Thursday, August 14, 2014

Free, hot fiction for your summer reading

I'm back with what I hope will be my weekly (at least) offering of the best FREE erotica fiction available or download to your Kindle.

Start off with an offering from Purple Pleasure Publishing's Taken By The Pool: A Summertime Gangbang, by best-selling erotica author Mandy Cumming. This is one that'll get your blood pumping and stay with you…especially next time you're at the pool…

Want to know what this one's about? Check out this blurb:

Sharon's worked hard all her life – teaching elementary school children most of the year, taking on summer school teaching assignments the rest of the time to earn extra money, have a chance at good vacations, a better home, other nice things.

She's finally reached some of her goals, and the first year in her new home – complete with a modest pool – she decides to take the summer off, rest a little and enjoy the fruits of her labor.

And she meets Graham. He's an 18-year-old in his last summer before college, working as many jobs as he can to save money, and one of those jobs is coming by Sharon's house three times a week to clean out and take care of her pool.

Sharon watches him when he's around, wondering what it would be to feel those young, strong arms around her, that slender, hard body over her. One day, when her kids are off to camp, she can't help herself. Sharon begins flirting with Graham, and soon enough the two are together, nude, in the pool, making wild, raw love, when Graham's friends show up – a classmate of his, and another friend a year older.

Sharon is playful with them at first, but quickly learns flirting with teen-age boys, even ones who are 18 and 19, may lead down roads she hadn't intended, and that once she gets the boys started, there's no stopping them…


Sound hot? Download it for free and find out, right here!

That's not all. Other free fiction available for your Kindle includes:
The Boss by Abigail Barnette is an erotica little tale about Sophie Scaife, who almost ran away once, trading her ticket to college for a ticket to Tokyo. But a delayed flight and a hot one-night stand with a stranger changed her mind, putting her firmly on track to a coveted position at a New York fashion magazine.

When the irresistible stranger from that one incredible night turns out to be her new boss – billionaire and publishing magnate Neil Elwood – Sophie can’t resist the chance to rekindle the spark between them… and the opportunity to explore her submissive side with the most Dominant man she’s ever known.

Neil is the only man who has ever understood Sophie’s need to submit in the bedroom, and the only man who has ever satisfied those desires. When their scorching, no-strings-attached sexual relationship becomes something more, Sophie must choose between her career and heart… or risk losing them both.

Other romantic, erotic, and otherwise sizzling hot fiction that is FREE right now includes:

The Businessman's Tie (The Power to Please Book 1) by Deena Ward

Brie Pleases her New Master (After Graduation, #1) by Red Phoenix

Taken by the neighbor (Older Man, Younger Woman) by Betty Adams

All of these hot little numbers are available for FREE download to your Kindle right now.


*Free offering is as of Aug. 14. Please check before downloading to ensure the offered ebooks remains free.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I'm back -- with FREE erotica fiction for you!

Yes, your erstwhile dark erotica writer has returned. I'd love to tell you all where I've been, what I've been doing, and I will, but not today. For now I simply want to announce my return by pointing you to some hot little sexy freebies you can download to your Kindle right now (and no, you don't have to be a member of Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime, or anything else – these are just FREE!).

First, let me share with you a sizzling story of a young intern alone with some of her firm's junior executives, a story that includes some hot sex, a bit of bondage, and an unexpected ending. Here's the blurb:

Though Rachel is just 18, she's worked hard to get ahead, graduating from high school two years early, and now landing a summer internship with a prestigious marketing firm. Then she learns interns do one thing – grunt work. Making coffee, running the copier, emptying trash cans.

Then Rachel decides to try a little flirting with Nicholas, one of the junior executives, see if she can work her way into his marketing projects, even if she has to work her way into his pants to do it. Turns out Nicholas is more than willing to trade favors – only Rachel learns he has a thing for women who are tied up, and once she's helpless, Rachel gets more than she bargained for in...

Taking The Tied Up Intern (A Reluctant Very Rough Gangbang Tale): She's Only 18?

Want more? Try out these free offerings today (books are free as of when I posted this blog – I can't be certain how long they'll stay free, so go get'm now!)

Selling Scarlett (A Love Inc. Novel) by best-selling novelists Ella James.

Here's a blurb: Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this--one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.

Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.

When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.

Follow Elizabeth--code-named Scarlett--to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.

**Mature Content Warning** Not recommended for readers under the age of 17 due to mature language, sexual content, and violence.

Home Schooled - Learning to Please (Taboo Erotica)

The Nanny's First Time #1

Waiting for Snow (I usually hate snow, but if I had what's on this cover every time it snowed….hmmm…I'd move to Alaska)

That's it for today...Check them out!

