Yesterday I began writing the last chapter of “Rod and Cane 3,” the next novel in my domestic discipline series after Unexpected Consequences (No. 1) and False Pretenses (No. 2). I’ve gotta tell you, I’m half in love with the hero; I might have to fight the heroine for him!
“Mark DeLuca” is the deputy chief of police and a member of the Rod and Cane Society, an organization of men who spank their women to maintain discipline. Liz Davenport, a spanked wife who befriends Melania Traynor in UC, fixes up Mark and the heroine on a blind date. They meet at Bottoms Up, the bar where Emma Depree of False Pretenses met Melania for some girl talk.
For Mark, it’s attraction at first sight, and he quickly becomes smitten by the heroine. She, for reasons I won’t yet disclose, is not so taken with him. But Mark is determined to win her over while not compromising his “beliefs” (i.e. spanking practices) one iota.
What I like about Mark is that he is an uber dominant, exceedingly macho kind of guy – yet he’s chivalrous and fiercely protective of the heroine. There’s a scene in the book when he has reason to believe she’s in trouble and he drops everything and rushes to her side. He makes it his mission to ensure that she gets what she needs, even if she thinks it’s not what she wants.
As I mentioned, I made him the deputy chief of police because it is a traditionally masculine occupation and it puts him in a position of authority. He’s second-in-command because I didn’t want the heroine to know who he was until they meet. In large cities, the chief of police is often quoted in the media. But who knows the deputy chief’s name? The heroine, who works for a nonprofit, would likely have heard of Mark if he were the police chief. But all she knows is that he “works in law enforcement.”
I will finish the first draft of Rod and Cane 3 this week, and then take about a month to revise, edit and proof before I send it to my editor at Loose Id by the end of September. Once it’s been accepted for publication, I’ll share the title and a blurb.
One more thing: Unexpected Consequences had more disciplinary spankings than erotic ones and False Pretenses was the reverse. With Rod and Cane 3, it’s back to the former – more disciplinary spankings, but still lots of hot sex.
And in case you’re wondering, I plan many more Rod and Cane novels.