Archive for July, 2015

Double Sneak Peek: “Blank Space”!

July 30, 2015

Here’s a second taste of “Blank Space”, this week’s Early Bird story for my Patreon subscribers who pledge at least $2 per story:

Mindy closed her eyes tightly for a moment. “I remember going out,” she said. “To a…club? No, not a club. A coffee house. There was someone reading poetry…”

“And playing guitar, yes,” Grant said. “What happened next?”

“I…” Mindy pushed at the blank, sticky fog that obscured the edges of the memory. “I remember talking to you. You were sitting next to me, you were reading a book…I can’t remember much else, though. It’s all foggy.”

“It’s okay,” Grant said soothingly. “Just imagine yourself walking into that fog. The closer you get to the memory, the more distinct it becomes, doesn’t it?”

Smaller tease, I know, but my Early Birds only have three more days to wait!

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Possibly Boring Stuff On My Mind

July 24, 2015

Vaguely serious post here, today, because this has been on my mind a lot and I want to sound people out on it before I do anything modestly permanent. I’ve been thinking a lot about ebooks, primarily because the always-wonderful Thrall (aka A. Regina Cantatis on Kindle Unlimited) thinks that I could do well with them, and because we’ve co-written some stuff together so she has kind of what you’d call a very politely-expressed, no-pressure vested interest in getting me off my butt and doing something about them. This is taking up more headspace than it should right now, because it involves a) work, and b) difficult decisions, neither of which I like. In order:

The Work:

1) I need to find a way to get good-looking, eye-catching covers for my stories that doesn’t involve spending more money than I would make on the ebooks. This means either a) finding free/cheap clip art and learning how to digitally alter it myself to make it look sexy and hypnotic, b) taking my own photos and finding ways to make them look sexy and hypnotic, or c) finding someone who will do these things for me and is willing to accept some form of non-monetary payment or who is willing to discount their rate out of respect for me as a writer. None of these options seem to be great for immediate epublishing, which is why I’ve set it as a huge milestone on my Patreon page so I can procrastinate.

2) I need to go back and do another edit pass, maybe even two, on anything I put into an ebook. I love my own work, because you don’t get to be a writer without being a tremendous egotist deep down, but there’s nothing I’ve written that couldn’t use at least one more polish pass. This is the easiest thing on this list, I freely admit.

3) I need to get it all formatted nicely in ebook format. This is probably relatively trivial, because I know there are websites that will turn Word documents into ebooks if you just ask nicely, but it’s still something I need to look into.

4) I need to actually get it onto a service. Again, probably relatively trivial, because most of the major publishers understand that they are dealing with technological incompetents like me who need hand-holding through every step of the process, but I still need to figure out how to do it.

The Difficult Decisions:

1) I need to decide what I’m doing with the free versions of my work. This is a big, emotionally tangled issue for me. On the one hand, as Thrall pointed out, it’s awfully hard to sell a product and give it away for free at the same time, because if you offer something for money and offer the exact same thing for no money, people will say, “I would like the exact same thing for free, please.” As long as I have my stories up on the EMCSA and Literotica, it is going to be hard to make significant money selling ebooks.

On the other hand, I’ve been posting to the EMCSA for fifteen years, on and off. I’ve seen a lot of authors come and go from the EMCSA and from the erotic mind control erotica community, and a lot of the circumstances surrounding those departures have been acrimonious and unpleasant. It is hard for me not to feel like pulling my stories would be a condemnation of Simon and his site, and it’s especially hard for me not to feel like it would be taken that way by others whether I mean it or not. It’s also hard for me not to feel like I would be losing my greatest publicity tool, a large archive of stories available to anyone for free on one of the oldest fetish erotica sites on the Internet. I worry that I would become invisible if I left the EMCSA, and that’s kind of scary.

Also, I like the idea of “shareware” literature. I like believing that I write something good enough that people will, purely out of the kindness of their hearts, throw money at me in quantities large enough for me to survive on. (I never expected to get rich as a writer, but I’d be happy if it pays the bills.) I like to believe that my audience appreciates me like that, and that they’re interested enough in getting more of what I write that they will help me do that. (And as an aside to my Patrons, thank you so much for validating that belief. You have no idea how much your support means on an emotional as well as financial level.)

