Monday, February 8, 2016

Please welcome my friend Melody Parks here today. She's touring with her new book, Innocence Enslaved, co-written with Maddie Taylor!

Hi Renee. Thank you so much for having Maddie and I on your blog today with a special excerpt of Innocence Enslaved. We’ve picked a juicy first spanking scene for you and we hope you like it.
Excerpt- A Thief's punishment:
“Don’t compound your mistake with a lie, Emilia,” he warned.  “You are obviously educated.  If Alice was remiss, which you’ll agree she was not, you still have the intelligence to know right and wrong, and decide for yourself. You erred in your decision and now must face the consequences, which I decide.  In this case, it will be a spanking.”  
At the sound of his stern warning, her head came up and she met his equally forbidding gaze. She tried bargaining. “I borrowed it, never meaning to keep it, only to read it and return it. I owned up to my misdeed, doesn’t that count for something?”
“Borrow or steal, without permission, it is all the same.  I think it’s safe to say you knew very well when you entered my study that you should not be there, much less help yourself to my bookshelves without my leave to do so. Saying you did not would be a lie. And lies will add more strokes, so I suggest you do as you were told, and bend over the bed, before you earn yourself more.”
His words had taken on an authoritative edge and displeasure had hardened his handsome features. She had been in the wrong and by the looks of his unyielding expression, further protest would not work in her favor. Resigned to her fate, she moved reluctantly toward the bed, her heart filled with trepidation.
“Wait.”  His quiet order halted her mid-stride.  She turned, hopeful.  His posture appeared stiff, as though he was feeling uncomfortable about this as well.  As he approached, she prayed he would forgive her and send her on her way.  His next words wiped away all expectation of getting off lightly as did the firm grasp he took on her arm.  “We’ll go to my study for your spanking.  Maybe being back at the scene of your crime will help reinforce the lesson.”
Taking up a lantern, he escorted her on sluggish feet through the long hall and down the stairs.  Once in his study, he released her to close the door firmly and light another lamp. He then walked to one of the book shelves and slid the stolen item into the empty space where it belonged.  That simple act caused a lump to form in her throat.  When he turned back, his hands fell to his belt.
Expecting his hand, the promise of leather on her tender hind parts made the nagging guilt over her petty crime transform into serious regret and her stomach twisted in knots. She’d gotten the strap from her father before. This was entirely different. Never before did she have to contend with thoughts of twinkling brown eyes and rich wavy hair, or the allure of sensual lips surrounded by a scruff of dark beard. And never had a broad chest and strong muscular arms so distracted her that she tingled in places that were improper to touch to make the ache go away.  She also prayed fervently that he would not lift her dress, for if he did, he would surely notice the wetness between her thighs, something as sinful to an unmarried woman as it was tempting.  
“Master, please,” she demurred as he took her arm, escorting her to his desk. “Tell my father when I get home and let him punish me. Please, don’t spank me.”
To her surprise, he chuckled. “And wait months, in hopes I forget? Not a chance, little one. You are creative though, I’ll give you that. Over the desk with you now.” His hand was firm in the middle of her back as he prompted her to take the desired position.
She placed her hands flat on the desk before sliding forward and bracing herself on her elbows.
“All the way flat,” he bade, applying a bit of pressure.  “Until your cheek is upon the wood.”


The Blurb:
When she is abducted from her village, eighteen-year-old Emilia Selkirk’s world is turned upside down almost instantly. Stripped naked, bound, and placed on the auction block, her fate seems hopeless indeed, until a tall, handsome man speaks up to bid on her. His firm, commanding voice sets her blood on fire even as the kindness of his tone warms her heart, and she dares to hope that the future may not be as grim as she feared.

Corbet Mills, a wealthy merchant, has sworn off love forever. He has seen more than enough cruelty for one lifetime and slave auctions hold no interest for him, but when he sets eyes on Emilia he is captivated. Perhaps it is the quiet defiance evident in her pose or perhaps it is simply the alluring curves of the young redhead’s beautiful, naked form, but something about her calls to him, and he finds he can’t leave her to the cruel intentions of the leering crowd.

Intent on playing the part of the hero and keeping Emilia safe and pure until he can return her to her family, Corbet does his best to resist her allure. He provides for her, cares for her, and guides her, even when that means taking her over his knee and administering a long, hard bare-bottom spanking to correct her behavior. Yet, as he struggles to contain his growing desire to claim Emelia as his own, an old enemy takes a deeply unwholesome interest in her. In the midst of intrigue, danger, revenge, and murder, can Corbet protect the woman he has come to love?

