Brought to Heel
Wayward Mates Book 1 by Delta James Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
Before he claims his mate, she must be brought to heel.
Skylar Owen is not used to taking orders from anyone and the last thing she wants in her life is an alpha who will demand her submission, but her world is turned upside down after a band of rogue wolves attacks her small, all-female pack. Ordered to disband her pack so that she can be matched with a mate, Skylar defies the Ruling Council, only to be hunted down and captured.
Though he can tell Skylar will be trouble the moment he sets eyes on her, Dylan Grainger knows how to tame a wayward woman, and it isn't long before the beautiful, feisty redhead is tearfully promising obedience as her bare bottom is soundly spanked. But Dylan quickly realizes that Skylar is much more than just a headstrong female in need of an alpha's firm-handed correction.
With each passing day, he grows more certain that she is his mate, and he knows that soon he must claim her, mark her, and take her hard and thoroughly. But will she resist her instincts, or will her body's response to his bold dominance leave her in no doubt that she belongs to him?
Publisher's Note:Brought to Heel is a stand-alone novel which is the first entry in the Wayward Mates series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. Also note that Brought to Heel shares its setting with Adaline Raine's previously published books Marked by the Alpha and Rules of the Pack, and it was written only after receiving Adaline's permission and support.
The news that they had failed completely hit Skylar as though it were a physical blow. Dylan closed some of the distance between them until she raised the knife in a very threatening position. He held his hand up to stop the men who weren’t currently holding onto one of the women from getting closer.
“It’ll be all right, Sky. I won’t let that little maneuver with the flare gun or you threatening me with a knife go without punishment. And I hate to tell you, but I think that punishment needs to be now for your pack’s sake, for my men’s sake, and frankly for your sake. The sooner you
recognize and accept my authority over you, the easier this will be on everyone. But I’ll make you a deal.”
“You have nothing to offer me that I want.”
“I think I do. I had planned to have your pack disciplined before we head for home. My thought was if the lot of you were nursing sore bottoms, you’d be a lot easier to deal with on a small boat. But, if you put down the knife and submit to my authority, you’ll be the only one spanked. I’ll give the others a pass as having acted on your orders. But mark my words, I intend to make your first spanking from me memorable.”
“That’s not much of a deal.”
“Oh, but it is. Either way, I intend to go sit down on that log, put you over my knee, bare your pretty little backside, and paddle it until it’s bright red and swollen. Get nasty while I’m doing it, and you’ll get your first taste of my belt. Take my deal and you’re the only one who gets spanked. Refuse my deal, I’ll disarm you, spank you until you’re crying, and take my belt to your backside and leave welts behind. And your pack members will each get a good taste of the discipline they obviously need before we head for home. So what is it to be, mate? Just you or your women too?”
She searched his face for the veracity and severity of his words. She realized he was willing to spare her girls but only if she submitted. “I have your word they won’t be disciplined for our bid for freedom?”
She took the knife and threw it, landing it precisely between his spread feet.
“All right, the rest of you get the women on the boat. My mate and I are going to have a little lesson in what happens when a naughty girl runs away and doesn’t heave to when she’s asked.”
The women all started to struggle. He looked pointedly at Skylar.
“Enough. We’ve lost. This bastard means to beat me regardless of what happens to you, but he promised to spare you if I gave him what he wants. There’s no reason for all of us to get beaten…”
“Spanked, Skylar, not beaten. Never beaten.”
“Funny how those of you who do the beating like to try to make out like there’s a difference between the two.”
Dylan chuckled. “You have a lot to learn about actually submitting, mate. But I’ll help you with that. Come here to me.”
Marked and Mated Wayward Mates Book 2
She ran from her mate. Now she must be punished.
Darby Callan doesn't want a mate, but it isn't up to her. Her old pack has been disbanded, and when the powerful, handsome alpha of a well-established pack makes it clear that she belongs to him, her instincts reveal the truth of his words despite her furious protests and attempts to escape.
