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Treasured Submission

Treasured Submission

4.4 13
by Maggie Ryan
Thirty-four year old romance novelist Abby Pierce is content. Almost a decade after her divorce, she has a lovely house, a fluffy cat, a job she adores, and plenty of supportive friends.

The only thing missing in her life is a partner, but she doesn't realize it until she meets an intriguing man at a book review.

Dean is handsome, kind, well-mannered


Thirty-four year old romance novelist Abby Pierce is content. Almost a decade after her divorce, she has a lovely house, a fluffy cat, a job she adores, and plenty of supportive friends.

The only thing missing in her life is a partner, but she doesn't realize it until she meets an intriguing man at a book review.

Dean is handsome, kind, well-mannered and smart, and Abby is attracted to him instantly. The only problem? Dean is a big believer in domestic discipline - something Abigail has never encountered before.

After years of being in control of her life, she is thrown into unexpected turmoil by the discovery of various facets of the DD subculture, as well as the realization that, in order to keep the man of her dreams, she will have to submit to his discipline as well as his passion.

Is Dean's love worth relinquishing some of the control Abby has cherished for so long? Can she submit to a man who not only makes her breathless with desire, but who can - and will - put her over his knee when he feels she deserves it?

Join Abby on her journey of self-discovery and sexual re-awakening to find out whether submission will set her free and whether, in the end, she will discover life's true treasures.

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Meet the Author

Author for Blushing Books. I write both contemporary erotica and historical spanking romances. I enjoy writing about characters that enjoy the provocative D/S lifestyle of today’s times as well as taking a step back into the past to write stories that take place in the Victorian era with age-play as a theme.

I live in the great Lone Star state with my wonderful husband. I have always loved reading. Growing up in a family with four children, it was difficult finding a place to be alone. I was probably one of the squeakiest clean girls on the planet as I would spend hours in the tub so I could read without being bothered. It wasn’t long before I began to make up my own endings to the books I was reading. From there, it just seemed natural to begin writing my own stories.

I never try to restrict myself to any one genre because there are just too many delicious possibilities out there and inside my head. I admit to being somewhat of a romantic though as my stories always must have a great deal of love, passion, corporal discipline and, of course, great, mind-blowing sex. I want my readers to be able to see, hear, feel and know the characters that I’m creating as well as I do when I bring them to life and transfer their stories to paper. I want my women to be strong of character but also strong enough to know that submission given in love and trust to your partner does not make you weaker, it makes you far stronger. I want my men to be sexy, strong, demanding alpha males who know how to take what they want while acknowledging it is a gift they have been blessed with by the women that have chosen to submit to them. I want there to be no doubt that they truly would die for the other no matter how others might view their relationship.

