Ouch! Some real life backround used in writing Domestic Discipline

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Many years ago a friend and I had gone camping at Yosemite National Park and decided to go horseback riding. We debated whether to book the two-hour ride or the half day one. We finally decided on the shorter one.

Oh. Thank. God.

I was a clueless greenhorn. I’d been on a horse a couple of times before, but I wasn’t a horseback rider. It was a hot summer day, so I showed up for the ride in shorts. Everyone else was wearing jeans or long pants. About 10 minutes into the ride, I realized what a horrible mistake I’d made. The cinch/fenders on the saddle rubbed against my bare legs. Forty-five minutes into the ride, I felt every single jostle the horse made. My skin felt chafed and my butt and legs hurt.

When the ride concluded an agonizing two-hours later, I could hardly move. The next day, I still walked like a bowlegged cowboy. I could not imagine the shape I would have been in if I’d taken the half-day ride.

On a trip to Mexico with my husband, we took a horseback ride through the jungle. We crossed a river, and I remember the water coming up and up and up – nearly to the stirrups. That ride was a more pleasant experience, but I do remember the bugs, the heat and humidity and that rising water!

I used my travel experience as background for many of Janelle’s experiences in Wife on the Lam in Domestic Discipline.  Although I never ran away like she did—one time I did vacation in Hawaii by myself. So I know what it’s like to travel alone to a place populated by couples and honeymooners, which is what happens to Janelle.

Wife on the Lam is set on Isla Island. The place is fictitious, but it’s a composite of many places I’ve visited in the Caribbean. I’ve done pretty much everything my character Janelle has—including the boat ride, snorkeling, horseback riding—and made many of the same mistakes.

Her story is meant to be light and humorous. The other story, Rahm’s Way is darker and delves more into domination and submission.

An excerpt from Wife on the Lam, Domestic Discipline

By noon the heat and humidity had rocketed through the faux thatched roof. Just contemplating wearing jeans or other heavy pants that would cling to her skin and chafe against her sore ass caused her to break out in a sweat. It occurred to her that bouncing on a horse probably was not the best excursion choice in her condition, but she wanted to see the jungle covering the island’s interior and experience the romance of riding on a white sand beach. Of course, it would be far more romantic if Brent rode at her side, but she’d have to settle for a group tour. Besides, at this late date, they wouldn’t refund her money. If the ride happened to be a tad uncomfortable, she would suck it up. She would only be on the horse for four hours.

ForeplayHowever, when the guide catapulted her into the saddle, Janelle couldn’t stifle a squeal as her sun-scorched bottom connected with the hard leather surface. “Are you all right?” the guide asked.

“Fine,” she mumbled through tight lips. “Thank you,” she said, for once wishing the cowboy were closer so she could smack the smirk off his face. He’d gotten on his horse unassisted, but for all his bragging about rodeo riding, his mounting didn’t appear too expert. Nor did the way he controlled the animal. It pranced around, despite his efforts to rein it in.

After everyone got settled, the guide mounted a tall gray gelding. He tapped his horse’s flanks, made a clicking noise, and started off. The other horses fell into place single file. Buttercup trudged second to last; Firebrand brought up the rear.

The horses were walking, not trotting, but every step slammed her ass against the saddle and rubbed the fenders against her inner thighs. Four hours of this? She bit her lip and tightened her knees against Buttercup’s sides to keep from sliding and abrading her legs against the leather.

Ramon led them down a path to the beach where the horses plodded in the surf. She would have thought the sand would have absorbed the impact, but every equine footstep registered with a bump and jolt. The air pressed down, hot, heavy, and oppressive. From the sky and reflection off the water, the sun grilled her in the saddle. Her tank soaked with perspiration and stuck to her skin. So did her skort, and her thong underwear had crept so far up her crack she feared she might never get it out again.

Behind her, Firebrand snorted, and she could hear the jangle of his bridle and muttered curses from the Texan. Was he really a rancher? Or was that a line like, “I’m-an-airline-pilot-brain-surgeon-rock-star-want-to-come-up-to-my-place”? He dressed like a cowboy, but maybe he was a wanna-be. Perhaps he drove a potato chip delivery truck.

He seemed to be having trouble with his horse.

Not that she fared better. While Buttercup was docile and obedient, the pounding against her burning ass and the rubbing against her legs had grown excruciating. And she had at least three more hours. She peeked at her watch.

Please be broken, she prayed. According to the hands, they had left the stable only ten minutes ago. Three hours and fifty minutes remained of the tour. “Oh god,” she whimpered.

Domestic Discipline Blurb:

Love, desire, domination, and submission. Two domestic discipline romances by USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol in one volume.

Wife on the Lam

Janelle wants to take a luxury vacation for her wedding anniversary. Despite numerous hints, husband Brent misses all the clues and plans a business trip! Miffed, she flies off alone to a luxury resort. She’s going to celebrate—with or without him.

