Maybe this should be fun (Advent Calendar, Day 7)

Welcome to Saturday Spankings, Weekend Writing Warriors, Seductive Studs and Sirens, and Snippet Sunday! (If you want to be entered in a prize drawing for today and the grand prize drawing at the end of the month please see links below.)

So far, we’ve had a fairly tame (if hilarious) first week of Ana’s Advent Calendar. Giving Tuesday, St. Knickerless Day, ways to fake earning a spot on Santa’s Nice List…we’ve kept the silliness within (dare I say it?) downright vanilla territory.

Today, I’d like to introduce a bit of sizzle to our conversation. Each Saturday, I showcase eight sentences from one of my books or works in progress. My current WIP is a sequel to Desire in Any Language, a coming-out and coming-of-age story. Mira, studying abroad in South Korea to be a translator, finds herself fascinated by the cultural of corporal punishment. She meets Hana, an alluring but fun-loving diplomat who breaks the rules. The following excerpt is Mira’s memory of their early courtship.

“I don’t want you to fall behind in your schoolwork because you’re seeing me,” she said on our fourth date, when we pretended to watch a film at the local cinema. My answer was lost as she placed her lips over mine, cupping the back of my neck with both hands. I’m sure it broke all of her embassy’s protocol for conduct in a foreign country, but the faintly buttery embrace made me forget my objections.

“I won’t,” I promised, never dreaming she would hold me to it. By our sixth date, strolling around the pond near my dormitory because I couldn’t get security clearance for her housing complex, I knew better.

“Maybe this should be fun,” she whispered, as she propped me against a secluded building for a few warm-up swats. She’d tried to spank me before, but each attempt led to more pressing events. I learned to wear turtlenecks so I could hide the hickeys after our dates.

Advent Calendar players, please choose one or more questions based on their appropriateness for you. This a work-sharing post, so I will not reply to every comment because it tends to be overkill. 🙂 However, I will read and treasure each one of your responses.

  1. Have you ever allowed new love to distract you from your responsibilities? How or how not?
  2. How would you feel if someone swatted your bottom on a second or third date?
  3. Which is more intimate for you, spanking or sex? (Yes, you can only choose one! Yes, you MUST choose one.)


  4. Respond to the snippet any way you like. 🙂


Desire in Any Language
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.


The four unspeakable words of an Ana Vitsky book

I’m online! Hooray! This computer that’s old enough to attend first grade hasn’t been quite bad, actually. Knock on wood. Thank you to everyone who has been really great and understanding. If you need me immediately for something, please contact Celeste Jones (hyperlinking is going to take too much time here, so find her blog on the blogroll, please). You’ll want to contact her anyway because THIS Friday is the VERY first book discussion of Mira!!! If you don’t have your copy of Desire in Any Language yet (what’s wrong with you? hehe…), make sure to pick it up and start reading before the discussion. Everyone is welcome! Please go show Mira some love! Oh…wait…not that kind of love. Giggle.

Some exciting news.

The sequel to The Way Home? Just finished it yesterday and will sign the contract as soon as computer stuff gets worked out. Release date: June 6th. Why? That’s Kat’s birthday!!! We’re going to throw the biggest birthday bash EVER for little miss naughty Kat. I know several of you are the best party planners around, so please put on your thinking caps so we can fete her in style.

Plus, the release date for the Coming to Terms anthology (which I’ll tell you more about later, but is a Kat and Natalie story) is set for May 15th.

If you’re having trouble keeping things straight, here is a quick rundown:

  • March 6th: The Way Home (Kat 1)
  • April (date TBA): Simple Gifts (Leila and Carene)
  • May 15th: “Tomorrow,” (Kat 1.5) in the Coming to Terms anthology
  • June 6th: Kat 2

Plus a few others without dates yet…and one will be especially fun!

Okay. Sorry not to respond to comments, but I did read the Fika discussion (wasn’t that an amazing post? so glad you liked it as much as I did!) and all of the SILLY comments yesterday. I didn’t *really* mean that I deserved a spanking. No need to jump on that bandwagon! Hmph! Okay, maybe I giggled a bit while reading the comments.

Bas dear, if you are reading this: All of my love to you. Thinking of you. ❤

Don’t forget that Love Spanks is fast approaching on February 9th-10th!

Okay! The game. While I’m busy offline for most of today, here’s something to amuse yourselves with.

I hope to announce the release of a new book very, very, VERY soon. (Crossing fingers)

However, there is something unique about this book. Something you would never expect to see in an Ana Vitsky book. Something pretty close to shocking.

What do you think that might be?

What four words (a phrase, not four separate words) would you NEVER expect to read in one of my books?

Some hints: Sue Lyndon has already guessed the phrase includes “swear words and sexy body parts” Nope. Some of the other (hysterical) guesses have included “Spank me, macho man!” “Real men spank better!” “Too good to spank” “Man, can he spank” (Aw c’mon, Matthew spanked Minelle in Vennie! Sheesh. I don’t completely shun M/F), and “Spank my a** now!”


So…it’s your turn. What four-word phrase would shock you right out of your socks?