Review by Jane Henry
When hardened gunslinger Tucker Prescott is tasked with bringing law and order back to a town overrun by a gang of criminals, he quickly realizes that his biggest challenge won’t be the villainous McGill brothers. The one who will truly put him to the test is Dolly Baker, the beautiful, feisty twenty-two-year-old daughter of the man who hired him.
From the moment she barges into his cabin uninvited, Tucker knows Dolly is going to be trouble, and it isn’t long before she tests his patience one time too many and earns herself a sound spanking. The embarrassing chastisement gets her attention, but it will take quite a bit more than a few smacks on the bottom to teach her obedience, and the more he sees of Dolly, the more Tucker is forced to admit that he would love to be the man to properly tame her.
Tucker didn’t come to Spring Junction to keep a woman in line, however, he came to deal with the McGill brothers and their gang. He has a plan to do just that, but it will depend on his quick wits as much as his quick draw, and despite his best efforts Tucker can’t get Dolly off his mind. Can he bring the outlaws to justice and make her his bride before she drives him to distraction?
Tucker’s Justice is a sweet, sexy story with plenty of action, suspense, and a powerful sub-plot that draws the reader in.
Tucker Prescott is a man on a mission: to restore justice and peace to the little town of Spring Junction. He will not be swayed or distracted, and from the get-go he proves himself a no-nonsense, law-enforcing cowboy. Little does he know that the feisty, headstrong, but lovely Dolly Baker may prove to be a match for his highhanded ways.
When they first meet, Dolly is sassy and Tucker is not amused.
“You don’t know anything,” she snapped, staring at him, challenge in her bright blue eyes. “I’m tougher than I look!”
“How tough are you gonna feel when you’re over my knee getting’ a good spankin’? That’d be your first taste of Tucker’s Justice. You wanna give it a try?”
Dolly is outwardly affronted, but inwardly drawn to the stern cowboy, and as the story plays out, the attraction to one another grows.
The story revolves around the McGill brothers, and how they hold the town of Spring Junction hostage with their lawlessness and cruelty. Tucker will have none of it, and hatches an elaborate, (and fairly entertaining!) plan to bring down the gang. The town rallies in his favor, eager to be rid of the men who bring chaos and fear.
As his plan unfolds, however, there is one major distraction: Dolly. She will not sit idly by while danger threatens her town; nor will she hide her attraction to Tucker. Though he is attracted to her himself, he doesn’t put up with her sass for one minute – something she rather likes.
“Go back to the house. I swear if you stand in front of me one more minute, I’ll be throwin’ you on that heap of hay and rippin’ that dress off you.”
“In that case, I’m not moving from this spot,”she twinkled.
“Do I need to remind you what happens when you don’t do as you’re told?”
“It’ll be worth it,”she whispered, amazed how he’d suddenly sounded like a gentleman again. How could he be both rough and refined? Her tummy flipped. She absolutely loved it.
“Not if I use a hard stick, it won’t.”
“I don’t see any hard sticks in here,”she said airily, enjoying her sassy game.
“You might be right, but there’s always my gun belt. I’ll take out my pistol and bullets, fold it in half, and-”
“NO!”she exclaimed, her demeanor quickly changing. “You wouldn’t spank me with a belt, would you?”
“You don’t wanna test me,”he said sternly, then looking into her blue eyes, his face softened. “Maybe not this time, but if I think you deserved it, you bet I’d whip your ass with my belt…”
And he would. Even as the innocent bystander, I had no doubt he would!
The majority of this story focuses on Tucker’s methods of bringing down the lawless gang, while he falls hopelessly in love with Dolly. The story was funny, sweet, and sexy. If you like a real story with your spanking, an unabashed dominant hero and headstrong heroine, this one is for you!
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Basic training is a killer—in more ways than one.
USA Today bestselling author Katherine Deane brings you a romantic suspense that will leave you gasping.
Twenty-four year old journalist Smyth McCullen is following the trail of a killer, right onto Fort Hancock Army training center. After two murders of young women just out of basic, both under the same drill sergeant, Smyth knows she must join the Army to unravel the truth.
Little does she know that Basic is dangerous in more ways than one. Protecting her battle buddy, working through sixteen hours of grueling training a day, and following a potential bad guy, is nothing compared to falling for a dominant, undercover drill sergeant.
Hunter Jones is undercover, looking into the potential murders under Drill Sergeant Cage’s direction. He’s been through many deployments, both public, and some not so public. He’s interrogated bad guys, fallen behind enemy lines, and is prepared in every way to act as a drill sergeant and save another potential victim. What he’s not prepared for is the sexy, young strawberry blonde who is definitely not eighteen.
As their attraction grows, they march one step closer to the end of the session, and imminent danger. Can Smyth find the killer in time? Can Hunter protect the next target, especially if it’s Smyth?
