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Feb 27 2014 12:00pm

Maire Claremont
The Dark Affair
Signet / March 4, 2014 / $7.99 print / $5.99 digital

Lady Margaret Cassidy left a life of nobility behind in Ireland, forsaking her grieving homeland to aid war-ravaged men in England. Still, she never expected a cruel turn of fate to lock her into an unwanted betrothal with one of her English patients—much less one as broken and dangerous as Viscount Powers.

Wrecked by his tragic past, Powers’ opiate-addled sanity hangs precariously in the balance, leaving him poised to destroy anyone who dares to utter the names of the wife and child he still so deeply mourns. So when he is forced to marry Margaret in exchange for freedom, he is shocked by the desire to earn her trust, her body, and—most alarming of all—her heart…

Maire Claremont’s Mad Passions books are dark and angst-ridden Victorian-era historical romances. The third book in this series is The Dark Affair, the story of opium-addicted Viscount Powers and Lady Margaret Cassidy, the woman who saves him. While much of the book centers on Powers’s addiction and recovery, the tone of this story is a bit lighter than its predecessors, but no less compelling.

When The Dark Affair opens, Viscount Powers is a patient in a sanatorium, having been institutionalized by his father, the Earl of Carlyle. Powers has let his need for opium overwhelm him and has been behaving in a manner not fit for one of his station. Worried about his son and his place in society, the earl is desperate to find a way to help his son. But Powers has violent episodes and doesn’t want to cooperate with the physicians. He doesn’t seem to care for life and despairs over his devastating losses.

[But from loss comes great joy...]

Feb 11 2014 5:30pm

The Billion Dollar Bachelor by Jackie AshendenJackie Ashenden
The Billion Dollar Bachelor: A Billionaire's Club Story (The Billionaire's Club: New York)
St. Martin's Griffin / February 11, 2014 / $2.99 digital

Jax Morrow is a dangerously handsome, spectacularly wealthy entrepreneur whose world is turned upside down when Pandora Garret walks into a dark, smoky bar one night—a stunning combination of sex and innocence. He knows she’s trouble at first sight, but Jax can’t let her leave…unless she’s leaving with him.

 Pandora has had enough. Kept under lock and key by her powerful, controlling father, she aches for freedom. When she briefly escapes and meets Jax she knows he is just what she has been looking for: forbidden, unforgettable passion. After one night in Jax’s arms, Pandora knows she can never go back to living under one man’s domination. Determined to control her own life she tries to resist Jax, but a dangerous desire rises between them—one that threatens to destroy them. But both Pandora and Jax discover that they just can’t be pulled away…

Let’s face it, billionaires are everywhere in romance these days. But in The Billion Dollar Bachelor, Jackie Ashenden adds a new and intriguing twist by introducing a wealthy heroine who is the daughter of a New York City crime lord. Pandora Garret lives in a gilded cage, put there by her father. Her only purpose is to serve as an accessory, to help him wine and dine his business associates. But one night she suspects her father has something else in mind. When she is left alone, she senses her chance for freedom and slips away from her bodyguard jailors.

[What does she do next?...]

Feb 1 2014 11:00am

Payoff by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr VoinovL.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov
Riptide / February 3, 2014 / $2.99 digital

Tristan and Jared have got it made. When they aren’t raking in the cash together at Market Garden, they’re burning up their own sheets and getting closer by the day. But something isn’t right. Tristan’s on edge, and Jared doesn’t understand why.

Before they can hash things out, their services are requested by none other than Rolex. And Rolex doesn’t just want to be a bystander this time. He wants Jared while Tristan watches, and he’s more than willing to pay for it.

But Tristan’s reached a breaking point, and even that huge wad of cash might not be enough to keep tonight’s arrangement from crashing and burning.

In the Market Garden series, L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov explore the lives and loves of sex workers in London. The series follows many different characters as they work, make friends, live, and find love. While the books can stand individually, reading them all in order is recommended. This is the best way to understand the Market Garden and how it works.

[Step into the Market Garden world...]

