Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Coffee, Tea, and Me with Maggie Ryan, Author of Best Selling Hunter's Ridge Series

Today, I have the best selling author, Maggie Ryan, visiting my humble blog. Maybe you don't know it, but Maggie's Victorians have topped the charts many times. Homecoming is currently #1.

I have had the chance to read all of the books on my blog today and highly recommend them.

Now, even though I have read your books, can you tell my friends about your newest release?

My newest book is titled, “Homecoming” and was published on
August 16th. It is the 2nd book of the Hunter’s Ridge series. This series follows the Women of Wintercrest as Lucy has married her own Prince Charming, Lucas Huntington and they are arriving at his ancestral home where she is to meet his family. This book has a bit of a twist that I hope my readers will enjoy. It is twice as long as the others in the series but, as I told my editor, I needed every word!

And are you working on anything right now? Will you sneak and tell me about it? I won’t tell anyone if you do…

I have just submitted a book titled “Treasured Submission” which is in the editing process. This is a contemporary book about a woman named Abigail Pierce who is a romance author. She attends a book review by someone she thought was one of her favorite authors, only to discover she really should have read the invitation a lot more closely. Despite her shock, she is intrigued and finds the courage to stay and listen to the entire review which changes her life. I had started this book two years ago but recently went back to basically rewrite it because I just fell in love with the characters and their relationship and just couldn’t let them go.

I am also currently working on the 3rd book of the Divine Design series. I’m very excited about this book as the hotel, Haven, will finally be completed and full of adventures for those brave enough to live the lifestyle they find fulfilling in a very safe environment. As always, I love these people who just keep speaking in my head and begging me to tell their stories and share them with others.

So what inspires you?

I think love inspires me. I have a heart that just wants to be full of love that people find with each other. I use a lot of my own dreams in my stories as well as poach a bit from friends that have been comfortable enough and brave enough to share what makes their lives so fulfilling. If I had the power, there wouldn’t be a soul on this planet that didn’t feel loved and respected by their significant other.

Listening to readers also inspires me. I am always honored to hear from people who have enjoyed my offerings and like to hear what they think and what they would like to read more about. It humbles me when the readers tell me that they love my characters almost as much as I do.

What were the challenges you faced (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing your latest book to life?

Hmmm, this is a tough question. I have become a huge fan of Google and do quite a bit of research on-line. I have also found that fellow authors are more than willing to offer a guiding hand as to where to go to discover exactly what society was like in bygone eras. I admit, I love spending time researching and discovering things I had never even thought about investigating. As an example, I recently was led to a website that discussed how specific ‘punishment’ garments were used way back when. I think one of the greatest challenges any author faces to to write the best story they can while trying to maintain the correctness of the era they are writing about. However, I’m quick to beg for forgiveness when I get something wrong – after all, my books are pure fantasy and not fact-based non-fiction books. 

What books have influenced your writing most?

Oh, my. Let’s see – I have read for as long as I can remember and read all different genres. I reread books and even complete series that stir my imagination and my heart. I adored Jean Auel’s series simply because it brought answers about how men and women begin their lives on earth and all the things it discusses on what clothing, tools, food, etc. was used back when people lived in caves. I think that series had me learning how to do research and how much authencity can bring to my own books. I also love mysteries, horror stories, sappy romances that make me cry and, yes, erotica. My favorite activity to relax is to curl up in a big comfy chair, dressed in my favorite pajamas, drink a cup of coffee or tea and find myself in a world where men and women discover a deep love that is enhanced by a bit of discipline and, of course, great sex.

How did you come up with your title?

Some titles just seem to pop into my head and others are a true struggle. I may change a book’s title a dozen times before I can sit back and say ‘that’s it’. I try to have the title reflect what my reader will find inside the book they have been gracious enough to purchase. “Homecoming”, my latest release was a bit of a struggle as I wanted readers to know that Lucy was going home to Hunter’s Ridge. I tried several titles until I realized that the single word told the story.

