Extraordinary: #Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa

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

Mira, from Desire in Any Language, has found new love in the stunning and brilliant diplomat, Hana Takahashi. Mira adores her, even when Hana gives her provoking calls in public. Equal parts exasperated and turned on, Mira continues to reflect on the changes Hana has brought into Mira’s life.

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I never thought I would be the sort of person to say dirty things in supermarkets or proclaim my love in front of strangers. I think of myself as shy, unassuming, or even ordinary. But life with Hana has taught me even the most ordinary of events can become extraordinary. She makes me – in some ways when I’d rather not – find excitement in the everyday. With her, every day is a discovery; each meeting is an occasion.

“Why didn’t you get more apples?” Hana asks when I return home. Or, rather, to her home, the home from which we will begin our travels tonight. It’s hard to believe we will take our first trip together.

Mira’s Miracle is now available from Blushing Books! It’s not yet on Amazon, but it should be very soon. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. 🙂 By the way, it’s not too late to enter the two-part contest to win your very own vial of cinnamon oil. Why would you want cinnamon oil? Read Mira’s Miracle to find out!

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Mira’s Miracle (with Maren Smith)

Whisked away to the fairytale Castle for a dream vacation, Mira confronts her darkest fears.

 

Vacationing at Master Marshall’s world-renowned Castle should have spelled Fantasy Land, but for Mira the trip means paying a debt. She promised to work hard at her translator’s certificate course while her advisor went on maternity leave, but distraction arrives in the form of her first love. Diplomat Hana Takahashi, from Desire in Any Language, captures Mira’s total attention. Between Hana’s stringent embassy security and Mira’s draconian school dormitory curfew, their stolen kisses drive Mira wild with desire. Hana makes a bet with Mira: keep up with her schoolwork or take a trip of Hana’s choice, according to Hana’s rules. No veto power.

When Mira presents her inadequate end-of-term report, Hana books a dream vacation—of Hana’s dreams. Safe within the Castle, the elaborate role playing kink haven, Hana turns Mira into her little girl. Complete with a private nurse, playroom with its nanny in charge, and a schoolroom filled with naughty pupils and a stern teacher, the Castle’s ageplay wing reduces Mira to a child from the moment of her arrival. Hana’s word is law, and all of the Castle employees carry out her orders for Mira.

However, Mira’s natural resistance leads to tantrums, defiance, and spankings from every adult who assists with her care. When she encounters a tutor who triggers her deepest fears, she must face her residual trauma over the duplicitous “Mistress Susan.” Is Mira ready for the maternal nurturing offered by Hana, or will her unhealed wounds drive everyone away? Can she become Hana’s little girl, or will she safeword out of the Castle to return to everyday life…without Hana? Will there be a miracle for Mira?

Warning: contains ageplay, mouth-soaping, spankings, and sex scenes

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A spanking story mashup: how Ana Vitsky’s characters visited Maren Smith’s Castle

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Today, we welcome Maren Smith for a two-part interview! Please comment on both today’s post and Monday’s post to enter a drawing for a very special surprise…a bottle of cinnamon oil. Cinnamon oil, you ask? Read more about it on Minelle’s blog.

Anastasia Vitsky: Hello Maren, and thank you so much for joining us at Governing Ana! We’re doing a two-part series to celebrate the latest release from your Castle series, Mira’s Miracle. Today I’ll host you on my blog, and on Monday you’ll host me on your blog.

Maren Smith: Thank you for having me, Ana. I don’t do this very often, so it’s always such a thrill when I get to visit with others.

Anastasia Vitsky: I’ve always admired your work, from way back before I knew you personally. I’ve said this a few times before, but I love your Pets series. I admire how you can create an entirely new world, challenge your readers, change how we think, and still give a rip-roaring story chock-full with spankings and all things delightfully kinky.

Maren Smith: Thank you, but that’s what we all do, isn’t it? From Becoming Clissine, to Cara’s Breeder, to Pets. That’s our job. But more than that, I don’t think we can help it. It’s too much who we are as authors.

Anastasia Vitsky: Speaking of Becoming Clissine, that marked the beginning of our collaboration, didn’t it? I wrote to you, nervous about writing my first honest-to-goodness story with ageplay, and pestered you with questions and requests for advice.

Maren Smith: Yes, it did! But I wouldn’t call it pestering. 🙂 You had an awesome story idea, a world that spoke volumes to both the kink of spanking and ageplay, and the emotional impact that really made that story. It was a pleasure to work with you in that regard and it led to our collaborating in the Castle series, which has been a delight right from the start.

Anastasia Vitsky: When you and I first talked during the creation of Becoming Clissine, I found your thoughts both helpful and challenging. Then when I read what would later become Kaylee’s Keeper (while basking in the sun at an IKEA cafeteria, if you truly want to know!), I became consumed with the world you had created. Right from the first page, you captured my imagination. The setup was pure genius–Kaylee, a novice, makes every rookie mistake and opens the story for those new to the kink lifestyle. Yet she enters a world full of respectable professionals in the Castle, and there is enough “serious business” to keep longtime players interested. I remember writing to you, “I’m so jealous you thought of this setting first!”

