Friday, August 23, 2013
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.
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:
Barnes & Noble
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
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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Friday, August 16, 2013
Olivia has spent years training to hunt and kill the dangerous savages who live outside the dome which protects her city, and she stands ready to carry out her mission with pride… until the day she is shot down and her life is changed forever.
Pulled from the wreckage by a man unlike any she has ever seen—a massive, gruff, yet strangely handsome brute who is not afraid to bare her bottom and spank her soundly to compel her obedience—she is brought into the midst of the people she once sought to wipe out, and her rescuer becomes both her captor and her protector.
From the instant he sets eyes upon her, Hayden is certain that there will be a special place in his heart for Olivia. He knows the struggle she will face as she breathes the clean, free air outside the dome and the drugs in her system wear off, leaving her exposed to desires more powerful than she can imagine—desires that he will be more than prepared to fulfill when she is ready.
As the days pass, Olivia grows more and more disturbed by what she sees around her—husbands and wives, children and families, all healthy and unharmed by the supposedly poisoned air. Far more disturbing, though, are her growing feelings for Hayden. She finds herself wanting him in a way that she cannot understand, and her need for him grows stronger with every passing hour. She knows that soon she will ask for him to take her, and that when he is finished it will not be long before she kneels at his feet, blushing with shame while begging for more.
Publisher’s Note: Captive’s Desire is an erotic novel that includes spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
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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Natasha Knight is the author of several BDSM and spanking erotic romances all of which explore the mind of the Dominant male and the submissive female, discovering just beneath the surface of each story that key element of love. Her characters are as human as she: powerful and vulnerable, flawed, perhaps damaged but with an incredible capacity to love.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
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!