Saturday, September 24, 2016

Can a little Domestic Discipline improve a bad vacation? (#spanking #discipline #giveaway @CaraBristol)

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By Cara Bristol (Guest Blogger)

You know what’s more stressful than working all the time? Taking a vacation! A lot can go wrong.

My mom and I took a cruise, and she caught up one of those viruses that can run through an entire ship. Because we were sharing a cabin, we both ended up quarantined for the duration of the cruise.

On a trip to Hawaii with my parents when I was a teenager, my mother and stepfather got into a really big fight. The rest of the trip was tense and awkward.

Ah, good times.

My husband, my mother-in-law and I had planned a trip to Thailand. Just before we arrived, riots broke out in Bangkok—and our hotel was located in the riot area. The travel company rerouted us to a different hotel, but the new accommodations were in an industrial part of town. Nothing to do or see. We ended up going to stay with my sister-in-law who lived in Thailand at the time. So, no harm, no foul that time—although we weren’t able to see anything in the heart of Bangkok.

My husband and I have never had a bad vacation together, but we have had some “adventures” while traveling.

You can plan all you want, but vacations are unpredictable. A lot can impact a trip including:

  • Bad weather
  • Natural disasters
  • Disagreements with travel companions
  • Political or civic uprisings
  • Flight delays, flight cancellations, lost luggage
  • Getting sick
  • Being pickpocketed and losing your passport, money, etc.
  • Unexpected substandard accommodations

In Wife on the Lam in Domestic Discipline, heroine Janelle Gibb wants to take a fancy, luxury vacation for her anniversary, but her husband blows off their special day. She is so mad she goes on the dream vacation all by herself. What Janelle doesn’t know is that Brent secretly booked a trip to surprise her. Nor does she know that husband follows her to the resort and proceeds to have a little “fun” with her. Her dream vacation is about to get really uncomfortable…

An excerpt from Wife on the Lam, Domestic Discipline

The only person to board so far, she sank into a seat midway down the aisle curbside, grateful for the air conditioning. After only a short jaunt from the building to the van, perspiration dampened her skin. She plucked at her cotton capris stuck to her legs. She wouldn’t need the slacks she’d packed. Just shorts, tanks — and the swimsuit. If she had the guts to wear it.

She’d bought the suit to surprise Brent before she hatched her impromptu plan. He’d always liked her ass. She sighed and lifted her hair from her nape. Should she contact him? Start damage control?

Could she call the States from Isla Island? Because Brent traveled so much they had a comprehensive cell plan. She powered up her phone. Seconds later a text message beeped through. Her hand shook as she recognized Brent’s number.

Can’t believe U did this. Where R U?

She texted him back. Cabana Resort, Isla Island. I’m sorry.

She widened her eyes when seconds later a response popped up. He must have been waiting for her message. She could imagine his fury. Fortunately she was hundreds of miles away. Of course, if she hadn’t been hundreds of miles away, he wouldn’t be mad. With any hope, he’d cool off some by the end of the week. Or would he be angrier by then?

U R in so much trouble. B there Thurs.

Did that mean what it sounded like? She gulped. U R coming here?

Yes. We’ll talk.

Talk was often a euphemism, but of course she wanted him to join her. Her heartfelt wish had been for her and Brent to take the trip together. And she was ninety-nine percent sure he wouldn’t spank her at a resort.

Domestic Discipline Blurb

Love, desire, domination, and submission. Two domestic discipline romances by USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol in one volume.

Wife on the Lam

Janelle wants to take a luxury vacation for her wedding anniversary. Despite numerous hints, husband Brent misses all the clues and plans a business trip! Miffed, she flies off alone to a luxury resort. She’s going to celebrate—with or without him.

Brent didn’t have to work. He’d planned a second honeymoon to the luxury Cabana Resort. Janelle might have ruined his surprise, but he’s not going to let her ruin their anniversary, too. He has a little trick up his sleeve to take his errant wife in hand and get their marriage back on track.

Rahm’s Way

Before her military husband left for his tour of duty, Cadence Simmons relied on Rahm’s love, direction, and protection. His absence forced her to become more independent and make decisions for herself. After serving his country, he’s home for good and eager to resume their marriage as it was before. Only Cadence isn’t quite sure she wants things exactly as they were. Can domestic discipline guide this couple through some major changes?

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Author Bio

USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol writes “nice and naughty” stories of love, romance, and humor featuring strong alpha heroes. She is a no. 1 bestseller in BDSM erotica, science fiction romance, and holiday fiction on Amazon. She is best known for her Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline series and her Breeder D/s sci-fi romance series. She lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, reality TV shows, and traveling.

Have you ever had a vacation go awry? Tell me about your experience and enter to win a copy of Irresistible Attractions, a Rod and Cane Society spanking romance. 
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pansypetal said...

I do enjoy your books Cara. Thank you for the opportunity.

My worst vacation experience? Hmmmm . . . That is an interesting question. Maybe it is the optimist in me, but even the vacations that started bad, or had bumps in them, also had fun times. No vacation was truly awful. Even the one where I was freezing all the time. We went camping for deer season and that particular year was rather cold. That may have been the worst, but it did have its moments. You see, we camped with the extended family so there were campfires, and family sing-a-longs. So though cold, it wasn't all bad.

Even the year I got sick with some sort of upper respiratory ailment. Not only was I sick, but we were in a different hunting area than usual and the guys were not having any luck. Not even any tracks. Almost everyone was kind of miserable. After a couple of nights of hot compresses for me, we gave up on the hunting, packed up, moved camp to the coast, and did the tourist thing. That trip ended up being the best family vacation ever.

So, although there are bumps and challenges, vacations are still adventures to be explored. *shrugs* I did mention I was an optimist. :D

bn100 said...

flight delayed a day

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Lisabet Sarai said...

Well, there was the vacation in Peru, when we almost died. A landslide hit the tracks only a few dozen feet in front of our train from Machu Picchu to Cusco. If the train hadn't screeched to a halt, we'd have been knocked down the cliff into the Urubamba River!

Cara Bristol said...

Hi ladies! I was out of town (writer's conference, not a vacation, although it WAS fun), and tried to comment from my phone, but it didn't take.

Pansy, I agree. I've enjoyed every vacation, even those that haven't turned out the way I expected.

BN, Flight delays are so common these days. It can really throw a wrench into things.

Lisabet, wow. Dying would certainly count as a bad vacation. You were so lucky.

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