Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Unexpected Consequences: Cara Bristol's On The Blog Today!

Today I'm delighted to welcome fellow author Cara Bristol to the blog.  Her novel Unexpected Consequences looks to be a heated read that just moved to the top of my TBR list!  Without any further fuss, I'll step out of the way and give you Cara Bristol!

It might not be romantic to discuss fighting in a relationship but couples have conflicts. It’s normal to have disagreements, exchange words and experience heated emotions.

Often you can predict what will anger him or her. Sometimes that helps you avoid an argument because you can choose to not do or not say what you know will set him or her off. But sometimes you do it anyway and deal with the resulting eruption.

No matter how well you know your partner or spouse, there will always be surprises. Sometimes a fight will start over the smallest, seemingly insignificant incident – and sometimes at most inconvenient moment.

Fights in the privacy of your own home are tense enough – but what about when they occur just before you’ve planned to go somewhere together such as a party?

The tension in the car as you drive to your destination is blanket-thick. Then, to not make a public spectacle, you try to pretend that everything is normal as you socialize with your friends  -- all the while you’re feeling tense, angry, hurt, or perhaps even murderous. You’re forced to talk to each other when you’d rather not. You’d rather not be at the party – but you’re kind of glad for the buffer.

But what about when the fight occurs and the party is at YOUR house?

I’ve been married for eighteen years and my husband and I have a few fights – and had a few just before leaving for a social engagement. I drew upon those emotions when I wrote my erotic domestic discipline romance, Unexpected Consequences.

Newlyweds Melania and Jared Traynor are deeply in love and are planning their first dinner party as a married couple. But, an hour before their guests arrive, Jared discovers Melania disobeyed a “request,” sneaked behind his back and then lied about it to cover up her disobedience. Not only do they have an argument, but Jared, as the head of household, spanks Melania for her disobedience and dishonesty.

Now imagine greeting your guests after your husband has just burned your bottom…

Unexpected Consequences Excerpt

The doorbell echoed, and Melania emerged from the kitchen where she’d been hiding. She had developed a sixth sense as to where Jared was located and made it her purpose to be somewhere else, finding things to do in different rooms of the house as his location changed. She had no idea how to act, what to say. But with the arrival of their guests, she had no choice but to face him. She met Jared in the foyer.

Reluctantly she met his gaze. Melania was surprised to see approval and warmth gleaming in his dark eyes. “You look beautiful.” His tone sounded husky.

Her stomach flip-flopped with confusion and a smattering of resentment. Was it that easy for him? That simple? An hour ago he’d paddled her until she couldn’t sit down, and now everything was normal? He’d turned her world upside down and then switched gears as easily as he would flip a light switch.

“Thank you,” she responded coolly.

The new dress she’d planned to wear had been too snug across her aching buttocks, and after several wardrobe changes, she settled on a simple teal green sheath, its smooth silk fabric the least abrasive on her sore bottom. She paired it with a multistrand seashell necklace, matching earrings, and casual high-heel mules, chosen because they didn’t rub her blistered heels.

Jared had showered, and his dark brown hair appeared almost black except for the silver wings at his temples. The shadow of a beard was gone. He wore khaki slacks and a patterned blue-and-khaki short-sleeved shirt. He appeared relaxed, comfortable, and way too handsome for her peace of mind. Perhaps she should be mad for what he’d done, but curiously, she wasn’t. Confused, apprehensive, unsettled, but not angry. “You look very handsome.” The compliment slipped out.

“Thank you.” He inclined his head before stepping forward to open the door.

He grinned broadly at the couple standing under the portico. “Hey! Come on in.” He widened the opening, and he curved his arm easily around Melania, pulling her to his side. His touch felt awkward, and she tensed. How was a wife supposed to act after her husband punished her?

“Honey, you remember Otis and Liz Davenport?” His tone was boisterous, cheerful -- too boisterous and too cheerful. She realized he wasn’t as unaffected as he’d first appeared. Her heart skipped with naughty glee that he wasn’t untouched after all.

“Of course.” She greeted their visitors with a handshake and a wooden smile.

Expected Consequences Blurb

Jared belongs to the Rod and Cane Society, a secret organization of men who spank their wives to maintain domestic discipline. When Melania ignores a “request” from her husband and attempts to hide her disobedience, Jared spanks her.

While Jared believes the unpleasantness has been settled, for Melania it only has begun. Although she consented to the spanking, her fairytale notion of marriage has been shattered and she makes plans to leave Jared as soon as her parents return from vacation.

While she waits, Melania begins to see more positive aspects of domestic discipline. But just as she decides her love for Jared is paramount and she might be able to accept a domestic discipline marriage, Jared discovers she’d planned to leave him and once again her marriage is in jeopardy.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: paddling, spanking.

Buy Link: http://www.loose-id.com/Unexpected-Consequences.aspx


  1. Will this book be available at any other sellers? Amazon?

  2. Hi June -
    Yes, it will be. It will be available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble about 60 days after the initial release (Sept. 20), so figure after Nov. 20 or so. My publisher releases it first on their site, then through other retailers.

  3. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Lee Ann!

  4. Awesome excerpt. Hoping to pick this one up in the next week or 2!

  5. Sometimes I can't help speculating on your domestic arrangements, Cara...


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