COMING SOON: WHIPPING TOM: Terror of Milkmaids’ Bums

 “Between 1672 and 1712 in London and at least two of the suburban or rural areas near the city, three individuals, each known by the nickname of “Whipping Tom,” carried out brief, minor reigns of terror against unsuspecting females. The distinctive moniker’s pretty much self-explanatory: from what scanty historical and journalistic records we can find, all three inflicted quick but undoubtedly painful corporal punishments on their victims. That is, spanking or whipping the unfortunate women’s buttocks. One supposes it’s a mercy that nobody thought to call any of the three ‘Jack the Whipper.’… 

    “The first Tom… personally intrigues me the most because, of the three, we know the absolute least about him. No information remains of where, specifically, he staged his spankings or of his ever being caught, but that he existed is evident from the one record that mentions him, a comparison between him and Tom II (“Whipping Tom Brought to Light and Exposed to View,” Anonymous, London, 1681): ‘Know then, that according to common Fame, [the current Whipping Tom] is of the Generation of that Whipping Tom, that about Nine years since proved such an enemy to the Milk-wenches’ Bums, and often times occasioned the Country Dames to hire a Guard for the security of their Posteriors; whose name so overawed Joan and Ciss that they durst not stir out after Candlelight to meet their Sweet-hearts, for fear of having an Alarum beaten upon their Tobies…’” 

Thus writes Felicia Culbertson Guthrie, heroine of Pink Flamingo Media’s “Switch” series who, with a little help from her friend Ardie Stallard, now takes pen in hand to write and offer up a novel of her own. Though not a factual account of the three historical figures known to us as “Whipping Tom,” her work is a plausible historical fiction piece of what COULD have happened. And who knows? Maybe it did! Edited by her husband, Joe Guthrie, and her friend “Ed” Edwards, in addition to Ardie Stallard’s contributions, it’s a spicy account of seventeenth-century adult spanking, both erotic and otherwise. Hold onto your toby, and take a read! 

SWITCH III: QUEEN OF THE DAMNEDEST

The past few years have been a wild ride for Felicia Rose Culbertson. At eighteen and a high school senior back in the Ozarks she was head cheerleader, sweetheart of the football team’s quarterback, and the school’s Homecoming Queen. Then on impulse she broke a school rule by kissing her boyfriend in public at the Homecoming ceremony. He abruptly abandoned her for being “bad luck,” the Principal paddled her for the kiss, and she was condemned and shunned by her home town—not because of either the kiss or the paddling, but rather that the Associated Press and the Internet spread her story across the world and made the entire town look foolish. Self-exiled from home and family to Memphis, she supported herself through almost three years of college as a professional Dominatrix. Finally she met a man she sensed she could—and wanted to—submit to. After a small dust-up involving reality versus Shakespearean fantasy they married, and live happily ever after.

Or do they?

In this third installment of the Switch series, Felicia finds herself in a West Memphis tattoo parlor run by vampires who prefer pints of blood to cash payments. If that’s not unsettling enough, she then discovers that her husband’s new job isn’t quite what it seems: rather than being a mere blood bank lab technician he’s actually the Chief Inspector of a clandestine bureau dispensing “legal” blood and justice to Memphis’ entire community of vampires. And all this before she has to help rescue three nieces from an attempted vampire kidnapping, introduces punishment spanking to the Memphis vampire community, meets the Count of Memphis and becomes his Dominatrix, and is declared Queen of the Damned (to vampires, life should imitate art, and they adore Anne Rice novels) by him and all his subjects. They love her. Madly. And that’s truly the operative word here.

So: how are Felicia and her beloved ever gonna get out of this one? If they do, that is?

You’re cordially invited to find out.

This book may be read as a stand-alone or as part of the Switch series.

  • ASIN: ‎ B0BD24JHBJ
  • Publisher: ‎ Pink Flamingo Media (3 Sept. 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Genre: BDSM Erotica Series

The BookViral Review:

Another superbly entertaining read in the Switch series from Ardie Stallard Queen of the Damnedest takes up Felicia and Joe’s story from The Taming of the Switch and its full-on action from the very start!

Joe’s nine weeks into a new job as Chief Detective Inspector of a clandestine federal task force and Felicia’s about to find out that vampires are real though perhaps not in the way she imagined them! Add in a kidnapping, a submissive adolescent count who’s decided Felicia is his Queen and an intimidating ex of Joe’s with unfinished business and the scene is set for a new adventure where things may not be what they seem!

