Sunday, July 20, 2014

Modeling at Shibari Class - Unbind My Heart by Maddie Taylor

I have Maddie Taylor as a guest today, talking about her new Club Decadence Book, Unbind My Heart

Blurb:

Unlucky in love and gun-shy after the epic failure that was her marriage, Lexie Berry is looking for nothing more than a girl’s night out as she joins her friends for drinks and good music at Club Decadence.  She didn’t plan on sexy Master Jonas capturing her eye and sparking more than her interest.  He’s a Dom though, and she hasn’t had sex in six years, not since her ex-husband violently attacked her in a drunken rage.  But Jonas is tall, ripped and handsome.  He’s also an expert at rope bondage, her guilty fantasy that she’s kept secret for years.  In fact, he teaches classes in Shibari at his new MMA studio and asks her to be his model.  Can Lexie move beyond her traumatic past and be brave enough to explore with Jonas?  Can he be the one to earn her trust and help her break free from the bonds of her constricted and wounded heart?

In this excerpt, Lexie attends her first Shibari class.  As Jonas’ model, she is tied and on display, both are exhilarating, but his hands and the control he exerts on her body sweeps her away…

Excerpt:

Moving behind her, Jonas presented his back to the class. His body was responding to Lexie’s arousal, and his cock was fully erect. He was fortunate the tie required that he stand behind her because it helped hide the noticeable hard-on he was sporting. As he prepared the next length of rope, he angled his head to speak softly in her ear. “Lexie, are you still with me?”

“Yes, Sir.” Her voice was husky and low. The throaty sound sent a frisson of excitement through his system, causing his balls to draw up tight against his body. Exercise some control for God’s sake, Mitchell. But all the scolding and cursing in the world wasn’t going to alleviate his condition. He wanted her, and soon his entire class would know it.

“Place your arms behind your back, elbows bent, wrists parallel.” Stepping to the side, he directed his students. “This type of binding can be used on wrists or ankles. In this case, the palms are facing each other. You can reverse the position with the palms facing away, just be careful about bone-on-bone positioning, which can cause pain and injury. Either way, it’s important to cross coil between the wrists to separate them and create a buffer zone that reduces friction on the skin.”

As he coiled and knotted the rope around her wrists, he also bound her upper arms, adding another piece to connect them firmly to her wrists, joining the two bindings with a quick release knot. Lexie swayed slightly as he finished. His steadying arm snaked around her waist, prompting him to check in again. “How’re you doing, Sunshine?”

“I’ve never felt like this before. I think I’m gonna come, Sir.” Whisper soft, her voice quivered.

Damn, she’d gone from zero to sixty with just a few, simple ties—so responsive. She was a natural.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sunday Snog: An Inspection - Mob Mistress (spanking romance)

Today is my first Sunday Snog, a hop run by the amazing Victoria Blisse, who I had the pleasure of meeting at Eroticon this past spring.  As the name implies, these snippets all feature a kiss of some sort.  

My excerpt (or extract as the Brits call it) is from Mob Mistress, the soon to be published second book in The Bossman series.  It is a story about a hair stylist in a financial pinch whose friend sets her up with a sugar daddy-- mafia boss Bobby Manghini. Bobby, a natural dominant, isn't actually married, but he prefers the mistress arrangement so he can call all the shots.  Here's what happens at their first meeting...

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“So, what did Gina tell you about me?”

“I told her you’d make a good sugar daddy,” Gina said with a smirk.

She felt her cheeks grow warm. Good God, now he would think she was a money-grubbing, desperate floozy.

The statement only seemed to interest Bobby, though. He turned his attention to her. “Is that so?”

She opened her lips to deny it, but found herself caught in his heated gaze, the appreciative assessment obvious. Forcing herself to exhale, she said, “No, she was only kidding.”

Bobby reached over and grasped the seat of her chair, pulling it forward until her knees came between his.

She gasped at the sudden movement and gave a nervous giggle. “What are you—?”

He made a show of looking her up and down. “Yes, I would definitely say you are sugar baby material.”

Dean and Gina laughed, egging him on.

