Posted by Apr 27, 2015
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Spanking A to Z Blog Challenge
Spanking Romance Reviews is thrilled to once again sponsor the June Spanking A-Z Blog Challenge, brought to you by Celeste Jones. Here’s the scoop:
What is the Spanking From A to Z Blog Challenge?
The Spanking from A to Z Blog Challenge is a group event for any spanking blogger who would like to participate. The challenge is to blog for 26 days in June, 2015 using a different letter of the alphabet as a theme for your blog posts.
Can you explain that a bit more?
Sure. Each letter of the alphabet corresponds to a day of the month. On June 1, your blog should have A as the theme. B on June 2 etc.
Does each post have to be about spanking?
No! This is an opportunity to share all sorts of things. Got a great recipe for Apple Pie? You could post it on June 1 with A or on the 16th for P or the 4th (D is for dessert) or 25th (Y for Yummy). Use your imagination!
Do I have to post every day?
It’s not required to participate, but it is encouraged. We are more interested in participation than in making a bunch of rules.
There are 30 days in June and only 26 letters in the alphabet.
Excellent point. One option would be to post June 1-26. Another option would be to take the 4 Saturdays in June off from the alphabet challenge, thus leaving 26 days for blogging. If you do that, then instead of blogging the letter that corresponds to the day of the month, just continue on from where you left off.
Can I still participate in Saturday Spankings or other weekly events?
Sure. You can either skip Saturdays (see the question right above this) or incorporate the letter for the day into your post. For example, the letter for Saturday June 7 would be G. Just think of the possibilities—giggle, gasp, grab, grip, goose, girl. Get the idea? If you want to participate in another weekly event or you have a weekly event on your blog, please don’t let that keep you from participating in the alphabet challenge when you can or, incorporate it into the post.
For example—On June 13 Spanking Stories Book Club will be discussing Terran by Cara Bristol. M is the 13th letter of the alphabet…and coincidentally the hero of the book is named Marlix. Ta-da! Easy peasy.
This is meant to be a fun community event, not a homework assignment that gives you headaches.
Is this a blog hop? Do I have to offer a prize?
No, this is not a blog hop. It’s more of a community event and a way to challenge ourselves as bloggers to post more often and maybe a bit more creatively. (Not that there aren’t plenty of creative bloggers out there.)
Do I have to visit all the other blogs?
No. That would be quite a burden (we are hoping for big participation, after all). But, we do suggest that you take this opportunity to visit some blogs that you don’t usually visit. Maybe you could visit one new blog each day, though that is not a requirement.
Do I have to be a writer to participate?
No! This event is open to all spanking bloggers. There’re no criteria other than that you have a blog (or maybe this will inspire you to start one) and that you consider yourself to be a part of the spanking blogger community.
How do I sign up?
Other than using letters of the alphabet for the theme, are there any other requirements for my posts?
Yes, if possible please include either the linky list or a link to the list of participating blogs on Spanking Romance Reviews to encourage visitors to your blog to stop by other blogs. We’d also like you to include the logo in your posts and if possible post the logo on your blog with a link to the sign up at Spanking Romance Reviews.
Is there a deadline for signing up?
June 30th would probably be too late to participate.
I’m sort of new to blogging and I have some technical questions. Can someone help me?
If you use Blogger, please feel free to email Celeste Jones at celestejones215 at rocketmail.com Please write “Blogger question” or something similar in the subject line of your email.
To sign up, please:
1. Add your name to the linky list below
2. Add the linky list or a link to http://spankingromance.com/the-june-spank…lenge-spanka2z/
3. Add the logo either to each post, or to your sidebar with the above link
4. Use the hashtag #SpankA2Z
Posted by Apr 27, 2015
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Review by Meredith O’Reilly
When Marissa Sparks’ career is a breath away from being destroyed by her mother and sister, Joel Sutherland, one of her co-stars, comes to her rescue. With a firm hand and loving guidance, Marissa blossoms in his care and takes control of her life.
