Friday, February 7, 2014

Love Spanks 2014 - Fatal Desire - where some vampires love to kill.... #LoveSpanks #Vampires #Spoiler













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Now for my story.  First of all, I want to put the record straight (no pun intended).  I write M/f romance.  However, I also support gay rights and marriage equality, so I often have gay characters in my books, especially those with plots that revolve around the theater.  I do realize that's a bit of a stereotype, but it's also true to life.  The following excerpt is from Part One of Fatal Desire, my vampire romance sequel to Mortal Illusions.  It's a pivotal scene that I'd classify as a spoiler. I'm not sure this book will ever be published, since it's sitting on the back burner in a different state right now, so I decided to post this scene because it's in keeping with this year's Love Spanks F/F theme.  I also removed a lot of the history from the excerpt in order to make the Love Spanks word count, but the characters and their motivations all remain the same.  That said, if you like vampire romances and think you might like to read the book one day, I'll give you a question you can answer without reading this excerpt.  Setup: A group of strangers are locked away in an English Castle for a "haunted weekend" and one of the guests has been found dead in her room under very suspicious circumstances. My SPOILER excerpt follows between the red dividers.


           Juliette gazed warmly at Amanda.  "You are a true friend to help me in this way."  Stepping closer, she held out her arms.  "We are best friends, yes?"
           With a small nod, Amanda clasped the other woman's hands and received a tender smile before Juliette drew her in close for a hug.  When Amanda tentatively returned the embrace, Juliette grasped Amanda's face between her palms.  Her eyes aglow with passionate longing, the Frenchwoman leaned forward and kissed Amanda lightly on the lips.
           Amanda had heard Europeans were more 'touchy-feely' than Americans, but something about Juliette's kiss made her want to back away.  However, when she tried to disengage from the clench, Juliette curled her fingers in Amanda's hair.  "You are so young and innocent.  It has been so long for me that I can no longer recall ever being as you are."
           Despite her unease, Amanda gave a small laugh.  "I may be naive, Juliette, but I believe I'm several years older than you.  How old are you?  Twenty?  Twenty-two?"
           Juliette's laughter pealed forth with amusement.  "Ahh, you are most delightful, ma cherie.  I suspect you and I could be better than best friends.  Perhaps lovers, if you will allow."
           Her stomach lurching into her throat like the floor had suddenly given way beneath her; Amanda shook her head and stepped back.  "I'm sorry, Juliette, but the invitation to share my room was nothing more than an offer of friendship.  If I led you to believe otherwise, I apologize.  You may be an amiable, caring young woman and a devoted lover, but I prefer men."
           Juliette closed the distance between them.  "How can you deny the pleasures of Venus if you have yet to experience what she offers, eh?  You think you know all about passion and desire now that a man has thrust himself between your legs?  Bah!  Men have only the crudest understanding of sex, while a woman understands what another will find pleasurable."  Juliette stroked a slender finger along the curve of Amanda's cheek.  "Men make love like brutish, rutting beasts compared to the tender touches a woman uses to tease delicate, female flesh."
           Shuddering, Amanda retreated another step.  "I believe all individuals have the right to choose their course in life.  If you prefer women to men, I wish you much success and happiness, but I do not swing that way.  I'm sorry."
           Except rather than step back, Juliette moved closer and put her hands on Amanda's arms.  "Ahh, but you need not do anything, ma petite, except close your eyes and let me show you how beautiful we can be together."
           Amanda drew back, but Juliette pursued and pressed cool lips against Amanda's firmly clamped ones.  A subtle shift of air accompanied Marcus's flash into the room as Amanda pushed Juliette away and wiped her mouth on her sleeve.
           "Back off, Juliette.  I said no, and I meant it."
           Juliette appeared crestfallen.  Then with unexpected speed, she yanked Amanda close and wrapped an arm around her neck, pressing Amanda's spine to her front.  Though Amanda detested being held that way by anyone, her small cry of surprise quickly morphed into a gasp of fear when a sharp, thin knife pressed against her throat.
