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The Winter Spanks Bloghop!

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Those of you who know me know I live in SoCal where we are not having nearly the winter fun most of you are in your chilly regions. But I do spend as much time as I can in the High Sierras and there’s nothing like a little fantasy life. Who doesn’t like a cozy cabin on a snowy mountainside, a roaring fire, and a sexy, smoldering companion to warm up the day. And if a girl is being a little naughty…well, here’s what might have happened to a friend of mine.

Elise raced up the walkway, slipping and sliding on the snowy pavers. She clutched her skis. After all, she’d promised to job hunt today, and had planned get home early enough to make a nice dinner. Ethan’s boss had been making noises about business setbacks and while her boyfriend didn’t mind supporting them both, while Elise kept the home fires burning, he had become concerned about what might happen if the long long winter kept the construction business from kicking in as it should.

Not unreasonable…right? And she had intended to search for work, but Jenny called, the slopes called, and she had completely screwed up. One hour turned to two, then afternoon shadows lengthened and no time remained. Her heart sank as she yanked the door open to find a fire blazing in the hearth.

“Elise? How did you do today?” Ethan rose from his seat by the fire. “Why are you dressed like that?” His disapproval sent a shiver of dismay across her shoulders. She’d been irresponsible, but, while she wouldn’t have offered the information if not asked, neither would she lie. Of course, her tight pants and fitted jacked, the skis in her hand, answered for her anyway. “Oh, Elise.”

His dark hair lay across his forehead, emphasizing the paleness of his skin at this season. When the days warmed, he’d tan to a golden brown while supervising the crew building new condos, but now his dark eyes stood out in his face, his lips, set in a thin line, a slash of warm color. Propping the skis carefully against the wall by the door, Elise stood straight and approached.

“I went skiing.”

“No kidding.” Ethan sank into the armchair where he’d cuddled her the night before, explaining his concerns about household finances and she’d listened…and intended to do the right thing, but then she got stupid. “You know what to do.”

They had plenty of money. He knew it. She knew it. Ethan was a fabulous money manager and their savings would carry them for at least a few years, but he didn’t like to take chances. Elise folded herself over his knees, lifting her belly when he pulled her tight ski pants down, leaving just her cotton panties, the ones he preferred. Before she could draw a breath, he lifted his hand and slapped once, twice on each cheek, then a sharp flurry of slaps. And they hurt. Not like the affectionate spankings she loved. And he hadn’t kept to their formula, hadn’t discussed things first, asked her why he needed to correct her behavior. Elise began to be a little afraid. Was he angry? Of course he was, but how angry? She’d never been so irresponsible before, never….

Then his hand stilled, his palm resting on the heat of her backside.

“Ethan I’m so sorry.”

“I don’t know that you are. Didn’t I make my feelings clear? My concerns?

He had, but with all that money in the bank… “Is it such a rush that I get a job?” With her head hanging down it was hard to have a solid conversation, which was why they usually had them before the spanking, but she didn’t want to upset him further. Not for fear of the spanking…

“We have our whole life together to consider, Elise. Not just a year or two or three. And if we start running through out savings, what will happen? How can we plan?”

Dammit. Ethan was a planner, it was one of the things the flighty Elise loved about him. And, except in the most unusual circumstances, she was happy to let him do it. But how dependent had she become on him?

“I have asked you before to consider what you would like to do. If anything happened to me, how would you support yourself? At least, well?”

“Ethan,” she struggled to sit up but he rested a hand across her back and held her in place. “Are you well?” If anything happened to him, she didn’t know what she’d do. Not because of the money. She’d supported herself before she met him, albeit it had been a few years, but she could do it again.

“I’m fine, but until construction gets going strong again, I would just feel better if you got a job. Then, I want you to consider picking up your studies again. You’re only a year from your degree.”

And she’d been lazy, enjoying taking care of the house and him and skiing…skiing nearly every day while he worked and worried about their future. Tears streamed down her face. The spanking began again in earnest and she welcomed it. By the time he slowed and stopped and brought her up to cuddle on his lap, she knew it would be okay. He wouldn’t have corrected her behavior if he didn’t love her and if this is what it took to show how far off track she’d gotten from her own goals and contributing more to their life, their future together, it was fine. Sometimes it took a really warm bottom to remind her of her direction.

And when Ethan’s warm lips, no longer set in a thin line, descended on hers, well-being washed away all her tears, her fears and she opened herself to the lovemaking that was sure to follow. He lowered her to the sheepskin rug in front of the fire and followed her to the floor. Warm weather was great for business, and she’d go find work tomorrow…but winter lovemaking, and winter spankings, held a charm of their own.

Leave a comment about your favorite winter fun and I will select one commenter at random to win a copy of Spanking Ms. Whitman. In order for entries to count for the main contest each comment is an entry, but it must have a valid email address listed. We will announce winners Monday, Jan. 6th.

