Belated Easter present

Hi Spankfans! I hope everyone had/is having good holidays, whether you celebrate Easter, Ostara, Pesach, etc. I’ve been swamped with administrative stuff (taxes, annual certification for my apartment) and preparing for Mil to arrive (after more than 2 years apart, being able to see her again in Hawaii….woo-hoo!). But I did have some good news shared with me recently, that I want to pass onto you.

I’m sure you’ll be familiar with the author who posts as Woodsy, who’s shared many entertaining and touching spanking stories about Jo and Carly, and who also writes very imaginative scifi/space stories about sisters Jainey and Reba. You might also remember me mentioning that he’s a very talented poet?

Well, he’s published a book of poetry, and it’s now out an Amazon! Yay! Here’s a link if you want to go check it out: Carving my heart of out splinters. (You can tell the author’s a poet — such a beautiful title! πŸ˜‰ )

Anyway, congrats on your new book, Woodsy! It’s an accomplishment to be proud of! πŸ‘ πŸ₯‚ πŸ˜€

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New website to check out

Hi Spankfans! I’m sure you’ll be familiar with the author Leandra Summers, who writes F/F romance of special interest to those of us into TTWD. πŸ˜ƒ Well, it might come as surprise that she’s never had a website or blog till now! I don’t know how she got away with not having a place to interact with fans and announce new projects. πŸ€”

Anyway, all that’s been rectified because she’s now got an official website, which I am happy to announce here. You can find it on my Links page, or just click here: https://www.lesbianadultromance.com/. (Besides links to all her work, she’s got interesting pages on lesbian products and great lesbian quotes too.)

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A gift with the New Year

Well, I thought the Holiday Exchange was done and dusted (as the Brits say), but got a surprise on New Year’s day in the form of yet another story! So 2022 already looks brighter than last year. 😁 πŸ‘

Shae contributed a story for the holiday season, and you can find it on the Holiday page, or just click here to be taken directly to the story: The Gift of No Control. And be sure to leave a comment when you’re done reading, so Shae knows how much we appreciate her participation! πŸ™Œ

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Hau’oli Makahiki Hou, and Mahalo

I received an email from someone who wanted to thank everyone for the stories this year. Although she wasn’t able to post her comments directly, I wanted everyone to read them, so I’m posting it here:

This probably isn’t the correct place to say this but I’m not very good with WordPress etc. I just wanted to thank you and all the contributors to the Holiday Exchange. The stories have kept me amused during my covid isolation, I haven’t caught the virus but everyone else who attended our big family post Christmas get together has, I’m literally last woman standing!

As you can imagine it’s been a bit tedious and stressful, worrying about the others and wondering when I would test positive. Not going out reminds me of being confined to quarters when I was in the Navy, I wish I’d had such entertaining stories to read then. Well I won’t bore you anymore I just wanted to say a big thank you, I’ve enjoyed all the stories from all the years they have kept me going.

Many many thanks

Andie

I’m adding my thanks to everyone who participated, this year and all the years past. In case you ever wondered whether it was worth the effort, I hope you can see how much your words and pictures and puzzles and song (and everything else!) have touched people out there. It’s been a tough time, and you all sharing your work and encouragement have meant so much to me and many others. So mahalo nui loa (thanks very much) to all the contributors, and also to the commenters like Andie, who inspire us to keep sharing.

Wishing all of you and healthy and happy 2022! πŸ€— πŸ₯³

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An unexpected gift on Boxing Day

So-called because tops should box their brats’ ears! Just kidding. πŸ˜†

Robin has submitted a gift, a lovely poem which she says she’s not sure if it will make sense in all areas because of language errors. But I found it perfectly clear, and I wish I spoke another language as well as Robin speaks English! πŸ€“

Anyway, you can find it on the Holiday page, or just click here to enjoy it right away: A Yule Adventure. And be sure to let Robin know how much we appreciate the poem, and her participation in the Holiday Exchange!

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Mele Kalikimaka!

