Friday, October 5, 2012

TOUR: Spank Me! So good.

Contest Alert at bottom of post!

Title:  Liv’s Journey:  Book 1
 In the Journey Family Series
Author:  Patricia Green
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications    .
Length:  115 pgs
Sub-Genres:  Erotic, Spanking, Romance



Trey likes to spank and he makes that pretty clear early in their acquaintance by spanking Liv during a walk among the pecan trees. It turns out that Liv likes it, but he holds some back as a reward to be given at a more appropriate time.

Not long after they meet, Liv finds out that spanking isn't always fun—she gets mouthy and disrespectful in front of some of Trey's friends, and he takes her out to his truck to teach her some manners. Unfortunately, while he's spanking her, a paparazzo snaps a photo of her bare-bottomed and face turned toward the camera as she's being spanked.

Liv is mortified and sure that her career will be over if that photo gets published. Trey feels guilty for putting her in that position, not to mention that his commanding officer is displeased with his behavior. They simply must get the rights to the picture so that it can't be published.

Title:  Ace-High Flush:  Book 2
 In the Journey Family Series
Author:  Patricia Green
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications    .
Length:  106 pgs
Sub-Genres:  Erotic, Spanking, Romance



Gabriella Appleby is a struggling young, large-size model who can't quite behave. She tries, but sometimes telling the truth just doesn't seem like the right thing to do. Making foolish choices also seems to be high on her list of to-do items.

Ace Journey is interested in Gabby, and cares about her enough to want to make an indelible impression on her. No one has taught her to behave, and he figures he's the man to do it. Although their New York/New Jersey rendezvous takes him out of his natural element, his ranch in Texas, he's smart and capable, and more than a match for the city streets.

Gabby wants Ace, and Ace wants Gabby. Unfortunately, her errors in judgment lead them to a fork in the road where they must part. Miserable about it, they find that an unlikely matchmaker—billionaire Jonny Chow—steps in to show them just how much they mean to each other.

Title:  Spanking Her Highness:  Book 3
 In the Journey Family Series
Author:  Patricia Green
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications    .
Length:  105 pgs
Sub-Genres:  Erotic, Spanking, Romance



It's another Journey Family story, with all the warm fannies that entails.

Queenie Journey has a trust problem. Her ex-husband left a bad taste in her mouth, and now she's afraid of making emotional attachments to a man. Even a man like her neighbor, the handsome Will Mazie. She's determined to keep him at arm's length.

Will spent many years as a screenwriter in Hollywood, and yet always yearned to be a rancher. He chose Texas because of its friendly residents. Except for his new neighbor, Queenie, who seems to have a big chip on her shoulder where he's concerned.

Getting her rump tanned by Will helps Queenie find her manners, and Will soon falls for the feisty blonde. Circumstances keep getting in the way, and yet they can't keep themselves away from each other. Maybe they aren't meant to.

Title: Deuce’s Dancer  :  Book 4
 In the Journey Family Series
Author:  Patricia Green
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications    .
Length:  110 pgs
Sub-Genres:  Erotic, Spanking, Romance



The next day was spent wind-surfing followed by lazing at the beach until the sun went down. She and Deuce took a boat tour of the nearby reef at sunset, and discussed politics and religion. They had both in common, but they found points on which they differed and it made for a lively conversation. They kissed several times, and Pilar's breasts firmed and her nipples got hard as pebbles under his fingers.

Though Deuce made it very clear that he desired her, that he found her attractive and sexy, he didn't push hard. He was watching her closely, like a jaguar, waiting for the moment that she couldn't stand keeping him away any longer. It was a scary and thrilling thought to consider sleeping with him with no commitment and no future. In this case, what happened in Jamaica would stay in Jamaica.

Review of Spanking Her Highness

I've read my fair share of spanking books but it struck me as I began reading about Queenie & Will that the other books have all involved couples already together. So it was unusual for me that a woman would accept a discipline spanking (vs an erotic spanking ;) and if you don't know what I mean, you haven't lived enough!) from a man she isn't in a relationship with. But then I considered that the act defined Queenie to me. Despite her stubborn outward defiance, she was unfocused and floundering. And she has an obvious trust problem because of her ex-husband who showed up in a few unlikely scenarios. She epitomizes the type of woman needing firm grounding in a domestic discipline relationship. (This doesn't make her weak in my eyes. Strong women are involved in these relationships all the time.)

If I take the book at face value and enjoy it as a light read, I'd say it was a good book. But when trying to contemplate the issues presented -spanking & unprotected sex- the book didn't work for me. There were too many unbelievable moments. And damn if I wasn't pissed that these two educated people had unprotected sex and found themselves in a bind. Now, I know people do this. In fact, I've had a few nieces begin their own families this way but frankly, its just stupid. Women must be smarter. While I was already on the fence with liking Queenie, this tilted it for me. While I don't need an uber-strong heroine, I do want a smart one. Queenie was simply all sass.

