Welcome back! I'm very excited to get into Desire in Any Language, by Anastasia Vitsky so let's begin.
This passage is one that particularly struck me. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it as well. If you want to go back and read the section around it, it's at about 25% on Kindle and right before the chapter called Desire Frozen.
I am left to wonder if this feeling of mine is wanting the unattainable. I want to feel...I want to experience...I want to actually be hurt by someone I love. That sounds so mental. I don't mean romantic love or sexual love, but the "agape" pure love that knows neither gender nor race. Love itself. After being touched and leered at from a young age, I've learned to distrust physical contact. Never mind romance.
And yet the human body needs touch, needs intimacy...and a part of me longs for intimacy in this way. Not lust. Love. I want to feel someone's hand on my bottom, the striking sharp blows of flesh against flesh, straining against something bigger than me. Implacable and restraining and loving, holding me while making me cry. Someone who will let me fight against and draw away and protest, let me fight until the bad feelings are all washed away by pain and tears and the lovely warm throbbing afterward. Kisses and cuddles and stroking me as I cry with abandon. I am left to wonder if I want too much.
What's your reaction to this passage? Are there are any parts that particularly stand out to you?
Can spanking be non-sexual and non-lustful? When you are reading a spanking novel and you get to a part where you know a spanking is about to happen, is it titillating?
Or can there be a distinction between the feeling of the spankee (Mira, in this case) and those who are reading about it?
Any other thoughts on the first part of the book? I'm just throwing this excerpt out there because it stuck with me, but are there others you'd like to mention?
Remember, we'll be talking about this book for two more weeks, so we'll be sure to get to all your questions and thoughts.
And---March's selection To Love A Woman by Jade Cary will be FREE during Love Spanks which starts tomorrow (February 9) so if you haven't gotten your copy yet, be sure to take advantage of this generous offer from Lazy Day Publishing.