The Queen of the Wooden Spoon… Why Anastasia Vitsky deserves her crown

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The talented Anastasia Vitsky is arguably one of my favourite fiction writers in this genre… and perhaps, in any genre. I have the impression that she is pretty damn successful in her field and if you read any of her fiction then you will understand why. Not only does she have a knack for writing compelling and unusual storylines, evident from her range of books which I will elaborate on later, but, even more importantly, she has a particular talent for truly getting to the heart of a character. Her protagonists are complex women who are often struggling with their own desires and their understanding of the place that they carve of the world; heroines who are flawed, realistically human. There is nothing two dimensional about any of the Vitsky’s worlds and she touches a raw nerve with almost every book.

I could spend this entire post gushing about her qualities… and that is very tempting to do, but I may instead outline why I think she deserves the success that she has and why, if you haven’t read any of her books, you should! Continue reading The Queen of the Wooden Spoon… Why Anastasia Vitsky deserves her crown

Why Claire Underwood would make a terrifying top… if she could love

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Statuesque,  self-controlled and smart… are you sure you wouldn’t drop to your knees for her?

Somewhere between night shifts, day shifts, weekend shifts and house parties,  I have introduced my new flatmate to House of Cards (admittedly, the awesome American version). Needless to say he is hooked. Watching the series a second time round (what can I say, I binge-watched season three during a set of weekend nights instead of sleeping) has made the whole plot easier to understand. More than that, it has given me a whole new appreciation of Claire Underwood and her role in the fascinating relationship that is the bedrock of the series.

***Do not read further if you have not seen it unless you aren’t going to (contains spoilers).***

Continue reading Why Claire Underwood would make a terrifying top… if she could love

Who wouldn’t want to be spanked by a queen? Alyx’s fabulous F/F fiction

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Who wouldn’t want to be spanked by a queen? Or a rockstar, for that matter. If you fancy F/F fiction and haven’t checked out Alyx’s discipline stories blog then you should…

The blog, Alyxfic, is an absolute treasure trove of F/F discipline fiction… though never published, as far as I can tell, she probably could have (or should have) at some point put these together into an e-book. I discovered Alyx’s work back in 2012; all of her works have soul to them, the kind of short fiction in which the characters draw you in and the action is almost secondary. This kind of heartfelt writing is a testimony to talent and it is a pity that Alyx has not continued to publish as frequently as she once did (yes, that is purely selfish, as she probably has a life to attend to – but if you read some of her stories you will understand!).  Continue reading Who wouldn’t want to be spanked by a queen? Alyx’s fabulous F/F fiction

The indomitable Loki Renard…

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So to start off this rather odd adventure into exploring the authors of F/F spanking fiction, I feel that I have to start with Loki Renard. I cannot even remember when I first came across her work – but it must be a number of years ago now – and since then she has gone from strength to strength. To catch up with her latest endeavours I found myself on Amazon, which has no less than six pages of e-books available from her – an impressive accomplishment by any standard. She writes in pretty much every genre of spanking fiction, and in subgenera of every genre, with an established collection of F/F fiction alongside her heterosexual erotica. Continue reading The indomitable Loki Renard…

Enthusiastically encouraging the writers of F/F spanking fiction…

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“Enthusiastically encouraging the writers of F/F spanking fiction…” why, you may wonder, do they need any encouragement at all? Fair point.

I am an avid reader of all types of fiction, and a keen writer as well, but in this age of self-publishing and e-books there is still a niche (one I very much enjoy) that is hugely under-represented: the world of F/F spanking fiction.

Now this is an area that I would have thought would be ripe with possibilities, however, for various reasons, there are only a handful of authors who publish these books. Compared to the vast number and variety of M/F spanking romances (ranging from medieval to space-age) and even, I am led to understand, M/M spanking fiction, there are very few F/F e-books available. There are some authors who have managed to establish themselves, such as Loki Renard and Anastasia Vitsky, and I cannot commend them enough, but compared to the scope of M/F spanking there is very little available.

Why? Continue reading Enthusiastically encouraging the writers of F/F spanking fiction…