Becoming Lady Amherst by Celeste Jones – Loud-out-loud funny with sexy spankings!


By Dinah McLeod

Anyone who reads Celeste Jones knows what to expect with one of her historical novellas: a feisty heroine, sex, spanking, more sex and maybe another spanking thrown in, just for fun. To say that this is a delightful read would be an understatement.

Her heroine, Sarah McLean is different from the others I’ve read about from this author: she is one-hundred percent feisty and unapologetic for it. After causing a scandal that causes her to flee her home country, she lands in England where her father is determined to find her a proper husband. Instead, on the verge of another scandal she is married in quiet haste to Lord Amherst, who takes his duty of disciplining his naughty bride very seriously indeed.

I had to keep reading to see what scrapes Sarah would get herself into—and trust me, it is one after another! This book is laugh-out-loud funny with sexy spankings! Get your copy today and enjoy!

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Emmaline’s Groom by Casey McKay Ticks Every Spanking Preference Box!


By Etta StarkEG1

I love a spanking story. Preferably one with a historic setting – late Victorian period is my absolute favourite. Throw in a socially mismatched pair of lovers and some sparkling dialogue and you’ve got my perfect book.

Casey McKay’s Emmaline’s Groom ticks every single one of my spanking preference boxes and does so with great style. It’s fantastic. I feel like I have I have just acquired my very own bespoke romance writer catering specially to my own personal requirements.

Although to be fair, I’m probably far from being the only person likely to be enchanted by Emmaline and Leo’s story.

Lady Emmaline Lawford is the much indulged daughter of the Marquess of Stanhope. During a stolen week of intimacy, she surrenders her virginity to one of her servants, Leo Colston, whom she has always loved. The couple’s plans to marry are derailed as Emmaline is forced to accept a suitor more in keeping with her station. However, some outrageously scandalous behaviour on Emmaline’s part exposes their secret and forces a marriage between Emmaline and Leo. We then follow the couple as they start their married life together on a voyage to America, their soon-to be new home. A lot of spanking and some very sexy lovemaking ensues as well as a sub-plot about a jilted husband which provides the more suspenseful aspects of the story.

My one criticism of the book – and it’s not a criticism so much as an observation – is that the book sometimes feels more like the continuation of an existing story rather than the first in a series. There is so much already happening that I found myself re-checking Casey’s blog and Amazon to see if there was an earlier book I’d missed.

I especially wanted to know more about the backstory between Emmaline’s oldest brother, Samuel and his wife, Clara. How did the stuffy Earl of Darlington feel about being matched to a rich American heiress who tells servants not to call her ‘Lady’ because “titles make me crazy”? What compromises did they need to make to reach the state of wedded bliss we see them enjoying in Emmaline’s Groom? There’s probably a clue in Samuel’s remarks to Leo in the aftermath of Emmaline’s scandalous behaviour: “If Lady Clara were acting like my sister, she would be in for a session with the strap.” I so want to find out more about this couple.

Of course this isn’t about Samuel and Clara. Emmaline’s Groom is very definitely Emmaline and Leo’s story.

Despite their obvious love for one another, Emmaline and Leo have to work hard at their relationship. Emmaline needs to control her impetuousness while Leo needs to learn how to reign in his temper. And, to their credit, both try very hard to do so. Emmaline especially recognises that she can no longer act like a pampered princess and must learn to be adjust to life as an obedient wife of a working man. She is refreshingly aware of her shortcomings and tells Leo: “Sometimes even when I have the best intentions, even when I am trying very hard to stay out of trouble, I cannot.” Luckily Leo is just the man to give her the discipline she needs whether it is daily maintenance spankings or a stern lesson in obedience with the strap.

The best scenes are those when the pair are sparring off one another. Their conversation is so natural and sweet and witty that I could happily believe that Emmaline and Leo were made for one another,

This is one of the most delightful, romantic books I have read in a while. I enjoyed it hugely.