Did you include any experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

I have included a bit of my own life in some of my stories. I have put some of my favorite activities in my books such as camping, horse back riding, playing in the outdoors, reading, writing and spending time with people I love. I believe that every person has memories or experiences that can be shared and appreciated by others. As I mentioned before, I’ve had a few brave friends give me permission to use bit of their own experiences as well. I think that if an author uses their own emotions about certain things, be it a sad event or a happy one, the words on the page come to life in a far more pleasing way.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

My advice is to write what you feel. Do not worry about what another person thinks you should write or feel. Write what is in your heart and your soul. Even if some of what you write will always remain private, the more you write and share your feelings, the better writer you will become. If you love science fiction – go for it. If you love what is lovingly called ‘bodice busters’ – go for it. If you find yourself gravitating towards books containing erotica, then, go for it. Don’t try to force yourself into a direction that your heart is fighting as the final product won’t only not please yourself, it won’t please your readers. I would encourage anyone to give it a try. If you write and realize that you are smiling, laughing out loud, arguing or even crying as your fingers fly across the keyboard, then, you, my friend, are an author.

A great secret to being an author is that you do not have to do it alone. There are wonderfully supportive people out there in the publishing world who offer editing, cover art, and, yes – advice. I’ll let you in on a secret – no matter how many times I go through one of my books before submitting it, no matter how much I would be willing to wager than there are no mistakes – there are always errors. I have high praise for editors as they are the ones who work so hard to make the author’s work shine. I’ve learned a lot working with editors and have learned that it is not only okay to ask for help from that source, sending out a plea to fellow writers always gets me over that bump or what is referred to as “writer’s block”. And, don’t worry about being ‘finished’ – Once I send a book in, I am instantly thinking, oh, I could have said this, my hero could have done that – I promise, you will never find yourself satisfied with every single book. However, you can just let those thoughts lead you to write the next, then the next and the next. Best advice – if you are aching to write, then just put your butt into the seat and write!

Homecoming by Maggie Ryan (Hunter's Ridge Book 2)
Lord and Lady Huntington step off the train where they spent their honeymoon. As they say goodbye to their new friends, Lord and Lady Northbridge, Emmie attempts to assure Lucy that everyone will love her just as much as she does. Lucy is both excited and terrified as their carriage draws them ever closer to Hunter’s Ridge where she will finally meet Lucas’ family. An accident on the road does nothing to soothe her shattered nerves until her husband promises that he will always be there, always protect her, and always love her. She has learned so much at his hands during their short marriage as he patiently teaches her what he expects both from his wife and from his special Little one.

The size and magnificence of his family estates overwhelm her but she finds comfort in the warm, loving welcome of his family. Molly, her nanny, has learned a great deal as well and assures Lucy that all will be fine as she begins her life at Hunter’s Ridge. Lucy might have believed her if it hadn’t been for one person. Lucinda, the governess, doesn’t hesitate to let Lucy know that she is unwanted. She makes it her duty to assure that Lucy’s time spent as Mistress of Hunter’s Ridge is short. Lucy’s fears overwhelm her when she believes her husband is oblivious to Lucinda’s actions. Will he remember his promise to protect her? Will he remember he swore that she would be safe and loved among the people who occupied Hunter’s Ridge? Can she trust him as he continues her lessons in both discipline and passion or will she find that the dual paths she vowed to take only lead to heartbreak. This is the second book in the series, Hunter’s Ridge. It is a Victorian based age-play novel that contains discipline as well as explicit sexual scenes. If harsh discipline, age-play elements including anal play, or sexual acts offend you, please do not purchase this book. If you enjoy reading about the intense love and discoveries of possibilities of two people as they continue their journeys together, I hope my book brings you pleasure.

Lucy’s Journey Home by Maggie Ryan (Hunter’s Ridge Book 1)
While this is the first book in the Hunter’s Ridge series, it can also be considered the continuation of the series, Women of Wintercrest. In this book, Lucy and her new husband, Lord Lucas Huntington, are taking their honeymoon trip on a train to his ancestral home. Lucy and her new nanny, Molly, are both excited but also a bit nervous about leaving the known safety of Wintercrest Manor.

Lucas doesn’t allow a single moment for Lucy to forget her place as his special child-bride. He knows it is important that his feisty little bride understand the vow she made to fulfill both of her roles. Her lessons begin in both passion as well as discipline under his unfaltering hands. Under his tutelage, Lucy learns that though her bottom will most definitely ache under her husband’s discipline, he is never hesitant to assure her of his love every single moment. He reminds her that she is his heart, his life and his love.

