P is for Penny



P is for Penny, a blogger and author friend who reached out to me years ago. Intelligent, thoughtful, and sweeter than sweet, Penelope Hasler graced my life and the lives of many with her adorable charm.

Last June, Penny disappeared from cyberspace. Her blog has remained dormant (but has not been deleted), her email and Facebook accounts show no activity, and multiple attempts to contact her offline have not proven fruitful.

She did reach out to one friend back in the early fall, but since then no one has heard from her. A friend visited her home twice. Once, no one was home. The second time, she no longer lived there. Cards, letters, and other mail have been forwarded to her real estate agent who most likely will not send them to her.

Her last personal blog post reads:

Hush my heart from its waking pain

Hi everyone. I’m sorry to have gone quiet suddenly, and I’m sorrier to say that I will be quiet for some time to come. My personal life is in a very bad place right now and I’m just not up to writing or having fun. My little blog is going to hibernate for a while.

On the upside there’s much, much more to the world of spanking than me so you won’t be short of sexy, kinky entertainment!

I hope that everyone who visits here is doing okay, and I miss you all. Stay safe and be naughty. xxx

It’s a scary proposition, to care about someone who can disappear without a trace. We have even checked obituaries, to no avail.

Penny, if you see this (by some miracle), please let us know if you are okay. I won’t bother you or force you to talk if you are unable. If you need to move on with your life and put this chapter of your life behind you, everyone will understand.

But we miss you and care about you.

P also stands for Poppy St. Vincent, a much-beloved spanking blogger who had to leave the blogging world for safety reasons. It’s been almost two years since we have heard from Poppy, but I still miss her banter, thoughtful comments, and beautiful perspective on life.

A Lunar New Year Spanking for Pao (#Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa)

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

Many apologies for the late posting for Saturday Spankings! This week’s snippet is a one-off thank you to Pao for her wonderful Lunar New Year post. You may want to read her post first in order to understand the first line of dialogue. 🙂

After tossing her salad into the air and enjoying fresh steamed fish, Pao held out a hand to Penny. “Gōngxǐfācái, hóngbāo nálái!”

Penny set down her own chopsticks and raised eyebrows at the girl sitting across the table, grinning from ear to ear. “Insolent brat, I told you not to give orders. Just for that, you won’t receive your red packet of money this year.”

Pao threw a chopstick, daring Penny to meet her challenge. After a moment, Penny set her napkin on the table and rose to grasp the younger girl’s left ear. Pao squeaked and tried to get away, but Penny gave a sound swat with her free hand.

“Apparently, my dear, your last spanking didn’t hurt enough.”

Taste Us! You’ll Like Us! Meet Penelope Hasler


Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m Penelope Hasler, 25, English, right-handed, and I like to write when life allows. I also like to sleep. I am happiest when in bed, as it were.

How did you come to be part of Love Spanks?

Ana invited me and I leapt at the chance like a kitten leaping at a light on the wall.

Have you ever considered writing F/F?

I have written a couple of very short F/F spanking stories and am currently writing a longer romance.

What are some of your favorite F/F books and authors?

The first F/F stories I read were things by Jeanette Winterson and Angela Carter. I have since read things by Anastasia Vitsky and Emily Tilton and I think they’re great.

What would you like to say to M/F readers who are trying F/F for the first time?

Read with an open mind – you may find yourself pleasantly surprised!

What is your favorite recipe?

Easy chicken stew.

2 chicken breasts

1 onion, 2 carrots, 1 stick of celery, 1 potato, a sprinkling of frozen peas

1 stock cube

Roll the chicken breasts in flour, chop the vegetables and put everything into a casserole dish. Pour enough water over to just cover the ingredients. Place tin foil over the top and cook in the oven at 180-200 degrees C for 1-1.5 hours.

My blog: http://penelopehasler.blogspot.com

My FB page: http://www.facebook.com/penelope.hasler.1


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. 🙂

Mira’s Miracle sneak peek #1

Mira’s Miracle sneak peek #2

“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.


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.



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?


“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.

Vobis gratulor! llongyfarchiadau! Tahniah! Comhghairdeas! Ongratulationscay!


Comhghairdeas le Pao , Holla Dean agus Emily Tilton. Tá áthas an domhain orm go raibh an t-ádh leo. Bhuaigh Pao Cárta speciálta, bhuaigh Holla Dean The Spirit of Giving ó Penelope Hasler agus bhuaigh Emily Tilton Fracture: Divergence ón Erik Schubach.

Congratulations to Pao, Holla Dean and Emily Tilton. I’m delighted they were lucky. Pao won a special card, Holla Dean won The Spirit of Giving by Penelope Hasler and Emily Tilton won Fracture: Divergence by Erik Schubach.

