Friday, August 22, 2014

Spanking Stories Book Club: For Ben by Kate Richards

Cara Bristol is here today to lead the discussion of Kate Richard's For Ben. Let's see what probing questions Cara has for us...




One of the things that has struck me about the Corbin’s Bend spanking romance series is how family-oriented many of the books are. Although the story dynamics focus on the H/h, the families (children) are brought into the stories. In Kate Richards’s book, For Ben, a child serves as the actual catalyst for relationship change when a childless career-minded couple become instant parents following the death of a family member.

First, the blurb:
Roy Simms is about to make full partner in a big NYC law firm. His wife, Teri, assures him that once they reach their career goals, they can relax and enjoy life…maybe even consider starting a family. He’s not sure how much longer their marriage can survive if they don’t make time for one another. One evening of passion and spanking makes him ache for the connection they’ve almost lost.

Teri Simms doesn’t understand why Roy needs so much prodding to reach for the stars. With his education and talent, he should be senior partner long since. But he’ll get there. Her own vice presidency occurred only  five years into her tenure with the financial firm, and if it takes seventeen hours a day and most of her weekends, so be it. Roy will just have to continue to be understanding.

A phone call from a stranger will change everything. This two-job-no-kids couple is a family, due to the tragic death of Teri’s sister and brother in law. They must fly immediately to Corbin’s Bend, Colorado and take charge of little Ben, almost four years old. The change of scene brings to the forefront everything good and bad about their marriage. It’s time to face some difficult truths.



1     1.       If you were to become instant parents like Roy and Teri, what do you think would be the hardest part?

2     2.      Given the couple’s existing marital problems, in real life do you think the arrival of Ben into their lives would have brought them closer to together – or driven them farther apart?

3      3.    I could empathize with Teri and I liked her even though I did not see her as a likable character (not at the start. Later she changes). She typified a “shrew”: hard, brittle, sharp. If anyone’s behavior needed to be corrected, hers did. Which do you prefer in spanking fiction: a character with some serious behavioral issues—or a more sympathetic one who is spanked for relatively minor infractions such as swearing or not doing the laundry? What are the pros and cons of both?

4     4.       How do you balance the often opposing forces of marriage, work and family?


August 29 - "A Simple Misunderstanding" by Kathryn R. Blake - Discussion Leader: Tara Finnegan

September 6 - "Last Dance for Cadence" by Maren Smith - Discussion Leader: Emily Tilton





Monday, August 18, 2014

Say Yes, Doctor

Meet Darling Adams, Renee Rose's naughtier alter ego. Yep, Renee can't contain all her naughty stories to one name, so she's branching out and also writing as Darling Adams. Her first book is Yes, Doctor

I got a chance to read this book and whew---it's hot! 

When Halloween rolls around, do you secrety wish you could get one of those slutty nurse costumes? Does the idea of a hunky doctor breaking the Hippocratic oath with you on the exam table make you squirm? 

Then you'll love Yes, Doctor!


Yes, Doctor
When Dr. Darren Drake catches his Certified Nurse Assistant smoking behind the clinic and gushing on the phone about him, he decides she requires punishment: an embarrassing examination including anal play. Playing around with an employee opens him up for sexual harassment charges or getting kicked out of his practice, but when Chloe asks for more, he just can’t resist.

Despite working in an OB/Gyn clinic, Chloe hates doctors. Their know-it-all God playing rubs her the wrong way—until the man she refers to as Dr. Dreamy shows her giving up control might fulfill fantasies of submission she never knew she had. He seems to enjoy torturing her in the most delicious ways, but he also reduces her to stammers and blushes, which makes it hard to get to know one another. Can he use his dominance to remove all semblance of control, leaving her with no option but to obey and show her true heart?

Publisher’s Note: this short novella contains elements of medical BDSM, including anal punishment, spanking and erotic sex scenes.

Excerpt
He chuckled. “I can still give that spanking.”
She didn’t even pretend not to want it.
Walking to the head of the table, he released her wrists, rubbing away the red where the tubing had pressed against her skin. He kissed her pulse, then bit the meaty part of her thumb. Gently twisting her arms behind her, he re-tied her wrists where they lay in the small of her back. Surveying the picture she made, he reached out and plucked the tie to her dressing gown, releasing the knot so the strings fell to the sides and bared her back completely.
There. Absolute perfection. Fully naked, her peaches and cream skin glowed against the white of the paper, her small lean body perfectly framed on his table.  Legs spread, ankles bound, wrists secured behind her back and hair fanned around her head like a halo, she made the most erotic and enticing picture he had ever seen. The crowning glory came with the sight of her pink sex glistening once again, despite her recent orgasm.
Untying her ankles, he pulled her legs down until  she could stand on on the step, still bent at the waist, her ass presented to him. He slapped one cheek, catching the lower curve of her buttock in his palm in a most satisfying way. Rubbing the sting away, he slapped again, and then again.
“Mmm,” she encouraged.
“I think you quite like being a naughty girl, don’t you Miss Jones?”