Given all this, the book was well constructed. I'm going to read another book by this author to see if it was just the unprotected sex issue that ruined it for me. I wish I could say I loved it but I'd definitely say it would be worth a read.

RATING: 3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries 

This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.

Excerpt from Liv's Journey

At first, there was a cool breeze on her bare bottom, as the pecan trees shielded her from the harsh sun. Birds chirped incessantly; it seemed like all the birds in the world came to Texas in the spring. Trey's thighs under her belly were warm and hard and there was a growing lump against her left hip where his excited cock lay tucked into his jeans. As his hand passed over her bottom, Trey hummed softly. It was a sound of pleasure, a calm sound, a controlled sound.Liv's heart beat faster, knowing what that sound presaged. The humiliation of being bare-assed and over his lap was nothing compared to what was to come.The sharp retort of the strap on her butt cheeks silenced the birds entirely. Some flew away in fright. And it hurt, but Liv gasped not out of pain but surprise at the sudden smack. Even knowing that it was to come, the exact moment it fell was always one second before it was expected. The first blow was still echoing through her mind when there was a second, third, and fourth. Heat blossomed over her rear and a sharp sting became a bright bloom. She moaned as the count rose above ten, and she couldn't help but squirm."Still, angel." His free hand pressed down on her back to keep her steady. She couldn't do it herself. Her body wanted to wriggle away from the pain. Or, parts of it did. Some parts, the parts that sometimes wouldn't heed her better judgment, got wet and slick and very ready for the reward Trey would share with her.As the count reached twenty-two, tears began to stream from Liv's eyes and her moans became sobs. She wanted this spanking, she knew she both needed and deserved it. Tears would cleanse any lingering feelings of guilt over poor behavior and her reward for taking her punishment would be hot, hotter than her flaming ass.Liv lost count after twenty-five blows from the strap. She knew her bottom would be striped and fiery red. She'd seen it in the mirror after times like this. Perversely, she wore those stripes like a badge for the day or two they lingered. She'd earned her pleasure. She'd paid for her transgressions. Conflict was over and only sweet contentment remained.Crying freely, she sobbed and sniffled as the spanking stopped. Trey's big, hot hand glided over her stinging behind reverently, and sometimes a finger would trace one of the welts left by the strap."I'm sorry," she said, her voice thick and watery.His fingers slipped between her legs and found her pool of excitement. Her hot face got hotter. "You gonna be a good girl now and mind when I'm tellin' you to do what you know you should?""It's a habit…""A habit we need to get you over or you'll be miserable, Liv."His fingers dipped deeper into her pussy and explored a little. A wave of pure desire washed through Liv's belly."Yeah," she agreed, though her mind was on those fingers. They retreated slightly and slid toward her swollen clit. "Please. Trey. Please."She could hear the smile in his voice as he responded. "Please what?"The last of her tears dripped onto the leaf-strewn ground. "Please, fuck me."He rolled her over on his lap and pressed her face against his broad chest. "You'll have to wait until after.""After! But that's hours from now!""Yup."She looked up into his face, hoping for a teasing look in his brown eyes. The crinkles at the corners told her that he was smiling, even before she noticed his grin. "You can't be serious.""I am.""Trey!"He slid his hand up her torso and cupped a full breast, his thumb flicking over her nipple as it pressed against her bra and thin cotton blouse."You're being mean.""Maybe."She growled her frustration and squirmed, her bottom hot and itchy against his denim. One more try. "Please?""Nope. After."Trey did things in his own time, and in his own way. Liv was usually happy about that; she trusted him after all they'd been through. So she'd wait for her reward. After wasn't so far away.
Liv's Journey - Blushing Books  |  Amazon

