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The stories are best enjoyed when read in order beginning with May 1, 2009.

Welcome To Quest Five
Allison Beaumont is having trouble finding a job after college until one day the wealthy and powerful Joseph Candle offers her a job at his rather unusual corporation, where mistakes can lead to bare bottomed spankings. Adopting the alias of Virginia West, she joins four highly skilled colleagues, racing around the globe in search of mysterious treasures, but wherever she goes, trouble is sure to follow.
Note: Some stories contain scenes of a sexual nature, corporal punishment, non-consensual corporal punishment, and strong language which some reader's may find offensive. If you feel this material might be inappropriate for you please move on to another blog by clicking the next blog link at the top of the page.

May 15, 2010

Endings & Beginnings

Thank you to everyone who read Quest Five and a special thank you to all those who left comments, whether occasionally or consistently. Now that the final chapter has been posted the question looms as to where to go from here. The story is left with an open end in hopes that I will someday return to the Quest Five universe and continue Allison’s story from her rather odd and precarious end. Before that continuation though, I have a few plans, including a clean up of the original Quest Five story to be offered as a free ebook download whenever it is completed. Don’t hold your breath though because I’m not yet ready to start work on that project. I’ll let you know when I start and keep you updated from there.

Most of you are probably already aware of my new blog, Imagine the Stories. Since January a new short story has been posted each Friday and in some way or other each one has been in part inspired by the accompanying spanking related picture(s). To date I’ve done my best to keep each story unique and entertaining while touching on the wide realm of fantasies related to the wonderful world of adult spanking. If you have not stopped by already, pop in and have a read. I’d love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, or just general praise (because praise is so much nicer than criticism), but I’ll take the lumps from constructive criticism too if that’s what you have to give. Seriously, I appreciate each and every comment so long as it is not spam.

I promised to share updates on the projects I’m currently working on and I had hoped to have completed my current project by now, but it has taken on a larger life than I originally anticipated. Just because I like to talk about what I’m working on (not to mention my cruel, sadistic nature) I’ll whet your appetite with a few details which may or may not change during the course of completing the project.

My working title is The Spanking Days of Summer. I like the title, it reflects the story quite nicely and it is something of a double entendre. The story is centered on a young woman dealing with some major changes in her life; Things like living with her Aunt and Uncle on a ranch, preparing to attend college, making new friends, dating bad boys (well just one really, but he’s bad enough for plurality), oh and for the first time in her young life she has to deal with real boundaries and discipline. It’s a real shame and I mean that in the reddest sense of the word.

Anyway, this is the project I’ve been consumed with lately and it’s being a lot of fun. The main character shows off a lot of those characteristics many of you have mentioned you appreciate in a spankee; intelligence, whit, and strength of character (ie. there might be a victim, but it’s rarely if ever her). All in all, I’m very happy with the progress and I’ll keep plugging away until it’s completed. I’ll keep you updated, but hopefully the next time I post about it, will be to tell you it’s done and ready to be downloaded.

The Spanking Days of Summer is going to be the first story I don’t give away. I know this is going to be disappointing to some, but a lot of work goes into writing these stories. The Spanking Days of Summer is shaping up into a novella length story and I think you’ll find the quality of the story and characters to be well worth the cost. Of course I will continue to produce plenty of free material for everyone to enjoy and hope that the quality of my work will be all the sales pitch my work needs.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Ashley,

    What a promise! I loved Allison, it looks that I am going to be polyamorous and fall for your new heroine. Family settings are my favourite; add discipline, bad boyfriends and bashful red shame, I have my ingredients for a sleepless night. Don’t offer the story at the price of an aircraft carrier, and I’ll buy it eagerly. You have imagination and literary talent; it is entirely normal that we, your readers, show gratitude for the pleasure you bring us.

    I can’t wait
    François

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  2. Ash,
    I'm always happy to pay for good work, and yours is very good.

    I'm pretty sure that I've said this before.

    Thank you very much for the updates, and for your courtesy in replying to comments. :D

    I will wait, I won't say patiently, for "The Spanking Days of Summer," sounds like it will be a great read.

    Warm hugs,
    Paul.

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  3. I very much appreciate the way you keep your readers up to date on your projects, and I'm really looking forward to "The Spanking Days of Summer." Like François, I enjoy family settings, but I like work settings even more. The workplace disciplinary sequences in "Quest Five" were among the best I have ever read, with the long sequence last December topping all others. I'm wondering if "The Retreat" is still in the pipeline? Best wishes for good sales!

    JC

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  4. François, I enjoy exploring domestic scenes myself and this one is a lot of fun so far. So far, I haven't totally settled on a price, with the story incomplete it seemed a bit premature. However, I can assure you the price will be within industry standards for comparable material.

    Paul, I'll do my best not to make you wait too long. I'm working on Summer daily right now and it's truly some of the most fun I've had all year.

    JC, It's always a pleasure to talk about my writing. I like to keep people up to date on what I'm doing because it also helps me to stay focused when I know there are people eagerly waiting for me to finish my work. As for The Retreat, I will post an update about it after Summer is finished, but for now it is a project on hold.

    Hugs,
    Ash

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  5. Hi!
    I have loved reading your stories and I'm excited to read anything you put out in the future! You definitely have a talent for writing. It is a wonderful thing to be able to get lost in a story. When I first found your websites, I spent several days reading to catch up. My husband wondered if I'd ever rejoin the family again!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us and for keeping us up-to-date on what's going on!
    Courtney

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  6. Courtney, My apologies to your husband. I know how it is though. When I find a story that I connect with, I can't put it down either. It's a great feeling to know I can touch my own readers in that same way. There are definitely plenty more stories to come. I write more or less all the time, some days more than others, but it's my number one pastime and I really can't imagine ever not writing.

    Hugs,
    Ash

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  7. Ash,

    I don't buy much online fiction, but I wouldn't hesitate to purchase your next project. In fact, maybe this will help alleviate the guilt I've been starting to feel for taking advantage of you and your steady stream of first-rate, free spanking fiction.

    We won't let you forget about The Retreat. The references in Q5 were too tantalizing. And speaking of anticipated projects can we still expect to see the fruits of Jessica's Toil?

    Michael

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  8. Michael, No need to feel guilty. I get a lot of pleasure from sharing my work freely and receiving comments on it. I find that I can grow and improve my writing in this way and that makes me very happy.

    I haven't forgotten about the Retreat either. I wrote an update post about it almost a month ago, but after writing it, I chose not to post it. I'll share more information later, but for now I had to step away from it and gain some perspective.

    Jessica's Toil will also be the subject of an update in the hopefully near future. This story has been begging to get out for over six months now, but it seems I always find another project to push in front of it. Its turn is coming though and hopefully not too far off.

    Hugs,
    Ash

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  9. Ashley stop teasing us,how much longer must we wait for 'The spanking days of summer'? :-)

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  10. Ashley

    Your work is so interesting I must ask == Is there anyone spanking your delightful bottom these days?

    I'm sorry butt your scenes are soo real I can not butt feel they are real !! Are they?

    Big hug, your work is so interesting I can't help checking it first !!

    RSH Jr

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  11. SW, I did my best to answer your question over on Imagine the Stories, but my goal is to get to you around July 03, 2010. I know it's so far off in the future being like less than a month from now. LOL.

    RSH Jr, My bottom is delightfully tended to when tending is needed, thanks for asking. The scenes in my stories are fictional and come out of my imagination. My personal spanking experiences help me to bring life to scenes I might otherwise not understand, but fortunately, my life is not quite so exciting as my fiction.

    Hugs,
    Ash

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