Sunday, March 27, 2016

#6BestHop - 3/27/16 - A Simple Misunderstanding - Consequences for disrespect #CorbinsBend #SpankingRomance

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 until he discovers Elly risked suffering her husband's fury if he discovered she'd come to the dog park without his permission first. Frightened for her, Jerry gives her a swat for putting herself at risk, then immediately apologizes as he admits that he worries about her. Surprised, Elly tells him he doesn't need to worry. Arthur loves her, but as she rushes home she fears her strict, unyielding husband may take exception to her tardiness. Calling him, she realizes just how right she was when he asks if she found chatting with their neighbors more important than keeping her word to her husband.

Elly’s heart sank to her feet. No matter how she replied to the question, she’d be punished for the wrong answer. “I’m sorry.”
“Yes, I’m sure you are, but that doesn’t address the issue, does it?”
“No, sir.”
“Your perpetual tardiness is yet another sign of your inability to manage your time properly. I thought I’d made it clear during our previous sessions that timeliness and tidiness are signs of respect, and to ignore either reflects a blatant disrespect to me.”
“I didn’t want to be rude….”
“But you were. To me. I am not pleased, Eleanor. However, you knew I wouldn’t be when you made your choice, didn’t you?”


Arthur has given Elly rules he expects her to follow. Disobedience results in punishment no matter the excuse.

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.

The sequel to A Simple Misunderstanding is now available!
A Simple Misunderstanding is available at the following locations.

Blushing Books
Barnes & Noble

Past Interference 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 the Spanking Romance or either A Simple Misunderstanding  or the Past Interference page in the Over 18 section of my website.

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. Poor old Elly... although I think in this case, it's poor old James. Tardiness should not be tolerated... so how IS he going to even up the score? :D

  2. Hi Kathryn, I've been awol from blogland for some time due to 'life' and illness and an just now getting back to visiting some blogs. I do love Jerry and Elly's story, but you already know that :)



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