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conqueredbrides_detailHave you ever fantasized about being captured by an alpha guy, whisked out of your normal life and into a situation where you have little control and earn lots of spankings? If you have, you’re going to love the The Conquered Brides boxset. Five fantastic books from five fantastic authors, all for a great low price.

Korey Mae Johnson is representing the books today, so let me gesture the spotlight over to her. Take it away, Korey Mae…

Thanks so much for having me on your site, first and foremost, Patricia. You’re so generous for letting me talk about my project to your blog followers—who all must have very good taste.

My current project was extremely awesome and it didn’t seem like it was that long ago I was writing it. It’s astounding how fast time flies. This boxset was extremely fun, even though the people on my boxset are so amazing that my book is sure to live in the shadows. They’re all extremely talented authors and it was so fun being able to take one setting, and one major plot device, and all use it to create very different stories. It really shows how different we all are as authors with our own intricate ways to weave a story.

The differences, despite the topic and setting being exactly the same, really goes to tell that the story teller and style really has all the power. We could really take the same characters and the stories would still be completely different.

So that was extremely fun, and for myself, educational.

Medieval books are challenging as to making sure that we didn’t say anything wildly inaccurate or use any modern clichés. The men of this time period were hard, because their life was hard. I imagine life back then was stressful and violent and dirty. The men had to reflect that, and since we’re representing a semblance of history, we have to be true to the fact that they were rough. One of the main plot arches of this collection in particular is that these men fight a war and then marry these women against their will. But they’re also an erotic romance—romance being key!—and so we all had our own way of making this happen. We still had to make heroes that a modern audience would want to root for and fall in love with through the spankings and through the hard situation.

So let’s just say that we really had to work hard to make our characters loveable, and I think everyone did a great job. At least I fell in love with all of the other ladies’ books and I really, really hope that readers will feel the same way about mine.

We were going for hot, spicy, and edgy, so hopefully our readers will laugh, love, and burn… I think for those who love their alpha-males rough yet delicious, this will be well worth the buy—(and the length! Each book is a full-sized novel!)

Thanks so much again for hosting me, Patricia! It was a delight to rant about writing medieval men characters for a bit! Hope you come to visit me soon over at my blog!


 titlingHere’s a summary of the set. Korey’s book is first.

When the castle they called home is besieged and ultimately falls, five women are captured and carried off as wives by their foes. Will they be treated as no more than the spoils of war, or can their new lords prove themselves worthy of the love and submission of their conquered brides?

The Conquered Brides is a five-book collection featuring brand-new titles from five top erotic romance authors. This collection includes:

Commanding the Princess, by Korey Mae Johnson

As the ruler of Hohenzollern Castle in name only, Susanna has watched helplessly for years as her power-hungry uncle made one enemy after another for her. One enemy stands out, and the moment she catches sight of him, Princess Susanna is certain that it will be Gerhard of Bavaria who brings her world down around her. As his army smashes through her gates, Susanna makes the only choice she has left. She surrenders herself to Gerhard, hoping to win mercy for her people, though she fears it will come at the cost of her life. But she soon learns that Gerhard has other plans for her, plans which may end with her surrendering much more than just her castle to him.

The Knight’s Seduction, by Renee Rose

Avowed to never again yield to a man’s ill-treatment, Lady Daisy stands ready to fight to the death when her castle is sacked. The imposing knight Sir Barrett has other ideas, however, and to her dismay, Daisy soon finds herself not only disarmed, but soundly spanked as well. Sir Barrett takes her as his captive bride, but when she shows real terror at the prospect of consummating their marriage, he offers her a bargain. She will offer her body to him and accept the pleasurable torments he inflicts, but he will not claim her fully until she aches for it so badly she begs him. Certain she will do no such thing, Daisy agrees, but can she resist the knight’s seduction?

