by La Crimson Femme
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. This phase sums up this story. Daphne Atlas is a superhero through her powers granted by a Greek Goddess – Artemis. As a condition of Artemis” continued patronage, Daphne needed to stay chaste. Since Daphne was a preteen at the time, it wasn”t a big deal. Now, with the world turned upside down with super villain, Alpha Man, becoming the supreme “Emperor of Earth”, Daphne”s virginity is up for bargaining.
This sexual slavery which includes humiliation, pet play and non-con is pretty hot. Even the F/f scenes are done in a hot fantasy way. Obviously, this isn”t a true to BDSM lifestyle book. It”s a spank bank material BDSM fantasy. I have no issues with this and found it arousing. It also initiated a little “me time” which is always a bonus. From a hot erotic rating standpoint, it would be a 4 star. Ms. Chennault does a good job of incorporating the heat.
The character development is average. I can”t say that I really took to any of the characters. I found Daphne to be less of a heroine and more of a confused little girl wanting a daddy or mommy to come save the day. While she did sacrifice to save her team of superheroes, that is about all she really does. Her personal thoughts during sexual slavery were a bit annoying. She”s one of those people who make a decision and think they can accept the consequences but she can”t. She whines and then tries to find a rationalization to get out of it. I personally can”t stand this kind of character so she”s did not have me rooting for her. I kept hoping for her to be demoralized and turned into a brainless sex doll. I didn”t even care if she ended up being a sex puppy never allowed to speak for life.
The arch villain Alpha Male is hilarious. He”s a “Dr. Evil” from Austin Powers type character. The difference is Alpha Male seems to actually have some plausible action plans. Many of his actions are using what the gaming world calls “God Powers” so after a while, the reader may roll their eyes at his solutions and how easy he resolves conflicts with warring nations.
From a world building standpoint, it”s odd. What exactly is this author trying to say? Do I think our world could be a better place if we have one person ruling it? Actually, yes. If there is one focused goal, generally that is more easily and successfully completed than many different competing agendas. Are Alpha male”s tactics draconian? Yes and yet I find nothing wrong with it and would actually support many of them. What I don”t agree with is some of the political ideas. Some of the things Ms. Chennault lauds as a perfect world scenario are ludicrous for me. It”s a Band-Aid to the root problem. This is never more evident than at the end of the story where a twists occurs.
The ending made little sense to me. Was Daphne a Trojan horse all along? Is it necessary to add an Oedipus twist to this already jam packed story filled with Socialist agendas and quasi-Greek god mythology? The ending for me was a bit of a letdown. I”m fine with a bitter ending. I don”t need happily ever afters or happily for now. How this book ended made very little sense. It could be because so many years were glossed over so for the ending to occur the way it did, it comes across flimsy due to lack of character layering and strong world building. Overall, this book is an erotic read. Forget the politics, plot holes and characters, just enjoy it for the sexy scenes.
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And now, here is this week's prompt. Write something using this phrase “What are you going to do with that?”
by Tara Finnegan
The Errant Bride is a sweet, contemporary tale of a newly married couple who are struggling to make the adjustments required to working as a single unit. There are the usual struggles of division of labor and financial responsibility etc., but in this case, all is not running very smoothly.
Sara starts off full of good intentions but all too soon sees marriage as just meaning that she is no longer answerable to her parents and she can do what she likes. Ethan seems to be much more sensible and mature and begins to find his wife’s irresponsibility a burden. He proposes to fix this using domestic discipline.
The author excels in describing the emotions of the bride, Sara and we get a real insight into the initial anger she feels towards Ethan as he announces out of the blue, that when he gets home he wants Sara ready for a spanking. Sara is no stranger to discipline as she had been subjected to discipline from her father even as an adult, but her anger at her husband is obvious; and even justified as Ethan had promised her on their wedding day that he would never treat her like that.
Sara goes from anger about being disciplined, to negotiation and promises she will correct her behaviour without spanking, which of course she doesn’t. She brats out, pushing Ethan to his limits and goes to such extremes as to put both their marriage and even her own safety at risk.
An added pleasure is that some of the chapters are written from Ethan’s point of view, which makes the reader really gets to empathize with him, and understand his motivation behind his actions, it also allows the author to give us some nice background information on Sara, and you begin to see that Ethan may have more cause for concern about her behaviour than you initially think.
While I really liked the writing, one cause of concern for me was that I felt that Sara was forced into Domestic Discipline. I felt that her husband let her down with his failure to communicate and discuss his reasoning and therefore I lost a bit of empathy for Ethan. Also, the story showed Sara always to be the one with faults, but in the real world, nobody is perfect, and I’d have preferred to see a little more balance. I did get confused at one point and had to go back and re-read some of the earlier chapters to see if I had missed something.
