Cara Bristol is here today with her brand new addition to the Rod and Cane Society books, Irresistible Attractions! Rod and Cane are some of the best domestic discipline romances and as soon as Cara releases one, I eat it up! This one is no exception! Now I'm off to read...here's Cara!
In D/s and DD spanking romances, the hero sets rules for the heroine to follow. Failure to obey the rules results in punishment. I’d like to talk about rules in general for a moment.
Do you consider yourself to be a rule follower or a rule breaker? Is it more important to obey the letter or the spirit of the law?
Rules have positive benefits:
• They create order out of chaos.
• They promote equality by applying the same guidelines to everyone.
• They make decisions easier. Don’t know what to do? Follow the rules.
But rules presume a specific set of circumstances, and when variables in the situation occur, rules can have the opposite effect than was intended.
For instance, stealing is wrong. Agree?
If someone broke into your house and stole your television, robbed you of your wallet at gunpoint, or conducted a scam that bilked hundreds out of their life savings, most people would deem those acts as criminal and expect the perpetrator to be brought to justice.
But what about a starving person who steals a loaf of bread? Is that theft as “wrong” as the previous examples? Should the thief be prosecuted? The rules would say yes.
Should rules still be followed if no one will be injured by not following them or if no one will know that the rules were broken at all? Imagine you’re driving across country. The posted speed limit is 65 miles per hour. It’s a straight road in good weather in broad daylight without another vehicle in sight. Do you follow the law and drive at 65? Or do you break the rules and drive a little faster?
Hannah Laurie, the heroine of Irresistible Attractions, is subject to a lot of rules in her job with a cleaning service. She considers herself to be a rule follower. She gets to work on time and does what she’s supposed to without supervision. When she has the opportunity to snoop through confidential documents to find out more about the Rod and Cane Society, about which she is very curious, she doesn’t even consider it.
But when she has a chance to try out the spanking equipment in Rod and Cane’s secret disciplinary chamber without anyone knowing, the temptation proves too strong to resist…
An excerpt from Irresistible Attractions
Vacuuming finished, she wound the cord around the cleats and pushed the machine into the hall, remembering how she’d gotten flustered and left it on the elevator. Jordan Bevy must have thought she was a ditz. Naturally she would make an ass of herself in front of the sexiest man she’d ever encountered. He made the guys at her college look like little kids.
Hannah halted in the doorway giving the room a final perusal. Spic and spank. Dust free. Paddles aligned in neat rows. Benches polished.
She eyed her favorite. Gorgeous cherry grain. Slick, smooth leather, the kind resistant to sweat stains, she suspected. In her fantasies, she knelt on that bench. Dare she try it out for real? Doing so violated the rules, but it wouldn’t disturb anything, and tonight might be her sole chance. Amberlyn would come back—or Tidy Titans would replace her. Either way, she’d never be alone in the mansion again.
Before she lost her nerve, she strode to the apparatus. Spastic butterflies beat frantic wings in her stomach as she knelt on the lower padded seat and relaxed her torso atop the upper one. She wiggled her wrists into the leather loops attached to the front legs. She peeked over her shoulder at her reflection and winced at her big booty, covered in unattractive gray wash-and-wear cotton poly. Not her best feature. Why couldn’t she have had a cute little butt to go along with her short stature?
Hannah freed her hands from the restraints and tugged up the skirt. Her lace thong left her backside near naked. Twisting her arm, she swatted one pasty cheek. Smack! Smack! Buns of steel? More like jiggles of Jell-O. She slapped herself several more times. It was hard to get a good swing. If only she had longer arms…
Or an implement.
Hannah scurried to the wall and snatched a short, slender cane then hopped back on the bench and hiked her dress over her waist again.
She tapped herself with the rod. More kiss than slap, it imparted only a slight sting. Tightening her grip, she swung a little harder. Ow! She wiggled her bottom. Nice tingle, but it disappeared too fast.
She was so bad. This was breaking every rule and some that hadn’t been written yet. Tidy Titans’ Rule No. 35: Do not try out clients’ spanking equipment.
Hannah giggled and landed another strike on her bottom. “You’re a naughty girl,” she chided aloud, imagining her fantasy man saying it. But, this time, he had Jordan Bevy’s face.
“Yes, you are a naughty girl,” boomed Jordan’s very real voice.
Irresistible Attractions blurb
College student Hannah Laurie works nights for a cleaning service. Among its clients is the Rod and Cane Society, an organization of domestic discipline practitioners. As she cleans the mansion headquarters, she becomes fascinated by the idea of being spanked. One evening, she surrenders to the impulse to try out the equipment in the secret disciplinary chamber.
Millionaire cybersecurity magnate Jordan Bevy, Rod and Cane’s disciplinary proctor, ensures the rules of the organization are followed to a T. Using the disciplinary chamber for personal pleasure is strictly forbidden. But when he catches the shy little cleaner girl trying out the equipment, what’s a fellow to do but bend the rules and give her a hand?
Everything seems like fun and games, until their relationship deepens and their respective worlds collide and clash. Can a lowly cleaner girl ever find acceptance in her boyfriend’s monied world?
Cara Bristol bio
Cara Bristol continues to evolve, adding new subgenres of erotic romance to her repertoire. She has written spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the genre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.