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Husbandly concern: a reason for a spanking?

Cara Bristol is visiting today with her hot, new Domestic Discipline set! 🙂 Here she is!

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When my husband and I lived near the beach, one of my hobbies was photographing and selling beach stones (for aquariums and rock polishing). I found collecting beach stones meditative and restful. I’d walk along the beach and focus on the colors. Problems, concerns, the rest of the world faded away as I zoned out looking for rocks. That’s what I liked about beachcombing.

That’s what I my husband disliked. He worried for my safety. Parts of the beach were remote and because I was so focused on rocks I didn’t notice anything else or anybody around me. I can’t tell you how many times another beach walker startled me by coming up behind me. I had no idea they were there.

Because I did zone out, my husband wouldn’t allow me to go to the remotest parts of the beach. He worried I could be easily attacked. I resented the restriction. I could have sneaked off, and he probably wouldn’t have known, but if he had ever caught me, there would have been hell to pay. So I didn’t go where I wasn’t “supposed to.”

The people we love care about our safety.

The hero of Rahm’s Way in Domestic Discipline cares about his wife’s safety. She really, really wants to be a private investigator, but he worries about her safety when she’s sitting alone on stakeouts in dangerous neighborhoods. Many of the people they’re asked to investigate are not law-abiding, nice people.

So he puts his foot down. No. Absolutely not. No way can she work as a PI.

But Cadence thinks he’s being unreasonable, and during his absence (he’s in military and was deployed) she goes behind his back and gets her PI license.

And in domestic discipline relationship, you know what means.

What is something your husband or partner doesn’t want you to do?

An excerpt from Rahm’s Way, Domestic Discipline

I should fire you, but I won’t. If you want to work here, you can take a desk job. You can assist the other agents with internet research, obtaining records, making phone calls.”

AssistDesk job? If she’d wanted that, she could have stayed an admin assistant, but that wasn’t why she’d obtained her license. Anger ignited. His country had called him, and he’d performed his duty. She didn’t fault him for that. But he had left, and she’d been forced to handle everything solo: parenting their son, managing the finances, tending to household repairs, and being alone. She was giddy-happy to have him back, but where did he get off thinking he could dictate to her now?

She leaped to her feet. “That’s not acceptable to me. I want to work in the field. Simmons isn’t the only private detective agency. Maybe I’ll go work for somebody else.”

The air sizzled. “Is that so?” he asked quietly.

She didn’t mean it. She would never defy him that way, but he had to learn she wasn’t a pushover. Cadence wet her lips as courage and its foolish cousin, bravado, deserted her. Poke the sleeping tiger with a stick, why don’t you?

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.”

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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?

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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.

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Secrets and surprises of a close relationship – Guest blog by Cara Bristol

Cara Bristol is visiting today! I read this, and loved it so much!

Guest blog: Secrets and surprises of a close relationship

By Cara Bristol

Did you ever learn something new about your partner?

My husband and I recently marked our 23rd wedding anniversary. We dated for five years before we got married, so we’ve known each for 28 years. I think it’s fair to say we know each other really well.

And yet…I only recently learned that he likes banana pudding a lot. After 28 years together, how did I not know that about him? I know he loves mashed potatoes and gravy, cookies and milk, and lemon meringue pie, but somehow, I never knew he really, really likes banana pudding.

It’s always possible to learn something knew about somebody you think you know well. Or you discover that what you believe to be true, isn’t the case.

The hero and heroine of Destiny’s Chance are “platonic” friends, but Destiny has secretly loved Chance for as long as she’s known him. When a tragic act of fate brings them together as lovers, she believes she’s finally been granted her heart’s desire. But what she soon discovers is that Chance is a very kinky man—something she never knew about him. And Destiny has her own secret, one so incredible, it might just be the end of the new relationship.

 

Destiny’s Chance Blurb:

Fate gave her a chance for love. Is she brave enough to accept it?

Destiny Grable has loved Chance Everett for as long as she could remember, but he was never interested in her until a tragic act of fate grants her heart’s desire. Now Chance is all hers—body, mind, and soul. But once they’re together, she discovers he has a kinky side she never knew about. Is she ready for it? Can she handle it? And Chance isn’t the only one with a secret. If he discovers what she’s hiding, will he still want her?

Destiny’s Chance was previously published in 2013. This is a re-release.

 

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Excerpt:

A silk kimono slithered off a hanger to land on a chest on the floor of the closet. She hung up the robe and eyed the trunk. Made of aged, saddlelike leather, it had thick rawhide handles and brass hardware.

She dropped to her haunches. “Probably locked anyway.”

She pressed the button. The latch popped. She wavered, then surrendered to curiosity and lifted the lid.