Maren Smith: My idea for the Castle was two part. I wanted to come out of the fantasy a little and introduce something meaningful and real from the aspect of someone who lives the lifestyle. Everyone knows about 50 Shades. Although these kinds of stories have been around for years, it wasn’t until 50 Shades that the door really opened for us and brought in the kind of audience that legitimizes this genre. But, 50 Shades is not an accurate reflection of this kink, real Doms or real submissives. There’s nothing really accurate about that story, in that it doesn’t reflect real people or emotions. I wanted to show what I’ve seen over and over again. Novices who come in not knowing what they want or how to get what they need. I wanted to show that it was okay to not know everything. I also wanted to show that there is more to BDSM than spanking. There are so many different aspects of TTWD, that are every bit as beautiful and fascinating and worthwhile, apart from my main literary focus which has always been the spanking.

Anastasia Vitsky: That’s the beauty of Kaylee’s Keeper and Kaylee herself, that she makes all the worst mistakes (no spoilers!) and places herself into bad situations, but she still finds her happily ever after. (She’s similar to Mira in that way, as a matter of fact.) Master Marshall then leads her through all of the various kinks available at the Castle.

Except, and anyone who knows me will anticipate this objection, I was disappointed to find that the Castle was a M/F world. I adored Kaylee, I adored her experience, and I adored your writing (as always). Yet when Master Marshall introduced her to kinks ranging from violet wands to ageplay to pony play, we did not see any F/F couples. In fact, the intake forms mentioned M/F. In addition, the reference to the “Rainbow Room,” the central gathering place where people could interact out of character, specifically mentioned it was not in reference to LBGT. I wrote to you, with a great deal of trepidation, mentioning that I loved the story but had trouble with those points. Imagine my surprise when you not only took my words seriously, but you made the changes and invited me to write a F/F installment to your Castle series! I nearly fell to the floor in shock. I’ve had many experiences as a F/F writer in the oddly M/F-centric world of kink, but the kind of instant acceptance and understanding you showed me was unprecedented. For that, you will always have my respect and gratitude.

Maren Smith: But that’s what I had always seen and wanted for the Castle. I had always imagined it to be a world where anyone could find their specific niche. That it would be met with acceptance. That we are all of us united by this thing we do, whether we like to get our bottoms spanked or dress up as Littles or put on tails and paws and kitten ears and crawl around being petted by a room full of strangers. I write predominantly M/F because that’s who I’ve always been, but that’s not what I wanted the Castle to be. I wanted to show M/m, F/m, F/f. I wanted it to be that reflection of reality in which we are not all carbon-copy people. We have variances and subtle and not-so-subtle differences. And yet, it wasn’t until you pointed out where I had fallen short of my vision that I realized I couldn’t write all those different nuances myself. I don’t live them. I don’t feel them. I would not be able to do them justice. But you could, at least in regards to F/f. I’ve read your work before. You have a very clear, concise voice in regards to what you’re passionate about. You have skill and vision and I knew if I could get you to come into my world, you would do it justice. You’d take it seriously and write one hell of a good story, and I was right.

Anastasia Vitsky: The world of authoring is both fraught and competitive, and despite the surface happy-happy-joy-joy many of us struggle (established authors, too!) trying to make ourselves heard and to push our own books forward. I respect and appreciate your generosity in saying, “Here, Ana. Here’s my sandbox. Come in, make yourself comfortable, and do everything that I couldn’t.” Rather than falling short of your goal, I felt that you were both honest and straightforward. None of us can write an entire world by ourselves, and none of us can represent all of the different perspectives. The genius of the Castle is that your storyverse begs us to fill in our own postage stamp of space. If it had been a world I created, I might have felt uneasy letting someone else into it–and yet you gave me keys to the kingdom and complete trust. Didn’t you have any qualms or concerns before letting me run around in your Castle?

Maren Smith: Yes, actually. Which was why I asked you to follow a few rules. My biggest concern wasn’t that you’d do something outlandish in my world or alter my vision for how it might work. It was that you’d write me into a corner with one of my own characters. lol, I was a little leery of giving up total control, which was why it worked so well that you didn’t come in and just take over. You kept me in the loop. You asked tons of questions about what I wanted to do in this regards or that, or in other aspects of the world. And you brought with you some really awesome ideas in areas I hadn’t yet thought of. That rocking chair in the Castle Nursery was pure genius. So were the kittens. I could see that happening.

