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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy DD Anniversary Dinah McLeod!


I’d like to welcome Dinah back. She’s going to tell us about her new book. Welcome Dinah!

I have written three books so far, and I love it when reviewers say that I understand the dynamics of domestic discipline. It kind of makes me chuckle, because of all the elements there are to writing a book, for me, understanding domestic discipline is the easiest. Why? Because I live that lifestyle myself, with my husband Jim. September is actually our DD anniversary, and we’ve come a long way.

When I first started I approached the story from the angle of a woman who was shocked when her husband brought the idea of such a lifestyle to her. For Jim and I, it was the opposite. To this day, he feels a bit brutish handing out punishments, but he likes seeing the results! In any event, The Errant Bride came from that perspective. Mona’s Second Chance is a story that is much more personal to me.

While I am outing myself in this post as a spanko—if you didn’t already know!—punishment spankings, or punishment in general is very different. OK, yes, I still get hot and bothered when he gets that firm tone, those stern eyes, but there is a deeper undercurrent of shame, of knowing that I have disappointed him. It truly makes me want to become a better person, and do better. I have long thought that DD could benefit just about any marriage, even if the couple didn’t live the lifestyle in every aspect. For those of us who do it, it is unique to every couple.

In Mona’s Second Chance, Mona and Colby have actually divorced. They are trying to move on with their lives, even though Mona struggles with doubts, what-ifs, and guilt for ending things between them. She still turns to him in times of need, and it is during one of those times that she receives her first spanking for negligence. She is willing to accept his discipline in exchange for a second chance together.

I love the idea of second chances, because God knows I get enough of them! That’s what domestic discipline is about, at the core. In marriage it can be so easy to keep score and hold grudges but domestic discipline forces us to talk about our problems and come to an understanding. I’ll say this—it might not be so great for my bottom, but it has worked wonders for our communication!

"Mona’s Second Chance"  Blurb:

They had grown up together. Childhood friends, one-time sweethearts, buddies, then eventually they grew apart. When they met again later, it was love, followed by marriage... followed by divorce. But somehow, even a year after the divorce, Colby was always the first person she called when she needed help. Colby was her one true love... how was she going to get through life without him?

Then it happens! Colby is willing to give them a second chance... but only if she submits to him as the head of the household. She isn't used to being spanked, and worries that there are some things even a spanking can't fix. Will they be able to move beyond their past, to build a fresh new future together? Mona loves him so much, and she would do anything for him to save their relationship, but fears that might not be enough. Will she lose him anyway?


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