xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#' Kryssie Fortune: January 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

TAMING HIS VIRGIN WIFE by Olivia Stark #DD #spanking #contempoaryromance @oliviastarke

Will patience and discipline be enough to save their marriage?

Sales Blurb:
I never expected forever when I married Lucas all those years ago. It was a dare, encouraged by one too many vodka shots. It’s surprising neither of us annulled the marriage. But the truth is, I can’t be a wife, not to any man, not even to sweet, wonderful Lucas, thanks to the monsters of my past that still haunt me to this day.

By some miracle, when I was desperate to save my brother, Lucas reappeared in my life. Lucas, who’d helped me so many times in the six months I’d shared his home as a sixteen-year-old foster kid. I had little choice but to take his offer—move with him to his Wyoming ranch and be his wife, for real this time. Lucas doesn’t know the reason I need the money, and it’s a secret I can’t tell.

Running into Melody in an Iowa bar seemed like fate. And when I heard she’s in trouble, I have to help her, because I’ve always felt protective over Melody. In my heart, she’s always been mine.

Now, that she’s with me at Devil Creek Ranch, I find it impossible to ignore the feelings I’ve carried for her since I was a seventeen-year-old kid. I want a wife, a partner in life as well as in my bed, but I know Melody is hiding something from me. Something I fear may drive us apart in the end.

Publisher’s Note: This sweet romance contains elements of power exchange, adult language and sensual scenes. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.

Can Lucas’ discipline and love heal the wounds of Melody’s past?

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When he reached for her, she sucked in a quick breath expecting to feel his fingertips on her heated flesh. Instead he gripped the waistband of her pajamas bottoms, dragging them down, first over her hips, then he dropped to his knees before her as he pushed them down her legs and to the floor. She stared at the top of his head, his dark hair glistened in the lamplight. The tickling brush of his fingertips grazed the sides of her calf muscles before he started a slow trail back up. Pausing midway, his fingers traced tiny circles on the sides of her knees while his hot, damp breath warmed her stomach.

It was the sweetest agony she had ever known. Her pussy tightened, aching to be touched. She dug her fingers into his hair and pleaded with him in moans. His lips brushed her stomach, his hands closed around her thighs, and just when she thought the torture couldn’t be more exquisite his mouth found her nipple. She gasped as he gently pinched the sensitive nub with his teeth, before he lapped at it with his tongue. She couldn’t take this. Her legs were ready to give out, and as her knees buckled, in one swift move he had her on the bed.

This time his kiss had none of the finesse from before. No longer a seduction, it was hungry, urgent, demanding. She raked her nails down his back, and he grunted, thrusting his hips against her. She was coming undone. This was nothing like she had imagined. She recalled explicit tales girlfriends had told her about sex. But it seemed none of them had experienced the madness that had overtaken her. She broke from Lucas’ kiss and nipped his neck and then his shoulder. He growled, and his hand slipped between them to roughly massage her breast. She arched, pressing into the touch.

She had wanted to make love to him. She imagined long, slow kisses, and tentative caresses. She had never imagined this dark, aggressive craving that overtook her. She didn’t want tender touches and gentle caresses. She wanted to know his strength and feel the power within those muscles. An animalistic urge to be dominated by him overtook her and she closed her teeth over the skin of his shoulder, biting down hard enough to leave a mark.  

Author Bio:

Olivia is an editor, book hoarder, cat wrangler, horse whisperer, and professional storyteller. She lives in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks and can often be found outside, enjoying the country life.

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#TamingHisVirginWife, #DD, #spanking, #OliviaStarke, #ContemporaryRomance, #WesternRomance, #DevilCreekRanch, #BlushingBooks

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Can you use Canva? #help #canva #guide #graphics

Recently I met with some author friends and one of the told me she had trouble with graphics.
There's nothing easier than Canva.
I did a How to guide for her, and my husband - who has never used Canva - tested it.
Sorry this is a little long, but it's easy to follow.

