Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Daddy's Rules



Hello,

Ever been trapped in a loveless marriage because of duty to your child, felt as though you were suffocating when the man of your dreams turns up and wants to whisk you away like the fairytale you always dreamed of? And on top of it all, he is younger, dominant and very very rich. :) All of your Christmases and birthdays have come at once!

Read my previously bestselling sexy BDSM/Spanking Romance that caused a stir on Amazon of just under 70,000 words, Daddy's Rules.  Find out what happened to depressed Gabrielle Charles when she met a man ready and willing to give her everything she wants one weekend if she promises to surrender to him and expose all of her painful secrets so he can help her heal and leave her controlling husband.

Daddy's Rules is now available for early download at Totally Bound's Website website in Ebook and PRINT Format in pub, mobi etc and can be downloaded direct to your Kindle.  It is on pre-order at Amazon.

Check out an excerpt below.

Daddy's Rules


His presence entered my life when I least expected it. Isn’t that always the way? Daddy came when I believed all hope was lost and my life was a prison sentence I would never escape from, when I no longer saw the windows on my home as clear, unhindered portals to allow light and the outside world to flood in but with bars. They were barriers, reminding me of what I could not have—freedom.
Everyone wants the best for their child. They will sacrifice all that they have, even their life, no matter how many others find their actions insensible. My marriage was over, but my duty to my child remained. Until she finished school and was able to move on with her life, I would remain at the marital home. I would continue to pretend to be the dutiful wife to a husband who would not accept that I would eventually leave, despite my constant assertions. He could not understand why my love for him had died, even though the evidence of the reason was plain for all to see. But he would never let go. Perhaps he couldn’t. Perhaps he was too frightened of what would happen if he did.
It was one early Friday morning when I entered a restaurant serving breakfast and coffee to early morning shoppers. I’d decided I needed a break from writing that morning and I could afford the time for a change. As a nervous person, it was no easy feat for me to accomplish. Sitting on my own, I usually worried if anyone was watching me, then I would spend the rest of the time thinking how stupid I looked. I know…crazy, right? As if they could be bothered to watch me. But there it was.
I ordered my usual—a rich-bean latte, eggs and mushrooms on toasted Italian bread. While I waited for my order, I pretended to be preoccupied with my mobile phone. Then I felt it. Those dark eyes looking at me, boring into my very soul.
The feeling of being watched was so strong that it forced me to look up and seek out the threat. My eyes locked with black ones. They belonged to a man younger than me in age, yet they spoke of a wisdom I had never attained. To say he was handsome would be an understatement and do him a disservice. He had thick, black, lustrous hair that shone under the light. It was cut short and appeared businesslike, just like the rest of him. My admirer wore an immaculate black suit. There was no doubt in my mind it was designer. His tie was silver—clearly silk—and he wore a large but elegant Rolex watch. Everything about the man said money with a capital M.
My observer sat at a table in the corner surrounded by three men and two women in business suits. They were talking loudly in French among themselves and referring to two large plans they had stretched across the table. He was not paying any attention. Leaning back in his cream booth-seat, he studied me closely while he rested his arm and elbow on the table, exposing his crisp white shirt’s cuff and silver cufflink. The pose displayed his dominance and power to perfection. Although I was not fully aware of the reason for this strange sensation at the time, my whole body softened, ready to submit to it.
Something drew me to his hands. They were well manicured, large and enticingly masculine. For a moment, I found myself imagining them caressing my body—my bare bottom in particular. I wanted to feel his smooth palm tracing the delicate skin, circling his fingertips over it as though it belonged to him. I wanted his hand to slap at my buttock, making it jump and quiver as I cried out with the pain and the strange pleasure the action enforced in my mind.
But it was nothing to the sudden image of me kneeling naked and submissive at his feet. The urge to be made to kneel before him was compelling and strong. I had never entertained such thoughts or images in my life. They made me angry, disturbed. I could not—would not—feel subservient to a man. I was a feminist who ranted and raved, not someone who knelt naked and pliant at a man’s feet, welcoming his dominance and mastery in my world. Yet the gentle dampness between my thighs displayed my betrayal and told me otherwise.
The heat of a blush rose in my cheeks forcing me to turn away. My heart pounded with frustration and annoyance. But the magnetic pull of his eyes quickly drew me back. He smiled gently at me when my gaze returned to his face. There was triumph in his dark eyes, as though he knew all my damaging, conflicting thoughts. I had a strong feeling I had been captured and caged by a clever hunter. 