This was Ms. Rose’s first time at writing an ageplay story and I have to say, I was impressed. The story flowed so well, that I read the book in one sitting! Her characters just sucked me in to the story. I loved the rules that Joel sets down for Marissa and how he guided her towards the right decisions. He is fair, but strict when needed. As a reader, I could absolutely feel the love that he had towards Marissa.
I really liked the character of Marissa as well because she was such a fun loving character. She made many mistakes in the past, but she was able to own up to them and with the help of Joel, she is able to take better control of her life.
I cannot wait to read the next book that Ms. Rose writes!
Buy now on Amazon
Posted by Apr 27, 2015
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Review by Renee Rose
I love Celeste Jones’ stories for the humor and intelligence. Her latest Victorian novella, The Willful Miss Winchester did not disappoint. The third book in her Lady Katherine series (easily read as a stand-alone), features the extremely headstrong Miss Charlotte Winchester, the sister of Lord Thomas Winchester. Extremely independent and proud, she saved her own money to travel across the sea to visit her brother in London and chose to surprise him. Unfortunately, her brother and Lady Katherine picked the same time to sail to America to visit her!
When Miss Winchester arrives, she finds Lord Lucas Tanner in residence at her brother’s townhouse and she looks so little like a lady, he attempts to turn her away like a beggar. She does manage to prove her relationship to Lord Winchester and he of course, must allow her to stay, but she exaggerates her bad behavior just to annoy the man, and you can imagine, some spankings and sparks fly.
This is a quick read, well-written and highly entertaining. I read it all in one gulp, and enjoyed every minute of it. Celeste’s mastery of wordplay is a delight. You can get the flavor of it just from the blurb:
Rash, brash and low on cash. Miss Charlotte Winchester sailed across the Atlantic ready to partake of all London had to offer the favorite sister of Lord Thomas Winchester. What a shock for our impulsive adventurer when she arrives at her brother’s London townhouse to find he and his wife sailed for America weeks before.
Reclusive widower Lord Lucas Tanner wanted nothing more than to live in obscurity while continuing to mourn the loss of his wife and infant son. When his house burns to the ground, he accepts the invitation of his friend, Lord Thomas Winchester, to reside at his home while Thomas and Lady Katherine visit America. All goes well for him until Charlotte shows up on his door.
Cultures and passions clash when these two unlikely roommates are forced to share a home. Will they draw a chalk line through the center of the parlor, or will their acrimony turn to matrimony?
Like the blurb, there’s a light-hearted humor to the book. I loved passages like this:
Strangely, the thought of his mother, or anyone, criticizing the little heathen with whom he dined brought up a feeling of protectiveness. Or maybe it was indigestion.
I loved Charlotte’s boldness and Lord Tanner (ha!) is quite a tanner, indeed. The spankings are frequent and deserved but never over the top. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical spanking romance.
Posted by Apr 12, 2015
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Immerse Yourself Blog Hop Sign Up
This Mother’s Day Immerse Yourself in a Steaming Hot Romance
May 8th -11th
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Each participating blogger/author needs to create a post based on mothers, females, relaxing, or romance. This can include a short story, poem, graphics/artwork, or any other creative avenue that you specialize in. No explicit nudity or X-rated material, please.
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Each participating blogger/author must offer a small giveaway on their own blog(s). The prize will be solely up to the individual blogger. No participating blogger/authors will have to report or count their commenters, outside of their individual requirements for their own offered prize..
Listing Prize Winners: We will devote one thread in the SRR, SatSpanks bloghop (provide link to group) for individual prize winners in order for the hosts to maintain a complete list of winners. Please do not comment in this thread with anything (like questions) except the winners name and his/her prize. Questions should be posted in their own thread.
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The Drawing will close at midnight Sunday May 10th. Prizes will be drawn on Monday and winners will be notified by Wednesday May 13th. Electronic prizes (ebooks, gift certificates) should be awarded or sent by Friday, May 15th. Blushing staff will contact the winners of the grand prizes by Friday to set up delivery.
