LOS ANGELES—Author, journalist and filmmaker Ernest Greene is launching his latest literary offering: Master of O, a contemporary update of the classic French erotic novel Story of O, available via http://masterofo.com/. The book is being published by Daedalus Press (http://www.daedaluspublishing.com).
Master of O follows half-brothers Ray and Steven; two men with little in common except their shared passion for the dynamically beautiful O, a talented photographer with a secret life as a slave to the sexual whims of the competitive—and emotionally flawed—siblings.
“There are two sides to every story. Master of O is a re-imagination of the characters as seen from a dominant man’s point of view, rather than the submissive O’s,” said Greene. “I drew reality-based composites of people I’ve known from the BDSM culture and incorporated them into these rich characters.”
Greene has made three erotic films about the enigmatic O: 2006’s O, the Power of Submission, 2008’s The Surrender of O and 2012’s The Truth About O, all of which have featured his wife, legendary adult performer Nina Hartley. Master of O, however, is something new in terms of emotional complexity within the narrative.
“Like countless readers over the years, I found Story of O so compelling a tale but was disappointed by it for not being better,” said Greene. “I wanted to break down the walls of the cold, self-centered Steven and have him find someone who can give him the one thing he doesn’t have … love and slavery in the same place. In turn, I wanted O to have motivation for her passionate submission to him.”
Joel Tucker, owner and founder of Stockroom and Daedalus Publishing, commented on the release of the novel: “Ernest Greene was one of the first three people I met when I decided to explore the kink subculture at the age of 20 in 1987. We have remained friends through the years as we both went on to enjoy long and rewarding careers in different areas of the adult and kink industries. Although we have always enjoyed working together and helping each other out in small ways however we could as things came up, this is the first major project we have teamed up to do together as a joint venture. Ernest has produced his own uncompromisingly and distinctively kinked version of the great American novel, and I’m pleased he chose Daedalus Publishing as the publishing platform to deliver it to the masses. We know his legion of existing fans will be pleased, and look forward to introducing his work to a wider audience.”
“It’s been a sincere privilege and pleasure to work so closely with none other than Ernest Greene when working on my first novel as a designer and publisher,” said Shawn Gentry, director of operations for The Stockroom Inc. “I’m very proud of what we have done to present Master of O and I’m excited to see what the future holds for The Stockroom and Daedalus Publishing once Master of O becomes the huge hit I hope it to be.”
Master of O is a completely new genre of romantic fiction that’s aimed at readers interested in the dynamics of power-based relationships, an appreciation for noir fiction and appetite for something more stimulating than Fifty Shades of Grey.
“The sex in Master of O is unlike any sex non-kinky readers have ever encountered before,” added Greene. “Its shocks and discoveries and contradictions will be unexpected on every page.”
For more information, visit MasterOfO.com.