While I wait ever so patiently I thought I'd talk a little bit about myself and how I wound up at this place in my journey. If you didn't know this already, and most of you probably do, I am a full fledged card carrying spanko. Finding my first spanking romance was probably one of the biggest thrills of my life. This was many moons ago when aol was still the main search engine everywhere on the web. It wasn't until 6 years ago that I fully started exploring what this means. It has been a fun journey! The biggest thing I've learned is to be authentically true to myself in all that I do. There is absolutely nothing wrong with letting your freak flag fly because believe it or not everyone has one. It may be different from someone else's, but it's there all the same. I say that because I've spent a lot of time hiding this aspect of myself from everyone in my life. I still don't feel like everyone needs to know all the private details, but in general this is who I am. I should be proud of that right? We all should be proud of who we are.
I was thrilled to be invited to write a book for the Corbin's Bend series. What a great way to start out your writing career! I was originally supposed to be a part of season one, but family situations arose and this had to be delayed. So the wait has been long, but the time has finally arrived! Writing for the Corbin's Bend series is like being enclosed in a warm & fuzzy bubble. The CB writing community is similar to the CB community in the books. Everyone is uber supportive, enthusiastic, and willing to work with each other. Thianna & Staci are amazing to work with. I feel completely spoiled.
Here are some random facts about me to tide you over until the book goes live:
What is your favorite genre of spanking romance to read? I love almost all genres of spanking romance but my favorites are paranormal/fantasy, sci-fi, and utopian.
What was the first book that contained spanking that you ever read? I believe it was a Johanna Lindsey novel. I could be wrong, though, because I devoured a romance novel a day when I was a teenager. There were several authors whose books contained spankings and other kink.
Who was the author of the first spanking romance that you read? Aside from the short stories I found on the web the first spanking novel I ever read was written by Carolyn Faulkner. It was such a thrill to happen across it! I wish I remembered the name of it. It was a cowboy novel. When Blushing Books opened their big store I was in heaven.
What other kinks do you like in your spanking novels? Anal play for sure (ie: ginger, plugs, temperature taking etc.) I also like a little hair pulling among other things.
What is your favorite implement: Belt
What is your favorite non-spanking punishment: Enforced nudity
Who is your favorite author from another genre? Diana Gabaldon is my favorite author of my favorite series of all time.
High powered business woman, Violet Walker, has long left her artistic days behind. That is until her best friend, Everleigh Harris, invites her to Corbin's Bend for an art festival. What Everleigh doesn't know is that Violet hasn't been able to paint a single brush stroke since turning her back on her submissive desires and spanking needs in college. When she meets charismatic and drop dead gorgeous Charles her world is turned completely upside down. Will Violet, overworked, burnt out, and in denial of her deepest wants and desires, be able to surrender when love knocks on her door?
Charles Robinson, President of the discipline Board in Corbin’s Bend and longtime resident, adores the community he lives in and the freedom it provides for all who live there. Raised in a traditional family; love and discipline are a way of life for him. There’s nothing he wants more than a marriage just like his parents where spanking and romance go hand in hand, even if that means holding out for true love.
Is Violet just the kind of woman he’s looking for? Will Violet risk the life she’s built for herself in blood, sweat, and tears for the undeniable connection she has with Charles, the utter bliss and contentment she feels when she’s over his lap? Can Charles convince Violet she really can have it all? Will this trip be just what she needs to rekindle all that she has lost since joining the corporate world?