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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Her Very Strict Captain by Maggie Carpenter 💕 Book Tour, Freebie Offer & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Steamy Military Romance)

If she wants him to be her white knight, she must learn to follow his rules.

Highly decorated Navy SEAL Scott Specter has faced all manner of life-threatening situations. Cool under pressure with a tough, take-no-prisoners demeanor, he has been recruited by the CIA to head up an undercover team tasked with capturing a ruthless international drug trafficker.

Posing as a sailing school captain in the U.S. Virgin Islands, he meets his fair share of young women, but his desires run dark and deep, and there is no room for romantic entanglements.

When sassy, sexy, auburn-haired spitfire Beth Cameron charters his yacht, he keeps her at arm's length--until her rebellious streak puts her life in danger. Jerking her over his lap, he delivers a stinging spanking, then suddenly surrendering to temptation, he throws her on his bed and mercilessly ravages her until she is screaming his name and begging for more.

Though he wants to oblige, engine trouble forces his return to shore, but just moments after they dock she vanishes. No note, no call, no text.

It's now six months later, and he cannot believe his eyes.

She is running frantically down the wharf towards him, terror in her face and wearing a long, blonde wig...

Scott had owned his sailing school and lived in the islands for almost three years. Though the lifestyle and maintaining several boats had its share of challenges, he loved the sun and sea, and he’d always been a people person.

He offered courses to cover all skill levels, and had met those thrilled by sailing and eager to learn, and those better off as landlubbers. But there were others just out for a good time—like a couple of his female students who had tested his patience during a squall. He’d wanted to turn the young women over his knee, spank their asses, toss them off the boat, and watch them swim to shore.

With the course finally over, he’d waved them goodbye at his base at Red Hook on St. Thomas, and sailed around to the other side of the island to dock at his favorite spot, Crown Bay Marina.

They had reminded him of Beth.

But that wasn’t unusual.

Many things reminded him of Beth.

Skillfully maneuvering his fifty-foot catamaran into the dock, he secured the lines, returned to the galley to grab a beer, then ambled to the back of the boat and sank into the padded seat to down a long, much-needed swig. As he began to relax, Beth once again popped into the forefront of his mind.

It didn’t matter that months had passed.

Her abrupt departure still bothered him, but a flash of white at the end of the marina caught his attention.

A beautiful woman wearing large, dark sunglasses, her flaxen hair flying, and her dress flapping around shapely, tanned legs, was walking as fast as her high-heeled sandals would allow. Watching her struggle to carry the large bag hanging from her shoulder, he assumed she was late for a charter.

His heart suddenly skipped.

Though her tousled auburn hair had been transformed into long, sleek blonde locks, there was no mistaking it was Beth.

“Scott! Oh, my gosh, I’m so relieved to see you,” she exclaimed breathlessly, coming to an abrupt stop and hastily removing her dark glasses. “I know this is like, uh, totally, uh—sorry, I’m babbling. Can I come on board? I really need to talk to you.”

He was rarely unnerved, but staring down at her, blonde and frantic, he couldn’t find his voice.

“Please?” she pleaded. “I know you probably don’t want to give me the time of day, but it’s important, really important.”

“Yeah, okay,” he replied, putting his bottle on the table and stepping up to help her. “Give me your bag.”

“Oh, right, good idea,” she said breathlessly as she passed it up to him, then looking nervously back down the dock, she clutched his hand and clambered on deck. “Can we please go inside? I can’t stay out here.”

Given Beth’s penchant for being impossible, the image of a large, angry man on the warpath came to mind.

“Go ahead.”

“Thank you,” she panted, hurrying past him.

Still taken aback by her unexpected appearance, he grabbed his beer, took a drink, then followed her in and closed the door behind him. She was already sitting down, but fidgety and anxious.

“How did you find me?” Though he wanted to know why she was so panic stricken, and the question had sounded incongruous, it had just popped out of his mouth.

“I didn’t,” she replied. “This is totally coincidental. I couldn’t believe it when I spotted you sitting in that chair. I can’t tell you how happy I am.”

“What is it you want, Beth? Why are you here? I take it someone’s chasing you.”

“Yeah, you could say that,” she replied with a heavy sigh. “I won’t bore you with the gory details, but a guy I was dating back in L.A.—I don’t know how he did it, but he found out where I am. I just saw him walking into a restaurant. Scott, I have no right to ask this after, uh, after what I did, but can I hire you to take me someplace?”

“I don’t even know what to say,” he muttered, staring at her, his mind spinning. “This boyfriend of yours, I take it he’s—”

“He’s not a very nice person,” she said, interrupting him, then dramatically jumping from her chair, she threw her arms in the air and began to pace. “No, I’m sorry, that’s total bullshit. I can’t lie to you. There’s no ex-boyfriend, and, uh, shit, I’m completely screwed.”

Conflict raged through him.