How to use Canva

Log in – I do it using Facebook

I usually pick from the templates. I can always trim later.
For this example, I’m doing a twitter post.
Click on the twitter post symbol across the top.

The blank area will become your post.
There are premade templates down the left side, but you need to delete the content and replace with your own. (It can give shape to a template though)
One the far left are the action commands.
The first thing I need is a background colour.
Click background and it brings up a choice of colour and/ or patterns.

The top few patterns and the plain colours are free.
If you want a different shade of—for example – red click the red square followed by the plus sign.
This brings up a colour wheel
Click anywhere on the colour wheel to fill your image with that colour.
Or pick a background pattern and click on it. That fills the template with the selected pattern.

To add an image

Click on Elements.
You can find free photographs here.
Click on one to add it to your template.
Free images are also available from Pixabay and Wickimedia Commons. (Sometimes attribution has to be given on Wickimedia)
If your image is from another site, ensure it’s saved on your machine as photograph.
Click UPLOADS and select your image.
Once it’s uploaded, click on it to add it to your template.
The image will appear on your template but will need resizing.
Click on a corner and reduce diagonally to keep the scale in proportion.

Click on a corner and reduce diagonally to keep the scale in pro
If you change your mind about which image, click on it and press delete. This takes you back to a blank canvas.

To place the image on your template, click on it and drag it into position.
Clicking in the white space around your template hides the lines that overspill it.

Also in Elements there is a selection of lines, charts grids and drawings. I Selected and added an image of a planet from the Grids / Illustrations tab

Add Text

Click the Text button on the left-hand menu and it brings up a selection of Heading, Subheading and Normal. These have different sized and spacing.
I selected HEADING

Select the colour text you need from the colour square at the top of the screen.
The standard centre, text style, Bold Italic and spacing tabs are there too
I selected green

And I hated it.
To amend Select all the text in the box (Control A) and click on the coloured square in text selection menu across the top. Again, this brings up a colour wheel. Select the colour you need.

To get your writing centred use the hemisphere on either side of the box around the text. In this case, I pulled one to the left edge and the other to the edge of the image.
Drag the text into position then click outside the box to lose the surround lines.

Here I’ve added standard text to show the difference.

Satisfied with your masterpiece?
Then it’s time to download it.

To Download your image Canvas

At the top of the screen, there are buttons to share a an email (Simply click and add an email address  There is a pull down to change the Can edit to Can view.

This is what the email recipient sees

NB Clicking on take a closer look takes the recipient to Canva and they can view it on screen.

To get a usable copy, select download

This is what you get.
The download is at the bottom right of the screen
This is what you get if you post directly to Facebook – and you can select who sees it in the icon pulldown below your name. I made this to just me as I don’t want to share it publicly

I could also click on the download to open it. – The screen shot is a little confusing, but the right hand image is the download.
There is a pulldown that lets you pick the file sort. Normally, I pick Jpeg.

Right click the image and you get a list of options

I either pick save as or open with.
Open with gives me a choice of programs to open the image. – including paint
Usually, I would use save as and store the image for further use.

In this case I saved to my desktop – this is my image pulled though on insert as a picture.

Wishing you good graphics. 

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

In Need of Correction by Gracie Malling #regency #spanking #HEA @gracie_malling

In Need of Correction

When her newly married sister returns home for a visit and brings along her husband and his brother, Andrew Hunter, twenty-year- old Lettie Waterford soon becomes enthralled by the serious, darkly handsome gentleman. But despite her best efforts to impress Andrew, it isn’t long before Lettie’s sharp tongue earns her a stern scolding, and when her unladylike behaviour continues she quickly ends up over his knee with her bottom bared for a well-deserved spanking.

