Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday Spankings - February 23 - Acting Lessons #SatSpanks

Peter loved Kate with all his being, but that didn't mean he'd tolerate an ultimatum from her.

Reading this material at Work could get you spanked.

Welcome to the first 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 from my current WIP (Work In Progress) tentatively titled, 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 early in the first chapter, Peter Thorton is attempting to convince his wife, Kate, to give their marriage a second chance by signing her to appear with him in a College Summer Stock production of "Kiss Me Kate."  Kate isn't sure she can trust Peter with her heart again, since she believes he's been unfaithful to her, but she's never stopped loving him.  And though Domestic Discipline originally played a part in their marriage, their last two years together had them living like polite strangers sharing the same house.  Peter realizes he made a mistake in letting Kate do as she pleased, so he's determined to rectify matters immediately.  However, Kate has a few stipulations of her own....

Note: this excerpt is a little longer than the rules state, so I may need to submit myself for punishment by the SatSpanks Administrator.  (Hanging head in shame, and awaiting the verdict).

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             Surprised by his swift agreement, Kate added the one stipulation she suspected he would shoot down without blinking first.  "Three - you respect any boundaries I establish."
            "How so?"
            "If I say there is to be no touching between us, you have to honor my request."
            "Darling.  This is Kiss Me Kate.  Are you familiar at all with the show?"
            "I've heard of it.  I've never seen the musical, but I believe it was originally produced in the 50s."
            "Correct.  It is also about a divorced couple who are actors putting on The Taming of the Shrew.  You have at least seen that play, I presume?"
            "Yes," she answered, giving him and his superior attitude a sharp nod.  "In addition to the Taylor-Burton film."
            "Good.  So, you should also realize there will be lots of 'touching' between us whether you want it or not.  Furthermore, I will not allow you to put up artificial barriers in order to keep me at bay."
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Hmm.  Just wait until Kate reads the play and realizes Peter neglected to mention the spanking scene.  She's developed a bit of a temper during their separation, but he is fully prepared to handle anything she throws his way, including herself.

I am feverishly working on edits, when I'm not posting spanking scenes, so I hope to have this submitted to Blushing Books by mid-March.  That means, I may post a few more excerpts before the book is published.

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.


  1. Oh! What a delightful premise! I love Kiss Me Kate and can just imagine the 'words' those two will spar with behind the scenes.

    Especially when she sings "I hate men." LOL

    Great snippet:)

  2. OOOh I LOVE Kiss me Kate! Can’t wait ti read this when it’s finished. Great excerpt Kathryn :)

  3. Breaking your OWN rules? Tsk! How terribly naughty! You may need to get some acting lessons of your own. :)

    And yes, Kate certainly should have learned more about the story first. :)

  4. Both Kiss Me Kate and Taming of the Shrew are delightful and so apropos for this genre! I great premise and excerpt!

  5. Great trope! Taming of the Shrew! Loved all these shows and your writing to boot.


  6. What a fun idea. Can't wait to read more about their "production".

  7. Kiss me Kate is a perfect setting for your story-- love it!

  8. Mmmmm reminded of the alternative description in a play filled with eros - "Spank My Kate" wanting to see the finished production now....

  9. Cute premise! And a very suitable candidate for a spanking in Kate, by the sound of things.

  10. I cannot wait for you to finish this...Great premise, of course!

  11. This is a wonderful twist on a well-loved story line. Very creative!


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