Old West Romance

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2Good morning! Let’s talk about Hero Undercover, a sizzling compilation of panty-melting military masters, determined detectives, and rope twirling cowboys.  Penned by 25 New York Times, USA Today, and award-winning, best-selling romance authors: Annabel Joseph, Addison Cain, Renee Rose, Maggie Ryan, Maddie Taylor, Emily Tilton, Trent Evans, Jennifer Bene, Jane Henry, Sophie Kisker, Megan Michaels, Katherine Deane, Maggie Carpenter, Maisy Archer, Alyssa Bailey, Claire Conrad, Stevie MacFarlane, Piper Stone, Anya Summers, Lucy Wild, BJ Wane, A.C. Rose, April Hill, Amelia Smarts, Meredith O’Reilly.

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12322871My contribution to the boxset, Justice, Roughly, is a historical western about a cowboy who goes undercover as deputy to suss out a cattle rustler. He didn’t expect to fall for the criminal. Enjoy this extended excerpt!

Wyatt took a final swig of whiskey. “I should go. It’s getting late.”

She felt disappointed. She didn’t want him to leave, but it was only proper. It was dark but for the coal oil lamp flickering with a low flame by the window, and she could hear crickets chirping insistently outside.

“I’ll help you put on your shirt,” she said, rising to her feet and moving toward him. She stood between his spread knees and reached behind him with an arm on either side of his neck. They were so close to each other that Elsie could feel the heat from his breath on the exposed part of her upper chest. Her breasts were positioned near his face and nearly touched him as she reached over to position the arm of the shirt so that he could slide his left hand into it.

She was aware of his breathing becoming more labored against her skin, which prickled and pulsed with desire as she drew in his scent, a mixture of soap, whiskey, and leather. She lightly covered his injured shoulder with the empty shirtsleeve, keeping his arm in the sling. She didn’t bother buttoning him up.

In a sudden burst of courage and lust, she ran her hand down his bare chest, feeling the soft flesh over his hard ridges.

“Elsie…” he said, his voice low, his tone a warning.

She gazed into his glimmering eyes. She’d never been with a man, but instinct directed her movements. She felt like the most desirable woman in the world, standing there in front of him, having him look at her in that way, and she yearned for him to touch her.

He wrapped his good arm around her waist and pulled her to a seated position on his left leg. His arm still firmly encircling her, he said quietly in a deep voice, “You’re playing with fire, young lady.”

She clenched her legs together and shivered, the chiding having sparked her arousal. “Please, Wyatt…”

“Please what?” he asked gently.

She let out a whimper, a small sound that indicated how vulnerable she was to her onslaught of feelings. She didn’t know how to articulate what she wanted, but she didn’t need to. Her needy mewl spurred him into action. Strong fingers trailed up her back, entwined in her hair, and closed into a gentle fist. Gripping her hair at the roots, he turned her head to face him and crushed his lips against hers. She melted into the kiss. The pressure of his mouth caused an outpouring of sensations in her tummy, her breasts, and between her legs—feelings she’d never felt so strongly before. He growled, and the kiss became deeper, more insistent.

His hand left her hair and wrapped around her back, pulling her close to him so that her breasts flattened against his chest. One of her hard, sore nipples scraped against a button on his shirt, causing her back to arch suddenly. She trembled and gasped when his lips left hers and nibbled at her neck.

“Oh…” It was nearly too much for her. Her mind and heart raced, unable to understand what was happening to her body.

She would have lost her maidenhood that night if Wyatt hadn’t pulled away suddenly. He stood, bringing her to her feet as well, and took two steps back.

“I’m sorry,” he said, breathing hard. “Forgive me.”

“Don’t be sorry, Wyatt,” she said pleadingly. “I liked it.” She took a step toward him, but he held out his hand to stop her approach.


It was spoken so firmly and without compromise that it caused Elsie to feel a sharp pang of rejection. Humiliated, she bit her lip and struggled not to allow tears to make an appearance.

“It’s not that I don’t want to, Elsie,” Wyatt said quickly. “Please don’t cry.”

“I don’t understand,” she said, feeling her lower lip trembling and her eyes filling with tears.

“I would be taking advantage of you.”

“No, you wouldn’t. Not if I want it too. Do you not find me attractive?” She suddenly felt sick to her stomach. How desperate she sounded, begging for his affection.

“I do find you attractive. And I would like nothing more than to continue what we were doing, but it wouldn’t be right.”

She didn’t believe him. What a fool she was, dressing up in her prettiest dress and inviting him to dinner. She shook her head and blinked at the ground, wishing she could be anywhere but there. Struggling to keep her voice from wavering, she said, “It’s all right, Wyatt. I know I have been very forward.”

An awful silence filled the room. She couldn’t even look at him and wished that he would leave so she could nurse her hurt pride in solitude. She could feel his gaze on her and the longer he stayed silent, the more humiliated she felt.

