Addy: I'm so excited that you dropped by today. Congrats on your new release!
So tell me how did you start this journey?
Corinne: I had to look that up! It turns out my very first blog post was March 22, 2013. I had a Facebook & Goodreads page first then ventured into the blogging world after. To go waaay back to the beginning though, I remember lurking on Bethany’s Woodshed forums a long long time ago.
It was the first time that I realized that couples really lived this type of a lifestyle and it wasn't just fantasy.
Addy: I remember finding the DD community and also remember my jaw dropping, I wasn't the only one interested in this lifestyle!
Corinne: It wasn’t until 2008 that I finally garnered the courage to start joining in on these forums. I joined several yahoo DD groups at that time and quickly became one of the regular commenter’s. There were lots of other groups that I tried out until I whittled it down to just a few.
I discovered Cafemom and found a CDD group on there and within months became co-owner. Then time passed and I formed my own LDD group also on Cafemom. They were my family away from my family. This was actually where I met and developed a friendship with my fellow author, Katherine Deane.
Addy: Oh! *grins* I didn't realize you met each other there. What a small world!
Corinne: We were fast friends. Not long after I stumbled on the spanking author community on Facebook and quickly created my own page. I jumped in with both feet. The community was welcoming and friendly. As fans and budding writers Katherine and I were both ecstatic to discover a community where we could not only share our enthusiasm for spanking and writing and were lucky to find genuine friendship here as well.
Addy: Not to sound corny but honestly, the friends I've found here, including you and Katherine were more than I could have ever hoped for. It's all about support and I'm glad we all connected! Now to talk about that writing thing we do. *smiles*
Did you start writing spanking romance because of the community you found or because you found support in the spanking author group?
Corinne: I absolutely started because I found support in the spanking author group. I've loved the written word since I was a little girl. I've always had a vivid imagination. I have always had the biggest thrill in opening a new notebook and starting with a blank page. I've written spanking romance in my mind for as long as I've had the kink which I think has been my whole life. I started to jot them down not long after joining the group.
Being the perfectionist that I am if Thianna hadn’t come to me to ask if I’d like to join this super secret project that turned out to be Corbin’s Bend I would likely still be jotting down my notes. I think my angels knew I needed a kick start to push me off that ledge.
Addy: I'm so glad she asked you! What inspired you to write A Brush of Violet?
Corinne: I’ll be honest. The characters just came knocking on the door of my mind and introduced themselves. They unveiled their own story. I just put it to paper.
Addy: I love it! I write like that as well. I'm just an observer. So, what inspires you to write?
Corinne: I feel like there is always something to say. There are stories to be shared.
Addy: It's true. I get my ideas and characters in dreams sometimes and they're like, 'Hey! I've got something to tell you.' *giggles*
Do you plan on writing more CB book or another project-?
Corinne: I do! I have one in the works now based on a very minor character in A Brush of Violet. She is very different from Violet so it should be interesting. Aside from that I have three or four other story ideas written out on my laptop waiting to be fleshed out. I also write non-fiction of a spiritual element that may or may not ever be published.
Addy: I love the idea of another CB book but I'm also very intrigued at the thought of a non-fiction book. I'm sure whatever you write down will be incredible, you've got so much to share with the community! I'm also really happy you came by. You're welcome back anytime!
Corinne: Thank you for having me! I'm also sharing an excerpt from Brush of Violet. Enjoy!
As they made their way across the grassy knoll in the large park situated next to the community pool, the sound of children splashing and playing filled the air. The wind rustled through the leaves blowing all around them. The sight of the leaves dancing to the rhythm of the wind, just as the sun kissed her face, sent waves of contentment over her entire being. The feeling grew as Charles started whistling a tune as he walked beside her.
“You know,” she said as she plucked a sweet yellow wild flower from the grass in front of her and tucked it behind her ear, “I have not felt this relaxed in as long as I can remember.” Gracefully, she stretched her arms toward the sky allowing them to relax along with the muscles in her entire body.
A realization dawned on her as she looked over at the strong, yet peaceful face beside her. Charles always seemed to have an ease about him. “How do you do it?” she asked, bewildered.
“How do I do what?” He crooked an eyebrow up in question.
“You always look relaxed, comfortable in your own skin.” She looked up into his eyes and broke out into a grin. “And you always have this look in your eye like you know some great secret that the rest of us aren’t privy to. I guess you just look happy.”
He chuckled, looking a bit perplexed. “Well that’s probably because I am. Aren’t you?” he asked, his hand brushed her shoulder in a familiar way as if it was the most natural thing in the world to do. She had to admit she didn't mind.
The birds called to each other from tree to tree as she thought about what she was trying to say.
“Happy? I mean sure, I love my job. There’s just no time for anything else. Nothing. I live, eat, and breathe my career.” The muscles in her shoulders tightened as she spoke. “You know I have always thought that it was just a part of it and that’s fine. But then I met you,” she said, wrinkling her forehead. His hand had almost by instinct found her areas of stress. She sighed luxuriating in the magic his fingers worked. “You have as high powered of a career as I do. You’re an attorney for goodness sakes,” she said with exasperation. “Yet, here you are, taking the time to show me around all the while whistling a tune and you look like you’re truly enjoying yourself. Since we’ve been out here, it’s dawned on me that this is the most relaxed I’ve been since I took my job.”