Darling Adams is a naughty author who loves writing about hot alpha males, Dominance/submission and power exchanges. She also writes spanking romance under the name Renee Rose

Friday, August 15, 2014

Spanking Stories Book Club: Where They Both Belong by Thianna D

Constance Masters is here to lead the discussion of Where They Both Belong. It's her first time hosting, so let's make her feel welcome! 




This is my first time at hosting a Spanking Stories Book Club. I feel honoured to do this for Thianna's prequel to the Corbin's Bend Series, Where They Both Belong. Thanks Celeste for having me. Corbin's Bend was Thianna's idea and it has just snowballed! I feel so lucky to be a part of this great series.


Blurb


Life-long residents of Mesa, Arizona, both of Matt & Julie Renton's conservative families turned on them when their discipline lifestyle became public knowledge. Months after being fired from his job, Matt was just getting by doing day labor. Worried over Julie's stress level, he set his hopes on getting into a new housing development in Colorado called Corbin's Bend where they could be themselves and his lovely wife could finally relax.
Combined with Matt's natural ability to find the most unique forms of discipline he could imagine, Julie found herself at home in their new community filled with wonderful residents who were nice, friendly, and the kind of people she could open up to.
Tried, true, and tested before they even reached Colorado, Matt and Julie worked hard to keep their relationship strong even as they started a new life. With a new job for Matt and complete acceptance from the community for Julie, they began to feel that this just might be where they belonged. Especially when the community's welcome basket arrived with a little surprise.

It must have been terrible for Matt and Julie to have their families turn on them. For Julie not only did they turn on them but they tried to convince her to leave Matt. They didn't understand at all and didn't care to. Not only that but Matt lost his job, leaving them earning on a day to day basis.

When they found Corbin's Bend they found security and acceptance.

Here are my questions:


1.     When they found they had been accepted into Corbin's Bend Brent and Julie decided to send their families a note after they left, not leaving a forwarding address. Could you just move away from your family and the place you'd always lived with barely a look back even if they had been horrible?

2.     Julie likes Brent but finds him a bit scary. Do you find Brent intimidating and if so what about him, makes it so?

3.     I personally loved that Julie wanted the house they chose because she wanted her children to grow up seeing the dome from their window every day. Why do you think that was?

4.      What do you think is Matt's best quality?




 August 22 - "For Ben" by Kate Richards - Discussion Leader: Cara Bristol

August 29 - "A Simple Misunderstanding" by Kathryn R. Blake - Discussion Leader: Tara Finnegan

September 6 - "Last Dance for Cadence" by Maren Smith - Discussion Leader: Emily Tilton



Monday, August 11, 2014

Lucky Me!

Guess what I got to do recently....

No, you'll never guess.

I had lunch with Renee Rose! Yes, in person. It was fabulous. Mr. Jones and I (and our dog) had a lovely lunch with Renee and Mr. Rose and later we got to meet the little Rose Buds too. What a sweet family!

This year I have met (and eaten great meals with) several spanking fiction authors: Jade Cary, Sue Lyndon, Cara Bristol. Alta Hensley, Maren Smith, Bethany Burke and Renee Rose.

It's like I hit the lottery!

Confession...meeting these people in person reminds me of online dating. You've chatted on line, read their naughty books and blog posts, but meeting in person still starts out a little awkwardly. Will they like me? Will they be the way I expect them to be? (With online dating there was also the issue of "will they kiss me?" "What's going to happen after dinner?" That was not an issue in any of these meetings, fyi.)

Guess what---they were all fabulous people.

What about you? Have you met other spanking fiction authors or bloggers? What was it like?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Remember Me?

I've been pretty slack about blogging lately. My apologies.

I'm not one to share a ton about my personal life here, especially the less pleasant things, so I'll just say that my husband and I are no longer living with my parents.

But, I'm slowly getting back to being me and I plan to blog regularly from now on.

Good news...I have a new book coming out soon! Yes, in the midst of family crapola, I was able to finish a book.

Mark your calendars...September 6 is the release date for School's In Session Boxed set featuring books by Renee Rose, Maggie Carpenter, Dinah McLeod, Kate Richards and little ole me! 

My story is called Laying Down the Law.

Here's the unofficial blurb: Newly divorced and returning to law school after a twenty year absence, Ali Stewart has just one class to complete before sitting for the bar exam, becoming a lawyer and moving on with her life. She feels out of place with her much younger classmates, but she's determined to succeed and put her ex-husband far in the past. 
When she is paired with Griff for the semester, she learns that he even though he is much younger, there is much he can teach her, in and out of the classroom.
Laying Down The Law is an erotic romance which includes spanking, anal sex and graphic sex.  


