Friday, August 30, 2013

Saturday Spankings: Scolded by Daddy before a spanking #SatSpanks


Welcome welcome welcome to Saturday Spankings! 



Today I'm sharing another snippet from Hanna's Awakening, my Amish girl/age play story. The novella is finished and I'm currently editing it. Yay! :) Anyway, in the following scene, "Daddy" Ben gave Hanna several chances to get out of bed, but she refused to listen. She was even so naughty as to yell at him and tell him to go away. Yikes.


“You were a very naughty girl this morning,” he scolded, still rubbing. “When Daddy tells you it’s time to get up, you need to listen and not be so grumpy, and you especially need to keep the attitude out of your voice. You never ever get to yell at Daddy and tell him to go away, Hanna. Do you understand?”

Her breath hitched and she squirmed over his lap. “Yes, Daddy. But I really don’t want a spanking.”

“I’m the Daddy and I decide what my little girl needs,” he said, cupping her left cheek firmly. “And right now, I think you need a good, hard spanking on your bare bottom.”


Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit the authors below for more spanking excerpts to heat up your Saturday morning:


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Selling e-books using QR codes on printed material

When I was preparing for RNConvention, I kept wishing there was a way to sell my e-books at the book fair. So I started Googling and asking other authors if this was possible. The information I found on selling e-books at book fairs was pretty vague, but it all came down to something called a QR CODE.

I had no idea what a QR code was, so I Googled that too. Then I felt silly, because I've been seeing these strange square box thingies on products and signs for months. Maybe years. I'm not sure how long they've been around.

Behold, the QR code:


Do you recognize it? If not, go into your kitchen then and start pulling out cereal boxes and other packaged food items. Look at your stack of mail, especially advertisements. It's everywhere!

Anyway, from what I could tell, it seemed authors who wanted to pimp their e-books at books fairs placed QR codes on business cards or postcards. Then technology savvy readers use the QR code app on their smartphone to scan the author's QR code and end up on said author's website (or to whatever website the QR code is linked to). Lots of people use their phones to buy e-books, so in theory the reader might even click to buy while they're standing there talking to you. Pretty cool, huh?

So I generated a QR code that linked to the book page on my website, and placed it on some postcards and business cards. I confess, I felt very smart for figuring this out.

When I went to RNConvention, I paid attention to all the other authors' swag and business cards and such. Guess what? I noticed QR codes as far as the eye could see. So I felt silly for not having figured this whole QR code thing out sooner, and silly for spending way too much time researching and stressing over something that ended up being very simple. Oh well. I'm QR code savvy now too, and I have a QR code app on my iPhone just like all the cool kids.

How to sell e-books with a QR code:

1. Figure out which website you'd like your QR code to link to, whether it's your author website or even your Amazon author page.

2. Find a free QR code generator online. There are dozens. I used QR Stuff. Now generate that QR code using the website you picked.

3. Save the little pic of the QR code you generated in a safe place on your computer.

4. Slap that QR code anywhere you think readers will notice it. Business cards. Postcards. Brochures. Anything. I used Vistaprint for my postcards and business cards, and I think they turned out pretty good.

5. Download a free QR reader on your smartphone so you can be one of the cool kids too. You can also use it to double check to make sure the QR code you generated is working. I used "QRReader" on my iPhone and found it very easy to use.

Here's a picture of my postcards:


 

I tried tracking clicks on Blogger to see if I had any traffic from my postcards, but I haven't been able to tell. I've seen some strange clicks lately and I can't tell where they are coming from, so who knows? Even though I'm not sure if it made a difference in clicks or sales, I'll still pass out postcards like this at any future author/reader events I attend. Might as well cover as many promo bases as I can.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday Spankings: A very sore little bottom #SatSpanks


Welcome to Saturday Spankings!


Today I'm sharing a snippet from Hanna's Awakening. This is the former Amish girl story I started months ago, but had to put aside for a while. Good news! It's almost finished, and it's got a bit of age play in it too, so I'm very excited about how it's turning out. In the following scene, Hanna has disobeyed Mr. Foster "Daddy" in the bedroom, and now she has a spanking coming...


“That’s right. You won’t move unless you have permission. I’m going to spank you now, Hanna, to teach you that there are consequences when you disobey. Naughty little girls get spanked on their bare bottom, don’t they?”

