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Brand spankin’ new Daddy Dom book

daddytakescharge_fullHello, readers! Guess what? I wrote a book, Daddy Takes Charge. Unlike the majority of my previous books, this one isn’t a historical romance. It’s a western romance set in modern-day Texas. If you’re in the mood for a light, kinky read with lots of spanking and sexy times, this is the book for you.

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About Daddy Takes Charge

Jackson Kane has always had a special place in his heart for Lydia Morgan. After her father’s death leaves her alone in the world, Jackson provides her with room and board in return for help around his ranch. But his generosity is met with one act of petulant rebellion after another, until she finally pushes him too far and he decides it is long past time to take her over his knee.

As embarrassing as it is to be spanked with her panties down like a naughty little girl, it is when Jackson makes her call him daddy that Lydia’s cheeks truly blush crimson. But a bright red backside is just the start of Jackson’s plans for Lydia, and soon he is bathing her, baring her in the most intimate way possible, and bringing her to a shameful climax right there in the tub.

Over the coming days, Jackson sets about teaching his little girl how easily her daddy can make her quiver with need, but when the ranch faces financial trouble can Lydia find a way to help?

Publisher’s Note: Daddy Takes Charge includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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Free book on my blog!

large_3825_submissivesuffragette_500x755Hello, readers! For the last month, I’ve been offering my newsletter subscribers a free spanking romance book, The Submissive Suffragette, in the form of episodes. The entire book has now been posted, and I’m making it available to everyone until July 1. Get started on the first episode now. Don’t delay, it’s only free for a couple more weeks.

Episode 1 of The Submissive Suffragette

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About The Submissive Suffragette

It’s the late 1800s, the suffrage movement is gaining ground, and women are beginning to fight against the accepted roles of housewife and mother. Nalin is one of these women. She begins defying all the normal conventions — she wears pants instead of skirts to town, she cusses, and she talks back to her husband. Carter’s response is to take his wayward wife over his knee for a sound, bare-bottom spanking.

Carter has always been content with the status quo and is frustrated with Nalin’s constant defiance of all things considered ladylike. To his way of thinking, it’s his duty to lead and her duty to obey. Nalin quickly discovers that his stubborn opinions about the natural order of things won’t be easily changed, although he does come to believe that disciplining his recalcitrant wife is pointless. Her reaction to his declaration, however, surprises them both.


“I will always love you. Is that what you need to hear, young lady?”

“Y-yes. Thank you, Carter.” She hiccupped.

He scowled at her. “Say it. Say, ‘My husband will always love me’.”

Nalin did so in a quiet, trembling voice.

“Do you believe it? You will repeat it until you do, even if it takes all night.”

“Yes, sir. I-I believe it.”

“Good. You’re going to need to remember how much I love you during this punishment. Bend over the table and lift your skirts.”

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Cover Change and Preorder Links

I never thought I would do this, but after receiving numerous messages and comments both privately and publicly ranging from concern to disgust to outrage, I decided to change my cover for When He Returns: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romance. Never has one of my covers been so controversial. LOL! Comments I received were along the lines of it looking like a severed head, like he was about to snap her neck, hostage negotiation, and a drugged-out heroine. These are not the right impressions to make for a romance book! On the other side were people who loved it and thought it looked sexy–that the man looked dominant and the woman looked starry-eyed and innocent (I was in that camp, obviously, or I never would have picked it in the first place).

Anyway, after a day of consideration and fielding comments, I finally came to a decision. I needed to change it, even after having shared it everywhere. Sure, my loyal readers who know what I write would still buy the book, but I need to reach new readers too. If my cover gives the impression that it’s a horror book, I’m not going to attract the right readers. Luckily, I was able to keep the same look, feel, and people as the original cover. See the before and after below. What do you think?


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About the Book

Wade Hunter didn’t want a family. Between dodging his drunk father’s blows and watching his mother die, he knew at the age of eleven he’d be better off alone. He lived on the run for a couple years–hungry and cold often, but at least he was free. Then the local marshal caught him stealing and gave him only two choices: Spend time in jail or join his family.

