Friday, November 21, 2014

Spanking Stories Book Club: The Coach's Discipline by Katherine Deane

Thank you to Adaline Raine for hosting this week's discussion. 

Thanks so much to Celeste Jones for letting me host the discussion on today's book, The Coach's Discipline by Katherine Deane!

There were so many amazing scenes to pick questions from so please feel free to ask and share your own.

There is an amazing spot where Nick takes Claire and blindfolds her to go on a sense walk. This is incredibly hot even though there isn't any discipline or sexual adventures it's Claire trusting him enough to keep her safe and let each of her five senses really build. There is a lot of yummy tension but the descriptions drew me in so completely that I felt like I was walking right beside the two of them in the woods.

Have you ever done something similar? It could be sensory type of play like being blind folded and having your partner try different textures on you or it could be to build one of your lesser used senses.

Think back for a moment. What does fresh cut grass remind you of? Could it be when you used to watch someone mow your lawn and remember the freedom of letting the soft strands tickle your bare feet when you ran outside later?  Or maybe you used to play softball and the field always smelled that way.

 Senses are incredible and when each one is tested and flexed like a muscle they get stronger. Our muscle memory is amazing and can bring us back to good memories as well as negative ones. Please share!

One reason I connected so deeply with both characters involved how much Nick built up Claire. There is a powerful scene where he tells her firmly that she is not her mother. Claire is trying to get him to spank her and instead they have a very tender moment. Many stories that I enjoy have the heroine struggling with something from her past. Does this help you relate more to characters or does his/her back story and past matter?

To end on a fun note tell me what type of coach you would love to hold you accountable the way that Nick holds Claire. For me I need a personal trainer/nutritionist. If I had one as dominating yet sweet like Nick I'd be in tip top shape in no time!


Thank you again for letting me come over and gush about Katherine's book. I really enjoyed the dynamic between these two characters as well as with Claire in the team. If you haven't gotten a chance to read this one yet, you should definitely give it a go!

Starting next week we'll be discussing the five books in What The Doctor Ordered a medical BDSM collection by Trent Evans, Tara Finnegan, Natasha Knight, Sue Lyndon and Casey McKay. We'll be bringing in the holdiay season with some naughty doctors and their patients! 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Spanking Stories Book Club: Warrior By Cara Bristol



Thank you to Sue Lyndon for hosting today's discussion! 

Today we are discussing Warrior, the third book in Cara Bristol’s Breeder series. I was sad to see the series come to an end, but I found the conclusion of Warrior extremely satisfying and I especially liked seeing what the characters from Breeder (book 1) and Terran (book 2) were up to. I enjoyed all the books in this science fiction romance series, thought the world building was incredible, and found the stories and characters very in-depth and well-written. If you haven’t read the Breeder books yet, I highly recommend them!

Warrior blurb:

Between war and duty, they find love…
On a planet where women are chattel, Anika is to be delivered to become the mate of an Alpha Commander. Secretly in love with another, she is unable to accept the arrangement and flees. Bound by his duty, her lover Urazi intends to bring her back to fulfill her function. But war intervenes, and as their planet fights a desperate battle against a villainous despot, Anika and Urazi become united in their determination to save their people. But with their lives on the line, the love they share may become the biggest risk of all.

Questions:

1. Is science fiction romance a genre you typically read? Or will you only venture into it if an author you like publishes a book in this genre?

2. Anika runs away in the middle of a war and risks her life because she is determined to choose her own fate rather than accept a life as Commander Illian’s breeder, even though she would be much safer with Illian. She doesn’t want to go through life as nothing more than a breeder, and though she knows Commander Illian will protect her from the threats posed by the war, she also doesn’t know what her life with him will be like beyond that. If you were Anika, what would you have done in this situation…run away or take your chances with Commander Illian?

3. Urazi has feelings for Anika and he’s angry that she’s to be given to Commander Illian, but he doesn’t share these thoughts with her because according to Protocol he can’t have her anyway. Only an alpha can, and since Urazi is a beta, he doesn’t see how a future with Anika is remotely possible. Have you ever wanted someone that for one reason or another seemed unattainable at the time? How did it work out?

4. A lot of reviewers have said Warrior is their favorite out of all the Breeder books. If you’ve read all the books in this series, what do you think? Do you have a favorite between Breeder, Terran, and Warrior? Why?

5. Warrior is the last book in Cara Bristol’s Breeder series, but she has hinted about writing a spinoff series with the children of the Breeder characters. I think this is a fantastic idea, don’t you? (LOL sorry this isn’t really a question)




Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spanking Stories Book Club Given to the Savage

Hi everyone. Having technical difficulties so I am typing on my kindle. The wonderful Katherine Deane is going to post this week's discussion in the comments and we'll carry on from there.

Update: Looks like I have my tech issues mostly worked out, so here's the real post. Thanks Katherine!