Anastasia Vitsky: Because this was my first straight-up ageplay, rather than a story containing ageplay elements (Becoming Clissine does contain ageplay, but it’s within a socio-political context rather than the pleasure of ageplay in its own right), I had to negotiate a balance between respecting ageplay versus not alienating my readers who are not comfortable with ageplay. I am a sucker for kittens, as I think many people are, and the thought of holding and getting to name a newborn kitten brought out all of the childlike delight in me. One thing I’ve learned as a writer: if I love what I write, readers will, too. Your addition to the kittens idea (I won’t say in order not to spoil the story) was pure genius, as well. For me, that was the best part of writing this story. Mira and Hana were my own creation, already existing in their own world from Desire in Any Language, but within your world I got to see them grow and interact in new and interesting ways. I loved going to you each step of the way and saying, “Maren, who would be your school teacher? Who’s in charge of the Nursery?” It felt as if we needed a tourist map and a visitor’s brochure!

Maren Smith: I’ve had people who’ve sent emails saying that, too. They want this to be a real Castle so they can pay to visit.

Anastasia Vitsky: Me, too!!

Look for part two on Maren’s blog on Monday! Find out more about Mira and Hana’s visit, as well as behind-the-scenes discussion of how the story came to be. In the meantime, look for Mira’s Miracle to go on sale at Blushing Books tonight! I’ll showcase eight sentences for the weekend snippets, and next week we’ll talk more about cinnamon oil as well as the process of reviewing published books.

Enjoy your visit to the Castle, whether it’s your first or fourth!

Desire in Any Language (Book one in the Mira series)
Mira thought she wanted a spanking.  What she got was love.

On her own for the first time, Mira is studying abroad for her translator’s certificate.  Unfortunately, the heady excitement of dance clubs, late-night parties, and endless shopping quickly distracts her from her educational goals.  Mira’s advisor offers her private tutoring, but the combined pressures of culture and language difference threaten Mira’s progress at school.  She is unable to get her act together until she makes a discovery that horrifies and tantalizes her: in her new country, corporal punishment is a way of life.  The secret to her academic success just might also fulfill her wildest, unspoken dreams.

Sexy. Seductive. Dangerous. A poignant and compelling read.

Mira’s Miracle (with Maren Smith, book two in the Mira series)

Whisked away to the fairytale Castle for a dream vacation, Mira confronts her darkest fears.

 

Vacationing at Master Marshall’s world-renowned Castle should have spelled Fantasy Land, but for Mira the trip means paying a debt. She promised to work hard at her translator’s certificate course while her advisor went on maternity leave, but distraction arrives in the form of her first love. Diplomat Hana Takahashi, from Desire in Any Language, captures Mira’s total attention. Between Hana’s stringent embassy security and Mira’s draconian school dormitory curfew, their stolen kisses drive Mira wild with desire. Hana makes a bet with Mira: keep up with her schoolwork or take a trip of Hana’s choice, according to Hana’s rules. No veto power.

When Mira presents her inadequate end-of-term report, Hana books a dream vacation—of Hana’s dreams. Safe within the Castle, the elaborate role playing kink haven, Hana turns Mira into her little girl. Complete with a private nurse, playroom with its nanny in charge, and a schoolroom filled with naughty pupils and a stern teacher, the Castle’s ageplay wing reduces Mira to a child from the moment of her arrival. Hana’s word is law, and all of the Castle employees carry out her orders for Mira.

However, Mira’s natural resistance leads to tantrums, defiance, and spankings from every adult who assists with her care. When she encounters a tutor who triggers her deepest fears, she must face her residual trauma over the duplicitous “Mistress Susan.” Is Mira ready for the maternal nurturing offered by Hana, or will her unhealed wounds drive everyone away? Can she become Hana’s little girl, or will she safeword out of the Castle to return to everyday life…without Hana? Will there be a miracle for Mira?

Warning: contains ageplay, mouth-soaping, spankings, and sex scenes

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Remember–you need to comment on part two on Maren’s blog on Monday in order to enter the drawing for the cinnamon oil!

Tell me the color of your panties: #Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa

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

My newest release, Mira’s Miracle, follows the adventures of Mira from Desire in Any Language. This week, I’ll let the sentences speak for themselves. 🙂

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“Mira-chan,” she purrs into the small electronic earpiece for my cell phone, “tell me the color of your panties.”

The luscious red apple splurts juice as my fingernails dig into the flesh. “I’m at the supermarket!” A bent-over curly-haired woman hobbles by with a baby bundled on her back, and a loudspeaker blares with some harried employee’s voice extolling the virtues of some limited time offer promotion. Buy one get one free, or fifty percent off, or a special sample, or a cooking demonstration. I shuffle in between stacks of food. When I came to South Korea last year to enroll in a translator certification course, I knew many things would be different from my native United States. I expected the language and cultural differences, but I didn’t expect the rest.

