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Guard well your desires what ere' they may be for the Dark Lords scour the night looking for thee... Centuries-old legends tell of enchanted forests, said to house otherworldly beings who hold court in the deepest, darkest part of the woods. During the festival of Samhain, when the veil between the realms of reality and wonder grow thin, the Dark Lords are relentless in their carnal quest to dominate a maiden's soul FRANCESCA An enigmatic suitor with drugging kisses offers an ageing opera star all she has longed for: a dazzling career and a lifetime of unbridled passion, but she may choose only one... CELESTE With the festival of Samhain drawing near, a peculiar restlessness hovers over a young maiden, drawing her ever deeper into the night woods where a fallen angel seeks to claim her... MADELINE Imprisoned in a loveless marriage, Lady Briarton yearns for escape with a passionate stranger, but her unearthly saviour is not what he claims to be...
Passion knows no status or wealth...True, I am but a mere maidservant from a great house, snatched from a wretched existence of poverty and desperation to serve noblemen of wealth and privilege.And yet...While I am indeed of lowly rank, I am also a young woman who allowed herself to sample life's greatest pleasures in the hands of these titled men. My tales overflow in this journal, penning my journey to becoming a woman of power of the most base, yet stimulating, breed.Unmarried and twenty, yet betrothed to no man, I would be considered a spinster by most, yet this is of my own ardent intention. With my unabashed lushness and wisdom regarding a man's most vehement cravings, I am not lacking for suitors or proposals given in the heat of passion. No, I have yet to meet the man who will challenge me, satisfy me in all ways, not only of the flesh.For where passion and desire are fleeting, my heart continues to beat....
They are his inspiration. He is their obsession. Icon, rebel, unabashed romantic... With a single look painter Thomas Rodin conveys the ecstasy of creativity--the pleasures awaiting the woman who can fuel his artistry. The Innocent: What did this master artist see in me? Genius abided in his soul, rapture in his flesh. To refuse him...my folly. To surrender...my sensual salvation. The Upstart: I chafed at the bonds of servitude until he set me free. I turned my back on all I knew to follow him and found myself between two men--master and student--one whom I loved with my heart...the other with my body. The Courtesan: I understood, perhaps better than any, his needs. I stoked the fires of his soul, the spark of his creativity--he made me a legend. But never could I forget his searing touch.....Three transcendent tales of women bewitched by a master of seduction--a slave as much to his art as to his boundless passion.
Unlike those that came before, lover number seventeen left Charlie aching for more, and for the first time, she regretted her and Paul's arrangement. Theirs was a most unconventional marriage. Unable to enjoy sex firsthand, Charlie's wealthy husband provided her with a stream of anonymous young, handsome lovers, while cameras hidden behind the mirrors enabled him to enjoy their lovemaking second hand. It was an arrangement that had sustained their marriage, but Charlie was beginning to resent her goldfish bowl lovelife. Then a chance encounter with number seventeen led to the forbidden--a hot session of soul searing sex in a clothing store dressing room, with no prying eyes intruding on her pleasure. Or so she thought. Then things began to turnreallysurreal, and Charlie discovered nothing was what it seemed.
Many lifetimes ago, the beautiful May Queen found exquisite seduction not with her husband, but in the arms of the Green Man-passionate ruler of all that is warm and light. And thus began the earth's most torrid love triangle.Now three women of diverse eras are drawn to the mystical site of the Celtic queen's tragic demise. Their fiery obsession ignited by Beltane Magic is barely perceived but erotically felt. Their passion would break an ancient curse-and reunite a love most profound.CARADriven by an unseen force, a Celtic maiden seduces the one man forsaken by law and principle-an Englishman soon for the priesthood...CATHERINEThe future lady of Fairfax House yearns for illicit nights and perfect love in the arms of her betrothed's cousin...EMMALINEShe inherits a decrepit house and garden that awakens in her a raw sexual awareness, the likes of which she can abide alone no longer...
Ensnared in the war-torn, untamed Dark Ages of North England, Sierra understands all too well what it takes to survive: the ability to numb the soul. She has learned this lesson the hard way, watching her mother die at the hands of the king's henchmen, her brother cast out into the cold to perish, and discovering the treacherous, leering king holds a crucial secret about her past.But when he grants Sierra her life, she discovers the pardon is perhaps worse than death. Sierra is made executioner's apprentice, forced to witness unspeakable suffering while encouraged to explore her own sexual power.Brainwashed and exhausted, Sierra's heart slowly grows cold-until Dryston of Hereford is brought to the dungeon as traitor and spy. Using her sexual allure to extract the warrior's secrets, Sierra finds herself torn between duty and desire. Soon, Sierra is craving the only man who can help set her battered soul free and give her a chance for revenge....
On Solstice eve long ago, a Druid priestess and Norse warrior succumb to forbidden, erotic desire. Their passion is one that neither death, decree--nor time--can tear asunder. Now three women of later centuries begin their own sensual journeys, awakened by the ancient power of the priestess's words-"Burn bright of winter's desire." SABELINE experiences surprisingly unbridled nights with her betrothed's best friend in a lusty medieval tale. SINEAD...her body yearns for her husband, killed in the Crimean War-and for the officer who broke the tragic news. AISLING writes risqué stories under a secret pen name, but her real-life love life is a bore...until she makes a wish for her winter's desire that works only too well.
On Solstice eve long ago, a Druid priestess and Norse warrior succumb to forbidden, erotic desire. Their passion is one that neither death, decree--nor time--can tear asunder.Now three women of later centuries begin their own sensual journeys, awakened by the ancient power of the priestess's words--"Burn bright of winter's desire." SABELINE experiences surprisingly unbridled nights with her betrothed's best friend in a lusty medieval tale....SINEAD...her body yearns for her husband, killed in the Crimean War--and for the officer who broke the tragic news....AISLING writes risqu? stories under a secret pen name, but her real-life love life is a bore...until she makes a wish for her winter's desire that works only too well.
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