By Ashe Barker
Hi there Renee, and thank you so much for inviting me back over to your blog today. I’m so pleased to be here to give a shout out about the Over The Knee anthology, six wonderful, wicked tales of spanking and submission.
The collection is a smokin’ hot anthology of spankingly awesome short stories, over a hundred thousand words of bottom-warming naughtiness ready to melt your kindle, a sizzling treat for the spank-lovers among us. I’m so thrilled to have a story in the set, and I’m in fabulous company too snuggled up with Lily Harlem, Lucy Felthouse, Katy Swann, Dolly Watt, and Wendi Zwaduk.
In the old days a hard bare bottom spanking used to be the way they settled their differences, but times have changed. Or have they?
This story was fun to write – short, snappy, and sexy as hell. I just adore this sensual cover too – Totally Bound cover art rocks!
The whole collection is out now and you can snap it up on Amazon or wherever you like to buy your ebooks. The individual stories will be out next month.
My story in the set is In the Eyes of the Law and features a woman having a seriously bad day. Libby accidentally steals a bottle of perfume from a shop and ends up facing the head of security at the shopping mall. Just her luck that he’s her estranged husband, the Dom she never quite got round to divorcing.
Here’s the blurb for In the Eyes of the Law…
She’s still his wife, in the eyes of the law. But is she still his submissive? His to spank?
A momentary lapse of concentration places Libby Novak on the wrong side of the law. A criminal conviction could cause her to lose her job. How much worse could this get?
Libby soon knows the answer to that question when the head of security at the mall shows up. She hasn’t seen her estranged husband for years, and now she discovers Josh has a strict policy on how best to deal with shoplifters. He was her husband and her Dom. Will he turn her over to the police, or would a hard, bare-bottom spanking be sufficient redress for her misdemeanor? After all, that’s how he always dealt with her in the past.
Josh has never forgiven Libby’s betrayal. She let him down. She deserves to be punished. But does he still have that right?
Libby meant to divorce him. She was granted the decree nisi but never quite got round to making it final. They both know she’s still his wife—in the eyes of the law—but is she still his submissive? His to spank?
Check out the rest of the collection…
‘Kneel for You’ by Katy Swann
Should she agree to be spanked? Just the once? It would all be in the name of research, of course…
‘Silk and Decadence’ by Wendi Zwaduk
There is always fun in the club, but taking the fun outside and into life might be exactly what’s needed for a lifetime of passion.
‘Properly, or Not at All’ by Lucy Felthouse
How will a husband and wife cope when they’re told one of their favourite kinky pastimes is temporarily off the menu?
‘A Private Education’ by Dolly Watt
Archivist Emma Willoughby learns a lesson in kinky lust when she’s invited to assess the ninth Earl of Folchester’s private library.
And of course we can’t leave without an excerpt from In the Eyes of the Law
“You’re letting me go? No police, no punishment?” This is what I said I wanted, but as he gestures to the door, I begin to think I’m not ready to leave after all. Not yet.
“Punishment, Libby? I never said anything about that. I’m head of security here, that’s all. I nick ’em, but I don’t decide on guilt or dish out punishments.”
“You used to. Dish out punishments, I mean.”
“As your husband, yes. When you deserved it.” He regards me under lowered brows, his beautiful dark eyes glinting. I know that look, that expression that would send me panting to my knees every time.
I resist the urge to drop to the floor at his feet now, though it’s a close run thing. “You’re still my husband. You just made that clear enough.”
“Do you want me to spank you, Libby?”
Yes! Oh God, yes! “No, of course not.”
He holds my gaze, his expression steely. The sterner he becomes, the more my pussy convulses with longing, with something suppressed for too long. My knickers are moist.
“Do you want me to spank you, Libby?” he repeats the question slowly, each word enunciated with calm precision.
“For this? The perfume?” He taps the small, long-forgotten package of Angel, still before him on the desk.
“If you like. Whatever.”
He leans back in his chair, watching me as I imagine a cat might regard a mouse just before it pounces. He has me trapped, but this situation is of my making. I could be halfway to the exit by now.
“Why do you want me to spank you, Libby?”
I start to wring my hands, a nervous habit of mine. I stop myself, deliberately lacing my fingers together to keep them still. I meet his steady gaze and do my best to scratch together an answer.
“I don’t know. Lots of reasons. Because I miss it, and no one else does it like you do.”
More about me…
I’ve been an avid reader of fiction for many years, erotic and other genres. I still love reading, the hotter the better. But now I have a good excuse for my guilty pleasure – research.
I tend to draw on my own experience to lend colour, detail and realism to my plots and characters. An incident here, a chance remark there, a bizarre event or quirky character, any of these can spark a story idea.
When not writing – which is not very often these days – my time is divided between my role as resident taxi driver for my teenage daughter, and caring for a couple of dogs, two tortoises. And a very grumpy cockatiel.
I have twenty seven (at the last count) titles on general release with publishers on both sides of the Atlantic, and I have several more in the pipeline. All my books feature BDSM. I write explicit stories, always hot, but they offer far more than just sizzling sex. I like to read about complex characters, and compelling plots, so that’s what I write too. Strong, demanding Doms are a given, often paired with new submissives who have a lot to learn.
I have a pile of story ideas still to work through, and keep thinking of new ones at the most unlikely moments, so you can expect to see a lot more from me.
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