Jean-Michel Gautier knows that his new mate's past makes her wary of him, but an alpha cannot tolerate disobedience, and when Darby defies him he strips her bare and spanks her until she is sore and sobbing. Her beautiful body's response to his dominance is obvious, and his stern correction leaves her helplessly aroused, but before he claims her he plans to make her beg.
Naked and quivering with desperate, shameful need, Darby cannot help pleading with Jean-Michel for the climax she has been denied, and soon she is crying out with pleasure more intense than she would have ever thought possible as he makes her his. But when the vicious brute who once hurt her comes looking for Darby again, can she trust her new alpha to protect his mate?
Publisher's Note:Marked and Mated is a stand-alone novel which is the second entry in the Wayward Mates series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. Also note that Marked and Mated shares its setting with Adaline Raine's previously published books Marked by the Alpha and Rules of the Pack, and it was written only after receiving Adaline's permission and support.
He has been patient with his mate for long enough. Now she needs to be mastered.
After she was injured in an attack by a rogue band of wolves, Rosalyn Kincanon awoke to discover that her life had changed forever. Angry and distraught, she fled from those that nursed her back to health and found her own place in the world. But now the all-female pack she helped lead has been disbanded and the women are to be claimed as mates whether they like it or not.
The moment Oliver Halsey saw Rosalyn, he knew she was his mate. But she was born a human, and the vicious brutes who turned her did so against her will, so he set aside his rights as alpha and gave her the freedom she needed to come to terms with her new reality. Now her time is up.
Oliver knows what Rosalyn needs, even if she doesn't. When she runs, he will catch her and bring her back. When she disobeys, he will bare her and punish her. He will take her harder and longer than she would have ever thought possible, and she will scream and beg as one climax after another is forced from her naked, quivering body. It is time for his mate to be mastered.
Publisher's Note:Mastering His Mate is a stand-alone novel which is the third entry in the Wayward Mates series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. Also note that Mastering His Mate shares its setting with Adaline Raine's previously published books Marked by the Alpha and Rules of the Pack, and it was written only after receiving Adaline's permission and support.
She is his to protect, whether she likes it or not.
Years ago, Madeline Stone was attacked by a rogue band of wolves. Now they are hunting her again, but to get to her, they'll have to go through Griffen Owen. The ex-Special Forces operative is the rightful alpha of his pack, and the moment he sets eyes on Madeline he knows the beautiful, feisty human is his mate. But to keep her safe, he will need to teach her to obey.
Doing as she is told doesn't come easily to Madeline, and it isn't long before she finds herself naked, helpless, and tearfully promising to be good as her bare bottom is soundly spanked. Her mate's mastery of her body is put on full display as Madeline is brought to a quivering, shameful climax while still over his knee, and soon she is begging to be taken hard and thoroughly.
Madeline's need for Griffen only grows stronger as she is marked and claimed, and his savage lovemaking leaves her in no doubt that she belongs to him. But with war brewing between the packs, can Griffen protect his mate from both their enemies and her own headstrong defiance?
Publisher's Note:Taking His Mate is a stand-alone novel which is the fourth entry in the Wayward Mates series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. Also note that Taking His Mate shares its setting with Adaline Raine's previously published books Marked by the Alpha and Rules of the Pack, and it was written only after receiving Adaline's permission and support.
She leaned forward, grasped his face in her hands, and kissed him deeply.
“I’m not afraid of the big bad wolf,” she teased.
He kissed her hard and pushed her back into the bed so that she was flat on her back with him looming over her.
“You might want to reconsider that. Alpha males have a notoriously strong libido and no interest whatsoever in anyone other than their fated mate.”
She smiled and kissed him softly. “And that would be me.”
“Yes, my love that would be you… and only you. I did tell you that wolves mate for life, right?”
She smiled at him, blissfully happy even with everything that was so unsettled. “I was counting on that.”
Claimed and Mated Wayward Mates Book 5
He tried to romance her, but now it is time for his mate to be claimed.