I hope everyone is having a good holiday season (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, etc.)! It’s a time for traditions, so I will post my favorite rendition of a Xmas carole, which “O Holy Night” by Willie K:

The other thing I will post is my Christmas story. It seems like the most last minute I have ever been, but Mil assures me that I have been worse in the past. (We even had a $10 bet on it….I hate it when she’s right! πŸ˜†)

Anyway, you can find it on the Holiday page. And it goes out with a special nod to Bystander, who requested a story about having someone to hold you accountable when you’ve let life run away from you. It didn’t turn out to be the story I wish I’d written (funny how things always seem better in your imagination), but — in the spirit of the message of the story — I’m going to give myself a pass on not living up to my expectations.

It’s been a tough year (again). Thank you all for your participation, your support, and for just being fellow human beings struggling through this together. It means a lot. πŸ™

P.S. To all you who have submitted gifts which I haven’t commented on yet, I apologize. I didn’t want to allow myself to read any stories until after I’d completed writing my own. Now I can reward myself and will be commenting soon! πŸ™Œ

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It’s been a long time….

Just about a year, in fact. πŸ˜‰ But I’m sure all of Peach’s fans will appreciate the fact that she’s contributed a story to the Holiday Exchange. You can find it on the Holiday page, or on her blog, Peach’s Corner. Just click this link to be taken to the story (and check out her other stories if you haven’t already!): Return. And be sure to leave a comment and let her know how much you liked her gift! πŸ™‚

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One more gift

We have another present under the tree! Patti has contributed a second story, which you can find on the Holiday page, or click here to be taken directly to her website: Cookie Christmas. And while you’re on her blog be sure to check out the many other stories available, and don’t forget to leave her a comment to let her know how much you liked the story! πŸ˜€

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New gift under the tree

Just received a story submission from Nicky, hosted on the Archive of Our Own site. It’s in the “The 100” (TV) fandom, which I’d not heard of, but you don’t need to be familiar with it to enjoy the story. You can find the link on the Holiday page, or click here to be taken directly to the site: Holiday Cheer. And don’t forget to leave a comment there to let her know how much you appreciated her participation in the celebration! πŸ™‚

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Already so many presents under the tree….

Okay, I’ve created the new template for our 2021 Holiday Exchange, and posted a few stories. Normally I would put them up one by one, and write a new post for each author. However I am giving myself permission this year to do less work, and I hope the authors will forgive me for making them share the limelight a bit. πŸ™

I have to prepare to visit a my former partner (and still much loved friend) who lives in another state and has Alzheimer’s. I don’t know what the future will bring, so it might well be the last time I see her in person. Between the pandemic craziness and this roller-coaster grieving process (and the family drama that sometimes comes during the holidays….you know what I’m talking about 😝 ), I’ve just run out of time on a lot of stuff!

But this is not the time to talk about stressful stuff. This is the time to celebrate one of the things that help us ESCAPE from stressful stuff — namely our Holiday Exchange and all the wonderful people who participate! So go ahead and enjoy all the goodies on the Holiday page (or see the links below) and be sure to comment on the individual stories so our authors know how much you appreciate their efforts.

To start us off we have Woodsy’s stories, The Tiptoeing of Candlestones and The Naughty Silence of Carly’s Angels. Woodsy is a talented poet who sent me his stories way back in October! His vanilla work can be found on his blog, Woodsy the Performance Poet, but contact him directly to ask about the rest of his kinky stories. πŸ˜‰

Next enjoy Wookie’s story, They’re Just Words!…. Wooks is a long-time reader and writer of fine discipline material, and I could’ve sworn she also had her own blog at one time. Or is that just wishful thinking? 😊

KM first participated last year, and her story this year, That’s Seven Then…, brings back Kris and Libby, the pair we enjoyed in the previous story. Here’s hoping she keeps finding more interactions between these two, because they are a very cute couple.

Patti says she wrote her story, Zero to Brat, a few years ago. But you’ll see from the holiday theme within it that it’s perfectly timed for the Christmas exchange. And be sure to check out her blog, Patti’s Stories, for more of her work.

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