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Claire Thompson

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in Galveston, Texas, The United States


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January 2008


Claire has been writing for nearly two decades, and has published over 70 novels. She writes BDSM romance and abduction tales, spanning both m/f and m/m genres. She has received numerous awards for her bestselling work, including the NLA-Int’l Pauline Réage Award and the Golden Flogger Award for best BDSM fiction.. Her darker works press the envelope of what is erotic and what can be a sometimes dangerous slide into the world of sadomasochism. Ultimately her work deals with the human condition, and our constant search for love and intensity of experience.
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Claire Thompson Hi Carol,
Yes, I do! And you can get a bunch of them for a discounted price over at, my indie distribution site. Thanks!
Claire Thompson You know, it does cost me $12 to ship media mail to Canada myself, versus $2.30 in the US, which is quite a bit more, actually. But when I went just…moreYou know, it does cost me $12 to ship media mail to Canada myself, versus $2.30 in the US, which is quite a bit more, actually. But when I went just now to check sending directly from Amazon, it is only $7, which is not as much. I think I will do a Canada contest next time, since $7 shipping is doable (usually when I do these contests, I buy the book myself and have it sent to me so I can sign it, but I decided just to send directly this time without signing). I am an indie author struggling to earn a living through writing, so the cost is a consideration for me, alas!

Meanwhile, Danielle, thank you for asking and bringing this to my attention. As a token of my thanks, if you would like, please pop over to my website ( and check out what I have written and select a free ebook of your choice from the catalog. Thanks! Claire (less)
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I'm excited about the Keyholder - it's a BDSM romance, a true romance BUT it's got this dark, dangerous element weaving through it like a fault line beneath a beautiful landscape, waiting to split things apart. I had a great time crafting something that was a mix of non-con and honest, deep romance, and blending the two into a powerful story. I hope those of you who have read or are reading thi... Read more of this blog post »
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"Wow! I'm speechless. I honestly don't know what to say except this was scorching hot. The 'surprise' scene at the end left me breathless and Shea's journey to get there was amazing to read. I gotta be honest, this is the first bdsm book I've read..." Read more of this review »
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"I want to know where Hardcore, Portland's best underground BDSM club is? I live near Portland and I am ready to go. Okay all kidding aside. I have read several books by Claire Thompson and really enjoy reading her books.

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“Then you fail. And you try again. You keep at it, despite failing, or because of failing, if that makes sense. It’s like creating that perfect recipe. You rework and rework and rework it until you get it right.”
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“Yeah, you have to struggle, and yeah, sometimes you fail, but how you react to that failure is where the choice comes in. You can either get pissed and give up, or you can ask yourself, ‘How can I make it better?”
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“everyone is scared sometimes to do something. They don’t think they can do it. They don’t want to fail. They don’t want to make a fool of themselves. That’s when the courage really kicks in.”
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message 21: by Claire

Claire Thompson My pleasure, Raven!

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Raven Kelly Thanks for the friendship. =)

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message 19: by Claire

Claire Thompson Hi Princess Brina!
Thank you for that lovely note. I am delighted you enjoyed those two m/m BDSM romances. Plenty more where those came from! You can see all my stuff at my website: Thanks again for your kind words. You made my day!

message 18: by Claire

Claire Thompson It's always wonderful to find a new reader. Thanks for connecting!
Best, Claire

Christine wrote: " Oh is that so?... how nice :D I'll keep that in mind .. Good Day & Thank You! ... By the way I'm your fan :DDD new born fan though >.<"

message 17: by Claire

Claire Thompson They are all available for purchase, both as ebooks and paperbacks. You can get buy links at my site: You can also read the blurbs and excerpts for every novel, so you choose what looks good to you. Thanks! Claire

Christine wrote: " Hi miss claire are your books purchasable or can i read it online? maybe some?Good Day!"

message 16: by Claire

Claire Thompson You are most welcome, Melissa. And thanks back!

message 15: by Claire

Claire Thompson I am, thanks! About to start writing the last chapter of my new novel, Heart Thief! I have it all in my head. Just have to get it done on the page. Plan to spend the day making it happen.

You have any special plans?

Dalia   ;)* Hi Claire!

I hope you are having a great weekend!


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Ginger Simpson I'm trying to rectify my problem. I have TWO pages. Please come join me at "Gingers" page and be my friend as I'm going to delete this one soon.

message 12: by Claire

Claire Thompson My pleasure, Jerry!

Jerry wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request Claire!"

message 11: by Jerry

Jerry Thanks for accepting my friend request Claire!

message 10: by Claire

Claire Thompson Thanks, CAS. Me too!

message 9: by CAS

CAS Hello again Claire! :)
Thanks for accepting my friend request. Look forward to seeing you at the Cafe and here on GR.

Claire Thompson You are most welcome, Pamela!

Pamela wrote: "Hey Claire...Thanks for accepting my friend request."

Pamela Hey Claire...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

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Gigi Hi Claire!

Thanks for the friendship. Have a great weekend!


Claire Thompson Thanks! I'm having great fun with the series!

Claire Thompson I am trying to figure that out!

Amanda Welcome to Goodreads. This site is a blast once you get the hang of it. Make sure you sign up as a Goodreads author when you get the chance.

Claire Thompson Hi! I don't really know what to do on here. Teach me!

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Judie Hi Claire,

How are you?

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