#Freebook of your choice! Fundraiser for Corinne’s family

Corinne Alexander, also known as Sassy Chassy, is a name most authors of spanking fiction will know. She reads our books, reviews them, and opens her heart to the stories we want to tell. I count myself lucky when I receive a note from Corinne about my latest book. She always connects with my characters and story in a way I hadn’t anticipated, and it makes me see them in a new light.

I am not the only one. When I mentioned her on a Goodreads group, the response was immediate. “Oh, yes! She’s a loyal reader. Such an active participant.” Authors and readers agree that she is wonderful to have in our community.

In the past few weeks, Corinne’s mom has been undergoing therapy to recover from a stroke. She is unable to work and without medical insurance, and she needs some financial assistance until she is able to get back to work. As anyone knows, dealing with financial stress makes recovery all the more difficult. We want Corinne’s mom back on her feet!

If you are able to contribute financially, her family has set up a fundraiser at this site. Even a small amount will help a great deal. Please note that you can remain anonymous and/or hide the amount you contribute. It will be confidential.

If you are not able to contribute financially, Corinne says that prayers are the best support possible. Our community rallied together for Bas, for Emily, and for Christina’s fundraiser. If you haven’t been touched by Corinne yet, I hope you will get a chance. She is truly a gem.

Whatever you are able to contribute will be appreciated with utmost sincerity. And because I know that a small incentive can sometimes encourage people, I’d like to offer a free copy of any book on my backlist (The Vengeance of Mrs. Claus, Desire in Any Language, Editorial Board, The Way Home, Lighting the Way, or Simple Gifts) to anyone who donates to this fund. You can either leave a comment below or email me privately to let me know you’ve donated–not the amount, but just that you have done so. Also tell me which book you want to receive.

Let’s put together our love and help out one of our own, shall we? I know we can do it.

Discussion of “Tomorrow” from Coming to Terms

Celeste Jones is hosting a discussion of the short story “Tomorrow” from Coming to Terms on her blog today. Have you been reading the stories of Kat and Natalie? The Way Home and Lighting the Way are both available, and book three is due out in November. “Tomorrow” is what I call an intermezzo, a short story that takes place in between the first two books.

Go and join the discussion. Create a happy memory. 🙂

Going Diva: #Satspanks, #Seductive SnS, and #Wewriwa

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

Today’s snippet features Carene and Leila, the main characters from Simple Gifts. This fall, I will be publishing a F/F anthology with Lucy Felthouse, Kate Richards, Cassandre Dayne, and Olivia Starke. My contribution to the anthology will be a short story sequel to Simple Gifts. Leila and Carene have moved from friends to lovers, and their life has gotten complicated. For one thing, junior high orchestra teacher Carene loves her rules and control. Leila, on the other hand, loves Carene with a passion that disrupts their lives.

Today’s snippet shows Carene and Leila negotiating the changing nature of their relationship. When it was a friendship with disciplinary benefits, Carene was in charge of most situations. Now that their relationship has become romance with discipline-slash-physical benefits, Carene has trouble adjusting to the constantly shifting relationship rules.

(Punctuation has been altered to fit the eight-sentence limit.)

“What’s the big deal, chasing Rory out?”

Leila grabbed Carene’s purse and fished for the keys. “Want me to lock your office?–and it’s a surprise.”

“You know what happens when you go diva about things,” Carene warned. Leila smacked her on the bottom, followed by a kiss on the lips to still the sputtering words of outrage.

“I’m entitled to go diva when your former student talks about asking my girl out,” she informed Carene.

“You’re not possibly threatened by a married father of a–”

“I can be threatened by whatever I want,” Leila turned the key in the lock and pulled the door shut. “Now come on–your chariot awaits.”

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Music.  Without the love of her life, how can Leila learn to live again?

Professional violinist Leila Feran is accustomed to fame as the youngest and first female concertmaster of the Philharmonic Symphony.  Driven to achieve ever-increasing heights, she injures her wrist so badly that she may no longer be able to play.  While she recovers, she moves in with her childhood best friend, a pianist and beloved orchestra teacher in a small town.

Carene welcomes Leila with open arms and only one condition: no divas allowed.  And if Leila can’t follow the house rules, she might find herself over Carene’s knee…or worse. In between arguments over physical therapy and house rules, Carene’s zero-tolerance policy regarding divas results in some old-fashioned discipline that changes into something more.