And, before I go, let me ask you to be a doll – if you read these, please leave a review and rating for the authors. They're giving these stories away for free to you, show them your appreciation – take at least three minutes to jot a quickie little review and rating.

Till next time!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Three free stories and a free collection!

Merry Monday to you.

It's rainy, foggy and cool in my little part of the world today – but that's okay, I enjoy this type of weather.

I hope your week is off to a great start! Of course, I know Monday's can be a little on the difficult side, so to ease your transition into the new week, I'm bringing you a list of erotica and sensual ebooks that you can download from Amazon today absolutely free!

Maybe this'll give you something to look forward to at the end of the long workday, or maybe a few of these tales will serve as your afternoon entertainment. Maybe you can save them for later in the week – it's up to you!

For now, just download and enjoy as you see fit.

Deep Throat Bondage (Taken by the Craigslist Lover) by Mary Beth Fisting (wow, what a name!). Meghann is a typical woman – after 15 years of marriage, an absentee husband more caught up in work than home, two kids who keep her running, she's looking for something different. An adventure. Mystery. Passion. That's when she meets her Craigslist lover, a man she knows only as Jasper, someone she befriends online, shares fantasies with, then agrees to a hotel rendezvous to act out one of their common fantasies. Soon enough she's bound and helpless, and that's when she discovers what Jasper really had in store for her.

Teach Me Something New, Part 1 by Summer Olsen. Lucy Montgomery has never met a line she wouldn’t cross. Raised by activist parents, Lucy grew up challenging authority. Now 22, she ends up taking a course by Professor Ryan Sherwood, a man whose authority and take-charge style intrigues her. Aroused by the hint of steel in Professor Sherwood’s eyes, the subtle command in his voice, and the fetish magazines hidden in his desk, Lucy embarks on an exercise in her deepest, darkest desires with the masterful Professor as her willing teacher.

No Panties Friday by Sean H. Robertson. No the best underwear! This romantic erotica collection consists of six fiery hot novellas all wrapped into one steamy 45,000 collection for your enjoyment.

Tied and Taken: A Story of Bondage, Sex, and Erotic Desire by Cassie Kincaid

When she was younger Amanda had often fantasized, wondered what it would be like to be taken, against her will, bound and violated by multiple men. She grew older, lost her boyfriend, then lost whatever sense of adventure she had as work and grown-up responsibilities crowded her life.

Then it happened. One night, after leaving work late, she found herself taken, drugged and swept off the street as she walked to her car. Later she woke – bound, gagged and blindfolded, men taking the clothes from her body, kissing, touching….

Wow, that's quite a collection of stories that are all FREE today, so check them out.

And authors, don't forget, I'll feature your FREE work here on Mondays, at no cost to you. Just send your book title, author name, Amazon link, and a really brief synopsis, along with the Monday it will be free, to

And thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Merry Monday -- FREE ebooks for you!

Merry Monday to you!

I know, you're sitting there bleary-eyed, maybe on your second (third?) cup of coffee, wondering what artificial substance I'm using to be so chipper at the start of the week.

I understand your pain. Monday is…well, it's Monday. The start of a new workweek, the official end of the weekend and any break we had from the real work world. Playtime (or rest time) is over and now we're slaving for the big boss.

That's why I'm unveiling a new feature that I hope will make your Mondays a little merrier: Merry Monday Free Book Specials.

That's right, every Monday I'll be listing somewhere between a half dozen and two dozen FREE e-books you can download to your Kindle. Some shorts, some full-length novels, mostly erotica, but some weeks I'll include romance, adventure, maybe even a few thrillers or horror tales.

And the best thing is they'll be absolutely FREE.

Every Monday just stop by here, at Shandra's Shadow World, and see what some great authors around the world have to offer you.

If you're an author, I'll be glad to include your work. Just send an Amazon link to me at (I can't believe that address was available!). Please send the ebook title, author name, and a one- or two-line description of the work.

Here's an example:

Lethal Obsession, by Shandra Miller. After years in a loveless marriage, Detective Angela Martin does the unthinkable: She meets with a stranger, in a hotel room, where she allows him to act out one of his bondage fantasies. When she does, Angela finds herself thrust into a world of murder, mystery, passion and eroticism. Download to your Kindle here.

(And no, Lethal Obsession is not free, just using it as an example – but it IS on sale for 99 cents if you're interested!)

Remember, send me only links to books that you intend to have free on the following Monday.

Now, if you're an author, send those links to me for next week. And if you're a writer, here's your first Merry Monday Free Book Specials:

Jennifer Stripped On Stage (A Story of Reluctant Public Sex), by Mary Alice Ball. When Jennifer's dream date takes her to a live magician's show, she is thrilled, until she watches one of her friends taken on stage, stripped and violated while the audience watches. Jennifer goes to her friend, only to soon find she may be next.

