Monday 29 December 2014

BDSMonday - First Scenes

It's BDSMonday!

Today's question is, what was the first BDSM scene you ever participated in (or witnessed)?

I'm pretty sure, with both my current Sir and my previous ex/dominant, that we started with D/s...but I honestly don't remember for certain. Which is funny, because we don't actually play a lot with D/s!

And of course this question lends itself nicely to the Vanilla Corner! What was the first BDSM scene you ever read about, and what did you think of it?

I don't remember my first, but I always loved reading about people getting tied up and stuff when I was a kid :D

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Cover Reveal for Jade (Special Operations Command #2) by Stephanie Reynolds


Title: Jade (Special Operations Command Series #2)
Genre: Romance/Erotica with Action
Author: Stephanie Reynolds
Release Date: Jan 12, 2015
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Jade Conner is taking a big risk, working undercover as a drug buyer. His team is desperately trying to intercept and stop the importation of a wicked new drug into South Florida. In the middle of a buy, he meets a young woman, who seems utterly out of place.
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Alli Reed is helplessly trapped, having foolishly made the wrong choice. Now, she must deliver the drugs or die.Worse, she the sister of one of the team members: the case just took the worst possible turn!

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I am a new author and hope to publish many of my books. I have been working on my first book for some time now, but I am finally making that leap. I have many stories that I want to put to paper and hopefully you all will follow me on my journey.

stephI currently live in Charleston, WV with my two beautiful children. I do work a full time job and I have a passion for writing. My only hobby is reading.

I like to write whatever is on my mind but I like to explore with my writing. I like to have my books feel like your inside them as the actual characters. I like my characters to be strong. Sex is important between loving people therefore all my books contain graphic scenes but are not classified as erotica. The character's themselves have more basis.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from you.

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Monday 22 December 2014

BDSMonday - Scenes VS Impromptu

It's BDSMonday!

Today I'm asking about different kinds of play, and which you prefer to participate in or read about.

By a scene, I mean advanced planning, with specific ideas in mind: "You're going to be the pirate captain who ties me up, spanks me, and has his wicked way with me!" A scene can be set out by the top, bottom, or both!

By impromptu, I mean grabbing a sub for a surprise spanking, greeting your Dom(me) at the door on your knees with a cup of tea, anything spontaneous.

BDSM readers--do you prefer reading about elaborate scenes, or spur-of-the-moment, wild play? (Or a bit of both!)

Saturday 20 December 2014

Review - Seti's Heart by Kiernan Kelly

Okay, I have to admit to a pre-existing bias: I’m kind of an Ancient Egypt nut. Combine that with M/M and you can pretty much guarantee I’ll read it. That being said, this book was well worth reading! It’s the perfect blend of well-written sex and romance, and good, old fashioned adventure. It reminded me a lot of Anne Rice’s The Mummy—but better, because both the main character and the love interest were men! I loved how possessive Seti was, and I think Kiernan did an excellent job of describing his reactions to waking in the 21st century. I will definitely be reading more by this author

Kiernan has several free reads available: Counting Down and the F.B. and Matt Collection

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Friday 19 December 2014

Through The Last Door by J.A. Jaken

Author Name: J.A. Jaken

Book Title: Through the Last Door

Publisher: White Owl Publishing

Book Length: 135,000 words (326 pages)

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance

Book Release Date: 12/19/2014

Book Description
When Kaori Sansa’s father dies, he is forced to return home to claim the throne as the rightful heir of the country of Kazure. In the aftermath of his father’s death, he learns that the country he loves is riddled with corruption, and is hovering on the brink of war. Will he be able to hold the kingdom together despite the odds that are stacked against it, and somehow unlock the buried powers of Shinja, the Sacred Beast of Kazure?

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J.A. Jaken has been writing homoerotic fiction for more than ten years. She got her start in the profession writing slash fanfiction, where she has published numerous stories under the pen-name Rushlight. Over the years she has written erotic short stories and novels in genres ranging from science fiction/fantasy to gothic horror to modern detective mysteries. Outside of writing, her interests include studying foreign languages, practicing martial arts, riding horses, and collecting medieval weaponry.


Thursday 18 December 2014

Review - A Marked Man by Lynn Townsend

I was hooked on this book from the first line. I’m not a big fantasy reader, but A Marked Man is the kind I enjoy—fantasy elements backed up by solid historical research, well-rounded characters and excellent writing. The main character, Mace, is just the sort of charming rogue I’ve always loved reading about—think Han Solo. Jewel/Catreen kicks ass. Lynn Townsend allows all of her characters, male and female, to show their weaknesses and emotions, making them relatable and sympathetic.