 

Let’s play book tag! (Advent Calendar, Day 22)

Good morning (or afternoon/evening), lovely Advent Calendar players! It’s been a hectic week, hasn’t it? We’ve had five guest posts and even a day of guest replies. I’m still impressed with all the story endings from Kate’s post last Sunday. Zee’s tropical December barbecue sounds delicious, as does Michael’s Italian-American celebration. Many of us are keeping the memory alive of a loved one, the way Renee described. And who doesn’t want a new toy for Christmas, even if it’s not Siobhan’s shoes? Thank you to Joanne for her loving replies to my call to action for compassion in loving our neighbor.

I’ve been scarce the past few days because I’ve been burning the midnight oil (literally! 25 hours in a row) editing and proofreading Mira’s Miracle, the sequel to Desire in Any Language. I don’t have cover art to show you yet, but the blurb is below. Mira and Hana visit a BDSM/kink resort created by Maren Smith in her new Castle series that includes (so far) Kaylee’s Keeper, Holding Hannah, and Saving Sara.

Mira’s Miracle 

Whisked away to the fairytale Castle for a dream vacation, Mira confronts her darkest fears.

Vacationing at Master Marshall’s world-renowned Castle should have spelled Fantasy Land, but for Mira the trip means paying a debt. She promised to work hard at her translator’s certificate course while her advisor went on maternity leave, but distraction arrives in the form of her first love. Diplomat Hana Takahashi, from Desire in Any Language, captures Mira’s total attention. Between Hana’s stringent embassy security and Mira’s draconian school dormitory curfew, their stolen kisses drive Mira wild with desire. Hana makes a bet with Mira: keep up with her schoolwork or take a trip of Hana’s choice, according to Hana’s rules. No veto power.

When Mira presents her inadequate end-of-term report, Hana books a dream vacation—of Hana’s dreams. Safe within the Castle, the elaborate role playing kink haven, Hana turns Mira into her little girl. Complete with a private nurse, playroom with its nanny in charge, and a schoolroom filled with naughty pupils and a stern teacher, the Castle’s ageplay wing reduces Mira to a child from the moment of her arrival. Hana’s word is law, and all of the Castle employees carry out her orders for Mira.

However, Mira’s natural resistance leads to tantrums, defiance, and spankings from every adult who assists with her care. When she encounters a tutor who triggers her deepest fears, she must face her residual trauma over the duplicitous “Mistress Susan.” Is Mira ready for the maternal nurturing offered by Hana, or will her unhealed wounds drive everyone away? Can she become Hana’s little girl, or will she safeword out of the Castle to return to everyday life…without Hana? Will there be a miracle for Mira?

Mira is one of my favorite characters, a young woman on the cusp of adulthood. With Desire in Any Language, several readers expressed disappointment not to learn more about Mira’s adoption or her relationship with Hana. Your wish is my command, and this story will give plenty of details about Hana. Including a phone sex call. Oops, did I say that out loud? I’m a good girl, really. 😀 At any rate, on Thursday and Friday I will post sneak peeks of the book leading up to (what I hope will be!) the Saturday night release for publication on the Blushing website.

Special thanks to Maren for allowing me to play in her Castle sandbox. Also thank you to Cat, who enlightened me about a special kind of oil. Shh, Cat! Don’t ruin the surprise. 😀 Also thank you to my wonderful friends who gratified me with squeals, shock, and disbelief as I teased them about every juicy detail. Did I say juicy? I meant splurting.

Grin.

Never fear, though. The Ana repression (thank you, Emily!) remains intact, and all scenes are tastefully done. I hope. 😀

At any rate, I realized we have not yet talked much about books. *gasp* What a terrible oversight! Plus, we haven’t had chaos for an entire week, and surely it’s time for some more? *grin* I propose that we play book tag. Remember the game we used to play as children? You’d run and tap someone who then had to tap someone else?

List a book, author, or sub-genre/fantasy you enjoy. If someone has already listed the book, author, or sub-genre/fantasy, reply to the post with more information.

Example A:

Ana: Maren Smith

Renee Meyer: Kaylee’s Keeper.

Chickie: I love that book! The only thing that would have made it better would have been a turkey.

JC: Saving Sara. But Kaylee’s Keeper was my favorite. I wish I could visit the Castle!

Ana: No more turkeys! I also like Maren’s Pets series.

Okay, maybe that wasn’t such a good example. 😀

Example B:

Ana: I LOVE F/F! F/F FTW!!

Emily: Are we allowed to use chatspeak here?

Ana: Shh, Emily. WOOT WOOT!!!

Emily: Aren’t you supposed to give an example?

Ana: Oh, come on, Emily. Hairbrush. F/F. OTK. Rocking horse. Professor.

Emily: WOOT WOOT!!!

Ami: Good thing *I* know how to behave, at least. Kat and Natalie were my first F/F, so The Way Home.

Holla: I’m confused.

Irishey: (some hilarious comment that I can’t imitate because she’s too funny)

Ahem. Another bad example? Let’s try one last time.

Example C:

Ana: The Switch, by Kate Richards

TL: I haven’t read that book. What’s it about?

