Freja, rescued from
the flesh markets of Silvelea at a young age, has learned firsthand how
difficult life is for orphan girls on the planet of Devmaer. Her “rescue”
landed her in the harsh world of Matron Cass Warren’s Girls Crib, where young
girls are groomed to be sold off as mates to the highest bidder as soon as they
At eighteen Freja was drawn to Déak Ryba, the
first man to ever show her kindness. But he didn’t stand a chance against Iwon
Sándor’s money and power. Iwon claimed Freja’s hand, condemning her to a
miserable life of abuse and neglect.
After three long-suffering years, Freja’s
matehood was cut short by his untimely death.
For the first time in her life Freja finds
herself free - free to work like a slave to repay the staggering debts Iwon
left her. During her final ritual as his widow, a freak accident sweeps her out
to sea and remarkably, right back into Déak’s arms.
Can the love that Déak and Freja once shared
possibly have survived long years of separation? Will they finally claim the
shared life that was denied them? Or will their happiness be stolen again by
the sinister forces circling at the edge of their lives?
This novella is a prequel to Bound To The Admiral, book
1 inThe Lighthouses of Devmaer series. It introduces the alien
world of the planet Devmaer as well as some of the minor characters.
While it is a part of a series, it has a
satisfying ending and can be read as a standalone. Disclaimer: Bound to the Past is a second chance, fantasy-world romance. Along with
a happily-ever after ending, it has some very steamy scenes, including elements
of power exchange and discipline.
Déak had done it again. He’d pushed all the right buttons.
Somehow, he’d sensed Freja’s darkest secrets. He’d bought them out in the open
where the sunshine and warmth of his affection was making them evaporate.
She’d never felt freer or happier than that minute when she
was positioning herself across his lap again. Her upper torso draped over one
side of his powerful thighs, leaving her arms, head, hair dangling. Her nude
bottom was raised to the sky and her toes didn’t reach the ground behind her.
The first and only time she’d been spanked before, Déak had
left her clothes on and discretely exposed only her bottom. There was no such
barrier between them now. The rawness of her nudity thrilled her.
This was only the second time in her life she’d lifted her
backside to sunlight and felt the natural heat that nothing else could imitate.
She’d forgotten how exciting it was to offer up a part of herself like a human
sacrifice. Her pulse raced with a heady mixture of fear and eager anticipation.
Déak’s hand circled one buttock and then the other. The sensation calmed her.
When he pushed her thighs apart, she didn’t resist. Nor did
she tense when his fingers opened her nether lips and circled her clitoris
before dipping into her pussy.
“You are so ready for this, aren’t you My Innocent? But
remember, while today you can call stop at any point.” Two fingers plunged into
her, thrusting gently as he spoke. “That is not an option you will have every
time I spank you. Make sure you use it wisely, if at all.”
He stopped caressing her and his hand lifted and began to
rise and fall in gentle strokes. Freja shivered happily at the pleasant tattoo.
She liked being free like this, giving the power of decision-making to Déak. He
knew what she wanted. More importantly, he knew what she needed. Freja had no
As if reading her mind, he stopped and pushed her thighs
even farther apart. He smacked her pussy lips softly. “This jewel, this velvet
crease, it should have been mine for the past four years, shouldn’t it?”
She murmured something even she didn’t understand. It was an
animal noise, a sound that indicated agreement.
“I didn’t hear you,” he said and punctuated his words with a
sound slap to her bottom, the most painful since he’d started.
“Um. Yes. Yes, sir.”
“Yes sir, what?” He slapped the inside of her thighs so
hard, she whimpered.
“Yes, sir. It should have been yours for the past four
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Campbell in her own words:
My romance novels
feature strong, self-reliant women and the powerful men who love them. Romantic
by nature, I write the stories I want to read: those that feature a spicy power
exchange and deliver a sting in the tale.
Canadian by birth, I
also lived in Australia for a couple of decades. While living there I overcame
my aversion to saucer-sized spiders and, as a condition of marriage to my
Aussie Prince Charming, I swore a lifelong allegiance to the Melbourne Football
Then family called and
my husband and I packed up and moved. We now live on a rocky island on Canada’s
West Coast, close to beaches that once were frequented by smugglers and
My passions are
reading and writing. I adore all animals and love hiking, beachcombing, and an
occasional night of dancing.
I wanted to create
a new world, in some ways a gentler one. I read lots of fantasy and decided to
seek adventure in lands of my own making.
