Living in Seoul and Spanking in Sin

A reader recently asked whether I would write a crossover of characters in one book world interacting with those of another.

I’ll give you a hint. Seoul Spankings contains one such crossover, but it’s a secret. Please do NOT spoil the surprise for others if you already know!

I can’t wait to see the responses to Seoul Spankings and Living in Sin. I’ve heard a few preliminary responses, and thank you to Renee who has already posted a review for both books!

Seoul Spankings:

Indigo is under a misconception… she thinks she is on a job interview. Hyunkyung thinks Indi has come from America for a date and that she speaks Korean. The ensuing story is a lovely look into how differences can be overcome if everyone is willing to see through the eyes of another. I liked this story because the dominant partner had flaws and uncertainties. She had to ask for help from others to help her understand Indigo and she had to be flexible. This story has a ton of emotion ranging from humor to hurt and back again. The one thing I did not like about this story was Madam Eveโ€™s response to Hyunkyung confusion. She could have cleared things up much earlier but then there would not be a story. Overall this is a great addition to the 1 Night Stand series.

Ah, poor headstrong Hyunkyung who won’t listen to Madame Eve. ๐Ÿ™‚

Living in Sin:

Audra is tired of being the best kept secret in her girlfriendโ€™s life. Can Ciara open up to her family about the person she loves? This is a sweet story about what is important in life. I liked this story because it brought out several key items people face in life; family relationships, trust, and love. Both characters were people the reader can identify with because life often isnโ€™t pretty and perfect. I felt for Ciara because of her fear of rejection while at the same time I was drawn into Audraโ€™s pain. The only thing I disliked about this story is that it ended to soon. I wanted to know more about their story.

Too short and wishing the story were longer? When I reviewed Terci in Chains for Kate Richards last week, quite a few of my readers took me to task for complaining about the length of her story. But…but…but… ๐Ÿ˜€

In other news, while I should be doing more promotion I am instead wanting to share with you a post I wrote yesterday. Let’s have a beautiful day.

What will you do today to make the world more beautiful?

Will you reach out to someone who needs a helping hand or a listening ear?

Will you take the time to nourish your heart/soul/body so you are better prepared to engage with the world?

Will you bite back your next complaint and instead think about your blessings?

Will you learn to let go of negativity and instead create peace?

Will you stop to blow bubbles, draw on the sidewalk with chalk, or play with stickers?

Will you focus on strife, conflict, and defensiveness?

Or will you focus on understanding, healing, and connection?

It’s a million choices in a day, and yet it’s also one basic choice.

Let’s make today beautiful.

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13 thoughts on “Living in Seoul and Spanking in Sin

  1. Lynn says:

    I read Seoul Spankings last night and the cross-over character made me chuckle. I enjoyed it but I found the suspension of disbelief required slightly difficult.

    You’ve been complaining about other authors’ books being too short, Ana? Tsk!

    Don’t Koreans put their family name first?

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    • Anastasia Vitsky says:

      Thank you for reading, Lynn! I am glad you enjoyed it, even if it seemed a bit far-fetched.

      Yes, they do, but Hyunkyung studied in the US and is fairly Americanized. ๐Ÿ™‚

      If you could leave a review for Seoul Spankings, I would be so grateful! It helps a lot.

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      • Lynn says:

        I suspect you have completely the wrong end of the stick about why I thought it was far-fetched, but I didn’t say as I couldn’t decide if it was slightly spoilerish, so I erred on the side of caution ๐Ÿ™‚

        (I know! I’ve been criticised about the length of my sentences before.)

        Honestly! You’ve got my money and now you’re giving me homework as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

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          • Lynn says:

            *Splutter* sounds suspiciously like blackmail!

            For some strange reason taking time out of my working day to write reviews seems to upset my customers who then, quite unreasonably, refuse to give me any money ๐Ÿ˜ฆ This lack of money leads to sad faces on my children who seem to think keeping the fridge stocked is more important than reading ๐Ÿ˜‰

            I know! Young people today. Honestly! No sense of priorities. But in the scale of guilt-tripping, I’m afraid they beat you hands down, my dear ๐Ÿ˜€

            I will try and get round to it this evening provided I am not dealing with another ‘I have fallen out with my friend and it’s the end of the world!’ teen crisis.

            Are you really that curious to know what I thought was far-fetched?

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  2. renee200 says:

    And may I say I thought it was a well done crossover. I was so surprised when I first saw it I stopped to check the other book to make sure it was who I thought it was.