Lovers of steamy romance, hot military heroes and plucky heroines will adore Katherine Deane’s hot new romantic suspense.
Her Drill Sergeant Dom is intense with many twists and turns. Every time I thought I knew who the bad guy was, it twisted and changed. What a fast-paced suspense thriller! The action was so exciting my heart was pounding and I couldn’t put it down until it finished. The sex was hot, the spanking was erotic fun except when for discipline. The romance was sweet. I highly recommend this book!
Review by Lee Savino
Born to be Broken picks up where Born to be Bound left off: with Claire on the run and doing everything she can to fight the pair bond that ties her to the man she considers a monster. Shepherd is the biggest, baddest Alpha in Tholos, a post-apocalyptic city under a dome. Unfairly imprisoned in the Undercroft, a hellish place under the dome where people are sent to die, Shepherd will stop at nothing to wreak his revenge on the city that tried to destroy him. Smaller, weaker, but no less determined than her giant mate, Claire will do whatever she can to stop him.
I’m becoming a big fan of Jayne Ripley, this is the second book I have read and it’s great. Space pirates, hunky alpha undercover cop, cage fighting aliens and humans fighting until one is dead, gruesome alien criminals, and page turning adventures. Rhihann tries to steal a ship to pay off a good friends debt to a vicious criminal boss. Arlen captures her and so begins the story. They are forced to team up to stop the death fights and expose the criminals and bring them down. Then they are faced with the Zon’s (future Amazon, lol) who are intelligent robots who want world conquests and rule all beings. There is heart pounding suspense, hot erotic spanking and sex, romance and love. I enjoyed this immensely and recommend.
Instead of the Spank A-Z blog challenge, this June we’re hosting the Spanking Romance Instagram Challenge!! Here is the schedule and graphic. We would like to know if you are planning on /hoping to participate. We will create a Facebook group to provide Instagram help, and also to discuss a few ideas we are still working on. Please comment here if you’d like to be added!
I waited with bated breath for Submissive Suffragette. I love Amelia Smarts’ books, and I’d read a few excerpts on blog hops. I knew this book featured Carter, who I was head-over-heels in love with from The Unbraiding of Anna Brown. Submissive Suffragette features a younger Carter, who is every bit as dominant, sexy and lovable as I knew him to be.
I *loved* this book. The combination of headstrong, feisty Nalin, an honest, lovable character and her dominant, stern, but loving husband Carter make for amazing chemistry. Amelia Smarts was my introduction to western dd stories, and her books are not only an automatic one-click for me, but are also firmly in my “read over and over” pile.
Submissive Suffragette takes place during the suffragette movement in America, featuring prominent characters straight out of history, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. One thing I loved about this book was the way complex questions were raised and answered. How does one champion for women’s rights, yet still balance the desire to submit to the authority of a strong man? How does a man protect his wife, and lead her, while allowing her the freedom to follow her heart? These questions and more are addressed in this fast-paced, captivating story of love, compromise, heartbreak, and redemption.
Nalin knows she wants to champion for women’s rights, and even goes behind her husband’s back to wear trousers, and attend meetings. Carter is none too impressed, and the book starts off right away with an argument, ironically, over Nalin being punished by Carter. She is working to earn rights for women, yet his stern ways end her belly-down over his lap. She’s torn, and tells him straight off the bat,
“You won’t spank me, Carter,” she repeated.
“Think what you like,” he said. “But you’re getting a spanking when we get home. A right smart one for your willful disobedience.”
Nalin protests, and Carter doesn’t want to strip her of what’s important to her. But as he wearily continues on, they both realize that her submitting to him is exactly what she wants, needs even.To her surprise, his expectation of her obedience makes her happy, and she hates the distance between them. She finally begs him to please take her over his knee, as he always has for disobedience. And he sets her to rights again.
Thus begins this moving, clever conflict that drives this novel. Carter is a traditional man, and desires her obedience, but he loves his headstrong woman. Nalin yearns to see women given the respect they deserve, but loves being taken care of and protected by her husband.
Carter loves who Nalin is.
She had always been a brazen little thing. All of five-foot-one to his six feet, she placed her hands on her hips and glared up at him without hesitation whenever they argued. She spoke her mind, and she spoke it often. Carter admired her pluck. She kept him honest and on his toes. Her sharp tongue and sarcastic wit often made him laugh. Her personality was fierce, but her body was soft and small. His wife was a walking, talking contradiction. He loved her deeply, despite— or perhaps partly because of— her combative spirit.
But he knows she thrives under his stern hand.
Nalin looked into his eyes. “Oh, Carter. You’re such a good man. I need you even though I say a woman shouldn’t need a man.”
“Thank you, darlin’. It sure is nice to hear you say that. And you’re a good woman. I need you too, you know?” He offered her a smile.
Nalin smiled weakly back at him and Carter kissed her forehead again. “Now,” he said, growing stern. “Speaking of needs. A certain young lady needs a spanking, doesn’t she?”