Publisher’s Note: Innocence Enslaved is an erotic romance novel written in collaboration by Maddie Taylor and Melody Parks. It includes spankings, sexual scenes, exhibitionism, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Buy links:
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Thanks again for having us here today, we hope you and your readers enjoyed a peek between our cover.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Her Leading Man by Adaline Raine

$3.99 at Amazon
I'm thrilled to announce that Adaline Raine has a new Hollywood spanking romance out! Check out this snippet from Her Leading Man...

The trailer door opened about ten minutes later, and Tristan came inside. She sucked in a breath, unsure of what to say. He met the distance between them and took her hand.

“I’m not happy with the way you insinuated I would handle Blondie.” Tristan tapped the fingers of his free hand on her hip. “Take these off.”

Gretchen stood and complied, still unsure of what to say.

“Panties too.”

“What?” She glanced in the mirror to see the cute pink pair with the red sparkly heart and letters that spelled out, ‘It ain’t gonna spank itself.’ It had been a present from one of her author friends when her last book came out and she didn’t want to be bare. “No.”

“Give me your panties.”

“Are you going to wear them?”

Tristan hooked his thumbs on either side of her waistband and tugged them off. He knelt down, picked up one foot then the other to free them from her legs, then crumpled them in his hands. He stood slowly without breaking eye contact. “You can have them back when I give them back to you. As for today, you’ve lost the privilege.”

“Panties aren’t a privilege!”

“They are now.”

Gretchen swallowed hard. Well, damn. He told her not all of the punishments were about spanking and sure enough losing her sexy skivvies ranked up on the new list. “I’m sorry, Sir.”

“Bend over, and stay still.” Tristan pointed to the table behind her.

Blurb:
Gretchen Williams had finally been offered her dream job. After years of writing—screenplays, various freelance jobs, and erotic spanking romance—one of her book series had been adapted for television. She had been over the moon at the invitation to join the crew on set and overlook day to day operations. 

Of course she never expected to wind up as the whipping girl. The main actress balked at the idea of a hand coming anywhere near her perfect round behind, and after some deliberations Gretchen offers up her derriere for showbiz . She never dreamed her bottom would be on display for everyone to see, but the bigger problem is the sudden attention from the male lead actor. 

Tristan Callahan knew exactly what he was signing up for when he accepted the contract for a one year term, tentative for a second season at best. The subject matter appealed to him for a variety of reasons, ones he kept to himself. Until Gretchen throws a temper tantrum like a true diva. He takes her in hand, right in her own trailer, proving that he’s been doing very little acting so far. 

They embark into a secret D/s relationship. 

When photos of them together at a local BDSM dungeon surface and leak to the media, they find themselves with tough choices to make. Will their relationship overcome the scandal or is Gretchen doomed to say goodbye to Tristan in true Hollywood fashion? 


Publisher website: http://baronetpress.com/

Buy Links: 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/23JPbTv
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/her-leading-man-adaline-raine/1123330333

Find Adaline Raine at her blog: http://www.brattyadaline.blogspot.com

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Lessons in Love by Kathryn Blake

I'm speaking with Kathryn Blake today about her new release Lessons in Love.

Renee Rose: How did you come up with your title?

Kathryn Blake: The hero is a strong proponent of domestic discipline, and he believes in teaching his assistants how to be better people. He starts out considering the heroine to be a perfect project for his methods, but then ends up falling in love with her, which is a life lesson for him.

Renee Rose: What was your favorite chapter or part to write?

Kathryn Blake: Good question. I'd have to say one of my favorite parts is near the end of the book when the heroine discovers just how much the hero knew about her past and how much influence he had on her getting hired by his company. She's fallen in love with him, but the discovery leaves her feeling a bit like an insect under a microscope, so she plots her escape with a co-worker's assistance.

EXCERPT

Rob is setting the rules as he gives Pam a bath.

