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About the Author
Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) is a writer, editor, event organizer and erotica writing instructor. She's edited over 60 anthologies, including The Big Book of Orgasms, Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, Dirty Dates, On Fire, Spanked, Please, Sir, Please, Ma'am, and is Best Women's Erotica of the Year series editor. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Elle.com, Salon, Slate, Time.com, The Village Voice and numerous other publications. Follow her @raquelita on Twitter and learn more about her writing workshops and consulting at EroticaWriting101.com.
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Cheeky Spanking Stories
By Rachel Kramer Bussel
Cleis PressCopyright © 2012 Rachel Kramer Bussel
All right reserved.
The Very Varied World of Spanking Delights
Spanking fans, sometimes called spankos, come in many types, just as spankings do. Some people love the role-playing aspect, the way engaging in spanking allows them to enter another persona, become a heightened, kinkier version of themselves. All these and more are represented in this varied collection of spanking stories.
In some of these tales, spanking is simply a given, an innate part of a couple's (or single's) relationship, a way of communicating, connecting and loving. It's the ultimate give-and-take for thee partners who engage in it, and they are able to read each other's verbal and physical cues. These are the characters who come preparedor at least think they dolike the narrator in Shanna Germain's "shine" who lays out a round leather paddle, a rawhide flogger with suede tails ("a mean little toy") and a metal zester. Germain delivers a before, during and after that is the type of story I know I will reread again and again. In my story "Marks," a couple embarks on a vacation to a nude hotel armed with spanking implements as well, but they get used in a way Emma, at first fearful of what her fellow vacationers will think of her kink desires, wasn't expecting.
For the woman in M. Marie's "Self-Management," showcasing perhaps the most carefully arranged scene in this book, a woman constructs an elaborate plan to make sure the gets exactly the spanking she needs. "A Timely Correction" by Dorothy Freed looks at a Master and sub where spanking is part and parcel of their relationship. Victor is a stickler for punctuality; Lucy, not so much, and when her lateness finally makes him take her to task, she claims, "If I’d known what Vincent had planned for me, I might have stayed on the plane." One can't help but think she's a bit of an unreliable narrator at that moment, or rather, that she captures the way many who want spankings also want to act like they don't. Perhaps it's more complex than that, even: Lucy wants to get spanked, but by entering into an agreement where Victor determines how hard and how long, she has forfeited her agency, which, protest though she might, turns her on very, very much.
For other characters, spanking unfolds as part of a burgeoning relationship, or there's a shift in who's doing the spanking and who's getting spanked. In "Proxy" by Lucy Hughes, when a man's lover isn't available, a stranger is sent to his home to do the deed, while his lover watches by webcam. There, the actions may be the same, but the intent behind them, and the reason lonely Zach submits, are different and arousing anew. Hughes draws out the tension between all three characters to its maximum effect. She writes, "Zach loved the fact that both of them were enjoying themselves at his expense," capturing the thrill of pure submission. In "The Window," by Bex vanKoot, the narrator cannot give Megan the kind of spankings she wants, so they seek out a woman who knows exactly how to deliver those powerful blows, in full view of whoever might be watching. The tension triples as Megan is spanked, and watched, and the narrator is drawn deeper into the action, in surprising ways.
The curious characters including writer Ms. Patterson in Donna George Storey's "The Assignment," who goes to investigate a professional spank daddy and winds up getting a very personal, gonzo journalism look at how he's become so successful. In Elizabeth Coldwell's "The Spanking Salon," a woman sneaks into the famed Salon to slake her curiosity, and becomes the centerpiece of the action, much to her delight. Other surprises include the woman vacationing in Giselle Renarde's "Butch Girls Don't Cry" and the titular "Bad Boy" in Isabelle Gray's story, who expresses his shock outright, while the woman spanking him calmly continues delivering her blows, making him see not only the error of his ways, but that being "punished," with his own belt no less, is something he didn't know he would enjoy quite so much.
Other stories simply revel in the art of spanking, in the way it affects so many senses at once, in how lost the spanker and spankee can get in their actions. In "Echo" by J. Sinclaire, the semi-public setting adds to the naughtiness of a very thorough, loud glorious encounter.
As Shanna Germain writes after the spanking scene in "Shine," "Somewhere, the pinpricks of pain become a flush, a burn, a test that I have endured and won. My ass radiates heat as though I have a fever. And the rest of me moves into a space that is beyond anything else, beyond pain, beyond the soft brush of Rob’s fingers along my clit, beyond the soft mews that come from my mouth." That sense of victory, of pain turned into something so much more, of communion with a partner through the act of spanking, is what makes these stories come alive, what makes them so powerful.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: The Very Varied World of Spanking Delights
The Perfect Dom Lucy Felthouse
Birthday Boy Cecilia Duvalle
Unwrapping Craig J. Sorensen
The Assignment Donna George Storey
A Game of Numbers Kiki DeLovely
Mermaid Teresa Noelle Roberts
Butch Girls Don’t Cry Giselle Renarde
Echo J. Sinclaire
Bitch Elizabeth Silver
The Price of Experience Kate Dominic
The Spanking Salon Elizabeth Coldwell
The Impact of Change Maggie Morton
Writer’s Block Evan Mora
Lessons Learned Jade Melisande
Invitation to a Spanking Andrea Dale
A Timely Correction Dorothy Freed
Spanking the Monkey Cynthia Rayne
Shine Shanna Germain
Papers to Grade Thomas S. Roche
Lean on Me Adele Haze
Proxy Lucy Hughes
Bad Boy Isabelle Gray
Marks Rachel Kramer Bussel
What People are Saying About This
"There is so much emotion that goes along with spanking and the stories in this anthology show us just that. There are boyfriends, Doms, students and more. This book has them all. Some giving some taking but all enjoying themselves. Each one leaving an impression on this reader. I enjoyed seeing some characters trying new experiences and others enjoying a well loved pastime. It was nice to see both the men and women on both sides of the spanking and using so many different implements for the spankings but most of all I loved seeing the trust that is given in each story. Cheeky Spanking Stories is a great hot read. Whether you enjoy the spanking or the receiving this book will keep you entertained."
"Cheeky Spanking Stories is a delicious collection of stories for the kinky people out there who enjoy their bottom warmed by their toy of choice, or even just somebody’s hand. Rachel Kramer Bussel, a wonderful gift to the genre that attracts Spanking aficionados, or even those who are just learning to love the feeling of warm cheeks, has outdone herself by putting together this collection of stories by various authors. In short, I highly recommend picking up a copy if you’re looking to spice up your bedroom life with your significant other. You won’t be disappointed by what you’re reading if this is your hidden fetish. A little pain can mean a lot of pleasure in the long run."
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With 23 shorts stories there is something for everyone. I used this book as my mini escape. If you are new to the kink or BDSM world this can inform you of the different types of spank play. All the stories were great and I even got a good giggle in some of them.
Whether spanking is your kink or you think it's in the realm of possibility, Cheeky Spanking Stories is an excellent, fulfilling read. Full of sustenance and not an empty word in the whole anthology. I saw naughty, nice and every kind of blush both sets of cheeks can turn in between and in my humble opinion, this book is classic literature quality smut.