SUPER EXCITED to host the fabulously wicked, MADDIE TAYLOR who shares with us her stand-alone book in the best-selling series,
THE RED PETTICOAT SALOON
About The Red Petticoat Saloon series:
Author Maddie Taylor joins a long list of other USA Today and international bestselling authors to breath danger, suspense, intrigue, romance and a healthy dose of steam to bring this unique series to life.
Each stand-alone book tells the compelling story of a different woman, ‘a gem’, who comes to the saloon to find a safe haven and discovers they have become part of a family. Recurring characters appear in each book to allow readers continuity as they meet women who have learned to bend but have not broken under the harshness that life has to offer. It is a series where strong, loving men find not only entertainment at the saloon but the special women who reside under its roof.
Balking at pre-arranged marriage number four to a man older than her father, Carissa Fulwiler leaves New York City humiliated and alone, but determined to take her future into her own hands. She travels to California to begin a quiet life on the western frontier as a mail-order-bride to a young man of her own choosing. But fate has never been kind to her and she arrives in Culpepper Cove to find her would-be husband dead from a freak accident, leaving her with little money, no job, and no place to live. With few options, Carissa ends up as Coral, the newest Gem at the Red Petticoat Saloon.
Bo Magnusson left his troubled past behind long ago and traveled west. Now that he’s established as the town’s blacksmith and owner of the busy livery stable, he’s ready to settle down and begin a family. One day, a down on her luck lovely redhead arriving by stage catches his eye. She is obviously a lady and needs a man to protect her, especially when her dire straits force her to take a job dancing with lonely prospectors at the local saloon. This doesn’t sit well with him and he pursues her only to be politely, but flatly, rejected. But Bo is stubborn, and he won’t give up trying until his ring is on her finger and she bears his name, even if the convincing means that she’s sporting a bright red bottom while he rekindles her heart and keeps her safe.
Having at last won the stubborn young widow’s hand, Bo and Coral settle into their new life together, but their pasts come calling one day when her father’s man comes to town ready to drag Coral back to New York by whatever means possible. Tempers rise and secrets are revealed, but when the dust settles, will Bo and Coral still be together, or will the treachery and vindictiveness of those dead set against their love tear them apart?
“You know the rules of the saloon. You heard me tell Gabriel that I would see to the punishment for violating them.”
“You said we’d discuss them—” Her protests were choked off midsentence as he easily positioned her on her belly and flipped her skirt up onto her back. She felt him ruck up her petticoat next, one of the pink ones, of course, which left only her frilly white drawers underneath. Fingers, warm and rough, came in contact with the bare skin on her bottom next and she groaned, cursing her bad luck for wearing her split seamed pantalets. She’d thought she might need to see to the call of nature while she was out here.
“I thought to leave these in place since we aren’t intimate, but this clever design takes that decision out of my hands.” Air wafted over her bottom as he untied the drawstring and separated the two halves.
Next, a loud crack echoed through the night air as a stinging swat connected with one of her bottom cheeks. She squealed in protest an instant before a matching smack landed on the other side.
“That’s not happening until I’m satisfied you won’t do something as foolish as walking in town or the woods by yourself after dark.”
Another pair of slaps landed on alternating cheeks. He spanked hard, his big hand falling like a paddle and covering most of her bottom in a single swat. And it didn’t appear he intended to stop after a few. As more fell unrelentingly, the heat on her skin built with each blow. After about a dozen, tears filled her eyes and her hand flew back.
“I’m sorry, please. No more.”
Fingers curled around her wrist as he moved her hand out of the way.
“I say when I’m done, not you, sweetheart.” More searing swats fell steadily with the same intensity as he covered every inch of her bottom and upper thighs at least twice.
“Please, Bo. I promise I won’t go out alone again. I swear.” Her voice broke on the last two words and must have declared her sincerity, because he stopped. His hand rubbed gently across the skin he had just heated. She imagined steam rising from her scorching backside in contrast to the cooler night air. It felt hot enough to fry eggs on.
“I’m going to hold you to your vow, Coral. If I find that you don’t, you’ll get a taste of my belt.”
His hand tightened, squeezing her tender flesh. “Because even if the feelings are not returned, I care what happens to you.”
A USA Today bestselling author, Maddie is also a lifelong reader. She became a romance junkie as a teen with her first romance novel, The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss. From then on, she was hooked, and gobbled up everything she could get her hands on, whether contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi. If there was romance to be found between a strong alpha male, and a sassy, adventurous and ofttimes defiant yet loving woman Maddie was all over it.
As an author, she stays true to those themes writing steamy erotic romance, with a side of kink, and adding elements of intrigue, danger and suspense to her plots. Maddie started writing as a hobby.
Her stories stayed private while she raised a family and worked full time as a registered nurse. It wasn’t until 2012 that she decided to take the plunge and submit her first book for publication: Captain My Captain.
She found acceptance at Blushing Books and published an impressive twelve novels the first year. She’s still juggling writing with her day job and you’ll find her working at her laptop into the wee hours of the night, scribbling plot ideas onto the notebook she always keeps handy, and working out the details of a scene while floating around in her pool with a lemon drop in hand. Don’t be surprised if you see her pulling over on the side of the road to capture an idea for a scene on paper, because as Maddie says, her best ideas always come when there isn’t a pen in a five-mile radius. Visit her blog here:
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CLUB DECADENCE SERIES
Faithfully, Prequel Captain,
My Captain, Book 1
You Said Forever, Book 2
Little Light of Mine, Book 3
Unbind My Heart, Book 4
Second Time Lucky, Book 5
What About Love, Book 6
DECADENCE LA SERIES
Master My Love
Under His Command (A novella in the Hero to Obey boxed set)
DECADENT NIGHTS SERIES
The Sons of Johnny Hastings
With Hearts Aflame: Valentine’s Day Box Set
The Naughty List
Surrender Your Grace
The Gif Everything Christmas The Juniper Bride