Daddy's Rules


Arabella


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sexy Romantic Suspense, Nude Male Models & The Spooky









Hello,

I hope you are enjoying your evening and those Sunday night blues are not getting you down too much!  I have loaded a few more books back to Amazon which are now live with some new covers to celebrate (which should appear on Amazon in the next couple of days). These are all full length books.  The first is Holding Her Captive.  This is a fun New Adult Romance with an element of suspense, a kidnap theme and a gentle twist of the erotic.  Check out the blurb below.



Holding Her Captive


Handsome French billionaire and the Count of Albain, Stephane Garreau kidnaps the beautiful fiancée of the man who has taken his younger sister and duped in to marriage to steal her fortune. Stephane holds Mara Logan captive in his home threatening to sell her in to the white slave trade if her fiancé does not return his sister who will die if she does not have a life saving operation.

But the billionaire does not expect to fall in love with his enchanting feisty determined prisoner who thwarts him at every turn and will stop at nothing to escape.  

Only time will tell if he is able to possess Mara and ensure the safe return of his sister. But Mara has a secret, one that threatens her life adding a third complication to Stephane's dilemma.  

Can he keep Mara safe or will he have to choose between her life and his sister's?

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The second is, Taking Her Back.  This one is a sexy Romantic Suspense novel about a handsome French Billionaire who is determined to take back his beautiful English wife who has been lost to him for years when she was kidnapped from their French Chateau after he lures her back home under false pretences.

Again the new cover should appear in a couple of days on Amazon.  In the meantime check out the blurb below.


Taking Her Back


Historian Sabrina Michaels travels to a handsome French billionaire's Chateau to research his famous ancestor but when she arrives he lays claim to her as his lost wife and will not allow her to leave.

Raoul Valoire's beautiful English wife disappeared from their home during a lavish party. He has never stopped searching for her and can't believe his luck when she walks back in to his life out of the blue. He will do anything to take her back even if he has to keep her a prisoner in the Chateau until she recovers her lost memory and remembers she belongs to him and only him.

Together they uncover the dangerous conspiracy that led to Sabrina's disappearance and the person responsible for keeping them apart who is still determined to possess Sabrina whatever the cost.


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Now for something different!








Just a quick note about a quirky erotic autobiography called 57 Minutes Nude I recently had recommended to me.  It is about the very naughty erotic adventures of a male Nude model posing for rich women artists back in the 1980s!  There are lots of extra tidbits about the experiences of the men and women he came to know in the business including a handsome Gigolo from Naples, Italy.  It is a real eye opener and well worth a look!  Follow the links below.

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I will be posting about more books in the next few days.  I plan to finish my Romantic Ghost Novel, Forget Me Nots & Daddy's Princesses first before any of the others.

Before I go, in the spirit of Arabella Kingsley Publishing encompassing the majority of genres, please take a look at my Writing With Angels Blog which talks about my Gothic Ghost and Vampire novels as well as my own real life spooky experiences.  If you love that kind of thing check it out.  To give you a taster, take a look at the paranormal phenomena I caught on my video in my own home not so long ago.

Don't have nightmares! :)  And no, although I am open to all explanations these Orbs aren't dust. Lol.




Enjoy your evening!

Arabella

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Arabella Kingsley Publishing



Hello,

I apologise for the absence but the week has been hectic and I have been unable to write anymore of Return To The Chateau due to illness, a book release and finally becoming self employed again.

If you are a regular to this blog, you will know I have been slowly putting my work that was not contracted with Totally Bound and in the hands of my agent back on to Amazon.  Last night, I ended my agreement with my agent to enable me to set up my own publishing company, Arabella Kingsley Publishing.

For now I will only be publishing my own work.  It will encompass Erotica, Dark Erotica, Romantic Suspense, Romantic Thrillers, Paranormal Romance, New Adult/Young Adult Romance, Time Travel Romance, Steampunk Romance, Historical Romance, Murder Mystery Romance, Horror Romance & Ghost Romance.  Although the emphasis will clearly be on Romance, I will also be publishing books in Fitness, Factual, Spirituality and much more both in EBOOK and PRINT formats!

There will be no more series just the release of full length books and the majority will also be on Kindle Unlimited.  I will also be setting up a website where you will be able to buy books.