Jan 9 2014 11:30am

Devil's Pact by Samantha CruiseAre you ready for more Gigantic Glans? Here is the second part of my look at the phenomenon of Enormously Endowed romance heroes who may make readers cringe and cross their legs. (First, make sure you've caught up on Part 1.)

5. Devil a.k.a. “The Cannon” from Devil’s Pact by Samantha Cruise

Now, this book has a whole bunch of WTFery to go with its twelve-inch hero (who is also 8 inches wide). Devin Spawn, known as Devil and/or The Cannon, is an outlaw who returns home when his father falls ill. Before he makes it home, he spies a beautiful woman skinny dipping in a pond. He can’t resist her and seduces her. Turns out the woman is Megan Spawn, his stepmother (his father has not died at this point)—and his two young half-sisters are asleep not that far away.

Devin mostly frequents brothels because he has to pay handsomely to find women willing and able to take on “The Cannon,” the nickname he is branded with as a result of his Torturous Torpedo.

[You know how it is...]

Jan 3 2014 3:15pm

Reaper's Property by Joanna WyldeLet’s face it: There is nothing average about romance heroes—least of all their manly appendages. Bigger is better, and apparently we readers like it that way (well, I assume so because we buy these books). There are times, however, that authors push the Erection Envelope, creating Mammoth Members that should probably inspire fear rather than arousal. Here are some extremely memorable heroes whose penises are actually large enough to be their own characters.

1. Horse aka “Humongously Hung” from Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde

Horse is a member of the Reaper’s Motorcycle Club who is interested in sweet Marie. When Marie’s brother screws over the MC, Horse has his chance to blackmail Marie into becoming his house mouse. Not too much is made of Horse’s Colossal Cock, especially since he believes that Marie won’t have any problem accepting his Great Girth. However, he certainly seems proud of himself.

So why are you called Horse?”

“'Cause I’m hung like one,” he replied, smirking.

When Marie spies the Astronomical Anaconda, she does a double take.

[You might too...]

Dec 30 2013 8:00pm

The Gentleman's Madness by Summer Devon and Bonnie DeeBonnie Dee & Summer Devon
The Gentleman's Madness
Samhain / December 31, 2013 / $4.50 digital

No pride. No privacy. No hope.

Academic John Gilliam thought being caught embracing another man was the worst that could happen. Until he agrees to “treatment” at an asylum, where a vicious attack leaves him shaken and afraid.

But having all means of writing or reading taken from him… That is a serious threat to his sanity. Then a moment of kindness from an asylum attendant begins to restore his dignity.

Sam Tully feels sorry for the patient everyone calls “the professor”, but with a back injury that cost him his job on the docks—and without the education that would have bettered his position—he tries to keep his head down, and a tight lid on his attraction to men.

As John prays for freedom, he grows closer to the gentle, innately intelligent Tully. In spite of themselves, forbidden attraction leads to touches, kisses, and more. But there’s something other than curative treatments going on at the asylum. When John and Tully uncover a heinous conspiracy, their very lives are in danger.

John Gilliam is an academic, a son of a well-off brewer in Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon’s latest historical male/male romance. His family commits him to an asylum after his father discovers John in an embrace with another man. John willingly enters the asylum for treatment, never imagining the loneliness, deprivation and horror that he would face. After being attacked by a guard and blamed for the assault, John is moved to a different institution. While things are better, John still has to deal with frequent cold water treatments, solitary confinement, and the loss of his books.

[The loss of books? Too cruel...]

Dec 27 2013 4:30pm

Whispers Collection No. 1 by Carolyn JewelCarolyn Jewel
Whispers: Collection No. 1
cJewel Books / December 27, 2013 / $7.00 print, $4.99 digital

A woman keeps her promise to a demon when he delivers on an ice-cold revenge. In New Orleans of 1859, a repressed spinster leaves respectability behind for the arms of a Creole lover. My Goblin Boyfriend should say it all, but in case it doesn’t, Violet finds out first-hand why goblins have a rep for mastery in the bedroom. In Edwardian-era America, Nathan reluctantly agrees to seduce and impregnate his good friend’s cousin. An unrepentant werewolf thinks he’s found the woman of his dreams. She needs pain. He can deliver if she’s willing to get Wild with him.