Sadie Shaw, the marshal’s eldest daughter, had enough brothers and sisters, and she wanted another sibling like a dog wants fleas. She’s dismayed when her kindhearted pa once again brings home a lost child, and it doesn’t help that this one is surly and arrogant. Worse, he thinks that because he’s older, he’s under no obligation to mind her household rules.

Wade and Sadie battle wills often as they grow into adulthood, burgeoning both their dislike for each other and their grudging respect. When faced with a problem that requires their unity, will they be able to set aside their differences, or will the strife they face only tear them apart?

Publisher’s Note: When He Returns is a coming-of-age, enemies-to-lovers romance with adult spanking and sexual scenes. If you don’t like these themes, please don’t buy this book.

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Cover reveal for new book coming January 26!

Hi, readers, and Happy New Year! I wanted to let you know I’m finishing up a book that will be released January 26, and I’m in love with the cover. I had to share it early.

Like my other books, it’s a western, but it’s quite different in that it’s a coming-of-age, enemies-to-lovers romance. The book opens from the perspective of the hero at thirteen years old, and we go on a journey with him and the twelve-year-old heroine as they navigate some tough years to adulthood.


About When He Returns

Wade Hunter didn’t want a family. Between dodging his drunk father’s blows and watching his mother die, he knew at the age of eleven he’d be better off alone. He lived on the run for a couple years—hungry and cold often, but at least he was free. Then the local marshal caught him stealing and gave him only two choices: Spend time in jail or join his family.

Sadie Shaw, the marshal’s eldest daughter, had enough brothers and sisters, and she wanted another sibling as much as a dog wants fleas. She’s dismayed when her kindhearted pa once again brings home a lost child, and it doesn’t help that this one is surly and arrogant. Worse, he seems to think that because he’s older he’s under no obligation to mind her household rules.

Wade and Sadie battle wills often as they grow into adulthood, burgeoning both their dislike for each other and their grudging respect. When faced with a problem that requires their unity, will they be able to set aside their differences, or will the strife they face only tear them apart?

Publisher’s Note: When He Returns is a coming-of-age, enemies-to-lovers romance with a whole lot of heart, a bit of heat in the form of adult spanking and sex, and a well-earned happy ending.

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Sneak Peek

If you’re wondering whether When He Returns has spanking and sex, like you’ve come to expect from my books, fear not! There’s plenty of that when the characters reach adulthood. Enjoy this sneak peek of the very grown up Wade, who turns out to be quite the disciplinarian.


“Go sit on the bench, Grace,” Wade ordered sternly. “I’ll brush down the horses and then we’ll get this over with.” He didn’t acknowledge Sadie’s presence except to request that she set the lamp next to the hitching post so he could see what he was doing.

While he groomed the horses, Sadie sat next to Grace on the bench. “Are you all right?” she asked softly.

Grace nodded. “We talked on the way home. He told me how worried he is about me and how he wants me to have a happy life.” She shrugged and looked down at her hands. “I guess I was kind of testing him when I didn’t come home tonight. I didn’t know if he would care enough to come get me.”

Sadie completely understood Grace’s reason for disobeying Wade. She imagined it would be a nice feeling knowing someone would rescue her, even from herself.

“You know what this reminds me of?” Grace said. “When me and Miles and Luke ran away. Pa was madder than an old wet hen when he came to fetch us. It was terrible seein’ him so sore, but it let us know he cared at least. I never doubted Pa’s love after that and I never ran away again.”

Sadie distinctly remembered the event Grace spoke of. The reason the children had run away in the first place was because Sadie had made them feel unwanted and had informed them that they weren’t her real brothers and sister. In truth, it was Sadie who had been feeling unwanted by her pa, and she’d taken it out on the others instead of telling him.

Sadness gripped her. She wished she’d been the one to run away. Would her pa have come looking for her? She’d never know.

