Friday, June 10, 2016

Lust Behind Bars (#spanking #eroticromance #bdsm @ashebarker)

By Ashe Barker (Guest Blogger)

Im really excited about Hardened. Ive written quite a few M/f stories, and they mostly tend to start out with the male hero in a position of power or influence. Hardened is different. When we meet Jared and Molly he is a prisoner serving time for armed robbery and shes a prison officer. The chemistry between them is off the scale sexy though, and even though it spells trouble for them both, but especially for her, they cant keep their hands off each other. For a while Ive been thinking about a story that starts out a bit different and this is it.

Jared is a bad lad (dont we all just love one of those?) but hes bright too, and talented, and can see where hes gone wrong. Hes made some bad choices when he was younger but hes determined to forge a different life for himself, though its not always that simple. I suspect the same is true for most ex-offendersit can be hard to completely walk away from your old associates and as Jared discovers, the past has a habit of never being that far behind you.




Blurb

Despite the fact that he is doing time for armed robbery, Molly MacBride is drawn to Jared North almost from the moment she sets eyes on him. Even behind bars his confidence and dominance are undeniable, and soon enough she is willingly baring her bottom and placing herself across his strong thighs, surrendering to both firm punishment and intense pleasure.

When all hell breaks loose during a prison riot, it is Jared who saves Molly’s life, but she is so shaken by the incident that she quits her job and does her best to put him out of her mind. As the years pass, however, Jared never relinquishes his place in her heart—or her fantasies—and when she learns that he has been released on parole Molly cannot resist seeking him out.

Through a combination of hard work and natural talent, Jared has forged a career for himself as a world-renowned photographer, yet in spite of his newfound sophistication and wealth he is no less dominant than he was when she first met him. It isn’t long before Molly finds herself submitting to both his stern discipline and his masterful lovemaking, but can she truly risk falling for a man whose criminal past could come back to haunt them both at any moment?

Publishers Note: Hardened is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please dont buy this book.

Review Quotes

Wow! I was really surprised by this book….the story is about Jared and his choices and the consequences of those choices. The writing is very good and the story absolutely kept me turning pages until I finished the book. This book really earned its' 5 stars.

This was a good page turner as I was keen to see where their journey took them.

Excerpt

Pearson, youre going to be late.He has plenty of time, but I want to talk to North alone.

No, miss. Im fine for a bit yet.Pearson seems quite content to continue shoving clothes into the steam press and slamming down the lid. I watch him for a couple of minutes before I try again.

Were short-staffed today, everything takes longer. Better get a move on, Pearson.

Is someone else coming, then?Pearson switches off his laundry press and ambles over to where Im stationed by the door. The regulations require at least two people to be present when the laundry is in use in case of accidents.

Soon. Ill let you out then Ill stay with North until Jackson arrives.

Itll be at least half an hour before the next prisoner is detailed to come down and take over from Pearson, which should be ample time to ask Jared North about the camera. I precede the prisoner down to the gates at the end of the utility wing corridor and let him through. From there another officer will let Pearson back onto the wing, and onto the visitorssuite. I relock the security gate and return to the laundry room.

North is still occupied with his task, though he does glance at me over his shoulder as I re-enter the huge room, then he switches his attention back to his work.

I want my property back.His curt remark is delivered without even looking at me. He straightens, flexes his muscles, and drags another wheeled bin of dirty laundry in the direction of an empty washing machine.

Youre not supposed to have a camera in here. You know that.

Neither are you, Miss MacBride.Now he does turn to regard me fully, one hip propped on the edge of the bin, his expression inscrutable.Care to explain?

I dont. I dont care to explain at all. I have nothing even vaguely resembling an explanation to offer, either to North or to myself.

Where did you get it?I try to inject a note of authority into my question.

He simply shakes his head.

I try again, piling on the officiousness as best I can.Someone brought it in for you. I want to know who that was.

More head-shaking.

I could put you on report, you do realise that?

Now he just chuckles.But you wont. You cant.

I—”

He continues as though I hadnt spoken.Because if you do, youll have to also explain why you didnt report it yesterday. Why you hid it, and I assume took it home with you. And why you brought it back. I hope you did bring my camera back, Miss MacBride.

Why did you take pictures of me?I blurt out the question, homing in on the one aspect of all this that makes me most uncomfortable. And most exhilarated.

He smiles and meets my gaze, though he appears rather calmer than I am right now.

Because I like looking at you.

What do you mean? Thats, thats…”

Youre prettier than Mr. Drummond.

Thats not saying much.Our wing supervisor is certainly no oil painting, Im not sure I appreciate the comparison.

Perhaps not. So, are you going to give it back to me?He holds out his hand, one eyebrow raised in what could only be described as a direct challenge.

I tilt up my chin; assertiveness is everything in these confrontational situations between officers and prisoners.No, North, Im not. Its a contraband item and its been confiscated.

He appears quite unruffled.I see. Very well, Ill apply to the governor for it to be returned.

No! No, you cant.I take a step toward him, then pause, uncertain how best to proceed.

Can I not? Oh, I understand, because then youll have to explain how it found its way into your pocket during the cell search. Yes, I can see that might be awkward. Still, that isnt really my problem.He starts to load the laundry into the machine.Could you close the door as you leave, Miss MacBride?

I stand, glaring at his muscled back, intensely aware of the camera nestling in my pocket. He has me, its as simple as that. I have no choice.

Okay, you can have it back. But you have to delete the pictures of me.

He turns to face me again.Are you still here, Miss MacBride?

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About Ashe Barker

USA Today Bestselling author Ashe Barker writes erotic romance and spanking romance in a variety of genres including contemporary, BDSM, paranormal, historical. ménage, gay romance and time travel. She is a #1 Amazon Bestseller and all her stories feature hot alpha males and sassy submissives, often with a lot to learn. Kink abounds, and there’s enough dirty talk to satisfy the most demanding smut lover. However dark and dirty the setting, love always emerges triumphant, and her stories never fail to deliver a satisfying happy ever after.

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2 comments:

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, Ashe!

Welcome back to Beyond Romance!

This definitely sounds like a bit of a departure for you. Hope it does really well.

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