Carolyn Jewel’s Whispers is a collection of five erotic short stories. Some are historical, some historical and some have paranormal elements. Not all are romances, but all are intriguing stories that push the envelope with respect to the heroines’ notions of sexuality. Also, all are fairly dark in their portrayal of sex. Think demons. While not all the heroes are actual demons, they all are in the darker plain of existence.

In “Inigo the Magician,” a woman helps to free a sex demon from its master, but the price she has to pay might not be what she expected. Her boyfriend Anthony convinces her to go see a magic show. It is late at night, and Inigo is not in the mood. Anthony pushes Inigo to perform for them, however, and gets more than he bargained for. Inigo releases a demon that goes after Anthony and then forces the heroine into a very precarious position. The heroine blames Inigo for her violation and makes a pact with the demon—agreeing to whatever he wants if he would kill Inigo. This story has a great twist. While the beginning of the story is fairly oblique, Jewel pulls the story together. This one will make readers think.

[What other stories await?...]

Dec 4 2013 5:30pm

Stygian's Honor by Lora LeighIn the world of romance, I am known as a spurt expert. And by spurt, I mean the use of the word in any format, although I’m most keen on actual love spurts. I count them when I read romances and have even done a study of Lora Leigh’s use of the word in her entire oeuvre. At one point in one of my many twitter conversations on the subject, author Jill Sorenson pointed out that the spurts were all from the males and asked about squirts from women.

While I noted that I hadn’t run across that many in my reading, I knew I had to pay more attention. After all, spurts and squirts go together. Since that conversation, I have noticed more squirts in erotic romances. They aren’t nearly as popular as spurts though. But I can’t highlight my favorite spurts without giving equal time to squirts.

I have to begin with Lora Leigh’s Stygian’s Honor, the book that started my obsession with the word spurt. In this epic paranormal romance, Stygian spurts thirty times. Thirty! In one sex scene, I believe he spurts almost 10 times! I admit that I have often worried about poor Stygian while reading this book. One can only hope that he is hydrating himself appropriately.

His cock pulsed, the shaft flexing as the pre-seminal fluid threatened to spurt past his control. The heated warmth of her mouth was the trigger, just as the slick heat of her pussy would have been.

Her mouth worked over his cock head, suckling, licking it, moaning as a small spurt of pre-cum escaped his control.

[And we're just getting warmed up...]

Nov 20 2013 7:00pm

The Golden Locket by Primula BondPrimula Bond
The Golden Locket (Unbreakable #2)
Mischief / November 21, 2013 / $12.99 print, $3.99 digital

The second novel in the Unbreakable Trilogy, The Golden Locket follows Gustav and Serena to New York.

Ensconced in their Manhattan penthouse, all seems blissfully happy for Gustav and Serena. Still in the first flush of love, they have every satisfaction they could need.

But as they enjoy their New York pleasure ground, ghosts start to emerge from Gustav’s past, and when his damaged younger brother, Pierre, comes back into his life, he brings with him a dangerous threat…

With temptation waiting at every turn, can Gustav and Serena survive all the excitement that the Big Apple holds?

In the second book in Primula Bond’s Unbreakable series, The Golden Locket, Gustav Levi sweeps Serena Folkes off her feet and whisks her away from London to New York. As their relationship has deepened, Gustav has loosened the boundaries of the silver chain he used in the first book to keep Serena tethered to him in The Silver Chain. While he still uses the chain during lovemaking, Gustav replaces his stamp of ownership with a golden locket that he places around Serena’s neck—one that contains a mysterious object. Serena can hear the object rattling around within the locket but Gustav tells her she can’t know what it holds until she is ready.

[Any guesses on what's in the locket?...]

Nov 15 2013 1:45pm

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLeanSarah MacLean
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (Rule of Scoundrels #3)
Avon / November 26, 2013 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

A rogue ruined . . .

He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London’s corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he’s dreamed of . . . absolution.

A lady returned . . .

Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows...that he is no killer.

A scandal revealed . . .

