Quick Update: My youngest child is fighting Strep, and we are desperately trying to keep the rest of the family healthy as well. (LOL, as soon as a friend mentioned strep yesterday, my throat started hurting. 🙂 Hopefully, it is just psychosomatic.) I will not be replying much for the next few days, but will still keep the pre – set posts scheduled. Also, I will probably not be making many visits around to the rest of the blogs until all this passes. Hope y’all understand. 🙂 Hugs and blessings!
The authors of this fantastic set were willing to try something fun for this interview! I am so excited about having the chance to talk with each of their main men. Boy, were they hot! 😉
Western Alphas – belts, spurs and other kinky stuff
Abel Armstrong- The Blacksmith’s Bride (Patricia Green)
Matthew Caine – To Have and to Scold (Mary Wehr)
Jackson Owens – The Lawman’s Lessons (Patty Devlin)
Sam Pride – The Outlaw’s Bride (Renee Rose)
Clinton Ryan – The Juniper Bride (Maddie Taylor)
Katherine Deane walks into her office, finding it suddenly cramped, with five gorgeous (yet huge) cowboys. She greets the gentlemen, narrows her eyes, and lets out a curse that would make a sailor blush.
Katherine Deane: &^$%@ it, Corinne! I said I was burnt out and wished for five days of western sun, and a little kink thrown in.
(Her most trusted assistant, Corinne Alexander, replies over the intercom): Oops, sorry. You have seemed pretty stressed out these past few months. I thought you would enjoy an interview with five western sons who enjoy a little kink.
Katherine Deane: (curses again and turns her head to the five scowling, testosterone laden men in front of her.) All right gentlemen. I’m sorry for the mix up. I have only beta read for one of your authors, so the rest of you are quite new to me. How about a round of introductions?
Clint Ryan: Hold on a second, young lady. Where I come from, ladies don’t use language like that. In fact, women with salty tongues like that ofttimes find themselves with a mouthful of soap.
Katherine Deane: (rolls her eyes at the tall drink of water with black as midnight hair and startling blue eyes. The cleft in his chin was sexy as hell and a bit distracting if she were being totally honest) Yeah, I gathered that. You are from what time, 1870’s? Nowadays, women have a distaste for soap.
Clint Ryan: Indeed? Well then, I have a good strong yardarm at my Boston shipyard. I could string you up for a good striping if you prefer. No? Then consider yourself lucky you are not my fiancee. Of course, I prefer genteel women like my own Emmalee, so that wouldn’t likely happen. Although naughty as she is, she has felt the flat of my hand at times. Many times more recently, if fact, during our trip to Denver.
(Clint frowns remembering all the mischief Em got into on the trail and the train).
Jackson Owens: If you had a taste for soap, that is you liked it, well, it wouldn’t quite do the trick now would it? If you were my woman I’d bend you over that desk and warm your tail end, until you learned to curtail that tongue. You can ask Celia how well that works.
(Jackson winks at her and knows his point had been made when Katherine’s cheeks blush)
Katherine Deane: I’m sorry, gentlemen. I’m a little out of sorts right now, please forgive my rudeness.
Sam Pride: (flashes his devastatingly handsome smile.) It’s all right, … we can have a reckoning later That’s what I call it with Mabelle, anyway. But first, would you like to finish this interview? How often do you get five characters in one room at the same time?
Katherine Deane: You’re right. This is a marvelous opportunity!
(talking to herself now, ‘five handsome alpha males, together, not trying to kill each other. )
You’re not going to try to kill each other are you? I did almost have an issue the last time I put a few alphas together.
Matt : (chuckles) No, we are not going to try to kill each other. As a matter of fact, we all have something in common.
Abel Armstrong: Sure, we all have a cleft in our chins. (winks) I’m keepin’ mine under a beard just to keep the ladies from overwhelmin’ me. Not that I have eyes for them since meetin’ my Sunny. From the first moment, that li’l girl wrapped me around her finger. Well, almost. She’s earned herself a few spankin’s along the way.
Katherine Deane: (leans back in her chair and smiles) That’s easy. Besides being handsome, old western types, you are also all spankos, right?
Clint: ( corrects her) I am not a ‘western type’ as you put it, but I agree with the western philosophy of taking a sassy young miss across the knee when the situation warrants. If handled correctly, I’ve found some young ladies even enjoy it, despite their protests to the contrary. (A perfectly wicked grin curves his full lips and gives him a devilishly delicious appearance).