I have just completed the formatting for, Hidden Agenda my 125,000 word Romantic Action Thriller with a Mafia and legal twist not to mention a frisson of erotic romance set in 1997 in London and Rome to get the ball rolling.  When I have purchase links I will post them.

Keep watching this space for more news in the near future!

Enjoy your evening!

Arabella



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

His On General Release & Ghost Writing




Hello,

Finally the day has arrived!  My previously self published, bestselling BDSM/Spanking/Daddy Dom Romance with a thrilling twist, His which knocked Fifty Shades of Grey off its No. 1 perch on Amazon is now available on general release!

Check out the blurb below.  I will be posting an excerpt when I post about Return To The Chateau later on today.  However, you can see a teaser on Thoughtcatalog.


The Russian was a natural Dominant. The woman he took as his bride would honor, love, obey and submit. There would be no room for negotiation.
Ariana is summoned to the office of the handsome Russian billionaire Nikolai Antonovich. If she does not agree to become his submissive wife to enable him to close an important deal with a traditional Japanese businessman who believes in marriage, he will expose her sister’s theft from his company to the police and have her put in prison.
After a bad experience with her first marriage to a violent man, Ariana is reluctant. But the Russian’s strong dominance is a potent aphrodisiac. Promising to protect her from her stalking husband, the billionaire vows she will want for nothing as his wife, including a child. Greatly tempted after experiencing life as a struggle, Ariana submits to his terms.
Nikolai is determined to guide Ariana to accepting her natural sexually submissive nature in his bed and into trusting him. He finds a bruised and emotionally scarred woman underneath her strength and he begins to fall in love with her. He hopes she will eventually let her guard down and allow herself to reciprocate his love in their marriage of convenience. The billionaire shields her from her ex-husband and his dangerous friends in the Russian mafia who want to settle a score from the billionaire’s past.











To promote His I have written an article for the online UK magazine, Female First about the ghostly inspiration and help I receive from a Man in Black spirit when writing my sexy stories!  It is a crazy eye opener and worth a read for just the shock value! Lol. :) And yep, every word is true!  And if you want proof check out the spooky video I took for my Youtube Channel. In a recent survey most writers said they believe they are channelling their work from spirit.






Don't forget to come back later to read an excerpt from His  and another from Return To The Chateau.


Enjoy your day and don't get too spooked out! :)


Arabella








Sunday, 18 June 2017

Return To The Chateau









Hello,

As promised, here it is, chapter one of my darkly erotic BDSM/Spanking/Daddy Dom Romance and sequel to the first, Return To The Chateau!  The new Dean of the unique school where the handsome sons of the rich learn to become Dominants starts graduation week off with a bang finding his own woman to chase in the hunt of naked females through the forest on horseback.

Hopefully, this will cheer up any Sunday night blues you might have!

I will be posting again on Tuesday on the general release of my BDSM/Spanking/Daddy Dom Romance, His.



Return To The Chateau

Chapter One



The long tailed black whip cracked through the air and struck the French Chateau’s stable yard hard raising a surprised shriek from the gaggle of two hundred helpless naked blushing young females huddling together stilling their frantic noisy chatter.  They all looked up to view the tall raven haired handsome male figure wielding the whip as he smoothed his hand over the taut leather knotted handle.  He cast his ice blue eyes over them searching out any disobedience that needed to be quickly dealt with.

A low muffled murmur broke out between the women as they took in his tall strong lean muscled athletic physique clearly defined by the tight jodhpurs clinging to his thighs, leather black boots, fitted white shirt and scarlet riding jacket.  He narrowed his eyes and stepped forward towards them with purpose.  He raised the whip once more to repeat the action, only this time he made sure the tail of the whip landed a little too close for comfort to their pale bare flesh and an immediate hush followed.

Behind the man there was a gathering of around one hundred handsome young men wearing black riding jackets and hats each mounted on a stallion ready to commence the hunt of the women before them.  They cast their eyes appreciatively over the women taking in every dip and swell of the bodies they vainly tried to hide from them with their hands.

Guy Delacroix, the new Dean of the Chateau viewed the women standing before him in the warm sunshine with approval.  He loved the way their pert breasts rested on their chests, lifted and secured in an open black leather bra and harness that wound their its way around their bodies to frame their newly shaven pussies and around their behinds to leave each their buttocks available for spanking should they need to be disciplined.