It’s a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything for honor . . . and to keep from putting himself on the line for love.

Turns out that despite popular opinion, dukes cannot get away with anything they like. In the third book in the Rule of Scoundrels series, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, Sarah MacLean reveals the entire story of Temple’s fall from grace. William Harrow, Marquess of Chapin and heir to the dukedom of Lamont, was shunned by society for murder after he awoke in a strange room covered in blood—the blood of his stepmother-to-be, Mara Lowe. With no body, the Marquess was never convicted, but was cast out by his peers.

[Guilty until proven innocent, eh?...]

Nov 12 2013 5:00pm

Doubled by Charlotte SteinMenage romance featuring two men and one woman (m/f/m) with no sexual touching or titillation between the siblings (a line used in many Siren books) is a very popular subgenre of erotic romance. I remember my first ones, Colters’ Woman by Maya Banks, a romance in which three brothers are searching for the one woman to bond with them, and Lora Leigh’s Men of August books, a series in which three brothers share their spouses because of past trauma. These books are over the top, but each made a rather huge impression on me. Yet, there is a twist on this trope—not just brothers, but twins sharing which is like the Holy Grail of m/f/m ménages. Here is a look at some of the most memorable books I’ve read about twins who share the love of their lives.

In Charlotte Stein’s Doubled, identical twins Sebastian and Tobias are hot for their good friend Bobbi. They are fascinated by her, especially by her ability to tell them apart. Bobbi can’t tell them why she always knows which is which, she just does. Seb, however, doesn’t buy it.

“You can’t just know. There isn’t another person alive who gets it right every time—not even our mother. So come on, spill. How did we give ourselves away?”

Bobbi doesn’t want to admit that she can tell them apart because they are her soul mates. To push her further, the twins decide to test Bobbi’s ability with a blindfold and some slightly intimate touches, permanently altering the status of their friendship. Things get heated very quickly among the three. While in Doubled, Seb and Tobias don’t set out to find a perfect woman to share, they both realize that they cannot ask Bobbi to choose between them.

[Two is better than one...]

Nov 5 2013 2:00pm

Long Hard Ride by Lorelei JamesEveryone has an opinion about essential romance reads, books that they believe fans of the genre must have read. Ideally, these are stories that define the genre or the subgenre. They may not be the best or the most popular, but they should make readers think. And because this list is of essential erotic reads, they should be HOT, HOT, HOT! 

This is a list of 10 erotic books that stood out to me from the moment that I first read them. Each one rates very high on my sexometer as well. Several even made my jaw drop.

1. Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James — Cowboys are very sexy, and Lorelei James knows how to get the most of them. In the first book of her Rough Riders series, James gives Channing Kincaid quite the ride with Colby McKay and his two bunkmates. While the HEA is with Colby alone, Channing gets more than her fair share of sexy times with these three high octane men.

2. Forbidden by Susan Johnson — Etienne, the Duc de Vec, is a notorious rake and libertine who is brought to his knees by Daisy Black in this historical erotic romance. As you might expect, the notorious rake has a voracious sexual appetite. Sex toys play a part in his very impressive repertoire, my first exposure to them in erotic fiction.

[+8 more essential erotic romance reads...]

Oct 18 2013 9:30am

Theirs to Keep by Maya BanksMaya Banks
Theirs to Keep
Self-published / October 22, 2013 / $5.99 digital

When Cade Walker and Merrick Sullivan find Elle hiding in the cabinet of a gun store, they know they can’t just walk away from the fragile woman with no memory of who she is or who tried to kill her. Merrick is training for the title shot in the heavyweight division as a mixed martial artist and can’t afford distractions, but neither can he turn his back on the woman who tugs at his heartstrings.

Elle feels safe with her two protectors, and the longer she spends with them, the more she realizes that she has no desire to remember her past. Not when it could compromise her future with Cade and Merrick.

Cade has his own set of issues when it comes to Elle, and it quickly becomes clear to the two men that for the first time in their friendship, a woman is coming between them. But what if they just kept her there? Between them. Where she belongs.

