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For the Hot Summer Nights Erotica Blog Hop, you’re in the right place.

I used to live in Texas and I loved it there. The summer in central Texas was often hot, but it wasn’t unpleasant. There were a few rain showers, but they were rarely deluges. The field flowers were a jubilant mix of bluebonnets and firewheels, even some sunflowers. And the summer sky in Texas…well, let’s just say that they don’t call it a “big sky” for nothing. I’ve never seen the like before or since and I’ve lived all over North America.

When I was contemplating writing Liv’s Journey, there was never any question in my mind that I’d set it in summer, in Texas. To me, that’s a perfect time and place for romance. It had the benefit of having the largest Army base in North America only a few hours away from the ranch setting. Since Trey Journey is an army officer, the location of that base was exactly right.

And if you’re looking for something slightly kinky but truly romantic, Liv’s Journey might be just right for you. It’s a M/F, erotic, SPANKING romance. A little kink to spice up your beach reading this summer.

Here’s a little blurb and excerpt from Liv’s Journey, the first in the Journey family series of 6 books. You can get it from Blushing Books and Amazon.

Cover: Liv's Journey Blushing BooksBlurb:

Liv Aune loves to eat, and she hates to eat. In her recent past, she was a runway supermodel but now showcases large-sized clothing. Struggling with her personal demon, she finds she has to deal with another problem: a paparazzo snapped a very incriminating photo of her being spanked and it’s bound to be the end of her career.

Trey Journey believes it unfair to inflict his dangerous military lifestyle on a wife and kids. But when he meets Liv, he’s torn. She needs his help and he’s not afraid to use corporal discipline to aid her through her tough inner struggles. Furthermore, he’s inclined stand up for her with the slimy photographer though she resists his help.

Liv and Trey take their mutual attraction to sexy, spanking, new heights, but they each have doubts about the longevity of their relationship. Both want something permanent and abiding, but don’t believe it’s right for the other person. They have to find their balancing point, the place where spanking discipline meets spanking pleasure.

You can find an excerpt here.

Be sure and leave a comment with your email address below. You’ll be entered into several contests. You can receive a gift from me of a $10 Blushing Books gift certificate. (Hopefully you’ll buy Liv’s Journey while you’re there!) And you’ll also be entered to win one of the hop prizes of a $100 gift certificate to Eden Fantasys, or a gift basket with over 40 erotica ebooks.

Here’s a list of the other blog hop participants. Visit them all over the next few days to have multiple chances to win. Everyone’s giving something away along with the grand prizes.


So…have you ever been to Texas? In the summer? Where’s your favorite summer spot?

Thanks for visiting.



  1. Thanks for being on the hop!! I have been to Texas and LOVE it!! I so want to live there one day. My favorite summer place is anywhere outside!

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  2. latisha depoortere

    Thank you so much for the great giveaway love Blushing Books have great books!
    Latisha D

  3. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for joining the hop!

  4. Sounds like a good book.


  5. Liv’s Journey sounds great! You’re on my short-list of authors I NEED to read!

    brandiebuckwine *at* hotmail *dot* com

  6. Gotta love a spankin story!!!

  7. Your book sounds so good! I want more! lol Thanks for sharing and for the fun hop! And thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  8. The blurb sounds very intriguing! Love those “military” punishments! 😉
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    trb0917 at

  9. I’ve not been to your blog before…That’s past of the fun of hops. As a librarian, I love the STOP CENSORSHIP band. You go, girl.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  10. Found the excerpt…wow…more!more!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  11. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  12. Thanks for the giveaway, I love me some good spanking novels. One of my biggest kinks right there, thanks for participating!!


  13. Thanks for the giveaway!


  14. Thanks for the giveaway. This sounds like a good book.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  15. I so want to read Liv’s Journey now!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Thank you for the giveaway!

  17. My favorite summer spot would be a cabin on a lake with a private beach and dock.

  18. Liv’s journey is going on my TBR list for sure!

  19. I love a book where the heroine is a bit linger than size 2! Plus, these spanking books are HOT!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! Liv’s Journey sounds good!

  21. Great sounding story, would love to read, just my kind of read 😉 I am actually traveling to Houston next (for work purposes) never been there before, I hear its humid this time of year.

  22. I do love a good, kinky romance. Especially a good spanking, BDSM, or menage story 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  23. Thanks so much for the contest!!!

  24. Thanks for being part of the blog hop


  25. Thanks for being a part of this hop! Spanking stories sound good!!

  26. Thanks for the giveaway!


  27. Just hopping through. Thanks.

  28. Spanking is always a hot subject, thanks for doing the hop!

  29. I have never been to Texas, but I live in Florida and summers are very, very hot here. Thanks for doing the hop!!


  30. Liv’s books was great. Great set of prizes that’s for sure.

  31. I’ve worked in Houston, Texas during the winter, spring and bit of summer. I can honestly say, business suits up North don’t always work in the South. Dear Lord the wool suits I had didn’t work in July.

    I love spanking stories and would love to read this one. I guess as a plus size model of size 6 or 8, it would be depressing… (I think I read plus size models are now that size. I’d be a supersize model. HAH)

    lacrimsonfemme at gmail fullstop com

  32. I have only driven through Texas during the summer and it is pretty hot

    ninajanke at gmail dot com

  33. Wow this sounds great, sign me up! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  34. Love a steamy romance!

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  35. No, I’ve never been to Texas.


  36. Christina Vanderford

    Very nice… miltary man gives best spankings 😉 I went to Texas when I was younger. I would love to go back. I want to tube down one of their rivers there. Christina_92 at

  37. Spanking and a military man…oh hell yeah!! That’s my kind of fantasy.


  38. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing!
    emily joy drake at gmail dot com

  39. I need another spanking book. Can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for your giveaway to one of my favorite sites.

    Yes, I have been to Texas in the summer (twice in fact). It’s hot. I’m from New England and I love Newport, RI in the summer.

    jlhmass at yahoo dot com

  40. Sounds like a great read.

  41. Unfortunately, I’ve never been to Texas, but the way you describe it makes me long to take a road trip! Loved the whole Journey series, but Liv’s Journey is exactly right for first story of the bunch. HOT read!

  42. “Corporal discipline”? Damn, did it just get ten degrees hotter in here? I’ll have to check that out. Not entering, just stopping by. Thanks, Patricia.

  43. Sounds like an awesome book. I live in Oklahoma so I love books that feature Texas or any state close. Thanks for sharing!

  44. Texas, spanking, and sexy love story. Say no more!


  45. I have not been to Texas since a very little girl so I don’t remember it. I would love to come down and see all of the wonderful places Texas has to offer.

  46. I love romance with a little kink 😀



    So many spanking books and so very little time! What a fantastic, delicious summer read!


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