The Submissive Suffragette by Amelia Smarts

Today my spotlight is on #1 Amazon Bestseller in Historical Erotica and Erotic Westerns author, Amelia Smarts, and book number one in her Lone Star Love series, The Submissive Suffragette from Blushing Books.

Amelia writes romance novels featuring domestic discipline/spanking. Usually her stories involve a cowboy, and they always involve a man's firm hand connecting with a woman's naughty backside. It's important to her to tell a good story in addition to portraying hot sex and discipline scenes. She writes complex, flawed heroes and heroines who struggle and succeed in their journey to love and happiness.

With graduate and undergraduate degrees in creative writing and English, and Amelia loves the written word. If you'd like to talk books with her, contact details follow.

Blurb for The Submissive Suffragette

It’s the late 1800s and women are beginning to fight against the accepted roles of submissive housewife and mother. The suffragette movement is gaining ground. Nalin is one of these women. She is a devoted wife to Carter, and desperately longs for motherhood. But she is struggling to balance those desires with her belief that women need to be equal to men, and this starts, to her way of thinking, with the right to vote. She begins defying all the normal conventions – she wears pants instead of skirts to town, she cusses, she talks back to her husband. The consequences of her actions are that Carter takes a firm hand to her backside.

Carter, on the other hand, has always been quite happy with the status quo and is becoming more and more frustrated with Nalin’s constant defiance of all things considered lady-like. He has even come to believe that disciplining his recalcitrant wife is pointless. But her reaction to this declaration confuses them both.

Carter and Nalin both want children, but have so far suffered more than one devastating loss. They are both thrilled when Nalin again becomes pregnant. However, now she’s demanding to attend the suffragette convention in Dallas. Carter loves his wife, so despite his initial reservations, he agrees to see her safely to the convention and back again.

Their adventure takes a few twists and turns along the way. Will this couple safely and successfully navigate their way through these turbulent times and find the happily ever after they both deserve?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit erotic and spanking scenes. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.


Her voice was muffled against the shirt on his chest. “Do you wish you’d married someone who could have your baby? Do you wish you had a more biddable wife?”

Carter tensed at her words. Did she really not know how much he loved her? He closed his eyes in a moment of frustration. When he opened them, Nalin’s eyes were fixed on him.

“I’ve angered you,” she said.

“You’ve frustrated me. You’re doubting my love for you. I can’t understand why you would, when I try to show it to you every day.”

“How could I not doubt your love? What kind of woman has a body that rejects new life? What kind of wife becomes so depressed she can’t leave her bed?”

“Nalin, don’t say such things. You’re grieving. You’re my wife, the woman I love, and your worth to me isn’t connected to childbearing. I've tried so many times to convince you of this. What more should I say?”

“You don’t realize you deserve someone better. I hate myself, Carter. I hate that I am such a failure.”

“How dare you say that? Now I’m warning you. I won’t hear you doubt my love for you, and I won’t hear you speak ill of yourself. I'll punish you, Nalin. Is that what you want right now? To be punished?”

“I want only to die.”

Upon hearing those words, Carter shoved her off his lap onto her feet, a move that startled her after months of nothing but caresses from him. She looked at him with shock, something much different from her dazed expression of late.

“Fetch me your hairbrush, young lady.”


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About the Lone Star Love Series

The Submissive Suffragette is part of Amelia’s Lone Star Love series with Blushing Books. While writing The Unbraiding of Anna Brown, about lonely widower Carter and sweet, plainspoken Anna who lights his way out of a dark depression, she came to understand the woman Carter was mourning. Carter's first wife, Nalin, was sharp, feisty, and different from Anna in just about every way possible. She felt that Nalin and Carter deserved their own story, which led her to write The Submissive Suffragette, Book One in the series. Missy Meets the Marshal (Book Three) is as much an action and adventure story as it is a spanking romance. In it you'll find villains, bounty hunters, murder, and a conscientious lawman who makes a life-altering choice to follow his heart instead of the law. And while these three books do make up a series, they can each be read and enjoyed as standalones.  

Also in the Lone Star Love Series

The Unbraiding of Anna Brown (Lone Star Love Book 2) – Hardened widower awakens from grief when met by a sweet, headstrong young lady in need of some old-fashioned discipline.

Missy Meets the Marshal (Lone Star Love Book 3) – A troubled woman in need of protection and discipline meets a tough marshal, whose job it is to provide both.

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