Just Released: Chastity’s Belt

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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.

Manipulation

Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or abusive tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another’s expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive.

SO WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE TOLERATE THOSE WHO DO THIS?

As many of your know, I work pro bono as a therapist and deal with all kinds of abuse situations- Spousal, employers, financial… you name it and that type of abuse is seen on my desk. I have a client who recently took a stand and confronted an abusive employer with his activities and agenda. Things that were seen AND experienced by all her coworkers. She knew going in that his response would not be one of maturity, repentance or responsibility- and that he would find a way to turn the tables. Sure enough- instead of him accepting responsibility for the demeaning comments and actions against her- he loaded her with guilt and tried to make himself the victim.. He then turned the others against her- people who knew the truth but were too weak willed and afraid to stand on their own two feet against him. And the situation is not like they had nowhere else to go- this was CHOICE. Doesn’t anyone have any self-respect anymore?

Before I began writing full time, I worked for a person who did that same thing- if I DARED stand up for myself and exposed the behavior, then he would throw either the insult or guilt card at me. I worked HARD and he was altering reports to claim as his and gain credit. The clients knew it- the coworkers knew it- and behind his back, everyone talked and said it was wrong. But when it came to confrontation- I was made to be the bad guy. He claimed that I was not a team player, that I hurt my coworkers by not allowing him to claim credit, and a myriad of other ridiculous and childish things. It wasn’t enough that he made money off my work- he had to OWN it as his (which he could not legally do). He even used the ‘you have to trust me because I’m a Christian card! The honest Christians I know don’t manipulate, steal, lie, coerce, deceive and mess around on their spouses– and those who do, I can’t help but question the foundation of their faith.

OMG- the emails we all received (and we all have kept to remind ourselves that he was a deceptive manipulative jerk) were amazing. He would not cut any corners with the attempt to manipulate and coerce- and when intimidation and threats didn’t work, he tried to stab into the heart. He had no problem in even claiming that the stress I brought him was so great that I could cause him marital problems! (Not the fact he had his hands on every woman he could or that he embezzled from the company and was under investigation for it). I was just waiting for the next play- that he would claim that I caused his wife to lose her baby or their dog to be run over by a car. Yeah, he held back nothing in his desperate attempt to NOT take responsibility. I knew I had other options for work and took my talents elsewhere- many followed afterword but yet he still continues these behaviors with the delusional belief that the people he works with are so stupid that they will allow this disgusting behavior to continue indefinitely. You can only imagine how he laughs at them behind their backs! And, yes, they deserve it- they know the truth but are too afraid to stand together and stop it.

WHY DOES ONE TOLERATE ABUSE and BULLYING? Especially in a situation where you have options to get out?

I decided at that moment to stand up against those who use people for self-gain and who bully people in accepting their sick and selfish agenda. The abusers also know that if they ever got in my face that I will expose them openly. I wish I could trust that they are smart enough to avoid me- but most abusers are so filled with delusions of grandeur that they can’t help but try to get the last word. Dumb move- because that is what proves themselves a fool every time.

These people come in all shapes and sizes and relationships. They don’t care about anyone except themselves and, quite often, their bank account. How many times are you going to allow fear to force you to make choices that you know are not healthy or productive for you, your family or your career? If you have a support network- put it into play and say NO to bullies and manipulators. They don’t care about you- and the more guilt they throw in your direction proves that. You owe them nothing- and need to ask yourself- why associate with them?

YOU can stop this behavior. YOU can recognize an abusive relationship and stop it. YOU have the choice to get out of it and preserve yourself. This is about YOU- your safety and your life. Few abusers change their stripes- just the color- and you don’t have to be their prey any longer. Stop the abuse- take a stand- and gain respect for yourself and your life. YOU CAN DO IT!

 

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