She looked skyward again. “I feel like a horse at auction. Look, I never said—”

Bobby grinned and took hold of her jaw. “Right! Let’s see those teeth, little pony,” he said, pulling her face toward him. Instead of looking in her mouth, he lowered his face, sweeping his lips lightly across hers. Softer than she expected, they tasted faintly of whiskey. Though she ought to be turned off by being so manhandled, the moment he pulled away, she missed his touch, wanting more.

Her heart rate quickened. Was this actually happening?

Bobby grinned and sat back, releasing her from his scrutiny.

Recovered from her fluster, she gave herself a quick pep talk. What did she have to lose, really? A sugar daddy would solve all her problems, if this was for real. She gave him a seductive look. “Are you in the market for a sugar baby?”

Mob Mistress
(Book 2 in The Bossman Series)


When hair stylist Lexi Tyler finds herself evicted from her apartment, her best friend sets her up with the mobster Bobby Manghini, knowing he likes to play sugar daddy. He offers her a luxury apartment overlooking the city and spending cash every time he sees her, but one thing is clear: he is the bossman. Lexi soon discovers Bobby backs up his rules with firm, over the knee discipline, but he also takes responsibility for all her problems, giving her more support than she ever dreamed of having from a man.

Mobster Bobby Manghini likes to be the man in control, particularly with women, which is why he prefers a mistress for sex, even though he’s no longer married. When he strikes a deal with Lexi to be at his beck and call, he finds in her the full package--a hot, intelligent woman who is turned on by his dominance and willing to submit to his punishment. But when she finds out he doesn’t have a wife, she is hurt by the deception and severs all ties.

Can he prove to her their relationship meant more than a business arrangement? Or will he lose the one woman willing to give him everything he ever desired?

Coming soon!

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What the critics are saying about The Bossman

"This was a fantastic and gripping read which demonstrates that Renee Rose's storytelling just gets better and better."  --Spanking Romance Reviews

"I've never read a spanking book that went so deep....Renee Rose writes spanking love stories, beautifully."    --Cariad's Sizzling Pages

"The Bossman hits the ground running, my very favourite way for a story to start. The dialogue between Joey and Sophie is fun, real and knocks backwards and forwards like watching a tennis match." --Erotica for All

"An erotic mafia romance that should not be missed by lovers of dominant heroes who like to engage in erotic and disciplinary spankings."     --The Romance Reviews

"The Bossman was a rollercoaster that I did not want to get off"  --Mad in Wonderland Reviews

"Renee Rose packs a full story into a small package, complete with complex, fun, sexy characters and enough hot, spanking sex to fill a novel!" ~ Guilty Pleasures 

"The Bossman was an absolute smash!  Renee Rose has a way with words that draws the reader into the story and makes her experience every emotion of the protagonist." --Bottoms Up Book Review




Friday, July 18, 2014

Biting off more than she can chew as a mob mistress #satspanks

Wow, my summer vacation is almost over. My kids start school July 31st, believe it or not (CRAZY!) so I have to head back home (without my husband--sob!) in less than two weeks. Of course, we're trying to fit in all kinds of fun before we go. Today we took blow up air mattress down the Rio Grande, ending at a hot springs a few miles down.  It was wonderful, but I do have a vinegar compress on my sunburn at the moment.  

Today's Saturday Spanking is from Mob Mistress (The Bossman Series #2), a story about a hair stylist in a financial pinch whose friend sets her up with a sugar daddy-- mafia boss Bobby Manghini. Bobby, a natural dominant, isn't actually married, but he prefers the mistress arrangement so he can call all the shots.

Lexi discovers she enjoys his dominance, but in this scene, she accidentally gets herself in more trouble than she can handle: 


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The phone on the counter buzzed and she reached for it automatically, picking it up to check the text message. Only when she read the words Feds picked up Dan did she realize it was not her phone, but Bobby’s. 
“What are you doing?” Bobby demanded in an icy tone from the kitchen doorway. His eyes were wide with shock, his face rigid.

