Welcome back for day “Q” of the Spanking A-Z Blog Challenge!
I am very honored to have my good friend, Etta Stark, joining me today to talk about her new book, “Lady Westbrook’s Discovery”.
I am about halfway through it right now, and it is sooooooo much stinkin’ fun! Holy cow, I love how she has combined the time period, with a ton of real life facts (without being boring!), a great plot; infused with a lot of humor. I love her main characters’ sharp wits and banter. This story is a so much fun!
And the excerpt she chose for today?!? Holy cow, I adored this scene! If I was not already reading it, I would have picked it up immediately, based off this one single scene. 🙂
Here’s Etta to talk a little bit more about her story, and even better, she is using up my dreaded “Q” for me. 🙂
Q is for Queen Victoria
Hi Katherine. Thanks for having me!
I’m writing about Queen Victoria today as I have always been interested in the period in which she reigned. Both my books, Lady Westbrook’s Discovery and His Lordship’s Apprentice were both set in the Victorian period as is my current work-in-progress. Also ‘Queen Victoria’ starts with a ‘Q’ which is handy. An awful lot of things don’t.
Victoria was a bit of a record breaker. Her reign of 63 years 7 months in the longest of any ruler in Britain and the longest for any female ruler anywhere. Although our present Queen presumably has her eyes on the record these days having clocked up sixty two and a bit years so far. Come on your majesty! You can do it!
The Victorians are considered to have been a pretty repressed and stuffy bunch which is a bit unfair. Certainly in the earlier part of Victoria’s reign the nobility were as decadent and flirty as they had been during the preceding Georgian and Regency eras. Things got a bit more outwardly serious during the latter part of the Victorian period. Although by that time photography had been invented as had moving pictures. Book printing techniques meant that books were plentiful and cheap. The Victorians took these inventions and naturally their thoughts turned to sexy, naked ladies. Basically, the Victorians pioneered bringing pornography to the masses.
It’s probably safe to say for all their correct behaviour in public, there must have been all manner of kinky stuff going on behind closed doors. Although that’s probably true of all eras. I do hope so.
She lay back in bed in order to dutifully receive her new husband’s advances. Felix was still fully dressed, which surprised Margaret. She’d expected him to prepare for bed as she had done.
He saw her lying in bed, beneath the counterpane, and approached her with a half-smile on his lips.
“You’re ready and waiting, I see.”
“Yes I thought it best we get it out of the way as soon as possible.”
“Out of the way?”
“Yes. I appreciate that you will want to consummate our union. We are man and wife now. It is expected. It seemed best to get it over with quickly.”
“Hmm. Sit up.”
Margaret did as she was told, pulling herself into a sitting position still beneath the bed covers.
She felt herself suddenly and unceremoniously being lifted from the bed and hauled face down over Felix’s lap. Before she had a moment to gather her wits, she felt the force of his hand administering a series of hard swats. He spanked her quickly and thoroughly on every square inch of her barely-covered rear. The force of the spanking left her bottom feeling sore and full of warmth, which was spreading quickly to her belly.
The spanking apparently over, Felix lifted Margaret from her position across his knees and sat her beside him on the bed.
“What was that for?” asked Margaret indignantly.
“Consider it a short sharp lesson. I’m a liberal-minded chap, and I’m prepared to accept almost any kind of language in the bedroom, but what I’m not prepared to accept are the phrases ‘get it out of the way’ or ‘get it over with quickly’ in regards to our lovemaking. You had best remember that.”
Margaret opened her mouth to protest, but Felix silenced her with a kiss. His lips pressed against hers as he explored her mouth with his tongue. He entwined his left hand in her hair while his right hand stroked the smooth skin of her face before travelling down towards her breast. His hand ran over first one breast, then the other, stroking her nipples firmly with his thumb so that they stood erect beneath her nightdress. The feeling was so tantalisingly exquisite that Margaret instinctively closed her eyes and let out a low moan. Felix’s hand then moved from her breast to the hem of her nightdress, which he pushed up as his hand reached for the soft folds between her legs. She was so surprised that she instinctively reached down to cover herself with her hand. Felix gently batted her hand away with his own. She didn’t resist. She was savouring the feeling of Felix’s dexterous fingers massaging her most intimate area. It was extraordinary. She had never felt anything like it. Desire and longing rose within her, and the touch of his fingers sent the feeling of ecstasy spiralling up inside her. The pressure building and building inside of her until she felt she would explode. And then suddenly relief came – a surge of fulfilment crashing over her. She threw her arms around Felix and gripped her fingernails tightly into his upper arms. A low groan escaped from her lips as wave after wave of sensuous relief juddered through her.
She felt satisfied and sensuous in a way she had never done before. She looked at her husband with half-closed eyes. “You’re still dressed,” she said.
“Mm. I am,” he agreed. “Undress me.”
Lady Margaret Westbrook is a forty-one year old widow who has not given romance a second thought in the ten years since her husband passed away. When she meets Felix Oliver, a brilliant scientist fifteen years her junior, she is surprised by his determination to win her heart. Lady Westbrook discovers a passion within herself that she never knew existed.
However, accepting Felix Oliver’s proposal will mean relinquishing her title, lowering her social standing and risking both the gossip of polite society and the disapproval of her grown-up sons. Not only that but he has made it clear that he is a firm believer in corporal punishment for women and that consenting to be his wife will mean frequent trips across his lap for a sound spanking. How far is Lady Westbrook willing to go on this journey of discovery?
Blushing Books – http://www.blushingbooks.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2849
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