He was pleased with the selection of females to be hunted this year in the Chateau’s graduation celebrations.  They were intelligent and of varying enticing figures.  It was to be his first since taking over from Maxim Devereux and his heavily pregnant wife who were now running the London branch of the unique school.

All of the women were the daughters of wealthy families from Europe and the rest of the world who were keen to see their daughters make the right match in marriage both from a caring standpoint and if truth be known, business advantage.

They were all beautifully made up to attract the young men graduating the school that taught them how to be a sexual Dominant in their marriage.  It was believed this cultivated trait would automatically transfer in to their business dealings making them a strong businessman.  Some of the young men would be choosing not just one bride but maybe, two, three, four or a whole harem, whatever the number their own culture insisted upon.  Now the hunt would set the ball rolling.

Each man had to capture the object of his desire and should he want more, he would be accompanied by one or more assistants who would cage the women once caught.  It did not mean the women were secured as his at this point, only that the student had claimed a right to pursue her further in a series of competitive games and challenges with those other students that had their eye on his prize throughout the week.  Should he be successful then the woman or women would be his to wed and rule.

“Now I have your full attention,” the Dean spoke loudly addressing the women in English allowing the gentle lilt of his French accent roll seductively over his tongue as he did so.  “Get ready to run and remember the hunt is supervised.  Should you become exhausted or find yourself in trouble, you will be cared for and removed from proceedings.  We will ensure your safety at all times.”  He smiled.  “Try to enjoy yourself and do not make it easy for the eager students to capture you.”

Guy swept his icy blue gaze over the third line of women noticing a small curved dark haired beauty with her head bent.  Despite huddled next to the other woman she looked alone and isolated.  He continued to stare as he brought a whistle to his lips waiting for her to raise her head so he could check for any signs of distress.  If there were any he would immediately pull her out from the hunt and ensure she was taken care of.  He continued to wait and eventually she raised her head.  She was a pretty thing, small and fragile and her body was delectably voluptuous compared to some of the stick thin women preening themselves next to her.  But it was clear the way she looked at them that she felt self conscious and to his dismay, inferior to them.  He hadn’t seen a woman looking so uncomfortable with her body in a long time.  It made him feel something he hadn’t felt for a woman in a long time, protective.

Her breasts were large and perfectly rounded.  For a moment he wanted nothing more than to simply hold them in his hands before squeezing them hard and testing their weight.  As though she felt the impact of his distant scrutiny she turned to stare directly at him.  He found himself holding his breath as his eyes locked with hers.  A gentle rosy blush coloured her pale cheeks and her long dark eyelashes fluttered at him in response.  The new Dean of the Chateau, Count of Frebonne would tell himself later that he made his mind up there and then to pursue the beautiful lonely woman in the hunt for himself and stop at nothing until he had secured her in his power.

With one blow of his whistle and another crack of the whip, the women gave an excited cry and began to run towards the trees scattering the large group.  Stragglers at the back were encouraged to keep up the pace with the lash of a whip against their tender buttocks and thighs from the supervising attendants at the back running with them.

Allowing them a head start, Guy took his riding hat from his aide keeping his eyes on the small pretty dark haired woman and mounted his horse.  Raising his hand, he lowered it quickly indicating the men on horseback could now move.  Immediately they charged for the woods.  The hunt was on.



Enjoy your evening!

Arabella 


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Daddy's Princesses & Return To The Chateau






Hello,

My popular darkly erotic BDSM/Age play/Spanking/Daddy Dom Romance, Daddy's Princesses, The Complete Series I is currently FREE to download off Amazon.com.  Catch it while you can before the new series starts!  But beware it is a scorcher and not for the faint of heart!  Check out the blurb.



This book contains Locked In The Tower, Bitch In Heat, Belonging To Him & Possessive, all of the episodes in the first series of Daddy's Princesses.
Handsome, Icelandic Billionaire, Asgeir Sturluson is involved in a car accident. He rushes to rescue a beautiful Englishwoman from her overturned car. Before she falls unconscious she begs him not to involve the Emergency Services or the police and to hide her.

A few days later, Eva wakes up without her memory to find herself naked on a medical couch about to be intimately examined by a team of Doctors and her Rescuer. Asgeir informs her he has confined her in one of the towers in his castle home so that he may protect, pleasure, discipline and train her to be the perfect submissive. She learns quickly that Daddy possess all of the answers to her past and to discover her real identity she must accept her role as his little princess and please him to gain them.

