Sex, spankings and sun – what more do you need?

Out today – Judge by Him If you’re fans of Gemma and Jason, then welcome to their new journey!  If you are discovering them for the first time, then come join the erotic voyage of a D/s couple who are embarking on a three week cruise on a luxury super yacht.  There’s plenty of hot sex, bondage and spanking to keep them occupied while they dip in and out of various … Read more…

#SpankAtoZ – S is for …

S is for… Sublime Not spanking, sex or submission? Do not despair, they are all there in my new book, due to be released at the beginning of July. Sublime is not what you think it might be – superb, inspiring, heavenly – not in the context of this post, it means something more. Sublime is a luxury yacht, which is about to set sail on a cruise. No ordinary … Read more…

Dungeon Crawl – The Toy Box

Welcome to this week’s Dungeon Crawl. Just an ordinary house this week. Except there is the toy box. Every kinky couple has a toy box somewhere hidden away, don’t they 🙂 *** He made the request to his wife one evening and she met his idea with resistance. She was busy tidying the boxes of toys in the breakfast room when he broached the subject with her. The picture books piled up on the … Read more…

A life of their own

Another book creeps closer to being published. This is the start of a new stage in life of Jason and Gemma, and a new trilogy. Why am I writing about the same characters? What makes an author turn one book into a series? It wasn’t intentional. Some books I write, the words come to an absolute conclusion. At the end of the book, you draw a line under everything, things have … Read more…

Monday Morsel – Polishing

It’s a holiday here, so today’s post is a little later in the day, but it is still Monday here.  Just finished another WIP, a little collection is building and I hope there will be a flurry of publishing this summer. One of these books takes my favourite characters into new territory and the story below is part of that exploration. Gemma’s submission has generally been the bedroom kind – … Read more…

Monday Morsel – Devoured

A swift morsel this week. One from a book which is edging closer to publishing. The art cover is kicking off as I make the last edits. Gemma and Jason are aboard their luxury yacht, cruising the seas on holiday. However, Jason has been informed of a crisis back at home and plans are about to change. Preparing for a departure, Gemma is in need of some extra special attention. … Read more…

Dungeon Crawl – Checking in

Another trip out and plenty to read! A spanking this week. The bedroom is the setting. He is fired up, she is struggling. What happens when things stray off course? Something happened in her past. She hasn’t told him everything. She doesn’t want to remember, but it is always there, the nightmares and fear, lurking in the background. In the midst of a scene, is Gemma about to freak out? … Read more…

Dungeon Crawl – On the Phone

Hello and welcome to the virtual dungeon!  Hope you enjoy the read and stop by some other blogs too. At the end of last week’s dungeon post, I hinted at this one. Dungeons are a luxury, easy to build in the world of fantasy, but most people who are into the BDSM scene have to make do without and many have long distance relationships to maintain. Meeting up is a … Read more…

Dungeon Crawl – a Little Training

Welcome again to this week’s Dungeon Crawl! Training a submissive – something many might fantasise about perhaps?  I do 🙂 When I wrote Trust Me to Know You, I didn’t want to write about a naive or innocent young woman who meets a Dominant and begins a relationship where he ‘trains’ her to be his submissive.  Gemma comes into the story having been in numerous relationships with different kinds of … Read more…

Thursday's Goodread – The Dark Side

Sometimes it is the cover that catches my eye.  Something which grabs and tempts me to peep inside. Do I mean some salacious handcuffs, or bared chested bodies or perhaps a grey tie? No. It is a musical instrument. Stick that on any cover and I’m intrigued. (I love books with musical influences). Naturally, based on this, I had to Ashe Barker’s Darkening, the first part of her Dark Side trilogy. … Read more…

Monday Morsel – Preparations for a Cruise

I’m really hoping Spring is around the corner.  With the new season comes renewal and I’m hoping to rekindle the story of Jason and Gemma in a new trilogy. The first book tells of a cruise across the breadth of the Mediterranean Sea on a luxury yacht. Jason and his wife will have three weeks to explore the boundaries of their D/s relationship and perhaps take them further than ever … Read more…

Saturday Spankings – a game of pool

Saturday Spankings has had its limits lifted from 8 sentences to 2000 words. I decided I would take the opportunity to have an excerpt from the third book in the Trust Me series – Trust Me to Keep You. Gemma and her Dominant husband Jason have visitors: John, Gemma’s brother, and his girlfriend, Andrea. The couple have just discovered that Gemma and Jason are in an unusual relationship. Unsure of … Read more…

Saturday Spankings – Out in the woods

This week I’ve picked a passage from Trust Me to Own You. The idea of being spanked outside, in the open air and the risk of being spied upon, can add an extra thrill or maybe it might humiliate further. Submissive wife Gemma has had a tough week finding out about her limits while on vacation with her husband in New York.  Taking a break from the city, they head … Read more…

Making a conversation

When it comes to writing a little fiction, I’m inclined to be spontaneous. A burst of words spews out and takes shape on the page. Later, I massage them into something worthy and usable. Some fit together and merge into longer texts, a short story, a chapter…. some stay little, have a life of their own and linger detached….. here is one. **** “The housekeeper is not happy with the … Read more…

Taught to Serve published!!!

Taught to Serve has been released – it can be found on Amazon AllRomance Here is a little snippet from the book – Casey has been very disrespectful and Rob won’t tolerate it.  She is told to assume the position….. bent over…. Her legs had to move apart to enable her to hold her legs firmly. Between them, she watched as Rob went to the bureau. A piece of furniture … Read more…

The time and place

Everyone’s life is busy. Work, family, downtime when tiredness takes over and there are simply not enough hours in the day.  Scheduling that all important connection can be tricky and not always fit to the predetermined slots. Gemma and Jason have their weekend scenes, the time for her to submit to his will and be under his control.  What happens when the time and place are not matching the need? … Read more…

The dance

Is D/s always about discipline and punishments? No and for some, it plays no part in the dynamic whatsoever.  D/s is ultimately about power exchange. The willingness of the submissive to be under the control of the Dominant.  The abilities of the Dominant to look after their sub and feed the submissive’s need for dominance. When there are constraints, on time and location, the play can be intense and the … Read more…

Introducing the Dom

The third book – Trust Me to Keep You – continues the story of Jason and Gemma. In this volume, I shift the focus from time to time on to Jason.  So many BDSM books are told solely from the perspective of the submissive girlfriend / lover  and the Dominant is left in the dark. In this book I bring Jason out into the limelight a little more. He  still … Read more…

Honorific titles

There is a protocol when describing certain relationships to apply honorific titles.  In particular when referring to Dominants (or Dommes).  See, I did it just then.  I capitalised the first letter. For a submissive, the lower case.  I do differentiate when writing non-fiction and I would do for real people, though I have not written about real people.  However, in my books?  It was a dilemma. To begin with I … Read more…

Maintaining the roles

How to maintain submission when perhaps the kink  is only infrequent or life is too busy to find the time? Many couples who are in a D/s relationship or may be a Domestic Discipline lifestyle, use maintenance to keep their roles in focus. Re-affirming submission through some form of ritual or in many cases – a spanking. Now my characters don’t have the opportunities all the time, but the Dominant … Read more…