Welcome to Love Spanks 2014!

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***Warning, Part I: The contents of some of the works associated with this event are meant for ADULTS ONLY! If you are under 18, please skedaddle. Thanks!***

 

 

Love 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 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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So, now that you know where all the Spanking fun can be found, here’s MY contribution. I hope you enjoy it : )

***Warning, Part II: The excerpt below is rated for ADULTS. It is a bit racier than normal fare found on this blog.***

I’ve Never Done Anything Like This Before….

When Ana invited me to participate in this event, my first thought was “OMG! None of my pubbed stories involve any sort of spanking or the like! What would I post?” Then I remembered I was working on a Science Fiction Romance that did, indeed, involve a little hand to bum (and then some) activity.

I usually write one or two relatively sedate (but hopefully sensuous!) love scenes in a book, so what had possessed me to attempt a scene with more graphic action? Well, I could blame the erotica romance writers I hang out with on Twitter (you know who you are). But I don’t think “blame” is the right word. I enjoy reading saucier love scenes. Maybe the better word to use is “inspired.”

When I came up with the idea for this story, I knew Bijou and Faris would have a very physical relationship. In fact, that’s ALL their relationship was going to be in their minds, but we know how that really works in romance land ; ) And for them, physical meant a little more than what *I* generally have in mind for sex scenes.

Below is an excerpt from their story. The set up: Bijou is a pilot who runs a courier/cargo service between planets. She’s hired by a man named Doc to deliver a box to Faris. Instead of giving Bijou a response, Faris decides she wants to return with Bijou. Bijou is used to flying alone, and is more than a little uncomfortable with having a passenger on her ship for two weeks. But the money offered is good, so she agrees.

As expected, the proximity becomes a bit too much for both women…

Bijou set the half-empty bottle on the table with a thud. No label, which meant home brew. Two shot glasses followed and she sat down opposite Faris. She poured a finger of clear liquid into each glass and slid one over. “Truth or Dare,” she said.

Faris eyed the drink. “Ale with dinner, now this? Are you trying to get me drunk?”

Bijou raised her glass, her dark eyes fixed on Faris. There was a glint of amusement there, but behind it was determination. She wanted something.

“Just killing time. You playing?” She tossed down the drink and refilled her glass.

Faris lifted the shot and sniffed. No discernible odor, but her eyes watered. What the hell was this stuff? Under Bijou’s unwavering gaze, she swallowed the alcohol. It slid past her tongue and down her throat like water. At first. Two seconds later, the bite-burn exploded at the back of her throat and into her sinuses. She closed her eyes to keep the tears from falling, her throat tightening against the assault. Three years ago, she would have drank twice as much without a hitch; living on Kepler had softened her.

After a few moments, she opened her eyes. Bijou watcher her, judged her. “Dare.”

A slow smile curved the other woman’s sensual mouth. “Actually, you already took on the first one.”

Faris cocked her head and poured another round. “I thought you were just offering me a drink. You didn’t say we’d started.”

Bijou shrugged. She raised her glass, and the silver buckle of her fingerless glove caught the light. “Call it a warm up. Besides, you’re a guest. You get to ask first.”

Faris met her gaze. “Truth or Dare?”

“Truth.”

She nodded toward Bijou’s hand. “Tell me about the gloves.”

The pilot hesitated, shot glass at her lips, then sipped. She set the glass on the table. “When I was six, my sister and I were playing tag in the engine room of our family’s cargo ship. Dad told us to stop, but we didn’t. I slipped and fell, and put my hand out to catch myself. Right into the open engine casing.”

Faris winced in sympathetic pain. “Oh, no.”

Bijou unsnapped each glove. “Yeah. Mangled it pretty good. I don’t remember much, thanks to the painkillers, but there were surgeries and regen therapy and grafts.”

She tugged off the gloves, showing Faris the backs of her hands. Long, slender fingers that appeared agile enough to play an old-fashioned harp as well as they danced across the nav panel of her ship. She turned them over. Perfect. Unmarred.

Faris looked up. “They’re fine. So why the gloves?”