Of course, there are the twists, colourful new characters and unexpected surprises readers have come to expect from Stallard but as with other novels in the Switch series, Queen of the Damnedest is first and foremost a cracking good story which benefits not only from absorbing BDSM scenes but an intriguing plot.

A novel that stylishly defies the usual categories and gets under your skin in ways you cannot anticipate Felica and Joe (and Eoj of course) were simply made for each other and when you read Stallard’s words you quickly become enraptured by the essence of their characters. 

With a narrative that swings between laugh out loud hilarious and super edgy, they quickly come vividly to life with each book and each release is like being reunited with old friends whilst the sexual chemistry is amongst the best you will find in the genre.

If you have yet to delve into Stallard’s Switch series, don’t hesitate because you won’t be disappointed with Switch III: Queen of the Damnedest being highly recommended! 

SWITCH II: The Taming of the Switch

The adventures and misadventures of full-time college student and part-time Dominatrix/switch Felicia Culbertson continue in this sequel to Switch: A Tale of Spanking, BDSM, and Romance. Now in a serious relationship with Joe Guthrie, the Dominant she met almost by accident some months before and who helped to bring out her own submissive side, she discovers her new partner has a submissive alter ego she didn’t even know he possessed–but even so, submission Joe-style is a variant that would challenge the outlook and tax the nerves of even the most patient Domme and it almost always leaves her wondering exactly who’s on Top at any given moment, him or her. With Joe’s emotional and financial support she’s ready to step back from her off-campus livelihood and face her final semester of college head-on, concentrating on academics and doing her best to catch up on all the experiences she missed out on while she made a living as “Lady Antonia.” But as one might expect, she’s at the age for some growing pains as well. When she successfully auditions for the part of Katharine in her college’s production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, she finds herself leading lady to a young actor as handsome as Joe, but even more obnoxious than the character Petruchio. Both he and the actress portraying Katharine’s sister Bianca become smitten with her, and let her know it in no uncertain terms. How far would “too far” be in leading “Petruchio” and “Bianca” on, enjoying a little lighthearted romantic, erotic D/s horseplay like a proper college girl should, and yet still remaining committed to Joe–who, by the way, winds up being thrown into a few incidents and accidents of his own that challenge his relationship to Felicia? Which Shakespearean maxim will prove to be the most true for the couple, all’s well that ends well, or that life is a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more? There’s only one way to find out: open the book, turn the page, and… The which if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

  • ASIN: ‎ B09W64TGXQ
  • Publisher: ‎ Pink Flamingo Media (21 Mar. 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 339 pages
  • Genre: BDSM Erotica Novels

The BookViral Review:

In Book 1 of the Switch series, Ardie Stallard approaches the tricky subject of BDSM with a stealthy tread, avoiding the dangers of making it either too offensive or too funny with Stallard’s particular brand of erotic tension proving convincing, complicated and sensual.

A novel like Switch II: The Taming of the Switch not only depends on the chemistry between its characters but risks making readers nervous if it doesn’t find the right balance between the plausible and the bizarre. Get it wrong and it becomes absurd but once again Stallard has it down to a fine art and it’s not hard to imagine adventurous couples who have never engaged in spanking reading it and rushing to buy a paddle!

As with book 1 in the series, Stallard’s overarching narrative approach is to never tell us too much whilst more erotic scenes prove both visual and tactile. Sexual experimentation is one thing, but the real human connection is something else, something incomparably deeper and more valuable and it’s the humanistic element of eroticism that Stallard conveys so well.

A lot of this is down to Felicia and Joe being perfectly pitched along with Stallard’s ability to make their relationship convincing so their story seems so much more than a soft-core escapade. Yes, there’s a degree of erotic brinksmanship between them but one of the strengths of Stallard’s plot is how thoughtful it is and how it gradually reveals different layers of their personalities as the dynamics between them change. How the secrets and fears they harbour gradually emerge and how they find the strengths in each other so that their story belongs completely to them.

Taking Stallard’s Switch series to the next level Switch II: The Taming of the Switch certainly raises the barometer and is unreservedly recommended!