Thank you for joining us for Winter Spanks! Let’s warm up with some hot bottoms & cool prizes! Read on for a chance to win:

• Kindle or Nook (Blushing Books)

• Your Choice of a Free Book Cover for Your Next Book, an Ad for an Upcoming Project, or a Custom Facebook Header or Blog Graphic (Lazy Day Publishing)

• Three Month Subscription to Discipline & Desire (Discipline & Desire)

• $20 Gift Certificate to Amazon (Stormy Night Publications)

• Hand Crafted Paddle (Blondie’s Place)

• Spanking Video DVDs (Shadowlane)

• A “Get it All” Bundle (Variant Publishing) – Includes How to Get the Spanking You Want – The Complete Guide to Asking for It, Getting It, & Making It Better, How to Give a Spanking – Advice from the Receiving End, What He Wants – A Man’s Seven Secret Spanking Desires, & The Little Book of Spanking Stories

• $25 Gift Certificate to Blushing Books (Patricia Green)

• Learning Domestic Discipline eBook Package (LearningDD)

• $25 Gift Certificate to Blushing Books (Patty Devlin)

• $10 Gift Certificate to Amazon (PK Corey)

• $25 Gift Certificate to Cane-iac (Cane-iac)

• $5 Amazon Gift Card and two books (Leigh Smith)

Custom Social Media package including twitter & FB cover designs from graphic designer (The Cover Artisan)

•Print Copies of The British Billionaire Bachelor – Acts One & Two (Maggie Carpenter)

And here’s a list of all the participating authors and sites!

1. Spanking Romance Reviews

2. Saturday Spankings

3. Corinne Alexander

4. Katherine Deane

5. Natasha Knight

6. Patricia Green Books

7. Casey McKay

8. Kathryn R. Blake

9. Renee Rose

10. Lily Harlem

11. Cara Bristol

12. Adaline Raine

13. Tara Finnegan Romance

14. Celeste Jones

15. Leigh Smith (aka Sunny Girl)

16. Tara Crescent (BDSM Romance)

17. Sue Lyndon

18. Anastasia Vitsky (Governing Ana)

19. Normandie Alleman

20. Maddie Taylor

21. Liv Honeywell

22. Joelle Casteel- author of bdsm erotica

23. Sadey Quinn

24. Holla Dean spankin’ good romance stories

25. Paige Tyler

26. Thianna D

27. Emily Tilton

28. PK Corey

29. Constance Masters

30. Lucy Felthouse

31. Paloma Beck

32. Kristin Elyon

33. Patty Devlin Author

34. Abigail Armani Erotic Romance Author

35. Johnna Maquire

36. A Voice in the Corner

37. Michelle Graham, Erotic Romance

38. Kates Cravings – Batteries Not Included

39. Korey Mae Johnson

40. Sheri “WTF” Savill

41. Disciplinary Tales

42. Elegant Erotica – Maggie Carpenter

43. Trent Evans Letters

44. Jaye Peaches

45. Dinah McLeod

46. Daizie Draper

47. Draven St. James

48. Jolynn Raymond’s Dark Obsessions

49. Shoshanna Evers

50. Acknowledging Imperfection

51. We Love Kink

52. 1950s Wife

53. Shelly Douglas

54. The Cover Artisan

55. Penelope Hasler

49 responses

  1. I like building snow people with my children! Thank you for being in the hop and for the giveaway! kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

    January 1, 2014 at 9:42 pm

  2. Sexy snowball fights! ;)

    January 2, 2014 at 12:09 am

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  4. I used to ski but now my favorite sport is living in fl. And watching the northern weather reports. I guess now my favorite sport is outdoor tennis.

    January 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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  6. bn100

    like make snow angels

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    January 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm

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  8. I used to love sledding down hills in a sled or a trash bag.

    lacrimsonfemme at gmail dot com

    January 2, 2014 at 8:29 pm

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  11. We in palm tree country salute all of you lucky enough to have snow! I know it’s a trial when it means you have to shovel and chip ice off your car and all those things…but to us it’s beautiful, and white and we only see the good parts. Like all the fun things you’ve mentioned!

    January 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

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  14. His First Mate

    don’t get winter weather very often here, but next time we do I really want to go sledding! I have never been!

    January 3, 2014 at 6:18 am

  15. Love going outside and having a snowball fight with my husband and kids! Thanks and I enjoyed the story!
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

    January 3, 2014 at 10:32 am

  16. My favorite winter fun is staying inside with a book and my fleece blanket. It’s really cold and snowy here right now and I didn’t go out all day.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

    January 3, 2014 at 2:12 pm

  17. One of my favorite things to do I am doing right now. Enjoying a personal day, reading great stories and finding new ideas for my fantasies. I have had such a good time today reading all the blogs – thanks for that.
    laurah2727@yahoo.com

    January 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm

  18. ghwasd

    Cold winter days are perfect for reading! If there is enough snow I like to make snow angels then warm up with hot cocoa! ghwasd at gmail dot com

    January 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm

  19. I love baking cookies. A hot oven in the winter makes things so nice. authorjoellecasteel@excite.com

    January 3, 2014 at 3:41 pm

  20. My favorite winter activity is cuddling and reading. Enjoyed the story. Thanks
    rameyer.nmb@gmail.com

    January 3, 2014 at 4:04 pm

  21. You pretty much summed up my favorite wintertime activities in the first paragraph. Mountains, Cabin, Warm Fires but I also enjoy a cup of peppermint schapps and hot chocolate :) thanks! thecoverartisan@gmail.com

