Woke up yesterday to a warm and fuzzy surprise: a wonderful review of Body Politics, my domestic discipline erotic romance. People react to books so differently. One person can love the same book that another hates. But the review that Body Politics received from Manic Readers warmed my heart. The reviewer ‘got it,’ understood what I had tried to achieve:
“Stephanie, as a character, comes off brash and bold and truly not as someone who could ever sign on (or sign off!) having a domestic discipline relationship with spanking. The evolution she goes through is one of the most fascinating to watch as she must not only overcome ideas but reconcile them with all facets of herself. I was so happy this author kept up her habit of making the men in Rod and Cane good guys with a lot of heart and a lot of caring. It is not all about spanking; it is about putting the other person first, truly caring for them as a person, and holding to the idea that discipline is exactly that. A way to help someone change behavior for the better.”
Body Politics Blurb
Feminist Stephanie Gordon knows the instant she meets blind date Mark DeLuca it’s going to be a wasted evening. Sure the deputy chief of police is criminally sexy, but he’s arrogant, domineering and sexist. Thank goodness after the date ends, she’ll never have to see him again. A member of the Rod and Cane Society, an organization of men who discipline their women by spanking, Mark DeLuca is attracted to Stephanie like a paddle to a well-rounded ass. He sees beneath the shield of feminist militancy to the soft, sensitive woman she tries to hide. When she storms away in a snit, the chase is on. Can a man who spanks convince a diehard feminist her true strength lies in submission?