In her latest release, Theirs to Keep, Maya Banks returns to her over-the-top roots telling the story of a ménage romance between the amnesiac Elle and business partners Cade Winslow and Merrick Sullivan. Theirs to Keep does end happily, but it is the first book in a trilogy featuring Elle, Cade, and Merrick as well as the revelation of Elle’s past. This story is very reminiscent of one of the first ménage romances that I ever read, Colters’ Woman. It is highly entertaining, very romantic, a bit crazy, but lots of fun.

[Sounds like a perfect combination...]

Oct 17 2013 2:45pm

Bad Idea by Damon SuedeDamon Suede
Bad Idea
Dreamspinner / October 21, 2013 / $6.99 digital

Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling supersquare, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.

Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a “very graphic novel” that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash can’t save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can’t escape.

What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?

Zombies, costumes, and comic books are the things that bring Trip Spector and Silas Goolsby together in Damon Suede’s m/m romance, Bad Idea. The first book in the Itch series, Bad Idea features an emotional romance between a comic book artist and an FX makeup designer.

[They go together like peanut butter and jelly...]

Sep 5 2013 12:30pm

Wicked Burn by Beth KeryAs I mentioned previously, spanking in romance seems to have gotten more attention recently. However, spanking in romance is not new at all. There are a vast number of romances, from historical to contemporary to erotic, which feature spankings – and I think I’ve read the vast majority of them. After all, they fascinate me. Of course, some are more memorable than others. Here are the second five of ten of my favorite spanking scenes.

In Beth Kery’s Wicked Burn, there is a scene that contains what I call a surprise spanking. Vic and Niall have just met, but have an undeniable sexual attraction. Vic is certainly an alpha hero, one who is demanding and sexually aggressive. However, I wasn’t expecting him to spank Niall. This scene is fairly tame, but it certainly made a big impression on me.

[Could be a little NSFW...]

Aug 21 2013 9:30am

Finding Master Right by L.A. WittSpanking in romance seems to have gotten more attention, or page time, since the release of the Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James. But spanking in romance is not new at al; there are a vast number of romances, from historical to contemporary to erotic, which feature spankings, and I think I’ve read the vast majority of them. Of course, some are more memorable than others. These are the first five of ten of my favorite spanking scenes.

In L.A. Witt’s m/m romance Finding Master Right, Chase and Derek dance around their desire for each other for most of the book. While attending a leather conference, Derek accepts an invitation to play with another m/m couple—and asks Chase to come and watch over him. Derek gets an intense spanking from another Dom, but what makes this scene so hot is the intensity that burns between Derek and Chase.

I blinked my eyes into focus and glanced toward one side of the room. Chase was still there, leaning against the wall with one knee bent and his thumbs hooked in his pockets. He was focused on us. On me. Expressionless, motionless, but undeniably there.

Relaxing, I closed my eyes again.

The crop bit my ass cheek hard enough to make my breath catch. Then it hit my other cheek. My eyes watered, and I couldn’t remember if I’d been inhaling or exhaling, but it didn’t fucking matter because he hit me again and all I could do is moan.

[Put your hands on me...]

Jul 26 2013 2:00pm

The Mistress by Tiffany ReiszTiffany Reisz
The Mistress
Harlequin MIRA / July 30, 2013 / $14.95 print, $10.99 digital

Nora Sutherlin is in handcuffs, held captive by two men...Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captors aren't interested in play. Or pity. 

 As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories—sensual tales of Søren, Kingsley and Wesley, each of whom has tempted and tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realizes, is her life: nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It's a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment. 

 But in Nora's world, no one is ever truly powerless—a cadre of her friends, protectors and lovers stands ready to do anything to save her, even when the only certainty seems to be sacrifice and heartbreak….

At the end of The Prince, the third book in the Original Sinners series, Tiffany Reisz ripped out the hearts of many readers with a doozy of a cliffhanger. Nora Sutherlin, the leading lady, had been kidnapped—right after her young lover Wesley proposed to her. In The Mistress, we finally learn of Nora’s fate, meet the person responsible for her kidnapping and can only guess at where it might all lead. Reisz uses Nora’s captivity though in a fascinating way—as a way to share more of Nora’s fascinating and colorful history.