But again, it is hard to argue against the evidence that I would make more money if I required people to pay for my product rather than giving it away. That’s a pretty basic tenet of the society we live in, it’s been borne out by several thousand years worth of human activity, and I feel like I need to stop thinking of myself as “selfish” for asking for payment for my time and effort. What I do, what I write, is worth money. I don’t think that I’m being delusional about my own talent when I say that.

2) If I do publish ebooks, where do I go? The choices right now seem to be a) Kindle Unlimited, or b) everybody else who’s not Kindle Unlimited. KU has definitely got its boosters–again, Thrall swears by them and feels like she’s getting a good deal by going exclusive to them, and she’s not alone. On the other hand, there’ve been a lot of recent changes to that business model, and they may be changes that don’t benefit someone with 258 stories that average about 3000 words apiece. Plus, as John Scalzi pointed out, there are some problems inherent in participating in a business model that requires you to commit yourself exclusively to someone who decides on how much you get paid based on a bizarre and arcane formula the details of which are kept secret from you but who totally promises they’re not going to screw you over because Reasons. Not sure I like that overmuch.

Where I’m kind of leaning, after all that (and if you stuck it through all that, bless your heart!) is that it may be time to slowly, tentatively leave the EMCSA behind, at least in part. I feel like I should push myself, learn how to make covers or at least network with people who do, and put my stuff out for sale. If I do this, it would not be immediate and it would definitely not be total–I’d probably continue posting to the EMCSA for the foreseeable future. But those stories would not be a permanent archive of my work; they’d be a selection of stories that people could read in order to get them interested in my writing, which they could purchase on (Service To Be Determined Later).

The Patreon exclusives would continue, because that is important to me on an emotional as well as financial level. I’d probably post my ebooks there, so that my subscribers would be able to get my ebooks for free (which may well rule out KU). Also, as I make more money and can devote more time to this (knock on wood), I’ll be extending the Early Bird exclusives so that my Patrons can feel like they’re getting more for their money. Because again, that means more to me than someone simply buying my ebooks, and I want my Patrons to understand just how special they are to me.

But I wouldn’t be posting this with an explicit encouragement for people to let me know what they think if that plan was already set in stone. So if you want to have any input on my future plans, this is the time and this is the place!

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Blank Space”!

July 23, 2015

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday (August 1st–the posting is keeping to Simon’s schedule on the EMCSA) thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“The Quiet Type”, teased as last week’s Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Blank Space”! (MC MF MD)

Mindy’s woken up in a bed she doesn’t recognize, next to a man she doesn’t remember going to bed with. She doesn’t remember anything about last night…but he does. Here’s a taste:

Mindy’s pillow was all wrong. She didn’t know anything else yet, but she knew that. It felt weird, soft and smooth against her cheek like…silk? She slowly levered her eyes open, squinting just a bit as she got used to the early morning daylight. Definitely silk. Red silk. She was in a bed with red silk pillowcases. She wasn’t ready to make a more ambitious conjecture, but she was pretty confident about that.

She didn’t have red silk pillowcases in her bed. So this wasn’t her bed. She was definitely starting to piece it together now. She was in a strange bed, and it was morning, and…Mindy noticed the sound of sleepy breathing next to her, not quite snoring but definitely the sound of a person in the bed next to her who wasn’t awake. She rolled over very slowly, so as not to disturb them. Yep. Strange bed, strange man.

Hope you enjoy it! There will be a second sneak peek at this story next week, in anticipation of its release on August 1st.

MST3K Vs. Hypnosis: The Undead

July 18, 2015

Technically, this is jumping the gun a bit, as “The Undead” has actually been announced for the fall box set. But as with most Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, it’s not tremendously difficult to find it on YouTube while you’re waiting for it to come out. (As always, I encourage you to use your wallet to ethically support talented artists.) But it’s an episode that’s very heavy on hypnosis as a plot device, and actually has a pretty good hypnosis scene, so let’s talk “The Undead”!

