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Updates, a Contest, Recommendations

Hello all!

I’ve been busy this summer, how about you? I went to Blushing Books workshops in May then RT18-Reno, NV in May, Deadwood, SD in June, road-tripping in July, and East Texas Book Bash last weekend. WHEW!

I am finding how different retirement is when you don’t have most of your children and grandchildren around. This is only the third time in almost 30 years that I have spent the whole summer south of Alaska and let me tell you it has been a learning experience.

I’ll share a few things:

Lesson 1: It is HOT! I might repeat this one, because it is important. It is HELLACIOUSLY HOT! (adverb important here!)

Lesson 2: There are no grandchildren. On a day I want to be quiet and work hard, that is acceptable. But on the days you’re being lazy or your husband is bothering you while you are trying to work…or you have lots of leftovers… not so much.

Lesson 3: You can say, “Let’s go for a drive,” and leave in ten minutes for a day trip, seeing new sights while driving the highways. Not easy on an Island.

Lesson 4: If someone asks for a “coke” you must ask “what kind”.

Lesson 5: Summer rainstorms involve lightning and thunder but not gale force winds.

Lesson 6: It still gets dark in the south during summer- but it is still HOT!

Lesson 7: You are going to miss Alaska’s mountains, oceans, and your family but you will love the wide open spaces and things to do in Texas. So spend part of the year in Texas and part in Alaska. Best of both worlds. That’s us next year!

But when it is too hot in the South or too rainy in S.E. Alaska, there are always BOOKS! I have some recommendations below and a special contest.

Here is a book you should pre-order… for Fall and Winter reading.   I was honored to be invited to join the group. The heat levels go from Mild to Spicy… something for everyone! AND there is a Contest! 

Sprinkle a little Christmas magic into your life with 25 ALL-NEW, never before released romances. It’s .99cents!

Enter our “Dedicated 2 You” Contest Today- Click for details on how to enter for a chance to have one of the books dedicated to you! Dedicated 2 You Contest

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Don’t forget to pre-order… This will give you jolts of Love all through the season.

Amazon: Amazon Link

International Link: books2read.com/LoveChristmas2

For your summer reading pleasure, try this series by:

Ivy Killian.

 

Amazon Purchase Link- Dolphin Island Series

 

FIRST IN MY NEW ALASKA SERIES in a GREAT ANTHOLOGY COMING OUT NEXT WEEK

FIRST IN MY NEW ALASKA SERIES

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GREAT ANTHOLOGY

COMING OUT NEXT WEEK

I know, I have been promising to start this series for several…dozen… moons…BUT The first is in an incredible New Anthology. I have been given the incredible privilege of joining with the most incredible group of Writers to create this book.

The Anthology with Twelve Exciting Authors

SWEET TOWN LOVE

 

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This collection of a dozen wonderfully sweet love stories from USA Today and bestselling romance authors will warm your heart. Each story in this anthology will take you on a journey that reminds you how it feels to take the chance and how sweet it is to fall in love with the one person who makes your heart flutter. Whether it’s a firefighter who loves to cook, a doctor who loves his family, a small town sheriff, a reunion between high school loves, a second chance to make things right, a man determined to pull a woman from her survival guilt, a chemo-nurse who knows healing takes more than medicine, or a man determined to help a new neighbor feel welcome, every single tale will find these men loving and guiding the women they love to their own happy ever after. This is a perfect collection to curl up with and celebrate the love in our lives.

BLUSHING BOOKS

THE WRIGHT RECIPE by Maggie Ryan

ON THIN ICE by Stevie MacFarlane

FINDING SYDNEY by Adrienne Blake

I BELONG HERE by Misty Malone

ALWAYS YOU by Anna Kristell

LOVE TASK by Vanessa Brooks

SOCK IT TO ME by Rayanna Jamison

MID-WINTER MELT DOWN by Beth Bennett

MOMENTS by Paige Parsons

PIPER IN A PICKLE by Chula Stone

THE ART OF LOVE by Alyssa Bailey

PANTIES ARE NOT OPTIONAL by Georgia St. Claire

BLUSHING BOOKS

 

A Hairbrush and Her Phone…

Bethany Leigh has cyber walked into my neck of the woods so I took the chance to have her discuss her book on the wonderful world of spanking.

 Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Author: Bethany Leigh

Available NOW

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Are you sitting comfortably?

 

These ladies aren’t, after defiance, hijinks, bad attitude and other misbehaviour lands them a trip across a stern partner’s knee.

 Penny’s husband Hayden wants to revive domestic discipline as well as romance as they travel around Australia. Penny isn’t so sure, but then she ignores an important instruction.

 Lucy’s trying to trace a poison-pen writer and searching for an office to set up her own PI agency. Can she find a location boyfriend Noel approves of? (A standalone mystery featuring Lucy from At Dead of Night.)

 Lady Helena has run away with her family’s footman after having a disastrous marriage declared void. How will she cope with life as lowly servant Nell? (Featuring two new characters from the Lady Margia/Freedom universe.)

 Ruth is in love with the headmaster of the school where she works as a nurse. He seems unaware of her existence – until her madcap friend comes to stay, and a prank goes horribly wrong.

 Enjoy eight short spanking stories, featuring feisty heroines from a range of genres – contemporary, mystery, historical and alt-history – all with one thing in common. They all have a man who knows just how to bring them back in line!

 

Purchase Links

Blushing Books

Amazon 

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

 

Excerpt

We purchased ice from the caravan park shop and put all our perishable food in the large cooler. By now it was after five o’clock, so Hayden cooked up the chops at one of the caravan park barbecues and I buttered some rolls and tossed together a salad. I was glad of the antics of the cockatoos as we ate at the picnic table outside our caravan. Hayden was still annoyed and clearly longing to spank me. And, while I knew I deserved it, I was dreading being spanked. Especially given that the caravan park, while certainly not crowded, was definitely not empty either. A couple of caravans and tents were close enough that their occupants would be able to hear me being spanked.

 “Hayden,” I said when we did the washing up. “You can’t really…you know…”

 “Spank you?” His voice was grim. “I can and I will.”

 “Someone could hear,” I said.

“So?”

“Well, it’s embarrassing,” I said. “And also, someone could call the cops.”

 He chuckled. “Actually, I had no intention of spanking you here. I don’t want some hero deciding you need rescuing. I have an alternative venue in mind where no one will hear you and we won’t be disturbed.” He put the final plate back in the cupboard. “Okay, we’ve a couple of hours till dusk. We can sit outside and play cards for a while.”

  Play cards? While I waited to be spanked? What planet did he live on?

 Still, I wasn’t going to argue. It was impossible to concentrate, though. I lost every round. When it started to get dark, he put the cards back in their box and said, “Time to go. Make sure you bring your hairbrush and your phone.”

  “My phone?”

  “We don’t have an egg timer,” he reminded me. “So we’ll set the timer on your phone for your spanking.”

  Reluctantly, I put my hairbrush and phone in my bag. I wondered how many minutes he’d spank me for. In the old days, it had been excruciating writhing over his knee being tanned with the hairbrush and waiting for that wretched egg timer to finally go off. I wasn’t looking forward to getting reacquainted with the experience.

 Hayden drove out of the caravan park and turned in the opposite direction to Halls Gap. Driving slowly, to avoid hitting kangaroos, he made his way into part of the national park. There was no one around. He drove until he found a picnic spot, empty apart from a mob of kangaroos. “We’ll use that bench,” he said, nodding towards it. “Go over there and wait for me.”

 

OH MY GOSH! I CAN JUST IMAGINE WHAT SHE IS THINKING… CAN’T YOU???

WIGGLE, CLENCH, RUB, GOOSE FLESH, HEART BEATING FASTER, HER FATE IS NEAR

 

ABOUT BETHANY:

Bethany Leigh is a writer of domestic dramas and detective stories spiced up with spankings and romance. Her books are: Freedom, set in an alternate Edwardian England; Betrothed, a short prequel to Freedom; At Dead of Night, a contemporary whodunit; and A Cure For All Ills, an anthology of short domestic discipline stories. All are published by Blushing Books.

 Bethany lives in Australia. When she’s not writing, she likes hanging out with her family, catching up with friends over a wine or coffee, and spotting kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras and other fabulous wildlife in the bush near her home.

