By Celeste Jones
I have two new books out this month. Laying Down the Law is a contemporary spanking romance involving a 45 year old divorcee and her 29 year old law school classmate. Corrected By The Colonel is a historical Regency spanking romance about Miss Cassandra Sheridan who is desperate to get married because that’s the only way she can save her family from abject poverty. She sets her sights on Lord Owen Tyndall, but his cousin, Colonel Blaise Sinclair gets in the way.
I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to write in both genres. Although there are many similarities (hot sex, spanking and romance) there are also big differences between them.
Roles of Women:
In Corrected By The Colonel, Cassandra’s only hope for financial security is to find a husband with enough wealth to support her and her family. The basis for Laying Down the Law is Ali’s determination to finish law school so she can support herself and get as far away from her ex-husband as possible.
Cassandra, the heroine of Corrected By The Colonel, has one goal: marriage. Although both books have HEA endings (of course) there’s no real talk of marriage between Ali and Griff, just that they have a future together.
Corrected By The Colonel has some pretty steamy pre-marital scenes, but no sex before marriage. You can guess how sex is handled in Laying Down the Law. J
The other issue with sex is sexual knowledge of the heroine. A proper Regency young lady would know almost nothing about sexual intercourse before her wedding night and she most certainly would not use words like cock or pussy, so finding words to describe what is happening to a woman with no sexual knowledge can be challenging.
In a contemporary romance, particularly with a divorced 45 year old heroine, it’s a bit easier.
Consent to discipline can be a sticking point for some fans of spanking fiction and with contemporary books it’s a little harder for some people to understand why a modern, educated woman would allow herself to be spanked. In historicals, it’s assumed that corporal punishment was used in all phases of life, therefore, a woman being taken over the hero’s knee is not so hard to believe.
So, whether you are looking for a hot contemporary or a steamy historical, I’ve got you covered.
Newly divorced and returning to law school after a twenty year absence, Ali Stewart has just one class to complete before sitting for the bar exam, becoming a lawyer and moving on with her life. She feels out of place with her much younger classmates, but she’s determined to succeed and put her ex-husband far in the past.
When she is paired with Griff for the semester, she learns that even though he is much younger, there is much he can teach her, in and out of the classroom.
Laying Down The Law is an erotic spanking romance that includes explicit sex, anal sex and legal terms used in an erotic manner.
Miss Cassandra Sheridan is desperate to get married. Not because she is deeply in love, but because her family is deeply in debt. She leaves behind her two younger sisters to care for their ailing father while she heads out to do the only thing she can to secure the future for herself and her family—marry a rich man.
She sets her sights on Lord Owen Tyndall, attractive, rich and gullible. Just when Cassandra is sure a proposal is imminent, Lord Tyndall’s cousin, the annoying and attractive Colonel Blaise Sinclair, arrives.
The Colonel is not nearly so easily fooled as his cousin and he is determined to find out the real story behind Miss Cassandra Sheridan’s presence at Hadley Hall. If he must employ over the knee discipline to ferret out her plans, then so much the better.
Corrected By The Colonel is an erotic romance that includes explicit sex, rapid fire dialogue, anal play and anal sex all within the confines of proper Regency society. If such topics offend you, please do not buy this book.
Note from Cara Bristol: I’ve read Laying Down the Law and hereby attest that it is GOOD! I’ve read Celeste’s other Regencies, and they are fun. I’m looking forward to reading Corrected by the Colonel.