If you enjoy reading about spankings, there are quite a few nice, graphic descriptions of punishments and many will be pleased to hear that there is no graphic sexual play at all, although I do appreciate that may equally disappoint some readers. Overall, a sweet, wholesome domestic discipline story.
I suppose I’ve answered my own question—it’s such a possessive move and so intimate. There’s also something primal about it. That whole caveman thing, I suppose.
In Lady Katherine’s Comeuppance, Lady Katherine has long dark hair which is the subject of much of Lord Winchester’s attention.
Here are a couple of excerpts where Lady Katherine’s hair got some good tuggin’. Enjoy!
His hands moved to her hair and began to remove the pins holding her tresses in place. He somehow managed to remove the pins in such a manner that her hair fell all at one time into long shimmering cascades down her back. When he stroked his hands the length of her hair her mouth went dry while her lady parts became instantly damp. “Shall I tell you a secret?” he asked, his voice a rasp of husky desire. She nodded. “The first day I arrived in London, I walked into this house unannounced and heard you talking in the parlor to a friend of yours.”
Her eyes, which had begun to droop with the sensuous feel of his hands on her hair, flew open and she strained to recollect the substance of their conversation. As though he had read her thoughts he filled in the missing information for her. “It sounded to me as though you planned to use your feminine wiles to convince me not to turn you out on the street.”
Her mouth gaped and she wondered what he intended to say, and do, next.
He picked up a hairbrush—her hairbrush—and stroked the bristles through her locks in a sensual caress.
“I was about to storm into the room and tell you what I thought of your plan, but when I looked around the corner of the door and saw you,” he paused and looked into the mirror to hold her gaze, “all I could think about was that I hoped you would.”
Katherine exhaled and smiled at him. “Really?”
“Yes.” He grasped her hair in a hank and tipped her head back, exposing her throat to the warmth of his breath as he whispered against her quivering flesh. “My other all-pervasive thought was my overwhelming desire to do this—” whereupon he buried his hand in the hair at the back of her head, turned her until their lips met and kissed her. Softly at first, his hand in her hair, masterfully holding her in place, then his mouth commanded hers to open. His tongue danced with hers and she responded to the invitation. Flames of desire built and spiraled throughout her body.
[The next day, Lady Katherine recollects events from the night before.]
Katherine, bracing herself against the chair and staring into the mirror at her own passion filled expression could see Thomas, also bereft of clothing, as he stood behind her. His broad chest glistening with perspiration, his eyes enflamed with desire.
Desire for her.
He held her hair entwined through his fingers like a silken set of reins as he penetrated her feminine core from behind.
She had never felt so exposed. So vulnerable. And yet, so womanly. Her back arched and her pebbled nipples brushed against the chair as Thomas used her tresses to control her
movements while he thrust deep, so deep, into her.
In the mirror, she watched Thomas’ face contort with ecstasy. His obvious pleasure intensified her own. She strained against the dominance of his hold on her hair, her body writhing, her knees nearly buckling. Her grip on the chair her only lifeline as she soared higher and higher on the wings of pleasure.
Until finally, totally and completely, she gave herself over to the pleasure, to him, to his domination.
Her own moans were drowned out by those coming from behind her. She watched both their faces in the mirror as the two of them exploded in a shattering orgasm.
Lady Katherine’s Comeuppance is available at Amazon, Amazon UK, and Barnes and Noble.
Blurb: The House of Winchester is set on its ear when Thomas, a distant cousin of the recently deceased earl, arrives to assume his role as Lord Winchester. In addition to an elegant London home and a luxurious country estate, Thomas “inherits” Lady Katherine, the widow of the former earl. Lady Katherine, herself the daughter of an earl, is horrified that a barbaric American will not only be the new lord of the manor, but also responsible for her future support and livelihood. Lady Katherine is determined to maintain her position in society and equally determined to ignore the brash American. That is, until their passions override their good judgment.
When a scandal erupts and forces them to marry, Thomas uses both tenderness and discipline to prepare his wife to face society and regain her good name. Will this fine English Lady surrender to the American?
p>By Corinne Alexander
In a post-apocalyptic world Olivia (Livvie) is an officer hoping to earn her place as a pilot for the Hunter-Killer Squadron of Magnus One, which is one of two remaining cities on Earth. Her job will be to take down the remaining resistance living in the wild & poisoned by the air of earth. After her plane is shot down she is rescued by Hayden, our hero, who is leader of the resistance force and former Officer of Magnus. He takes her into his protection and into his control.
