Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book Spotlight: Punishing Portia by Darling Adams (Renee Rose) #bdsm #romance


I'm thrilled to have Darling Adams (aka Renee Rose) here today with an excerpt from her hot new release, Punishing Portia! Punishing Portia was one of the stories from the When the Gavel Falls (Masters of the Castle) box set and it's recently been released individually.

Punishing Portia Blurb:

When well-known chef and restaurateur David Marone recognizes the food critic who just lambasted him in a review on the charity auction block, he bids an inordinate amount to keep her as his slave for three nights. He remembers the haughty foodie from culinary school seventeen years earlier, and relishes the idea of getting even with her for her mean-spirited review.

Portia Sands hopes the dark and gorgeous Chicago chef who won the bid for her at the Castle charity auction doesn’t know her real identity as the food critic who tore him apart in a review the week before. She finds he hasn’t changed since culinary school--still arrogant, over-confident and domineering. Unfortunately, he has the same effect on her now as he did then: reducing her to a trembling mass of jello.

When he pushes her to her limits, placing her in a cage like a pet, she discovers he knows who she is, and means to exact revenge. She considers calling the Castle safeword to end their time together, but some part of her won’t allow it. Somehow she must survive three nights as his slave and keep her heart in the process.


Punishing Portia excerpt:

“See anyone interesting?” Paul said, appearing at his elbow.

It took willpower not to turn his head toward Portia.

“Not yet,” he said, making his decision and striding toward a seat. He took the place directly behind the slender food critic, loving the way she jerked her head straight forward to prevent seeing him. But he knew she’d noticed him. The flush of color spreading down her bare neck told him everything.

He wanted to torture her until she screamed.

Mrs. Hardwick gave her usual lecture about safety and Castle rules, which he barely heard. Instead, he spent the entire introduction becoming intimate with every detail of Portia Sands’ back. She’d crossed her long legs, her full-length, fawn-colored jacket falling open to expose tight black jeans and high heeled, knee-high boots. The toe of her boot jiggled in a frantic dance. She held her hands clasped in her lap, her lightly manicured nails appearing natural and healthy under a clear coat of gloss. She wore the yellow wrist band for the naughty maid program and she and her friend also sported black velvet ribbons around their necks. He didn’t remember neck ribbons from his past visits. What could they designate? He made a mental note to find out as soon as possible.

He pinned his gaze to her left ear and willed her to turn and look at him. People know when they’re being watched, particularly so intently. She would feel it. Sure enough, her head wobbled a little on her neck and her chin began to turn, her eyes sliding to look over her shoulder.

He smirked, meeting her gaze with cool amusement.

She drew in a sharp breath, her eyes widening before she whipped her head back front, sitting up straighter than an Army general with a pole up her ass.

He almost laughed out loud. Paul shot him an amused look and he grinned. If life came with a personal DJ and soundtrack, right now he would cue “Bad to the Bone” because he truly felt like the big, bad wolf.

Mrs. Hardwick divided the group into dominants and submissives and his group left for a separate orientation. David knew without looking that Portia’s eyes followed him as he left.

After the dominants’ orientation, he stopped at the reception desk. “What do the black velvet ribbons designate?” he asked the sweet-looking girl who had checked him in earlier.

“Oh! Those are worn by the slaves who will participate in the charity auction. Do you plan on attending?”

“Hmm, no. But what happens if I change my mind? Do I need to register or anything?”

“No, you can sign up when you get there. The auction will take place in the Middle Ballroom and there will be a meet and greet in the adjoining ballroom an hour before the auction so you can mingle with the slaves and get a feel for each one.”

He tapped the counter thoughtfully. “About how much would you guess slaves will go for?”

“I’m not entirely certain. Of course, all the money goes directly to charities that fund cancer research.”

“Yes,” he mused. “But do you know what the starting bids will be?”

“I heard two hundred dollars, but please don’t quote me on that.”

“Thank you,” he said, giving her a smile.

He brought his suitcase up to his room, hardly noticing all the froliciking going on around him. His mind kept repeating on one thrilling idea: he was going to make Portia pay.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

An excerpt from The Knight's Seduction by Renee Rose (The Conquered Brides) #spanking #medieval #romance



Renee Rose is visiting today with a peek at The Knight's Seduction, her story in The Conquered Brides medieval romance collection. I loved Renee's unique take on the castle sacking at Hohenzollern with her characters Daisy and Barrett, and she's sharing a very sexy snippet with us today...


The Knight's Seduction excerpt:

She stood, wringing her hands as he shut the door. “Forgive me, Barrett—sir...my lord,” she tried again.

