Posts Tagged ‘Cleis Press’

All thing Spanked posts you could ever want – the virtual book tour concludes

September 4, 2008

Yesterday marked the end of the Spanked virtual book tour. But! You can now check out all the posts, with video interviews, excerpts, audio, and more with the links below. Thanks to all the bloggers who participated!

Spanked virtual book tour logo

August 2008
Spanked Virtual Book Tour

1 – Alison Tyler
2 – The Cherry Red Report
3 – Thomas’s spanking exploits
4 – Zille Defeu’s Fetish Fantasies
5 – The House of Richard Windsor
6 – Funky Brown Chick
7 – Baser Instincts
8 – Life in Motion
9 – All Things Spanking
10 – Viviane’s Sex Carnival
11 – Jamye Waxman
12 – Babeland
13 – NYC Urban Gypsy
14 – Femdom Spanking Blog
15 – Spanking Abby
16 – BadBadGirl
17 – Ellie Lumpesse
18 – Sugarbutch Chronicles
19 – Breathing In and Breathing Out
20 – Essin Em
21 – Pursed Lips
22 – Mixing It Up
23 – Domestic Spanking Blog
24 – Nobilis Erotica
25 – Live Girl Review
26 – All About George
27 – Lolita’s Predictions & Predilections
28 – Sexy Prime
29 – Naughty and Spice
30 – MeiLin Miranda
31 – AlwaysArousedGirl/JanesGuide

Bonus days!

September

1 – Natty’s Spanking Blog
2 – Kristina Wright
3 – DigiRomp (must be logged in; or you can watch it here

Reposting the Spanked virtual book tour dates

August 6, 2008

Because you really should check them out – contests, podcasts, spanking musings, and more to come…

Bookmark this post as I’ll be updating it with the links to each stop o the tour!

Spanked virtual book tour logo

August 2008
Spanked Virtual Book Tour

1 – Alison Tyler
2 – The Cherry Red Report
3 – Thomas’s spanking exploits
4 – Zille Defeu’s Fetish Fantasies
5 – The House of Richard Windsor
6 – Funky Brown Chick
7 – Baser Instincts
8 – Life in Motion
9 – All Things Spanking
10 – Viviane’s Sex Carnival
11 – Jamye Waxman
12 – Babeland
13 – NYC Urban Gypsy
14 – Femdom Spanking Blog
15 – Spanking Abby
16 – BadBadGirl
17 – Ellie Lumpesse
18 – Sugarbutch Chronicles
19 – Breathing In and Breathing Out
20 – Essin Em
21 – Pursed Lips
22 – Mixing It Up
23 – Domestic Spanking Blog
24 – Nobilis Erotica
25 – Live Girl Review
26 – All About George
27 – Lolita’s Predictions & Predilections
28 – Sexy Prime
29 – Naughty and Spice
30 – MeiLin Miranda
31 – AlwaysArousedGirl/JanesGuide

Bonus days!

September

1 – Natty’s Spanking Blog
2 – Kristina Wright
3 – DigiRomp (must be logged in; or you can watch it here

reposting the Spanked book trailer

August 6, 2008

In case you haven’t seen it yet….the Spanked book trailer. Someday I’d love to do a naughtier version, one that would have to go on a PornoTube or some such, but this one I deliberately kept pretty tame – but hopefully still hot (“cute” is the word I’ve heard the most).

The virtual book tour for Spanked is here! Win a copy from Alison Tyler

August 1, 2008

Spanked virtual book tour logo

Today is Day 1 of the Spanked virtual book tour and guess what?

You can win a copy of Spanked from Alison Tyler! Get on over there to tell her your favorite spanking memory and read her thoughts on the joys of spanking. She also shows us these super-cool Spank Me panties you can buy on Etsy, and shares the definition of spanking – how hot is that? In the best, nerdy sort of way!

spank
–verb (used with object)
1. to strike (a person) with the open hand, a slipper, etc., esp. on the buttocks, as in punishment.
–noun
2. a blow given in spanking; a smart or resounding slap.

Get Spanked on Kindle!

July 29, 2008

You can now get Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica on Kindle, Amazon’s new e-reader, for just $9.99!

Don’t have a Kindle yet? (I don’t either…yet.) Get one by clicking below.

Here’s what the first story, “Spanking You,” by Rick Roberts looks like:

Bookslut raves about Spanked

July 23, 2008

I was so thrilled to see this post by Melissa Lion at Bookslut (thanks Felicia for letting me know), not just because she called me her favorite sex writer

I read her intro — excellent. And then I started the first story. And nearly cried. Not because it was so stimulating (though it was) but because of the narrator. It’s told from a man’s point of view, the spanker. He is so wonderful and attentive and smart about what women must feel like down on all fours their butts in the air, posed in quite possibly the most unflattering position known in sex. Finally, a guy saying, gee, that must be a little hard on the old self-esteem…

Then she quotes from Rick Roberts’s fantastic first story “Spanking You” before concluding:

I love that the narrator clearly knows exactly what’s going on with this woman. I love that he acknowledges it and moves on. I wonder though, do most guys think this way? Do most guys know it’s sort of horrifying to be in that position? Erotic, but horrible? Or are they thinking what I always believe they’re thinking, “this girl is fine, but my last lay was a 19-year-old supermodel?

