TWO lucky recipients!

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Ana’s Advent Calendar has received such a steady flow of prizes, even after it began last week, that I decided to do a double surprise check today!

  • One random drawing of all registrants who have played at least one day, to win one book drawn randomly from the prize pool.
  • Another random drawing of all registrants who have played at least one day, to win one of the brand-new, hot-off-the-presses, gorgeous holiday cards donated by our dear Rogue who has unfortunately had to leave blogland. 😦 We miss her very much, the spunky lady who cares fiercely and who protects her own.

And now, for the drum roll, please!

None other than our very own, revered and (slightly) feared Headmistress Kathryn Blake who wins Bound for Disappointment by the ever witty, ever hilarious Sheri Savill! If you want a parody of the foibles of finding a BDSM relationship, Sheri is the author for you. Kathryn’s “Headmistress Blake” persona originated with her ever-popular Saturday Spankings weekly bloghop, and each of the participants secretly longs for and fears attention from our most renowned of headmistresses.

Kathryn needs no introduction after her wonderful posts on the history of Christmas trees (find the links here), but here is her intro post after signing up for Ana’s Advent Calendar 2012! She’s not even sure how she managed that feat. 🙂

Wow! Eight questions at once. Okay, here’s my attempt at answering. BTW, I am on the correct page this time, right?

1. Yes, I have read and understood all 4 information pages
2. Sadly, no, I wasn’t aware of Ana’s advent calendar last year (I’m a newbie), so I didn’t participate.
3. I heard about the advent calendar this year through Facebook.
4. I plan to participate every day, and yes I aim for perfect attendance, but not for the prizes..
5. I’m here for the fun!
6. I love Christmas, and I want to share the spirit of the holiday with others.
7. I’m Kathryn, and I’ve been visiting Governing Ana since February this year when I started Saturday Spankings. I write paranormal and spanking romances and plan to have at least two books out next year.
8. Hello George! I’m glad you came out of the woodwork to join us. Like Ana, I agree it’s refreshing to hear from individuals who practice alternate dynamics from the standard M/F. I’m pleased for you that your wife was so understanding of your desires and willing to meet them. Undoubtedly that’s why you’ve been married for 37 years. My hubby and I have been married nearly that long, but not quite, and I attribute the success of our marriage to understanding, cooperation and a similarly wicked sense of humor. He can always make me laugh.

Second, the winner of the very first holiday card (a lovely, glossy, two-sided card printed with the Advent Calendar logo) is none other than the incorrigible corner-dweller, the irrepressible “I love to get up a woman’s crack” Michael Thorn! Michael, come out of the corner for just a second, will you?

1. Yes, I have read and understand all the rules and information and stand ready to be quizzed on said rules and information. And standing I may be doing a lot if I fail the quiz.
2. No, unfortunately I did not participate in last year’s Ana Advent Calendar. The shame is all mine.
3. I heard about Ana’s Advent Calendar by visiting Ana’s Governing Ana blog which I am doing more and more, much to my delight.
4. I plan on perfect attendance and hope to do so without the need of any EXTRA motivation.
5. I am not looking to win any prizes. The prize for me is the participation, and meeting old friends and making new ones. Let’s all have a fun experience.
6. I think I answered this in my previous question but will repeat; I want a fun experience meeting old friends and making new ones. Also, Ana is a fantastic, talented and creative person whose blog is so warm and inviting I want to be here.
7. My name is Michael Thorn. I am a Top to many and a Dom to my beautiful wife, Season Blossom. We publish a blog, Blossom and Thorn, where we talk about many things but mostly spanking subjects. I have visited Governing Ana many times before but don’t always comment as often as I should. I will try to improve on that in the future.
8. Hi, SH (Sandy). Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your second grandchild. You must be one proud mother and grandmother. I would like to read some of your book reviews.

It sort of feels like crowning the Homecoming King and Queen, doesn’t it? Mr. Blossom and Thorn, leader of the “eclectic spanking blog,” and Headmistress Blake. Ah, justice reigns.  Just to see how eclectic (and how willing Michael is to poke fun at himself) it is, look for a photo representing Mr. Naughty in the corner. Ah, naughty boys. What’s a harried Mrs. Claus to do but swat ’em all soundly and send them to bed? 😀

Don’t forget to visit today’s post and leave a recipe of your favorite holiday treat!

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Mrs. Claus surprise check!

Today’s Advent Calendar post is here.

I admit it.  Yesterday I wanted to conduct a surprise check for the first person to vote for Team Ana.  I told myself that this was *my* Advent Calendar, I set the rules, and if I wanted to use an after-the-fact bribe it was within my prerogative.  I figured if I put up a reward for voting for Team Ana, the votes would all come my way and it would be a landslide.

Then a vision of Mrs. Claus appeared, and I must say that her wooden spoon was rather intimidating.  I tried to reason with her that Sue was using bribery and it was only fair for me to level the playing field, but Mrs. Claus crisply told me that I should be concerned about my own behavior.  Then she gave me reason to become *very* concerned, *very* fast.

Let’s just say that Mrs. Claus and I have an “understanding” now.

She makes her wishes known, and I understand them.

In deference to the avenging Mrs. Claus, I conducted a “Mrs. Claus” surprise check for yesterday’s entries.  Everyone who mentioned “Mrs. Claus” in his or her comment was put into a prize pool:

  • Pao
  • Minelle
  • Joelle
  • Sunny Girl
  • Julia
  • Cat
  • Sassy Chassy

Then I randomly chose one of the names.  Who was the winner?  Why, it was our very favorite:

Sunny Girl!

I randomly selected one of Sue’s books for you, and you win A Firm Husband.

Congratulations, Sunny!  Please email me so I can set you up with a copy of the book.

Regarding the Perfect Attendance Award, we have an impressive eleven contenders as of yesterday!

  • Bas
  • Minelle
  • Abby
  • Jade
  • Julia
  • Kelsey
  • Pao
  • Renee
  • Sassy Chassy
  • SassyTwatter
  • Sunny Girl

***THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT POST ONLY, AND COMMENTS DO NOT COUNT AS ADVENT CALENDAR ENTRIES***

Six Sentence Sunday: Diets

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday!  We’re leaving Kat to her own capable devices and trying something new.

I had to cheat and add an extra sentence, but three sentences are very short.  What can I say?  I like short sentences.  🙂  I also cheated and wrote something that was not F/F.  I am not sure if I am flexible or a sell-out, but this was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed getting to write something light-hearted as a break from the intense drama of Kat.

This is my first foray into M/F, from my newest WIP tentatively titled The Vengeance of Mrs. Claus.  Our heroine (not Mrs. Claus) is being taken in hand by her husband for spoiling their daughter’s 21st birthday dinner by refusing to eat anything but lettuce leaves and cottage cheese.  Matthew is not amused.  Except he has a little trouble focusing on the task ahead…

 She didn’t have time for this, she told herself.  Except her body wouldn’t listen.  Matthew’s work-roughened hands turned her onto her stomach and explored every inch of her, a heavy callused palm landing on her bottom.

“Ouch!” she exclaimed.

Matthew bent over and held her hair away from her neck, kissing the little bone that jutted out at the top of her spine and then working his way down the length of her back.  At each kiss she shivered half with delight and half with anticipation.

“Now let’s talk about this silly diet of yours,” he began.

(c) Anastasia Vitsky

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