Brent didn’t have to work. He’d planned a second honeymoon to the luxury Cabana Resort. Janelle might have ruined his surprise, but he’s not going to let her ruin their anniversary, too. He has a little trick up his sleeve to take his errant wife in hand and get their marriage back on track.

Rahm’s Way

Before her military husband left for his tour of duty, Cadence Simmons relied on Rahm’s love, direction, and protection. His absence forced her to become more independent and make decisions for herself. After serving his country, he’s home for good and eager to resume their marriage as it was before. Only Cadence isn’t quite sure she wants things exactly as they were. Can domestic discipline guide this couple through some major changes?

Warning: Domestic Discipline contains two short romance novellas with dominant heroes, heroines who won’t follow the rules, humor, explicit sex, anal discipline and anal play, and spanking. 

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Behind the Book: What readers don’t know about my character names

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Melania — is there anyone in the world really named “Melania”? – Amazon reviewer

CaraBristol_RandCSociety_UnexpectedConsequences_200x300Actually, yes. Melania Traynor in Unexpected Consequences is named after Donald Trump’s wife Melania. Trump was just a businessman (and reality TV star) when I wrote Unexpected Consequences, but I liked his wife’s name. It was the first time I had heard it, and I thought it was pretty. Teresa Guidice ( Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey”) has a daughter with the same name, although she spells it Milania. It’s a real name folks. Or at least, I didn’t make it up.

Melania isn’t the only name I borrowed from a famous person. I got the name for Janelle Gibb in Domestic Discipline from TLC’s “Sister Wives” polygamist Janelle Brown (the Janelle in my story isn’t a polygamist). Rahm Simmons, also in Domestic Discipline, is named after Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago and a former advisor to President Bill Clinton. I liked the name Rahm a lot. It was different. As soon as I heard the name, I knew I would use it for a character one day. Rahm’s wife is named Cadence, because Rahm is an army veteran. A military cadence is the the call-and-response work song sung while running or marching.

Symbolic names

Blame my high school English teachers who made me read classic literature laden with symbolism, but often, my character names have symbolic significance. Most readers will never realize the meaning, but I know.

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In my Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series, all the heroes are cyborgs, human beings with have some computer and mechanical parts. To emphasize that they are human and not androids, they have names that mean “man”: Brock Mann, Kai Andros, Dale Homme, March Fellows, Sonny Masters. Carter Aymes does not have a “man” name because when the series started, he wasn’t a cyborg, and because I’m a panster, I didn’t know he was going to become one.

When Brock Mann first meets Penelope (before the story starts), she’s a really big pain in the ass — “PIA.” So I made sure that her initials spelled out PIA – Penelope Isabella Aaron.

In Body Politics (Rod and Cane Society 3), Stephanie is a diehard, placard-toting feminist. As a point of irony, her name is a feminine derivative of a male name: Stephanie =Stephen.

CB_Breeder_coverlgGoing back to Melania from Unexpected Consequences, her husband’s surname is symbolic and representative of their relationship. Traynor is a variation of Trainer and/or Train Her. They have a domestic discipline relationship and he is responsible for disciplining or teaching her.

In Breeder, the name “Omra” is drawn from the meditative chant, “Om.” It sounds peaceful to me, and Omra brings peace to hero Dak.

In Goddess’s Curse, Reena is my variation of Reina, which is Spanish for queen. Reena is the future queen of her people. The name of her villainous cousin, Honna is ironic. I drew Honna from the word “honor,” but Honna is as evil as they come.

Probably, the most symbolic and significant of all my character names are Destiny Grable and Chance Everett.  They are soulmates. Fate has destined these two people to be together. But fate doesn’t make it easy. Fate, like Karma, is a mean bitch. Before they can be together they must take some risks, some chances. So…Destiny and Chance….Destiny’s Chance.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]In Irresistible Attractions (Rod and Cane Society 6) I chose Hannah Laurie’s first and last names carefully. I love the name Hannah. It’s a palindrome (spelled the same forwards and backwards). My cat is named Hannah, but I like the name so much, I decided to use it for a character. Years ago, I’d met a woman named “Hannelore.” It’s a German name, not one you hear much in the US, but I liked the flow of the name. I broke it up into a first and last name for my Irresistible Attractions heroine and called her Hannah Laurie.

However, sometimes my character names have no special significance.

Eenie, meenie, miney, moe

Pick a name

And off we go!

Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance Series

 

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Oh the tangled web when one is MARRIED TO THE CYBORG #ScifiRom #Free book

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Coming in September. FREE to newsletter subscribers

Ambassador Penelope “Pia” Aaron is attending an Association of Planets gala event. In this scene, her assistant, Jonathan, asks about her husband, Brock Mann.

