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Friday, October 24, 2014


Spank or Treat 2014 is finally here! Visit Governing Ana for the prize list, sign-up sheet, and full instructions. You can win from a prize pool valued at over $1,000, including a Kindle Fire or Nook HD donated by Blushing Books!
Many authors will also offer a contest on their individual blogs.  Your comment on their blogs enters you in both contests!
How do you play? 

1.Visit each blog between Friday, October 24th and Sunday, October 26th to read the stories.

2. Leave a comment on each blog. You must demonstrate that you have read the entire story. Copy-and-paste or inappropriate comments will be disqualified. You will receive one entry per blog for the grand prize drawing. Note: You must have a minimum of five entries in order to win a grand prize.

3.If you have visited all of the blogs, visit Ana’s blog to sign up for FIVE bonus entries to the grand prize.

4.Deadline is midnight EST (UTC -5) on Sunday, October 26th!

5. If you successfully completed a previous challenge (Sci Spanks 2014, Love Spanks 2014, Spank or Treat 2013, Spankee Doodle 2013, Love Spanks 2013, or Spank or Treat 2012), you may add “VIP” to your comments.  You will earn THREE bonus entries toward the grand prize.  (Yes, we will be doing this again.  Yes, if you successfully complete the Spank or Treat 2014 challenge you can become a VIP for our next activity!) 

6. If you are a writer of fiction (any kind), add “W” to your comments to be entered in the special author prize drawings.

Don't forget to comment on this post, for a chance to get in on the prizes.

I was honored when asked to join the Spank or Treat anthology and eagerly pinned my story Bear to Her in a matter of two hours. I found myself surprised at how easy it came to me, and even more excited to finish it and send it off.

I got my writing career started with shorts, and as time has passed, I've forgotten how they've helped me to become a better writer. Writing Bear to Her, brought me back to my roots. When you write shorts, you're forced to focus on critical elements in your tale, often skipping scenes and details you would include in longer novels and novellas. The result: Tighter more compelling tales. In the past with my shorts, I've been forced to exclude character descriptions to focus on the heat and emotional elements. I remember reading a review about my first story--3k, where the reviewer gushed over how hunky the hero was, and thinking, but I didn't describe his physical appearance, not once. This is one thing I love about shorts. The readers participate more than they realize, taking the picture you provide and filling in the blanks and adding to it what their mind spins.

So, for your reading pleasure, I present an excerpt of Bear to Her, a lesbian spanking short.

***Spank or Treat story removed for publication***

      Now for my giveaway, exclusive to this blog. I'm offering a signed copy of my award-winning novel, Slipping the Past, to one commenter on this post.

"    Some love affairs last a lifetime...others never end.

Fifty years into the future, if you're one of the damned, you don't run for your life, you run to save your soul. Jocelyn Miller is wanted for crimes she committed before she was born. Homeless, blind and out in the elements on one of the coldest nights of the year, her desperation results in a bad decision. When Jocelyn and her brother Nate rob a convenience store, Jocelyn comes face to face with her worst nightmare and greatest love, a reaper named Gabriel.

Gabriel Solaris is an Enforcer, a genetically enhanced psychic often referred to as a reaper for his ability to take souls, and he's charged with collecting Jocelyn's. When he finds Jocelyn outside the store, he's sure she's up to something illegal. Proving it isn't necessary. He holds a warrant and it's all he needs. But the closer Gabriel gets to Jocelyn, the more he begins to question his duty and why he believes her claims of innocence. When Jocelyn tells him she loved him once, Gabriel loses control and kisses her. Instead of taking her soul, he gives her a week to prove innocence in her past-life crimes, something he has no authority to grant.
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     D. L. Jackson     


Unknown said...

Great excerpt and you were right, it was on the hot side. I love these blog hops because I find new authors (new to me)whose books I would love to read and you are one of them.

Thanks for participating. ( Not sure if VIP but participated in Sci Fi spanks 2014).

ET said...

I agree, a great excerpt and very, very hot. Makes me want to read more and more of this story and to check out some of your other writing.

The woods, the waterfall, the bath and the rocking reaction, all perfect.

kellybear said...

OMG!! I loved how she thought she was going to take the woman out only to end up getting spanked by her! Hot scene..probably shouldn't have red on break at work though :p
Kelly Bear VIP/Amb

Cat said...

Wow...very hot story...loved the description of the waterfall...actually made me feel as if I were there. Made me laugh when she's looking for the skinwalker and ends up getting smacked. :D Looking forward to reading more of what happens!

catsbrighteyes (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

Wow! that was hot! A great little excerpt. She must have been so surprised to have a switch strike her butt instead of a bullet shooting out of her gun. Now I want to read the whole story. Fantastic job!

