We chose the theme “milestones” for our stories, and the one I chose is very close to my heart.
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I wanted to be a mother from the time I was a small child. I was the sort of girl who mothered all the younger kids. When I was a teen, the neighborhood kids would knock on my door when someone skinned a knee because I would give them the good old-fashioned mama treatment with Bactine and a Bandaid. But, like many in my generation, I thought I ought to wait until I’d established my career to have babies. I started trying at age thirty. I obsessed like crazy. Weeks turned into months turned into years and included the heartbreak of miscarriage.
For Claire and Luis, my newly-wed couple from Coming to Terms, I chose the milestone of pregnancy, drawing on the stress and struggle I experienced in the process of trying to conceive. Cara commented last week that my story has a melancholy to it, but even with the deep and tender moments, there are a ton of hot spankings, and I promise you, I would never leave you without the very best Happily Ever After.
Here’s what happens not long after yesterday’s excerpt, in which Claire told Luis to man up and do something about her slacking on rules.
From making it a year cancer-free to adjusting to a spouse home from a tour of duty, seven domestic discipline couples grapple with life’s milestones.
Major Changes by Cara Bristol
Before her military husband left for Afghanistan, Cadence Simmons depended on Rahm’s love, guidance, and protection. But his service to his country forced her to become more independent and make decisions for herself. He’s home for good now and eager to resume where they left off. But Cadence isn’t quite sure she wants things exactly as they were before. Can a little domestic discipline help this loving couple through some major changes?
The Barn by Alta Hensley
Determined to convert an old barn into the home of her dreams, Paige Holland returns to her small town after twelve years. She finds herself face to face with the man she never forgot. The same man who shattered her heart in a million pieces. The same man she never wanted to see again, yet also the same man she so desperately missed. Connor McNeil…her first true love.
Unmet Desire by Renee Rose
Watching his wife unravel as she faces infertility is as heartbreaking for Luis as it is for Claire, but the more he compassion he shows, the more she drifts away. Deciding to take a firm hand, he whisks her away to their mountain condo for a weekend boot camp to reaffirm their roles and reignite their passion for one another.
A Time to Heal by Sue Lyndon
Stephie’s cancer went into remission a year ago, but her husband, Marcus, still treats her like she’s breakable. They resume practicing domestic discipline, but Marcus has a hard time following through with punishments, leaving Stephie frustrated that it’s not the same as before her illness. Can they move past the fears that have built up between them to find the intimacy they lost?
Making It ‘Write’ by Celeste Jones
Jill Carpenter is thrilled when her first spanking fiction novel is accepted for publication and a whole new life as a professional writer opens up for her. The only catch? Complying with her husband’s rules regarding absolute secrecy and privacy.
The First Submission by Anastasia Vitsky
Bred to uphold duty and tradition from the cradle, rising legal scholar Sori shrinks from marriage and assuming the role of disciplinarian. Temper pot Karie longs for freedom as a First Responder and scorns the fusty Sori. In this prequel to Becoming Clissine, Karie and Sori must choose their own happiness. Can they find love in an arranged marriage?
October Something by Jade Cary
As their tenth wedding anniversary approaches, Kate and Jack Barrington are signing divorce papers instead of exchanging tin. Desperate to save their marriage, Jack holds Kate hostage at their mountain retreat, where happiness once reigned supreme. Can they move through the bad times and find love once again?
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