My Guest: The Bishop’s First Bride
Hi, everyone. I have another guest for you today. She’s Rayanna Jamison, who’s sharing her latest book release, The Bishop’s First Bride. Thus far in her career, Rayanna has written books that feature polygyny (polyamory with two (or more) wives and one husband). In this case, the setting is a religious community where this practice is common, but for The Bishop’s First Bride it is a story with only one wife. These are definitely romance novels, and not strictly erotic (pretty mild actually), but they’re different and show a different lifestyle that is a lot like the “Sister-Wives” you see on TV, but including spanking. These books are published by Blushing Books, which many of you know, is the oldest spanking romance publisher on the market.
To open this spotlight, Rayanna answered a question for me, a question many readers and writer colleagues often ask me, too.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Just do it. Just sit down with your laptop, or notebook or whatever and give it all you’ve got. Some days I have to literally force myself to open my laptop, or open Word, but you just have to do it. But also, know when to call it a day or take a break if that is what you need.
Thanks, Rayanna. I tell this to writers all the time. There is no writer’s block, there is only distraction and stubborn resistance to hard work; because writing every day, treating it like a job, can be hard work.
Here’s the summary of The Bishop’s First Bride:
Rosa Collins was only sixteen when she received a vision telling her of her future husband. Knowing that her husband would be Lucas, the Bishop’s son, and future Bishop of Green Valley, both thrilled and terrified her. They were a match made in heaven, she knew, perfect for each other.
But becoming the Bishop’s Wife is harder than Rosa anticipated. She struggles to transform herself into the perfect Bishop’s Wife that her husband needs.
Lucas misses the real Rosa. Somewhere between getting married, and becoming the future Bishop’s wife, his beloved wife has lost part of herself. Lucas knows that a good, old fashioned spanking is exactly what Rosa needs to help her find balance in her unrealistic expectations of what the perfect wife should be. But, try as he might, that balance doesn’t come easily for Rosa, and it certainly didn’t help that her high school nemesis kept popping up and making trouble.
Will Lucas help her realize that all he wants is for his wife to be happy? Can Rosa pull herself together enough to become the Bishop’s First Wife?
And here’s a fun excerpt:
Carolyn stopped short in front of them, and immediately began to fawn over Luke, and ignore the fact that Rosa was even there.
“Lucas Miller! Is that you? Well, aren’t you a sight for sore eyes! It’s been what, two years?” Carolyn drawled, grabbing Luke to her chest in a forced hug. Luke sent Rosa a deer caught in headlights look, and carefully disentangled himself from the force that was Carolyn.
Rosa breathed a sigh of relief. Of course, Luke had it under control. He had always known just how to handle Carolyn.
“Carolyn.” Luke’s greeting was short but kind. He was never unkind-he would make a wonderful bishop, Rosa knew.
“Luke” Carolyn drawled, running a finger across his chest suggestively. “Is that any way to greet an old friend?” Carolyn puffed out her bottom lip in an exaggerated pout and Rosa couldn’t stop herself from rolling her eyes.
Luke was too nice. He actually fell for Carolyn’s pouting, and apologized for his short greeting. Rosa couldn’t believe it. She had always thought Luke too smart for Carolyn’s wiles, and now with a pout and an eyelash flutter he was eating out of her hand?
“I’m sorry Carolyn- that was rude of me. It’s nice to see you. You look well. Surely, you remember Rosa Collins?”
Carolyn smiled at Rosa for a half of a second before turning her attention back to Luke. “Are you just in town for the day Lucas? I’ve just finished my last class of the day, and I was heading over to this little café over yonder to get a snack. Why don’t you say goodbye to your friend and meet me over there in a few minutes?”
Rosa saw red. She didn’t even wait to see how Lucas would respond as all rational thought had left her brain at that point.
She sidestepped in front of Lucas, so that she was effectively wedged between Lucas and Carolyn, and putting both hands in front of her gave Carolyn a mighty shove- causing her to fall backwards into the street, right in a mud puddle. “I’m not his friend- I’m his fiancée!”
Carolyn just sat sputtering in the middle of the mud puddle- big crocodile tears forming in her eyes. “Well- I never!”
“Yeah? Well maybe you should never just a little more often! Why don’t you learn to act like a lady, and keep your hands off of my man! That’s right Carolyn- he’s mine, and we’re getting married in three weeks. Forgive me if your invitation gets lost in the mail!” Rosa was screaming and beginning to create quite a scene, before Luke jumped into action.
Rosa was still screaming choice words at Carolyn, when Luke stepped forward and graciously helped her out of the puddle- which only served to make Rosa angrier.
Her brain completely left her then, and when Luke reached down and offered Carolyn his hand, Rosa pushed him over too! Carolyn saw it coming, and scooted out of the way, and Luke fell in the puddle beside her with a splash, spraying more mud to cover her face and the front of her dress.
That’s when Rosa finally realized she had gone too far. She watched horrified, as a scowling, unamused Lucas rose from the puddle. His eyes were dark as he sent her a warning glance before turning and helping Carolyn out of the puddle.
Walking up to her, he leaned in close. “Do.not.move” he told her, his voice hard between gritted teeth.
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About Rayanna Jamison:
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