Friday, July 18, 2014

Welcome to Corbin’s Bend: Spotlight on Exile to Unity by Tara Finnegan

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When their preference for BDSM becomes embarrassingly public, Angela and Jim O’Brien decide to start afresh in Corbin’s Bend, a community based on a common ethos of spanking, a place where Ange hopes they can belong.

Ange soon learns that in this new environment, Jim is not beyond chastising her with a good sound spanking as the couple face their past demons and try to recover the closeness they once shared. New challenges soon face the couple. Will their difficulties destroy them or can their move be what Ange initially hoped for, an exile to unity?

Warning: Exile to Unity is an erotic romance containing spankings, anal play and elements of BDSM in a committed consensual relationship. If you find this material offensive, please don't buy the book.

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Colorado, USA

“Wake up. We’re here, love,” Jim said, shaking his wife in the passenger seat. Some flaming map reader she had turned out to be, snoring softly for almost the entire trip. He hadn’t minded though, he knew how difficult she had found it to sleep for the last three years, he felt her toss and turn beside him nightly. He really hoped this move would finally bring her some peace. It bloody better had, because otherwise he really didn’t want to be there. It killed him to leave Ireland.

“Unh, what?” Ange muttered as she came to. “Oh, sorry, I slept the whole time.”

“It’s fine. I’m going to leave the car running and check out the house. If the beds are made up, we’ll just carry these two in and put them straight to bed, it was a great idea to put them into their pajamas at that last stop.”

It was very late when they arrived and most of the other houses were in darkness, save for the illumination of the streetlamps. The key was under a stone outside the house, just as promised. It made him laugh, they’d done the very same thing all throughout his childhood in Kerry, but you wouldn’t dream of doing it in modern day Dublin… everything would be gone when you got home from work.

The first thing that hit him as he entered was the heat. Someone had kindly thought of their arrival and the contrast to the chill of the autumn late-night air was comforting. He smiled as he had a quick glance at his surroundings. The rooms were spacious, much more so than the home they had just left. The furniture had arrived as scheduled. Most things were still wrapped in plastic or bubble wrap, but just like Brent had promised the beds were made up, ready to flop into. It was almost like Jim had gone back twenty years, back to a time when neighbors looked after each other in Ireland; before the affluence, greed and self-importance had taken over. It was a great start as far as he was concerned; helping him put his misgivings about the move into a little compartment of his brain. He returned to the car, lifted Ava and carried her inside, closely followed by Ange carrying a sleeping little Jack.

“Let’s just put them in our bed tonight, in case they get frightened. One of us can sleep with them. This way…” he directed Ange towards the master bedroom.
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Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆

This is the third book about Corbin’s Bend, a community where spanking is the norm, and people live without fear of reproach. We are introduced to a family who have escaped from Ireland, where their behaviour caused a national scandal.

I think that the storyline was well written, and the feelings described from both points of view rang true. The side characters added much to the story, yet it remained focused on the two leads. Their journey together, and acceptance of each other made for good reading.

Angie – ☆☆☆☆☆

The third book in a series of books about Corbin’s Bend, a community for people who enjoy spanking and/or Domestic Discipline. Ange and Jim had always been into spanking, but then people found out and they decided to flee their home in Ireland due to several issues. Moving to Corbin’s Bend seemed like the perfect solution. Things get rough, both Ange and Jim haven’t been 100% honest with each other. When they finally open up and start being the couple they used to be in Ireland you see what an amazing couple they are and how much they thrive on their family and friends and each other. This was a great story and a good addition to the series.

Characters: I loved Ange and connected with her right away. Jim and Ange’s daughters could have been my own; they were just so real and entertaining. I felt a part of this story and that helped me enjoy the read even more.
Sex: Yes and spanking!
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

Mary Jo – ☆☆☆☆

The O'Brien’s have had a rough three years. Their son, Jack, was born prematurely after a play session went a little long and a little rough. Both Jim and Ange have blamed themselves and each other for letting the situation that night go too far. The kicker, the midwife took it upon herself to report Jim to the police as abusive.

Once the word got out about how they liked to play behind closed doors, Ange was fired from her job as a teacher and Jim's construction business took a nosedive. Fighting for her job, the O'Brien’s took it to court and lost.

Looking for a fresh start, Ange found Corbin's Bend and up and moved her family. They wanted a place to rebuild their lives and their love. Once there, Ange and Jim have hard choices to make, lies to expose and love to re-awaken.