She dropped the phone like a hot potato. “Oh God,” she said, shaking her hands as if to remove all traces of his phone from them. “I didn’t— I wasn’t—” 
He took a step forward, looking every inch the dangerous mobster. His face was dark, but the stunned expression conveyed something more—betrayal. 
She realized with a spike of genuine terror, that he believed she was an informer, or a rat or whatever they called them.
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Mob Mistress


When hair stylist Lexi Tyler finds herself evicted from her apartment, her best friend sets her up with the mobster Bobby Manghini, knowing he likes to play sugar daddy. He offers her a luxury apartment overlooking the city and spending cash every time he sees her, but one thing is clear: he is the bossman.

Lexi soon discovers Bobby backs up his rules with firm, over the knee discipline, but he also takes responsibility for all her problems, giving her more support than she ever dreamed of having from a man.

Mobster Bobby Manghini likes to be the man in control, particularly with women, which is why he prefers a mistress for sex, even though he’s no longer married. When he strikes a deal with Lexi to be at his beck and call, he finds in her the full package--a hot, intelligent woman who is turned on by his dominance and willing to submit to his punishment. But when she finds out he doesn’t have a wife, she is hurt by the deception and severs all ties.

Can he prove to her their relationship meant more than a business arrangement? Or will he lose the one woman willing to give him everything he ever desired?


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Kathryn Blake Spotlight (Corbin's Bend Blitz)


Though Arthur and Eleanor Benson have been practicing domestic discipline for three months since their wedding, he insists moving to Corbin's Bend, where domestic discipline is the norm rather than the exception, will revitalize their marriage.  Elly has doubts, but since Arthur is the undisputed head of their household, they move.  However, once Arthur becomes immersed in a community where spanking is not only permitted, but encouraged, his personality undergoes a dramatic change.  Accusing his submissive wife of being lazy, disorganized and disobedient, he employs creative methods of pain and humiliation to mold Elly from the imperfect woman he married into the perfect woman he desires.  And Elly finds herself a virtual prisoner in her own home, accountable only to the man who rules her life with a cane.



In his years as a vet, Jerry Douglas has seen what abuse does to animals, and he recognizes those same signs in Elly Benson during her daily escape with her tiny poodle to the dog park.  Jerry steadfastly supports the tenets of domestic discipline and enjoys the freedom Corbin's Bend offers its residents, but he remains fiercely protective of anyone in need of a champion.  And when he witnesses evidence of harsh handling, his instinct is to rush in and rescue.  Problem is Elly Benson is a married and consenting adult who insists all her bruises and welts are nothing more than a simple misunderstanding between her and her husband, until the day Arthur Benson takes his authority and discipline one-step too far, endangering Elly's life.


Superheroes don't get cold….
            Jerry removed his black leather jacket and headed toward her, palms facing outward.  Careful not to make any sudden moves, he approached her as he would a timid animal.  "You're cold," he murmured in a low, soothing voice.  "At least wear this until Muffin is ready."
            "No.  Thank you."  She tried to circumvent his approach by walking around him, but he sidestepped her, unwilling to be put off.  From what he'd seen over the past few weeks, the lady needed a champion, and he suspected her husband was ill-suited for the job.
            "I insist," he said, inserting a note of steel into voice, figuring she would respond to his tone and obey.  Instead, she held her place and gave another shake of her head, though she declined to meet his gaze.  A muted show of spirit that most likely masked a deeply rooted fear firmly lodged in her psyche.  A fear of her husband's disapproval.  So, with his arms extended, Jerry remained where he stood and held her gaze.  Even in this small clash of wills, he expected to win.
            "I can't," she whispered finally, eyes still lowered.
            "Why not?  You're shivering.  Colorado can turn unexpectedly nippy at this time of year, so you should always wear a coat in the afternoon."  Offering logic, not condemnation, he took another step closer.
            Though she tensed as if ready to bolt in any second, she let him drape his jacket over her shoulders.  "I was in a hurry," she explained, grasping the leather collar and drawing it close about her neck.
            "Ahh.  So your bit of fluff was being impatient, was she?"
            She nodded, and a tiny smile teased the corner of her lips.  "She likes coming here."
            "But of course."  He wiggled his eyebrows at her.  Usually it was just the two of them at this hour of day, since other dog owners tended to come closer to dinnertime, after their pets had been fed.  "What's not to like?"
            "Thank you."  She indicated his jacket.  "Except now you'll get cold."
            He shook his head.  "Superheroes don't get cold.  Didn't you know that?"
            She gave a small, almost self-conscious, laugh and Jerry enjoyed the sound, probably more than he should.  "It's true."
            Regarding him with a touch of skepticism, she said, "So, what're your powers?"
            "You mean outside of x-ray vision, invulnerability to the elements and mind reading?"
            Her smile faltered.  "No one can read minds."

