Friday, January 31, 2014

The old strap in the hills: Tamed by the Highlander #SatSpanks

Oh, but this one was fun to write. Have a look at what Angus MacGregor says to Lady Elisabeth Grant, who has decided she wants to marry him.
"If we wed, Milady, you will belong to me. Your rank will be my rank, and your station will be this croft. I hold that a husband must have his way with his wife in his bed and in his house, and that if she refuses him his way, he must chastise her until she is ready to please him. You will card, and you will spin, and you will cook what I bring in to you, and when I call you to my bed, you will come, and I will have my way." 
Did she understand what he meant? How could he make himself plainer? He tried one last time. 
"And if you do not give me my way, Milady, I will chastise you, and my hand is not the worst thing I will apply to your bare backside."
Here's the blurb (buy the book here!):
When raiders fall upon Urquhart Castle, Elisabeth Grant, the daughter of the castle’s lord—a highlander by birth, but educated in the lowlands—is left defenseless when her cowardly father abandons her. At the last moment, her life and her maidenhead are saved from the raiders by Angus MacGregor, the proud highlander she had only hours earlier ordered locked in the pillory for his insolence toward her.  
Vowing that she will see her home rise from the ruins after the attack, Elisabeth resolves to stay as close to the castle as possible. With her father and his soldiers gone, however, she has nowhere to turn for protection except to the highlander who so recently rescued her. When Angus informs her that he has no interest in a ward or a servant, she impetuously offers to wed the uncouth, yet undeniably brave and handsome highlander whose firm words and strong arms both terrify and excite her.  
Angus agrees to marry Elisabeth on one condition: she will serve and obey him as a proper wife should, and if she fails in her duties, she will be soundly spanked. She agrees to his condition, but when she surrenders to his touch one moment and defies him the next, his desire for her only grows fiercer. Though it quickly becomes clear she will not yield without a fight—and a taste of his leather strap upon her bare bottom—he soon discovers she is like no woman he has ever known, as being chastised until she is writhing and begging only increases her lust for him.  
But when her father returns to rebuild the ruins of Urquhart even as the threat of another assault on the castle looms, Angus wonders whether Elisabeth will abandon him and return to the life of a noble lady. Even if she stays by his side, will their newly forged bond be shattered in the heat of battle, or will their love and courage be enough to withstand the swords of the marauders? 

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32 comments:

  1. oh my, absolutely wonderful, Emily... what a gorgeous speech... although I imagine his hand would be a good start :D

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  2. Lovely lecture and laying down the rules :)

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    1. Thanks, Jaye! It was really fun to write!

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  3. I think the man is making himself perfectly clear. Perhaps she should think twice.

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    1. At this point, she's very, very confused. . . ;)

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  4. This reminds me of the books that made me fall in love with historical romance. Definitely one for my list.

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  5. I don't think he could be much clearer. He's clearly stated his wants and needs. Great words

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    1. Thanks, Leigh! Angus likes to get to the point. :D

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  6. This is NICE! I love the way you stay in character. Your are very consistent. Great job. BTW, it's a hot little snippet too!

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  7. Now that's a proposal. How could she possibly refuse? :D
    Lovely

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  8. *swooning... I'm going to have to take a work break (shh don't tell) to read this one right away!

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  9. This is going to very hot places. Great snippet and build up.

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  10. I'm loving these two already, This sounds so hot, so sensual. Great excerpt.

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  11. Oh that last line was a real clencher for me. Angus sounds like he's a very stern man, and is very used to getting his way. I hope that Elisabeth is up for the challenge.
    Wonderful snippet, Emily!

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    1. He can be very stern. But it's very important to him also to be fair. And she's definitely up for the challenge. ;)

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  12. mmmm, quite delicious. I can't wait to read this!

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  13. Urquhart Castle!? Wow, lovin' it. Sheh canna handle enna mohrrrrr, Cap'n!

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    1. I think Angus MacGregor would probably just deplete the poor dilithium crystals completely. He gets carried away when he's passionate.

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  14. Got to love a man i a kilt! Especially one capable of chastising so wonderfully well :)

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  15. Oh Emily, you certainly got my attention. Hot book here...

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  16. Emily that was so hot! Great snippet :)

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  17. I have no doubt Angus will have his hands full with the feisty Lady Elisabeth, especially once she discovers she rather enjoys being punished by him. The Scots definitely prefer defiance over groveling. However, there is a point where even brave defiance requires a leather tanning.

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