    January 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

  22. Scarlett Camaj

    I use to love to go sledding!!

    sgibby1642@yahoo.com

    January 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

  23. Peppermint schnapps and hot chocolate! I haven’t had that in forever…I wonder if I have any schnapps in the house…

    January 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

  24. Leigh Smith (aka Sunny Girl)

    I don’t like winter but I do like cozy fires, hot chocolate or Mexican coffees and being snuggled up with a good book.

    livinezlee@gmail.com

    January 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm

  25. Ah, the clash between the sensible guy and the flighty girl. I will admit to identifying a little too much with the flighty girl sometimes:) Great story. As for my winter activity, I like to make potato soup and cornbread and do my best NOT to go outside.
    Johnnamaquire@gmail.com

    January 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm

  26. You’re making me hungry!

    January 3, 2014 at 8:20 pm

  27. Ed

    Always a good ending after a good spanking. ed

    January 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

  28. Cathy

    My favorite winter fun is going to the beach–it’s cool, deserted, all the tourists are gone. It’s inspiring and invigorating!
    capefearlibn at gmail dot com

    January 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm

  29. catrouble

    My favorite winter fun is to curl up in a quilt next to a fire with a cup of spiced cider and a good book! ;) Thanks for sharing this story of what ‘might have happened to your friend’. LOL

    Blessings…
    Cat catsbrighteyes at gmail dot com

    January 3, 2014 at 11:14 pm

  30. Great story, Kate, and I love your blog. It’s so creative and inspiring. As for my favorite winter fun, I’m a curl up near a fire and read a good book kind of girl. That’s what I’d like to do, though I don’t often get to do it.

    krblake@kathrynrblake.com

    January 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm

  31. Our winters here are mild but I do love a good book and either a hot chocolate or a glass of wine :) I loved your story by the way Kate :)

    constancemasters@gmail.com

    January 4, 2014 at 1:03 am

  32. I live in the deep South and we don’t get more than dustings of snow. I would love to be able to try sledding one winter. Loved the story!

    tammyfaris1966 at gmaildotcom

    January 4, 2014 at 1:29 am

  33. Nice story, -very realistic – it’s easy to let time run away, and responsibilities rest on the back burner.
    Favourite winter fun, – active snowball fights on the rare occasion we get snow, or a walk in the forest park on a bright frosty day.
    Passive for the horrible rainy weather we get here, sat infront of the fire, with a book or a board game.
    tarafinneganromance@gmail.com

    January 4, 2014 at 4:49 am

  34. Love it! I love like to snuggle, and stay warm, read naughty books… like this one!

    January 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

  35. PK

    I’ll take a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or a glass of wine and a window near the fire for watching it snow. Great snippet.

    January 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

  36. I hate the cold and the snow. So I will stay inside cuddled up!

    Sexy story, I wouldn’t mind Ethan showing me the error of my ways :)

    January 4, 2014 at 10:24 am

  37. Binz

    I love to stay warm and cuddled with a good book
    Lburger1908 at gmail dot com

    January 4, 2014 at 11:18 am

  38. JC

    Curling up with a good book would be my favorite winter activity.
    Soundslikefun13@yahoo.com

    January 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

  39. My husband is the planner and I am the planner, LOL. This story makes me think of us :)
    I like playing in the snow with my kids- for a few minutes, until I get cold.
    Then it’s hot drinks and snuggly blankets all the way! :)
    katherinedeane 40 at gmail dot com

    January 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

  40. Great story, Kate! My favorite winter activity is to curl up with a good book snuggled up inside. corinnealexander4@gmail.com

    January 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  41. Loved the story! ;)
    I don’t know that I have a favorite winter activity. I used to live in the mountains and enjoyed building snowmen and skiing sometimes, but disliked the cold.
    I would like to spend a winter weekend in a warm, cozy cabin with my hubby, though.
    Thank you for sharing and for the great hop/giveaway, Kate!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

    January 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

  42. Thanks, it’s a lot of fun to participate!

    January 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  43. No snow for me, but a warm cracking fire and cozying up would be nice an romantic. suzyayersauthor at gmail.com

    January 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm

  44. Karen

    Doesn’t snow here so my fave thing to do is snuggle on the couch with my dogs in my fleece pjs. After answering this question a number of times, I’m realizing just how much I love my fleece pjs. I really do…
    whitk22222227@gmail.com

    January 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm

  45. Let’s be honest here…. my favorite winter fun would have to be sitting on the beach on some tropical island in which children didn’t exist, sipping on an excessively girly drink complete with a pineapple wedge and an umbrella. Here in the real world, inside in front of a fire or under a snuggly blanket.

    chickieblog@live.com

    January 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm

  46. My favorite winter fun was when i was little. My mom woke my siblings and i up on the first snow fall. Its was beautiful outside. We went out, played in it, came in, snuggled up with some hot coco and a fun movie. We crashed in her bed and they stayed home from school the next day and went out for lunch. It was amazing! Definitely my favorite moment! Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

    January 5, 2014 at 2:06 am

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