Dying to Forget (The Station), by Trish Marie Dawson: Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation and finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She's given only two choices: Move on to the unknown where she'll be forced to spend an eternity in her own personal hell or be trained as a Volunteer and return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of outside assistance. Does Piper have what it takes to save a life, to be the nagging voice inside another person's head? Or will she fail and end up lost and tormented...forever?

Bondage and Service: A Tale of Reluctant First-time Oral Sex and BDSM. by Mandy Cumming. Brittany, a waitress at the exclusive Tide's Inn, decides to make her play for Victor McCoy, a regular visitor who has made his interest in her obvious. Brittany quickly learns Victor isn't a typical lover – he expects total surrender from Brittany, leaving her literally helpless to his every whim. FREE for your Kindle here.

A to Z in 10 by 10 by Donna B. McNicol 26 letters in the alphabet provide the start of 26 flash fiction stories. Each story was written based upon a word and a photo used for inspiration. That's the A to Z.The 10 by 10 refers to the story length. Each story was written in no more than ten sentences but with a minimum of 100 words (10x10=100).

His for One Night (His #1) by Octavia Wildwood. After a bad night, straight-laced college instructor Daniella James finds herself drowning her sorrows at a local bar. It’s not her type of place, but she doesn’t feel like being alone. Then a handsome stranger in an expensive suit walks into her life and nothing is ever the same again.

The Neighbor 2, Lust in the Suburbs by Abby Weeks. Janey's story continues as she determines to impress the wealthy neighbor next door, this time by dominating her husband in front of him. As Janey gets closer to actually meeting the neighbor, and even slips onto his property in her underwear, we get another stunning look at how much she has changed and grown since moving to Sunny Oaks.

Give yourself a little gift (or two, or three) to help you get yourself started on the week, click on any of the links and download your free e-books.

And if you're an author, send me any books you plan to have free on Monday, April 7 to

Disclaimer: While it is my intention to feature only ebooks that are available for free download today, please check to ensure the book is listed as free before downloading. Sole responsibility for ensuring the listed ebooks are free, as listed, rest with the author.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Birthday Bash Winners Announced, and the release of Surrender, Book 3 in the Lethal Obsession Trilogy

Well, I'm running a little behind with this, but I've got two big announcements today.

First, the list of winners from my Lethal Obsession Birthday Blog Bash – we have ten different ladies who won prizes that included gift cards and free e-copies of novels and short story collections.

Second, tomorrow – March 11 – is release day for my newest novel, Surrender: Book 3 of the Lethal Obsession Trilogy. Initially, some of you may recall, the title was to be Enslaved, but turns out that all-powerful Amazon didn't like the title and refused selling it…on well, that's the life of an indie erotica writer.

Surrender will be featured on a short little blog tour beginning March 11 – and the first stop will be at the blog of author A.R. Von at I'm posting a guest blog, along with a little promo about Surrender and the first-ever published excerpt from the novel. I'll be back tomorrow to talk a little more about the blog tour, but please make plans to visit tomorrow.

And now, for the winners of the Lethal Obsession Birthday Blog Bash.

First, we have three ladies who have won an e-copy of one of my Lethal Obsession trilogy works. Either Lethal Obsession, Helpless, or Surrender – their choice!

Cassie Hoffman, Kyra Dune and Stephanie Calas are the winners in this portion of the contest.

Nicole Tetrev won an e-copy of the novel Second Chance Love by Jennifer Labelle.

Amy Bowens won an e-copy of the short story collection Reality in Each Fantasy, which was offered by author Lacey Silks.

Tonya Kinzer won an e-copy of Reality in Each Fantasy 2, also courtesy of author Lacey Silks.

And Jennifer Labelle won an e-copy of another Lacey Silkes collection, Reality in Mistresses Collection.

And Heather Hicks won an e-copy of Second Chance Love by author Jennifer Labelle.

And that brings us to the two gift cards, offered courtesy of authors Tonya Kinzer and Sarah Wallace.

Tammy Rammy wins the $10 gift card offer supplied by Tonya Kinzer and Amy Miller takes home the $10 Amazon card offered by Sarah Wallace.

Congratulations to the winners – I'll be supplying your contact info to the writers offering the prizes and they should be in contact with you shortly.

Thanks so much to the authors to took part in the Birthday Blog Bash and offered prizes, and most of all, thanks to all of you readers who stopped by and read some of the fascinating blog posts, excerpts and interviews supplied by the writers who took place in the tour.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Viewing Life in Living Color : Liv Honeywell talks BDSM, romance, and white chocolate

Visiting with us today we have Liv Honeywell, who says she likes to live her life in "Glorious Technicolor." And she writes stories set in the world of BDSM. While some writers have gotten into that field because it seems to be an easy few dollars, for Liv the decision to write in that genre goes much deeper.

