This month, we are featuring some of Jeff’s work in erotica – particularly his BDSM-themed work. This blog post discusses his novel, Fog, which was published in 2011 by Unzipped Books, an imprint of Lethe Press.
Fog is the winner of the Pauline Reage Novel Award of the National Leather Association: International! J.C. Herneson, author of Spring of the Stag God says, Jeff Mann’s Fog is brutally sexy, crossing that liminal space where sensuality and cruelty meet and mingle over and over again. A breathtaking and deeply erotic tale of violence, lust and above all, a loving passion that makes you ache in sympathy. Simply fantastic.
The cover from the Lethe Press edition says:
Outside an isolated cabin, winter fog caresses spruce trees. Inside, two men, lovers, have enacted a plan of revenge, kidnapping the handsome son of the man who wronged one of them. Al, the accomplice, has stalked Rob for weeks, and his infatuation for the young man has grown deeper than he ever anticipated. So much so that he finds himself drawn to protect Rob from the rage and vengeance burning away his partner Jay’s insides. Caring for their bound and gagged captive, with each passing day Al finds his power over Rob a potent and irresistible aphrodisiac and his heart dangerously moved. But Jay has no intention of ever allowing the young man to escape.
BDSM is prominently featured in Fog. When asked about writing BDSM in his work, Jeff said:
Members of all minorities benefit from seeing their lives reflected in art and media, and members of sexual minorities are no different. Writing and publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction about BDSM provide readers who enjoy those forms of sexuality with literature in which they can see themselves.
‘Nathan Burgoine, author of Light, says, “I can’t recommend this one highly enough. It’s dark, yes, but it’s just so damn poetic and beautifully written that even the cruelest moments are stunning.” And finally, a Goodreads reviewer put it like this: “”His writing is AMAZING, captivating, addictive and sooooooo INTENSE.”