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Sunday, July 27, 2014

#SPeekSunday - 7/27/14 - Arrested by Love - But Daddy could give us money #SpankingRomance #DD


He caught her speeding in a school zone and decided she needed to learn even civil disobedience could have very painful consequences.

Welcome to the first Sneak Peek Sunday of June.  For Sneak Peek Sunday we share six paragraphs from a published work or a WIP (work in progress).

My submission for this week is from my 3rd book, Arrested by Love.  A handsome, but strict, police officer  decides a spoiled socialite needs a special lesson in obeying the law.

Tiffany Morgan has been in love with Kyle Sinclair since she was ten years old, when he'd turned her over his knee for attempting to swim in a raging white water river. Though she'd been furious with him at the time, Tiffany never told her family what Kyle did. Instead, she began trailing after him like an annoying younger sister as she tried to gain his attention.

Now, eleven years later, Kyle, a patrol officer, is finding it much more difficult to maintain his distance from the irresistible and vivacious redhead who continues to invent ingenious ways to attract his interest. Though he dismissed her initial attraction to him as infatuation, as she grew-up, his own feelings of desire and protectiveness deepened. So, despite his constant struggle to resist the spirited little minx's lures, Kyle finally has to admit that he is losing the battle--badly.


After Kyle makes it clear to Tiffany that speeding will earn her much more than a ticket from him, he gives into the inevitable and asks her out on a date.  He loves her, but isn't sure he's the right guy for her.  However, he no longer fights the attraction between them as he dates her exclusively, but Tiffany wants more, so she makes her stand, and Kyle makes it clear how her life will change if they get married.  And he starts by asking her if she wants kids, and how many.


            "Um, kids?" she asked more than a little uncertainly.  At his nod, she said, "Two or four, I guess.  I hadn't really thought about it."
            "Well, I have, little girl.  It is all I have been thinking about lately, and I do not want you working and trying to raise my kids at the same time."  When she opened her mouth to refute his possessive pronoun, he added.  "I've seen what double-duty like that does to women, and I do not want that for you.  But I do want kids.  Lots of them.  If you only want four, I could live with that, even though I'd really like to have a lot more.  So, I'd like to start as soon as possible."  When her eyebrows rose at that, he gave her another nod.  "Yes.  Perhaps now you understand.  I earn around 60K a year.  That's nowhere near the 250K your dad probably makes.  For us to maintain a household with children, we would have to scrimp to save pennies.  Cut costs where we could.  If you want to work until you're pregnant, I'll let you.  However, the moment your doctor confirms your pregnancy, I would expect you to turn in your resignation and concentrate on taking care of yourself for our baby."
            That was the second time in under five minutes that Tiffany felt her jaw drop.  Keeping her thoughts to herself, she beleaguered the fact that she'd fallen completely for a stupid, dominant, alpha male who appeared stuck in the Stone Age.
            Though his gaze had not shifted from her face for a second, Tiffany knew him well-enough by now to realize he was waiting for her to process what he'd just said.  She pulled away slightly and straightened her back.
            Dropping his hand from her chin he asked again.  "So, do you think you could live on a cop's salary?"  Then waved that question aside and asked, "Do you even think you could manage to live on a budget?

Tiffany is an innocent, but she knows she wants Kyle, so sets out a plan to get him, except Kyle has a few requirements of his own that Tiffany will have trouble meeting.


M/F, DD and sexy spankings in rural Connecticut.

If you're 18 or older, you can read the first three chapters at Arrested by Love

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Thanks for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed this brief excerpt and want more. Please click the link below to continue your hop Sneak Peek Sunday Wishing you a wonderful journey.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

#SatSpanks - 7/26/14 - A Simple Misunderstanding - Hiding an injury is wrong #SpankingRomance #CorbinsBend


He came to her rescue when she needed him most, almost to lose her when she disobeyed him.

Reading this material at Work could get you spanked.

Welcome to the Saturday Spankings blog hop.  My stories are all M/f with the dominant male determined to protect the woman he cares for and loves, or grows to love, by doing whatever it takes to ensure her safety and continued health.  This includes administering a spanking when she needs one.  

My submission for this week is a sneak peek from my fourth spanking book, A Simple Misunderstanding, a Corbin's Bend novel published on July 15 by Blushing Books.


