Friday, July 13, 2012

The Playroom: BDSM Blog Hop July 14-21


CONGRATULATIONS TO CARIN FOR WINNING THE PDF OF BORN TO PLAY!!! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED.

Does getting spanked get you off? What about being tied up, teased mercifully, tortured with pleasure and pain until you can't tell the difference between them . . .

Or do you prefer just to read about it?

Whether you live the lifestyle, play in it from time to time, or simply fantasize about all the things a hunky, whip wielding hottie could do to you, you're going to love this hop! Hosted by THE PLAYROOM: BDSM Author's Blog, the BDSM Unleashed Giveaway Hop brings together authors and readers of a genre which is by no means new, but has recently stepped into the mainstream spotlight. To kick things off, 7 of the Playroom authors will post during the hop about their love for the genre. Comments on The Playroom Blog posts will count as entries to win the BDSM UNLEASHED GRAND PRIZE of $100 gift card to e-tailer of choice. The BDSM Unleashed Giveaway Hop is July 14th-21st. 

As my part of the Giveaway, all you have to do is follow me (tab on the right) AND leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered for a PDF copy of Born to Play! Below is a never before seen excerpt and you can go to the Tab above under the Born Vampire Series and learn more about the world I've created. As an extra bonus, I've also given a little tease of a work in progress I've titled Master the Knight. Let me know what you think keeping in mind it hasn't gone through a formal editing process. It's rough but tasty enough to show right now.

Don't forget to link back to The Playroom for the list of other participants at the end of the post. LINK HERE or fill out the form at the end of this post to enter the GRAND PRIZE.

As a warm-up and for those who are new to BDSM, some basic terms. Of course, regionally there may be differences, but these are basic terminology/definition of terms.

Age Play - A type of role play to gratify a fetish surrounding age; typically daddy/child or mommy/child fantasies.

Bondage and Discipline, B&D - A classic term referring to several sexual practices including: bondage, slave training, corporal punishment, and dominant/submissive role play.


Brat - A bottom who enjoys struggling against control or challenging the top. Brattiness has a wide spectrum from the playful 'uppity bottom' to the smart-ass masochist. Some brats are 'testing' their dominant, others have a desire to be 'conquered and tamed,' while some simply do not wish to be controlled.


Cane and Caning - Traditional canes are flexible rattn or bamboo optionally having a leather wrapped handle. modern canes may be plastic or fiberglas. Caning is the art of using a can on a bottom (not derriere, but the one accepting the cane. :))


Clamp, clamping - Nipple clamps, clothespins, and binder clips are used to pinch or squeeze a small bit flesh. The target areas for clamping are nipples, cocks, vulvas, and other erotically sensitive areas such as the sides of the torso and inner thighs. Weights can be added to increase the rigor.


Edge Play - Erotic role play near or at the edge of a submissive's or dominant's limits. The term also refers to activities that carry a higher than usual element of risk.


Fire and Ice - The use of hot and cold for sexual stimulation, especially hot wax dripped from a candle and ice applied to the skin.


Humiliation - Playful embarrassment or humbling a person by teasing them about their sexual desires can be part of erotic control. Humiliation in SM can paradoxically build a person's self-esteem rather than tearing it down by reinforcing their sexuality. Real attacks on a person's self-worth or sexuality, or manipulations designed to break their spirit are abuse not within the appropriate practice of SM.


Limit - The boundaries of SM activities set by both dominant and submissive during negotiation defining what each is willing and unwilling to do within a scene. Limits apply to roles, levels of dominance and submission, and duration of time, as well as physical activities such as whipping, paddling, etc.


Pain Slut - A masochist who derives pleasure from physical pain.


Play - Participating in an SM scene or SM scene activity.


Ponygirl, Ponyboy  - A classic SM fantasy immortalized in art and literature. Typical pony garb includes a horsehair tail attached to a buttplug, a bit gag and/or bridle headharness, and reins. Often very high heels, a corset, and feather plumes in the hair are added. The arms are typically bound behind the back. Pony activities range from being displayed and directed by rein to being ridden or pulling a cart.


Power Exchange - The empowerment of the dominant by the submissive's surrender to his/her control. Power exchange is consensual and should be well-negotiated. The depth of the power yielded by the submissive is equal to level of responsibility assumed by the dominant.