We meet Lord Stefan Northbridge and his only special child-bride, Emmie, on the train and the two young brides instantly become friends, sharing a connection that only those living the dynamic could possibly understand. Molly is extremely grateful to find a mentor in Emmie’s nanny, Bertha, learning how to move past her old role as Lucy’s lady’s maid to become the strict but loving nanny that the little girl inside of Lucy desperately craves. The journey is full of surprises and by the time the train pulls into the station, Lucy wants nothing more than the journey to continue.

Designed for Submission by Maggie Ryan (Divine Designs Book 1)
Elizabeth was determined not to let her fears keep her in the past. She has worked on a dream of building a special place, one that offers so much to the special people who share her desire for submission. Co-owner in a fledgling company, Divine Designs, with her best friend, Nancy, sets her on the path to realizing her dream. Both are strong, successful women who feel the need to submit to the men they love.

Witnessing an erotic scene outside a popular restaurant awakens Elizabeth. Though she and her friends enjoy playing in local, erotic clubs, Elizabeth knows she has always held back, never fully sharing an important part of her soul. When she comes face to face with the man from the restaurant, the memory of the limousine causing her heart to pound, she begins to hope that he might be the man that can set her free from the phobia that has held her captive for so long.

Can he not only teach her to fly but also the freedom that such flight brings? Will she not only realize her dream but learn that it means far more if she can open her heart and share it with the people she loves? This book is about journeys that are not only unexpected, but offer paths to places that were never considered.

A Submissive’s Dream
by Maggie Ryan (Divine Designs Book 2)
Elizabeth and Logan’s story continues in the 2nd book of the Divine Design series. In, A Submissive’s Dream, they welcome their friends and family to come to the site that will become Haven – the hotel of Elizabeth’s dream. Barbara, Logan’s recently divorced sister is the only holdout on believing that Haven can really be successful as a place where such lifestyles are accepted. When she accuses Elizabeth of having no voice of her own and accuses her brother of awful things, she discovers that Logan’s friend, Craig, is not only the most incredible cowboy she has ever met, he has absolutely no hesitation in flipping her over his lap and spanking her bottom for her cynical, uncooperative attitude. When he tells her that she will come to him and ask him to finish her spanking, this time without the protection of her jeans, she is not only outraged, she finds herself intrigued.

Partnered with Craig during the weekend, she finds she not only is having fun for the first time in years as they work side by side, this large cowboy is also a chef and makes her feel small and feminine – something she hasn’t felt since she was a small child. Can she forget that she is an attorney and let go of her need to control every aspect of her life? Will she admit that she’s been fantasizing about being taken care of for years? Can Craig convince her that he not only wants to have a relationship with the incredible woman he’s met, but dreams of taking care of the vulnerable little girl he sees inside her as well? What does Logan, her extremely protective older brother think about the budding relationship?

The women refuse to let Barbara falter as her walls begin to crumble. She finds herself drawn into their lives, their stories and their unquestioning support. They form a club where they each promise to be there for each other. No question, no concern, no fear can’t be discussed among the HOPEFULs.

A Submissive’s Dream is about more than the building of a hotel, more than just women who have chosen to submit to their Doms. It is a book about a very special group of people who know that all lifestyles are unique, all can bring incredible happiness. Trust is a gift as is the unconditional love of family and friends if only you are willing to let go and follow your dreams.

Monday, August 18, 2014

#AuthorSpotlight~ @ReneeRose, Yes Doctor

Getting Kinky in the Exam Room:  <i>Yes, Doctor</i> by Darling Adams


When Dr. Darren Drake catches his Certified Nurse Assistant smoking behind the clinic and gushing on the phone about him, he decides she requires punishment: an embarrassing examination including anal play. Playing around with an employee opens him up for sexual harassment charges or getting kicked out of his practice, but when Chloe asks for more, he just can’t resist.

Despite working in an OB/Gyn clinic, Chloe hates doctors. Their know-it-all God-playing rubs her the wrong way—until the man she refers to as Dr. Dreamy shows her giving up control might fulfill fantasies of submission she never knew she had. He seems to enjoy torturing her in the most delicious ways, but he also reduces her to stammers and blushes, which makes it hard to get to know one another. Can he use his dominance to remove all semblance of control, leaving her with no option but to obey and show her true heart?