“What did you say he did again?”

“Interplanetary imports,” she answered, hoping the lie didn’t show in her expression. Brock didn’t work in import/exports; he was a field agent with Cyber Operations, a covert cyborg force. He accompanied her to quite a few AOP soirees, but much as she would love to believe he did so to support her, she knew he saw the events as an opportunity for reconnaissance, to collect information and gather intel that might be needed at a future date. Sometimes, like tonight, he got delayed by official Cy-Ops business.

None of which she could share with her assistant no matter how much she trusted him. Cy-Ops operated in the black.  Sharing anything was one of those I-could-tell-you-but-I’d-have-to-kill-you-situations. She was lucky the Cy-Ops director hadn’t had her terminated after she’d discovered Brock was a cyborg, and he’d told her about the organization.

“What does he import?”

Married to the Cyborg blurb

Glitz. Glamour. Kidnapping.

Anyone who is anyone attends the annual Association of Planets gala, the largest, fanciest soiree in the galaxy.

-Do exactly as I tell you, and you won't get hurt-Escorted by her husband Brock, Penelope “Pia” Aaron attends the event to mix and mingle with the galaxy’s power elite to further her career as an AOP ambassador.

Brock Mann isn’t there to serve as his wife’s plus-one.

A cyborg and a field agent with the covert force Cyber Operations, Brock knows the glitzy, glamorous evening isn’t going to end happily for one individual. An intercepted partial communique has revealed that one gala attendee will kidnapped. Who the intended victim is, why the person is being taken and by whom—that’s what Cy-Ops must find out to stop the abduction.

And then Pia is taken.

Without knowing who or why she was targeted, Brock must race against the clock to find his wife before she’s killed.

Saving the girl and the galaxy just got personal.

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Domestic Discipline: Consequences for disobedience #SatSpanks #spanking

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“Do you think you should be able to pick and choose which rules you should follow?”

Sometimes, yeah, she did. “No,” she replied.

“Don’t you think there should be consequences for disobedience?”

In general, yes. Did she wish she could avoid those consequences, hell, yes! “I guess,” she muttered mutinously. She glanced at his face. He arched his eyebrows. Don’t make it worse for yourself. “I mean, yes, Rahm,” she amended in a more respectful tone.

He unlocked a drawer in his desk and extracted a paddle.

Domestic Discipline Blurb

Love, desire, domination, and submission. Two domestic discipline romances by USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol in one volume.

Wife on the Lam

Janelle wants to take a luxury vacation for her wedding anniversary. Despite numerous hints, husband Brent misses all the clues and plans a business trip! Miffed, she flies off alone to a luxury resort. She’s going to celebrate—with or without him.

Brent didn’t have to work. He’d planned a second honeymoon to the luxury Cabana Resort. Janelle might have ruined his surprise, but he’s not going to let her ruin their anniversary, too. He has a little trick up his sleeve to take his errant wife in hand and get their marriage back on track.

Rahm’s Way

Before her military husband left for his tour of duty, Cadence Simmons relied on Rahm’s love, direction, and protection. His absence forced her to become more independent and make decisions for herself. After serving his country, he’s home for good and eager to resume their marriage as it was before. Only Cadence isn’t quite sure she wants thingsexactly as they were. Can domestic discipline guide this couple through some major changes?

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Author interview: Beth Carter gives the inside scoop about Sleeping with Elvis (her new book!)

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I’m excited today to interview author Beth Carter about her new book, Sleeping with Elvis. Probably no one is more qualified to write this book that Beth herself. You’ll find out why when you read this interview. I’m not as big an Elvis Presley fan as Beth is, but the song Are You Lonesome Tonight? has to be the sexiest song ever.

Cara Bristol: What was the inspiration for Sleeping with Elvis?

Beth Carter: Honestly, it’s simple. My love for Elvis Presley inspired me. I was lucky enough to see the King perform in person two months before he, sadly, passed away. Since then, I’ve watched four different Elvis impersonators perform in Branson, Vegas, and Florida. As I watched the last entertainer perform two years ago, I admired how he took the job to heart and paid homage to the King. He seemed humbled by the responsibility to get Elvis’s persona right. During the performance, it clicked that I could make an Elvis impersonator my hero and also help keep the legend’s legacy alive. I was so excited I could hardly wait to begin writing the next day. I penned my novel while in Florida, so I was inspired by beaches, birds, shells, and boats. That’s why I chose my setting of fictional Key Lime Island, which is charming and themed with lime-green everything!

Cara Bristol: What made you such a big Elvis fan?