Though she longed to cover herself, Pam remained still, naked and vulnerable before him as he bent and swiftly lifted her into his arms. She let out a gasp of surprise, which he completely ignored. Two steps later, he slowly lowered her into the steaming water, which turned her skin pink but wasn't hot enough to be painful. Just the way she liked it.
"Temperature okay?"
Pam returned his smile. "Perfect. How did you know?"
Lathering up a washcloth, he shrugged. "I set it at the heat level I prefer. Baths need to be steamy, or I don't feel clean, unless I'm already too warm. Then I want a shower. Rest your hands on the side of the tub while I see about getting you squeaky clean."
He started with her shoulders and chest, but, when he lowered his hands to her upper arms, she tried to pull away.
"No. We have rules tonight. What were your instructions?"
"I'm not to speak or move without your permission."
"Correct. Did I give you permission to withdraw your arm?"
"No, sir."
"Disobedience requires a consequence."
Pam met his gaze. He wasn't smiling but he didn't appear angry either. Rather than question or argue, she waited for his verdict.
"Draw your knees up and part your legs for me," he ordered. His voice, husky and smooth like expensive whiskey, went straight to her groin. Though the bathtub was long enough for two people, it wasn't unusually wide. However, when she drew her knees up, she was able to spread them without difficulty.
He promptly reached between her thighs and stroked. "You are not to move. Understand? Disobey me again, and you'll get a smack instead."
Pam clutched the sides of the tub as his wicked fingers began their erotic torture. Letting out a soft moan, she struggled to keep her eyes open and her body still. When the sensations grew too strong, she whimpered with her need to come.
Bending his head, he positioned his mouth a fraction away from hers but didn't kiss her. "Good girl," he murmured.
"Rob…."
"You may come," he decreed before his lips swept down to claim her. Pam cried out as she wrapped her arms about his neck and climaxed.
Her breathing ragged, she gripped his broad shoulders, afraid to see his face. His disappointment. Except the feather-light kisses he placed on her cheeks and eyes did not indicate displeasure. Finally, he grasped her wrists and drew back to gaze at her.

Lessons in Love

Pam Weston didn't have many choices as far as employment went. Her prison sentence saw to that. With limited secretarial skills, and an even more limited budget, she never considered herself executive material. So, when she was ordered to report to the CEO of her company as his new personal assistant, she fully expected to be checking out the "Help Wanted" section of the paper before the day was over.

Robert Peterson knew his management style was not HR approved, but he believed in using the stick as well as the carrot. Employing the tenets of domestic discipline, he helped mold his personal assistants into confident women who recognized their own self-worth. Even so, his unorthodox methods were only one of the reasons many considered the position of his assistant to be a revolving door. To Rob's mind, Pamela Weston was perfect for his purposes, though given her past, he expected convincing her to agree to his program would be a challenge.

Buy Links:

Blushing Books

Amazon-USA

Barnes & Noble
TBA

Bio:

Lessons in Love is Kathryn R. Blake's sixth novel with Blushing Books, and fifth spanking romance where Domestic Discipline is primary to the plot.  Although Kathryn is relatively new to the spanking romance market, she is not new to stories where the hero spanks the heroine.  In fact, most of her novels have some sort of spanking in them.  However, even in Kathryn's novels where the hero firmly believes in using spanking as a deterrent, he has no desire to cause the heroine injury and takes no delight in hurting the woman of his heart.  In fact, sometimes he finds it extremely difficult to follow through on his threats or promises.
To date, all of her heroes are dominant, alpha males who are extremely protective of the women they love.  However, part of that protectiveness includes the need for a certain amount of control.  They do not suffer defiance or disobedience lightly. Even so, these men aren't infallible, and they do make mistakes, but love and respect will always triumph in the end.
Kathryn has been a member of RWA since the early 1980s and has joined several local and special interest chapters. Besides writing, Kathryn enjoys traveling, reading, attending the theatre, and is a passionate lover of animals, so much so that in 2015 a stray cat adopted her. The stray now sleeps in Kathryn's bed.  She has also recently taken up the expensive hobby of making and selling jewelry.
Her personal website, www.kathrynrblake.com, is filled with photos and links to information about her many interests as well as peppered with quizzes, contests, games and lots of other fun things to do and she loves to hear from her readers, so she has an e-mail link at the bottom of every page.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ultimate Kindle Fire Gift Pack #Giveaway ~ #LOVED2016

I posted already, but wanted to re-post to make sure no one misses this awesome giveaway of four Kindle Fire Gift packs.  Head over to Sue Lyndon's blog for the deets...

