Acting Lessons is Kathryn R. Blake's third novel with Blushing Books, and second spanking romance where Domestic Discipline is primary to the plot. Although Kathryn is 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 desire for a certain amount of control. They do not suffer defiance or disobedience lightly. In fact, it is something they refuse to tolerate, and will take firm steps to ensure it never happens again. And if the transgression is serious enough to endanger the heroine's well-being or life, he will take action no matter how much it may bother him to do so.
These books have nothing to do with abuse, where the protagonist desires to hurt and degrade the female under his charge. The spankings, though painful, are always given with love and a desire to correct undesirable behavior or habits.
Besides writing, Kathryn enjoys reading and acting in the community and regional theaters. In addition, Kathryn has been a member of RWA since the early 1980s and has joined several local and special interest chapters such as OVRWA, COFW, MARA, FF&P, ESPAN and HHRW. All of which have been instrumental in helping Kathryn's career.
He was a strict and demanding college professor turned professional director who excelled at giving acting lessons. She was his shy and uncertain former student who became a professional actress under his tutelage. They fell in love, married, and won two Tony Awards before tragedy struck and a simple kiss ripped them apart.
Six months later, Peter Thorton decides to take matters into his own hands by making his famous wife, Kate, an offer he knew she wouldn't refuse. Plainly put, he wants her back and he intends to do whatever is necessary to achieve his goal, even if it means giving his stubborn, willful leading lady a daily reminder over his knee that she had promised to obey him.
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