“The damaged hand, the palm in particular, didn’t really heal right,” she said. “It looks and works like the other.” She opened and closed her hands. “But very sensitive to temperature and touch. The gloves allow me to function without distraction.”

“Which hand?”

Bijou gave her a sly smile. “You already asked your Truth question.”

Faris drank her second shot. “Fair enough. Your turn.”

“Truth or Dare?”

She had the feeling Bijou knew what she was going to say, but said it anyway. “Dare.”

Bijou finished her drink and licked her lips. Faris’s gut warmed. The pilot laid her hands palm up in front of Faris. “I dare you to figure out which one.”

Faris quirked an eyebrow at her. “Why? What happens if I do?”

Bijou leaned across the table until all Faris could see was her eyes, nose and mouth. God, what a mouth. “Try and you’ll find out,” she said in a husky whisper.

She sat back, her hands open before Faris. Oh, this was going to be much more fun than reading up on the political wranglings between Kepler and Jarvis IV.

Faris moved their empty glasses aside. She slid her hands under Bijou’s, all the while their eyes remained locked. “I promise to be gentle,” she said as she stroked the other woman’s palms with her thumbs.

Bijou swallowed hard, but she didn’t twitch or try to pull away. “Not too gentle, I hope.”

Faris smiled. “Only if you like it that way.” The pilot laughed. Faris lifted her hands and looked closely at the skin of her palms. “Beautiful.” She glanced up. “And the cosmetics are amazing too.”

Something in Bijou’s gaze changed, heated. There, behind the effort to not reveal which hand had been damaged, desire.

Faris pursed her lips and gently blew across Bijou’s palms. Bijou tensed, but no obvious reaction of one hand over the other. Faris touched her lips to the left palm. Bjiou trembled. She flicked her tongue against the smooth skin then blew again. The black of Bijou’s pupils expanded and her breath hitched. Faris waited a moment then repeated the test on the right palm. Expecting the second flick and blow, Bijou’s breathing remained even. The look in her eyes didn’t change. But that didn’t matter.

Faris laid her hands on the table and sat back. She poured them each a third shot and passed Bijou her glass.

Bijou drank it fast and blew out a cooling breath. “Figure it out?”

“Maybe.” Faris swallowed her drink then rose. She moved to the other side of the table, in front of Bijou.

The pilot turned in her chair and looked up. Faris sat on her lap, straddling Bijou’s thighs. She grasped the other woman’s wrists and ran Bijou’s hands along her own thighs, up her sides to her breasts. Bijou’s palms were hot through her thin shirt and Faris shivered.

“Which one?” Bijou asked quietly.

Faris scooted closer, pressing her breasts into Bijou’s hands. Bijou stroked her from nipple to side, slow, sensuous caresses that tightened her nipples and sent pulses of need into her groin.

Hands on the pilot’s shoulders, she tilted her head and touched her lips to the other woman’s mouth. “It doesn’t matter.”

Bijou captured Faris’s lower lip between her teeth and flicked her tongue against it. “Are you conceding the game?”

“Would you like that?” she asked. She trailed kisses along Bijou’s jawline, felt the woman trembling between her thighs. “Do you want me to surrender to you?”

Bijou lowered her hands to Faris’s hips and pulled her snug against her body. She nipped the juncture of Faris’s neck and shoulder. “Yes,” she said, her breath hot on Faris’s skin.
Faris leaned back. “I don’t submit easily. Make it worth my while.”

The smile Bijou offered was at once amused, intrigued and…hungry. She eased Faris off her lap and they both rose. The pilot took her hand and led her to Faris’s cabin down the short hall off the galley, not her own, which was closer.

“Yours is cleaner,” Bijou said by way of explanation. Faris had seen Bijou’s cabin. She was right.

She guided Faris to the narrow cot. They faced each other an arm’s length apart. Bijou’s gazed dropped to Faris’s mouth, her throat, her breasts. Each shift of the woman’s focus increased the tingling heat of Faris’s body.

Faris moistened her lips. “What do you want, Bijou?” That brought the pilot’s gaze back to hers. The desire in her eyes had grown to an almost fevered glint. “Tell me, and I might do it.”

“Undress,” she said simply.