She saw a glimmer of a smile on his lips and her heart picked up speed. He pointed to the bed. “Bend over and lift your skirts.”
She walked, weak-kneed to the bed and folded her torso over the feather mattress. She could not figure out any way to lift her skirts with her wrists tied, but she made a show of attempting it so he would not think her disobedient.

“I’ll get them,” he said behind her.

She twisted to look over her shoulder and saw he carried a riding crop. Leaping back to her feet, she whirled. “Is-is that truly necessary? I mean, could you not bend me over your lap and use your hand as you did before?”

He tapped the crop in his palm. “I would love to, but it takes quite a bit more time to make an impression that way, and my brother needs me outside today.”

She shivered. I would love to. He probably did love spanking her. And yet he was not a cruel man. What could it mean?

He turned her and pushed her upper back down to lay on the bed, throwing her skirts up over her head. “Eight strokes for biting. You will count each one.” Before she had a chance to draw a breath, he delivered the first searing stroke.

She squealed and stood on her tiptoes, squeezing her bottom cheeks together, tucking her tail like a naughty dog.

“I asked you to count them,” he reminded her.

“One,” she gasped.

He landed another one. “One, sir,” he corrected.

“One, sir, two, sir,” she said quickly, hoping he hadn’t meant for her to repeat number one.

He chuckled. “I’ll let you get away with that just this once.” He brought the crop down again.

She gasped. A terrible burn from the first welt had begun to set in, even as the shock of the third ricocheted through her body. “Three, sir,” she managed.

“Good girl,” he murmured, though she did not know what merited the praise.

He sliced the crop through the air three times quickly, making her clamp her mouth closed on a scream. Without thinking, she started to scramble away, onto the bed.

“Daisy,” he said, keeping his voice low. “Back in position.”

“Four, five and six, sir,” she said as soon as she had caught her breath. Reluctantly, she pushed her legs back down to present her bottom for his chastisement. “I’m sorry,” she whispered.

“We’re almost finished,” he said, applying the cruel leather rod on a diagonal across her buttocks.

“Seven! Seven, sir.”

“One more.” He caught her on the underside of her buttocks, right where cheek met thigh.

She lifted to her toes again, sucking in her breath. It was three long beats before she could speak. “Eight, sir.”

“Thank you, Daisy,” he said, his voice soft and gentle.



The Conquered Brides blurb:
When the castle they called home is besieged and ultimately falls, five women are captured and carried off as wives by their foes. Will they be treated as no more than the spoils of war, or can their new lords prove themselves worthy of the love and submission of their conquered brides?

The Conquered Brides is a five-book collection featuring these brand-new titles from top erotic romance authors:

Commanding the Princess by Korey Mae Johnson
As the ruler of Hohenzollern Castle in name only, Susanna has watched helplessly for years as her power-hungry uncle made one enemy after another for her. One enemy stands out, and the moment she catches sight of him, Princess Susanna is certain that it will be Gerhard of Bavaria who brings her world down around her. As his army smashes through her gates, Susanna makes the only choice she has left. She surrenders herself to Gerhard, hoping to win mercy for her people, though she fears it will come at the cost of her life. But she soon learns that Gerhard has other plans for her, plans which may end with her surrendering much more than just her castle to him.

The Knight's Seduction by Renee Rose
Avowed to never again yield to a man's ill-treatment, Lady Daisy stands ready to fight to the death when her castle is sacked. The imposing knight Sir Barrett has other ideas, however, and to her dismay, Daisy soon finds herself not only disarmed, but soundly spanked as well. Sir Barrett takes her as his captive bride, but when she shows real terror at the prospect of consummating their marriage, he offers her a bargain. She will offer her body to him and accept the pleasurable torments he inflicts, but he will not claim her fully until she aches for it so badly she begs him. Certain she will do no such thing, Daisy agrees, but can she resist the knight's seduction?

The Widow Is Mine by Ashe Barker
Since her husband's untimely passing, Lady Natalia has resigned herself to a quiet life as a young widow and perhaps one day as a nun. But when her adopted home is conquered by the enemy, her world is turned upside down. After he rescues her from the chaos of Hohenzollern's fall, Duke Stefan of Richtenholst cannot imagine allowing Natalia to languish behind the walls of a convent. The duke takes Natalia home as his wife, and he quickly proves himself ready to compel her obedience when it is necessary, but can he ever truly make her his own?

Conquering Lady Claire by Sue Lyndon
As Hohenzollern Castle falls, mayhem unfolds around Lady Claire, and her only aim is to lead as many women and children of the castle to safety as possible. In an odd turn of fortune, her courageous efforts ultimately lead to her capture by none other than Lord Galien of Minrova, the very man that her brother, a powerful duke, recently commanded to find her and claim her as his wife. Claire's defiance is quickly overcome by means of a firm hand applied to her bare bottom, but Galien is not content merely going through the motions of a political marriage. His skilled lovemaking soon leaves his new bride begging for more, but can he conquer her heart as well?

