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Great review at Clean Sheets

September 3, 2008

Spanked got a great review by Julian Robinson at Cleansheets:

Editrix extraordinaire Rachel Kramer Bussell has rounded up twenty brisk and stinging tales that reveal the many sides of spanking, from playful erotic accent to punishing payback for a long ago wrong. Smoothly blended technique tips and how-to hints are a bonus for those looking to enhance their spanking life. Rick Roberts’ lead-off “Spanking You” boldly wanders from the buttocks to belabor the thighs, breasts, and pussy of his eager subject. Alison Tyler’s “Betty Crocker Gone Bad” begins with one of the sexiest garments of all: an apron worn by a woman wearing nothing else, and proceeds through creatively perverse applications of common cooking tools. (Do you know anyone whose kitchen walls display multiple wooden breadboards with hefty handles and whose utensil bins contain an excess number of large wooden spoons? Do they color uncontrollably at the word “spatula”? Ah hah! You’ve found a spanko.) There’s an old-time spanking game in Donna George Storey’s “A Rare Find,” in which coin flips determine who gets it, whether bare, with what, and how hard…

Aforesaid by-the-book chastisement occurs in the volume’s most elegantly literary offering, Shanna Germain’s “Perfect Bound.” A model of Victorian propriety, her erotic bookstore owner dresses like Harriet Marwood and offers a work-for-spanks program to trembling young men who dream of her firm hand raining down upon their virgin nether cheeks: “I can tell by the way they move their eyes toward me, then away, like I’m just another book on the shelf. I’ve seen boys look at porn with the same denial of fervor.” Germain’s droll, witty style harmonizes perfectly with her heroine, who has an unusual fetish for typewriter ribbon (please Google it if this is an unfamiliar term).

“Through a Glass, Sharply” by Elizabeth Coldwell employs equally elegant terse British understatement to an account of a spanking husband and wife who confound stereotypes: she’s a petite femme disciplinarian and he’s her macho testosterone-loaded bad boy. “I know it won’t be too long before he gives me another excuse to have him like this, his bottom rosy and tender from the impact of my slaps.”

Spanking erotica interview with Spanked contributor Donna George Storey

July 9, 2008

Donna George Storey's backside
“A Rare Find” author Donna George Storey

Here is my second Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica contributor interview (the first was with Teresa Noelle Roberts, author of “Daddy’s Girl.”)

Donna George Storey’s erotic fiction has appeared in She’s On Top, He’s on Top, Sexiest Soles, Sex and Candy, Garden of the Perverse, E is for Exotic, Taboo, Best American Erotica 2006, Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 4, 5, 6 and 7, and Best Women’s Erotica 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Her novel set in Japan, Amorous Woman, is part of Orion’s Neon erotica series. Read more of her work at www.DonnaGeorgeStorey.com.

Tell us a little about yourself that’s not in your official bio.

This confession seems especially appropriate to my story: I have a modest collection of vintage Playboys (the Beatnik issue is a favorite), Penthouses (the Bicentennial issue is great), and that defunct erotica magazine, supposedly for women but a favorite of gay men, Viva. You know that old joke that men read Playboy for the articles? I read mine for the old-tyme advertisements. The smell of the old paper takes me straight back to the last century. I like to imagine what previous owners of the magazine were doing and thinking as they read it, although my copies are all in excellent condition, so at least these ghostly predecessors retained proper respect for the printed image.

On a related topic, my first exposure to spanking erotica was an advertisement I saw in my older sister’s copy of another classic erotica magazine, Libido—“I Stand Corrected.”

What inspired your story, “A Rare Find,” in Spanked?

You mentioned “group spanking” as one of the variations in the spanking subgenre you were looking for in your anthologies, and the idea really intrigued me. How would such a thing come about? My twisting-turning imagination came up with a little video clip of an impromptu spanking party where the partners switch in interesting ways. An ensemble piece with six actors. Of course, there had to be someone making it happen. I decided to make my director the hostess of a wine-tasting party, the woman who narrates the story. She was reluctant at first, although she learns as she goes and gradually warms up to the pleasures of her power to shape the evening’s activities.

What I liked about “A Rare Find” is that you alluded to spanking in the pop culture of yesteryear, reminding us that BDSM is nothing new (kind of like you did with “To Dance at the Fair” in Dirty Girls). Do you think our ancestors were kinkier than we are?

I’d love to go back in time and interview people in past generations about how they experienced sexual pleasure. Then I could give you a definitive answer but alas this is an impossible project on many levels.