He walked to her suddenly, grabbed her wrist, and pressed her hand against the front of his trousers. “Feel that?” he growled. “That’s how much I want you. Don’t you dare think otherwise.”

She gasped and stared at him with wide eyes. His cock was rock hard. She knew a man became hard when he was filled with desire, so she felt her earlier fear of him not finding her attractive fading, leaving in its wake total confusion.

“Now do you believe I want you?” he said, and clenched his jaw. He seemed almost angry, but it was more intensity than anger.

“Yes,” she whispered.

“Good.” He released her wrist and strode to the front door, where he grabbed his hat hanging over a hook and clapped it on his head. “Forgive me, Elsie.” Without waiting for her to respond, he walked out and slammed the door behind him.

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Old West Romance · Saturday Spankings

“You’re not over my lap for a good time” #SatSpanks

Saturday SpankingsGreetings! Today I’m sharing another excerpt from Justice, Roughly, which is part of the Hero Undercover anthology. There’s a little bit of something for everyone when it comes to the spankings in this novella. Erotic, disciplinary, playful… it’s all packed in there!

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Excerpt from Justice, Roughly, part of the Hero Undercover Anthology

Her unmarked skin seemed especially pale in the bright light of the sun and it was such a beautiful sight that he brought his hand down right away, twice, once on each cheek.

She wriggled over his lap. “Ow! Please not so hard!”

He chuckled. “Oh, honey, you’d better save your begging for when it really hurts. Settle down now. You’re not over my lap for a good time, but I do think you’ll feel better after this.”

He felt her body relax and noticed that her bottom cheeks unclenched. After giving each beautiful globe an affectionate rub, the spanking commenced. He’d be lying if he said he didn’t enjoy painting her bottom red. Every squirm and yelp spurred him into continuing without respite. He’d been waiting a long time to give her what she needed.

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Old West Romance · Saturday Spankings

“You want to spank me?” #SatSpanks

Saturday SpankingsIt’s Saturday; time for a spanking! Or, in this case, a spanking threat. The excerpt I’m sharing today is from my latest story, Justice, Roughly. It’s part of anthology with 24 other authors, all telling the story of a hero that goes undercover. The compilation is called, appropriately, Hero Undercover, and it’s now available to preorder for only $0.99! It’ll be delivered to your device on June 27. Grab your copy from your favorite retailer before the price goes up.

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25 New York Times, USA Today, and award-winning best-selling romance authors offer this sizzling compilation of panty-melting undercover bad boys, from swoon-worthy cowboys and alpha military men to deliciously decadent dominants.  This smoking-hot collection features a wide array of stories including dark fantasies, seductive sci-fi, and erotic BDSM, all with the sweet happily-ever-afters you crave!

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Authors include:  Annabel Joseph, Addison Cain, Renee Rose, Maggie Ryan, Maddie Taylor, Emily Tilton, Trent Evans, Jennifer Bene, Sophie Kisker, Megan Michaels, Katherine Deane, Maggie Carpenter, Jane Henry, Maisy Archer, Alyssa Bailey, Claire Conrad, Stevie MacFarlane, Piper Stone, Anya Summers, Lucy Wild, BJ Wane, A.C. Rose, April Hill, Amelia Smarts, Meredith O’Reilly


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About Justice, Roughly by Amelia Smarts

Ashton’s marshal suspects the owner of the Infinity Ranch of rustling cattle from the neighboring Xavier Ranch and rebranding them, but he has no proof. To obtain it, he employs Wyatt Parker as an undercover deputy to carry out one mission: He must work as a cowhand at the Infinity Ranch, gain the owner’s trust, and become witness to the thefts.

When Wyatt accepted the marshal’s mission, he never imagined that a beautiful, sweet woman like Elsie Fin would be the landowner and mastermind behind such a serious illegal activity. Immediately endearing herself to him, she fixes his arm injury and allows him to stay in her bunkhouse to heal, with no expectation of labor in return. Before long, his loyalties are split between the law and a woman whose kindness heals him, inside and out.

Wyatt feels a powerful desire to protect and discipline the wayward woman, who he believes has done wrong and should be punished. But he’s of the opinion that she deserves a sound spanking, not life in prison. Is Elsie really guilty of the rebranding crime? And if she is, how will Wyatt handle that knowledge and the power he has to determine her fate?


Still holding her hand, he forced a stern look on his face. “One thing you should know, Elsie.”

Her lips were parted slightly, and her breathing was coming out in short pants, her breasts rising and falling quickly. “Yes, Wyatt?” she said, and batted her eyelashes at him.

He groaned inwardly. This was one girl who needed to get hitched and rolled around in the hay in a jiffy, or she might very well burst. “You’re going to be my boss, and that’s just fine. I’ll do as you wish and work for my keep. But if you ever pull a gun on me again, I’ll make good on my threat to turn you over my knee.”

Wyatt thought perhaps this promise might eliminate any budding attraction she was feeling, but it seemed to do just the opposite. Her breath hitched before she grinned. “You want to spank me?”

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