Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BDSM XMas Tree

Ok, I admit, I am looking for a distraction right now because... have I mentioned... I hate editing?

I'm thinking of doing something a little different this year in celebration of my new career (writing) AND my 9th anniversary with John... Here goes!

Christmas tree.  No biggy, right? But-- what if instead of:
Garland.... Use silk scarves
Tinsel.... Anal beads and nipple clamps with chains
Lights.... Lighted vibrators
A Star.... MEGA buttplug
Ornaments.... Color condoms- blown up, vibrating eggs, bullet vibrators, bottles of lube on strings, edible panties, handcuffs/restraints, ticklers
Presents... IMPLEMENTS!
Candy canes... Duh! Real Canes!

Anyone have any other kinky ideas to add to this wonderful mind distraction?

PS.. I hope this does not offend anyone.. it will be kept in my bedroom only!


Are any other writers out there with me?  I haaaaaaaaaatttttttteeee it.  I'm almost done with Two By Day- Three By Night..... now, if any of you liked Guardian Domination, this one takes the cake.  The reason it's taking so long is because I'm needing frequent breaks to jump on John and get motivated to return to EDITING. Which I hate.  Did I mention that? It's takes so much tiiiiimmmmeee.

How do you peeps find all this time to be online and keep up with all your blogging and twatting and stuff? I need some time management skills, or maybe just win the lotto so I don't have to work full time.  Help!!!!
Grumpy Bree

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Special Thank You

My dearest friends,
I wanted to extend a special thanks for all the love and support you've given me this year on my new venture as a writer.  You believed in me... more than I believed in myself... and it's because of you that my books are raising to the ranks that they are.  It's all about you... what you fantasize about, the desires of your hearts, the unspoken dreams. It's for you that my writing continues and I pray that, for some or you, it helps you find answers to the things you seek.
I'm a little Hallmarky right now because I've recently, and unexpectedly, lost an estranged family member.  My husband and little sister were right there, loving me through this and helping me acknowledge my feelings, both hard and soft.  The saddest thing was that she refused to make amends with those she had hurt before she passed and my grief came from the realization that it was too late for her to make things right and leave this world with more than a bitter memory.  It made me love my little family even deeper, never wanting to take any of them for granted. I was also humbled by the love and support I received from my fellow writers and my publishers- people who I call my friends.  Thank you. Although many of us are thousands of miles apart, and know one another only through the text of a computer, I have found these people to be more genuine and accepting then any of whom I lay my eyes upon. I hope to continue to grow in these relationships and with many more as well as I hack through the jungles of the technical flora and fauna.
I continue to offer my support to anyone who has questions or needs helps in discovering their own hidden worlds. I want to be there for all of you, as you have been there for me.
With Love Forever,

Friday, November 23, 2012

A Little Rant...

Sometimes, having an HOH or Dom is a good thing. They help make decisions and you know they are in your best interest because it is part of their responsibility to keep your interest in the forefront of their minds. That is when they are not doing things to you for their pleasure-I am talking more about doms here not hoh's. Not saying they hurt us on purpose-well actually, they do-but not really hurt. Anyway, I am getting off tract.

Bre is going through a rough patch right now and I was away all day and when I got home, she wanted to talk to me and I really wanted to talk to her. But Daddy wouldn't let us. He said she had to go to sleep. It was like, 5:00 people. I mean, yea she is emotionally drained but I just wanted to talk to my sister for a little while but could I? No,  I had to let her go to sleep. I couldn't even lay down with her. It is really difficult obeying sometimes. And I am pretty sure I may have gotten myself into a little bit of trouble but I don't care. Well, I do care but you know, I wanted to be there for her.

How do you deal with situations like this? When your HOH or Dom says you must obey but you really do not want to? It's so hard. I mean, I love him and want to be obedient but I also want what I want. Know what I mean? Such a dilemma. Anyway, just curious and would like to hear from the subbies out there. How do you deal with obeying? It's hard right?

