Wednesday, November 13, 2013

TnTConfidential: R. Brennan and Lock, Stock and Spank Her (from The Crimson Rope Anthology)

Happy Thursday, readers! I am ecstatic to have first time visitor and fellow anthology author R. Brennan here today! Read on to find out more about her, her writing and the fabulous (and oh so hot- you'll want Alexander for yourself once you read it) story included in the anthology called, Lock, Stock and Spank Her. 


Unleash your kinky side with six titillating BDSM tales.

Let The Crimson Rope bind you in an erotic adventure sure to please, with skilled Dom’s and sexy submissives that are willing to explore their boundaries. From pleasured gasps to stinging desire, the authors of this anthology will not only seduce you, but leave you begging for more.

Lock, Stock, and Spank Her by R. Brennan: After a bad relationship with a cheating ex-dominant, Beth Turner has been reluctant to jump back into the D/s dating scene. Her best friend, Marcy, who just happens to be a lifestyle mistress, finally convinces Beth to take the plunge and attend a local fetish munch as her guest.

Beth plans to take it slow, and certainly doesn’t expect to  run into the ultra-dominant Alexander Sterling, whose 
BDSM inventions are the stuff of local legend. Yet, 
somehow, he manages to convince her to be the test subject in his spanking demonstration. Strapped into his newest invention, Beth learns quickly there is more to him than a sexy, shaved head and form-fitting leather pants. In fact, Alexander Sterling just may be her masterful perfect match.
Welcome Rebecca! Unlike fellow author Doris, who I had to tie down to get some answers from, you're here of your own free will and I believe ready to answer some questions. Let’s get down to it!

First and foremost, when did you start writing and why?

I started writing in high school when I didn’t like the ending of one of the historical romance novels I was reading. I decided I could write a better ending than the author did, so I started writing. Of course, I didn’t do a thing with the story I started way back then, and didn’t even write again really until about 3 years ago. I took a Creative Writing class at the local community college to fulfill some credit requirements and I was hooked. I’ve been doing this writerly thing ever since.

What’s your usual writing process like?
I wish I had more of a “process”. I would probably get more writing done if I did. I work FT and have three children, so for me the writing process involves closing myself off from everything for a few hours whenever I can steal them and making sure I take full advantage of every bit of it. No pressure or anything…

Do you ever have to do any research for your books? Have you had to research something for this piece? If yes, tell us a bit about it.

I write historical pieces under the name Rebecca Hart, so I have had to do research for her stories, since they have that historical element, but for Lock, Stock, and Spank her, I didn’t really need to do any specific research. As a real life submissive, most of the “research” I did for this particular story was incidental to my experiences. I’ve attended munches and demonstrations before, and I always wondered how the submissives did it. It has to take courage to get up in front of a room full of strangers and have a dominant put you through your paces with an audience.

The Crimson Rope is a BDSM anthology, what attracts you about the world of Dominance and Submission?  

I find the whole idea of giving up control to someone else both fascinating and beyond sexy. The trust necessary to maintain that sort of relationship is mind boggling, and to be honest, participating in that kid of relationship is totally rewarding. I really think D/s couples have a much more thorough understanding of their partners than your standard vanilla couples. But, that’s just one girl’s opinion.

Your story in the anthology is called Lock, Stock, and Spank Her, where did the inspiration come from for this story?

From some of the munches and demonstrations I’ve attended over the years.

Why are readers going to love Beth and Alexander?

Alexander is just plain sexy. No if ands or buts there. It would be hard not to fall in love with the shaved head, muscles and tattoos, even if he didn’t have a kind heart locked beneath a sadist exterior.

I think Beth’s appeal is in her normalness. She could be any one of us, well us in the lifestyle. She’s been hurt like so many of us in her past relationship and I think her journey toward a full recovery and the possibility of love is something we all can route for.

And finally, Nanowrimo- yes or no? Why?

Yes and no. I am participating, but I don’t expect to complete the 50K words needed to win. That being said, it does help my word count to at least give it the ole college try. As for why? I’m a masochist, darling.

If yes, tell us what’s a typical November Nanowrimo madness day for you.

I don’t know what a typical day is…ever. Nanowrimo madness or not. I have my life is super hectic regularly madness… or rather single parent-itis. I try to put in at least an hour of writing each evening during Nano, but generally can’t make that goal, so I tend to spend the weekends glued to my laptop trying to catch up on what I fell behind on during the week. Yup. Madness covers it.

Cold November…

A book recommendation for November -  Vanilla-Free Christmas (because the holidays are coming!)

One thing about Fall that you love –  My birthday comes in fall. Plus, living in upstate NY, you gotta love the foliage.

One thing about Fall that you hate –  It means winter is coming…

The earliest you’ll start getting ready for Christmas is…  Somewhere around December 10th usually.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving share an anecdote with us.

It isn’t Thanksgiving in the Hart household until the pickle plate comes out. Without that, it’s just a dinner.

Author Bio: R. Brennan is a multi-published author or erotica and erotic romance. She’s a subbie brat with a bitch streak, an IT geek for the state of New York, and reformed gaming addict living in the rolling hills of Upstate NY. (You know, where it takes a ten minute drive to buy a gallon of milk, and the smell of cows lingers on the breeze.)

The truly brave are welcome to follow her blog: or stalk her on twitter: 
@bexbrennan Often NSFW but usually entertaining.


Now, for that enticing excerpt you've all been waiting for... 

“For now, I have two questions for you.”
“All right.”
“First one is easy. What’s your name?”
Her cheeks heated. “Beth.”
He reached out a hand in greeting. “Alexander Sterling. The pleasure is most assuredly mine.”
She placed her hand in his and he gave it a light shake.
“Now that we have the formalities out of the way, my dear Beth, it’s time for the second question. What are your limits?”
She cast a quick glance around the room to find what felt like a million sets of eyes trained on them. “You want to know that now?”
“It’s relevant. Trust me.”
“Umm…” She searched her befuddled brain for a response. “Blood, scat, needles, knives, permanent marks…the usual I guess. Oh, and mummification.” She shivered. “I can get a bit claustrophobic.”
“It is?” She tried to keep her gaze from wandering to the contraption resting on the parquet floor between them.
“Yes. I need your help. Will you help me?”
While she didn’t know him, and had only just met the man, her body, her very soul seemed attuned to him. Her every nerve ending responded to his request with a resounding yes. Despite the little voice in the back of her head telling her she was a fool for trusting a complete stranger, Beth whispered a meek, “Yes, Sir.”
“Good girl.” Alexander turned and faced their audience. “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, dominants and submissives. I want to thank you all for allowing me to take up some of your valuable time. Master James and his lovely submissive, Amy…” he waved a hand toward the table he had stopped at earlier, “…have requested I give you all a demonstration of my newest invention this evening. An item I am sure many of you will be very interested in seeing.”
Beth swallowed hard.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for having me over today. I really enjoyed visiting with you :)

    (R. Brennan)


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