Sunday, July 28, 2013

BDSM Bedtime Stories and Domestic Discipline/Shark Week on the Horizon


I’m excited to be participating in the goodreads BDSM group’s BDSM Bedtime Stories this season as a narrator. If you missed their first season and are part of the group, you can check it out here. It’s a cool project where BDSM authors submit steamy excerpts from their work, which are then audio recorded. My narratorial debut is the pre-season opener for Season 2, an excerpt from Truth by the awesome Sherri Hayes, which went up a few days ago. It’s available here. I’m having lots of fun being part of this project, except that it’s hard sometimes to find quiet places to record.

My mom’s house? Definitely no.

“‘And then his lips brushed her nipple, and she felt a—‘”

“Honey? Do you want these pants, or should I give them to Goodwill?”

“MOM! Not now! I’m trying to record a BDSM bedtime story!”

“Oops. Sorry. Did you just say nipple?”

My apartment in Chile was rough too, because there was a random marching band that would start up every night down the street. I’d finally get all the roommates quiet, the TV would be off, everyone would be settling down for the night…I’d creep into my room, hook up the microphone, start recording, and suddenly the whole neighborhood would sound like halftime at a high school football game.

But now that I’m settled in this nice, quiet farmhouse, it should get easier. As long as I don’t record while people are practicing at the firing range over the hill (at lease I think that's what's going on). Or while the crows are fighting.

There’s more news I’m excited to share as well. ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, Domestic Discipline Week kicks off on my blog with a visit from Cara Bristol. I rarely do events here, because I don’t know how to plan and I don’t know how to promote, but I’m giving this a try. Six fabulous DD and D/s authors plus one real life DD couple have agreed to come on the blog for interviews and guest posts, and together we’re going to get to the bottom *snort* of what makes DD so intriguing, fun, misunderstood, off-putting, sexy, strange, and whatever other words anyone might use to describe it. There will be games, pictures, and giveaways. Please stop by. And tell your friends!

I’ve scheduled DD Week to coincide with Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, because I’m a huge shark fan. I continue to devote myself to Shark Week each year, even as it becomes increasingly less educational and more about graphic reenactments of people getting bitten in half, with program titles like Terror in the Shallows and Stripped of Flesh and My Thirty Seconds Halfway Inside a Great White’s Stomach. I still believe in you, Shark Week. I still believe.

So my guests for DD Week have all been asked to say a few words about sharks as well. They’re all super sweet for putting up with me.

So remember, this time next week—Spanking. Sharks. Prizes.

It’s DD/Shark Week, August 4-10th


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