Thursday, 28 May 2015

Smut by the Sea

Last weekend, I went to my third Smut event, Smut by the Sea in Scarborough.

According to event organiser, Kev Blisse, Scarborough is the "spiritual home of smut". I believe they put that on the tourist information brochures these days.

I'll tell you something else about Scarborough, It's really, really far up North. I'm very much a Southerner. I consider anywhere north of London to be "The North." A while back one of those quizzes circulated round Facebook asking "How Northern are you?" I answered the questions and got back the result that I was 0% Northern. That seemed fair.

It's not like I think there's anything wrong with The North. I don't consider you to be backward or primitive or anything. I fully respect your commitment to "speaking as you find" (as opposed to our southern custom of "being polite") but I do tend to think of the North as being strange and foreign and populated with people with funny accents and odd notions regarding what time of day 'dinner' should be served.

Although, Yorkshire's contribution to food cannot be underestimated.
But you know, I'd had such lovely times at previous Smut events in Manchester and Luton, that I was more than happy to make the trip up to Yorkshire in order to do it all again.

Victoria and Kev Blisse (along with their close family members and their close family member's dog) are the tireless organisers of the Smut events. I am completely in awe of the amount of work they must put in to make these things happen.

This particular event was held in the rooms above Scarborough library. Anyone entering Scarborough library last Saturday would have seen a bunch of signs saying "Smut" with arrows directing them upstairs. I'm surprised that we didn't find ourselves gatecrashed by a herd of inquisitive twelve year olds following the "Smut" signs like cartoon characters following a particular delicious smell.

There were some great workshops. Jennifer Denys gave a workshop on writing about werewolves in erotic fiction. She started off the discussion by writing "Doggy-style Sex" on a flip chart and then asking the audience what other advantages we could name by having lycanthropic heroes. Personally, I just like to think that Jennifer always writes "Doggy-style Sex" as the first item every time she writes on a flip chart. Regardless of context.

There was also an interesting workshop given by Slave Nano on historical research. Given that I primarily write historical fiction, this sort of thing just makes me worry that I am Not Taking Research Seriously Enough. I tend to have a cavalier attitude to research and assume that as long as I don't give my characters iPhones, it's probably OK. I believe the writers of  BBC's The Tudors were of a similar opinion.

Their Xbox is just out of shot.
As always, the reading slams provided a great opportunity to hear a huge variety of different kinds of smutty fiction across all genres and with varying levels of filth. Once again, my Kindle 'to read' list just got a whole lot longer. There were too many great writers to name check all of them here but I will certainly be checking out Jacqui Brocker and Helen J Perry's books soon. As always, the lovely Bella Settara looked delightful and was dressed in character for her book reading - on this occasion as a very sexy cowgirl.

I read a bit from my second book Lady Westbrook's Discovery. I was more than usually nervous before doing so as I was reading it from my Kindle and had remembered far too late in the day that my Kindle had been acting up lately and skipping ahead pages without warning which would be slightly problematic in a reading out loud scenario. Really should have got round to printing out my excerpt beforehand. But my Kindle behaved impeccably when it mattered and I now love it dearly in an entirely non-sexual way. Oh who am I kidding? My Kindle is 99% porn. Our relationship is entirely sexual.

There was plenty else going on at Smut by the Sea including a burlesque act and an awesome bit of entertainment from the astonishingly beautiful Bea Noir, a bed of nails and (briefly) a cucumber.

The cucumber did not fare well.
It was - as to be expected in the spiritual home of smut - a thoroughly enjoyable day. I even went for a paddle in the sea at lunch time because I do very much love the sea even if it meant I spent the whole of the afternoon with very sandy tights.

Not that kind of paddle.

There are far better write ups than mine which you should go and check out - ones with proper pictures and everything. Have a look at Slave Nano, Jennifer Denys and Jacqui Brocker's blogs to find out more about this excellent - and altogether smutty - event.

And, in case you are worried, I did successfully manage to get my way back down South again afterwards.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Saturday Spankings - "She could not possibly be expected to take any more"

Yeah, the usual SatSpanks pictures comes with crowns and riding crops this week. I think it's some kind of "Triple Crown" horseriding thing. Doesn't explain why there's FOUR crowns, mind.

Hello Spankos!

It's that that time of the week again when we are literally ALL about the Spanking snippets.

Let's carry on from where we left off last time, shall we?

This snippet is from my Corbin's Bend book East End Girl. Kirsty - a hitherto 'sexy spanks only' girl is receiving her first purely disciplinary spanking from her boyfriend, Logan.

Each thwack of the paddle felt like it was generating pain right down to her very bones. 
Every time the paddle was brought down, Kirsty thought it must be the last blow she could possibly stand. That she could not possibly be expected to take any more. Yet Logan brought the paddle down again and she found that she could withstand it. But only just.
She was sobbing unreservedly. The bed beneath her face was soaked with her tears. She wanted to scream at him to stop. She felt like she would do anything to make him stop. Except - it turned out – actually ask him to. She needed him to know that she could willingly submit to any punishment he thought necessary.

Want more of this sort of thing? Buy the book!

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Saturday Spankings - "Ow!"

Saturday Spankings Bloghop: "If you're a reader who likes stories with with a touch of corporal punishment, this is the hop for you."
Hello spankos! It's Saturday again and quite frankly, it's not a proper Saturday without eight(ish) sexy sentences of a spanky nature. (Well maybe it is for some people. But those people's Saturdays could be improved hugely with some awesome spanky snippets because the stuff my fellow bloghoppers post is usually super hot!)

Last week I included a snippet where East End Girl's Kirsty was being instructed by Logan to get into position for her first disciplinary spanking. Let's see how that spanking goes, shall we?

Spankings! Romance! Spankings!
The crack of the paddle hitting her flesh was far louder than Kirsty had anticipated. The loud retort made her jump before she had even registered the pain of the first swat. As soon as the sting of the swat hit home her attention was entirely focused on that. “Ow!” she cried as Logan brought the paddle down again and again over her exposed bottom. 
The pain was completely different from anything that she had experienced during their previous spankings. There was no give in the unforgiving plastic and each thwack of the paddle made her cry out in pain. The speed at which Logan was cracking the paddle against her backside, gave her no chance to get used to the swats before the next one came crashing down.  
Kirsty grabbed the bed sheets in her fists as she cried out in pain, willing herself not to move from the position she had been told to get into. She wanted to demonstrate that she could take this punishment willingly. That she knew she deserved it. 

And if for some reason you managed to miss the whole of Corbin's Bend Season 2 and want to rectify that massive gaping hole in your life - especially as Corbin's Bend Season 3 is now underway - you can purchase boxsets of the second season - Part One (which has my book in it) and Part Two (which doesn't). I'm not saying my book is the best one but it is definitely the one with the most amount of swearing.

Go on. You deserve it.

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