Given my limitations, I’d conjecture that the erotic materials that have survived for us to examine tend to represent more extreme or creative—or should I call it “kinkier?—expressions of sexuality rather than an accurate reflection of the sexual interests of the general public. I think it’s also true that the repressive times meant everyone had to redirect their erotic urges, either bury them or express them in more acceptable forms. Spanking was in fact one of the few socially accepted forms of intimate touching between unmarried people. And it happened in the name of decency and propriety, although I’m sure other forbidden, in particular erotic, feelings were part of the equation for many. The fact that this energy couldn’t be openly acknowledged probably made the encounters all the more potent.

There are some interesting dynamics going on in your story, where it’s sometimes hard to tell (or hard for your characters to tell) who wants a spanking and for which reasons. It keeps the reader guessing as to who’s really in charge. Was it your intent to play with the idea of spanking and desire?

Very much so. Erotic spanking is all about blurring boundaries between punishment and desire, dominant and submissive, pleasure and pain. In our less-kinky society today, lovers are supposed to be equals who please each other with thoughtful, tender caresses. (Excuse me while I stifle a yawn). That is, subtract anything resembling power play, danger, suspense or the breaking of taboos. I tried to include a bit of all of this in “A Rare Find.” The act of spanking starts of as punishment and humiliation, but then becomes a show, with the person being spanked as the star. Then the power shifts back to the spanker, not always in administering the slaps, but also in holding back that oh-so-satisfying slap on the buttocks. But that’s not the end of the story either. Many of the characters discover that they really want something different than they thought—but surprises are sexy, too. By the way, you will notice that each character was given a turn at taking control and being put back in his or her place—I like to be fair!

Why do you enjoy writing spanking erotica? Is there anything different for you about writing spanking erotica vs. other kinds of erotica?

The more I write erotic stories, the more I’ve come to understand that what makes a piece exciting is not the sex itself, but the tension in the relationship of the characters. Spanking stories naturally come with a power dynamic that insures a story with sizzle.

I also like the way spanking erotica is rooted in the past, which gives it a richness and resonance. Not just the historical past I mentioned above, but a personal, psychological past. I was never spanked as a child, yet the situation puts me in touch with my deepest and most primal feelings about arousal, authority, surrender. I like to write about mysteries and erotic spanking is definitely a mystery worth exploring—but, and I mean this seriously, only between consenting partners over 18.

As a reader, do you have a favorite spanking erotica story?

I’m a big fan of Mary Gaitskill’s “Secretary” from her first story collection, Bad Behavior. If you’ve only seen the movie with the same title, I urge you to check out the original story. It’s darker, more focused, and in my opinion, much sexier.

I have another favorite that lingers in my memory, but I can’t remember the title or the author. Maybe one of the readers of this blog could help me? I read it first in an anthology of erotica by women, then saw it reprinted in Best American Erotica, I’m thinking a volume from around 2000-2002. In the story, the point of view shifts between a female boss and her new secretary. In the course of her training, the secretary is spanked for wearing red to work, forced to read the submissive role in a film script with a dyke actress. Finally the boss fucks her in front of a mirror, ruining the secretary’s pantyhose in the process. Afterwards, the secretary demands an inflated sum like $200 to replace the pantyhose, which the boss forks over, thus suggesting that the games will continue, but the bottom really holds the upper hand. Both the plot and the writing style were first-rate and very hot. If this rings a bell, let me know. I’d like to recognize the author for an excellent read that really stayed with me—my apologies for being better at remembering faces than names!

What’s next for you?

I’m in the midst of promoting my new novel, Amorous Woman, (ISBN 1905619170) the story of an American woman’s love affair with Japan. Naturally it has a spanking scene—in an office, which, if you’ve read my stories, is obviously my favorite place to be spanked. After my Amorous book tour to LA in September and New York in October, I’ll be starting a new novel, which will focus on sex in America in the mid-twentieth century. It was a more repressed time, but plenty of interesting things went on behind that proper façade. I’m sure this book will have a spanking scene or two as well. I’m finding them hard to resist.

Here is an excerpt from Donna George Storey’s “A Rare Find” from Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica.

Curt had spent most of our earlier parties doing a creditable imitation of lawn furniture, but this spanking soiree had clearly brought out his alpha-male streak. Lawrence and Joel shifted guiltily and looked down at their shoes.

That is, until Charlotte draped herself over the footstool with a soft moan and every eye in the room was suddenly glued to her buttcheeks, displayed before us like a birthday present.

At least mine were. How could you not stare at the ripe flesh straining against the edges of her cutoffs, the curves of her full thighs? Instinctively, my gaze shifted to her face to see if she was as turned on as I was. It was then I noticed something else. Charlotte’s breasts hung over the edge of the stool and her low-cut shirt was askew so that—intentionally or notæone stiff, rose-colored nipple had popped out for anyone to see. Beside me Lawrence swallowed, a wet, clicking sound.