“The Undead”, for those of you who’ve not seen the riffed or unriffed versions of the film, is about a psychical researcher (yes, that’s actually what they used to call themselves–the term has fallen so far into disuse that Mike and the bots think it’s a spelling error) with some pretty bizarre ideas about reincarnation. Yep, we’re back on the Bridey Murphy kick again! He picks up a hooker and brings her back to his office to meet a colleague of his, and I really swear this is not the start of one of my stories. He then proceeds to deeply hypnotize her, and I again really swear that this isn’t the start of one of my stories, and regresses her through her past lives until she reaches Ye Olden Times, where she awakens in one of her past bodies where she’s been condemned to death for witchcraft.

But this is where it gets entertainingly crazy–the present version of herself convinces the past version of herself to escape and prove her innocence! She’s been framed for witchcraft by a real witch, who sold her soul to Satan for occult power. Luckily, there’s also a good witch out there who tricked Satan into giving her occult power without selling her soul, who’s made it her business to mess with evil witches. There are all sorts of farcical hijinks, including a point where the present-day hypnotist somehow manages to bodily transmit himself down the reincarnation lifeline and just sort of hang out naked in the past, and can I just remind everyone at this point that I did not write this?

Eventually, they all sit down for a long discussion of what the hell the plot is actually supposed to be, and it turns out that history is on the verge of unraveling thanks to Bozo the Hypnotist and his crazy theories. For the present-self version of the hooker to exist, she has to be reincarnated from the past-self version, and that won’t happen if she doesn’t get executed. (I guess you only get one chance at dying in this cosmology?) But of course, if she dies, she’ll die and miss out on her upcoming life with her dim-witted and gullible boyfriend, who’s been lurching about the plot ineffectually trying to help her and nearly selling his soul to Satan. There’s a long period of shouting, at the end of which the heroine realizes that all her future selves to come deserve their shot on the karmic wheel…because apparently the writer doesn’t really understand the point of reincarnation in the religions where it features prominently…and allows herself to be recaptured and beheaded. Dim boyfriend kills the wicked witch, Bozo the Hypnotist is stranded in the past (because one end of his link is now sans head) and Satan tries to pretend that this was totally his plan all along. Exeunt omnes.

It’s actually a doofily charming movie, but hypnosis is really the mechanism used to get it started and not the focus. If all you want to see is the hypno stuff, watch the first twenty or so minutes (where there is, as I say, a pretty decent hypnosis scene with a kind of interesting induction technique) and skip the rest. If you like cheesy, silly Ye Olden Times movies with Satan and singing hunchbacks and witches of the good and evil/seductive variety (and oh yes, Billy Barty as the evil witch’s familiar/imp), it’s well worth checking out.

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “The Quiet Type”!

July 16, 2015

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying this Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story this week–“Smoke From an Old Flame”, teased as last week’s Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “The Quiet Type”! (MC FF)

Brandy has a little trouble communicating with her study partner, Emily. Actually, she has two–Emily’s so shy that she mumbles everything she says, and Brandy keeps getting strange urges that she has to obey without knowing why. Here’s a taste:

Emily muttered something vaguely affirmative, smiling for the first time. Brandy shifted position to display her body a little better–whatever it was she was saying or doing to make Emily relax, she definitely wanted to more of it. “Yeah, I…I just get frustrated with guys, you know? I swear, sometimes I think I’d be better off going lezzie. Guys are always so controlling, like they’re trying to make me over into something I’m not.”

Emily reached over and put her hand on Brandy’s knee, whispering something softly to her as she did so. Brandy was astonished at just how nice Emily’s touch felt against her skin. “I mean, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea,” she said, trying to regain her train of thought. Just because she was naked, her pussy completely exposed to the other woman’s stare…and just because she was letting Emily run her fingers up and down her leg…it didn’t mean that, um…that…

Emily said something too quietly for Brandy to catch. “…I don’t want you to think that I don’t like the idea of giving up control,” Brandy said, finally getting back to what she’d wanted to say. “Because that can be absolutely hot.” She ran her fingers through her bush, luxuriating in the sensation of the stiff pubic hair against her hand, before settling onto her vulva and beginning to gently tease her labia. “I mean, absolutely smoking hot. But not with a guy. They just get the wrong idea. If I was going to give up control like that, it’d have to be to a woman.”

Hope you enjoy it!

