8 Days Left of the Last Dance for Cadence Snippet Run!
We have just 7 days left and tomorrow is the release of the last Corbin’s Bend book before mine: A Simple Misunderstanding by Kathryn R. Blake. So guess what, we’re going to have a secondary surprise giveaway and two excerpts today! Everyone who comments will be entered to win not just one of the three free copies that I’m giving away for Last Dance for Cadence, but I’m also going to give away one free copy of Kathryn’s book: A Simple Misunderstanding! Win it before you can even buy it! The winner will be announced first thing in the morning, and just as soon as I confirm that the book has gone live, I will send out the prize! Good luck, everybody!
Now, for the excerpts:
A Simple Misunderstanding, by Kathryn R. Blake:
Two hours later, Jerry paced outside Elly’s bedroom while Marcus examined her. Despite his words of assurance to Brent that Elly’s sleeping all day was a good thing, her migraine worried him. She’d shown no evidence of pain through dinner. In fact, she’d chirped away like a happy little bird that’d finally been released from captivity. But he still wanted a doctor to confirm he hadn’t done any damage by spanking her and reassure him she was healing as well as he believed she was. Despite his threat to give her another ‘thonging’ if she proved unreasonable, Jerry refused to do anything that would cause Elly further injury. He had plans for the lady, which included not only administering the punishment he’d promised and returning her beloved pet to her arms, but also pursuing more pleasurable and intimate activities.
After about a half-hour, Marcus emerged. “She’s doing extremely well considering her condition a little over a week ago.”
Marcus smiled. “I thought that might be the case. Elly mentioned she got in trouble for climbing the stairs with her dog last night. She didn’t do any damage,
Jerry. I made certain.”
“So, is she still restricted from lifting and climbing?”
“I’d rather she limited both activities, but I’m not going to forbid them. However, if you wish to continue the restrictions, I’ll back you.”
“I don’t want her doing herself injury.”
“Neither do I, except Muffin weighs what, six pounds? You have sixteen stairs in this house. If she’s careful and not vaulting up the steps two at a time, or lifting anything heavier than her dog, I think she’ll be fine.”
“I’ve told her she’s going to be punished for disobeying me yesterday.”
Marcus’s smile widened into a gin. “I know. When I scolded her, she admitted you’d already given her a spanking, and I can’t say as I blame you. In fact, had I been in your shoes, I doubt I would have shown your patience and restraint. She defied doctor’s orders last night with her actions, but she’s fine. So, you have my permission to give the lady ‘what for.’ I know you’ll take extra care not to hurt her, and she’ll come to no harm at your hand. Besides, everyone knows you’re a soft touch.”
Jerry ran his fingers through his hair. “I’m going to have to change my image or even the dogs will stop obeying me.”
Marcus chuckled. “Don’t try to be something you’re not, Jerry. We like you just the way you are.”
Last Dance for Cadence
Assuming he was going to leave her there, she didn’t turn around. But a half second later, she startled all over again when she heard the soft thump and felt the slight bump of a wooden chair tucking right up behind her.
“Hold still,” he said, as he reached around her waist. And Cadence did. She held perfectly still, even as the incredible shock of what he was doing bounced through her mind all over again. She felt the button at her pants release, heard the metal teeth of her zipper clicking down its track and still she couldn’t believe he was stripping her out of her jeans even when he tugged, shucking them straight down her thighs. Her underwear followed, leaving her entire backend chilling in the very sudden, breezy absence of cover.
“Sit,” he told her.
The ad read: “Full-time housekeeper/nanny position. Live-in preferred. References and experience required. Salary negotiable. Apply in person.”
Cadence Westmore knew she wasn’t qualified for the job, but for a paycheck and an apartment, she was determined to apply. As an ex-dancer with two bad legs and no experience with children, she expected to be turned down. What she didn’t expect was the instant attraction she felt when Corbin Bend’s resident doctor took her in his capable hands.
A widower with three boys to raise, Dr. Marcus Devon knew he needed help. But he also knew Cadence Westmore was the last person he should hire. Still he gave her the job, opening his home and his life to a woman as stubborn as she was lovely, and as determined not to need him as he was to make her his. She was her own worst enemy, pushing herself to exceed her wounded body’s physical limitations until the doctor finally stepped in to apply some good old-fashioned bare-bottom medicine. The more she rebelled, the more he took her across his knee until at last Cadence realized if she wasn’t careful, she just might lose everything all over again.