The perhaps too long awaited sequel to Loving Rigel (once titled Operation Sadiemeister). This should be out by the end of the month at the very latest. Unless it isn’t. But I am pretty sure it will be.
So what is Healing Rigel about?
Hearts and bottoms are on the line! In the aftermath of Rigel’s disastrous attempt at a proposal, both Rigel and Sadie are left emotionally devastated and acting out in their own ways. Meanwhile, gentle dyke Tank seems to be getting called off the romance bench by Kate, who is far too young for her – and far too straight, for that matter.
Good news, everybody! The Hard Handed Sheriff has done very well! Shep Benedict and Delilah Blackheart propelled me to a spot in the top 5000 amazon authors in late April, and the book itself ranked in the top 50 Western Romances for a significant proportion of the month too.
It’s fascinating to me which books do well and which ones don’t. Hard Handed Sheriff was written about two years ago and contains no overt erotic content at all. There’s not a sex scene in sight and the hero never actually takes the heroine’s undergarments all the way down. (Such a thing wouldn’t be proper, after all, seeing as they barely know one another.)
What the book does contain is affectionate, firm and yes, loving spanking handed down from a fair minded top to a bottom who desperately needs it – even though she’d deny needing it until she’s blue in the face. Delilah is one of my typical heroines, feisty, brave and action oriented and Shep, well, Shep’s a problem solving sort of man who has the persistence to get beyond her prickly, gun toting exterior. It’s a very sweet, very gentle and clean-cut romance and I am glad that people enjoyed it!
A special thank you to those who left reviews on the book, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading them. It’s always a special thrill for me when I get to see how much someone enjoyed a book of mine.
Redwood is a dangerous place for a sheriff, the sleepy little town has managed to lose every law man that’s dared set foot on its soil in the past ten years.
Shep Benedict is Redwood’s newest sheriff and he’s keen to solve the mystery of the missing law men so that he doesn’t become one of them. All signs point to resident town terror Delilah Blackheart being behind the disappearances and suspected murders, but Shep’s not keen to send the pretty orphan to the gallows without making darn sure she’s the guilty party first.
He soon finds that he has a soft spot for the gun toting, hard drinking little lady, but before they can live happily ever after a spree of dangerous arson attempts bring both Delilah and Shep to the very limits of their mortality in this wild western tale of suspense and spankings.
As all spanking brats, bottoms and submissives know – there are different types of trouble. I have dedicated my life to the study of these types and will now elucidate upon them in a scholarly and enlightening fashion.
We will begin this study with inspiration from great Republican Rumsfeld, whose name sounds like a tub of leather.
There are known troubles. These are things that you know will get you in trouble before you do them. There are unknown troubles, which are things you do without knowing that you’ll be in trouble for doing them. There are also known unknown troubles – these are things you don’t necessarily know will get you in trouble, but you suspect they might, and then, of course, there are the unknown unknown troubles, which are the troubles that never occurred to you as being problematic until long after the fact.
The fourth kind of trouble is perhaps the worst kind of trouble. It’s the trouble that arises when you realize you’ve plugged the wrong cord into your boyfriend’s digital camera and broken all the little pins inside even though it totally fit as if it was the right cord. In some cases this sort of trouble can become the dreaded compound trouble when it happens to be the second camera you’ve broken in a similar fashion. (It’s either a secret power or a curse that some items simply disintegrate in my hands. Medical science should probably be made aware of this phenomenon.) Read more
I’ve got some new books coming out on Blushing Books in the next couple of months, one of them is called ‘The Hard Handed Sheriff’. I could go into all the whys and wherefores of it, but let me just say I wrote this a couple years ago and had sort of forgotten about it. Having re-read it, I’ve fallen in love with the protagonists all over again. Here’s a little excerpt that will give you a hint as to why that might be…
An Excerpt from The Hard Handed Sheriff:
“Evenin’, Tomas,” Shep Benedict tipped his hat, keeping his flint blue eyes squarely on Miss Delilah Blackheart.
A murmur went around the saloon. Everybody sensed the coming showdown and unlike the previous altercation, the outcome of which had been obvious before it started, this one was uncertain. Sheriff Shep Benedict was still not real well known by the townsfolk. All they knew was that he’d been sent down from Springs Junction with nothing more than a horse, a gun and a badge. Oh, and a reputation for being one of the meanest sons of bitches that ever walked the West. He stopped a few paces away from Delilah and cleared his throat.
“Ladies aren’t allowed in the saloon.”
He was an undeniably imposing man. His face was all square jaw and high cheek bones and he was clean shaven, a rarity for Redwood. Standing there with his jaw clenched sternly he looked like he’d been carved right out of rock. A few lines around his eyes and mouth spoke to mature age and a good temperament, but he wasn’t looking good tempered at that moment. He was looking like the very incarnation of the law itself, harsh and unyielding. Read more