Abel Armstrong: Yep, I also reckon a good, hard spankin’ can do wonders. But I got the best results when I gave her some bare-bottomed swats in public. Whoo-ee, did that straighten Sunny right up. For a while, anyway. She’s considerably younger than I am, so she tends to let her emotions run high.
Jackson: That’s a right good idea. Don’t know why I never thought of it.
Matt: Me neither. I think we need to hang out with big brother for a spell. He’s got more experience. Maybe he can teach us a thing or two.
Katherine Deane: (leans back even further in her chair, furiously taking notes ) Public swats. mmm. Damn , you guys are hot.
Matt: (scowls) That’s strike two concerning your salty language. Care to go for strike three? Each one of us is quite capable of administering a thorough spanking.
Abel Armstrong: Modern sensibilities are no excuse, young lady.
Katherine Deane: (swallows nervously as her cheeks turn a crimson red) Sorry. bad habit.
Sam: (chuckles) Matt is good with handling bad habits, aren’t you?
Matt: Why yes, I am. I find that a trip over my knee with a firm hand applied to her bare bottom cures my little Annie of bad habits.( He winks at Sam) Corner time with a red bottom on display works too.
Katherine Deane: (leans back a bit further in her chair, her brightly painted pink toenails barely touching the desk in front of her) Come on, please. Just tell me what the big similarity is.
(She takes a closer look at all of them) Wait a second.
Sam: Are you seeing a bit of a family resemblance?
Katherine Deane: (takes in the height, stature and dimpled chins. She can’t tell on Abel, because he wears a beard, but she suspects he also has a cleft there)
Abel Armstrong: We are all from the same father, Johnny Hastings. None of us knew about each other until his passin’. We met at the readin’ of his will. I reckon it was a fateful day for all of us. It purely was for me. I had no idea I was the eldest of five boys.
(Katherine Deane squints and shifts to the side trying to see a different angle )
(The chair slips backward, and she falls flat on her back)
(Five pairs of hands help her to her feet.)
Matt: (asks in concern) Are you okay?
Katherine Deane: Sh*$, yeah, I’m ok. stupid %&^$ing chair!
(Her eyes go wide when she sees the raised eyebrows on the stern men around her)
Matt: (blows out a breath) Clint, where’s that bar of soap?
Clint: ( shakes his head sadly) Poor thing. She’s beyond soap. We’ll need lye and a scrub brush! Then we need to find her a spanking kind of man to tame her. Too bad we don’t have any more unmarried brothers.
Able Armstrong: Maybe we ought to use that chair for somethin’ more memorable than a soapy mouth. Three or four swats from each of us might scare that cursin’ right out of her.
Jackson: Why the chair when you have a perfectly functional desk? And after all those warnings you think the belt might leave a more lasting impression?
Matt: Well hell, we got five belts right here at our fingertips. No need to waste time lookin’ for soap. (He reaches for his belt buckle)
Katherine Deane: (Her eyes widen as she presses her hands to her backside) Can I just say I’m sorry?
All five men: Yes. After your spanking.
Katherine Deane: Uh oh!
Corinne jumps when she hears the door open, and nods at the five men who exit. They tip their hats with a “howdy, ma’am and a grin, and leave the office.
Corinne rushes into Katherine’s office to see her wincing as she sits down into her hard chair.
Katherine Deane: ( mumbles) I’m getting a cushioned chair for the next interview.
Corinne: Sorry about that, Kate.
Katherine Deane: No, that was a great call for an interview. And I’m sorry I yelled at you. But strangely, I feel a lot more relaxed. Which is good.
(She winces as she shifts in her seat). The next two weeks are going to be he– I mean, heck. After that, I am seriously going to need a vacation. I’m going to need to stop time for a while and just chill and daydream and relax.
Katherine Deane:(sighs) Yep, pencil that in for me , in two weeks, will you?
Corinne: (smiles knowingly) You got it, Kate.
She leaves the room, and marks her planner.