“Oh my God!” She clapped a hand over her mouth and fell on her ass. “That’s his kink.” She stared at the treasure trove of spanking implements. Paying attention to how she removed them so she could replace them exactly as she’d found them, she examined the items. Several paddles of different shapes and sizes in both leather and wood. A pom-pom-like flogger with supple soft leather strands and a stiff wooden handle. Some common items: a hairbrush, a wooden spoon, a ruler. And a strop resembling a belt split into two parts. A tawse! She’d heard of them but never had seen one until now.

She smacked her palm with it. Biting. How would it feel against a bare bottom? She pictured herself laid out like an offering over Chance’s lap as he spanked her bottom until it was supersensitive and then stung her cheeks with the tawse.

Her pussy cheered with a twitch.

She fantasized often about being spanked but had no idea if she’d like it if she experienced it. However, she loved leather—appreciated its hard and soft textures, its masculine scent, the snap it made. Such a versatile material. Sensual. Sexy. She stroked the soft strands of the flogger, then whacked her palm with the tawse again.

She sat cross-legged on the floor like a little girl playing with grown-up toys. All she required for some really wicked games was a playmate named Chance.

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Author bio

USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol writes contemporary and science fiction romance and has topped the Amazon sales charts in science fiction and fantasy romance and erotica. No matter what the romance subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven, seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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and the winners are…

The Battle of the Cyborgs event was such a huge success! Thanks to everyone who participated! And a huge thank you to Cara Bristol, Cynthia Sax, Eve Langlais and Anna Hackett for taking part. It was a lot of fun!

 

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I used Random.org to choose all the winners:

 

Cynthia Sax’s Releasing Rage

winner – SusanEB

 

Eve Langlais – mystery paperback (need real address) —

winner  – Andrea Pettersen

 

Cara Bristol – Stranded with the Cyborg —

winner – nikkisbooknook

 

Cynthia Sax – Breathing Vapor —

winner – Grace

 

Anna Hackett – On a Rogue Planet—

winner – mommarosie

 

Eve Langlais – mystery paperback (need real address)—

winner – RUTHHAMBLEY

 

$20 Amazon gift certificate —

winner – Dolly B

 

Thanks again to everyone for participating!

 

 

Battle of the Cyborgs! (free prizes, sexy cyborgs)

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I am so excited to have Cara Bristol, Cynthia Sax, Anna Hackett and Eve Langlais here today for this epic battle!

 

The Battle of the Cyborgs!

They have each brought their favorite hunky hero for this showdown.

They also brought prizes!

There are four different battles to witness, ranging from sweet to “Out of this world” hot. And there will be a prize for each battle.

What do you have to do?

Easy. Enjoy the show, and comment on your favorites after each one.

There are four book prizes to win, thanks to these awesome authors.

And at the very end, I will pick a random commenter to win a $20 Amazon gift certificate.

The battle starts at 1201 hours Tuesday, April 18 and runs through 0800 hours Thursday April 20. (that’s 8 am 😉 )

Enjoy the fight.

To the victor goes the spoils.

-Katherine Deane

 

First battle is the battle of heat. Bring on the sexy cyborgs!

 

Battle Number 1 – Heat

(Cyborg Contestants)

 

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Name: Death
Model Number:
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Death is the grimmest of all the cyborgs and the leader of the freed J models. He’s tall, muscular, has brown hair, brown eyes, tanned skin. He appears almost human except for the model number inked on his cheek.

 

 

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Name: General Xander Saros

Designation: CenSec Cyborg

Job: Head of Centax Security

Planet: Cyborg planet of Centax

Vital Statistics –

Height: Six foot three inches

Hair: Black

Eyes: Bands of green and gold

Skin: Dark bronze

Cyborg Enhancements: most heavily enhanced cyborg on Centax

 

 

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Name: Dale Homme

Age: 38

Occupation: owner of a spacecraft remanufacturing factory.

Prior occupation: field operative with Cyber Operations, a covert paramilitary force.

Special abilities: Many. He’s a cyborg, an enhanced human with a microprocessor embedded in his brain. He’s exceptionally strong and muscular.

What’s most important to him: The security of his secret operation beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio.

His greatest strength: His intuition and ability to read people.

What he values most: The truth.

His greatest weakness: He’s a sucker for an underdog.

 

 

 

 

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NAME- Avion French for plane

CYBORG NUMBER- AF313

HUMAN NAME- Ricky

AGE-28

HEIGHT-6’1

HAIR –Brown

OCCUPATION- Flying fighters and space ship in fights

MILLITARY- Air Force 

HOBBY –Builds small replica of old Earth planes

HIS STRENGTH- Elite fighter unit

HIS WEAKNESS- Humans turned off his Nano-bots

 

They are all magnificent. But you can only choose one from the battle of the heat.

