Another chance to share a new book – Alice and the Colonel – and this follows on from last weeks Wip-it-up excerpt. Alice is a virgin and a swift marriage to Colonel Edmund Seymour gives her little time to prepare for her first adventure into sex.
His poised hands unhooked the clasp of her gown, and with a gentle nudge, the short sleeves slithered down her arms. Another almost violent shiver cascaded across her skin. The rest of the gown floated down her body, gliding past her hips and on to the floor. Swiftly, he collected the garment and lay it neatly on a chair. Underneath her white wedding gown, she wore a sleeveless petticoat.
Her eyes tracked his face, not daring to leave it for fear the magical intimacy he had kindled might suddenly fade. With a faint expression of amusement creeping on to his features, he looped his fingers around the straps and drew them down her arms. She heard him sniff as he briefly buried his nose in her hair, kissing her neck lightly.
“Devine,” he murmured.
His fingers tickled as he continued to lower her undergarment. Alice squirmed, goose bumps rising higher on her exposed flesh. Each moment of such close proximity unravelled her ability to think straight. A newly found energy coursed through her blood, heating her bosom and loins.
His deft hands reached her cotton corset. He paused, fingers hovering, and emitted a low sigh and cocked his head to one side. A gentle sound – a sign of appreciation? Her own arms lay rigid to her sides, unable to move, while her hands simply quivered with expectation of what was to come. He ran a lone finger up the straight busk of her corset towards her cleavage. She watched its progress hypnotised.
The busk parted her rounded breasts, forming distinct globes. They heaved as she panted with short breaths. He stopped short of touching her and instead, pinched the end of a lace between his finger and thumb. As he unlaced the corset, he freed her captured bosom and unleashed her erect nipples, which pushed through the fabric of her shift. Glancing up, she caught sight of Edmund tracing his tongue about his lips. She swayed, seeing his reaction, wondering if his mouth would taste every part of her. Was that part of the experience? To be explored in every possible way?
Only her shift and stockings remained.
There is nothing quite like a man in uniform—at least as far as nineteen-year-old Alice Aubrey is concerned—and when Colonel Edmund Seymour’s regiment arrives in town she is ecstatic. But a bout of youthful exuberance results in her wandering through the streets unchaperoned with a junior officer, inebriated and causing a general commotion, and it isn’t long before the entire town hears of the incident.
Upon visiting Alice’s home to apologize to her family for the officer’s conduct he is informed that due to the ensuing scandal Alice now has no chance of marrying well, so he does what honor demands and asks her father’s permission to marry her himself. Agreeing that this is the only good offer Alice will ever receive, her parents inform their wayward daughter that she must accept the colonel’s hand or be disowned.
Alice wisely accepts, but only a day after the wedding her sharp-tongued defiance rears its head as she tours her new home. To her shock and horror, Edmund leads her to a private spot in the gardens, bares her bottom, and spanks her soundly until she is sobbing and repentant. Worse yet, she is made to finish the tour of the estate with her bottom sore and her cheeks blushing. In spite of her shame, his stern chastisement awakens something in her, and when he takes her long and hard that night it satisfies her more than she ever imagined possible.
As the months pass, Alice learns—often with the help of Edmund’s firm discipline—how to be a respectful, modest wife in public even while enjoying the most scandalous pleasures with her husband in the bedroom. But when Edmund grants her wish to throw a ball, will people see that the silly, frivolous girl they remember is now a lady worthy of their respect?
Publisher’s Note: Alice and the Colonel is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
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