Curt was apparently oblivious of his wife’s secret peep show. He gave a mock bow and gestured toward Charlotte’s rump. “Ladies, whenever you’re ready.”

I glanced over at Wendy. I could tell she didn’t like the new Neanderthal Curt any more than I did. With a slight nod to me, she knelt down beside Charlotte and touched her shoulder gently. “Hey, Char, do you really want this?”

Charlotte replied with another giggle.

“It’s true that it’s better when ‘girls’ do it to you. We know all the tricks.” Wendy’s tone was soothing, but I sensed an undertone of mutiny. “So, first things first. Let me help you get comfortable.”

She grabbed Charlotte’s waistband and yanked it up so the crotch bit deep into her cleft like a thong. Charlotte wiggled like a puppy. No doubt she was getting some nice pressure on her vulva. My own pussy clenched at the thought.

Wendy began to rub Charlotte’s buttocks in slow circles with her palm. It was a massage, not a spanking, but Charlotte didn’t complain. She rocked her hips back and forth and let out a cooing sound.

As if on cue, Wendy gave Charlotte a swift slap on the ass.

Read the intro and table of contents of Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica

April 25, 2008

Here’s some info about my upcoming spanking erotica book. I’ll be adding links or other information (I will not be posting anything X-rated as this site is going to be syndicated on Amazon) to this site as I go so if you have any suggestions, let me know at spankingantho at gmail.com

Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica as an anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Busesl coming out from Cleis Press in July 2008. Table of Contents and introduction are below. If you’re into spanking, you’ll love this book. Be sure to also check out Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2. This blog will have spanking news, links, and story excerpts. Feel free to send any info to me at spankingantho at gmail.com and spankophiles, you can rejoice because there will be a sequel to Spanked coming out in 2009!

Table of Contents

Introduction: “A Fantastic Kind of Pain”

Spanking You Rick Roberts
Perfect Bound Shanna Germain
Betty Crocker Gone Bad Alison Tyler
Laser Tag Madeline Glass
A Rare Find Donna George Storey
Game, Set, Match Sage Vivant
Tied Down Andy Ohio
Through a Glass, Sharply Elizabeth Coldwell
Reunion Madlyn March
Riding the Storm Thomas Christopher
The Breeding Barn L. Elise Bland
Pink Cheeks Fiona Locke
Page by Page Laura Bacchi
Fiscal Discipline Simon Sheppard
Pre-Party Thomas S. Roche
Still Life with Infidels #56 M. David Hornbuckle
Indulgences Tenille Brown
Logan Rosalind Christine Lloyd
Daddy’s Girl Teresa Noelle Roberts
The Depths of Despair Rachel Kramer Bussel

Introduction: “A Fantastic Kind of Pain”

Just as I have a seemingly endless capacity to bare my ass and get it smacked soundly or make a squirming bottom hover on the edge of erotic oblivion with loud, ringing, stinging whack after whack, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of reading stories about spanking. There was a time when I wasn’t sure I could say that; after all, just how much is there to say about bending over and letting a firm hand connect with a pertly offered-up bottom? Or striking a pretty pair of buttcheeks so well the person beneath you moans in ecstatic agony? Well, as I’ve learned while editing this collection, there are an infinite number of ways to talk about the pleasures of getting spanked or spanking someone. While the actions may look alike, we all experience them differently and have different motives for indulging in this beloved kinky activity.

Me? I get off on just thinking about bending over for that special someone. Maybe I’m wearing panties, and only part of my bottom is visible. Maybe I’m not, and my spanker can see everything, including my wetness. I get wet at the mere idea of offering up my entire body to a lover to play with, tease, spank, and arouse. I’ve also had plenty of eager bottoms spread before me, offering asses that just begged to be spanked, whether they speak words to that effect or not. But for me, and for many others, spanking is about much more than just the physical. It’s about what that sensation creates inside of us. Spanking breaks down our barriers in ways even sex sometimes doesn’t; it stirs up emotions; it makes us whimper or cry, or be proud of just how much we can take. It’s primal and powerful, not to mention incredibly popular. I was thrilled to see spanking make an appearance on Showtime’s Californication, where the bratty, bossy bottom of a secretary demands that her boss spank her for any office infraction. “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” indeed.

And those who bestow spankings, whether with hands, paddles, hairbrushes, or other devices, relish that power to bring pleasure and pain mixed together, to completely undo the person they are spanking with just a few (or possibly many) whacks.

