I’m thrilled to have Natasha Knight back on my blog with a fantastic – and hot! – excerpt from her latest book, Her Rogue Knight.
Welcome Natasha :).
Hi Liv, thank you so much for having me here today. I’m a huge fan of yours, as you know. I wanted to talk a bit about Her Rogue Knight, my latest release. It is a Medieval spanking romance and really a story that kind of took off in a direction I had no idea it would take when I started to write it. I love Arthurian legend, I love stories of the Fey and I love Knights in shining armor – especially if they spank! The legend of Morgan le Fey in particular has always drawn me and I was thrilled to be able to weave something I absolutely adore into Her Rogue Knight.
The piece I’m sharing tonight comes when Sir William finds Gemma in the forest after she’s run away from home, disobeying her father and striking out on her own to rescue her kidnapped sister Alys. Gemma doesn’t quite know with whom she’s dealing with when it comes to Sir William but is about to learn…
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Before she knew it, his hand had closed over her wrist, and he turned her, hugging her back to him just like he had done yesterday, except that this time, his hold was much more rough. With a little pressure and a quick shake of her wrist, her knife fell to the earth.
“You’re hurting me!” she yelled, pushing the elbow of her free arm into his ribs as she pressed her hips back in an effort to free herself. “Let me go!”
“Once I’ve taught you a lesson,” he said, hauling her off her feet and carrying her backwards until he was sitting down again on that tree stump.
“What are you doing?” she cried, struggling when he pulled her face down onto his lap.
His huge hand connected hard with her buttocks, and even through the layers of both her dress and shift, she felt its strength.
She gasped. “Ow! Let me go!”
He pulled her waist closer to him and spanked her again.
“You can’t do this! You have no right!”
“I can, and I will, and it will be a good lesson for when you are my wife,” he said.
“I will never be your wife!” she protested.
He lifted his hand and spanked her once again over her clothes. “You are a stubborn little girl, and you have more than earned this spanking. Your father may not punish you like this any longer but I certainly can and will.”
She reached her hands back to slap his away and cover her bottom, but when she did, he grabbed both wrists in one of his hands and held them at her low back.
“Thank you, that is much better,” he said, his other hand now gripping one buttock hard. “You want to rescue your sister,” he said.
She stilled as he slowly slid that hand down the backs of her legs. When he reached the hem of her dress and his fingers touched the bare skin of her ankle, her breath caught.
“You’re very brave,” he said, his tone just a hair lower, deeper. His fingers traveled upward, caressing now the back of her calf. “Courageous,” he continued, lifting her dress and her shift as one as he reached the hollow at the backs of her knees.
She made a small sound, a whimper, while he circled that tender, ticklish spot. But the tickle was something other, something almost erotic. And she knew he knew it as he hovered there, just lightly touching her skin. Her body stilled momentarily, her wide eyes staring straight ahead, the muscles of her back, arms, and legs tensed.
“But your way of going about this rescue is, quite frankly, absurd.”
“What are you doing?” she asked, her voice small, wavering as cool morning air brushed the backs of her now bare thighs.
“Preparing you,” he said, and as if he knew she would fight against him, he easily shifted her weight and draped his right leg over the backs of her naked thighs, trapping her perfectly to him.
“Preparing me for what?” she asked, knowing and dreading the answer.
“Your punishment,” he said easily.
Since her mother’s death, Gemma’s aging father has grown weaker with every passing year, and she has all but raised her younger sister Alys. Lethal with a bow in her hand, she keeps her family safe… until the day they are caught by surprise and Alys is taken by a band of outlaws. In desperation, her father pleads for aid from a reclusive knight by the name of Sir William and pledges him Gemma’s hand in marriage in repayment for the safe return of her sister.
When Gemma ignores her father’s instructions and sets out on her own to rescue Alys, she discovers that this gruff, unkempt, and yet undeniably handsome brute is more than her match, and the lesson is brought home with a sound spanking on her bare bottom. With no time to waste taking the brave and feisty yet hopelessly naïve eighteen-year-old back home, Sir William has no choice but to bring her along as he pursues her sister’s captors. Though he might not admit it, however, he relishes the thought that he might have to punish her again, and with every glimpse of her delicious curves his lust intensifies.
In spite of his firm chastisement and his demand for her unquestioning obedience, Gemma finds her feelings for Sir William evolving rapidly. She begins to wonder what it would feel like to be stripped bare and held tight in his strong arms, helpless and blushing, yet longing for him to claim her hard and thoroughly.
Even as her desire for him grows stronger, she frets about the secrets he keeps from her. His skill in battle alone tells her that he is no mere woodsman, and the hilt of his sword bears a marking that cannot be mistaken—a symbol that she believed had passed into legend. Can she trust this man with her life and that of her sister? Will he fail her in her hour of greatest need, or will her rogue knight prove himself worthy of not only her submission but her love as well?
Publisher’s Note: Her Rogue Knight is an erotic novel that includes spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Natasha Knight is the author of several BDSM and spanking erotic romances all of which explore the mind of the Dominant male and the submissive female, discovering just beneath the surface of each story that key element of love. Her characters are as human as she: powerful and vulnerable, flawed, perhaps damaged but with an incredible capacity to love. You can read more about her books by visiting her blog, Twitter, Amazon, Facebook and Goodreads.
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