Allison West’s sweeping historical page turner, The Lords of Discipline takes us from London to the penal colonies of New South Wales. Here’s the sales blurb:
From a line of felons…Violet Kingsley’s parents, convicted of conspiring against the crown, were sent to the penal colony, leaving Violet with her abusive uncle. Escaping his home was easy, living on the streets was a matter of survival. At nineteen she wants nothing more than to see her parents again. With no other way to discover their whereabouts, she forces her way inside a restaurant and breaks into the kitchen, delivering herself one last hot meal before she too is sent to the penal colony, in hopes of finding them again.
Officer James Foster patrols the streets of London and is called into a different district to cover a shift. Catching Violet red-handed with stolen soup right out of the ladle, he has no choice but to arrest her, except his heart won’t let him send this poor woman to the magistrate for further proceedings. He’s seen her before, bought her a meal two years ago, and feels nothing but guilt for her still living the same life she had back then. He should have done more for her.
Knowing what will become of Violet as a convict on a ship set out for the penal colony, she would be one of only a few women against hundreds of men who wanted to take her virtue. Violet would not survive the transport, let alone the life of a convict in New South Wales.
Needing a caretaker for his fourteen-month old daughter, James offers her a chance to pay off her debt, with the same sentence term, seven years. Will she behave as a lady should, or find his expectations and her new life to be too difficult?
DISCLAIMER: This book contains the elements of domestic discipline and power exchange. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase this book.
Here’s a little taster from the book:
“I’m not drunk,” Violet said sounding quite offended. “Besides I’m quite capable of making my own decisions as a lady and I desire my drink back.” How dare he speak for her! It was another reason why marrying him seemed quite absurd. She slammed her fist forcefully on the table, trying to make her point. She did not dare try to stand for fear that she might sway on her feet. James may have been right, that she’d had too much to drink. She had barely downed her glass but it hadn’t mattered, she was a giggly mess. Thankfully no one else had to see her in such an embarrassing way.
“You can have it back when I say you can,” James said, quickly drinking the last of her cup, finishing it off.
She scoffed unlady like under her breath, appalled that she wasn’t to drink but that he could help himself to a second glass and finish hers which made a third! The nerve he had, to tell her what was appropriate and what she could do. “How dare you!” Anger boiled in her blood, forcing her hands to tremble. Standing up, her footing was unsteady as she swayed, pointing a finger at him. “You are not my husband, James. You do not have the right to tell me what I can and can’t do.”
About the Author
Allison West is a #1 International Best-Selling Author in Erotica, BDSM, Romantic Erotica, Sci-Fi, Victorian, and Historical Erotica. She also writes young adult novels under the name Ruth Silver.
Allison West has been inventing worlds and writing stories for years. Her favorite novels are those that leave a lasting impression, long after the final page is read. She loves writing naughty novels with characters that you can connect with. You can find more about Allison on Facebook and Twitter.
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