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My medieval romance Mercenary has been re-edited for re-release. Originally found in the award-winning two-pack Lords and Ladies: Two Medieval Spanking Novellas, it featured Sir Balen, the mercenary knight who shows up as Lady Camilla’s castle is being sacked. The sparks fly right from the start. Here’s a little sample…
He couldn’t help but grin as he sauntered over and plopped onto the bench beside her. “Lady Camilla.”
“Sir Balen,” she said coolly.
Her wenches served a light meal of freshly baked bread and a salty cheese. She reached for the food as if she were the lord, but he beat her to it, serving her with a wicked smile. She pretended not to notice, but her blush made his cock stir in his leggings.
When they finished eating, he said casually, “I believe you owe me an apology.”
Her jaw dropped. “I could say the same of you!”
“It does seem to me that you’ve forgotten the position you’re in.”
“Exactly what position is that, Sir Balen?”
“You are sorely undefended, lady,” he exclaimed with exasperation. “If I took my men out of here tonight, which I am willing to do, you’d be wide open to another invasion. If I were Lord Stonegate, I’d be watching for just that opportunity.”
He watched the muscles in her jaw tighten and her full lips grow thin. She didn’t answer.
“You have not offered me compensation, nor have I asked for it. I do not, however, think it is too much to expect your graciousness and an apology when I request it.”
“You request an apology?” The lady seemed dumbfounded. “I have an apology for you, then. Here’s your apology!” She flung her ale into his face, momentarily blinding him.
He roared and jumped to his feet, his eyes burning from the spirits, his hair and face dripping. He snatched the fleeing Lady Camilla around the waist and pulled her sharply against his body. Her soft bottom pressed against his thigh.
“Now that deserves a spanking,” he growled in a low voice in her ear. She lunged and strained against his hold and he jerked her back.
Her men at arms had stood, but so had his, so they were at an impasse.
“Stop fighting,” he commanded, still in a low tone only she could hear.
Miraculously, she obeyed.
In a normal tone, he said, “The lady and I have some business to discuss in my chamber.” He propelled her toward the stairs. Everyone in the great hall stood in shocked silence, taking in the scene.
Only her elderly knight moved to block the stairs, his sword drawn. “Unhand her,” he demanded.
Dear lord. He barely refrained from rolling his eyes heavenward. Well, he couldn’t blame the man for doing his duty. There was no way Balen would take arms against a man old enough to be his grandfather.
“Call him off,” he said in Camilla’s ear. “Don’t make me harm an old man.”
“It’s all right, Sir Thomas,” she said in a shaky voice. “Sir Balen is right, we have some business to discuss.”
“Nay, ‘tis not seemly to go in a man’s chambers, my lady,” Sir Thomas insisted, refusing to lower his sword.
“Her sister may accompany her to be sure her virtue is not questioned,” he said.
Tola hurried forward, her pretty face pinched with concern.
Sir Thomas spoke directly to his mistress. “He will not shed blood over this, Lady Camilla.”
“Won’t I?” he asked darkly. “I didn’t earn the name Savage Sword for nothing.”
Of course he wouldn’t shed blood over this, but he would have Lady Camilla over his knee, even if he had to do it in front of the entire hall.
“Nay, Sir Thomas, I shall not risk your blood over my… folly.”
Sir Thomas lowered the sword slowly. “If you do anything untoward with that lady—”
“I assure you, I will not,” he cut in and led Lady Camilla past her knight, who eyed him with suspicion.
Her entire body trembled, yet when she’d spoken, her voice had been clear and authoritative. He admired her pluck. He released her from his hold to allow her the dignity of walking up the stairs on her own, following behind in view of the part of her that would soon be the target of his palm.
With her castle under siege and her enemies on the verge of battering down the gates, Lady Camilla’s situation is desperate. But when an infamous mercenary named Sir Balen unexpectedly rides to her rescue, she soon finds herself in an entirely different kind of trouble.
Though the mere sight of the devilishly handsome brute sets her heart racing, Balen’s assumption of the position and duties of her late husband incenses Camilla, especially because those duties seem to include spanking her bare bottom whenever he feels it necessary.
Yet despite her blushing cheeks and burning backside, Balen’s bold dominance leaves Camilla yearning for him to take her hard and thoroughly. Can she swallow her pride and propose the marriage she knows would be best for all involved, or will her stubbornness lead to disaster?
Publisher’s Note: Mercenary is an erotic romance novella that includes spankings, sexual scenes, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book. This book is also available as part of a two-book collection entitled Lords and Ladies: Two Medieval Spanking Novellas, which was voted Best Historical Spanking Romance by Spanking Romance Reviews.
Yummy cover, isn’t it?