“Yes.”

He smacked her bottom sharply. “Yes, what?”

“Yes, Daddy.”

“If you would’ve remained still as I’d asked, you’d be having an orgasm right now, Hanna. But instead I have to spank you, and when you do finally have your orgasm, it’ll be with a very sore little bottom.”


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Friday, August 16, 2013

Saturday Spankings: Confessing Her Naughtiness #SatSpanks

It's time for Saturday Spankings! Hooray! 

This week I'm sharing a snippet from Claiming Their Maiden. In the following scene, Trent has just spanked Amelia in front of Gavin for refusing to confess the reason she's been intentionally cursing around Gavin. She's embarrassed and doesn't want Gavin to know what she's been up to, but Trent's not giving her a choice...


“You need to confess your naughtiness to Gavin, girl. Go tell him what you’ve been doing.” Trent stood her up and gave her one last swat.

With tears blurring her vision, Amelia approached her nocturnal mate, and for the first time in a long time, she felt real fear. She’d wronged him, and now she’d pay the price of disobedience. “I—I sometimes curse around you on purpose. You know, just because I want a spanking.”

“Tell him why you want a spanking, Amelia.” Impatience hardened Trent’s tone.

“I—I want you to spank me sometimes because…it excites me. I become wet.”


Claiming Their Maiden blurb:

Despite growing up as a nearly friendless orphan, Amelia had managed to carve out a meager existence. Then, without warning, Amelia found herself falsely accused of a terrible crime and forced to flee for her life into the vast, dangerous forest outside her village. Alone, terrified, and pursued by both man and beast, the end seemed near for Amelia… until she fell from a tree into the arms of a towering hulk of a man and fainted in panic.

She is pleasantly surprised to awaken in a warm, soft bed in an ancient castle deep in the forest, and she is even more surprised when she learns that her rescuer, Trent, and his brother, Gavin, are the lords of this castle, but the truly shocking revelation comes when the barbarian brothers inform her that she has been promised to them by the Goddess and that she is to be their wife.

Like all men of their kind, Trent and Gavin were born as twin brothers, and the magic of their people will bind them forever to their chosen mate. With the promise of the Goddess backed up by fierce desire for the beautiful Amelia, both brothers are delighted to claim this unspoiled maiden as their own. The brothers are fully prepared to teach their new bride obedience, and they know that nothing will impart that lesson better than a good, hard spanking on her bare bottom.

Amelia wants to hate Trent and Gavin with every fiber of her being, but their firm discipline is coupled with kindness, concern, and a deep and powerful love that she never imagined she would experience from any man, let alone two great warriors who are both so handsome it nearly takes her breath away. Though it fills her with shame, when the time comes for them to claim their beautiful new wife—each in turn and then both at once—she cannot help but yearn to be taken long and hard.

Thanks for stopping by, and please visit the authors below for more Saturday Spankings fun!

Back from Vegas and RNC...

I'm home. Well, I've been home, but man oh man have I been tired. Far too sleep deprived to put together a coherent blog post. Besides catching up on sleep, I've been running around trying to get my kids ready for school (it starts in five days...eek!).

I enjoyed my time in Vegas at Romance Novel Convention. I've been wanting to attend a writers' conference for a while, and RNC was convenient because it's way easier for me to get away during the summer than during the school year. The classes I attended were fun and informative, and I met some pretty cool people. Being the introvert that I am, I was totally nervous about going by myself. But it all worked out. I met a few Facebook friends, as well as some new people I'd never talked to before, and the best part...meeting and hanging out with two of my publishers, Blushing Books and Books to Go Now!

The book fair was a blast, and I'm glad I decided to have a table space in it. I'd originally decided I wouldn't have a table space since I'm primarily an e-book author, and I didn't feel like I had enough books in print. But I ended up selling a few books, talked to lots of readers and bloggers, and I passed out business cards and postcards to as many people as I could, so I'm glad I did it.

A special thanks to Jimmy Thomas for organizing the first Romance Novel Convention, as well as all the volunteers. I'm happy I made it to the first one, and I hope to return next year.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Book Spotlight: Captive's Desire by Natasha Knight

I'm excited to spotlight Captive's Desire by Natasha Knight today. I absolutely loved this book and you can check out my review here. Natasha has been kind enough to share a naughty, naughty excerpt with us today too, and it just so happens to be one of my favorite scenes from the book. Read it and you'll see why!

