When she was still a carefree, lovestruck princess, Avin of Windbourne would have happily surrendered herself to Lord Xander of Ravenscroft, the bold, handsome warrior who was to have been her husband. But now, as a queen defeated in battle and forsaken by her people, Avin is determined to remain defiant even as Xander usurps her throne. Leading a rebellion against the woman he had hoped would be his bride was the last thing Xander wanted, but her father’s murderous betrayal of his closest allies left no other choice. Yet though Xander does his best to convince himself that Avin shared in the responsibility for her father’s actions, he can’t help wondering if she was merely a pawn in a treacherous game. Determined to win Avin’s submission, Xander sets out to master her body completely, and soon enough she has been stripped bare, soundly spanked, and made to kneel at his feet and eat from his hand. But even though her arousal at such shameful treatment cannot be denied, she is far too proud to yield to his dominance without a fight. Can Xander find a way to conquer the beautiful, feisty queen and claim her heart before his own father’s scheming tears the kingdom apart? Publisher’s Note: Conquering the Queen includes sexual scenes and spankings. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.