Katie: A husband and wife try out DD, but the husband isn’t responsible.

Sassy Twatter: Ana, I logged in with the wrong name! Can you delete it? I’m texting while driving.

Ana: SASSY TWATTER!

Sassy Twatter: Don’t get so upset, sheesh.

Minelle: What was that sound?

PT: If anyone’s going to spank around here, it would be me!

*sigh*

*giggle*

Let’s just have a free-for-all. That’s how it will turn out in the end, right? 😀 List your favorite books, authors, sub-genres, fantasies, whatever.

My favorite (obviously!): F/F. WOOT WOOT! Oh, wait, what was I supposed to say? Right. F/F. WOOT!

*clearing throat*

I love stories that are semi-consensual or consensual non-consent. I don’t like stories of brutality (such as, “I’m a man so will make you submit because you’re a woman”), but I do like stories where the main character struggles with wanting and not wanting a spanking, and especially when the main character is in an environment where spanking/corporal punishment is part of the societal structure.

One book I love, even though I’m uncomfortable with the “women preparing girls for a man who will own them” trope, is Childebride Island by Alice Liddell. It’s harsh and includes kidnapping, but the writing is wonderful and the F/F sublime. (Not family friendly, folks, but not much here is…despite Mister Rogers. 😀 )

Tag! You’re it! What book, author, or sub-genre/fantasy do you like? Come back to add to others’ responses!

P.S. WordPress flags comments with multiple links as spam. It’s a good practice, but on days like today it can be really annoying! If you want to list multiple books/give multiple links, please put each one as a separate comment. Sorry, but that way your comments won’t disappear into the spam junkyard. I’ve already had to rescue a few. 🙂

Do it for me: #Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa (Advent Calendar, Day 21)

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

Today’s offering comes from Simple Gifts, the prequel to “Complicated Gifts” in Love’s Reprise (links and blurbs below). Carene Moraghan and Leila Feran, childhood bunkmates from yearly summer music camp, have remained best friends even as their paths diverged–Carene to teach junior high orchestra in a small town, Leila to head the prestigious, world-renowned Philharmonic Symphony as concertmaster and principal first violinist. They keep in touch with letters, phone calls, and visits…at least until workaholic Leila cripples her wrist with her long hours of practice and performance. Confined to a splint and unable to work or even perform basic daily tasks, she moves in with Carene during her recovery period.

Never one to shirk from duty, Carene cares for Leila and enforces her one house rule: No divas allowed. None of the posturing that comes along with being a famous musician. No spoiled tantrums when she can’t get her own way. It takes more than one spanking to convince Leila that Carene means business, but finally Leila submits. In a symbolic gesture of her submission, Leila brings her beloved Stradivarius violin to Carene and asks her to prepare the instrument for use.

“Do it for me.”

No one except luthiers had touched Leila’s instrument before. The flamed reddish-brown glaze, the delicate wood, and the craftsmanship that had cost more than Carene’s down payment for her house were all Leila’s sacred territory. Wordlessly, Carene picked up the violin, careful not to soil the priceless finish with the oil from her fingers, and hooked the soft rubber gripper feet of the shoulder rest to the body of the violin. She tilted the shoulder pad. Next she set the violin back in its open case and took out Leila’s favorite bow, twisted the screw at the end to tighten the hair, and held the cake of dark green-black rosin in her hand. She unfastened the protective cloth around the rosin and slid cake up and down the fine white horsehair. She laid the prepared bow next to the violin, her eyes never having left Leila’s face.

 

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Simple Gifts

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 friend, but her potential soul mate?

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“Complicated Gifts” (short story sequel to Simple Gifts)

In this short story follow-up to Simple Gifts, Leila has recovered from surgery but faces a new dilemma: Go home to her symphony or stay with her love, Carene? She assumes Carene will jump at the chance to move to the big city, but Carene is surrounded by the small-town community that has nurtured her since her college graduation. Tempers fly and feelings get hurt on both sides until they each face their worst fears.

Does love mean getting your own way? Or does love mean making sacrifices for another? Carene and Leila must choose.

Sue Lyndon’s Surprise Day Winners!

Sue Lyndon, our favorite bad girl, tattletale to Mrs. Claus, and author of VERY naughty fiction, gave us a wonderful post yesterday on how to deceive persuade Santa that we belong on the nice list.

Chickie, hiding out in the closet with the turkey puts you on the naughty list. 🙂

Out of the 70 commenters yesterday (wow!) Sue randomly chose five lucky ducks to receive her Amish ageplay book, Hanna’s Awakening.

