The Westerman Affair (Art & Discipline Book 1)

An acclaimed painter. His provocative muse. Her obliging husband.
The Westerman Affair.
A tale of spanking and polyamory in the Victorian art world.

The Westerman Affair by Regina Kammer cover
Published by Viridium Press, 2018 (previously published 2017)
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The Artist
Charles Westerman, Victorian England’s most sought-after landscape painter, is finished with love affairs. Yet after a taste of forbidden passion at a private art exhibition, he knows he’s met his muse in Rosamund. Problem is she’s married. For the sake of his career, Charles simply cannot afford to be distracted by another disastrous entanglement, especially one with a married woman.

The Muse

Art curator Rosamund, Lady Threxton, needs a man to satisfy her predilection for spanking. Her husband, Jeremy, does not relish the role of chastiser and, besides, has his own mistress to please. Jeremy, however, is quite amenable to Rosamund seeking out another. Hired men from her favorite erotic club provide her with only a modicum of relief. The furtive fling with Charles, though, leaves Rosamund certain she’s found her perfect match.

The Arrangement
Rosamund and Jeremy’s marriage is curiously modern for stodgy Victorian society. Together, the couple try to entice Charles into an unusual arrangement. Will Charles risk the threat to his reputation to explore passions and proclivities he never knew existed—and discover desires he never knew he had?

The Westerman Affair
A tale of spanking and polyamory in the Victorian art world.

The Westerman Affair is a Seasoned Romance featuring a heroine and two heroes in their forties.

Sexy fun includes: spanking, polyamory, multiple partners, voyeurism, anal sex, vigorous mature characters

Series description: Art & Discipline

Beneath prim and proper Victorian society lies a world of unconventional artistic endeavors and sensual pursuits.
Book 1: The Westerman Affair
Affiliated short story: The Invitation

Recognition for The Westerman Affair

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The Westerman Affair won in Erotic Romance in the Las Vegas Romance Writers I Heart Indie Contest! Plus won the Best of the Best, the top prize in the I Heart Indie Contest! This win makes me an award-winning author!

The Westerman Affair was a finalist/runner-up in Heart of Denver Romance Writers’ 2018 Aspen Gold Reader’s Choice Awards in Erotic Romance!

The Westerman Affair was a finalist in Passionate Ink’s 2018 Passionate Plume contest in historical erotic romance!

The Westerman Affair was a finalist in the 2016 North Louisiana Storytellers and Authors of Romance (NOLA STARS) Suzannah Contest!
Nola Stars 2016 finalists

Golden Flogger Award Nominee
 
 
The Westerman Affair was a 2018 Golden Flogger Award Nominee in the BDSM Light category.

Reviews for The Westerman Affair

“I rarely wish for a higher rating than a 5 for characterization, but for this book I would give character layering and voice creation, plus personal expression through fashion and elevated language a newly-minted 5+ if I could do so. Author has a tremendous talent for writing rounded, breathing characters that come more alive through their interplay. Each character has a stellar background, complex social beliefs, and personality including anxieties, aggression, cleverness and the ability to be entirely fake in moments but still keep our interest and care. Well done.
“Victorian social rules were complicated and intense, and the author brought select MODERN elements into this telling, ratcheting up the drama and sexual proclivities. We’re surprised and intrigued by Rosamund’s enjoyment of spanking, and I liked the power balance that each partner brings to their trysts. We get no simplicity here, hardly a breath to center ourselves, when the author’s sex scenes so greatly capture the range of physical sensations in sex, creating a breathless anticipation for what these two will do next as they continue to dance seduction.
“Tremendous sensory detail here that brings scenes more to life, especially the food and drink at the galas: a sensory treasure trove. Well done. Gorgeous phrasing here as well: ‘chase a flutter of beauty down the hallway’ is one of the softer descriptions that create this standout mix of dualities. Rosamund has depth, and even with her confidence and lust, she has vanity and a touch of grief for her fading beauty.
“Author build[s] realistic settings, and within those, we see the machinations of the partnering game, the hurt feelings, and a strange sense of satisfaction when their ill-conceived goals don’t work out as they had hoped. We like these characters, but we like loyalty more. Stirs up emotions, keeps reader engaged, and in its craft succeeds well.” — Judge, 5th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

The Westerman Affair is a poignant, sexy journey into the world of Victorian art society, polyamory, and sexual spanking. The characters are written with heart achingly honest empathy and their relationship never feels cynical or tropey. Instead, Rosamund’s desperation, Jeremy’s hope that he can help her, and Charles’ own pent up needs combine in an unconventional and beautiful romance.” — @biscuitsandbodices review by Rosalind, Instagram

“Bravo! This author is a queen of historical erotica. Ms Kammer’s situations are scandalous, and her characters are cheeky and intense. There are never simple answers to the positions in which they find themselves, and this one is no different in that respect. … This story was wonderfully graphic and extraordinarily brazen, and I loved every minute of it.” — Dawn Yacovetta, 5 stars on Amazon!

“Wonderful story, I couldn’t put it down. I love this story. It is so well-written and edited. Bravo! Makes me think of the early beginnings of D/s. So engaging, you just have to find out what happens next. I’d highly recommend this love story. I look forward to reading more by Kammer.” — greengirl, 5 stars on Amazon!

“Regina Kammer always amazes me. Her books are both hot and have relationships that feel real. I don’t often read books with polyamorous relationships because they often come across as forced and fanciful. This book is neither of those. The characters are solid, act like adults, and enjoy kinky sex. My favorite kind of book!” — Aidee Ladnier, 5 stars on Goodreads!

“Great book. Thoroughly enjoyed it.” — Aspen Gold judge.

Judges’ comments (on the first 7,000 words) from the NOLA STARS Suzannah Contest:
“Great voice, and confident story telling.”
“I can’t wait to read the rest of the story!”
“Whew. I’d like another chapter and a cigarette, please. So, far it’s fantastic. So, flesh out the rest. Pun intended.”

The Westerman Affair Inspiration

The Westerman Affair was my 2014 National Novel Writing Month novel. Read my original blog post all about it!

More background to the book on my release day blog post!

Read an interview on Gemma Snow’s blog where I disclose some secrets behind the book!

And another interview on Erica Ridley’s blog where I reveal even more secrets!

The Westerman Affair Excerpt

Read the scene where Charles and Rosamund first meet on Gemma Snow’s blog.
Read the entire first chapter on the DRB1stChp blog!

2017 Edition

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The Westerman Affair was originally published by Loose Id in November 2017. I loved the original cover so much, I decided to keep it.