As a young girl, my mom was a huge fan of Elvis Presley. We watched every televised show and listened to his music. We’d crouch around our black and white television (foil-wrapped rabbit ears and all) and dance and kiss the screen (well, I did!) I’ve been a huge fan for decades and enjoy all of his songs from rock to gospel to blues. I have several of his CDs. My husband threw a surprise 50th birthday party for me and dressed as an Elvis impersonator! Then, my family found a Branson impersonator who also attended the event and sang to me. It was incredible.

Cara Bristol: Can you share a couple of paragraphs from Sleeping with Elvis where we see the hero impersonating the King? 

There are many to choose since he goes through the fifties, sixties, and seventies during his show, but I’ll go with this quick excerpt:

As the lights lowered, a hush fell over the audience. The colossal red curtains opened to thunderous applause. Ty appeared wearing sexy, tight black leather pants and a matching black leather jacket. He strummed his guitar and a lock of hair fell over his forehead, as if a sign from the King himself. He crooned “Return to Sender,” “That’s All Right,” and “Fever.”

Pepper touched her forehead in mock fashion. He gave her a fever all right. She observed some feisty women in the front row who waved their arms and swayed to the music. When Ty announced he had leis to hand out toward the end of the show, cheers erupted. One busty brunette shouted, “I want to get lei-ed by Elvis.” Pepper shook her head. This will take some getting used to.

Sleeping With Elvis 10_Final_505 x 825Cara Bristol: Is Sleeping with Elvis women’s fiction or would you consider it a romance? My novel is contemporary romance with elements of suspense and humor. I’m a genre straddler. J There are several dramatic boating adventures while at sea and on land. Also, Saylor, my hero’s cursing parrot, is a hoot and provides the comedy. Her timing is impeccable, and Ty’s manager seriously considers adding her to the show!

Cara Bristol: I’m fascinated by how other authors work. What kind of writing schedule do you have? Is writing your fulltime job? Are you a pantser or a plotter? Tell us how you whip up your stories.

I’m a pantser who occasionally wishes she were a plotter. But I do love how my characters continually surprise me, which I think makes for surprising readers as well. That said, since I’m writing sequels for both of my novels, if I were a plotter, my job would be much easier! I wish I were more disciplined. I go in huge spurts of several thousand words each day and then I’ll take a week or two off.

Also, I’m an afternoon writer. I tried writing in the morning but that doesn’t work for me. I am not a morning person whatsoever, so I’ll check email, social media, watch the news, and throw in some laundry before noon. That clears my head to write in the afternoon. And I write from a huge jumble of notes that always manages to morph into a novel.

Cara Bristol: Tell us a little about your life when you’re not writing?

Over the past few years, my husband and I have started splitting our time between my home-state of Missouri and sunny Florida. We both love boating, seafood, and beaches. By the way, his captain’s courses came in very handy when it was time to research boating and navigational terminology for SLEEPING WITH ELVIS.

I love to travel, bake, decorate, have drinks with friends, ride bikes, and shop! And a Starbucks skinny vanilla latte makes my day. I enjoy watching cooking shows, home improvement shows, The Voice, and of course, reading. My husband and I have been married for 15 years and have 10 grandkids!! My daughter has one son, and my two stepdaughters have nine children between them. They’re all adorable and there’s only one girl in the bunch!

Cara Bristol: Finally, can you share a favorite key lime recipe?

Well, my very favorite key lime anything is a Key Lime Martini with a graham cracker rim on the glass. The best one I ever tasted was in Las Vegas, believe it or not! But here’s a more traditional recipe:

KEY LIME CHEESECAKE

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened (I use reduced-fat cream cheese)

½ c Sugar or ¼ c Splenda mix

2 T. Fresh lime juice

1 tsp. Grated lime peel

½ tsp. Vanilla

2 Eggs

1 Graham cracker pie crust

Optional: A drop of green food coloring and/or ¼ tsp coconut extract.

Mix cream cheese, sugar, lime juice, lime peel, and vanilla until blended with an electric mixer. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Pour into pie crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Cool and refrigerate for at least three hours. Garnish with grated limes or graham cracker crumbs.  Serve alone or with raspberry, cherry, or strawberry pie filling.

Yield: 8 Servings

Quick five 
Your favorite Elvis song: Oh, GOSH. I love them all but especially “Kentucky Rain,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and “In The Ghetto.”

A place you’d like to visit:  Alaska (for whale watching)

Your favorite dessert: Brownies

You have $100 and you have to spend it. What do you buy?  Clothes. Wait. Jewelry. Maybe shoes…

If you could invite five famous people to dinner, who would it be?

  • Elvis Presley – If I could bring him back, I’d just stare, drool, and ask him to sing to me!
  • James Patterson – To see how he writes sooo many novels. I know he has co-authors but still.
  • Melissa McCarthy – She’s my favorite actress and she’s hilarious.
  • Hoda Kotb – I love her upbeat personality, how she overcame breast cancer, and would love to hear her stories from reporting and anchoring on Dateline and for the Today Show. Plus, she’s an author!
  • Jay Leno because I love to laugh and miss him on television.