When Catherine Livingston travels to Italy to investigate her sister's disappearance, it isn't long before she crosses paths with the man who has been ravishing her almost every night in her dreams. More shocking still, the mysterious, darkly handsome stranger leaves her in no doubt that he is well aware of the connection between them and he has no intention of ignoring it.
Marco DeMedici seems to all but own the city of Florence, and it soon becomes clear that he will not rest until Catherine belongs to him, even if it means carrying her off, stripping her bare, and spanking her until she is sobbing, obedient, and begging him to take her hard and thoroughly.
Despite Catherine's efforts to run from him, her body's response to Marco's stern dominance cannot be denied, and when he reveals that he is an alpha shifter it only makes it more obvious that her world will never be the same. She will be his mate, and the only thing left up to her will be how loudly she screams his name as he claims her as roughly and shamefully as he pleases.
Publisher's Note:Claimed and Mated is a stand-alone novel which is the fifth entry in the Wayward Mates series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. Also note that Claimed and Mated shares its setting with Adaline Raine's previously published books Marked by the Alpha and Rules of the Pack, and it was written only after receiving Adaline's permission and support.
Catherine put up her hand to ward him off. “Please don’t. I’ve heard it all morning. Mr. DeMedici has arranged for, Mr. DeMedici has paid for, Mr. DeMedici has provided for … I’m sick to death of it. Do you have any idea when the great Mr. DeMedici might deign to honor us with his presence? He and I need to talk and he needs to get it through his thick skull that I’m done with his shit.”
The words were no sooner out of her mouth than she felt that all too familiar wave of energy wash over her from behind. She felt the goosebumps raise on her arms and a warmth spreading through her being.
She looked at the concierge.
“He’s standing right behind me, isn’t he?” she whispered.
“Well,” said the kind older gentleman, “Not right behind you.”
“You wish to speak to me Catherine?” came the low grumbling voice from behind.
Catherine whirled around. “Not really; thus the reason I’ve sent you two notes asking you not to contact me again. But apparently you’re having a problem comprehending that. So despite what I would prefer to be doing, I’m wasting my time here having to tell you what should already be obvious.”
Marco grasped her gently by the upper arm, when she tried to pull away, he tightened his grip.
“This is not the place for us to talk. Why don’t we go upstairs to my room and we can discuss the misunderstanding that still seems to separate us.”
Catherine lost what little remaining grip she had on her temper. She stomped on his instep causing him to momentarily ease his grip. She jerked her arm away. Before Marco could make another grab for her, she stepped forward and into his space.
“Listen to me you arrogant prick. I have no interest in you, your money or anything else you think will get you whatever it is you think you want. Leave me the fuck alone. I don’t give a good God damn that you’re Marco fucking DeMedici. To me you’re just some piece of shit asshole who can’t take no for an answer. There is no fucking misunderstanding between us. I understand you perfectly. It’s you who is too fucking stupid to get it through your thick head that I have no interest in you. Do we understand each other now mother fucker?”
Catherine found she was out of breath, but feeling quite proud of herself. DeMedici just looked at her.
“Are you quite finished my Catherine?” His voice was cool, calm and betrayed no sense of anger whatsoever.
“I am not your fucking Catherine nor will I ever be!”
“Have you said what you needed to say?” he asked in a quiet, concerned tone.
“Yes,” she said. “Yes, I have.”
“Good.” He moved in close, holding her close with the vice-grip he now had around her arm. He leaned in to whisper so only she could hear, “That was an uncalled for display of temper. You will learn to control your temper in front of others, or I will control it for you. The language you displayed was far beneath that of a woman with an MBA from Harvard who just recently graduated at the top of her class from Cooper and will soon be the mistress of the DeMedici pack and mother to my children.”
Claimed and Mastered Wayward Mates Book 6
She vowed she would never be mated. He claimed her anyway.
Ava Rhys has always chafed at submitting to the authority of her pack's alpha, but when he tries to sell her body in return for money and influence, she decides she would be better off on her own. Ava's plans to live as a lone wolf in the backwoods of Maine are thrown into turmoil, however, when the local game warden makes it his business to take her in hand, and the battle-hardened former Army Ranger soon proves to be just as fiercely dominant as any alpha shifter.