Hayden is compassionate to Livvie’s plight and feels she is just as much of a victim as anyone because she has been brainwashed by those in charge at Magnus One. However, not everyone who lives in the wild feels the same way. To many she is the enemy who has helped destroy their families and lands. Hayden collars her and puts her under his protection. He is sexy, dominant, and shows Livvie who exactly is in charge. When she doesn’t do what he says he gives her bottom a well placed slap and makes it very clear that he will do that and more if she does not obey him in the future. After his warning smack he says, “If I have to do it again, It’ll be a proper bare-bottom spanking.” (YUM!) He makes good on his promise and so much more in many delicious scenes!
Livvie discovers quickly that the earth’s air is not poisoned as she discovers an entire community of healthy people living normal lives. In fact it was her who had been poisoned. The leaders of Magnus kept the air in the domed habitats that residents live in pumped full of a sedative to keep them compliant and easy to control. She realizes that everything she had been lead to believe her whole life was a lie. However, Livvie is spirited and independent. She is not just going to take all of these events lying down. She shows herself as a fierce female soldier all the way through. First there is her sister to think about back at Magnus who has been taken as a donor to create a baby. It’s not the traditional way of making a baby, Livvie has found out. They will cut her open and remove her entire uterus with little regard to her health or life. Then there is her independence. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to Hayden and all of the delicious things he does to her body…even the painful ones, like spanking. However, she has too much to fight for to fall into complacency. Hayden knows how to make her melt and feel very submissive toward him. However, she does not allow that to change her moral compass or the fight within her. She does what she believes is right no matter what!
Post-apocalyptic books just do it for me. Add to that a steaming hot, dominant, alpha male, lots of spankings, anal play, and amazing sex and you have that perfect storm for me. Livvie is such a great character full of spunk, but at the same time has soft submissive tendencies toward Hayden. Hayden is deliciously dominant and so very sexy yet he is also a great leader and very compassionate towards Livvie, giving her the benefit of the doubt, when he didn’t have to. I am a huge fan of Natasha Knight and Captive’s Desire is no exception. This beautiful book has it all including a HEA.
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by Dinah McLeod
If you want a book full of suspense, biting prose, and plenty of sexy, “sweet ass”—not to mention spanking—then Alice Dark’s The Case of the Killer Heels is the book for you! Private Eye Detective Diana Street—that’s just Diana to all of you—is a brassy, confidant woman who knows what she likes. And what she likes is spanking pretty, submissive women.
She also knows how to get the job done, whether that entails punishing a wayward secretary or coming through for a client. Diana’s character is as authentic and unforgettable as her story is intriguing. I have always liked detective novels, and this one has all the excitement and suspense you’d expect as well as saucy sex scenes that will leave you panting for more. Alice Dark knows how to whet the appetite, and does so in this well-written work of art.
Follow along as Diana tries to get the goods for Ruby, her client who believes her husband is cheating on her. Early into her investigation, she has to leave to punish her secretary, Mona, and when she returns the husband of her client is found dead. The only question remains is whodunit? Be sure to find out in this compelling, gritty novel!
This is day 11 of the As Natural As Breathing Book Blog Tour. Have you been reading along? If not, you can find
There are many ways one can write spanking (though we, as writers, do tend to criss-cross two of them quite often.) Sexual spanking and domestic discipline are the two I write about in my new book As Natural As Breathing. This book is the first in a series about two amazing men and the beginning of their relationship.
Logan, one of our two heroes, was brought up in a domestic discipline home. So, not only was he familiar with and accepting of spanking as discipline, but after he entered college, he accepted that spanking was a fetish for him and as a sexual top; there was nothing he loved more than to paint an ass a bright red. Also, he was a member of a very close, very loving family and he understood that much of that was based on the DD principles his parents put in place before he was born. Knowing that, he fully intends to have the same kind of relationship with the man he settles down with.
Christian knew nothing of domestic discipline or spanking – except for the fact he craved spanking as long as he could remember – and while he was not sure of the DD side of things, once he and Logan started down their fetish side, he was more than happy to follow Logan’s lead. After all, when a wonderful man could give him that much pleasure and knew so much more than Christian did, he was willing to go wherever Logan led…well, almost.
In this excerpt (I’ve giving you an extra-long one today), Logan has taken Christian into his first adult store and they are looking at spanking implements. Logan does a little teaching while he introduces his partner to the plethora of possibilities.
Christian’s mouth dropped open as toys of every make and size appeared before his eyes. “Holy fuck,” he muttered. His eyes alighted on the sexy outfits and he snickered. “I’m not interested in wearing any of those.” He waved at a slutty nurse uniform.
Logan smirked. “Oh, I don’t know. Your cock would stick out nicely from the bottom.”