Sleeping with Elvia Blurb

Pepper Langley, an unemployed pre-school teacher with a fear of flying and boating, hopes a vacation to remote Key Lime Island will bolster her confidence and salvage her relationship with her rogue boyfriend. From tiny Nowhere, Arkansas, she scrimped all year to afford the lavish trip, but a deadly storm changes everything.

Gorgeous Elvis impersonator Ty Townsend flees to Key Lime Island between gigs. During this hiatus, he reevaluates his profession after twice forgetting the King’s lyrics. He craves the isle’s solitude—far away from social media haters—where he shares beach life with a cursing parrot. The last thing on his mind is a woman, especially one who isn’t supposed to be there.

 Will their secrets tear them apart or will they find happiness on the sand and stage?

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Beth Carter Bio

Headshot red shirt rightAward-winning novelist Beth Carter pens novels and children’s picture books. Her latest novel is SLEEPING WITH ELVIS, a contemporary romance, with elements of suspense and humor. Her debut novel, THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS, won the 2015 RONE award for best “Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit Novel,” as well as “Best Debut Author” by BTS Books. Her novelette, SANTA BABY, appears in the 2015 Christmas anthology, SIZZLE IN THE SNOW, alongside eight romance authors’ stories.

Carter’s three picture books include: SANTA’S SECRET, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE? and THE MISSING KEY. Additionally, the author’s short stories and poems are published in four anthologies and four six-word memoir collections alongside famous authors and celebrities. A former bank vice president, Carter worked in marketing for 20 years in healthcare and banking. The author happily divides her time between her home state of Missouri and her adopted state of sunny Florida.

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Author #mugshots: writers show off their favorite coffee cups

Oh, how we authors love our coffee. How would we write without it? I thought it would be fun to have authors share some of their favorite coffee mugs.

Livia Grant, author of Wanting It All

“I worked the night shift when my son was a baby (so he didn’t need babysitters as much) and it turned into an obsession of sorts. Now many moons later, I still can’t seem to get through the day without my drug of choice – caffeine.”

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Tierney James, author of Dance of the Devil’s Trill

“My favorite coffee quote is, ‘You can hand me my coffee or spend the rest of the day limping.’ I start first thing in the morning with Gano Coffee made from a mushroom extract. I carry the already measured packets with me when I travel because I’m on the road so much. I usually have 3-4 cups a day in my office while I’m writing.”

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C.A. Szarek, Author of  Superior Collision

“Coffee. The blood of life! Seriously, I need to drink it every day, in my chunky dragon mug. It just makes it more fun! I drink it in the evenings, which is my morning since I work over night.”

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 Veronica Scott, author of Hostage to the Stars

“I actually drink tea, with lots of cream and sugar. It’s my favorite way to relax any time, but I especially love a cup with breakfast.” (The spoon has been in her family almost 250 years).

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S. J. Maylee, Author of Desire Protected

“I drink coffee every day, at least two mugs full. On especially productive writing days, I’ve been known to drink four or five. My preference used to be to drink it black. Now, I prefer a little creamer and a little sugar. I bought this lovely mug from a pottery shop when I lived in Chicago after college. It reminds me of the chances I’ve taken in life and to dream big.”

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Lisa Medley, Author of Shifted in Seattle

“I drink my coffee hot and black. No weird flavorings.”

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Adaline Raine, Author of Her Leading Man

“Coffee wakes me up in the morning and I over indulge when I fix my cup at home. Whipped cream, sprinkles, the whole nine yards. I have cut down to 6-8 cups, I used to drink a lot more. To me, coffee is a comfort item. In my house,we poured it all hours of the day and night to celebrate happy times or to get through sad times.”

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Athena Grayson, Author of The Chase: Huntress of the Star Empire Part 1 (and a coffee haiku)

I love you, coffee

You bring me to morning life

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Allie Ritch, author of Drinking Partners

“My favorite mug isn’t fancy, but it’s big, and it gets the job done. I like my coffee with enough milk and sugar it could be ice cream. Then again, some days I just go for the coffee ice cream.”

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Cara Bristol, author of Trapped with the Cyborg

“Coffee wakes me up–and I don’t mean the caffeine. I set the coffee pot timer the night before. When the coffee pot beeps–or I smell coffee–it’s time to get up. I’ve had this mug for 20 years. My old critique group gave it to me.”

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Are you a coffee drinker? Do you have a favorite coffee ritual?

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A little TRICKERY gets her a man…and a #spanking

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Trickey, a new spanking romance by Constance Masters

Morgan King is a 23 year old virgin who has never had a proper boyfriend. The fussy young woman longs to meet a man everything like the heroes in the spanking romance novels she loves to read. When such a man comes along, Morgan is sure that he must be too good to be true and balks at actually meeting him.