Sensory Deprivation - Restricting or diluting a submissive's ability to use one of more of his/her senses of touch, hearing, sight, taste, or smell as a part of an SM scene.

Violet Wand - A static electricity generator, frequently with multiple glass attachments including: globes, thin tubes, fork-shaped tubes, etc., used to send virtually harmless, violet-colored static 'lightning' to a submissive's skin.

Visualization - The use of storytelling and verbal fantasy sharing to achieve a mood or desired mind set prior to, or during a scene.
*Side note* That's what we authors try to achieve in our writing.


And last but not least the most important thing to know for BDSM:

Safe, Sane, and Consensual - Characterizes the acceptable play within the SM community; players adhere to safety precautions within their activities, do not participate in practices that will injure their partners (mentally or physically), and obtain consent by negotiating scenes and scene related activities before carrying them out.

This list is short, sweet and basic information which may or may not be informative to those reading my blog today. I incorporate these and other terms in my writing of BDSM to be responsible and realistic. 


Now, enjoy the excerpts and don't forget to link back to the main Blog to visit other participants and fill out the form below for your chance to win prizes other than here. Good luck!

Born to Play EXCERPT:
 
“You mean you can’t read my mind?” Her voice exuded playfulness, a quality Gregori particularly liked in his women, but rarely found. Most of them tried too hard, forcing the play. Kitten seemed natural and he liked it, liked her playfulness very much indeed.
“I find yours is a bit scattered and I’m having some trouble deciphering what is real and what isn’t in that brain of yours.”
“Hmmph, are you making some off-handed blonde remark because if it is I ought to…”
With a raised brow and an upturned corner of his mouth, he playfully said, “I’m not sure what you mean, Candi Hartz, but I find your mind quite refreshing compared to the women I encounter most evenings.”
“You’re trying to be sweet and charming, but it’s not working on me, I assure you. I’ve been researching your kind and what you do and how to fight you too.”
“And how’s it working for you? You’re staring at me with such intensity and I sense your attraction for me. Do you deny those feelings?”
“Attraction? Not likely. It’s just that…well, you’re such a young looking man, I mean vamp, I mean you look like a baby compared to me. I can’t get over this whole concept of vampires living a long time without aging. By the way, how old are you?”
“Does it matter? Suffice it to say, I’m old enough to know how to handle a woman like you.”
“Ooohhh, I don’t need handling and according to my soon to be ex-husband, I’m not worth keeping around either, as you were so quick to point out earlier.”
“He’s a fool. Last night, I discerned beauty and sensuality before I knew who you were. Don’t doubt yourself, Candi. I could spend an eternity making you happy, bringing you endless pleasure, and never tiring doing so. Now that is something you can write about.”
“Hmm. A story between a mortal and a vampire. Do you think the subject characters would make for a good story?” She paused. “I don’t think so.”
“I want to show you how. Say you’ll freely stay and learn, Candi. There is no strength in denial. Choose this. Don’t let your brain talk you out of what you need. If you say yes, then you agree to trust no matter what I ask, I will keep you safe. Let me have a month with you and reveal to you I’m not all bad and how a true master treats his submissive woman.”
“Whoa there. I’m not submissive. I can take care of myself.”
“You think so? My sweet Katje, you are very much a submissive woman and in a month I can teach you how to find happiness and in return, you learn about me and my domain for this book you want to write. You can access my knowledge of vampires enough for a limitless amount of books if you want.” He lowered his hands, stood back, and smiled. “I want to spend time with you, Katje. Let me train you in the way your body begs to live. No, craves to live.” He reached up and ran his fingers from her cheek, down along the jawline, ending at the chin, tilting it up slightly.
“Are you kidding?” She jerked her head from his fingertips. “Spend a month with you? Don’t disguise your ulterior motive for my blood by saying this is for my benefit. You want me to be your meal ticket every night. I don’t think so.”
