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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

#Wipitup Wednesday #Corbinsbend His Forever Summer An Unwanted Guest



Thanks to Melody Parks for organising Wip It Up Wednesday, and giving us a great opportunity to share a little of our work. 



This is the opening my next Corbin's Bend novella, His Forever Summer. It's unedited as yet, so please forgive any refinements yet to be made.

*****
“Oh bollocks,” Jim exclaimed as he read the screen in front of him.
“What’s up?” Ange asked. Jim rarely swore anymore and never in front of the children, so she knew it had to be something pretty bad. He had scrunched his eyes in that deeply contemplative way he had, revealing a deep ridge, evidence of his age and life experience. His once black hair was getting more and more peppered with grey, although the spring sunshine had his skin glowing with healthfulness.
“Kieran’s just split up with Maura. He’s due some leave and he wants to come here.”
“Sure that’s hardly the end of the world, is it?”
“For three bloody months!  I don’t know how Brent would take to that. It’s a long time and it would be hard to hide what Corbin’s Bend is.”
                Ange understood his anxiety. Although Kieran wasn’t the worst of them, neither Jim’s nor Ange’s family were too impressed when their spanking kink had come to light, very publicly. And if they couldn’t handle the kink, then full domestic discipline would definitely not go down well.  There wasn’t a hope in hell of Kieran understanding it, or the community they lived in.
                “You’ll have to put him off, simple as that. Tell him it’s a closed community and we are only allowed visitors for a week or so. Anyway, it’s not really lying; we aren’t supposed to have long term visitors without the board’s approval.” Ange said.
                “Yeah! You’re right, that’s what I’ll do. I doubt Brent would like it. Perfect. Thanks, love.”  Ange listened to the rapid click, click, click of the tablet’s keyboard. She was amazed at how computer literate Jim had become since working with Brent. In Ireland everything was thrown in a shoebox and handed to the accountant. He always said that stuff was beyond him, and yet off the top of his head he could tell you the profit on any job, the cost of any material and what he had in his bank account to the penny, with nothing more than pen and paper and a good memory. He was just to run ragged to set it down formally in a spreadsheet or to get to grips with changing technology.
                “Feck it!” Jim exclaimed loudly a few minutes later. Ange looked over. His face was red with anger.
                “Bugger had only gone and booked his ticket earlier, it wasn’t a bloody request; he was merely informing us he’s coming.”
                “Nice of him to let us know in advance of landing here! So when is he arriving?” Ange asked.
                “Next week. Bang goes my study for three months. Brent did say I could have an office, but I always preferred doing the paper work from here. I like having my coffee breaks with you.”
                The loss of the office was the least of Ange’s worries. She was concerned about the interference in their private life.  She and Jim were closer than ever before and their sex life was amazing. She wasn’t happy at the idea of another adult staying with them. It would mean they would have to keep the noise down. And the domestic discipline she had fought so hard to avoid was almost like a drug to her, a sedative when she was stressed, a pick me up when she was down. She didn’t want that curtailed.  Not to mention another person to feed, clean up after and have under her feet.
                “I don’t want him to know what this place is, Jim. Please don’t tell him. He won’t understand.”
                “It’ll be hard to hide it, love. Anyway, I thought we left the shame behind in Ireland.”

                “Yeah well, it seems Ireland just followed us here. Please. For me?”  



So what do you think Jim should do? Should he keep the secret of why they moved, or should he be straight up about the nature of the community, rather than letting an unsuspecting Kieran loose in a spanking community? 

Thanks for reading, be sure to visit all of the wonderful links on today's list. 




Tuesday, 29 July 2014

#Interview with Authors Maddie Taylor and Melody Parks on their Hot #NewRelease Pleasure Bay

I’m really delighted to welcome Maddie Taylor and Melody Parks here today to talk about their latest release, a joint venture, Pleasure Bay.
Of course, when two writers whose work I love get together to produce one exciting novel, I’m curious. And excited. Both of these ladies write it hot! Just the way I like it. And judging by the snippets I’ve read, they have created a paradise where all your darkest dreams come true.

Q1 Hi Maddie and Melody. Welcome to my web, oh sorry blog. It’s great to have you both here. Congratulations on what looks like one really hot new release! I have to tell you I am excited to read Pleasure Bay. I am dying to know, how did you two decide to get together on this? Can you share a little of the background and where the idea came from?