Will Leila and Carene’s new feelings for each other blossom into something wonderful? Or will Leila lose not just a potential soul mate, but also her friend?

Not So Simple Gifts: #Satspanks, #Seductive SnS, and #Wewriwa

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

Today’s snippet features Carene and Leila, the main characters from Simple Gifts. This fall, I will be publishing a F/F anthology with Lucy Felthouse, Kate Richards, Cassandre Dayne, and Olivia Starke. My contribution to the anthology will be a short story sequel to Simple Gifts. Leila and Carene have moved from friends to lovers, and their life has gotten complicated. For one thing, junior high orchestra teacher Carene loves her rules and control. Leila, on the other hand, loves Carene with a passion that disrupts their lives.

Carene does her best to adjust to the human dynamo, but Leila doesn’t believe in the status quo. The following snippet shows Leila surprising Carene by visiting her at school. True to character, Leila ignores Carene’s worries about propriety.

Leila covered Carene’s mouth with her own, sliding her hands downward to the back of Carene’s sensible A-line skirt. Carene’s left hand fumbled for support on her music stand, and the sharp-angled black metal wobbled back and forth.

“This is inappropriate,” Carene scolded, but Leila’s hands gripped the layers of her slippery fabric.

“You were teaching the kids about tuning their strings, hm? What if we tuned your G string?” Leila slid her hand inside the skirt, twisting the waistband of the lace-edged red satin panty. Leila had replaced all of Carene’s sensible, plain white cotton undergarments with ones more to her liking, and today she had chosen her favorite for Carene to wear. “A small adjustment here–” another twist–“and we’d make sure not to dig too deeply into the belly.”

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Music.  Without the love of her life, how can Leila learn to live again?

Professional violinist Leila Feran is accustomed to fame as the youngest and first female concertmaster of the Philharmonic Symphony.  Driven to achieve ever-increasing heights, she injures her wrist so badly that she may no longer be able to play.  While she recovers, she moves in with her childhood best friend, a pianist and beloved orchestra teacher in a small town.

Carene welcomes Leila with open arms and only one condition: no divas allowed.  And if Leila can’t follow the house rules, she might find herself over Carene’s knee…or worse. In between arguments over physical therapy and house rules, Carene’s zero-tolerance policy regarding divas results in some old-fashioned discipline that changes into something more.

Will Leila and Carene’s new feelings for each other blossom into something wonderful? Or will Leila lose not just a potential soul mate, but also her friend?

A dance lesson from Renee Rose

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Thank you, Renee Rose! She sent this contribution to Kat’s birthday bash. Mm! I am quite angry with Renee for making it too short…and stopping at the best part! Please join me in protesting. Go over to her blog and demand that she finish this scene. 🙂

I grab Natalie’s arm and attempt to slow her down. “This is stupid,” I hiss.

“No, it’s not. You said you wanted to try dance lessons, and Renee Rose offered to give you one to see if you like it. It’s your birthday present, now come on.” She pushes the door to the studio open and holds it, lifting her eyebrows expectantly.

I huff, but walk through the door, the scent of resin tickling my nose before I have a chance to take in the expanse of hardwood floor, wall-to-wall mirrors and wall-mounted barres that sag in the middle.

Renee Rose turns her head and grins at me while she futzes with her Ipod, selecting a Michael Frante and the Spearheads song. She’s wearing a short, flippy black skirt, with black thigh-high stockings and pink high heels. I look down at my clothes—the leotard and tights Natalie bought me for my Halloween costume last year.

“Uh…”

“Don’t worry!” she says, kicking off the heels. “I don’t really wear these. I just put them on so you would recognize me from my avatar. I’m actually more of a barefoot kind of gal.” She peels off her stockings and pads over to me, holding out her hand. “You must be Kat? I’ve read a lot about you. And you’re Natalie?”

Natalie nudges me forward to shake her hand, then gives her own handshake.

“Natalie, are you taking class, too?”

“No,” she says in a too-chipper voice. “Just Kat today!”

“All right, well, we’ll start at the barre. Natalie, you can sit and wait on the couch outside the studio. The two-way mirror will allow you to watch.”

Two-way mirror? Oh, God. This was getting worse by the minute.

Renee smiles reassuringly and points to the barre.