In this scene, which occurs in the last third of the book, Eleanor Benson (Elly) has moved in with Gerald Douglas (Jerry) after she is released from the hospital, still recovering from injuries she received from her husband.  Jerry insists she stay close to the house and not take her dog walking in the park on the first day she's home.  However, when an older neighbor calls to her from the dog park, Elly disobeys Jerry's instructions and takes their two dogs with her, unaware her abusive husband is lying in wait for her.  When her actions nearly get her killed, Jerry determines Elly needs to learn obedience to him is not optional. After making sure she's healthy enough to withstand punishment, he orders her to stand in the corner sans panties.  When he gives her permission to turn around, he's seated on the bed holding a blue plastic thong (shoe, not underwear).  Ordering her to hold out her hand, he gives it a smack with the flip-flop and asks her to rate her pain level.  Once she establishes it as zero, he discusses her transgressions in order of their occurrence. When he lists the fact she lied to him by telling him the bruises on her arm left by her husband were nothing, she attempts to defend her actions by claiming she didn't want to get him more upset than he already was.


           “So, you thought lying and pulling away would please me?”
“No. But I knew you’d be furious if you realized Arthur had bruised me. You’d only get a little angry if I refused to show you my injury.”
“In other words, you attempted to lessen my reaction by denying me permission to look after you, right?”
“No.” She paused. “I guess so, but it sounds terrible when you put it that way.”
“Because hiding an injury from me is wrong, Elly. I’m here to help you, and you lied to prevent a scene. I consider your actions a form of deceitful manipulation. So, the transgression is going to cost you double.”
“Double what?”
“The number of swats. Ten for not staying in the yard and twenty for attempting to hide the truth and manipulate me.

 

After being abused by her husband, Elly is nervous about entering into another DD relationship, but she's disobeyed Jerry, and despite her stated excuses knows she was wrong to do so.  So she willingly, if not a little regretfully, accepts whatever punishment he decides is appropriate.




M/F Domestic Discipline in Colorado.

Blurb:

Though Arthur and Eleanor Benson have been practicing domestic discipline for three months since their wedding, he insists moving to Corbin's Bend, where domestic discipline is the norm rather than the exception, will revitalize their marriage. Elly has doubts, but since Arthur is the undisputed head of their household, they move. However, once Arthur becomes immersed in a community where spanking is not only permitted, but encouraged, his personality undergoes a dramatic change. Accusing his submissive wife of being lazy, disorganized and disobedient, he employs creative methods of pain and humiliation to mold Elly from the imperfect woman he married into the perfect woman he desires. And Elly finds herself a virtual prisoner in her own home, accountable only to the man who rules her life with a cane.

In his years as a vet, Jerry Douglas has seen what abuse does to animals, and he recognizes those same signs in Elly Benson during her daily escape to the dog park with her tiny poodle. Jerry steadfastly supports the tenets of domestic discipline and enjoys the freedom Corbin's Bend offers its residents, but he remains fiercely protective of anyone in need of a champion. And when he witnesses evidence of harsh handling, his instinct is to rush in and rescue. Problem is Elly Benson is a married and consenting adult who insists all her bruises and welts are nothing more than a simple misunderstanding between her and her husband, until the day Arthur Benson takes his authority and discipline one-step too far, endangering Elly's life.


The Thong - pictured for my European friends

A Simple Misunderstanding is available at the following locations.

Blushing Books
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

I also have a page on my web site where I am offering a sample of the first three chapters. If you're interested, visit either the Spanking Romance or A Simple Misunderstanding page in the Over 18 section of my website.

A Simple Misunderstanding is currently the only full novel (vs. novella) in the Corbin's Bend line up, and it's receiving some excellent reviews on the Blushing site.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed this brief excerpt and want more. Please click on one of the author's names below, or visit The Saturday Spankings Blog to continue your journey.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Frisky Friday - 7/25/14 - A Simple Misunderstanding - Paperwork is merely a formality #SpankingRomance #CorbinsBend


It's Frisky Friday!  Yay!  And I'm sharing another excerpt from my new spanking romance in the Corbin's Bend series, A Simple Misunderstanding.  


He came to her rescue when she needed him most, almost to lose her when she disobeyed him.


In this scene, which begins Chapter 12, Eleanor Benson (Elly) is due to be released from the hospital, after a five day stay.  Gerald Douglas (Jerry, who is Corbin Bend's vet) has been at her side almost the whole time, but he had to leave the day before for an emergency.  When he called Elly that evening to tell her he was driving back to Denver, she sounded strange on the phone, but insisted he remain in Corbin's Bend, claiming she wanted to go to sleep early. Certain she was not telling him the truth, he pressed a little harder only to have say she had to hang up because a nurse just came in.  Convinced something was up, he calls the nurse's station, but they claim Elly is alone and nothing out of the ordinary has happened.  He stays home as she wanted, but remains ill at ease. 