She felt confused, agitated even, at this realization.
She shivered as he reached out and straightened the flower in her hair. Her heart palpitated every time he touched her.
“Do you think it’s because you don’t allow yourself to relax?” He quirked an eyebrow at her. “Do you ever take the time to do something just for the sake of enjoying it?” he asked.
Surprised by this, she looked sharply over at him. “No, there’s never any time. I always have a deadline looming. The paperwork is endless. Aren’t you afraid if you take a break that everything will fall to shit?” she asked, consternation breaking over her.
“No, honestly, I don’t.” He looked her levelly in the eye. “The work’s not going anywhere. Even if you miss out on one deal, there will always be another. If I want to be productive, I need to be a balanced person. To do that, it’s imperative to me to take time out to focus on myself. That means taking time to work out, to go for a run or to focus on my personal interests and passions for a bit. In fact, that’s how I wound up in Corbin’s Bend. It’s important to me to be free to be who I am.”
Violet’s eyes snapped up quickly as their conversation was interrupted by a faint smacking sound carried across the lawn. Was that what she thought it was? She looked across the lawn, shading her eyes against the sun, to see a couple standing near a park bench a little ways away. A woman was getting her bottom spanked soundly as the man she was with rained smacks down just below her sit spot on her upper thighs. The woman struggled fiercely not only to keep her dress down, but was also doing her best to evade the spanking. The woman was kicking her feet earnestly causing her sundress to work its way up her thighs.
She darted her tongue out to lick her suddenly dry lips. Her heart thundered under her breast bone. She knew she should probably look away, but she couldn't bring herself to avert her eyes. She was mesmerized by the scene in front of her as heat flooded her body against her will. She could feel Charles watching her watch the chastisement unfold before her.
It was over practically as soon as it started. The stern looking man led the sheepish looking woman away to where Violet could only guess they would finish the spanking in private. The couple looked nowhere near done. Trying to gain her composure, she took a deep cleansing breath and tried to act as if nothing out of the ordinary had occurred.
Charles gave her a deep and meaningful look. “I’m curious, Violet. You know what kind of community this is. You don’t even bat an eye at the references or things that go on here. In fact, judging by your reaction to what we just saw,, I would say that you are intrigued.” Violet could feel the flush of heat color her face and she tried to find anywhere to look but into Charles scrutinizing gaze. “Everleigh has mentioned that you have been her biggest support in both entering a domestic discipline relationship with Rob and moving here. I’m just wondering if this isn’t as new to you as I thought.”
She cleared her throat nervously. “It’s not,” she practically whispered, bending down to pick a large blade of grass to have something to do with her hands.
“Violet,” Charles asked, tipping her face up to look him in the eye. “Have you ever been spanked?”
“I have,” she admitted, her ears burning while she fervently wished the earth could swallow her whole. “It was a long time ago.” The words tumbled from her mouth. “I had a boyfriend once who liked to spank me.”
He took a step toward her, his presence filled her senses. “And what about you, Violet, do you like to be spanked?” he asked, his voice a rich low tone.
“Yes,” she squeaked, her eyes darting as she tried to find anywhere to look but him.
High powered business woman, Violet Walker, has long left her artistic days behind. That is until her best friend, Everleigh Harris, invites her to Corbin's Bend for an art festival. What Everleigh doesn't know is that Violet hasn't been able to paint a single brush stroke since turning her back on her submissive desires and spanking needs in college. When she meets charismatic and drop dead gorgeous Charles her world is turned completely upside down. Will Violet, overworked, burnt out, and in denial of her deepest wants and desires, be able to surrender when love knocks on her door?
Charles Robinson, President of the discipline Board in Corbin’s Bend and longtime resident, adores the community he lives in and the freedom it provides for all who live there. Raised in a traditional family; love and discipline are a way of life for him. There’s nothing he wants more than a marriage just like his parents where spanking and romance go hand in hand, even if that means holding out for true love. Is Violet just the kind of woman he’s looking for?
Will Violet risk the life she’s built for herself in blood, sweat, and tears for the undeniable connection she has with Charles, the utter bliss and contentment she feels when she’s over his lap? Can Charles convince Violet she really can have it all? Will this trip be just what she needs to rekindle all that she has lost since joining the corporate world?
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Corinne Alexander is an erotic spanking romance writer who loves nothing more than to snuggle up with a cup of coffee, a warm blanket, and a steaming hot erotic romance. She enjoys strong alphas, feisty heroines, and a good old fashioned spanking romance. A Brush of Violet (Corbin’s Bend) is her debut novella. Corinne’s favorite kind of day is when she can slip away into nature to get lost in her daydreams (spinning her fantasies) with the forest floor under her feet, the wind rustling through her hair, and sunbeams kissing her face.
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