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Love Spanks 2014

LoveSpanks2014Love Spanks 2014 is finally here! You’ve tasted us, and now you get to sample free stories from top F/F authors. Please visit Governing Ana for the prize list, sign-up sheet, and free books. You can win from a prize pool valued at over $1,000, including a Kindle Fire or Nook HD!

Many authors will also be offer a contest on their individual blogs. Your comment on their blogs automatically enters you in both the main contest and the individual contests!

What’s the catch? Absolutely nothing! We love writing for you and want to thank you for your readership. Perhaps someone might get a spanking or two, but that’s a reward rather than a catch, right?

How do you play?

1.Visit each blog between Friday, February 7 and Sunday, February 9 to read the posted stories and excerpts.
2.Leave a comment answering the story question on each blog. You will receive one entry per blog for the grand prize drawing. You will also be automatically entered in that author’s individual contest, if she has one.
3.If you have visited all of the blogs, visit Ana’s blog to sign up for FIVE bonus entries to the grand prize.
4.Deadline is midnight EST (UTC -5) on February 9!!
5.If you successfully completed a previous challenge (Spank or Treat 2013, Spankee Doodle 2013, Love Spanks 2013, or Spank or Treat 2012), you may add “VIP” to your comments. You will earn THREE bonus entries toward the grand prize. (Yes, we will be doing this again. Yes, if you successfully complete the Love Spanks 2014 challenge you can become a VIP for our next activity!)
6.If you are a F/F author or thinking of becoming one, please add “FF” to your comments. That way, your name will be entered in the special F/F author prize drawings.
7.If you are Love Spanks 2014 Ambassador, please add “Amb” to your comments to receive your extra prize drawing.
8.Visit any of the participating blogs on Friday, February 14 to find out the lucky winners. Will it be you?

Like these events? Want to support your friendly F/F authors? Become a Love Spanks Ambassador! In exchange for promoting this event, you will receive one extra prize entry, AND you are still eligible to participate and win prizes! To find out the details, send an email to tarafinneganromance@gmail.com, with the subject line “Love Spanks Ambassador.”

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Love Spanks 2014
The Scene
Play at Work