I mean, wow. Hot spanking erotica that can make people cry? I love it because she’s acknowledging that while erotica’s aim is arousal, it has the potential to do so much more. I have been thinking about this book a lot lately as I write interview questions for the authors and realizing that they touch on so, so many very intense emotions. Spanking is not just about getting off, but about, often, confronting some deep-seated fears and taboos. It’s about making yourself vulnerable, playing with power, letting go. Those can be heady things to play with and I’m glad Lion saw that potential and it moved her.

AVN Novelty Business on Spanked

July 19, 2008

Great writeup called “Spank You Very Much” (maybe that should be what I sign in my books?) at AVN Novelty Business about Spanked:

“If punishment is your pleasure, Spanked: Red Cheeked Erotica is the book for you. Rachel Kramer Bussel says it all in her introduction: ‘What happens on the surface of the skin is just the beginning.’ She has found the best stories that highlight the physical rewards of erotic spanking as well as the deeper emotional satisfaction of realizing secret fantasies. From Victorian porn to the movie Secretary to the appearance of Christian Domestic Discipline, spanking is an erotic activity with a rich history that many enjoy. Cleis Press is thrilled with the publication of Spanked and believes that it will appeal to a wide variety of erotic adventurers,” Kara Wuest of Cleis Press told AVN Novelty Business.

Get ready for August’s Spanked virtual book tour

July 18, 2008

August 1st kicks off my month-long virtual book tour for Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica, which will feature excerpts, interviews (Q&A, audio, and video) as well as contests and many blog posts all about spanking! So fun, right? So if you want to get a head start, check out all 34 amazing blogs that are participating. I’ll be posting again to remind you to check them out in August, but they’re worth reading all the time too. Now with 2 bonus days!

Spanked virtual book tour logo

August 2008
Spanked Virtual Book Tour

1 – Alison Tyler
2 – The Cherry Red Report
3 – Thomas’s spanking exploits
4 – Zille Defeu’s Fetish Fantasies
5 – The House of Richard Windsor
6 – Funky Brown Chick
7 – Baser Instincts
8 – Life in Motion
9 – All Things Spanking
10 – Viviane’s Sex Carnival
11 – Jamye Waxman
12 – Babeland
13 – NYC Urban Gypsy
14 – Femdom Spanking Blog
15 – Spanking Abby
16 – BadBadGirl
17 – Ellie Lumpesse
18 – Sugarbutch Chronicles
19 – Breathing In and Breathing Out
20 – Essin Em
21 – Pursed Lips
22 – Mixing It Up
23 – Domestic Spanking Blog
24 – Nobilis Erotica
25 – Live Girl Review
26 – All About George
27 – Lolita’s Predictions & Predilections
28 – Sexy Prime
29 – Naughty and Spice
30 – MeiLin Miranda
31 – AlwaysArousedGirl/JanesGuide

Bonus days!

September

1 – Natty’s Spanking Blog
2 – Kristina Wright
3 – DigiRomp (must be logged in; or you can watch it here

Watch the Spanked book trailer!

July 16, 2008

Behold…the book trailer for Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica! You are more than welcome to to post it on your blog, just grab the embed code below. Email me at spankingantho at gmail.com if you have any questions. My copies just arrived and they are gorgeous! Thanks to everyone who helped with the video. It’s made by What That Noise Productions an we used some paddles from Leather Thorn Paddles. Also, in at least one part of it, I’m the one getting spanked!

Below is the Vimeo version; we’ve also got it up on YouTube, Blip, and MySpace.

Okay, for some reason wordpress HATES any videos I want to embed here. Which is sad cause I am SO PROUD of this video. You can click here and watch it. Audio is NSFW but the video is (sorry, no nudity).

Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotic Book Trailer from Rachel Kramer Bussel on Vimeo.

From the set of the Spanked book trailer shoot

July 14, 2008

The Spanked book trailer debuts later this week. It was a lot of fun to shoot (and the spankings I gave and got after it!) and I’m very excited about it. Also, Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica is officially published! My publisher has copies and it should be shipping from Amazon any day now. If you want one right this minute, order directly from Cleis Press.

Here’s a photo of me on the set, and here’s one of some of the implements we used (many paddles are from Leather Thorn Paddles).

Behind the scenes at the Spanked book trailer shoot