Emmaline Lawford, the youngest daughter of an English Marquess, is intended to marry. Though to whom might be up for debate. Her older brother, Samuel, has his sights set on marrying her off to a Duke. Emmaline finally accepts her fate, until a breach in etiquette finds her back in the arms of the man she truly loves.
Leo Colston is stunned when Emmaline is thrust back into his life. He had resigned himself to the fact that he would never marry the woman he loved. Now they are taking hasty wedding vows and being urged to move to America, where they can leave the talk of scandal behind them.
Emma and Leo realize settling into marriage is not going to be as smooth sailing as they thought. As they try to work out their differences and get used to living in close quarters Emmaline finds herself in trouble with her new husband on more than one occasion. Leo’s favorite way to end an argument is to take his lady over his knee and spank her bare bottom until she submits. Emma thinks he should just give in to her womanly charms. Who will win this battle of wills?
Emmaline’s Groom is a stand alone book, but is also the first book in The Ravenswood Manor series.
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Geoffrey’s Rules by Emily Tilton – A young woman explores her hidden hungers in the world of hot BDSM


By Kallista Dane

Today I’m reviewing Emily Tilton’s hot BDSM tale Geoffrey’s Rules.

Along with describing scenes of raw passion and strict punishment, Emily loves to explore the limits, the boundaries, the why and even the why notbehind BDSM relationships.  Geoffrey’s Rules is a detailed, highly erotic account of one young woman’s journey from forbidden desires to sometimes guilty fulfillment of her need to be taken in hand by a dominant male.

Chloe is a young college student, a secret spanko devouring erotica alone in her bed, dreaming of finding the perfect man who will fulfill all her submissive fantasies.  Geoffrey is an intelligent, successful businessman who is also a forceful Dom and he makes no secret about it.  When Chloe meets Geoffrey under embarrassing circumstances, she discovers that she is intrigued by his frank assessment of her as someone who needs to be punished for her shameful behavior – and that he’s just the man to take on the job.

From the beginning, Geoffrey makes it clear that strictly following his rules is Chloe’s only role in their relationship and he’s more than willing to punish her naughty bottom when she doesn’t.  She finds herself leading a double life as a feisty, outspoken grad student who spends her weekends kneeling naked at the feet of a powerful, sometimes arrogant man. Over time she finds herself relishing her role as submissive, while being torn by her need to be treated as an equal partner in the rest of their life together.

This is a long book and it delves into Chloe’s underlying thoughts about being in a D/s relationship and what it means to her as a modern woman making her own way in the world.  If you’re looking for light reading that you can skim through for the scenes that get you hot, there are plenty of those.  But if you ever ask yourself why real women enter willingly into D/s relationships and how those relationships can work in the day-to-day world of business and home life, you’ll be fascinated by the way the interactions between Chloe and Geoffrey grow and change over time.

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Tamed by the Highlander by Emily Tilton: Plentiful spankings and hot sex


Reviewed by Patricia Green

From the same imagination that brought us The Count’s Discipline, and Geoffrey’s Rules, comes a wonderful new book by Emily Tilton: Tamed by the Highlander. Everything I’ve read by Emily has been eloquent, her words flowing like honey on the page. Her attention to detail is fantastic, and the reader is immersed in time and place as deeply as it’s possible to be.

Tamed by the Highlander tells the story of Elisabeth Grant and Angus MacGregor, the sixteenth century Lady of Urquhart and the Highlander who saves her virtue. It isn’s saved for long, because Elisabeth trades it to Angus for a chance to remain in the highlands, near her beautiful Loch Ness. Although Elisabeth and Angus would appear to have little in common, their love for the highlands is enough of a start. They also find that Elisabeth is passionate about more than the highlands; she is also enflamed by Angus’s spankings as well as his lovemaking. Although she is quite reluctant to admit her shameful feelings, Angus ferrets these things out of her, and once the dam has burst, Elisabeth is honest with herself and Angus.

The spankings are plentiful and believable and the sex is hot. The story is a good one, as well, including some good old-fashioned sword-wielding. I particularly liked the language in the book. It added tremendously to the period feel and defined the setting as well as any long-winded description of table fare might do and was a lot more interesting.

I would encourage you to try this historical romance by Emily Tilton. Tamed by the Highlander is a book you’ll recommend to others, as I am to you.

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Journey’s Valentine by Patricia Green


Review by Celeste Jones

Journey’s Valentine is the latest installment in Patricia Green’s Journey Series. I’ll admit this was my first book in this series but I expect I’ll be reading more about this interesting family appropriately named by their poker playin’ mama…Ace, Deuce, Trey, Queenie and Jackie.

Journey’s Valentine is a continuation of the story of Deuce and his wife, Pilar. They’ve only been married a few months and want to start a family, but Pilar has been offered a promotion at work which would include even more travel and time away from her family.

Add in a family crisis, a tantrum by Pilar, some discipline and a lack of communication and you’ve got an action packed story full of emotion, spanking and, eventually, a happy ending for this couple.

