Sunday, August 23, 2015

#6BestHop - 8/23/15 - A Simple Misunderstanding - Jerry apologizes for swatting Elly #CorbinsBend #Spanking

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

Welcome to Sunday's Six of the Best Blog Hop, 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 starts asking questions and when he discovers Elly risked getting in trouble with her husband if he discovered she'd come to the dog park without his permission first, Jerry gives her a swat for putting herself at risk, then immediately apologized.

Stunned by his anger and concern, unshed tears burned Elly’s eyes. Seconds later, he drew her into his arms for a crushing hug. “God, Elly. I’m so sorry. Please don’t cry, sweetie. I’m not angry, just worried for you.”
Confused, Elly clung to him. Arthur had never apologized or comforted her after a punishment, and Jerry had hardly touched her, yet she wanted him to hold her and whisper endearments even if she didn’t deserve them. She wanted him to kiss her and knew that was very, very wrong.
He drew back and wiped the tears from her cheeks with his thumbs. “I didn’t hurt you, did I? Unless Benson whipped you raw last night, you shouldn’t have felt that swat through the padded coat you’re wearing. Even if you did, I doubt I hit you hard enough to make you cry. So, is something else upsetting you?”
She shook her head and extracted a wadded piece of tissue from her pocket to wipe her nose. “No. I’m fine. I should go.” Cupping her hands over her mouth, she called, “Muffin.”
“Yes, you should, but not like this. Not when you’re upset. Stay and talk to me for a moment, at least until I’m sure you’re okay.”
Elly closed her eyes against the conflicting feelings roiling inside her, but didn't resist when he pulled her close again.


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. However, the notion that she's actually courting trouble doesn't sit well with him at all.

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 Sunday's Six of the BestWishing you a wonderful journey.


  1. I remember this scene well! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I remember this scene fondly. I loved the sweet and tender relationship between Ellie and Jerry and this scene exemplifies it to perfection.

  3. I remember this scene too. Such a tender moment. Love the conflict within Elly and Jerry's concern for her.


  4. That is a lovely sweet scene. You're very brave tackling such a tough issue! This scene and the blurb has me intrigued. Another book on my TBR list :)


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