When you think of rugged, macho romance heroes, two types come to mind: the cowboy and the military man. Who’s hotter? It’s a hard choice! I did an informal poll on Facebook, and here’s an overview of what readers said:
Military man hotness factors
- A man in uniform- yum
- A true hero, one who risks his life to defend his country
- Demonstrates valor and bravery
- Commands power and authority, often a leader, in charge of others
- Firepower and weaponry. Might have big, er, guns
Cowboy hotness factors
- Blue jeans and chaps – yum
- Battles nature and wrangles beast
- Demonstrates physical strength and has the muscles to prove it
- Doesn’t follow anyone, is his own man, independent and autonomous
- Works with ropes & stuff. Oh baby.
Fortunately, in Domestic Discipline, my new release, readers won’t have to decide between a military guy or a cowboy. They can have both! This spanking romance contains two stories, one featuring a cowboy who takes the heroine on a wild ride–and the other a military officer who likes to be in charge.
Who do you prefer—military man or cowboy—and why?
An excerpt from Wife on the Lam, Domestic Discipline
In this scene, heroine Janelle has attracted the attention of a pesky cowboy
Janelle stuck her sunglasses on her face and unearthed her e-reader. She’d loaded the device with the books of her favorite erotic romance authors before she’d left home, and couldn’t wait to dig in. Melancholy had drifted away with the tide. The jewel-toned water was amazing, not at all cold, and it teemed with life. She’d spotted some bright yellow fish, several kinds of seashells, and some coral.
Who could feel down in the dumps in paradise?
She’d dry off in the sun and then visit the excursion desk. The resort probably offered snorkeling tours. Her solo vacation had brightened.
A shadow in the shape of a cowboy suddenly darkened her day. “Gotta be careful in this hot sun darlin’ or you’ll burn that pretty ass of yours.”
And then, a larger shadow blocked the sun when he plunked a massive umbrella into the sand and raised it.
She flipped over and scrambled to her feet. “I’m not your ‘darlin’’ and my ass is none of your business!” She shoved her e-reader into her bag, grabbed her cover-up, and yanked it on. She didn’t dare look at him, afraid to find him leering. Who was she fooling? He’d already commented on her ass. She shouldn’t have worn the suit.
Out of the corner of her eye, she glanced at him. He’d changed from jeans and western shirt to a pair of long shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. His sunglasses were firmly planted on his nose and his cowboy hat on his head. What kind of man wore a hat like that to the beach?
Didn’t matter. It wasn’t her business any more than her ass was his.
She shoved her towel into her bag, slung it over her shoulder, then focused her gaze on his mirrored lenses. “Leave me alone.” She stomped toward the resort.
Domestic Discipline Blurb:
Love, desire, domination, and submission. Two domestic discipline romances by USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol in one volume.
Wife on the Lam
Janelle wants to take a luxury vacation for her wedding anniversary. Despite numerous hints, husband Brent misses all the clues and plans a business trip! Miffed, she flies off alone to a luxury resort. She’s going to celebrate—with or without him.
Brent didn’t have to work. He’d planned a second honeymoon to the luxury Cabana Resort. Janelle might have ruined his surprise, but he’s not going to let her ruin their anniversary, too. He has a little trick up his sleeve to take his errant wife in hand and get their marriage back on track.
Before her military husband left for his tour of duty, Cadence Simmons relied on Rahm’s love, direction, and protection. His absence forced her to become more independent and make decisions for herself. After serving his country, he’s home for good and eager to resume their marriage as it was before. Only Cadence isn’t quite sure she wants things exactly as they were. Can domestic discipline guide this couple through some major changes?
Amazon: to come
USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol writes “nice and naughty” stories of love, romance, and humor featuring strong alpha heroes. She is a no. 1 bestseller in BDSM erotica, science fiction romance, and holiday fiction on Amazon. She is best known for her Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline series and her Breeder D/s sci-fi romance series. She lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.
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