           "Your stubbornness is most unfortunate, ma chere, for if you will not join me, you shall have to join the others--in death.  Though perhaps not right away."
           Amanda was struggling to understand what Juliette meant when Marcus spoke.  "Let her go, du Marchand.  She is not the one you want.  Hurt her, and I will not hesitate to rip you apart."
           "Ahh," Juliette murmured, pressing a light kiss to Amanda's ear.  "The hero charges to the rescue.  However, you are wrong, monsieur.  I do want Amanda, and I intend to take her--willing or otherwise."
           "That would be your second mistake."
           "And what, if I may ask, would you consider my first?"
           "Coming here in the first place."  He regarded her evenly.  "You are not my child.  I would have sensed it if you were.  So, who made you?"
           Amanda struggled to wrap her mind around this surreal conversation.  Juliette was a lesbian vampire?  Why had no one discovered that fact about her before now?
           Juliette's hold tightened.  Not so much to choke as to remind Amanda who was in charge.  "Tell me, ma petite," she whispered in Amanda's ear.  "Did your lover happen to mention he was once married?"
           Her throat compressed, Amanda gave a slight cough.  Juliette loosened her grip, but kept the knife pressed to Amanda's neck.  Then the arm, which had so recently restrained Amanda in a choke-hold, drifted lower to rest in the curve below her breasts.  When Amanda didn't reply, Juliette's fingers cupped Amanda's left breast, while her thumb dragged back and forth across its nipple.  Amanda stiffened, but Juliette's caresses persisted.  "My question was not idle, cherie.  I await your answer."
           "Yes," Amanda finally managed to squeak.  "He told me."
           "Good," Juliette murmured, lowering her thumb.
           Due to their blood connection, Marcus's rage burned through Amanda like liquid fire.  Realizing her lover's thinning restraint was close to snapping, Amanda sought to mask her own reactions to prevent him from pouncing prematurely.  Her life depended on it.
           "Did he also confess what he did to her?" Juliette inquired, her tone far more casual than her embrace.
           "No," Amanda answered truthfully.
           "I see," Juliette purred.  "Did you think Amanda might not understand, Aularius?  Is that why you kept your deed a secret from her?"
           Though Marcus's demeanor remained impassive, Juliette had clearly touched a sore point with him.  "We had other more pressing matters to discuss, but I fail to comprehend how my relationship with Josette might possibly matter to you."
           "Do you?" she asked silkily.  "We were lovers, Aularius.  Your wife preferred women to men, and me to you.  Did you not realize that?  She would often tell me how you made her feel defiled and afraid, while I made her feel worshiped and safe.  She loved me."
           "Josette was renowned for loving a different person each week, du Marchand.  So, what makes you think you were anything special?"
           Juliette hissed, and the knife at Amanda's throat pressed in a little deeper as Juliette's nails dug into the flesh below Amanda's breast.  Amanda stiffened and drew in a quick breath at the sharp, stinging pain, but gave no other reaction.  Marcus arched one eyebrow to indicate he wasn't fooled, though he understood her message, and the heat of his anger eased a fraction.  She had made the right call.
           "I suppose you say such things to lessen your feelings of betrayal by the woman you married," Juliette murmured, soothing Amanda's chest with the tips of her fingers.  "You may have been her sire, Aularius, but you were never her favorite."
           Marcus shrugged.  "So, who made you?"
           Juliette's fingertips traced an idle pattern along Amanda's rib cage, rubbing the silk of her peach blouse. "You do not know her.  She, too, died during the revolution, though not at your hand."
           What did that mean?  Amanda scowled at Marcus, but he didn't meet her gaze.
           "Were you mortal or already transformed when you made Josette's acquaintance?" he inquired, his tone a model of casual conversation.
           "Ahh.  I was vampire when we met."  Juliette's hand shifted back to Amanda's breast, which she stroked again with her thumb.  "We were two of a kind, although I never understood how she could stand being with you."