Nalin wants nothing more than to go to the women’s rights convention, and Carter reluctantly agrees. As they travel to the convention, and encounter various situations that challenge where they stand in the movement, they delve down into the issue that’s every bit as important today as it was at the turn of the century.
“By the way, I do believe women should have rights, but men are natural leaders. Women are submissive, or so they should be.”
“I’m not submissive,” she said, trying to convince herself.
Carter laughed heartily and resumed the mild spanking. “You are, honey, though I know you are loathe to admit it. Surely you see the irony in what you just said while enjoying getting your little ass spanked.”
Nalin most definitely saw the irony and had for months. She didn’t know how to respond. She felt confused by her desire to submit to her husband and her desire to be treated as a man’s equal.
Little does he know that he, too, will be pulled into the call to champion for women’s rights, and he becomes a reluctant supporter of their cause. I loved what Nalin said to the women about Carter:
Nalin addressed the suffragettes again. “He’s a good man, but he’s still a man. Bossy and ornery as all get-out, as you can see.” Carter’s eyes twinkled, and he bossed her further. “Come sit at the table, Nalin. Why are you still standing over there like someone might bite you?”
But Nalin and Carter have struggles of their own. They’ve tried for years to have a child, and have suffered many losses. Nalin struggles with her own self worth, not being able to bring a child to term. The two of them push through very real, heartbreaking struggles. As the reader, I smiled along with Nalin’s antics, swooned along with Carter’s unparalleled dominance, and cried with their struggles.
Heavily laced with heart-pounding moments, steamy “over the knee” sessions that are every bit as moving as they are sexy, and heartfelt emotions, this is another “must read” by Amelia Smarts.
From the author:
About the Lone Star Love Series
My latest release is part of my Lone Star Love series with Blushing Books. While writing The Unbraiding of Anna Brown, about lonely widower Carter and sweet, plainspoken Anna who lights his way out of a dark depression, I came to understand the woman Carter was mourning. Carter’s first wife, Nalin, was sharp, feisty, and different from Anna in just about every way. I felt that Nalin and Carter deserved their own story, which led me to write The Submissive Suffragette, Book One in the series. Missy Meets the Marshal (Book Three) is as much an action and adventure story as it is a spanking romance. In it you’ll find villains, bounty hunters, murder, and a conscientious lawman who makes a life-altering choice to follow his heart instead of the law. And while these three books do make up a series, they can each be read and enjoyed as standalones. I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I enjoyed writing them!
About The Submissive Suffragette
It’s the late 1800s and women are beginning to fight against the accepted roles of submissive housewife and mother. The suffragette movement is gaining ground. Nalin is one of these women. She is a devoted wife to Carter, and desperately longs for motherhood. But she is struggling to balance those desires with her belief that women need to be equal to men, and this starts, to her way of thinking, with the right to vote. She begins defying all the normal conventions – she wears pants instead of skirts to town, she cusses, she talks back to her husband. The consequences of her actions are that Carter takes a firm hand to her backside.
Carter, on the other hand, has always been quite happy with the status quo and is becoming more and more frustrated with Nalin’s constant defiance of all things considered lady-like. He has even come to believe that disciplining his recalcitrant wife is pointless. But her reaction to this declaration confuses them both.
Carter and Nalin both want children, but have so far suffered more than one devastating loss. They are both thrilled when Nalin again becomes pregnant. However, now she’s demanding to attend the suffragette convention in Dallas. Carter loves his wife, so despite his initial reservations, he agrees to see her safely to the convention and back again.
Their adventure takes a few twists and turns along the way. Will this couple safely and successfully navigate their way through these turbulent times and find the happily ever after they both deserve?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit erotic and spanking scenes. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.
Buy The Submissive Suffragette (Lone Star Love Book 1)
Also in the Lone Star Love Series
The Unbraiding of Anna Brown (Lone Star Love Book 2) – Hardened widower awakens from grief when met by a sweet, headstrong young lady in need of some old-fashioned discipline. http://amzn.to/1TxYUUJ
Missy Meets the Marshal (Lone Star Love Book 3) – A troubled woman in need of protection and discipline meets a tough marshal, whose job it is to provide both. http://amzn.to/1TOtHPU
About Amelia Smarts
#1 Amazon Bestseller in Historical Erotica and Erotic Westerns!
I’m an author of romance novels featuring domestic discipline/spanking. Usually my stories involve a cowboy, and they always involve a man’s firm hand connecting with a woman’s naughty backside. It’s important to me that I tell a good story in addition to portraying hot sex and discipline scenes. I write complex, flawed heroes and heroines who struggle and succeed in their journey to love and happiness.
I hold graduate and undergraduate degrees in creative writing and English, and I love the written word. If you’d like to talk books with me, feel free to drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy reading!
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