MT: Pleasure Bay was my brainchild, well with a little input from Mr. Roark and Tattoo  Do you young folks know who that is even?  Fantasy Island ring a bell? Am I dating myself?  Anyway, I started out with another partner who bowed out early.  So when I was looking for someone who I worked well with, of course, Melody came to mind.  We have been beta buddies for over a year and FB friends as well.  It was a symbiotic relationship which we hope shines through in our story.

MP: As Maddie stated, we’ve been friends for some time now and when she approached me with this idea I couldn’t refuse. I simply love her books and jumped at the opportunity to work with such a remarkable author. It was the most enjoyable 6 weeks I have ever spent working on a book.

Q2 Would you like to share with the readers (and me, because I am dying to know!), what exactly Pleasure Bay is. I know it’s a fantasy Caribbean Island/BDSM resort where your wildest fantasies can come true.  But can you give me more?

MT:  We can’t give away all of our secrets, but it is a BDSM resort, although others are welcome to come play.  In our first book, you will meet Master D aka Dimitri De Luca, the owner of the island and the creator of Pleasure Bay.  You will also meet his team that makes everything happen.  Including Mariah, who is his guest relations manager and the submissive he has been waiting for… forever. 
In the first book we also feature three guest fantasies which range from sweetly romantic to fiery kink.  If you like spanking, dungeon play and intensely HOT scenes, this is the book for you.  But as Melody and I require, there is a lot of romance, yummy Doms and even a plot. 

MP: For me, Pleasure Bay isn’t just a place where those with kinky desires and ambitions can come to fulfill their fantasies. It’s one mans dream to change the lives of those who put their trust in him, especially sexy little Mariah. Those who visit Pleasure Bay do not just go away with stated smiles on their face, they leave knowing they’ve made some good friends and sometimes find themselves in the kind of relationship they’ve always been searching for.

Q3 Is this the first time either of you have co authored?

MT:  Yes. I have done boxed sets before, including The Sons of Johnny Hastings, which had an ordinary theme and one intertwining scene, but for the most part they were all individually authored and are stand alones.

MP: Yes, and I’d do it again. It was FUN. I really feel that working with Maddie has broadened my abilities and helped me to refine my style and technique as a writer.  We both seem to excel in different areas, which in my opinion, has made our book stronger/better.

Q4 What did you like best and least about co-authoring?

MT:  Best-The rapport and work ethic that Melody and I share are awesome.  We also play off each others strengths, I have to say that Melody has a very vivid imagination, which is my way of saying she is a kink hound.  So she adds a lot of zest to the story. 
Worst-technical challenges, especially at first.  We are looking into an interactive program like Google docs for next time where we can work in the file at the same time without having to send files back and forth.

MP:  Best- What I really liked most was the interaction. Passing our scenes and chapters back and forth. I think Maddie and I played well off of each others scenes. I recall an email one evening from her that left me laughing my head off. She had just finished reading a scene. She really liked it because  the comment she gave me had something to do with melting the panties off of kindles around the world.
It was also a marvellous help when it came time for editing. Maddie really has a flair for great prose and adding sensuality. Where as I—as Maddie claims, am a kink hound.
Worst- When Maddie lost the manuscript. Of course I had a copy of it so nothing was lost except for 2 days worth of major edits. I stayed up half the night finding her programs that would help her recover those files. But they didn’t work. I’ve brushed up on Google Docs. Sounds like a better solution for the next book. Although I am still considering the vulnerabilities of leaving an entire manuscript on an open server.  (It’s like leaving your script lay open in a public library)

Q5 Come on ladies, dish the dirt, was there ever times you wanted to strangle one another, say for tardiness, or for running off in a different direction than the one planned?

MT:  Actually, there were no homicidal moments that I know of, but we’ll see what Melody has to say.  LOL  The most difficult part was the file sharing as I mentioned above.  I lost a file once with a LOT of data.  I went nuts, but Melody talked me through it.  We had a timeline and for the most part stuck to it.  We also spoke on the phone often and IM’d and emailed so it was really very painless.  As Mel often said, it took more time to edit than it did to write.