With deliberate slowness, Faris slid her fingers along the closure of her trousers. Bijou followed her every move as she lowered the garment down over her hips and to the floor. She stepped out of them and pushed them aside with her bare foot. The hem of the blouse she wore brushed the tops of her thighs. She started to unbutton the first button.

“Wait,” Bijou said. Faris stopped, her finger toying with the bit of plastic. “Let me.”

Faris’s heart thudded hard in her chest and heat pooled between her legs. She lowered her hand. Bijou stepped closer. Eyes locked on hers, Bijou started at the top and slowly unbuttoned Faris’s blouse. She didn’t touch Faris anywhere else, didn’t let her fingers come in contact with Faris’s skin, though she felt the warmth radiating from Bijou’s hand.

When the shirt was unbuttoned, open to reveal a path of bare skin, Bijou lowered her hand and rubbed her thumbs along her fingertips. “Turn around.”

Faris’s first inclination was to disobey, but a shimmering thrill ran along her spine. She’d told Bijou it would have to be worth her while to submit to her. What did the brash pilot have in mine? Only one way to find out. She turned around.

Bijou’s fingertips glided up her arms to her shoulders. Faris felt warm breath against her right ear. “Close your eyes.”

Heart fluttering, she complied. Bijou feathered delicate caresses across her collar bones. Her fingertips stroked Faris sternum to breasts, across her nipples. Slowly, Bijou removed the blouse, kissing the side of Faris’s neck, along her shoulder, following the path of skin as it was revealed. The material brushed Faris’s back and shoulder blades, down her arms to where the cuffs prevented the blouse from coming off. Bijou eased Faris’s arms behind her, bringing her wrists together.

Faris’s breath caught and her eyes flew open. She turned her head. “Bijou.”

The pilot brushed her lips across Faris’s. “I won’t hurt you. I promise. Trust me?”

She’d known this woman for barely a week. Doc had trusted her to bring Faris’s documents, to keep her task of finding Faris on Granger to herself. But that was for money. What would Bijou want for her trust here?

Faris swallowed hard. Her next word came out in a dry whisper. “Yes.”

Bijou smiled and kissed her. Her tongue flicked against the seam of Faris’s mouth. Faris parted her lips, let her in. She leaned into Bijou, enjoying the soft press of the other woman’s breasts against her back. Bijou ran her hands up Faris’s sides and caressed her breasts. She pinched Faris’s nipples, sending licks of electricity through her.

The pilot broke the kiss. She wrapped the shirt around Faris’s wrists, binding her securely enough that she couldn’t easily get free but loose enough that her shoulders didn’t ache.

“Kneel down.” Faris knelt. Bijou nudged her knees apart. She touched Faris’s shoulder with one hand and her cheek with the other. Faris turned her head and kissed Bijou’s palm. The pilot caressed her jaw. “Lay your head on the cot.”

Faris leaned her forehead on the soft blanket covering the lumpy mattress. Her breathing had increased and she had to consciously slow it down before she hyperventilated. Naked, on her knees and arms bound, she’d never felt more vulnerable. Even during questioning by Stannish Prime’s security agents, Faris had felt some sense of control. She wasn’t sure she’d have it here.

Wasn’t sure she wanted it.

Yet she also felt powerful. One word, one indication that whatever Bijou had planned wasn’t fun anymore and she trusted the pilot to stop. For her.

Bijou moved away and the air around Faris immediately cooled. The quiet zip of her trouser closure made Faris smile. Soft rustling told her Bijou was undressed as well. The equality of nudity eased her mind some. She felt Bijou kneel beside her, her small breasts pressing into Faris’s right arm. Deft fingers stroked her from navel to breast.

“What would make you surrender to me, Faris?”

“I thought I was surrendering.”

The sharp pain of the swat Bijou delivered to her bottom made Faris gasp and her heart race.

“I think you’re following direction, but not quite surrendering.” Fingertips skimmed along Faris’s spine. Up. Down. She tickled the top of the cleft of Faris’s ass. “Would you like me to touch you some more?”

Faris nodded. Bijou’s hand landed on her buttock again. The delicious sting traveled up Faris’s back, making her shake. Wrong answer. Or rather, wrong way to answer. “Yes,” she said hoarsely.