Love, Nikki

A little amendment..... I just wanted to say that after talking to daddy ( and I am not just referring to the business end of his paddle) I understand better why he made the decision to send Bre to bed and why I should have just obeyed him. He explained how I am to trust him and he is right. I do trust him and I am sorry that I did not do as I am supposed to do as his sub. So even though I still wish he would have just let us talk like we wanted to, I understand his motives were not to be mean. So sorry Sir. I will do better in the future to obey without questioning. I love you!

Love Nikki

Friday, November 16, 2012

A little get to know the Hayse Sisters post..

I borrowed these questions from another blogger, this kind of thing goes the rounds from time to time.  I believe you are supposed to stick to one-word answers, but I am disregarding that. Also, Bree and I will both be answering. Just so you can see how different the Hayse sisters will be in their answers.

Have you ever...

Been pulled over?
Nikki: One time. I was speeding in a school zone. I sweet talked my way out of a ticket. :)
Bree:  Way too many times to count... I'm a little lead footed,,, but only ticketed twice!

Dyed your hair?
Nikki: But of course!
Bree: Do highlights count?

Pulled an all-nighter?
Nikki: Studying or just fooling around having fun? Yes to both!
Bree: My life IS an all nighter, but when I'm not working, Snoozeville!

Baked a cake?
Bree: Eaten a cake.

Fallen down in public?
Nikki:Yes, I fall down on a fairly regular basis. Public or otherwise.
Bree:  Not me, although watching Nikki taking a tumble is more than hysterical

Been caught making out?
Nikki: Um, maybe?
Bree: All the time, and Nikki hates it

Taken a pregnancy test?
Nikki: Oh god no!
Bree: Ummmm.........Maybe...

Broken a bone?
Nikki: wrist and foot. Wrist from jumping off of a 50 ft. cliff. Who knew water was that hard? Oh wait, wrist from falling off bike as well. The foot was just wallking and stepped into a hole. Stupid holes.
Bree:  Nope.  Unlike little sister, Im not accident prone.  But then, I watch where I'm walking and dont go jumping off of perfectly stable flat surfaces.

Had braces?
Nikki: Nope!
Bree:  Yeah..... and still trying to forget about them.

Gone skinny dipping?
Nikki: Oh yea!
Bree: Every chance I get!!

Built something out of wood?
Nikki: Hmm...I cant remember. Maybe in girl scouts or something.
Bree:  All the time... love wood working and any other types of crafts. Do woody's count too? Ooops

Been to Disneyland?
Nikki: Yes-Disneyworld too!    
Bree: Absolutely- Micky cringes when he sees the Hayse girls coming.  it always spells trouble.

Eaten a Krispy Kreme donut?
Nikki: Yum!
Bree: No. Not allowed :(

Screamed during a scary movie?
Nikki: Of course!
Bree: I don't watch scary movies.  I'm a wimp.

Showered with someone of the opposite sex?
Nikki: A boy?No, but I've peeked...
Bree: Yeppers! As often as possible, too!

Been to a professional sporting event?
Nikki: Yes! Soccer, football, baseball, and hockey. Never went to a professional basketball game. Tennis and golf put me to sleep quicker than my nursing text books.
Bree: Dragged kicking and screaming and never taken again! LOL!

Slept till noon?
Nikki: Is this question for real? haha! Every chance I get!
Bree: I can't remember, I'm usually sleeping at that time.

Been arrested?
Bree: Nope.

Opened Christmas presents early?
Nikki: Yes, I am quite good at unwrapping and re-wrapping christmas gifts. Don’t tell my sister or Daddy!
Bree: No, and we are already aware of Nikki's sneaking peeks.

Played Scrabble?
Nikki: Yea, Im not too bad at it.
Bree: Yes, and I kick butt! 

Rolled down a hill?
Nikki! Of course!
Bree: Why would I do that?

Toilet papered someone's house?
Nikki: Yea, that was fun.
Bree: Excuse me? Nik? Is there something you need to share with us?

