Yesterday I mailed a signed contract to Loose Id for The Feminist and the Dom, the third novel in the Rod and Cane Society series. It’s too soon for a publication date, but I’ll keep you posted.
Here’s the blurb I submitted to my editor:
Feminist Stephanie Gordon knows the instant she meets blind date Mark DeLuca it’s not going to work. Sure the deputy chief of police is criminally sexy, but he’s arrogant, domineering and sexist. Thank goodness after the evening ends, she’ll never have to see him again.
A member of the Rod and Cane Society, an organization of men who spank, Mark DeLuca is attracted to Stephanie like a paddle to a well-rounded ass. He sees beneath the shield of feminist militancy to the soft, sensitive woman she tries to hide. When she storms away in a snit, the chase is on. Can a Dom convince a diehard feminist her true strength lies in submission?
In the novel, Stephanie is the founder and leader of WAN — Women Act Now — a feminist women’s organization. She’s introduced to Mark by Liz Davenport, the female attorney and spanked wife who appeared in the first Rod and Cane novel, Unexpected Consequences. Mark and Stephanie’s meet for their first date at Bottom’s Up, the spanko bar that debuted in the second Rod and Cane book, False Pretenses.
Although “Dom” normally refers to a BDSM Dominant, The Feminist and the Dom is a domestic discipline erotic romance, rather than BDSM fiction. Mark is more “dominant” than “Dominant.”
I got the idea for The Feminist and the Dom after I wrote blogs on carabristol.com and Wellred Weekly about feminism and spanking/domestic discipline. A common question is how does one reconcile feminism and spanking? It’s more than a question to Stephanie!
The tally: I have six books published (seven if you count an anthology that contains two of them) and two accepted for publication. Six of the stories involve spanking/domestic discipline, three of those are part of a series. Two books contain no spanking; one is a contemporary older woman/younger man romance, the other a paranormal/vampire romance.