Publisher’s Note: this short novella contains elements of medical BDSM, including anal punishment, spanking and erotic sex scenes.


He trailed a hand up her calf, along her thigh to her ass, where he delivered a gentle slap. “Excellent muscle tone,” he observed and slapped the other side.
“Thank you, doctor,” she murmured.
“Give me your wrists,” he said.
She pleaded with her eyes as she raised her arms above her head to extend her wrists to him. She trusted he wouldn’t harm her, but being trussed up like a chicken was definitely out of her comfort zone.
He wound another length of surgical tubing around them and knotted it, then secured it to a knob on the head of the bed immobilizing her. Lying on her breasts without the support of her arms was  uncomfortable and she winced, shifting.
He pulled another dressing gown from the bin and rolled it into a ball. Lifting her shoulder, he tucked it under her chest, peeling her sternum and shoulders away from the bed to take the pressure off.
“Thank you,” she breathed.
He gave her another wink and she turned to mush. Who was she kidding? He could do anything he wanted with her.
He picked up his chart again with a pen poised over it. “Today we’re going to examine your time to orgasm. What would you say is the fastest you’ve ever hit climax?”
She giggled into the crinkly paper of the exam table.  “I don’t know...five minutes?”
He jotted it down. “And the longest?”
“Well, sometimes I don’t reach it, so what’s that? Never?”
“With manual stimulation or intercourse?”
He stroked a hand down the muscles of her back, his touch light but warm, igniting shivers of excitement through her entire body. She was almost trembling by the time his palm crested her right buttock. “In some positions the clitoris does not receive stimulation during coitus, making it difficult to reach orgasm.” His fingers trailed between her legs, brushing lightly over her sex. Though the touch was feather light, she jerked in response, gasping as a bolt of lightning shot to her toes.
“Do you ever have trouble with manual stimulation?” One finger glided over her honeyed slit, spreading her natural lubrication. She arched her back, pushing her sex against his finger, begging for more. “Miss Jones?” he prompted, his finger still exploring with the lightest of contact.
“Uh…” She trembled with need, her entire body beginning to shiver.
“Do you have trouble with manual stimulation?”
“No! Never,” she gasped.
“Good. Let’s just test it,” he said, removing his fingers.
She gave a whimper of protest.
He left her side and went to the cupboard, returning with a thermometer. “I’m just going to see when and if your temperature rises during stimulation.”
She lifted her head and opened her mouth, obediently.
“Oh no,” he chuckled. “This isn’t for your mouth, Miss Jones.”

About the Author:

Darling Adams is a naughty author who loves writing about hot alpha males, Dominance/submission and power exchanges. She also writes spanking romance under the name Renee Rose.

Renee Rose
Erotic Romance Author

No romance story is complete without a spanking!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Author Spotlight Normandie Alleman

Bound by the Buccaneer by Normandie Alleman
Character Interview with Frederica Beauchamp from Bound by the Buccaneer

Frederica, what did you think when Gaston first told you he’d offered you to three pirate captains for the night?
I was horrified, angry, scared – all of that. But I finally realized that we had no choice. If I hadn’t agreed we would have been signing our own death warrants, not to mention sacrificing the lives of our crew.

When did you realize being with the men could be a good thing?

I saw the positive to our alliance with them from the beginning, but it wasn’t until I was sitting in the room playing cards with them and sharing a drink that I began to see how attractive and gentlemanly they were. That made me feel comfortable and desirable, and in the end, it turned into an incredible experience.

What was your first impression of the three men?

(Giggles) Well, Miles Appling is one of the most handsome men I’ve ever seen. That’s probably why Gaston was so jealous of him. He takes command of a room, and both women and men fall under his spell. Edward Chatham is striking too, he’s shy but he has a devilish side too. And Pugwash – you’d never know it by looking at him, but he knows his way around a woman’s body. His experience and eagerness to please makes him quite desirable.

What did you think of Gaston’s reaction after the tryst was over?

(Rolls her eyes) Ugh. What a bore. The only reason I agreed to it was because he asked me to. Then he has the gumption to lose himself in the bottle and storm around mad and jealous as can be. Men! Sometimes they are their own worst enemies.