Though a part of him wanted to send her on her way, there was another part—a very strong part—longing to be her knight in shining armor. Hoping he wouldn’t live to regret it, he stepped across to the refrigerator and retrieved a bottle of vodka.

“Beth, the first thing you need to do is calm down.”

“Easier said than done,” she retorted, running her fingers through her long golden hair.

“Have a drink and gather your thoughts,” he suggested, splashing a good amount into a glass and handing it to her, “then tell me what’s going on, but calmly.”

“Okay, thanks,” she murmured gratefully, lifting it to her lips. “I’m sorry. You must think I’m crazy.”

“Not at all, women jump on my boat and ask me to sail off with them all the time,” he quipped with a chuckle, hoping a little levity might help to settle her nerves.

“Really? Where do you take them?”

“It depends on the wind and currents—and my mood. What’s with your hair, or is it a wig?”

“Uh, yeah,” she replied, taking another drink.

“Are you ready to tell me what’s up? I can’t help you if I don’t know.”

“I want to tell you, but if I do—”

“You’d have to kill me?”

“I wish I could laugh, but this is serious. If you help me and something goes wrong you could end up in a lot of trouble—or worse. I don’t want that to happen.”

“What kind of trouble?”

“With the law,” she said, lowering her voice, “and worse is, uh—”

“Dealing with whoever is chasing you?”


“Then why are you here talking to me?”

“I was looking for someone who might let me charter them right away. I knew it was a long shot—but then I saw you. I guess I didn’t think it through, not really. I just needed to get off that wharf. Sorry, my mind is going in a million different directions. Scott, the bottom line is, I need to disappear, at least for a little while, and it’s better if I don’t tell you why.”

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Romance, Writing and Riding.

USA Today & International Bestselling Author Maggie Carpenter cites these as her three great passions.

Her heroes hail from all walks of life. Kinky cowboys, brawny barbarians, amorous aliens, tempting tycoons, and Harley-riding bikers fill the pages of her romantic novels. But regardless of their status, strong-willed, tenacious heroines bring challenge, intrigue and humor into their lives.

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Brandy Coleman's face is flaming red. As the owner of a barn for retired horses she's had her share of mishaps, but nothing can compare to this deeply embarrassing moment. Not only has her hose burst in the middle of the barn aisle leaving her soaked through, looking up she discovers a handsome stranger with dreamy hazel eyes and a six pack beneath his open shirt staring at her.

Logan Scott has arrived at Rainbow's End Ranch to apply for a job as a ranch hand. Led into the barn by an exuberant Golden Retriever he is met by a gorgeous girl dripping wet and looking sexy as hell.

Their sparkling attraction is immediate! Brandy hires him, and as passion flares she discovers he's an old-fashioned cowboy with a love of bondage and spanking. Surrendering to his decadent desires leaves her breathless and wanting more, but trouble looms.

A ruthless drug-dealer wants her property and he won't take no for an answer. Can Logan keep the strong-willed Brandy safe and outwit a murderous criminal?

USA Today Bestselling author brings you a thrilling western love story laced with danger and suspense. Unexpected twists, passionate romance and an alpha cowboy will keep you turning the pages to the breathtaking HEA.

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She's been a very bad girl. Now she needs to be punished.

Steph Grady has to be taught a lesson.

She needs to learn the hard way that bad girls who spy on men like me don't just get spanked. They get taken roughly and shamefully, with every climax more overwhelming than the one before.

When I'm finished with her, she won't just be begging for mercy and for more at the same time.

She'll be mine.

She needs to be. No one else can keep her safe.

Publisher's Note: A Very Bad Girl includes spankings and rough, intense sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

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  1. Replies
    1. Hey, he does what he can, given her penchant for independent thinking! Thanks for the comment.

  2. Women; can't do without 'em, can't find 'em.

  3. This cover is great. I really enjoyed the description too.

    1. Thank you. The minute I saw him I knew he was Captain Scott. I was so relieved my publisher thought so too.

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    1. I've been very pleased -- and appreciative -- of the wonderful response with these two books. They were, and are, very special to me.

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    1. Well, I can tell you it was a gas to write. They both were.

  6. It sounds exciting Scott going under cover.

    cranky30 at hotmail dot com

    1. Hey Daniel. It is - VERY exciting - in many ways. :)

  7. It sounds like an awesome story that I won't be able to put down.

    1. So far those who have read the book and left a review would agree with you. And that is always my intent. :)

  8. this looks like a great read!

  9. A gorgeous cover and an intriguing synopsis, this is a must read for me Thank you for sharing the book and author details

    1. Thanks so much, Bea. Yeah, from the moment I saw his picture, I was sold. I hope you enjoy it.

  10. Bea, what a super comment. Thank you so much.. and good luck with the giveaway.

  11. Maggie Carpenter is a favorite author of mine. I love her Wild West Cowboy books.

  12. Sometimes you have to be a bad girl!

  13. Great covers. Also liked the descriptions and excerpts of your books. Thanks.

  14. Love stories with military heroes!

  15. I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover.


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