Kidnapped and Claimed by Dinah McLeod
When her husband's repeated infidelities and drunken insults become too much to bear, Lady Cecily flees to her childhood home at Hohenzollern, but things quickly go from bad to worse and she is kidnapped from the castle stables only moments after her arrival. Cecily ignores her abductor's warnings of ruin about to befall Hohenzollern and his claim that he took her from the castle only to keep her safe. She resists him every step of the way, until at last he spanks her long and hard. Despite his firm chastisement, it soon becomes clear to Cecily that her captor cares for her in a way her husband never did. But can she forgive him for stealing her from her home?



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Friday, March 13, 2015

An excerpt from Commanding the Princess by Korey Mae Johnson (The Conquered Brides) #spanking #medieval #romance


***Note: The Conquered Brides is up for discussion today on Spanking Stories Book Club over on Celeste Jones' blog. Please feel free to join us even if you haven't read any of the stories in this collection!***

 
Today I'm excited to have Korey Mae Johnson here with an excerpt from Commanding the Princess, her story in The Conquered Brides collection! Months ago when the five of us (Korey, Renee, Dinah, Ashe, and me) were discussing how exactly Hohenzollern Castle would fall, Korey volunteered to write the prologue and first chapter right away so we could all base our events off of her beginning and keep our facts straight. She wrote a lovely intro for us, a very tense one that got me totally hooked on Susanna and Gerhard, but then... then we had to wait MONTHS (or maybe it was weeks but it sure felt like months, LOL) before we could read the rest of Commanding the Princess! When Korey's story was finally finished, I couldn't read it fast enough, and I'm pleased to tell you it was well worth the wait, because Commanding the Princess has plenty of tension, danger, steamy scenes, spankings, and more...


Commanding the Princess excerpt:
There was a great stretching in the air and many expectant grunts from the men about him. He whipped his head toward the gate and saw that it was slowly opening. A white-cloaked figure was approaching the gate, a stark contrast against the blood-soaked snow and grime of war all around. Slowly it dawned on him that he was looking at a porcelain-skinned woman who had her head held high as she slowly walked through the mass of men now hemming her in on all sides.

Then Gerhard realized who it was, and he felt like someone had just thrown ice water over his head.

This was no lady-in-waiting or minor noblewoman sent to beg for favorable terms of surrender, although it should have been. He would have never guessed that the princess would come out herself.

The men milled about yet made a clear path between himself and the princess as she approached, and upon reaching him she did not wait for him to speak first. “I am Princess Susanna of Hohenzollern,” she told him with a clear, smooth voice. “I’ve come to beg mercy for the suffering of my people.”

He could hear the fear in her voice, but just barely. He had not expected this. He had expected her to bargain, not to beg. Nonetheless, he had to act quickly, before the crowd of soldiers got it in their heads to exact their own justice upon her person. They were a rough bunch, and he didn’t want to have to do any more killing today. He could tell by the way some of them growled that he needed to claim a quick hold on this situation.

“Mercy?” he replied loudly so that his men could hear him. “What mercy did your knights show to those whose farms they pillaged and whose daughters they ravished, as you did nothing to stop them?” His orders were to bring her alive to Vienna to face the imperial court, but if he wanted to keep these men—many of them recruited from the very villages her knights had ransacked—from trying to kill her here and now, he needed to let them know he shared their anger.

He expected a defense of her actions, or perhaps even pleas for his mercy, but her response stunned him. “I do not beg mercy for myself, but for my people. I stand before you prepared to accept whatever justice you see fit, if only you will spare the innocent women and children of this castle, and the men who fought bravely to defend it.”

Gerhard paused, considering. This rabble of an army the nobles of the Free Cities had cobbled together was going to sack this castle, take everything that they could carry, and probably try to burn the rest, that much was certain, and he would be hard pressed to keep them from having their way with any woman they could lay hands on. Men like these thought women to be little more than the spoils of war.

The princess looked at him through glistening eyes, but no tears spilled down her cheeks. Still, his heart began to clench and a part deep inside him demanded that he acquiesce. When he spoke at last, he spoke loudly again so that everyone could hear him.

“I am Gerhard of Bavaria, and you have my word that the lives of your people will be spared. If women are taken from this castle, they will be taken as wives, and they will be treated well by the men who take them.” He paused again, before speaking directly to his army. “You may take whatever plunder you can find, but if any man among you commits rape or murder, I will have him hanged!”

