Weekly's BDSM negotiation checklist —
IronGate's (very thorough) negotiation checklist —

More about author Eden Bradley:
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin has written erotica and erotic romance for Berkley, Bantam, Harlequin Spice/HQN, Samhain Publishing and Black Lace, as well as indie publishing. Her work has been called “elegant, intelligent and sensual”. Her debut novel THE DARK GARDEN was praised as “a masterpiece”, and was a Romantic Times Top Pick. More recently, her novella GIRL (Book One in The Training House Series) has repeatedly been called “phenomenal”, and BDSM author Jenna Jacob said “Nothing has touched me like this since ‘Story of O’”. Her novels and novellas have been translated into German, Romanian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Polish, Indonesian and Japanese.

As someone who has been involved in BDSM practice for much of her adult life, she relates in particular to her kink stories, infusing them with her own truth about kink practice from her life experiences. Eden speaks regularly on BDSM psychology and practice, as well as sex positive culture for women. She lives in Northern California, and loves art, shoes, tattoos, her Boston Terrier puppy, chocolate, and reading and writing smutty books, of course, not necessarily in that order.

Visit her online:
Dirty Minds Social Club:
Amazon Author Page:

For more articles and podcasts like this, as well as romance book reviews, visit! Or follow me online at @gravetells (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)
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