“It won’t hurt too bad,” Grace told her, noticing Sadie’s morose expression but mistaking the cause of it.

Sadie forced the sadness of the memory away. “I know. Wade loves you too much to cause you any real harm.”

Grace nodded and shifted her gaze to Wade, who was walking toward them holding a leather strap folded in two. A flicker of apprehension lit Grace’s eyes, but otherwise she didn’t react. Sadie, on the other hand, quickly moved away, keeping her eyes glued on him the entire time. He was a formidable sight. A tall, strong man with a stern expression holding an instrument of punishment was not something she’d witnessed before.

Sadie nearly panicked when he turned his stern expression on her. “You staying for this, Sadie?”

She nodded, unable to speak. It was more than curiosity or concern for her sister that was compelling her to stay. She doubted she would have been able to leave without being physically removed, such was the magnetic pull of Wade’s presence.

From that moment forward, all of Wade’s attention focused on Grace. He took hold of her arm and helped her to feet. Not letting go, he stared hard into her eyes. “You know why you’re getting punished?”

“Yes,” Grace said, her voice almost too quiet to hear. Her eyes were wide and her lips slightly parted.

“I don’t want to punish you, Grace, but I won’t tolerate your disobedience. Anytime you disobey, you’re going to find yourself out here in the barn getting a licking. And I think after experiencing it once, you’re not going to want to feel it again.”

Sadie was riveted. Though up until that point she’d thought she wouldn’t mind trading places with Grace, hearing him scold her with such a stern voice made her thankful she was not the recipient of his displeasure.

“Turn around and bend over, place your palms on the bench,” he instructed, letting go of her arm.

Grace bit her lip and hesitated only a moment before she obeyed. As she bent into the requested position, her long blonde hair fell in a wave over the side of her face, making her expression impossible for Sadie to read. She looked small and unsteady, like one lick of the strap would make her topple over.

“Move your feet apart slightly,” Wade ordered.

After she shifted her stance, she looked to be in a much more stable position for punishment, and Sadie marveled over Wade somehow knowing that. It was transfixing how firm and in control he was, how he knew just how to prepare Grace to receive the strap.

Grace let out a small cry when Wade reached down and pulled up her skirts. He laid them over her back, revealing her thin, white drawers over the slope of her bottom. Her drawers fell to her mid-thigh area and were hemmed with lace.

Her legs shook, and Sadie felt a pang of sympathy for her. It was clear she was afraid and embarrassed to be undressed in preparation for a spanking.

Wade’s voice held a trace of sympathy too, though his intention to follow through was clear. “Gracie, I’m going to give you five licks over your drawers. You ever defy my orders again, I’ll strap you bare, and it will hurt even more.”

“I won’t defy you again, Wade,” she whimpered.

“I hope not. Now hold still and it’ll be over soon.” With that, he drew his arm back and landed the first stroke across her quivering seat.

“Oh!” she gasped, sounding surprised.

Before she could react further, Wade strapped her again, harder than before.

She yelped and bent a knee forward, twisting away from the pain. Wade reached out, took hold of her hip, and placed her back in position without a word.

He whipped her again, on the part of her backside where her bottom and thighs met.

She screeched with pain. “Please no more!” She stood and turned around, flinging herself against him, burying her face in his chest. “It hurts so much. I’ve learned my lesson,” she wailed. Her skirts remained in a bundled heap around her waist.

Wade didn’t comfort her. One hand fisted the strap, and the other rested on his hip. “I know it hurts, Grace. That’s the point. Right now you have two more coming, but if you don’t immediately get back into position, we’re going to start over.”

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Guess what? My book Justice for Elsie is F*R*E*E* for a couple more days on Amazon. This is a standalone romance story that’s part of the Mail-Order Grooms series.

An undercover deputy must decide where his loyalties lie — with the law or with the beautiful criminal who rescues him.

