Saturday, July 26, 2014

#SatSpanks - 7/26/14 - A Simple Misunderstanding - Hiding an injury is wrong #SpankingRomance #CorbinsBend

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

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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 a sneak peek from my fourth spanking book, A Simple Misunderstanding, a Corbin's Bend novel published on July 15 by Blushing Books.

In this scene, which occurs in the last third of the book, Eleanor Benson (Elly) has moved in with Gerald Douglas (Jerry) after she is released from the hospital, still recovering from injuries she received from her husband.  Jerry insists she stay close to the house and not take her dog walking in the park on the first day she's home.  However, when an older neighbor calls to her from the dog park, Elly disobeys Jerry's instructions and takes their two dogs with her, unaware her abusive husband is lying in wait for her.  When her actions nearly get her killed, Jerry determines Elly needs to learn obedience to him is not optional. After making sure she's healthy enough to withstand punishment, he orders her to stand in the corner sans panties.  When he gives her permission to turn around, he's seated on the bed holding a blue plastic thong (shoe, not underwear).  Ordering her to hold out her hand, he gives it a smack with the flip-flop and asks her to rate her pain level.  Once she establishes it as zero, he discusses her transgressions in order of their occurrence. When he lists the fact she lied to him by telling him the bruises on her arm left by her husband were nothing, she attempts to defend her actions by claiming she didn't want to get him more upset than he already was.

           “So, you thought lying and pulling away would please me?”
“No. But I knew you’d be furious if you realized Arthur had bruised me. You’d only get a little angry if I refused to show you my injury.”
“In other words, you attempted to lessen my reaction by denying me permission to look after you, right?”
“No.” She paused. “I guess so, but it sounds terrible when you put it that way.”
“Because hiding an injury from me is wrong, Elly. I’m here to help you, and you lied to prevent a scene. I consider your actions a form of deceitful manipulation. So, the transgression is going to cost you double.”
“Double what?”
“The number of swats. Ten for not staying in the yard and twenty for attempting to hide the truth and manipulate me.


After being abused by her husband, Elly is nervous about entering into another DD relationship, but she's disobeyed Jerry, and despite her stated excuses knows she was wrong to do so.  So she willingly, if not a little regretfully, accepts whatever punishment he decides is appropriate.

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 Thong - pictured for my European friends

A Simple Misunderstanding is available at the following locations.

Blushing Books
Barnes & Noble

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 on one of the author's names below, or visit The Saturday Spankings Blog to continue your journey.


  1. Great snippet Kathryn. I can understand why she lied, but never a good idea!


  2. I bet she's glad that that flip flop only rates a zero! Great snippet Kathryn :)

  3. I love how Jerry sets the future boundaries, but with such empathy to what she has been through already.

  4. I loved this book - excellently showed the difference between abuse and loving discipline.

  5. I don't know Jerry ... but it sounds like he is really looking out for her. Good tease with this snippet! Also enjoyed the pic of the blue thong! :)

  6. I think it's interesting that Dominants always think of right and wrong as black and white (or at least they are often portrayed that way) when in many cases it comes down to different perceptions.

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  8. Is blogger on crack today. It seems my comments are not sticking... and if they are they're not showing up.
    Giving this one last go... and hopefully all 3 of them don't pop up eventually.

    The story sounds like a real tear-jerker. I am already feeling empathy for Elly about her past.
    I think he choose the flip-flop on purpose knowing that the sound of it crashing down on her cheeks would make more bark than bite.

    Very endearing snippet, Kathryn! I will very much enjoy this one... once I find time to read again.

  9. I love that he uses a flip flop- very sweet.

    1. I agree - it is important that she is not punished to hard on this occasion, when she is still recovering from the after effects of an abusive husband. It is OK to spank a woman when she has earned it, but it must never be abuse.

  10. Jerry really cares for Elly, you can tell.
    I like how his approach shows so much more love than her jerk of a (soon to be) ex husband.

  11. Hm, very thought provoking Kathryn, but I'm thinking a thong (that's what we called flip-flops where I'm from in Michigan) can be upped to at least a one with some oomph. LOL


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