If you already own this book, Sue will offer you another book of your choice. Please message her within four days by using the email address listed on the contact info sheet. The five winners are:

Erzabet Bishop

Joelle Casteel

Ria

Tessa

Abby

Congratulations! You have 5 hours and 12 minutes left to comment on today’s post by Kathryn Blake to earn an entry for both the grand prize drawing and her own contest. One lucky random winner will get to choose a book of your choice from her list. 🙂

Natasha Knight visits Miss Hasler: #Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa

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

Penelope Hasler, the brave spanked heroine of last week’s snippet, returns this week in the form of Miss Hasler, a strict but fair teacher who expects order. Naughty Natasha Knight does not take Miss Hasler seriously, much to her chagrin. Miss Hasler does not appreciate sass.

“Hold still, girl!” Miss Hasler ordered, applying the plimsoll with–it must be admitted–enthusiasm to the delicate blue silk knickers squirming across her lap.

“How’m I supposed to hold still when–owwww!” Natasha’s arms and legs flailed each time the rubber sole made contact. “Of all the ridiculous reasons for–OW! Stop it!”

“I’ll give the orders, insolent minx!” Miss Hasler shook out her weary hand and adjusted her grip on the well-worn implement before laying several additional hearty swats. While nothing satisfied her as much as taking this cheeky miss down a peg or two, Natasha’s lack of discipline made the affair more tiring than usual. “Now, march yourself into the corner and be thankful I didn’t take out my cane.”

Natasha’s chin came up, but another crack of the gym shoe sent her scurrying to the wall, both hands cupped protectively around her swollen bottom cheeks that sported angry red lines from the imprint of Miss Hasler’s weapon.

“In future, you would do best not to call your teacher a dork.”

“Even if it’s true?”

Oh, dear! The very naughty Natasha! What do you think happens next?

Penelope Hasler’s Spanking: #Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa

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

This week’s snippet is in honor of Penelope Hasler, a dear friend who always brightens my day. She loves a good role play and age play, and our mutual friend Tara Finnegan has volunteered to give Little Miss Penny a good spanking. Out of respect for Headmistress Blake’s eight-sentence limit, this snippet begins immediately after the spanking. I know! I’m sorry, but I don’t want to run afoul of our headmistress.

Beribboned pigtails bouncing, Penny slipped around to lay her head on Tara’s shoulder. Tara turned, cradling the girl in her arms.

“Shh,” she soothed, running her fingers through the silky hair. “You were brave, and I’m proud of you.”

Penny lifted a hand to her flushed cheek, sniffling and gulping back sobs. Bright tears sparkled unshed on dark, curling eyelashes. “Ow,” she whimpered, her other hand brushing back to rub her knicker-clad bottom before Tara enclosed both of Penny’s hands in her own.

“Be a good girl,” she admonished, and she lifted the smaller girl’s chin to rest trustingly in her palm.

Monday Morning Fika: Breanna Hayse on Ageplay

Today, Governing Ana welcomes Breanna Hayse for Fika. She lives and writes about ageplay, a topic that some love while others find disturbing. Even if ageplay isn’t your cup of tea, I ask that you keep an open mind while reading her article. There are many perspectives on ageplay, and this is only one.

Come back tomorrow for the inauguration of a new feature, “Tuesdays With Ana”. First post titled “Everything I need to know I learned writing spanking stories”.

When people hear the term age play, more often than not, the first image that comes to mind is either a a mentally regressed, oversized adult sitting in diapers or, sadly, pedophilia. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with either real life children or the mentally challenged. I cannot emphasize that enough. These perceptions have developed due to both ignorance and prejudice, and I truly hope to dispel any misconceptions that many people may adhere to.

First, allow me to preface by stating that, among consensual adults, there is no right or wrong. What may be great for one couple, may be completely abhorrent to another, but that is where we must allow ourselves to view this genre with an open mind and acceptance.  AP allows expression to all ages, genders, body types and education levels. No couple is alike.  Like child rearing, AP had multiple ways to address, explore and practice… and it is dependent upon the individuals involved. I also wish to invite anyone with questions, comments or reflections to feel free to contact me at any time. Together, we can open the doors for more people within the D&S community to explore their fantasies and desires without fear, shame or ignorance.

As most of my readers know, I have been actively involved in DS for many years, and that I am happily married and engaged in a full time DS relationship with my husband, John. We do not practice AP on a 24/7 basis, rather it is a special time that we set aside for ourselves at least a couple of times a week…. depending on my work schedule. We have found that entering this mode on particularly stressful times helps my focus, mood and behavior.

That brings up the first question… must AP be a permanent  arrangement? No.  Just like DS, the couples or families decide what works best for them.  Many people enjoy attending spanking parties and play times… but do not practice the lifestyle within the home.  Others, myself included, are continuously involved in the relationship. Again, it is dependent upon the couple and their own personal needs.  I will say this much though… I bow to those couples who commit to the 24/7 AP… especially the Big/adult.  It is an awful lot of work!

