Thursday, June 19, 2014

P is for Polygamy and Patty Devlin!

I've been looking forward to this post. P is for Polygamy, and Patty Devlin. I know I know , You're shaking you're head at me, wondering what those two things have to do with each other.   The answer is not a lot, yet everything.

As I have stated before, I'm not a polygamist. I'm not poly-amorous. I'm just a woman who made a big move and found herself smack dab in the middle of polygamist central. To explain, I'm going to copy and paste a bit from my visit to Natasha Knights blog, or you can read the full piece here.

Up until last year, I knew nothing about polygamy.  I had watched half of the first season of Sister Wives, decided it was boring, moved on, never giving polygamy another moments thought.
Then I moved to an area where it is common, where a polygamist family owns the house around the corner and “People of Walmart” takes on a whole new meaning, and where one of the women from the show “Breaking the Faith” makes your sandwich at the Subway on the corner.  Here it is not uncommon to know a “lost boy” or someone who owns a safe house and seeing women dressed like this is an everyday occurrence.

So, I began to research polygamy.  I watched “Sister Wives” until I was current and then moved onto some of the newer shows.  I watched “Breaking the Faith” and “Escaping the Prophet”.  My favorite show, and the one I based my book on was "Polygamy USA"

The one thing that all of these shows have in common is the town where I live. None of them actually fully take place there, but there is some connection in every show, whether its just the closest down where they go to shop for groceries or where the safe house they move to is located, or where one of the wives grew up.

Once I devoured all of these shows, I began to look for books and movies. I read a few books, although most of them were scary tell-alls from ex FLDS members. I watched a few movies, but found them mostly inaccurate or scary.  Being that I love a good DD book, and that a friend who used to live in the area once told me that DD was big with LDS and polygamists, I began to wonder. So I went on a search for polygamy DD books, and found none. I seriously must have searched Blushing like the week before Courage Knight's I do, I do, I do book came out. But, it wasn't out yet, so I found nothing. 

That prompted me to call Patty. Because I am a former DD blogger, Patty and I go back from before she was a published DD author. She had been trying to get me to write a book for a year or so by then, but since I had been previously homeschooling, and getting ready for a big move, I had no time. Now, not homeschooling, and done moving, I had nothing but time. So I called Patty , and it went something like this:

 Me:"So, I have a crazy idea to run by you.....What do you think about a polygamous DD book? Is that too crazy?"

Patty: "Oh my gawd, DO IT!!!!"

Even after that conversation it took me a good  month or so to come with a premise I liked, or the guts to give it a go. Then one day in November I was cooking dinner, thinking about god knows what, and the idea of best friends becoming sister wives popped into my head. I sat down at my computer, popped off a chapter, sent it off to Patty and held my breath.

She loved it and was my biggest cheerleader until I finished. Heck, who am I kidding, she still is. She listens to my rants, deals with my lack of confidence,and reads whenever I need assurance that it makes sense and doesn't suck so far. ;)

Is Blushing paying her a bonus for this service yet? They probably should be, I know I'm not the first of their authors she has started and encouraged, and I know I won't be the last either. 

Let's show Patty the love today for all she does for the community. I know I would be lost without her. I sure as hell wouldn't have made the leap to published author without her.

And because she is the awesome promo queen, a little promo for her today: 
Here is a list of all Patty's books in the order they were released, with Amazon links

Tough Choice

It hadn't taken Jessie long to figure out that Gabe was the one for her. After all, she'd practically begged him to marry her. Now that they were married, though, Gabe had started laying down rules and asking Jessie to start making some tough choices. What's a girl to do when she has to choose between her credit cards and a spanking?

But really, Jessie soon wonders, who lives like that nowadays? She loves Gabe, but is it worth it? When Gabe asks Jessie to stick with it for a year and see if it doesn't make their marriage stronger, she knows that she has to make some hard decisions. What will she choose, and what will her choices cost her?

Harder Choices

 Patty Devlin returns in a sequel to Tough Choice (formerly Choices).

In Harder Choices, (Choices Book 2) Jessie is settling into her DD marriage. Things should be easier but Jessie is still struggling with making the right choices. It seems she has harder choices now such as when to use her free spanking pass, or if she rather him use the belt or the dreaded bath brush.

For those customers who have been asking for more "pure" DD stories, this series is for you.

No Choice Left

From Patty Devlin comes the third installment of her domestic discipline trilogy, "Choices." In "No Choice Left," Jessie loves Gabe with all her heart. She has come to realize that she loves the rules and guidelines her firm husband has put in place in their old-fashioned marriage. But still things can get pretty confusing. Sometimes a girl just needs time to think before making choices. Jessie makes a bad choice and runs away. So she has no choice left but to submit to a spanking from Gabe to prove how much she loves him.