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#NewRelease! Justice for Elsie (Mail-Order Grooms Book 3)

ASJFEecover2I’m excited to share that the third standalone book in my Mail-Order Grooms series, Justice for Elsie, is live on Amazon! It’s only $2.99 or free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. This will likely be the last book published as part of this series.

To some of you, the book may look familiar because it’s an expanded version of a story that appeared in the Hero Undercover anthology, called Justice, Roughly. I decided to develop it a bit and release it as part of the Grooms series.

About Justice for Elsie

Elsie Fin is hell-bent on revenge against her father’s murderer. She develops a successful cattle-rustling operation as payback but is soon in over her head. That’s when she decides she needs a good husband, a man strong enough to take control and loyal enough to protect her from the law, so she places a mail-order groom advertisement in the paper.

While Elsie seeks her groom, she hires Wyatt Parker to help her around the ranch. Little does she know, he’s actually an undercover deputy tasked with gaining her trust and verifying the marshal’s suspicion of her theft.

Wyatt never imagined a beautiful, sweet woman like Elsie would be the mastermind behind such a serious illegal activity. Soon his loyalties are split between the law and a woman whose kindness and vulnerability bring out powerful feelings of tenderness in him.

Compelled to protect the wayward woman, Wyatt makes covert plans to rescue her, reasoning that Elsie is more in need of a spanking than life in prison. But will she end up behind bars or married to her mail-order groom before Wyatt can reveal his feelings for her and carry out his plan to save her?

Warning: Justice for Elsie is a historical western romance containing sexual scenes and domestic discipline, including punishment spanking. If these themes offend you, please don’t buy this book.

Author’s note: This is an expanded version of the story previously titled Justice, Roughly, which appeared in the Hero Undercover anthology.

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Catch Up on the Other Books in this Series

Although Justice for Elsie is completely standalone, if you haven’t read the first two books in the Mail-Order Grooms series, you might want to grab them now! Handling Susannah is only $0.99 and Catching Betsy is only $2.99. Of course, they’re all free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.


Excerpt from Justice for Elsie

Elsie’s heart pounded. What had caused Wyatt such anger? He strode the few steps to her and grasped her arm near the shoulder. “You have a death wish, woman?” When she didn’t respond, he asked, “What were you thinking, drawing your gun on a man having words with me? He could have killed you!”

“I-I wanted to protect you,” she stammered, trying to wrench her arm free, to no avail. His grip wasn’t tight enough to inflict anything more than discomfort, but it was unyielding. Wyatt was a powerful man, much more powerful than she’d realized.

“I don’t need you to protect me, Elsie,” he bellowed. “I don’t need any woman coming in the middle of my argument with another man, putting herself in danger on my behalf.” He gave her a shake. “You listening to me, woman?”

She’d never seen this severe, chastising side to Wyatt, and she felt desperate for him to understand her motivation. “But it’s not your fight, it’s mine. And you’re injured! I didn’t want him to hurt you.”

“I would prefer for me to lose a fistfight than for you to lose a gunfight… or win one, for that matter, and end up in prison!” He walked with purpose toward the front of the barn, hauling her along with him.

“What are you doing?” she squeaked, though she had a strong suspicion of his intention when he dragged her in the direction of the bench.

He sat down and dragged her between his legs before toppling her over his right knee. Wyatt wrapped his other leg over hers, pinning her in place. His left hand fell in such a hard swat on her clothed bottom that she gasped and arched upward.

“Teaching you a lesson about safety,” he growled. Grasping the waist of her trousers, he tugged them down, while she squirmed helplessly between his legs.

She felt mortified when the cool morning air wafted over her bare bottom. Before, she’d felt some measure of control. Now she felt like a bad little girl, helpless to prevent her punishment, especially when he proceeded with giving her naked backside a proper, no-nonsense tanning. Sharp swats peppered her bottom and the tops of her thighs, causing such a sting that tears flooded her eyes nearly immediately. “Stop this, Wyatt! I’m ordering you to stop.”

“Order away, missy,” he responded, smacking even harder. “You aren’t in charge at the moment.” Her whole bottom blazed, with each spank igniting a new fire on her poor unprotected cheeks.

