Why are so many romance heroes spankos?

Today I have the great pleasure of introducing Shoshanna Evers, an author who writes spanking good erotic romances! I’ve read two of her earlier ones, Ginger Snap and Punishing the Art Thief, and can’t wait to read her latest! Please welcome Shoshanna…

Thanks for having me on your blog, Cara! I recently read your multi-author anthology Spanked and enjoyed it a lot – and since I have a book coming out tomorrow that’s aptly called Hollywood Spank (http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9166-hollywood-spank.aspx ), I got to thinking – why are so many romance Heroes spankos? Why do we love to read about a man who will take his heroine over his knee?

Let’s dispel some myths right up front. This is not about domestic violence or abuse. This has nothing to do with disciplining children. It’s about two consenting adults.

That said, exactly what makes the whole spanking scenario so damn fun to read about? Well, there’s the hot, strong Hero who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to get it. Then there’s the hot, strong heroine who feels most loved and turned on during a spanking!

In my new Ellora’s Cave erotic romance Hollywood Spank, Andrea is shocked to discover how turned on she gets when the movie star action hero she’s hired to assist spanks her.

Here’s the blurb and excerpt:

When the studio heads for Mark Cannon’s new action movie discover that their leading man likes to spank his personal assistants, they insist Mark hire a professional submissive who won’t run to the tabloids with his kinky secret.

Andrea Landley may be a wonderful assistant, but she lied through her teeth about being a BDSM pro to get the job—and now her real career as an undercover tabloid reporter has gotten very interesting.

Andrea is willing to do whatever it takes to get the dirt for her scathing exposé—even if it means learning how to take a spanking from a movie star. She doesn’t realize until it’s too late that Mark Cannon has a lot more in store for her than just a simple spanking.


Copyright © SHOSHANNA EVERS, 2011

All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.

Mark stepped quietly into his trailer and placed his script on the little desk. The sight of the slender, beautiful young woman lying on his cot caught him off guard and he swallowed a gasp of surprise. His new personal assistant.

Despite how busy they’d had him in the last couple of hours, Mark had been unable to get Andrea off his mind. He had almost flubbed a line, since his thoughts kept wandering back to his trailer and that amazing ass of hers.

And now, to find her sprawled out on his cot, looking so sweet and…inviting, he could see why she had proved to be so distracting.

His gaze lingered over her long, shapely legs, clad in tight denim jeans, then traveled up her fitted long-sleeve blouse, its deep V-neck revealing just a hint of the swell of her perfect breasts.

He could stare at Andrea like this for hours and never get bored. Mark wanted to pull those tight jeans off her gorgeous legs and ravish her right then and there. His cock thickened at the very thought of having sex with Andrea. Too bad he promised her he wasn’t there to fuck her…and too bad she agreed there would be no fucking.

Andrea crossed her arms over her chest and looked up at him.

“Uncross your arms,” he said. “I want to see your breasts.”

Andrea slowly uncrossed her arms and actually blushed as she did so, even though she was fully dressed.

“You aren’t really experienced as a submissive, are you.” It was a statement, not a question. She had lied. It was obvious now that this was all very new to her.

Andrea gasped and shook her head. “I’m sorry, Sir. I just really, really wanted this job.”

“Enough to let me actually spank you?” he asked, surprised.

“I may have lied about my BDSM experience to get the job, Sir, but I wasn’t lying about my skill as an assistant, and you saw for yourself that…what you did turned me on.”

Mark looked at her thoughtfully. “That’s true. So let me get this straight. You’re a very good assistant and you’re fully willing to explore the idea of me spanking you.”


“Because it turns you on.”

Andrea blushed again. Man, that was cute. “Yes,” she said softly.

“So even though I said no sex before, if all this really turns you on, are you willing to get a little sexual?” He sat on the edge of the cot next to her and held her chin in his hand, forcing her to meet his eyes.

“I just met you, Sir, and I don’t usually have sex with men I just met,” she said. “I mean, I never do. So, can we get a little sexual without actually having sex, for right now?”

Mark grinned. “Absolutely.”

“So I can stay?”

“Say, ‘Sir, may I stay?’” Mark said.

Andrea didn’t hesitate. “Sir, may I stay?”

“Yeah, you can stay. But I want you over my knee right now for lying to me.”

“Thank you, Sir. For the job, I mean,” Andrea said as she nervously draped herself over his lap.

He locked his legs around hers to keep her from escaping her punishment and raised his hand, relishing that moment right before he brought it down on her ass. “Say thank you for the spanking too.”

“Thank you, Sir.”

“My pleasure,” Mark said. “And hopefully, it will be your pleasure as well.”

Buy link: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9166-hollywood-spank.aspx

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11 Responses to Why are so many romance heroes spankos?

  1. Thanks for having me on your blog, Cara!

  2. Cara Bristol says:

    Shoshanna, I’m curious. How much research did you have to do into the Hollywood movie scene? Were you already familiar with it?

  3. I can’t wait to get my hands on this! I enjoyed it so much when I beta read it for you, it’s one hell of a hot story, and lots of juicy emotion too! My favorite combo!

    It’s a shame there are so many people don’t get the allure of a sexy spanking, it’s one of the hottest encounters two people can have. And the trust between them is so damn obvious in such an intimate moment. I think that’s at the core of why so many of us do enjoy it so much.


  4. Thanks Gianna! I agree, it requires a show of trust on both ends (um, no pun intended, LOL)
    Cara – In another life, over a decade ago, I was an actress and lived in LA. I used some of those experiences as flavor for the book! So there wasn’t much for me to research – I’d been on several big movie sets and known enough actors to be able to write the movie stuff convincingly, I think. 🙂

  5. Cara Bristol says:

    I had no idea you had acted! You must have been a child actress! What great background info. That’s something you should mention in marketing your book.

  6. Thanks Cara 🙂 I actually am telling the story about how I used to be an actress on Gem Sivad’s blog on March 15th 🙂 I never planned on “coming out” so to speak as a former actress but I figure I did it under a different name, so it’s probably not a big deal, LOL

  7. Ah, the casting couch. By the time I entered the wild world of professional acting, I’d been married a long time. We had a casting couch at home. Uh huh. Fun and games kids. That’s what it’s all about. Your story, like the others Shoshanna, promises to be a satisfying delightful read.

  8. I can’t wait to read Hollywood Spank! Shoshanna’s other books are fantastic and I know this one will be too. As for spanking, hmm. I can’t say as I love it in real life, but it sure is fun to read about!

  9. HI Shoshanna! Congratulations on the new release – this story sounds SO awesome and hot – can’t wait to get my hands on it. And the acting thing is so interesting. I love writer’s stories about their backgrounds – they are so diverse – that is probably why the stories are so interesting!

  10. Thanks Heather! And thanks Jennifer!

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