She walks over and starts speaking in gibberish, as far as I’m concerned. “We’re going to start in first position, facing the barre. We’ll take eight heel lifts, right and left. Then heel press, demi-point and lower, four times each side. Then tendu, flex, point and close, four times, right and left…”

I don’t even hear the rest, as I just struggle to copy what she’s doing with her feet.

“Did you get all that?”

I bite my lip and look up at her, my cheeks growing warm.

She leans forward and says close to my ear, “I hope so, because if not, I have a cane and I could invite Natalie in to use it.”

“What?” The needle slides off the record as my mind reels. She knows about us. And spanking.

I can’t seem to pick my jaw back up off the floor. She grins and gives me a wink. “I’m usually a very sweet dance teacher, but spanking is my favorite thing.”

Like what you see here? Read more about Kat and Natalie in The Way Home, Coming to Terms, and Lighting the Way!

Kat’s unbirthday, by Penelope Hasler

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Read the first chapter of Lighting the Way free!

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Thank you to Penelope Hasler, aka Naughty Little Writer, for today’s wonderful birthday wish! It’s written from Natalie’s point of view, as a message to Kat. Poor Kat has gotten quite the assortment of wooden spoons, paddles, and now a hairbrush. At least the paddle from Christina and Rogue wasn’t technically to be used on her, but try telling Natalie that!

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Come on, sleepyhead. Up! It’s not your birthday anymore! Even perfect little princesses only get one a year, you know.

 

Don’t think I didn’t hear that remark, Miss Under-the-Covers. It’s never too soon to break that nice new hairbrush of yours in. And you know I’m not kidding.

 

Oh, the look on your face when I came bounding in with that great big box, topped with a bright red bow, and you shook it and opened it and saw that it contained a whole lot of nothing… but a shiny new wooden brush! Oh, what a crestfallen little face!

 

Lucky I had my camera on me ready to capture the moment, huh? We are so using that picture as our Christmas card to everyone this year.

 

So I’m a horrid mean prankster. Sue me. And you got your real presents right afterwards, anyway – I don’t know what you’re pouting about! You looked so pretty in that dress; I knew it would suit you the moment I saw it in the store.

 

My favorite part of the day? Your robotic dancing in the club was pretty damn awesome. I have never been so proud of you. Still, my absolute favorite would have to be our picnic in the park.

 

I could have sat and watched you forever. The way the sunlight shone through your hair, made your skin glow as if you were the sun itself; the smile that spoke of simple, wonderful joy, and filled my own heart with happiness. I will treasure that memory for as long as I live.

 

Hm? Well, no… I wasn’t saying those things when we were back home at the end of the night and you were bucking on my lap like a little overcaffeinated bronco, that’s true. But then if I call you a naughty girl it’s only because you are one. That was no way to talk to that nice young man in the pizzeria and you know it! I should have spanked you there and then, by rights, birthday or no birthday. And you should take your spankings less like a brat if you don’t want to be scolded so much.

 

You’re so cute when you whimper like that. It almost makes me want to scold you just to make you do it.

 

Or tell you to fetch me your hairbrush.

 

Alright, alright: happy unbirthday, baby. Now get that ass up.

 

Kat’s birthday party, by Katherine Deane

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Thank you to Katherine Deane for providing today’s installment of the birthday festivities for Kat! All right, Kat’s birthday was last Thursday. So what? We have the twelve days of Christmas, don’t we? 😀 (Don’t ask me when I finally took my Christmas tree down…I will only say that it was *this* year rather than last.)

Katherine talked with me several times because she wanted to give Kat the best present possible. (She also hosted me for a wonderful interview about non-sexual intimacy. It’s worth a read!) To make it even more special, this is Katherine’s debut! You can check out her lovely blog, but this is her first time showcasing a work of fiction.

Here’s Katherine’s birthday gift to Kat. From one Katherine to another. 🙂

(Oh, and check out Tomorrow” in Coming to Terms to find out how Kat and Natalie celebrated her birthday this year!)

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Kat and Natalie fan fiction birthday scene

Natalie sat at the table looking over the ever growing response cards for Kat’s birthday, and let out a sigh. Kat was stomping around the living room in her fourth costume change of the morning.

“Argh, matey,” Kat flashed her hook at Natalie, and winked behind her eye patch.

