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Tickling Daphne H.

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Tickling Daphne H. follows the ticklish journeys of Daphne, Dave, Carol and Harold, exploring how tickling deeply affects the lives of these four people.

The story deals with the many different faces of tickling: the addictive and torturous, the pleasurable and erotic, the humorous and romantic, the titillating and the reprimanding.

This is the very unusual love story of Daphne and Dave, two people facing their tickle-demons together. It is primarily the journey of Daphne, a 21-year-old very ticklish woman. Daphne finds herself in a world where every important person in her life has a tickling fetish, including her boyfriend Dave.

​​She finds herself constantly surrounded by feathers and wiggling fingers, unable to escape the taunting sounds of her own laughter. She is also unable to escape her own mixed-up feelings about tickling.

As Daphne’s relationship with Dave grows, she must learn to face her fears and deeper feelings about tickling, for the sake of their relationship and herself.

458 pages, Paperback

First published September 7, 2012

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Veronica Frances

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Veronica Frances is the author of the gutsy, no-holds-barred novel, "Tickling Daphne H." Her new non-fiction book "Let’s Talk About Tickling" sheds new light on the subject. She is known as the TickleWriter in some circles.

Veronica also writes under her real name, Stacey Handler. Stacey is the author of "The Body Burden; Living In The Shadow Of Barbie." Her book was featured in Jump Magazine, Australian Women’s Weekly, The National Enquirer, and several other publications, radio shows and cable TV shows.

Stacey excels at public speaking, singing, composing, and writing. She is a singer-songwriter, poet, and has written in many different styles. She has an album and several singles available, including her two popular anthems, "Ain’t No Skinny Little Thing" and "Soap Opera Diva."

She lives in New York City, where she continues to write erotica, fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

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Profile Image for Diana (Offbeat Vagabond).
362 reviews44 followers
March 21, 2013
Original review here: http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2013/03/indie-book-review-kindle-fire-hd.html

Tickling Daphne H. follows a girl named Daphne who hates to be tickled. She loves her boyfriend, Dave, but his touches tickle her and he likes to try and tickle her a lot. Daphne is embarrassed and shy by her reactions to it. But after a fight with her stepmother, Carol, Daphne makes a realization about herself...that she may have an addiction to tickling. But she is too scared and confused to admit it. Daphne is on a journey to understand her addiction and how to share it with her boyfriend.

I did it again. I never thought the day would come I would read BDSM. Come to find out, I like it a lot. I never thought I would read a book about fetishes and well...here we are. But thank goodness this was about tickling. I know I wouldn't be able to handle more than that. This book was sexy and downright adorable all at once. I have heard of tickling fetishes and thought, of course, that it was a little weird. But this book really opened my eyes. This book took me by surprise.

I liked Daphne a lot in this book. Although, she had quite a bit of bratty moments. She acted a bit childish at times in this book. But you do understand after a while. We find that she suffers from more than trying to accept her fetish. There are a lot of fears and things that have taken place in her past that brought on her fetish. There are the issues she has with her stepmother Carol who is quite bossy and overbearing. She will do anything to make sure she gets what she wants. Mainly tickle Daphne for hours on end. Yeah, you read that right. I liked that Frances used this because it never occurred to me that you could use tickling in a way to humiliate and torture someone. After reading this, it made sense. But the scenes made you smile sometimes and other times, you do see the humiliation.

I loved this idea of coming to terms with a fetish. I understood why Daphne was scared and confused. I loved how her boyfriend Dave loves tickling. He is afraid to tell Daphne he is turned on by tickling. I liked that Carol (who also has a tickling fetish) was able to explain it all to her first. She may not want to face it, but it does help a bit. But we do find out what caused her fetish. We also find out what started Dave's as well. I loved the development of this. I didn't see that coming. It definitely made me understand this book more.

This book was sexy and I did enjoy it. The beginning took me a while to get into due to just trying to grasp the tickling thing. But after a while, it all came together. But there are scenes that do seem to last a little long. That really is my only complaint. Some scenes were a bit silly, but I still enjoyed the book a lot. But the erotic scenes was a new experience for me and I liked them a lot. This is definitely worth checking out.
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May 10, 2013
Tickling Daphne H. is a well-written erotic love story that deals with tickling fetishes. Veronica Frances pens a compelling book that looks into the lives of four interrelated people and how tickling affects their lives.

The characters are well-drawn and the story line flows. Daphne is a woman who is confused and scared about her tickling fetish and has to learn how to deal with her fetish, as well as the people in her life who share the same fetish. Daphne finds the strength to face her issues with the help of Dave, her boyfriend, who suffers from the same tickling fetish, but for him is quite erotic. They must work through their issues to find the solution that will solidify their relationship.

This story touches on tickling fetishes and shows the many facets of that fetish. It demonstrates how tickling can be used as a conduit for everything from pleasure to punishment. I found it extremely interesting that it delved into the causes of the character’s fetishes.

Tickling Daphne H. is a romantic, erotic love story that will hold your attention from page one. It is an enjoyable, entertaining read that takes the reader on an erotic journey through the ups and downs of tickling as a fetish.

I received a copy of the book from Pump Up Your Book Tours
in exchange for my honest review.
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April 8, 2013
Veronica pens "Tickling Daphne H." in a highly erotic plot that was filled with a ticklish fetish. The character of Daphne was strong and well developed, with good chemistry in relation to the rest of the characters. A good fun erotic read that is recommended for all adult readers.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
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