Now, here's Natasha...

Hi Sue, thanks so much for having me here today! I have to tell you that you made my day when you e-mailed me to say you'd read and loved Captive's Desire. It's a huge compliment and I appreciate it!

Captive's Desire is my first sci-fi/futuristic erotic romance and probably one of my favorite stories so far. I never know how a story is going to turn out when I start writing it, especially how the characters themselves are going to interact - who they're going to be, what sort of chemistry they'll have between them. Hayden is absolutely swoon-worthy as one reviewer put it and Olivia is a strong, intelligent heroine. But that doesn't mean Hayden isn't ready and able to take her in hand when needed. The following excerpt is just one of those situations…

Captive's Desire excerpt:

“Take off your clothes.”

“Everything?” she asked.

“Everything,” he said.

“Can’t you spank me over my clothes?”

“I suppose I could, but I prefer you naked.”

Knowing an argument wouldn’t help, she pushed her boots off her feet and reached for the hem of her sweater, pulling it over her head. She then unbuttoned her jeans, aware of his eyes on her the entire time as she pushed them down. They were inside out by the time she got them off and stood in bra and panties.

“Go on,” he said, settling himself on the edge of the bed.

She reached for the clasp of her bra and slid one strap off, then the other, trying to keep her breasts hidden for as long as she could. Once she pushed her panties down, she became very aware of how wet she was and wondered how she was going to hide that fact from him.

His eyes grazed her body while she first folded her arms over her breasts, then moved one to cover her mound.

“Lie across my lap.”

It was as if those words alone fired her insides.

When she remained standing a moment longer, he gestured to his lap without offering help. Instead, he watched as she came closer and awkwardly situated herself so that she could lower herself in some way that wouldn’t utterly shame her. She realized quickly, however, that that was an impossibility. She placed her hands on his thigh as she lay her torso across his lap, then inched forward, still trying to hold on to him for support.

“Hands on the floor, Olivia,” he said.

Shame turned her face red as she reached for the floor, but she determined she would not cry. With her hands on the floor like this, she had to almost move to tiptoe, which forced her to lift her hips higher. She kept her buttocks and thighs tightly together and looked straight down at the floor.

His big hand came to rest on her cheeks and she tightened even more.

“There are ways to make you unclench, Olivia,” he said, caressing her. “I can guarantee you won’t like them.” His hand was still gently circling, his attention to her bare, vulnerable bottom so incredibly arousing even as she knew pain was next on the agenda. “You have a gorgeous ass and I’ll be honest, I’m very much looking forward to spanking you, but I won’t begin until you’ve relaxed your muscles. I’ll give you just one moment to decide if you need help with it.”

“You’re awful,” she said, still refusing to look at him.

“I don’t think you believe that,” he said, his hand swiping between her thighs as soon as she softened her muscles. “In fact, I think some part of you quite enjoys submitting to me.”

She was about to shoot a smart remark at him when the flat of his palm smacked her ass hard.

“Ow!” It came out more as a squeak than anything else.

“I’m considering maintenance spankings, just to get you accustomed to my ways,” he said, ignoring her squeals and draping a leg over hers when she tried to wriggle away. “I think, in fact,” he continued as he spanked her buttocks, “you’ll find yourself anticipating those nights.”

“I will…ow…never…” she grunted, “look forward, ow, ow, ow…to being degraded like this.” She reached back instinctively with one hand to cover herself.

“Hands on the floor, Olivia.”

“I hate you, Hayden.”

“I prefer Sir when I punish you. Or Commander.”

“I hate you, Sir!” she repeated as his spanks grew harder and hit across both thighs and buttocks now. She groaned and wriggled to free herself, the sting of his hand burning her sensitized flesh. “I hate you!”

“Tell me why I’m spanking you, Olivia,” he said.

“Because you’re a sadist, Hayden.”

He chuckled for a moment, but spanked that much harder, twenty more swats in quick succession across her ass.

“Because you’re a sadist, Sir!” She couldn’t help herself even though she knew she was digging her own grave.

“You’re pretty tough, considering your delicate position. One more chance.”