           "No.  I am sure you could not."
           "So," she whispered in Amanda's ear, "your brave, handsome lover did not tell you how he callously took his wife's life, did he?"
           Unsure if Juliette was lying, Amanda gazed at Marcus, but his focus remained fixed on their adversary.
           Annoyed by Amanda's silence, Juliette gave her nipple a pinch.  "Did he?" she asked more sharply.
           Amanda jerked and hissed, then forced herself to relax again.  "No," she answered, trying to keep her tone and expression even.  "He did not."
           "This man you claim to love decided his wife was unfit to live, and since he made her, he determined he would be the instrument of her destruction."  Juliette began tracing small circles around the edge of Amanda's sore breast as she spoke.  "I can remember it as if it were yesterday.  Paris was hot and humid in July of 1793.  Uncomfortable for the undead, but almost unbearable for mortals."  Juliette's fingers clamped down on Amanda's nipple; hard enough to make her draw a sharp breath, then she lightly raked her nails across the tender area until it peaked. "Lovely," she murmured with an approving smile before she placed a kiss at Amanda's temple.  "Most responsive."
           Amanda wanted nothing more than to be free of the other woman, but her body responded, despite her mind's rejection.  She closed her eyes and tried not to move when Juliette's hand slipped inside her pants to rest above Amanda's pubic bone.  Amanda cast a surreptitious glance at Marcus, and if looks could kill, Juliette would have been staked to the ground.  Convinced any protest on her part would only spur the gladiator into reacting, Amanda held her breath.  But that wasn't what Juliette wanted.
           "Part your legs for me, ma petite, so I may pet you properly while we talk."  Amanda separated her feet a few inches.  "More," Juliette whispered in a silken command.  "Wide enough for my hand to fit between your lovely thighs, yes?"
           Swallowing, Amanda complied, then closed her eyes again to hide her revulsion from Marcus.   "I will make you wet for me, cherie," Juliette purred.  "You may not think you want this, but your body says otherwise.  Ahh, there is your little bud of desire," she murmured when Amanda jerked and gasped in reaction to her touch.  "I think I shall play with her for a bit while I finish my story, and you will let me because you know I can bring you pleasure.  Yes?"
           "Yes," Amanda replied, fighting back tears of humiliation.
           "Perfect, my little flower.  I shall show you the true meaning of ecstasy, and you will come for me as your lover looks on."  When Amanda made no reply, Juliette's fingers gripped Amanda's sensitive flesh and twisted while the knife at Amanda's throat pressed even deeper.  Amanda bit back a cry of pain.  "Your response, ma petite, should be, 'Yes, Mistress. I will do whatever pleases you.'"
           Amanda swallowed down her nausea.  "Yes, Mistress.  I will do whatever pleases you," she echoed in a weak voice, hoping more than anything she lied.
           "Excellent.  I shall continue.  The King was dead and the Queen was imprisoned in the Temple Tower in the Marais.  A few weeks earlier, her eight-year-old son had been taken away to be turned into a proper little revolutionary soldier."  As she spoke, Juliette's fingers soothed the spot they had so cruelly pinched, and began stroking Amanda with a firm rhythm.  To her horror, Amanda's body tensed with need.  She didn't want to respond, but she was growing moist and in a moment, she would begin grinding her pelvis in time with Juliette's knowing caresses.  Juliette continued talking as if she remained unaware of Amanda's internal struggle, however, the increased pressure of her fingers told Amanda the Frenchwoman knew exactly what effect her stroking produced.  "Tell me, m'sieur, did you release the blade that decapitated your wife, or did someone else perform that bloodthirsty deed for you?"
           Her brain fogged by a haze of undesired pleasure, Amanda opened her eyes to find Marcus staring at Juliette without answering her.  Unable to help herself, Amanda groaned and pushed back against Juliette's shoulder as her body betrayed her, then with a small cry of release she gave the other woman the response she sought as a burning, red haze pervaded Amanda's mind.  Marcus.  Her livid lover took a step forward, but she raised a hand to stop him.  If he interfered now, Juliette would kill her--literally.