Who’s your favorite? Choose one, and reply below.

 

 

 

Battle Number Two

(Can a tough guy show his sweet side? You decide after reading these quotes.)

 

Dale Homme

(Author Cara Bristol)

I’m used to communicating via wireless with other cyborgs. It’s almost like telepathy. So having you listen in when we’re having sex isn’t that unsettling.” He grinned. “Besides, I doubt that you’ll pick up anything more interesting than, Fuck, I’m going to come, but now that I know you have this ability, I’ll erect a firewall to keep you from gleaning any deep, dark secrets.” He glanced at her. “No offense.”

None taken. Instead, a load of guilt lifted off her shoulders. “Do you have deep, dark secrets?” she teased.

Two or three. You already know one of them.”

And what’s that?”

How much I like you.”

 

Xander

(Author Anna Hackett)

This is dangerous, Malin. I could hurt someone.” He lowered his head, nuzzled her neck. “I could hurt you. I’m stronger, can kill in a hundred different ways.”

You won’t,” she breathed. Every nerve was on fire, wanting him.

He rubbed a thumb over her lips. “I can’t fight you anymore, fight what I feel.”

 

Avion

(Author Eve Langlais)

“What is love? Love was the first time you heard their voice and couldn’t help but find yourself drawn, intrigued, eager to discover more. Love was knowing you’d found someone to stand by your side, even in danger, someone who wouldn’t let you down. Love was a sizzling touch, an electrifying glance, a sensual kiss that ignited passion.”

 

Death

(Author Cynthia Sax)

“I regret nothing. These moments with my Tifara have been the happiest I’ve ever known. I will go to my death having loved and having been loved. I wish the same fate for every warrior.”

 

So, which one melted your heart? Which cyborg showed you his softer side? Choose one, and comment below!

 

 

Battle Number 3

(Yummy Graphics)

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Which graphic was your favorite? Comment below!

And the final battle of the day…

 

Battle Number 4 – Sex 101.1

(sexy quotes sure to make your toes curl!)

 

 

Xander

(Author Anna Hackett)

Malin, I have to warn you.” He lifted his head. His green-gold eyes were intense. “Since I met you, I’ve spent considerable time accessing records on lovemaking.”

Of course he had. She smiled. “Really?”

And sex. And fucking.” His lips took on a slightly feral edge. “I intend to do all three to you.”

Her smile disappeared. Oh, stars. “Well…well…”

I have a list. It has a lot of things on it.”

 

Dale Homme

(Author Cara Bristol)

She wiggled and lowered herself onto his cock while he thrust upward. Homme for the assist. Engulfed in her tight, wet sheath, heat surrounded him, and he sucked in his breath. Yeah, standing up worked, too. Gripping her ass, he raised and lowered her while thrusting.

 

Death

(Author Cynthia Sax)

I’m not interested in breeding with another being. If I touch someone, it will be to kill him or her. You’re the only female I want sucking my cock.”

 

Avion

(Author Eve Langlais)

“A man would have to be dying to not notice your beauty.” Actually, even dying and blind, he’d found himself drawn to her.

Then why do you wish to control your arousal?”

So I don’t frighten you.”

She laughed, a delighted sound of surprise. “Scare me? Your desire is not dangerous.”

No, but you might find it overwhelming were I to act on it.”

 

 

Which quote got your heart rate up? Cyborgs have ways of knowing when you are lying. 😉

Choose one and comment below.

 

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That’s it for the showdown! So which were your favorites? Don’t forget to comment to be eligible for the book prizes and the $20 gift certificate. Thanks again to our hot contestants for showing up, and to the authors for letting them play today.

You already met the leading men. Here are the leading ladies:

 

Cara Bristol

Book: Captured by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 3)

 

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Blurb:

Sometimes the biggest risk is to one’s heart….

An ex-Cyber Operations field agent, Dale Homme has kissed danger and betrayal more times than he cares to count. Now he runs a clandestine factory beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio, where confidentiality and security matter more than anything. When a beautiful young woman arrives seeking a job, Dale knows within minutes she’s lying. Everything about her is false: her past, the people she claims to know, her reason for being on Deceptio. Illumina Smith? Even her name is an alias.

Logic says send her packing. His gut says she’s in trouble. She needs him. So he’ll do anything to keep her safe….even if it means keeping her captive.

Captured by the Cyborg is third in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series but is written to be read as a stand-alone novella.