Liv, thanks for visiting with me today. Can you tell me a bit about what you mean by living life in "Glorious Technicolor"?

Thanks very much for having me, Shandra J.

I wrote that a while back when I was thinking about life in general and also about when I began to explore BDSM. I’ve always been creative and I’ve always wanted to write and run my own business rather than do some beige, boring day job, and I remember thinking that even realizing that it was possible, that I didn’t *have* to sit there for the rest of my life in a job I hated was almost like going from watching black & white television to colour. Life was so much more exciting and had so many more possibilities.

When I discovered the world of BDSM, I found that all the things I’d imagined and fantasized about were possible but there were also many more things that hadn’t even occurred to me, there was so much depth to having a D/s relationship, there were so many more sensations to experience and so much to explore, so if I was living in colour before, now it really had to be Glorious Technicolor J.

What about your writing – why do you focus in the world of BDSM?

I think the very simple answer for a lot of writers is that we write what we like to read and that’s definitely true for me. I love erotica of all kinds but I write about BDSM because on the page, I can safely explore things I haven’t tried yet. I can also look deeper at things I have tried or even look at them from the Dom’s point of view.

I love to explore what the submissive is thinking when a scene is going on and how she is reacting to all the sensations, so there’s quite a bit of that in my writing, but I also love the humour in BDSM. I’m a great one for putting my foot in my mouth and saying just the wrong thing – well, from my point of view that is, not so much from the Dom’s! I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve seemingly had a brain bypass, opened my mouth and got myself into trouble. For example:

Dom: “If the curtains weren’t open and people couldn’t see in, I’d bend you over the sofa and spank you for that.”

Me: Completely without thinking “Oh, no, they can’t see in because of the blinds.” Pause, look at grin on Dom’s face. “Er, I mean, yes. Yes, they can!”

Cue roar of laughter from Dom.

There’s so much of that in BDSM relationships and often it’s not reflected in books. One of my favourite film genres is the romantic comedy but when I first started reading erotica, I couldn’t find stories which were proper romantic comedies about people involved in BDSM relationships, so now I write those for me and hope that other people like them too.

Is there a theme that seems to run through your work, or is each story different, a stand-alone world?

I think if there is, it’s probably that each one is romantic is some way and has a happy ending. I don’t write depressing endings. I’ve read more than one book which was hilarious and warm and touching and then one of the main characters died without warning at the end, and it felt like I’d suddenly dropped into reading a completely different book that I hadn’t signed up for. I hate those and I’m never going to do that to my readers.

Each book is stand alone in that it is a complete story by itself without having to buy another book to find out what happens next, but I do have ideas for more than one series were there will be the same characters popping in and out over several books.

What's your writing routine like – do you write at the same time of day, play music, have any sort of rituals to get you in the mood?

I don’t have a routine as such, as I’m so busy that I have to fit the writing in when I can.

I have a quote on my whiteboard which I love: ‘The first draft doesn’t have to be good. It just has to be written,’ and I read that before I start to remind myself that I don’t have to try to write final draft quality work on the first go.

I can’t listen to music when I write as I find it distracting, so it has to be silence for the words and background television for plotting and writing notes.

I’m also a big fan of Write or Die, a web based writing software which is great for getting me past the inner editor.

Okay, let's step away from writing for a bit. Let's do some rapid fire questions. Answer the first thing that comes to mind – no cheating, no pondering, just whatever flashes in your mind first.

Favorite movie?

I’m probably supposed to say something deep here and claim it’s Citizen Kane or something, but I’m afraid it’s not. I couldn’t really pick just one but I’m loving all the Marvell films at the moment.

Favorite actor?

Richard Roxburgh because he is a different character, and thoroughly convincing, in every film I’ve ever seen him in, and there aren’t many who can achieve that.

If you could have dinner, maybe even spend a weekend, with one person, living or dead, who would it be?

I’m single at the moment, so I’d love a sneak peak at whoever my Dom is going to be.

If money were no object or concern, where would you go for a two-week vacation?

The Seychelles. I’m researching it for a book at the moment and it looks gorgeous.

Again, pretending that money is of no concern, where would you live?

Somewhere near enough that I could walk on the beach every day.

Favorite food?

White chocolate.

Favorite erotica novel?

Again, I couldn’t really pick just one but here are some of my favourite writers: Natasha Knight, Renee Rose and Rosanna Leo to name just a few.

Okay, now, back to the writerly questions. J

What is your biggest struggle in writing?

Getting bottom on seat and actually starting. I’m fine once I get going but I do seem to suffer a little from the idea that I must write something perfect instead of just getting a first draft down and finished, especially when it’s an idea I’m really excited about.