The authors included here get just how intense spanking can be. Reading these stories took my breath away, and, even more so than my previous collections (Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2), made me instantly horny. They’ve tapped into the beauty of spanking in a way that newbies, seasoned spankophiles, and those who are simply curious will be able to understand in an instant.

Rick Roberts opens this anthology with “Spanking You,” a story I’ve read and reread numerous times, mesmerized by its rendering of a man so entranced by the vision he makes when he spanks his girlfriend, you imagine he could do it all night, every night, and never tire of it. He even offers up a little bit of a how-to for those would-be spankers looking for the courage to simply turn him or her over and begin this sensual process:

I used to tease you at the beginning of every spanking. As you’d kneel before me on the bed, not a stitch of clothing on your tan body, I’d fake the first blow—stopping just short of your ass, letting the air kiss your skin—and then place an affectionate caress onto your behind. By removing the certainty of whether the next sensation would be soft or a stinging slap, I’d keep you centered in the moment, keep you waiting and vulnerable, and your anticipation for the spanking grew. I would look down at you and smile, knowing that your desire for the first slap on your ass was growing unbearable by the moment.

Part of the thrill of spanking someone is being able to dangle what they most desire before them, to see them there waiting, panting, asking for it with body and soul, to know (or at least, fantasize) that they can’t get off any other way than by the “punishment” you are about to deliver. Elizabeth Coldwell paints a portrait of a true top in “Through a Glass, Sharply,” when she writes, “You have never really known power until the man you love is at your feet, naked or very nearly so, helpless and vulnerable, while you remain fully dressed and completely in control.”

Madlyn March describes a first-time spanking in a way that will be familiar to any who have gasped, trembling, as they realized they not only can take, but crave, a whole lot more spanking than they’d initially expected:

I remembered how it felt when Mimi did it to me. At first, you’re surprised someone’s hitting you, even if you’ve asked her to. Then you’re excited. Then you’re in pain, but it’s a fantastic kind of pain. Each slap makes you want more, as much as you can take, until you can’t take any more, and you’re shaking, more than ready to have an orgasm, the kind that can only be gotten from a woman diving headfirst into you with her wet tongue licking rapidly.

Any time an author can make me hot for something that in real life actually unnerves me, I’m sold. I’m not usually a fan of Daddy/girl stories, but in Teresa Noelle Roberts’ excellent story, simply entitled “Daddy’s Girl,” she renders that role-playing relationship and its spanking potential perfectly, dissecting her characters’ motivations while maintaining the magic they each hold so dear about their arrangement.

For some people, spanking is playful, almost sillyæsexy in a way that makes you laugh as you come. This spirit is alive and well in L. Elise Bland’s “The Breeding Barn,” where a cheese paddle does double duty on the ass of an unsuspecting but happy boy bottom. And for the woman who goes by the name “Pink Cheeks” in the story of the same title, her fantasy comes true, to the letter, though in a setting she’d never have expected.

What I love most about this book is that while there are plenty of naughty boys and girls, that potentially clichéd setup never gets boring, because the authors take you right there, into the heart of a punishment spanking, letting you know that, on some level, each of these naughty boys or girls doesn’t just deserve but needs to be spanked for his or her own reasons. The authors play around with these tropes, recreating the act of spanking until it morphs into something endlessly entertaining, just as a good top can keep a bottom on the edge, smacking harder and harder, then backing off, drawing out the play.

While I’ve subtitled this book, “Red-Cheeked Erotica,” what happens on the surface of the skin is just the beginning when it comes to spanking. There’s an elegance, a poetry, a beauty to spanking that is much more akin to making love than fucking. It’s a rhythm, a beat, a gracefulness, a way two people can connect without saying a word. These elements come together in M. David Hornbuckle’s simple yet powerful “Still Life with Infidels #56,” in which a planned kidnapping is set against the sparse backdrop of a steel mill as two recently reunited lovers attempt to recover what they’d lost.

The thrill of erotic spanking is nothing new, even if each time can make even the most experienced bottom feel like a blushing virgin all over again. James Joyce wrote a series of spanking-loving letters to his beloved wife Nora in December 1909 (and for a lesson in the art of sensual, utterly kinky yet romantic erotica, look up Joyce’s naughty letters online). I cannot legally quote him here, though believe me, Joyce was a fullon spankophile according to these missives, understanding precisely what it means to submit (and to willingly struggle).

As I already told you, when it comes to spanking, I simply can’t get enough. I hope these stories turn you on, inspire you, and spark your own imagination about just how hot a spanking from someone who knows exactly what he’s doing can make you.

Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City