Living with an Artist

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Hello lovelies,

I trust you all had a great thanksgiving. Bree went beyond her usual amazing cooking and I ate myself into a tryptophan coma, lol.

Now it’s back to normal, or what passes for normal, around the Hayse household. I thought I would give you all an idea of what it’s like living with a best-selling author and not just that but an amazing crafter, sculptor, jewelry, painting, building miniature doll houses, weaving and last but not least having a beautiful singing voice. I mean come on, most of us would love to have just one of those talents right?

This is a typical day as a writer:

Morning, about 8 am, I usually make Bree coffee or tea and a couple of bagels. I let the borders out back.

I figure I will see Bree around 3, or so, when she takes a lunch break.

You see, she works on her books every day, no break and about 10 to 14 hours a day. She’s funny as she has an eidetic memory, like Sheldon on Big Bang. I ask her about a date we went on 10 years ago and she can name the place, time, what I was wearing and what the lady at table 3 was wearing but, I ask her what day it is and she says “Uh..Saturday?” when it is Tuesday lol.

Bree usually requires a spank break when she’s writing, especially if it’s a scene she is enjoying. So I do get to see her some during the day.

Sometimes we eat dinner. Sometimes Bree is on a roll and does not want to break her concentration and will just write. If Bree is on a roll writing, don’t ask her about paying a bill lol. Bad idea…really bad.

Now it does not end after a 10 hour day. Even when we go to bed her mind is racing. It’s not unusual for her to get up at about 2:30 am, start writing and continue until evening. This happens almost every day, how she functions on so little sleep is a mystery. I certainly could not.

That’s a typical day here. There are usually more spankings but as far as the other stuff, Dom’s honor, all true. I really don’t see her much during the day and into early evening!

Next time you read one of Bree’s books remember that’s a lot of hours she works on those, not to mention when she’s done she needs to edit. She’s pretty amazing, as you all have discovered.

Be good, or else…

SJ

Just Released: Chastity’s Belt

On sale for 24 hours for $2.99. Scoop it up before its gone!

Every little girl dreams of Wonderland; the fluffy white bunny, the grinning Cheshire Cat and the playful tea parties – and, of course, a stern, loving Daddy to share her dreams with.

Chastity Lyster is numb. She can’t feel anything; no pleasure, no pain, and especially not love. She’s tried everything she can think of to fix it… shrinks, service Doms, talking to her best friend Lara—but nothing has worked. While she understands the reasons behind her complete disassociation, she has no idea how to stop it.

When Lara suggests that she asks her friend since childhood, Dr. Zachary Rebianco, for help, Chastity is sceptical but figures she has nothing to lose. She knows he’s a qualified psychiatrist and a service Dom himself, but what she doesn’t anticipate are his dark good looks, adorable sense of humor and, most intriguing of all, his ability to shine a light into parts of her she was always too afraid to explore by herself.

With the help of her favourite childhood story, Alice in Wonderland; an antique leather Border belt; and a fluffy white rabbit, Zac takes Chastity through the Looking Glass into a new world; one of Daddy Doms and babygirls, one where she can be herself and act out… so long as she’s willing to accept the consequences on her bottom. Here, in her own private Wonderland, she at last is able to feel: desire, pleasure, pain, safety, happiness and, eventually, love.

This story contains anal scenes as well as loving ageplay and spanking. If you are offended by such material, please do not purchase this book.

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Bust Out Your Bears

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It’s Plush Animal Lover’s Day today! Dust off your plushies if they need a little sprucing up. If they are always around to provide comfort show them a little extra love today.

It’s never to late to have a stuffed animal and I’d bet lots of littles (and not so littles) would agree. There’s just something about a stuffed animal, be it the childhood memories or the present, or maybe it’s the knowledge they’re always there for a good cuddle.

I don’t know about you but I have a bunch of stuffed animals. There are some that hold a special meaning, some that show years of love and some that have long since lost some of their plushy nature.

Do you have a favorite stuffed animal? Does have a special meaning for you?

 

“Then, suddenly again, Christopher Robin, who was still looking at the world, with his chin in his hand, called out “Pooh!” “Yes?” said Pooh. “When I’m–when–Pooh!” “Yes, Christopher Robin?” “I’m not going to do Nothing any more.” “Never again?” “Well, not so much. They don’t let you.” Pooh waited for him to go on, but he was silent again. “Yes, Christopher Robin?” said Pooh helpfully. “Pooh, when I’m–you know–when I’m not doing Nothing, will you come up here sometimes?” “Just me?” “Yes, Pooh.” “Will you be here too?” “Yes Pooh, I will be really. I promise I will be Pooh.” “That’s good,” said Pooh. “Pooh, promise you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.” Pooh thought for a little. “How old shall I be then?” “Ninety-nine.” Pooh nodded. “I promise,” he said. Still with his eyes on the world Christopher Robin put out a hand and felt Pooh’s paw. “Pooh,” said Christopher Robin earnestly, “if I–if I’m not quite–” he stopped and tried again– “Pooh, whatever happens, you will understand, won’t you?” “Understand what?” “Oh, nothing.” He laughed and jumped to his feet. “Come on!” “Where?” said Pooh. “Anywhere.” said Christopher Robin.

So, they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” ― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Join me!!

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Where?  Arlington, VA – Right outside of Washington, D.C.
When? August 27th through the 30th
Hotel?  Marriott Gateway

Have you ever thought about attending a writing conference?  Have you attended in the past and found it too crowded, overwhelming, or expensive?  Consider attending “The Passionate Pen.”

Later this month, right outside our nation’s capital,  Blushing Books Publications and Lazy Day Publishing are hosting a conference in the nation’s capital for writers of all flavors, whether published or unpublished.  While our emphasis is on romance, our marketing panels, craft workshops, and marketing information can easily apply to all fiction genres.

It’s our goal to have one of the most accessible, intimate conferences ever, with panels that you can really use, taught by experienced authors, editors, and industry professionals.    Tired of sitting on the floor in a crammed conference room?  All of our workshop rooms are set up “classroom” style, with a comfortable table for note-taking or laptops.

Our full conference package will allow you to attend two days of workshops with one evening social, one continental breakfast, and one full breakfast PLUS three nights of lodging – all included – for $300.00 (double occupancy) or $450.00 (single.)  Compare that to other conferences which can easily run $400 – $600 for crowded workshops and lodging not included!

And if this isn’t enough, we are also doing a raffle.   Each registrant will receive one ticket automatically in his or her registration, and extra tickets are available for $1.00 each, or six for $5.00, or twenty-five tickets for $20.00.    And what is the grand prize?  It’s an amazing one!   A full registration to any major romance writing conference (including Romantic Times, Romance Writers of America, RomCon, Romance Novel Convention, or our second annual conference) plus a $300 travel stipend!   We also have a second prize of a Kindle Fire, and additional prizes donated by our authors!

This may be your last chance to get away before summer fades into fall and life gets crazy again. Be inspired and encouraged in your passion for words.
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