In some ways it’s
really freeing to be in a world where I make the rules. But then I have to
remember them all! So the freedom is curtailed by the demands of continuity.
was your inspiration for Bound to the Past?
wrote this book as a gift to readers. I wanted to invite them into the alien
world of Devmaer, to meet some of the wonderful characters who live there.
course, the ocean is involved. One of favorite almost-daily things to do is
walk the rocky beaches near my home. It was on one of those walks that this
story started to take shape.
happens both below and above the waves interests me. This is the first time in
any of my books that any of the action is underwater.
was Freja’s last name before she was mated with Iwon?
one knows her birth name. All the girls in the Crib are given Matron’s name,
Warren. So her name in the citizen register would be Freja Warren. I picked
Matron’s surname because one of our local theater companies was staging Mrs.
Warren’s Profession when I was writing this.
see more of Freja’s homeland, and learn a bit more about her family in Silvelea
with book 3.
and Freja get together again after four years and are still in love. Is a four-year
separation with a loving reunion more fantasy?
No. Not at all. I’ve read a lot of personal stories about this type of thing.
I have firsthand experience:
husband and I met scuba diving on a beach in Vancouver. A short, steamy affair
followed. He went back to Australia and we tried to forget each other, not
writing or phoning for years. Major fail. Five years later we met again in
Melbourne. Six months after that I moved across the world and didn’t look back.
love is right, it’s right. People gave us six months but here we are, many
years later, living our HEA.
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A starship’s sirens scream into the void. Can a highly trained protector fight for peace on an unfamiliar world?
It’s elite soldier Laure’s duty to protect the last of humanity. Four hundred years after Earth fell to alien invaders, she’s only known life on a colonization ship searching through space. But when the vessel is forced to crash land for emergency repairs, Laure comes face to face with a new breed of enemy.
Struggling both to battle aliens and rescue her colonists, Laure never expects to find her other half on the strange planet. As her telepathic and physical bond with the alien grows, she’s horrified to discover the people she’s sworn to protect turn on her and consider her inhuman.
Torn between two species, can Laure defend humankind from extinction?
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They survived the fall, but can they adapt to life on an unknown planet?
After a human and alien form a telepathic link, the commanders of the Endurance have a special mission for Laure and Kuna: Create an elite class of warriors connected with the alien Chroins.
They must lead a group of volunteers into the primeval forests of an unexplored planet as they search for beasts like Kuna that are strong, fast, and lethal.
But the Chroin aren’t the only threat. Not all colonists want to welcome them, and some will stop at nothing to get rid of them.
Can Laure and Kuna bring their two species together? Or will they tear each other apart?
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The bond that made them more than human will become their death sentence.
An unlikely pair. Laure, an elite soldier trained to protect the last vestige of humanity. Kuna, an alien hybrid akin to a wild animal. Telepathically linked and confused about what they’ve become, they must hunt for answers about their origins.
However, knowledge can be more damning than ignorance. As forces work to create distrust between the aliens and colonists, an “accident” is all they need for tensions to boil over.
On the run for their lives, Laure and Kuna must find a way to create peace between their people or be hunted down and executed.
The Strength of Endurance is the third book in the futuristic Under a New Sun science fiction series. If you like alien encounters, high-stakes action, and strong heroines, then you’ll love R. L. Blalock’s riveting saga.
The creators disappeared from the planet long ago, abandoning cities and deserting their protege. Commander Laure Higgins and her bonded Chroin, Kuna, are sent on a special mission to investigate the ruins and learn more about Iotova's inhabitants.
Not everything is as it appears. As mysteries unravel around them, Laure and Kuna find themselves in a frightening spiral as they try to escape the creations left behind.
Can Laure and Kuna uncover the origin of the Chroin and protect the remnants of humanity?
The Peril of Endurance is the fourth book in the futuristic Under a New Sun science fiction series. If you like alien encounters, high-stakes action, and strong heroines, then you’ll love R. L. Blalock’s riveting saga.
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battle for the Endurance will threaten all of humanity.
by one the Chroin’s allies are dying. With colonists flocking to
her cause, Corline finally seizes control of the Endurance and
plunges the colony into chaos.
and Kuna must find their people and protect them as Corline rampages
through the sprawl. As the death toll rises, they are running out of
time. Everything that humanity has worked centuries for is in peril.
Including its future.
Laure save the colony and humanity? Or will Corline purge the Chroin
from the Endurance once and for all?
R. L. Blalock's love of reading started young, but her love of zombies started later in life. In 2008, when R. L. Blalock first watched the remake of Dawn of the Dead she instantly fell in love with the genre.
Born and raised in Sacramento, California, R. L. Blalock now lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her loving husband, precocious three-year-old daughter, two dogs, and a bird.
