Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably by Bethany Leigh

Just released this week, is a hot new book Are You Sitting Comfortably? from the incomparable Bethany Leigh.

Bethany Leigh writes domestic dramas and detective stories spiced up with spankings and romance.

Bethany lives in Australia. When she’s not writing, she likes hanging out with her family, catching up with friends over a wine or coffee, and spotting kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras and other fabulous wildlife in the bush near her home.

More of her titles are listed with buy links at the end of this blog post.

Publisher Blushing Books has done another beautiful cover for this one.

Multiple heroines. Various misdeeds. Invariable punishment.


Are You Sitting Comfortably?

These ladies aren't, after defiance, hijinks, bad attitude and other misbehaviour lands them a trip across a stern partner's knee.

Enjoy eight short spanking stories, featuring feisty heroines from a range of genres – contemporary, mystery, historical and alt-history – all with one thing in common. They all have a man who knows just how to bring them back in line!

Penny’s husband Hayden wants to revive domestic discipline as well as romance as they travel around Australia. Penny isn’t so sure, but then she ignores an important instruction.

Lucy’s trying to trace a poison-pen writer and searching for an office to set up her own PI agency. Can she find a location boyfriend Noel approves of? (A standalone mystery featuring Lucy from At Dead of Night.)

Lady Helena has run away with her family’s footman after having a disastrous marriage declared void. How will she cope with life as lowly servant Nell? (Featuring two new characters from the Lady Margia/Freedom universe.)

Ruth is in love with the headmaster of the school where she works as a nurse. He seems unaware of her existence – until her madcap friend comes to stay, and a prank goes horribly wrong.

Disclaimer: This book contains explicit spanking scenes. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

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"I bet he never had a friend in the first place," I said later that night when Hayden and I were getting ready for bed. "I bet he bought two tickets to the cricket just hoping he'd find someone to accompany him by telling that sob story."

"Don't be ridiculous," Hayden said.

"I thought this trip was all about us, Hayden? About us doing things together. About us nurturing our relationship with romantic candle-lit dinners. Not about you going off to watch a bunch of men chucking a ball around with some random guy, leaving me sitting here all evening on my own."

"I said you should meet us after the match. We can still go to dinner."

"And I said I didn't want to. Not with that tosser, anyway." I got into the pull-down bed and wriggled onto my side, pulling the sheet over me; it was way too hot for a doona, but I didn't like sleeping with no bedclothes at all.

"That's your choice – so don't blame me for the fact you'll be eating here alone."

"Better than hanging out with you and fucking Robert, anyway. How come he's not going to visit his friend after the match? His sick friend who can't make it? You'd think he'd go round there with a get well card and a bunch of grapes, wouldn't you, instead of – ouch!"

Hayden's hand stung my thigh. "What's that for?"

"Are you serious? You carry on like the proverbial pork chop because I'm spending one day attending a cricket match. One day out of the 365 we're spending together on this trip. And you ask why you got that slap? Any more of this carry-on and you'll be over my knee getting a really good spanking."

Because the caravan park was quiet, there was a good distance between us and the nearest caravan, so Hayden could probably carry out his threat with no risk of being overheard. I lay there quietly, burning with resentment, silently going over the pros and cons of defying him. The pros: I was right to make a fuss about this, and continuing to show him how annoyed I was would prove to him how unfair I thought he was being. The cons: It was going to be hard to sleep while I was angry anyway, so I didn't want to make it even harder by having a throbbing bottom. And I also didn't want to be spanked because of an argument over a jerk like Robert. I got the impression that he'd be pleased if he suspected I was in trouble with Hayden, and I didn't want to give him that satisfaction.

So that was one pro and two cons. I sighed.

"So you're going to behave yourself, then?" Hayden asked, getting under the sheet. "A very sensible decision."

Unlike the one you've made about the cricket. But I kept my thoughts to myself. I didn't want to give Hayden the satisfaction of spanking me either.

Hayden, as if guessing my thoughts, chuckled and snapped off the light.

Catch up with Bethany Leigh on social media:

Twitter: @writerbethany1


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Other books by Bethany Leigh:

Freedom, set in an alternate Edwardian England

Betrothed, a short prequel to Freedom

At Dead of Night, a contemporary whodunit

A Cure For All Ills, an anthology of short domestic discipline stories.

All are published by Blushing Books.