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ARE YOU READY TO STEP DEEPER INTO THE SHADE?If Fifty Shades of Grey has left you aching to expand your BDSM repertoire, the experts on erotic romance have handpicked a collection of sensual and shocking stories by some of the genre's bestselling names and powerful new voices. Inside, explore a delectable spectrum of intense pleasure with twelve short, sharp and unforgettable novellas that will have you begging for mercy.Think you can handle it?12 Shades of Surrender-the darker side of romance.
She lives in a world of silk sheets, imported champagne, and endless erotic delight. ... She fulfills the deepest fantasies of the most powerful men in the world. Sensual, seductive, and discreet, Valentine Day is a high-class call girl, pampered and adored by her exclusive clientele. But Valentine has a secret. Always in control, she's never experienced true pleasure outside of her work. But all that is about to change. ... Now the woman who's spent a decade pleasuring others is about to embark on an erotic journey of her own. It happens one night at the opera. Seated next to her in the dark is a stranger. As the music swells so does the sexual tension. Gorgeous, sophisticated Joshua Spencer invites her for a drink, and soon she's fantasizing about taking him home. When they finally come together in the most tender and intense lovemaking Valentine has ever known, she's hooked. But suddenly Valentine is questioning everything. Joshua has no idea what she does for a living. Can she risk everything--including her hard-earned freedom and one final, shattering secret--for one man? And would he still want her if he knew the truth? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Shibari, the ancient art of erotic restraintaIts finely knotted ropes are a turn-on, a sexual experienceaand, for some, an absolute necessity. Serving the Master: Desmond and Ava At a San Francisco sex club called Pinnacle, Ava Gregory seeks something she cannot quite describe. But of one thing she is certain: the moments when she feels her most beautiful and complete are when she is tightly restrained in the Shibari ropes. At Pinnacle, she's paired with a master: Desmond Hale, who thrives on control. But something surprising happens when Desmond binds Ava's willing body and takes her to the edge of ecstasy. And now the two are taking their relationship out of the shadows of the club, sharing secrets unleashed and bodies unbound. a Soothing the Beast: Marina and James An art dealer and Shibari master, Marina has never hesitated to dominate anyone. Until she meets James, a dark, gorgeous, towering journalist who's survived horrors around the world. James confesses that submission is the only way to clear his troubled mind, but Marina is instantly overwhelmed by his strength and magnetism. To share the pleasures of bondage, something must change between them. When it does, it will come with an explosion of unexpected pleasure and a relationship that neither could ever have imagined. a
She can whip up something sweet... Allie LeClair has finally returned to the sultry city of New Orleans. After ten years of studying and working as a pastry chef in San Francisco and all over Europe--and feeding her submissive side at BDSM clubs--Allie is home, and she has something to prove to the man who once fueled her desires. She's not a child anymore. But with two in the kitchen... When security specialist Mick Reid hears that Allie is back in town, he knows he won't be able to stay away for long. Ever since he discovered his darker side, Mick has tried to protect Allie from the aggressive beast within him--but that power and wildness is exactly what she wants. Can they take the heat? Allie has made the first move, but now it's up to Mick. The game has begun, and playing has never been so rough.
A deliciously potent tale of one woman's quest for self-discovery. Rowan Cassidy likes to be in charge--especially in her personal life. As a mistress at Club Privé, the most exclusive bondage/S & M club on the West Coast, Rowan can live out her dominant fantasies safely, and with complete control--until the night Christian Thorne walks in. Self-confident and sophisticated, he's a natural dominant if Rowan's ever seen one. Yet she can't stop thinking about him and imagining his touch. Christian has returned home, hoping to break free from his dissatisfaction and malaise--and discovers the cure in Rowan. He's dying to get his skilled hands on her and watch her surrender, to unlock the mystery of her that captivates him. Determined to be her master, he makes Rowan a daring proposition: give herself over to him for thirty days. Rowan finds Christian's offer terrifying--and impossible to resist. But abandoning herself to Christian's power might be more than she can handle.... Or it might be the realization of her true nature and the dark garden within her. There will be only one way to find out. And once the game has begun, there's no turning back. From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this steamy follow-up to her irresistibly erotic debut novel, Eden Bradley returns with a trio of tales that explore the darker side of pleasure. Prepare to enter a provocative, scintillating world where three women are about to take ecstasy to the limit--and beyond. In The Bonds of Love a struggling couple will do anything to save their marriage, even if it means experimenting with a little bondage. But once their research moves beyond the bedroom, how will they know if they've gone too far?. . . In The Lair a woman answers an ad for a female submissive, ready to surrender to her body's deepest yearnings. Finding love is the last thing she anticipates... And in Love and Discipline a journalist expects her interview with a sensual extremist to be business as usual. Instead she finds herself submitting to the dominant desires of a handsome stranger--and discovering more about herself than she ever dreamed possible. Sensual and mysterious, this captivating collection is sure to seduce you, page after tantalizing page. ... From the Trade Paperback edition.