***

Cathy Pegau’s muse almost always finds some sort of science fiction, fantasy or paranormal bend to the stories it offers. Her debut novel, Rulebreaker, was released in 2011. Caught in Amber in January 2013, and the third installment of her Nevarro books, Deep Deception, came out in May 2013. Rulebreaker and Deep Deception are F/F romances.

Cathy enjoys chatting with other writers and readers. Drop her a note at cathy@cathypegau.com or find her on Twitter @CathyPegau.

Pick up her books at Carina Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble in ebook format. Caught in Amber and Deep Deception are also available at Audible.com

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55 Responses to Welcome to Love Spanks 2014!

  1. Arleen says:

    Great excerpt! Hot scene. It’s great to read parts of up coming books.

  2. Absolutely wonderful, Cathy! I’m so glad you took part in Love Spanks- off to add your books to my wishlist 🙂 I love how Bijou differentiates between following directions and surrendering.

  3. Loved the excerpt! I love finding new authors. I’m very glad you joined Love Spanks!

    Kelsey Summer
    VIP

  4. Rayanna Jamison says:

    Super hot and Fun!

  5. angel says:

    that was hot
    Angel
    VIP

  6. SH says:

    That was a great excerpt!! I love finding new authors that interest me, thank you!

    SH VIP
    shavro6 @ gmail.com

  7. Missy says:

    Nice hot scene 🙂

  8. Louisa Bacio says:

    Oh my! When you go hot, you go hot! *fans self*

    Can’t wait to read more.

  9. Very sensuous and erotic, Cathy. I loved the Truth or Dare game and the way they tested each other. Nicely done.

  10. Wow, Cathy, you brought an amazing story to Love Spanks this year. I love how you took the challenge. In fact, your story earned its warning label! I can’t wait to see what else you will do with these characters. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

  11. Reanna says:

    Thanksa for the excerpt, I’ll be checking out your other books too!

  12. Ken Charles says:

    Drink won’t make her surrender (unless she is drunk on lust). AMB

  13. Renee says:

    Your warnings were right on target. This was ***hot** yet sensuous. Really enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks

  14. Laurel says:

    This was an amazing excerpt that was so well done as well as sensuous and arouseing.

  15. Alyssa says:

    Wow wow wow, Awesome snippet
    Alyssa
    amhart602@gmail.com
    VIP AMB

  16. I loved the excerpt! Good job 😀

    I recognize Deep Deception from a review you got by Smart Bitches Trashy Books!

  17. Marybeth says:

    Interesting start to a story. I like the Truth or Dare game. Always fun to play when getting to know someone! I will have to look at your books.

  18. abby says:

    WOW…I don’t usually read the futuristic type story, but this drew me in…and left me wanting more. Terrific job..
    abby

  19. JC says:

    Sounds like a great story!

  20. SassyTwatter says:

    Wow that was very hot! I’m not normally into futuristic stories but this one drew me in….was left wanting to read more!

    Sassytwatter VIP

  21. lonnie says:

    Hot! and the book sounds interesting. I love me a good sci-fi book.

  22. catrouble says:

    Thank you for a wonderful excerpt Cathy! “…you’re following direction, but not quite surrendering.” Yup, been there done that! 😉

    Blessings…
    Cat VIP Amb
    catsbrighteyes at gmail.com

  23. That was great Cathy! To be honest, I have not read much in the sci fi vein. This snippet definitely makes me want to pursue more! Thank you for sharing! Amb

  24. Wow! Your writing is beautiful. I loved your descriptive scene and would love to read this story!

  25. kitty_ranma says:

    Hopefully I’ve got the right place this time. Love the teaser. Hopefully there’s more spanking to come. I believe I like this author. I love para/futuristic stuff.

  26. Blondie says:

    Wow! Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing

  27. Great excerpt.

    Not usually a fan of Science Fiction based stories, but this has me interested…..

  28. joe gallo says:

    Thanks for a hot story.

    joey

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  30. Katie T says:

    I think that you did a great job with this story Cathy!! :). I very much enjoyed Bijou and Faris and their truth or dare game! Thanks for writing!