THE STING OPERATION And Other Tails: Spanking Stories

From the pen of Ardie Stallard, author of Switch: A Tale of Spanking, BDSM, and Romance, comes a blush of fresh novelettes and short stories for the well-read who enjoy the thought of being well-red or at least well-reddening–specifically designed to make the reader feel warm, and warmed, in all the right places. Included are the stories of Miss Jordyn Hunter, a young, sexy DEA agent working undercover to infiltrate a Breaking Bad-style high-school drug selling operation and compelled to become a juvenile delinquent and bad girl to give credence to her disguise; Samantha, a thoroughly good, well-behaved, mannerly, intelligent girl who by chance discovers more than a few pleasures in occasionally being naughty and then receiving discipline for it; Christie, who seems always able to wind up across the laps, or the chairs–or for that matter, the pool tables–of her favorite friends; Elena, a college basketball star well-due for a good comeuppance; Lady Molly, who could give any British aristocrat lessons in bad manners and who learns a valuable lesson from a heavy-handed servant; and finally Felicia Culbertson, Joe Guthrie, and the rest of the cast of Switch, in a short-story-long sequel to the novel–which serves, as well, as a prequel to their further adventures and misadventures. 

SWITCH: A TALE OF SPANKING, BDSM, AND ROMANCE

Twenty-one-year-old Felicia Rose Culbertson is a college student working part-time as a professional Dominatrix. Though she maintains a marked degree of emotional distance from her customers, she’s dedicated to doing a good job always and her clients keep coming back. She came to the profession with the advice and assistance of an older, more experienced Dominatrix, originally hoping to use it as a means of coping and coming to terms with an extremely traumatic and humiliating event she experienced when she was only eighteen and a senior in high school: she had been intimidated by a coach to consent to a disciplinary paddling from her school principal. The resulting media attention, both social and otherwise, has resulted in her community almost totally ostracizing her. Though she’s left for the big city and feels she can never go home again, she’s a confident Dominatrix three years later–but her feeling of satisfaction with the profession is only transitory. She still suffers from anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, and feels as if she’s missing out on something she may be afraid to admit, even to herself…
Until one warm spring evening, when she accepts an “outcall” from a posh hotel not far from her apartment and she meets a “client” of the sort she never expected–much less than he ever expected to run into a girl like her. A bit of hilarity due to a practical joke and mistaken identity ensue, but as the evening progresses, Felicia discovers that not all males calling themselves Dominants are cut from the same cloth– not to mention realizing a few possibilities she’s been missing and an aspect of her personality she may never have quite accepted, until tonight…   

  • ASIN‏: ‎ B09C8ZQRDW
  • Publisher‏: ‎ Pink Flamingo Media (9 Aug. 2021)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Genre: BDSM Erotica Literature & Fiction

The BookViral Review:

Masterfully weaving BDSM, Romance and intrigue into a no holds barred read Switch: A Tale of Spanking, BDSM, and Romance proves a dangerously delightful foray into the mind of Ardie Stallard and the aptly named ‘Switch’ series.

Many plot points and literary devices have commonalities in BDSM Fiction with far too many titles feeling predictable and familiar. But this is something Stallard confidently avoids.

Fast-paced, with continued conflict that keeps its chapters forging forward you won’t find any mundane romance tropes in Switch: A Tale of Spanking, BDSM, and Romance or lame sex with coy descriptions.

Crafting a succinct and well-paced plot that quickly gets to the crux of the genre whilst rapidly building intrigue and suspense it’s fair to say Stallard’s not an author to labour in the detail when it isn’t warranted but does have a colourfully dynamic and visual imagination that seldom lets up!

Of course, any novel of note rises and falls on the strength of its characters and here both Felicia and Joe prove far from pedestrian. Add a little humour and strong backstories and they each have broad appeal. They’re intelligent and conflicted and each of them is damaged with Felicia’s humiliation and social media notoriety being the catalyst that ultimately brings them together.

But a great read in any genre must go beyond its lead protagonists and this is where Stallard’s novel really excels. BDSM is part of the holistic fibre of Felicia’s story but the moments of truth, the plot triggers, lie in the sexual reality of both Felicia and Joe with this allowing Stallard to move beyond simply telling a good story and delve into the more cerebral aspects of BDSM Erotica

With everything a reader could want from a top-notch read in the genre Switch: A Tale of Spanking, BDSM, and Romance is quick to ensnare the imagination and is recommended without reservation.