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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!

Come to My New Blog for a Spanking Fiction Release Party & Giveaway!!

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Today is the day we have all been waiting for….Breeder’s release day!!! I feel the anticipation down to my toes! To put the icing on the cake you  will have the opportunity to enter not one, not two, but THREE GIVEAWAYS! My contest for one book off of Cara’s back list will be taking entries through Thursday. Remember you can come back every day for new entries. In addition to this Cara is having TWO giveaways on her blog in celebration of the release. The first is simple. Go to Cara’s blog and leave a comment to win a $10 Starbucks gift card. In addition to that she is having a HUGE review contest! See details below & stay tuned for my Breeder review as well!
You could win a $50 Amazon gift certificate by entering the “Breeder Reader Contest” hosted by author Cara Bristol to celebrate the release of her new science fiction erotic romance, Breeder. To enter the contest, post a review of Breeder on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Loose Id, Goodreads, or ARe and email the link to Cara Bristol by October 31, 2013.
Contest rules:
  • You will receive one contest entry for each review you post – two entries for an Amazon review. If you post all five places you’ll have six chances to win.
  • The review must be posted by October 31, 2013 to be eligible for the prize.
  • You must email Cara the links to the reviews. Send them to carabristol50 (at) yahoo (dot) com and put BREEDER READER CONTEST in the subject line.
  • The winner will be chosen by random drawing (random.org) and announced on November 1, 2013.
  • The winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift certificate.
  • For more information, refer to Cara Bristol’s blog.
 
Breeder blurb:
To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, he begins to question Protocol-sanctioned male domination, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.
Breeder explores the concepts of gender roles and social prohibitions against deviant behavior. It includes graphic M/F and some M/M sexual content and domestic discipline.
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Round Table Discussion – Spanking Beginnings & Fantasies Come True

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I am so excited to be participating in a new feature over on the Spanking Romance Review Blog! Several of us have started an ongoing Round Table Discussion pertaining to hot button issues of the spanking community! Every two weeks we will discuss a new topic that is near and dear to the spanking community’s heart. After you read this blog head on over to SRR’s blog to see our debut post and find the links to the other participant’s responses!

This week’s discussion is led by yours truly! I’ve always been fascinated by how others discovered their interest in spanking & how they have explored it. So on that note here is this week’s discussion questions:

  1.  When did you first know you were interested in spanking, and the surrounding ideas that come with it?
  2. When did you finally cross over from fantasies to bringing it into real life? (Or has that yet to happen?)

I’ve been a spanko I think my entire life. From Ken spanking Barbie or Barbie spanking Barbie it’s always been there. I remember looking up spanking in the dictionary over and over and in every new dictionary I could find. I tried to incorporate spanking with a few of my high school boyfriends, but I really don’t think they thought I was being serious. I did have one spanking experience with my long time high school boyfriend. We were just joking around and it turned into so much more. I literally went weak in the knees when he pulled his belt out of its loop’s and made me bend over for a spanking. I had never been so turned on in my life. Sadly that relationship was over, but it left a burning desire in my mind (and fantasies!)

I met my husband a couple years later. We had a whirlwind romance and were married within only two months (with three kids between us.) There was a lot of playful spanking, but with so many kids under five we were just never really able to fully develop this kink. Throughout the years after we had a fight I would fantasize about him taking me over his knee and spanking me soundly then placing me in the corner. I didn’t tell him during those years about the desire because I was terrified about giving up that kind of control. We were also both pretty staunchly feminist, so I kept those fantasies to myself.

At about the five year mark I started re-awakening sexually. The spanking play began again and it was great! One day as I perused the web for spanking stories and videos I stumbled across a CDD web page. Let me tell you it resonated from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. It was a huge light bulb moment! I remembered seeing Bethany’s community (before she created Blushing Books.) They had a forum where couples practiced DD but it wasn’t clearly defined as DD is today. This CDD site was a few pages and it described to a T exactly what I wanted and needed! I could combine my sexual need for spanking with my goals for in marriage and our household. I was a hopeless slob, hormones got the best of me more times than not, and I wanted his dominance so very much. I have found that DD appeals to me because I like having a purpose for the spanking. I like adding it into daily life. It makes getting things done so much more appealing. I am ever the practical Capricorn!