“I can feed off anyone. I don’t want you for your blood, Candi. I want you for your sex.” He cocked his head, raising a brow, and added, “Although, the sex mixed with the blood is more exciting.”
“Aagh! You think I’m supposed to change my mind after such a crude remark? I’m not staying with you. Not one month. Not one night! I’m leaving now and the piece of paper I signed is worthless.” Again, Candi turned to leave.
Gregori’s patience waned and he rushed by her to block the path to exit, and her face showed a startled reaction. This woman tried his patience, but damn he loved her determination and feistiness. “No, you’re mine by contract, by employment contract, totally enforceable and we can do this easy or hard. Your choice.”
“Employment contract? To do what? Oh, let me guess…sex?”
“Yes, sex would be one part of the agreement, but I will show you my world. I can provide you enough material, you could write ten books, or twenty, whatever your heart’s desire. Say you’ll stay with me.”
“My choice?” She crossed her arms and bit her bottom lip. “I don’t know about this whole arrangement. I don’t have control of my thoughts or body when around you. Don’t deny you’re using mind control shit on me, I know it.”
“I’m not using mind control shit as you say. Come play with me, Candi, for your research…for your pleasure…for one month.”
He watched her struggle with a decision. Listening to her thoughts without coercion seemed strange to him, but he knew his persuasion worked. Her mind raced, her heart beat loudly, and her breathing became pronounced. She swallowed hard. Her thoughts were contemplating having sex with him. This pleased him. The idea at first repulsed her, but she couldn’t explain away the strong attraction she harbored for him. This thought pleased him more. Damn, he had her insides all twisted and her panties soaking wet. He fought not to persuade her further, wanting her to come to him freely. Why? He didn’t know why he cared to have her without coercion. Normally, with any other woman, he wouldn’t be having this kind of discussion. The woman would be naked, in his arms, and in bed. But, this woman, his Kitten, she was different. He severed the mind touch.
Fuck, I’m so screwed!
“One night?” She countered sheepishly.
“Hmm, not long enough. Two weeks.” He parried back.
Closing her eyes, she breathed in deep. “One week? And you tell me everything I want to know about you, this lifestyle, and vampires, right?”
Grinning, he trailed his fingers down her cheek to her chin, lifting slightly. “You drive a hard bargain, Candi Hartz. I can start with a week and yes, I’ll tell you everything I know.” Or not.
The haughty grin and self-satisfied expression framing her face spoiled any illusions he had of controlling her tonight. Taking it slow was the way to play with his Kitten.
Gregori expelled a rough sigh, lowering his mouth within inches of her lips. Open for me. She complied as his mouth took hers, devouring her as if he couldn’t get enough. Tasting just as sweet and delectable as he thought she would, her lips were soft and supple. Her tongue avidly sought his out, returning the kiss.
Gregori groaned and slid his hand into her blonde tresses, deepening the embrace. Candi sighed into his mouth, running her hands up the front of his shirt to grasp his shoulders. The feel of her touch sent an electric shock down his spine and he let out another groan, deeper this time.
Running his free hand leisurely along her side and around to a supple breast, he cupped it through the soft material of her dress. He couldn’t stop, faced with a short time line. Apparently she didn’t want him to stop his ministrations. Although she trembled under his touch, she moaned and arched against him. He could feel the heat of her pussy through their clothes as she pressed up against his burgeoning hard cock. Damn, she turned him on like no other woman. His nostrils flared with the scent of her sweet arousal. More than he anticipated. Her body tensed, but slowly melted into his caress, molding close to him. Her lips tasted like cherries and he wanted more. His tongue licked a path down her neck and the bloodlust fired in his veins.
A whimper slipped from her lips.
Candi was his, and if all he had was a week, then he had better make damn sure every minute counted.



SNEEK PEAK of Master the Knight:
 
