Thank you for joining me as I look at Alexis Alvarez’s new book, His Firm Direction.
When Cleo Martinelli is offered the lead role in a bold, controversial new play by Axel Masters, the twenty-seven-year-old actress is delighted. Axel Masters is the hottest off-Broadway director in the country. As rehearsals get underway, however, Cleo finds herself having trouble getting into the mindset of her character, a woman whose firm-handed husband spanks her when she is disobedient.
After Cleo's difficulty playing her part convincingly leads to a public confrontation with Axel, she worries that she will be fired. Instead the handsome director calls her into his office, scolds her for her petulant attitude, and then suggests that she is in desperate need of the kind of stern correction the character she is struggling to play receives from her fictional husband.
To her surprise, being reprimanded like a naughty girl proves to be intensely arousing for Cleo, and soon enough she is lying over Axel's lap with her bare bottom exposed for a thorough spanking. His bold dominance leaves her begging to be taken long and hard, and a passionate romance quickly blossoms between them.
Cleo's new understanding of what it means to submit to a man's strict discipline pays off on stage, but as the positive reviews pour in she cannot help wondering what will happen to their relationship after the curtain falls on the last showing of the play. Is Axel truly in love with her, or does he see her as nothing more than an actress in need of his firm direction?
Publisher's Note: His Firm Direction includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
“Yes, I will do what you say,” she said, forcing the words out.
“You’ll love it,” he promised. “Take off your panties.”
“Right now?” she asked, her eyebrows shooting up.
“Are you supposed to argue, or just do it?”
“Do it, I guess.”
“You guess?” He crossed his arms. “You just earned yourself five extra spanks. You going for ten extra?”
“No! That’s not fair! You can’t give me extras. I don’t even, I’ve never even been spanked.” But the idea of being held down and given an extra punishment was somehow so arousing that she squirmed and pressed her thighs together, even while indignation surged through her at his cavalier confidence.
“All the more reason to be obedient your first time, then, I’d think,” he said. “Ten it is. If you don’t want it to be fifteen, give me the panties right now.” He held out his hand.
She hesitated, licked her lip, then slowly wiggled the fabric down over her hips and down her legs. She stepped out carefully, then extended her hand. “Here.”
“Thank you.” He tucked them into his jeans pocket, letting the lacy strings stick out. “That wasn’t so hard, was it?”
More about Alexis Alvarez:
Alexis Alvarez is an author, photographer, and digital designer who loves writing steamy romances. Her female heroines are always strong, intelligent women who fall for the sexiest guy around...and get the happy-ever-after ending of their dreams.
Alexis is a wife and mom, a former chemical engineer, a dachshund-whisperer -- wait, that’s a lie. The dachshund usually does the exact opposite of what he’s told.
Do you like contemporary romance? Darker BDSM/erotica novels? Alexis has you covered. She writes in both genres.
You can usually find Alexis hanging out with her family or her sisters, who are also romance writers, at their website, Graffiti Fiction. The three of them love to drink wine together and laugh like hyenas while making dirty jokes and really inappropriate comments. Their mom is very proud.
One really cool thing about Alexis is that she’s a friendly author who loves meeting new people on Facebook. Please come on by and say hello. Thanks, and happy reading!
Connect with Alexis Alvarez:
Reader’s Group on Facebook – you will LOVE this fun, awesome, inappropriate place! Please join today. https://www.facebook.com/groups/295997897414263/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Alexis-Alvarez/e/B0107LJQEM
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AlexisAlvarezAuthor/