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Hello Everyone! I hope you are all staying warm this holiday season. It’s gone from frigidly cold with lots of snow to highs near 50 & torrential downpours! Today is the day that my family is kicking off our Christmas celebrations. We start today and end sometime after the 30th. For me it’s a busy, but meaningful time. I’m looking forward to spending time with my favorite people later today eating amazing food, singing Christmas carols as off key as we can, & making memories. 

I want to thank my new subscribers for subscribing! I can’t wait for you to join in the conversation even if it’s just through reading and joining in silently. I moved my blog a couple of months ago over to blogger. I would love for you to join in over there and sign up for new posts over there! My blog address is: corinnealexander.blogspot.com. On the right side bar I have a place to subscribe by email, google friend connect, and bloglovin. 

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season & hopefully a spanky new year!

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The Lessons of Life and the Preciousness of Community

Many of you know that a couple of months ago my Mom had a stroke. To say it rocked my world is putting it mildly. My Mom is my confidant, my best friend, my biggest supporter & ally, and the person other than my husband & kids that is vital every day and every hour of my life. She has been my rock over the past year. It’s been a tough one. My Dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, which is a type of blood cancer, a year ago. She was a prayer and healing warrior throughout. She kept me sane, nurtured me while I nurtured my Dad, and was the glue that kept our family strong during that time. The funny thing is that she is no longer married to my Dad. She rallied around me, my brother, and my step-mom like the angel she is. I am very fortunate for the relationship all of my parents have with each other.

Subsequently, my 16 year old son suffered a very severe concussion. This concussion had him unable to function, interact, go to school, or play his most beloved sports. It caused emotional and mental strife and chaos in our family. His personality changed as he tried so hard to forge ahead in healing. My Mom had all the right words. She was always there ready with advice, research, and tools to help him and us through.  And we did make it through. My Dad is successfully in remission and my son is back to himself and well on the road to recovery! You can see, though, how this stroke threw us (especially me) for the biggest loop of all.

We have learned so much through this though! We have learned that it is never good to go it alone. It is always best to lean on each other. In fact to thrive in life we must learn to do this more often. Sucking it up and going it alone just so that you don’t rock the boat is never the right thing to do. The emotional, mental, and physical consequences are just not worth it. This was my Mom’s lesson. She is so good at giving, but how has she been at receiving? Well, she is being given the lesson of her life in that. Our family, friends, and community have blown us away in their love and support.

What has really rocked our world is THIS community. I have never felt more supported in my life. I never expected THIS community to rally around us in the way that they did. I have received more words of encouragement and support than I ever imagined that I would. It kept me strong. A friend of mine within this community knew of the fundraising efforts we were undergoing in our community of family and friends and asked if she could please share. She just knew that so many of our friends would want to help. And boy was she right! I was floored. These people who had never met her & in a community where most of us do not even share our real names cared & gave over and beyond what we could ever imagine. I never in a million years expected that! I would never have asked for it. My Mom and I both cried (more like balled out eyes out) when we saw the outpouring of support.

My Mom has learned that she never has to go it alone. She is completely supported beyond her wildest imagination and so have I. I have found an inner strength that I never knew I had. The lessons of this year have been hard, but possibly some of the most valuable of my lifetime. I hope I have the chance to give to all of you in the way I have been given to. I am so lucky to belong to this incredible community. I hope we all remember that. Things will come along occasionally to rock the boat, but together we can pull through it all! Who would have thought that a shared interest in spanking would lead to all of this!

Oh and in another bright spot right in the middle of all of this (I was actually at the hospital with my Mom) I found out that I won a beautiful paddle in the Spankee Doodle Blog Hop from Dee Dee at CDD Taken in Hand Stories!! It made my Day! As strange as it is it gave me just that spark of having something to look forward to. It brought levity to an otherwise overwhelming situation. Here is a beautiful picture of the paddle that I won. Mine is exactly the same except with my own name on it in red. Thanks, Dee Dee! It’s funny what joy the little things give!

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Announcing Spankee Doodle 2013 Blog Hop!

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For those in the northern hemisphere, summer is here! What better way to celebrate summer vacations than to give (or receive) a sizzling hot spanking? After the rousing success of Love Spanks and Spank or Treat, Anastasia Vitsky and her team of spanking fiction authors have returned to bring you a collective Spankee Doodle Dandy story extravaganza. It’s love and kisses for adults, and we do mean adults!

Want to become a Spankee Doodle Dandy ambassador and earn an extra prize entry? See below!

