Please welcome Katherine Deane who is today's lucky guest hostess!
Welcome to the Easter EGGstravaganza Event of the book club!
Celeste and I have pooled together to add something fun to your basket! How about some free books?
Answer the special “Easter Egg” question below, and get entered for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Blushing Books.
Enjoy the discussion, answer any or all of the questions below, and don’t forget to answer the “Easter Egg” question for a chance at the prize!
This will go all weekend, and the winner will be announced on Monday!
Today we’re talking about LauraSmith’s Sam McGee series (book 1, The Yukon Bride). Blurb: On the day of her twenty-fifth birthday and looking across her cake at her divorced parents as they snapped and bickered, Andria decided it was time to do something, anything. When she came across a flyer from the Sam McGee Tours asking for Mail-Order Brides to go on a two to three month hike up to the Yukon, she jumped on it. During her interview, she learns there's a little more to it than that. The company sells tours for the disciplinary-inclined.
Her main purpose as a bride would be to tip herself willing and eagerly over her pretend husband's knee. And wouldn't she know it, she's paired not just with a gorgeous, large-handed man, but the man's younger and just as hot brother. She's never been spanked before, but with Van and Tyson guiding her along the way (hairbrush and belt at the ready), she can't wait to get on the trail towards being their Yukon Bride.
I was so excited that Celeste let me host book club this week! I knew exactly which book I wanted to discuss - a story I read over a year and a half ago, when I was first coming to grips with my Spanking nature. Since I couldn’t remember all the details, I just re-read it, and was pleasantly surprised to discover (with as much as my likes and dislikes have changed), I still loved this story!
This first story in the three book Sam McGee series, gives us the background and insight into our main characters. The delightfully witty and charismatic, Andria, who chooses to become a paid “Bride” for the Yukon Trip of the Sam McGee Tours. The handsome and oh so dominant brothers Van and Tyson, who play Andria’s “husbands” for the trip. The antagonist, Olivia, beautiful and manipulating, who hates Andria and vows to hurt her. All of these characters are flawed and wonderful in this story. This is a Spanko’s dream come true! (At least a spanko with an adventurous streak!) I loved this story, and am looking forward to re-reading the rest of the series!
1. Andria chooses to go on the Sam McGee adventure tour to get away from her family drama, and make some good money. The only caveat is that it is a tour that caters to “spankos”. If you had the opportunity to go on this kind of tour, would you?
2. Would the fact that it is a dangerous trip through the Yukon deter you?
3. What do you think about the fact that the trip planner attempted to place new spankers and spankees together instead of an experienced with an inexperienced. Do you think this would hinder or help their overall experience?
4. Andria’s “Spanking for Dummies” book claims that anything can be used as an implement, so she chooses to try out her tv remote. This was a hilarious self spanking scene! What do you think? Could this work? Can you think of any other items that one could use for a spanking? Easter Egg Challenge! Come up with the best idea for a non spanking item to be used as an implement.
5. Brothers, Tyson and Van offer to team up as husband / spankers with Andria. Ignoring the fact that they are both gorgeous, would you prefer a “one man show” or the sharing scene like Andria chooses? This means double the spankings. J
6. One of the things I adore about this book, is Andria’s atypical body stature- which is different from the “traditional” heroines I read about. Andria is strong, beautiful on the inside, witty, charming, pretty, and also very overweight. The author does a wonderful job of describing Andria’s larger stature, as something beautiful, tackling the traditionally held beliefs about beauty, wonderfully. And I have to agree, her charm and inner beauty are what makes her even more gorgeous than the beauty queen, Olivia. As is evidenced by Van and Tyson’s choice to have her as their bride.
I’ll be honest and say I usually prefer inner beauty to external looks, within reason. But I also like the fantasy of the good looking partner vs the reality of the everyday guy. Does it make a difference for you? Does the sex matter? Are average females ok, but hunky males necessary, or vice versa? What are your views on character appearance?