Cover Reveal! Black Light: Suspended #SatSpanks

Happy Saturday! I’ve been looking forward to sharing this amazing cover with you all. Didn’t Eris Adderly do an outstanding job?!  Even more exciting for me is that I get to announce that the talented Maggie Ryan is joining the Black Light family with our next release in the hot BDSM series.

Check out this awesome cover for Black Light: Suspended by Maggie Ryan.

I just know you’re all going to LOVE Dillon MacAllister and Charlize Fullerton! When they aren’t catching the bad guys together, they are playing hard at Black Light.  Here is our first sneak peek at this amazing story that is set to release in just two short weeks on 3/31.

This scene is from early in Suspended when they are still working together on a joint DEA/FBI task force to catch a drug lord.  They have to work equally hard to try and keep things professional between them, despite the undeniable attraction they have for each other.

Snippet:

“Let’s order,” he said, signaling for the waitress. “You’re tough as shit but you’re a skinny little thing. No more margaritas for you. You need some food to counter that tequila.”

Charlize pulled her mug to her chest as he reached for it. “No way. I’m on vacation now, remember?” As if to emphasize her statement, she sucked down the last of the glass’s contents in one long slurp, giving a long moan of appreciation.

“You’re the only person I know who moans like that,” Dillon said, lifting his beer bottle to his lips.

Charlize swallowed, shaking her head. “God, that’s just so sad, MacAllister.”

Dillon lowered his bottle and gave her a puzzled look then chuckled. “Walked right into that one, didn’t I?”

“Hook, line, and sinker,” Charlie teased, reaching for the menu, but looking at him instead. “If you’ll buy me another margarita, I can give you a list of books, or heck, even some videos that could help you with that problem.”

“How very generous of you,” he interjected. “But that won’t be necessary.”

Closing the menu she sat back and smiled. “Whew, good to know. For a moment there, I thought I was gonna learn that you were lacking in some very vital skills.”

A dimple appeared in his cheek as he bent forward, to whisper, “Don’t you fret, little one. I graduated with top honors in the course Fabulous Bedroom Interactions. That’s the part of the training we take to make us Special FBI Agents.”

She laughed and rolled her eyes. “You are so full of shit, MacAllister.”

“Shut up and order, Fullerton.”

***

As you can guess, they won’t succeed at keeping their relationship strictly professional. But can Charlie be a tough law enforcement agent by day and learn to be a submissive by night?  You only have two weeks to wait to get answers.

Don’t forget to check out these other awesome authors on the hop!

Domestic Discipline: real-life practice v. fiction

I’m so excited to welcome Cara Bristol to my blog.  She’s here talking about a topic near and dear to my heart; domestic discipline.  I’ve dived pretty deep into DD stories with my Corbin’s Bend books and I can’t wait to get my hands on her newest release.  Let’s learn a bit more about it from Cara herself.

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Domestic discipline is a lifestyle practice in which one spouse assumes responsibility as leader of the marriage or “head of household” while the other spouse agrees to follow his/her direction. Often, the HoH enforces his or her rules with punishment, often spanking. Like BDSM, domestic discipline is consensual, and there are elements of domination and submission to it, however, it DD not as ritualized as BDSM. The “Taken-in-Hand” or submissive partner has a good idea of what the expectations are, but the rules are less formal, more tacit.

Why would someone submit to DD? Reasons can be as varied as the individuals involved, but generally the Taken-in-Hand likes to held accountable for his/her actions and feels secure having the oversight of a dominant partner.

Domestic Discipline, the romance novella, is a two-story fiction anthology about two couples who practice domestic discipline. Wife on the Lam, is light and humorous, while Rahm’s Way is more intense and delves deeper into domination and submission. There is no right or wrong way to practice domestic discipline, and the two stories show two different DD relationships.

An excerpt from Rahm’s Way, Domestic Discipline

He unfolded his crossed arms. “Instead of sharing your feelings, you sneaked behind my back and presented me with a fait accompli.”

“What good would sharing my feelings have done? You still would have said no.”

“Yes, but we would have talked this out. You agreed that when you and I differed, I would have the final say. Do you think you should be able to pick and choose which rules you should follow?”

Sometimes, yeah, she did. “No,” she replied.

“Don’t you think there should be consequences for disobedience?”

In general, yes. Did she wish she could avoid those consequences, hell, yes! “I guess,” she muttered mutinously. She glanced at his face. He arched his eyebrows. Don’t make it worse for yourself. “I mean, yes, Rahm,” she amended in a more respectful tone.

He unlocked a drawer in his desk and extracted a paddle. “Here?” Cadence squeaked.

He pulled an armless wooden chair away from the small round meeting table adjacent to his desk and sat. “Lower your pants.”