MP: Oh, Tara, you naughty girl trying to get us to give up the dirty parts. Nope, can’t do it. You’ll have to read the book for those. (I’m kidding of course)
There was a hair raising moment after we got our first round of edits back from the publisher but not between Maddie and me. Most of the suggested edits and revisions were as expected and not hard to fix. But they wanted more content for a couple of my characters, which meant I needed to write a whole extra chapter. This happened over the weekend of the 4th of July and we had company for the whole week. It was nearly impossible for me to write because I need peace and quiet to do so. Amid the turmoil of that my computer crapped out and I was using what I like to call a band-aid fix until I could replace it. It took me the whole week to get that extra chapter done. I felt bad because I was holding up our progress.

Q6 How did you organize the sharing? Did you write a chapter each one after the other, in response to the previous, or did you do different voices or manage it some other way?

MT:  There are 4 couples in the story so we each took 2.  I’ll let the readers see if they can tell who wrote whom – is that right?  Anyway, then we beta read for each other making suggestions like; what if he did this, or this might sound better if, or Ew can we find another word for that?  LOL  So in the end it is really a mixture of both of us and I hope it comes across that way.

MP: We each wrote our own characters for the most part. During our talks on the phone we collaborated the story and then after we’d each write our characters according to what we discussed for that week. At that time we didn’t have any chapters configured or laid out. Just a general idea of how it was all going to come together. After all of our scenes were done, we had a lengthy discussion of how they were all going to fit. Maddie was great at suggesting how the chapters should fall into line and I compiled and pulled together our first rough draft. After that the file sharing got a bit tricky because one of us would always have a more updated version of the manuscript thus making it hard for me to work on things while Maddie was also working on things.  This is where the process slowed down a little because we had to wait on each other to see where we were at in the manuscript in order to avoid one or both of us having to rework things unnecessarily.
So although we each have certain characters that are uniquely tied to the author we changed a lot when it came to editing and that’s when our work started to mix, meld and melt together so well it’s really hard to tell that two separate authors wrote it.  Although I must say, for those who read our blogs will know whose characters are whose. LOL

Q7 How did you organise it so one could work ahead if the other was delayed?

MT:  Since we wrote different roles, the only challenge was when they interacted.  We wrote our sections, then merged them and tweaked.  So, it was really easy peasy!

MP: As I think I touched on earlier, the only time things got delayed was during the edits. I felt that when we both tried to edit at the same time there was a lot of rework.  But it wasn’t bad considering neither of us had ever co-authored a book before.

Q8 My observations from previous experience of both your work is that you both write some very hot BDSM, but I would say Maddie’s is a little more light, almost friendly BDSM and Melody’s a little more dark or intense. How do you think your different styles crossover in your joint venture?

MT:  that’s a good question.  Since our guests wanted different fantasies we matched the fantasies to our strengths and style, which might help you answer the who wrote what question above.  We’ll see.
MP: This is one of the things that made the joint venture so much fun, Tara. Pleasure Bay really does offer something for everyone. I was speaking with a reader the other day who read the book the first day it came out. I was curious and couldn’t help myself so I asked her a question pertaining to one of my ‘darker’ natured scenes. She admitted it made her cringe a little, but she still likes the couple. That it would not put her off from buying this book or suggesting it to anyone else who she thinks might enjoy such things. So all in all I think our styles gelled really well together and a lot of people are going to love this book. I love this book because with our talents combined we pack a wicked punch.

Q9 I know I’m putting the cart before the horse here, considering you have only just released this book, but it sounds to me that this could be the making of a series, after all, there are endless fantasies that can be catered for.  What are your plans for Pleasure Bay?

MT: Our plans from the beginning have always been to have a series.  As you read you will meet a lot of characters who can have future stories and fantasies, some of my favorites would be Gunnar the sadist with the bullwhip (sorry to blow your theory about my light and friendly BDSM, but that one was mine  LOL  Melody is corrupting me.)  Or there is Chef Byron, imagine a kinky Hell’s Kitchen fantasy.  Oh Gordon, uh I mean Byron!  J  Who else? Vance the security chief, Doctor Grayson, or Gracie Snow?  Or even the naughty prince at the end.  The skies the limit!

