I met Normandie through the SatSpanks blog hop, so you know there will be delicious spankings in this one.
When Frederica Beauchamp boards a ship for the Americas, she dreams of a life filled with adventure, but she gets more than she bargained for when her passenger ship is attacked by pirates. The heartless men kidnap her and force her to serve their captain—a fate that might be worse than death, since though he does not have his way with her, the captain delights in baring her, shaming her, and thrashing her bare bottom as punishment for every imagined disobedience.
After the pirates bring aboard an injured man found floating in the sea, Frederica tends to his wounds and learns that he is Gaston Galette, a survivor of a shipwrecked vessel. Gaston seeks her help to overthrow the vile captain, but when their plan goes awry he is forced to use all of his wiles to save them. As the naïve girl and the seasoned sailor navigate one perilous situation after another, he informs Frederica that the only way they can survive is if he is in command, and that if she thinks things can be otherwise, she will be taken over his knee for a bare bottom spanking.
As he watches the proud, willful Frederica bow to his authority, however, Gaston worries that her growing hold on his heart will be his downfall. He knows he cannot take a woman with him when he returns to his ship and crew, but when Frederica accepts his lustful dominance completely, submitting to him with grace and beauty no other woman could match, Gaston realizes that he may never be able to let her go.
The ship lurched. Frederica fell back on her haunches and Gaston steadied himself with a rope along the wall.
“Wind’s picking up,” he said. “Boy am I glad to be on board. I don’t relish riding those sorts of waves.”
She clutched her belly and nodded.
“What’s the matter?”
She bit her lip. “Nothing. It comes and goes.”
“I had some of the best sea legs on the Adelaide,” she said defiantly. “But sometimes she jolts me around so.”
He pointed at one of his golden hoop earrings. “These help.”
“Something about pressure points. You may try if you like.” He removed the earring and handed it to her.
She accepted the offering, turning it around on her palm. “Thank you, but I’m not sure how to wear it,” she said fingering her right earlobe.
“Aye, we’ll have to pierce it.”
“Oh my! Will it hurt?”
“It won’t feel like a promenade in the park, but ‘twill be better than the nausea.”
“Won’t you be needing it?”
He offered her a wink and a smile. “I’ve got plenty of earbobs, my dear. Plenty.”
His neck was adorned with several gold chains, and though she had no idea where he could be hiding them, she chose to believe him.
The door swung open and Bradford stuck his head in. “Almost finished, Miss Frederica?”
She batted her eyelashes at Bradford. “Just another minute.”
Bradford nodded and stepped outside.
“Have a little thing for the bosun, do we?” Gaston teased.
She scowled. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. The man saved my life; therefore, I am kind to him.” She picked up the rag off the ground and tossed it back into the bucket and handed him back his earring.
Taking her hand between his, he looked deep into her eyes. “Let me help you, my dear. After what you’ve done for me.” He gestured at his wound and handed the gold hoop back to her. “Keep this.”
“But I can’t.”
“Meet me later. Your mending needle—clean it. Pass it through a flame, then wrap it in a clean cloth and bring it to me.”
She fiddled with the hem of her dress, wondering if she dared. What if the captain caught her? He was liable to kill her.
Jumping to her feet, she gathered the medical supplies, then said over her shoulder, “All right. Meet me tomorrow night at midnight on deck,” and then hurried out the door.
You can pick up your copy of Rescued by the Buccaneer today!
Buy Links for Rescued by the Buccaneer
Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | ARe
About the Author
A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. Fiber arts, baking, and Pinterest are a few of her favorite pastimes. She lives on a farm with a passel of kids, an adorable husband, and a pet pig who’s crazy for Red Bull.
Find out more about Normandie at all the places below. Be sure to add her book to your Goodreads to read list and find her on Facebook and Twitter!
Twitter at @NormandieA
Pinterest | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page |Her website