Lines in the Sand: transgression and censorship

A brilliant compilation of several authors thoughts on erotic censorship… a big thank you to Emmanuelle De Maupassant x

Emmanuelle de Maupassant

This article looks at the nature of transgressive fiction, and tackles issues of censorship, including the paradox of themes being permitted for exploration in other genres (such as young fiction and horror) but not in fiction classed as ‘erotic’. It is a transgression and censorship taboo erotic fiction Emmanuelle de Maupassant authors writers readersstarting point for discussion rather than offering any definitive answers.

To learn more about the 130 participants who contributed to debate on these subjects, visit here.

The Nature of Transgression

Erotic literature has traditionally worn a face of transgression, of the defiant questioning of cultural norms, based on the premise that knowledge is to be found by pushing to the edge of experience.

Adrea Kore notes her authorship of erotic fiction as a political act, as well as a creative one. She asserts that finding words for women writing and speaking about their own desire is still seen as taboo in corners of Western culture, let alone…

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Lightning only strikes once…Electric by C.P. Mandara

A little something from Romance Rebels Publishing… Enjoy the snippet! 🙂

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New from Romance Rebels Publishing – Dirty Doms Box Set only 99 cents for 10 scorching hot stories of BDSM fantasy! Each day I’ll be dipping into one of the 10 stories for your reading pleasure!

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by: CP Mandara

“I am going to break you. That’s the whole purpose of this exercise. From the moment the door inside that room closes, I am not going to be Mr. Nice Guy. I am going to do everything in my power to hear you scream, and I won’t stop until I hear you beg for mercy. Do you wish to proceed on…

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Multiple Giveaways! Get your name in the hat!

Sexy Giveaways for the release of Dirty Doms! YAY!

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There are giveaways going to help celebrate the release of the Dirty Doms Box Set!

Romance Rebels Publishing is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift card on Facebook…


Christina Mandara has a SUPER SEXY Giveaway on her website….


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Dirty Doms Author Spotlight Christina Mandara

This is a little something from my latest anthology ‘Dirty Doms’ – hope you enjoy 🙂

Welcome to Sunshine Reads!


Christina Mandara

Tour Titles Bio

Christina Mandara was born in the UK, but has spent most of her life travelling the world. She speaks three languages and has been chiefly employed in the fields of finance and travel. Her favourite city is Sydney and her favourite holiday destination is the south of France.

aa112She loves keeping fit and enjoys running, cycling and water sports. Think surfing or sailing. She’s a big fan of BDSM in all of its glorious forms, and her favourite item in the toy closet (a box simply isn’t big enough) is her riding crop.

In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find…

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Christina’s Basic Guide to PAINKILLERS #health #BDSM



Tylenol / Paracetamol

This is Christina’s least favourite pain killer. It is a no-good-for-nothing, can-even-give-it-to-pregnant-ladies type pain killer. (And considering pregnant ladies can’t even take nasal decongestants – you get the picture of how strong this painkiller is).

If I’m really desperate and that’s all available, I’ll take it for a headache with a shot of expresso (caffeine is good for headaches – it’s a vasodilator (this means it widens blood vessels – hopefully lessening the pressure inside your head!) and there’s a 50/50 chance it will work.

How does it work?

It’s used to ease mild to moderate pain and it can help to control a fever. It works by affecting the chemical balance of your body, namely prostoglandins which are released in response to injury or illness. This type of tablet helps block the production of prostaglandins making the body less aware of the illness/injury.

Advil / Ibuprofen

This is probably my favourite pain killer. If you’ve had a round with the spanking hand or cane and are feeling the after-effects a little to keenly, this would be my drug of choice.

How does it work?

It’s used for pain relief from mild to moderate pain, and it can also control a fever and ease  pain, inflammation and swelling. It’s part of the NSAID group (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It also affects prostaglandins – and changes the chemical balance within your body. About 60% of people will find their condition improves with a NSAID and it will usually begin working within the hour. There are more side effects to Ibuprofen than paracetamol – which is why isn’t recommended as a first port of call. (But it’s good! Honest.)


If I’ve tried Ibuprofen with no success for a migraine, then aspirin would be my next choice, but it tends to affect my stomach – so make sure you always read the advice leaflet – and it usually recommends being taken after food.

How does it work?

Aspirin is an antiplatete medicine and is a member of a family of chemicals called salicylates. It’s been around for years. Originally extracted from the bark of willow trees, Hippocrates wrote about the bitter powder that could ease aches and pains and bring down high temperatures. It’s method of preventing the binding together of platelets helps thins the blood and it is another NSAID.

Codeine / CoCodamol

This drug is available over the counter in the UK, but I believe it is a regulated narcotic substance in the US. This is the mother of all drugs that can be obtained on the high street. It tastes absolutely disgusting but will generally cure even the most horrific headache, if given half a chance.

How does it work?

Codeine doesn’t work in the quite the same was as the NSAID’s above. Codeine binds to OPIODE receptors in the brain and increases the body’s tolerance of pain. It is metabolised in the liver and converted to MORPHINE. Yep, you heard me correctly. This is good stuff. It doesn’t work particularly well on its own and is often paired with paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin for best results. Taking codeine can cause addiction which is why these tablets are carefully regulated. A word of caution: Codeine can often cause drowsiness and suppresses breathing.

*** My musings on painkillers are not meant for anything more than general entertainment. Always read the advice label of any drug you are thinking of taking and seek proper guidance from your doctor when in pain!! ***



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