MP: I’m going to enjoy seeing what Maddie does with Gunnar the sadist with the bullwhip… *Smirks* In fact, Maddie, according to a couple of reviews, readers are asking for Gunnar and Chef Byron. One review offered that you add some characters that will sweeten him up. LOL. So yes, I see Pleasure Bay developing into something people look forward to getting more and more of.

Q10 Would you go to Pleasure Bay if it was real? And if so, what would be your fantasy?

MT:  Yes!!!!  But, I’m married so my kinky fantasy would include my husband.  However, Master D could make whatever we dreamed of come true.  Um, can someone loan me twenty-five grand???


MP: Being the kink hound? Need you ask? I’d be there in a New York Minute. Right after I borrowed half the money from my bestest coauthor Maddie Taylor. As for my fantasy… Hmmm… how does a girl narrow such a wide scope of possibilities down to just one? I’m going to be bold here and let out more than I should but I’d want ménage. MfM… yes, I’m greedy that way. 

I'd like to thank you both for taking the time to answer my questions and satisfy curiosity. It has been wonderful having you here. I'm going to bow out gracefully and give you two the last words with your wonderful excerpt that you've been kind enough to share with my readers. 


Excerpt:

In this clip, Syndey Greene who has come to Pleasure Bay to fulfill a long held spanking fantasy by a strong minded dominant man. She may have found in sexy Jaxon St. Clair more than she expected. 

A waitress came up.
“How much have you had to drink, Sydney, including on the plane?”
“Two glasses of champagne, one here and another earlier on the flight in from Kingston.”
“You’re done then, you may order something non-alcoholic.”
A moment later, the server left with their order for two ice waters with lemon.
Jaxon explained, “I’m not being a hard ass. There is a two-drink limit when playing. We want everything SSC, which can’t happen when you’re lit.”
She nodded. SSC; she remembered what that meant. Oh, boy! This was real. It was actually happening, not just a wild, made-up fantasy.
His hand covered hers and squeezed gently. “Relax, honey. This is going to be fun, for both of us.”
“You said ‘we’ before? Are you one of the club members?”
“I’m actually on staff here.”
“Oh, I thought—” What had she thought? She just assumed her partner would be one of the other guests, maybe someone from the plane. As a staff dom, he wouldn’t be looking for anything beyond the weekend. She’d be able to play and explore without any strings attached. That was a good thing, right?
“You were originally assigned to a club member, but he had a personal matter come up at the last minute, so I stepped in.” His eyes gleamed in the moonlight as he watched her. “Disappointed?”
“Not at all,” she denied, but was she?
“Sir.”
“I’m not disappointed, sir.”
“Much better. I think this is a good time for a bit of negotiation. My goal is for you to get everything you need. I was able to review your file and have a few questions. I understand the basic D/s spanking fantasy, but I noticed you had a lot of maybes on your limit list.”
He reached into the inside pocket of his light gray suit coat and pulled out a familiar paper. She recognized her writing immediately.
“Paddle, no. Flogger, no—strap, slapper, loopy Johnny, tawse, and whips, all no. That doesn’t leave much but my hand, honey.”
“Yes, sir.”


Blurb and buy link 

Dimitri De Luca is in the business of meeting needs—the kind of needs that people blush to discuss—and at Pleasure Bay, the BDSM-themed resort he owns on a private Caribbean island, business is good. With the help of his guest relations expert, Mariah Charmant, the pricey oasis promises an experience like no other. But Dimitri has something he needs as well… Mariah.

Mariah has been hurt before, and even as she makes one perfect match after another for others, she wonders if she can trust herself with her own heart. Despite the darkness of her past, she longs for Dimitri to claim her and dominate her completely, but can she bring herself to call him her master?

Publisher’s Note: Pleasure Bay is an erotic novel that includes spankings, anal play, sexual scenes, extensive BDSM content, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

  
Buy on:  Amazon.com



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Monday, 28 July 2014

Where They Both Belong by Thianna D #CorbinsBend #SneakPeek #ComingSoon

I am so excited to be able to bring you a sneak preview of the next Corbin's Bend novella: Where They Both Belong by Thianna D.  This release is a little special as it's a prequel and it gives you a glimpse into the community as it was just beginning. A little birdie tells me it will be available on Blushing Books towards the end of this week. And that same birdie tells me it's quite a scorcher. Thianna D is ready to take the floor, and what she's sharing will surely whet the appetite.  Make sure you pick this one up.