Laughed so hard you cried?
Nikki: Every time Bree is getting a spanking. Just about anyway. YOu would laugh too if you heard her. haha
Bree:  Humprf. As for the question, I usually loose it when the giggles hit... and it has nothing to do with being spanked.  Not usually, anyway, although I do have my moments.

Burned yourself with a curling iron?
Nikki: Yea, my flat iron a few times. I have horrible curly hair so the flat iron and I are very close and i have the scars to prove it.
Bree:  No, but I've fixed Nikki's ow's many of times. 

Been hit on by someone too young?
Nikki: Um..Well too young would be like a kid so, no.
Bree: Yes... way too often.  What's with these HS boys now a days?

Gotten seasick?
Nikki: Yes
Bree:  Right next to little sister, off the same boat on the way to Catalina.  Poor John.

Eaten food that fell on the floor?
Nikki: Haven’t you heard of the 5 second rule?(this does not apply at hospital clinical locations)
Bree: Heck no! And there is NO 5 second rule!

Given a hickey?
Nikki: Yea
Bree: I'm a biter, but John doesn't let me very often. Gotta wait until he goes to sleep.

Shared a sucker with your dog?
Nikki: Ew!
Bree:  Of course... especially since it bothers Nikki.

Been in an accident?
Nikki: A little tiny fender bender-I was not driving
Bree:  Yes, several... and never my fault!

Had chickenpox?
Nikki: Yea when I was a baby. I don’t remember it.
Bree:  Yes, and I do remember Nikki's. I was more miserable than she was.  She whined the entire time.

Shopped at Home Depot?
Nikki: I have been there but haven’t actually spent any of my own money there.
Bree: LOVE Home Depot... and power tools

Spied on your neighbors?
Nikki: Um? Not sure. We don’t have many neighbors here.
Bree: Nikki spies all the time... and gives hourly reports.  We can always tell when she's supposed to be studying by the amount of distractions she finds.

Plucked your eyebrows?
Nikki: No-I wax
Bree:  Chickens are plucked, ladies are tweezed. But I wax too... it freaks John out, too.

Ridden in a limo?
Nikki: Yes
Bree: Yeppers

Had a pet fish?
Nikki: Oh god yes.
Bree: I took care of Nikki's pet fish. Does that count?

Lied about your age?
Nikki: When I was like 11, I used to like and say i was 14 or 15. This was on vacation with kids I knew I would probably never see again. I just wanted to get a little-something-not sex of course.
Bree:  Isn't that required after 29?

Bought something at a yard sale?
Nikki: Of course! I love yard sales!
Bree: I give money to Nikki for garage sales.  Does that count?

Fired a gun?
Nikki: Yes, I have been trained.
Bree: I'm prior USMC and kick butt with firearms 
Been drunk?
Nikki: Um, yea!
Bree: Unfortunately, yes.

Had a cavity?
Nikki: Unfortanately yes
Bree: Grrrr, long time ago

Been ice skating?
nikki: Yes!
Bree:  John and I Love ice-skating and ice-dancing.  We keep Nikki off the ice- she's accident prone.

Handed out candy to trick-or-treaters?
Nikki: yea, who hasnt- all though I much prefer being on the receiving end.
Bree: No. John is too protective and won't let me answer the door!

Been in the hospital?
Nikki: Yea, a few times.
Bree: Yes, once or twice

Made a prank call?
Nikki: Um....Is your refrigerator running? You better go catch it! Do you have king albert in a can? Well you better let him out! haha
Bree: No, I choose to harass people face to face

Been sick on your birthday?
Nikki: I don’t think so. I am rarely sick
Bree:  I think I get sick every birthday.... sick of getting older

Gotten a tattoo?
Nikki: No but I plan to.
Bree: Yep, I have four!

Had food come out your nose?
Nikki: Of course!
Bree: Euw. No.