Sue Lyndon: Ultimate Kindle Fire Gift Pack Giveaway ~ #LOVED20...: Hey, everyone! We have an awesome contest going on that you won't want to miss! Help the authors of BOUND, SPANKED & LOVED cel...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Vote Vote Vote! It's voting time over at Spanking Romance Reviews


The nominations are in over at Spanking Romance Reviews and now it's time for the finals votes.

I'm so honored that several of my books made the list!  

Her Hollywood Daddy -- Best Overall Spanking Romance
Stepbrother's Rules - Best Sweet Spanking Romance
The Don's Daughter - Best Erotic Spanking Romance
The Knight's Seduction & Medieval Discipline - Best Medieval Spanking Romance
Correcting the Coeds - Best historical not in a named era
The Alpha's Hunger & His Captive Mortal - Best Paranormal
The Hand of Vengeance - Best Sci-fi
Her Hollywood Daddy - Best ageplay
Coming to Terms and Confessions of a Spanking Author - Best Anthology
Conquered Brides, When the Gavel Falls and Medieval Discipline - Best Box Set
Renee Rose- Best Spanking Author
Ben & Ashley (The Alpha's Hunger) - Best Couple
"Pull open your naughty cheeks" The Don's Daughter - best Quote

If you feel inclined, I'd love it if you headed over to cast your vote on all the wonderful books of 2015! You don't have to sign up or log in or anything special, but you can only vote in each category once...

Vote here


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sierra Cartwright talks about Master Class: Initiation #LOVED16

