Friday, June 5, 2015

E is for Excerpt -Cara Bristol is visiting today

This is the end of the first week of the 2015 A to Z Spanking Challenge.  You think it's hard to get to all the blog hops, imagine how difficult it is to come up with a topic every day. So don't let all the participants down, appreciate their hard work and drop by and let them know you appreciate their EFFORTS.

The beautiful and prolific Cara Bristol is joining us today for our fifth day of the 2015 A to Z Spank Challenge.  Her latest book in her Rod & Cane Society series is now available at Amazon.  Here is a sneak peek into the steamy IRRESTIBLE ATTRACTIONS. Where's the E you say, why E is for Elevators, Exhibitionism and Erotic Romance. What's erotic about elevators (called 'lifts' in British English)? For one, they offer great potential for exhibitionism.

Elevators are great settings because they can be as private or as public as you want them to be. An elevator is a small enclosed space in which your characters are temporarily held captive. The hero and heroine can be with other people or they can be alone. It can be a quick ride—or they can be trapped.

They can seethe with suppressed lust during the ride, they can make out—or go all the way. They can grope each other surreptitiously next to oblivious passengers or they can be caught in the act by people boarding the elevator—or watched by the security guard on the camera. If your elevator is made of glass, they can be watched by people on the ground floor!

If an elevator malfunctions, you can trap your characters for an extended period of time. In Irresistible Attractions, a Rod and Cane Society spanking romance, I use the elevator as a way for the heroine and hero to meet.

Hannah Laurie is a 20-year-old college student who works for a cleaning service. She and another girl clean the Rod and Cane Society building. Her co-worker fakes illness and doesn’t show up for work one night, leaving Hannah to clean the huge mansion by herself. In this scene, Hannah and her slacker workmate are having a tiff on the phone:

An excerpt from Irresistible Attractions
“You weren’t expecting to be paid for work you didn’t do, were you?” My work. Hannah guided the janitorial cart with one hand, dragged the vacuum with the other, and marched to the elevator.

“I might get written up again. You know I’m on notice. “
“Then you should have been here.”
“I’m sick!” She stuck to her story. “It’s not like you haven’t missed any shifts!”
Hannah had been genuinely ill with the flu, and had missed another day due to car trouble. Unlike Amberlyn, she’d called her supervisor early enough so she could schedule a replacement. She wasn’t going to waste time arguing when she still had work to do. “Either you notify Tidy Titans or I will,” Hannah said. “Enjoy your party.”
“You’re a real buzz kill. There’s nothing exciting about disinfecting toilets and picking up other people’s shit. Work. Work. Work. That’s all you care about other than your stupid classes. Which will do what, prepare you for more work?”
God, she hoped so. Hannah jabbed the up button, the elevator doors opened, and she boarded with her cart. Amberlyn was correct about one thing: cleaning other people’s messes was no fun. Hence, college. In another year, she would graduate with a business degree, get a corporate job, and never vacuum an office, scrape crud off the floor, or wipe up spills again.
“Speaking of which, I have a job I need to get back to. I’ll check with Tidy Titans to verify you called them when I’m done,” Hannah said.
The elevator rose to the second floor.
“You’re a bitch!” Amberlyn snapped with no trace of stuffiness or cough and disconnected.
“You’re an asshole,” Hannah replied to empty air as the door opened.
The man outside blinked. “I beg your pardon?”
If there’d been room inside her janitorial cart, she would have crawled into it. “Not, uh, y-you. I’m sorry. I was, uh, t-talking to…uh…myself.” She’d assumed everyone had vacated the building hours ago. Insulting a client was ground for dismissal.
The elevator started to shut, and she lunged for the open button, but hit the close one by mistake. Make it worse, why don’t you? After cursing at him, she’d slammed the door in his face. Hannah considered punching the 1st floor button and running for cover, but if he took the stairs and caught her barreling down the corridor like the coward she was she’d feel more embarrassed than she did already. And she couldn’t she leave a job unfinished. Two rooms remained.
She gulped and pressed the outward facing arrow.
The doors slid open.
“We meet again,” he said.

Irresistible Attractions blurb

College student Hannah Laurie works nights for a cleaning service. Among its clients is the Rod and Cane Society, an organization of domestic discipline practitioners. As she cleans the mansion headquarters, she becomes fascinated by the idea of being spanked. One evening, she surrenders to the impulse to try out the equipment in the secret disciplinary chamber.
Billionaire cybersecurity magnate Jordan Bevy, Rod and Cane’s disciplinary proctor, ensures the rules of the organization are followed to a T. Using the disciplinary chamber for personal pleasure is strictly forbidden. But when he catches the shy little cleaner girl trying out the equipment, what’s a fellow to do but bend the rules and give her a hand?
Everything seems like fun and games, until their relationship deepens and their respective worlds collide and clash. Can a lowly cleaner girl ever find acceptance in her boyfriend’s monied world?

Author bio
Cara Bristol continues to evolve, adding new subgenres of erotic romance to her repertoire. She has written spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the genre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.


  1. Elevators provide lots of possibilities :) Enjoyed reading this Cara, and loved the excerpt. Talk about an awkward first meeting lol. Love the sound of this.

    Thank you both for sharing :)


  2. Thanks, Leigh for having me as your guest today.

    1. Happy to have you Cara. I love this series.

  3. I love that excerpt, so funny :)

  4. Hi Cara, hi Sunny, great snippet. Elevators can be so exciting for fun! I mean, maybe not those completely out of glass. Poor Hannah, she could be in trouble after this first encounter, couldn't she?




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