I found myself staring in horror at my Kindle as I watched the percent finished at the bottom. When it got to 99%, I couldn’t believe the book was over and I wanted more!

There were a few passages where I wasn’t sure if the events were currently taking place or were in the past. Part of that was deliberate I think, when Mace has the soul stone and is confused, but there were a couple of times further in that were unclear to me.

If you enjoy character-driven fantasy, a good adventure story, and very well written romance, you’ll love this book!

Monday 15 December 2014

BDSMonday - Play Parties

It's BDSMonday!

Today I'm talking about play parties.

In case you don't know, a play party is a gathering of kinky people where the attendees play or watch others play, as opposed to a munch which is typically in a vanilla setting and play of any kind is a big no-no.

I'll admit to limited experience. I live in a small city, and the kinky community here is small. All of the play parties I've attended bar one were organized at least in part by me. The one I didn't help organize was very, very small, and held in someone's home. Some of what I say might not apply in all cases, so I'd love to hear from people with more experience!

First, how do you get invited to a play party? Some are completely open--anyone with the cash can buy a ticket. This is especially true of very large parties that have been running for a number of years. Smaller ones tend to be more selective, both because of size restrictions and concerns about the safety of those attending. Most of the parties I hosted were semi-private. A group of vetted people would be sent direct invites, and any remaining tickets would be sold at munches. Interested people had to attend at least one munch so we could meet them in person. We also had a list of people who were not welcome, because of past incidents or major personality conflicts with people who were attending. We also tried to mostly invite people who we knew would play, because that way it's more fun for everyone.

It's usually okay to attend a play party and not play, but it's best to ask ahead of time. Play parties aren't public, but they aren't in the bedroom, either. Anyone playing at them has to realize that they may be watched while they play. We always left little areas where people could stand and watch play. If someone tells you they don't want to be watched, or any other request, please respect that.

Stay out of the way of play! The people involved in a scene don't want to be tripping over you or have to worry about accidentally hitting you with a riding crop. Stay out of the scene unless you're invited. Don't talk to the participants unless you've been invited to, or unless that scene is specifically stated to be a demonstration.

Another important part of play parties is DMs or dungeon monitors. The DM is there to make sure everyone is safe and happy. At our parties, people who had already played weren't allowed to DM, because that meant they were in an altered state and probably not as focused as someone who hadn't played. Not all play parties have them.

I don't remember an instance where our DMs had to intervene with a scene, but they helped clean up stations, brought water, snacks, pillows and blankets to people who'd played, and just kept an eye on everything.

If you have a question about a scene, or if it's making you uncomfortable, approach the DM. Don't try to stop the scene yourself. If you need to, leave the room. Not everyone is going to play the same way as you, but that doesn't mean they're doing it 'wrong'.

Due to hygiene/safety, you'll probably have to bring your own toys to a play party, but there will probably be different stations set up to play at. We had a spanking bench, St. Andrew's cross and massage table. If you can, it's nice to clean up the station when you're finished playing--some form of disinfectant should be provided. Sometimes you or your play partner are too out of it to clean up. That's okay, just let someone know.

And a quick note, as someone who hosted parties: getting there early to help to set up, and staying late to help take down everything is a super awesome thing to do if you're able! Putting on play parties is a lot of work, and chances are your help will be appreciated.

Thank your hosts for putting on the party. Don't constantly pester them about when the next party is going to be, because eventually the answer is going to be, "Whenever you put one on." Play parties should be fun for everyone, and that includes the hosts!

Play safely, and see you next week!

Thursday 11 December 2014

His Beautiful Samurai Blog Tour + Giveaway

Book Title:  His Beautiful Samurai
Author:  Sedonia Guillone
Publisher:   Ai Press; 2 edition (May 14, 2013)
Book Length:  216 pages
Genre: M/M; Mystery; Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:
Sex and murder don’t mix but Detective Toshiro Genjin and psychic John Holmes do…
John Holmes comes to Tokyo to help stop a killer. Through the use of his psychic abilities, he can help find out things that no one else sees. Toshi is a policeman who reluctantly accepts John's help, but from their first touch, John knows he wants more than that. He wants all Toshi can give him, and the heat between them surprises, and delights him.
The modern killer, a historical murder of two samurai, and Toshi's need to honor other commitments combine to make the blooming love between John and Toshi difficult. And dangerous. The more deeply they delve into the past, the more unsure the future looks. Could the heat between them be the only thing that can solve the mystery, despite all of the difficulties that stand in their way? Can they find a way to keep what is most precious to them? Haunting and powerful, His Beautiful Samurai is a murder mystery, a romance, and a study in the supernatural. Get your hands on it today!