It turned out I was too chicken to follow through with bringing DD up to him then. I tried, but backed down at the first look of incredulous. I didn’t even take the time to explain. It wasn’t for another four YEARS that I made my second (and final) attempt. I enjoyed the play, but I wanted the real thing. And I got it! Hubby reacted well to my second attempt. I explained way better this time! I even got my first discipline spanking that week. It’s funny that I forget what it was for now. I just remember how weird it was. It felt so scripted and like we were playing pretend. He had me bend over the bed, lower my panties, and he spanked me a little bit with his hand and then used the ping pong paddle about 10 times. He kept asking if he was hurting me and if I was okay. I remember coming away feeling like I hadn’t been punished at all. He was so scared that he was going to bruise me or hurt me for real. It took him a little bit of time to get past that, but let me tell you he has gotten past it!!

Over the years DD has taken different forms. In the beginning I really wanted that DD fantasy that I had always read about in books. As time went on we realized that didn’t really work for us. It works better when we pick our goals or spankable offences and if I ask him for a spanking when I feel guilty or when I need it. He has become so much more confident and dominant. And boy is it HOT!! He has dominance in the bedroom honed to a science. YUM YUM YUM! We are very adventurous and in DD and out of DD have ventured to many other aspects aside from spanking. I’m not sure how to explain why spanking works so well when I am a spanko, but they do. This whole dynamic works well. There is a difference between punishment spankings and maintenance, stress relief, or play spankings. Sometimes it’s just the tone of the whole thing. Whatever it is it works for us.

Fantasy has become reality in many ways. I know that I have many more fantasies to come true in the future as well! That’s why I keep reading those smoking hot spanking romances! So spanking romance authors keep on writing and fueling those fantasies!!

How did you first discover you were interested in spanking? Have you experienced that moment where fantasy becomes reality? I would LOVE to hear your experiences as well!

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Today We Have Thianna D Talking About Sex Toys On Her As Natural As Breathing Book Blog Tour Stop!

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Welcome, Thianna! I’m so excited that you decided to stop by on your busy Tour! I’ve been having a lot of fun keeping up with all the topics that you explore in your new book! This is definitely a must read! Everyone make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post! I will turn it over to you now, Thianna!

Thanks, Corinne, for letting my book tour be on your blog today:)

This is day 14 of the As Natural As Breathing Book Blog Tour. Have you been reading along? If not, you can find all the posts here.

Anyone here not like sex toys? No? Didn’t think so. They are fun, aren’t they? And being the adventurous person I am, I have found that everyday items can make incredibly fun toys. Think toothbrush…that’s all I’m sayin’.

Another thing sex toys are fun for is in writing sex scenes or even humorous scenes – the opportunities are endless. And, as always, they can be a great teaching tool. In As Natural As Breathing, Logan gets to teach Christian about a few he had either never heard of or had but had not tried before. Oh, the fun of walking through an adult shop and picking up things to try. Online shopping has taken away some of the pleasure in that. No matter how many times I go to an adult shop, there is always a slightly clandestine feel to walking through the dildo aisle or picking up the floggers to check them out. Shopping online at Liberator.com just does not feel the same – no matter how much I loooooove Liberator products.

In this excerpt, Logan gives Christian a suggestion he had never thought of before while they are walking through a sea of adult toys.

“…Now, do any of these appeal to you? If not, we could always go to a kitchen store. There are some fun things there.” 

 

“A kitchen store?”

 

“Yep. Wooden spoons, pancake turners, cutting boards…” Logan sighed.

 

“Wow. I never would have thought of that.”

 

“You will now.”

 

Spluttering, Christian nodded. “Yeah, I don’t know if I can go into Momma’s kitchen again without turning red.”

 

“Come on, let’s look at all the other fun toys.” Logan turned and quickly realized he was not being followed. As he turned to find out why, he saw what Christian was staring at and a huge grin crossed his face. Oh, this would be interesting.