Carina’s hair jerked back and she shrieked.
“What are you doing?” Ms. Anderson stood behind her, her ponytail fisted in the tall elegant woman’s hand. “Spying on Mr. Marks in his office, Miss Martinelli?”
Well, yes, yes she had been, sort of, but… “I had a message for him.” She waved the orange Post-it in her defense. “The man said it was important and he didn’t answer his phone.” Her first week as a temporary receptionist at Marks and Company was getting off to a banner start. Long-term temp positions were hard to come by, especially at companies with a reputation for hiring later. And Carina wanted very badly to find a permanent job with a good firm.
“Did it occur to you that Mr. Marks might be in conference?”
She had been so startled by what she’d heard as she approached the executive offices… “I don’t think that’s a conference.” The sounds emerging had been sharp and followed by exhales of breath and…a moan?
“Oh?” Ms. Anderson did not release her ponytail, but tightened her grip and towed Carina along to her office. “And with your great level of experience…you know exactly how we do business here?” Carina’s interest in what went on in the boss’s office faded as she focused on Ms. Anderson. After all, lots of bosses fooled around, one way or another and it really wasn’t her business.
But all week, she’d been fascinated by the clerical supervisor. Ms. Anderson, who was probably about ten or fifteen years older than Carina, maybe forty, wore her hair in an old fashioned French twist that somehow worked on her, sexy in a severe way. Her tailored suit, a pale shade of ecru, outlined her trim figure and large breasts, breasts Carina tried to keep her eyes from ogling as her mind spun. “No…no I don’t know. Where are we going?”
“To my office, to administer your punishment.”
Carina stumbled in her unfamiliar high heels as she attempted to keep up with the taller woman. They passed at least a dozen offices, where people watched with interest, but not alarm. Did employees get dragged around by their hair every day?
When they reached the supervisor’s neat, clean office, where Carina had sat just that morning, filling out paperwork, she found herself pivoted into a chair. The older woman loomed over her. “I believe this is a record, having to spank an employee so soon.” She lifted Carina’s gaping jaw with a finger. “But perhaps you did it on purpose. To attract my attention?”
As Ms. Anderson took a seat in her executive chair and drew open a drawer, Carina tried to understand what was happening. “You can’t spank employees.”
She frowned, “Why ever not?”
“I’m only a temp.”
The woman chuckled and slid a folder across her desk. “In here I have the papers you signed this morning. The temp version of our employee agreement. Did you want to review it again?”
Confused, she flipped the folder open and read the first page. The normal stuff, attire, hours, confidentiality. Some offices had her sign something like this so it hadn’t struck her as odd. Page 2…Discipline.
Carina’s breath stalled in her chest. Employees are subject to corporal punishment for violation of the Code of Conduct on page 3. A small box by the sentence contained her initials. Traveling to different workplaces on a regular basis, she’d become so inured to the paperwork, she hadn’t read it carefully. In fact, she had merely skimmed the agreement, looking for signature lines and boxes to initial, and read none of it.
Hand shaking, she glanced up at Ms. Anderson’s cool gray stare then returned her attention to the file and turned to page 3. One word leapt out at her.
Spanking.
Dear God, what kind of place is this?
“Are you done, Miss Martinelli?” Ms. Anderson lifted the cell phone from her desk and glanced at it. “I have a meeting in ten minutes. We’d better get on with it.”
“I don’t…that is, can we talk about it?” Carina’s mind flew. Surely it was just a hypothetical spanking…they couldn’t mean…. “What if I say no?”
“Then you are dismissed from any future employment with Marks and Co.” The supervisor’s chair squeaked as she pushed back from the desk and patted her lap. “Now, Miss Martinelli.”
Carina stood, her knees shaking. “I can’t lie over your lap and let you spank me.” Still, she made her way to the older woman, feet moving as if without her volition. “I don’t think it’s legal.” Ms. Anderson took her arm and tugged her forward and she fell over her knees, face buried in the stiff material of the woman’s skirt.
The scent of perfume—something expensive she’d had sprayed on her in a department store once but hadn’t been able to afford when she’d checked at the counter—tickled her nose. Carina drew in a deep breath. She couldn’t say why she cooperated, but she’d been fascinated by the woman since she arrived and didn’t mind at all the opportunity to get closer.
A light weight rested on her lower back. A hand? The thought of a palm slapping her, of pain, tensed her muscles, but she couldn’t bring herself to move. Instead she waited, a tight ball coiled in her belly, heat suffusing her lower body.
“Miss Martinelli, for your violation of our policies against, well, essentially against snooping, you will receive twenty slaps with my hand. Further violations will result in more strenuous spankings. Look in front of you.”
Bracing her fingertips on the floor, Carina lifted her head and stared at the wall. A paddle hung there, at least eighteen inches in length, maybe two-thirds that in width. Pale wood, smooth. Innocuous, but there it was.
She shivered.
“Are you ready?” The smooth voice rolled over her like warm whiskey. This began to seem less like punishment and more like a reward. She’d never expected to get so close to such an elegant woman so fast.
A nervous giggle emerged just as a firm slap landed on her left cheek, choking off her mirth. Her thin skirt offered no protection, nor did her thong underwear, from the force of the blows. The second followed, stinging, and the third, on the other cheek then a flurry of five? Maybe six. Carina drew in a breath and two waiting.
“We rarely do this, you know.”
No she didn’t know. But nothing had hurt too badly so far and she was willing to listen.
“But sometimes we want to make a point right in the beginning.” Ms. Anderson smoothed a few flyaway locks of hair back from Carina’s face. “Especially with people who have potential.”
“Potential?” Her voice cracked as a flurry of another dozen spanks warmed her butt.
“Why, yes.” Ms. Anderson patted her back and she flinched a little, but preened under the attention, nonetheless. “You’ve been doing a fine job, today’s little performance notwithstanding.”
The rug under her fingers was thick and luxurious and Ms. Anderson’s high heels were half buried in its pile. Her trim ankles rose to shapely calves and Carina wondered what the supervisor would do if she caressed them.
“Ready to wrap this up?”
In fact, not so much, but she nodded and clenched her fists to keep them away from the sweet legs so close to her. “Okay.”
Another five strong slaps stung on her already abused rear end and the allure of Ms. Anderson’s calves subsided as she struggled with tears. But as soon as the last spank landed, the supervisor lifted her to her feet and held her hands together in front of her. “I think you’ve learned your lesson, Miss Martinelli?” Her severe tone was belied by a twinkle in her eye, confusing Carina, but encouraging her at the same time.
“I hope I don’t cause you any trouble in future, Ms. Anderson.” The supervisor wrapped an arm around her shoulder and walked her toward the door.
“If you do, rest assured I shall be glad to help you to regain your perspective.” She gave Carina a friendly squeeze and propelled her into the hallway. “I think my paddle has your name on it.”
As the door closed between her and Ms. Anderson, Carina shuddered. Another afternoon in Ms. Anderson’s lap loomed in her future. Her copies of the employee agreement were in her desk and sure to offer excellent ways to violate something that would take her where she wanted to be.