She blinked into the darkness of the blindfold, contemplating how her life changed after moving to New York to follow her dream, to this. A tingle between sore legs brought her back from the questioning thoughts. She twitched.
“Hmm, you like the sensation, don’t you?” The velvety-soft voice of the man spoke so softly, she wasn’t sure if it belonged to Sir. Of course, it had to be him. He wouldn’t let another man touch me this way, would he?
Nodding, she tried to form some coherent words to speak, but the gag Sir placed in her mouth prevented any audible speech. Drool slid out the corners of her mouth as she struggled to remain unmoved by his demands. The flicking along her bare skin by the instrument of torture he used sent erotic electric charges through every nerve-ending. The soft and delicate piece felt like a feather at first, but at this point in the evening, she couldn’t distinguish anything, only the pleasure she received from the caress. The pain in her legs from not moving mounted, mixing with the exquisite touches he delivered.
“I see you’re eager, but don’t move, pet.” The delicate stroking of the tickler traveled along her skin, trailing circles over her hip bones then lower to each thigh.
Khari breathed deep, trying desperately to remain focused and obey his strong order not to move. She failed, shuddering from the stirring emotions fluttering through her body. For several hours, he’d been building her up until she was one large mass of hypersensitive nerve-endings ready to ignite.
His touch and the release of the restraints at her ankles signaled what would come next, and for a brief moment the muscles in her legs relaxed. Wiggling her toes, she willed the tension to calm. Soon, she’d be able to flex her legs as well. His close masculine presence prevented her from moving until he gave the word. Her pussy clenched and moisture seeped down her inner thighs. God, I can’t take much more of this.
A soft whimper escaped around the ball gag. She concentrated on his touch. His hands explored her waist, rising to her exposed breasts, and then tugged on the clamps attached to her nipples. She jerked with every tug, causing tears of delight and a tingling darting straight to her core.
“You know how I love to mix your pleasure and pain, my sweet pet.”
Why did his words make her want more? The first time he used the device he left them on a short time, increasing the tension with each subsequent meeting. Tonight, he applied more pressure than any other time and immediately attached them upon arriving at the penthouse. When he decided to remove them, the pain from the blood rushing back would be tremendously painful. An exquisite pain if she played it right.
“Turn around.”
With the tingling in her legs and the numbness in her feet from the stilettos, she nearly stumbled as she took a step to face away from the sound of his voice. Disoriented for a few seconds, she felt the warmth of his body against her bare back stabilizing her. Electric pulses raced through her body, breathing quickened and time seemed to slow. She couldn’t tell how long she stood there waiting for his next move. Each of their encounters had been different, with her never knowing what he would do. She loved that about him. Spontaneous, at least from her side of their relationship. He kept her guessing and definitely not like any of her boyfriends back home. Her mind went blank and offered no resistance to his commanding presence. She focused on the arousal building within.
“Move forward.”
Again, his words willed her aching body to respond without question. How could she willingly obey this virtual stranger without question? Her body, mind and very existence didn’t belong to her anymore. Only him. Her sexual tormentor, her sir, her Master Knight. Then he pressed a large hand along her spine and the other hand wrapped around her waist. With a gentle push, he forced her to bend forward.
“Good girl. You’re learning your lessons well, my pet. I want you to think about what you’re feeling. Tonight is all about the sensations I bring to your receptive body. And surrendering to me.”

Thanks for stopping by!
Cynthia



56 comments:

  1. Spanked, Tied Up, Teased, & Tortured = Yes please :D
    This is a great Hop thanks- xoxo

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  2. Love the excepts! Very hot ;) Great post!
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Cynthia I loved Born to Be Wild and the excerpt from Born to Play was hot! I will also be looking for Master the Knight to be coming out, after reading both I am ready for a cold shower or a hot man ;O)Carin mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL, that's funny Carin. So glad you loved BTBW. Born to Play continues the story with Gregori (Stefan's boss and MC). The third installment is coming out mid-September. Haven't posted anything on that yet, but soon. Loved, loved writing that story with Sorin who was mentioned briefly in Born to Be Wild.
      Master the Knight is the first of seven stories I'm plotting now, but couldn't wait to start writing on Marcus and Khari's story. :)

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  4. Great excerpts! I'm looking forward to more of Master the Knight!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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    1. Wow! I'm getting such a response for Master the Knight! Sounds like I need to getting to clicking those laptop keys to get the story finished. :)

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  5. Some more material to add to my TBR list, yay! These excerpt sounds awesome ;)

    Eva
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    1. Thanks Eva, glad you enjoyed and good luck on the giveaway.

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  6. Hot, steamy excerpt! Loved it!! Can't wait to read the book

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    1. The only way I write them Christine. Glad you enjoyed.

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  7. Oh I'm so glad this hop started on sat., no way would I be able to work after those excerpts!! Triple wow!!

