If you read domestic discipline fiction, you’ve probably run across the name Laylah Roberts. Her books are everywhere, but she herself keeps a low profile. But I tracked her down, and she consented to an interview. Please say hello and give her a big welcome.
Cara Bristol: Of all the genres you could have written, you chose spanking, why?
Laylah Roberts: I’ve actually always been kind of fascinated with spanking. I was thrilled when I read my first story with spanking in it. I was hooked! So it kind of followed that I when I started writing, it would have spanking in it, because I write what I would like to read!
Cara Bristol: Spanking is a hot topic that pushes people’s buttons. They either like it or they don’t. What do you think makes it hot, both positive and negative?
Laylah Roberts: For me, it’s always about the relationship. I adore dominant, take-charge, possessive men. That’s what makes spanking hot for me, when it’s used as an expression of love.
Cara Bristol: What’s your preference in fiction…domestic discipline or erotic spanking? Why?
Laylah Roberts: Domestic discipline for sure. A bit of erotic spanking is fun, but it doesn’t have the same depth of feeling, for me, that’s involved in domestic discipline.
Cara Bristol: Do you see a difference between spanking fiction and BDSM? What is it?
Laylah Roberts: Yes, I do. They can exist together or apart. BDSM involves a lot of different aspects, including lots of different sorts of play that doesn’t come into spanking fiction.
Cara Bristol: Did you read spanking fiction before you started writing it?
Laylah Roberts: Oh yes.
Cara Bristol: Tell us about your current release
Laylah Roberts: Firecracker was released in June on Amazon and Blushing Books. It’s contains BDSM and spanking.
A phone call from her distraught best friend gives Sienna the courage she needs to return to her estranged husband and show him she’s changed.
Clint is thrilled that Sienna’s come home, even if she’s returning because of his brother’s accident. He wants to prove that he’s no longer the cold asshole she ran away from.
Sienna and Clint quickly discover their desire for each other hasn’t waned. If anything it’s increased, especially when Clint tells Sienna the secret he’d kept throughout their marriage. That he is a dom. That he wants to show her how much she would enjoy being his submissive.
Will they ever get their act together and learn to communicate or will Sienna run once more?
Cara Bristol: Who are you [when you’re not writing]?
Laylah Roberts: Actually, I work in a library. I do love books.
Cara Bristol: How much of yourself do you put into your writing, and how much of it is pure fiction?
Laylah Roberts: I’d say about 40% me, 60% pure fiction. I do put bits and pieces of myself into my characters.
Cara Bristol: Do you do anything in particular to “get in the mood” to write a spanking or sex scene?
Laylah Roberts: No, not really.
Cara Bristol: Who was the first person you told that you were writing spanking fiction? What was his/her reaction?
Laylah Roberts: A close friend. She laughed in delight then asked to read it.
Cara Bristol: In general, what inspires your writing?
Laylah Roberts: I never seem to lack for ideas, like any writer, my problem is a lack of time! I love dreaming up new characters and it’s usually where I start, the characters tend to drive my writing.
Cara Bristol: Quick five…
Favorite childhood book: Baby Island
If you weren’t a writer, you would be a: Psychologist
Favorite spanking position: Over the knee
Favorite article of clothing: My pajamas
What you notice first about the opposite sex: Shoulders. I love a man’s shoulders.
Excerpt from Two Old-Fashioned Men
“I was cooking in a diner in Reefton.”
“Why’d you leave?”
Her lips pursued.
“Or were you made too?” Kent asked.
“Yes. But not because I was bad at my job. I’m a good cook and a hard worker.”
“Then why, darlin’?” Cam asked gently even though he had a feeling he wouldn’t like her answer.
She glanced over at him, hitting him with the full force of her gaze. “The owner took a fancy to me. His wife didn’t approve.”
“You slept with a married man?” Kent’s voice was filled with disgust.
Bryony grew paler, her mouth gaping open. Then she sat up straight, throwing her shoulders back. This made her breasts push forward. Cam shifted as his cock twitched.
“I most certainly did not. I said he took an interest in me. I tried my best to keep away from him. But one night he insisted I stay behind to help clean the kitchen. I, he, I,” she stumbled over her words.
Cam moved to the sofa and grabbed her hand, pulling it into his when she tried to resist. “What happened, darlin’?”
“He, umm, trapped me up against the bench and, umm, touched me.”
“He raped you?” Kent’s voice was low, deadly.
She shook her head. “No, I, umm, kneed him in the…umm…you know.” She blushed. “And then I ran. His wife turned up later at the, umm, place where I was living and told me not to bother coming back, that I should move on because I wouldn’t find work in this town after she spread the word that I was a-a slut.”
“Oh, baby.” Cam gathered her stiff form close. She resisted him at first but then surprisingly, relaxed against him, letting him rock her.
“And so you decided to take a job working for two strange men? Is that wise?” Kent’s voice was softer as he spoke.
“Well, I…” her voice trailed off. It was obvious she was trying to think up something to explain herself.
“I suggest you try the truth, you won’t like what happens if you break the rules of this household,” Kent warned.
Bryony gaped at him. “Did you just threaten me?”
He raised an eyebrow. “It wasn’t a threat but a promise. Now be a good girl and answer our questions honestly.”
“I’m a grown woman, not a child.”
“All the more reason for you to speak the truth. A grown woman should show more sense. You break the rules around here and you suffer the consequences. If you want a job here, best to know what you’re facing from the start. I won’t hide who I am.”
Bryony gaped at Kent who stared back at her coolly. Cam knew he was trying to scare her off.
“Better just do as he says, darlin’.”
“He means it?” she asked Cam incredulously.