These scorching hot historical romances contain darker, angsty themes and frequent love scenes with frank sexual language, description, aspects of light BDSM and aspects of abuse in the characters’ backstories.Approx. 1500 pages.A Measured Risk:He is her most dangerous temptation. Now he’s demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk? Emotionally scarred in the horrific accident that took her husband's life, Lady Cranfield is imprisoned by her lingering terror of horses and carriages. She’s fascinated by the Earl of Ruel. She believes that he can teach her bravery.And now she's willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue-to find out. But what he proposes startles her.Ruel instantly senses that shy Lady Cranfield could be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust. He offers his help in return for her submission and obedience.Neglected as a child by her ducal parents then later ignored by her handsome, charming husband, Lady Cranfield learnt to protect her heart at all costs. She trusts no one but herself.How will the jaded Earl of Ruel break through her self-protective defences and earn her trust and submission?~~~~Trust Me: Anne and Jon’s love was born in isolation. Necessity thrusts them back into Society. There are those who will stop at nothing to tear apart the fragile bond between the newlyweds.As external foes close ranks, how will Lady and Lord Ruel learn to overcome their personal demons and trust each whilst keeping their love, and her sanity, intact? ~~~Perilous Risk:Blackmailed by a vicious, powerful aristocrat, common-born, gentle-natured Rebecca Howland is in desperate need of help. From the shadows steps forth a man offering her aid--a man she once rejected. A changed man with a dark, mysterious past. Stephen Drake lost Rebecca long ago. Now a spy for the Crown, with power, funds and a title, he's been assigned to follow Rebecca. His old passion for her flares and his darkly erotic side—one he's fought to keep hidden for many years--awakens with a vengeance. This time, he’s determined to possess her forever.But as danger surrounds them, the two lovers must face secrets that could destroy them and the fragile trust they've built.~~The Delicate Matter of Lady Blayne:Driven to the brink of madness by love for her late husband, a young man too ill to meet the demands of the marriage bed, Lady Blayne teeters on the brink of scandal. Now she faces the temptation of a man she once rejected—husband’s cousin and heir, James, the new Lord Blayne. His sensual appeal, iron will and stern self-mastery fascinates her. What if sensual indulgence is the only way out of her darkness? However, those she loves the most control the young widow through manipulation and coercion.Honor bound to protect Lady Blayne, James will not risk his heart. He must wed a socially appropriate heiress. Scandalously self-indulgent Lady Blayne won’t do. Yet the pretty girl he once knew has grown into a beautiful, curvaceous woman—every man’s dream. Especially his.~~~Miranda’s Dilemma:Poised to become Mayfair’s most expensive courtesan, Miss Miranda Jones finds her rise inexplicably blocked by a socially powerful nobleman. Scorned by her ducal father and determined to attain everything that life has denied her, she’s not about to let this arrogant earl stop her. Adrian Sutherland, the Earl of Danvers, saw his father destroyed by a heartless, predatory courtesan. He has no time or patience for such nightbirds. He’s far too busy restoring his family’s wealth and reputation whilst doing what he can to protect his friends from the clutches of London’s scheming courtesans. Then a moment of compassion turns intense dislike to breathless passion, and these two strong-willed, fiercely proud people indulge in a brief affair. Each is convinced that they can satisfy their craving without emotional risk.
Three tales of taboo erotica from the Victorian Age. Parlour games take a taboo twist when disguises are the means to forbidden seduction. The Society of Sensualists was introduced in Simon Graystoke’s Niece. Lord Carrington receives the shock of his life when a night of Viking role-playing opens the door to an erotic adventure with a mysterious young woman. The Secret Life of a Puritan introduces a young American husband to carnal delight with a surprising partner and Lovers and Liars leads to a night of illicit seduction for a young bride-to-be.-----------------------Victorian Games is erotica—love stories written for adults and can be enjoyed as a standalone. The collection is part of Evelyn Ellis’s Victorian Seduction and Surrender Series - erotic tales of Victorian men and the young girls they seduce. It contains scenes, language and themes intended for an adult audience. Sensitive readers are strongly cautioned.