Now I have some questions about the upcoming book. What can we expect to see in book three of the Pirate of the Jolie Rouge Trilogy?

In book three we go after Captain Humphrey, and there will be some health scares. There will also be plenty of new sexy adventures. I’m lobbying for a rope suspension scene but we’ll see...

Anything else you can tell us about that?

Nope. You’ll just have to read the book.

Thanks for being with us today. Best wishes to you and Gaston!
Thank you.

Here’s an excerpt from my latest erotic historical novella Bound by the Buccaneer

The next afternoon rolled around entirely too soon for Frederica. Though she’d dressed in her finest frock, a silk gown the same color as her haunting pale blue eyes, she couldn’t help but wonder if the three captains would appreciate her charms. The plunging neckline of her dress and the way her corset whittled her waist displayed her assets to their best advantage, but what if they found her lacking? Would they call off their arrangement with the captain and crew of the Ocean’s Knave?
            She shook her head no. Gaston had told her this carnal meeting was to prove that he was not taking orders from Frederica, that the situation was the other way round and she did his bidding. Remembering that helped her feel more at ease.
            Hatch accompanied her to the Inn. They left a foul-tempered Gaston back on the ship. Being that it was only mid-day he’d already drank more rum than was his habit. When he’d bid her farewell his words had been slurred and his good eye glassy. Frederica hoped he’d take a nap and awake in better spirits.
            In the meantime, she tried to quiet her nerves. Hatch had given her an orange and she ate the succulent fruit along the way, grateful that she didn’t feel the need to converse with Hatch as they walked. The pair had an easy companionship and Hatch was a quiet man anyway.
            When they reached the Lucky Sloop, Hatch laid a hand on her shoulder. “You may not always see me, Missy, but I will be there to see they do not harm you. If you should like to stop any proceeding you need only call out my name, and I will see to it your wishes are enforced.” With that he silently pulled a blade from his back pocket and ran it in front of his throat in a mock demonstration of what he would do to anyone who tried to harm her.
            Frederica gave him a wan smile. “Your protection is greatly appreciated my friend, but I deem it will prove unnecessary.”
            Hatch emitted a low growl and opened the door for her. Frederica recalled what Gaston had said about his sister, and didn’t blame Hatch for being wary of men and their aggressiveness when it came to sexual matters. She took a deep breath and prayed she was right about these men, that they would not harm her.
            The proprietor showed them to a back room she’d never seen. To her surprise it looked more like a meeting room than a bed chamber. She sighed with relief. Perhaps these men had no intention of bedding her. Perhaps they’d merely been testing Gaston to gauge his reaction.
            All of a sudden she felt a cool sweat bead up on her skin and she feared she might faint. She looked around and tried to gather her bearings. She needed to sit down.
            “Miss Beauchamp, why don’t you take a seat?” Miles Appling rushed towards her and helped her to a chair. There were several thick, wooden chairs surrounding a large table in the center of the room.
            Pugwash loitered in the corner, a mug in one hand his pipe in the other. Edward Chatham slid into the seat next to her and offered her something to drink.
            “I’ll have some rum,” she said.
            Chatham smiled shyly and poured her a cup from a bottle sitting on the table.
            Appling refilled his mug from another bottle which she assumed was whiskey and stood beside her. Fixing his gaze on hers he said, “We are so pleased you could join us, Mademoiselle Beauchamp.” Then he lifted a lock of her long brown hair and ran his fingers across a string of shells that danced in her mane. “Lovely,” he remarked.
            “Thank you,” was all she could manage. In polite company his gesture would have been rude, but it made her stomach flutter with excitement. Perhaps they were going to take her after all.
            Pugwash approached the table. He was not classically handsome like the other two men, but there was something interesting about the way he carried himself. A confident man, Frederica had no trouble seeing how he could inspire boatloads of men to follow him. The man was a clearly a born leader. He winked at Frederica bawdily. “Have a drink, lass. We’re here to have a little fun, not to worry you.”
            She let go of the breath she hadn’t realized she’d been holding. “Cheers!” she said and lifted her cup to theirs. “And you may call me Frederica.”

Bound by the Buccaneer

Two years have passed since Frederica joined Gaston aboard the Ocean’s Knave, and with every passing hour they have fallen more deeply in love. By day she is the ship’s physician, but at night she serves her captain in his bed, offering her body for him to punish and pleasure until she begs for more. But after a successful run of raiding other pirate ships, the couple have a target on their backs.

