My Ascent Into Submission is Nick Williams’ first erotic novel. His stories have
been published in Manifest Reader, Manhood Rituals, and Afterwords: Real Sex
from Gay Men’s Diaries. Nick Williams is a pen name.
His political essays and columns have been published in
The Desert Sun, The Desert Times, The Bottom Line, IN LA Magazine, The Bay Area
Reporter, The Press Democrat, We The People, and West County Times.
For the past seven years, Nick has lived in the land of
never ending sunshine, Palm Springs; after ten years under the shade of towering
redwoods along the Russian River. He moved to San Francisco in 1976, still a
teenager at 19.
The first bar he snuck into was The Bolt. In those more
carefree days of the 70’s, there was never a doorman and the older leather crowd
greeted the handsome sailor-looking, under age boy, with open arms. Nick was
hooked from the start and never looked back. For you newcomers, the more modern
name for The Bolt is The Powerhouse.
Soon after, a friend gave him a leather vest. To keep
warm on those cold San Francisco summer nights he bought a Leather Motorcycle
Jacket at Hard On Leather on Polk Street. He still treasures the jacket though
after many years of working out, it no longer fits. His first, and still-fitting
chaps, were from Leather Forever on 18th Street near Castro.
Nick Williams is currently working on several projects:
the story of rescuing his Golden Retriever, who came to him in poor shape; the
story of taking care of his former partner in the early 80’s; putting together a
collection of his columns and essays, and a collection of his erotic stories and
tributes to the men who taught him and touched his life.
My Ascent Into Submission
by Nick Williams
Paperback: 124 pages
Nick Williams is an exciting new name in the BDSM world. MY ASCENT TO SUBMISSION
builds the erotic steps in one man's decision to give himself totally to the
sexual demands of the Master he needs.
The narrator, known only as "I", briskly tells the story of his
physical transition from a lonely life in Northern California, after the death
of his partner, to the fresh pleasures of a gay sex life in Palm Springs. But he
cannot find the man with whom to forge a genuine connection.
Until he meets SIR online. Then the real struggle for control begins,
reaching a full head of steam in their first weekend of sex and domination
Nick Williams details his subsequent ascent in vivid, tight
sentences, as he battles to form a relationship with this hard and demanding
SIR, raising the violent and steamy temperature until the reader is almost as
excited and as horny as "I" to succumb and succeed.