Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spanking Story Survey

Look---I've created a poll. Right over there ------>

Please vote for your favorite story. If there are others that you think should have been included in the poll, leave a comment and let me know. Also, leave a comment to let others know why your favorite story is the best.

Remember early and vote often.

BTW---if you haven't read all the nominated stories, they are available in the links to the right. And, as always, you can always just buy my book that has all the stories here on the blog plus about 8 more.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My First Amazon Review---5 Stars!

I got my first review on Amazon for my book of short stories, The Long Arm of the Law. Click on the image to the right and that will take you to the book on Amazon where you can read the review...and if you're feeling extra wild, you can buy a copy (or three).

I'm so excited to get a review...and to get a good one. Totally made my day!

And, if you have bought the book, I hope you'll consider writing a review on Amazon as well.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Being Me

Do you have "fancy" friends who don't understand your lifestyle? (and I'm not talking about anything sexual).

I do.

To be honest, I don't understand their lifestyle either. I feel sorry for them. And I'm sure they feel sorry for me. That's the part that really makes me mad.

Did you see the article online a few weeks ago about places where you can buy a house for the same price as a car? I live in one of those houses. It's less than 1000 square feet and sometimes it feels a little cramped, but it suits my husband and me and we can afford it.

By living in a small house in a small town, I don't need to work full time, which gives me the real riches that I crave...time and freedom.

Another friend is complaining that her workload is so heavy she's afraid she won't be able to get time off for an exotic family vacation. I won't have an exotic family vacation, but I just spent an hour outside in the sunshine reading a book on a day when she's stressed out about work.

Sure, we're supposed to respect each other's choices. But I think I'd respect their choices more if they seemed happy with their lives and there really isn't much evidence to support that.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Book Review---Unexpected Consequences by Cara Bristol

If you're a fan of Domestic Discipline stories (and I assume you are if you are visiting my blog) then you'll love Cara Bristol's Unexpected Consequences.

Unexpected Consequences is the story of young bride, Melania, and her new husband, Jared. Melania is young and innocent while Jared is older and a bit more worldly. Jared is also a member of the Rod and Cane Society, an organization made up of men who spank their wives in a Domestic Discipline relationship.

Jared is very clear with Melania about his beliefs regarding Domestic Discipline and spanking, even going so far as to present Melania with an agreement to sign before their marriage. Melania vaguely pays attention to what Jared tells her and skims over the document, mostly with a "Sure, but he'll never really spank me" attitude.

Guess what? She's wrong.

This story is very well done. It's told from the point of view of both Melania and Jared and follows these newlyweds as they work their way through their expectations and assumptions. We experience Melania's shock at being disciplined for what she considers a trivial infraction followed by a glimpse into Jared's world as he struggles to determine whether his wife is cut out for this lifestyle and whether he has come on too strong in his discipline.

It's clear that these two love each other deeply and not just because of the hot sex. Even if you took out the actual spanking scenes (though, why would you want to?), this is a good story about compelling characters with very real emotions and conflicts who are trying to figure out how to be married.

For those of you who question the husband's role in a DD relationship and assume that they are all power hungry men who want to dominate their wives, this book will give you a very different perspective.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I'm Going to Do Some Spring Cleaning

Don't worry. My house will still be a mess. I'm going to spring clean my documents file. It's possible that the number of unfinished stories that I have saved on my computer is larger than the number of dust bunnies under my bed.

I read a writer's New Year's Resolutions (sometime around January 1) and one of the resolutions was to finish every story he started. I've decided to do the same, but first I'm going to finish all those bits and pieces that I've got stored away taking up valuable computer memory...and not earning me any money, either.

The unfinished stories are evidence of my constant stream of ideas coupled with my lack of discipline to finish things. I'm determined to get control of both.

Wish me luck. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Authentic Spankable Offenses

In a recent comment on one of my stories, Cara Bristol mentioned the challenge of coming up with new Authentic Spankable Offenses.

I think this both a great phrase (hereafter ASO) and a great point.

I'm far from an expert on Domestic Discipline, but as a writer of DD and general spanking stories, I feel a responsibility to portray spankings which are given for legitimate reasons and which the heroine acknowledges (whether before, during or after) that she deserved.

So...tell me what you think. In your opinion, what are offenses which you think rise to the level of ASO, and which do not? Have you ever been subjected to a spanking that you felt was not an ASO? If so, how did you deal with that situation?

Can't wait to hear what you all think. I know you're out there, so don't be shy!