I have Thianna D on my blog today with the Took My Breath Away blog tour! I'm loving this cover - it's completely drool worthy! Thianna's books are not only sexy but they are full of emotion, real life emotion. Just check out her post below. After you've enjoyed the beautiful men on the cover that is...
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Thanks Natasha for hosting the Took My Breath Away Book Blog Tour today!
It's Day 10 of the Took My Breath Away Book Blog Tour and I'm thrilled to be on Natasha's blog today! If you miss any days of the book blog tour, you can find links to them here.
Many people read spanking books for the eroticism behind it. But I also love the discipline side, the side that isn't about getting you hot, but about equalizing the relationship, calming the 'spankee' down, and about the two (or more) people strengthening their relationship.
In this snippet, Logan's mom Kimberly talks to Christian a little more about domestic discipline.
“…neither Greg nor I actually like the term punishment. Because discipline actually makes more sense. He does not spank me, or make me write lines, or make me go buy something because I was bad – he does it to help me release the anger, guilt, and other negative emotions I am usually holding inside. He does it for us because he loves me.
“It was the same way with Logan as a child. Our son was always highly intelligent and he caught on early to the realization that getting a spanking might hurt, but that afterward he felt better when he had done something wrong.”
“I think he wants that kind of relationship,” Christian admitted quietly.
“Don’t most kids gravitate toward the kind of relationship their parents have?”
Smiling, he nodded. “Probably. It’s just a whole new world for me.”
“I know. I’ve been there. And only you two can decide what works for you.” She offered him a warm smile. “It works perfectly for Greg and me, but at the beginning? I wasn’t so sure.”
He snorted a laugh. “Sore bottom?”
“Dreadfully. Plus, that putting-myself-first rule was troublesome.”
“Just wait until you have children. You want to put them first. I mouthed off to Greg so many times when I would let something else drop because I thought I should put Logan’s needs ahead of my own. Not his basic needs,” she assured Christian. “But thing like… Greg wanted me to finish my education and get the career I wanted. I felt that putting school ahead of my child was wrong and did not sign up for classes. We talked a lot about it but finally he put his foot down, as well as his hand,” she added wryly, making Christian chuckle.
“It took me a while to figure out what he was talking about. But I think one of the reasons Logan has no trouble going for his goals is because he saw me do it. Not once has Logan ever felt as though he was put to the side, because both Greg and I love him to bits and would do anything for him, and he knows it.”
Took My Breath Away
Sequel to As Natural As Breathing
Sequel to As Natural As Breathing
Genre: Gay Spanking Romance
Series: All They Ever Needed
Sometimes taking control is what you need to do and sometimes the best thing you can do is give that control up.
In the summer between Logan's junior and senior years of college, these two will find out more about each other and themselves than they imagined.
While unhappy to be missing four weeks of Christian's company, Logan is thrilled to spend a month with his father's relatives in New York. A naturally gregarious individual, he is used to winning people over and getting things right. Unfortunately, the Mannettes are not what he expects and for the first time in his life, he finds himself seriously doubting who he is.
Christian has regained some of his old self-esteem and is taking on new challenges. Besides growing in the relationship he has with Logan, he takes the time his boyfriend is away to learn more about domestic discipline. He learns a little online but it is actually Gregory, Logan's father, where he gains most of his information. Including the fact that his natural strength puts him in a leadership position he isn't expecting.
When Logan returns to a strong, self-assured Christian, it is with complete relief. As discussions turn to domestic discipline and they realize their true roles within their current and future relationship, both of them are able to let their inhibitions go and together their connection grows surprising Logan to an epiphany.
You can find Took My Breath Away here.
For Thianna D, reading and writing are as important as breathing and far more important than math or science. A storyteller from the time she could speak, she was always making up characters as a kid. As a teenager that turned to sci-fi and fantasy, as an adult to romance. It wasn’t until her fourth decade that she began writing erotic scenes within her stories.
Writing M/M came naturally to her; she wrote her first tale before ever having read one. “There is something about the amazing dynamic between two strong men falling in love and defeating anything thrown at them.” While she had written several BDSM stories involving men, As Natural As Breathing was the first full-length novel involving domestic discipline. In Took My Breath Away, its sequel, Logan and Christian further their relationship in very defining ways.
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