The relief on the face of the princess filled Gerhard with a strange joy, though he knew his next words would bring the fear back to those beautiful eyes. He had to deliver the emperor’s message, something he had been dreading since he’d first caught sight of her eight months before. “As for you, princess, you will be brought to the court of the Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna, where you will stand trial for your life.”


The Conquered Brides blurb:

When the castle they called home is besieged and ultimately falls, five women are captured and carried off as wives by their foes. Will they be treated as no more than the spoils of war, or can their new lords prove themselves worthy of the love and submission of their conquered brides?

The Conquered Brides is a five-book collection featuring these brand-new titles from top erotic romance authors:

Commanding the Princess by Korey Mae Johnson
As the ruler of Hohenzollern Castle in name only, Susanna has watched helplessly for years as her power-hungry uncle made one enemy after another for her. One enemy stands out, and the moment she catches sight of him, Princess Susanna is certain that it will be Gerhard of Bavaria who brings her world down around her. As his army smashes through her gates, Susanna makes the only choice she has left. She surrenders herself to Gerhard, hoping to win mercy for her people, though she fears it will come at the cost of her life. But she soon learns that Gerhard has other plans for her, plans which may end with her surrendering much more than just her castle to him.

The Knight's Seduction by Renee Rose
Avowed to never again yield to a man's ill-treatment, Lady Daisy stands ready to fight to the death when her castle is sacked. The imposing knight Sir Barrett has other ideas, however, and to her dismay, Daisy soon finds herself not only disarmed, but soundly spanked as well. Sir Barrett takes her as his captive bride, but when she shows real terror at the prospect of consummating their marriage, he offers her a bargain. She will offer her body to him and accept the pleasurable torments he inflicts, but he will not claim her fully until she aches for it so badly she begs him. Certain she will do no such thing, Daisy agrees, but can she resist the knight's seduction?

The Widow Is Mine by Ashe Barker
Since her husband's untimely passing, Lady Natalia has resigned herself to a quiet life as a young widow and perhaps one day as a nun. But when her adopted home is conquered by the enemy, her world is turned upside down. After he rescues her from the chaos of Hohenzollern's fall, Duke Stefan of Richtenholst cannot imagine allowing Natalia to languish behind the walls of a convent. The duke takes Natalia home as his wife, and he quickly proves himself ready to compel her obedience when it is necessary, but can he ever truly make her his own?

Conquering Lady Claire by Sue Lyndon
As Hohenzollern Castle falls, mayhem unfolds around Lady Claire, and her only aim is to lead as many women and children of the castle to safety as possible. In an odd turn of fortune, her courageous efforts ultimately lead to her capture by none other than Lord Galien of Minrova, the very man that her brother, a powerful duke, recently commanded to find her and claim her as his wife. Claire's defiance is quickly overcome by means of a firm hand applied to her bare bottom, but Galien is not content merely going through the motions of a political marriage. His skilled lovemaking soon leaves his new bride begging for more, but can he conquer her heart as well?

Kidnapped and Claimed by Dinah McLeod
When her husband's repeated infidelities and drunken insults become too much to bear, Lady Cecily flees to her childhood home at Hohenzollern, but things quickly go from bad to worse and she is kidnapped from the castle stables only moments after her arrival. Cecily ignores her abductor's warnings of ruin about to befall Hohenzollern and his claim that he took her from the castle only to keep her safe. She resists him every step of the way, until at last he spanks her long and hard. Despite his firm chastisement, it soon becomes clear to Cecily that her captor cares for her in a way her husband never did. But can she forgive him for stealing her from her home?



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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Guest post: Who is afraid of ageplay? Introducing Poppa's Progeny by Alta Hensley #ageplay #spanking #romance #mustread


I'm so excited to welcome my friend Alta Hensley to my blog today! She's here to tell us about her first age play novel, Poppa's Progeny. I'm reading this book now, and trust me, folks, it is deliciously hot and naughty! Congrats on your new release, Alta!
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Who is Afraid of Ageplay? by Alta Hensley

I remembered when I finally decided to finish a story that I had half completed, collecting dust on my computer. It was my first ageplay called Poppa’s Progeny. I was terrified of this book. Not because I didn’t love the story, and not because I didn’t love the characters, but because it was an ageplay. For some reason I was scared of that word. Terrified of that sub genre of the genre I had happily placed myself in. I write spanking stories. I love DD romance. I am comfortable saying that. But ageplay? That was different.

But I wanted the story to be told. Little Miss Juniper Ambrose was demanding her story. So I thought about creating a new pen name to hide behind. Alta Hensley was too scared. Or was I? It was actually Sue Lyndon who convinced me to finish it and to have it written by me, Alta. So I did. Although I lost many a night’s sleep over it.

