Kathryn R. Blake has been writing since she was a teen, but wasn't published until 2003. With two books currently available at New Concepts Publishing, she has her 3rd and 4th book out with beta readers, and is re-working her paranormal trilogy.
Besides writing, Kathryn enjoys reading, crewel work, keeping up with social media and working diligently on her web site. She is a passionate lover of animals, though currently only has a tank of small, finned entities that say little and eat much.
Having joined Romance Writers of America (RWA) in the early 1980s, Kathryn also belongs to 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.
However, it is her critique group, which consists of a few very select friends, who have carefully guided her through the often rocky shoals of writing and publishing to get her where she is today.
Though Arthur and Eleanor Benson have been practicing domestic discipline for three months since their wedding, he insists moving to Corbin's Bend, where domestic discipline is the norm rather than the exception, will revitalize their marriage. Elly has doubts, but since Arthur is the undisputed head of their household, they move. However, once Arthur becomes immersed in a community where spanking is not only permitted, but encouraged, his personality undergoes a dramatic change. Accusing his submissive wife of being lazy, disorganized and disobedient, he employs creative methods of pain and humiliation to mold Elly from the imperfect woman he married into the perfect woman he desires. And Elly finds herself a virtual prisoner in her own home, accountable only to the man who rules her life with a cane.
In his years as a vet, Jerry Douglas has seen what abuse does to animals, and he recognizes those same signs in Elly Benson during her daily escape to the dog park with her tiny poodle. Jerry steadfastly supports the tenets of domestic discipline and enjoys the freedom Corbin's Bend offers its residents, but he remains fiercely protective of anyone in need of a champion. And when he witnesses evidence of harsh handling, his instinct is to rush in and rescue. Problem is Elly Benson is a married and consenting adult who insists all her bruises and welts are nothing more than a simple misunderstanding between her and her husband, until the day Arthur Benson takes his authority and discipline one-step too far, endangering Elly's life.
Serena Cunningham did not trust Dominic Westcroft, since she was almost certain he had brutally slaughtered her sister, his first wife, in a fit of jealous rage, and she was out to prove he was the cold-blooded killer she believed him to be. All she needed was the opportunity.
Though both the wizard's council and a jury had found him not guilty, Dominic Westcroft still didn't know if the panther he shifted into at moments of stress or danger had been responsible for his wife's brutal murder. And until he knew for certain whether the beast that claimed a part of his being was innocent of the crime, he had no intention of allowing another woman into his life-no matter how deeply he was attracted to her.
Desperate to keep her dying brother alive, Claire Daniels sets out to charm a powerful vampire into helping her save him. But winning Germaine St. Justine's support will take more than Claire's blood. It will cost her heart and soul.