Set up: Julie caused irreparable damage to their smoke detector and part of her discipline is having to do her nightly routine after ginger has been inserted into her rectum.

*****

It was all she could do not to fidget. She breathed roughly and gripped anything she could to not bounce back and forth from foot to foot while they fixed French Toast. But when he forced her to sit down to eat, she burst into tears. The heat was astounding, horrible, heading quickly to excruciating and as much as she hated it, Julie also knew she deserved it. His hand stroked her hair as they ate, letting her know he was right there. In fact, he didn’t leave her side once the whole evening. That was just his way; whenever he had punished her the entire time she’d known him, he had never once left her alone during discipline. On nights like tonight when the punishment was harsh, he constantly touched her or held her. Sometimes she could swear he was trying to take some of the pain away, even though they knew it wasn’t possible and they both knew she deserved it.

By the time they did the dishes, she couldn’t not fidget. It was physically impossible with her entire ass going up in flames. “Please, Matt,” she begged, tears falling down her face. “Please! I can’t stand it.”

“Come on,” he said in a kind voice that just made it worse as he took the last dish out of her hands, put it back on the drying rack and led her into the bedroom.

“We’re not watching television?’ she asked hesitantly, grimacing at the burn and wanting to reach back and rip the thing out.

“No. I’m tired. We’re going to bed.” He pressed a kiss to the top of her head and went into the bathroom. She stared at his back, afraid he would actually make her wear the thing all night long. At the moment she was ready to promise anything including things she couldn’t even have pulled out of a hat if he’d just remove it. Turning, he beckoned her forth with a finger and she flew into his arms. A warm chuckle rumbled through his chest. “Come, Baby, let’s see that hot little ass.”

It seemed impossible that in that moment where she was in unbelievable pain that desire erupted with those few words. Clutching his arms, she stared up into his eyes, wanting nothing more than for him to take her. Reaching up, he trailed the backs of his fingers down her face. “Yes, Baby. I’m going to fuck your smallest hole.”



Blurb:
Life-long residents of Mesa, Arizona, both of Matt & Julie Renton’s conservative families turned on them when their discipline lifestyle became public knowledge. Months after being fired from his job, Matt’s was just getting by doing day labor. Worried over Julie’s stress level, he set his hopes on getting into a new housing development in Colorado called Corbin’s Bend where they could be themselves and his lovely wife could finally relax.

Combined with Matt’s natural ability to find the most unique forms of discipline he could imagine, Julie found herself at home in their new community filled with wonderful residents who were nice, friendly, and the kind of people she could open up to.

Tried, true, and tested before they even reached Colorado, Matt and Julie worked hard to keep their relationship strong even as they started a new life. With a new job for Matt and complete acceptance from the community for Julie, they began to feel that this just might be where they belonged. Especially when the community’s welcome basket arrived with a little surprise.

This volume also includes the short story Eau de Guilt

Brittany broke a little rule. If she didn’t find a way to ease her boyfriend Trevor into hearing about it, she might not sit down for weeks. Prepared to soften him up with every one of his favorite dishes, it never occurred to her that in Corbin’s Bend, this kind of thing had a way of coming out, even if you didn’t want it to. Now the only thing left was a discipline spanking and it just might turn her world upside down.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

#Satspanks #Corbinsbend Exile to Unity Getting to know the Enemy

Saturday Spankings
Welcome back to another Saturday Spankings. You can sit down and relax, because I'm not spanking you this weekend. The sun is shining, its 80 degrees here so I hate to think what it is over there. It's hot enough without a tanning ;)

In this piece, Carla is starting to make her play for Jim....


Carla chose to sit close to him on the sofa as she pulled out an organizational chart. In spite of the shared paperwork, Jim was aware of her close proximity and wondered what Ange would make of the seating arrangements when she returned with the coffee.
When she returned, Ange selected the armchair rather than the other side of him and didn’t seem in the least perturbed to Jim, so he relaxed, thinking perhaps he was a little oversensitive. An hour and a half later though, he was relieved when Carla announced she was leaving, he was tired after a stressful week at home and he had an early start in the morning, but he was grateful to Carla for taking the time to show him the ropes.
“I think she has the hots for you. Her knight in shining armor,” Ange said. 
“Shit, you’re not serious.”
“Ach no, I’m teasing, she’s wants to show her gratitude. You did save her life,” Ange replied as they climbed into bed.


