An interview with Liam O’Connor

The O’Connor’s – Liam O’Connor
So I have Liam O’Connor here from the Circle C Ranch owner and operator of one of the biggest operations in Montana and we are going to get to know him a little bit better. For those who can’t see him, Liam is a 6’1”, dark haired man with hazel eyes. He tells me he is 32 years old and is happiest in wranglers and a T-shirt, cowboy boots, and a Stetson on his head.
1. Liam are you married?
Yeah well, I just got married but I hate that word newlywed because Jocelyn and I were engaged 10 years ago. So I guess we just finally figured it out and she agreed to marry me.
2. Tell me a little bit about your family?
Sure, you know I have a large family a large Irish ranching family. My mom’s parents came over from Ireland so my grandfather could work on the transit system. And my Da’s parents were originally from Kansas.
So like I said I have a lot of siblings six to be exact. I am the eldest. Then comes my sister Kelli, who is the same age as my wife Jocelyn. Then comes Shane who is married to Alisha, Quinlan, Caoimhe who is married to Andrew Ciarán, and Cian. Ciarán works the ranch with me.
3. So if Jocelyn word to describe how to pick you out in a crowd what would she say?
Well if I were outside I’d always have a Stetson on and probably of course not far from me. She’d say I’m a person who’s going to look you straight in the eye when I talk or when I watch you talk, and I don’t care for mouthing off or any kind of disrespect. And if I’m frustrated I am going to run my hands through my hair, and shake my head. And I don’t laugh is easy as some guys but I’m certainly laughing more now that Jocelyn is with me.
4. If you had a free day and your only mission was to enjoy yourself what would you do?
I would gather up my wife, right off to the Creek on horseback and spend the day lounging, and fishing or hunting. And loving on her.
5. Wow that sounds really nice. Do you think that would be her choice too?
Yeah, I don’t think that I would have too much problem convincing her.
6. What are you most proud of about your life?
Well, not to brag, but I do a brisk business with everything going on at the Circle C. But personally I think that finally getting my head out of my ass and getting a ring on Jocelyn’s finger was my finest moment.
7. What are you most ashamed of in your life?
You know I was an ass wife as an older brother sometimes when we were growing up, and my sisters were worried about me finding out things more than our father. That just isn’t right. And I think that carried over into the first time that Jocelyn and I were engaged I was heavy-handed and possessive and to dictatorial for life.
8. Do you think it turned out the way your parents expected?
I think so. You know they never put pressure on us to do anything but what we wanted to do, but to be good people. Now that I’m looking at starting a family, that’s what I want, a safe and happy family.
9. What is the worst thing that has happened in your life and what did you learn from it?
I lost Jocelyn 10 years ago. I was young and full of myself. I learned it isn’t all about me and what I think are what I want because when you’re talking about relationships is all about her and you together. When you get a chance take it if you get a second chance thank God and then move heaven and earth to take advantage of it.
10. What would you like for you it to say on your tombstone?
(His eyebrows left into his hairline.) Yeah, I like to think on that too much. (And then he ran his hand through his hair.) But if pushed I guess I’d want it to say he was the best son, husband, and father that he could’ve been.
11. What is your greatest fear?
That something will happen to Jocelyn or any of my family on my watch. Then I didn’t or couldn’t protect them when they needed it most. That I let them down.

12. What is the most important thing in your life what do you value most?
Jocelyn and my family. Always. Without them nothing else matters. There is no value without them.
13. Liam O’Connor so what makes you mad? What makes you angry?
I hate stupid. I know I just that I was stupid before but I didn’t like me then either. What makes me angry? (He leans forward and places his forearms on his thighs) disrespect in meanness. Oh and line. Lion in my house will earn you a weapon for sure. If you’re a man, then you’re at risk of losing my respect. Freely given the first time, hard won the second time. You are not likely to get a third time.
14. So in closing, what would you want the world to know about Liam O’Connor? How do you feel about life now? What would you change? How about the future?
Well, right now, it is the best it has ever been since Jocelyn and I married. Well, theoretically. That woman can tie me up in knots faster than a cow-roping at a rodeo. But you know my Da says it right when he says the spice of life is a sassy wife. So let me tell you that my life has gotten pretty spicy in the last few months. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Would I change anything oh you know. We all have those things that we wished we had done. It’s too late to worry about those things now, I don’t waste my time looking back, usually.
So looking in the future? Hell, I don’t know. I’ll let Jocelyn tell me what that’s supposed to look like. I think she’s got us all mapped out and that’s fine with me.

