Saturday, February 28, 2015

Golden Doll

I'm ecstatic to announce the completion of  
Angel to Butterfly #1-Golden Doll.

The second group of beta readers (a reviewer and few authors) will be reading and giving their input, then, it'll be off to the publishers for consideration.

I've polled what I consider an interesting mix of people to give their opinions/critiques. Some have been in the lifestyle others are vanilla. Most are avid readers and one doesn't read at all (her contribution was valuable since she's vanilla, married forever and doesn't typically read.) I've used a nice cross section of ages spanning decades--from a thirty-something, homemaker who devours books to a seventy-something retiree who is a voracious reader (one is lifestyle aware, the other is not-I'll let you imagine which.)

The reviews have been predominantly stellar. Some things changed to keep the flow and stay with the pacing (thank you oh devourer of literature.)

One said, "I feel as if I'm watching the whole thing--standing in the room with them. It makes you want to be Liberty so you can have (a man like) Calix."

Another said, "Its very suspenseful....OMG Calix is almost magical--I might be in love."

I'm ready to send her out, let her fly from the nest and take on the life I dreamed for her.


Liberty Lafayette was used to transformation. She’d been remodeling herself for years and felt she
finally had the ideal disguise, the perfect armor to stay safe.

That all changed when she encountered him.

Calix Xavier is a man used to getting and having his way. He’d been the protective Daddy type as long as he could remember. As a lifestyle Master/Daddy Dominant he could have his pick of
any submissive he chose kneeling at his feet.

He was compelled to choose her.

She was the toughest nut of the bunch—with the sweetest spirit. He could see all she hid. But she’d have to choose to show him, submit to him of her own free will.

How long could she run, carrying the armor encased wings on her heart?  How long could she hide the broken pieces and twisted halo?

How much pain could they both endure before she surrendered to—becoming—something completely new?

Experience the journey of Liberty as she learns the depths of
submission and what it can truly mean to be a slave.

She’d been driven to her knees by life...could she be inspired to them by love?

More to come "Golden Doll" until then, check out the interview I did with Liberty on 4th of July.

Wet Whips & Kisses, B.B.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

FSOG Review

First, let me say, I do not typically do reviews. It isn't that I don't have an opinion, I do, but reviews just aren't my cup of coffee. (I'll tell anyone who asks my opinion but I know my strong points and reviews are not among them.)

That being said, I have strong feelings about Fifty Shades of Grey the series, the BDSM life/life style and ultimately, I have them about the movie.

I was on the Charlie Hunnam bandwagon, I felt a character who is castrated the way Christian Grey is by Ana should be played by an actor who is proven to have some balls (no such luck.)

Christian...Almost Makes Me Want to Change Religions

So, I was never completely on board with this Jamie Dornan guy to begin with. When I read of his little remark about wanting to be entertained while watching people do a real life BDSM scene it made me step away from the platform even further. (Real life scenes, although entertaining to some, serve a much higher purpose to the participants than a strip show/male review.)

This brings me to the actual movie. I didn't hate it. 
(But if this is how my favorite of the three books materialized, I doubt I'll somehow love the other two movies more.)

Anyway, the Jamie Dornan train--I wasn't on board, stepped away from the platform and now I completely left the station on this guy. Generally I wouldn't remark on looks, but, considering the subject matter, looks are sort of important.

I could've lived with his cold, almost robot like presence--I've met dominant males with those characteristics and they aren't without some sort of charm and sex appeal. I just couldn't get past his eyes. To me, the eyes are very important, in a dominant (to me) even more so. One of his eyes is bigger than the other and it was hard not to look.
(This does lead me to wonder about the robotic personality and consider he could be a Cyborg.) 

I also had a difficult time getting past his lame hair style. (That is all.)

Lastly, and this one is almost as important as the eyes--and if he's actually speaking it takes the lead--his facial expressions when he talks aggravated the hell out of me! There was just nothing sexy about his mouth, and worse, he had micro-movements around his lips that distracted me from hearing what he had to say.

If he just sat there, in some of the more casual attire and looked straight to the camera (like before he spoke when he walked into the hardware store) he could be sorta schmexy-ISH. When it was simply his profile and a wider angled shot--there could be deliciousness (like when he crawled up to her on the bed the first time.) But, since it was a whole movie with dialogue and multiple camera angles--he was not the best choice to cast.  
(This thinking reminded me of the 1970s movie "Looker" because as soon as he moved or talked his hotness dropped to arctic iciness.)

With the fluff out of the way (I can have dessert first if I choose) it's on to the meat and potatoes of the movie.

BDSM Rant and Roll

I've been conflicted about this series from the start (clearly to anyone who knows me or has read things I've said in regard to it.) It's a love/loathe relationship (which fits the Boderline Personality Disorder both characters seem to possess.)

I'm vocal that I can't stand the Ana character--I've wanted to smack her since I read. (Dakota Johnson did a much less annoying version on screen--I actually liked the way she portrayed the character.) Recently I've come to realize, it is their relationship and something like this could very well happen (to some degree.) We're all different colors, shades, textures and hues of flawed so why not?

What gets my cage rockin' is not the story of the characters, but that the media (and thus merchandising people) have painted this as THE SHADE of BDSM. It may be a shade of someone's BDSM experience but its just a shame this one got the attention it has.

It (FSOG) seemed on a mission to save the poor, broken dominant from his life of torment and self loathing. Yet its spawned a vast amount of curiosity seekers who are buying tons of sex toys--attempting to endorse the life Ana castrated (saved) poor Christian from. (Ironic?)