Yes, I know I cheated by ending there, but I was only allowed 2000 words.  So, for my prize, I'm offering one eBook copy of any one of my five books.  Rather than detail them here (since you already have enough reading to do) I'll provide you with links where you can read about them at your leisure.


For excerpts to Mortal Illusions and Deadly Enchantment, please visit: http://www.kathrynrblake.com/booksreviews.html

For 18+ only excerpts to Arrested by Love, A Dom's Dilemma and Acting Lessons, please visit:
http://www.kathrynrblake.com/spankingromance.html

To enter, just leave a comment here telling me what sort of romance you enjoy and why.  Doesn't have to be complicated, just write in your comment saying whether you enjoy hot steamy historical romances because they get your juices flowing, or sweet, romantic contemporaries because they make your heart lighter.  In as many words as you want, tell me what your favorite type of love story is and why.  Don't worry.  I won't tell anyone you secretly enjoy purple alien BDSM breeder stories. Honest. (P.S. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you.)

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you enjoy the Love Spanks experience.  Now click on the Love Spanks badge in my sidebar to visit the other authors and see what goodies they're offering.  Go on.  Shoo!

52 comments:

  1. If it's well written, I enjoy it all. I used to think I didn't like the Regency style, or the Vampire style, but I learned never to say never.

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  2. Happy Love Spanks! As always, I love your sinfully spicy tales.

    FF
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    Erzabet Bishop

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  3. My favorite type of romance is historical westerns with strong women who could take on the wilderness as mail order brides or new settlers. But I also enjoy a good domestic discipline story too ! That said I agree with Leigh that anything well written is worth reading.

    I just have to add I love your website!! It's dramatic and I agree we should all support Heart Health this month. Nice job!!!!!

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  4. I'm really boring, and my favorites are M/f domestic discipline romances that are fairly tame. However, i like to switch it up every once and a while, and these blog hops are a fun way to find new authors!

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  5. I, for one, hope you do write that book some day. I would love to read the entire thing! I love all types of romance books with DD as long as they are well written with great characters.

    SH VIP
    shavro6 @ gmail.com

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  6. I read all romance genres, but my favorites lately have been DD (historical and contemporary).

    kesummer69 (at) gmail (dot) com
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  7. Of course, with my sexual interests, I'm all over the place in my likes, but I best like BDSM within a relationship (any genders or pairings of genders) followed by ageplay followed by DD. intriguing excerpt- good luck finishing the story :)
    ff Amb

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  8. I love hot steamy paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and historical romance, really just hot steamy romance lol!

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    1. My e-mail is pypercharmed@ yahoo.com

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  10. Well edited. Several years ago I read a piece where the M/F couple had a half page of couplings in different positions before the heroine unzipped her partner and took him out of his slacks. AMB

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    1. PS-thanks for the assist with Jolynn Raymond's comment to SSB "The Lighthouse". I didn't have the heart.

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  11. I think my favorite are western DD stories, but anything with a strong heroine and stronger hero can keep me excited ;-)
    Alyssa
    amhart602@gmail.com
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  12. Thanks for the great excerpt!

    I love erotic romance myself particularly F/F and M/F. Paranormal, Regency, Contemporary, SciFi, if the characters catch my attention then I'm good to go :)

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  13. I enjoy M/f stories the most. But, I have been reading a few f/f books and they are pretty good. (and hot) But, I prefer BDSM books first, then D/d. I do like vanilla erotic romances as well.
    mrenn@nycap.rr.com

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  14. Oh my, please finish the book. I am all over the board when it comes to reading. I love erotic, steamy stories. It could be BDSM, ageplay, D/d, D/s, paranormal, SciFi, and any gender combination as long as there is a dominant figure, a plot and a story. Sorry, I know that was not really concise. Thanks for the snippet.

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  15. Very steamy story & what a way to end it I want more.

    Not sure where to put email so misssassyjap@gmail.com

    I love to read any type of Ds with a strong alpha character that is loving. I want to read more of these type is the FF not just MF. I enjoy historical romances especially if they in love a naughty girl and some gameplay and bdsm. And. Ow very curious about purple aliens who are into bdsm ;)

    Sassytwatter vip

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  16. My favorite spanking stories typically include strong handsome cowboys! Although recently I have read the Masters Of Shadowland series and am rather enjoying the BDSM books.
    Soundslikefun13@Yahoo.com
    JC

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  17. Wow Kathryn...very steamy! I enjoy M/F but really don't have a preference as to time period...as long as there is a good storyline with an alpha male lead, I am a happy camper. ;) Thanks for sharing the snippet.