Author Bio:
Multi-published, award-nominated author, Sedonia Guillone is the owner-operator of Ai Press, publisher of erotic romances in all genres.  Please come and visit!
She lives on the water in Florida with a Renaissance man who paints, writes poetry and tells her she's the sweetest nymph he's ever met. When she's not writing erotic romance, she loves watching spaghetti westerns, Jet Li and samurai flicks, cuddling, and eating chocolate.  She writes both man/man and man/woman erotic romances and hopes you'll find something you like!

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Boston, Massachusetts
“In other world news tonight, in Tokyo, Japan, a serial killer has been terrorizing the eastern portion of the city for the last six months.”
John reached out to switch off the set, but something held him back.
“The Ronin Killer, has been dubbed so by Tokyo Metropolitan Police because of the use
of a samurai sword to spear his victims.”
John sat at full attention, uncertain whether it was the military man in him, or the empathic psychic. Old habits didn’t just die hard, they went kicking and screaming. He stared at the screen. Police were loading sheet-covered corpses, apparently two bodies together, into the medical van outside of what appeared to be a fancy hotel. The top of the sheet protruded upward, attesting to the sword. It was obvious the killer had skewered his victims together. Christ…
“The Ronin Killer, so named after the masterless samurai warriors of Japan,” the anchorwoman went on, “refers to the manner in which the killer chooses his victims, seemingly at random, and then murders them with a samurai weapon. Police have been frustrated in the efforts to capture the Ronin Killer before his next strike. Their only clue is the manner in which two victims are killed at once, either in an embrace or during sexual intercourse.”
“Damn,” John murmured, a sick feeling rising in his gut. He continued to watch the footage.
“Police Inspectors Natsuka Yamamoto and Toshiro Genjin of the Criminal Investigation Bureau have been on the case since the first victims appeared nearly six months ago. They refused to comment on the string of murders.”
The cameras zoomed in on the two men. They were leaving the building. A middle-aged, shorter man walked in front of the other detective, seeming to shield him, but the cameras managed to catch glimpses of the second detective. A few seconds sufficed for John to see that the younger man was slim and handsome. John’s heart sped up slightly. The detective’s ebony hair framed an angular face in sexy layers that curled over his collar.
John watched the screen, his gaze glued on the taller figure of the young detective until he was no longer visible. The segment ended and John switched off the set. He shook his head. There was a time when he would have immediately booked a flight to Tokyo and turned up at the police station, offering his services to catch the killer. Hell, that Japanese detective was almost good-looking enough to pull him from his rest cure. However, his nerves were still shot from the series of cases he’d worked on with police over the last few years. Four months hadn’t proved to be enough of a vacation. His hands had only stopped shaking in the last week.
He pushed the image of that guy from his mind, fighting back the nagging spirals of heat whispering about in his long-neglected groin area. John Holmes filled his days with walks in the park, counseling at the VA, and whatever leisure and athletic activities would keep him fit between reading trashy detective novels and staring into space. No antique stores for him, nor any other place where the lives of the dead could crash in on him. No touching other people so he could experience all their grief and anguish and learn their deepest secrets. He didn’t even take his reading material from the library or get it at used bookstores because he’d sense the lives of the people who’d touched the book before him. He was resting until his own soul told him he was ready again.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Take Cover by Kim Black + Giveaway

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After walking away from both Adam and Julien, Emily Roberts' only focus is Charlette. Knowing that Charlette stands in the way of her future with Julien, she will stop to nothing to remove her from her life... permanently!

Will her tunnel-vision give her all that she is yearning for or will she have made the biggest mistake of her life... leaving Julien exposed to the likes of Charlette...

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DIANA EDWARDS hadn't expected to fall for her best friend's boyfriend but the more she got to know him, the more unbearable it becomes to be near him and the fact that she had known him first makes her situation all the more complicated.

Can she continue to long after him through stolen glances and wishful yearnings, denying her heart a chance at love after finally putting her past behind her? Or will the fire he's lights within her cause her to touch the forbidden... quenching the burning need growing within her even temporarily, betraying her only friend?

*** Disclaimer: This is the first book in a series and does contain a slight cliffhanger. This book contains disturbing situations, strong language, graphic, sexual content - some forced. Due to some graphic sexual scenes, this book is intended for readers over the age of 18 years old. ***

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Kim was born and raised in the great state of New York. She is a newly self-published author of “The Cover Series.”

She has always believed that one day she would become an author. She enjoyed reading and writing all of her life and had always felt that it was somewhat of a calling for her.

