Welcome to day 10 of the Spanking A to Z Challenge!
J is for Jaye Peaches
I'm delighted to have Jaye Peaches visiting today with the details about her new book, Viola's Heart Strings. Take it away, Jaye...
Hello Sue, thank you for hosting me today on your blog. I’m sharing from my latest release Viola’s Heart Strings. A spanking romance tale set in Victorian England. Sir Anton is explaining to his new wife how he intends to keep her from straying from his side and she is a little perturbed by what he is proposing.
“You imply… punishments,” she stammered.
“You were never spanked by your redoubtable governess?” The corner of his lips curled into a smirk.
Viola closed her eyes for a moment, briefly allowing shameful memories to re-appear. “She struck my palm with a strap occasionally.” She opened her eyes, waiting for his response.
“I see.” He crossed his arms, pursing his lips. “I would consider spanking you, but… I have decided to suspend that approach and withhold the use of the rod. In the meantime, I shall concentrate on lecturing and other… disciplinary measures.”
“The rod!” Nobody, not even her father in the days before he travelled overseas, had caned her. “I’m a lady. You treat me as if I am a child.” She clenched her fists.
Anton sprang to his feet. “Most certainly not. What is important, Viola, is that you will grow, become a better person and wife, and through your love for me, you will flourish.”
She had touched some raw nerve, something sparked in his dark eyes. “You’re very confident of the powers of love. What of you, sir. Your love for me?”
He swept her up onto her feet. “Why, Viola, I will cherish you and protect you—can you not see that? Protect you from strangers and unwanted attention. I will make my love with you and you will have your rewards too. Your body is mine, my dear sweet girl. You should not fear that. You will not worry about anything. Managing this house will be easy with help of servants. You’ll have much leisure time to partake of your embroideries, poetry and other activities. You should learn to ride. All I ask is that when I need you, you are available and ready to serve me. Serve me, Viola, as a good wife.”
“By spanking me—”
“Don’t dwell on the negative. Already you assume the worse. I might never be required to seek such a harsh method. My pleasure comes from teaching you, watching you grow and mature, and become a woman, who will excel in many ways. You’ll be my princess in the bedchamber. You should be proud of what you are going to achieve for me.”
Anton’s tone of voice kindled strange sensations in her loins—a fizz of expectation. “Many ways?” she murmured.
“Think of our bed as a playground, a place of pleasure and delight. You will be surprised at what gives a woman pleasure.” His mouth twitched and he stroked her cheek with the back of his hand.
The tender moment helped placate her nervous energy. “You’ll be patient with me, please, Anton?”
“Things might be hard for you, some days, but don’t be afraid. I’m your husband and you are mine to cherish. You must be patient too. Both of us must be.”
“You will look after me? You do have integrity, don’t you? I have to trust you. What you require of me must be matched by my faith and trust in you, Anton.”
“I will honour your trust, Viola.”
He lowered his lips on her upturned face and kissed her. “You won’t want to disobey me. You’ll see. You will please me.”
Throughout his discourse, his labouring of expectations and discipline, she battled with mixed emotions. She needed to understand her husband’s reasoning—his desire to discipline her, but also the impact it would have on her own freedom as a woman, a wife, and perhaps one day, a mother. Each time he spoke of her service and obedience, he countered them with those speaking of pleasure, his desire to cherish her. She vacillated, then, when he kissed her, she dismissed her concerns.
The sense of control over her life that Anton sought, after years of abandonment by both her father and her disinterested step-mother, reaffirmed her faith in love. Bursting with renewed confidence in her abilities, Viola spontaneously knelt on the floor at his feet, prompting a moan of delight from his lips.
He swooped an arm underneath her, gathered her up and carried her to the bed. Viola sank into the bedding, the sudden coolness of the smooth sheet against her rosy skin made her catch her breath. She couldn’t think beyond the need to have in him inside her, buried to his hilt and captured in his tight embrace.
He loomed over her, his legs between her own. “I’m to fuck you now. Hard and earnestly. If you are able to show me your pleasure you should do so.”
An orgasm! As she closed her eyes, she glimpsed his lips pucker, reaching down to her exposed neck. Their warm touch, the gentlest of caresses, moist and inviting, triggered a wave of spasms. He only need to kiss her and her body responded.
After a whirlwind courtship in Monaco, innocent Viola falls in love and marries enigmatic Sir Anton Valise. Following their honeymoon in France, she begins a new life at his estate in Dorset, England. Anton's need for passionate, dominant love-making is haunted by memories of his first wife, Margot, and he fears his new wife will falter in her love for him if she does not remain obedient. To keep her loyal, the baronet introduces rules to aid Viola's submission but suppresses his desire to spank her when she errs.
With nobody to befriend or trust, the lonely Viola overhears the hushed conversations of the servants discussing the beautiful Margot, whom died in mysterious circumstances, and she discovers secret rooms in the house, which unearth a side of Anton she had not imagined.
Viola fears Anton will never cease loving Margot and she is determined to keep him happy. Whenever Anton dominates her in the bedroom, she fantasizes about his wish to spank her, and it rouses her craving to submit to increasingly erotic sex until eventually, she commits an error of judgment and Anton is forced to impose his discipline upon her.
With tension between the couple rising, Anton and Viola's relationship reaches a crisis point leading to Viola discovering a past filled with lies and pretences, above and below stairs.
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