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To sign up, enter your blog or author name along with its rating (if it isn’t G) and the URL/permalink of your draft post in the linky list by clicking the words “Click Here to Enter” listed below the sign-up list in blue. Note: we are requiring your name and a valid e-mail address in case we need to contact you.
(We ask that you create a draft of your blog hop post with a unique title & enter its url/permalink when you sign up to make it easier for us and your readers to find your post. Also make sure you include one of the graphics below with a link back to one of the hosting sites listed below)
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Posted by Apr 10, 2015
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Review by Renee Rose
Ashe Barker writes exquisite stories. In her book Chameleon, she follows the torrid fling between a beautiful Moroccan doctor, Fleur Mansouri and a visiting English engineer, Ethan Savage (what a perfect last name for a dom!). Fleur has natural urges toward submission, but when she tried to express those to her husband as a young wife, he ridiculed her, and worse, physically abused her.
Ethan Savage is an experience dom, who is captivated by the exotic doctor who he first spies riding a donkey by the side of the road, and who comes to his aid after a car accident. When he realizes the woman he thought was a Berber peasant is actually the esteemed doctor at the luxurious Totally Five Star hotel where he is staying, he is even more intrigued.
Sparks fly between them from the very start and it doesn’t take long before Ms. Barker dives into some hot and heavy sex scenes. I have to say, I read a lot of erotic romance, but I have never read such incredibly vivid, hot scenes as I found in this book. Ms. Barker has a gift for giving you the play by play, taking the sex scenes slowly and allowing them to build by describing every subtle detail, from anatomy to the character’s thoughts. I found myself not only riveted by the sex, which develops into smoking hot D/s scenes, but also charmed by the characters, who were the kind of intelligent and emotionally mature people I would like to be have in my inner circle.
I highly recommend Chameleon, a beautiful unfolding of lust, dominance and submission, and the budding trust of two people beginning to give their hearts to one another.
Posted by Apr 5, 2015
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Welcome to Ageplay Week!!
We are celebrating Daddy Doms, Littles and everything we love about ageplay this week, starting tomorrow (April 6th) through Friday. Enjoy the chance to win FREE books and a gift certificate to Amazon for $15 by reading and commenting on the following posts:
Winners Announced Friday!
IMPORTANT: Leave your email with your comment so we can contact you if you win!
Check out these Ageplay books by our contributors:
Her Hollywood Daddy
Hollywood starlet Marissa Sparks’ career teeters on the brink of implosion when movie producer and actor Joel Sutherland takes her in hand. He requires her to move in with him and live as his Little so he can provide strict discipline and guidance but he isn’t sure if it’s all a ploy to stay in the movie. She is, after all, a talented actress and could be faking everything. Buy Links: AMAZON, AMAZON UK, ARe, Barnes & Noble
Caroline’s Little World
Three great books by a best-selling author of age-play erotica! Caroline Dawkins is a professor of English who has never confessed her age-play and spanking fantasies to her husband, George Lane, a corporate attorney. After George comes home one night and finds Caroline pleasuring herself, over the course of an extraordinary year Caroline and George, with the help of new friends and former students, utterly transform their erotic life together in the pattern of those taboo fantasies.
Buy Link: Amazon
Training Lil’ Elise
The story of the Eden Institute continues, this time with the fractious maid Elise, whose disdain for the Littles has her crossing the line once to often. She’s about to be banned, until Nanny Prim suggests a different idea: Why not train Elise as a Little? Nanny Prim maintains that it’s what the fiery maid really wants. Will handsome Englishman Max Brookshire be able to make Elise the Little she secretly wants to be?
The Marshal’s Little Girl
When US Marshal Gage Chandler catches up with the beautiful thief who pulled off a robbery right under his nose, the long arm of justice is ready to restrain her for a long, hard spanking. But in Wilhelmina James, the lawman discovers a woman with a desire to submit that meshes with his desire to completely dominate. When they travel in disguise as guardian and ward to clear her name, the roles become real when “Billy” agrees to be his little one.