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Book Description:

As Natural As Breathing

Length: Novel

Genre: Gay Spanking Romance

For Christian Darringer, life isn’t worth living. Just back from the Middle East; scarred and with permanent damage to one leg, he does not think anyone will want him for anything. Meeting a gorgeous man he finds himself thinking about constantly is not in his plans. Pulled toward the startling younger man with striking blue eyes, he begins to question a lot of things – especially his sexuality. Not one to hide from a challenge, he plunges ahead only to find himself more than just attracted to Logan who is full of life and joy, he finds himself head over heels in love.

Logan Mannette has almost everything he ever wanted: loving parents, happiness, friends and security. The only thing missing is finding the love of his life, a love that is just like his parents’. When he meets Christian at a party, everything changes. Instantly attracted, he does his best to help this sad man and quickly finds himself feeling more than he has ever felt before. Raised in a domestic discipline household, he holds that ideal as what he wants but his interest in spanking became a fetish and when Christian admits that he wants to be spanked, Logan believes he might have found the perfect man.

Just as everything begins for them, Christian’s past intercedes and one of his brothers makes waves about him dating a man. If it weren’t for Logan’s support, he might fold; but with the love of one amazing man, Christian finds that living his life rather than just existing is as natural as breathing.

You can find As Natural As Breathing at:

Amazon
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Barnes & Noble

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For Thianna D, reading and writing are as important as breathing and far more important than math or science. A storyteller from the time she could speak, she was always making up characters as a kid. As a teenager that turned to sci-fi and fantasy, as an adult to romance. It wasn’t until her fourth decade that she began writing erotic scenes within her stories.

Writing M/M came naturally to her; she wrote her first tale before ever having read one. “There is something about the amazing dynamic between two strong men falling in love and defeating anything thrown at them.” While she had written several BDSM stories involving men, As Natural As Breathing was the first full-length novel involving domestic discipline.

You can find out more of what is going on with her at:

Thianna D’s Blog

Thianna D’s Author Site

Goodreads

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Tune in tomorrow to get the URL for the next stop on the As Natural As Breathing Book Blog Tour. Now, get your entry for my giveaway:

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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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Destiny’s Chance by Cara Bristol: Destiny’s Chance is a Fantasy at it’s Romantic Best!

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Destiny Grable can’t help that she’s fallen in love Chance Everett, her best friend‘s boyfriend, but she’s never, ever acted on her feelings — until she and Zoe are in a car accident, Zoe is killed, and Destiny is reincarnated in her body. She never wished for something like this to happen, but perhaps now she’ll be free to love Chance the way she always wanted to.

Chance might have had pursued Destiny, but he has a kinky side and she was a nice girl. But now she’s dead, and the accident has forced him to take in his ex-girlfriend. As soon as she recovers and moves out, he’ll get on with his life.

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My Review:

After a freak accident leaves her best friend Dead, Destiny Grable survives. However, fate has intervened and Destiny finds herself reincarnated into her best friend Zoe’s body. Destiny has found a second chance at life, but not at all in a way that she could have ever predicted. One moment she’s driving in a car with her best friend and the next she’s waking up in the hospital with Zoe’s ex-boyfriend Chance taking care of her.  To make matters worse all of her old feelings for Chance are as strong as ever. Fighting between her desire for Chance and her loyalty to Zoe, Destiny is conflicted to say the least.

Zoe’s estranged boyfriend, Chance Everett, has committed himself to bringing Zoe home just long enough for her to get on her feet and then it will be time for both to move on once and for all. Chance and Destiny have been friends pushed together by Zoe, but Destiny couldn’t help but develop more than a little crush on Chance along the way. What Destiny doesn’t know is that Chance harbored a crushof his own. Chance can’t help noticing how much Zoe has changed. Her aloof nature seems to have disappeared into a woman filled with life that hums as she cooks gourmet meals, engages is compelling conversation, even her laugh has changed. Destiny is falling more in love with chance by day. The chemistry between them is inflamed by sharing a bed & the discovery of Zoe & Chance’s treasure trove of spanking implements. The tension; both sexual and the irresistible pull these characters have for one another all while trying to fight it is intoxicating. The sex & erotic spanking scenes are hot, hot, hot! Rooting for them through it all is Destiny’s empathic and clairvoyant sister, Laura, who recognizes Destiny immediately. She also recognizes true love when she sees it and is not going to let Destiny give up her chance at happiness.