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Treasured Submission 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
_SH More than 1 year ago
Fantastic!! This book is written so very well and Abby's journey is a joy to follow. When Abby meets Dean the chemistry between them jumps off the page at you and the fireworks begin! Can you say HOT, cuz this book definitely is, whew!!
SLGIL More than 1 year ago
4 stars This was a cute story about learning domestic discipline.  I must warn you though there are a few scenes that seemed a bit severe to me.    Abby is a thirty something divorced woman.  Dean is an author whose books are about Domestic Discipline.  Abby’s friends Ian and Sam are already into the DD scene. The domestic discipline between Ian and Samantha, and other scenes in the book, include butt plugs, belts, paddles, cane, enemas, sodomy, Anal whipping, etc.  Not for those that are easily offended.  I did not agree with the degree of DD that Ian and Sam are practicing,  but they were consenting adults.   The second half of the story is about Abby learning about DD and falling for Dean.  It was a sweet romance and the book had a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I associate with D/s but I guess there is a spectrum. Domestic discipline is definitely outlined in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All 4 books where great thank you so much for these four fantastic books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The summary/cover of this book was misleading. This is a well written domestic discipline story, with elements of Christian Domestic Discipline. I was anticipating more of a hot D/s story. Also, the punishments given to Sam seemed abusive, especially since there was no safe word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a well written and well told story of a woman entering into a DD or D/s relationship. The story is such a good one, I loved how Abby is tricked into going to the book review at the beginning! I also liked reading the journey of her entering this lifestyle. I hate it when a story feels rushed, and this one didn't! It does a great job of showing varying degrees of the lifestyle, so beware, some do get pretty graphic/severe.
soundslikefun13 More than 1 year ago
I have loved every book I have read by Maggie Ryan, and this book is no different. Follow Abby as she takes the first unexpected steps into the life of a submissive. You will love this story.
Timberlan127 More than 1 year ago
A book review discussion about Domestic Discipline......that was Abby's first encounter with author Dean Koonig. She was mesmerized by the live demonstration of a spanking given by one of the couples there. The whole experience left her feeling off balance. She soon learns that her best friends practice DD.Through her best friend Abby meets Dean again. As their relationship progresses Abby slowly begins to come to terms with living a DD relationship.This author has done a great job of explaining a DD lifestyle and the difficulties someone new to the lifestyle would face.I did feel some of the discipline was severe in places but it was a captivating read.
Lauralei0 More than 1 year ago
Abigail Pierce receives a birthday gift from her best friend Samantha and her husband Ian to attend a customer forum and review of author Dean Koonig's new book.  Abigail goes thinking that she is going to meet and get to listen to one of her favorite authors Dean Koontz.  Imagine her surprise and embarrassment when she finds out that the review is for the book "The Door To Domestic Discipline" and not "The Door To December".  Abby decides to stay and gets not only information but also a couple of demonstrations.   So begins Maggie Ryan's book and it only gets better from there.   The author did a marvelous job in explaining and showing domestic discipline while still keeping the reader fully engaged and entertained.  We(the readers) also get to know a little more about Samantha and Ian's life.  The characters are strong, fully fleshed out and just fun.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
Patty_Author-of-Choices More than 1 year ago
I was all over this book as soon as it came out. I've already read most of this author's books, so I knew I would love this one. And I wasn't disappointed. I could totally relate to and get in the heads of both Abby, the author, and her best friend Sam. If you like hot dirty sex and lots of spankings then I'm sure you will love this books as much as I did.
MarybethR More than 1 year ago
This was an eye-opening book.  It is sort of a primer for people going into D/d.  We first meet Abby when she is going to a book review at a local bookstore.  She is shocked to learn that the book they are reviewing is about how to live a D/d lifestyle.  She is even more shocked to find out that there are demonstrations of punishments by the attendees.  The next day, she is at dinner with Sam and her husband Ian and she realizes that they gave her the gift certificate to this review because they are in a D/d relationship and Sam wanted to be able to share with her friend.  Because she lied to her husband and to Abby and embarrassed Abby, Sam is given a severe punishment that does not end for a week.  By the time they are through, she is a very well punished young lady.  Meanwhile, once Dean, the author of the book realizes that Abby is not in a relationship, they start to date.  Abby gradually becomes submissive to Dean as their relationship progresses. I really liked this story.  It was of a decent length and I really enjoyed these characters.  It makes me wonder if these kinds of reviews actually do happen!  I highly recommend this book, but I do caution you that the punishments are severe at times.  I give this story 5 stars.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
Learning Submission And Growth Abby Pierce is an author and woman who has learned to take care of herself after her failed marriage. Her best friends, Samantha and Ian, give her a gift for her birthday to a lecture by an author.  But there is just a slight difference in the last name and Abby doesn't really pay attention, discarding the brochure and not getting the book for this lecture that was part of the gift. What a shock to get to the lecture and learn it is by an author who writes books and gives closed lectures on Domestic Discipline. Ian is very upset when he learns that Sam let Abby attend without being honest with her about Dean Koonig. In this story it will cover the DD lifestyle of Ian and Sam along with her punishments. Then the budding relationship and journey into DD for Abby with Dean.  Sam learns to be honest and share with Abby more about the DD lifestyle and some of what is required by Ian in their marriage. This story has explicit sex scenes, various punishments including OTK spankings and the use of various implements, enemas, anal play but all done in a loving, safe, sane and consensual relationship.
Charlie1972 More than 1 year ago
Loved the way this book was written. I especially liked the beginning scenario, felt so real. We get to see into Sam's private life too, and that was very hot. This book was very well written and you will enjoy it too. I gladly give it 5 stars, could not put it down.