I love writing workplace romances…I had a couple myself before I met the love of my life. So…tell, have you ever had a big crush on your boss? And was that a good or bad idea?

Kate’sromances can be found at Amazon.com and your other favorite ebookstores. KR-TOH-200x300

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83 responses

  1. Wow, Kate. Nothing like grabbing your readers in the first sentence with your character having her hair grabbed. Well done. And the moral is: Read the fine print before signing anything. 😉

    In answer to your question, I’ve never had a crush on any of my bosses, for various reasons. It would be fun to fantasize about having the perfect boss to crush on, but it would have been a bad idea to fantasize about a real boss irl. That would have been too distracting for me. Lol!

    Thanks for the story, Kate!

    Irishey – VIP Amb (FF – considering it)

    February 6, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    • 🙂 Thanks Irishey! I can tell you absolutely it can be distracting.

      February 7, 2014 at 7:15 am

  2. Naughty, naughty! Wow. I married a co-worker, except I was the BOSS!

    February 6, 2014 at 11:56 pm

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  6. Office Romance can be exciting but not practical if things go wrong. Since I’ve never worked in an office or a job where those kind of opportunities were available I’ve never had that kind of experience but I really enjoy reading about those kind of situations. I found your story captivating.

    February 7, 2014 at 6:48 am

  7. Rayanna Jamison

    Nope! Never had a crush on my boss, worked in the family business pretty much my whole life!

    February 7, 2014 at 8:11 am

  8. SH

    Loved that excerpt! I never had a crush on my boss, but I did marry a co-worker 🙂

    SH VIP
    shavro6 @ gmail.com

    February 7, 2014 at 9:05 am

  9. Great story. I have never had a workplace romance. Co-workers did in prior jobs, but I met my hubby in college so no other romances for me.

    Kelsey Summer
    VIP

    February 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

  10. what a fun excerpt! I loved the study of the calves 😀
    FF VIP

    February 7, 2014 at 11:07 am

  11. Pyper541

    Oh I’ve had a crush on my boss a couple times but never acted on it. I think acting on it wouldn’t have been in my best interest but I do form friendships with some of them which usually worked well.

    February 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  12. Never a boss, but several coworkers. Dated a couple. Had one that I was getting serious with, but ultimately lost her to … another woman. AMB

    February 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    • Oh right on the theme of the event. Ken, because you’re a guy and I can ask…was it worse than if it had been a man? Or not so bad? The male perspective is so welcome!

      February 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

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  15. Office romance is like Murphy’s law. If it can go wrong it will go wrong.

    February 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    • Truth there! Probably that’s part of the intrigue.

      February 7, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  16. Alyssa

    I can honestly say I have never had a crush on a boss. Teacher? Yes 😉
    Alyssa
    amhart602@gmail.com
    VIP AMB

    February 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm

  17. I’ve never had a hot boss to have a crush on 😦 I’ve had a boss in the past who had a crush on me and it was awful. Caused nothing but problems for me.

    February 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  18. Thanks for the fun story, Kate. I enjoyed the line “You can’t spank employees;;;I’m a temp.” I had a crush on the boss when my husband got me a job at the inventory company where he worked. When he pulled up in his car, I said, “Wow–that guy’s cute, who is he?” My husband informed me that he was the boss.

    February 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm

  19. Marybeth

    Wow, you certainly ‘grabbed’ my attention! lol. I have never worked in an office, so no, I haven’t had a crush. But, I think it would be a bad idea in real life.

    February 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm

  20. It’s so much fun hearing everyone’s experiences in the office 🙂

    February 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

  21. I always thought there were certain co-workers who should be spanked!! Never had a work place crush…..but it would have made work more interesting.
    hugs abby

    February 7, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    • And maybe something to entertain the rest of us during lunch…no I didn’t really say that

      February 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm

  22. Loved the excerpt. Really grabbed your attention right out of the gate. When I worked in an office there was usually someone in the office I was crushing on but never acted on them. I mean you got to find some eye candy to look at or harmlessly flirt with to spice up the work day. Thanks

    February 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm

  23. Thank you for coming by Renee!

    February 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm

  24. sassytwatter

    What a great story! Left me wanting to read more! I love work place romances. I used to work with my husband and it was fun the naughty games we could played while at work.