Declan Collins knows a woman in need of a man's firm hand when he sees one, and it isn't long before Ava is kneeling naked at his feet with her well-spanked bare bottom on display. Once he has taught her a better use for her sassy mouth, she quickly finds herself screaming her helpless, shameful submission into the bedsheets as he claims her so roughly and so thoroughly that she is left in no doubt that she belongs to him and there is nothing whatsoever she can do about it.
With each passing day he masters her body ever more completely, never hesitating to punish any hint of defiance before using and enjoying her in ways more humiliating than she could have ever imagined. But when instinct causes her to bite him in the throes of yet another intense, desperate climax, will she lose him forever or will she end up mated to an alpha shifter after all?
Publisher's Note:Claimed and Mastered is a stand-alone novel which is the sixth entry in the Wayward Mates series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. Also note that Claimed and Mastered shares its setting with Adaline Raine's previously published books Marked by the Alpha and Rules of the Pack, and it was written only after receiving Adaline's permission and support.
Ava’s rebellious nature reared its ugly head. “You’re not in charge of me, Declan. I decide what I do regardless of how foolish you might deem it to be.”
Declan chuckled. “There’s the naughty girl I knew was over my knee.”
He began to spank her again, even harder if that was possible. She began to yowl, which became tears as he began to incorporate her sit spots and the backs of her thighs as part of the punishment.
Ava was furious. She did not seem to be able to break free. And all the while she tried, Declan’s cock underneath her became even harder and throbbed with increased intensity. The worst part was that she could feel herself getting wetter the longer he held her firm and spanked her. She tried to rub her sensitive clit along his thigh to give herself some relief.
“Naughty, Lizzy,” he said as he swatted between her parted thighs and connected with her wet pussy.”
Hunted and Claimed Wayward Mates Book 7
She thought she could run from her mate. Then he lassoed her.
Riley decided years ago that she would be better off on her own, but when the alpha of the local pack finds out there's a lone wolf causing trouble on his turf he takes matters into his own hands.
As far as Cameron Nichols is concerned, Riley will be joining his pack whether she likes it or not. Her only choice will be whether to submit to his authority with or without needing to be stripped bare and spanked over his knee until she is kicking and crying and promising obedience. When she chooses the latter, the Navy SEAL turned cowboy is more than happy to oblige.
But Cameron knows instantly that Riley isn't just a feisty female in need of an alpha's firm hand. She is his mate, and she knows it too, despite her best efforts to deny it. No matter how many times she tries to run, he will always chase her down, punish her thoroughly, and then mount and claim her so roughly that all she can do is scream her helpless, shamefully intense pleasure into the pillow as her body betrays her and surrenders ever more completely to his demands.
Publisher's Note:Hunted and Claimed is a stand-alone novel which is the seventh entry in the Wayward Mates series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. Also note that Hunted and Claimed shares its setting with Adaline Raine's previously published books Marked by the Alpha and Rules of the Pack, and it was written only after receiving Adaline's permission and support.
Cameron approached her and ran his hands down her naked body savoring the feel of her skin. She had to bite the inside of her lip to keep from moaning. His large, calloused hands on her soft skin felt more right than anything she’d ever known. He caressed her bottom softly, thoughtfully, more to arouse than to soothe or punish. He trailed his index finger between her butt cheeks and softly fingered her back entrance.
She tucked her tail to get away from the caress. She’d never cared for anyone playing with her there. He pulled her into his body chuckling as she recoiled from the feeling of her naked bottom being pulled into his fly and the large bulge it contained. He leaned against the wall on one hand, his powerful forearm bulging with muscle. His other hand wrapped around her middle only for a moment before coming up to cup her breast as though weighing it.
It had been a long time since she’d last laid with a man and a human man at that. For some reason Riley had always avoided having sex with her own kind. She’d had plenty of offers, but she’d always reserved that part of herself just for herself … or so she thought.
