Friday, May 19, 2017

S. Nano ~ an interview and his novel ~ Mistress of the Air

Warning: Adult content.

S. Nano

S. Nano is an author of erotic stories with dark and exotic content in fantasy, paranormal or historical settings, often drawing on the themes of female supremacy, BDSM and fetish but with a seam of quirky humour running through them as well. 

His first full-length erotic novel, ‘Adventures in Fetishland’, a BDSM/fetish re-invention of Alice in Wonderland, was published by Xcite Books. His short stories and novellas have been published by Xcite Books, House of Erotica, Forbidden Fiction, Coming Together and Greenwoman Publishing.

His second novel, ‘Mistress Of The Air’, a comic, Steampunk, erotic adventure will be published by eXcessica on 21st April 2017. 

He has been known to dress up as a Fetish mad-hatter to promote his work.


Q: What kind of music do you listen to? Do you have an all time favorite song?
A: I love music and listen to all kinds of stuff, for instance, I enjoy English folk music and world music - I have a thing for Touareg blues from sub-saharan Africa. But I’ve always been a huge fan of the 60s San Francisco band the Grateful Dead. Their Dark Star is my favourite piece of music, though it hardly qualifies as a song – it’s a 20 to 40 minute chunk of spaced-out improvisation!

Q: Have you ever been too embarrassed to promote any certain titles to friends or family?
A: OMG, yes! I write dark and extreme, femdom erotica. I keep my pen-name private. There’s stuff there I don’t want to share!

Q: Coffee or Tea?
A: Being a hardened tea-drinker my character, Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester, would be disgusted with me for saying this – but I’m definitely a coffee drinker!

Q: How do you feel about exercise?
A: If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it! As a gentleman of (a-hem) a certain age, I think exercise is important. After I gave up work I took up walking football (soccer to US readers!), which is great fun. I bore my other half with detailed accounts of every goal I score!


Q: How did you come to write your genre of choice?
A: Well, it was by a bizarre route. Basically, I served a dungeon mistress for a number of years who was very skilled at creating scenes, assuming different characters and improvising. I wanted to contribute to the scenes she had imagined and add some of my own creativity to them. I discovered that story-telling was a great way of doing that. These stories would get woven into the sessions this supremely skilled and imaginative dominatrix conducted. The experience inspired me to start writing, and eventually led to me getting published. Obviously, it also determined the genre I write in which is mainly, though not exclusively, stories with dominant and powerful female leads.

Q: What is your favorite title?
A: I’m going to offer a quirky and obscure one here. There’s a book called ‘Q’ written by a collective of 4 Italian anarchists who named themselves Luther Blisset, after a former Watford and England footballer who played in Italy for AC Milan. That alone was enough for me to endear me to this book! I like historical fiction and this book is set in the 16th century against the backdrop of the Reformation, the peasant revolts in Germany, the Anabaptist revolt in Munster and the developing banking system in Italy. It’s an imaginatively constructed, brilliant and subversive book as the characters set about finding different ways to overthrow the established order… and how it all goes wrong!

Q: Do you write long hand first, or does it go straight into the computer?
A: Typically, I write straight onto my laptop in my office space. I can touch type so I find rattling things off on a keyboard quick and easy. Occasionally, especially if I’m having a bit of a block, I will take myself off to a coffee shop and write long hand as a different environment can help.

Q: What geographical locations are your favorite and why?
A: I enjoy writing in different geographical locations. I also write a lot of stories in historical or mythological settings which often takes me to far flung places. In Mistress of the Air alone, Lady Sally visits Vienna, Potsdam, St Petersburg, Istanbul, Naples and Paris. I have short stories set in Samarkand, Ishfahan, Aztec-Mexico, St Dominica (Haiti) and southern Turkey during the Crusades. My next book will be set in 18th century Venice. These aren’t always places I’ve been too, though I do enjoy travel. Location is an important aspect of my writing and I like writing stories in exotic settings.


Q: What are you working on now? Would you like to share anything about it?
A: I have another book ready for release later this year that just needs some final editing. This will be called ‘La Contessa’ and is set in 18th century Venice. You’ve guessed – it features another kick-ass dominatrix! ‘Mistress Of The Air’ got published before this because I wanted to release the book I wrote for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) 2016 first. I’m aiming to get this next book out November 2017.

Q: Do you have a new book coming out soon? Tell us about it.
A: Yes. Mistress Of The Air was released on 21st April. It’s a Comic, Steampunk, Erotic Adventure. It features Edwardian dominatrix Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester and her adventures flying across the Empires of Europe in her airship, The Corseted Domme. It’s femdom erotica but if you like your BDSM with a sense of fun then you’ll enjoy it. Lady Sally is an incorrigible, over the top character and I have some fun with the classic Steampunk tropes of airships, automatons and dastardly devices! You can expect wild escapades, kinky BDSM, steam-powered sex toys, explosions and nice cups of tea!

Q: How can we find you? Do you have a web page, FaceBook page or any buy links?
A: I have a web page for my writing at I’m on facebook under the name Nano Vaslen at I also have author profiles on and Their links are below.

Amazon UK author profile:

Q: Are you currently participating in a blog tour? If you are let’s tell everyone where you’re going to be so they can catch up with you again.
A: I’m participating in a Writer Marketing Services blog tour between 15th and 26th May. Here are details of the stops on the tour.
16th May

I’m also holding a blog tour run by Bewitching Book Tours between 5th and 26th June but I haven’t got the stops for that at the time of writing.

I’m also an Erotic Readers and Writers Association featured ‘Awesome Author’ for the month of May!

Mistress of the Air is a Comic, Steampunk, Erotic Adventure.

Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester owns a brass mine in Zanzibar, a Lapsang Souchong tea plantation in China, a rubber tree farm in Malaysia, trunk loads of corsetry, and the country’s largest collection of antique whips and floggers.

Larger than life, and itching to find new and inventive ways to punish her submissive gentlemen, the Edwardian dominatrix has a vision. Embracing the spirit of the new age of aviation, she embarks on a series of adventures on her own airship, The Corseted Domme, with her transvestite maid, Victoria, her airship pilot, Captain Wyndham, and her automaton sex toy, Borghild.

A select group of submissive gentlemen, consisting of a duke, bishop, lawyer and banker, is invited to join Lady Sally so she can try out her new dastardly devices and sex toys on them. She whips, spanks and punishes her way across the Empires of Europe, dropping off to visit her aristocratic relatives and friends for afternoon tea.

But Lady Sally’s journey is not uneventful. War is threatening to break out and the Ministry of Aviation want to commandeer her airship for the war effort. And when The Corseted Domme has a crash landing, Lady Sally realises there is a stowaway on board intent on sabotaging her airship.

There will be wild escapades, kinky BDSM, dastardly devices, explosions and nice cups of tea.

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“I’m very disappointed in you brigadier… very disappointed.”

Lady Sally was back at Rudston Hall, ‘entertaining’ one of her submissive gentlemen, who was secured onto a whipping bench in one of the rooms dedicated to domination and punishment.

Indeed, most of the rooms of the house were put aside for that purpose, rendering it a playground for the expression of Lady Sally’s dominatrix persona. Except the kitchen. Cook had stood firmly to her ground, insisting none of her mistress’s strange goings-on take place in her domain. “It’s disgusting, milady,” she said. “Quite unhygienic. I can’t have those bodily fluids around where I’m mixing cakes!”

Lady Sally circled the whipping bench menacingly, the brigadier following the sound of her heels clicking on the parquet flooring until they came to rest in front of him. The scarlet silk of her corset brushed against the hairs of his handlebar moustache. The firm, white flesh between the straps of her black suspender-belt were before his eyes, allowing him to stare down at her elegant legs in their black stockings. The smell of her, musky and sensual, was intoxicating. As he glanced up from his restrained position, he noted the wooden paddle cradled in her silk-gloved hand.

“I’m sorry, mistress. I’m disappointed myself. I should have loved to join your adventure, but I’ve been called back to my regiment.”

“Huh,” Lady Sally sniffed. “All that pointless marching and parading. You should send your soldiers to me. I’d soon instil some discipline in them!”

“I don’t doubt that, mistress.”

Brigadier Trumpington was left helplessly exposed. The regimental uniform of the Rutshire Hussars was left draped over a velvet chair, and he was now naked, kneeling on the bench, his ankles and wrists shackled to its wooden frame with handcuffs, his arse sticking up invitingly into the air.

It was too tempting a target for Lady Sally to ignore. She lifted her arm and whacked the paddle against the brigadier’s backside. There was a thud, then a yelp of pain. His flabby arse wobbled like the jellies cook created with the hundreds of brass moulds in her kitchen.

She fixed her gaze on him, peering through a black mask which highlighted her penetrating eyes lined by dark kohl.

“It’s your loss brigadier. This will be an adventure like no other; I’m so looking forward to it. I shall be a Mistress of the Air, floating in the clouds whilst administering cruel punishments to a select group of helpless slaves. And I have all manner of new dastardly devices to experiment with. There will be clockwork and steam-powered implements of torment. My workshop has been working over-time to get them ready. And you will forgo all the excitement...”

“I’m so disappointed, mistress. I know what a privilege it is to be invited, and I should love to be joining you.”

“Well, it’s a poor show, brigadier, that’s all I have to say. I am of the opinion you should prioritise service to your mistress over these military shenanigans. What have you to say to that?”

“I’m truly sorry, mistress, but if I don’t return to the regiment this weekend, I’ll be court-martialled.”

“It would be a small price to pay for displeasing me. You would just have to tell them you simply had to serve your mistress, and she insisted on taking you on an adventure.” Lady Sally hesitated, a subtle smile spreading across her lips, “But tell me, brigadier, if you were subject to a court-martial, what punishment would it impose?”

The brigadier was disconcerted by Lady Sally’s smile–it was a bad omen. From bitter experience, it usually meant she was having a fiendish idea. A trap was being laid for him.

“Well, mistress, if it were deemed to constitute desertion, then it would be a treasonable offence, and the punishment would be execution by hanging.”

“But taking into consideration the mitigating circumstances of having a mistress to submit to, what punishment then?”

“I don’t know. I doubt such a case has come before the military tribunal, mistress.”

“You think not?”

The paddle came crashing down on the brigadier’s arse again. He howled in pain. He hadn’t prepared himself for the heavy stroke. The tingling pain spread across his backside like spiky tentacles.

“Yet, I know how many of the officer class indulge themselves of chastisement from a strict mistress. Come now, you are raised on corporal punishment–a strict governess, public school, Sandringham, the barracks. You cannot resist a good caning… and if it’s from a sexy mistress, skilled in the arts of sadistic punishment, like yours truly, then all the better.”

“Yes, mistress. Of course, mistress. It’s true, who could not resist the magnificent Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester.”

“I know what sentence a court-martial would pass. They would give a full judicial punishment, would they not?”

The brigadier gulped, “Yes, mistress.”

“So there, the dilemma of how I should deal with your disobedience is resolved. For failing to join my airship adventure, the punishment is a judicial flogging and caning,” Lady Sally announced triumphantly.


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