Jackson Brooks is a 29 year old middle school teacher who works summers at his family’s summer camp. When he gets to know Morgan on an online dating site, he is sure she’s the girl for him. They are both ready to settle down and he doesn’t understand why she is so hesitant to meet him in person. His confusion deepens when he finds out she has sent him a fake photo; he is not happy. With his job as director of the summer camp looming, he decides to give the elusive Morgan some space.

Morgan is devastated when she realizes she has probably blown things with Jackson. The desperate young woman hatches a plan to get to know him secretly. She pretends to be her own mother and books herself into Sunnyvale Summer Camp under the name of Alyssa King, using her sister’s birth certificate. What will happen when Jackson finds out?

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An excerpt from Trickery

Jackson stood and walked around to her side of the desk. “Stand up.”

“What are you doing?” Morgan’s eyes were wide with disbelief but she did as he asked.

“Bend over the desk.” He moved his things out of the way and stood back while she bent over. “Stay there.”

Trickery JPG“What are you going to do? You can’t really mean to spank me, not here. Someone will hear you!” Morgan shifted nervously, her fingers automatically tugging at the frayed hem of her shorts.

“They won’t because you will not make a sound. You are going to take what you have coming to you and you are going to be completely silent. Not one little whimper because you know you deserve every single lick.” Jackson was angry and he had to decide what to do but there was no way he could even think straight until he’d metered out at least some punishment. It was nothing compared to what he wanted to do but he had to bear in mind there were kids on the property and for the most part he had to concentrate on them. This bottom warming would have to be quick and sharp.

“But I?” Morgan squirmed uncomfortably.

“The only butt I’m interested in is the one I’m about to punish. Stay in that position and wait.” He was surprised that she did as he told her. Jackson locked his office door and walked through to his adjoining sleeping quarters to find something to spank her with. He needed something with maximum sting and yet whisper quiet. He had to remember that as far as the other councillors knew, he was holed up in here with a teenage girl. If they heard any kind of slap they could call the police and both of them could end up in jail. He took a belt out of his closet, folded it and cracked it across his palm. The sting was considerable but it was not noiseless. Could he use a rubber flip-flop? Nope, the slapping sound was distinctive and quite loud. Finally he grabbed the tilt wand from the blinds and flicked it across his hand. Perfect. It packed a good sting and was completely silent.

When he walked back into the office he was pleased to see that Morgan hadn’t moved. That was something. So her name was Morgan King. At least he could put a name, face and very soon, smacked bottom to the person he’d been talking to, at last.

“What’s that?” Morgan asked, her head shooting around and her jaw dropping with shock when she saw what he was holding.

“Bend back over.” He pressed her down slightly and pulled at her light shorts until they were buried within her crease. This left a pleasing amount of her naked butt cheeks on show.

“I’m scared,” Morgan whimpered into her arm.

“Good, you deserve to be scared.”

“I’m sorry Jackson, I really am.”

Jackson had to steel himself. “I’m going to spank your sassy, dishonest behind hard with this, plastic whatever it is, because you have put both of us at risk of being in terrible trouble with the law. You haven’t even had a criminal record check. My brother and sister in-law could lose their business. All because you didn’t think about anyone but yourself.”

“And I’m not a criminal!”

“I didn’t say you were but it is against the law to work wth kids without the proper checks.”

“I just wanted to get to know you.” Morgan was crying and he hadn’t even smacked her yet.

“There were better ways than this to get to know me.”

“I can see that now!”

“Hush,” he whispered.

Jackson raised his hand and brought the fiery little stick down hard across both plump cheeks. He would have loved for the first time he spanked this woman to have been with his hand. He wanted nothing more than to feel those soft cheeks ripple beneath his bare hand. He so wanted to hear the satisfying clap of flesh meeting flesh. He brought his chosen gadget down again, a little lower than the first pink line.

“Please Jackson,” Morgan begged quietly. “It hurts.”

“It’s not supposed to tickle Morgan. Honestly, you are so lucky that I can’t give you exactly what you deserve or you would be getting a thorough hand spanking followed by a few licks of my belt.”

“I’ll do anything you want if you stop, please.”

The whippy little plastic rod danced up and down her soft white flesh and she was dancing on her toes to ease the sting. “Keep still Alyssa,” he whispered. “You know you deserve this.”

“But it burns—and my name is Morgan.”

“Good, I hope it keeps on burning Morgan.” He hoisted her up by a handful of shorts and made sure he covered the area that usually remained hidden in the crease. He didn’t want the effects of this spanking to wear off too soon. Finally he put the wand down on the desk and pulled her shorts back into place to cover her bottom. She looked adorable; both hands were rubbing her sore bottom while she stood there with her messy hair and her tear stained cheeks looking completely contrite. He wanted nothing more than to hug her and kiss away her tears.

