Congratulations Fiona!

My lovely friend, Fiona Locke, found out this past week that her book Over the Knee, first printed in Fall of 2006, has sold out its original 9000 copies and is being reprinted!

over-the-kneeAs I mentioned above and in this Punishment Book entry, Fiona is a friend.  But even if I didn’t know her, I would love this book.  Reading the story of Angie, the book’s heroine and her adventures took me back to my bookstore haunting memories of college when I bought all kinds of books (mostly Blue Moon) on dominance and submission in the hope of finding spanking scenes.   My favorite of these  is / was  a collection of short stories called  The Reckoning.  Had  Fiona’s book existed then, it would have become my favorite.

This isn’t intended as a book review, but Fiona’s book isn’t about dominance and submission (not that they aren’t fun to read about too) but rather it’s about corporal punishment — spanking for role play and “real” and a blurring of the two.  In short, it’s all about my kink.

The book also represents a for fun labor of love between Fiona and her readers.  The white-pantied bottom on the cover of the book is her own, the headless spanker is her real-life partner.  (I have it on authority from the photographer than much spanking was needed for the color to look right in the picture.) Not to give something away here (okay, I’m going to give something away, but I have permission) but in the course of the novel, a website called English Vice gets mentioned.  The fictional site is all about spanking outdoors, frequently in famous places.  Here’s a situation where fact and fiction merge because Fiona and her partner registered the domain and created the site.

hollywood-signAnd so here’s my contribution to Fiona’s venture.  Paul took a picture of me getting spanked with a red leather Shadow Lane paddle by a friend underneath the Hollywood Sign (because what location in Los Angeles could be more iconic?) and its posted there (yes, I’m Luna).  It’s not a great picture — we literally only had a minute to get the pictures snapped.  The hike up had taken longer than we expected and the light was going — plus there were joggers coming by every few minutes.  But still, there they are.

Note that the picture is also rather humorous from a perspective issue.  The woman spanking me is basically the same height as me, but looks like a hobbit (or I look like an amazon).  The angle of the camera was apparently just right to create a rather funny shot.

The photos of me aside, the pictures on the site are great fun.  I especially like the rather spooky White Sands shots.

5 thoughts on “Congratulations Fiona!

  1. Rose

    This is a great book. I found out about it on your blog, Mija, and I have to agree with your evaluation of it. It is my favorite spanking book for the same reason. It is about my kink.
    So count me as one of the happy 9000 who bought Fiona’s book. And Fiona, if you’re reading this, congratulations on your reprinting. I do hope you’ll be publishing another book in the near future.

  2. JackSprat

    The book looks very interesting – cp rather than d/s – just my kink. I’m going to order a copy from Amazon (I hope they get the printing presses going soon!).
    And your photos are cute. It’s kind of you to lend the service of your behind in a good cause LOL – you should get royalties, apportioned according to the number of spanks you took!
    That Hollywood sign is harder to get close to than it looks – I remember once spending a very frustrating afternoon driving up and down those twisting hilly streets trying to get a good picture (we eventually gave up).

  3. Dave

    Congrats to Fiona! This book is a masterwork. I’ve blogged bout this book before and plan to do that again soon.
    I also have a copy of The Reckoning–agreed: that is a superlative short story collection; in fact, the best of its kind that I know of!
    Keep up the wonderful blogging,
    ‘the cherry red report’

  4. Fiona Locke

    Thanks, everyone! Obviously I’m thrilled the book has done so well. But more than having my writing appreciated, just knowing there are so many spankos out there is fantastic. I’ve had a few emails from readers who found OTK after agonising over their kink for years and feeling they had to be the only one in the world. Knowing that my book has reached people like that (people just like I used to be) is the best feeling in the world.

  5. Mija

    Rose & Dave: So glad to read that you liked it too. Dave, I’ll be looking forward to reading your comments (and am glad to hear you agree on _The Reckoning_.
    Jack: It’s great that you decided to buy it — let me know what you think.
    Fiona: the thanks are mine. Your book is a wonderful contribution to the kink. And I love going in and finding it at Borders!


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