“Fuck you.” She knew it was stupid and that he was right. He could do whatever he wanted to do to her. She was his prisoner and he was twice her size.

“You do make it fun, I’ll give you that,” he said. Then, to her surprise, the spanking stopped. “Spread your legs.”

She took them about an inch wider.

“I’m going to need more than that.”

“Please, Commander. I’m sorry,” she said, still facing the floor. The tears she’d managed to contain up until now threatened.

“Pride is not a great quality, Olivia, but lucky for you, I’m a patient man.” He wrapped one giant hand around one of her thighs. “Now, if you don’t want me to take my belt to your ass, spread your legs and spread them wide.”

It took just one quick glance over her shoulder to know he was dead serious, to know her humiliation was just beginning. Returning her glance to the floor, she spread her legs as wide as she could.

“Good girl,” he said. “Do you feel what spanking you does to me, Livvie?” he asked.

“Yes, Sir,” she answered quietly, knowing he referred to the stiff bulge that was pressing into her naked belly.

Two fingers swiped at her inner thigh, just below the crease of her buttocks where a sticky film coated the flesh. She couldn’t help her gasp as those fingers traveled upward toward her soaked pussy, slipping forward to tease her clit before returning to the opening of her sex. He hovered there, lightly touching, circling.

She wasn’t sure what was worse, the sexual humiliation or the pain of a spanking.

“I think taking the spanking has the same effect on you,” he taunted.

She remained completely still as his fingers tripped lightly over her swollen, slick pussy, but when those same digits traveled up her cleft toward her back hole, she instinctively clenched her buttocks together.

“No,” he said, keeping his hand where it was. “Open for me. I want to see your ass.”

Captive's Desire blurb:

Olivia has spent years training to hunt and kill the dangerous savages who live outside the dome which protects her city, and she stands ready to carry out her mission with pride… until the day she is shot down and her life is changed forever.

Pulled from the wreckage by a man unlike any she has ever seen—a massive, gruff, yet strangely handsome brute who is not afraid to bare her bottom and spank her soundly to compel her obedience—she is brought into the midst of the people she once sought to wipe out, and her rescuer becomes both her captor and her protector.

From the instant he sets eyes upon her, Hayden is certain that there will be a special place in his heart for Olivia. He knows the struggle she will face as she breathes the clean, free air outside the dome and the drugs in her system wear off, leaving her exposed to desires more powerful than she can imagine—desires that he will be more than prepared to fulfill when she is ready.

As the days pass, Olivia grows more and more disturbed by what she sees around her—husbands and wives, children and families, all healthy and unharmed by the supposedly poisoned air. Far more disturbing, though, are her growing feelings for Hayden. She finds herself wanting him in a way that she cannot understand, and her need for him grows stronger with every passing hour. She knows that soon she will ask for him to take her, and that when he is finished it will not be long before she kneels at his feet, blushing with shame while begging for more.

Publisher’s Note: Captive’s Desire is an erotic novel that includes spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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My first writers' convention -- Romance Novel Convention

Tomorrow I'm headed to Vegas for Romance Novel Convention at the Golden Nugget, hosted by Jimmy Thomas. It's my first writers' convention, my first time in Vegas, and my first flight. A lot of firsts, and I'm a tad nervous, but I'm mostly excited. I'm looking forward to meeting other romance authors and two of the publishers I've worked with (Blushing Books and Books to Go Now will be attending). I'm also excited about the classes, the costume ball, and the RNConsumer Expo on Saturday.



If you happen to be in Vegas on Saturday, August 10th, consider coming to the RNConsumer Expo from 10am - 2pm. Lots of romance authors will be there (including me!) with books, swag, and other goodies. I'll have copies of my new paperback, It Takes a Dom, and I'll also have print copies of The Sue Lyndon Collection.

Since I'm an ebook author, I'm planning to pimp out my ebook titles as best I can by pelting passersby with these postcards:



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I have no idea if trying to sell ebooks using QR codes (the little square thingy in the center you can scan on your cell phone with a QR reader app) will work well. But I saw lots of other authors talking about QR codes and ebooks, so I figured I'd try it out. I'm planning to write a more detailed post about QR codes and ebooks after I'm back from RNConvention.