Gone out without underwear?
Nikki: I have but unlike my sister, I actually prefer to wear underwear.
Bree: I HATE wearing underwear

Had a massage?
Nikki: Not for real. But by a friend. Shhh! Don’t tell daddy!
Bree: Nikki forgets he reads our blog. Yes, but I really don't like them.  

Locked your keys in the car?
Nikki: Yes, once.
Bree: Never

Ridden a horse?
Nikki: Of course!
Bree: What kind of country girls would we be without horse riding? We also know how to milk goats, gather chicken eggs and skin rattlesnakes.  Or, should I say, this girl does.  Nikki's a cry baby.

Been lost?
Nikki: I am lost right now.
Bree:  Physically or mentally?

Held a $100 bill?
Nikki: A couple of times. Didn’t last long though.
Bree: All the time, right before it's deposited in the bank.

Been to Europe?
Nikki: Yes

Built a fire?
Nikki: Yes
Bree: No, but all over Asia

Slept Naked?
Nikki: Once or twice
Bree: Is there any other way to sleep?

Been skydiving?
Nikki: No and it wont be happening
Bree: Why the hell would anybody want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

Hogged the covers on purpose?
Nikki: Hmmm. I dont think so..
Bree: Of course, why bother otherwise?

Played golf?
Nikki: Miniature golf. It is boring.
Bree: I like miniature golf, especially since I cheat.

Watched the Weather Channel?
Nikki: Yes
Bree: Yawn

Had a manicure?
Nikki: Yea
Bree: Yes

Made mashed potatoes?
NikkiL Yea
Bree: Isn't that a dance from the old days? Let's ask John,

Written your phone number on a napkin?
Nikki: No
Bree: I plead the 5th

Been to the circus?
Nikki: Yea Barnum & Bailey and Cirque de Soleil!
Bree: My life is a circus.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Newest Cat Fight- HELP!

Ok, I need some opinions (help?) out there... Once again, having kid sister issues. You all know that I'm a workhorse between nursing, writing and home, right? So.... I want to take a little vacation and visit my best friend back east (maybe even stop by and say HI to the Johnsons). John is all for it, but little sister (who always invades my very limited chat time with my friend) is now trying to force me to take her with me. Is that fair? I don't hang out with her friends. She won't listen (which is an ongoing problem with her, obviously). I tried to explain to her that I need a break away from responsibilities for a little while (only four days) and the fight began. John had to interfere (referee?) and sent us both to our rooms for the rest of the night. Fine with me, cause i had to go back to sleep, but Nikki stayed up kicking the wall to annoy me! I mean, come on! Yes, she ended up, yet again, getting paddled, but she's still having a tantrum. I spend as much time as I can with her, we play and talk all the time, but I wanna go see my buddy (also a Nicole) without my shadow. Since Nikki seems to listen to you guys so well about her homework, maybe she can listen to reason and let me have four days without her stealing my clothes? Or my Vera Bradley bag? BTW, if I don't get a tiny break, my newest book... The Reformer- heavy duty age play story... may not get started..... so if any of you are waiting for another release....... hint hint hint Thanks! Luvs, Bree

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Attention: Nikki's Support Group

Hello Ladies, 
Well, I see Nikki got alot of comments about  her school issue.  Although I am the first to agree you all are entitled to your opinion;   it seems you have forgotten one very important fact:
The only opinion Nikola should be concerned with is mine.
The proper response from  all of you should have ended with was " ..Of course, your Dom has the final say and you must obey him."  
Seems that some edification in proper sub behavior is needed.  Best case scenario would be for you all to come to a workshop here..I am sure I could illustrate my point much better one on one, applied directly to some bare bottoms. I  do hope when you all respond (which you certainly should), and that you  do so in the proper manner. I will be curious to see who  knows what I am referring  to.   I will be reading Bree's Blog from time to time as well as Nik's..In the meantime, try and behave !
Sir John

So Excited!