“Rahm, please. Couldn’t we at least wait until tonight? At home?”

“I didn’t choose the time or venue, Cadence, you did.”

She eyed the locked door.

“The walls are thick. No one will hear.”

Her eyes smarted with tears as she undid her pants. She enjoyed funishment as much as the next girl, but ass-blistering discipline? Hated it. She’d burn every one of his paddles if she could get away with it. Rahm approached discipline the same way he did everything else in his life— decisively, swiftly. He kept a number of paddles handy so he could spank on the spot. But she hadn’t known about the one in his desk. She had not missed the discipline spankings while he’d been away. Not one bit.

But she knew when she could push him, and when she couldn’t. She dropped her pants. “Panties, too.”

Domestic Discipline Blurb:

Love, desire, domination, and submission. Two domestic discipline romances by USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol in one volume.

Wife on the Lam

Janelle wants to take a luxury vacation for her wedding anniversary. Despite numerous hints, husband Brent misses all the clues and plans a business trip! Miffed, she flies off alone to a luxury resort. She’s going to celebrate—with or without him.

Brent didn’t have to work. He’d planned a second honeymoon to the luxury Cabana Resort. Janelle might have ruined his surprise, but he’s not going to let her ruin their anniversary, too. He has a little trick up his sleeve to take his errant wife in hand and get their marriage back on track.

Rahm’s Way

Before her military husband left for his tour of duty, Cadence Simmons relied on Rahm’s love, direction, and protection. His absence forced her to become more independent and make decisions for herself. After serving his country, he’s home for good and eager to resume their marriage as it was before. Only Cadence isn’t quite sure she wants things exactly as they were. Can domestic discipline guide this couple through some major changes?

Buy Links:

Amazon: Amazon Link

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-domesticdiscipline-2090428-354.html

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1146670410

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/domestic-discipline

BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/domestic-discipline-cara-bristol/1124439142

Author Bio Cara Bristol:

USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol writes “nice and naughty” stories of love, romance, and humor featuring strong alpha heroes. She is a no. 1 bestseller in BDSM erotica, science fiction romance, and holiday fiction on Amazon. She is best known for her Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline series and her Breeder D/s sci-fi romance series. She lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.

Connect with Cara:

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Series Spotlight: The Red Petticoat Saloon ~ Part 5

Part five of a five part series.

I hope you’ve been enjoying the spotlight on the many full-length Red Petticoat Saloon stories over the last week.  I’m so excited that my own story, Melting Silver, will be released by tomorrow! I hope you’ll return to read an expert and get a chance to one-click it!

13843437_634383540060770_2077948506_oGet the 411 on the Red Petticoat Saloon:

  • Set in the Culpepper Cove, California high in the Sierras in the 1850 gold rush.
  • The series follows Madam Jewel and her entire stable of high-paid call-girls who take their job of keeping the men of Culpepper Cove happy seriously.
  • You’ll adore watching each ‘gem’ find their happily ever after.
  • Best of all, each book can be read as a stand-alone and do not need to be read in order.
  • Like previous successful Blushing series like Corbin’s Bend, many of the characters you fall in love with stay in town and appear in future stories.

51Wmsy8-GqL._OU01__BG0,0,0,0_FMpng_AC_UL480_SR327,480_.jpgBook Nine:

Claiming Coral by Maddie Taylor

Blurb:

Balking at pre-arranged marriage number four to a man older than her father, Carissa Fulwiler leaves New York City humiliated and alone, but determined to take her future into her own hands. She travels to California to begin a quiet life on the western frontier as a mail-order-bride to a young man of her own choosing. But fate has never been kind to her and she arrives in Culpepper Cove to find her would-be husband dead from a freak accident, leaving her with little money, no job, and no place to live. With few options, Carissa ends up as Coral, the newest gem at the Red Petticoat Saloon.

Bo Magnusson left his troubled past behind long ago and traveled west. Now that he’s established as a blacksmith who is also the owner of the town’s busy livery stable, he’s ready to settle down and begin a family. The down on her luck lovely redhead who arrives on the stage one day catches his eye and soon his heart. He can tell she is a lady and needs a man to protect her, especially when her dire straits force her to take a job dancing with lonely prospectors at the local saloon. This doesn’t sit well with him and he pursues her only to be politely rejected. But Bo won’t give up trying until she is wearing his ring, even if convincing her means that she’s sporting a bright red bottom while he rekindles her wounded heart and keeps her safe.

Their pasts come calling one day when her father’s man arrives in town ready to drag Coral back to New York by whatever means possible. Tempers rise and secrets are revealed, but when the dust settles, will Bo at last claim the stubborn young woman’s hand, or will the treachery and vindictiveness of those who are dead set against their love tear them apart?