Ahhh, we progress to the second question… what are the roles? Obviously, we have the adult.. also called the Big.  He or she may take on the responsibility of daddy/mommy, uncle/aunt, guardian, teacher, etc…. any adult role of authority. There are many ‘families’ that extend into the play as well, and some communities even engage. Again, we cannot and do not judge… as all of us have different needs and desires.  It is no more (if I might use the term set by a negative reviewer) creepy than those people involved in large biological families or live in communes.

Littles, or adult children, are those who submit themselves into the authority of the Bigs. The ages are determined by the needs of the couple, and the consent and time constraints.  For example, anyone who has has a baby knows that constant supervision is needed, and that all of the infants needs are fully dependent upon the adult.  There are no expectations placed other than to nurture.  This is a full time job for the Big, including caring for the Littles every need, entertaining and supervising.  For the Little, all privileges are suspended, including being able to care for their own bodily functions.  It is absolute release of control… In every aspect…

I’m a control freak, so needless to say, I would have a real hard time there!

When we AP, I tend to take on the age of about six.  Old enough to care for my basic needs, yet free from any responsibilities except what Daddy asks of me. Reasonably, I am not learning to read, but I do color and play with age appropriate toys.  It is enough regression to allow me the freedom to release my stress of my job and the responsibilities that are associated with it, plus allows John to tend to me in the way he feels is most beneficial.  Just remember, the older the Little, the different the Big’s demands.

I’m seeing now that I should really expand this article into a book…. lol!

Sex. Ahh, the most uncomfortable subject when it comes to AP. NO! The Big is NOT fantasizing about having sex with a child! No, no, no…. AP, or regression, simply allows the Little to go back to an easier time and relinquish themselves to an authority.  Rarely, and I’m not saying all, do couple engage in sexual activity in the AP role.  The Little is promoted to big girl/big boy status and reenters their adult state for adult activities.  John had a real issue for a while, switching back and forth between Daddy and husband… we had to physically disengage from AP for at least an hour for him, and me, to resume our regular, adult place.  Other couples can slide right into the change.  Again, it’s personal preference.

I’ve already addressed why some people would explore this side of D&S, but what of other reasons beyond stress relief? It can be very therapeutic if handled correctly, but also as easily destructive.  Because of the vulnerability the Little has to allow, clear boundaries need to be set in the beginning and, in the beginning (particularly if there is a chance of striking some emotionally sensitive areas, i.e. an abusive childhood issue), I do suggest the use of either a safe word or what we call, an alert.  These can been disposed of once the relationship is fully established with the degree of trust required.  Bigs… don’t disregard your Littles if there is a history of abuse or neglect.  They are depending on you to help them heal and give them the love and acceptance required to move forward.  LIttles… this can be a scary time for you… you need to be able to trust your Big to take care of you.  Communication is everything!

Discipline. Alright, i would venture to say that the majority of us are into, and practice, the discipline of spanking.  Again, the schools of thought regarding the discipline of real children are different… but we are not dealing with children here.  We are dealing with consensual adults who are involved, or are exploring, this lifestyle.  The big difference here is that the discipline will be more severe than if delivered to a child.  For example, if the Little is required to stand in the corner… he/she might be there for an hour while a child might be for ten minutes.  An adult can be spanked severely, with different implements, bare-bottomed…. amongst other methods.  John says that the only difference between Little Discipline and Sub discipline is the degree of humiliation, severity and restraint.  While as Little Bree, I might earn myself a switching to my bare bottom. I remain fully clothed and usually OTK, and am allowed to kick and squirm.  As the adult Breanna, I might receive the same switching naked, tied over a bench and plugged.  See the difference? And yes, I DO avoid switchings! Oh, FYI, Nikki does not receive the same type of ‘adult’ discipline I do…just in case you were wondering. SHE gets to get her clothes on, and never undergoes any type of anal discipline.

Community involvement.  In the Game Plan, Lost and Found, and Guardian Domination, I included familial involvement in the AP/training.  For me, having multiple disciplinarians works to keep me on my toes, however, I am monogamous in my ‘adult’ relationship. Other people prefer to keep their AP private.  Again, the amount of outside involvement is dependent on the needs of those involved, and is neither right nor wrong,  ‘creepy’, ‘gross’, or ‘weird’.  I find it interesting how some people will attend spanking parties where they, or their partners, are spanked by strangers, but then are uncomfortable with the idea of having a D&S family.  Remember, my friends, we are in a very small community and need to support one another as best as possible.  It’s hard enough that the vanilla world doesn’t understand/accept us… we don’t need the same from each other, right?

So… how does one start? By honestly communicating our needs, which begins by an open, clear view of ourself.  If we fear our dark or hidden desires, then we cheat ourselves of discovery.  Like I tell my ‘plankton’ (I’m the Jumbo Shrimp/alpha sub and my peeps are those who train under me), we can’t achieve our goals until we accept our needs.

In finale, I will share with you a typical day of age-play for me. Let’s assume I’ve had a tough week, and come home grumpy…..