Here's a little snippet to whet your appetite. 

"Mmm. Nice haircut." A warm voice whispered in her ear.
            Griff. Standing next to her. Smiling that naughty I-know-you-better-than-you-know-you smile as he met her eyes in the store window.
            Oh no. Then she saw it. This wasn't just any store window. Of course not. Lingerie, accessories, toys and implements were arranged to full effect on the other side of the window.
            "Were you doing some window shopping or just waiting for me to arrive so we could go inside together?"
            "What are you talking about? I just happened to stop because, well, I wanted to look at my new haircut. I didn't realize what kind of store this was."
            "Sure, that's what they all say. I suppose when you go inside to buy all your naughty toys you act surprised that they were in your shopping cart."
            "I do not buy naughty toys. I have never been inside a shop like this. What is wrong with you?"
            "There's nothing wrong with me. I'm wondering what's wrong with you that you haven't been in a sex shop before. Wait…I know. You order your goodies online. That makes much more sense."
            "I do not order "goodies" online."
            "You don't have any naughty toys? A little vibrating friend to keep you company?"
            "Griff, you cannot talk to me like that. This is embarrassing and it's none of your business."
            "So that's a no."
            She stomped her foot in frustration. "What are you doing here?"
            "Shopping."
            "Oh. For your girlfriend?" Was she actually fishing for information?
            "I don't have a girlfriend at the moment." Ali felt a surprising sense of relief and excitement.
            "But I do have my eye on someone special." The relief and excitement were replaced by self-loathing. Of course he has his eye on someone. He's a young man in his prime. She glanced at the mannequin in the window sporting a tiny thong, garter belt and bustier. A tiny flicker of something she thought was long dead…desire…hummed in her loins.
            Griff's arm slid around her hips. "Let's go inside, hot stuff." His voice was a husky whisper and before she realized it, she was inside a sex shop. Ironically, she was grateful for her internet sexting and other photo research so that she didn't gape and point at everything around her.
            The logical part of her brain shouted "What are you doing? This is insane. He just told you there's a girl he's interested in. What are you going to do? Buy a vibrator to take home and enjoy while he buys his girlfriend pretty underwear?"
            The less logical part of her brain said Shut up and go for it."
            Ali chose something in between. "So, you said you had your eye on someone special. Is it anyone I know?"
            Griff had a shopping basket on his arm and tossed a tube of lube into it as casually as Ali bought a loaf of bread at the grocery store. "Yes, as a matter of fact, you do know her."
            She knew it. Breanna, a stunning blonde, had been particularly attentive to Griff. Well, good for them.
            "Good. Is it Breanna?"
            Griff picked up a black leather item beneath a sign that said "floggers". He smacked the strands of leather against his palm.  "No," he said, waving the implement in the air a couple times to listen to the whoosh it made.
            Surprised, Ali tried to think of someone else. "Katie?"
            "Nope."
            Fortunately Ali had a good memory and had learned nearly everyone's name in the class. "Ashley?"
            "No way."
            "Brittany?"
            "Oh come on." He bent the flogger between his hands. Ali couldn't take her eyes off his fingers as they manipulated the mysterious leather toy.
            "David?" Ali hadn't considered the possibility that Griff might be gay, but she was never very good at picking up subtleties so could have easily missed something.
            "Really? Do you think I have a shot with him?" Griff slapped the flogger against his thigh, then looked up at her with a grin.
            Ali opened her mouth to reply, though she had no idea what to say. Before she could formulate a response, the flogger crashed into her backside. "It's you, Ali. You're the one I have my eye on."
            Shocked by his statement, and the feel of the flogger, she simply stood, staring. "No," she finally said.
            "Yes," Griff said, his dark eyes conveying an unmistakable message. He slipped his arms around her waist, pulled her to him and kissed her gently on the lips. "Yes, Ali."

Friday, August 8, 2014

Spanking Stories Book Club: Leading The Way by Constance Masters

The lovely and talented Maren Smith is here today to discuss Leading The Way by Constance Masters which is Book Four of the Corbin's Bend Series.

Let's see what Maren has in store for us....


Leading the Way by Constance Masters is the story of Erin and Zach, newly moved to the DD community of Corbin’s Bend, and their family. Everyone it seems is fitting in except Erin, and although she does her best to hide it, she’s miserable. When her husband discovers just how miserable, he forces her to do what she’s been putting off…and that’s to join the rest of the community. As it turns out, making friends isn’t as hard as Erin first thought it might be and the next thing she knows, she’s invited along on “bowling” Wednesday, which quickly becomes “living young all over again” Wednesday. To say the ladies get into trouble, is as much an understatement as it is hilarious to watch unfold. The end result is a public penance in the Corbin’s Bend community center, a happily ever after that brings Zach and Erin even closer together, and between (the women) friendships truly forged in fire…in more ways than one.