Thank you Liam O’Connor owner/operator of the Circle C Ranch, here in Elk Ridge.

A quick introduction to my characters in the O’Connors

The O’Connors
I will be interviewing these lovely people as they appear in their own books, but some do not have their own. They were too busy with life to stop, but I am mentioning them here as well.

What I would like to do is just introduce each to you and in the next week you will then get the full interviews from several of them to start us on the journey of the O’Connors.

A little Irish Name History-
The O’Connor name is arguably the most important, historically, of all Irish Sur Names. It is descended from Conchobhar, King of Connacht, who died in battle in 971 a.d. – The last two high kings were from this line. The motto is “I neither fear nor desire”. Unfortunately, if desire is to take all forms of its word’s meanings, this family did not follow their creed. No real fear but desire… well, you tell me after reading their stories. My own family is from the O’Connor Sect and there is tremendous historical facts, legends, and intrigue with this line of Irishmen.

O’Connor Parents- Sean and Siobhan O’Connor – (also known as “Da” and Mom) are in their late forties, live outside of Sheridan, Wyoming. All O’Connor children were born and raised on the Emerald Isle Ranch.

Children in order:

Liam- 22 Years old (pronounced LEE-em) -is the eldest of the O’Connors- when this story begins, it is approximately 10 years earlier than present day. That is the novella-Her Sweet Complication. Liam’s Lessons takes us 10 years forward which is where we begin the trek in earnest.
Liam has just finished his four-year degree earning a Bachelors in Agricultural Business Management with an emphasis in Ranch and Cattle Breeding. He is presently looking for a large ranch to learn on for experience. His family ranch is smaller and he has higher dreams. Liam has taken on the eldest role completely. Women love him, his sisters vacillate between love and hate. He is a demanding man.

Kelli O’Connor- (Irish spelling- Ceallaigh) 18 yrs old

Kelli is the second eldest and when this story begins she is starting her four-year degree and is focusing on pre-law. She is Jocelyn Charles’ roommate in the dorm. She is ecstatic to be living on her own and just wants to have fun. That is what draws the guys to her, her bubbly personality. Having five brothers makes keeping boyfriends difficult.

Shane O’Connor- 17 years old.
Shane has already decided that ranching full time is not for him. He gives his sweat to the construction field. Not really a minded college kid, he has already started his apprenticeship with a local contractor on his free hours and summer. Shane is the listener. He is a hard catch but the girls try hard.

Quinlan – 16 years old (pronounced Qwen-lan) Also called Quinn.
Quinn is the middle child of the O’Connors. He is the third son. Considered the “hard nose” of the group. Rules are to be followed according to Quinn and the high school girls love him until he tells them ‘no’. There no doubt who is the leader in his relationships even at 16. Law enforcement is an interest to him.

Caoimhe -15 years old (pronounced either- Qwee-va or Kee-va)
Second and youngest daughter of the O’Connors. Good thing she is not as adventuresome as Kelli because every man in her male-dominated house tells her what to do. She has good business sense and is helping her Da keep the daily books. She has a sweet disposition but can be naughty sometimes that draws the attention of her brothers.

Ciarán – 14 years old (pronounced Key-rawn)
Fourth O’Connor son and he works on the ranch with Da. Good student, learning about the girls but mostly focused on the horses and cattle on the ranch. Watches out for his sisters.

Cián- 12-(pronounced Kee-an or Keene)
The youngest O’Connor who loves anything animal. He has already set his sites on Veterinarian school. He gives first aide to both people and animals on the ranch. Helps at the Vet’s one afternoon a week.

The one NON O’Connor that is important in this first book is:

Jocelyn Charles- 18 years old. Native American Mandan and Sioux from North Dakota to room with Kelli in college. Very focused and determined young woman. Wants her Social Work degree to use to further and help at risk women and children from violent situations. Takes on too much and ties up her emotions inside.
And there you have it. All the O’Connors at the moment we enter their lives. And so lets begin.

Her Sweet Complication- October 16, 2015-Blushingbooks.org and Amazon
Liam’s Lessons – October 16, 2015-Blushingbooks.org and Amazon
Loving Liam- December 2, 2015-Blushingbooks.org and Amazon

Slán leat! (goodbye!)

