Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Getting Naughty with Tara Finnegan on Wicked Wanton Wednesday

I'm excited to welcome guest author
Tara Finnegan
to Wicked Wanton Wednesday

After our interview, I knew she was my kind of GF, not only because she is Irish (she actually lives in the land of saints and scholars, my blessed Nana would definitely approve.) but because she admits to preferring her fiction on the very naughty end of the spectrum. 

Naughty... Wicked, that's tomato and to-mah-to in my book.

Any who...  Tara is here to shamelessly promote her newest book, one in the popular Corbin's Bend series.  So without further adieu, lets see what bit of naughtiness Tara has brought for us today.

Exile to Unity, Corbin’s Bend Book Three

When their preference for BDSM becomes embarrassingly public, Angela and Jim O’Brien decide to start afresh in Corbin’s Bend, a community based on a common ethos of spanking, a place where Ange hopes they can belong.
Ange soon learns that in this new environment,  Jim is not beyond chastising her with a good sound spanking as the couple face their past demons and try to recover the closeness they once shared.  New challenges soon face the couple.  Will their difficulties destroy them or can their move be what Ange initially hoped for, an exile to unity?

The cross examination forced Ange to relive every detail of that fateful evening. She’d been forced to give details of how he had caught her unaware, cuffing her as soon as she had climbed into the bed, How she knew even then that she should have stopped him, but it had driven her wild. That he still wanted to fuck her despite her almost eight month swollen belly had aroused her like hell; she couldn’t get over the fact that her roundness and her fertility was a major turn on for him, but while not understanding it, she was only too happy to reap the benefits.

In her mind’s eye, she recalled how Jim had lifted her legs in the air and was paddling her backside. Her juices were trickling down the crack in her behind. It wasn’t until much later that she read of the risks of spanking during pregnancy, or indeed did any reading on their kinky preferences. With the position she was in, she had thought there was no danger of him hitting her too high up, her lower ass and thighs were getting the brunt of it, and she hadn’t been unduly concerned. The biggest difficulty was holding her legs like that with her neat but round bump causing an obstacle. She remembered quashing any nagging doubts because it was too fucking hot to call a halt, and how he’d had to stop paddling her pretty quickly as she just couldn’t hold her position.

It wasn’t until he sucked and nipped her nipples that she started to notice the tightening in her uterus, but she’d put it down to Braxton Hicks contractions. She’d had a lot of those with Ava. Then he’d clamped them and it felt so good, especially when he pulled on the clamp, stretching and elongating nipples already ripe and sensitive with pregnancy.

About the Author

Accidental writer from the west of Ireland, Tara likes to write about strong, feisty modern day heroines who meet their match with even stronger spanking heroes where the sparks will fly.

When not writing, she is a wife, mother, taxi-service, gofer and general finder of lost items!

Tara's Blog

Maddie’s Intimate Authors Corner Questions. 

MT:  So Tara, a lot of authors draw on life experience for their stories others use pure fantasy. How same/different are you from your main character?

TF: Well, let me see – so far all of my main female characters have been Irish – check

They’re all independent, feisty, strong-willed - check

All spankos – check.

Apart from that no, there’s no resemblance! Actually, I would say all my characters often incorporate characteristics of many people I know, a bit of this person and a bit of that person, there is rarely one character totally modeled on one individual, but even as I write a certain trait, I picture that particular person that I am “borrowing” it from in my mind. 

MT: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? 

TF: In Exile to Unity there is a message that I think is worth pondering over. Sometimes marriage is very tough, and it’s all too easy to watch it slip away through non communication, impatience and lack of understanding of one another. It’s like everything, it takes work, sometimes a lot of work, other times it just slides along well-oiled tracks and the labour is effortless, and the married dance is seemingly flawless. But you have to take the rough with the smooth. Unfortunately, life isn’t always like a romance novel, and we need to remember that.   

Another factor is depression. You’re a nurse, I am sure you’ve seen the effect of depression so many times that to you it’s just normal. But for Joe Blogs and Jane Doe, it’s something to be hidden, brushed under the carpet, if you like. And yet, I doubt there is a single soul that depression doesn’t touch in some way, if not personally, then a relative, a friend, or a friend of a friend. Exile to Unity touches on post natal depression and post traumatic stress disorder. Why? Because I wrote it in winter. Winter in Ireland means a lot of darkness. The shortest daylight hours are about seven and a half hours, couple that with grey clouds that are so low you can almost reach out and touch them, and constant rain, and there is no sunlight for days. Seasonal Affected Disorder is a huge factor here. Our natural instinct is to shy away from human weakness, especially what can loosely be classed as “mental disorders” and yet they touch the lives of so many of us.  I like to write what is real, even if real isn’t always fashionable.

MT: This is a sensitive subject for me because I work as a psych/mental health nurse for twelve years so I have seen a lot. That is why you’ll also see themes on these topics in my books. I don’t know about Ireland, but 1 in 4 Americans have some kind of mental illness.  Even though it is common place like heart disease or diabetes, since it is something that you can really measure or put a number on like you cholesterol level, some people think it’s not a “real illness.” The stigma of mental illness continues which is such a shame.  You wouldn’t tell a person with high blood pressure to just snap out of it.

MT: What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

TF: LOL, the best advice I could offer is to ask someone more efficient than me!

MT: Here are some fun questions   What are you reading right now?

TF: Nothing! I don’t tend to read mid-week. But on Friday night I read The Firefighters Girl by Natasha Knight and on Saturday I read Chasing Chelsea, by Maren Smith. Both are writers I really admire. I was like Winnie the Pooh, I didn’t mean to read Chasing Chelsea all day Saturday, I just intended to taste it, but I didn’t move my butt off the chair until I had read every last word. LOL at six pm I realized I hadn’t even put the chicken in the oven. Thank God there is no DD in this house or my ass would have been toast.

MT: As an author, I imagine you are also an avid reader. What is your favorite genre?:

TF: Erotica and Spanking Fiction is obviously way up there, and I confess, I prefer it on the very naughty end of the spectrum.

I also love thrillers, mysteries, also unusual fiction; something I haven’t seen tackled before always gets my interest. I have a real fondness for some of the lighter classics too, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope. I find very old English( eg Francis Bacon ) too tedious though. Too much like school.

MT: What is the trait or characteristic you find most appealing about your significant other? 

TF: Not fair, can’t pick one as there are many, many traits I really appreciate about him. Perhaps his ability to make me laugh even when I am cross, is one of the best though.

MT: Biggest guilty pleasure, for which you are willing to risk all (or some) to get…

TF: Fill the bath chock full of really hot water and bubbles. Grab a glass of red wine and whatever book I am reading. Lock the door and soak for at least an hour, topping up the hot water a minimum of twice. It’s the most relaxing thing in the world. Sounds simple I know, but not always that easy as I usually get shouted at by at least one of the children with an urgent need that just can’t wait. Grrrr.
Thanks for spending some time with me today, Tara.  It was fun!

Join me next week when my guest will be new author Melody Parks.  See you then...

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