Thursday, July 2, 2015

Shared By the Highlander by Ashe Barker


Today my guest is Ashe Barker.  Her new time travel romance is hot, hot, HOT! That's why it's at the top of Amazon's Historical Erotica list. 
 Hi Kallista.  Thank you so much for inviting me over to your blog today. It’s great to be here, and I’m so happy to have an exciting new book to chat about.
     Shared by the Highlanders was a dream to write, bringing together several of my favourite erotic romance themes - time travel, ménage, and of course a pair of super hot, sexy highlanders.
     There’s something deeply engaging for me in the idea that a person can be pulled forward or backward in time, finding themselves in an environment which is the same, yet alien. It underscores, I suppose, how much our world changes in a relatively short space of time, yet some things remain timeless.
      For an erotic author time travel is just a perfect combination, a blend of historical fantasy with the liberations that allows around such complications as corporal punishment, with a dose of fantasy/sci fi thrown in. I read lots of time travel stories, whenever I can get my hands on them in fact. Usually the main characters end up going back in time, though not always of course. In Shared by the Highlanders it works both ways – the heroine slips back to sixteenth century Scotland, then returns to her own time, with two rugged highlanders in tow. Those were some of the most fun scenes to write – imagine two fierce warriors from the Court of Mary Queen of Scots trying to make sense of a motor way service area, air travel, a lift in a high-rise block of flats.   
Here’s the blurb…
     After she becomes lost in a thick mist while hiking near the borders of Scotland, Charlene Kelly is shocked to encounter two men on horseback. To her horror, the pair—both of whom are dressed in Scottish tartans—accost her and won’t let her go. Though the men speak with accents so strong they seem to come from another era, Charlene is able to gather that they believe she is a thieving boy. Unsure what else to do, Charlene plays along. 
     When Will Sinclair and Robbie MacBride discover that their captive is in fact a woman—and quite a beautiful one at that—there is only one thing to be done. She must be punished for her deception, and punished thoroughly. A switch applied to her bare bottom does the job well, and soon enough the two men are comforting Charlene as she nurses her bright red, sore backside. 
     Upon learning that the highlanders are hand-carrying an important message from Elizabeth of England to the court of Mary, Queen of Scots, it finally dawns on Charlene that she is no longer in her own time. Though she is desperate to find a way home, Will and Robbie are both unlike any man she has ever met, and their unabashed dominance awakens in her a powerful need to submit. Soon enough, she finds herself blushing with shame and quivering with desire as she is taken long and hard by two rugged highlanders at once. But can these hardened warriors keep her safe from the perils of a world far more dangerous than the one she left behind? 
Publisher’s Note: Shared by the Highlanders is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes including threesomes, anal play.

     And of course I have an excerpt to share. In this snippet Charlie is just being reminded of the consequences of disobedience.

     "Did I mention, that's a very fetching dress, wee Charlie?  Elspeth did you proud." Will's lip quirks as he pours each of us a generous goblet of wine from the flagon which had been left in Robbie's room
     I do a quick twirl, enjoying the unfamiliar sensation as the fabric brushes against my legs. Never especially interested in fashion, I'm usually a jeans or miniskirt sort of a girl. Nevertheless I love my new outfit. It feels feminine and sort of right, for here. Maybe I'm acclimatising to my new situation. Just a bit.
     "Do you need assistance in getting out of it?" Helpful as ever, Robbie grins at me from his vantage point propped up against his pillows. This room is about twice the size of mine so I think Will was probably correct in assuming Robbie would have been afforded the best accommodations. The bed is huge, a fact I daresay we will all be glad of before much longer.
     I appreciate the offer. "Yes, I think I may. It sort of ties at the back, I think. I don't have enough hands..."
Will saunters across the room to pass Robbie his wine. "Leave the dress for now, we'll come to that soon enough. For now, I think we'd both appreciate it if you'd consent to lie across the bed, face down, and raise your skirts please."
     "A decent spanking seems in order, given that you totally disregarded our clear instructions not to speak out and betray our somewhat perilous situation.” Will pauses to peer at me. “You look a little pale, would you like a sip of wine, Charlie?" He offers me a goblet, which I take though I don't drink from it.
     "But, Elspeth is a friend. She doesn't count." I'm looking from one to the other, bewildered and more than a little scared. I hadn't expected this.
     Robbie shifts, and I see to my dismay that he is removing the leather belt securing his kilt. "It is indeed fortunate for you that she is a friend. A good friend, of mine at least and now yours too though she remains somewhat hostile to her one-time betrothed here. She has an unforgiving nature, does Elspeth, and it's best not to rile her. However the point remains, you had instructions which you choose to disregard. Hence, a spanking."
     Even as I quake at the prospect of what's coming, my pussy spasms and starts to moisten. It would seem I'm discovering my inner pain slut. Still, this is unjust and some protest seems in order. "But, surely you can't be angry with me. Not truly. Not for that."
     Will quirks his lip in a sexy grin. "Do we look angry to you? Either of us?"
     "Well, no, not angry exactly."
     "Exactly. Robbie's correct, you do need to be cautious, but it seems not around Elspeth, as you so rightly point out. I wish I could say the same for myself.” He gives a rueful toss of his head. “But you weren’t to know that when you were so free with your tongue and it’s clear you have a lesson to learn. We’ll see to that, then if you show proper contrition we might proceed to an entirely different sort of spanking, one far more to your liking." Will tilts his chin towards the bed, which Robbie has now vacated. "Your skirts, Charlie. Around your waist if you please."

Ashe's Bio:
I’ve been an avid reader of fiction for many years, erotic and other genres. I still love reading, the hotter the better. But now I have a good excuse for my guilty pleasure – research.
I tend to draw on my own experience to lend colour, detail and realism to my plots and characters. An incident here, a chance remark there, a bizarre event or quirky character, any of these can spark a story idea.
When not writing – which is not very often these days - my time is divided between my role as resident taxi driver for my teenage daughter, and caring for a menagerie of dogs, rabbits, tortoises.  And a very grumpy cockatiel. 
I have twenty four (at the last count) titles on general release with publishers on both sides of the Atlantic, and I have several more in the pipeline. All my books feature BDSM. I write explicit stories, always hot, but they offer far more than just sizzling sex. I like to read about complex characters, and compelling plots, so that’s what I write too. Strong, demanding Doms are a given, often paired with new submissives who have a lot to learn.
I have a pile of story ideas still to work through, and keep thinking of new ones at the most unlikely moments, so you can expect to see a lot more from me.
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