The story and characters had a depth that held my interest from page one. I could not help, but feel connected to each one of them, including Destiny’s sister Laura.  In fact I connected so much with Laura that really hoping there will be a sequel in store for us featuring her as the lead character. Her story much be told! The mystical theme was fascinating. I am intrigued by the idea that true love can be so fated that one could be reincarnated into another’s body just to fulfill that destiny.  I really enjoyed how different this story is from author, Cara Bristol’s other work. It’s a nice contrast to the contemporary domestic discipline novels that the author has written in the past.  I, of course, am a big fan of both genres of spanking novels.

Destiny’s Chance is a fantasy at its romantic best. Are these star crossed lovers willing to take a chance and fulfill their destiny? You will have to read the book to find out and I highly recommend it!

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About the Author:

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Cara Bristol didn’t start out to become a spanking fiction author. It sort of happened…okay, with five spanking titles under her belt, three under contract, maybe it didn’t just happen. Maybe she likes the naughtiness, the taboo thrill of writing about dominant, sexy men who like to spank their partners. Could be.

Cara (pronounced CAR uh) is a multi-published author whose Rod and Cane Society novels have become one of the most popular domestic discipline erotic romance series. Three books about a secret organization of men who discipline their wives and girlfriends have been released by Loose Id: Unexpected ConsequencesFalse Pretenses andBody Politics.  The fourth one, a short story called Disciplinary Measures, will be released by Loose Id on May 21. Disciplinary Measures is intended to be dessert for those who have read the Rod and Cane books, and an appetizer for those who haven’t. All Rod and Cane Society stories can be read as stand-alones. Each story focuses on one couple’s journey with domestic discipline.

More are planned. Cara’s other titles are Intimate SubmissionSecret DesiresA Scent of Longing and Reckless in Moonlight. The former two also contain spanking. Ms. Bristol lives in the Midwest part of the United States with her husband. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling and reading.

She loves to hear from readers. Her email is carabristol50@yahoo.com, For the latest update, follow her on Twitter or like her Facebook page.

Visit Cara’s Website: www.carabristol.com

The Evolution of Emma Adler by Serafine Laveaux

 

detail_2310_Evolution_of_Emma_DetailA tale of sexual awakening and comeuppance. This is not your typical spanking novel. The backdrop of Depression Era Texas is rich and full of detail. I felt transported to a time of desperation, a time where so many felt desolate yet longed for more than what life had dealt them. The language absolutely thrilled me because it was spot on for the era. This is a coming of age story about Emma who begins as the target of prejudice common of the era, the victim of slurs against her heritage, and the poverty her family finds themselves in. Doris de Vris likes to pretend to be Emma’s friend. However, everything Doris does comes with an ulterior motive. Emma has resigned to just take it partly believing that she deserves it and partly because to her it’s all worth it for a nickel malt every now and then. An unexpected tryst between the two ensues after discovering Mr. de Vris’ secret stash of photos. Emma’s world has been blown wide open sexually while at the same time she has to overcome Doris turning on her viciously. Her self-discovery continues after an unsavory encounter of dark discipline from Doris’ father. Instead of breaking her spirit Emma finds a personal power within her that had never existed before. She hatches a plan to get revenge on Doris and her father. Her new-found inner voice fuels her on. I enjoyed Emma’s journey through a sweet romance and unlikely friendship that ultimately aides in her perfect revenge.

While this book contains the darker element of discipline I think what makes it so hot is Emma’s developing sense of self and strength that comes out of it. She doesn’t allow herself to be victimized. She takes that power and uses it to empower herself. The discipline is harsh, but hot. The story line is engrossing and exciting. The back story is rich and the characters are incredibly entertaining. In the end this novel goes down as one of my all-time favorites. I would give it five stars in every category. I can’t wait to read The Hickory Switch and find out what happens next.

 

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