Giving in to desire... As a lawyer, Kara Crawford knows how to keep a secret, especially after being spurned by an ex for revealing her sexual needs. Kara doesn't expect to find anyone who can fulfill her more extreme desires until she experiences one of the most incredible nights of her life with a man she's always admired from afar. ...can set you free... Dante De Matteo knew Kara back in high school, and he never imagined her darkest fantasies would align so perfectly with his. The lovers don't expect their passion to last more than a night, but when Dante's new job turns out to be at Kara's law firm, they find themselves confronted daily with the sparks of their blistering chemistry. ...but only if you give yourself completely. As intense desire draws them closer, deep-rooted fears threaten to pull them apart--unless they can learn to embrace both the pain and pleasure of love.
In the French Quarter, two unearthly lovers explore the limits of their consuming hunger with some unique, non-human powers. In Tokyo, a newly arrived young woman eagerly investigates her wildest sexual fantasies in one of the city's erotic hideaways known aslove hotels. On the beach at Veracruz, the sensuous sea seduces a pair of strangers, who share an intoxicating tryst and go their separate ways. Lust, hunger, passion-find all this and more in these deliciously naughty tales from Spice Briefs. Bundle includesInvite Me Inby Delilah Devlin,Tokyo Rendezvousby Jina Bacarr andSoul Strangersby Eden Bradley.
Welcome to Exotica. . . a lush, sensual retreat where women can experience their most taboo fantasies. Step inside--and leave your inhibitions at the door. . . When her old friend Caroline invites her to Exotica for a week of pampering and pleasure, Lilli DeForrest has no idea what to expect. But when Rajan steps into her suite, the attraction is intense, immediate, overwhelming. He is her ideal lover--by turns tender, commanding, erotic. But, as Lilli is about to discover, Rajan's masterful touch is just the beginning. . . As manager of the luxurious retreat, Caroline Winter creates thrilling escapist fantasies for other women. Now she's about to live out a fantasy of her own: dark, exotic Kian will challenge her to accept the exquisite pleasures he offers. But what Caroline doesn't expect is the power of Kian's sensuality. . . surrendering to him means abandoning herself completely--and giving up all control. For Lilli, it's the chance to test the limits of her sexuality. For Caroline, it's trusting Kian with her most hidden desires even as she's uncovering his own guarded secret. And for both women, it's a journey into the hidden depths of fantasy--as they discover just how far they'll go in search of seduction, surrender, and pleasure beyond imagining. . . From the Trade Paperback edition.
Haunted by a military mission that ended in personal tragedy, Declan Byrne still bears a soldier's scars. As a park ranger on the secluded Mendocino coast, he guards his heart while standing ready for anything. Anything except a beautiful, ethereal woman with a mysterious past, falling from the cliffs to the rocks below.Angel, as Declan decides to call her, has no memory of what happened. But as her body heals, disturbing dreams emerge. In Declan's protective care, Angel feels safe to act on the undeniable passion between them, without the threats from old, unnameable demons. And, in time, she senses Declan needs her as desperately as she needs him. But when her past returns with a vengeance, Declan must decide just how much he's willing to risk in order to keep the woman he loves safe.
One taste is never enough. For university professor Mia Rose Curry, it was all academic: her course in alternative sexuality was a safe, socially acceptable way for her to talk about the things she desired most--but had never let herself experience. And while students crammed into her class to learn about fetishes, bondage, voyeurism, and much more, Mia kept her own raging desires, and her most private fantasies, carefully under wraps...until one man dared to make her secret passions a brazen reality. Jagger James is everything Mia wants, and everything taboo: he's gorgeous, daring--and a student. Yet Mia can't help imagining his hands, his lips, his skin...all the while drawing closer and closer to this forbidden fruit. She soon discovers how much Jagger wants her, demanding that she abandon every inhibition with him. Now they are about to take a dangerous step, tempting each other's flesh, savoring every touch and breaking every rule--knowing that this dazzling, sensual feast is only a taste of something more to come. ... From the Trade Paperback edition.