    February 7, 2014 at 5:16 pm

  25. angel

    Wow great story I married my work place romance so I would have to say it was a Good thing
    Angel vip

    February 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  26. JC

    I want to read more! I have never had a crush on any boss but I did have a crush on my high school principal.

    February 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  27. Lonnie

    Great excerpt. I’ve never worked in an office, so no crushes here. Although office romances are a lot of fun to read.

    February 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm

  28. Thanks for a great snippet Kate. Dang…grabbed me just like Carina’s hair was grabbed! To answer your question…no, never had a crush on a boss and think it would be a really bad thing. Have seen workplace romances and they never seem to work out well. Keep romance out of employer/employee relationships…just my opinion. LOL

    Blessings…
    Cat VIP Amb
    catsbrighteyes at gmail.com

    February 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm

  29. Thank you! 🙂

    February 7, 2014 at 7:53 pm

  30. Wonderful story, Kate, and right in keeping with Love Spanks. Nope, never had an office romance or been in love with any of my bosses. Not even before I was married. 😉

    February 7, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    • You were probably too smart for that…I have a couple stories…nonfiction

      February 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm

  31. I love office romances too! What a fantastic spanking scene. I love how she tries to get out of it by saying she’s just a temp. LOL

    February 7, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    • Always read the fine print on any contract…lol

      February 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm

  32. Roz

    Ooh, I love office romances Kate. Enjoyed this … and so did Carina and Ms Anderson by the sound of it 🙂 We met at work as colleagues so our relationship started as an office romance 🙂

    Hugs,
    Roz

    rozinhishands@gmail.com

    February 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    • Hugs back! 😉

      February 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    • Roz

      Oops, forgot to add Amb to my comment

      February 8, 2014 at 3:18 am

  33. Blondie

    I am ready to read more…. No, I have never had a crush on my boss. I don’t know why I always got stuck with boring and unattractive bosses

    February 7, 2014 at 10:52 pm

  34. Thank you for the story.
    I never had a crush on the boss, but a co-worker was absolutely stunning and a former model. Unfortunately it never came to anything….

    February 8, 2014 at 12:25 am

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  37. kitty_ranma

    Oooh that had me squirming in my seat. Lovely I can’t wait for more.

    February 8, 2014 at 4:56 am

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  39. A Hamblin

    A good excerp, well done. I’m afraid i never had a crush on my boss

    February 8, 2014 at 6:24 am

  40. Wow. What an awesome excerpt. My temp contracts were never so interesting. Then again, I never had a sexy female boss in an ecru suit. Loved it.

    February 8, 2014 at 7:03 am

  41. Phew, I want to be Carina. You have a talent for grabbing the reader’s attention and creating suspense. I agree with Sidney that I wish I could get this interesting of a contract! Can I apply to work here?

    Glad to have you part of Love Spanks!

    February 8, 2014 at 7:19 am

  42. pao

    Ooh, that lucky temp! Ha! Hm, I’ve never worked in an office before so, no I can’t say I’ve had a crush on my boss. While office romances can be exciting or sweet, I do think they are quite messy.

    February 8, 2014 at 7:42 am

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  44. Sally

    Never had a crush on one of my bosses. Good start of a story though. Interesting way of keeping employees in line!

    February 8, 2014 at 9:54 am

  45. Leigh Smith

    Once upon a time I had a major crush. Unfortunately, it was one-sided. He was gorgeous and quite a bit older, I’m sure he thought I was just a snit.

    February 8, 2014 at 9:58 am

  46. Missy

    Loved the hair grabbing 🙂 I had an office romance and ended up marrying him but he wasn’t my boss lol

    Amb x

    February 8, 2014 at 11:04 am

  47. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Great story, Kate! I just finished the first Play At Work story yesterday and loved it. 🙂 I’ve never had a workplace romance and never been interested in one. Though, I did meet my hubby through one of the women I used to work with.

