#1 Bestselling Author Maggie Ryan brings you the first story in The Red Petticoat Saloon.
The Red Petticoat is not just another whorehouse. This is a place for every painted lady to get her happy ending. Madame Jewel and her 'gems' welcome hardworking men to come inside for a home-cooked meal or a few hands of cards. They are invited to listen to a pretty girl sing or watch a show. If a bit of intimate comfort is desired, they are welcome to go upstairs and into the arms of one of the beautiful women wearing the red petticoats. However, refer to its gems as whores and you'll find yourself tossed out into the street.
This story all begins when Lady Juliette Gardner discovers she has been set up and her reputation ruined. She decides to leave England for good and find her way to the goldfields of California with the hopes of creating her dream and possibly striking it rich.
To Gabriel Vasquez, the hard work and isolation of working his claim is the only way to achieve his dream. When he discovers his new partner is a woman, a very beautiful, very stubborn English woman, he has no problem – except for the fact that she refuses to think of her safety. If she is to be his partner, he will have no hesitation teaching her exactly what happens to naughty, cheeky English ladies.
Gabriel and Jewel will discover that life has room for more than one dream and as they settle themselves in Culpepper Cove. This mining town, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, will never be the same once Juliette—Madame Jewel—opens The Red Petticoat.
Join award winning author Maggie Ryan as she begins the tale of The Red Petticoat and all of Madame Jewel's precious—but slightly flawed—gems.
Disclaimer: This book contains the spanking of adult women and explicit sexual scenes including anal play, and sex with multiple partners. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase this book.
“Brave move for one who is holding no more than a pair,” he chortled, raking the remainder of his coins into the pile. “What did I tell you about bluffing? I call, what do you have?”
Sighing deeply, she lowered two cards to the bed, “Oh, how could you tell? I do have a pair of fives…” She paused when he laughed and stated he knew he’d won—until, batting her eyelashes rather dramatically, she lowered the other cards to lay beside the pair. “And three pretty little ladies. I believe it’s called a full-house?”
“Novice my arse,” George grumbled as he tossed his cards down. “You, my dear, are a natural. All I have to say is that if you ever play elsewhere, along the Mississippi, the term for full-house is a boat.”
Juliette giggled as she reached for the jar and began putting the coins back inside. She ignored his protest that she’d won the money fair and square.
“It wasn’t mine to begin with, Uncle George. Besides, learning from you was well worth any winnings. Once you said that I needed to stop smiling if I got a good draw, I could understand why I always lost on the ship.”
“You keep practicing and you can make a living on any of the riverboats. The next time we play, I’ll teach you about ‘tells’ and more about shuffling.”
Standing and putting the items away, she returned to the bed to kiss his cheek. “I’ll look forward to it.”
Author for Blushing Books. I write both contemporary erotica and historical spanking romances. I enjoy writing about characters that enjoy the provocative D/S lifestyle of today’s times as well as taking a step back into the past to write stories that take place in the Victorian era with age-play as a theme.
I live in the great Lone Star state with my wonderful husband. I have always loved reading. Growing up in a family with four children, it was difficult finding a place to be alone. I was probably one of the squeakiest clean girls on the planet as I would spend hours in the tub so I could read without being bothered. It wasn’t long before I began to make up my own endings to the books I was reading. From there, it just seemed natural to begin writing my own stories.
I never try to restrict myself to any one genre because there are just too many delicious possibilities out there and inside my head. I admit to being somewhat of a romantic though as my stories always must have a great deal of love, passion, corporal discipline and, of course, great, mind-blowing sex. I want my readers to be able to see, hear, feel and know the characters that I’m creating as well as I do when I bring them to life and transfer their stories to paper. I want my women to be strong of character but also strong enough to know that submission given in love and trust to your partner does not make you weaker, it makes you far stronger. I want my men to be sexy, strong, demanding alpha males who know how to take what they want while acknowledging it is a gift they have been blessed with by the women that have chosen to submit to them. I want there to be no doubt that they truly would die for the other no matter how others might view their relationship.
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