Though the strict chastisement leaves her sore and sobbing, as Andrew comforts her gently after the punishment Lettie finds herself imagining what it would be like to have a man like him for a husband. When she is invited to visit her sister’s new home, Lettie is thrilled at the opportunity to spend more time with Andrew, but as the days pass she cannot help wondering why he has not begun to court her. Will he ever see her as more than a naughty girl in need of correction?

Publisher’s Note: In Need of Correction includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Buy Links: Amazon


Lettie had barely registered the sting of the first spank when the second followed… and then the third.

“You must stop!”

The humiliation! The pure mortification, as Annabel would say! For someone of Lettie’s cold detachment and unassailable archness to be imposed upon in as shameful and undignified a way as this was simply unbearable.

“I will do no such thing,” he contradicted, continuing to spank her through the unconscionably thin material of her drawers. “You, Miss Waterford, have had this spanking coming for a very long time.”

Lettie was beside herself. She cried out, kicked her feet, and tried with all her might to wriggle away. Mr. Hunter’s only response was to pause and, without ceremony, pull her drawers apart. 

For a moment, Lettie was so shocked that she could scarce draw breath. Oh, Lord, he had bared her! How would she ever be able to look him in the face again, after this? Never had she felt so vulnerable, so exposed, so utterly undone.

In vain did she try to reach back and cover herself with her hand, to wrench back some of her tattered modesty, but it was no use; Mr. Hunter merely caught her wrist and pressed it down into the small of her back.

“You are no gentleman!” she wailed.

His hand connected hard with her bare bottom, and the sound it made was shockingly loud in comparison to what had gone before.


Yes, Lettie,” he said firmly, his sturdy palm smacking down onto her exposed bottom with ever-increasing speed and severity. “And I assure you that I am a gentleman. I intend no dishonour or outrage upon your person. However, I am well aware that a spanking over skirts and petticoats will have far less of an effect than one on the bare bottom and I fully intend for you to learn your lesson today.”

Lettie gasped and whimpered as each smack of his hand increased the burning and throbbing in her poor naked bottom. It was not fair! How did he dare to take such a liberty?

“You… have… no right…” she forced out through gritted teeth, her face wet with tears of pain and humiliation.

Mr. Hunter delivered an extra hard smack to the underside of Lettie’s cheeks that made her cry out. “I have assumed the right, as a member of your extended family and in the absence of anyone more qualified to take you in hand. If you do not wish to repeat this experience, Laetitia, then I suggest you behave better in future.”

Gracie Malling lives in the UK and has been writing BDSM erotica since she was 21. All round nice person on the outside and a bit of a bad girl in the right company, Gracie loves reading and writing stories about spanking: her favourite kink.

Social Links: Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Goodreads

Key words: Historical, Regency, Romance, Spanking, Discipline, HEA

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Stanalei Fletcher's Northstar Security Series #givaway #spotlight #giftcard

Stanalei Fletcher's January Blowout Sale Blog Tour

All 5 Northstar Security Series books are on sale for only 

$.99 during the tour only!

GiveAway: Stanalei is offering some fabulous prizes during this tour. One Lucky winner will have the chance to choose an ebook from her backlist, another lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate, and one lucky winner will have the chance to choose a print book from Stanalei's backlist. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember to follow along with the tour to increase your chances of winning. You may find the other tour locations here
Series Blurb: 

Northstar Security Firm is an elite private security agency whose mission statement: GUIDED BY THE TRUTH, is the guiding principle to provide justice for those who have been wronged. Founded by former CIA agents Byron O’Neal, Katherine O’Neal, and Sean Malone, Northstar Security has a ninety-nine percent success rate. That one percent is a still open case involving Katherine’s murder and Sean Malone’s career-ending gunshot wound. Nothing is a hundred percent guaranteed, and angst over one unsolved case doesn’t stop good men and women from fulfilling their duty.

Proving Ground

Northstar Security Series Book #1

About the Book: 

Caitlin Malone believes screw-ups don’t get second chances. When she returns to Oregon after failing her first Northstar Security assignment and stumbles across a plot to steal deadly pathogens, she sees a chance at redemption.