Jerry pulled into the hospital parking lot at 8 AM, but stopped by the nurse’s station to get a report on Elly’s status before he joined her.
Jayne glanced at the computer. “Debby, Mrs. Benson’s night nurse didn’t list anything unusual, Dr. Douglas.”
“Good. Mrs. Benson advised me she was going to be released today. Have her doctors put through the request for her paperwork?’
“Not yet, sir. They’ll probably release her during morning rounds.”
“Okay. Thanks.”
He strode into Elly’s room to find her struggling to get into a pair of sweatpants. “What are you doing?”
She gave him a startled glance, then smiled. “Hi. Getting dressed. Would you bring the car around front, so we could leave right away?”
Seeing she was tangling up her intravenous line as she struggled to dress, he swatted her hands aside. “Stop that. You’ll pull out your IV. Here, I’ll help.” He straightened out the crimped line, made sure her pants didn’t press too tightly against her still bruised and swollen tummy, then lowered her gown. He cupped her cheeks in his hands. “You haven’t been released, yet, Elly. So, what’s this urgency all about?”
Her face crumpled in dismay. “The paperwork is merely a formality. Can’t we just leave?”
“No, we can’t. Now sit down and tell me what’s wrong.”

 

Elly has agreed to go home with Jerry, but he suspects she's not telling him the truth, and lying is something for which he has zero tolerance.


M/F Domestic Discipline in Colorado.

Blurb:

Though Arthur and Eleanor Benson have been practicing domestic discipline for three months since their wedding, he insists moving to Corbin's Bend, where domestic discipline is the norm rather than the exception, will revitalize their marriage. Elly has doubts, but since Arthur is the undisputed head of their household, they move. However, once Arthur becomes immersed in a community where spanking is not only permitted, but encouraged, his personality undergoes a dramatic change. Accusing his submissive wife of being lazy, disorganized and disobedient, he employs creative methods of pain and humiliation to mold Elly from the imperfect woman he married into the perfect woman he desires. And Elly finds herself a virtual prisoner in her own home, accountable only to the man who rules her life with a cane.

In his years as a vet, Jerry Douglas has seen what abuse does to animals, and he recognizes those same signs in Elly Benson during her daily escape to the dog park with her tiny poodle. Jerry steadfastly supports the tenets of domestic discipline and enjoys the freedom Corbin's Bend offers its residents, but he remains fiercely protective of anyone in need of a champion. And when he witnesses evidence of harsh handling, his instinct is to rush in and rescue. Problem is Elly Benson is a married and consenting adult who insists all her bruises and welts are nothing more than a simple misunderstanding between her and her husband, until the day Arthur Benson takes his authority and discipline one-step too far, endangering Elly's life.



A Simple Misunderstanding is available at the following locations.

If you want more, I'm also offering a sample of the first three chapters on my web site's A Simple Misunderstanding page. It's for 18+ only readers, but since you're here, I gather you meet the requirements.  A Simple Misunderstanding is currently the only novel in the Corbin's Bend line up, and it's receiving some excellent reviews on the Blushing site.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed the excerpt and have a very Frisky Friday of your own.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#HornyHDay - 7/23/14 - Acting Lessons - Permission granted, words are whispered #SpankingRomance #KissMeKate


Splendorous things can happen when the mind and body are in tune.

This material is NSFW (Not Safe For Work). If you’re not over 18, please explore elsewhere.

Welcome back to Horny Hump Day, a regular Wednesday feature! In this blog loop, we hope to provide you with tiny erotic tidbits of the most sexy and sensuous moments in our books. Just 3 sentences.  And boy is that hard to do, sometimes....


My submission for this week is from my 5th novel, Acting Lessons.


He was a strict and demanding college professor turned professional director who excelled at giving acting lessons.  She was his shy and uncertain former student who became a professional actress under his tutelage.  They fell in love, married, and won two Tony Awards before tragedy struck and a simple kiss ripped them apart.

After a six month separation, Peter Thorton decides to take matters into his own hands by making his famous wife, Kate, an offer she wouldn't refuse.  Plainly put, he wants her back and he intends to do whatever is necessary to achieve his goal, even if it means giving his stubborn, willful leading lady a daily reminder over his knee that she promised to obey him.