Tell us, do you have more work coming soon that we can look forward to?

I do. I’m working on a series about three brothers – all Doms, and hoping to have the first one out in March or early April. I don’t have blurb or an excerpt yet though.

I’m also working on some short erotica stories with my friend, Cochrane Gage.

Give us a sample of one of your already published works – maybe a little blurb, even an excerpt, and where we can purchase the work.

Coming, Ready or Not! Three Tales of Tease and Denial is one I really like because it combines the intensity of an M/s relationship with some comedy. Here’s the blurb and an excerpt:

Meet Will and Abby. An ordinary couple that you wouldn’t give a second glance at if they were walking down the street. Except they share a wonderful secret and bond as they explore their Master/slave relationship.

This is a loving couple, full of good humour, but nothing in any relationship is perfect and sometimes things go wrong. Even the strongest will in the world can't always obey and with that comes consequences...

Three vignettes, The Edge, Bad Girl, and Breathless focus on control. Can Abby be taken to the edge of pleasure and not cross over? She wants to obey and to hold on. But can she? And what will happen to her if she can't?

Holding on has never felt so good...

Warning: This book is adults only. It contains adult language, caning, spanking, face slapping, gags, a brief mention of anal sex and orgasm denial

Buying Links:


“Will, please.”

“Excuse me? I think you mean 'Sir,' and do you really think this is up to you?”

“Er, no, Sir. I guess not. I'm sorry.”

“I should think so. Now lie back. Go on.”

I lie back against the chair. I don’t have another choice anyway. My legs are spread wide apart and strapped tightly to the chair legs, so I couldn't close them if I wanted to, and my arms are tied behind my back and then secured to the back of the chair frame. I'm really not going anywhere until my Lord and 
Master lets me.

You grin at me, knowing full well that there's nothing I can do.

I narrow my eyes. “You evil b...”

You grab my chin and force me to look into your eyes.

“I really don't think you want to finish that sentence, Abby. I wouldn't advise it.”

You continue circling my clit with just the tip of your finger, as you have been doing, agonisingly slowly, for the last few minutes. I moan and throw my head back.

“Oh, please, Sir. Please may I come?"

You pretend to consider my request, as if you haven’t already made up your mind. "Hmmmm, no. No, I don't think so.” You run your other hand over my breasts, pausing to tweak first one nipple and then the other.

“You need to learn that this body does not belong to you any more. It belongs to me and it's up to me if you get any pleasure and up to me when and how. Understand?"

“Ye...he...Yes, Sir”, I pant, trying desperately to hold on.

“Good girl.” You grin evilly again. “Besides I'm nowhere near done teasing you yet. I’m having far too much fun enjoying that lovely tortured expression on your face.”

I let out another low moan, born of frustration and desire; at the same time feeling a tingling warmth and excitement in my stomach at your dominance over me.

Your touch builds me dangerously close to orgasm again, leaving me hovering right there on the edge. I try to think of something else, anything else. What are we having for dinner? What shall I make? Are we out of peas? Or perhaps His Domliness will decide he wants to go out when he has finished working up an appetite by torturing me!

The thought brings me right back into the room, back to the sensation of your fingers sliding in and out of me, your thumb lightly rubbing my clit ever closer, ever nearer. I buck in my seat, half torn between wanting to push myself forward against your thumb, wanting release so badly, and not wanting to let you down by coming without permission.

“Sirrrr,” I groan.

“Yes, Abby. What can I do for you? Do you want me to stop? Good idea!”

You remove your hand from my pussy and I let out an animal yelp of frustration. Oh God. This is the third time you have brought me to the brink of orgasm and I really don't know how much more I can stand.


Oh wow...excuse me a minute.

Okay, now that I've calmed down, let me say once again Liv, thanks again for being with us today. 

If you want to know more about Liv, or how to find her online, here's a little from her website:

When not writing about delicious, hot male dominants and the female subs who love them, I’m usually doing something craft-like, reading, baking, eating the results of said baking, and attempting to satisfy the demands of His High and Mighty Dominance (the cat!). My first story, Imagine, was published in 2012 and since then I’ve published Coming, Ready or Not and The Journal, which was written with Domitri Xavier and was winner of Turning the Pages Erotica Book of the Year 2013. I’m working on several books at once as usual, and trying to decide which of my other book ideas to work on next! You can follow me on my blog -, Twitter -, Facebook -, Goodreads - and my Amazon page is here:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cathartic Spankings in Romance

Spanking in Sex? Why not? Sex is a release. Spanking is a release. The two go hand-in-hand.

