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The Art of Discipline: Running Toward Trouble, Book Two of the Mockingbird Chronicles by Stardawn Cabot and Alexandra James

The Art of Discipline Running Toward Trouble, The Mockingbird Chronicles, Book Two by Stardawn Cabot and Alexandra James

After all that they have been through together, and in spite of Dani’s increasingly bratty behavior, Dani and Emma’s love grows stronger and steamier every day. Emma continues to spank Dani when necessary, slowly but surely helping her realize that their love is for keeps and running away when things get tough is not an option.

When Dani is contacted by an old family friend, who turns out to be part of the Italian mob, she discovers a past and a “family” she had forgotten long ago. This family becomes more important when Emma’s extortionist father takes things too far and directly threatens their lives. Forced into hiding, they find refuge and acceptance with Zio Frankie and Zia Toni.

Although Dani’s new family is fun-loving and warm, life in hiding is tough on both women, especially Dani, whose restless personality resists the rules that have been put in place to keep her safe. Once Emma discovers that Dani has repeatedly broken those rules and has put her life in extreme danger, Dani knows she deserves the worst spanking of her life. But even if Emma can again follow through and provide the discipline she needs, will it be enough to ever stop Dani from running toward trouble?

Publisher’s Note: The Art of Discipline: Running Toward Trouble is the second book of The Mockingbird Chronicles, following The Art of Discipline: Dani’s Discovery. It is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, graphic sexual scenes, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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Author: Stardawn Cabot & Alexandra James

eBook Price: $4.95

Length: 76,800 words


As Dani shifted nervously, Emma selected her instrument before sitting on the edge of the bed. “Danielle, come here, please,” she directed.

Dani turned and moved to obey, but stopped short in the middle of the room when she saw a thick leather belt lying next to Emma on the bed. Suddenly she took a step back. “Emma, please. No, not that.”

“Danielle, come here,” Emma repeated.

Dani swallowed, but stood her ground. Sighing, Emma stood, reached out for Dani’s hand, and pulled her closer to the bed. “Danielle, I don’t want to have to remind you what happens if you argue with me over a punishment.”

Dani immediately started to cry, as Emma pulled down both her pajama bottoms and panties before helping her over her lap.

“Danielle, tell me why you are about to be spanked.”

Dani sniffed. “I lied to you about my journal.”


“I was up in the middle of the night, and I gave you a hard time all day.”

“Hmmm, not quite what I was looking for.”

Dani looked over her shoulder, obviously confused by Emma’s statement.

Seeing the look, Emma gave it to her. “Yes, I’m upset that you were up in the middle of the night, again. We are going to need to redefine bedtime, I think. And I’m also upset that you lied about your journal, but did it occur to you that you not only lied to me, but also lied to yourself? By not admitting that you ate that candy bar, you were in a sense hoarding it. Danielle, are you allowed to hide junk food?”

“No,” Dani squeaked.

“No, you are not,” Emma echoed, driving her point home with a swat, causing Dani to jump.

“In addition, you decided to push me even further by slamming doors, something you know carries an automatic penalty,” Emma emphasized by a swift spank to her opposite cheek. “So, Danielle, tell me—was it worth it?” The question was punctuated by two more swats.

“I’m sorry, Emma,” Dani squirmed, blinking back more tears.

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