Tzipporah Berger is thirty-seven and single, which is practically unheard of in the Orthodox Jewish community she now calls home. Her increasing religiosity and need for kink may have broken up her first marriage, but she’s decided it’s time to try again. And the rabbi’s wife has just the man in mind.
Elan Klein is the neighborhood butcher whose intimidating size and gruff manner hint at a deliciously forceful personality. But BDSM isn’t exactly something you discuss during an Orthodox courtship. Will a marriage to Elan solidify her place in the community that she loves and provide the domination and pain Tzipporah craves, or will she forever have to rely on flights of fancy to satisfy her needs?
I wrote this novella for the Goodreads BDSM Group’s 2015 Bring Out Your Kink writing event. Members provided a photo and letter to inspire writers to create an original story, and writers picked the prompt that spoke to them most. There was one prompt that totally grabbed me and wouldn’t let go.
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What people are saying about CRAVING FLIGHT:
Dear Author named it a Recommended Read, giving it an A-, and called it “different, vibrant and respectful of the Orthodox Jewish culture and also deeply sexy.”
Smexy Books gave it a B+ and called it “so much more than just an erotic BDSM romance […] fascinating and sweet.”
Smart Bitches gave it a B+, calling it “very, very much worth reading. It’s satisfying and compelling and emotionally rich in both the emotional sense, but also in a cultural, almost world-building sense.”
Heroes and Heartbreakers listed it as one of their Best Reads for September 2015 AND one of their Erotic Romance Best Bets for October 2015, calling it “A thought provoking and intense erotic romance.”
“Intense, erotic and full of heart. A perfect mix of raw passion and tenderness makes Craving Flight irresistible.” Kit Rocha, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Beyond Series
“Tamsen Parker wrote an accurate depiction of extremely orthodox religious life and incorporated it into an unorthodox lifestyle. She did it beautifully and passionately and it shows–in the descriptions, the terminology and the delicate way the interpersonal relationships in this culture are written.” The Book Hammock
“If you want hot, engaging, realistic and dirrrrrty BDSM romance, Tamsen Parker is your woman. […] Lovely, hot and well-crafted.” Alyssa Cole, Author of Radio Silence
“Thoughtful, complex, and erotic.” Darlene’s Digest
“Very well done love story about acceptance and sexual awakening and fulfillment. […] I found myself captivated by Tzipporah and her craving for acceptance not only by her Orthodox community, but her family and ultimately the man she has chosen as her husband.” Fiction Vixen
So pleased that CRAVING FLIGHT made several Best of 2015 Lists, including:
- Romance Novel News’ Favorite Kinky Books
- Erin’s Top Picks on Binge on Books
- Kaetrin’s Favourite Reads of 2015 on Dear Author
- Tori’s Top Books for 2015 on Smexy Books
- Duke Duke Goose’s Best of 2015
- Heroes and Heartbreakers’ Top 12 Erotic Romance Novels of 2015
- Red Hot & Blue Reads 2015 Favorites
- Zoe York’s Top Ten Romance Reads of 2015
- BookCrack’s Top 20 Romance Books