Liner Notes for June 2015 (and May 30)

July 11, 2015

As a semi-regular feature on this blog, I’m going to spend a little time talking about the stories I posted each month and discuss the inspiration for them and perhaps a bit of “behind the scenes” information about the writing process. I’m doing this mainly because coming up with three topics a month is easier that four…er, because I know you’ll be fascinated! This month, I’ll cover the stories I did in June (as well as the one story I did at the end of May, because otherwise it will feel lonely).

Back and Forth: Every once in a while, when none of the stories in my idea file are grabbing me and I still need to write something, I’ll start trawling through song lyrics websites, looking for a title that grabs my attention and sparks an idea. In this case, it was a song by Aaliyah called “Back and Forth”, which seemed to be a pretty logical title for an induction story. I decided to make it a femdom story, because I’m a heterosexual submissive and I generally gravitate either to femdom or lesbian stories. This one was going to be a pretty simple story, so I decided simply to make it a straightforward tale of a young man getting hypnotized into sex with a young woman. I think I was about halfway through when I decided that swaying breasts were more interesting than swaying pendants, so I had Caitlyn switch techniques and wrote it in as the result of a post-hypnotic suggestion. (Which is, to me, the sexiest part, that she’s worked his resistance into her deepeners.)

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend: I’ve been writing the Girls(tm) for a while now, and they’ve always had more background to them than I could fit into a single story. I’ve tried to make that into a strength by making each story part of a progressive reveal, showing little extra details about who the Girls are and what they want in addition to writing what I hope is a pretty sexy seduction piece. This story, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”, introduces the notion that there are societal changes occurring beneath the surface as a result of the Girls’ influence. “Just a Girl” already showed how Girls can get criminals to reform, but this is the first time we see that it’s reducing crime rates overall. The malfunctioning Girl here also reveals a lot about what the Girls feel they “should” be like; avarice is considered to be a malfunction, and they see themselves as looking out for their owners/pets. There’s still more left for future stories–I’m not sure quite how many stories are left in it, but I know there’s at least five or six more and I have a rough idea of how it ends.

Fadin’ In and Fadin’ Out: Another one of my tricks for coming up with new stories is to glance through album covers and books about music to see titles. In this case, it was both–the book ‘Horrifically Bad Album Covers’ featured a lot of amusingly bad graphics, but some of them had song lists on them as well. One of them was a country album that listed “Fadin’ In and Fadin’ Out” as a title, and I thought that a) there was something interesting that could be done with the idea of drifting in and out of consciousness, each time a little bit more enslaved, and b) I hadn’t done many country songs and I always enjoy desecrating a new musical genre. The story fell into place pretty naturally from there. (It wound up being male dominant primarily because I knew it would be a long-term, intense slavery story, and usually I associate that with guys. Sorry, gender I’m a member of!)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World: I have loved doing superhero stories for a long time. I’ve also spent a while, as you can see if you go back through this blog’s history, cataloging various different methods of mind control. I combined the two to get the idea of a superhero getting mind-controlled by every single method I could think of, all at once, and them all canceling each other out. (Originally, there was another method that didn’t wind up in the finished story–a villain called the Sculptor of Flesh literally rewired Adventure Girl’s brain to make her more obedient. It was cut because Lady Ru’etha, whose instincts I trust implicitly, said it was more creepy than sexy.) I had a lot of fun writing this one (Mary Pranxter is one of my best villain ideas ever), but I wound up pounding it hard in revisions to give more time to each individual seduction sequence. It still probably feels crowded and chaotic, but part of that is by design.

Naturally: This was actually the last story I wrote for about two or three years; for one reason or another, I was finding less and less time to write and especially less time to write erotica. My backlog of stories went slowly down from about fifty (enough for a year) to about six, and I finally decided that I wanted to save those last few for a rainy day. Which was last month, when I finally decided to throw myself back into things with a vengeance. But I digress a bit; this story had a very simple genesis, which was that I’d listened to Huey Lewis and the News as a kid and “Naturally” was one of those songs that popped into my brain from time to time unbidden. I’d always wanted to do a story with a “would-you-kindly” style trigger, something that could be worked easily into conversation but that the target would obey unthinkingly, and this seemed like a good place for it. Most of the rest of the story fell into place around that–it needed to be a seemingly chance encounter, but a private one, and it felt like a story that should be male dominant and female submissive. (Sometimes that’s the only way I can explain it–the tone felt right for a yellow story.) I think it came together smoothly.