This was the darkest story I have read from Natasha Knight, and I was pleasantly surprised – I loved it!  When I heard about the premise – an alien world, where women are second class citizens; only ten percent of them able to procreate; they are treated very  poorly…. I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant to read it.
But… I have always enjoyed Natasha’s books, so I gave it a go. And I am so glad I did. It was such a fantastic story! Feel free to answer any or all of the questions below. J

1.  Have you ever taken a chance on reading a story that sounded out of your comfort zone? What happened? (Good or bad)


2.  This book is categorized as science fiction, which is a genre that may not be as appealing to many readers, but sci-fi truly encompasses much more than alien worlds and tentacles! Were you hesitant to read it based on that if sci-fi is not a genre you normally read? If an author you enjoy writes a book that is in a genre that is not one that appeals to you, do you still buy their book because of the author?


2. Based on reviews, Given to the Savage was a love or hate sort of book. The word uncomfortable was used in more than one review of the work and one reviewer (two stars) went so far as to say the book stayed with her for a ‘LONG time’ after reading. There were quite a few uncomfortable moments in the book for me but I still continued to read.   How do non-consensual scenes make you feel? Do you think these scenes were necessary to tell Rowan and Silas’ story?

3. Silas is considered a ‘savage’ and there are many moments where he’s not a very nice man, but as the story progresses, his reasons are slowly revealed and he is doing the right thing, or trying to, in very difficult circumstances. How did you feel about his character? Did you find his punishments harsh and were any of the sex scenes too far in the non-con realm for you? Again, do you think they were necessary to tell their story?

4. If you were in Rowan’s position, would you have gone as far as she did to prevent pregnancy in her desperation not to have her children torn from her? Would you have decided it were better not to have children at all then?

5.  Does this darker sort of work appeal to you in general within the realm of spanking romance or do you prefer a lighter read?
*****
Blurb:
In the aftermath of a plague which brought civilization to its knees and left most of the world's female population sterile, breeders - the few women who remain fertile -have become a precious commodity. Breeders live in relative comfort, but upon reaching adulthood they are tasked with bearing one child after another to carry on the species. Frequent medical assessments keep the breeders healthy and harsh punishments keep them in line.

As a breeder who has just come of age, Rowan knows she will soon be little more than a slave, but when she dares to resist her fate the penalty is severe. After a shameful, public chastisement and a thorough, humiliating examination to determine her suitability for child-bearing, Rowan is given to a savage from outside the community - a huge brute of a man named Silas - to be bred.

Against all expectations, Rowan finds herself drawn to her new captor. Brave, ruggedly handsome, and even kind at times, Silas is everything the men who enslaved her were not. When the time comes for him to breed her, despite the circumstances something deep inside her begs for him to take her long and hard. But while she soon finds herself longing to be his forever, Rowan knows that eventually those who gave her to him will try to take her back. When that day comes will Silas fight to keep her at his side even if it means risking everything he loves?

Publisher's Note: Given to the Savage is an erotic novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, extensive medical play, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Spanking Stories Book Club: Marry Me In Montana

Hi Everyone!

I thought we'd get into the Christmas Spirit on Halloween by discussing Sue Lyndon's Marry Me In Montana---which is FREE today. Cick here to get your copy.

Blurb: Marry Me in Montana is a short story of approximately 8,500 words .Amy and her fiancĂ©, Jake, are on their way to Florida for their destination wedding when a fierce snowstorm leaves them stranded in Montana. Not only will they miss their wedding, but they'll be spending Christmas over two thousand miles from where they're supposed to be spending the holidays. Even worse, Jake won't bend his old-fashioned rules and consummate their marriage before they say their vows, leaving Amy beyond frustrated. Of course, that doesn't mean she won't try to change his mind...even if the attempt gets her in trouble with her firm handed fiancĂ©.

Jake knows Amy is upset that their carefully laid out plans have been ruined, but he's not about to let her spend the whole time pouting. A good spanking--especially a bare bottom one--will help her settle down. He's not happy their wedding is postponed, and it's taking all his strength to resist the naughty little temptation who keeps winding up over his knee. It's too bad they can't just get married in the middle of the snowstorm...or can they?

Questions: 

1. Althought Jake and Amy are not virgins, Jake is determined not to conummate their wedding until they take their vows. Is that a sexy quality in a modern man? 

2. What is more appealing, actually reading a sex scene or the anticipation of "will they or won't they"? Of course we know they will, but is the waiting as much fun as the act? 

3. Would you marry someone without "sampling the goods"? 

4. Weddings---if you had yours to do over again, would you do anything different? 

5. Christmas---the most wonderful time of the year or something you just grit your teeth and hope to get through without hurting anyone?

Did I mention this book is available for FREE today? Click here. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Warrior (Breeder 3) by Cara Bristol

Good news! Did you devour Breeder in one sitting? Buy Terran as soon as it was availalbe? Been wondering when the next book in the series would be available? Well....here's the scoop on Warrior, Cara Bristol's third book in the Breeder series. 