Even better, participation could earn you a GRAND PRIZE!

 Kindle Fire or Nook Color (winner’s choice)!
(donated by Bethany’s Woodshed)

$100 gift certificate
(donated by Blushing Books)

$20 gift certificate to Amazon!
(donated by Stormy Night Publications)

Custom-made Spankee Doodle paddle*!
(donated by Blondie’s Place)
*Available to US and Canada participants only

Book Bundles from:
Decadent Publishing
LazyDayPublishing
Stormy Night Publications

Pre-publication consultation of a manuscript up to 15K
(donated by Wizards in Publishing)

Many authors will also be offering a contest on their individual blogs. Your comment on their blogs automatically enters you in both the main contest and the individual contests!

What’s the catch?  Absolutely nothing!  We love writing for you and want to thank you for your readership.  Perhaps someone might get a spanking or two, but that’s a reward rather than a catch, right?  😉

Here are the rules:

  1. Visit each blog between the Thursday, June 20th and Sunday, June 23rd to read the posted stories and excerpts.
  2. Leave a comment answering the story question on each blog. You will receive one entry per blog for the grand prize drawing. You will also be automatically entered in that author’s individual contest, if he or she has one.
  3. If you have visited all of the blogs, visit Ana’s blog to sign up for FIVE bonus entries to the grand prize.                                   Deadline is midnight EDT (UTC -4) on June 23rd!!
  4. If you successfully completed the Love Spanks or Spank or Treat challenge and visited all of the blogs for either challenge, you may add “VIP” to your comments.  You will earn THREE bonus entries toward the grand prize.  (Yes, we will be doing this again.  Yes, if you successfully complete the Spankee Doodle Dandy challenge you can become a VIP for our next activity!) Visit any of the participating blogs on Thursday, June 28th to find out the lucky winners. Will it be you?

Like these events? Want to support your friendly spanking fiction authors? Become a Spankee Doodle Ambassador! In exchange for promoting this event, you will receive one extra prize entry, AND you are still eligible to participate and win prizes! To find out the details, send an email to ana_stasia2007 at yahoo dot com, with the subject line “Spankee Doodle Ambassador”.

For more information, updates, and a list of participating authors, please visit: http://governingana.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/announcing-spankee-doodle-2013/

The Fabric of My Being

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Spanking is part of the fabric of my being. Dare I say I am not alone in this? I think that for many of us it’s just an innate part of who we are. Spanking thoughts are always lurking around in the back of our brains just waiting for their moment to come bursting out. These can come forth with any number of triggers; be it a tree branch that looks just perfect for a switch, to spying a wooden spoon or spatula while cooking in the kitchen. How about those moments when you see a couple arguing in the store? The wife practically begging to be taken over her spouse’s knee right then and there. Farm stores aren’t safe anymore (riding crops, leather leads,) hardware stores are out (wow, the plethora of spanking potential!) Once innocent items have now taken on new meaning. I will never look at a mini blind rod the same! Or an arrow from an archery set (thank you Renee Rose!) I can’t make it through a day without fantasizing about being spanked for one reason or another. Life just goes on around me. People are just living their lives, interacting with me, all the while having NO IDEA what is going on inside my brain. I think they would run for their lives if they knew. Thank goodness the majority of my friends and family aren’t mind readers. These thoughts have been a daily part of my life for 5 years & an active part of my life before that. Unfortunately life does not allow for spanking to happen all day long every day. Darn it! Lucky for us there are a plethora of amazing spanking books out there for us to satisfy our daily cravings. I do mean amazing. The spanking genre has boomed over the last few years much to my eternal glee. In fact the choices are becoming more varied and better quality all the time. If that wasn’t all, thanks to the internet we can also satisfy our need to talk about all of that yummy spanking fiction with others that have that same drive nestled into the fabric of their being as well. I decided to share my current top six favorite spanking novels to tide you over until your next satisfying interlude. Now ask me in a month and my favorites will have changed. They don’t call me a spanking romance addict for the heck of it. So here you are:

Editorial Board by Anastasia Vitsky

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Naia and the Professor by Natasha Knight

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Otherworldly Discipline; A Witches Lesson by Korey Mae Johnson

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Rules of War by Sue Lyndon

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The Devil of Whiskey Row by Renee Rose

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The Rod & Cane Series by Cara Bristol

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What are your current top favorites? I want to hear your thoughts as well! You can include blogs in this as well if you don’t do your reading in book form.

Spankings on a Page

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?

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