Here for the first time in hardcover are New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick's first two romance novels, Seduction and Surrender. SeductionTownsfolk called him devil. For dark and enigmatic Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, was a man with a legendary temper and a first wife whose mysterious death would not be forgotten. Some said the beautiful Lady Ravenwood had drowned herself in the black, murky waters of Ravenwood Pond. Others whispered of foul play and the devil's wrath.Now country-bred Sophy Dorring is about to become Ravenwood's new bride. Drawn to his masculine strength and the glitter of desire that burned in his emerald eyes, the tawny-haired lass had her own reasons for agreeing to a marriage of convenience. One was vengeance, and in its pursuit she would entangle Julian in a blackmail plot, a duel at dawn, and a dangerous masquerade. The other reason was dearer to her heart, but just as wild a quest: Sophy Dorring intended to teach the devil to love again.SurrenderFrom the dazzling ballrooms of glittering London society to magnificent, cursed estate in the distant wilds of Yorkshire, comes the deliciously wicked story of a thoroughly unconventional courtship -- and a thrilling midnight rendezvous that could only lead to love... At four and twenty Victoria Huntington thought herself quite adept at fending off fortune hunters... until she came under siege from Lucas Colebrook, the darkly disturbing new Earl of Stonevale. Amidst the brightly plumed birds of the town, Lucas was a hawk. And when he held out the lure of moonlit rides and wild, reckless midnight escapades, Victoria found herself powerless to resist. But becoming Stonevale's companion in adventure was far more dangerous undertaking than Victoria could ever imagine. For the attractive Earl would use her every weakness to woo her, to win her, and ultimately to wed her. And soon the amber-eyed lady would find herself ensconced in a crumbling mansion deep in the English countryside... where the real reason for her hasty marriage becomes all too apparent...and where the ghosts of her dark-stained past are waiting to rise up in a terrifying plot that will threaten her life, her honor, and the only man she could ever love.
From the peaks of erotic ecstasy--to the point of no return . . . Power. Passion. Pleasure beyond imagining. Billionaire playboy Rafe Contini offers all this--and more--to the beautiful Nicole Parrish, a young American traveler with a taste for adventure that matches his own. From the private yachts of Monte Carlo to the palatial estates of Geneva to the glittering penthouses of Bangkok, Rafe has shown her a world of unimaginable sensual delights. Now, he is ready to take her to the next daring level. Of danger. Of desire. Of deliciously erotic self-discovery. Nicole has never known a man as sexy, as strong--or as commanding--as Rafe Contini. Night after steamy night, he turns up the heat, tests her boundaries, and pushes the limits of her body and soul to the point of sweetest agony. But when this masterful lover sweeps her away to a secluded island getaway--where anything can and will happen--Nicole must decide just how far she wants to take this game. And just how much she can bend Rafe's rules . . .
Seduction, Surrender, and Transformation demonstrates how interpersonal psychoanalysis obliges analysts to engage their patients with genuine emotional responsiveness, so that not only the patient but the analyst too is open to ongoing transformation through the analytic experience. In so doing, the analyst moves from the position of an "interpreting observer" to that of an "active participant and facilitator" whose affective communications enable the patient to acquire basic self-trust along with self-knowledge. Drawing on the current literature on affect, Maroda argues that psychological change occurs through affect-laden interpersonal processes. Given that most patients in psychotherapy have problems with affect management, the completing of cycles of affective communication between therapist and patient becomes a vitally important aspect of the therapeutic enterprise. Through emotionally open responses to their patients and careful use of patient-prompted self-disclosures, analysts can facilitate affect regulation responsibly and constructively, with the emphasis always remaining on the patients' experience. Moments of mutual surrender - the honest emotional giving over of patient to analyst and analyst to patient - epitomize the emotionally intense interpersonal experiences that lead to enduring intrapsychic change. Maroda's work is profoundly personal. She does not hesitate to share with the reader how her own personality affects her thinking and her work. Indeed, she believes her theoretical and clinical preferences are emblematic of the way in which the analyst's subjectivity necessarily shapes theory choice and practice preferences in general. Seduction, Surrender, and Transfomation is not only a powerful brief for emotional honesty in the analytic relationship but also a model of the personal openness that, according to Maroda, psychoanalysis demands of all its practitioners.
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