Love, the first commandment: #Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa

Welcome to Saturday Spankings, Seductive Studs and Sirens, Snippet Sunday, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

We’re continuing sneak peeks of Becoming Clissine, the first book in my Bastia series that will be released on September 20th. Clissa has grown up in a world where heterosexual relationships are forbidden, and she now faces criminal charges for consorting with a boy. Altrea, the head of the Bastil (the governing body of Bastia), has Clissa listen to the charges against her before calling the assembly to prayer. Altrea reminds the gathering of the laws and regulations of their society, but Clissa remembers the principal law.

Part 1: Introduction to Bastia

Part 2: Prologue of Becoming Clissine, the first book in the Bastia series

Part 3: Clissa’s lack of repentance

Part 4: Altrea’s prayer for Clissa’s soul

Clissa resolutely kept her eyes open while everyone else murmured entreaties with closed eyes and bent heads. She wondered what her Dis and Nur were praying and whether their public shame was too much for them to bear. Did they want her sent away to serve a sentence, out of reach of judgment and ridicule?

“Clissa, daughter of Lystel,” Altrea commanded, “you are young, and this is your first offense. If you confess your sins to us, your punishment will be light. If you obstruct justice, you will be taught a terrible lesson about what it means to violate the Commandments of Basti.”

Love, that was the principal Commandment Clissa had recited every year of religious instruction–or did love only apply to people who had not broken the law? Wasn’t the first principle of Bastian law that Basti loved all?

Becoming-Clissine-Cover

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48 thoughts on “Love, the first commandment: #Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa

  1. Thianna D says:

    Of course not. (*sarcastic voice*) The first law is that everyone must be the same:)

    I’m glad you chose this cover. I just think it all goes together so well.

    Oh, and. Bastidamnit! I couldn’t resist *grins*

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  2. krblake says:

    I also like the cover and the way you are slowly introducing us to Bastia’s society and rules. And I agree with Thia. Bastia first rule is that everyone must be the same. The other is tolerated, but not embraced.

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  3. Roz says:

    Enjoyed this snippet Ana, It shows both her strength of character and also a certain amount of vulnerability.

    I also love the cover and agree with the others, the first rule is everyone must be the same.

    Hugs,
    Roz

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  4. Tara Finnegan says:

    Wonderful! I can see her dilemma, she’s been taught to love but still she chose to do so in a forbidden way. I hope they show mercy.

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  5. bentalice says:

    Confess your sins, my dear. Tell us all. Hold nothing back and your punishment will be light. *this time*

    I love this, Ana. You have an awesome touch with the langage and characters. (as well as a spanking.)

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  6. LA Cloutier says:

    Oh my, it sounds like Clissine is going to be sent away for some type of punishment. I can only imagine her anticipation and fear.
    Great snippet. It has me wanting to know more about Clissine. And it’s going to be a series… mmmm.

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  7. Linda Hamonou says:

    She is so right! And that’s the main problem, you can never find a community that actually apply their own principle… she is going to get in a lot of trouble, I can’t wait to see her answer.

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  8. sharonbuchbinder says:

    Beautiful cover. Love the world building in these snippets. I can visualize this crowd and feel the weight of their anger and reproaches. Well done.

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  9. raynegolay says:

    The cover is lovely. You end the snippet on the question: Wasn’t the first principle of Bastian law that Basti loved all? If the answer is yes, then her punishment should be light.

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  10. PalomaBeck says:

    I went back to read the past excerpts I’d missed and got excited about reading this book. The idea is original and the character is someone I’d want to be friends with,

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  11. P.T. Wyant says:

    This is so evocative of the witch trials…

    Confess — even if you’re innocent — and we’ll stop torturing you.
    Confess — even if you’re innocent — and we’ll kill you. (But we’ll stop torturing you.)

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