Ace-High Flush - Blushing Books  |  Amazon 

Spanking Her Highness - Blushing Books  |  Amazon

Deuce's Dancer - Blushing Books  |  Amazon

Everything Old is New Again
by Patricia Green
Pop-fiction ("popular fiction") consists of many things which literate people before the 21st century might find akin to magic. For centuries, pop-fiction (though not called that), was primarily books, short stories, poetry, and plays.
Then came movies, which initially were plays without the proscenium stage. They morphed gradually, over the span of 100+ years, into what we recognize today. Next came TV. Writing for TV was originally called "teleplay writing."
Now we have tweets and blogging, podcasts, eBooks, and, of recent invention, multi-media eBooks as apps. There is a huge spectrum of available fiction media to be had, far more than our grandmothers could have imagined.
With all that quantity, we may have given up quality along the way. Anyone can write an eBook these days. All you need is a computer and an active imagination. You don't need grammar, punctuation, and even spelling seems to have gone by the wayside. How important are these things in reality? Isn't the conveyance of ideas, dreams, emotions, the important part?
Grammar and spelling are constructs. Consider cuneiform. Early discoverers of that ancient writing couldn't wrap their minds around it and interpret it because it had no rules. The same can be said for all the ancient languages. Rules in English were pretty haphazard, too, clear through the history of the language, until the rise of the large publishing houses around the middle of the nineteenth century. Once these publishing houses got going, and newspapers were accessible to the average guy, more standardization came about. It was a minor conspiracy with major consequences.
In some ways, we've returned to the early nineteenth century, where the story was more important than the way you wrote it down. Any particular reader has his choice of writing styles to suit their budget and finickiness.  Those who want a quick read with particular actions or emotions can get it for free or 99 cents from a variety of places. For free or 99 cents, maybe the reader can overlook a misplaced homonym or inconsistent editing. As with any market, you often get what you pay for. Occasionally, free books can be real gems, too. They surprise, titillate, touch, even without all the foofoorah and etiquette of academic grammar, spelling and punctuation. People eat them up. Even some really expensive books with "egregious" errors are enormously popular. Look at the <em>Fifty Shades</em> trilogy. Those books are huge on the market right now despite their poor editing. People love them for the story, and overlook the problems because they are transported while reading.
Just like the market can support books that don't follow the standard rules, it holds a place for those of us who find the rules important. I don't like reading books that ignore the language and editing customs. Do I read them anyway? Sometimes--if I think my fascination with the story is going to allow me to ignore the errors and make mental fixes automatically without pulling me out of the book entirely. My preference, however, is for following the rules English has had for the last hundred years or so. I like the discipline it shows. I prefer the nuanced use of homonyms and spelling to make the ideas clearer and crisper. Punctuation, for me, has to follow guidelines in order for the sentences to reach their fullest potential. Editing, too, really counts. For me, I'm willing to spend the time and energy it takes to get a product that makes me comfortable.
It is wonderful that we readers have so many choices. We can have tweeted fiction (Arjun Basu does some fabulous work in this area). Our fiction can be multi-media, as in World of Warcraft. We can read eBooks of every quality and price (peruse Amazon for five minutes and you're sure to find something you'll enjoy). And the world of blogs offers the widest possible range of writing, from poetry to political thrillers, short, long, and everything in-between.
We all have personal preferences, but isn't it nice to have a choice? We can be whimsical, as readers and writers, not unlike people in centuries past. The world of ideas is the important part.

Having begun her writing career at the tender age of seven by publishing a poem in a children’s magazine, Ms. Green has spent many years at typewriter and keyboard. She’s the author of 14 published projects (13 ebooks and one out-of-print traditional book).
Ms. Green resides in the Washington DC area, is married to her best friend, and is the mother of twin daughters.
She is a member of EPIC, the Erotic Author’s Association, and Erotica Readers and Writers Association.
Twitter:  @PatriciaIGreen

Patricia Green is giving away 3 Blushing Books Gift Cards from the many commenters on her tour!
1st place is $30 GC and 2 $10 GC. So LEAVE A COMMENT & WIN!


  1. Oh I soooo want to read these!

  2. Thank you for having me here today, and for the gracious review! I appreciate the time and attention you gave the book, and hope the next one works for you. :)

  3. These books look naughty, just my style :)

    1. They're definitely naughty. I have a very naughty streak. :)

  4. The titles alone sparked my interest then add the blurbs, OMGoodness they sound interesting..
    Thanks for sharing the info & blurbs on these books that are now on my TBR list...
    Always looking for a book to read...

    1. Thanks, Beckey. I hope you're able to enjoy them soon.

  5. This series sounds amazing. I have to check it out further. I've had a lot of fun following the blog hop. Thanks for the great review.


    1. I'm glad you were able to come by today, Joanne. Thanks for following!

  6. Books like these are my guilty pleasure. Thanks for alerting me to a new series (to me at least) and for the opportunity to win!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

    1. You're welcome for the opportunity. :) Best of luck to you.

  7. If you like spanking stories, this is a "must have" series. Patricia Green's heroes are scrumptious, and her heroines are feisty. I've read them all, and enjoyed them greatly.

    1. Have I sent you flowers lately? :) Seriously, thanks, Kathryn. Coming from a wonderful author like you, those words really brighten up my day.

  8. Liv and Trey sound like a dynamic couple. Would love to win this contest :)

  9. Thank you for the great blurbs. I can't wait to read more.

    Thanks for the wonderful contest.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com


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