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Anna Hackett

Book – On a Rogue Planet series

 

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Blurb:

Unlucky-in-love salvage mechanic, Malin Phoenix, didn’t intend to get caught up in a coup and kidnapped by a sexy cyborg. But she finds herself swept into an adventure to help the deadly, emotionless CenSec, Xander Saros, retrieve an ancient Terran artifact and save his planet.

Soon she’s racing across uncharted space and is magnetically drawn to the cyborg whose strong arms and muscled body ignite a desire that burns brighter than a supernova. But Mal can never let herself forget that she can’t fall in love with a cyborg who can never love her back.

The crowning glory of the Centax Security program, Xander is heavily enhanced, his emotions dampened to nothing to allow him to be the most efficient, lethal killer in the galaxy. As he and Malin hunt for the remnant of the galaxy’s first computer, the Antikythera Mechanism, their quest leads them into the lair of a dangerous technomancer. But Xander can’t identify his greatest threat—the enemy or the fascinating woman who’s making him feel.

Part of the award-winning sci-fi romance series, The Phoenix Adventures.

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Eve Langlais

Book – Cyborgs: More than Machines 7

 

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Blurb:

Being a cyborg was so much better when all his parts worked. Avion’s nanotechnology stopped functioning after some experimentation done on him by the military. They broke him and now, Avion is no better than a human, even more annoying, he’s dying.

But at least he completed his final mission. He saved, One.

Mysterious and alluring, Avion isn’t the only person who wonders what surprises this woman hides. The human military and their alien allies fear what she’s capable of and will stop at nothing to destroy her. However, the one thing they didn’t take into account is that the cyborgs always protect their own, and they aren’t afraid to use deadly force.

And no one could imagine the depths One will stoop to in order to protect the man she loves.

 

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About Eve Langlais:

~ New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with hot shifters, cyborgs or aliens. I should warn you that I possess a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing.

I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.

Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you’d like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what’s coming next, then please visit me at http://www.EveLanglais.com

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Cynthia Sax

Book – Defying Death

 

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Blurb:

He’ll risk it all for one moment of happiness.

Cyborgs don’t show emotion. Death learned that lesson early in his long lifespan. To survive, he hides his fierce passions behind a stoic wall. He calls no warrior friend. He never admits to caring for any being.

Even the human female he’s destined to love.

Tifara is Death’s obsession, his sole opportunity for happiness, to express the all-consuming passion burning brightly inside him. He’ll do anything to obtain the curvaceous medic: defy a direct order, abduct Tifara from her battle station, and wage war on his fellow cyborgs.

To earn her love, he’ll have to risk much, much more.

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About Cynthia Sax

USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.

Sign up for her dirty-joke-filled release day newsletter and visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com

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Educating His Bride- book spotlight by Cara Bristol

I loved this book, and totally have a thing for 1950’s housewife and Head of the Household romance.  Cara Bristol’s “Educating His Bride” is now available for preorder and will release next week on April 11. 🙂

Educating His Bride Blurb:

From college coed to professor’s naughty bride…

It’s the 1950s. Never much interested in her studies, Margaret Atwater attends college hoping to graduate with an Mrs. degree instead of a bachelor’s. When she catches the eye of English Professor Henry Thurston, she’s thrilled to marry him, drop out of school, and begin a new life as a married woman and faculty wife. However, Henry is a kinky man who has much to teach his eager young bride—in, and out, of the bedroom. As Mrs. Henry Thurston, Margaret’s sexual education has just begun.

Excerpt:

In this scene, college student Margaret has received a bad grade on her English paper. But a bad grade isn’t all she’s going to get.

Dejected, she slid into a vacant desk, still warm from another student’s derriere. She thumbed through her essay. Cliché. More analysis needed. What about…. Red-inked comments in a masculine scrawl spilled across every single one of the eight pages she’d typed so beautifully. Didn’t typing count for anything?

Her heart sank to the soles of her rounded-toe baby-doll pumps. She’d waited until the night before the due date to write the paper, but she deserved better than a D! And she intended to tell Professor Thurston so.

After the last student left, he gestured to the door. “Shall we go?”

She preceded him into the hall.

“Do you have a class now?” he asked.

“No. My next period is free.”

“Good. We have time to talk.”

They exited Delmar Hall, named for an alumnus patron, and strolled down the walkway over rolling grassy hills dotted with stately oaks and flowering shrubs. A few stubborn blossoms clung to dogwood trees outside the library. Over a knoll, she spotted the Whitmore Building.

Some students glanced their way, a few who knew the professor greeted him, but mostly people ignored them. Margaret clutched her notebook to her chest. “You grade me harder than you do everyone else.”

“Please hold the discussion until we’re in my office.”