People spank for lots of reasons… there’s the role-play spanking, sensual spanking, discipline spanking and the maintenance spanking. Maintenance spanking is more often seen in a Domestic Discipline relationship and is the most likely to also be categorized as a cathartic spanking. They happen fairly regularly and don’t need a defined reason.

What sets them apart from the others? Cathartic spankings achieve the result of not only a red bottom but also a deep, healing sobbing. Have you ever heard that saying “Everyone needs a good cry”? Well, here’s where it can be achieved. The tears during a cathartic spanking are healing, bringing about a focus and clarity. They are like a spiritual cleansing and can bring about a wonderfully intimate moment with your partner. Of course, they are, more often than not, intertwined with sexual feelings and sensuality. But hey, who would complain about that?

Today’s romance novels are bursting with spankings… from the lighter edge to the heavier… and everything in between!

Spanking, in general, is an emotionally intense kink. On the very surface, adult spanking is all about the heat. Yet on a deeper level, the spanking can heal wounds, comfort and restore the intimacy between a couple. It’s that healing that makes a spanking cathartic.

In the latest book in my paranormal romance series, Frozen Fury, the heroine is burdened with the soul sin of Anger. On the advice of a friend who practices Domestic Discipline, her mate uses spanking as a release for her anger until they can remove the sin forever through their mated bond ritual. Here’s a sexy little excerpt to well, you know, enjoy…
Gage kneeled in front of her on one knee and took her hand. “Let me help.” His words were simple but immediately unloaded the burden she carried. Amelia was awed by this large Valendite Breed kneeling
before her. His dark brown hair was cropped short and his handsome face defined with deep ridges along his cheekbones. Gage was pure masculine beauty, but she wouldn’t tell him that.

Amelia simply nodded. Maybe he actually could help her. He kissed her knuckles and raised himself to sit beside her. She didn’t give it a second thought when he patted his knee, but simply moved to sit on his lap and seek comfort. Then, to her surprise, she screeched when he tugged her across his lap as if she were a child to be disciplined.

With a giggle, Amelia asked, “What are you doing?” She kicked out her feet and held onto Gage for balance. He must be playing with her, trying to help her to relax away from her anger.

“You see, I’ve been told a spanking is cathartic, a means for releasing pent up energy. In your case, that’s anger. So I thought we’d give it a try.” Gage was very matter-of-fact about what he was doing, but since he wasn’t playful, Amelia’s anxiety soared.

“Give it a try? You intend to spank me?”


“Yep? How about ‘nope’?” Now Amelia was enraged. “How dare you think to do this to me? You have no right!”

“Oh, there’s where you’re wrong. I have every right. I’m your mate.” Amelia couldn’t see his grin, but she knew it was there. The grin he wore to say he owned the moment. And damn him, she knew he was right but she most certainly didn’t have to like it.

With her torso and legs dangling down from either side of his lap, Amelia was held firmly in place with no way to escape. She was truly at his mercy and that just made her angrier. How dare he do this?

A flush stole over her skin as Gage tugged up the ruffles of her maxi skirt. She pinched her eyes closed, waiting for his reaction when he found her tiny thong underneath. Amelia wasn’t disappointed by the inhalation of breath she heard from her mate. His hand ran over her naked ass under her skirt as the cool air nipped at her skin. She felt obscene with her skirt now around her waist and her ass bared with only her tiny scrap of a thong.

Gage rubbed along the cheeks of her ass until they felt warmer to the touch. Amelia felt her clit swell even as her bottom grew sensitive. The blood seemed to center in these two areas of her body and she couldn’t think straight. Her concentration was solely focused on her mate.

“I’d like to try this. I believe you do too but if you truly want me to stop, say so now. Right now, Amelia, is your only chance to say ‘stop’. It’s now or it’s never again,” Gage spoke with a voice of conviction that caused a shudder to pass down Amelia’s spine.

She didn’t make a sound.

Gage lifted his hand from her bottom. She was bereft of his touch for one second before she heard its descent and felt his palm strike her ass. He hadn’t held back much of his Breed strength. There was no gentleness. Gage spanked her in steady, heavy strokes. Goddess help her, tears sprung immediately to her eyes. Still, she held her tongue and refused to cry out. After at least a dozen, he stopped and softly rubbed her ass cheeks again. This time, his ministrations brought the sting to the surface in waves of heat and pinpricks of sensation. It wasn’t pleasant but neither was it unpleasant.

“You’re doing well, sweetheart, but you don’t need to hold back. Allow all of that emotion you hold inside to come out.” Gage spoke softly, coaxingly, but still Amelia held her cries inside.

The next series of slaps came in a rhythm and Amelia fell into the pattern with ease. It stung, but as she focused on the stinging, she realized the pain inside—the anger—wasn’t so strong anymore. She could take deep breaths without feeling weighted down in fury.

