I have Katherine Deane over today, talking about her new book, The Coach's Discipline and she was kind enough to share an excerpt with us!
Casey: Thanks for coming by Katherine! You always have such fun and interesting interviews on your blog but I am excited that you let me turn the tables on you!
I know this new release of yours, The Coach's Discipline, has been in the works for a while. You've mentioned that some of it is based on real experiences you have had and I know you are a runner in real life. So time to dish-- is there a real Coach Fox? Is he based on a real person or is he purely a work of imagination?
Katherine Deane: Thanks for turning the tables on me, Casey! Unfortunately, there is no Coach Fox. With that being said, I did use attributes from several guys I used to run with and train under. A few had such dominant personalities, they would have made great spankers, but alas, I never got a spanking vibe off any of them.
Casey: Do you use anything you have learned from running in your writing process? For example, staying focused, pushing through when you feel like giving up, and keeping pace? Does anything transfer, or am I really stretching here and they are actually nothing alike?
Katherine: Actually, that’s a perfect analogy! Part of my biggest problem, when I started writing a few years ago, was that I had not done any training. I relate that to having no base for running. What I attempted to do two years ago was compete at the 10K National level (by just going out and writing a story ), when I should have trained and built some base first. I finally “built my base” by blogging, taking a few online writing classes, reviewing, and playing around with other smaller stories. (this was the equivalent of running steady mileage and racing shorter, less competitive races, to get myself strengthened for the “longer” goal.)
Nice leap there, Casey! ;) I think you are really a runner after all.
Casey: A lot of us authors are also avid readers. I know you were reading romances and spanking fiction before you started writing, but what gave you the final push to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys, so to speak)?
Katherine: Beta reading. Ok, I know that sounds silly, but reading other authors’ works in different stages of development helped me to “practice write” a little. I was able to open my mind, and visualize – “well, if I were writing this part right now, I might have so and so do this.”
Or, “ooh, it would be so cool if such and such actually… what do you think?”
So I guess it gave me a little confidence to know that my creativity was there, and that I could possibly put the thoughts on “paper”.
Casey: What is your favorite way to relax? I know you have a busy life with family, and writing and various other activities, but when you find you have an hour of downtime, what do you like to do?
Katherine: Besides running and lawn mowing? ;)
I really like to sit in the lazy chair at night, with my feet propped up; a glass of red wine in one hand, the Nook in the other; and chocolate on the table within easy reach.
Casey: Now that you have two books under your belt—The Coach's Discipline and The Winter Storm (which we got to co-author together along with the fabulous Renee Rose!)-- what can fans expect next from Katherine Deane?
Katherine: Now that I have finally finished my baby, the contemporary; I am back in my usual happy place – paranormal and fantasy!
I started Redd’s story a few weeks ago. (She is the slayer from The Winter Storm) This one will be really fast paced, with lots of action. It’s kind of “Buffy meets the Black Dagger Brother Hood”
Thanks for having me today!
(In this excerpt, Nick and Claire are playing in the training room)
Taking a piece of ice from his bucket, he massaged her ear, enjoying her little shudders, as she tried not to move.
He trailed the cube, down the smooth line of her neck, over to her back, and down to her hip.
“Ungh,” she groaned, and tightened her fists onto the table.
“Remember, don’t move.”
“Yes, Coach.” She bit her lip and breathed heavily into her hands.
Taking the ice, he massaged a circle around her pink bottom, pressing lightly into the crease between her cheeks, up the crease ,and back down to her inner thighs.
She mewled and tightened her legs and butt, but made no other move as she lay there.
“How’s that feel, Jacobs?” He followed the line up her inner thigh, coming short of her wet pussy, leaving her groaning, and exhaling deep breaths.
“So… cold.” She wrinkled her forehead under her mask, and took more stuttered breaths. “But it’s also quite, mmm, hot!” she squealed as he placed the ice cube between her legs barely brushing her wet pussy lips.
“Do you want more?” He stroked the ice backward from her wet lips along the line of her bottom cheeks , stopping to press against the puckered hole.
“Oh God!” She shrieked, and almost sprung from the table. But he gave her a swift smack to the warm pink side of her bare ass, and she got the message.
Marathon runner Claire Jacobs has always dreamed of making it to the Olympics, but she has a habit of getting in her own way. With the help of Nick Fox, a legendary coach known for his unconventional techniques, she prepares for one last shot at her dream. Traumatic memories of her experience with her last coach still haunt Claire, though, and in spite of his reputation she finds it hard to trust Nick’s authority.
The more time he spends with Claire, the more Nick finds himself enchanted by her drive and deep commitment to her fellow runners. But when her self-destructive behavior crosses the line, Nick realizes he has only one option to help the woman he has come to care about so much—he will need to give her the first spanking of her life and make sure it is one she will not forget.
Despite his firm discipline, Claire quickly comes to crave Nick’s dominance and direction, and soon he has grown to be much more than just her coach. But when jealousy and misunderstandings threaten to tear the team apart, will she run away as she always has in the past, or can she trust in her newfound love and race toward her goals with an open heart?
Publisher’s Note: The Coach’s Discipline is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.