Screw Fifty Shades; check out the kinky work of local authors Reggie and Kasi Alexander

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Reggie and Kasi Alexander.
Forget about Fifty Shades of Grey. E.L. James' popular trio of "mommy porn" books are popular, but there was kinky romance before them -- and thank the various gods, there will be plenty after. Local Colorado authors Reggie and Kasi Alexander (two of the three subjects of this week's feature story, "Big, Big Love") have published six books filled with sex, romance -- and enough kink to make E.L. blush.

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The pair are into BDSM and have a "power exchange" or Master/slave, relationship. They are also part of a polyamorous triad with Reggie's wife, Eeza Alexander. This makes the Reggie and Kasi (whose real name is (Cassidy Browning) no strangers to living out the stories they tell. Here's a rundown of their books (all of which are available at

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Becoming sage

With a failed marriage behind her, Jill Marten was looking to start a new chapter in her life. She had no idea that running into her old friend Jessie would unlock a whole new world. When she accepts Jessie's invitation to a party, in order to "try something completely different," it awakens a need to discover her place in a new community. Jill begins her journey into submission, bondage, and polyamory, even as she questions everything that she has been taught about love and relationships. Once she opens the door to a life she never imagined, a peek through the keyhole is no longer enough and she must learn what it means to become sage.

Saving sunni

Jessie Chambers -- "sunni" to the local BDSM community -- needs to grow up. Her master, Sir Rune, has told her to get a job. Her sister slave sage is struggling through college, serious as ever. sunni goes to the local goth/kink store, The Fringe Element, and is immediately embraced by its quirky owner as the newest member of her "little family." But almost immediately things start to get complicated. sunni's ex shows up, claiming he's found God and that God wants them to get back together. A video of sunni and Sir Rune doing a scene at the club winds up on television and all kinds of trouble ensues. sunni must figure out a way to restore her relationships, keep her master from getting deported, take over running the store, and stop everybody else from trying to "save sunni."

Clifftop Fantasies

When Allie Walker inherits her father's huge, beautiful house on the California coast, she knows it is the chance of a lifetime. Now she can start the bed-and-breakfast she's always dreamed of, with the help of her boyfriend Brad McCarthy and the sexy, mysterious handyman Karl Masterson. But no sooner do they open for business then mistakes from Allie's past come back to haunt her and she begins to suspect that her father had his own shocking secrets. Now Allie must reconcile herself with her past, deal with the photographer who seems to want to bring up things she'd rather not talk about, decide what to do about the sexy woman that is showing interest in Brad, and how to deal with the fact that her father was a leader in the local BDSM community. And then there is her growing attraction to Karl and the way of life he represents.

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It's mostly just a fad. The Fifty Shades of Grey book propelled the culture into the spotlight, much as did the movie Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader back in 2008. A pretty good flick, it showed the S/M, D/s dynamic in a sympathetic, caring, and humorous way. 

Regardless, it too sparked a ton of outrage and articles... and then when all was said and done, the scene slipped back into shadows from whence it came. Hot movie though.

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