I am a big fan of Constance Masters and it was a real pleasure to be picked to host her story on this site, especially considering the content of the stories. In the last twenty years, I’ve moved six times. I know exactly how Erin felt to be new lady in a group that seems to have been friends forever. Admittedly, the groups I end up don’t get into anywhere near as much interesting trouble, but after reading Leading the Way, I think I might make some colorful suggestions the next time we get together. J


How difficult was it for you to identify with Erin in the beginning of the book? Or has there ever been a time in your life when you felt this way?

How justified do you think she was in feeling this way, despite the fact that she so obviously created the problem  via her own reluctance to open up to the community around her?

If you had a chance to do “living young all over again” Wednesday with the ladies of Corbin’s Bend, what would you suggest they do?

What were your feelings on the public punishment scene?

Confession time (and this is optional):


Erin and Zach hosted a let’s-get-to-know-one-another dinner party with their neighbors in Corbin’s Bend as a way of helping Erin makes friends. Just before dessert, they played a game in which each submissive took a turn confessing the details of their last spanking. If you practice DD in real life and would like to play, then take a turn at the ‘party’ and share the details. If you don’t practice DD in real life and would like to play, you can still take a turn and share the details of the last spanking you should have received. The details of the game are: How long has it been since your last spanking, what was the spanking given for, and what was used?




August 15 - "Where They Both Belong" by Thianna D. - Discussion Leader: 


Friday, August 1, 2014

Spanking Stories Book Club: Long Shot by Cara Bristol

Please give a warm Spanking Stories Book Club welcome to Kate Richards who is here to disucss Cara Bristol's Long Shot. 


Hi Everyone, I’m Kate Richards and today it is my honor to host the book club as we discuss one of my favorite stories in the fabulously successful new series, which I am lucky enough to be part of, Corbin’s Bend. When Thianna D. first broached the idea, it sounded great but over the past months, it grew from a plan to a living, breathing community with characters you could meet and be glad to know anywhere. But Corbin’s Bend has one big difference; it’s a spanking community where those who ‘indulge’ can be free to express themselves without fear of censure.
In Cara Bristol’s Long Shot (Book 5) we make the acquaintance of Abby Delaney, a new arrival and Harris Montgomery, a local business owner…but let’s take a look at the blurb:   

Long-Shot-FinalAbby Delaney moves to Corbin’s Bend to work at her aunt’s antique store to recover from a painful divorce. She gets more than expected when she meets sexy, charming Harris Montgomery, a local businessman and tennis pro, a man who seems to be the exact opposite of her ex-husband. Through Harris, she discovers her submissive side when he introduces her to spanking good times, and she begins to trust herself again. But when the relationship progresses to a deeper level, she discovers Harris and her ex share more in common than she’d thought. With future happiness on the line, can she risk surrendering her heart on a long shot?


So often in life we find that people go from relationship to relationship and make the same mistakes, but here we have a woman who meets a man who is so different from her previous marriage. It’s heartbreaking to see a friend on her third marriage to essentially the same type over and over only to be on the same path to pain. And not the good kind.
 For me, Abby’s considering such a different relationship dynamic, with a man who truly could be the head of household, a real leader, was a huge part of the story and inspires my first question for you:
1. .     Do you think it’s possible for people in real life to change drastically and find happiness in doing so? Or is our ‘type’ unchangeable?

2.     Abby’s interest in spanking seems to have been subconscious for a long time when she meets Harris, do you think it’s possible for a woman to open up so quickly and accept her fantasies made real?

3.      This is a little less deep…but what was your favorite of the antiques Aunt Quincy has for sale in her ‘spanking department’?

4.      Abby had lost everything she once held dear due to her ex. How difficult do you think it would be to learn to trust again after such an experience?

5.      Which of Abby’s friends do you think might make her home in Corbin’s Bend in the future?

Well, that’s it from Corbin’s Bend. I hope you’ll find time to visit with us often. And bring your favorite spanking toys…or stop by the antique store. Abby and her aunt would be glad to find one to your taste.

Coming up... click on the titles for Amazon buy links. 
August 8 - "Leading the Way" by Constance Masters - Discussion Leader: Maren Smith

August 15 - "Where They Both Belong" by Thianna D. - Discussion Leader: 

August 22 - "For Ben" by Kate Richards - Discussion Leader: Cara Bristol

August 29 - "A Simple Misunderstanding" by Kathryn R. Blake - Discussion Leader: Tara Finnegan

September 6 - "Last Dance for Cadence" by Maren Smith - Discussion Leader: Emily Tilton