In this scene, which occurs in chapter six, Peter Thorton has just finished giving his wife, Kate, a relatively mild spanking for defying his instructions, and is preparing to make love to her for the first time in over two years.  Peter adores Kate, but he's not above teasing her a little before giving her what she wants and needs as he gently nibbles her into a writhing mass of desire.  However, given her injured knee, he also wants to ensure nothing they do aggravates her torn meniscus, so he gently restrains her when she tries to counter-thrust against his pleasuring.  Keeping his hand on her thigh as a reminder, he warns her if she moves, she'll get a swat, then he makes love to her.  Since they haven't been together for nearly six months, Peter enters Kate slowly to give her body time to adjust.


            Peter was about halfway inside Kate when he gazed into her eyes as if seeking permission.  Smiling at his gentleness, she traced a finger along the small crease between his eyebrows.  He bent forward with a whispered "I love you," and pushed the remaining distance until he was fully seated within her.


Peter is finally where he belongs, and now that he's there, he has no wish to leave.
M/F, DD and a staged production of Kiss Me, Kate.

If you're 18 or older, you can read the first three chapters at Acting Lessons

Buy the book directly from Blushing BooksAmazonAmazon UKBarnes&Noble

Blushing Books caters specially to those who love spanking stories in all genres.  So, if you enjoy stories with characters who have their bottoms warmed on occasion, for a variety of different reasons, I urge you to pay them a visit. Blushing Books

I hope you enjoyed this sneak preview. Your comments are encouraged. Please stop by the  Horny Hump Day blog site  to get a peek at some of the other fine authors' offerings.

WIP It Up Wednesday - 7/23/14 - Lessons in Love #WIP #Spanking #


WIP: Work in progress.  WIP it up Wednesday is a hop where writers share portions of the project they're working on with readers.  I really like the idea because it allows me to share something that's still in the creative stage as well as work behind the scenes as a prompt to keep me writing.

The manuscript I've chosen to share is tentatively titled "Lessons in Love."  It is about a wealthy business owner who believes in helping his executive admins using politically incorrect, H.R.unapproved, and therefore clandestine, Domestic Discipline techniques.  Since DD isn't for everyone, he does tend to go through admins rather frequently.  However, he also makes sure if they choose not to work for him because of his unorthodox management style, that they are given another suitable position in his company if they wish to stay, or a handsome severance package if they choose to leave.

Pam Weston has worked in Robert Peterson's company for nearly six months as a temp when she is reassigned to the President's office.  She has caught glimpses of Mr. Peterson when she temped on the executive floor, but she never expected she'd be summoned to work for him.  Pam has a criminal record and a murky past, which has made her practically unemployable, and yet now H.R. has assigned her to work for the president of their company.  She's certain this is the beginning of the end of her employment.


Even though a part of Pam Weston remained convinced she would screw up and be fired, she raised her chin and rode the elevator to the fiftieth floor as directed. She'd been ordered to report in to the handsome thirty-something man who'd made millions through his internationally famous public relations firm. She'd seen him a few times when she filled in for other admins on the executive floor, and he'd been polite, but distant. This time, however, he barely raised his head when she knocked and stepped into his office.
"Mr. Peterson. I'm Pamela Weston. H.R. sent me up here to serve as your temp."
He frowned, but gave a nod. "Do you know who Krista Rensler is?"
"Yes, sir."
"Ask her to bring you up to speed, Miss Weston. I have neither the time nor the patience to train administrative assistants in office procedures."
His dismissal acted like a slap to her face, which she was certain had turned a bright shade of red to accompany the heat of her cheeks. "Yes, sir," she murmured and went in search of Krista.
Krista Rensler was an attractive, well-dressed green-eyed blond in her late twenties who, after five years of working with the upper management of Peterson Enterprises, had an excellent grasp of the workings on the executive floor. When Pam admitted she suspected Mr. Peterson was not pleased to see another temporary, Krista gave her a conspiratorial grin
"Mr. Peterson is not in the best of moods this morning. Just ignore him. He's got a loud growl, but he won't bite as long as you don't rattle his cage."
Pam returned Krista's smile, though she was far from persuaded cage rattling was the only provocation that caused the patrician profiled executive to bite after Krista gave her a brief introduction into the man's schedule. He maintained a list of individuals with whom he didn't wish to speak, as well as those she should always tell him were on the line. One of the "must notify" on the list was a Mrs. Peterson, but Pam learned she was his mother.
With her head bent close, Krista told Pam about Celine, who was high on Peterson's must notify list. "She's a bitch of the first water, but Peterson still insists on talking to her whenever she calls, although I have no idea why. I don't think he likes her very much, either."
The other names on the list all appeared to be business associates. On the "do not disturb" list were a couple of females.
"I think he was dating Donna for a while, and there were rumors it might be serious, but then I heard she stepped out on him, so he dumped her. She still calls on occasion, and doesn't always leave her name. Whatever you do, don't let her calls go through unless you harbor a secret desire to see a human volcano."
"I thought you said he's all growl."
"Mostly, although I swear I've seen him spout fire from his ears and nostrils on occasion. You're the knight's sword and shield. Trust me these women will do anything they can to get past you, but you need to stand firm."