Initially afraid of the darkly erotic man and the power he wields over her and the rest of the women and men resident in his home, Eva begins to feel safe in her confinement blissfully unaware of the danger she sought to be free of and welcomes Asgeir’s pleasurable rule. But she is not the only Princess Daddy has captured and locked in a tower in his castle nor is he the only man who wishes to possess her. 

Publisher's Note: This book is dark erotica and contains, BDSM Romance, Age Play, Spanking Romance, Medical Play, Anal Play, Bisexual Scenes, Gay Scenes, Whipping, Enema, a kidnap theme and much more. If this type of material offends you, please do not buy this book.





Meet, Guy Delacroix, French Count and new Dean of The Chateau!





I have finally worked out the concept for the sequel to my bestselling novel, The Chateau where the young sons of the rich learn to become Dominants before taking a wife and operate the family business.   I am already well in to the first instalment and I will be posting a sneaky peak of it tomorrow on here.  The new Dean is extremely strict and not above giving a spanking to any woman who dares to cross him or disobey his instruction whether she is young or older.

He has also instigated some changes and now there is more training available for the new rich male Dominants to learn before taking a bride such as the nursery where they are taught how to discipline and care for a woman they wish to love as their Little.  New departments are the Breeding Rooms for learning conception techniques with a facility to provide expert breeders if needed, the Rehabilitation Centre for naughty wives, and the Auction Rooms which all run alongside the Chateau's famous, Stable and Milking House.

Read a snippet from the first episode as the Dean prepares to conduct his first Graduation week. He leads the traditional hunt of the beautiful naked prospective brides through the surrounding forest by the graduates on horseback and is surprised when one of the women attracts his captivated attention.









I have had to wait a long time to be able to write the sequel to The Chateau and I really looking forward to it.

If you haven't read the first book, download it in the next day at $0.99 before it goes back to its normal price.




Please note this book was previously published as Tales From The Chateau.

Maxim Devereux is the handsome Dean of The Chateau. A school for the sons of the rich to learn the art of mastering a woman to pleasurable obedience in a range of ways from spanking to milking and breeding.

He is keen to involve himself in teaching as well as managing and longs to train a woman as his submissive and wife. He finds the perfect woman in the form of the beautiful and fragile Carla Lewis, the co-manager of the London school. When her abusive boyfriend is found to have embezzled the school's accounts and threatens Carla's life, Maxim is determined to protect her and keep her safe within the confines of The Chateau.

He informs his charge that this is the ideal time for her to learn more about the business by becoming one of the female submissives and for him to begin teaching again. Maxim sets about providing his stubborn wilful new pupil with a series of lessons on trust, discipline and surrender. He begins with a sound bare bottom caning in the Dean's office over his desk. Then he prepares her for the delights of the obedience classes, the Milking House and the stable with a thorough medical exam.

Maxim has every confidence that Carla will graduate from her training after he has exposed all of the hidden desires she hides with shame and mastered her to his will. But will she agree to be his bride and allow him to breed her?


Publisher's Note:  This book contains, BDSM Romance, Spanking Romance, Human Cow Fantasy, Pony Play, Medical Play, Enema, Whipping, Anal Sex and much more.  If this type of material offends you, please do not buy this book.



















Enjoy your evening and don't forget you can pre-order my BDSM/Spanking/Daddy Dom Romance full length novels, His which goes on general release this Tuesday and Daddy's Rules.


See you tomorrow!


Arabella





Thursday, 15 June 2017

Daddy's Rules Back On Amazon





Hello,

Just a quick note to let you know, Daddy's Rules, my bestselling, previously self published, BDSM/Spanking/Daddy Dom Romance with a twist of suspense that pulled at heart strings and caused a stir, is now available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk as well as Totally Bound Publishing for pre-order in both PRINT & EBOOK formats!

You can read a sexy excerpt on the previous post!

Arabella

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Daddy's Rules Available For Pre-Order!



Hello,

I hope you enjoyed the sunshine in the Uk today!  We have to get it while we can. Lol.

This is just a short note to let you know, Daddy's Rules is now available for pre-order on Totally Bound Publishings Website in PRINT & EBOOK Formats!!

As soon as I get a pre-order link for Amazon I will post it on here!

Check out the blurb and a small excerpt below.

Have a great night!

Arabella




Daddy's Rules



I am forever naked to him. There is nothing I can hide. All that I am I have surrendered to him. I am Daddy’s Little Girl.

