Remember the days of dial up Internet? The static and beeping as it tried to connect. The celebration when you finally heard it go through. The anticipation of knowledge at your fingertips, of finding a chat room filled with people who had a similar interest. Compelled by this novel idea of connecting with others, even those in other countries, from your own home in *gasp* your pajamas!
I remember those early days of perusing chat rooms and using the AOL search engine looking up terms like “Reiki” and “Channeling” and “Aromatherapy.” I was a young and budding spiritual guru at the spry young age of 18. My Mom and I shared a screen name. We were sage and growing in our joint pursuits of spiritual awareness. It was a lot of fun.
And then one day I was alone in the house. I was typing away looking up health remedies for this or that when suddenly an idea was upon me. “I should look up the word spanking!” Oh, once that idea sparked it ignited! I typed in the word as my heart raced and my breath quickened. You can imagine my surprise when entry upon entry showed up. I didn’t expect much more than a definition and maybe a sentence using the word, similarly to when I had looked it up in the dictionary my parents gave me over and over when I was younger.
I sorted through these results all the while listening intently for the sound of the garage door opening or the door clicking. I sorted through with bated breath the parenting articles, and the porn, when alas what did I stumble upon…My first discovered spanking story. I was captivated. Entire stories dedicated to my secret obsession. This was so much more satisfying that the brief, but delicious scenes that I had stumbled upon reading old fashioned romance novels.
My life changed that day and little did I realize the fundamental change that was occurring inside of me. That subtle shift that would change the course in ways I couldn’t even fathom yet. I was hooked. I quickly realized that the story pages contained no pictures. I could read to my heart’s content with no one the wiser. It was one of the most satisfying moments of my life. This was before Bethany Burke changed the landscape of spanking fiction to the plethora of spanking romance we can find today. So, now that you are acquainted with the moment that I discovered and fell head over heals in love with the spanking genre let me introduce myself.
Hi, my name is Corinne, and I am a spanking romance bookaholic.
Ps. I won’t even go into the time I ventured bravely into the “Rosy Cheeks” chat room using, yes you guessed it, that same screen name that I shared with my mom. Can you guess what happened?