“Wrong eye, honey,” Natalie smiled and returned to the pile of RSVP’s.

“So, whaddya think about a Pirate party, Natty? We could give out gold doubloons as party favors,” Kat hobbled around on her makeshift wooden leg.

“Hopefully, not real gold,” Natalie murmured picking up another confirmation letter.

“Of course not,” Kat rolled her eyes. “THAT would be silly,” She hopped around the table, and grabbed a cookie off the counter. “Argh, this is good,” she mumbled with her mouth full of oatmeal and raisins.

“Kat, honey, why are you so adamant about this being a themed party, anyway? Can’t we just make it a normal party?”

Kat stopped her hopping, and looked at Natalie, tears filling her eyes, “Are you saying I’m not normal?” Her lower lip quivered.

“No, honey. No. That’s not what I meant. I, I just don’t understand the need for a theme. You have almost 100 people coming to see you.”  She pointed at Kat, “YOU, not a fairy, a clown or a pirate.”

“You don’t understand!” Kat cried, and threw down the hook and crutch, flinging the eye patch across the room. “Never mind. Cancel the stupid party!” She ran to their bedroom and slammed the door.

Natalie ran her fingers through her hair in frustration. Why was this such a big deal to Kat?

She had already spent hundreds of dollars preparing for this. She had invited all of their friends, ordered a special cake, a piñata, and even some entertainment. She had drawn the line at the bounce house, though.

What more did Kat want?

With a sigh, she turned back to the RSVP pile. She would have to deal with her later.

Kat laid on her bed and pounded her pillow a few times.

Why didn’t Natalie understand?

This was her first real party. She had never had a birthday party. And this was so overwhelming.

100 people! Cake, hors de oeuvres, a band, face painting. She had even spied on Natalie talking to a man about fireworks. Was that what a normal party was supposed to be like?

Why didn’t Natalie understand?

Did Natalie really think she was abnormal?

She wiped the tears from her eyes, and sniffled.

She was kind of a kid at heart. And Natalie spanked her like, well, a bratty kid.

Did that make her abnormal?

With a sigh, she placed her head back on the pillow. She would go tell Natalie that a “normal” party would be fine. And she would stop acting so childish.  That could be good in a lot of ways. No more spankings, maybe.

But first, a little nap.

When she awoke from her cat nap, she got up and walked over to Natalie’s closet.

 Kat nap, she giggled to herself.

No, that’s being childish, she admonished herself.  She was going to act like a grown up. She was over 30 years old, and she was going to start acting like it. She flung open Natalie’s closet door, and found what she was looking for.

Perfect.

A light cream business suit, fresh from the cleaners. She carefully applied her makeup, and did her hair. Mature. Not sexy. She pulled up the knee highs, and put on her black pumps. Natalie’s shoes didn’t fit, so she had to wear her ratty old black ones. Maybe she would go shopping for new pumps and mature clothes after the party. She opened the door, and pasted her most professional smile on her face.

“Natalie, I would like to have a word with y-“

She stopped at the door of the kitchen and gasped, walking toward the confusing site in front of her.

Natalie stood in front of her wearing the silliest adornment of costumes she had ever seen. The crutch, hook and eye patch were in place, along with a clown nose, face paint, wings and a tiara. Natalie turned around in circles, and smiled,

“Do you like it? I couldn’t decide which to go with, so I went with all three. I’m a pirate, clown fairy,”

Kat tried to keep the tears from her eyes as she walked closer and inspected her best friend.

“I thought you didn’t want a theme party,”

“It’s your party, honey,”

Natalie’s white and red makeup was already smudging from her own tears.

“I’m sorry I hurt your feelings, Katya. A fantasy party keeps it from getting too close to home, right?”

Natalie reached out to stroke her shoulder.

“So you don’t have to overanalyze everything, correct?”

Kat nodded and bit her lower lip. “Do you prefer my outfit? It’s more mature.”

“No honey,” Natalie hugged her. “I think this party should be fun. Fantasy is good too.”

Natalie rubbed some red and white face paint on Kat’s tear streaked face, and placed the tiara on her head.

“You make a very pretty pirate, clown fairy. Unless…”

“Unless, what, Natty?”

“Well, “she added with a wink, “I just found an awesome place that has Star Trek costumes. Would you like to be a Klingon or a Vulcan?”