    ~Jessica FF participating author

    February 8, 2014 at 11:34 am

  48. Wow what a way to grab someone’s attention! Hair pulling and punishment in such a short excerpt I am hooked! Have I ever had a crush on a boss? No but I have had a few crushes on other co-workers and have acted on a few of them while I was working! Sometimes being naughty in a forbidden place is so fun ! Thanks for sharing!
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

    February 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm

  49. Oh wow. That was sexy! If I had a job like that I would never leave. *sigh* Yes, I have had a crush on a boss before and it was just weird. Dreaming about that person…makes it hard to function on a professional level. Now, if there were hair pulling and spanking, well…naughty girls do have more fun.

    Happy Love Spanks!!

    Erzabet Bishop
    participating author
    erzabetwrites@gmail.com

    February 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm

  50. Really enjoyed the story, Kate. Although I shudder to think how I’d have reacted if it ever happened to me!
    Crushes on bosses, no never, but maybe the odd relationship with a colleague once or twice in my young free and single days 😀

    February 8, 2014 at 4:34 pm

  51. I love this so much I can’t stop smiling! 🙂 I never had a workplace romance but if I did, I think I’d like to be working at Marks and Company with Carina! 😀

    joanne amb xox

    February 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm

  52. Carina is hoping for a fulltime position and a little more quality time with a certain supervisor

    February 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm

  53. Great story! Loved that twinkle in her eye!
    Yes I had a crush on a boss many years ago. He also threatened to spank me.
    Vip amd Amb

    February 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm

  54. Ohh this is the first one who’s mentioned a boss who threatened to spank! Intriguing.

    February 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm

  55. bn100

    No, I haven’t

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    February 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm

  56. Michael

    WOW! That was a great story, Kate. I want to read more about Carina and Ms. Anderson.

    Never had a crush on a boss, but I did meet my first wife who was a co-worker at the company. We had a workplace romance leading to marriage. Once even made love in my office at the end of the workday.

    February 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm

  57. Michael

    Oops, forgot to mention I am an ambassador.

    February 8, 2014 at 9:24 pm

  58. Beauty's Punishment

    Thank you for the story Kate. I think I was holding my breath a little when I was reading it. I would read the rest if there is more.

    February 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    • Hi Beauty, it will be a novella a little later this year, so glad you enjoyed it!

      February 9, 2014 at 7:45 am

      • Hi Kate,

        It was very good. Let me know when it gets closer to the release date so I can read it.

        Beauty

        February 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm

  59. Cara

    I’ve had some bosses I thought were neat people, but crushes on them? Not so much. I don’t think I’d ever get involved with someone who was my boss, though coworkers I could see depending on the circumstances.

    February 9, 2014 at 9:41 am

  60. The length of this excerpt seemed to go by even quicker than usual because I was so excited to keep reading more. Definitely an attention grabber right from the start.

    I have never had a crush on a boss. I did have a crush on a teacher in elementary school and did end up in a relationship with a professor in college for two years.

    February 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    • Forgot the FF. See? I did feel a little rushed–racing to read and comment. 😉

      February 9, 2014 at 12:29 pm

  61. This question really has turned into a true confessions hasn’t it? Okay…to be fair, then…my first husband was my boss. Since I say ‘first’ it obviously didn’t have a happily ever after…but it did have its moments!

    February 9, 2014 at 12:29 pm

  62. Hot story, Kate! “I think my paddle has your name on it.” Drool… lucky Carina.

    I feel a bit boring as I have never had a crush on a workplace boss. But to compensate I have crushed on several teachers/lecturers at school/uni. And fantasised about them doing all sorts to my deserving rear.

    February 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

  63. Loved this story Kate! 🙂 My husband has always been one of those guys who reads the fine lines on documents and taught me to do the same. Perhaps Carina has learned her lesson… On second thought maybe she has learned not to learn her lesson. 🙂

    Nah- I never had a crush on a boss. But everything worked out in the end. Fun read! Thank you,

    Katie T
    robskatie@gmail.com
    VIP Amb

    February 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  64. The answer to your question is yes I have had a crush on a boss before. I was 18 and had gotten my first real job. He was about 35 and there was just something about him that got me revved up. After I met my husband I saw my old boss again and realized that the reason I was so enamored with him was because he was a Dom.
    laurah2727@yahoo.com

    February 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

  65. Reblogged this on Beauty's Punishments and commented:
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    February 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm

  66. Nice! Great snippet! Im not sure how i would handle that situation. Id definitely be out of my element! lol Great characters! This one sounds fantastic!
    I havent dated in the work place, but i will admit, i did have a crush on the boss. I didnt do anything with it, which was good. Turns out, hes a horn dog that loves…giving love! lol Thanks for sharing and for all the fun!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

    February 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

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