Part 6 of 6: Meet the real Christopher from Eden Bradley’s Training House #giveaway #exclusive #GTSignature #Interview
We say goodbye to Eden and our 6-part interview today, but she leaves us with some insight into Christopher, MASTER, and dodging the San Francisco municipal ticketing brigade. Keep reading to see a reader question for Eden and take a glimpse into Wicked Grounds, the quirky, free-spirited kink cafe in the city!
For quick reference, here is the full link listing:
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 1
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 2
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 3
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 4
- Christopher Interview: Chapter 5 (you are here!)
Chapter 5: Eden & Christopher’s MASTER interview
Previous: Christopher Interview, Chapter 4 (Click to go back and read yesterday’s part of the interview!)
By Sue Brown-Moore (for exclusive publication on GraveTells.com)
Edited by Eden Bradley
© Sue Brown-Moore, 2016
“I read about it, I talked to people, I looked through the forums on Fetlife. I referenced that to some of Anne Rice’s material. Maybe Sleeping Beauty or Exit to Eden?” She looks off for a few seconds, trying to pinpoint the right book, then shrugs. “I play with a subbie boy here in the city sometimes, and I had never done pony play with him—I’d never done it myself. So we did a pony scene, which he’d been wanting to explore, and he’d bought some really beautiful gear. I thought it would be good to experience it firsthand. It definitely gave me insight, since I play with him regularly and know him well enough to interpret his responses, which is particularly important when someone is bitted or gagged. Then I talked about it with him afterwards—how he felt at different points in the play, being dressed up like that, put into harness. I know that’s not something everyone can do, so I’m fortunate that I had that available to me.”
When Eden and I first planned this interview, we put out a call to her readers for questions. Amanda Barker—a good friend from my Austin, Texas days—loves Eden’s work and was excited to send in a suggestion. I probably should have asked this one straight to Christopher, but then again, considering the question, maybe I’m glad I waited. “Okay, Eden, reader question.” She smiles warmly and nods. Go ahead. “So in the book, there’s a lot of forceful and painful-sounding anal. Does Christopher genuinely enjoy it, or is it something he does for the pleasure of his Master?”
“It’s something he enjoys on the physical level. He craves pain, thrives on it. It’s part of the humiliation that breaks him down. He chases extreme pain. He wants to bleed for the people he serves. He’s a little obsessed with it.” She pauses thoughtfully, working through how best to sum up Christopher’s complex need. “The thing he craves the most is to be broken down, and no one can ever quite achieve that, so he wants more and more and more. So really rough anal sex is part of that for him. It sort of meets all his needs: pain, humiliation, literally being invaded.”
Then she leans in and confides, “To be honest, most guys—if they can chill about it mentally—like to have something up their ass. The prostate and all.” We both burst out laughing and turn a few heads in the cafe. But even if they’d overheard our conversation, none of these people would think twice about it. The regular patrons of this joint are part of the kink crowd, and nothing as mundane as anal sex or prostate talk is likely to phase them.
Well, we’ve been sitting here chatting for nearly two hours and both Eden and I need to either move our cars or risk the wrath of SFMTA and their infamous willingness to ticket or tow anything and everything half a second past the expiration time. I can tell Eden is thinking along the same lines. My heart is also still sputtering to the beat of that quad-shot of espresso. Or maybe it’s the distinct lack of Christopher I’m feeling. Either way, Eden seems to share my predicament.
She shakes her head, blinks a few times. “Christopher left a while ago and I’m still sitting here in a semi-mindless little puddle, as I always am around him.” I sagely nod my agreement. Totally feeling the mindless puddle, and not just in my fingers, from the furious note-typing. She continues, “So, I don’t know how much more I can say, and what I do say will probably not be very articulate. I only take comfort in the fact that everyone seems to respond to him this way, so I’m not alone.” We share a laugh, but she’s not finished. “Thank you for meeting with us today. And I hope everyone loves how the rest of Christopher and Aimée and particularly Damon’s story comes out. Which will happen as soon as I can get it done. Soon, soon, I promise!”
We take a few selfies in front of the colorful, kinky art studding the walls of Wicked Grounds—and one pic in front of the slave cage, just for good measure—share a quick hug, and head off to rescue our respective cars. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading Christopher and Eden’s conversation as much as I’ve enjoyed passing it on.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Eden Bradley, the stunning conclusion of The Training House Series!
I am no longer the Master, but simply Damon. I am reeling with shock. Love. The urgent desire to please the only man who could ever Master me—the wickedly beautiful Christopher. I know this because he once belonged to me. How do I cope with this unexpected, yet inevitable turn of events? How can I give myself over in the way a slave must? Perhaps because I must in order to have him. And it is the only way to be with our sweet Aimée.
She is our love, and her heart belongs to us both. My new Master claims to love me, but I doubt him. Even more, I doubt myself. I must find a way, and the path leads me there only through complete and utter submission, subjugation, handing over my soul. If I fail, I lose them both. A more cruel torture has never been devised. My heart breaks already, and it’s only just begun.
THE TRAINING HOUSE Series is Eden’s hardest-core BDSM yet! More ‘erotica’ than ‘erotic romance’, there will nevertheless be a love story woven throughout these very kinky pages.
WARNING: These books contains material that may be difficult to read about and/or cause triggers for some readers, including consensual non-consent and other scenes that could be disturbing. Do NOT try this at home!
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About the author
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Eden Bradley writes dark, edgy erotica and erotic romance for Bantam/Delta, Harlequin Spice and HQN, Berkley Heat (as both Eden Bradley and Eve Berlin), and Samhain Publishing. Two of her books have been Romantic Times Top Picks, and her novel FORBIDDEN FRUIT was profiled in Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Red Hot Reads column in 2008. More recently her BDSM book THE DARK GARDEN hit the top paperback fiction charts in the UK.
As someone who has been involved in BDSM practice for much of her adult life, she relates in particular to her BDSM and kink stories, infusing them with her own truth about kink practice from her life experiences.
Eden has appeared regularly on Playboy Radio’s ‘Night Calls’ and the Hollywood In the Flesh readings. She loves art, shoes, tattoos, reading smutty books, chocolate and sex, of course, not necessarily in that order.
In honor of this very special interview, Eden is giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon (!) and an e-bundle of her books Sanctuary and Pleasure Point*! To enter, fill out the prize widget below, and don’t forget to leave a comment! Feel free to ask Christoper a question or leave him a love note. You never know when he might stop by… *wink*
You can enter this contest DAILY during the Interview postings (4/18-4/23)!