Today’s EggcerptExchange is from Kathryn Blake’s Lesson’s spanking romance, Lessons In Love, featuring an interview with Mr. Peterson.
Pam Weston didn’t have many choices as far as employment went. Her prison sentence saw to that. With limited secretarial skills, and an even more limited budget, she never considered herself executive material. So, when she was ordered to report to the CEO of her company as his new personal assistant, she fully expected to be checking out the “Help Wanted” section of the paper before the day was over.
Robert Peterson knew his management style was not HR approved, but he believed in using the stick as well as the carrot. Employing the tenets of domestic discipline, he helped mold his personal assistants into confident women who recognized their own self-worth. Even so, his unorthodox methods were only one of the reasons many considered the position of his assistant to be a revolving door. To Rob’s mind, Pamela Weston was perfect for his purposes, though given her past, he expected convincing her to agree to his program would be a challenge.
After the dinner Mr. Peterson ordered from a five-star restaurant was delivered and set up in Pam’s tiny kitchen, she returned to pick up her phone.
“I’m here. So tell me what they sent.”
“Since you ordered this massive banquet, I believe you already know the answer to your own question, sir.”
He waited, saying nothing.
“Sorry,” she mumbled, walking back to the kitchen. “I don’t know why I’m getting so snippy with you. I’m not usually this rude with people.”
“I’d say it’s because you’re feeling more secure with me, so I’m going to let it go for tonight. Just don’t get into the habit. I will call you on it in the future.”
“And what will you do?” she huffed. “Spank me?”
“Yes. Among other things.”
“What?” Her feet stopped as if her shoes had been nailed to the floor.
“Calm down. Now,” he insisted in a quiet, but firm tone. “I said we will discuss this tomorrow. If you’re still suffering qualms over my intentions after we talk, I will find another place for you to work.”
Tears instantly sprang to her eyes, and she swiped them back angrily. This wasn’t at all what she’d expected. None of it. He was being far kinder than she deserved, but the thought of being physically disciplined, especially by him, made her stomach clench.
“You worry too much,” he scolded. “Tell me what the restaurant sent.”
Interview with Robert Peterson
Do you have a nickname?
Friends and close associates call me Rob. To others, I am Mr. Peterson.
What is your current job?
Currently I am CEO of Peterson Enterprises as well as a managing partner of Robite Capital.
What is your most important goal?
Being the best I can be and helping others achieve the same.
What is your worst fear or nightmare?
Failure in anything, but especially failing to see what in hindsight is blatantly obvious.
Are you wealthy, poor, or somewhere in between?
Comfortably wealthy, I’d say. Wealthy enough to share with others.
Lessons in Love is Kathryn R. Blake’s sixth novel with Blushing Books, and fifth spanking romance where Domestic Discipline is primary to the plot. Although Kathryn is relatively new to the spanking romance market, she is not new to stories where the hero spanks the heroine. In fact, most of her novels have some sort of spanking in them. However, even in Kathryn’s novels where the hero firmly believes in using spanking as a deterrent, he has no desire to cause the heroine injury and takes no delight in hurting the woman of his heart. In fact, sometimes he finds it extremely difficult to follow through on his threats or promises.
To date, all of her heroes are dominant, alpha males who are extremely protective of the women they love. However, part of that protectiveness includes the need for a certain amount of control. They do not suffer defiance or disobedience lightly. Even so, these men aren’t infallible, and they do make mistakes, but love and respect will always triumph in the end.
Kathryn has been a member of RWA since the early 1980s and has joined several local and special interest chapters. Besides writing, Kathryn enjoys traveling, reading, attending the theatre, and is a passionate lover of animals, so much so that in 2015 a stray cat adopted her. The stray now sleeps in Kathryn’s bed. She has also recently taken up the expensive hobby of making and selling jewelry.
Her personal website, www.kathrynrblake.com, is filled with photos and links to information about her many interests as well as peppered with quizzes, contests, games and lots of other fun things to do and she loves to hear from her readers, so she has an e-mail link at the bottom of every page.
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