(Translation courtesy of helper elf Tara Finnegan)


1. Yes, I have read and understood Ana’s instructions. This feels like the ‘Terms and Conditions’ box we tick on an online form…
2. I did!
3. I heard about Ana’s Advent Calendar and advent calendars from Ana. I didn’t know there was such a thing til last year.
4. Mm, I hope to visit everyday except for a week or so in the beginning :)
5. I don’t know… the prizes are an added plus. I just like seeing people participating in the event.
6. I’m playing this year because I played last year and it was fun to read the many things about Christmas as I don’t really celebrate it at home.
7. I am pao and I’ve been here for a while. Who am I… geez, such a difficult question :P Mm, I’m a student abroad and I have not lived long enough to have much to say about myself.
8. Hi Katie T (robskatie)! Hope to see you everyday here this month :D

Thank you, Ana for your Advent Calendar :D You were counting down to December the 1st that I felt like today was special and I should wish you or something. Excitement is contagious!

Holla Dean

Oh my goodness, this will be such fun. Let’s see if I can do this right.

1. Yes, I have read all the rules and I do understand them but may have to reread them.
2. No, I did not participate last year but wish I did.
3. Ana asked if I would like to contribute one of my Xmas books and of course I said yes.
4. I should be here everyday though the last few might get iffy as I’ll be visiting family.
5. I’ll be thrilled to win anything.
6. Once Ana asked me to contribute I was sucked in. It sounds like a lot of fun and I don’t know why I didn’t participate last year, I don’t think I knew about it.
7. I am Holla Dean and I’m an author. I’ve been lurking on governing ana (and a gazillion other blogs) for about two years. I write romance stories and novels; most of which have spanking and domestic discipline featured. I am married, have two grown children, and two adorable grandsons. I’ve finally started my own blog just a short time ago and it’s been an ongoing work in progress. I love this blogging community and feel like I know so many of you even though you may not know me. The way everyone here welcomes all the newcomers with open arms is simply wonderful.
8. Hi Sandy (SH). Welcome, I think we’ll all have a spankin’ good time with Ana’s Advent Calendar and we’ll all get to know new people.

Emily Tilton

1. Yes.
2. No.
3. Somehow I was lucky enough to have Ana invite me to contribute to Spank or Treat. It seems like once you do an Ana event, all the other Ana events suddenly beam themselves into your consciousness. So, I suppose the real answer is, I don’t know. ;)
4. I want to comment every day!
5. I really just want to play. If I get a prize, yay! :D
6. My love of this strange and wonderful community makes me want to participate in everything I can.
7. Under this name I write BDSM fiction with a heavy spanking emphasis. My style is strange. In this persona, I have a wonderful dominant husband who spanks me very, very often, just the way I like it; we play at DD. I hang out here whenever I can!
8. Hi Ami! Congrats on the grandkids, though I can’t imagine they’re truly disreputable. ;)

Have you signed up for Ana’s Advent Calendar 2013 yet?

  1. Sign up sheet
  2. FAQ
  3. Code of Conduct
  4. Main page
  5. Prize Donor Contact List


Congratulations to Joanne Best!

Yesterday’s posts for Giving Tuesday were so amazing that I wanted to recognize the responses. I thought I’d pick one that affected me, but there were too many to count. So, instead, I put all of yesterday’s commenters onto a list (actually, helper elf Penelope Hasler did) and chose one at random.

The lucky winner is Joanne Best, who has made me smile each day. This is her first Christmas without her mom, and she says that coming to the Advent Calendar helps to make this season easier. Hearing this makes all the hours of work worth it. This is my paycheck, this is my payoff, and this is why I come back every day to these kinds of events.

This is Joanne’s intro comment from the first day:

Yay! It’s here!!!!
1.Yes, I went to Catholic School and always follow directions ;-)
2.No I didn’t play along last year but only because I wasn’t here yet (on WP I mean, I was on earth but not in the Land of Pressed Words.
3.I found out about this because I’ve been following your blog so yay me for following you!!!
4.I plan on going for the Perfect Attendance (it’s a leftover habit from Catholic School )
5.I would be thrilled to win anything (although I do have a heart-on for Alice Dark ;-) )
6.This is my first Advent Calendar (I know, bad bad me) and I know this is going to be tons of much needed fun- I lost my Mom a few months ago and I need to keep my mind on new traditions and meet new friends who share a common interest.
7.I’m just Joanne Best (and yes that is my birth name lol) and I’ve been following this blog for awhile now but have been a lurker because I’m a newbie to all this wonderful fun. I’m a writer of words, some of my words turn into songs that I sing with my band (when we play, we’re all getting older so it’s more for fun than anything else), I’m also hoping to publish/sell some of my songs to somebody famous because aim high ;-) oh! I love my kitties and I love all my new friends here :-D
8.Hello Pao! I’m so glad to meet you and I’m looking forward to playing with you, umm, I mean playing along with you ;-P
Also, hi everyone {waves hard} this is going to be fun!!!! :-D

Thank you, Joanne, for bringing your sincerity to this event and helping to create something special.

Your prize is Mastering Maeve by Tara Finnegan. Please contact Tara within four days to make arrangements to receive your prize. I know you’ll love Tara’s book. 🙂

(This is an announcement post, and comments do not count as prize entries.)