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Smoke From an Old Flame”!

July 9, 2015

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying this Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story this week–“Back Where You Belong”, teased as last week’s Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Smoke From an Old Flame”! (MC FF) Amy and Dawn are seeing each other for the first time since they parted ways after graduating college. And Dawn, for one, plans to make up for lost time.

Here’s a taste:

Now Amy couldn’t imagine how she’d endured three minutes without feeling like this, let alone three years. Her hand felt feverish where it touched Dawn’s, and only Dawn’s control kept Amy from fingering herself right there in the elevator as it descended towards the parking ramp. Amy had no self-control at all; she had blissfully given every bit of control up to her Mistress in the instant Dawn spoke to her again. She ached for Dawn’s touch on her nipples, Dawn’s tongue on her clit. It was all she could think about.
Dawn made sure of that. “You’re going to come so hard,” she whispered in Amy’s ear. She grabbed Amy’s dark brown hair–shorter than the last time they were together but still long enough to get her fingers into–and pulled Amy in for a slow, lascivious kiss. Amy quivered with arousal and her eyelids almost fluttered shut again despite her Mistress’ command. “I hope that townhouse of yours has very thick walls, little pleasureslut, because I’m going to make you scream all night long. We both know that hot, tight, sexy little quim of yours has been doing all the thinking for you ever since you laid those sleepy eyes on me, and I’m going to give it the good, hard fucking it needs.”
Amy couldn’t help herself; she let out a low, husky moan that gave away her undisguised lust to anyone within earshot. But the only person who heard was Dawn, and her only response was to grin wickedly and graze her lips across Amy’s earlobe. “Good girl,” she said as the elevator doors opened. “Good girl.”

Hope you enjoy it!

Review: Thalia’s Harem

July 4, 2015

One of the real problems with being a writer is that you have less time to read in your chosen field. Between research, promotion and the physical business of writing, your time to sit down and read for pleasure the things that got you into writing can suffer. As a result, I don’t read as many stories on the EMCSA as I’d like. It doesn’t help that when it comes to erotica, I don’t think I’m any different than anyone else in that I have favorite fantasies I go back to, which encourages me to re-read more than pick up new stuff.

That said, I feel like I still have enough favorite stories out there that I can spend a little time every few blog entries or so discussing my favorites and why they are my favorites. This time, I’m talking about “Thalia’s Harem” by Kingfisher, which is currently available for free on the EMCSA.

It’s important to recognize, when you’re writing smut, that you’re not always looking for deep characterization. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t know who the characters are; you just don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of the time explaining their backstories and they don’t usually need elaborate motives for what they do. Ultimately, these people are satisfying their sexual needs; that’s a universal drive, and you don’t need to really get in depth on why the people in your sex story like sex.

This is by way of explaining that the characters in “Thalia’s Harem” are not deep or complex, and that’s okay. They are nice young women who bump into the titular (no pun intended) Thalia, who hypnotizes them with acupressure, converts them into lesbians through pleasure conditioning, and then pretty relentlessly fucks the living hell out of them (and encourages them to fuck the living hell out of each other) for ten straight chapters. That’s all they really need to be for purposes of this story as long as the induction and sex scenes are hot.

And they are. The first chapter, “Donna and Penny”, probably remains my favorite; it starts a slight bit into the action, with Penny already enslaved, and shows Donna’s seduction/induction in loving detail. After a bit of info-dump in the first panel (a pet peeve of mine–as mentioned above, you either don’t need to know this or you can work it into the story) it settles in nicely as Donna gets offered an innocent haircut that’s anything but innocent and winds up blissfully brainwashed. The chapter hits all my fetish buttons. Donna is taken down slowly and dreamily into trance, she fixates on beautiful breasts as her hypnotic focus, she winds up dazed and helplessly aroused even after she wakes, she gets her pussy licked while further hypnotized until she orgasms herself into obedience. And then, when she wakes up, she performs body worship on her new owner and suckles at Thalia’s breasts while further deepened. Any one of those would have been hot; together, they’re a tactical nuke of erotic heat. Oh, and then she becomes Penny’s slave…and in a final very sexy scene she gets to turn the tables on Penny and do some commanding of her own.

