My latest offering is out on Amazon! Taken as Payment is out of this world and some place where marriage is forbidden, sex is purely for pleasure and bad behaviour will result in a spanking.
They’d put something in her drink, something that made her slumber in a dreamless sleep. She’d been too thirsty to refuse it and gulped it down, draining the beaker in one go. When they shook her awake, her legs ached and her mind was muddled. Dragged out of her cell by the guards, it wasn’t until they reached the room at the end of the corridor that she fully woke up. The grating, made from dull metal, was fixed to the far wall and in the four corners, there were the restraints to which she’d be bound spread-eagled.
“No,” she murmured, horrified. A single-tailed whip, a long slither of thick leather, hung from a hook. “You can’t do this.”
There were two men in the room with her and both chuckled. “Let’s get these clothes off, shall we?”
She felt faint, overwhelmed with despair. Why had she run away? Had things been that bad? “Please. Don’t do this.”
They answered her by pulling off her clothes. One snickered, grabbed her ankles, and yanked down her panties, removing her last shred of dignity. The cold turned her skin to goosebumps and she tried to cover her breasts and pussy. Naked and shivering, she wondered if one last fight with her fists and teeth might at least make her feel better, even if they cost her more lashes. Holding in check her unshed tears—tears of anger and hatred—she tried to regulate her breathing.
“Up against the grating, spread yourself. You’d best be quick. The quicker the better, my advice.”
She screwed her hands into fists and gritted her teeth. Dammit. She had been a champion wrestler in her teens. She could give it one last go before they forced her to comply.
The door swung open just before she let loose her clenched hand.
“Wait up.” The third man, another guard, waved at his colleagues. “She’s been claimed. He’s come for her.”
She froze to the spot, her stomach tightened into knots of twisted emotions: anxiety and relief. She could understand why the former was present. The latter confused her. Why did she want him to save her from the whipping when he would probably want to punish her himself? Then the obvious reason leapt out—if he spanked her, it would be justifiable, unlike this charade.
She turned to face the door, awaiting his arrival. For the first time, he would see her bared body.
When she is taken from her home and forced to work in the powerful city of Chandros to pay the debts of her small farming community, twenty-year-old Iona Meers is furious. After an intimate, humiliating medical examination conducted in full view of Chief Inspector Xane—the man she considers responsible for her predicament—her seething anger turns into outright defiance.
Having noted both Iona’s rebelliousness and her helpless arousal during her examination, Xane decides to bring her home with him as his personal servant. Iona’s disobedience quickly results in her being pulled over Xane’s knee for a long, hard spanking on her bare bottom, yet despite her best efforts to ignore her body’s response to his dominance, she soon realizes that there is a reason Xane is known among his people for his skill as a virgin claimer.
Iona’s longing for Xane’s touch grows stronger with each passing day, and yielding to his dominant lovemaking arouses her beyond anything she could have ever imagined. But when a long-buried secret from her past comes to light and calls everything Iona thought she knew about herself into question, will it strengthen her bond with Xane or tear them apart forever?
Publisher’s Note: Taken as Payment is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, medical play, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.