Am I glad I did it? Yes. It’s funny how you can work yourself up over something that turns out to not be a big deal. Am I afraid of ageplay in the future? Nope, not at all. In fact, I can’t wait to finish book two in the Poppa’s Progeny series.

Thanks, Sue for the push I needed. :)



Poppa's Progeny blurb:

At the age of eighteen, all women who cannot afford a dowry for marriage, must be placed in a facility in the hopes to be adopted by an affluent husband.


To maintain order, all women go through a mental reassignment reverting their minds to six-year-old girls— progenies. By keeping the women innocent in all ways before marriage, the women can function as a wife and mother more efficiently. The progenies are sheltered, nurtured, babied, and even disciplined by their assigned poppas. The progenies have no baggage, no hardship, no broken hearts. There are no dark secrets in their life, no torrid affairs, and no pain. Their husband is buying the purest gem there is. He adopts for marriage so his wife is flawless. Life has not chipped away at her.

But what happens when the mental reassignment doesn’t work, and Juniper Ambrose is not truly the little girl she should be? She has no choice but to play the twisted game of pretend, hoping no one, especially her poppa, finds out. Secrets, lies, pretending— this is the world the progeny, and her poppa, have been thrown into.

*** Warning *** This science fiction/dystopian novella contains scenes with Age Play elements, anal play, virgin sex, and spanking. If this isn’t your cup of tea, please don’t take a drink.


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Book Spotlight: Unexpected Surprises by Ruth Staunton (Love in the Rockies: A Corbin's Bend Valentine's Day Collection)


Please welcome Ruth Staunton to my blog today! She's here with an excerpt from Unexpected Surprises, her story that appears in Love in the Rockies: A Corbin's Bend Valentine's Day Collection along with stories by Constance Masters, Kate Richards, Kathryn R. Blake, Etta Stark, and Thianna D.


In Corbin's Bend Valentine's Day isn't always hearts and flowers...


Unexpected Surprises excerpt:

Lainie told a little lie, which started off their Valentine’s Day celebration on the wrong foot. Now that the spanking portion of the evening is over…

Grant watched the Lainie disappear into the bathroom. When the door clicked softly shut behind her, he exhaled heavily, running his hands through his hair. That was horrible. He knew it was what needed to be done. He wouldn’t hesitate to do it again if he needed to, but he hated making her cry like that. Even knowing that she deserved every bit of the spanking she got, it twisted him in knots to know that he was the source of her tears. He was beyond glad that it was over. Now he was going to do everything he could to salvage what was left of this night.

He took the paddle back into the office and put it away. That part was over. He wanted it behind them, not still lying around where both of them would think of it every time their eyes fell on it. Coming back into the kitchen, he washed his hands and set the table back to rights. Then he took their food out of the oven, carefully unwrapped the carryout containers Matt had packaged them in and plated them up carefully, trying fervently to remember what Matt had told him about presentation. It probably wouldn’t matter at this point, but he still wanted to make it special if he could. He set them out carefully in their appropriate places on the table, taking special care with the delicate dishware. He added the wine he had left chilling, filling both their glasses. Heaven knew they both needed to relax and calm down. There had been quite enough emotional upheaval. Finally, he lit the candles in the center of the table and killed the overhead lights.

The candles were flickering merrily, glinting off their wine glasses and Lainie’s grandmother’s good china. Lainie paused in the doorway. Her eyes were still bloodshot and swollen, and her face was blotchy, but she was mesmerized. “It’s beautiful,” she said softly.

He crossed over to her and kissed her gently. “So are you.”

Lainie snorted. “I’m a mess.”

“Not to me,” Grant insisted. He tilted her chin up, dropping small kisses on both eyes and then her nose before claiming her mouth with his. It wasn’t a gentle kiss. He wasn’t sure he could’ve been gentle if he wanted to be. It was demanding, possessing. She was his, and he meant to make damn sure she knew it, marking her with his mouth every bit as much as the paddle had.

They were both breathless when he broke away. He ran his tongue over his lips, tasting the mint of her mouth wash, the slightly fruity tang of the lipgloss she favored, the slightest hint of salt from the tears that had dried on her face, and underneath it all, the unique and indescribable flavor that was simply Lainie. “Even like this you’re beautiful to me,” he went on when they had both caught their breath. He ran a finger gently down her cheek, tracing the path where the tears had been. “There’s so much trust in this, knowing that you’ll submit to me even when it’s something neither of us really want to do, even when you know it’s going to hurt. The fact that you give me that, it’s amazing. There’s nothing ugly about these tears.”