In Honor of New Books

My new Series has some words in Gaelic. I had the privilege to go to Ireland just over one year ago and I cannot tell you the beauty that was there. I have been able to visit a number of countries over the years but as part of my own heritage is Irish, I especially enjoyed the wonder of Ireland.

In Her Sweet Complication- there are most of these phrases

In Liam’s Lessons- there are less but I try to use the same for obvious reasons

Finally, in Loving Liam- (out in the future) there is no new words but use of the now familiar words

In the other books of the series, that include more of the O’Connor family, you will find less overall usage of words. After reading the Liam books, you will know why. I will add a few words when those appear in future O’Connor books.

A site that helps with pronunciation if it is important to know the exact (well, regional) way to say it: My own family would have predominately used the Connacht pronunciation being predominately from that sect.

This link is to the word LOVE and you can change the words from there but it gives you a start.

http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/gr%C3%A1

Here are some words you might run into:
Ghrá- love
sea’ (sha), ta yes
Beidh mé damanta I’ll be dammed.
Mé muinín tú mo ghrá I trust you my love.
Is breá liom tú. I love you
a stór-/mo mhuirní my darling
A Stóirín (ah store-een) My little darling.
beidh tú ag pósadh liom? Will you marry me
dul a chodladh mo ghrá, go to sleep my love.
dul a chodladh. Go to sleep
Is tú mo ghrá You are my love
Don’t forget to buy the books this weekend! Have a wonderful Week

New Series

Excerpt from Liam’s Lessons out October 16

Liam's Lessons O'Connor Series BK 2
Liam’s Lessons                            O’Connor Series
BK 2

Excerpt

“Jocelyn, did you know who I was or did you look through your security view before you opened that door? Woman, you could have been attacked by a maniac. You still need a keeper.”
Yep, nothing had changed.
“She said you were still bossy, still kind of authoritarian in your manner, and still thought women should be women should be barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen.”

She chose to remember him as caring, protective, the kind of man that took ordinary out of the dictionary. Darn, he is talking again without me. Pay attention Jocelyn.

Liam began to sputter. “What? Who? Kelli? She most certainly did not.”
“Sorry, my interpretation and maybe I was a bit hard. Shoes are probably okay to wear, right?”
It was discourteous to say that, but Mr. Liam O’Connor, my dream world has crashed right into reality and has left no survivors. But even though she remembered him more fondly than accurately in her dreams it didn’t mean he didn’t still have that violent effect on her. She squirmed at the realization she was damp already.
“Yep and you haven’t changed from the spunky woman who needed her bottom warmed on a regular basis. The door? Checking before opening? What have you to say about that because I can assure you that right now I am wondering if there is enough time to take you over my lap and tear into your perky bottom?”
“I don’t have to answer for my actions with you. I am a grown woman that can answer my own door as I please. And I don’t have one of those peephole things, see? Look, I have already had an assaultive incident this afternoon and so my quota is met for the day. And I am too tired to go tonight but your sister insists so I can be the buffer between you and Jake or something. There is that look again, Liam.”

She ended in exasperation at his conversation and her traitorous body.
While Jocelyn was thinking she should show herself to be self-sufficient, she went about it the wrong way and saw Liam’s eyebrow shoot up at her statement. If possible, the hard expression on his face cemented further. But Jocelyn wasn’t to be put off. Warming to her subject and ignoring the emotional flashing red lights indicating the oncoming train, she blithely continued.
“So do not think that I can be bullied, told what to do, hell, for today, I could probably bite through steel.”
Liam paused for a moment to process the information. Then he gave Jocelyn a broad grin as he leaned on the doorframe, arms folded across his chest. She remembered that smile well. It could heat her up so hot her panties were in danger of bursting into flames.
“Had a hard day at the office, dear?”

New out OCTOBER 16th

NEW SERIES-The O’Connors

First Novella is FREE

First Novella of O'Connors Series
First Novella of O’Connor Series

Her Sweet Complication

North Dakota resident Jocelyn Charles has a life mission. Get her degree and help women and children work through violent acts committed against them. Jocelyn believes that there is no reason one person should inflict pain on another person purposely.

Young rancher Liam O’Connor has a mission. Leave his sister in California at college and go gain experience on a larger spread than his father’s so he can one day, run his own ranch.
From the moment Jocelyn meets Liam, the sparks and libido ignite.

