Cara Bristol is sponsoring today’s Advent Calendar, but I’m afraid I had a small quibble with her question. I was pleased when I saw the original version:
What made you doubt Santa Claus might not be real?
It makes perfect sense, right? Since we all know that Mrs. Claus is awaiting her vengeance, then obviously Santa Claus is real…right? There are plenty of forces in this world that cause doubt, but know that Santa *does* exist.
However, Cara then sent me a “corrected” version:
Advent question: What made you doubt Santa Claus might be real?
Now, the deal with the Advent Calendar was that authors who donated books had the option to choose Advent Calendar questions. I didn’t intend to censor. BUT…I sighed at seeing the change. I said to Cara, “But Santa is real.”
Cara responded, “Of course Santa’s real, but one can have doubts.”
And so I bring to you Cara’s Advent Calendar question: “What made you doubt Santa Claus might be real?”
We all know that he *is* real, but it’s understandable to have doubts.
I wouldn’t recommend doubting the reality of Mrs. Claus. She just may give a new meaning to “Vengeance”.
Unexpected Consequences, Rod and Cane Society Book 1
Jared belongs to the Rod and Cane Society, a secret organization of men who spank their wives to maintain domestic discipline. When Melania ignores a “request” from her husband and attempts to hide her disobedience, Jared spanks her.
While Jared believes the unpleasantness has been settled, for Melania it only has begun. Although she consented to the spanking, her fairytale notion of marriage has been shattered and she makes plans to leave Jared as soon as her parents return from vacation.
While she waits, Melania begins to see more positive aspects of domestic discipline. But just as she decides her love for Jared is paramount and she might be able to accept a domestic discipline marriage, Jared discovers she’d planned to leave him and once again her marriage is in jeopardy.
False Pretenses, Rod and Cane Society Book 2
Freelance journalist Emma Dupree needs a sensational story to boost her career and free her from the corporate hell of her day job. She finds her blockbuster in the Rod and Cane Society, an organization that encourages men to spank their spouses and goes undercover to expose it as a kinky perv organization. Fearing she could be scooped by a rival reporter, she keeps a tight lid on her story, not even telling her new boyfriend.
Dan Tanner knows all about keeping secrets. He’s a member of the kinky perv organization Emma is striving to expose. This real estate agent has a major spanking fetish and would like nothing more than to get his hands on Emma’s ass, but fears rejection from his sexy new lady who insists she’s 100 percent pure vanilla. Can two people operating under False Pretenses make a go of it?
Body Politics, Rod and Cane Society Book 3, available January 8, 2013, from Loose Id (and from online booksellers a few weeks later)
Feminist Stephanie Gordon knows the instant she meets blind date Mark DeLuca it’s not going to work. Sure the deputy chief of police is criminally sexy, but he’s arrogant, domineering and sexist. Thank goodness after the evening ends, she’ll never have to see him again.
A member of the Rod and Cane Society, an organization of men who spank, Mark DeLuca is attracted to Stephanie like a paddle to a well-rounded ass. He sees beneath the shield of feminist militancy to the soft, sensitive woman she tries to hide. When she storms away in a snit, the chase is on. Can a man who spanks convince a diehard feminist her true strength lies in submission?