Lainie lowered her eyes, blushing like a schoolgirl. It was so cute he wanted to gather her up in his arms and cuddle her. Knowing where that was likely to lead, he resisted the temptation. Instead, he guided her over to the table and pulled out her chair for her. Lainie hesitated, clearly not at all keen to sit on an unforgiving wooden chair only minutes after a close encounter with a paddle. Grant sympathized, he really did, but to his way of thinking that was part of the consequences. He wasn’t yet prepared to alleviate them. In might not be pleasant, but it would be a pointed and poignant reminder. If that meant they didn’t have to go through this again anytime soon, he was all for it.

Lainie cast him one long pleading look. When he didn’t grant her a reprieve, she sighed heavily and lowered herself gingerly into the chair. She whimpered, drawing one leg up under her to help keep her backside off the seat. Not without sympathy, Grant let that go without comment and carefully pushed her chair in for her.

“This looks wonderful,” Lainie said, indicating the food.

“I’m sure it will be,” Grant said. “I’ve never had anything Matt made that wasn’t. At any rate, it will be worlds away from anything I could’ve done. I figure that’s one of the perks of having a good friend who is a chef.” He glanced over at her with a wry grin.

“It does have its advantages,” Lainie agreed, tasting her wine. “I happen to know you can cook though. I remember when you still did it regularly.”

“I can grill,” Grant corrected. “That’s different. If it had been in the summer I would have been glad to demonstrate my skill, but grilling isn’t exactly compatible with February in Colorado.” That was one of the things he missed about living in North Carolina. There he had been able to grill nearly year-round except for during a few scattered cold and snowy periods. That one regret paled in comparison to what they had found in Corbin’s Bend, however. He wouldn’t trade it for anything.



Unexpected Surprises blurb:

For their first Valentine's Day in Corbin's Bend, Grant Taylor is determined to do something special for his wife Lainie. Lainie,however, has plans of her own. As a middle school teacher, she has volunteered to help plan and chaperone the Valentine dance that is being held for the middle and high school students.

When Grant hears this, he insists that she is working too hard and needs to cut back on the things she has committed to, the first and foremost being the Valentine's Day dance. Lainie insists that she can't do that and finally he reluctantly agrees to let her work part of the dance and then come home.

Under extreme protest, Lainie agrees, but when the time comes to admit to her supervisor that she can't chaperone, she changes her mind and decides Grant is being unreasonable. She determines to chaperone the dance anyway and deal with Grant later. Unfortunately, Lainie's plan doesn't work out quite like she intended it to and she is in for quite a few unexpected surprises.


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Friday, March 6, 2015

"I will show you just how beastly I can be"~ Conquering Lady Claire #SatSpanks


Welcome to Saturday Spankings! I'm continuing this week with another snippet from Conquering Lady Claire, my story in the newly released The Conquered Brides medieval spanking romance collection, which also features stories by Korey Mae Johnson, Renee Rose, Dinah McLeod, and Ashe Barker.
 
 
Excerpt from Conquering Lady Claire:
 
A grin brightened his features briefly before the gleam in his eyes once again reflected his serious side. “I need to hear you say it aloud, my lady, or I will think you require a refresher.” He leaned down, his nose almost touching hers, and the white ribbons of his breath mingled with hers in the frigid evening air. “Now, what happens when you misbehave?”
 
She clenched her teeth and made an indignant noise. “If I misbehave, you will spank me, my lord.” The instant he looked pleased over her response, she added, “That is because, of course, you are a beastly savage.”
 
“Into the tent with you, my sweet Claire, and I will show you just how beastly I can be.”
 
The Conquered Brides blurb:
 
When the castle they called home is besieged and ultimately falls, five women are captured and carried off as wives by their foes. Will they be treated as no more than the spoils of war, or can their new lords prove themselves worthy of the love and submission of their conquered brides?

The Conquered Brides is a five-book collection featuring these brand-new titles from top erotic romance authors:

Commanding the Princess, by Korey Mae Johnson


The Knight’s Seduction, by Renee Rose

The Widow Is Mine, by Ashe Barker

Conquering Lady Claire, by Sue Lyndon

Kidnapped and Claimed, by Dinah McLeod


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Series Spotlight: When the Gavel Falls (Masters of the Castle) #bdsm #erotic #romance


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When the Gavel Falls


(Masters of the Castle)

Maren Smith, Darling Adams, Maggie Ryan, Tabitha Black and Abbie Adams


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Five stories from Blushing Books best selling authors including, Maren Smith, the mastermind behind the contemporary Masters of the Castle series. Tabitha Black author of Claiming Cassia and The Abbeyville Way. Maggie Ryan author of the Divine Design series and The Women of Wintercrest. Darling Adams, the author of Loose Morals and Yes, Doctor. Last but not least, Abbie Adams author of A Little Training.

Grab this amazing collection of five all-new Blushing novellas. Almost 200,000 words of reading for a price that's 50% of the regular price for these books. Money might not buy love, but at The Castle it can buy a submissive for the weekend.
 