Gotta brag for a minute about my sis-Breanna-you know this is her blog even though I hang out here and complain a lot. Anyway, I was just avoiding doing homework (Daddy is practicing and when he is practicing, we can get away with anything). So as I was saying I was avoiding doing homework and perusing Amazon and saw that Bree's latest book Guardian Domination is currently number 79 on their best seller list for erotica! Can you believe it? I think that is so amazing. I'm really proud of her.

You can see for yourself if you click here.. If you have read the book already, go leave her a review since she only has one so far on Amazon and you all know she deserves more than one. little. review. Thanks!


Nikki (who is gonna get off here and start homework before I get myself in hot water)

Amazon Best Seller

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tag, You're It!

The Next Big Thing:  Authors Tagging Authors

I was tagged by Patty Devlin in the Next Big Thing: Authors Tagging Authors....also known as the WIP Blog Hop.  Thanks for the tag, ladies!

Here are the rules:
  • Give credit to the person/blog that tagged you.
  • Post the rules for this hop
  • Answer these ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) on your blog
  • Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.

1. What is the working title of your book?

Two By Day, Three By Night..

2. What genre does the book fall under?

Spanking romance (with a twist of kink). Nah.... Not Me!

3.  Which actors would you choose to play your characters for the movie rendition?

For Marcus, Misha Collins (Supernatural) because he is sulky, seductive and has a voice that, ahhhh...

For my female lead, well, I would have to play that part myself because, I mean, look at this guy! Why would I want anyone else to get a piece of that action? (Or course, he's nothing compared to my John... right? Lemme know if you're reading this, honey!)

4.  What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

I'm not known for single sentences....Put these things together.....spanking, menage, BDSM, and romance to the nth degree! Mix in a secret or two and bake it under the sky of one of the most intriguing places on earth, and we have a squirmingly hot piece of literature.

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

My book is being  published by Stormy Night Publications.

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

Three and a half weeks from start to finish. When I get into my mojo, I just keep going.  I'd be faster but my kid sister pesters me.

7.  What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Hopefully, this is a first! A total One of a Kind.  I've not personally read one quite like this. Because it's a unique twist on the sexiest Dr. Jeykl and Mr. Hide story you'll ever read, I don't think there is any comparison. 

8. Who or what inspired you to write this book?

My grandfather had a saying from the old country that inspired this piece... The things you hold closest to your heart might be the treasures you need to let go.  Where do those treasures lead you?
My husband John is my greatest treasure, the true the love of my life, and the one who taught me to let go of the things I hold too close.  Things like fear, self doubt and insecurities- he showed me how to look at myself and my life through honest eyes and not run. Of course, there is also my sister because she is fabulous, is always right about everything (she is making me write this and won't leave me alone), and makes me smile. A lot.

9. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

It's a new and unique concept in romance with menage, light BDSM with restraints, and introducing a romance in a completely new way. Oh and lets not forget the sex. Lots and lots of hot sex.

Question # 10

Tag, You're it!!!

Hypothetical Question....

Do you think it is cheating if I use a paper I wrote last year for an assignment this year? Like, you know, recycled it?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


IS DONE!!! I sent it to the editors today and hopefully well get it out in a couple of weeks.

OMG, I don't even know where to begin with this one. I really wanted to share the heart of what I do outside of writing (hospice nursing) and the beauty that comes with being open to life.  Warning- tissues might be necessary... but I won't tell you why! It is my hottest, and most intense, book yet. I truly hope you all will get a chance to read it and have it touch your hearts in the way it touched mine.
Blessings Upon All of You!  
Luvs, Bree

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Funny

I would have to add.....abused sister.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Guardian Dom

Hey Ya'll!  
I wanted to thank everyone for the awesome reviews and feedback I've been getting on Guardian Domination.  I was asked to share a bit about that book and how it came about... especially after one reviewer commented that it was unrealistic, abusive and felt therapy was a better option to spanking.

Hate to break it to you guys, but Guardian is, for the most part, based on a true situation.  Mine.  The training.... many of the scenarios.... and how things came to pass.  Of course, we are not independently wealthy, nor do we live in Carmel... and I am no longer 18.... LOL! It's spanking fiction for a reason, right?

