A Firm-Handed Man

Thursday, November 15, 2012

LIEBSTER AWARD

The Liebster Award






Anastasia Vitskey has nominated me for the Liebster Award.




The Rules

  • When one receives the award, one posts 11 random facts about oneself and answers the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure one notifies the blogger that one nominated them!)
  • One writes up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.
  • One is not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated one’s own blog!
  • One pastes the award picture into ones blog. (You can google the image, there are plenty of them!)



11 Random facts about Constance Masters



1. I once held a drivers license but had it taken away after one day…(Police can be so mean)


2. I have a fairly large family most of who are grown (except for the gift from God we got when I was 41).


3. I love camping but I love soft beds and electricity more.


4. I don’t think I’ve ever mowed the lawn.


5. I love reality television.


6. I like the thought of cooking from a recipe but then substitute nearly everything except the basic ingredients. (maybe I just like the picture above the recipe)


7. I love to shop. 


8. I’m very easily distracted.


9. I used to tap dance.


10. I still watch Days of Our Lives


11. I love Christmas movies.




Questions from Ana



What food did you dislike eating as a child?  Broccoli although now I love it.


What is your favourite Christmas song?   Happy Christmas (The War Is Over) by John Lennon


Who is your favourite Disney Villain?  Cruella de Vil


Do you like, dislike or not care about hearing spoilers for a story?  Doesn’t really worry me. In fact sometimes it makes me want to read a story more. 


What’s your favourite reading position?  Sitting in a comfortable chair with my feet up.


How many books do you have on your want to read list?  Too many to count.


Have you ever forgotten to return a book to a friend or a library because you loved it and you wanted to keep it?  I don’t think I’ve done it on purpose…


Describe one of your spanking (Or real life or story) fantasies in 11 or fewer words.  The Quiet Man scenario with spankings added.


What is one of your pet peeves about spanking stories? Pages and pages of spank, spank, spank, spank.


Hulu, Amazon Prime streaming, TiVo, DVR, or Netflix?  (or whatever else you use…) TV Links


Your (uncensored) first response to finding out that I nominated you for this award.  I googled it to see what it was.



Questions for my nominees



What was the subject of your first blog?


What was  your favourite subject in school?


Have you ever done anything in your life you’re truly ashamed of?


What's your proudest moment in life so far?


What did you type into the search box when you surfed the internet for the for the first time?


What’s the worst thing you ever got in trouble for when you were at school?


What’s your favourite holiday?


What is your favourite genre of book to read?


Favourite TV show?


Favourite season of the year?


What was the last book you read and who wrote it?


My Nominees






































Friday, November 9, 2012

LOL Day 7

LOL DAY 7 !!!



This will be my first love our lurkers day. In fact until this morning I’d never heard of it before.


All of us have been a lurker at some point. We go from blog to blog enjoying what others have to say and nodding our heads. Often we just move on to the next one quietly without saying a word. Maybe that’s because we don’t want anyone to know we’re here, or maybe we don’t think what we say matters or we think that people will judge us for having an opinion. 



Whatever your reason, we just want you to know that we love you for reading and whatever your opinion is or where your from or who you are, we’d love to hear from you. So please leave a message and tell us who you are, what you like and roughly where your from. How does spanking fit into your world? If you don’t want to use your real name, make one up! 




The first time I actually posted something on a forum was one of the most freeing experiences I’ve ever had. You can never have too many friends, and it’s nice to feel a part of something. 




Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Next Big Thing: Authors Tagging Authors

I’ve been invited by RAEANN BLAKE to participate in THE NEXT BIG THING: AUTHORS

TAGGING AUTHORS. 

The idea is that every author tagged answers ten questions about their current work in progress before tagging five other authors who do the same. These are my ten questions.



What is the working title of your book?


The working title of my book is “My House My Rules.”


Where did the idea come from for your book?



As with most of the ideas for my books I just woke up one morning with the characters in my head. I can’t say I really had a plot, but I had a general idea who the characters were and where they would end up. 


What genre does your book fall under?




I would say my book is a Romantic Spanking story. It would be listed in Amazon as erotica. It has romance humour spanking and some erotic scenes.




What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?



For the female lead of Alex, I would probably choose someone like a 29- 30 year old Reece Witherspoon. 

For the male lead of Jay, I would choose someone like Channing Tatum, although a couple of years older maybe.


The two little boys, Aaron and Thom I would have played by Max and Brock Charles respectively.



What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?



 Alex’s thought she would never love another man and nothing seemed to matter, until Jay came along and changed her world.


Will your book be self published or represented by an agency?



This book will be published by Stormy Night Publications.



How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?



It took about a month to get the main part of the manuscript written but I still have to add a chapter or two to the end.


What other books would you compare your book to in your genre?



I don’t think I’d like to make comparisons to another book. I can’t really think of any that would fit the same theme and style anyway.


Who or what inspired you to write this story?



I think I’d have to say the characters themselves. They came first and the story came after. 


What else in your story will pique readers' interest?



I think the romantic elements, the humour and of course the sex scenes. Most people that read my stories like the spankings. I will say though that although there is both spanking and children in this book, no children were spanked in the making of this romantic novella. 



I hope you enjoyed a quick glimpse into My House My Rules, thank you Raeann for tagging me.


The authors I have tagged are people I have met on Twitter that are always ready to offer support and from the Spanking Fiction Authors Triberr group.











Thursday, November 1, 2012

WINNER ANNOUNCED for my BLOG!!!



I’m pleased to announce the winner of my individual prize of a $10 voucher for Blushing Books has been won by…..     houston_switch!!! Congrats! I’ll be emailing your voucher today!

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