Gabrielle Charles is trapped in a cold loveless marriage with a controlling man. At a crossroads in her life, she believes all hope for an escape is lost until she meets young French billionaire, Valentin Coudray. Taken with her vulnerability, strength and fragile beauty, he invites her into his erotic world to explore her true sexual nature as his submissive.

Coudray wishes to bare Gabrielle’s truth and help her find the will to stand up to her bullying husband and end her marriage. In return for allowing him to dominate her, he vows to love, protect and cherish her in every sense. But when a dangerous man from Valentin’s past reappears to threaten Gabrielle and her ex-husband attempts to manipulate her with guilt back into his arms, the lovers are forced to fight to stay together.



Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of BDSM, spanking and anal sex.










Daddy's Rules Excerpt



His presence entered my life when I least expected it. Isn’t that always the way? Daddy came when I believed all hope was lost and my life was a prison sentence I would never escape from, when I no longer saw the windows on my home as clear, unhindered portals to allow light and the outside world to flood in but with bars. They were barriers, reminding me of what I could not have—freedom.

Everyone wants the best for their child. They will sacrifice all that they have, even their life, no matter how many others find their actions insensible. My marriage was over, but my duty to my child remained. Until she finished school and was able to move on with her life, I would remain at the marital home. I would continue to pretend to be the dutiful wife to a husband who would not accept that I would eventually leave, despite my constant assertions. He could not understand why my love for him had died, even though the evidence of the reason was plain for all to see. But he would never let go. Perhaps he couldn’t. Perhaps he was too frightened of what would happen if he did.

It was one early Friday morning when I entered a restaurant serving breakfast and coffee to early morning shoppers. I’d decided I needed a break from writing that morning and I could afford the time for a change. As a nervous person, it was no easy feat for me to accomplish. Sitting on my own, I usually worried if anyone was watching me, then I would spend the rest of the time thinking how stupid I looked. I know…crazy, right? As if they could be bothered to watch me. But there it was.
I ordered my usual—a rich-bean latte, eggs and mushrooms on toasted Italian bread. While I waited for my order, I pretended to be preoccupied with my mobile phone. Then I felt it. Those dark eyes looking at me, boring into my very soul.

The feeling of being watched was so strong that it forced me to look up and seek out the threat. My eyes locked with black ones. They belonged to a man younger than me in age, yet they spoke of a wisdom I had never attained. To say he was handsome would be an understatement and do him a disservice. He had thick, black, lustrous hair that shone under the light. It was cut short and appeared businesslike, just like the rest of him. My admirer wore an immaculate black suit. There was no doubt in my mind it was designer. His tie was silver—clearly silk—and he wore a large but elegant Rolex watch. Everything about the man said money with a capital M.
My observer sat at a table in the corner surrounded by three men and two women in business suits. They were talking loudly in French among themselves and referring to two large plans they had stretched across the table. He was not paying any attention. Leaning back in his cream booth-seat, he studied me closely while he rested his arm and elbow on the table, exposing his crisp white shirt’s cuff and silver cufflink. The pose displayed his dominance and power to perfection. Although I was not fully aware of the reason for this strange sensation at the time, my whole body softened, ready to submit to it.

Something drew me to his hands. They were well manicured, large and enticingly masculine. For a moment, I found myself imagining them caressing my body—my bare bottom in particular. I wanted to feel his smooth palm tracing the delicate skin, circling his fingertips over it as though it belonged to him. I wanted his hand to slap at my buttock, making it jump and quiver as I cried out with the pain and the strange pleasure the action enforced in my mind.

But it was nothing to the sudden image of me kneeling naked and submissive at his feet. The urge to be made to kneel before him was compelling and strong. I had never entertained such thoughts or images in my life. They made me angry, disturbed. I could not—would not—feel subservient to a man. I was a feminist who ranted and raved, not someone who knelt naked and pliant at a man’s feet, welcoming his dominance and mastery in my world. Yet the gentle dampness between my thighs displayed my betrayal and told me otherwise.


The heat of a blush rose in my cheeks forcing me to turn away. My heart pounded with frustration and annoyance. But the magnetic pull of his eyes quickly drew me back. He smiled gently at me when my gaze returned to his face. There was triumph in his dark eyes, as though he knew all my damaging, conflicting thoughts. I had a strong feeling I had been captured and caged by a clever hunter.