The Widow Is Mine, by Ashe Barker

Since her husband’s untimely passing, Lady Natalia has resigned herself to a quiet life as a young widow and perhaps one day as a nun. But when her adopted home is conquered by the enemy, her world is turned upside down. After he rescues her from the chaos of Hohenzollern’s fall, Duke Stefan of Richtenholst cannot imagine allowing Natalia to languish behind the walls of a convent. The duke takes Natalia home as his wife, and he quickly proves himself ready to compel her obedience when it is necessary, but can he ever truly make her his own?

Conquering Lady Claire, by Sue Lyndon

As Hohenzollern Castle falls, mayhem unfolds around Lady Claire, and her only aim is to lead as many women and children of the castle to safety as possible. In an odd turn of fortune, her courageous efforts ultimately lead to her capture by none other than Lord Galien of Minrova, the very man that her brother, a powerful duke, recently commanded to find her and claim her as his wife. Claire’s defiance is quickly overcome by means of a firm hand applied to her bare bottom, but Galien is not content merely going through the motions of a political marriage. His skilled lovemaking soon leaves his new bride begging for more, but can he conquer her heart as well?

Kidnapped and Claimed, by Dinah McLeod

When her husband’s repeated infidelities and drunken insults become too much to bear, Lady Cecily flees to her childhood home at Hohenzollern, but things quickly go from bad to worse and she is kidnapped from the castle stables only moments after her arrival. Cecily ignores her abductor’s warnings of ruin about to befall Hohenzollern and his claim that he took her from the castle only to keep her safe. She resists him every step of the way, until at last he spanks her long and hard. Despite his firm chastisement, it soon becomes clear to Cecily that her captor cares for her in a way her husband never did. But can she forgive him for stealing her from her home?

Publisher’s Note: The Conquered Brides contains spankings, sexual scenes, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

knightandroseAnd here’s an excerpt from Commanding the Princess.

He stepped into the camp and then finally put her down near the campfire. She looked like she meant to bolt, but he held her arm firmly and snapped, “Susanna, desist!”

She calmed slightly, looking up at him with round eyes, filled with fear and anticipation. “Look at me,” he said, pointing at his eyes. He didn’t want the woman that he was falling so quickly in love with to look at him with fear. However, he did need her to heed him and to trust him. “I know I’ve done things to you that you are having trouble forgiving me for, but I want you to look at me now and tell me that you still don’t trust that I think the world of you.”

She looked around, back and forth, but then she straightened. She took a deep breath and then put a hand across his chest. “I do know that. I do trust you. I just… wanted you to feel some of the rejection that I felt.”

He picked up her hands and brought her fingers to his lips and kissed them. “I will never forsake you, Susanna. That is my vow to you. I’ve loved you like the sun since I met you. Do you think I would harm my sun, Susanna?”

She blinked at him, seeming to soften, but didn’t answer.

“Trust me to guide you without causing you harm. I will have you cry, and learn, and then we will be done.”

She suddenly chewed her lip, which he had only seen her do once, and that was when they had been making love. It made her seem so uncertain. “Please, why can’t we forget it?”

“Because I will fear that you have not learned this unless I teach you,” he replied, then curled his fingers around her palm.

I know you’re hooked now! I sure am! Buy the boxset at these fine retailers, and hurry up before supplies are gone (okay, just kidding, they’re ebooks — but hurry up anyway!).

AMAZON
BARNES AND NOBLE
ALLROMANCE eBOOKS
KOBO BOOKS

4 Comments

  1. Hi Trish,
    I loved the awesome books and my reviews are at the usual sites. It’s to bad that I couldn’t give it 10 stars, lol.
    What’s in the works for you?
    Hugs
    Laurel

    • We’ll all have to dive into your reviews, Laurel, and mark them “helpful.”

      I’m about done with polishing a new manuscript. It’s called Striker, and it’s a romance/detective/spanking story. I believe I’ll be submitting it to a publisher tonight. Not sure if they’ll pick it up, or when it will be released. Thanks for asking!

  2. Sounds like a fantastic collection. You know I love the medieval period, so this set is right up my alley. Thanks for hosting this, Trish!

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