To learn more about Romance Novel Convention, click here.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Saturday Spankings: The aftermath of Amelia's first spanking


Welcome to Saturday Spankings!

The following excerpt is from my new release Claiming Their Maiden. In this scene, Gavin has just finished spanking Amelia for the first time.


His promise to keep her insults from Trent made her feel safer. A bond of sorts had formed between them, small and uncertain because he was a stranger, but a bond nonetheless.

She was sobbing into the covers by the time Gavin ended her punishment. She expected to be flung on the floor, or tossed on the bed. She expected coldness and to be left in solitude to dry her tears alone. She expected anything and everything than what actually happened.

Gavin put her drawers and nightdress back in place, turned her around in his arms, and cradled her in his strong embrace. With her face pressed to his solid chest, she released the rest of her sorrows.


Claiming Their Maiden blurb:

Despite growing up as a nearly friendless orphan, Amelia had managed to carve out a meager existence. Then, without warning, Amelia found herself falsely accused of a terrible crime and forced to flee for her life into the vast, dangerous forest outside her village. Alone, terrified, and pursued by both man and beast, the end seemed near for Amelia… until she fell from a tree into the arms of a towering hulk of a man and fainted in panic.

She is pleasantly surprised to awaken in a warm, soft bed in an ancient castle deep in the forest, and she is even more surprised when she learns that her rescuer, Trent, and his brother, Gavin, are the lords of this castle, but the truly shocking revelation comes when the barbarian brothers inform her that she has been promised to them by the Goddess and that she is to be their wife.

Like all men of their kind, Trent and Gavin were born as twin brothers, and the magic of their people will bind them forever to their chosen mate. With the promise of the Goddess backed up by fierce desire for the beautiful Amelia, both brothers are delighted to claim this unspoiled maiden as their own. The brothers are fully prepared to teach their new bride obedience, and they know that nothing will impart that lesson better than a good, hard spanking on her bare bottom.

Amelia wants to hate Trent and Gavin with every fiber of her being, but their firm discipline is coupled with kindness, concern, and a deep and powerful love that she never imagined she would experience from any man, let alone two great warriors who are both so handsome it nearly takes her breath away. Though it fills her with shame, when the time comes for them to claim their beautiful new wife—each in turn and then both at once—she cannot help but yearn to be taken long and hard.




Thanks for stopping by:) Please visit the authors below for more Saturday Spankings fun!


CLAIMING THEIR MAIDEN is live on Amazon!


Claiming Their Maiden is live on Amazon! I'm so excited! It'll appear on B&N, All Romance, and other places soon. Claiming Their Maiden is a fantasy MFM novella, and it's my first book published by Stormy Night Publications.

Claiming Their Maiden blurb:

Despite growing up as a nearly friendless orphan, Amelia had managed to carve out a meager existence. Then, without warning, Amelia found herself falsely accused of a terrible crime and forced to flee for her life into the vast, dangerous forest outside her village. Alone, terrified, and pursued by both man and beast, the end seemed near for Amelia… until she fell from a tree into the arms of a towering hulk of a man and fainted in panic.

She is pleasantly surprised to awaken in a warm, soft bed in an ancient castle deep in the forest, and she is even more surprised when she learns that her rescuer, Trent, and his brother, Gavin, are the lords of this castle, but the truly shocking revelation comes when the barbarian brothers inform her that she has been promised to them by the Goddess and that she is to be their wife.

Like all men of their kind, Trent and Gavin were born as twin brothers, and the magic of their people will bind them forever to their chosen mate. With the promise of the Goddess backed up by fierce desire for the beautiful Amelia, both brothers are delighted to claim this unspoiled maiden as their own. The brothers are fully prepared to teach their new bride obedience, and they know that nothing will impart that lesson better than a good, hard spanking on her bare bottom.

Amelia wants to hate Trent and Gavin with every fiber of her being, but their firm discipline is coupled with kindness, concern, and a deep and powerful love that she never imagined she would experience from any man, let alone two great warriors who are both so handsome it nearly takes her breath away. Though it fills her with shame, when the time comes for them to claim their beautiful new wife—each in turn and then both at once—she cannot help but yearn to be taken long and hard.

Publisher’s Note: Claiming Their Maiden is an erotic novella that includes both consensual and non-consensual spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes including threesomes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.


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