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Spanking Miss Sophia is available for purchase!

Spanking Miss Sophia is now available from Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com and Blushing Books!

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Five star reviews already posted for Spanking Miss Sophia!

“Don’t miss this book, it is a great romance with spanking and a mystery and a really bad person who is insanely after so many people that this person needs to be stopped. I love the the children in this book, I laughed and the interaction with the family members was really fun. Must read this book.”

Great book, has so much mystery, and romance and the children are so funny. I love the plot and the characters and the suspense is great . Don’t miss reading this book if you like a great read”

This is a fantastic spanking romance from the author. I really enjoyed her last book but wished it was longer. This one is! This is set in Victorian times, when a very happy bachelor duke is forced to become a family man when he is left as guardian to his adorable cousins. They come with their much older half-sister, and sparks fly between Sophia and the duke! This book has it all – spanking, romance, humour and well-written characters. I loved the icy grande dame duchess and I even liked the children who have very decided personalities and seem like real people, not just bits of plot that walk and talk. The villain was great too! This as a book that I will be reading again and again!”

My first bad review!

It happened! My cherry has been popped! I received my first bad review on Amazon!

Oh well. That five star review monopoly had to be lost at some point.

I honestly don’t mind the criticisms the writer has of the book; I actually think some of the things she says are valid. They are choices I made when I was writing the novel, and perhaps, in hindsight, I should have made different ones. I’ve written three books since then, and I’m almost finished with a fourth. Each book has taught me something different about plotting, characterisation and pacing – some of the most important parts of constructing a book. I’m going to be learning how to write for as long as I write, that much I know.

It’s just the mean-spirited contempt that the review was written with that makes me pause. She – and I assume that the person who reviewed the book was female – seems to have gone out of her way to be as offensive as possible while giving her opinion, down to accusing my friends and family of being the ones giving the positive reviews!

My friends and family largely have no idea that I write romantic spanking stories. They have no idea that I write at all, let alone that I’ve been published. I can’t tell people; I run the risk of getting in trouble at work and I don’t think that my parents would be overjoyed at the thought of my choice of genre although I know that they would be proud of me for succeeding in attracting the attention of a reputable publisher.

I think that particular barb, of all those that she so callously threw, hurt the most because it was so far off the mark. I’m a big girl, both literally and figuratively speaking.  I can take constructive criticism. What I can’t take, and won’t take, and refuse to tolerate is mean spirited nastiness.

This review has reviewed only three books since 2011, and chooses not to give her name. Or a pseudonym. Or even a nickname. Two of the three reviews are of one star. Mine is the only book she’s reviewed in her extensive experience that had been given two stars.

I have to wonder if my book is that bad (which of course, it could very well be) or whether I was unlucky enough to catch the attention of a bitter, unhappy, mean-spirited person who gets some kind of enjoyment from deliberately confusing constructive criticism with vomiting up spurious insults. A person who is not brave enough to sign their name, or any other name, to their writing, unlike myself or the other authors she has taken pleasure in leaving an unpleasant review for.

Well, I’ll probably never know the answer to that question. But as annoying as that two star review is to me, I know that she’s far more annoyed than I’ll ever be by the “amateur and disappointing” Spanking The Governess.

After all, she paid a whole $4.99 for it!

Just think, if she’s bought it when it was released for $2.99, I’d have made far less money from her!

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“Very enjoyable”, “a great plot and sweet characters”, “suspense, action and romance” or “amateur and disappointing”?

Decide for yourself at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk where Spanking The Governess is currently sitting at #2 in the Victorian Erotica section and #4 in the Historical Erotica section!

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Review my book! Welcome To Havenbrook, by Eleanor Bennett

Come to my page at askDavid.com and review my book! Welcome To Havenbrook! – The naughtiest town in North …

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It’s a great collection of short stories about the wonderful town of Havenbrook, a secret spanker’s paradise! Join couples old and new as they try spanking as foreplay, domestic discipline and role-playing!

Buy it from Amazon UK here!

Buy it from Amazon US here!

Oh my word! Oh my lots of words, actually!

Today I’ve seen my first self-published ebook, Welcome To Havenbrook! jump up the Amazon rankings!

It’s unbelievable – in the course of maybe twelve hours, it’s gone from #44 to #13 in the erotica short story ranking, according to the UK Amazon site!

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I wish I had paid attention to the other rankings, but I can only assume that they’ve gone up too.

This is so exciting! I know that that I won’t make any money from this book, but hey – somebody’s actually bought it! My words are on their Kindle!

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Here it is! Buy from the British Amazon site here!

Buy from the American Amazon site here!

Now I’m going to find some ice cream to celebrate!