Her body was quivering. She couldn’t think beyond the constant sting of the spanking. Amelia raised her bottom towards Gage’s palm, instinctively seeking more. She craved more, needed the release this was providing her from the constant anger. She opened her mouth without thought and allowed the first of her cries to leave her. She let go one after another until her body shook with the sobbing.

“Good girl. Let it all out. This is what you needed, just this, just to be able to let it all go.” Gage spoke as he continued the rhythm.

Amelia did just as he said, crying softly now into his leg even as she began to feel his palm gentle on her bottom until he was massaging. She wiggled, but a single slap stopped her movement. She was too limp to move off him anyway. She relaxed into his hold and floated, not feeling anything. Content.

“You did so well. How do you feel?” Gage asked her as if she could actually think or speak. She honestly wasn’t certain she could do either in the moment.

“I-I don’t know. I feel relieved.” She also felt exposed and vulnerable but chose not to mention that. She wasn’t accustomed to any of these emotions and needed to consider them before she talked about them.

“That’s what I was going for. You see, a catharsis of sorts. I’d say I’ve successfully spanked the anger right out of you.” Gage chuckled and the infusion of his humor lightened the moment. Gage was still himself and she was still Amelia. Nothing had changed and yet, maybe everything had.

Frozen Fury


The seven Sinster sisters are entwined in a legacy originating back from the time of the Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they’ll find their mates from the immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history.

Amelia, a genetic physicist and the eldest Sinster sister, has devoted her adult life to determining the genetic anomaly of the Magdalena Circle women. The discovery means the women will no longer serve as the singular means for the Valendite Breed’s survival. However, in the wrong hands, the discovery takes on new meaning and puts their society at risk.

While investigating, Gage, a TEU weapons specialist for the Valendite Breed, accidentally shoots Amelia and then unknowingly bonds himself to her. Now with their enemies closing in around them, Amelia must fight against her soul sin to find the happiness she’s longed for. Everything shifts for the couple when Gage takes her in hand and convinces Amelia to trust in the prophecy to bring them together.



A little bit about the author...

Paloma Beck is a Romance Author living a life of contradiction... she's a happily married carpooling mom writing romance. It's almost naughty! Paloma writes in both the Contemporary and Paranormal realms, journaling the stories her characters tell her, and they are anything but PG. She dabbles in vampires, witches, menage, spanking and bdsm - all in her books, of course. Paloma believes a daily dose of espresso and a good book make any day better.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Second Chances

Today we have a guest blog from the talented writer, Jennifer Labelle, talking about life and her novel, Second Chance Love.

Do over’s, we’ve all wished for them, right? The one moment to get a second chance to make whatever it is right, well today I’m going to talk about the “if only’s” we all seek time and again in light of the giveaway I’ve decided to contribute today, my novel, Second Chance Love.


Goody, goody Teegan Hallowell was tired of being teased for following the rules. So, when her brother’s sexy friend shows an interest, she rebels, and learns all about the good kind of bad.

Now ten years later, Teegan returns home to escape a horrible mistake, but wonders if she’s made an even bigger one by returning. There was a reason she left Digby, when her dreams shattered and the man she loved betrayed her. So when she realizes she’s still in love with him, matters become complicated when he reveals her reason for leaving him was all in vain.

Liam Bates has every intention of loving Teegan again, but she’s had it rough and he needs to rebuild her trust. The spark is still there, and as they explore what once was, their love is tested when Teegan disappears, and Liam will stop at nothing until he finds her again.

This story came to me from a conversation I had with my sister. Our mother passed away when we were very young and we were reminiscing in memories in this particular conversation.

You see my mother’s main flaw seemed to be her taste in men. From my “Father” the sperm donor to the other man who ended it all for her and it got me thinking about my perfect guy, about the type of guy I wished she or anyone else deserved to have including myself.

It was then Liam was born. I guess you can say he’s one of the many heroes of my imagination. I actually took a lot of my husband’s character traits when he was created so I guess bad taste in men isn’t necessarily a hereditary trait and I lucked out. Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to say is that he was one of my many “if only’s.” The man my father should have been, the man she could have had, the man I’d like to think any woman would want, and now I’m sharing him with all of you.

So I truly hope you enjoy this amazing love story about one woman torn, one man ready to pick up the pieces and prove his love, and a second chance given to make it all right.

Is it possible to find the love of your life when you’re eighteen?

In Second Chance Love, Teegan Hallowell is about to find out.

Now available in both e-book and print, I hope you’ll get your copy today!

You can find Second Chance Love here.