“Ow!” she sobbed. “Wyatt, please. I was trying to help you; I don’t deserve this!”

“Ha!” he responded. “I don’t know of anyone who deserves this more. Would your pa have let you go and do something so dangerous without consequences?”

His mention of her father brought forth a new wave of grief and pain. She’d acted recklessly ever since her father’s death, a result of hatred for her neighbor and grief over how her pa had died before his time. No one had ever cared to stop her. “No, he would want me safe. Please, it hurts…”

He stopped spanking and rested his hand on her hot bottom. “I want you safe too, Elsie. I care about you. That’s the only reason I’m blistering your backside.”

Justice for Elsie (Mail-Order Grooms Book 3)

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Cowboy Daddies is LIVE! #newrelease

cowboydaddies_fullWhat’s better than one Daddy Dom? You guessed it: Two! I’m thrilled to announce that Cowboy Daddies: Two Western Romances has hit the shelves. I wrote one of the stories, and Jane Henry wrote the other.

This is the first book I’ve written that takes place in a contemporary setting as opposed to the old west. You’ll notice, however, that it’s still a western like my other books. I didn’t veer too far off course!

It was fun to write about a ranch that has pickup trucks in addition to horses. My cowboy uses a cell phone. Not once did he have to ride to town and send a telegram, and spankings did not involve removal of drawers and petticoats. Ha!

I loved writing this story. One thing I’ve noticed as an author is that some stories just seem to flow, like they were dammed up in my brain waiting to be set free. This was one of those stories.

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Publisher’s Description

Cowboy Daddies: Two Western Romances includes novellas from bestselling spanking romance authors Amelia Smarts and Jane Henry. These novellas tell the story of sisters Abigail and Daisy Jones and the stern, handsome cowboy daddies who take them in hand.

Part One by Amelia Smarts

Eighteen-year-old orphan Abigail Jones has been doing her best to survive while also saving money to put her younger sister through college one day, but when she takes up residence in an abandoned bunkhouse at a ranch she quickly ends up in trouble with the ranch’s owner.

After he catches Abigail trespassing and riding his favorite horse without permission, Clay Ashton scolds her thoroughly. He also makes it clear that she’ll be coming back to his house for a proper meal, whether she likes it or not, and when the beautiful, sassy girl refuses to accept his charity he doesn’t hesitate to take her over his knee for a sound spanking.

Though being punished like a naughty little girl leaves Abigail blushing crimson, she cannot deny her body’s reaction to Clay’s strict chastisement, and soon enough she is calling him daddy and promising to be good. Over the coming weeks she learns what it means to be guided, corrected, and cared for by a firm but loving daddy. But when her pride causes her to make a terrible mistake, can Clay show her that no matter what she will always be his little girl?

Part Two by Jane Henry

In the three months since she came to live with Abigail and Clay, eighteen-year-old Daisy Jones has grown ever more enthralled by the ranch’s tall, ruggedly handsome foreman, Shane Weston. Unfortunately, Shane seems to view her as nothing more than a naughty little girl, and he even threatens to spank her if her irresponsible behavior disrupts Abigail and Clay’s wedding.

After Abigail and Clay depart for their honeymoon, Daisy’s defiant attitude and constant disobedience finally push Shane too far and he puts her over his knee for the spanking she so desperately needs. Ashamed yet undeniably turned on, Daisy looks with different eyes at the man who has taken on the role of her strict but caring daddy.

Taming a girl as headstrong as Daisy will not be easy, however, and Shane’s firm-handed correction will frequently be required to keep her in line. But when Daisy’s past mistakes come back to haunt her and she deceives Shane about the situation, will he discover the truth and teach his little girl never to lie to her daddy again?

Publisher’s Note: Cowboy Daddies: Two Western Romances includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Cowboy Daddies: Two Western Romances


Naughty Little Excerpt

“All right, that’s it,” he growled. “Seems like the seat of your jeans is in need of a good dusting. I warned you.” He strode to a stump, sat down, and proceeded to roll up his sleeve. “Come here and lie over my lap.”