    Blessings…
    Cat VIP Amb
    catsbrighteyes at gmail.com

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  18. I read any f/f urban fantasy, fantasy and sci-fi. I guess i like my romances to come with magic, werewolves and space pirates.
    Lonnie
    queensfrost@yahoo.com

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  19. Ooh, great steamy snippet Kathryn! I love the whole mind/body betrayal. My favourite stories are more contemporary M/F with a strong, loving male lead. However, more recently I have been branching out and enjoying other genres.

    Hugs,
    Roz

    rozinhishands@gmail.com
    Amb

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  20. There are quite a few genres I have read lately just out of curiosity. And I really haven't not liked any of them. I do tend to love contemporary romance books with a strong and domineering man and a woman who is confident but is submissive.
    Loved your snippet. I need to read some vampire books now.

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  21. my email address is blonde2563@gmail.com

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  22. I would normally give vampire related stories a miss, but this has got me intrigued.
    My usual reading is so varied there is no real genre I can specify.
    email is beanpoleuk@gmail.com

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  23. Great work Kathryn! I have not read many vampire stories, I really found this to my liking! Thanks for sharing! I think that my favorite love stories involve something that is likely to happen but with a nice twist. Thecoverartisan@gmail.com amb

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  24. Kitty_ranma@Yahoo.com here.
    I really like to read almost anything if it's well written. It doesn't even have to have spanking in it though that is icing on the cake. Favorites these days are paranormal, futuristic also I am really liking the young adult books of same types. In historical I prefer pirate, Vikings, desert sheikh, and mideval

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  25. What i look for most is good character development, I want to feel like in know them at least a bit. I love the historical stuff, but also am drawn to the more modern stories. Honestly , the vampire centered stories, are my least favorite, altho this did keep me interested and wanting more.
    hugs abby amb
    nyfrog0@google.com

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  26. I like it when at least one of the people have to work a bit hard to win the other, then it can get steamy. It needs to have a bit of a plot and doesn't revolve totally around the romance.
    alanjohnhamblin @ hotmail.com

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  27. Hm, romance. I have not really read or thought much about romance. I guess I'd prefer something lighthearted so I can reread it and feel happy (like watching happy shows), but really, I read anything. Thank you for your story! I quite like that forced pleasure :)

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  28. I like any romance as long as it is well written. Though my favorites might be fantasy or time travel.

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  29. Great excerpt! I enjoy all kinds of romances, whether MF, GLBT, menages, or more. My favorite though involve sexy aliens and clones. :-)

    ~Jessica FF participating author

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  30. Wow what a great excerpt! I love paranormal stories, historical, erotica you name it and I will read it! I never limit myself to just one type of genre because you never know what great story you might miss out on if you limit yourself!
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

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  31. My goodness, that was incredible. Tense, exciting and very very naughty.

    M/F is my natural inclination, either DD or BDSM, but recently have been starting to read a lot more F/f and M/m and find an incredible freedom in them. I have to admit though, my tingly bits tingle better with M/f. I have yet to try F/m but it's definitely on my agenda.

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  32. Oh but you have to finish this now!!! This is the whole enchilada as far as what I like in a romance...vampires, any kind of paranormal really, as well as steamy anything :D
    I'm loving all the spanking stories, BDSM, m/f, f/f , especially with a feisty heroine with submissive cravings, yum ;)
    I really loved reading this and I'm so happy to add you to my list <3
    Oh! I'm also on the body-over-mind train :D

    joanne amb
    yummycatt@aol.com

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  33. Nice story i have a few of your books will have to see what the two new ones are all about Thanks for sharing with us
    I love the paranormal romance with DD in it I have tried reading the ones with out spanking and just didn't enjot them so decied to stick with the stories that have DD or BDSM
    noangelalways@gmail.com
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  34. I enjoyed this. I love any romance...historical, modern and anything in between. If it is DD the same!
    Minellesbreath264@gmail.com
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  35. Kathryn. Chuckle! "...purple alien BDSM breeder..." When is THAT book coming out?

    Cheesy romance is on my avoid list. Other than that, I simply prefer well-written stories. The genre isn't as important to me as it is to be drawn into a story, even with seemingly outlandish settings and alien characters.