I’d like to thank everyone for stopping by to read this post while I guest blog on this site. If you’d like to learn more about me or my work I can be reached through my website: , I’m on Facebook:!/

I’m on Twitter:!/1JenniferLabell , you can follow my blog: , and I’m also on Goodreads:

And now, I leave you with an excerpt from Second Chance Love:

Jagged rocks aligned across the coastline. The moist salty air was refreshing, and the tide slowly rose against the Fundy Shore. It was good to be home again. Teegan sat on the fallen tree trunk, and tried to capture the beauty of the scenery with her sketch pad.

She hadn’t been there in years and the beauty of it still captivated her. This secluded patch of beach once belonged to Liam’s family and she wondered if it still did. Seeing Liam again brought so much back to her, that she just needed a place to unwind, and some of her most precious memories belonged right where she was.

Smiling, she turned up her iPod and sang along to the lyrics of Shinedown’s Breaking Inside, relating to the lyrics. Subconsciously, she ended up adding a boy and his father fishing right where she sat into the picture. Liam! Why can’t I seem to let you go? Sighing, she almost fell off the log and into the water. Her heart raced, and adrenaline pumped as she wondered who in the Lord’s name snuck up on her like that.

Large arms wrapped around her, pulling her close as his heat enveloped her senses. He was the one man in the entire world who could make her weak in the knees by just being in close proximity to her. The one man she was trying to avoid. Too afraid of her emotions. Oh Lord, he smells so good. Get it together, Teeg. You don’t even know him anymore.

“Liam?” She sounded breathless and winced turning away. She could not let him see how he affected her, could not risk losing her heart again. It hurt too much.

“Hasn’t anyone ever told you not to sneak up on someone like that? Geez, you just about gave me a heart attack not to mention an unwanted swim.” Placing a hand to her heart she turned to face him again only to have the urge to smother his smile with her lips. He was beautiful, and she missed the taste of him.

“It’s good to see you too.” He chuckled, “And there is no way I would have let you fall in. Hasn’t anyone ever told you that this is private property?”

She could tell by the glint in his eye he was only teasing, and she hated how easily he could make her smile. As if, she was eighteen all over again. “Ya, but you see, I used to know one of the owners of said property very well. I have many fond memories here, and I just had to see if it was as remarkable as I remembered it.”

“Well is it?” His face turned serious as he closed the distance between them.

With his closeness distracting her she whispered, “Is it what?”

Before she knew it his head was lowering and her breathing turned rapid. Be careful what you wish for. She could feel his breath against her and all she could think about was the taste of his lips on hers. Soft, plump, and delectable...

Best wishes,

~Author Jennifer Labelle~


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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Author A.R. Von on living with a man-beast, a furry daughter, and writing of a Lady's Destiny

Today we get the chance to feature author A.R. Von and her novel, Lady's Destiny.

A little about Lady’s Destiny

When dreams haunt you in the most delicious ways and fate pulls you into destiny’s path, what can be done other than to accept and submit to it?

Can Iria truly get what she’s always dreamed of or will it always just remain a memory? Being a rare creature such as her with exceptional beauty and rarity of existence should be enough. Though, all she wants is her desire, her destiny… To be with a man—one man.

Are these dreams she’s having real? Could she really take on human form and become a Lady to be with the man she craves?

Dezso discovers a magical creature—a being of incredible light and peace. He is drawn to it again and again, and his feelings grow with every encounter. He carries a dark secret that he wishes never existed. The only thing that truly brings light upon his existence is the beauty that warms his heart but seems to only exist in his head—with dreams and visions of a magical woman, full of heartwarming light.

Will he ever know true love and happiness? Will he ever be able to lighten the weight and share his dark secret with another...?

Darkness is growing stronger, weakening the light and killing off what makes the world a beautiful place to live in. Enter a world of fantasy and dreams, passions and temptations. A world where dragons, unicorns, magic and mermaids really do exist. A world where love WILL conquer all!


Well now folks, that sounds quite mysterious and exciting, and definitely piques my interest. I hope it does for you, too.

And now, a little about our author, A.R. Von.
A.R. was born and raised in Bronx, N.Y., and is the oldest daughter of two girls. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, which was only briefly used. She’s a mother of two entertaining teen boys (as well as a lovely fawn Chihuahua, whom she considers her furry daughter.) 

She’s also a wife to a delightfully handsome and amazingly funny man-beast. She loves anything dragon and fantasy related. In her free time she enjoys exercising, writing, listening to music, hiking, cooking, dancing and reading. She also loves a great adventure in and out of a book!

She writes to free her mind of its constant wondering and clutter. She thrives on the fact she can share some of it with readers that have the same passion for a great story.

She also loves to hear from her reader’s and chat away, so feel free to reach out to her any time.
A.R.’s web site:

Thanks so much to A.R. for visiting with us today, and thanks to you for stopping by and checking out the offering. Now, run on over and get your copy of Lady's Destiny.

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