Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday Spankings - December 7 - Mortal Illusions #SatSpanks #Vampires #Paranormal Romance

Show me an angry vampire, and I'll show you an unhappy mortal.

NOTE: 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 from my 1st book, Mortal Illusions. A vampire romance published by New Concepts Publishing, Mortal Illusions is currently the first in a series of 3 books.  Its sequel, Fatal Desire, is currently under production.

When Claire Daniels discovers Germaine St. Justine is a vampire, she sets a plan in motion to convince him to cure her brother of AIDS.  Though an innocent in sexual relations, Claire is savvy enough to realize the best way to secure Germaine's support is to enter into an intimate relationship with him.  However, having a vampire take you to bed isn't quite the same as sleeping with the boy next door.  There are complications. And Germaine is dominant enough to add a few more Claire hadn't expected.

In this segment, Claire has sought Germaine out at his private night club for the first time, only to discover his club offers much more than drinks for those with and without fangs.  The day room at Illusions is equipped to administer punishments as well.  While Claire is trying to reconcile with Germaine, one of his vampires enters the club with his mate in tow and demands permission to publicly chastise her.  What no one expects, however, is for Germaine not only to agree, but call for a supporting vote from his council. When the group unanimously agrees to the punishment, Claire doesn't think, she reacts by picking up a stool and striking the punishing vampire.  Phillip, who is unfazed by Claire's attack, demands she be punished for interfering with his council-sanctioned punishment.

When Germaine agrees Phillip's grievance is valid, he informs the room that he will carry out Claire's punishment himself.  Amazingly, the council protests, forcing Germaine into an open challenge with Phillip.  A sword duel to first blood.  Phillipa and Claire are seated on the sidelines to watch when Phillipa admits to having felt the end of the feather whip at least 40 times.  Horrified by the implications in Phillipa's admission, Claire remarks, “Your husband has ordered you whipped more than forty times, and Germaine permitted it?”

            Phillipa's deep violet eyes widened with surprise. “Phillip would never order me whipped. He's much too softhearted to ever do that. Oh, he's applied that feather cat o'nine tails to my backside whenever the council demanded it, but never very hard--and never as hard as the others.”
            “The others?” Claire asked, suddenly finding it difficult to swallow. “Are you saying Germaine has whipped you?”
            Phillipa made a rueful face. “Germaine St. Justine can hold a grudge through eternity. Though he's never done it, himself, I think he would've enjoyed taking a whip to me tonight. He's partial to lessons, as you've probably gathered, but he has an unusual code of honor. He'll never lay a hand on a woman without gaining her permission first, but once he's got it, all bets are off.”

Claire is discovering these vampires live by different rules than those governing the mortal world, and she's growing concerned that she may have made a terrible mistake.

M/F, Contemporary vampire romance in a society based on D/s.

Read the first three chapters at: Mortal Illusions

Buy the book at NCPAmazonBarnes & Noble or ARe.

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  1. I LOVE your Christmas decorations!!!!
    And your snippet!!

  2. Wow. She's so matter-of-fact about being whipped.

    I concur with Renee. Your blog decorations are quite festive!

  3. It is pretty here! Boy vampires don't fool around do they. Germaine St. Justine sounds intense!

  4. Germaine sounds like a force to be reckoned with for sure. I have to compliment the pretty Christmas spirit on your blog too. ヅ ツ ッ

  5. This is such a fascinating world, Kathryn. Lovely, intriguing power-structures always just enchant me.

  6. intriguing world you've written. love it :)

  7. I have to agree with everyone else. I love your world building, and I love your Christmas decorations. I think I'm headed to Amazon to buy your book.

  8. Such irony- "He'll never lay a hand on a woman without gaining her permission first, but once he's got it, all bets are off.”
    I freaking love it!

  9. I generally don't read paranormal/vampire stuff, but every time you post about this book I'm tempted to go over to "the dark side." haha! It sounds really good!

  10. Your snippets always make me want to go back an read this one again. This is one in my favorites file.

  11. Germaine and Claire's world is such a complex and rich universe. Love your snippets, Kathryn!

  12. You've created an interesting world. The matter of fact way she presents the men in this exchange shows just how accepted spanking is.


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