Welcome to Saturday Spankings and Weekend Writing Warriors, a bloghop showcasing snippets of spanking fiction.
At long last, Taliasman is ready for publication! You’ve seen the snippets, you’ve read an earlier version of the first chapter for Sci Spanks, and it’s time to read the whole story!
Taliasman and why we all need love
In today’s snippet, we see Talia continue to struggle with Vina’s advances. How can Talia love the woman who purchased her with gold? (Punctuation edited to meet the eight sentence maximum.)
“If I had been a boy,” I mutter, “none of this would have happened.” She releases her hold and allows me to continue. “A boy would have carried on the family name. A girl meant another mouth to feed.”
“You want me to treat you badly, in accordance with how you feel about yourself?”
I kneel, but she raises me up. “No, my lady,” I answer when she stares for too long, “just beat me and get it over with.”
Instead of the lash of the belt that has sent me to bed in tears for a year and a little more, her lips brush against my forehead.
Taliasman (Release date October 21st)
Born to a destitute woodworker who wanted a son to carry on the family business, Talia grew up with one phrase on her lips: “If I had been born a boy.” If she had been born a boy, she would have been cherished, supported, and launched into the world with her father’s legacy. As only a worthless girl, she toils all day long to earn her handful of inferior grain.
Far away in the heavenly palace, Queen Vina receives a mysterious coin necklace from Nicodemus, teller of stories. Compelled by the throbbing heartbeat, she scours the earth to come across Talia, enslaved to a family who never wanted her. Rather than admit her motives, Vina purchases the girl with a sack full of gold. Furious, betrayed, and homesick, Talia endeavors to share her misery with the entire palace. Vina, afraid to confess her love, allows herself to become trapped in the role of brutal slave owner.
Talia, bred to expect nothing but misery, faces the first choice of her life. Will she accept love, even if it comes from an unlikely source? Or will she reject the one who offers her everything?
Join the release party fun on Tuesday, October 21st!
Here is the cover for Taliasman, finally! Publication scheduled for October 21st from Decadent Publishing. More details soon.
Don’t forget that Spank or Treat is just around the corner!
Please contact me with your spoon number to get one of the prizes. :D I will be at breakfast soon, and then I’ll be at the craft workshop.
Same drill. :) First ten people with the following matching wooden spoon number will receive an Anastasia Vitsky prize. Notify me on FB, Twitter, or a comment on this blog post.
Additional 20 numbers:
UPDATE: Since it is now 7:00 and I haven’t heard from any prize winners yet, I’m adding ten more numbers. The first ten people to contact me will win a prize. :D
The winning prize numbers for the Anastasia Vitsky drawing are:
Please notify me on Twitter, Facebook, or a comment on this blog by 7:30 PM TODAY in order to claim your prize. (You don’t have to physically get your prize today, but you must let me know you will be here to get it.) Congratulations!
If I don’t hear from a prize recipient by 7:30, I will re-draw and post the new numbers at that time.
If you’re at Moonlight and Magnolias, you can win one of these!
Prizes available for my wooden spoon drawing:
1. “Books are dreams of love” Christmas tree ornament or wall hanging
2. “Love Goddess” sign
3. “Inspiration” mini chalkboard
4. “Attitude Adjuster” ruler
(#1-#4 are all hand etched by yours truly)
5. “Princess in Training” tote bag
6. “Witch Parking: All Others Will Be Toad” oven mitt
7. Ocean breeze scented candle
8. V.s. Morgan gift bag (pen, flashlight keychain, and memory stick)
9. Candy and balloon pack
10. Wooden Spoon Goddess T-shirt
Please check FB, Twitter (@ AnastasiaVitsky), and governingana.wordpress.com for prize winner announcements! I will announce the winners at the end of the book signing at 6 PM, and you’ll have until the end of cocktail hour (7:30 PM) to claim or let me know you’ll claim your prize. After cocktail hour, I’ll draw for new winners if there are any unclaimed prizes.
One more prize! Please consider donating to Lost-n-Found Youth, a non-profit that helps LGBT homeless youth in Atlanta. I’ll be accepting donations on their behalf at the book signing, but you can give it to me any time during the conference (or send money directly to them).
If you’ve picked up your very own Anastasia Vitsky goody bag, DON’T THROW THE SPOON AWAY! The number on the back of the spoon is your ticket for the prize drawing on Saturday night. I’ll be giving away door prizes, and you must have your spoon to claim your prize.
Available Anastasia Vitsky promotional items (sorry, no photos as internet access is sketchy here):
- paperweights/decorative stones
- wooden spoons (Bring to the author signing on Saturday 4:30-6:00 to have your name engraved on the back! Please consider giving a freewill offering for Lost-N-Found Youth, a shelter and service center for LGBT homeless youth ages 13-26)
- Empress/Queen/Princess/Ruler crowns
I’m off to engrave more wooden spoons! Hugs and happy spanking to everyone. A special hello to anyone from the conference who’s dropped by! <3