Their only hope is to form an alliance with a trio of like-minded captains, but in order to guarantee the cooperation of these unyielding, battle-hardened men, Gaston is forced to offer them a night with Frederica. Reluctantly, she agrees to be shared with the men, but afterwards Gaston finds it difficult to forgive himself for bartering Frederica’s charms. As jealousy and desperation threaten to consume him, will Gaston lose his beloved Frederica or can he weather the storm and find a way to bind her to him forever?

Publisher’s Note: Bound by the Buccaneer is the second book of the Pirates of the Jolie Rouge trilogy, which began with Rescued by the Buccaneer. It is an adventure and erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes including a foursome, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more.

You can pick up your copy of Bound by the Buccaneer today:

Since the Pirate of the Jolie Rouge Trilogy is best read in order, here’s more about the first book:

Rescued by the Buccaneer

When Frederica Beauchamp boards a ship for the Americas, she dreams of a life filled with adventure, but she gets more than she bargained for when her passenger ship is attacked by pirates.  The heartless men kidnap her and force her to serve their captain—a fate that might be worse than death, since though he does not have his way with her, the captain delights in baring her, shaming her, and thrashing her bare bottom as punishment for every imagined disobedience.

After the pirates bring aboard an injured man found floating in the sea, Frederica tends to his wounds and learns that he is Gaston Galette, a survivor of a shipwrecked vessel. Gaston seeks her help to overthrow the vile captain, but when their plan goes awry he is forced to use all of his wiles to save them. As the naïve girl and the seasoned sailor navigate one perilous situation after another, he informs Frederica that the only way they can survive is if he is in command, and that if she thinks things can be otherwise, she will be taken over his knee for a bare bottom spanking.

As he watches the proud, willful Frederica bow to his authority, however, Gaston worries that her growing hold on his heart will be his downfall. He knows he cannot take a woman with him when he returns to his ship and crew, but when Frederica accepts his lustful dominance completely, submitting to him with grace and beauty no other woman could match, Gaston realizes that he may never be able to let her go.

Publisher’s Note: Rescued by the Buccaneer is the first book of the Pirates of the Jolie Rouge trilogy. It is an adventure and erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes including elements of BDSM and humiliation, and more.

You can find Rescued by the Buccaneer here:

Barnes & Noble:

About the Author

A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. Fiber arts, baking, and Pinterest are a few of her favorite pastimes. She lives on a farm with a passel of kids, an adorable husband, and a pet pig who’s crazy for Red Bull.

Find her here:
Twitter at @NormandieA

Friday, August 15, 2014

Guests, come hither!

So, I decided to have some visitors HERE! You may have seen all of them and thought that you would like to come- And you can! Anyone want to come over and play?

If you would like to have a spot on my blog, let me know via email at

askpookyanything at gmail dot com.

Let me know if you would like to have a chat, and I will send interview questions your way.

Or, if  you would rather just send promo items for your newest release simply send your information. I will let you know which dates are available.

I hope to hear from you soon!


P.S. If you look at my Side Bar you can see a link list with the schedule of guests coming to visit! I'm so excited. Make sure you come back and say hi to each of them and make them feel welcome.

Also, you don't have to be an author to be my guest- just sayin.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

#Satspanks- The Sons of Johhny Hastings, The Lawman's Lessons

~The Sons of Johnny Hastings~

“You’ll be waiting for a while if that is your intention; I’m not through here,” she hissed.

He didn’t turn around right away. It took all of his good sense and years of patience not to stalk back over to her, drag her to the desk, press her down over it and lift her skirt. He knew exactly how to tame a willful girl’s temper; a few well-placed swats to her backside would probably be effective.

Jackson turned slowly back toward her; his boots making a lonely echo on the old wood floor as he closed the distance between them. Her board-stiff back, while she grabbed the broom and pretended to sweep, told him she was not as unaffected by his presence as she let on. He didn’t want her to be afraid of him, but a great deal of respect was born out of fear.

The Lawman’s Lessons by Patty Devlin

Choose one of the two men, or take the return ticket and head home. It wasn’t much of a choice. Celia had worked and studied so hard to have a school of her own. And she had known that they might be a little upset. She knew exactly what they had wanted. It was stated very clearly in the advertisement and she could probably read and write better than anyone one of them.