Cameron’s hand moved over her silky flesh until he found the hard, pebbled center he’d been seeking. Again, Riley bit her lip but not before the soft sigh escaped her. Cameron nuzzled her neck underneath her hair.
Captured and Claimed Wayward Mates Book 8
She never wanted to be a wolf. That won't keep her mate from claiming her.
Taken captive, held prisoner, and turned against her will by the leader of a rogue pack, Shannon Livingston was just about to be sold at auction. Then an alpha wolf decided she belonged to him.
The moment James Norris sets eyes on Shannon, bare and on display yet still fierce and proud, the former special-ops agent knows the beautiful spitfire is his mate. Disobedience quickly earns Shannon a sound spanking, and despite her fury at his bold dominance, her helpless arousal is undeniable as she is claimed hard and thoroughly with her well-punished bottom still burning.
But when another band of wolves attacks the auction before James has time to put his rescue plan into action, mistrust born of harsh experience leads Shannon to seize her chance to escape. When her mate tracks her down, will she remain defiant or surrender to her instincts at last?
Publisher's Note:Captured and Claimed is a stand-alone novel which is the eighth entry in the Wayward Mates series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. Also note that Captured and Claimed shares its setting with Adaline Raine's previously published books Marked by the Alpha and Rules of the Pack, and it was written only after receiving Adaline's permission and support.
The women were displayed in large, gilded cages that hung from the ceilings. There were velvet ropes suspended between standards at each corner. The two shifter-born women were unrestrained in their cage, but too frightened to disobey the instructions to display themselves in order for the bidders to determine their worth. James had no trouble discerning which one was the turned sister. She was restrained by soft handcuffs attached high on the bars of her cage.
Some of the wealthiest alphas from around the world had gathered to take part in this event. James paid cursory attention to the other two females. Both were great beauties. All three had been stimulated to arousal as the air was heavy with their scent. James smiled. There was little that compared to a she-wolf that was aroused to the point she could be easily scented.
Those hosting the auction meant to get as much money as possible from this sale. Having a bunch of alpha males stimulated by the scent of aroused females would ensure they would forget budgets and bid whatever it took to win one of the women present. He hoped like hell his host had made some kind of arrangements to provide other women to be fucked once the auction was over. Having a bunch of frustrated and horny alpha males with no way to ease their need was a recipe for violence … especially given some of those who were in attendance.
Sinfully sultry romance . . .that’s the world that International and US best selling author Delta James inhabits and shares with her readers. A world where alpha heroes find true love with feisty heroines. Delta’s stories are filled with erotic encounters of romance and discipline. One reader suggested it was best to have a “fan and a glass of water” when reading Delta’s stories.
Delta specializes in paranormal, dark, and contemporary westerns. She is always happy to hear from those who enjoy her work – and even those who don’t.
Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
Writing, as a career, came late to me. I had left the Pacific Northwest (where I spent most of my life) and moved to North Carolina to break a rut that I seemed to be in. One night I was sitting in my living room and realized that somewhere along the way I had lost the girl whose motto had always been “Fortune Favors The Bold.” More than that, I wanted her back.
That night, I made a decision that changed the course of my life… no more fear based decisions. That doesn’t mean that I’m reckless or that I sometimes don’t opt to do something. I just check in with myself to ensure that I’m making the decision based on something other than fear.
That decision led to my asking myself if there was something I’d rather be doing with my life than working as a Business Office Manager. There was… I wanted to be a published author. That was late in 2017. My first book was published, under a different pen name, in January 2018. In April 2019, I was able to quit my day job to write full time,
What is something unique/quirky about you?
I once sailed from Seattle, Washington to Honolulu, Hawaii with a friend who had only owned a boat for a year. I had never sailed in deep water.
If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
I would make sure that everything in my life was in order for those that remained. I would then spend the rest of my time with my “family”—good friends and my dogs (basset hounds). If I had acquired a horse by then, I would go for a long trail ride in order to clear my mind and prepare for whatever is to come.
What are you passionate about these days?