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  3. awesomesub says:

    Hi Ana, I enjoyed reading who the crossover character was and hope that something like this can happen again. It’s somehow more real life like when you see that the other characters are buzzling around here and there and follow their own daily routine and you even get to see that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Living in Sin and Seoul Spankings are awesome stories, but as different as can be and I wouldn’t be surprised if Living in Sin started one or two discussions (would be cool). This is not meant negatively concerning Seoul Spankings, because I love this book and Hyunkyung and Indigo are wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So, if ‘Good reviews help with sales, and sales help with contracts, and contracts help with getting new books into the production pipeline’, then my conscience is clear. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for these two books and I can’t wait for the sequels to several of your titles. … And inbetween months you could even try sleeping! <- Saw your 30 hour remark on FB.

    hugs

    Nina

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  4. Amy says:

    Ana,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful stories. I’ve read so many and I’m afraid I’m going to have to reference your “the story was too short” comment on Terci In Chains. Yes, it was too short (not to mention how disappointed I was when I realized she doesn’t usually write F/F books, although I did scroll through to find them.) I find it extremely interesting that you of all people would make a comment like that and then give us not one, but TWO books that are too short.
    Grin. I loved them both, though.
    I would like to thank you, as well. When I first started finding spankful f/f books, I kept being disappointed by the spankee. I understand there are a lot of kink niches out there but I despaired of finding a story with a sub/spankee who wasn’t simply an immature brat. Ana Adored was one of the first stories I read that I didn’t feel that way about, and you’ve continued that sort of character in Seoul Spankings. Ok, maybe a bit naรฏve, maybe a bit immature in the way they handle things, but not that bratty behavior that makes me feel more like I’m reading about my teenage daughter instead of a mature story between to adult women. I’m very definitely sure that there are many reasons a mature adult woman would need to be spanked. I’ve found many of them in my relationship with my very own spankee. And thank you so much for writing about them.
    Now… hurry up and write the next one.

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    • Anastasia Vitsky says:

      Hi Amy! It sounds like you have been here for a while, but I don’t remember anyone commenting with your name or email address. I even checked! Do you usually use a different nickname here, or are you just de-lurking after a long time reading?

      Kate doesn’t often write F/F, but the ones she does write are wonderful. I love her short story in Love’s Reprise (that is all F/F).

      Ana Adored was ridiculously long! Sheesh.

      I agree about some spankees coming across as childish and more like a teenager. Indi is naive beyond belief, but she has street smarts within her own context. She comes across as naive because she’s in an unfamiliar situation.

      Would love to hear more about the reasons a mature adult woman needs to be spanked. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Amy says:

        Grinning…. Actually I haven’t been around long. I believe I bought my first book by you in November 2014 (Taliasman) And I did pick up Love Spanks this February. And sometime this month I borrowed Mistress on Her Knees, however I think I would’ve liked that one more if I’d read about Mira and Hana before. I actually only picked up Ana Adored on the 19th of this month. And I have to say… that one was JUST long enough to be satisfying. I wonder if EMK reads these and would notice me saying that you need to write stories that long or longer all the time. Anyway… that one was so satisfying that I started tearing through some of your others. Simple Gifts, followed by Editorial Board and The Vengeance. Grin. And then,of course, the latest two. I haven’t decided whether or not to read about Mira and Hana yet. I also haven’t delved into Kat and Natalie’s story.

        But, aside from digressing so much that we’ve all probably lost my point, I haven’t been here long. I’m not sure if it was Ana Adored or Simple Gifts that induced me into clicking onto your blog link, but that’s really how long I’ve been here. I think I have some of the other Spankthologies… Sci Spanks for certain and possibly Spank or Treat, but I tend to get lost on actually reading most of the anthologies I pick up. After all… they’re such a good deal that it’s hard to convince myself not to pick them up, but then if I’m not familiar with some of the authors, I put them down for a bit and forget to pick them back up. Ms Richards and you have sparked my attention in the Masters of the Castle series and I’ll probably have to pick up the rest of those as well.(sigh)

        As far as reasons for mature women to need a spanking… well, my spankee quite cheekily said, after I read her my initial comment and your response, that I should let you know that she doesn’t divulge personal information like that. And you can therefore see at least one reason without me actually telling you any. Evil grin.

        I look forward to reading more (longer) stories by you in the future, can’t wait to see what else you say about your wooden spoons, and will enjoy making sly asides on your blog anytime I can.

        Amy

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