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1920s romance Highland Pursuits
1920s debutante Lady Ophelia Finchingfield is banished to wildest Scotland to come to her senses, having refused a marriage proposal from the Earl of Woldershire. In the care of her eccentric grandmother, Ophelia is soon caught between rugged widower Hamish and the villainous Comte de Montefiore.
She’s ready to play with fire, but will she burn more than her fingers?
'Highland Pursuits' is a wickedly naughty comedy of manners.
What are we capable of when there are no limits?
When we have no shame, or inhibition, only the compulsion of desire?
A short story from Emmanuelle de Maupassant, inspired by the folk tale of 'The Red Shoes'.
‘Funny, brutal, and irreverent’ – Bustle.com
12 Tales inspired by Eastern European and Russian superstitions and folklore: darkly delicious imaginings for the adult connoisseur of bedtime stories.
Tread carefully, for the dark things best left behind in the forest may seep under your door and sup with you; the lover at your window or in your bed may have the scent of your death already on their breath.
Arriving in Italy, Lady Cecile McCaulay is enchanted by the Castello di Scogliera and its glamorous inhabitants: the Conte di Cavour and, Lucrezia, his beautiful half-sister. However, their lavish welcome hides darker motives and a third resident walks the ancient corridors of the castle, by night, unseen.
What dark secrets lie within those walls?
Madness, abduction, imprisonment... murder?
The past does not lie quietly.
Towering above its island of wave-lashed rock is Castello di Scogliera.
Look up at the narrow windows, and you might think yourself watched.
Something, or someone, has been waiting for Lady McCaulay to arrive…
In Victorian London, a man can purchase any kind of vice, and Lord Henry McCaulay avails himself of every possible pleasure.
The confirmed bachelor holds women in disdain... until he meets Mademoiselle Noire, the enigmatic and alluring hostess at his exclusive London Club.
Lady Finchingfield is a determined young woman, struggling within the confines of polite society. Embarking on the pursuit of knowledge, she seeks the independence of mind forbidden to young women of her class.
She will never to belong to any man. He has promised never to let a woman rule his heart. Irresistibly drawn together, they're in danger of falling prey to more than desire.
A darkly sensual romance, set in 1899, recommended by Stylist Magazine.
The Contessa di Maglieri is bored of card games and of listening to the pianoforte, bored even of riding, though the Duke Baritore keeps a fair stable. Her stay in his castle over the Christmas season fails to amuse her. Until, one night, he leads her beneath the castle, to the cellars, where the wine of centuries past is kept. There, she at last discovers something unexpected, and enticing... beyond the door the Duke keeps locked...
Centuries of cold live in these walls.
Spiders build their empires, in this wind-bleak stronghold.
And my lady keeps to her tower room.
“My man-boy,” she says. “Will you protect me?”
I’ve left behind the boy, and become the man.
We are all creatures of the castle.
When Miss Benning arrives at Charrington Academy for Boys to interview for the position of Headmaster's secretary, she has no inkling of what awaits.
Peeking at the door, she discovers what her job will truly entail.
18+ due to extensive erotic detail
A short story, to whet the appetite...
'We all struggle. We all desire.'
When the Northmen's ship is brought ashore in a storm, Elswyth is faced with the prowess of Eirik: a giant of a man who lets nothing stand in his way.
Held captive, Elswyth struggles to remain independent, but cannot deny her sexual attraction and, ultimately, the satisfaction she finds in Eirik's bed.
Can Eirik offer her more, and what dark secrets await Elswyth, if she returns with the Northmen to their distant lands?
A 13,000 word novelette, featuring explicit sexual scenes: part one in the Viking Thunder series
Heavily pregnant Delphine's rat-fink husband has packed his bags and abandoned her for the charms of their sexy neighbour, leaving Delphine struggling to cope.
Delphine's sisters insist that the best remedy for a broken heart is a healthy dose of pampering: cue a spa break, where there's more in store for Delphine than a hot stone massage and a spell in the Jacuzzi.
A bittersweet romantic comedy from Emmanuelle de Maupassant.