At age 28, she had no idea that she would become an Erotic Romance Author, mostly because she had just gotten into reading Romances last year and instantly fell in love with the genre.

Kim enjoys the passions of love and believes that there is no greater feeling than the initial jolt we get when we first meet that right person. Wanting to provide romance readers with stories that they can feel and get lost in, Kim decided in September 2013 to become a published author.

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Monday 8 December 2014

BDSMonday - American Dad!: The Missing Kink

It's BDSMonday! 

Once again, I'm really sorry I missed last week...I've been having computer troubles, but it's doing all right at the moment *knocks on wood*

Anyway, this week I figured we'd take it easy, relax, and listen to some music. Specifically, You've Got A Kink from the American Dad! episode The Missing Kink. Sorry it's not the best quality recording, YouTube didn't have much of a selection. (If you enjoy the song, you should watch the whole episode!)

I don't think I need to point this out, but this video is VERY NSFW!

Monday 24 November 2014

BDSMonday - Stereotypes

It’s BDSMonday!

Today’s topic is kinky stereotypes. 

Please note! The items listed below are stereotypes. They are not representative of my thoughts!

Here are a few I know, but I’d love to hear more from you guys:
- men are dominant and women are submissive
- all female dominants are dominatrices/pro dommes. They all look like this: 

- submissives (regardless of gender) are helpless doormats
- female submissives (or all submissives) are just looking for sex/are slutty
- BDSM is always about sex
- switches are just confused
- masochists were sickly as children
- sadists are all serial killers/psychopaths 

Vanilla Corner
Before you started reading BDSM fiction, had you heard of any of these stereotypes?
Did you believe any of them?
Were you surprised to find out they weren’t true after you’d started reading the genre?
Did you find out about these (or other) stereotypes through reading?

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Free Read - Belladonna

Sooooo...exciting news in my world *wiggles*

My very first published story, Belladonna, has been re-released...and now it's free!

It's M/M BDSM and it's...very kinky.

Monday 17 November 2014

BDSMonday - Quizzes

It's BDSMonday! Today we have a wonderful bdsm quiz for everyone to take. I took the submissive quiz and my Sir took the Dominant quiz. They were both quite accurate.

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Blog Tour - Otherworld

Hi, thanks for joining me on my blog tour. My name's Emma Jane and I'm one of the authors of Otherworld.
Archetypal English toff William "Liam" Barnes is in big trouble. He's borrowed money from Irish gangster Davey McGrath with one simple proviso: get the prism from Matthew Luttrell - seducing him if he has to - and bring it back to him. But the prism isn't with Matthew, and Liam makes a decision he can't undo, meaning he's now twenty thousand pounds in debt to a vicious gangster and has no idea where to find the prism.

That is, until he meets stoic Irishman Jim Henvey, the real owner of the prism, who has a cruel demi-goddess of a mother on the warpath for him. Liam and Jim quickly find themselves tied up in each other's messes, and with more than just the mortal world out to get them, is there any way they can find their way out of a battle between dimensions together and still have time to figure out their feelings for each other? Or will they sink deeper into trouble?
Today, I'm going to talk about Liam. Liam is a spoilt young man from a well-off English family. His father, Nicholas, thinks he's a waste of space. His mother, however, dotes on him. Openly gay and not short on confidence, Liam is definitely not backwards at coming forwards. He often speaks his mind and, even more often, acts before he thinks. Impulsive, passionate, and reckless, with a potty-mouth and a knack for inventive swears, Liam both frustrates and delights love-interest Jim. He has a vulnerable side and can be child-like. He thrives on being loved - love for his father and wanting his father's love being his initial drive.
Liam was hugely fun to write and his character formed quickly in my mind. One of my first inspirations for him was Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas - Oscar Wilde's lover, but he soon became his own character.
"I suppose you'll be wanting some candyfloss," Jim said, glancing over at him as they neared the entrance. "You look like the type with a sweet tooth."
"Candyfloss makes me horny," Liam said. "If you think you can handle that..."
Jim raised his eyebrows. "That's one way to ruin a childhood treat."
"My dear, everything makes me horny," Liam said, sticking a cigarette between his lips to hide his smile. "Everything."
"I should have guessed," Jim said with a grin. They stopped at a stall, and Jim bought them both a stick of candyfloss. "We're looking for my cousin, by the way. His name's Eoin. Looks like me except with black hair and a bigger nose."
"Handsome," he commented, flicking the cigarette away and peeling a strip from the candyfloss instead. He laughed. "This stuff tastes like shit. Crunchy, sugary shit, I love it."
"It reminds me of being a kid," Jim said, licking his fingers. "I used to save all my pocket money to come here. And if I did run out, I'd, ah, borrow it from some of the less observant patrons."
"You rotten bastard," Liam said, grinning. "I can just imagine it. I bet you looked adorable." They walked past the High Striker, where a weedy-looking man was struggling even to lift the hammer. Liam eyed the guy running the game, checking out his muscular arms, turning to walk backward so he could watch him a little longer.
"Eyes on the road, Buckingham," Jim said, his voice low.
"Look at his arms!" Liam said. "I have a thing for arms." He picked off more candyfloss and popped it into his mouth. "You should have a go at that game, I bet you'd win."

