Sunday, May 10, 2015

#SPeekSunday - 5/10/15 - A Simple Misunderstanding - Love lives are meant to be private #CorbinsBend #Spanking

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

Welcome to the Sneak Peek Sunday, where we share six paragraphs from a published novel or a work in progress.  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 week's excerpt is a sneak peek from my fourth spanking romance, A Simple Misunderstanding, which is the seventh book in the Corbin's Bend series.  I hope you enjoy it.

In this scene, which occurs near the beginning, Eleanor Benson (Elly) has some exciting news she wants to share with Gerald Douglas (Jerry).  She's seen Jerry in the dog park on an almost daily basis since she and her husband moved into Corbin's Bend, but only started opening up to him a few days ago.  As the Corbin's Bend vet, Jerry has expressed an interest in Elly's dog, Muffin.  His calm, steady manner soothes Elly's wounded spirit, and the fact his observant eyes seem to notice more about her than she'd like both attracts and frightens her.  All the same, he's the first person she thinks of when she has news to share.  So, she heads over to the dog park with her toy poodle, Muffin, in the hope he'll meet her there.  He does.  Excited, she tells him she had three women visit her that morning.  Wanting to hear more, Jerry sits on a nearby bench and pats it to indicate she should sit next to him.  Still too sore to sit on a slatted wooden bench, Elly declines.  When Jerry presses her for an explanation, she pleads with him to change the subject, so he suggests they talk a walk and the topic turns to marriages. Curious, Elly asks him why he isn't married with a slew of kids by now and he informs her his fiancee died a year ago in a car accident. Feeling terrible, Elly draws back to assure him she didn't know.

He grabbed her hand and tucked it back at his elbow before continuing their walk. “Of course you didn’t. The information isn’t precisely common knowledge.”
Smiling lamely, she murmured, “Well, perhaps the girls of Corbin’s Bend should get together to find you a new girlfriend.”
He stopped and turned toward her. “Don’t go there, Elly. Not now, not ever. Understand?”
“Yes, sir,” she whispered, lowering her gaze to the ground in embarrassment, though something about his tone created a strange tingle inside her.
A firm finger under her chin drew her face upwards. “Don’t think I’m angry or upset with you; because I’m not. However, I believe I should lay down a few ground rules. My love life is not and never will be a Corbin’s Bend social activity. Understand?”
“I didn’t mean—”
The finger lay soft as a whisper on her lips. “I know you were only half-teasing, but I hold strong feelings on the subject, and even gentle probing can chafe an already painful memory I don’t want exacerbated. So, let’s talk about your new project instead.”


Jerry already suspects Elly's husband is harsher with her than he should be and wants to help her, but he is unable to intervene until Elly can admit she and Arthur are having problems.

M/F Domestic Discipline in Colorado.


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.

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 the link below to continue your hop Sneak Peek Sunday Wishing you a wonderful journey.

1 comment:

  1. You know I loved this book Kathryn :) This is a great scene. Poor Elly, putting her foot further into her mouth.



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