 
Meeting Marshall

 

 


What happens when five of your favorite spanking authors break the number one Castle rule regarded anonymity of its staff and guests? Why, nothing less than a one-way ticket not just to the Castle, but to Master Marshall's office. One by one, they are summoned back to speak with him, and one by one they discover he is not in a forgiving mood.
 
 
 
Fulfilling Her Fantasy

 

 
 

When Master Marshall announces the first Castle slave auction for charity at the end of the year, Wardrobe assistant Janice is intrigued. The thought of being sold to an unknown Dominant for three consecutive nights is both thrilling and terrifying.
 
Janice has been spanked plenty of times before, but there's one thing she's always wanted to experience; she's just never, not in two years of working there, been brave enough to ask for it.
 
The idea of auctioning off willing submissives to honor founding Master Don's memory causes a ripple of excitement throughout the resort, and everyone on staff is affected.
 
Winter is, after all, traditionally the quietest season of the year, and an event this unusual - and kinky - is bound to bring the guests flocking to the Castle.
 
Janice is conscientious enough to know that she'll be so flat out in the Wardrobe, helping the auction participants find the perfect costumes for the occasion, there's no way she'll be able to take part herself. That thought is both a relief and a disappointment. Still, unless she manages to get her increasingly disturbing fantasies about one of the resident Masters under control, she's worried she might go insane.
 
So when her best friend and colleague, Ellen, gives her an ultimatum, Janice must choose: Ask to play with the man who's been haunting her dreams at night, or put herself up for sale to the highest bidder.
 
Can Janice find the courage to fulfill her ultimate fantasy?
 
 
 
Punishing Portia


When well-known chef and restaurateur David Marone recognizes the food critic who just lambasted him in a review on the charity auction block, he bids an inordinate amount to keep her as his slave for three nights. He remembers the haughty foodie from culinary school seventeen years earlier, and relishes the idea of getting even with her for her mean-spirited review.
 
Portia Sands hopes the dark and gorgeous Chicago chef who won the bid for her at the Castle charity auction doesn’t know her real identity as the food critic who tore him apart in a review the week before. She finds he hasn’t changed since culinary school--still arrogant, over-confident and domineering. Unfortunately, he has the same effect on her now as he did then: reducing her to a trembling mass of jello.
 
When he pushes her to her limits, placing her in a cage like a pet, she discovers he knows who she is, and means to exact revenge. She considers calling the Castle safeword to end their time together, but some part of her won’t allow it. Somehow she must survive three nights as his slave and keep her heart in the process.
 
 
Buying Brianny

 

He was a man for God's sake. A man living in the twentieth century where treating a woman delicately had been bred into him. You never hit a girl, his mother had taught him that from a tender age. Women's rights were touted hither and yon. Spanking was for disobedience in children. No, children weren't spanked anymore either.
 
Kian had been spanked many times as a child. His single mother might have seemed like a country mouse, but she'd walloped him good on more than one occasion. And he'd deserved everything she dished out. He knew it—and he knew she loved him and wanted the best for him too.
 
That hadn't worked with an ex of his though. She hadn't thought of it as loving when he'd busted her ass for drinking and driving. No, she'd ended the relationship in a hurry. Of course he'd never repeated the mistake with another women. Not even his Brianny, who as it turns out, has craved discipline among other things.
 
Brianny has a bucket list, not the kind you want to do before you die—the kind you do before you get married. Okay, maybe not that either, but her sister says unless Brianny explores her inner submissive, she'll never be content with her future husband.
 
But what if said future husband turns her away because he doesn't like her submissive side? It had taken Brianny a pint of Hot Damn and her kinky sister to even put voice to her secret desires.
 
Some people go to strange and amazing lengths to prove their love. All Brianny wants as proof is for Kian to buy her at The Castle's New Year's Eve charity auction, then tie her up and take away her control. Consentual, non-consent, that’s what her sister had called it. Was that too much to ask?
 
Will Kian pay the asking price?
 
 
Sharing Silver

 



It’s been six months since her vanilla marriage ended in divorce, and Sylvia is craving some fun and excitement – not to mention kink. So when her friend Rosa tells her about a slave auction being held at her workplace, the Castle, Sylvia throws caution to the wind and signs herself up to fly all the way to America to be sold off to the highest bidder under the nickname Silver. Gorgeous twin Castle Masters, Travis and Trevor, can have any girl they choose – and frequently do. The only downside to topping female guests, however, is the fact that there’s never enough time to build trust. So when Trevor hears about the auction, he decides it’s time to be selfish, and he and his brother set about looking for a plaything they can do whatever they want with – a girl with as few limits as possible. When Silver and the twins meet, the chemistry is instantaneous and palpable. But all too soon, something more begins to develop between the three. What should have been a few days of physical excitement turns into an emotional roller coaster – not only for Silver, but for Travis and Trevor as well. Overwhelmed by the events at the BDSM resort – and her feelings – Silver tries to get to grips with her past, as well as the fact that she’s rapidly falling in love with the two biggest playboys in Ohio. In turn, Travis and Trevor are smitten by the mysterious girl from Australia, but whenever they try to get closer emotionally, she clams up. Can the twins make her see what she means to them before it’s too late, and Silver gets back on the plane home?
 
