Weekly Round-Up

01Feb16

1wr _o1v03see8m1r3bw1bo1_1280 1wr 02-444x640 1wr 05b4c178bbdf3f586b7 1wr 014 1wr 403 1wr 83506989ffa24b232ab-265x194 1wr CANING 1wr girl-spanks-girl 1wr jordondl_02 1wr spankred3d-spanking-artwork 1wr tumblr_o1mcds9GR61qfbon7o1_1280 1wr Two-Paddled-CheerleadersMy PC is still out for the count, so I am still running the empire and my workflow on mobile devices. At some point I am going to have to stomp up for a new PC, but it is a bad time of year for cash flow (the tax man cometh) and I don’t want to rush a new set-up.

That said, I have had a little more time to peruse Spankville this week and the world is warming up.

Stan of Aus Fils Des Jours is celebrating 10 years of blogging. he is probably France’s biggest spanking blogger and easily a top 10 player in the world. Go Stan.

Hot on the heels of the last spanking blog awards (for which someone was not mentioned) comes another chance to snub old DJ. But seriously the Romantic Spanking Fiction Awards gives (almost) everyone a go. So if you have been buying spanking romances go and vote. There are some excellent writers there, by authors like Devlin O’Neil, Natasha Knight and Carolyn Faulkner whom I have actually read, so you may have.

This got me thinking. I have always struggled with the romantic spanking side of things, Tamed by the Cossack and the Discipline of Desert being exceptions for me rather than the rule. There was of course Magic, but that is so much more than just a romance (IMHO) not that I am knocking the romance stuff. The publisher tells me that my mixing of F/F with M/F and my generalist approach is not what middle American ladies (the biggest buyers of this stuff apparently) are looking for.

Whilst I am on the subject of LSF (my publisher), I think it strange that they can only use vanilla pictures on the cover of their books as Amazon doesn’t like any nudity or anything too suggestive. Is this because those aforementioned ladies want to read on the train without giving the game away? Anyway, since I have been asked, that is why I usually shove up an unrelated picture with my blog posts on new books.

A final note about me, I am still a bit behind in my correspondence so if you have emailed me I will get back to you. You might have noticed the same problem in replying to comments. Sorry about that.

Indigo has been getting creative, but as yet I don’t have anything of hers to publish on Wednesday. Work is getting a bit hectic for her so we may have a short hiatus there. I am still hoping not.

The pictures this week come from: Acknowledging Imperfection, Devlin, Able, CutiePie, Cherry Red, Dallas, Shadow Lane, Pinterest and Spanking Starlets.



12 Responses to “Weekly Round-Up”

  1. 1 George

    I would like to know that (in RL) there are 3 sisters as pic #1 ready for their weekly DD…

  2. 2 Rollin Hand

    I was snubbed too on the Romantic Spanking Fiction thing, so don’t feel left out. The whole thing was an inside job anyway. I think cliques formed to do reciprocal nominating. Yes, to do romance (I’ve published 3, #4 on the way) there is a formula that you must follow and the publisher’s content editor will flag deviations and ask for changes. On the cover thing, Zon will not allow nudity, express or implied. They used to be ok with it, but clamped down in 2014 in a major way.

    • 3 DJ

      Hi Rollin,

      I agree that Romance is a minefield publishing-wise but I don’t think this is exactly a closed clique – although I know other awards can be.

      For one thing it is hard to think that Devlin O’Neil (whom I know quite well) Natasha Knight (with whom i also correspond) and Carolynn Faulkner (who is a long standing legend and romance-wise and I would not pretend to compete with) are in a clique. 😉

      My comments were tongue in cheek.

      I have been around in Spankville almost as long as you and so you know that there are concentric circles that overlap but are not synonymous.

      I did know of one blogger who started another blog to hand out awards (mainly to himself and his friends) Lol. So your point is taken.

      hey that’s an idea. 🙂

  3. Another one well done and the pictures are wonderful. Well there be parts 2&3 coming soon as I follow your stories and pictures of the girls everyday and remember when I was spanked on my bare behind when I was younger.
    DeborahGifford

  4. My understanding of why Amazon does not like full nudity or anything too suggestive is that it does not have an over 18 mature content search filter nor do they choose to add as it is not general buyer nor investor “friendly”.

    As far as the awards/nominations go, I am not sure how that works, but obviously something is flawed if neither you nor Rollin were mentioned.
    Regardless, good time to say thanks for all the quality content you crank out.

    Best,
    Enzo

    • 6 DJ

      Thanks Enzo, I think it is pretty random with these things. I was twice runner up in a previous award and that over the heads of other deserving bloggers.

      I don’t take them too seriously. Unless of course I win. 😉

  5. 7 Michael Cane

    Thanks for your supreme efforts in the face of OC adversity, it’s much appreciated!

    Sent from my Windows Phone ________________________________

  6. Thanks my friend. Best to you and readers from Paris – France

  7. 11 DJ

    Ps Devlin gave us a name check for mentioning his awards. Not necessary but appreciated.

    I notice Corporal Idaho one an award. I read this about four years ago and reviewed it I think. A good book.


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