What a beautiful cover! This book sounds great, even some time travel (love). So, let my fellow Blushing Books author pique your interest and go get your copy for a weekend spanking read.
Maddie’s hot new date loves to cook – but she avoids eating at all costs
Sarah has perfect plans for her anniversary – but Dan’s disappeared into his man-cave
Ginny’s always let her dog run free in the ‘on-lead’ area – but now a fine has turned up in the post
Maddie, Sarah, Ginny and the other feisty women in these stories all have problems. And they all have men who believe that a spanking is a cure for all ills.
This will be my third illicit trip back to 1681 and I can hardly wait. I enter a free time-machine lab and ensure the door is locked behind me. There’s a small en suite in the lab and I change into my seventeenth-century servant girl garb, borrowed from Wardrobe Services two weeks ago. The feel of the rough material of the layered skirts against my bare bottom adds to my excitement. Soon I’ll be getting a good hard spanking. I’m horny already, trembling a little as I apply long-lasting deodoriser to my nostrils and mouth. The smell of seventeenth-century London is not something you want to inhale. I’m up to date on all my jabs, inoculated against every disease the past has to offer. I check that the time machine’s remote control is in good working order, and slip it into my sleeve. Finally, I set the time machine coordinates. The time: an October night in 1681. The place: The area around Fleet Street, Holborn and The Strand. Where Whipping Tom lurks in shadowy alleys, waiting to capture a lone woman and spank her.
Tell me about your new release
It’s a collection of short stories and is titled A Cure for All Ills. Whereas my first book, Freedom, was an alt-history and my second, At Dead of Night, was a detective story, A Cure for All Ills is a collection of honest-to-goodness domestic discipline stories. One of the stories features a spanko time-traveller from the future making illicit trips back to 1680s London to track down the legendary spanker Whipping Tom, but all the others are contemporary, featuring women in DD relationships and whose partners see – or come to see – spanking as ‘a cure for all ills’.
Two of the stories feature a woman whose partner uses DD to help her overcome a severe eating disorder. What made you write about this?
I was bulimic throughout my twenties and used to long for a man like Adam to enter my life, take responsibility for my eating, and save me from my self-destructive dieting obsession. It didn’t happen for me, but it does happen for Maddie. When I first tried my hand at writing a DD story, the eating disorder scenario felt natural for me – troubled heroine with a serious problem, caring partner using tough love to help her recover. So ‘A Cure for All Ills’ was the first DD story I ever wrote and the other one featuring Adam and Maddie, ‘Far to Go’, was the second.
Are you like any of your heroines?
I think there’s a little bit of me in all of them. From this collection, I’m most like Sarah – hot-headed, rebellious, likes the idea/fantasy of discipline more than the reality of it. There’s obviously quite a bit of Maddie in me as well and her behaviour around food is modelled on mine back in my bulimic days. Of them all, though, I’m mostly like Lucy, the PI from my previous release, At Dead of Night – work-oriented, often seen drinking a cider or two down the pub, fond of a skirmish that ends in a playful spanking.
About Bethany Leigh
Bethany Leigh is a writer of domestic dramas and detective stories spiced up with spankings and romance. Her books are: Freedom, set in an alternate Edwardian England; Betrothed, a short prequel to Freedom; At Dead of Night, a contemporary whodunit; and A Cure For All Ills, an anthology of short domestic discipline stories. All are published by Blushing Books.
Bethany lives in Australia. When she’s not writing, she likes hanging out with her family, catching up with friends over a wine or coffee, and spotting kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras and other fabulous wildlife in the bush near her home.