Blurb: Exile to Unity, Corbin’s Bend Book Three
When their preference for BDSM becomes embarrassingly public, Angela and Jim O’Brien decide to start afresh in Corbin’s Bend, a community based on a common ethos of spanking, a place where Ange hopes they can belong.

Ange soon learns that in this new environment,  Jim is not beyond chastising her with a good sound spanking as the couple face their past demons and try to recover the closeness they once shared.  New challenges soon face the couple.  Will their difficulties destroy them or can their move be what Ange initially hoped for, an exile to unity?

Links
Amazon  |  Blushing Books  |  Barnes and Noble  |  Smashwords




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Friday, 25 July 2014

#Announcement #Winners of my Corbin's Bend prizes

I am delighted to announce the winners of my prize draw, but first I'd like to thank all those who took part.

Kenna Nauenberg will be receiving an Ange goodie basket and Fiona Archer is the winner of the gift certificate.Congratulations to both of you. Enjoy!



The wonderful Thianna D is hosting a discussion on Exile to Unity on Celeste Jones' Spanking Book Club. If you have a few minutes to spare why not come and join the discussion. I love the excerpt Thianna picked out to share. 
Have a great Friday. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow on Satspanks!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Spanking Romance Author Katherine Deane talks about her hot new release The Coach's Discipline

I am so excited to have Katherine Deane here today with her new release A Coach's Discipline. I have been wrecking my brain trying to figure out why this book appealed to me, and I think it’s because the heroine was so real, it could have been me. No, of course I’m not so silly to think I could make an Olympic marathon runner, the only runner I would make is for placing down the centre of my table. But Claire was your normal everyday person, she had a dream and she was lucky enough to have the abilities to match her dream. What she lacked was self-belief. Her growth in the hands of wonderful coach, and ultimately boyfriend, was a joy to read about. Katherine is sharing one of my favourite scenes in the book. The doughnut fight! Yes doughnut, although she is going to insist on calling it a donut! 

TF: Katherine, I loved your book, from beginning to end. In fact I thought it ended way too soon, because I just didn't want to say goodbye to Claire and Nick. 
While I adored both characters I found Claire especially wonderful as you painted a very human woman who struggled with lots of past issues, but who rose against the odds in spite of everything. The doughnut scene says it all really, Claire is struggling with a past memory when Morgan makes snide comments to another team member, Donna. And Claire is pretty peeved, she is not taking it lying down. So, I have to ask, when you wrote that scene, were you thinking Claire is going too far, or just far enough with her reaction :) If you were one of Claire's teammates, would you be cheering her actions, even if it was silently? 
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KD: Thanks so much, Tara! I was so excited about your review. Thanks!
The donut scene was kind of tough for me to do. I wanted to show Claire's fury and pain; I wanted her to completely lose control and lash out.
Originally, I had her smack Morgan- turning the scene into an old fashioned cat fight.
But a good friend who beta'd for me, suggested Claire might not be received as well, if she actually struck another woman. And I agree. I really don't think fighting is pretty.  With hot guys, it can be pretty damn sexy. But with women? It's just not my preference. So I'm glad I backed Claire off from the physical contact.

As for cheering on as a teammate? Heck yeah! I would have been silently pleading with her to find a couple of jelly donuts to smush all over Morgan's self righteous a--, hehe, attitude.
I despise bullying, and would have loved to see her put in her place. :)
Especially by a good girl.
:)

TF: <<Giggles>> You really don't like Morgan do you? But everyone loves a good antagonist in a novel, someone who makes the main characters blood boil. Of course now I have to ask, is there a real life Morgan that you modelled her on?

