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By Cara Bristol

A common setting in BDSM romances is the dungeon scene, where Doms and subs go to play. This is true in real life, too. Within the sheltered environment of the club scene (and at munches), BDSM practitioners are free to be open about who they are and what they do.

Domestic discipline practitioners, on the other hand, are isolated from each other. About the only source of public connection is the internet, where DD practitioners openly communicate, but under the cloak of anonymity. Spanking bloggers often write about hiding their lifestyle from their children, their families, and their friends, of the difficulty in finding a quiet time and place to spank.

What if it didn’t need to be that way? What if there was an organization, not unlike a BDSM club, where members could associate and be free to be who they are? What would an organization like that look like? What would be the protocols? The rules?

That idea inspired the Rod and Cane Society, a series of novels and novellas, about a secret organization of men who spank their wives to maintain domestic discipline. Each book profiles the romantic and spanking relationship of a different couple in the organization. To date, six books have been written, with more planned. Each novel of the series is a stand-alone, but the Society has grown and evolved.

Although members are open amongst themselves, Rod and Cane places a premium on privacy. Prospective members are vetted and must sign a confidentiality agreement. Security is tight. Guards are stationed outside the inner sanctum, and members must “badge in” using a reader afterhours. Violating confidentiality is a serious offense and leads to official “sanctioning.”

I patterned the Rod and Cane Society after a male-dominated, even chauvinistic “old boys” club. That’s how it debuted in book one, Unexpected Consequences. Only males served on its Board of Governance. Women couldn’t even become full-fledged Rod and Cane members, but were relegated to its’ Wives Auxiliary. But in book two, False Pretenses, the society is outed by an undercover reporter, which spurs the beginning of change and greater openness within the society.

Rod and Cane is headquartered in a Victorian mansion and is filled with artwork of rosy-bottomed women. There is a two-way viewing mirror that separates the governance chamber from the disciplinary chamber where official sanctions are meted out.

The disciplinary chamber features prominently in the just-released Irresistible Attractions. Thinking no one will know, the cleaning girl decides to try out the equipment. But she forgets about the viewing window…

An excerpt from Irresistible Attractions

Vacuuming finished, she wound the cord around the cleats and pushed the machine into the hall, remembering how she’d gotten flustered and left it on the elevator. Jordan Bevy must have thought she was a ditz. Naturally she would make an ass of herself in front of the sexiest man she’d ever encountered. He made the guys at her college look like little kids.

Hannah halted in the doorway giving the room a final perusal. Spic and spank. Dust free. Paddles aligned in neat rows. Benches polished.

She eyed her favorite. Gorgeous cherry grain. Slick, smooth leather, the kind resistant to sweat stains, she suspected. In her fantasies, she knelt on that bench. Dare she try it out for real? Doing so violated the rules, but it wouldn’t disturb anything, and tonight might be her sole chance. Amberlyn would come back—or Tidy Titans would replace her. Either way, she’d never be alone in the mansion again.

Before she lost her nerve, she strode to the apparatus. Spastic butterflies beat frantic wings in her stomach as she knelt on the lower padded seat and relaxed her torso atop the upper one. She wiggled her wrists into the leather loops attached to the front legs. She peeked over her shoulder at her reflection and winced at her big booty, covered in unattractive gray wash-and-wear cotton poly. Not her best feature. Why couldn’t she have had a cute little butt to go along with her short stature?

Hannah freed her hands from the restraints and tugged up the skirt. Her lace thong left her backside near naked. Twisting her arm, she swatted one pasty cheek. Smack! Smack! Buns of steel? More like jiggles of Jell-O. She slapped herself several more times. It was hard to get a good swing. If only she had longer arms…

Or an implement.

Hannah scurried to the wall and snatched a short, slender cane then hopped back on the bench and hiked her dress over her waist again.

She tapped herself with the rod. More kiss than slap, it imparted only a slight sting. Tightening her grip, she swung a little harder. Ow! She wiggled her bottom. Nice tingle, but it disappeared too fast.

She was so bad. This was breaking every rule and some that hadn’t been written yet. Tidy Titans’ Rule No. 35: Do not try out clients’ spanking equipment.

Hannah giggled and landed another strike on her bottom. “You’re a naughty girl,” she chided aloud, imagining her fantasy man saying it. But, this time, he had Jordan Bevy’s face.

“Yes, you are a naughty girl,” boomed Jordan’s very real voice.

Irresistible Attractions Blurb

College student Hannah Laurie works nights for a cleaning service. Among its clients is the Rod and Cane Society, an organization of domestic discipline practitioners. As she cleans the mansion headquarters, she becomes fascinated by the idea of being spanked. One evening, she surrenders to the impulse to try out the equipment in the secret disciplinary chamber.