Siobhan Muir said...

Well, well, well, not quite what she bargained for. Great tale, D.L. Thanks for sharing.

Siobhan (W)

Summer Graystone said...

Woah sizzling story! I cant wait to read more! Thank you so much for participating!! My email is I'm VIP. AMB. W.

Unknown said...

I love that you used skinwalker! Very hot story! AMB W VIP

Unknown said...

I loved the spanking. Such a great twist. And of course hot! And ahhhh, a cliffhanger. LOL!

abby said...

I love it when i can picture myself in the story...and i could almost feel the water yfrogfrom the waterfall. A switch on her knuckles..OUCH. You were right, a very hot read.
hugs abby VIP

Renee said...

Ohhhh aren't you going to finish it???? I want the rest of the story... Please. Loved the whole skinwalker/village myth brought to life. Did she really think she would get one up on a supernatural? So Not... Thanks.

Landra said...

I need to know, is she skinwalker? I like super hot stories, probably the reason I write them, and this is no exception. Now I'm wanting to know more about Skinwalker myths and the hints you provided.

So awesome. (W)

Maren Smith said...

Boy, you were right about the hot factor. I loved your description of the waterfall too, the dancing mist across the top, entwined like lovers. That was so beautiful.

Marybeth said...

I liked that the tables were turned and the witch was the one doing the punishing. I think I would like to read the rest of the story!

Brandi said...

Definitely a hot excerpt! And she got a surprise spanking for her spying lol. Loved it! Thanks for sharing! =)

Take care & I hope you have a great weekend! =)
BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

The excerpt was smoking hot and the descriptions of the scenery was like being there. I can't wait to read the whole story.

Unknown said...

Oh My!!! Wow...., just wow.... I can not wait to read all of this. You are a new author to me but I will remedy that VERY soon.
Thank you!
Ambassador Princess Brat W, VIP

Anonymous said...

Great story. Love the setting of water in the middle of woods.

Anonymous said...

oops- email

Unknown said...

Well now she has been caught and we will have to wait to see if she can overpower her desire and carry through with her job. I have doubts.

Unknown said...

Fun excerpt. She definitely deserved the small spanking she got for spying.

Payn for Plexure said...
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Payn for Plexure said...

It definitely had a twist. ty for writing it.

Payn for Plexure said...

It definitely had a twist. ty for writing it.

Unknown said...

Just read more teasers in the Author Chats. I feel privileged! For more hotness, hop on over to FB. DL is dropping smoking hot hints about the rest of the story ;)

D L Jackson said...

Thanks, Tara.

Laura S Reading said...

This hop is making me even more wary of trespassers, for sure!
Sadly I don't think those around here would work out as well.

Unknown said...

Well, is she? A skinwalker?

Fedora said...

Oh my! That's quite the excerpt, DL! And what a place to end it!

fedora at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Now I wonder if she is going to love her, or to kill her or both.

W, Amp

Minielle Labraun said...

You really captured my interest immediately. I enjoyed the conflict between duty and desire! Loved that she got spanked when trying to take the witch out!! VIP

Kirsten said...

This is a hot story, and I'd like to know what happens next.

Carole Cummings said...

Wow, that was quite intense. A great excerpt; it gives a feel for the world and characterizations quite nicely, and piques the interest for finding out more. Very nice and thank you for sharing. :)

c said...

This is my first time reading something from you so thank you! That didn't quite go as I thought it would. Looking forward to reading more


Jessica E. Subject said...

You always leave me wanting more!!! Great story, D.L.! I'm curious to know whether they'll get together or she'll shoot her. Or both. Never know. :)

VIP (w)

Laura said...

Great excerpt. Some assassins have all the luck. I wonder if I can get a job like this. Thanks for participating. VIP

kaisquared said...

Such descriptive writing, and I love the female skinwalker turning the table on the huntress.... I need the rest NOW!

kaisquared said...

I forgot to put VIP on my post along with my email emmasmom69 AT gmail DOT com

SH said...

I always love when I find a new author who writes well. I enjoyed this and would have happily continued reading.


Unknown said...

This was very hot and exciting. I found it really well written. I'm very interested in finding out how this relationship progresses. Looks like there's a heck of a problem ahead if Delaura (love that name!!) is caught between the witch and the village blaming her form something I doubt she's doing.

Erzabet Bishop said...

Awesome excerpt and I can't wait to read more! Very steamy!

Happy Spank or Treat!

Erzabet Bishop