KD: Holy cow, I really despised Morgan for most of this story. Thankfully, there was no real "Morgan" in my life, but I have seen and received my fair share of bullying during my life, so I was to empathize easily.
BUT...
Ok, you're going to die when you hear this. Please don't laugh too hard at me. I actually did have a moment, where I realized where part of my Morgan / Claire scenes were coming from.
Seriously, don't laugh too hard. :)

I was listening to the hundredth replaying of one of my kids' Barbie DVD's. I think it was "Fairy Secret". Anyway, I heard a scene where Barbie and the other woman - her antagonist were arguing about something, and all of a sudden it hit me.
Oh my God. My two female MC's in my story had had "Barbie" moments! I grabbed one of the kids quick, and asked her, "Quick, what's that woman's name?" and prayed it wasn't Morgan. That would have killed it for me.
Thankfully, her name was Raquel. NOT Morgan, LOL.

Otherwise, I might have scrapped the whole book, in fear I was recreating a Barbie movie.

TF: I’m laughing my ass off over here, Katherine. That story is just too funny. I don’t think Barbie will ever be the same to me again. Thank God her name wasn't Morgan or we could have been deprived of a wonderful story. Obviously, as I've already stated I've read the book and I know how this scene pans out. (No I am not telling, you just have to go and buy it if you want to know more!!)  But I do want to know, if this happened in the real athletic world, do you think most coaches would feel forced to apply sanctions to the two ladies?

KD: LOL, thanks! I'm just glad that Claire was a brunette, and not a blonde, or I really would have been confused by my subconscious. 
Hmm, about the real world, I don't know. My time period for coaching was twenty years ago. There was a level of respect afforded all authority figures. https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifSo the coach probably wouldn't have let it go that far to begin with. And if s/he had gave any direction, that activity would have stopped immediately.
But I'm dealing in the fantasy side of contemporary writing - where handsome coaches have no problem asserting their authority on bad mannered young women. So bring on the bare bottoms, I say!
:)

TF: LOL, is there any situation where you wouldn't be bringing on the bare bottoms, Katherine?
I can't imagine your reaction if twenty years ago your coach said to bend over the desk for a spanking!!! 
I think this scene demonstrated that Claire's character was growing under coach Nick's care, even if she didn't exactly show it in the most appropriate manner. How do you think Nick would have felt about that?

KD: Absolutely right, there, Tara! :)
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I am so glad you picked up on that growth in the scene!  Claire had always had such a hard time standing up for herself or for anyone. And confrontation was so foreign to her. So this is not only a HUGE step for Claire (fight or flight, remember? almost always flight), but it also shows how much her trust  has grown for him.

I think Nick was proud of her, and honored that she would submit to him; but also conflicted as all get out, by the "what if"s" and complexity of the situation.

Nick seems like a really good guy. Does he do life coaching as well as athletics? If so sign me up!

TF:So what is next for Katherine Deane? Are you working on anything right now that you can share a little details on? I for one am dying to read more of your work. 

KD: well, I do have a couple of HOT paranormals in the queue. (lots of action, violence, funny "one liners", and lots of spanking!).
But before I finish them, I want to finish out a few of these contemporaries that have been floating around in my head for a while. :)
The current one is a fun, contemporary spanking romance - with my favorite scenario:
strong, feisty woman
stronger, dominant man
sparks flying
and of course, lots of spanks!

I'll keep you posted :)

Thanks so much for having me today, Tara.
:)


TF: And thank you for visiting – it really was such fun. We won’t even tell the readers about the banter that didn’t make the editors cut!!! The men with the straight-jackets would be queuing up for us. Now hurry up and write another book so I can read it.



A Coach's Discipline By Katherine Deane

Excerpt:
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In this scene, Morgan just showed up with donuts. Recap, Claire is a recovering bulimic, trying to be healthy, and be a good role model to the younger women. Morgan is her antagonist. They did not hit it off from the get go.
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Krispy Kreme. The donut chain that was famous for its sinfully delicious glazed donuts had been founded in Winston Salem, not far from them. She could smell the fragrant, sugary mix, as it wafted along the breeze toward her.

She took a deep cleansing breath and forced herself to stay calm. These had been her favorite in college. She had loved the taste of the sweet warm dough as it hit her tongue. She would eat a few after a long run on Sundays. One Sunday, her coach had commented on how “cute” she looked with her little belly pooching out like an Ethiopian runner. She had barely swallowed the last bite when her coach had sneered, “Too bad you can’t run like one.”

