sunday spotlight Etta Stark is visiting me today with her new Corbin’s Bend book, East End Girl. I’ve said before that I love all the Corbin’s Bend books for different reasons. The thing I like best about this particular book is the humor. Her main character, Kirsty, is an absolute hoot. She is sassy and snarky and completely hilarious, sometimes to her own detriment. I also really relate to Kirsty getting hassled and having a hard time getting anything done and needing some sort of external structure to be able to organize herself and get herself together. Boy am I familiar with that particular struggle. Now that you know my thoughts on in the book, here’s Etta to tell you a bit about hers.


As a huge fan of Corbin’s Bend, it was really exciting to write my own. Basically it’s like writing fan fiction and getting paid for it.

I made sure that my heroine was British. I’m British so not only did it make 50% of the dialogue in the book easier, it also gave me a chance to examine the cultural differences that an East Londoner might experience when moving to a brand new, artificially constructed Pleasantville in the Rocky Mountains.

I don’t think I’m like Kirsty. But I think her reactions to living in Corbin’s Bend echoes what my own would be. I think, like Kirsty, the perfectly arranged and organised white-picket-fence and bake-sale feel of the place would freak me out after a while. And the friendly neighbourliness of Corbin’s Bend? That’s just weird. In the real world, I avoid talking to my neighbours at all costs.

Love reading about it though. Plus you know what I really love? A public disciplinary session


Logan brought the twelfth – though technically only the eleventh – swat down on her backside with renewed force. The next nine followed quickly. Kirsty screamed as each blow connected with her flesh. Logan had clearly decided to get through it as quickly as possible and to ensure that there was no question that the swats being administered were forceful enough. After the twentieth swat, he paused for a minute. Kirsty was sobbing into the bench. Her bottom felt like it was on fire. She knew Logan had tried to vary the area that the swats landed as much as possible but the paddle was so large that he didn’t have any choice but to lay most of the swats on top of one another. Kirsty whimpered thinking of the ten more swats she was due to receive. She just wanted this over with. She wondered why Logan had paused, whether it was to give her bottom a rest or because he needed the break.

She wondered if his arm was aching from wielding the heavy paddle and then almost laughed at herself for thinking it – given the pain that she was in from the twenty swats she had already received with the heavy paddle. Not that Logan didn’t deserve her sympathy. She knew it couldn’t be easy for him having to do this. None of this was his fault. In fact, none of it was anybody’s fault except her own. She wanted to do her best to demonstrate that she was willing to take her punishment.

She looked up at Charles who looked over to Logan and nodded his head slightly, presumably as an instruction to resume the spanking. The next blow – the twenty-first – came crashing down on her backside a second later. Kirsty didn’t know how she managed to get through the next nine swats but she did. When the spanking was finally, mercifully over, Logan pushed her skirt back down over her bottom – the light fabric still causing her to wince in pain – and helped her to stand. It was not easy for her to do. Her legs felt shaky and unable to bear her weight and she was grateful she had Logan’s muscular arm to lean on. They walked off the stage passing Charles as they did so.

“Thank you again,” said Kirsty quietly to Charles as they passed. Charles frowned in response. As Kirsty walked on she worried that Charles might have thought she was being sarcastic in thanking him. She wasn’t. No matter how bad the spanking had been – and it had been the worst spanking of her life by a long way – it was still infinitely better than the other option which would have been her expulsion from Corbin’s Bend. She was genuinely grateful to Charles and the rest of the Discipline Board for giving her the opportunity to redeem herself.

East-End-Girl-Final-200 (2)Blurb:

Kirsty Beale wants a fresh start. She’s quit her life in London and moved five thousand miles to start a new one in Corbin’s Bend, Colorado – the world’s only spanking-based community. As a lifelong spanko, Kirsty thinks Corbin’s Bend is the perfect place for her but the reality doesn’t match her dreams and she struggles to fit into her new suburban environment. Reluctant to get involved in community life, she dismisses her new neighbors as “boring”. With one exception – fellow newcomer Logan Barrett is good looking, funny and occasionally dominant in a way that Kirsty can’t decide if she finds sexy or annoying.

Logan moved to Corbin’s Bend hoping to find a sweet, old-fashioned girl, willing to submit to domestic discipline. Kirsty who drinks heavily, smokes and swears like a sailor is pretty much the opposite of his idea of the perfect woman. Yet despite their differences, Logan and Kirsty can’t deny the attraction they have for one another. Logan hopes to bring stability into Kirsty’s chaotic life but Kirsty’s increasingly out-of-control behavior might just jeopardize her whole future at Corbin’s Bend.

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Author Bio

Etta Stark has written four erotic romances, all with a distinctly spanky theme. East End Girl is her first contemporary story. The previous books are all set in the Victorian era. She’s a huge fan of the Corbin’s Bend series and is thrilled – and a little bit intimidated – to be part of the second season. Etta lives in Surrey in England and would probably be a bit reluctant to move to a spanking community in Colorado even if it did actually exist. It would certainly make dating easier though.






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