I found this story entertaining and relatable. It’s so easy when you’re observing another couple, whether real or fictional, to see how a simple solution could resolve a major problem, but when you’re in the middle of the storm, it sure doesn’t seem so easy or obvious. That was the case with Deuce and Pilar.

One of the things that resonated with me about this story was Deuce’s realization that he’d been slack in disciplining Pilar because she’d been under so much stress, but all those little things culminated in a big explosion that rocked their marriage.

Fans of The Journey Series will be thrilled with this latest visit to the Journey family, but even those who haven’t met all the players will still enjoy this sexy read. And, if they are like me, they’ll be glad to know there are several books available to make you feel like part of the family.

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Mail Order Switch by Patty Devlin


By Etta Stark

Recently Celeste Jones reviewed Chicagoan Switch by Patty Devlin which is a sort-of sequel featuring the ‘one who got away’ in this book, Mail Order Switch.

In the original story, Caroline Lowe (The Chicagoan Switch’s main protagonist) persuades teenage runaway Liz Castle to switch places with her when she gets cold feet about becoming a mail order bride to a man she has never met.

It’s an interesting premise, set at a point in history when it was common for men working out west to place adverts to find themselves wives. The practise allowed men to find wives even though they were forging new lives for themselves where women were in short supply. The couples would exchange no more than a few letters and perhaps a photograph.

Although there was certainly no photo exchanged in the case of Caroline and our hero, Wade Malone. An oversight perhaps, on his part, which enables his intended to switch places with Liz.

Liz has escaped from the lascivious clutches of a wicked uncle and aimed to head out west disguised as a boy and make her own way in the world. She is persuaded instead to take up Caroline’s identity and, with it, an obligation to marry Wade.

To be honest, it’s a good thing that Caroline did manage to persuade Liz away from her original plan. Liz turns out to be terrible at subterfuge. She’s totally unable to master the basic pretending-to-be-someone else skills and continually finds herself caught out in her lies.

Her new husband, Wade is a gruff but fair man with a firm belief in physical discipline. Of course he is. I rather hoped he would be. Wade delivers the first spanking within hours of marrying his new bride. Given Liz’s inevitable tendency to lie – and lie badly – coupled with her preponderance to run away the moment she feels stressed, Wade has plenty to reasons to spank her subsequently on numerous occasions. And each time, within the story, it feels deserved. Spankings are delivered either via Wade’s palm or – on a couple of occasions – the switch. They are non-consensual discipline spankings although Liz quickly learns to appreciate the concern for her wellbeing that motivates Wade to punish her.

Wade is a widower whose incentive for arranging a new wife is simply to provide a new mother for his two young children. He intends the marriage to be one in name only. Of course, the reader knows that the relationship is destined to bloom into something greater and the way this is handled is sweet and believable.

I haven’t yet read “The Chicagoan Switch” and I am really looking forward to doing so. What’s the likelihood, do you think, that Caroline managed to avoid one enthusiastic spanker only to end up embroiled with another one? I certainly hope so!

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The Chicagoan Switch by Patty Devlin – a Fun Ride


Review by Celeste Jones

I enjoyed Mail Order Switch by Patty Devlin and looked forward to this second story in the series. In Mail Order Switch, Caroline, a widow, has agreed to be a mail order bride. On the train to her new life, she encounters Liz who is in a desperate situation. Caroline suggests a switch and Liz takes her place. You’ll have to read that story to find out how that works out, but I, along with many readers, wondered whatever happened to the woman who didn’t become a mail order bride.

Well, now we know. The Chicagoan Switch follows Caroline directly after she trades places with Liz and is on her way back to Chicago. A wire about a family emergency adds to Caroline’s urgent need to get home.

Of course, the trip does not go smoothly and Caroline, through her snippy attitude, attracts the attention of Royce Ashby, the owner of the railroad who happens to be on the same trip. Royce is not shy about letting Caroline know what he thinks she needs to adjust her attitude and if he was her husband, that’s just what would happen.

Once she returns home, Caroline is determined to put the too-distracting Royce out of her thoughts, but circumstances put the two of them together again right away and Royce makes his intentions to marry Caroline abundantly clear.

One of the things I found most touching in this story was Caroline’s concern that because she was a widow, and therefore not a fresh young virgin, no man would want her. Royce handles her concerns and her feeling for her deceased husband in a way that honors her former love while clearing staking his claim on her for the rest of her life.

The Chicagoan Switch is a fun ride into the past with a likeable heroine, a charming and sexy hero, and plenty of spanking.


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