Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Why BDSM Light - Guest Post by Mina Vaughn



Why BDSM Light
Hi everyone, thanks for having me! Today I’m here to talk about my newest book, How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, and discuss why I go light on the BDSM.
BDSM stands for Bondage, Dominance, Sadism and Masochism.
My books are heavy on the B and D but not on the S and M. But that does not make them “not BDSM”…it just makes them more about power and bondage and less about pain. Plain and simple.
The easiest answer is that I want to empower women and encourage them to explore what they want. The easiest way into BDSM isn’t through the S and M but through the power exchange of dominance. If you act as if you are in control, you are. What an easy way to get what you want in the bedroom! Being dominant doesn’t mean you inflict pain—the first step is just to be in charge, and let the other person submit to you.
The second step, for me at least, is some light bondage. The easiest way to dabble is with blindfolds, gags and maybe rope. That’s it. You can use ties, zip ties, bathrobe sashes, or even cute belts! Anyone can do it with anything on hand. It’s a simple way to put someone in their place.
That’s it, two steps to dabble in the world of B and D. If you want to take it to S and M, that’s your prerogative. I really just want people to have fun in the bedroom and for women to take the reins! We have these amazing bodies that are capable of crazy pleasure and yet sometimes we don’t assert ourselves enough. 
Take what you want, by whatever means you have handy.
In my books, the women are in control. They’re not sadists and they’re sympathetic lovers. They aren’t hardasses or bitches, they just get what they want. In How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, Thea is a young basketball star who is put in the enviable position of being a Domme for a rocker. They learn this world together and it begins her sexual awakening in ways she never thought would happen. This is what I want for readers, to explore and find things out for themselves. 
Thanks again for having me!


Description:
In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over.

Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind…

Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?




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About the Author:

Kink with a wink. Mina Vaughn is an international woman of mystery and a shoe whore with a heart of gold. When she's not writing her unique brand of silly smut, she's plundering Sephora for any pin up girl makeup she can find. Mina's debut novel, an erotic comedy entitled How to Discipline Your Vampire is about a punishment-seeking vampire who meets a quirky Domme with a serious role play fetish, coming out August 19, 2013 from Simon and Schuster's Pocket Star.


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Review: How to Reprimand Your Rock Star by Mina Vaughn



Description:
In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over.

Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind…

Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?


My Thoughts:
I completely loved this! Thea is a basketball star who is struggling at the moment. Then she meets her rock star who lets her know exactly what he wants, and it helps her figure out what she wants, too. Eventually she learns that her life just works better when she controls what can be controlled. It's a bit about discovery as Thea embraces her inner Domme. Keaton is very swoony. He's known as the Heartbreaker of the Century, but now all he wants is to worship his Goddess. And for her to tie him up. This is just a super fun read with great characters. Don't let the BDSM part scare you away. It's part of their relationship and it seems very normal. I just want more of these. 

My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!!
*Notes: 
BDSM, language

My Source: NetGalley


Where to get it:

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About the Author

Kink with a wink. Mina Vaughn is an international woman of mystery and a shoe whore with a heart of gold. When she's not writing her unique brand of silly smut, she's plundering Sephora for any pin up girl makeup she can find. Mina's debut novel, an erotic comedy entitled How to Discipline Your Vampire is about a punishment-seeking vampire who meets a quirky Domme with a serious role play fetish, coming out August 19, 2013 from Simon and Schuster's Pocket Star.

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The Summer I Fell by Sonya Loveday - Release Day

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This means, the characters like to swear - or as we say in the south, cuss. While there is no strong sexual content, the story does imply the act itself. You have been warned ;)

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Teaser Tuesday: Take Me - A Romance Boxed Set

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Title: Take Me (a romance boxed set) 
Authors: Victoria H. Smith, Ursula Sinclair, Raven St. Pierre, Olivia Linden, Kenya Wright 
Genre: Romance/New Adult 
Release Date: July 29, 2014


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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Hitwoman and the Family Jewels by JB Lynn - Ten Things About the Author


THE HITWOMAN AND THE FAMILY JEWELS
Book 4 in the Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman series

How do you say “no” to a mob boss?

When bumbling hitwoman Maggie Lee is asked by her mob boss employer to kill a cop, she wants to say no.

When her sexy murder mentor, Patrick Mulligan tells her the cop in question is a guy she once dated, she REALLY wants to refuse.

But when her former date, Paul Kowalski tries to kill her, she changes her tune to “Hell, yes!”

Maggie and Patrick grow closer as they scramble to figure out what it is that Kowalski is looking for and what it has to do with her prison escapee father.

Maggie’s search is hampered by the presence of US Marshals hunting her father and her crazier-than-usual family.

Along with her snarky talking lizard, grammatically-challenged Doberman, and a pissy cat, she races to solve the mystery and protect her family. But nothing in Maggie’s life ever goes as planned….


Genre: Mystery, Cozy, Humor, Animals


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Author's Bio: 
When a fan told her that she's a "fabulous author", a "great sport", and a "very cool chick", JB Lynn immediately thought, "that's what I want my obituary to say!".
A Jersey Girl transplanted to the Sunshine State, JB (you can call her Jen) writes laugh-out-loud suspense and mysteries, along with goosebump-raising thrillers.
She also guzzles coffee, spoils her dog, wastes endless hours daydreaming, and does her best to be a "cool chick" (but if you ever see her running, swimming, or biking, you'll know how dismally she fails).
Find out more about JB and her books at www.jblynn.com


Ten Things To Know About Author JB Lynn
  1. JB is fine with you calling her Jen.  
  2. It’s a cliché, but she thinks coffee really is the fuel of writers.
  3. JB writes on a Mac. Or in spiral notebooks using pens with purple ink. Or she gets a little high on the fumes from the markers she uses on her giant whiteboard. Or she’s been known to cover tables (or even walls) with Post-it notes.
  4. She’s completed three half marathons and is training for her fourth despite the fact she’s so slow, that she’s routinely passed by runners decades older than her and those with physical impairments.
  5. Given the choice between cheese and chocolate she’ll always choose cheese.
  6. While she’s an animal lover, who’s been known to talk to her pets, she doesn’t really think that animals talk back like they do in the CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN series. Or does she?
  7. JB has no artistic ability whatsoever and is pettily jealous of all those that can draw, paint, knit, sculpt, etc.
  8. She can (and does!) listen to the same song on an endless loop all day.
  9. She spends an inordinate amount of time daydreaming. (That’s a job requirement, isn’t it?)
  10. She hasn’t killed anyone. Yet.
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