Wednesday, April 13, 2016

#WIPitUP - 4/13/16 - Lessons in Love - Rob has Pam on the clock #DD #OfficeRomance

WIP: Work in progress.  WIP it up Wednesday is a hop where writers share portions of the project they're working on with readers.  I really like the idea because it allows me to share something that's still in the creative stage as well as work behind the scenes as a prompt to keep me writing.

So, I want to continue sharing my newest published spanking romance novel "Lessons in Love" with you.

"Lessons in Love" centers around a wealthy business owner who believes in helping his executive admins using politically incorrect, H.R.unapproved, and therefore clandestine, Domestic Discipline techniques.  Since DD isn't for everyone, he does tend to go through admins rather frequently.  However, he also makes sure if they choose not to work for him because of his unorthodox management style, that they are given another suitable position in his company if they wish to stay, or a handsome severance package if they choose to leave.

Pam Weston has worked in Robert Peterson's company for nearly six months as a temp when she is reassigned to the President's office.  She has caught glimpses of Mr. Peterson when she temped on the executive floor, but she never expected she'd be summoned to work for him.  Pam has a criminal record and a murky past, which has made her practically unemployable, and yet now H.R. has assigned her to work for the president of their company, and after her first day she suspects working for Mr. Peterson will be a very different experience.

This excerpt follows on directly after my last WIP excerpt for Lessons in Love. Mr. Peterson has ordered Pam to block off the morning on his calendar so they could have a "discussion" about his expectations for her as his assistant. Pam is understandably nervous to have his intentions spelled out in black and white. Still seated behind her desk, she turns to her new friend and co-worker to admit she's not at all sure she can go through with the meeting.

He'd kissed her last night. She'd been in such a fog, she hadn't thought much about the way his lips had paid court to hers until this morning. Though the kiss was merely meant to reassure her she was safe with him. That he didn't intend her any harm, it had stirred her all the same. Being held by him comforted and agitated her all at once. With a groan, Pam lowered her face to her hands. She was so screwed.
"Pam?" Krista called from the doorway. "Are you okay?"
"I'm fine," Pam assured, knowing she behaved like a total coward.
"Your absence has been noted, and the lion is pacing."
"My stomach's a little upset. I'll be out as soon as I can."
"Not sure I should tell him that, since he would most likely call the paramedics to get you checked out if I did."
Pam chuckled. "It's not that bad. Slight queasiness is all. Nerves, I think."
"Okay. I'll tell him you're scared shitless, and he needs to back off."
"No!" Pam cried, trying not to giggle. "Don't tell him that. Next thing I know you'll be bringing me a cell phone, and he’ll insist I talk to him from here."
"Nope. We're way past cell phones at this point. Next step, he'll come in himself."
"Yikes. Okay, tell him two minutes."
"Sweetie, he's got you on the clock. If I say two minutes, that is all the time he will allow you before he barges in here to get you."
"Five minutes, then."
"I'll tell him five, but you had better make it three," Krista warned before shutting the door again.

When Pam Weston was ordered to report to the CEO of Peterson Enterprises she had no idea her new boss had hired her specifically as his next pet project, so she took the assignment suspecting he would fire her before the end of the day. Recognizing a prison record rendered her unemployable by most companies, she worked hard and kept a low profile. Except, working as an executive assistant for the CEO was about as "high profile" as any job could get. And working for Robert Peterson in particular would present Pam with challenges she never expected.

Lessons in Love (click to read first chapter)

M/F, DD on the executive floor.

If you're 18 or older, you can read the first three chapters at Lessons in Love 

Buy the book directly from Blushing Books,  Amazon, or Barnes & Noble

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  1. Oh dear, he has got her flustered! Great snippet Kathryn, enjoyed this :)


  2. Who could blame her for being nervous?? I'm interested to see how it progresses!! Great snippet!

  3. Poor girl. I think he should probably back of just a bit or she'll run from him. Great snippet.


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