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Sue, thanks. I'm happy everyone is enjoying the excerpts. I'm sure all the participants are giving everyone an exciting weekend!

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  8. Awesome excerpt! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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    1. Thanks Yvette. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  9. Double Wow!! Loved it all, can't wait to read more! Thank you so much for the chance, truly appreciated.
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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  10. I have read a lot of erotica but I am new too BDSM, you got me hooked first of all with vampires my favorite paranormal ever and second wow that just was steamy. Plus I think I am a fire and ice girl :)

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

    added your books to my amazon list

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    1. Well, I'm glad I got you hooked. :)
      Thanks for adding my books and good luck in the giveaway!

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  11. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  12. :) This is such an awesome blog hop! Thanks for the excerpt - superb!!

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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    1. Yes, it is a great one! We're going to do it once a year. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. What a great hop. I cannot wait to see what more I can add to my tbr list.

    Gabrielle
    meingee@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Gabrielle. Burn your ereader up!

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  14. I'm very new to BDSM and would love to start reading about it. It seems very exciting.
    Lauren @ Mommabears Book Blog
    Lmackesy @ gmail.com

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    1. We authors are slowly introducing the public it's not a scary topic. There are many, many great authors who write BDSM. Enjoy your journey discovering them.

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  15. Loved the excerpts!! I like how you gave a short cheat sheet on the terms. I was so proud when I realized I knew what everything on the list was. My roommate thought I was crazy when I let her know that I'm a BDSM genius! (ok, maybe not a genius. At least a journeyman though). Anyways, thanks for participating!

    GFC: Emily

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Emily, a verrrry short list. This post would have been too long if I put everything! LOL
      Glad you stopped by and good luck on the giveaway.

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  16. This is a great hop, I am discovering so many new authors and stories I want to read. thanks for sharing the definitions, I am still learning my way around. I enjoyed reading the excerpt you shared. Have a fabulous day.

    gfc areeths
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    1. Thanks for stopping by Anne. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  17. I've enjoyed this hop, met many new authors I've not read before, and found many books I've got to read!! Thanks for the giveaway. Both excerpts sound great and I've put them on my Must Read list.

    ladystingray72118(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and glad you're enjoying the hop! Good luck.

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  18. Hello!! Thanks for the glossary of terms. Finding one of these online was one of the most helpful when I first started. Who knew there was so much to learn? And I am constantly learning.

    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Yes, it is an ever learning process Mel. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. thanks for the definitions. I'm going to save this page so I have the info to refer back to as I read books. Great excerpts...I'm anticipating what goes on between Gregori and Cyndi!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  20. LOL, glad the list can help. It's not complete, would have been too long, but hope it gives you some insight. Thanks for reading the excerpts. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  21. The terms definitely helped XD Great excerpt, too.

    I was filling out the captcha and part of it was "69." Just a touch of irony, I think.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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    1. Kara, that is funny. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  22. Thank you so much for the giveaway...I know all about BDSM...Spanking and ect...

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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    1. LOL, some do and some are "virgins" so I kept it generic. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  23. Enjoyed both excerpts and have added these to my tbr wishlist.
    Patricia
    panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the excerpts Patricia. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  24. Great Excerpts!! I also really liked how you added a mini kink dictionary. lol Thank you for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them Kaylyn. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  25. Thanks for sharing your post about BDSM terms. It helps tremendously those of us who are not familiar with the terms or lifestyle. I so love doing blog hops like this because I get to find new authors and add more books to my list. You are a new author for me and I signed up to follow by email.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. Glad to help. It wasn't detailed, but a teaser. Thanks for the follow and good luck on the giveaway.

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  26. Smack it up, flip it, rub it down! Lol...hot teasers!
    andieleah78@gmail.com

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  27. Yum....Sexy, hot vampire Dom! I want one, lol. Thanks so much for the great post. The terms would be great for those who are new to read BDSM stories (I could have used them when I started, lol). The excerpts were great too.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Yes, June. I love my vampires! Good luck on the giveaway.

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  28. Great excerpt and hot cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  29. Nice excerpts! Such a tease! :D I cant wait to read more! Definitely adding these to my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome hop!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Shadow. Glad you liked the teasing! :) Good luck in the giveaway!

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