I considered these things while I watched, critiqued and wished (tried to picture) Jax in the leading role.

One part rattled my chain more than others--the last spanking scene. It had nothing to do with my distaste for the actor, it wasn't shot poorly--it just wasn't written in any healthy way (but then it would've gone against the initial, obvious mission statement.)

Christian allowed himself to be goaded into losing self control. He was manipulated by Ana to take her into the RRofP and show her the worst (which is off, but she is a novice.) I know he's supposed to be human (or robot or cyborg) but a dominant with so much experience would have to be in control of himself and not let the sub twist him that way. (Dom card-suspended--Christian is in time-out!)

Then, to top the scene off--she counts the lashes and cries her tears without a single safe-word used (no yellow, red, orange or tangerine.) But gets angry at him--yells and storms off--when he did what she manipulated him into doing to begin with.

This pissed me off in the book and more on screen. (I enjoyed the first book but when I watched it there were things that stood out more on the big screen than they did when I read.)

Some of it was steamy, some rang true to things I've seen or experienced. There were parts that were healthier than others (which is what kept me reading and ultimately watching.)

There was no rape--but he did have a stalker quality that I wasn't totally put off by. If the contract was such a big deal he could've waited for then to stalk her (then it would've possibly been consensual and part of the deal.) But to wait, he'd first have to learn some self-control--which it seems she's made him throw from the window of the train. 


I think the editing deserves a big hand for the way they cut the sex scenes together, showing just enough without crossing over. I was actually sort of impressed with this part.

They lost me on one part--not sure if something was cut and left on the floor in the Red Room of Pain or what.

The part directly after they played the first time--she was in bed alone and I was annoyed with his lack of aftercare. He came up, kissed her and BAMM next thing she's coming downstairs, dressed and they're going to his parents' house for dinner. (In fairness, maybe I dozed for a moment? Nah, I doubt it!)

I'll be hard pressed to see the others if he is still playing Christian Grey, the story annoys me as it unfolds and I just don't know if I could sit through it and him for those. (Morbid curiosity may get the better of me.)

I know it sound like I hated it--but I really didn't. Some was really hot--and both characters have some redeeming qualities. I just wish E.L. James had picked a different lifestyle to know nothing about before writing a novel--then maybe it would've been a good story with fucked up characters I/we could feel something for.

I'll quickly site "Secretary" as a better example. E. Edward Grey was conflicted, tormented about his proclivities. Lee was a tortured soul who cut and was completely socially awkward. He pushed her away because of his disgust for his own needs but ultimately, they saved each other. (I still cry every time I watch the ending parts.)

Even now, watching Blacklist I get misty. I know the original Mr. Grey was once alive and well in Raymond "Red" Reddington.

I guess there are many colors to paint our world--these are only two possibilities.

Wet Whips & Kisses,

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Golden Flogger! ('Cause Doesn't A Girl Just Need to Be Spanked With One?)

In case it wasn't clear...

I'm so excited I can barely contain myself and I don't know how I'm going to make it peacefully (like without my head exploding) all the way to July 1st.

Why July you ask? Well, because I was fortunate enough to be nominated for the Golden Flogger Award  (BDSM Romance category)
by Mindy Naughty Book Snitch and finalists aren't announced until July 1st!
 Not Even Death (#1) Eternally Your Master

Amazon For Kindle and paperback

Barnes & Noble For Nook


Youtube Trailer by Mindy-Naughty Book Snitch

Not Even Death (#2) Still Your Master

 Amazon For Kindle  (paperback available soon!)

Barnes & Noble For Nook


I've just about got my bags packed and ready to board the plane! I'm excited about the convention--and the food. I'm psyched about walking Calico's steps and video taping a documentary style jaunt through her stomping grounds. My mouth is already watering--thinking of the food (and Gray's Papaya and official NY dirty water dawgs, the Carnegie Deli and PIZZA!)

In all honesty--aside from the food--I'm thrilled at the possibility of meeting wonderful people and having a fantastic time while I take a big ol' bite of the Big Apple *yep food again! *

Wet Whips & Kisses,

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Diving Into Forever

As Calico prepares for her next step, I prepare to paint that journey for her. I'm nervous and excited about this installment in the series.

I've never "painted" in the vanilla palette and as always, I'll learn and grow with her on her journey!

I'm going in!


~B.B. & Calico

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Not Even Death #2-Still Your Master Book Trailer

Not Even Death
Your Master 

Markus is still Calico's Master, not even death has broken their bond of love.

He continues to show how much he cherished his slave as he leads her to the next phase of life.

The foundation has been laid to guide her to future happiness as a slave, but a base is nothing until something rises from it.

Enter Blaze St. Sebastian—the sizzling, bad-boy rock star. He is the definition of edge and the next flame in Markus’ line to ignite Calico's life.

With Markus and Blaze's guidance and discipline Calico will learn to take chances on life, love and herself.

She will learn to trust, and if she can stop trying, she'll learn she can just fly!

From the streets of NYC, to the beaches of Florida go for a ride with Calico as she experiences life, love, sex and music in ways she never fathomed.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Not Even Death #3-Always Your Master-Trailer

Book trailer for 
Not Even Death #3-ALWAYS Your Master
Paperback will be available at Amazon in the next 2 weeks

5.0 out of 5 starsEvery rose has its thorn in this passioante, BDSM romance!
B.B. puts you in Calico's head. Through her feel every kiss of the whip, every bite of the thorns, and every crack of the cane. The passion is punctuated with all-too human moments. It would be so easy to write Calico as one-dimensional—submissive. B.B. Blaque understands the psyche of the willing submissive and paints Calico with many facets.