[And it is fascinating and colorful...]

Jul 25 2013 2:00pm

Run to You by Charlotte SteinCharlotte Stein
Run to You
Mischief / July 25, 2013 / $2.99 digital

Alissa Layton leads a dull and ordinary life, safe in routines, with no plans to escape. But when she meets businessman, Janos Kovaks, and is introduced to his kinky lifestyle, Allissa’s entire world changes…

Alissa uncovers a hidden world of secret assignations and kinky meetings between like-minded high fliers at an exclusive hotel. The businessman Alissa spies on seems far too handsome, sexy and worldly for someone like her, and he's into the kind of things she's not sure she can do.

Janos Kovacs has spent so long indulging in emotionless dalliances that he's forgotten what real passion is. But the more time he spends, the less control he has over himself. By the time he's finished teaching how deliciously naughty sex can be, he might be the one learning the lessons …

In Charlotte Stein’s latest erotic romance, Run to You, the very different worlds of Alissa Layton and Janos Kovac collide unexpectedly. When Alissa discovers odd entries that are marked “assignation” and circled three times in her flatmate’s diary, she is more than curious. Tired of her own unexciting life, Alissa pretends to be her flatmate and heads out to make the appointment. There she spies the mysterious and enigmatic Janos, a commanding and wealthy man who has particular desires and uses a sex club to satisfy them. Alissa believes that Janos didn’t notice her hiding in the closet and is surprised when he leaves her a note asking her to call him.

[To call or not to call? Oh, who are we kidding? Call him!...]

Jul 19 2013 12:00pm

The Siren by Tiffany ReiszLast year, Tiffany Reisz burst onto the scene with the first book in her Original Sinners series, The Siren. But what is this book? Is it romance? Erotica? Something else? Whatever label one might give to these books, they certainly are controversial. In The Siren, heroine Nora has sex with an underage boy who is having difficulty accepting his kinky nature, has sex with a married man, and reveals that her most intimate relationship has been a long-term affair with a Catholic priest. Reisz doesn’t shy away from topics that may offend readers, but the end result is one of the best erotic series on the market.

The question of what to label this series is a fascinating one. Tiffany Reisz uses the tag line “It’s Not Erotica Until Someone Gets Hurt” to describe the series on her website. The books certainly do qualify as erotica, as sex and sexual topics are primary plot points. The series follows Nora’s sexual escapades with both men and women, follows her work as a professional dominatrix, follows her years of submission to Father Soren and follows her deeper relationships with those in her inner circle.

[Looks like a duck, sounds like a duck...]

Jul 4 2013 12:00pm

The Silver Chain by Primula BondPrimula Bond
The Silver Chain
Mischief / July 4, 2013 / $1.99

Bound by passion, she was powerless to resist.

One dark evening in London, photographer Serena Folkes is indulging her impulsive side with a night-time shoot. But someone is watching her – mysterious entrepreneur Gustav Levi. Serena doesn’t know it yet, but this handsome stranger will change her life forever…

Serena is fascinated by Gustav, the enigmatic owner of the Levi Gallery, and she soon feels an irresistible pull of attraction. The interest is mutual, and Gustav promises to launch Serena’s photographic career at his gallery, but only if Serena agrees to become his exclusive companion.

To mark their agreement, Gustav gives Serena a bracelet to wear at all times. Attached to it is a silver chain of which he is the keeper. With the chain Gustav controls Serena physically and symbolically – a sign that she is under his power at all times.

As their passionate relationship intensifies, Gustav’s hold on the silver chain grows stronger. But will Gustav’s dark past tear them apart?

In today’s erotic romances, dominant heroes use many different items (collars, leashes, necklaces, etc) to keep their heroines tethered to them. Gustav Levi, the hero of Primula Bond’s The Silver Chain, uses said chain, anchored to a silver bracelet on Serena Folkes’s arm and attached to his watch, as a visible reminder of his claim. The chain represents Serena’s agreement to belong to Gustav for the duration of an art exhibit of her photographs.

[Get tangled up in The Silver Chain...]