“Both!” Kat laughed, and grabbed Natalie in a bear hug. “Or a Tribble.  Ooh Natty, I could be a Tribble. Please, please, please help me find a Tribble costume!” Kat started jumping up and down exuberantly tugging Natalie with her.

“Ok,” Natalie laughed, “Whatever you want, honey. It’s your birthday,”

“Natalie,” Kat stopped, a thoughtful look on her face.

“Mmhmm?”

“I think for my birthday, I should get to spank you,”

“How about we just focus on costumes for right now?”  Natalie smiled, and led Kat out the door.

 

 

 

Lighting the Way (Submission): #Satspanks, #Seductive SnS, and #Wewriwa

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

It’s not too late to join the birthday festivities for Kat! (Click here to read the details and find out how you can join!)
 
This is a snippet from Lighting the Way, Kat and Natalie Volume Two. (This is the sequel to The Way Home.) It’s rather a serious one to be associated with her birthday celebration, and it’s a change from the lighthearted ice-cream bantering of the past month. But this scene, when Kat reflects on the role discipline plays in her life, is pivotal in the reparation of Kat and Natalie’s relationship. After Kat is punished severely for a serious, life-endangering stunt, Natalie gives her some time in the corner to think. What follows is a meditation on submission, what it means to submit, and why any adult would allow him or herself to be placed in such a position.

The more comfortably I sit, the less clearly I am able to think. Only when I am held with my feet to the fire do I discover strength I never knew existed. Clarity of thought, focus, confidence.
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In some ways, to win is to lose. The harder I work to stay out of trouble, the more my frustrations develop. I want someone to notice me. I want Natalie to notice, to praise, to reward.

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It takes hundreds of good actions every hour to stay out of trouble, and it takes one second one time to ruin a perfect record.

Like what you see here? Want to read more absolutely FREE? Download The Way Home (FREE for a short time!!), and read the entire first chapter of Lighting the Way over at PK’s Fantasy Friday weekend!

Below is a birthday postcard from the lovely Pao. Thank you, Pao! The text reads:

I used tinier candles so I could fit them on the cake without crowding them! Oreos, your “favourite”! Also, you’d definitely be able to blow all of them out with one puff. 🙂 I hope you have a blast with Natalie today. Sorry that the number of candles isn’t right. I didn’t have enough toes and fingers to count them. 🙂 Hugs, Pao.

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Lighting the Way (Kat and Natalie, Volume Two)

College roommates, best friends, and family. Can Kat and Natalie find a way to stay together…without killing each other?

Kat Astra knows one thing: everything is her fault. A dead-end job. A fear of confrontation. An inability to speak up when necessary. Desertion of her best friend in her time of need.

Natalie Mestecom knows one thing too: everything Kat does is Natalie’s fault. The relationship rule is simple; Kat has problems, and Natalie fixes them. But what worked in adolescence becomes more complicated with adulthood, and new developments in their relationship challenge these roles. Kat is no longer sure whether she is willing to be disciplined according to Natalie’s rules, and Natalie is no longer sure whether she is worthy of Kat’s trust.

Can Natalie allow herself to be vulnerable? Can Kat believe in her own strength? Can Natalie believe in Kat’s strength? How will they, each in their own way, learn to move beyond guilt and blame in order to forge a new relationship together? In order to make peace with themselves and each other, Kat and Natalie reconnect with family, re-visit memories of their past, and make plans for taking steps forward in the future. To light their way home.

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Are you a fan of Kat and Natalie? Visit Spankee Doodle 2013 for an all-new short story, completely free! Plus, you’ll have a chance to win prizes and free books. It’s not too late to sign up to be an ambassador!

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UPDATE: Sorry, comments are appearing from last week. I am not sure why! 😦

Kat and Natalie’s cooking class, from Celeste Jones (add to the story!)

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Thank you to Celeste Jones for providing today’s birthday fun! (By the way, she is hosting a discussion each Friday on the short stories in Coming to Terms. Jump in! Kat and Natalie’s short story, “Tomorrow”, will be discussed next month. Oh, and be sure to read Celeste’s story, “Reconnecting”. It is my favorite work of hers so far.)

Celeste said to me, “I felt sort of funny writing your characters. Like I was having an affair or something.” Ha! Kat and Natalie are loyal to each other. Don’t worry, Celeste. 🙂 She also suggested, “Maybe you could have people take turns writing the next part of the story.”