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I had the recent pleasure of collaborating with award-winning, #1 Amazon and international bestselling author of contemporary BDSM romance, Sierra Cartwright. She made the USA Today best-seller list years ago under another pen name in a book written for Harlequin author. Now she’s making her second meteoric rise as the acclaimed author of steamy, dark and kinky erotic romances. She and I will both have stories featured in a BDSM box set called Bound, Spanked and Loved: Fourteen Kinky Valentine’s Day Stories, which releases Feb. 9th.
Renee Rose: Hi, Sierra! I was recently invited to be part of BDSM book discussion group on Facebook, and nearly every reader in there named you as their favorite author in the genre. I’m excited to have the chance to connect with you and dig into your latest projects. Any new releases coming up?
Sierra Cartwright: Oh, my God! Thank you for saying so. Come sit next to me and tell me that again, slowly. Very slowly.
Seriously, 2016 and beyond promises to be really exciting. A couple of years ago, I remember wishing that I could work on collaborative projects with other writers. (Writing can be somewhat solitary, and I’m a bit of an extrovert. And I love the creative energy that people working on a project can generate.) So when the opportunity to be in a boxed set came along, I was deliriously happy.
Participating in the Bound, Spanked and Loved Valentine’s Day boxed set gave me a chance to work with thirteen other really talented authors (including you, Renee!). Some of the writers are new to me and others I’ve known and respected for years. Part of me wanted to pinch myself when I saw the author list. We’ve shared ideas, helped each other with blurbs and cover copy, and we’ve participated in some really fun events. This has been one of the most exciting projects I’ve been involved with.
I’m also going to be contributing to another anthology that comes out in March. My title is Hard Hand, and it will be in the One Night in Vegas boxed set.
Then the long awaited final book in the Donovan Dynasty will be available in April.
You can expect at least the first book in the new Bonds trilogy to publish before year’s end.
Renee Rose: What’s special about Master Class: Initiation in the Bound, Spanked and Loved boxed set?
Sierra Cartwright: I haven’t written a novella in a long time, so getting to write a shorter story was really fun for me. I’ve been writing 80-90,000 word novels recently, so the pacing (getting to the BDSM and sizzling sex faster!) was really fun. Additionally, the excitement that comes from working with a number of really talented people was a bonus. (I still can’t believe readers are getting fourteen brand-new naughty novellas for only ninety-nine cents. Isn’t that crazy?) And I feel so honored to be a part of such an amazing group of writers.
Renee Rose: For our readers–how long will the box set be available at the initial price?
Sierra Cartwright: Until Valentine’s Day, and then the price goes up. This is actually only available for a limited time. After March, the boxed set will be gone forever.
Renee Rose: What’s your all-time best-selling book? Would this be the book you recommend to someone interested in checking you out? If not, what’s the best “introductory” Sierra Cartwright book or story?
Sierra Cartwright: I’ve had number of books hit the top ten in BDSM at Amazon, including With This Collar (#1 in the UK). Most recently, Bind hit #17 in overall sales at Amazon and won a Reader’s Choice for best Erotic Romance of 2015, so those are probably the most popular. But we all have such individual tastes. I have a little bit of everything from introductory (BDSM 101), to cowboys (Over the Line that won best BDSM of 2013 and Brand in the Donovans), to romantic suspense (Hawkeye).
Renee Rose: What other books/series have you written?
Sierra Cartwright: I have written and published well over forty books and novellas under several different names. As Sierra Cartwright, I have a number of standalone books and novellas, and I have four series, Hawkeye (romantic suspense featuring BDSM), Mastered, Bonds, and I’m working on the Donovan Dynasty right now. Even if they’re part of a series, none of my books have cliffhanger endings, so they can be read in any order.
Renee Rose: Do you always write about dominant heroes and power exchange (under this pen name)?
Sierra Cartwright: Almost always. When I first started writing under this pen name I wrote one book where the heroine was the Domme. In the Den, part of the Mastered series, features a female dominant who submits for the first time. The experience is heady for her. But of course, she’s with a man who’s a relentless Dom. I really love my alpha heroes, and so far, they’ve all turned out to be Doms!
Renee Rose: What makes a hero hot to you?
Sierra Cartwright: I want to write heroes who make the reader swoon. More than anything, he has to have a streak of kindness. It may be buried deep, but it’s there. In addition, he has to have a good sense of humor. I’ll say he’s good-looking, even if it’s just in the eyes of the heroine. He’s going to be sharp. But most of all, he’s an alpha male, and every bit an unrelenting Dom with integrity. I’ll be honest, I also have a weakness for bad boys. Put him in a leather jacket, and…yum…
Renee Rose: Are you a fan of non-con or dub-con? How do you handle the dance of consent in BDSM fiction/scenarios?
Sierra Cartwright: In real life, and the books I write, I am huge on consent, and my protagonists will always discuss it, and I try to make sure their conversation is hot, hot, hot. My hero will push the heroine’s boundaries, but with a word or signal that he will honor. That said, I totally understand the allure of dub-con. For Silhouette, I wrote a book where the hero kidnaps the heroine to keep her from doing something he considers reckless. I guess you can argue that’s dub-con, but the sex was totally consensual. (It was a non-kink book.) In my personal reading, I totally enjoy dub-con.
Renee Rose: You might not be able to answer this question, but what do you think it is about your books that makes you a favorite amongst BDSM readers? (I should ask this question in the reader’s group to see what they say!)
Sierra Cartwright: I always strive for three things: Emotional honesty, gritty, hot sex, and alpha heroes who are single-mindedly focused on their woman, and something unexpected and fun (a mechanical dog with an undesirable oil leak, or a parrot that dive-bombs the hero for example). This helps to give the reader a break while showing a softer side of my characters. I know that readers are freaking smart, and they know when something feels authentic. I write from personal experience and draw from real-life when I craft my stories. More than anything, I strive to write books that are relatable, hot, fun, and emotional.
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Master Class: Initiation by Sierra Cartwright ~ When wanna-be sub Jennifer Berklee calls him Master and begs him to flog her, PI Logan Powell knows all his military training won’t be enough to keep his jaded heart safe. He intends to claim this sexy, innocent woman for his own…no matter the cost.
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About Sierra Cartwright
Winner of the 2015 Reader’s Choice Best Erotic Romance (Bind), 2015 Golden Flogger (Crave), 2014 LASR Book of the Year award (In The Den), 2013 Best BDSM Book of the Year award (Over The Line) Sierra was born in Manchester, England where she spent her early years traipsing through castles. After living in Denver for a number of years, the internationally acclaimed author now resides in Galveston and calls Texas home. She loves the way history blends with Southern manners (being called “sugar” is an experience unto itself).
She’s a multiple CAPA nominated author who is delighted by the success of With This Collar, the first book in a six-book series Mastered from Totally Bound. With This Collar reached #1 on the Amazon UK Kindle Erotica chart, and #3 in the US Amazon Kindle bestseller list.
Confessions From Romaholics says, “If you’re not reading her books, you’re missing out.”
Website: http://www.sierracartwright.com/
Newsletter: http://www.sierracartwright.com/resources/newsletter/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SierraCartwrightOfficial
Twitter: @SierraWrites

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