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After one night of blistering lovemaking that would bring any sane man to his knees clutching a ring, Jack’s forced to accept Mia’s unexpected rejection. Then when she seems to be warming up to having a relationship, danger erupts around him in freakish accidents and mystical happenings. How can he permit her and her little girl to be anywhere near these threats?
Mia lovingly adopts her best friend’s four-year-old child in accordance with her will. She also agrees to move her new family and her business to live with her aunt before the Christmas holidays arrive. But… she isn’t willing to hold on to a man because of one incredible night’s loss of restraint.
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A Viking Warrior Romance (Viking Surrender Book 8)
A horde of battle-hardened, ferocious Nordic warriors.
A Pictish village at the mercy of its enemies.
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last thing I need is a husband, especially some Viking brute commanding my
Fight all you want, little Pict. You will yield to my desire...
a union she didn't seek, Brigid is terrified and aroused by Jerrik's masterful
behaviour and carnal demands.
But, when he
saves her son from the ferocious ocean, Brigid realises he may be the hero she
needs, as well as the man she craves.
make it up to me later,” he demanded as he sauntered towards the place where she was still kneeling. “After I
have punished you for defying me.”
panted at Jerrik’s assertions, and she drew in a deep breath, as if to compose
herself. “I know I am your wife now,” she murmured in response. “But I am also a grown woman, Jerrik, and a mother. I
cannot have you punishing me, especially in front of Bram.”
Her tone was
laced with just a hint of insolence, and it was enough to stir his already
longer have the choice,” he reminded her flatly. “You’re my responsibility now,
Brigid, and our children will be of my heritage. Your defiance will be
punished. It is how us Vikings deal with such
the vegetables and rose unsteadily to her feet. Brigid was trembling, and
Jerrik wondered if it was fear that inspired the gesture, or something else. It
had been some time since Brigid had been mastered, and he was starting to
wonder if her first husband had ever truly done the job. He sensed there was a
part of her that wanted to yield to someone stronger than herself, but the
woman had spent so long being responsible for herself and Bram, she seemed to
be struggling with the new power dynamic. Jerrik could understand that. He needed to guide
you do?” she whispered, gazing up at him with anxious eyes.
smiled, moving towards her and taking one of those small, cold palms in his
hands. “Nothing severe,” he promised. “Just enough to remind you of your
b-birch?” she stammered, barely able to articulate the final word.
his little wife had quite the fear of the birch, and he mused that it would be
worth remembering that for future misdemeanours, of which he was sure they
would be a great many.
assured her. “Not this time.”
exhaled in apparent relief. “Then what?”
his head with a grin. “I had intended to surprise you with the penance later,”
he said, dropping his tone as he inched towards her body.
she replied, craning her neck to look up into his eyes. “I’ve never done this
before, Jerrik. Bram’s father never…”
lowering her gaze.
punished you?” Jerrik offered.
well versed in Pict traditions, but it seemed ludicrous that the man had done
nothing to love or guide his spouse at all.
really did anything to me,” she replied with a sigh. “Apart from the
obvious—usually when he had consumed too much mead. So long as I fed him on
time, he generally left me be.”
Jerrik’s tone had lowered in response to Brigid’s description. He was pleased
he would never have to meet this man and make him atone for his incompetence.
It seemed as though there was already enough to be done.
I am quite a different proposition,” he told her. “I have high expectations of
you, Brigid, but I will repay your effort with my sword and dagger which will
protect and provide for you, and with my body, which will honour you. I’m sure
you know to what I speak, but if there was any doubt, then I hope the last evenings have reassured you?”
sucked her lower lip between her teeth at Jerrik’s words. It was clear she did
remember their unions of consummation. “Yes,” she replied in a breathy tone. “I
should like more of that.”
flamed at the admission, and he chuckled at her embarrassment. “And you shall
have it,” he told her. “Just as you shall bear my punishment.”
swallowed, but in those hazel eyes there was a flicker of acknowledgement.
“Aye, well,” she murmured. “I will try and
yield, Jerrik, yet I think I am out of practise.”
grinned at the concession. “A good, hard, bare-bottomed spanking over my knee
should help you to remember,” he drawled. “Do you not think?”
were coming out in short, fast pants. “A spanking?”
closed her eyes at his edict. “Then please, Jerrik, do not make me endure it in
front of my son. This is new to him also.”
appraised her pained expression with interest. He’d never even contemplated the
child witnessing her penance until now; in fact, until this morning, he’d never
even contemplated having a child before.
find something to amuse him this afternoon,” he decided, raising his hand to
gently tilt her chin in his direction.
The touch of his hand at her face drew Brigid’s eyes open in
an instant, and for a long moment, their eyes locked.
“And once we
are alone, you will learn how to submit, wife.”
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