Book Selection Sunday

Okay, so every (darn near) week, I participate in Saturday Spankings, a blog hop in which authors post snippets of what they are currently working on, what is newly released, or what they’ve done in the past. Sometimes I post, sometimes I just read–every time, though, I find something good to read. December is almost upon us, and I’ve got one busy month of traveling about with nothing but my laptop (damn it, I have to work for a living!) and my kindle (woo hoo! reading!) to keep me company. If you’re in the market for new reading material, take a look at what I’ve just bought. You might find a book or two that you just can’t live without!

Desire in Any Language by Anastasia Vitsky

desire in any language

Mira thought she wanted a spanking. What she got was love.

On her own for the first time, Mira is studying abroad for her translator’s certificate. Unfortunately, the heady excitement of dance clubs, late-night parties, and endless shopping quickly distracts her from her educational goals. Mira’s advisor offers her private tutoring with a womanly touch, but the combined pressures of culture and language difference threaten Mira’s progress at school. She is unable to get her act together until she makes a discovery that horrifies and tantalizes her: in her new country, corporal punishment is a way of life. The secret to her academic success just might also fulfill her wildest, unspoken dreams.

Sexy. Seductive. Dangerous. A compelling and poignant read.

Desire in Any Language is the newest F/F title offered by Blushing Books, Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Breeder by Cara Bristol

I’ve already bought this one, actually. But, since it was in yesterday’s Saturday Spankings line up, I thought I’d post a little note here. If you haven’t read this book yet, you are seriously missing out!
To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by his world’s law, he begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.
Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Acting Lessons by Kathryn R. Blake
acting lessons
He was a strict and demanding college professor, turned professional director, who excelled at giving acting lessons. She was his shy and uncertain former student who became a professional actress under his tutelage. They fell in love, married, and won two Tony Awards before tragedy struck and a simple kiss ripped them apart.After a six month separation, Peter Thorton decides to take matters into his own hands by making his famous wife, Kate, an offer she wouldn’t refuse. Plainly put, he wants her back and he intends to do whatever is necessary to achieve his goal, even if it means giving his stubborn, willful leading lady a daily reminder over his knee that she promised to obey him.

Available at Blushing Books and Amazon
Explorations: Emily’s Shameful Ride by Emily Tilton
I started my literary love affair with Emily Tilton with her book, Explorations: A Companion to the Series, Volume 1. I’ll admit, I had trouble getting into it at first. The beginning had a very chaotic feel to it, but I am so glad I stuck with it. Somewhere about 1/4 of the way in, a switch flipped either in me or the writing style and suddenly I could not put it down.
Now Emily Tilton is fast becoming one of my favorite Victorian-style authors. She will bring you into that world with her flare for vocabulary and old-time naughty descriptions that leave you (well, okay…me, anyway) feeling like you ought to be spanked just for reading all those scintillating scenes!
emily's shameful ride
“Edmund’s bride-saddle, which had never been used before, had no built-in fascinus, and so I was spared at least the menacing sight of the upthrust deity, though I was to learn not many days later that the cover of the saddle could easily be changed to reveal the ring into which would be set any of a number of fittings, and I was to learn also that a recent revolution in the manufacture of bride-saddles had brought it about that these rings were now standardized in such way that girls could be required to bring their own fascini to any occasion, and then forced to fit them to the house’s saddle themselves, and mount.”In the 29th book of Explorations, Victorian Emily’s ultimate defloration occurs atop her husband’s bride-saddle, while in fantasy-Emily continues her shameful service to her husband’s junior colleagues.

This book of Explorations contains fiction elaborating the following sorts of fantasy that you may wish to avoid: Mf, MMMf (no sex among the Ms), anal, spanking, watersports. It’s intended for over-18 audiences who, like me, are interested in exploring the lines between pleasure and pain, dominance and submission, and fantasy and reality. All characters depicted are consenting adults.

The Explorations series is a unique take on BDSM above all because of the strong individual voice of Emily Tilton herself, manifestly shaping the fantasy-elaborations of the series. Because Emily is interested in helping herself and others understand how BDSM can be lived within a mostly vanilla existence, the way most of us have to live it, Explorations has a unique element that Emily hopes will set it apart and make it useful: Emily has created a fantasy-version of herself (keeping to the tropes of the genre she knows so well, fantasy-Emily is an eighteen-year-old virginal bride with a self-abuse “problem”), whose fantasies and “realities” are the central subject of the stories of Explorations–but the real Emily also keeps her authorial, real voice in the margins, explaining and analyzing, and revealing from time to time the much more mundane, real version of the things Emily has transformed in the story of her fantasy-self. This doubling of the “I” in the first-person narrative of Explorations makes the series worth exploring all on its own. Come for the hot D/s, spanking, anal action. Stay for the exploration.

Available on Amazon
Her Cowboy Knight by Johnna Maguire
This is a new author for me, but I couldn’t resist. I love cowboys and cowboys who spank are even more irresistible!
Gabby McGrath has spent her life traveling the country with her family and their Renaissance festival troop, and she has found happiness and a sense of belonging among the other performers. At twenty-eight, however, the one thing she has not found is a man to call her own… until she takes a short-term job at Cooper Harris’ ranch and her world is turned upside down.From the moment Gabby sets foot on his property, Cooper can tell there is something special about this feisty, beautiful girl. He’s sure he’ll have his work cut out for him keeping her in line… and keeping his hands off of her. His instincts are proven correct on her first night at the ranch, when disobedience earns her a trip over his knee for a good, hard, bare-bottom spanking.

Gabby doesn’t know what to make of Cooper. He is unlike any man she has ever met, and though her embarrassing chastisement leaves her furious, it also arouses her like nothing ever has before. Can she tolerate his dominant personality, his strict rules, and his firm discipline long enough to prove to him that she is not a silly, helpless girl? Even if she does, how will this brash cowboy fit in with her unusual family? Will the unlikely couple be torn apart by personality and circumstance, or can Gabby and Cooper make their story a tale worthy of a ballad.

Publisher’s Note: Her Cowboy Knight is an erotic novel that includes spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book. **Not only does this tag not bother me, I go looking for it.**

Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Sugar and Spice by Mari Carr
This wasn’t on the Saturday Spankings list and I haven’t tried anything of hers before, but it popped up under my “You might like this…” list and it looks good so…I bought it.
sugar and spice

Ginny’s thirtieth birthday is shaping up to be the worst ever, until her best friend Ryan takes her to the Way Down Under, a new sex club she’s been dying to visit. Too bad Ryan refuses to let her see anything but the club’s tasteful bar. Sneaking off to explore, Ginny is busted by Ryan in the Voyeur Room. But instead of taking her home, Ryan intends to teach her a lesson—and immediately commands her to strip. Stunned, Ginny obeys and embarks on a night unlike any other. From shattering orgasms in front of strangers to light bondage, Ginny endures hours of sexual ecstasy, made to succumb again and again to her wildest urges—all by her best friend. After hiding from Ryan the rest of the weekend—resulting in delicious punishment in his office on Monday—Ginny discovers emotions in their lifelong friendship that may have been there all along. She doesn’t know if she can convince Ryan of the same…but a bit of “sweet” bondage might help.
Available on Amazon

4 thoughts on “Book Selection Sunday

  1. Thanks Maren! Just finished three Pets and now my nook is in need of new stuff. I’d planned on getting Breeder soon and the others are new titles for me. I like how you write, so if you liked it I probably will too. Thanks!

    • If you liked Pets, I feel safe in saying you will LOVE Breeder. Cara Bristol is an excellent writer and she creates a fabulous world here. It’s not age play, but it is a fantastic story!

      Maren S

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