A Simple Misunderstanding:
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Domestic Discipline Spanking 101: A Beginner's Guide through Experimentation

The advice provided in this article comes from A Domestic Discipline Society (ADDS) web site.  I'll provide a direct link to the full discussion below.  For simplification, I will use HoH for Head-of-Household, or the disciplinarian, and TiH for Taken-in-Hand or the recipient of discipline, and I will use the pronoun "he" for the dominant and "she" for the submissive, though this isn't always the case.  In addition, I will capitalize the various progression levels and terms as they are mentioned for easier reference.

Learning and experimenting with the DD lifestyle should begin with communication through sit down discussions.

Accountability, structure and discipline need to become part of the DD dynamic by building communication skills, consistency, leadership, positive reinforcement, consequences and yes... spanking skills! It's important for a HoH to build a toolbox full of different and varying spanking styles as options to have at his disposal.

Experiment Spanking becomes a key element to building the consensual and effective part of a couple's progression through agreed upon spanking skills and communication.. Experimentation creates one of the DD Beginning Points that couples establish in their own relationship. During an Experiment Spanking, communication needs to flow back and forth. The HoH is not only free to ask questions, he's expected to ask whatever he feels is helpful and useful to the later Progression of Discipline as well as helping to establish his loved one's pain tolerance levels.

As the couple experiments, the HOH may ask, "What does this feel like on a scale of 1 to 10? {Single Swat/Multiple swats}.  "What does that same intensity feel like here on a scale of 1 to 10 {certain spot on the bottom - Single/Multiple Swats} Compared to here? {Different spot - Single/Multiple Swats}.  He might then progress to timed spanking with increasing rapidity, intensity and length.

In my Corbin's Bend novel, A Simple Misunderstanding, the hero desires to set a base level with the heroine so she can understand what he's seeking to achieve.  Elly Benson is a victim of spousal abuse and though Jerry is about to administer a Punishment Spanking, he needs to be especially careful with her since she just got out of the hospital after her husband nearly killed her.  Jerry has ordered Elly to stand in a corner and wait for him.

            Though Elly did as Jerry instructed, she couldn't stop trembling.  He was going to punish her, just like Arthur did.  Well, maybe not quite as harshly, but she'd disobeyed the man who served as her caretaker and guardian, so now she'd need to accept the consequences.  She'd known this moment would come eventually, so she did her best to prepare for the unpleasantness to follow.
            Elly wasn't a stranger to pain, and Jerry wasn't a cruel man.  She would survive this.  Closing her eyes, she took several deep breaths to calm her racing pulse.  The trick almost worked, until she heard him return.
            Aware she shouldn't turn from the corner until he'd given his permission, Elly tried to identify the rhythmic slapping, which sounded to her like a progression of light thwacks into firmer ones.  When she finally recognized the sound, her entire body tensed with dread.  He intended to paddle her.
            "You may turn around now."
            Obeying, she spotted him seated at the end of bed holding a bright blue plastic object.  He held the item up for her.  "Recognize what this is?"
            "A thong?"  Not the horror her imagination had conjured after all.
            "Yes.  One of mine.  Put your hand out."
            Wincing, she walked toward him with her hand extended.  He smacked the molded-foam shoe against her fingers.  She barely felt the strike.
            "Pain level 0 to 10.  Where would you rate that?"
            Elly shrugged.  "Zero."
            He rose.  "Good.  I want this punishment to be more symbolic than painful, since you're still healing.  However, I also need to make an impression, so we're going to address several of your transgressions at once.  We'll take them in sequence of occurrence.

