Pain, Pleasure and Plot lines

I’m back at the Last Frontier. After interviewing Jamin for the FOOTHILLS newspaper in April 2013, I’d set aside time with him to get a tattoo; we’d just connected and after the interview I went back to him to design the memorial tattoo for my Dad who passed away in November 2012. At that stage Jamin was booked out nearly 12 months in advance, so I had to wait… and wait I did. Then due to my own poor health I had to cancel, and so, I am finally at the Last Frontier. My purpose, to get a new tattoo of course… but is that really all?

Well I thought so …initially!

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Front Window of Shop – Image by D. Clarke’s Photography

You see, I’m an author; and I believe in researching for my writing; pain and pleasure are my focus in so many ways. I’m a author of BDSM erotica. Recently I started being drawn into a new genre of writing, crime fiction, and wondered how I would research it.  Its not like I could go and commit crimes now, could I? So, when it was time for me to come and get my tattoo, I had another good look around the establishment that Jamin and his brother Chris run, the inspiration ran thick and fast while I was sitting in the chair. Part of that was the pain processing. Part of that was the environs. Part of that was the way my mind works. So here is a combination of the three.

When you know you are going to be sitting in the chair for 4 hours, it takes alot out of you and you have to be mentally prepared, I guess the play that I engage in through BDSM might have given me a heads up on how to prepare and process the consistent pain that I would be going through for that time. I’ve been told I have masochistic tendencies. So I have my little ‘things’ that I do to help that along, like my toe wiggling (yes, it does help) and breathing, much under-rated but very helpful, but the biggest one for me is the story that happens inside my head. Its almost like the rabbit hole in Alice in wonderland. I fall into another world, I slip down the rabbit hole and my mind is in another place while my body endures what it needs to. The Last Frontier is such an amazing space, so rich with history, that I love to just absorb the items that I see around me. While sitting in that state for four hours, I was more than able to!


Apothecary Cabinet image by D. Clarke’s Photography

Picture this: I am sitting across from an apothecary cabinet, filled with bottles of powders and potions, things float in jars of yellowish fluid, things that you would not normally see. A black and brass, Bausch and Lomb microscope sits with a huge spider on the slide; and the smell is like a mix of musty old books and formaldehyde. In my mind, I’m no longer in a tattoo chair. My moxie Mistress is coming to life…


Manolo Blahnik Ankle Boots


Dr. Eliza Dawes stands in her office in the basement, an imposing figure in her neatly tailored pinstripe suit, crisp white shirt and extraordinarily high heels that she chooses to wear; as the Chief Coronial Medical Examiner, she is on her feet for long hours, but the shoes are a comfort to her.

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Moxie mistress



Eliza Dawes used to be known as Mistress Charlie and wore skyscraper PVC platform boots for her twelve hours shifts at the Domina’s Correctional Facility (D.C.F). To be able to pay her way through medical school, her passion; Dr. Eliza Charlotte Dawes, worked as a Dominatrix,  and so, found her pleasure through giving pain.




A page from the Journal



BACK to UPWEY: Jamin and I are chatting. I ask, does he know what all the powders are, and how to mix them up into potions. He tells me that he has journals that come to him, and says to reach behind me as there is one there. Amongst the tattoo books, and some loose papers, no doubt scribbles and drawings, is a tweed-cloth bound, leather cornered book. I pull it out and bring it past my nose, smelling the musty odour that since childhood made me feel ‘comfortable’. Again my mind drifts….

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1900’s style cabinet

Eliza’s Office: A glass front 1900s style cabinet sits in the corner, with musty old first edition books in it. Medical books and books on  psychology, along with journals line the walls around it, but the books in this cabinet speak to ‘who she is’ the story of what she reads. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle feature heavily in those first editions that are locked up tightly. You see, our moxie Mistress/Chief Coronial Medical Examiner is also an avid fan of crime fiction!


BACK to TATTOO SHOP: As you can see from the pictures, I’m ‘away with the fairies’ there. I read for a while, the journal was amazing. The formulas, not like anything you would see in a pharmacy today. I chatted with my friend who came to sit with me, she got me coffee at one stage (it didn’t help!) I sat for the four hours, feeling like I was on the most amazing journey. If I didn’t know better I’d say I’d dropped an acid trip but, I hadn’t; I’ve been clean and sober for many years now. My only ‘drug’ is BDSM. My passion for pain/play is intense and overwhelming at times. This sit, for the tattoo, was one of the best most productive journeys I’ve been on in a long time; almost as good as a BDSM play session… almost.

The elements were all there… Pain, pleasure and that ‘je ne c’est quoi’ that makes a play go from function to fun! It’s an energy, that can’t be explained, a bubble that is created, and held, and fed during the scene. Jamin’s an excellent artist; what I don’t think even he realises is the amazing nature of the ‘bubble’ he creates for his clients. Thank you for the beginning of my special tattoo that has become now, so much more than what it started as!


Me in the chair with Jamin but really, I’m away with the fairies. Image by D.Clarke’s Photography


Watching – images by D.Clarke’s Photography


Drifting – images by D. Clarke’s Photography








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Author Porn … as a Fetish?

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What’s your fetish, what gets your rocks off? For me it’s anything author related especially those who write about fetish, kink or leather. How did I find this out?

Well, now that is where this story begins ….

I have been fortunate to have a recent visitor to our shores from the US captive on many a car ride over the past week. From the moment we met and discovered we had mutual friends in the US, I have been fascinated by the stories that have been shared with me.

Let me share one with you…

My gorgeous friend Eve Minax, who almost 14 years ago changed my life with a book – The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy (though my copy has Janet’s nom de plume Catherine A Liszt). Eve continues to send me messages about people who are coming out to Oz and who to go see, as a result of one of those times my world shifted again this week!