“Shut it,” Christian snickered, slapping him on the arm as he continued walking through the store.
The impact toys drew Christian’s attention and they walked over and began to go through them. He was woefully uninformed about each item, so Logan educated him as to how each implem
ent might feel. “For instance, in the canes there are three main types. Wood, wood covered in leather, and acrylic. The thin bendy wooden ones like this,” he pulled out a bamboo cane, “Will hurt like fuck and leave a welt if hit hard enough. The leather doesn’t hurt as badly as just the wood, but it still has bend in it, so the snap will sting. The acrylic has no give so it will sting less, but you will feel it for longer.”
He put them back and picked up a couple paddles. “Make of the paddle does not make as much difference as density and circumference. The larger the item, the larger the area it will hit, and it will actually hurt less at the moment of impact. Air resistance,” he explained at Christian’s confused look. “If you grab
a paddle like this…” He held up an aluminum one with tons of holes. “It will sting and burn like crazy because there is little air resistance.” He picked up a paddle that resembled a fly swatter. “Sting, sting, sting because of no air resistance at all.”
“How did you learn so much? Besides what your dad told you, I mean.”
Grinning, Logan picked up a large black leather paddle. “Dad gave me some great advice when I told him that spanking was more than just punishment for me, that it had become a major fetish. He said I should test anything I wanted to use on someone else on myself first just to know how it basically felt. Thi
s,” he slapped it on his hand, creating a very nice sound across the room, “is one of my favorites. It has a great sound, has tons of residual ache and heats up the skin nicely.” He handed it to Christian to check out. “Depending on the pain threshold of the one receiving the spanking, you can mix and match some of the implements to increase the pain or to just create such a mixture of sensations that they fly.”
“Fly?” Confusion crossed Christian’s face.
“People call it different things. In the BDSM world, it’s called subspace. Basically, the endorphins brought on by the pain and pleasure overload the bottom a bit and they float in a space where they are quite happy. Most of the bottoms I know who aren’t masochists live for it.”
“What do the masochistic bottoms live for?”
“The ultimate pain.”
“I don’t think I wanted to know that,” Christian admitted, turning a little green.
As Natural As Breathing
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:
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:
Lady Katherine, the Dowager Countess of Winchester, has just come out of mourning for her husband, who she shared a companionable fondness with, if not a passionate marriage. Lady Katherine knows her duty, and fulfills it to perfection: she is, in every sense of the word, a lady. Or at least she always has been, until her late husband’s cousin, Thomas, comes from America to claim his new title as the Earl of Winchester.
Katherine is understandably unenthusiastic about meeting Thomas, who she suspects will be as brutish and “American” as they come. She confides her fears to a friend and, unbeknownst to her, Thomas is listening in. He is determined to give her a piece of his mind when he gets his first look at the Lady herself and is so smitten by her beauty that he can’t reveal himself.
So begins Lady Katherine’s Comeuppance, a wonderfully well-written book by Celeste Jones that will leave you turning page after page eagerly to find out what happens next. Her book is filled with delicious, tantalizing scenes in which Lady Katherine discovers her own sexual fulfillment that has been previously denied her. Thomas is every bit the “boorish” man she imagined, yet she is intrigued by him and finds her body responding to him in ways that are decidedly unladylike.
Yet, she can’t seem to stop her own attraction to him, even after landing over his knee on numerous occasions! Could her feelings for him be more than a means to fulfill her sexual yearning? Find out in Lady Katherine’s Comeuppance!
I love historical fiction, and this book was no exception! With vivid detail and beautiful writing, Celeste Jones brings these characters to life. You will find your own body responding to the advances of the new Earl of Winchester, just as you will sympathize with Lady Katherine and feel every swat of that porcelain hairbrush on your backside. A very compelling read! Get your copy today—you won’t regret it!
4.5 Stars [rating=4.5]
by the unknown reviewer
Endorphins are (according to my three minutes of internet research) hormones released by the body that help to improve your mood. These can be released through physical exercise, sex, and even hearty laughter.
Sure, sex is great, but can you share that with your sister or your friends? But, who doesn’t want to be part of a big laugh-fest?
With wicked satire and clever word use, Sheri Savill tells the story of Tara Febreze, erotica author in search of a real life dom…and through it all she is…Bound for Disappointment.
Now, this was not a romance and there weren’t even any real spankings (though Sir Thong might disagree), so I can see how some readers of spanking fiction might be confused about why this book is being reviewed on a Spanking Romance site.
How about because it’s a good book and you should lighten up and go read it?
You’ll never be able to look at a gas tank the same way again.
NOTE: Join us to discuss this book at the Spanking Book Club this Friday, Aug. 16th, on Celeste Jones”s blog.