John (Daddy) greets me at the door.  Before I can say anything, he already knows what I need.  He’s heard it in my voice when I called him to tell him I was on my way home.  He’s prepared, also knowing I’m a bit cranky and might need some persuasion.  Yes, he knows me well.  He takes my bags from me and, after a kiss on the cheek, leads me into the bathroom where he has my big tub filled sky high with bubbles! I love bubbles… they immediately put me into a regressed frame of mind.  He undresses me and helps me into the tub.  After handing me my soap crayons (I like to draw naughty pictures on the wall), he leaves to get me a mug of hot cocoa. Not coffee…. little girls don’t drink coffee.

When he returns, he washes my hair.  Slowly and calmly, massaging away the stress from my night.  He then scrubs my body with my pink sponge thingy, using berry scented soap.  The scent puts me into the childlike mode, compared to my regular vanilla and sandalwood mix.   He lets me play in the bubbles for a while longer and sits with me, asking question about my goals for my day off.  I notice he wasn’t talking about that day… that was already planned. I was going to be Little and expected to simply mind him.  I also knew that, in my present mood, it would be a chore.

I have to admit, the warm bath, hair washing and hot cocoa, combined with working the entire night, left me exhausted.  Daddy sees me yawn and announces it’s time to get out of the tub.  It’s cold in the room and I don’t want to leave the warm, soothing bubbles. A frown and one finger held in the air is enough to make me obey. I’m too tired and too cranky to invite a spanking this early in the game!!

I can’t help but giggle as he holds out my bunny onsies! Oh yeah, not joking here.  Pink with a bunny tail of the open flap, and little bunny faces on the feet. He found these silly things at Target! I let him dress me and then settle between his knees for him to comb out and blow dry my hair. It’s really long and Daddy isn’t that good at braiding, but I don’t care. I’m falling asleep on his shoulder.  I barely remember him tucking me into bed, and stuffing Squishy (my killer whale pillow pet) under my arm.  He also leaves me a water bottle with one of those sippy tops on it in case I get thirsty.  The last thing I remember is him rubbing my back and my bottom before I drift off the sleep.

Because its my day off, he only allows me to sleep about four hours and then wakes me… usually with a kiss and then some tickling.  I’m not ready to get up and am a bit grumpy.  He pulls me out of bed and drags me into the bathroom to go potty and brush my teeth, promising a whole plethora of fun things to do if I behave myself.  I don’t care, i am sleepy and wanna to back to bed. It’s time for breakfast and, I have to admit, I’m feeling a bit more awake after I eat… as long as he doesn’t force me to eat oatmeal. I hate oatmeal. Oh good! Booberry Pancakes!

I’m usually allowed to watch cartoons. or Disney, while eating my breakfast. As long as I finish it, that is.  After I’m done, i have to put my plate in the sink and then get dressed. I don’t wanna. I like being in my jamies.  Thats when things start to turn bad for me… I’m allowed one warning before I find myself over his lap and being spanked.  Daddy will drop the flap of my onsies and let loose with his hand on my bare bottom.  I never take it quietly… heck no, I shriek, yell, kick, twist… anything to make it stop. It’s still too early for me and I am not in the mood.  Daddy stops spanking me when I agree to cooperate, and that my words sound convincing.  He knows me too well.

After I pout a little, I get dressed in whatever he has laid out for me.  Since it’s cold out, I have my pink sweats and Tinkerbell sweatsuit that he bought for me at Disney.  He lets me wear my fuzzy angry bird slippers and then sits me at the table to color while he changes the strings on his guitar (he’s a professional musician).  If I stay quiet, he joins me and we spend some time coloring together.  He’s really competitive too! It always makes me giggle to see him enjoying the coloring as much as I do (by the way folks, we are designing an adult coloring book based on D&S themes… so watch my blog for the coloring contest!)

The day continues… we play games, watch TV, go exploring outside if it’s nice, play ball with the dogs and the goose…..maybe even have a picnic if it’s warm enough.  I’m not allowed to wander off… his constant supervision is required when we are outside.  He worries about snakes biting or aliens capturing me in their spaceships.  If my mood improves, I do grab this time to be a brat.  Daddy does NOT like earthworms in his hair, but I think it’s funny.

If my sister is around, she will join us and play barbies with me, or color.  Daddy has to supervise our game playing though, because she hates to lose, and I am a terrible cheater.  That never fares well for either of us.  Even though I’m older, she naturally regresses as the younger sibling and acts up more than usual. Yeah, it typically ends up with her getting spanked by Daddy while I laugh at her.

By bed time, I’m exhausted, but at peace.  I had a whole day of being free from responsibility and chaos, was lovingly cared for and directed, and only had to worry about following Daddy’s rule. Which, I hate to admit, but even in my adult state, I don’t do as I should!

Hey, I never said I was the world’s best sub, but I am John’s favorite little girl!

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Learn more about Breanna Hayse at her website.