You see, a couple years back Eve told me to go seethe amazing author of Urban Tantra Barbara Carrellas at the former Pleasure Salon Australia. I met Barbara, and gave her a message from Eve, which got the response “Get the Fuck out, you know EVE?!” in true New Yorker style! From that moment, we were bonded. Not through the fact that we are both authors, but through the fact that we have kinky author friends.

So when PhoenixB of Seattle, Washington told me (post play mind you) that Barbara is His sister… I almost came on the spot! They are family, in the sense of those that are bonded across the divide in a leather way. Its cellular, not blood or an accident of birth, it’s something that happens in the community when connections are strong. Phoenix has been around the Kink / Leather scene for so many years that the people’s stories I have merely read about; He’d been fortunate to be a part of them.

Over the past week, I don’t think Sir realised how much it affected me as He talked about His stories, mentioning other people who were there, and some of the authors that I have on my very special bookshelf in my office came up in amongst those conversations too!

On his last play night in Melbourne, the event was Klub Kunst, the last of the Oz Kink Fest parties and one of the more exclusive HARD CORE play parties in the Melbourne Scene. So much fun and play had happened and I was a soft little ball of fluffy joy snuggling up to Him. I was rather uncomfortable on the rack bench, but I was with Sir, so, it was not really an issue. I turned and made mention of the fact that it would be great to sit up there – shrugging over my shoulder to the saddle and horse; but HE didn’t see the saddle, or the horse. It was the lunging whip that drew His focus.

Um Oops!

Now let me say, I don’t like canes or crops, but I actually own one of these whips and quite enjoy the different aspects of what it can and has done on others I’ve used it on. I don’t ‘see’ it as a cane. Or a crop. So I was OK when He started across my thighs with it tap, tap, tapping it in a rhythmic way. In a gentle voice he leaned in and whispered,

“Lift your skirt.” tap, tap, tap..tapety tap.

I did. Tap, tap, tap…

“Do you like canes?” tap, tap

“Not really, Sir.” Tap tap… tap

“But I want to leave you with something to remember me by?” tap tap …

“I already have something” thinking of the beautiful scarification he had done on my ankle the night before and the aching in my cunt from having his fist up me only an hour earlier!

“Ahhh, but this is for me.” tap, tap, tap WHACK!

“Yes, Sir” tap, tap, tap …

“So, do you know who taught me to cane?” tap, tap, tap, tap…

“No, Sir” tap tap, tap…

“Dossie…” WHACK!

Well it was about that point that I nearly lost my ninth orgasm for the night! But it wasn’t over yet.

He decided to tell me in great detail the where and when those lessons were learned, I started to shake and shudder, the rhythm was unpatterned and I couldn’t hold onto my orgasm, I came, calling RED after what felt like about 30 minutes of ministrations, but I know it was a lot shorter than that.

Somewhere in the back of my mind I think He might have had an idea that ‘author porn’ was a fetish for this fetish author!

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KL Joy on Rainbow Book Review

Hey fans and kinksters!

I know its been a while since I dropped a line bout anything ‘book related’ so here are a couple of reviews to tide you over … and a little short story.

First off, Rainbow Book Reviews – thank you for your reviews of both

Catalyst: Stories of Awakening Awaken your Senses

Desire: Stories of LongingDesire_3d_500

Its great to hear positive feedback from someone who is a self confessed newcomer to the genre of BDSM erotica.

A new entry has gone up on 50 Shades to BDSM You can click through to it HERE if you’d like to read a little spanking story that I wrote a while back. I love the 1950’s household style of BDSM and this is my homage to that. Enjoy, La Cucina!

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What I’ve been up to lately…

As one of the people who has been contributing all season to this amazing fan based blog about all things True Blood, I’d like to share with those of you my writings so far.

As a huge fan of the TV show and Books by Charlain Harris I’m loving my time with and seeing a little more of the behind the scenes stuff.
I look forward to many more seasons/stories to come!

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Desire: Stories of Longing OUT NOW!

That’s right folks, the long awaited second book is out now.

For your copy head across to Storm Moon Press and click on the button corresponding to the book you want.

If you are new to my site and want to know more about me, there are a few places you can find free reads – again, at Storm Moon Press. A story called Subs Night Out  a prequel to my first book Catalyst: Stories of Awakening.

You can also go back in time on my blog here and have a read of a short piece I wrote. Or recap my blog tour through my posts on here!

I will also be reading a portion from it at Pleasure Forum on the 9th of July … the second Tuesday in July has never been so HOT!

Much Love and Kinkiness!

KL Joy

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Desire: Stories of Longing RELEASE Imminent!

Desire_3d_500Release Date 28th June 2013.

If you would like to pre-order your copy of Desire: Stories of Longing, the second book in the “Stories of… Series” you could save 20% before release date… with only 24 hours to go until its on the market, that means you’d better move fast!

Head on over to Storm Moon Press and click the pre-order button on the page… its as simple as that!

Don’t forget if you’re in Melbourne on the 9th of July, come warm your bones at Loop Bar and hear me read from Desire at Pleasure Forum Australia

Much Love and Kinkiness (to be read between the pages)


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TRUE BLOOD Season 6 Who is a fan?

With all that’s been going on to keep me busy,  I couldn’t resist the temptation to dig a little deeper into the world 527319_325959770801097_1670542274_nbehind my favourite show True Blood on HBO. So I put my hand up to be one of the bloggers over at

What a wonderful crew of people over there, writing and blogging about Season 6, just wanted to share for those interested… Go and have alook, leave a comment or even, share on SOCIAL MEDIA for us ;)


KL Joy

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