 

YOU CAN FIND BETHANY HERE:

 http://bethanyleighromance.blogspot.com.au/

 Twitter: @writerbethany1

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bethany-Leigh-108399886191157/

 Amazon author page (which contains links to all Bethany’s books): http://www.amazon.com/Bethany-Leigh/e/B018Z9NLSK/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1449447482&sr=8-1

 

 

Many misdeeds – one punishment

 Guess who has come over to my house today? Bethany Leigh and she has brought with her the greatly anticipated Anthology of Short Stories that she has put together for us.

A Cure for All Ills

Alyssa:   Bethany, I am so excited you are here. I have already snapped this one up.

It is perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time in one block and are never satisfied if you have to put down a story before it is finished.

Your last books were so well developed that I knew this would be an easy decision to purchase it.

So, can you tell us about what you have put together for us?

Bethany: Sure. Well this is a taste of what you will get:

He left and she could hear the clatter of plates in the kitchen. Quickly, she grabbed her handbag – she didn’t want to leave the bag of spaghetti in there, it would smell. She chucked the bag onto the fire.

The fire popped and cracked loudly, alarmingly. Shut up, she willed it, suddenly apprehensive, shut up.

“Wow, what’s happened to the fire?” Adam asked, coming in with two bowls of sticky date pudding and custard. It was exploding angrily, flames flaring, sparks fizzing. He put the bowls down and strode towards it.

“I’ll poke it while you –”

But it was too late. He was already investigating the remains of plastic bag and uneaten food. Maddie swallowed. She didn’t know what to do, what to say. She wanted to get out of there. She wished she’d never come.

Slowly, Adam placed the poker against the fireplace. Then he turned to look at her.

Alyssa: Oh man, is she in some trouble. But I think you touch on areas that many women and couples face. Issues that can take over their lives unless they are addressed.

In fact, that is the commonality in this anthology, right?

Bethany: Right. Every lady in this collection is dealing with some kind of issue that may impeded her happiness. Here, let me introduce you to the women whose stories I tell.

Meet the women from A Cure for All Ills

Maddie is struggling with an eating disorder when she starts dating Adam. When he catches her hiding food instead of eating it, he decides to help her overcome her eating disorder with some tough love that includes spankings.

Caroline thinks she’s met the spanking hero of her dreams when a colleague puts her across his knee after the office party. But a phone call shatters her romantic illusions and leaves her determined to have nothing more to do with him.

Louise is a time-travel tour leader from 2065. She’s also a frustrated spanko.  So when she discovers there was a serial spanker at large in 1680s London, the temptation to take an illicit trip back in time to have him spank her is too much to resist.

Ellie’s husband loves keeping up old traditions – but that doesn’t extend to keeping up traditional household roles. Can a trip to the Czech Republic, where there’s a very special Easter Monday spanking tradition, help bring Tim round to Ellie’s way of thinking?

Ginny has been reported for letting her dog run free in an on-lead area. When a fine arrives in the post, she remembers the spankings she used to receive from Andy before they had children. Worried about possible punishment, she tries a little subterfuge.

Sarah and Dan have been together for one year. She’s made great plans for the perfect wedding anniversary, but when she wakes up he’s already ensconced in his man-cave. Sarah’s furious reaction results in a day that promises to be memorable – but not for the reasons she’d planned.

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Here is where you can grab a copy of this awesome book:

Purchase Links

AMAZON US

AMAZON UK

Blushing Books

Bethany, thanks for coming by and before you leave, tell us just a little about yourself and give us a place to connect or reconnect with you. And thanks for popping in. Come again…

Author bio

Bethany Leigh is a writer of domestic dramas and detective stories spiced up with spankings and romance. Her books are: Freedom, set in an alternate Edwardian England; Betrothed, a short prequel to Freedom; At Dead of Night, a contemporary whodunit; and A Cure For All Ills, an anthology of short domestic discipline stories. All are published by Blushing Books.

Bethany lives in Australia. When she’s not writing, she likes hanging out with her family, catching up with friends over a wine or coffee, and spotting kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras and other fabulous wildlife in the bush near her home.

Author links

http://bethanyleighromance.blogspot.com.au/

Twitter: @writerbethany1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bethany-Leigh-108399886191157/
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Bethany-Leigh/e/B018Z9NLSK/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1449447482&sr=8-1