Hope you enjoyed the excerpt, and if I can, I'll share more next week.  Thanks for visiting.  Now go visit the other authors and see what they're sharing by either clicking one of the links below, or visiting WIP it up Wednesday.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

#SPeekSunday - 7/20/14 - Deadly Enchantment - It's only a dream #ParanormalRomance #Shapeshifters


An unhappy shape shifter can be a dangerous companion....

For Sneak Peek Sunday authors share six paragraphs from a published work or a WIP (work in progress).


My excerpt for this week is from my 2nd book, Deadly Enchantment.  A shapeshifting wizard romance set in Victorian England published by New Concepts Publishing, 



In this snippet, which occurs in the middle of the second chapter, Dominic Westcroft has returned from London to discover his sister has invited several young women to his home, so he can select a new bride.  What neither he nor his sister suspects, however, is that one of the women is actually his deceased bride's sister.  Tormented by guilt over his wife's tragic and brutal death, Dominic has no intention of ever marrying again.  However, when his show of temper accidentally reveals one of their guests possesses magical abilities she's trying to keep hidden, he invites the ladies join him for dinner, so he can rout her out.

His resulting magical show ends up causing a few of the women to cry out in dismay, so Serena calls an end to the charade by revealing herself as the woman with whom he had psychically linked a few hours ago.  Serena knows she's taking a huge risk by standing up to Westcroft, but she believes doing so will put an end to his magical shenanigans without revealing her true identity. However, when Westcroft intimates he knows her secret, her chair magically rises into the air.  Realizing she can't appear weak before a predator, Serena calls Westcroft's bluff. He surprises Serena with his concession to her, but when he lowers her chair back to the ground, the other frightened women inform him they want to leave the manor.  Rather than give in to their pleas he addresses the quailing group in a low, melodic voice that suggests they all get a good night's rest, and he'd discuss their leaving in the morning.


            Amazingly, all the women except Serena nodded.  There wasn’t even a moment’s hesitation from any of them.  The doors opened.  “Ah, Mrs. Sloan, prompt as always.  Please escort our guests to their rooms and make sure none gets lost on her way, will you?  Pleasant dreams, ladies.”
            En masse, they followed Mrs. Sloan into the hall, bumping into one another with shuffling steps like sleepy lambs being led to their slaughter.  When Serena rose to follow, Westcroft stepped closer and put a hand on her arm to stop her.
            “What did you do to them?” she demanded, pulling her arm free.
            “Nothing.  I but eased their fear a bit.”
            “You mesmerized them!”
            “Not exactly, but they will remember this night more as a dream than a reality.”


Dominic Westcroft is determined to uncover his young guest's secrets even if it means keeping the others around as a ruse.
M/F, Shape shifting  wizards in Victorian England.

Read the first three chapters at: Deadly Enchantment

Available at NCPAmazonBarnes & Noble or ARe

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed this brief excerpt and want more. Please click the link below to continue your hop Sneak Peek Sunday.  Wishing you a wonderful journey.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Corbin's Bend #BookBlitz Maren Smith spotlight on "Last Dance for Cadence" #CorbinsBend Book 8 #SpankingRomance

For my Saturday Spankings entry click HERE!

I'm such a fan of Maren Smith, that I'm super pleased to be able to showcase her new novel 
Last Dance for Cadence
It's being released on Wednesday, and I can't wait to read it.

And not that I want you to leave, I love visitors, but don't forget to click the graphic on the right to visit all the other wonderful blogs participating in the Corbin's Bend Blitz.


The ad read: “Full-time housekeeper/nanny position. Live-in preferred. References and experience required. Salary negotiable.  Apply in person.”