When John and I met, I was a mess.  Despite the belief system that therapy can fix anything, I can tell you, that is not the case.  I know.  I tried. I had been raised in an unhealthy environment, married into a severely abusive marriage (where there was physical and emotional abuse), and constantly struggled with my own sense of failure, insecurities and fears.  After a hospitalization and resultant divorce, I was on my own for the first time in my life. I was driving myself into the ground working full time and struggling to put myself through my Masters in Psych when a friend coerced me to go out with him to listen to this band play.  As a people pleaser (my boundaries sucked back then), I couldn't refuse and reluctantly went along. John's playing impressed me and I commented on it. Well.....  the spark was there, you know, the sense of comfort you have when you meet someone who is good for you.  Not that I trusted my spark because mine always ended up in flames! John took it upon himself to get my number and started emailing.  Every time I looked, he was contacting me to see how my day was going, check on the progress of my thesis, inquire about my sugar levels.... nothing 'creepy' or invasive, just friendly and light.  We started talking daily, staying on the phone for hours after he got off of a late gig and I was still up doing homework.  After about three months, he finally asked me out on a casual date/hang out.  I was gun-shy and quickly backed out. I had sworn off men, relationships and anything that even resembled commitment. Nothing serious, he promised, just as good friends which we had become.  With a little convincing, I agreed.

He was going to be playing a gig close by and we decided to meet for dinner and maybe a movie afterwards. Although we had talked countless hours about everything (vanilla) under the sun, it was so different actually looking into his bright blue eyes and saying the same things to his face.  He had a fascinating way to draw things out of me, things I would never have considered sharing with anyone, let alone this man. I was guarded and had only told him enough about my recent past for him to know I would not put up with any repeated offenses demonstrated by the Ex. He held my hand across the table and gently, but firmly, told me that if I let go of my need to control, I would be much happier, healthier, and confident.  I did not like that advice. Not one bit. My response? Well.... it started with going against his request to not swear.....

John looked at me straight in the eye and told me bluntly, "I thought we knew each other well enough by now. You could use a good, long spanking, young lady. That was completely unnecessary."

Of course, my retort did not include anything that even remotely resembled agreement.  It made me angry, in fact.  More so because I had that secret, hidden part of me that he knew nothing about. He stood up, paid the bill and silently held his hand out for me to take.  I resigned myself at that moment to believe I blew the chance of ever having a decent man in my life and, like everything else I touched, I poisoned this friendship too.

I was wrong, as I was on so many occasions when it came to John.  Not only did this decent guy want me, but he wanted me to be all I could be.  He saw something in me that no one else had, and he knew how to make the something come to life. That night, instead of a movie, he escorted me to his hotel room and laid down the rules of our relationship... first to my ears and then to my bottom.  The first rules was that I was never to say anything against myself again (Still working on that one.) I can't say it was consensual, but then, I can't honestly say it was not. Truly, the moments that followed that fateful encounter left me feeling confused, afraid, but also more feminine and secure than I had ever imagined.

That's how it began.  There were other people involved in certain phases of my training, people who we still love dearly to this day. We were not involved sexually until my training had been completed (almost two years later) and he knew that I was ready to commit in both his lifestyle and as his wife. There were times the discipline was harsh, but it was always deserved and I never felt either abuse or neglect from him, only fairness and absolute love and devotion.  John believes that a woman's bottom was put on this earth with the capacity of handling quite a bit of 'use', and that the fleshy parts of her anatomy were the only areas to be chastised. And he always follows discipline with much love and nurturing.

I can't speak for all D&S relationships, just for my own.  Being a submissive, specifically being John's submissive, has healed me all of my wounds and brought me to a place of peace and confidence that no amount of therapy, or medications, could ever do.  The lessons I learned through my own experience are ones I use as references when I'm counseling others in my private practice- normal, successful, highly-educated individuals who struggle with their alternative lifestyles and the people who ridicule or judge them.   Just looking at how my own sister has blossomed since her exposure to John's training and the boundaries and demand for self-respect he has placed on her, proves to me time and time again that proper discipline, love, and enforced boundaries can effectively change the course of destruction in a person's life. This lifestyle is not for everyone.  But to those who feel called to it, there is nothing more wonderful or more gratifying, and gives something that a therapist or drugs can never provide. Unconditional Love and Acceptance.