Otherworld is published by Torquere Press. Buy it here
You can follow Emma Jane on Twitter: @emizzy. Follow her blog: or visit her website:
Also by Emma Jane:
The Queen's Guard - a short story published in Torquere's Men in Uniform anthology
Compulsion - a short story published in Dreamspinner's Hot off the Press anthology
Shuttered - a novel published by Dreamspinner Press, due for release December 2014
Also by Liz Powell:
Hunted - a novel published by Manifold Press

Monday 10 November 2014

BDSMonday - Guest Post by M. Strange - Coming Out As Kinky

It's BDSMonday! (Last week? Obviously last week never happened, or there would have been a BDSMonday post. *heh*)

Today I have guest post number two from my Sir, and she's talking about how and when to come out as kinky. I've touched on this subject before, but I think it's an important one and it's good to get as many perspectives about it as possible.

So, without further ado:

Monday 3 November 2014

Cover Reveal - The Love Brothers by Liz Crowe

The Love Brothers
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Antony Love is the quintessential responsible oldest brother of a boisterous, Italian/Irish family, placed in charge at a young age by his parents who are busy running the family business. He manages his siblings with a fair but iron hand, until his life is shattered by personal tragedy leaving him the shell of the man he once was.

When outspoken matriarch Lindsay Halloran Love becomes ill, the youngest brother Aiden shows up at Antony's garage, having dropped out of school (again), needing work and a place to crash. Antony provides both, with three caveats: "Don't smoke in my truck, don't be late for work, and don't mess with my girlfriend."

But Aiden Love, budding novelist, gets one glimpse of Rosalee Norris, young widow of Antony's lifelong best friend and all bets are off.

Set in horse country near Lexington, Kentucky, The Love Brothers Series is a saga of family devotion that runs as wide and deep as the Ohio River--except on Sundays when brothers Antony, Kieran, Dominic and Aiden work out their frustrations on the basketball court, Love brother style.

The Love Brothers: A family saga with humor, heat and heart—not to mention beer, bourbon and basketball.

Saturday 1 November 2014

Cover Reveal - Acquiesce by Cory Cyr

Coming: December 30, 2014
****18+ due to adult language and explicit sexual content*****

Caspian Vance~former child prodigy, now an accomplished professor of human sexuality at twenty-six has it all—an IQ that's off the charts, a stellar career at which he excels, and the drop-dead looks and body that make women spontaneously combust with lust.

He's been studying sex and women's behavior since he was sixteen. When it comes to the science of human lust and the rewards of sexual pursuits, he has all the answers.

There's one thing he knows for sure: "love" has nothing to do with it. 
Sex is a basic, primal human need—love is an unstable, emotional complication. Both are present in a person, but completely unrelated. His own world of logic and fact accepts this truth and now. . .

He's going to prove it.

When Cass takes a sabbatical to research his theory in order to write his third book, he enlists the help of a former lover and now owner of the world's most exotic and secretive male brothel catering strictly to wealthy older women. On this remote Caribbean island, he uses his keen sense of observation and research to prove "love" is merely a series of chemical reactions in the human brain—nothing more.

Nicola Barrington~ had the perfect life, married to her soul mate.Ten years into her one and only relationship, her idyllic world is shattered by the death of her beloved husband. The loss of her "one true love" sends her into seclusion where she spends the next eleven years pining for the man she still loves.

The beautiful heiress, stays hidden away, her only connection to the outside world being being the hired help and her two close friends. Her friends know Nic has much to live for and are eager to see her find love again. . . and if not love, they would settle for her rediscovering the throes of lust.

As her 40th birthday approaches, her two friends succeed in coaxing her out of her emotionally safe haven to celebrate with a trip to an exclusive resort known for "restoring an older woman's brilliant, inner glow."

Caspian’s superiority and logic combined with Nic's innocence and melancholy are on an imminent collision course. Sometimes even a genius has a hard time figuring out a woman.


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