Unexpected Top is a single-title I did for the Ellora’s Cave special submissions call Ball & Chain. The call specified that the hero and heroine must be married and looking to spice up, repair, etc their marriage. I’d seen many BDSM stories with male Doms and female subs and wanted to do something different. What I ended up with wasn’t exactly what I’d intended but I love the story anyway!
It doesn’t release until January 18th but is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble at http://www.ellorascave.com/unexpected-top.html. You can read a different excerpt there too!
As I began to do research into the female Domme I discovered an entire…movement, if you will, called the female-led relationship (FLR). Now, I’m sure many of us would argue that all our relationships are female-led. The difference in FLR is that the woman is truly the head of the household and the male defers to her. He’s rewarded when he follows directions and the rules, and punished (including corporal punishment) when he doesn’t.
Enter Len, my “hero”. Len’s gotten comfortable in his marriage. Sex now is get in, come, get out, go to sleep. His life is go to work, go out with his friends, come home, sit on the couch. I’m sure many of you can identify with this. I based Len on all the things my friends, family, and strangers complained about regarding their husbands. But he was redeemable!
And here’s a little snippet of how it happened:
She bit her lip. “Hey.” Taking another deep breath, she then asked, “So do you still want to do this?” He nodded. “I need you to say it, Len. I need to have no doubt this is something you want, something you asked me to do. This isn’t going to be easy for me, despite what you might think, and I need things to be really clear.”
Len pulled out his phone and showed her what was on the screen. It was a BDSM website, and the page he was on talked about dominance and submission. “When I finished with the bathroom, I pulled this up on my phone. It makes me uncomfortable as all hell to admit this, but I think our marriage will be better if we try this. I work a lot better with rules and structure, I think, and if you can give me those I truly believe our marriage will improve. Part of those rules and structure is consequences when I break them. I hate the silent treatment you give me when I’ve done something wrong. I’d much rather have you tell me how pissed you are and then spank me. After that, I’d be forgiven and we could move on.”
“I’m not sure how dominant I really am.”
“That’s okay. The website said the level of dominance is different with every couple.”
Cissy blew out a loud breath. “Okay. If you want to try this we’ll have to talk a ton and get things out in the open about what we both want and what we’re willing to do.”
“Well, you asked me to spank you, and I’m going to.” She saw Len’s throat work as he swallowed. She was sure he was nervous, it was a natural reaction, but she wondered if he’d realize he was crazy and stop her. “There are three items they recommend we try since we’re both beginners.” Knowing she needed to take control, at least for right now, so she didn’t frustrate either herself or Len, she said, “Go upstairs and get my hairbrush, and then go into the office for a ruler. Meet me back in the living room.”
He startled but then moved toward the stairs. “Be right back.” She saw him swallow thickly once more, and her own stomach was churning. All she could do now was pray this brought them closer together, rather than tearing them apart. Cissy very much feared if that happened, the next step was divorce.
I feel like I should add spooky music here. What happens next? I guess you’ll have to read the story to find out!
More information, as always, is on my website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com.