With All Our Love,
Breanna and John

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Two By Day- Three By Night

Well, folks.... it's almost done! I must say, this will be the most erotic and tantalizing piece I've ever written... plus, once again, it's going to be a full length novel.  BTW- I'm so glad to get the feedback from you guys about the size of Guardian (yes, it was cut down from 115K to 83K words and I have not heard the end of it from my pesky kid sister!), and Generals' Daughter (on Bethaney's woodshed) had to be divided into 7 books (the original over 900 pages!).  Your feedback helped me decide to finish a book when it's done and not be concerned about the length, and since it's up to you guys- my readers, I'm happy to give you what you want!
I'm really excited about this story... it's out there, like most of my books, and is birthed from nearly every woman's fantasy- Menage! But not just a threesome... its a special threesome and one that will make your toes curl. Of course, there is a ton of romance, spankings and other kinky little twists and turns. I'll keep you all updated as it progresses, ok?  Maybe if you email John, he'll 'urge' me to write faster.....
Luvs, Bree

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I've Got Something I Just Have To Say...

If you have ever read this blog before, you probably noticed that Bree and I interact much the same way as sisters everywhere. We argue, a little. She bosses me around, a lot. I complain, once in awhile...My point is, we are normal sisters that do not agree 100% of the time and often make our opinions quite obvious to one another.

You may have also noticed that my contribution to this blog does not really contain a lot of praise directed at Bree. I figure she has lots of fans that are already inflating her head enough. I don't really need to add to that. I wouldn't want her to you know, just float away like a hot air balloon or something. But today I need to make an exception.

Her latest book release, Guardian Domination, is probably my favorite book she has ever written. Well, in all honesty, it is tied with Generals Daughter. But a favorite book, none the less. So when she decided to finally submit it for publishing, I was thrilled. Cause I knew how good it was and I knew that you all were gonna flip over it just as much as I did.

 But, with that announcement came something else. She was being advised that the book was just a tad too big. That readers are not that interested in big books. So, like a good author, she heeded the advice she had received and started cutting content out of the book. And I started complaining. A lot. A whole lot. Cause I did not agree that readers don't like big books. I think most readers-or at least the ones with half a brain in their heads-love big books. How else will you  really get into the characters heads? And how else can you totally and completely fall in love with a story line? Sure, you can love shorter books but big books, well, they are what I think readers want. Your paying for the story after all right? I mean, you want to get what you are paying for. In any case, we argued and lets just say, there were tears. Lots of them. Im not even sure why I cared so much, but I did. I am sure Bre could tell you -her with her psych background and all. But I don't really want to know. I just know that I felt very strongly that cutting the book up was a bad idea.

Luckily, Bree is one of those people gifted in balance. She was able to cut stuff from that book that was redundant and that people wouldn't miss-and actually added some new material-which definitely enhanced the book. Ultimately, I am not even sure how much she removed from the book and how much she added but the end result is....A Nice Big Fat Book. A terrific story that you read and fall in love with right away. And based on the reviews and comments she has received so far, I think that her peeps are loving the book just as much as I do. And the best part???? Sooo many comments about how happy they are that it is a full sized novel. Not a little book but a real story that you can sink your teeth into.

So what do I have to say about that???? Wait for it.............................................................................................................................................................
I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!! 

That's right. I knew this book was gonna be a hit and I knew that everyone would appreciate/love/adore the nice big size of it. So there you have it. Once in awhile, I am right about something. And I am not too proud to admit it. :)

P.S.  If you haven't yet read this book, go get it now. Really, right now before it sells out.

Love, Nikki