The next few chapters, to be honest, suffer a bit from diminishing returns. “Samantha” is okay, but it’s from the perspective of Donna as she helps enslave her friend–given that I’m submissive myself, the hot part for me is reading the descriptions of struggling, failing, and becoming helplessly obedient. That’s not very present here. The third chapter, “Thalia”, is mostly just an infodump, and the fourth, “Nadine”, is probably catering to a fetish that’s not mine (baby-talk features heavily, which is great if you think that “wook at my beautifuw bweasts” is a sexy turn of phrase and not so much for the rest of us).

After that, it starts picking up again. “Beth” is a nice little seduction piece, although again it’s less from the POV of the submissive than from the POV of the seducer. There’s a bit of fallback again with “Beth, Nadine and Donna” (although again, probably not if you’re into the babytalk thing) but then things really get going as the author has pretty much the same idea that Thalia does: “Wouldn’t it be awesome to seduce a whole bunch of hot models, one after the other?”

“Zoe”, the chapter that kicks off the whole ‘seducing models’ plan, is very nice–there’s a sexy technique that trilby else uses well to darker effect, where the POV character finds out they’ve been hypnotized and seduced by finding a video of the process, and realizes too late that the video is hypnotizing them all over again. Here, it leads nicely to plenty of hot lesbian sex without the darker undertones of trilby’s work. (Which may be a downside to you, but all I can write about is my own preferences.)

“Sabrina” is nice, but it does try to work in all the girls from all the previous chapters into a big orgy, and honestly there’s just too many girls at that point to focus. It’s nice that for the next two chapters, “Crystal and Joanne” parts one and two, Kingfisher pares the cast down significantly to Thalia, Sabrina and the two new conquests. Better yet, a lot of the time is spent on Crystal and Joanne alone together, succumbing slowly to their programming in a way that emphasizes submission almost completely. It’s very yummy.

I don’t know if Kingfisher plans to continue the story–the most recent chapter is about two years old. But there’s a lot of very sexy material here, and it’s oddly sweet in its own way. (Thalia establishes a pretty big harem, but in practice it works like a very big, very happy polyamorous relationship. Then again, probably a lot more poly relationships would be happy if everyone was hypnotized to get along and enjoy having sex with all the other partners.) There’s enough variety to the chapters that even though I most strongly recommend the first one and the last two, you’re bound to find something that pushes your hot buttons if you have even a casual interest in lesbian mind control erotica.

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Back Where You Belong”!

July 2, 2015

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying this Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story this week–“One Thing Leads to Another”, teased as last week’s Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Back Where You Belong”! (MC FF) It’s a story inspired by Hegre Body Art, and follows Felicia–she’s getting her first massage at a local spa. But if it’s her first massage, why does she remember previous visits?

Here’s a taste:

“It’s good to be here,” Felicia said. And it was–the massage hadn’t even started, and already Felicia felt completely relaxed. She didn’t need to worry about a thing, not in this room. The moment she stepped inside, it was as if she’d walked into a bubble of total peace and contentment that had washed away all those little nagging worries and left her utterly at ease.

“That’s just the response I was hoping for,” Ilona said, walking over to Felicia and setting down a bowl of warm oil between her ankles. Felicia smiled a little at the foreign idiom. Ilona shifted Felicia’s legs a little, just to get her into the right position, and began gently drizzling handfuls of the oil onto her skin. Felicia sighed in relaxation. This felt so good. She wondered why she’d waited so long before getting her first spa treatment.

Ilona’s strong, warm hands began working the oil into Felicia’s skin. They moved up her back, then down again, pausing every few moments to scoop another handful of oil out onto Felicia’s body. Then they moved further down, sliding easily over Felicia’s buttocks and gliding along the backs of her legs. It felt unbearably good. No wonder she’d decided not to cover up with a towel this time.

“Tell me, Felicia,” Ilona asked as she drizzled oil over the small of Felicia’s back and down onto her buttocks, “what did bring you back to us today?”

Hope you enjoy it!