Warrior (Breeder 3) blurb
A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?
As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.
Warrior is the third and final book of the Breeder science fiction romance series, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

Warrior (Breeder 3) excerpt 
“If I had not killed Grogan, he would have beaten and used you.”
Urazi had witnessed Grogan striking her, so the first part came as no surprise, but how could he have known the alpha had intended to avail himself of her?
“Do you think I could not read his behavior? That I did not notice him rubbing himself against you? Do you think I am mentally deficient?” Urazi growled. “If I had not intervened, you would have joined forces against Marlix, Dak, and Ilian without knowing it.”
Anika’s face heated with guilt and shame.
“You are impulsive! Rash,” Urazi continued to rail. “You fled without concern for the consequences.”
“I knew the consequences! Marlix would have sent me to Ilian.”
Urazi looked away. “Commander Ilian would have kept you safe.”
“Maybe safety represents the greatest danger of all.”
“Your words do not make sense.”
“I wish to choose what I do. “
“Protocol makes the choice for you.”
“Protocol. Protocol. Protocol! I am sick of Protocol.” Anika stomped around, too angry to remain still.
“It is the way. Our way.”
Our way allowed Corren, Commander Dak’s beta, to slit my throat and leave me for dead.” Anika traced the fine scar bisecting her neck. “It allowed Qalin’s guards to hunt Tara and me, to kill Tara’s friend Ramon.”
“That is not the fault of Protocol, but of the individuals involved,” Urazi said.
Anika shook her head. “No. It creates the environment that encourages such behavior.”
“That is incor—”
“Protocol allows the male offspring of my sire to send me to whomever he wishes without concern for my desires.” Anika cut him off.
“Ilian is Alpha. He is the best possible choice for you.”
“Qalin is Alpha, too. Would he not be a best possible choice?”
“Now you speak rubbish.” Urazi turned away.
“You know I am right.”
“I know we all have our duty. In obedience, we achieve honor.”
“Easy for you to say. You are male. Your duty affords you some choices.”
“I am beta. Do you not think I wish for more?” Urazi whipped around, his gray eyes ablaze. “But I owe my allegiance to Parseon and to my Alpha! I accept that.”
“Well, I do not!” If she had a hammer she would not be able to pound understanding into his stony male brain. He would never empathize with her position. No male could. Anika clenched her hands into fists. If she were a male, she would have punched him by now. Old and new resentments ballooned. If she could not calm herself, she would explode. She would punch him. Anika stomped toward the forest.
“Come back here!”
She ignored him. He did not get a choice in the matter. Let him see what it was like to have one’s wishes overruled.
“Anika, I warn you….” Urazi’s voice hardened.
She faltered, responding to the command, habit and lifelong training overruling self-determination. But only if she let it. I am more than what I have been taught. Anika whirled around, folded all her fingers except for the middle one, and showed him her hand. Tara had called it flipping the coro and explained it was a very rude, dismissive gesture on Terra. It would be more satisfying if Urazi knew what it meant, but, for now, it was enough that she did. She spun around and marched toward the woods.

 

 
 




Author Links:
Warrior Buy Link – to come

Cara Bristol bio
Cara Bristol continues to evolve, adding new subgenres of erotic romance to her repertoire. She has written spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the genre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.




Friday, October 24, 2014

Spanking Stories Book Club: Taming Princess Anna by Sue Lyndon

Please welcome Patricia Green who is here to disucss Taming Princess Anna by Sue Lyndon. 

Taming Princess Anna is a short and simple spanking romance novella by Sue Lyndon. As with Sue's other books, it's well-formed and fun to read. It's totally escapist in nature, which makes it ideal for sitting back with a cup of herbal tea and getting away from all the hubbub of daily life. It's a fairy tale with a happy ending.

In the book, Princess Anna has to escape her father's plans for her, and so runs away. She hides in the enclosed town, but those walls are steep and she's not capable of getting away. Instead, she bides her time, waiting for an elusive opportunity to sneak out.

In comes Bronson. She doesn't know what to make of him at first (he's not the boy she remembers), but he soon proves that he can get her out of her mess, and she takes the chance on him rather than be stuck under the thumb of her mean father.

Therein lies the tale. How Anna and Bronson find their way toward their happy ever after is a lovely romp through the roses, thorns and all.

Questions:
(1)    We all like spanking stories or we wouldn't be here. Under what circumstances do you crave a spanking story that's total escapism versus having prickly reality themes?

(2)    Anna is spoiled but Sue has given her reasons for being not-too-spoiled. When reading about spoiled, willful women, at what point to do you say, "too much brat, not enough depth"? How does this apply to a fairy tale setting?


(3)    In the book, Anna is forced (mostly by circumstances) to marry a commoner (Bronson). We might all remember from recent history, the story of Prince Charles and (his current wife) Camilla – a royal marrying a commoner. If you read the book, do you feel that Anna's concern about losing her royal privilege was justifiable or that she should have given up more easily? Or do you think maybe she gave up too easily, after all? Or maybe her doubts were just right. 


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  Coming up on Spanking Stories Book Club


October 31----The Coach's Discipline by Katherine Deane Discussion by Adaline Raine
November 7---Given To The Savage by Natasha Knight Discussion by Katherine Deane
November 14---Warrior by Cara BristolDiscussion by Sue Lyndon