Cadence Westmore knew she wasn’t qualified for the job, but for a paycheck and an apartment, she was determined to apply. As an ex-dancer with two bad legs and no experience with children, she expected to be turned down. What she didn’t expect was the instant attraction she felt when Corbin Bend’s resident doctor took her in his capable hands.
A widower with three boys to raise, Dr. Marcus Devon knew he needed help. But he also knew Cadence was the last person he should hire. Still he gave her the job, opening his home and his life to a woman as stubborn as she was lovely and as determined not to need him as he was to make her his.
She was her own worst enemy, pushing herself to exceed her wounded body’s physical limitations until the doctor finally stepped in to apply some good old-fashioned bare-bottom medicine. The more she rebelled, the more he took her across his knee until at last Cadence realized if she wasn’t careful, she just might lose everything all over again.

She got down off the exam table, evading his steadying hand when she wobbled, both knees screaming at the suddenness of having to take her full weight. They were going to scream even more during the long walk back home to Venia’s. Thirteen houses—it may as well be a thousand. How was she going to survive that distance?

The same way she survived everything else—one step at a time, teeth gritted, eyes staring straight ahead.

“Let me drive you—”

Oh, she must really look feeble. She almost laughed, except that might have come out sounding bitter and that just smacked too close to weakness. “No, thanks,” she said tightly, forcing the cheerfulness as she limped toward the door. “I can walk.”

He made another soft, puffing sound. The sort of sound a man made when he didn’t know whether to be amused or annoyed. “It’s not a bother,” he called, trailing behind her.

“Neither’s walking.” Stepping out onto the porch, she tried to close his front door behind her, but he caught it—damn it—and followed her outside. She kept her head up and struggled to control the limp, which hurt like hell, down each descending stair of those three stone steps.

“Are you always this stubborn?” Marcus asked. She shot him a withering look over one shoulder. Arms folded across his chest, he had propped one broad shoulder against a front porch post while he watched her go. His eyes were sparkling. Apparently, he’d settled on amused over annoyed. Already one corner of his mouth was losing its fight with the smile he was trying halfheartedly to hide.

That smile was her undoing. Her own annoyance erupted, surpassing all her best intentions to just leave and leave gracefully. “No, sir. As it so happens, this is my good girl behavior.”

 Available for purchase on July 23rd!

When I was first asked if I wanted to do a story for the Corbin’s Bend series, I thought, ‘I can’t possibly fit another deadline in this year…Interesting concept, though. They’re going to make a whole community for people who like to spank. Ooo! They’ve got a community doctor. OOOO! I wonder if he’s taken already!’

Next thing I knew, I had another deadline and I don’t regret it. I had a lot of fun writing this story. I’d never been a part of a series created by one person but built up out of the collective imaginations of nine others. And frankly, I envied my character, Cadence.

Cadence was as much an outsider to that community as, well, I am. She was in the process of losing everything she had; I was in the process of moving. She packed all her worldly possessions into a single duffel bag and kissed the rest goodbye; I tried to do that, but my husband said no. Like I said, I envied her.

To me, Cadence is one of the more realistic characters I’ve yet done. Her independence and determination to do things for herself, regardless of whether it’s good for her or whether it hurts is based off someone I both know and love. My sister is my primary beta reader. She is also disabled from an accident that occurred almost twenty years ago. Every day I watch her do things she shouldn’t because, let’s face it, no one wants to admit they can’t take care of themselves. No one wants to admit they can’t do something as simple as stand up long enough to wash dishes or cook a meal (Cadence) or lift anything heavier than a can of pop (my sister).

When my sister read Last Dance for Cadence, she told me Cadence was being ridiculous for constantly doing things that could result in greater injury to herself. It wasn’t until she caught me staring at her, that my sister realized she was Cadence. My sister is also a writer, so I fully expect to see myself as a character in her next story. I also fully expect that my character will meet a horrible end somewhere around page three, but I do believe I’ve made my point with Cadence.

Most people fight the need to ask for help because we think we’re being a burden to those around us or we think it somehow weakens us as independent human beings. When Marcus looked at Cadence, the last thing he saw was weakness.

We should all have someone like that in our lives.

 
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#SatSpanks - 7/19/14 - A Simple Misunderstanding - Establishing pain levels #SpankingRomance #CorbinsBend


He came to her rescue when she needed him most, almost to lose her when she disobeyed him.

Reading this material at Work could get you spanked.

Welcome to the Saturday Spankings blog hop.  My stories are all M/f with the dominant male determined to protect the woman he cares for and loves, or grows to love, by doing whatever it takes to ensure her safety and continued health.  This includes administering a spanking when she needs one.  

My submission for this week is a sneak peek from my fourth spanking book, A Simple Misunderstanding, a Corbin's Bend novel due to be published on July 16 by Blushing Books.