I think it’s a great idea! What do you think will happen next? Add your bit in the comments!

 

 

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“Are you sure this isn’t too expensive?” Kat looked around the pricey high end gourmet supply store located in the pricey high end fancy mall. “I saw a spatula for $20.00 out there. Who pays that much for a spatula?”
“I’m sure that people who are desperate to impose a spanking on an ungrateful girl might be inclined to spend that kind of money.”
“Natty!” Kat looked around the elaborate classroom kitchen located at the back of the store to make sure that no one had heard, though the crimson blush covering her face probably told people who might notice the two women whispering together that something was amiss. Or maybe she just had sensitive skin.
Nat squeezed Kat’s hand. “Let’s enjoy your birthday. I can’t believe I agreed to do this.”
“I can’t either.” Kat pulled on a bit of Nat’s hair and giggled. “I bet I get a better grade than you!”
“Oh, there is no grading here,” a perky woman in a pristine chef’s coat walked to the front of the room and addressed the class, though Kat was sure she was talking directly to her. “We are all here to have a good time. No judgments. I’m sure that all of you will succeed in making a special cake today. Isn’t that right?”
Everyone in the room, including Kat and Natalie nodded along.
“Great,” the instructor said. “Please call me Pat. As in Pat A Cake.”
Kat laughed. Nat rolled her eyes. “This is going to be a long afternoon.”
“Natty, stop it. You promised!”
“I know I did. I’ll be a good little cake baker just for you.”
“Thanks, Natty.”
“Let’s get started. First, at your station you’ll find all the ingredients and equipment that you’ll need for today’s class. Let me just go over all of these with everyone so you all know what each item is called. Creates less confusion that way, I’ve found.”

Kat looked at all the items and was proud to realize she knew all their names. Nat picked up a wooden spoon, slapped it against her palm a couple times and said to Kat “I’m pretty sure I know how to operate one of these.”

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College roommates, best friends, and family. Can Kat and Natalie find a way to stay together…without killing each other?

Kat Astra knows one thing: everything is her fault. A dead-end job. A fear of confrontation. An inability to speak up when necessary. Desertion of her best friend in her time of need.

Natalie Mestecom knows one thing too: everything Kat does is Natalie’s fault. The relationship rule is simple; Kat has problems, and Natalie fixes them. But what worked in adolescence becomes more complicated with adulthood, and new developments in their relationship challenge these roles. Kat is no longer sure whether she is willing to be disciplined according to Natalie’s rules, and Natalie is no longer sure whether she is worthy of Kat’s trust.

Can Natalie allow herself to be vulnerable? Can Kat believe in her own strength? Can Natalie believe in Kat’s strength? How will they, each in their own way, learn to move beyond guilt and blame in order to forge a new relationship together? In order to make peace with themselves and each other, Kat and Natalie reconnect with family, re-visit memories of their past, and make plans for taking steps forward in the future. To light their way home.

A birthday itinerary from Cat!

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If you’ve met Cat from Giggles, Grins, and Reflections, you’ll know that she enjoys making people smile! She’s posted a lovely itinerary–complete with alternate day and night options–for Kat and Natalie to celebrate the day. Go read it!

Goodness! What a lucky girl Kat is, having such a wonderful friend to look out for her! If I ever need help planning a special day, I will ask Cat for help.

Whenever I talk to someone about Cat or Kat, I have to clarify “Kat my Kat” or “Cat Giggles and Grins Cat”.

Oh, Lighting the Way has hit the Amazon Top 100 list for F/F romance, and The Way Home is now #8 for LGBT fiction. Quite a wonderful gift for the birthday girl! I’ll try to persuade Kat to come and say hello to everyone, but at the moment she is overwhelmed and feeling shy. The outpouring of love has literally left her speechless, and she is cuddling with Natalie. Natalie, however, sends this message:

Thank you to everyone who has thought of Kat on her special day. Even including the pranksters who think Kat should have a paddle…to use! We’ll see if she is allowed to keep it. She most definitely will not be allowed to try out Thianna’s suggestions!

From Strawberry Fayres to the Shedd Aquarium to the upcoming stories, posts, and letters, you have showered Kat with more love than she could ever have imagined. Thank you for loving my girl.