Hi everyone, and thanks so much for stopping by to read my post. Today I'm going to talk a little bit about how my story, Properly, Or Not At All came about.
When I saw the call for submissions Totally Bound put out for the Over the Knee spanking anthology, I knew I had to give it a go. I had a while, so I stored it away in the back of my brain, hoping inspiration would pop up before long. Fortunately, inspiration arrived… in pink and sparkling form. Or, more precisely, pink and purple. I was at an alternative fair browsing the merchandise when I discovered a really cool pink and purple sparkly crop, with a pink heart on the end. It was just so pretty (yeah, I know I'm shallow) that it really stuck in my brain. Somehow, my brain decided it would be great to have such an implement in my spanking-themed story. I can't say too much without giving the plot of my story away, but let's just say this most attractive of crops plays quite a big part in my story. It's quite the foil to what could potentially be a dark-ish tale. I'm not quite sure how my brain took pink and purple and sparkly, with a heart on the end, something essentially very feminine, and put it in the sexy, strong hands of Tristan, who is about as far from feminine as it's possible to get. My sense of irony, perhaps? Either way, if you want to see what good use Tristan and Jayme get from the crop, you'll have to read the story and find out.
I'm also delighted that Totally Bound's cover artist genius, Posh Gosh, humoured my request on the cover art form. I knew it was a long shot, but I wondered if such a crop might be one of the items on my cover… and lo and behold, she delivered. And boy, did she deliver! I love the gorgeous guy on the cover, too. *fans self*
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my story as much as I enjoyed writing it, and that you'll have a spanking good time reading Properly, Or Not At All.
Happy Reading! Lucy x
The more Tristan struggled, the harder it became for Jayme, too. She wanted to ease his burden, to have him let rip on her arse and thighs until she was glowing red, almost purple. She needed it, ached for it. Craved it. Which is why, as she picked up each item from the dresser, dusted it, then replaced it, she set her mind firmly on figuring out an alternative. Or at least a temporary measure-just something to get them through the remaining recuperation time before they both went crazy.
Sighing, Jayme threw the duster down, opened the top drawer and stared at the contents, hoping for some inspiration. Shifting her gaze over the items-dildos, vibrators, handcuffs, blindfolds, anal plugs, anal beads, nipple clamps, whips, crops, paddles, floggers, rope, the list went on… She frowned. Surely there had to be something she could do?
It was when her gaze alighted on a particular crop that an idea came to her. It wasn't perfect, not even ideal, but it was the best she could come up with. Removing the crop from the drawer, she studied it. It had always been one of her favorites-it was quite short, and, most amusingly, was girly and sparkly. A handmade item they'd picked up at an alternative shopping fair for a laugh, its handle was purple, the length of it pink and purple stripes. The business end was heart-shaped faux leather, in pink. It wasn't designed to give a huge amount of pain, but in the hand of her Master it still packed a punch. Or a smack, anyway. Despite the colors, Tristan still looked every inch the Dominant, masculine male when he was holding it.
Flexing the crop, she then waved it around a little, enjoying the severe whooshing sound it made as it cut through the air. Though it was better when it was Tristan wielding it and causing the sound. Angling her arm, she attempted to land a blow on her thigh. Hmm. If the implement had been any longer, it wouldn't have worked, but she could, with a bit of maneuvering, spank herself on the thighs with it. Possibly, if she bent over something, she could do the same on her arse. With a bit of practice she might even get good at it, start causing some pain, leaving some marks. Whether she'd actually be able to hit herself hard enough to get off was another matter. And whether it'd do anything for Tristan, she didn't know. But he'd always enjoyed the sight of her punished flesh, so if it went even a small way to cheering him up, then it was worth a go.
Tristan and Jayme are not only devoted husband and wife, they are also Dominant and submissive, with a particular penchant for spanking. They've been playing delicious kinky games for the fifteen years they've been together and couldn't be happier. However, when Tristan develops a health issue that means he can't redden his wife's backside for a while, it puts both of them under a lot of strain. It's a big part of their sex life, and one they'll miss badly.
They try to find a way around their unfortunate predicament, but it's not easy. In the end, Tristan declares that he will either spank Jayme's bottom properly, or not at all.
The prospect of no spanking at all dismays Jayme, but she has no other choice. Or does she? Continuing to put her mind towards the issue, she indulges in some solo experimentation, with mixed results.
But how will Tristan feel when he finds out his wife has gone behind his back?
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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women's Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9