Livia’s Note:   This book started out with an awesome first scene and didn’t stop from there.  Holy, moly is Bo one hot Dom.  I wanted to smack Coral for not trusting him sooner, but she was only trying to protect him from the curse.  Maddie Taylor weaves a great story you won’t want to put down.

Pick up your copy of Claiming Coral here.

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Rose’s Redemption by Dinah McLeod

Blurb:

Rose is a career prostitute that lucks out when Madame Jewel picks her up to be one of her gems. Hardened by the life she’s had, she doesn’t believe in love until she meets Thomas Rockwell, who shows her what a real man is like.

Livia’s Notes: That Rose is one tough cookie.  She just kept refusing to believe that she deserved to be happy.  Dinah did a great job of getting inside her character’s heads, taking us on the journey with them. I was thrilled with the ending of this love story.

Pick up your copy of Rose’s Redemption here.

About The Red Petticoat series:

The Red Petticoat Saloon series is a collection of books written by #1 and USA Today bestselling authors. Each book tells the unique story of a different woman, ‘a gem’, who comes to the saloon to find a safe haven and discovers they become part of a family. Recurring characters appear in each book to allow readers a continuity as they learn about the women who have learned to bend but have not broken under the harshness that life has to offer. It is a series where strong, loving men find not only entertainment at the saloon but the special women who reside under its roof.

Series Spotlight: The Red Petticoat Saloon ~ Part 4

Part four of a five part series.

I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the Red Petticoat Saloon Series. My publisher, Blushing Books, is known for hot historicals and westerns so it was no surprise that the hottest D/s series of the year are Jewel’s Gems and the dominant men who love them.

13843437_634383540060770_2077948506_oGet the 411 on the Red Petticoat Saloon:

  • Set in the Culpepper Cove, California high in the Sierras in the 1850 gold rush.
  • The series follows Madam Jewel and her entire stable of high-paid call-girls who take their job of keeping the men of Culpepper Cove happy seriously.
  • You’ll adore watching each ‘gem’ find their happily ever after.
  • Best of all, each book can be read as a stand-alone and do not need to be read in order.
  • Like previous successful Blushing series like Corbin’s Bend, many of the characters you fall in love with stay in town and appear in future stories.

We’ve been counting down to my release on 8/24 by highlighting the ten books that are already out and available.  Of course I’ve read them all and can’t wait to share them with you.

Book Seven:

51FiLOsIDsL._SY346_Pearl’s Possession by Lee Savino

Blurb:

Five husbands; one Possessed Pearl.

When Pearl starts working as a gem at The Red Petticoat saloon, she knows she’s found the place where she belongs. After all, her husband cast her out for being too lusty of a wife. She quickly comes to enjoy her clients, especially her five constant regulars, so much so, that when one of her regulars proposes marriage, she declines. How can one man satisfy her?

Things change when all five of her regulars come to her with a marriage proposal—live with them as a bride to five husbands.

Can Pearl face her fear of marriage and allow herself to be claimed by not one man, but five?

Livia’s Note: Lee Savino is the queen of menage and in this case Pearl took on not one or two husbands, but FIVE.  This book was brimming with smoking hot sex scenes and men who love to take care of their gem.  It was a guilty pleasure read to be sure.

Book Eight:

51bQ+xThc5LJade’s Dragon by Maren Smith

Blurb:

Cast out of China, Chin knows all about how hard life in a foreign country can be, especially for a woman on her own. Given the name Jade and a job packing in the crowd as an exotic dancer at the Red Petticoat, Chin thinks she’s finally carved a safe and secure place for herself when, looking out across the dance hall, she spies the son of the man who murdered her family. Panicking, she flees into the night, into the worst storm in living memory.

Struggling on a failing ranch, neither Cullen Drake nor his brother Garrett has any idea how to combat the illness ravaging their herd. But the night Cullen finds himself slogging after sick cows during the worst storm in California’s history, he happens to be in the right place at the right time. At first, he thinks it’s a child he’s rescued from a flashflood. It’s not until he gets her home that he realizes Chin is every inch a woman grown… and a woman on the run.

Chin knows better than anyone the risks of staying too long in one place or letting people get too close. Yet the harder she tries to escape, the worse off she becomes until finally, sick and wounded, she finds herself unable to run. Her past is closing in, but Cullen has a past of his own and a fearsome determination to protect, whether she wants him to or not. Having been a bad man once himself, he knows he can handle whatever—or whoever—has Chin so afraid. Unfortunately for her, he also knows how to handle young ladies more interested in running than behaving.

Livia’s Note: Maren Smith never disappoints.  Jade is not your average heroine by any means. She is one tough cookie and I even found myself shouting at her to trust Cullen sooner.  I can’t wait until Cullen’s brother gets his own story. You’ll love this book!