“That hurt.”

“I hope so honey.” He pulled her against him for their first ever, real hug and he had to admit, it felt good to hold Morgan in his arms, if only it was under better circumstances. “Enough, I need to figure out what to do next.”

“What are we gonna do?”

“Good question and when I decide I’ll let you know.”

“Fine, don’t let me interrupt your thoughts on what I am going to be doing.”

“Hush Morgan, I need to decide quickly what to do about this,” Jackson said. “Whitney is going to be expecting me to have you removed.”

“Oh well we have to do what makes Whitney happy.”

“What do you mean happy? This isn’t about making Whitney happy it’s about Whitney knowing what the rules are and expecting me to follow them.”

“Does she even know what was in the bag?”

“No, I asked her to bring it to me. Councillors don’t have the authority to search bags.” He was starting to realize that they were the only two that knew about any of this.

“This is about me. At least I should have a bit of a say about what we do next.”

“Deciding what’s the right thing for everyone though isn’t easy and I’m the adult here.”

“I am an adult.”

“And you have demonstrated that so well.”

Author Bio:

Constance Masters is a wife, mother, grandmother, friend and author. She writes romantic spanking fiction with the main emphasis on romance. Constance has always been a sucker for reading romance and that reflects in her writing but she also likes to laugh. Her stories are full of love, laughter and family comedy. It’s a lot like her life.

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Married to the Cyborg cover reveal! #FREE Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance #ScifiRom

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Glitz. Glamour. Kidnapping.

Anyone who is anyone attends the annual Association of Planets gala, the largest, fanciest soiree in the galaxy.

Escorted by her husband Brock, Penelope “Pia” Aaron attends the event to mix and mingle with the galaxy’s power elite to further her career as an AOP ambassador.

Brock Mann isn’t there to serve as his wife’s plus-one.

A cyborg and a field agent with the covert force Cyber Operations, Brock knows the glitzy, glamorous evening isn’t going to end happily for one individual. An intercepted partial communique has revealed that one gala attendee will kidnapped. Who the intended victim is, why the person is being taken and by whom—that’s what Cy-Ops must find out to stop the abduction.

And then Pia is taken.

Without knowing who or why she was targeted, Brock must race against the clock to find his wife before she’s killed.

Saving the girl and the galaxy just got personal.

An excerpt from Married to the Cyborg

(From my WIP, unedited)

She sighed and moved down the corridor. The Aurelian’s space station was only a tad smaller than Deimos. On such large outpost, there must be a quiet section where she could recharge her mental energy before returning to the ballroom and making nice with the guests.

She stopped outside a door marked OBSERVATORY – PRIVATE.

Did that mean keep out – or did it mean it was a place for solitude? Probably the former, but she could always plead ignorance. The UT she wore in her ear allowed her to communicate with almost everyone, but just because she had a universal translator didn’t mean she could read and write every language. Maybe OBSERVATORY – PRIVATE was the Aurelian’s way of saying, “Welcome, come on in!” Besides, if they didn’t want her to enter, the door wouldn’t open, right?

She palmed the entry scanner, the door slid open, and she stepped into nothingness.

Walls vanished as if no barrier existed between her and the infinite expanse of space.  Instinctively, she leaped back with a cry. When she wasn’t sucked into outer space, she realized the floor, ceiling, walls were formed from some kind of glass, but not a type she was familiar with. This material showed no reflection at all. She inched a foot into the room, relieved to find solid floor beneath her slippers. Bolder, she crept inside. The door slid shut.  Penelope gulped.  Emptiness swirled around her. It was disorienting to be surrounded by emptiness, yet feel solidness beneath her feet.

She loved being able to travel to new worlds—and space stations—and to experience alien technology up close and personal. As endless as space itself, the galaxy contained infinite wonders. Since the launch of the Sputnik, the first space vehicle centuries ago, Terra had achieved great technological strides—evidenced by her standing her on an Aurelian space station. But there was so much more to learn from other races on other planets.

Extending her arms, so she didn’t slam into a wall she couldn’t see, she advanced. Finally, she touched an invisible barrier. Energized glass? A force field?

Penelope peered into the black. Stars, solid points of light, extended out to forever. She was alone in the silent vastness of space.

She marveled, taking a cleansing, tension-releasing breath.

A rough hand clapped over her mouth, and she was jerked against a massive, solid form. “Do exactly what I tell you, and you won’t get hurt,” a gravelly voice rasped in her ear.  A hard, male body flattened her against the transparent barrier. A thick erection prodded the small of her back.