She had gone home and purged herself of the dreadful donut, hoping to also purge the memory of the older woman’s sneer and harsh laughter. She had not touched a donut since that day, almost ten years ago.

She absent-mindedly ran her hand across her stomach, rubbing and feeling the little plumpness that had been so sporadic years ago, when she had eaten big meals. Now, it seemed a permanent fixture.

Well, there was nothing she could do about it now. The other girls were all watching her, waiting for her to deem the donuts acceptable for consumption. And she wasn’t going to be a bad influence on them.

“I think I’ll have one, thanks Morgan.” She grabbed a donut and took a small bite, smiling at the other girls.

They each took one and moaned in delight at the tasty treat.

“Now don’t eat too much, sweetheart.” She heard the malice in Morgan’s saccharine sweet voice and turned to see Morgan addressing Donna. “You wouldn’t want to put back on that baby fat you lost last season. And you worked soooooo hard.”

“Leave her alone, Morgan,” Claire growled, feeling a fierce protectiveness for the youngest of their group. She watched out of the corner of her eyes as Donna apprehensively toyed with her donut. Everyone knew that Donna had lost 10 pounds the previous year after starting her training with Nick. But the real blessing was that she was one of the sole athletes who had done it the right way, the healthy way, through great workouts and healthy eating. Even though Donna was still not at peak age or performance, the team couldn’t have been more proud of the sweet young woman. And Claire wasn’t going to let her get hurt.

“Don’t get your panties in a wad, Miss High-and-Mighty.” Morgan tossed her hair and gave a haughty grin, “It’s not like she’s going to make the Trials anyway.” She turned to Donna, “You go ahead and eat all the donuts you want, honey. May as well enjoy yourself.”

Donna stood there red-faced and shaking as if unsure whether she should be more embarrassed or angry at the harsh comment. She moved to throw her donut in the trash, sad and defeated, and Claire reacted.

She jumped from her position on the grass and tore the donut from the hurt young woman’s grasp, flinging it with all her might toward Morgan’s perfect face.

“You are such a bitch, Morgan!” She ignored the other girls’ startled cries, and stormed over to stand in front of the astonished woman.

Morgan’s cheeks lost all color and her eyes flashed in anger, her chest heaving. “God Claire, you are such a drama queen! What is your frickin’ problem?!”

“You are the problem, you arrogant, condescending beauty queen wannabe! And by the way, maybe you’d run faster if you’d lose a little weight up top.” She pointed at Morgan’s heaving breasts. “They have to be slowing you down by at least two minutes!”

The anger consumed her as years of pain coursed through her veins, spilling out of her mouth in the most venomous words she could think of as she lashed out at the woman in front of her. She ignored the pleas of the other women. It felt too good to let all of this out. Donna squealed and jumped up and down trying to get their attention. “Please you guys, calm down! Please!”

Morgan advanced with her palm raised and her eyes full of fire, ready to throttle Claire. But she stood strong, unafraid, letting her own fury course through her. Her heart raced, as the adrenaline surged through her body. She was going to make Morgan hurt as much as she had hurt Donna. As much as her coach had hurt her. As much as her mom had hurt her. She tensed and balled her hands into tight fists in front of her.

Blurb and buy links:

Marathon runner Claire Jacobs has always dreamed of making it to the Olympics, but she has a habit of getting in her own way. With the help of Nick Fox, a legendary coach known for his unconventional techniques, she prepares for one last shot at her dream. Traumatic memories of her experience with her last coach still haunt Claire, though, and in spite of his reputation she finds it hard to trust Nick’s authority. 

The more time he spends with Claire, the more Nick finds himself enchanted by her drive and deep commitment to her fellow runners. But when her self-destructive behavior crosses the line, Nick realizes he has only one option to help the woman he has come to care about so much—he will need to give her the first spanking of her life and make sure it is one she will not forget. 

Despite his firm discipline, Claire quickly comes to crave Nick’s dominance and direction, and soon he has grown to be much more than just her coach. But when jealousy and misunderstandings threaten to tear the team apart, will she run away as she always has in the past, or can she trust in her newfound love and race toward her goals with an open heart? 

Publisher’s Note: The Coach’s Discipline is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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