Her mouth dropped open. He’d finished securing his sleeve and had splayed his right hand on his knee before she found her tongue. “You’re out of your fucking mind if you think I’m going to just walk to you to get… s-sp…”

“Spanked?” he finished for her. “Watch your language, especially when you’re about to be punished. And you are going to come and present yourself over my knee because if you don’t do so in the next thirty seconds, I’m going to do it for you, and if I have to do that, it won’t be a few swats with my hand. I’ll take my belt to you.”

Her eyes rounded into two large saucers. She shook her head. “Okay, okay. You win. I won’t swear anymore, and I’ll ride back to the barn and accept a meal.”

He almost smiled, remembering how he used to promise to behave in the vain hope it would get him out of a punishment, but it was always too late, just like it was too late for her. “You certainly will, after your spanking.”

She took a step back. “Please… Don’t hurt me.” Her eyes had lost all of their defiance and conveyed only fear.

She was right to be apprehensive about a spanking. Spankings hurt, after all, but he didn’t like that she looked so afraid. He held out his hand, and his voice was gentler when he spoke. “Come here. It’ll hurt, but not too badly and the pain won’t last.” He wouldn’t abandon the discipline. He always followed through on his word, but he almost wanted to forego it after seeing the look of fear in her eyes.

Luckily, his words seemed to allow her fear to abate slightly, though she still looked plenty worried. He was pleased when she walked to him, and when she placed her hand in his and allowed him to pull her over his lap, that earned her a ‘good girl.’

Her jeans stretched tight around her cheeks, prominently displaying her feminine curves. She was a pretty little brat, and she seemed so very small and vulnerable now that all her big talk had gone silent and she was positioned to receive a spanking. When he smoothed his hand over her bottom, her breath hitched. His hand looked giant resting on her small form, and it made him aware of how much he would need to hold back in order not to punish her too harshly.

“So, you’ve been calling me Dad like a rebellious teenager and goading me, which makes me believe this kind of paternal discipline is just the thing for you.”

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Cover reveal for Cowboy Daddies: Two Western Romances

In just two more days the book I wrote with Jane Henry will be released. We’re both excited to share these stories with you. They include two hot, stern cowboy daddies and a couple of feisty ladies who give them a run for their money. Take a look at this cover from Stormy Night Publications! Naughty excerpt included below it.

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“You have a beautiful body, Abigail.”

She peeked up at him through her lashes. His face lacked any sign of humor. “You don’t know that,” she informed him.

Without removing his gaze from her face, he reached out and took hold of the end of the robe’s belt, which was tied into a bow. Before he pulled it loose, he studied her eyes, giving her time to protest. Instead, she bit her bottom lip and stared back into his eyes, mesmerized. A ghost of a smile pulled at his lips, and his eyes warmed as he drew the end of the belt toward him. The two sides of the robe parted, causing a whoosh of air to caress her stomach.

Ever so slowly, he took hold of each lapel and drew the material over her shoulders. Then he dropped the robe to the ground, where it pooled around her naked body. Her flesh heated as his eyes roamed downward, lingering on her breasts before continuing its journey south. His gaze caressed her skin, and heat licked through her body. Her breathing became shallower as she stood accepting his examination of her body, which seemed both intensely sexual and pragmatic.

When his eyes eventually met hers again, they were smoldering. “Now I know,” he said, his voice a low rumble.

She swallowed. “So I guess you don’t just think of me as just a naughty little girl,” she said with a nervous squeak. “I was kind of worried that’s how you saw me.”

“Far from it,” he responded in a growl. “I see you as a beautiful grown woman who needs a daddy.” He picked up the ruler and slapped it once against his palm. “And baby, you’ve found one.” He pointed at the smooth surface of the desk with the ruler. “Bend your beautiful naked body over the desk and present your bottom to Daddy for discipline.”

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