Today is a follow up post from my 2/14/14 WWC appearance: https://wildandwickedcowboys.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/maddie-taylor/ which coincides with the release of my sequel to bestselling Marshal’s Law, in the telling of older brother Heath Jackson’s story; Jackson’s Justice.
Although certainly not the entire focus of my westerns, a good old-fashioned hide tanning usually makes an appearance. Why many ask. I say, why not? The era seems to lend itself to an over the knee walloping. As we like to think of the old west, men were real men, often strong, silent, take no sh–, uh… guff head of households. Hollywood, of course, romanticized the old west and we may never know how accurate they were, but spanking did seem to make it into the writing of the day (Yellow Room, 1891, Venus in the Country, 1895, and Arabella, 1890 to name a few), and later in TV and movies, which made it seem commonplace for the era. Heck, even Michael Landon did it as pa on Little House and likewise Joe Lando on Dr. Quinn. Although never one to condone domestic abuse in an adult consensual relationship or a fictional, western drama, who am I to stray from the formula?
Here are a few links to Hollywood classics to illustrate my point:
John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T12-qzPW9Gg
Silent movie era: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B6TopNwRv0
Bat Masterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tp3ARzsGX8
Clark Gable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otkJtfAcUm8
Andy Clyde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeUnXRtVA1A
A more detailed list can be viewed @ http://chross.blogt.ch/moviedb/index.php?s=western
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?
Publisher’s Note: Jackson’s Justice is a largely stand-alone sequel to Marshal’s Law. It is a full-length erotic romance novel that contains sexual scenes and spankings, including domestic discipline in a historical setting. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
With a sidelong look, he eyed the pretty young woman that had been on his mind so much lately. She was the embodiment of temptation, from the jaunty little hat perched atop her head, sitting slightly askew following their run-in, to the pointy tips of her impractical boots. A man would have to be made of stone not to be affected by her beauty, not the least of it her curvy hips or full rounded breasts. He shuddered every time he thought of her walking the streets alone and coming across one of the rowdy men who had come to town looking for a gal to keep him company.
As much as she was beautiful, she was naïve and reckless. That had become obvious tonight. She needed someone to keep her safe, to lay down the law and hold her feet to the fire if she didn’t follow the rules. If her family wasn’t going to see to her guidance and protection, she needed a man who would. Someone to give her what his pa called good old-fashioned Jackson justice in the form of a firm hand, or some other equally effective implement, applied to her misbehaving behind.
The thought of any of the beaus he’d seen lining up for a dance with her being able to meet that need was laughable. If he was honest, the thought of her as wife to any of them burned like hellfire in his gut. She needed a strong man, someone she couldn’t easily wrap around her dainty little finger and who wouldn’t break like a dry twig at the flutter of her long silky lashes or a pretty pout from her very kissable lips. She needed someone exactly like him.
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