They entered Whitmore and climbed the stairs to the second floor. She waited while he checked with the secretary for messages then they proceeded to his office around the corridor. Two black nameplates lettered in white read, Asst. Professor Thurston and Asst. Professor Abernathy. He unlocked the door and motioned for her to enter.

The small office contained two battered wooden desks, the left one buried under a hazardous mountain of paper and academic debris, the one on the right neat as a pin. A tall shelving unit, shared by both professors, sagged under the weight of well-used literature and reference volumes. A wall clock ticked.

“Have a seat.” The professor shut the door and assumed his place behind the neat desk.

She perched on the edge of a straight-back chair, ankles together, and adjusted her skirt over her knees.

The man she loved steepled his fingers. “Now, tell me why you believe I grade you harder than anybody else.”

She wet her lips. “Because you do.”

“My standards are no more exacting for you than they are for any other student. I expect excellence from each of you.”

“I’m sorry. I’ll try harder.”

He flipped open a record book and ran his finger down a list. “As it stands now, your grade is a shaky C minus. If you don’t do well on the final next week, you run the risk of getting a D in the course.” He snapped the grade book closed. “We had a discussion after your last paper, did we not?”

“Yes.”

“I believe I warned you what the consequences would be if you failed to get at least a B.” He opened his middle desk drawer.

Yes, they’d talked about—but he couldn’t be serious.

He withdrew a thick, heavy eighteen-inch measuring stick. “Lock the office door, please.”

 

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USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has published more than twenty-five erotic romance titles, including contemporary and science fiction romance. No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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Interview with Cara Bristol – Cyborgs!

I am so excited to have Cara Bristol visiting me today. Not only is she a USA Today bestselling author, she is also one of my favorites from several genres.  Her latest science fiction just released, and man is it awesome!  I love her cyborgs, and couldn’t wait to get some more info about them, and the worlds she has created. Here’s Cara Bristol. 🙂

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Thank you, Katherine for your questions about cyborgs. I think you asked some things that people were dying to know, but were afraid to ask.

What is a cyborg?

A cyborg is a human being who has been scientifically enhanced with mechanical and/or computerized parts. Think of the Six Million Dollar Man. In science fiction romance a cyborg generally has a computer chip in his human brain that gives him extra abilities. Some authors play up the machine part of their cyborgs; others, like myself, emphasize their humanness. Besides the extra brain power, they are exceptionally well built.

What is the difference between an android and a cyborg?

I’m glad you asked! First, let’s define what a robot is: is a machine that can react to its environment. For example, the Roomba vacuum cleaner robot “knows” to go around an obstacle. An ordinary vacuum can’t do that. An android is a robot that looks human. It is not living, not organic. It’s 100 percent machine. A cyborg is a human being with some computerized parts. But since androids look human, you may not be able to tell the difference. In fact, in book 2 of the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series, Mated with the Cyborg, hero Kai Andros goes undercover pretending to be an android.

If you could “build” your own cyborg, what famous personality would he look most like?

I think Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would make a perfect cyborg. I will say that male models on the covers of my cyborg books resemble my characters as I envisioned them.

Can cyborg males produce offspring?

Yes, because cyborgs are human beings.

How do they keep from impregnating females? Is it a switch they turn on and off?

Nanocytes, tiny robotic cells help build up muscle and speed healing in cyborgs. They can also be used to switch off sperm production, which I actually mention in Mated with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 2)

If so, can they also “enlargen” at will? 😉

Lol, good question. But, the answer is no. The attraction to the heroine takes care of that. J However…often the hero doesn’t want to be attracted to the heroine because it complicates his life, so he employs his nanocytes to cool things down. Usually that doesn’t work—because the attraction is so strong.

In the last two books, both cyborgs “surprised” their female counterparts with what they were. How would you react if you found out the person closest to you was a cyborg?

Lol, since I write fiction, I’d be very surprised science had advanced that far, and I didn’t know about it. I think it would be cool though, and a great thing for humankind. It could solve a lot of problems for wounded servicemen and women. One reason my heroines were surprised that their hero was a cyborg is because in the Cy-Ops series the cyborgs work for a clandestine paramilitary organization. They’re undercover spies. They operate outside the law, and what they do is top secret. That’s why they don’t tell heroine who they are and what they do. In Captured by the Cyborg, heroine Illumina figures it out on her own early on. She’s a sharp cookie!

Have you ever thought of doing a female cyborg for one of your stories?

Maybe I already have…*whistles*. No spoilers. I am considering a male/female cyborg team for a future book.

If you could visit any place you have described in one of your stories, where would you go?

Two places. First, the Darius 4 Pleasure resort described in the Cy-Ops series. I think that would be so cool. Second, I would love to visit the Rod and Cane Society mansion.

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Captured by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 3) Description

Sometimes the biggest risk is to one’s heart….

An ex-Cyber Operations field agent, Dale Homme has kissed danger and betrayal more times than he cares to count. Now he runs a clandestine factory beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio, where confidentiality and security matter more than anything. When a beautiful young woman arrives seeking a job, Dale knows within minutes she’s lying. Everything about her is false: her past, the people she claims to know, her reason for being on Deceptio. Illumina Smith? Even her name is an alias.

Logic says send her packing. His gut says she’s in trouble. She needs him. So he’ll do anything to keep her safe….even if it means keeping her captive.

Captured by the Cyborg is third in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series but is written to be read as a stand-alone novella.

An Excerpt from Captured by the Cyborg

Dale slapped his knees. “Here’s what’s going to happen. First, to put your mind at rest, let me assure you that Alonio is no threat to me. I’m a cyborg. Keeping people safe is what I do. He might succeed in drawing a little blood, but I’ll wipe up the mess with his ass. Second, while I doubt he can gain access to Deceptio, as a precaution, I’ll amp up security.”

“About that…” She had to tell him how she’d changed the entry protocol. He wouldn’t like that she’d gone behind his back. “I need to tell you…”

He held up his hand. “Let me finish. Third, you are not going anywhere. You’re staying right here where I can protect you.”

The autocratic edict set her teeth on edge. “You can’t keep me here!” She hadn’t fought so hard for her freedom and safety only to be dictated to by another man, however well intentioned. She was nobody’s captive!

“Yes, I can.”

Let him try! “As you’ve realized,” she said, “I’m a master sensate. A computer system doesn’t exist that I can’t infiltrate. I can hijack one of your spaceships and be gone before you realize there was a breach. Your entry and exit protocols, for instance—”

He leaned in until his breath caressed her ear, and he whispered, “Did your orientation tour happen to include a visit to the brig?”

He was threatening to lock her up? She jerked away and rounded on him. “What are you saying?”

“Moonbeam’s isolation can cause people to go a little crazy. We haven’t had anyone snap yet, but the possibility exists. You could be the first ward of the Deceptio jail.”

“I can access computer-controlled doors, too!” She crossed her arms.

He laughed. “You and half the employees on Deceptio—which is why they’re not computer controlled.” From his pocket he pulled out a metal ring and dangled some odd-shaped jagged objects. “Good old-fashioned locks and keys. The best antiques money can buy.”

She leaped off the bench. “You’d imprison me?”

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Captured by the Cyborg is available in ebook and print.

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Author bio/links

USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has published more than twenty-five erotic romance titles, including contemporary and science fiction romance. No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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“Bound, Spanked and Loved” box set is LIVE! #LOVED2016

Woohoo, it’s live folks!

The hottest box set of the season is now available, and it’s only 99 cents for a little while longer.   The price goes up after Valentine’s Day.

This set has so many amazing authors, and something for everyone

Here’s where you can get this sizzling set of sexy stories. ( say that fast three times 😉 )

★Amazon http://mybook.to/BoundSpanked

★iTunes https://goo.gl/cmZZ7Z

★Nook http://goo.gl/6Cy45N

★Kobo https://goo.gl/C6bzD1

 

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and the winners are…

Thanks so much for helping me choose my favorite graphics from yesterday. It was so much fun!

And once again, a huge shout out to Summer Graystone for making them!

So without further delay, the winners. (I just did the old fashioned “numbers from a hat” routine) A big thank you to my number drawer helper, Sarah Didi Young 🙂

Winner list:

copy of Wren’s Redemption – Kyra Tinker

$5 gift certificate – Rachel Devine

graphic from Summer – Jaye Peaches

Congratulations! And thanks for stopping by! I think I have come to the conclusion that I am too indecisive, as well, and love them all.

I’m also over at Cara Bristol’s today with an excerpt and a behind the scenes look at what went into the idea of this “special” coaching.

http://carabristol.com/2015/12/alternative-training-gets-gymnast-on-track-in-wrens-redemption-by-katherine-deane/

 

Bad guys I love to hate!

I decided to share my favorite bad guys of the year with you. I know the year is not over yet, and I may come across more.  If I do, I will make another post- a bad guys redux. 🙂

So, here goes. My favorite bad guys. I need to explain something here. These bad guys are not just bad guys, they are the epitome of evil. And when I think about the possibility of actually meeting someone like this, it scares me.

These are also not just antagonists who show a little spark of positive light toward the end, so the reader knows they will be seeing this character again- but possibly as a protagonist. When I do that kind of post, I will include characters like Kresley Cole’s, Lothaire (Immortals After Dark) and Jim Butcher’s, Thomas (The Dresden Files). Those guys start feeding me little morsels of empathy, and Bam! Protagonist, coming my way.

I like these kind of characters too. But that is not what today is about. Today is all about the BAD GUY. The one that I despise. The character that I love to hate. And his / her “badness” makes me feel oh so good.

A quick note about spoilers. I think everyone can tell, from the blurb, who the bad guys are, and what to expect in the story. I’ll do my best not to give anything crucial away. But be forewarned, just in case. Possible spoilers ahead…

These are in no particular order. They are just my favorite bad guys that came to mind over coffee this morning. And that’s how I decided who to include. If they jump into my thoughts while I am washing dishes and drinking coffee, then they are worthy of my “Favorite” list. (I actually did forget the name of a few of the characters. But since I could so vividly see their story and actions, I knew they belonged here.

Remember – no particular order, and possible spoilers…

*****

 

warrior       from Cara Bristol’s “Warrior“. The last in the Breeder series.

 

Qalin-

This was one bad dude. He cared about nothing except for world wide domination. The fact that his own son feared him, says a lot about Qalin. This was a cold hearted killer who brought in savage aliens as soldiers, and almost decimated his world. He was Cray-cray, with a capitol “C”. He was also a very good bad guy.

My review on Amazon

 

romantek 4      from Patricia Green’s Romantek series. He was also an antagonist in Charlotte and the Pirate, Romentek 2, and again in Vacation in Rio, Romantek 4.

Esharveer Jaggi-

Wow, this dude had some serious revenge issues. He would stop at nothing to get revenge on Romantek, the company he used to work for. As is usually the case for brilliant guys who get terminated from employment and seek revenge, Esharveer took his plotting to a whole new level of nastiness. It wasn’t bad enough, he wanted to hurt the company. But to ruthlessly and carefully weave his way into the dream reality to attempt several murders… Yeah, that was pretty bad. And the harder he tried, the more it hurt him. The man was seriously screwed up in the head. He was an awesome bad guy.

My review on Amazon

 

gabes bride     from Penny Allen (Maren Smith)’s Hollow Hills series, Gabe’s Bride.

Deacon- 

This handsome, grandfather type, actually scared me the most. You expect your patriarch to be loving, kind, and to protect you. Especially, if he is the leader of your clan of shifters, and you have no one else. That’s what made this man so diabolical. He ruled with fear. He rewarded those who pleased him, and he severely punished those who didn’t. This included people who couldn’t help themselves– like a young woman and her five year old son. (there is more to them, but I don’t want to give too much away.) Suffice it to say, Deacon, really hurt Neoma in a lot of ways: murder of loved ones, while she watched; threats of taking her son; starvation; ostracization… This man did it all.

And he enjoyed doing it, all while smiling benevolently, paternally.

This guy was a real BAD guy. And he took things to an ultimate level of “wrongness” at the end.

Review coming (expect a 5 star totally awesome, I loved it and couldn’t put it down review coming soon. Seriously, I wouldn’t be recommending it here, if I didn’t 🙂 )

 

godesses curse   from Cara Bristol’s The Goddess’s Curse.

Honna-

This woman wanted to be queen of the Sharona, no matter the cost. Treachery, deceit, murder, and two faced lies in an attempt to create war between the Sharona and the Lahon… she did a lot. And she also tried to kill her own cousin, Princess Reena. It wouldn’t have been so evil, if she hadn’t projected such an air of love and protection, all while slowly poisoning the throne. This woman was so evil, so disgusting, so vile… I won’t share everything she did, because I don’t want to spoil it. But trust me. This woman was EVIL.

My review on Amazon

*****

There’s my list of the baddest bad guys for the year. Do you have any favorites? What makes your favorite evil villain, just that much more evil?

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy reading!

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#spanking, and fun 1950s facts from Cara Bristol

Cara Bristol is visiting me today, with her story from her brand new set, Correcting the Coeds, along with Celeste Jones, Sue Lyndon and Renee Rose. This whole set was awesome, and I loved it. Here’s my review 🙂 And here’s Cara:

 

 

Thank you for having me today, Katherine!

When Celeste Jones approached me about writing a spanking romance set on a college campus in the 1950s, I didn’t know much about the decade other than what I’d gleaned from TV shows I Love Lucy, Happy Days, and Ozzie and Harriet. I wanted to make the setting and time period of my story, Educating his Bride in the Correcting the Coeds spanking romance collection, as authentic as possible. Once I got into the research I found the 1950s fascinating. You can think of my research like an iceberg: the details readers “see” in the story is only the tip of what I learned.

Here are few fun facts that didn’t make it into Educating His Bride:

  • Couples married at younger age in the 1950s than at any time in US History. In 1951, the median age of a first marriage for a man was 22.9 and for a woman, 20.4. Compare that to 2010 when it was 28.2 for men and 26.1 for women or 1890 at 26.1 for men and 22.0 for women. Getting married right out high school was very common in the 1950s.
  • Fewer women (by percentage) received bachelor degrees in the 1950s (24% of bachelor degrees went to women) than in the 1920s (35%).
  • Smoking was considered glamorous, and a lot more people smoked. In 1955, 56.9 % of men and 28.4% of women smoked. In 2010, that figure was 21.5% and 17.3%, respectively.
  • In 1950, the median price of a single family home was $10,050 (at 4% interest).
  • The average annual salary was $3,851 in 1955 and minimum wage was raised to $1 per hour from 75 cents.
  • The first color TV (RCA) came out in 1954. It cost $1,000. Adjusted for inflation, that would be like paying $8,873 today.
  • Playboy magazine debuted in 1953 with actress Marilyn Monroe as its first centerfold.
  • The term “sex symbol” came into usage in the 1950s, and the decade produced sexual icons Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch, and Elvis “the Pelvis” Presley.
  • “The Pill” did not exist yet. The first oral contraceptive became available in the US in 1960.

Educating His Bride from Correcting the Coeds blurb

Never much interested in her studies, Margaret Atwater attends college hoping to graduate with an Mrs. degree instead of a bachelor’s. When she catches the eye of English Professor Henry Thurston, she’s thrilled to marry him, drop out of school, and begin a new life as a married woman and faculty wife. However, Henry is a kinky man who has much to teach his eager young bride—in, and out, of the bedroom. As Mrs. Henry Thurston, Margaret’s education has just begun.

An excerpt from Correcting the Coeds

In this scene, Margaret is being taken to task by her professor for not doing well on an assignment.

“Now, tell me why you believe I grade you harder than anybody else.”

She wet her lips. “Because you do.”

“My standards are no more exacting for you than they are for any other student. I expect excellence from each of you.”

“I’m sorry. I’ll try harder.”

He flipped open a record book and ran his finger down a list. “As it stands now, your grade is a shaky C minus. If you don’t do well on the final next week, you run the risk of getting a D in the course.” He snapped the grade book closed. “We had a discussion after your last paper, did we not?”

“Yes.”

“I believe I warned you what the consequences would be if you failed to get at least a B.” He opened his middle desk drawer.

Yes, they’d talked about—but he couldn’t be serious.

He withdrew a thick, heavy eighteen-inch measuring stick. “Lock the office door, please.”

Her feet obeyed, even as her mind rebelled. Will he really do this? Her hand shook as she twisted the key. She supposed she could have fled screaming down the corridor, except ladies did not run, let alone scream.

Henry closed the Venetian blinds and switched on a lamp.

She leaned against the stout wood of the door, her eyes riveted on the nasty ruler.

“Come forward, please.” He beckoned with a curl of his fingers. “Put your hands on the desk. Do not remove them until your punishment is over.”

“Henry, please,” she beseeched.

“Now, Margaret.” His expression implacable, he folded his arms. There would be no budging him.

Seeing him so, so stern did something funny to her insides. Made them quiver. It wasn’t all nerves, either. She shuffled forward to place her palms against the blotter. I can do this. How bad can it be? He won’t spank me hard. He only intends to scare me.

He moved the chair out of the way. “Fifteen spanks.”

Fifteen? She’d expected two or three at most. Hadn’t expected any if the truth be told.

She sensed movement and then the ruler struck her backside, blazing a line of fire, and she cried out.

“That’s one,” he said.

The only thing worse than being spanked would be the humiliation of discovery. She clamped her lips together and braced for the next strike.

Another pain-laden streak lanced through several layers of clothing. She couldn’t imagine the impact on bare skin.

“Two,” he said.

Thwack! The length of the ruler struck both cheeks at once, and her hands flew off the desk to protect her bottom.

“You know where your hands belong. Put them there unless you want extra strokes.”

She slapped her palms onto the desk.

“That was three,” he said.

A whoosh then the measuring stick seared the crease where buttocks met thigh and, despite her resolve to remain silent, a little cry escaped.

“I’m sorry I have to punish you, but you promised to do better. You made a commitment. That was four.”

Margaret sucked back the tears. “Maybe I didn’t break a promise. Maybe I’m not smart enough.”

“I don’t believe that about you for an instant. You didn’t do well because you didn’t apply yourself.”

He applied himself with another stroke that got Margaret dancing on tiptoes in an attempt to alleviate the burn.

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Multi-published, Cara Bristol is the author of more than 20 erotic romance titles. She writes spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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