Jackson sure never planned to marry, and how could he when his name would be a disgrace to his bride? So why had he fought so hard to keep her from marrying the other man? He could have shrugged it off and gotten out of there, but he just couldn’t do it. The new school teacher needed someone who would stay on her tail and teach her a lesson or else she’d run right into danger.

But, he’d have to be honest with her and tell her about that no good scoundrel who had sired him. She at least had a right to know he was a bas—illegitimate, that the man who fathered him had left his mother alone to fend for herself. Then if Celia could handle that, well, they could work the rest out. Besides, there weren’t any other good choices and she simply couldn’t be without a husband.

The Blacksmith’s Bride by Patricia Green

Sunny Winslow knows exactly what she wants in a man. When she meets the blacksmith, Abel Armstrong, in her new home she's immediately hooked. Unfortunately, her mother has other plans for her that do not include a blacksmith. She is determined to tie Sunny to a rich town counselor. Sunny is desperate to escape the counselor, so she embarks on a series of schemes to get the man she wants.

Abel Armstrong has some skeletons in his closet. In the late 1800s, it's quite the scandal to be a divorced man. Over the course of the last ten years, he's had to work very hard to get his reputation back. Meeting Sunny is like a breath of fresh air, but he can't afford to throw caution to the wind and force their joining by doing something disreputable.

Can spankings teach Sunny to have some patience and trust that Abel's way is the right way? And, can Abel deal with Sunny's impulsive scheming and keep his standing in the community intact?

The Juniper Bride by Maddie Taylor

Emmalee Gray watches in frustration as her fiancé, Clinton Ryan, boards a train heading west. Told to stay behind and prepare for their wedding as Clint embarks on a mysterious errand, Em has other ideas. She doesn’t want to remain home without him, especially with her witch of a stepmother and a father who barely knows she exists. She’d much rather risk Clint’s wrath and follow him, planning to stay hidden until she gets so far away from Boston he wouldn’t dare send her back alone. Then she can enjoy some private time and maybe a little adventure with her gorgeous fiancé, in advance of their nuptials.

Unfortunately, Emmalee is a magnet for trouble and finds herself in one scrape after another. To keep her safe, Clint lays down the law: obey his orders or suffer the consequences over his knee.

Can they make it to their destination in one piece? When they do, and Clint’s past is revealed, how will Emmalee react, and will she ever find out why people keep calling her a "juniper bride?" With danger and intrigue swirling around them at every turn, can their passionate love survive?

To Have and To Scold by Mary Wehr

Annie’s sweet on her neighbor, Matthew Caine, but the stern rancher treats her like a bratty child instead of a woman. Each encounter always ends with a trip over his knee.

Matthew’s fed up with Annie’s childish behavior. Her latest prank ruined a brand new pair of boots! While he sets her britches on fire, he refers to her as a nuisance and warns her to leave him alone. For once in her life, Annie obeys.
 ‘Bratty’ Annie has grown into a beautiful woman and Matthew realizes that he’s fallen in love with her, but she’s unsure of his feelings. When he learns about her stepmother’s evil plan to marry her off to a man Annie despises in order to settle a debt, he steps in and takes her to wife.

Annie’s happy to be married to the man of her dreams and learns that no matter what her age, her disobedience and sass will be dealt with an old-fashioned spanking.

The Outlaw’s Bride by Renee Rose

Mabelle Lawson had been managing her dead sister’s ranch without help for three months. The last thing she needs is a band of outlaws showing up and pushing her around. The Curly James gang members have no patience for her sass, and when their leader attempts to strike her with his fist, one of his men volunteers to spank her instead. She wants to hate the good-looking outlaw, but he seems to have her well-being at heart, even risking his life to protect her from the other men.
Unjustly accused of murder, Sam Pride is on the run and his luck worsens when he tangles with the Curly James gang. The only bright spot is the little spitfire rancher who steals his heart with her courage and spunk. When the two set off together for Cheyenne and then Denver, sparks fly and their magnetic connection grows.

Still, Mabelle is not sure if Sam will commit and even if he does, can he clear his name before a bounty hunter shoots him or brings him in?