Even though Jerry is an experienced spanker, his need to protect Elly while she's healing overtakes his desire to teach her a lesson through pain.  However, she has committed some serious misdeeds and they are entering a Domestic Discipline relationship, so he can't simply kiss her on the head and allow her disobedience to go unpunished.  So, after establishing a pain level of zero, he details the course he intends to take and his reasons for doing so.

Like any good HOH, in addition to establishing Elly's base level, Jerry observes her reactions, making a mental note of her body language and the words she chooses when expressing her feelings, and they will reach a consensus before he begins any punishment.

As they say, Practice makes Perfect, and strong communication skills are the key.

For more information about beginning DD, please visit:



Kathryn R. Blake
Has her fourth novel with Blushing Books, "A Simple Misunderstanding" scheduled for release in July.  Part of the Corbin's Bend series, this book is her third spanking romance where domestic discipline is primary to the plot.  Although Kathryn is relatively new to the spanking romance market, she is not new to stories where the hero paddles the heroine.  In fact, most of her novels have some sort of spanking in them.  However, even though Kathryn's heroes firmly believe in using corporal discipline as a deterrent, they have no desire to cause the heroine injury.  Even if they find it difficult to carry out a given threat or promise, they never shirk their duty.

Professionally, Kathryn has been a member of RWA since the early 1980s and has joined several local and special interest chapters such as OVRWA, COFW, MARA, FF&P, ESPAN and HHRW.  All of which have been instrumental in helping Kathryn's career.

Though feverishly plotting out her seventh book, which involves domestic discipline as well, Kathryn loves to hear from readers.  If you wish to learn more about Kathryn, or her books, you can see watch she's up to at any of the following locations:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The white to my black



The Darlington Incident

Do you love your body? Jade Beall shows the beauty of stretch marks in her ground-breaking new book

 I'm highlighting a very special book here today. It's not erotic and it's not a romance. It's a gorgeous coffee table book created by one of the most inspiring women I know: Photographer Jade Beall.

I posed for this book and I am honored to be included in it. (My pages are under my first name, so you might have use detective work to figure out which body is mine).

Here's the scoop:

A Beautiful Body Project: The Bodies of Mothers    First in a series of books with a strong media platform of truthful photographs and stories to celebrate the irreplaceable beauty of women and the body positive movement happening all over the world.   A Beautiful Body Project is an upcoming series of book volumes and an online media platform dedicated to women and body image, celebrated through the sharing stories about motherhood, aging, cancer, stillbirths, miscarriages, weigh-gain, weight-loss, dysmorphia, and beyond.  Founder Jade Beall has been a photographer, a massage therapist, and an inspiring dance teacher for women for over a decade. Her work is touching thousands of lives around the world. This book, along with all subsequent volumes, will feature my signature non-digitally-augmented & no-air-brushing images of women, just as they are. This is the heart of the project, to reshape images of women in mass media, to celebrate us as us, nothing more, nothing less.    The Beautiful Body Pledge - which in turn sums up the purpose of the book series - is as follows: I want to join the movement and agree to love my body more and more each day, to use kind words towards myself and towards other women, to be a role-model for future generations of mothers, and to choose to be empowered knowing that I am not alone, and that by coming together, we can reshape body image in mass-media, build self-esteem, and explore vulnerability as a collective.     Jade Beall is a world-renowned Photographer specializing in truthful images of women to inspire feeling irreplaceably beautiful as a counter-balance to the airbrushed photo-shopped imagery that dominates mainstream media. Her recent work A Beautiful Body Project has touched 100,000's of women's lives and garnered global attention from media outlets including the BBC, The Huffington Post & beyond. Jade's book series and media platform feature untouched photos of women alongside their stories of their journeys to build self-esteem in a world that thrives off women feeling insecure. Jade's dream is to inspire future generations of women to be free from the unnecessary self-suffering and embrace their beauty just as they are.

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