For USDA Forest Ranger, John ‘Mac’ MacAlistair, having Caitlin home again brings up feelings that are better left buried.

When Caitlin is trapped by the wildfire, started by the terrorists, her only hope of rescue is pinned on Mac, the man she's tried two years to forget.

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Dead Reckoning

Northstar Security Series Book #2

About the Book: 

Byron O’Neal, Northstar Security Firm’s director didn’t always run an elite private investigation firm. His early CIA years were spent chasing Soviet spies. Now his past is catching up, and Kellee, Bryon’s daughter is caught in the middle of a game of Russian Roulette. Northstar agent and former Navy SEAL, Egan Maddox, is tasked to save Kellee from the Russian mafia before it’s too late, a task that puts not only his life, but his heart on the line.

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Beyond Duty

Northstar Security Series Book #3

About the Book: 
When Northstar Security Firm investigates the blackmail of a U.S. Senator, agents Riley O'Neal and Mary "Chip" Anderson don the unwelcome cover of newlyweds to find two kidnapped women and stop the blackmail - and posing as newlyweds to avert a national security crisis is a lot harder than it seems.
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Breaking the Honor Code
Northstar Security Series Book #4

About the Book: 

Reformed playboy Sloan Cartland doesn’t work that hard to live down his reputation, especially when it gives him an advantage as Northstar’s profiler. But when the company’s network is hacked, he puts on his game face and joins forces with the firm’s cyber queen, Allison Richards, to track down the cyberterrorist.

Sparks fly between the total opposites as Sloan moves past Allison’s geeky-persona. The passion is unexpected but pleasurable, until Sloan receives evidence that implicates Allison as the hacker, compelling him to question her loyalty and his feelings.

Allison must choose between her heart and honor and find a way to use her formidable skills to turn the tables on her enemies before Sloan decides she’s a traitor.

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… the mechanic shook out a rag and laid it on the floor. Then, like a mother laying a baby in its crib, he gently placed a part from the engine on it. Finally, he straightened and started around the other side of the lift. As he took off the ball cap, a black ponytail fell over one shoulder. Replacing the cap with the bill facing forward, the mechanic turned and unzipped the grease-stained coveralls.

“Hi.” Sloan offered a smile. “I hope you can help me. I’m looking for—” The words stuck in his throat as he stared.

The mechanic wasn’t a man. He—no, she was Allison Richards. And she was safe.

The look on her face mirrored his own shock. He hadn’t expected to find her so quickly, and certainly not fixing engines in a garage.

That wasn’t his only surprise. Instead of the oversized white lab coat that was her uniform at Northstar’s lab, she wore faded denim coveralls that hung baggily off her shoulders. But it was what was under the unzipped coveralls that showed off attributes he hadn’t realized she owned.

Tell It Like It Is
Northstar Security Series Book #5

About the Book: 

FBI agent, Nelson Kane's Aunt Rosalee has a story to tell. Someone wants her stopped. When Northstar Security's unconventional bodyguard, Justine Shelby, is assigned as Aunt Rosalee's protection, Shelby learns she's as welcome as a wiretap at the annual J. Edgar Hoover Christmas party. Ornaments start to fly when Shelby informs by-the-book, Agent Kane to stay out of the way while she helps his aunt complete her tell-all memoirs.

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About the Author:

Stanalei’s love of writing romance stems from reading favorites such as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Barbara Cartland, and Alistair MacLean. She has over twenty years of training in the martial arts and holds the rank of Sandan, a third-degree black belt, in Aikido.

After a taste of life on both U.S. coasts, she now resides near the beautiful Wasatch Mountain Range with her hero, who just happens to be her best friend and husband. Together they enjoy backcountry dirt trails on a RZR, visiting our National Parks, or exploring museums and ghost towns. You may visit Stanalei at: