For the next two months I will be participating in Eggcerpt Exchange where writers work together to spread the word about their current published works…
during the months of Feb. and March I will drop a few Excerpts your way… with my own dose of insanity thrown in… not every book will be to your liking but I hope everyone finds at least one new read to add to their TBR list… being a part of the writer’s community, you need to support your fellow authors… you have to give to get… and you never know when you’ll run across that next series that you will ache to continue reading… muhahaha…
along with excerpts, we will all be filling out either author interviews, or character interviews… (at least, most of us will be throwing in a interview) I choose to interview Marin and Kyland… I will post these for everyone once the Event is over, just in case someone misses out… now… let’s start off our exchange with Kathryn Blake…
Lessons in Love is a slap and tickle romance; with rules, punishments, and passion…
His management style may not be HR approved, but he was the boss and she was his personal assistant. So, he set the rules.
Pam Weston didn’t have many choices as far as employment went. Her prison sentence saw to that. With limited secretarial skills, and an even more limited budget, she never considered herself executive material. So, when she was ordered to report to the CEO of her company as his new personal assistant, she fully expected to be checking out the “Help Wanted” section of the paper before the day was over.
Robert Peterson knew his management style was not HR approved, but he believed in using the stick as well as the carrot. Employing the tenets of domestic discipline, he helped mold his personal assistants into confident women who recognized their own self-worth. Even so, his unorthodox methods were only one of the reasons many considered the position of his assistant to be a revolving door. To Rob’s mind, Pamela Weston was perfect for his purposes, though given her past, he expected convincing her to agree to his program would be a challenge.
After Mr. Peterson insists she let his driver take her home, Pam realizes her boss knows a lot more about her and her past than she realized. However, as they talk on the phone she develops some serious doubts about agreeing to his conditions.
“David doesn’t need to see me upstairs, sir. It’s not that late.”
“This is my decision, not yours, Miss Weston. Tell me again what your job is.”
“To assist you, sir,” she answered softly.
“And how do I expect you to fulfill your obligations to me?”
“By following your orders.”
“Correct. So, get out of the car and allow David to escort you inside. Since this is not a request, Miss Weston, I expect you to follow my instructions without comment or delay.”
Ironically, a part of her wanted to stick her tongue out at his bossiness, but she refrained and accepted David’s helping hand. Mr. Peterson was domineering, for sure, but he was also looking out for her in a way that made her feel safe and secure. Cared for, even.
David followed her to her apartment door, while Mr. Peterson asked what she had in her refrigerator for dinner.
“I can heat up a frozen meal.”
“Don’t bother. I’ll order something and have it delivered in fifteen minutes.”
“You shouldn’t waste your money, sir, I’m perfectly capable of—”
“Stop right there, Miss Weston, or you are going to get into trouble. I will decide what is best for you.” She harrumphed. “Not allowed,” he answered, but she sensed he was smiling again.
“You’re a bossy boss,” she teased with a half-smile as she handed David her keys.
“Oh, Miss Weston, you have no idea.
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Lessons in Love is Kathryn R. Blake’s sixth novel with Blushing Books, and fifth spanking romance where Domestic Discipline is primary to the plot. Although Kathryn is relatively new to the spanking romance market, she is not new to stories where the hero spanks the heroine. In fact, most of her novels have some sort of spanking in them. However, even in Kathryn’s novels where the hero firmly believes in using spanking as a deterrent, he has no desire to cause the heroine injury and takes no delight in hurting the woman of his heart. In fact, sometimes he finds it extremely difficult to follow through on his threats or promises.
To date, all of her heroes are dominant, alpha males who are extremely protective of the women they love. However, part of that protectiveness includes the need for a certain amount of control. They do not suffer defiance or disobedience lightly. Even so, these men aren’t infallible, and they do make mistakes, but love and respect will always triumph in the end.
Kathryn has been a member of RWA since the early 1980s and has joined several local and special interest chapters. Besides writing, Kathryn enjoys traveling, reading, attending the theatre, and is a passionate lover of animals, so much so that in 2015 a stray cat adopted her. The stray now sleeps in Kathryn’s bed. She has also recently taken up the expensive hobby of making and selling jewelry.
Her personal website, http://www.kathrynrblake.com, is filled with photos and links to information about her many interests as well as peppered with quizzes, contests, games and lots of other fun things to do and she loves to hear from her readers, so she has an e-mail link at the bottom of every page.
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