In this scene, which occurs in the last third of the book, Eleanor Benson (Elly) has moved in with Gerald Douglas (Jerry) after she is released from the hospital, still recovering from injuries she received from her husband.  Jerry insists she stay close to the house and not take her dog walking in the park on the first day she's home.  However, when an older neighbor calls to her from the dog park, Elly disobeys Jerry's instructions and takes their two dogs with her, unaware her abusive husband is lying in wait for her.  When her actions nearly get her killed, Jerry determines Elly needs to learn obedience to him is not optional. After making sure she's healthy enough to withstand punishment, he orders her to stand in the corner.  When he gives her permission to turn around, he's seated on the bed holding a blue plastic thong (shoe, not underwear).  Ordering her to hold out her hand, he gives it a smack with the flip-flop.


            “Pain level 0 to 10. Where would you rate that?”
Elly shrugged. “Zero.”
He rose. “Good. I want this punishment to be more symbolic than painful, since you’re still healing. However, I also need to make an impression, so we’re going to address several of your transgressions at once. We’ll take them in sequence of occurrence. First one. You walked to the dog park after I specifically asked you to go no farther than the backyard.” When she nodded in agreement, he continued. “Second one. You lied by telling me your bruised arm was nothing.”
“It wasn’t important to me. It was ‘nothing’ given what else was happening.”
“Okay. Fair point. However, did you think the injury would mean ‘nothing’ to me?”
“No.”
“No. You realized I wanted to evaluate the damage to your arm, and you refused to let me do so. Correct?”
“I didn’t want you more upset than you already were.”

 

After being abused by her husband, Elly is nervous about entering into another DD relationship, but she's disobeyed Jerry, and despite her stated excuses knows she was wrong to do so.  So she willingly, if not a little regretfully, accepts whatever punishment he decides is appropriate.




M/F Domestic Discipline in Colorado.

Blurb:

Though Arthur and Eleanor Benson have been practicing domestic discipline for three months since their wedding, he insists moving to Corbin's Bend, where domestic discipline is the norm rather than the exception, will revitalize their marriage. Elly has doubts, but since Arthur is the undisputed head of their household, they move. However, once Arthur becomes immersed in a community where spanking is not only permitted, but encouraged, his personality undergoes a dramatic change. Accusing his submissive wife of being lazy, disorganized and disobedient, he employs creative methods of pain and humiliation to mold Elly from the imperfect woman he married into the perfect woman he desires. And Elly finds herself a virtual prisoner in her own home, accountable only to the man who rules her life with a cane.

In his years as a vet, Jerry Douglas has seen what abuse does to animals, and he recognizes those same signs in Elly Benson during her daily escape to the dog park with her tiny poodle. Jerry steadfastly supports the tenets of domestic discipline and enjoys the freedom Corbin's Bend offers its residents, but he remains fiercely protective of anyone in need of a champion. And when he witnesses evidence of harsh handling, his instinct is to rush in and rescue. Problem is Elly Benson is a married and consenting adult who insists all her bruises and welts are nothing more than a simple misunderstanding between her and her husband, until the day Arthur Benson takes his authority and discipline one-step too far, endangering Elly's life.


The Thong - pictured for my European friends

A Simple Misunderstanding is available at the following locations.

Blushing Books
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

I also have a page on my web site where I am offering a sample of the first three chapters. If you're interested, visit either the Spanking Romance or A Simple Misunderstanding page in the Over 18 section of my website.

A Simple Misunderstanding is currently the only novel in the Corbin's Bend line up, and it's receiving some excellent reviews on the Blushing site.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed this brief excerpt and want more. Please click on one of the author's names below, or visit The Saturday Spankings Blog to continue your journey.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Frisky Friday - 7/18/14 - A Simple Misunderstanding #SpankingRomance #CorbinsBend


It's Friday!  Yay!  And I'm feeling a little frisky today, so I thought I'd share another excerpt from my new spanking romance in the Corbin's Bend series, A Simple Misunderstanding.  Actually, today is a two-fer, since Natasha Knight has graciously invited me over to her blog today, and I'm sharing another excerpt with her. 




He came to her rescue when she needed him most, almost to lose her when she disobeyed him.


In this scene, which occurs in the middle of the book, Eleanor Benson (Elly) is returning to Corbin's Bend with Gerald Douglas (Jerry) after she is released from the hospital, still recovering from injuries she received from her husband.  Unfortunately, she's feeling a little cranky and nervous, so Jerry is receiving the brunt of her displeasure.  He's an understanding and patient man, but he has limits, and Elly is treading close to one now.