Tyler's Resolution 

Tyler left the scene in The
Choices Trilogy
to figure out some things. Now, he is back just in time for
a longstanding date with a little boy.
Darcy's son is not Tyler's. However, he has always been a
part of Chance's life and yet Darcy holds Tyler off when he tries to get too
Tyler is done taking no for an answer. He has always
tip-toed around Darcy, and let her manipulate him because he was afraid of
causing her more hurt.
Now, he knows that he needs to draw the lines. He has to
show her he loves her enough to stop her from continuing this destructive
pattern in their relationship. After all, doesn't her son deserve a normal
family life? Tyler resolves to make a change.

Tyler's Wife

He was rushing her! Everything was happening too fast. He wanted her to move. He wanted her to go to his fight in Las Vegas. He wanted her to fit into his life, but who was she anyway? She was a nobody from nowhere, and he was handsome, successful, he was going places! One day, he was going to wake up and realize that she didn't belong in his world. And that was going to break her heart.

Tyler didn't understand Darcy. He knew she loved him. He knew they belonged together, but her self-destructive behavior was going to tear them apart. He knew only one way to deal with that, and it involved a strong arm, a naked bottom, and a good, solid paddle. But what would it take to get her to believe in them?

Christmas Joy 

Joy hitches a ride headed to the Double R ranch looking for work. She is desperate to find a place to stay before the snow flies; however, she isn't prepared for feelings the large, sexy and entirely dominant man, who finds her, stirs up deep inside her. Living on the road has been hard and with her past, she should stay and beg for the job. But running is easier than dealing with her fears and these new feelings, isn't it?

Nick is used to being in charge, after all he has been the one taking care of his brothers for years. He knows just what Joy needs - and he's more than willing to put her over his knee and give it to her. Nick is also used to people leaving. He is not used to having a chance to change it. Can he find her, convince her to trust him, and bring her back? Will Nick be able to bring Joy into his home and his heart, and keep her there - for good, not just for Christmas?

Mail Order Switch

Liz will do anything to get away from her evil guardian, and she was prepared to disguise herself as a boy and look for work as a ranch hand. When Caroline, a stranger on the train next to her, sees through her "boy" disguise, and begs her to take her place as a mail-order bride, Liz doesn't hesitate long before saying yes. It's got to be easier than working on a ranch, and as a married woman with a new name, she'll be out of her guardian's clutches forever.

Wade Malone has been looking forward to his new bride for months, but when "Caroline" finally arrives, things don't exactly add up. For one, "Caroline" was supposed to be twenty-five years old; the woman who came off the train doesn't look a day above sixteen. He has a strong aversion to liars, particularly in a wife. But he's also a man who keeps his promises and whoever the woman is at his side, he's made a commitment.

That doesn't mean he's not going to handle his new bride very firmly indeed. Then, against all odds, Liz starts to fall for the no-nonsense rancher and his family. How will she ever keep him from finding out the complete truth about the switch?

Lovely Little Liar 

Charlie gives the cop who pulls her over for speeding and reckless driving the performance of a lifetime, telling him that her mother is in the hospital on the edge of death.

Trooper Vin Loveanu wants nothing more than to pull her out of the vehicle and comfort her, but has to settle for sending flowers to the hospital, only to find out that the mother is not a patient. Further investigation turns up an obituary for Charlene's mother from four years before!
Charlie's lies, abominable driving and strong family ties continue to bring the two together. She can't run away far enough or fast enough and maybe - just maybe she should be running to Vin - not away, even if it meant over his knee - the same way her brother Alex dealt with her. And she'd been trying to tell Alex she was too old for spanking for years.

The Chicagoan Switch

Caroline couldn't follow through with the mail order marriage she had agreed to, so she switched places with the woman next to her on the train. Anxious to get home, she had more reason to hurry when she received a wire relaying a family emergency.
Traveling with the Union Pacific across the mid- west was a long, hot trip and Caroline's temper flared at the man who took responsibility for the railroad. Her temper wasn't the only thing flaring - her bottom also felt the heat when Royce Ashby had had enough of her bad humor. A man's patience could only take him so far and it was quite obvious to him that Caroline was in need of a keeper. He knew he was up for the task.

The Lawman's Lessons 

Choose one of the two men, or take the return ticket and head home. It wasn’t much of a choice. Celia had worked and studied so hard to have a school of her own. And she had known that they might be a little upset. She knew exactly what they had wanted. It was stated very clearly in the advertisement and she could probably read and write better than anyone one of them.

Jackson sure never planned to marry, and how could he when his name would be a disgrace to his bride? So why had he fought so hard to keep her from marrying the other man? He could have shrugged it off and gotten out of there, but he just couldn’t do it. The new school teacher needed someone who would stay on her tail and teach her a lesson or else she’d run right into danger.

But, he’d have to be honest with her and tell her about that no good scoundrel who had sired him. She at least had a right to know he was a bas—illegitimate, that the man who fathered him had left his mother alone to fend for herself. Then if Celia could handle that, well, they could work the rest out. Besides, there weren’t any other good choices and she simply couldn’t be without a husband.


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