Millionaire cybersecurity magnate Jordan Bevy, Rod and Cane’s disciplinary proctor, ensures the rules of the organization are followed to a T. Using the disciplinary chamber for personal pleasure is strictly forbidden. But when he catches the shy little cleaner girl trying out the equipment, what’s a fellow to do but bend the rules and give her a hand?

Everything seems like fun and games, until their relationship deepens and their respective worlds collide and clash. Can a lowly cleaner girl ever find acceptance in her boyfriend’s monied world?

All Rod and Cane Society novels are written to be read as standalones.

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Long Shot by Cara Bristol longshot

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Story Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

Long Shot is one of a series of novellas by different authors, set in the community of Corbin’s Bend. A housing co-op located North West of Denver, Colorado, where the residents are Spanko’s and the prevailing dynamic is Domestic Discipline. It’s an interesting concept, a community where the residents are free to live the spanking and DD lifestyle openly.

One year after her divorce, Abby comes to live with her widowed Great Aunt Quincy, who runs an antique shop in Corbin’s Bend. In short order, Abby meets handsome, single, Harris Montgomery who introduces her to spanking and some mild BDSM play.

Harris proposes a Domestic Discipline relationship, which Abby eagerly accepts. For DD to work successfully, surely emotional intimacy and the stability of a long term relationship is required? Harris is your standard commitment phobic male, who initially wants to limit their interaction to scening and sex. How this is compatible with DD is a mystery to me.

I’m aware that the novella format limits the amount of back story the author provides but even so, I felt that the main characters were very underdeveloped. Abby in particular is a dull girl. Married to her high school sweetheart straight after graduation, her lack of worldly experience makes her seem boring rather than innocent.

By far the most interesting character is Bohemian Aunt Quincy, widowed at 63 after a long DD marriage and still full of life and energy, she surely deserves a book of her own. I’m sure it would be more interesting than this somewhat formulaic tale.

Reviewed by Ariadne

terranTerran by Cara Bristol

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Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

What happens when you mix an alpha male personified with a sassy speak your mind female? Well, one of them will have a sore bottom!  (Wanna guess who that will be?) An uneasy alliance between the Parseon and Terra as a lot of people bumping heads. Parseon is a strictly male dominated world where females have zero rights.

The alpha had all intents on just rescuing Tara when he found her in need of rescuing, but instead in a twist of fate the alpha kidnapped her.

Marlix expects Tara to behave like the females he is used to and  of course she doesn’t. The political uproar is about the way of life in Terra vs the way of life in Parseon. Some want to change, some are quiet happy with not changing. Since the “kidnapping” has the potential to undo the alliance, Marlix and his beta takes Tara into hiding.

The interaction between Marlix and Tara had me laughing and wanting to strangle both of them at least once. Tara teaching Terran depravities to Marlix was a nice touch and worth of a cold shower. This story was a fun sci-fi themed read. Ms. Bristol is a new to me author and I will be looking forward to reading more of her work. I’d recommend this read to anyone. Enjoy. 

Reviewed by Daria

False Pretenses by Cara Bristol

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Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5

Freelance journalist Emma Dupree needs a sensational story to boost her career and free her from the corporate hell of her day job. She finds her blockbuster in the Rod and Cane Society, an organization that encourages men to spank their spouses and goes undercover to expose the kinky perversions. Fearing she could be scooped by a rival reporter, she keeps a tight lid on her story, not even telling her new boyfriend.

Dan Tanner knows all about keeping secrets. He’s a member of the kinky perv organization Emma is striving to expose. This real estate agent has a major spanking fetish and would like nothing more than to get his hands on Emma’s ass, but fears rejection from his sexy new lady who insists she’s 100 percent pure vanilla.

They’re both operating under False Pretenses. Who will be the first to lose their cover and when Emma loses hers, will she let Dan discipline her for it?

Review:

False Pretenses by Cara Bristol is the second book in the Rod and Cane Society series. This book explores the relationship between Dan Tanner and Emma Dupree and the concept of domestic discipline. While the books can be read independently I found there was not a lot of background information on the Rod and Cane Society in the second book.

The author created a strong character with Emma Dupree seeming almost life like. Emma is very strong person who knows what she wants in life and has created a path to get it. She will admit when she is wrong. Dan Tanner comes across as a passionate and charismatic character. It comes across that he enjoys erotic spankings more than domestic discipline even though he is on the board of the Rod and Cane Society.

Overall, it was enjoyable watching Emma and Dan come together and explore spankings. Emma seems to need someone like Dan who brings structure into her life. This story really did not get to far into the domestic discipline just toward the end. The story needed to be fleshed out toward the end more. It seemed that she cut the story off too much in the end. I can’t wait to read the rest in the series.

Reviewed by Melissa