New story up (a belated Thanksgiving :)

I meant to have my next book published as a sort of Thanksgiving present, but RL intervened, and it didn’t happen. So here it is, a few days late, but it does come with all the gratitude I’m capable of. I am extremely thankful for anyone who’s supported my work, whether or not you’ve purchased a story/book. The letters, reviews, and purchases lift my spirits and keep me grounded at the same time. Mahalo nui loa (as they say in Hawaii) for all your support.

And so here it is (finally), the series which started as a fun tale set in post-Tudor times (approximately), and evolved into a deeply satisfying relationship — the story about Rowan and Queen Brise. Old-time readers will note that the “middle story” is completely new, as the original piece was written by Tenth Muse Top, a woman whose work is stirring and irreplaceable, and I know we all grieve its disappearance from the Net.

I’ve tried to provide a different direction for the trilogy, and I hope you will all find it hot in its own way. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ย Oh, and a great big THANKS to Mil, who helped me with the cover. I’m sure discerning readers will note her special touch resulted in a much more professional look than usual! I do my best, but I’m clearly not the artist in the relationship. *LOL*

Find the thumbnail of the new cover on my “business site” (http://alyxrancher.com), or use this link: By Authority of the Queen. Any reviews will be MUCH appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

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What I’ve been up to….

Hi everyone. I’ve posted an update on AlyxRancher.com, but just to let you know I haven’t disappeared entirely. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride personally, with people near me having quite serious health issues. So just a reminder to cherish the ones you love, and cherish life itself. Physical or mental health can be taken from one without notice.

That’s not meant to be a downer, but more of an encouragement to REALLY enjoy your life. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, be on the lookout for a new book on Amazon, which I hope to announce in a little while. And have a Happy Halloween/Spectacular Samhain, as this is my favorite time of the year.

Hugs to all of you.

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New anthology coming out!

Hey Readers of Spanko Fare, I have some great news! A new anthology of spanking stories — with the theme of “first times,” however the authors interpret that ๐Ÿ˜€ย  — is scheduled to be published on Amazon on Sept. 7.

Organized by well-known kink authors Stardawn Cabot and Claire Britain, and edited by Stardawn, it features both published authors and brand newbies who all came together for this special project. The nicest thing is that all proceeds will be donated to charity, rather than to the authors themselves.

So be on the lookout for the anthology launching Sept. 7 (see cover below), and be sure to support this great project. (I’m not sure you can claim “reading/purchasing spanking romance” as a charitable deduction on your tax returns, but hey, it’s worth a shot!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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For those of you who don’t subscribe to my other blog….

There’s a bit of news there, so check it out: AlyxRancher.com blog.

I’m pretty excited to have finally finished my latest story, and I combined it with two previous stories into one book. Because it’s much longer than usual, I am charging more. But you let me know whether you prefer it this way (combined) rather than as separate stories. If it’s separate you can just buy the ones you want (e.g., just the ones you haven’t read before). On the other hand, if you want to have all three stories, it’s cheaper to buy it bundled (c’mon, it’s less than a couple of Starbucks Grande Lattes!).

Oh, and please do read the disclaimer warning about the story, as it contains an element I haven’t written about before. If you do end up purchasing it, thank you as always for your support, and I’d love to hear your comments (here, and a review on Amazon). ๐Ÿ™‚

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A couple of implement recommendations

As some of you know, I have a mini collection of implements. But I have to admit that most of them don’t get used regularly, and that my favorite implement is still my sturdy right palm. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  However sometimes you stumble upon some new discoveries in the most unexpected places.

Recently Mil and I took a little trip to Maui, and among the many delights to be found on this island were a couple of nice spanking implements. The first was found in the Airbnb condo we stayed at, which provided all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen. Among the cooking utensils was a silicone/rubber spatula, which turned out to make a great spanker.

Now I already have a silicone spatula in my collection, but this one came with a wooden handle which was much better than my plastic one. And the shape (both rounded and squared, curved on one side and flat on the other) proved just perfect for landing nice splats on a deserving bum. I couldn’t see a brand name, but I would highly recommend picking something like this up if you have a chance. (Oh, and before you ask — yes, we did wash it afterwards, and no, we didn’t use it for regular cooking. ๐Ÿ˜€ )

The second item I spotted in a drugstore. I was looking for a balloon stick to do some cane-like silent whipping (due to being in the aforementioned condo), and they didn’t have any balloons! But they did have a very bendy ruler, which seemed to be made out of some kind of silicone. It might’ve been plastic, as I know that’s cheaper. But it was heavier than regular plastic, and much less brittle. And my brat said it was the most evil implement in my collection! Now that’s saying something, but I’m inclined to agree with her.ย  o.O

You can certainly use it in a less forceful manner, but if you swing it hard enough it has a terrible bite. At least as stingy as a cane, but in a much wider swath. And it’s not as silent as a cane either. But if you don’t like it for spanking, it does make a very good ruler. *LOL*

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New story, and a call for submissions

Hey there, Spank-fans! There are a couple of announcements this week:

Firstly, there is an anthology being created of spanking stories, and they are looking for authors! I know from past Holiday Gift Exchanges that many of you are talented writers. So please do consider submitting a short story? The theme is “First Time,” and that can be interpreted any way you want. A first spanking, a first relationship, first prank, even the first time you had crรจme brรปlรฉe. *quiet moan, remembering my first time* ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Find out all about the anthology on Micah’s blog: Anna Reilly Spanking Romance.

Secondly, I’ve written a new story, and it’s up on Amazon: The Art of Romance. It’s a love story (hint is in the title *g*), but there’s discipline in it as well. After that, it’s back to work for me on my novel. There will be at least one more book going up before that one is finished (either Rowan and the Queen or the Gypsy series), but I’m hoping it’ll be up before the year’s out. *fingers crossed* Thanks as always for all your support. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Three announcements

First, my latest story is up. You can find the link on Alyxrancher.com.

Second, Micah’s new blog (under her pen name of Anna Reilly) has its second interview posted, this time with author Claire Britain. Nice job from both of them in an interesting and entertaining interview. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thirdly, and a bit belatedly (sorry), my buddy Ash has posted another chapter of her Annabelle story, so you might want to check that out if you haven’t already. In fact, if you haven’t checked out all the sites on my Links page recently, you should go do that. Several people have new posts and stories up….they put me to shame. ๐Ÿ˜€

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