An hour later, a mass of butterflies fluttered in Elly’s stomach as she and Jerry approached Corbin’s Bend. “Do you think he’ll be there?” she asked, confident Jerry would realize whom she meant.
“I doubt it. All the same, I want you staying close to the house. No wandering about.”
“Jerry, they didn’t say I had to be confined to bed, and I plan to take Muffin for a walk. I haven’t seen her for so long.”
He pulled over at the next intersection, turned the engine off, and swiveled in his seat to face her. “Elly, you need to take it easy. You were in intensive care only three days ago. Your first day out of the hospital should be a period of rest, not dog walking. Understand?”
“Yes, but—”
“No. I bought Muffin a new bed and brought her into the house with me last night. I was going to move her into your bedroom downstairs. However, if you continue to argue with me about this, I’ll keep her upstairs with me.”
She blinked, then tried to fold her arms over her chest, but that hurt, so she turned away from him. He was trying to control her by denying access to her dog, and she didn’t like that one bit. “Fine.”
“No. It’s not fine. You can’t pick her up and I don’t want her jumping on you, either. I know you well enough by now to guess you’ll try to compensate by giving her attention in other ways. Unfortunately, that’s not possible for a few days, so I need you to do as I say, or I’ll remove all temptation by shutting her in with me and confining you to bed.”
Elly realized it was childish and foolish the moment she considered it, but a part of her didn’t care. Turning her head, she stuck her tongue out at him, then faced straight ahead and stared out the windshield.
He snorted. “Excuse me?”
“You’re treating me like a child.”
“And in what universe is sticking your tongue out acting like an adult?”
“You’re being mean.”
He gripped her chin and turned her so she faced him. “No, Elly, I’m not. It may seem like I am to you, but I have very good reasons for insisting upon my restrictions. I’m not saying these things to control you, or bring you to heel. I don’t work that way.”
She met his gaze. Seeing he was sincere, she apologized, though a part of her resented having to do so. “Sorry.”
“Better. Now, if you want, you may take Jack and Muffin out in the backyard, but no leaving the property and going to the dog park. Not today. Understood?”
“Yes, sir,” she replied, trying to mask the sullenness from her voice.

 

Elly needs to learn that Jerry will not compromise when it comes to her health. However, it's a lesson she's having trouble accepting with grace.




M/F Domestic Discipline in Colorado.

Blurb:

Though Arthur and Eleanor Benson have been practicing domestic discipline for three months since their wedding, he insists moving to Corbin's Bend, where domestic discipline is the norm rather than the exception, will revitalize their marriage. Elly has doubts, but since Arthur is the undisputed head of their household, they move. However, once Arthur becomes immersed in a community where spanking is not only permitted, but encouraged, his personality undergoes a dramatic change. Accusing his submissive wife of being lazy, disorganized and disobedient, he employs creative methods of pain and humiliation to mold Elly from the imperfect woman he married into the perfect woman he desires. And Elly finds herself a virtual prisoner in her own home, accountable only to the man who rules her life with a cane.

In his years as a vet, Jerry Douglas has seen what abuse does to animals, and he recognizes those same signs in Elly Benson during her daily escape to the dog park with her tiny poodle. Jerry steadfastly supports the tenets of domestic discipline and enjoys the freedom Corbin's Bend offers its residents, but he remains fiercely protective of anyone in need of a champion. And when he witnesses evidence of harsh handling, his instinct is to rush in and rescue. Problem is Elly Benson is a married and consenting adult who insists all her bruises and welts are nothing more than a simple misunderstanding between her and her husband, until the day Arthur Benson takes his authority and discipline one-step too far, endangering Elly's life.




A Simple Misunderstanding is available at the following locations.

Blushing Books
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

I will also have a page on my web site where I will be offering a sample of the first three chapters.  A Simple Misunderstanding is currently the only novel in the Corbin's Bend line up, and it's receiving some excellent reviews on the Blushing site.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed the excerpt and have a very Frisky Friday of your own.  Now hop on over and read the excerpt on Natasha's site by clicking http://www.natasha-knight.com/2014/07/spanking-domestic-discipline-love-and.html Go on.  Shoo!

P.S.  I'm also featured on Renee Rose's blog for the Corbin's Bend Blitz, so if you're in the neighborhood, drop over there, too.  Lots of prizes to win and great blogs to visit.  http://blog.corbinsbend.com/2014/07/its-blitz-day-1.html