Everyone knows long distance relationships never work. Right?

And how can Jocelyn reconcile her feelings for Liam and stick to her goals when Liam has openly admitted his commitment to a traditional lifestyle?

Jocelyn wants no complications.
Liam is a huge complication.
He is positive there is a solution,
She is not so sure.

More difficult than you might think

So my journey began on the discovery of adult spanking. I thought there would be two camps, those who were worried about being historically accurate and I would cling to them and Opinion. NOPE.

Historically is more difficult to find and I wonder if it is considered, by opinion, to be Taboo or if there is just not as much out there.

I found pagan worship that was enhanced by flagellation, monks self flogging, Greek and then Roman gods worshiped through whipping, fertility thought to be enhanced by flogging (but I personally think if they were spanked by their loving husbands rather than a cold, separated priest they would have had much better success).

One of the earliest depictions of erotic flagellation is found in the Etruscan Tomb of the Whipping from the fifth century BC, named after its depictions of erotic flagellation. Erotic spanking has been around a long time. Longer than the Egyptians I would lay odds, but it is the perception of spanking that really causing people today grief.

Partly because Prinny was so debauched that Victoria was such a prude but anyway, that is for another time, but it does serve to inform why the freer bedroom practices were delegated to be considered pornography in Victoria’s day. They did not go away, simply underground. Punishment for stepping out of bounds was much more accepted in Victoria’s day than Prinny’s -Regent Prince later George IV was quite a free character. Colorful to say the least but women were not to be disciplined physically.

In the twentieth century, France was quite heavy into writing about spanking-the flappers were into spanking, not all mind you and not all types, but I tell you, the twenties was roaring with more than dance and cute outfits. But the spankers and they were mostly dominant, i.e. tutors or such, and were the focus of the literature. The literature spoke of whippings and drawing blood which is not the desire of the average writer today.

Today, the vast majority of spanking novels and novellas depicts lovers. Spanking is romantic, loving, shows protection, love, discipline, CONSENSUAL for most of us, and a turn on sexually. It is as erotica or scenario play or both. There are many who do Domestic Discipline or a version to their liking but again, CONSENSUAL is the rule. We often hear safe, sane, and consensual.

So, voiceinthecorner.com is a good site for getting information on the history and I really could not do better.

In the end,

I still love spanking. I love it in the morning and in the afternoon, I love it in the evening underneath the moon… and at least it is more socially acceptable today than it was even 20 years ago.

It is okay to love Spankings

WARNING: THIS IS FOR ADULTS 18 AND OLDER –IT DISCUSSES SPANKING OF ADULTS

DO NOT READ IF THIS SUBJECT OFFENDS YOU

Well, I think the best way to create that habit we want is to just start, so here I am just starting. I guess it is no surprise to most of you, or should not be, that I love spanking. I love erotic spanking, corrective spanking, slap and tickle, love pats, and all other consensual types of spanking. I am not advocating or proclaiming any other types but consensual. And I guess, since I have loved them forever, I find it hard to understand that it is seen as abuse. Any adult would say what they do in the bedroom or life, if doesn’t hurt anyone else, is legal and you LOVE it, then it should be okay to do. Evidently not.

I was told recently that women who submit or love spankings are morally and mentally adrift. Hmm. While I am not going to address that particularly mean and narrow minded statement, it did give me pause and a reason to research. So I began to research spanking in all manner of life-now and historically.

Over the next few weeks, I would like to share what I find on spanking.

Follow along as I put out tidbits of my spanking research. Send in your own info to share.

Becoming Lady Barrington

Well, we are about to embark upon the great adventure of the Passionate Pen Conference in Washington D.C. this week. If you would like to go, there are some great package deals left so check them out.

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Here are a few Review snippets from my book just out-

Becoming Lady Barrington…

Reviewer: Margaret Corcoran
 
“I enjoyed this book…Ms Bailey fleshes out her characters… with lots of faults and failings. I still loved Amelia and Morgan. The information contained regarding the Victorian era and the ton is great. It really brings the book to life. There are lots of spankings and spicy sex, with twists and turns. A really interesting read.”
Reviewer: Laurel Lasky
 
This was a wonderful read…The characters feelings were deeply developed as well as the secondary characters. This was the second book in the Lord Barrington book. I hope there is a third book. There was sweet romance, suspense, danger, hints of violence, sweet sex and spanking.
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