Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday Spankings - June 29 - Mortal Illusions #SatSpanks #Vampires #MFRWAuthor

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 gain Germaine's support is to have 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 expected, however, was for Germaine not only to agree, but call for a supporting vote from his council.  Unfortunately, the vampire who requested the punishment, expected Germaine to protest, not agree....

                       “But . . . But, I don't understand,” Phillip stammered, his widely horrified eyes shifting from Germaine to the short handled whip Marcus pressed into his hand. It looked like a mutated feather duster with its long leather thongs embedded with hundreds of soft curling ostrich plumes.
            Claire didn't think the instrument would really hurt, but from the woman's uneasy expression, she wasn't certain. Her uncertainty didn't lessen any when Hugo and a muscle-bound gentleman, who Claire didn't recognize, escorted the woman over to a large platform lowered from the ceiling. Nor did it diminish when the two men positioned their prisoner stomach down on the soft black velvet. But by that point, all Claire knew was that she couldn't let this travesty continue.
            She marched over to Germaine. “You can't be serious about this,” she protested, grabbing his arm. “This is barbaric.”
            “Perhaps,” he concurred absently, “but it's been a long time coming.”

Certain dynamics are at play here that aren't readily apparent, but Claire is beginning to get very worried her new lover may not be the man she originally took him to be.

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. I love a nice, slow detailed set up, pages and pages before the first spank lands. Lovely, Kathryn, look forward to more.

  2. Nice excerpt Kathryn. I agree with Natasha. Great set up :)

  3. Oh, this is wonderful. I can't wait to see Claire's reactions as the chastisement is in progress

  4. A vampire acting barbaric? Yeah, that just makes him a little bit hotter.

  5. Ooooooooh. This is the word I seem to be making this morning ;)
    I love how casual about it he is and the tension surrounding the scene. I like this!

  6. Sensual anticipation at it's finest... Loving the energy as she watches the D/s play evolve... ✼

  7. I loved the build up, Kathryn. I can't wait to see what happens next.
    And I liked the barbaric vampire comment also . :)

  8. I love that last line! Great snippet.

  9. Great last line, I agree. Why did the vampire who requested the punishment request it if he expected Germaine to disagree? Who is supposed to do the flogging in this scene? Germaine or Phillip?

    1. I love all the questions this small scene raises. The reasons why Phillip requested the flogging will be revealed in a subsequent scene. Marcus hands the whip to Phillip, as per Phillip's request, so he is expected to chastise his own wife. Germaine agrees with the rules of his coven, and enforces them when necessary, but he rarely participates personally in the punishments. However, he and Phillipa have been lovers in the past, so Phillip excepts Germaine to challenge him in order to protect Phillipa. Another fact that Phillipa reveals to Claire later. The fact that Germaine agrees with the requested punishment, without even a murmur of protest, comes as a surprise to all, which is why Phillipa will turn a speculative gaze on Claire. More to follow. Most of my scenes are consecutive, so if anyone is interested in finding out what precedes a certain scene, look for the title of the book posted beneath the image of the hop, and clink on the link. They are listed in descending date order.

  10. mmm mmm. Can't wait to hear how that feather flogger really feels!

  11. I LOVE that last line. This was a fun and interesting story to read, Kathryn!


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