You can find a copy of Jade’s Dragon here.

About The Red Petticoat series:

The Red Petticoat Saloon series is a collection of books written by #1 and USA Today bestselling authors. Each book tells the unique story of a different woman, ‘a gem’, who comes to the saloon to find a safe haven and discovers they become part of a family. Recurring characters appear in each book to allow readers a continuity as they learn about the women who have learned to bend but have not broken under the harshness that life has to offer. It is a series where strong, loving men find not only entertainment at the saloon but the special women who reside under its roof.

 

Series Spotlight: The Red Petticoat Saloon ~ Part 3

Part three of a five part series.

I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the Red Petticoat Saloon Series. My publisher, Blushing Books, is known for hot historicals and westerns so it was no surprise that the hottest D/s series of the year are Jewel’s Gems and the dominant men who love them.

13843437_634383540060770_2077948506_oGet the 411 on the Red Petticoat Saloon:

  • Set in the Culpepper Cove, California high in the Sierras in the 1850 gold rush.
  • The series follows Madam Jewel and her entire stable of high-paid call-girls who take their job of keeping the men of Culpepper Cove happy seriously.
  • You’ll adore watching each ‘gem’ find their happily ever after.
  • Best of all, each book can be read as a stand-alone and do not need to be read in order.
  • Like previous successful Blushing series like Corbin’s Bend, many of the characters you fall in love with stay in town and appear in future stories.

Over the next week leading up to the release of my contribution to the series, I’ll be highlighting the ten books that are already out and available.  Of course I’ve read them all and can’t wait to share them with you.

Book Five:

His Sweet Amber by Sue Lyndon511at3dInQL

Blurb:

Having known nothing but heartbreak and betrayal in Culpepper Cove, Callie Smith seeks refuge at The Red Petticoat Saloon. To the young widow’s utter shock, on her first night working upstairs, former love interest Pastor Lawrence Black bids an ungodly amount of money for an evening with her. After his dominant lovemaking leaves her breathless, he stuns her with a marriage proposal. But how can a soiled dove become a pastor’s wife? Despite her stubborn refusal, he insists she’s become his wife-in-truth and returns night after night, not allowing any other men to touch her.

As time goes on, Callie finds it increasingly difficult to ignore her growing feelings for the stern but kind, handsome widower who issues firm commands in the bedroom and doesn’t hesitate to spank her bare bottom when she disobeys. Truth is, she’d be proud to call Lawrence her husband, but surely her reputation would hinder his calling to become the town pastor. Will he succeed in convincing Callie she’s meant to be his wife?

Livia’s Note:  I adored this story.  Before I started reading, I wasn’t sure how the pastor would end up with a gem, but Sue Lyndon weaved an awesome story with deep characterization and back story for both Callie and Lawrence.  I loved this couple and was so happy they got to make several appearances in Melting Silver.

Buy His Sweet Amber here.

Book Six:

Caring for Citrine by Alta Hensley513mlz7LQeL

Blurb:

A captivating new standalone novel in The Red Petticoat Saloon Series from USA Today bestselling author Alta Hensley…

Sickly. A whore. On her own.

That is how Della would describe herself, or did until she became a gem at The Red Petticoat Saloon. Still sickly, and still a whore, at least she wasn’t on her own any longer. She had become Citrine, one of Jewel’s gems, and she wore the name proudly.

It wasn’t until she became deathly ill that she realized just how much people truly cared about her. She had her friends at The Red Petticoat, and she soon had the care of the town doctor—Dr. Anson Norwood.

Dr. Norwood promises her that he will fix all that is wrong with his patient and treat her like the gem she truly is. But will the shadows of her past, as well as the ones of Anson Norwood, get in the way? Can she allow the good doctor to fully care for his Citrine?

Livia’s Note: Alta Hensley is having one hot 2016 with so many great releases.  This story is no exception.  We already loved Dr. Norwood from other appearances, but it was wonderful getting to know him better.  I loved the vulnerability of Citrine and how loved she is by the Red Petticoat ‘family’. She is especially close to Charlie and I’m thrilled that the Norwoods make an appearance in Melting Silver as well.

Buy Caring for Citrine here.

About The Red Petticoat series:

The Red Petticoat Saloon series is a collection of books written by #1 and USA Today bestselling authors. Each book tells the unique story of a different woman, ‘a gem’, who comes to the saloon to find a safe haven and discovers they become part of a family. Recurring characters appear in each book to allow readers a continuity as they learn about the women who have learned to bend but have not broken under the harshness that life has to offer. It is a series where strong, loving men find not only entertainment at the saloon but the special women who reside under its roof.

Come back tomorrow for books 7 & 8!

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