Married to the Cyborg release information

Married to the Cyborg is a brand new, standalone story in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series. It is a spinoff from Stranded with the Cyborg, book 1 of the series, and tells what happens to the hero and heroine after their book ended. You don’t have to have read Stranded with the Cyborg to enjoy Married to the Cyborg, and there are no spoilers in Married.  After reading Married, you can still read Stranded and be surprised. But if you have read the other romances in the series, you’ll probably enjoy seeing what some familiar characters are up to now.

Married with the Cyborg will not be published. It is an exclusive story, available FREE only to Cara Bristol newsletter subscribers. It will be released sometime in September. Check the newsletter for the announcement and download instructions.

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Stranded with the Cyborg

Stranded200x300Ten years ago Penelope Isabella Aaron had been a pain in Brock Mann’s you-know-what. Much has changed in a decade: “PIA” as he code-named her, has grown up and is about to attend her first Alliance of Planets summit conference, and Brock has been transformed into a cyborg after a near-fatal attack. Now a secret agent with Cyber Operations, a covert paramilitary organization, Brock gets called in, not when the going gets tough, but when the going gets impossible. So when he’s unexpectedly assigned to escort Penelope to the summit meeting, he balks at babysitting a prissy ambassador. But after a terrorist bombing, a crash landing on a hostile planet, and a growing attraction to his protectee, Operation: PIA may become his most impossible assignment yet.

 

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A bodyguard? Absolutely NOT! Stranded with the Cyborg #ScifiRom #SFR

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Coming soon, the SEQUEL to Stranded with the Cyborg!

For this Sunday’s Weekend Writing Warriors, I’m returning to the beginning of  the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Cyborg Romance series with book 1, Stranded with the Cyborg. Four books have been published in the series, and I just finished a fifth, Married to the Cyborg,  which follows the hero and heroine’s story after Stranded ends. I’ll have the big unveiling on Monday with a cover, blurb, & excerpt — and details on how you can get Married for FREE.

For now, here’s an excerpt where Brock and Pia meet after not having seen each other for 10 years:

“You’re my bodyguard? No, absolutely not.” She wrenched her arm out of his grasp. “Despite what my mother believes, I don’t need a babysitter, and certainly not you. You may return to whatever other duties you have,” she said like she was dismissing an android.

“I don’t take orders from you,” he said. “I issue them. You’ll do what I tell you to do. My orders to ensure your safety supersede your assignment. If that means tossing you over my shoulder and putting you on the first flight to Terra, so be it.”

Stranded with the Cyborg

Ten years ago Penelope Isabella Aaron had been a pain in Brock Mann’s you-know-what. Much has changed in a decade: “PIA” as he code-named her, has grown up and is about to attend her first Alliance of Planets summit conference, and Brock has been transformed into a cyborg after a near-fatal attack. Now a secret agent with Cyber Operations, a covert paramilitary organization, Brock gets called in, not when the going gets tough, but when the going gets impossible. So when he’s unexpectedly assigned to escort Penelope to the summit meeting, he balks at babysitting a prissy ambassador. But after a terrorist bombing, a crash landing on a hostile planet, and a growing attraction to his protectee, Operation: PIA may become his most impossible assignment yet.

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From Domestic Discipline: a return to #anal discipline #SatSpanks

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Release date: Sept 6, 2016

An excerpt from Domestic Discipline:

Rahm stroked her lower back, ass, and thighs. He said nothing, but continued to caress her, and if not for her upside down position, she could almost convince herself she was there for a butt massage.

She’d closed her eyes in pleasure, but then he shifted, lifted one hand. Her eyes sprang open.

He reached for the lube. She tensed.

“Easy, Cadence, easy,” he soothed with his voice and a caress.

She’d seen the huge stainless fucker. He’d been retraining her anal passage with increasingly larger plugs, but this one represented a quantum leap in size.

“I don’t think I can take that one. It’s too big.”

“Yes, you can.”

Domestic Discipline Blurb

Love, desire, domination, and submission. Two domestic discipline romances by USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol in one volume.

Wife on the Lam

Janelle wants to take a luxury vacation for her wedding anniversary. Despite numerous hints, husband Brent misses all the clues and plans a business trip! Miffed, she flies off alone to a luxury resort. She’s going to celebrate—with or without him.

Brent didn’t have to work. He’d planned a second honeymoon to the luxury Cabana Resort. Janelle might have ruined his surprise, but he’s not going to let her ruin their anniversary, too. He has a little trick up his sleeve to take his errant wife in hand and get their marriage back on track.

Rahm’s Way

Before her military husband left for his tour of duty, Cadence Simmons relied on Rahm’s love, direction, and protection. His absence forced her to become more independent and make decisions for herself. After serving his country, he’s home for good and eager to resume their marriage as it was before. Only Cadence isn’t quite sure she wants thingsexactly as they were. Can domestic discipline guide this couple through some major changes?

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