 
Owning O

 





She's the most highly-coveted submissive the Castle has ever known. She never says no, never cries her safeword, and never plays with the same Dom twice. For years Alan has watched her, always looking but never allowed to touch until the night the Castle hosts its first ever charity auction. Seizing his chance, Alan bids, but defeating the other Doms in the audience is only the first and easiest step in his bid to own the infamous O. Freeing her from herself quickly proves to be much, much harder... Owning O. Welcome to the Castle.
 
 
Rosie's Resolution



'Don't chicken out' - those three little words are at the top of Rosa's list of resolutions. Sure, she's never before kept any of her past resolutions for even a week, but she is determined that this year it will be different. As soon as Master Marshall announced that a Charity Auction would be held to honor one of the Castle's founding Masters, Don, Rosa knew it was fate. As an employee of the Castle, that marvelous place where any and all dreams and fantasies can become reality, she knows that this is the time to pursue her dream. Time to remove her Nanny uniform and don the clothes she has been dreaming of wearing for as long as she can remember.
 
This New Year's Eve, she will stand on the stage and pray that someone will bid for her and want to be her Daddy. The moment the gavel falls, Rosa becomes Rosie - the Little girl who will spend the next few days discovering what it's like to be taken care of, to be cuddled, and loved... not only by a handsome, wonderful Daddy, but, to her immense surprise, by a beautiful, loving Mommy as well... Will she discover that being Little isn't all fun and games? Will she admit when she's been naughty - remembering that breaking rules has painful consequences for her backside? Will she keep her resolutions long enough to find the answers she seeks? And even if she doesn't chicken out, will her heart be able to pay the price?
 
The room grew quiet when Master Marshall ascended the stage. His formal black leathers melded him with the darkness in the room, and just the sight of him as he crossed the dais to take up the auctioneer’s microphone made the already thick tension in the room heavier.
 
“Good evening,” Master Marshall greeted, while the lights on the stage moved to center him and bring the Master of the Castle into stark relief against the red backdrop of the heavy velvet curtains. “Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Castle’s first ever Charity Submissive Auction. As many of you know, this last summer the Castle lost one of its own to cancer. For those of you who knew him, the loss has been soul-rending. For those who didn’t, Master Don was one of the original six Masters with the vision to help me take a dilapidated stone structure going to rubble in Scotland and bring it here, to Ohio. His greatest contribution to our facility has been the Nobles’ Program, the period costumes, and the Master’s Supper and Show, where he presided every night without fail that entire first year. There are bits and pieces of his influence in every wing and every hall, and in the rules by which we abide. In short, the Castle never would have become the success it is today without Don, and so, what better way to honor his memory than by hosting this charity event? Bid and bid generously. Each submissive you are about to meet has pledged to make this a weekend to remember, and every penny you spend not only will the Castle match, but it will, in Don’s name, be donated to aid in a very worthy cause: the fight to eradicate cancer for good.”
 
Applause erupted through the room. Master Marshall held up his hands, waiting for the room to quiet. “Before we begin, let’s go over the rules. What you are purchasing tonight is the use of a willing submissive who has vowed to make herself yours from the moment you make payment until ten o’clock Monday morning. If you are the winning bidder in an auction, your submissive will be removed to a waiting area while you settle your account. You will then be given a file containing his or her likes, wants, desires…and hard limits. You will make yourself familiar with those limits and you will not cross those lines.”
 
The quiet that had descended over the audience became amplified as Marshall looked over them, the ice blue of his gaze seeming to pierce each one of them in turn.
 
“Your submissive has vowed to make his or herself pliant to your desires,” Marshall continued, and his stare became positively glacial. “But no still means no. If you cross that line, you will find yourself in my office and I will not be forgiving. Also, the Castle rule regarding gags is still very much in effect. If you do not apply for a waiver and I catch you using one, I will not be forgiving. Are these rules understood?”
 
No one in the audience said a word, but his edicts were crystal clear and after another sweeping glare, Marshal nodded. “Then let us begin. Our first submissive, ladies and gentlemen. Please welcome…Jasmine.”