    Katie T
    robskatie@gmail.com
    VIP Amb

  31. Sidney Swann says:

    That was a beautifully written passage, and so hot. I love the slow build of the sexual tension between the two women.

  32. Holla Dean says:

    Oh so hot! You grabbed me and now I want to read more. I have a feeling this blog hop is going to increase my TBR file.

  33. A Hamblin says:

    An interesting excerpt which I enjoyed and will keep an eye out for the book when it comes out. Can’t wait to see how it progresses

  34. Anonymous says:

    Nice writing and love the names, Bijou and Faris.

    VIPAMB

  35. pao says:

    Oh wow. I do like this futuristic/space traveler setting and I like it even better with the F/F pairing! I like how Faris checked Bijou’s hands 🙂 If only the story was longer…

  36. Sally says:

    Good start! Would like to read the whole story.

  37. Ronniesoul says:

    Wonderful excerpt. Thank you. Will be adding this to my to buy list.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

  38. Tara Finnegan says:

    I really enjoyed that. Why oh why did you stop so soon? I would have loved to see just how complete Faris’ submission was.

  39. I reaaly enjoyed her struggle to surrender. Great excerpt, Cathy!

    ~Jessica FF participating author

  40. joannebest says:

    Love this Cathy! As others have said, I’ll be adding your books to my To Be Read list. Nothing better than scifi with spice 😀
    And for some reason, as I read this excerpt, I couldn’t help but think of Firefly, only hotter 😉
    Looking forward to reading more!

    joanne amb <3
    yummycatt@aol.com

  41. amy bowens says:

    That was am amazing excerpt! I loved that they were playing truth or dare! The whole scene was very sensual! Looking forward to reading more from you! Thanks for sharing.
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

  42. Minelle says:

    What a sensuous read! I love Science Fiction. The truth or dare ended quickly didn’t it? The spanking here was perfect, you certainly came through!
    Vip Amb

  43. Irishey says:

    Hi, Cathy. I love sci-fi, so that alone made this excerpt good for me. 😉 Great heat in this scene, then I laughed out loud at, “I thought I was surrendering.” SMACK. Love it!

    Thanks for sharing with us for the Love Spanks event.

    Irishey – VIP Amb (FF – considering it)
    irisheysle @ gmail .com

  44. Michael says:

    Hi Cathy, first time I have read any of your work and it would be an understatement to say you made an impression. Your excerpt was smoking hot, stimulatingly sensual, and left me wanting more.

    Michael – Amb

  45. bn100 says:

    Nice snippet. Interesting characters

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  46. Wow! What was a great excerpt–leading me to want to read more. Thank you for participating!

    FF

  47. Very sexy story. Thank for writing it. {Kathy}

  48. Cara says:

    The question I have that isn’t answered in this short snippet is why Faris trusts Bijou. Of course, it could easily be answered in the full story.

    Out-of-context trivia: one of the main protagonists in Final Fantasy V (it’s a video game—forgive me if I’m assuming too little knowledge) is a female pirate who presents as a man. Her name is usually translated “Faris.” The name of your character and the context reminded me of her.

    FF

  49. Penelope says:

    Yes! Oh, that was hot. So sensual, such tension between wanting and not wanting… always a good thing in my eyes. I definitely want to read more – thank you for turning up the naughty 🙂

  50. Laura says:

    This was great. I loved everything about it. I will definitely add you to my reading list. Thanks!
    laurah2727@yahoo.com

  51. Shadow says:

    Holy moly! What a charged moment! Your two ladies are definitely heating up the pages! Fantastic excerpt! Thank you for sharing!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

  52. Cathy Pegau says:

    Wow! You all are so very nice in your comments! I was running about doing stuff all weekend and didn’t have a chance to respond individually. Sorry about that! But here is my huge
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all of you!

    The excerpt is only a small bit of what happens with Faris and Bijou. I have some fun things in mind for them ; )

    Ana is tallying all the comments and will pick winners Friday. I’ll post as soon as I hear!
    <3 <3 <3
    Cathy

  53. Joelle Casteel says:

    oo lovely 🙂 I love how Bijou questions if Farris is really surrendering 🙂 VIP, A, Amb

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