    Thanks for sharing this excerpt from your shelved wip. I, too, hope you dust it off and finish it. More thanks for generously offering a prize book for the Love Spanks event.

    Irishey - VIP Amb (FF - considering it)
    irisheysisle @ gmail .com

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  36. one with an HEA because that's the whole point

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  37. Wonderful excerpt, Kathryn. I have never read vampire romance fiction before but I can see myself enjoying your Mortal Illusions. I do hope your Fatal Desires is one day published.

    My favorite romance is erotic spanking romance of either the M/F or F/F variety. I want a story with passionate romance and an intelligent plot where I care about the characters, and not just a bunch of spanking scenes strung together as an excuse for a book.

    Amb

    michaelthorn10@gmail.com

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  38. Hmmm I did a comment here yesterday but I don't see it so I'll try again. I loved the exerp. Favorites are many tops are para/futuristic I even like some of the young adult books that are out there now. Also like pirate, Vikings, midevil I could go on and on.

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  39. Kathryn, I'm so glad you joined us this time. Your excerpt has so much tension, and I like that the F/F interaction is not done for the pleasure of the male viewer. In fact, I might say that kind of power is pretty sexy. :) I'm not a fan of purple alien BDSM breeder stories, sorry. :D My preference varies, but I do like coming of age stories as well as young love/friendship. I love the "New Adult" genre which seems to mean YA written for adults.

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  40. I could write a whole essay on the topic of what I like but that would be longer than this comment box can contain, so instead I'll write a short synopsis. I like speculative fiction, particularly but not exclusively fantasy, and so I like romances crossed with that genre. If the story is primarily about the characters getting together, I want the obstacles to be real and difficult, not ridiculous misunderstandings or problems that the characters ought to be able to easily fix. While I don't dislike all lighter, sweeter romances, I enjoy stories about hurting, angst, and pining, where the characters help each other feel better but can't solve all the problem or heal all the hurts. I want to read about relationships that make the characters involve in them better people, where love requires work and change and can be transformative, and where the characters have to grow for things to work out.

    FF

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  41. The more I continue to read the more I like all types of stories. I am especially learning more of what I like participating in Love Spanks 2014. It must be well written, of course, but I really like character development leading up to the moment.

    Please finish the book. :)

    FF

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  42. Wow! What an amazing and intense scene!

    I love contemporary M/F and F/F romance. It was fun sharing Love Spanks with you!

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  43. Sizzling! That Juliette is evil with a capital E. Nicely written, Kathryn. I hope to see this book in the near future, but I'm patient. I'll just stalk you until it's done. :)

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  44. Wow, what a treat. You do know, you have to finish this book now, right?

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  45. Thanks for writing for us all, Kathryn! I enjoyed this excerpt about Juliette and Amanda, and will look forward to reading more if you complete this story.

    While M/F is my thing, I always enjoy a good story with two people who strive toward love, while working out their relationship. T enjoy all kinds of books. I tend to prefer more contemporary stuff, but really like it all.

    Katie T
    robskatie@gmail.com
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  46. I'm not overly familiar with vampire romance, but I could develop an interest after reading this, Kathryn! Thank you for such an erotic treat.

    As to the question of types, I guess I don't really have a favourite genre; it's more that a story connects with me in a visceral and/or an intellectual way. Kinky fiction (for want of a better umbrella term) has the potential to do both, and it's a unique reading experience when it does.

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  47. I love M/f Bdsm the most with DD coming in a close second. Besides these books just making my engine hum some have terrific ideas that are very useful. lol. They do say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Thanks for the excerpt. I hope you do publish this.
    laurah2727@yahoo.com

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  48. I love all types of romances! Steamier, the better! My favorite is m/f/m with bdsm. :) Tho, anything with a happy ending, makes me happy! Thank you for sharing! Your story was quite the tease! :P
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I love all types of romance. I especially BDSM and DD, I enjoyed your story.

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  50. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting. BDSM and DD seems exceptionally popular. I'll need to make a list and post the results on my sidebar. I'm in the process of picking a winner, whom I will post here and e-mail privately tomorrow (Valentine's Day). Hope you enjoyed Love Spanks and picked up a whole slew of new authors.

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