Miss Summers’ School by Maggie Ryan
Miss Eleanor Summers runs an exclusive finishing school, made special not only by the caliber of her clients, who include such notable members of Victorian society as Lord Edward Wintercrest, Lord Lucas Huntington and Headmaster Charles Lloyds, but also by the types of lessons she provides to her pupils.
Her clients come from all stations in life, but they all have one thing in common: a deep passion for what she can teach her students. For every girl who sits in a classroom, bends over a chair to have her bottom reddened, or stands with her nose to the wall to contemplate her behavior, is special. These women need more than a husband to fulfill all their needs – they need a firm and loving Papa, as well.
After searching for over a year, Lord Maximilian Hollister believes he has not only found the girl he’s been seeking, he’s certain he’s found the very woman he’s been looking for his entire life. The question is, will Alexandria Bannister agree with him?
Can she find it in her heart to trust the words she’s memorized from her only legacy from her father – letters now singed and faded? Can she admit to the deep and shameful desires her new journey is arousing in her? When Lord Hollister enrolls her as a pupil, is she ready to be the newest student at Miss Summers’ school? And will her classmates be able to help her understand that the lessons she learns there will serve her well?
The school does not merely provide an education – it also provides a choice; and a chance to discover how passion and the need to serve can lead to the kind of fulfillment Alexandria would never have dreamed of before she entered this unique establishment.
From best-selling Victorian ageplay author Maggie Ryan comes the first book in her new ‘Lessons in Submission’ series; a detailed glimpse into Miss Summers’ School, where discipline is harsh but the rewards delicious. As fans of her ‘Women of Wintercrest’ and ‘Hunter’s Ridge’ books will recognise, this is a spin-off of those series, with some familiar – and plenty of new characters.
Taming and Tanning Libby by Carl Hamlin
Libby Hamilton is a costume and stage designer for country music star Max walls. She is good at her job, but is hot – tempered and fiercely independent and tolerates no interference.
When new business manager, Clay Harris comes on board, he makes it clear that Libby will be under his supervision, whether she likes it or not. Exasperated with her attitude, Clay presents to Libby the possibility that her attitude could result in a session over his knees. And when Libby calls his bluff, two lives are changed forever.
Jackson’s Justice by Maddie Taylor
Twenty-year-old Jenny Harper has been in love with Heath Jackson since the day she saw him leap from a galloping horse to save an old woman when she was eleven years old. Over the years, Jenny has watched the women swarm around Heath, but she has her heart set on him and she is not one to give up easily. One way or another, she will show Heath she is a grown woman, ready for a husband, not the child he remembers tagging along after his younger brother.
Unfortunately for Jenny, ever since he was left at the altar by a foolish girl who ran off to marry a wealthy old man, Heath Jackson has sworn off marriage, preferring instead the company of widows and saloon girls. And in any case, though he has secretly lusted after her for years, as far as Heath is concerned Jenny is too young, too much like family, and too eager to wed.
But when tragedy strikes, putting more on Jenny’s shoulders than she can bear, her only hope of saving her family home lies in marrying quickly. Can Heath sit back while other men vie for her affections? Can he bear to watch in silence as she chooses a weakling when she desperately needs a strong man like him, one who will keep her safe and give her the sound discipline she needs when her impulsive ways place her in danger? Or will he stand up and claim what should be his, even if it means risking his heart again?