Inspired by the sultry heat and sensual ambiance of New Orleans, this steamy collection delves into the erotic underground of the Big Easy. Here is a tantalizing trio of stories by three rising stars that will tease your imagination--and seduce your senses. Lush, haunting, and provocative, New Orleans has something to satisfy every desire--as three very lucky women are about to discover. In "Shadow Play" an ex-supermodel desperate to revive her career seeks the help of a gorgeous, reclusive photographer with a special gift--and offers him anything he wants in return. The result is a series of erotic positions captured on film--along with a mind-blowing physical connection neither expected.... In "The Art of Desire" a sheltered young woman turned on by the idea of getting tattooed dares to make her fantasy a reality. But as her arousing sessions with a dangerously handsome tattoo artist move from the tattoo parlor to the bedroom, they make an impression that's more than skin deep.... And in "Night Vision" when artist Catie Lanford hires professional cooler Bat Kelly to whip the failing bar she's recently inherited into shape, she's not looking for a lover--until she lays eyes on the sexy wild man. Soon they've agreed to mix business with pleasure, and Catie discovers that Bat is just what she needs to set her artist's imagination--and her body--on fire. Abandon your inhibitions and excite your spirit with a gathering of tales that's as sexy and spicy as the city of New Orleans itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
It seemed ideal -two months at a writers' retreat, surrounded by kindred souls. But Bettina Boothe wasn't prepared for how long eight weeks truly was. Or that she would have to open up and reveal the most secret places in her body and soul. Fortunately, her fellow authors do not share Bettina's self-consciousness and begin to draw her out of her shell. One in particular--Audrey LeClaire--seems to ooze confidence. Dark and petite, Audrey's sensuality draws men and women to her. Bettina is just as vulnerable, overwhelmed by a very unexpected attraction to Audrey.But when Jack Curran arrives at the retreat, everything changes. Jack is tall, beautiful, masculine. A writer of dark thrillers, he's as mysterious and alluring as his books. He and Audrey are obviously an item, but they eagerly welcome Bettina into their bed. Bettina finds herself swept up in a maelstrom of lust, obsession and jealousy, in a love triangle where she will be cherished...or consumed.
Naughty Bits is the first-ever compilation of breath-hitching, leg-crossing, pulse-quickening short erotic fiction from the editors of SPICE BRIEFS. Penned by some of the genre's best authors, including Megan Hart, Delilah Devlin, Jodi Lynn Copeland, Kimberly Kaye Terry and Sarah McCarty, these fifteen provocative, flirty, haunting-but always arousing-erotic encounters may be brief, but each one is guaranteed to be the naughtiest part of your day!
Something about trains had always brought out Kate's wild side. So far it had been her own dirty little secret--until a sexy stranger catches her sneaking into his compartment looking to indulge her fantasy. But instead of throwing her out, Ian is turned on...and he's ready to give Kate the ride of her life!
How do you know... For beautiful novelist Dylan Ivory, being in control is everything. Then she meets the man who is everything she is not...and everything she wants. How far you can go... Alec Walker is a writer of dark psychological thrillers--and a man who lives for thrills. From motorcycles to snowboards to swimming with sharks, there's no end to his lust for excitement. His tastes extend into the bedroom as well, where he lets no rules bind his desires. The only thing he truly fears is love, and allowing someone else to really know him... Unless you go over the edge? While researching a book on sexual extremes, Dylan interviews Alec--and longs to taste the temptation he offers. But he's a self-proclaimed dominant and she refuses to surrender control. Slowly and seductively, though, Alec shows her that by letting go and submitting to his every desire she can experience ultimate pleasure. But to keep the woman who for the first time brings him to his knees, can Alec take the ultimate risk and surrender his heart?
She has come to Veracruz to heal. As the warm water of the Gulf envelops her, the ocean surges, swells, carresses her tender flesh. Suddenly he is standing there--a tanned, muscular stranger, beautiful and masculine, his smile brilliant and warm. She smiles back and he moves toward her. Soon, they touch, fondle, explore one another as the sensuous sea seduces them both. And as the sun descends, they discover new heights of passion and pleasure. Few words are spoken, no names are exchanged. . . yet for both of them, nothing will ever again be the same.
What happens when you let yourself fall... Mischa Kennon isn't one to take it lying down, at least not until she meets sexy Connor Galloway, a green-eyed Irishman with an air of authority she finds hard to resist. While performing duties as maid of honor to her best friend, Mischa indulges in a casual relationship with Connor. She's surprised by the thrill of his dominance, and lusts for more feisty battles before surrender. ...over the edge It's all fun and games in the exclusive club Pleasure Dome, until Mischa realizes Connor could master her heart. ...and into temptation? If she gives in to desire, will it be too much to handle, or will it open her to a kind of love she never thought possible?
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