Saturday, May 31, 2014

#SatSpanks - 5/31/14 - Mortal Illusions - A fight for supremacy is an honor #Vampires #ParanormalRomance

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 that she suspected Germaine had caught on to her and Phillip's plan.  Informed that Germaine's threat to have Phillipa whipped was little more than a ruse, and his demand for full supremacy over her is considered an honor, Claire is a bit dumbfounded and skeptical.

            “Forgive me for seeming dense, but what makes any of this an honor?” Claire asked.
            Phillipa looked momentarily uneasy. “My situation is a little different, but normally when a vampire takes a mate, their disputes remain private unless the mortal breaks one of our laws. Then he or she is brought before the council for punishment. In your case, the council so admired your courage in confronting the growling lion in his den that they're challenging Germaine's right to discipline you privately. Germaine has accepted the challenge--on the stipulation that if he wins, he will have sole authority over you--even if you break one of our laws.”

Claire is discovering these vampires live by different rules than those governing the mortal world, and she's afraid she's fallen in love with a man who will only break her heart.

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

Read the first three chapters at: Mortal Illusions

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  1. Lol, I totally understand her denseness. It does seem rather a cloaked honour. Great snip.

  2. This sounds like such a great read! I love those vampire books!

  3. Great snippet Kathryn, I'm with Tara lol


  4. Sounds like the stakes are pretty high. Have to see how this one turns out.

  5. Terrific teasing snippet. Anxious to learn more.

  6. This is such a sexy book. I usually don't do paranormal but I love these vampires.

  7. Nice snippet, Katherine!

  8. Great snippet Kathryn! I love your teasers from this story :)

  9. Interesting snippet! Can't wait to see what happens next!


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