Absolutely everything! I am passionate about what I do for a living and how I live my life. I have been incredibly blessed to be able to do what I love for a living and touch others in a way that sometimes is so profound that I find myself humbled.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Ride horses—either trail ride or try to jog trot the perfect circle! I also spend time with close friends and my beloved basset hounds who make me laugh out loud at least once each day.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Passionate, Intelligent, Kind, Author, Equestrian
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
January 29, 2018 – the day the my first book appeared on Amazon. I literally whooped in excitement—scared the heck out of bassets!
What inspired you to write this book?
As with most of the books, the hero stepped forward and said, I have a story to tell. I was never planning to write a paranormal novel. Then it was supposed to be a stand-alone. Instead, it spawned an eight-part series and inspired five novellas.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Next up is Best Seller, my contribution to the Dirty Daddies Anthology 2020. Followed by my contribution to Vanessa Vale’s Bridgewater Brides world, Their Outlaw Bride. Then on October 23rd, Duncan, Lord of the Skies, will make his appearance in Skylord. There’s more to come from both the Fated and Cerberus Groups, the final books in the Wild Mustang and Elemental Dragons’ series. And in 2021… a brand new series set in Virginia.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
I tend to write novellas for my newsletter subscribers about secondary characters in books.
How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
Dylan, the hero of my story, kept whispering, “I have a story to tell,” until I couldn’t ignore him any more and he channeled, the first of the Wayward Mates series.
Who designed your book covers?
I have worked with three amazing cover artists—Korey Mae Johnson who does all of my Stormy Night Publications and Allysa Hart and Madden Kole who design my indie-published books.
Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
As trite as it may sound, I hope they know how very much I appreciate them taking my characters to heart and inviting me into their lives.
How did you come up with name of this book?
This is something of a running joke. I am, by far, the worst person to name books. I am awful at it so I allow people who are much better at it than I to do it.
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
In my opinion, any writer who tells you that characters are made up entirely from their imagination is lying to you, themselves or both. Writers are influenced every day by the people and events they encounter. It isn’t always conscious or intentional, but it is there.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reins of the story?
I absolutely have no control. Sometimes I think I do, but my characters slap me down and make sure I understand it is their story and will be told their way.
Fun Facts/Behind the Scenes/Did You Know?'-type tidbits about the author, the book or the writing process of the book.
I work best when I have found a picture of my hero to serve as inspiration. I keep his image on a secondary monitor
I try to set my books in real places that people can go and see and touch and get their hands on
Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
A little of both. I generally know the main characters, but not always the secondary ones. The most annoying part is when I’m more than half way through a book and one of them tells me, “Oh by the way”… and its something vital to the story that necessitates my going back through the story to re-vamp it and thread that information throughout.
What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
I generally write from my own experiences, but if not, I find readers in my private Facebook grou, Delta’s Wayward Pack, and use them to funnel answers to questions and double check my facts.
Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
Depends on the book, the scene and how I am feeling. I think I am at my most productive when I have Pandora playing.
Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
Even though I am a “pantser” versus a “plotter,” I write one book at a time from beginning to end.
Pen or type writer or computer?
Computer. I can’t stand to write on anything else.
Advice they would give new authors?
Write! Every single day! Pick an amount of time that you will dedicate to writing – not being on social media, not emailing friends, not working on editing your book, but working on your next novel. If you want a career as an author, treat it like it’s a business! Plan to spend money honing your craft, marketing your book, getting a good editor and a good cover designer. If you hire someone to do your marketing, make sure they understand what it is you write and that they are good at their job—then get out of their way and let them do it!
What makes a good story?
Well-developed characters, a good story to tell and lots of steamy sex and discipline!
What is your writing Kryptonite?
A beautiful autumn day, a gorgeous horse and a trail that needs exploring… gets me every time!
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I try to put my own unique spin on what my readers want to read.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
The first draft (which goes to my publisher) takes about two to three weeks.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
No. I believe it is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you get stuck, pull up your big girl panties, take a break and then get back to it! Harsh I know, but it this is your career/job/business, you have to treat it as such and sometimes you have to push through even when it seems impossible!
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