Joy can be hard to shop for for Christmas. She has most of what she wants, and unless I’m going to go with the dreaded “practical” gifts (think new vacuum cleaner, for instance–how romantic would that be?), trying to come up with something she wants and does not already possess is a challenge. So, every year, I search for creative ideas to give to my bride.
This year, one of the ideas I had was to give her a book…something I thought she might enjoy, but would not necessarily buy for herself. Over the years of writing this blog, I have become familiar with another, fellow blogger, Renee Rose, who writes erotic fiction…specifically, erotic fiction that features spanking. And Joy…well, we all know that Joy enjoys a good spanking herself, right? So wouldn’t it make sense that she might also like a book that features spanking and BDSM in general rather prominently?
I reached out to Renee Rose before the holiday to let her know I was shopping for Joy and ask for a recommendation. And Renee Rose was gracious enough to suggest that “Punishing Portia“, a novel she wrote in partnership with Darling Adams, might make a good entry point into her works. One click on Amazon, and the deed was done! I had another Christmas gift for Joy!
It took her a few weeks to break it out on her Kindle, but once she did…well, as near as I can tell, she finished it in a single sitting. I thought I’d share some of the comments she provided after reading it, with the idea that others who feel an attraction for erotic spanking fiction might have an interest…
“The book opens with a bang, setting the tone immediately. The tension between the lead characters is palpable from the beginning. This is a fun, addictive read, and I read far past my bed time. The plot is familiar to readers of romance novels everywhere: boy wants girl, girl wants boy but really isn’t sure she does, but succumbs in the end. However, there’s a surprise at the end that only the most astute readers will anticipate.
A refreshing tidbit in this story is a credible heroine. Portia Sands is no gasping and confused twenty-something virgin. She is a successful, intelligent, experienced woman who knows her own mind, and her own dark desires. The author takes a believable woman and places her in almost-unbelievable situations, and it works.
The sex in this book is HOT! The imagery is vivid; so much that when a scene pushed up to one of my personal hard limits, I felt it. The details in the book ring too true to be figments of the author’s imagination: the writer knows what she is writing about. The next time Portia and David go on a holiday together, I want to read all about it.”
So, in other words, “Punishing Portia” was a hit with Joy. If you know someone who might enjoy a good, sexy, BDSM-themed read, this might make a good choice.