Today my special guest is none other than Melania Traynor, the heroine in Unexpected Consequences, my erotic romance recently released by Loose Id. It’s the story of a modern newlywed couple struggling to find their way in a domestic discipline marriage. Jared, as the head of household, rules his roost with an open hand, spanking his wife when he feels she isn’t living up to her commitments.
Cara: Thank you for coming today, Melania.
Melania: Thank you having me.
Cara [Enviously eyeing Melania’s slingbacks]: I love your shoes, by the way.
Melania: Thank you. Jared bought me these. Don’t tell him I said so, but I think he bought me these to make up for what happened with the red platform pumps I fell in love with.
Cara: What happened with the red platform pumps?
Melania [shifts uncomfortably]: Well, you know. He wanted to buy them and surprise me, so he told me I couldn’t have them, but I sneaked back to the store and bought them behind his back.
Cara: Mad, was he?
Melania: To say the least. But then he calmed down.
Cara: Oh good.
Melania: And that’s when he spanked me.
Cara [shocked]: He spanked you for buying a pair of shoes?
Melania [shakes her head]: No, for disobeying him and lying about it.
Cara [aghast]: You’re kidding.
Melania: [shakes her head vigorously]: No. Before you judge Jared, I should mention that technically I consented to being spanked – I just didn’t realize how real it would be. [Tears well up in her eyes] Frankly, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I love Jared and I know he loves me, but I’m not sure I can spend my entire married life like this.
Cara: Did you have any idea before you got married he would spank you?
Melania: I did. I mean I should have. Jared brought it up on several occasions, but I guess I didn’t think it would happen. It’s kind of like wearing a life vest – you wear one, but you don’t expect to fall in the water. [Melania shrugs]. I was naïve and so preoccupied with planning our fairytale wedding that I didn’t pay too enough attention. Just the fact that Jared belongs to the Rod and Cane Society should have been clue enough.
Cara: Rod and Cane Society? What’s that?
Melania [Biting her lip]: It’s a men’s organization. But I’m not allowed to say what it’s about. The organization has rules about confidentiality. If I told, Jared probably would spank me.
Cara: Melania are you really okay with all of this?
Melania: I’m still trying to work things out in my own head. I probably shouldn’t have mentioned anything about the spanking. You won’t tell anyone, will you?
Cara: Well, it might be a little late for secrecy. You do kind of spill the beans in Unexpected Consequences.
Melania: I guess I needed to clear up some things so people will understand why a career woman living in the 21st century would want a traditional marriage and would consent to being a spanked wife.
Monday I interview Melania’s husband Jared.