I enjoyed this book and can't wait until the next installment of love and spanking in Corbin's Bend.
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Accidental writer from the west of Ireland, Tara writes spanking romance with elements of light BDSM.

When not writing, she is a wife, mother, taxi-service, gofer and general finder of lost items!

Previous publications are My Naughty Little Secret and Mastering Maeve, also available on Amazon, Blushing Books and Barnes and Noble.

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I’d like to thank you so much for inviting me onto your blog today, to promote the Corbin’s Bend series of novellas.

I would like to share what it was like to work on the Corbin’s Bend series.

First of all, the concept! It was the brainchild of Thianna D who had this brilliant idea of creating a community. She then created the bones of the community, got a publisher onside, and then gathered together a team of writers and a basis on which the writers could all work together. Before any of us were involved, Thianna had a huge amount of the legwork done. I am so grateful she invited me along. I know I may have said this once or twice, but thanks a million, Thianna.

Writing can be a very lonely job, in one way. Sure the characters become your imaginary friends, but it’s kinda nice to talk to real people too. And that was one of the great things about working on this project. To be able to successfully use other authors’ characters, you had to communicate with one another, have a database of information and work as a team. For sure, each novella was our own, but there was plenty of scope for sharing.

I was third on the release roster which meant I could use characters from those two writers who went before me. It was marvelous as both Maeve and Carla, my two most important secondary characters were already there as secondary characters in Thainna’s and Emily’s novellas. I already had images in my head for them, so part of the work was done. But, more than that, if I was getting involved, I wanted to do so thoroughly, to partake in the community properly, so to speak. And in order to integrate both my novella and characters, it was really important to me that I would try to use existing characters.

In my mind, I related the Corbin’s Bend community to a small village in Ireland, where neighbors nearly all knew one another. You know the setup, you leave the back door unlocked all the time, and you could be in the middle of anything when you hear the door slam shut. And whether it’s a good time for you or not, they are popping the kettle on and sitting at your kitchen table, ready for a right chinwag, or looking for help. And like all communities, there will be the neighbors you get on with like a house on fire, and those you at best tolerate, desperately trying to prevent it disintegrating into open hostility. :D

I wanted Carla and Maeve fit into that, the best and worst of neighbors. I’ll leave you to read the novella to figure out which is which and to decide for yourself what you make of my interpretation of the Corbin’s Bend community.

Thank you again for having me visit, and thanks to your blog readers for stopping by.

Also Available in the Corbin’s Bend Series

Finding Their Bliss

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Book 5

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Book 6

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Exile to Unity (Corbin’s Bend #3) by Tara Finnegan to read and review for this tour. 


  1. tarafinneganromanceJuly 18, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Thank you so much for the spotlight, taking part in the blitz and the wonderful reviews, ladies.

  2. Tara, your comment, “Writing can be a very lonely job, in one way. Sure the characters become your imaginary friends, but it’s kinda nice to talk to real people too.” made me smile. Your imaginary friends are “real” to me.

  3. The premise for Exile to Unity has a lot of truth to it. A couple forced to relocate when their kinky sexual practices become known to the very conservative community in which they live. For anyone who secretly practices DD or D/s, the thought of being outed to their friends and community can bring on night sweats and terrors. The characters in this story are real people with real problems that have you rooting for them along their entire journey. Especially when Erin is sentenced to submit to a public punishment by the Corbin's Bend Disciplinary committee. Great post, ladies.

  4. This is such a wonderful premise and a wonderful story :)

  5. Sounds like an awesome series!

  6. I would move to Corbin's Bend! Sounds much more exciting than where I live!

  7. Loving the Corbin’s Bend Series! Each author has brought a new spin to the community telling a story of a couple!

  8. tarafinneganromanceJuly 21, 2014 at 4:48 AM

    What a lovely thing to say, Donnatella. Thank you.

  9. tarafinneganromanceJuly 21, 2014 at 4:54 AM

    Thank you so much, Kathryn.
    I can only imagine what a nightmare it would be to be outed in such a way. Even walking down the street would become nightmare, and every smile you see would appear to become a laugh at your expense, no matter how kindly or encouraging it may have been meant.

  10. tarafinneganromanceJuly 21, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Thanks to everyone who visited, joined in and commented and thanks again to Wicked Reads for the excellent job.


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