Katherine Deane – next interview – science fiction, alpha male, time travel, spankings
The Blacksmith’s Bride by Patricia Green
Sunny Winslow knows exactly what she wants in a man. When she meets the blacksmith, Abel Armstrong, in her new home she’s immediately hooked. Unfortunately, her mother has other plans for her that do not include a blacksmith. She is determined to tie Sunny to a rich town counselor. Sunny is desperate to escape the counselor, so she embarks on a series of schemes to get the man she wants.
Abel Armstrong has some skeletons in his closet. In the late 1800s, it’s quite the scandal to be a divorced man. Over the course of the last ten years, he’s had to work very hard to get his reputation back. Meeting Sunny is like a breath of fresh air, but he can’t afford to throw caution to the wind and force their joining by doing something disreputable.
Can spankings teach Sunny to have some patience and trust that Abel’s way is the right way? And, can Abel deal with Sunny’s impulsive scheming and keep his standing in the community intact?
To Have and To Scold by Mary Wehr
Annie’s sweet on her neighbor, Matthew Caine, but the stern rancher treats her like a bratty child instead of a woman. Each encounter always ends with a trip over his knee.
Matthew’s fed up with Annie’s childish behavior. Her latest prank ruined a brand new pair of boots! While he sets her britches on fire, he refers to her as a nuisance and warns her to leave him alone. For once in her life, Annie obeys.
‘Bratty’ Annie has grown into a beautiful woman and Matthew realizes that he’s fallen in love with her, but she’s unsure of his feelings. When he learns about her stepmother’s evil plan to marry her off to a man Annie despises in order to settle a debt, he steps in and takes her to wife.
Annie’s happy to be married to the man of her dreams and learns that no matter what her age, her disobedience and sass will be dealt with an old-fashioned spanking.
The Lawman’s Lessons by Patty Devlin
Choose one of the two men, or take the return ticket and head home. It wasn’t much of a choice. Celia had worked and studied so hard to have a school of her own. And she had known that they might be a little upset. She knew exactly what they had wanted. It was stated very clearly in the advertisement and she could probably read and write better than anyone one of them.
Jackson sure never planned to marry, and how could he when his name would be a disgrace to his bride? So why had he fought so hard to keep her from marrying the other man? He could have shrugged it off and gotten out of there, but he just couldn’t do it. The new school teacher needed someone who would stay on her tail and teach her a lesson or else she’d run right into danger.
But, he’d have to be honest with her and tell her about that no good scoundrel who had sired him. She at least had a right to know he was a bas—illegitimate, that the man who fathered him had left his mother alone to fend for herself. Then if Celia could handle that, well, they could work the rest out. Besides, there weren’t any other good choices and she simply couldn’t be without a husband.
The Outlaw’s Bride by Renee Rose
Mabelle Lawson had been managing her dead sister’s ranch without help for three months. The last thing she needs is a band of outlaws showing up and pushing her around. The Curly James gang members have no patience for her sass, and when their leader attempts to strike her with his fist, one of his men volunteers to spank her instead. She wants to hate the good-looking outlaw, but he seems to have her well-being at heart, even risking his life to protect her from the other men.
Unjustly accused of murder, Sam Pride is on the run and his luck worsens when he tangles with the Curly James gang. The only bright spot is the little spitfire rancher who steals his heart with her courage and spunk. When the two set off together for Cheyenne and then Denver, sparks fly and their magnetic connection grows.
Still, Mabelle is not sure if Sam will commit and even if he does, can he clear his name before a bounty hunter shoots him or brings him in?
The Juniper Bride by Maddie Taylor
Emmalee Gray watches in frustration as her fiancé, Clinton Ryan, boards a train heading west. Told to stay behind and prepare for their wedding as Clint embarks on a mysterious errand, Em has other ideas. She doesn’t want to remain home without him, especially with her witch of a stepmother and a father who barely knows she exists. She’d much rather risk Clint’s wrath and follow him, planning to stay hidden until she gets so far away from Boston he wouldn’t dare send her back alone. Then she can enjoy some private time and maybe a little adventure with her gorgeous fiancé, in advance of their nuptials.
Unfortunately, Emmalee is a magnet for trouble and finds herself in one scrape after another. To keep her safe, Clint lays down the law: obey his orders or suffer the consequences over his knee.
Can they make it to their destination in one piece? When they do, and Clint’s past is revealed, how will Emmalee react, and will she ever find out why people keep calling her a “juniper bride?” With danger and intrigue swirling around them at every turn, can their passionate love survive?
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