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by Trina Lane, Lisabet Sarai, Elizabeth Coldwell
Category: Erotica/BDSM Erotica/Romance
Description: 'The Understudy' by Lisabet Sarai Is there a future in playing stand-in to a slave? Sarah Gladstone was thrilled to be offered her first real acting job at the Berks Summer Playhouse. She never expected to be working with theatre legend Geoffrey Hart. The charismatic actor quickly brings her under his spell, not to mention his control, as he initiates her into the dark delights of BDSM. He offers her far more than physical pleasure; they share a level of intimacy and trust beyond anything Sarah could have imagined. According to the rumours, though, Geoff's heart is taken. Renowned actress Anne Merrill, his long time partner and submissive lover, has severed their relationship and Hart has escaped to the Berkshires to lick his emotional wounds. With her youth, inexperience, and girl-next-door persona, Sarah knows that she can't compete with the glamorous theatre veteran. She fears that she's just a substitute for the real object of Geoff's affections. As he draws her deeper into his intoxicating games of dominance and submission, Sarah wonders if she's willing to settle for the role of understudy in this perverse passion play. 'Paradise of Pleasure' by Trina Lane Elaina Roman is at a crossroad. She's split with her boyfriend after his refusal to try something new in the bedroom. For some time Elaina has wondered if there could be more to sex than pleasantness. She thinks she's found the answer, but where's a girl to find the experience? Derrick Collins owns a resort catering to couples in the BDSM scene on a private island in the heart of the Florida Keys. When Elaina steps off the boat onto his island, he finds himself longing for the opportunity to dominate the stunning woman. Her wide grey eyes and quiet demeanour call to a part of his soul long thought dead. Circumstances work in his favour when a little misunderstanding has deposited Elaina right at his feet and not in the arms of another Dom. When a week of exploration and discovery turns into love the pair must make a choice. To stay and experience a lifetime of pleasure in paradise or return to their former existences. 'Neil and Obey' by Elizabeth Coldwell Neil will be Liz's perfect date -- as long as she does exactly as he tells her... When Liz Webster receives an invitation to her ex-boyfriend's wedding, she needs a date to take with her. Neil Stafford seems to fit the bill. He's handsome, intelligent -- and very dominant. He agrees to accompany her, as long as she obeys his every instruction for the whole weekend. Liz is soon plunged into a scenario where underwear is forbidden and sex in public is a distinct possibility. Introduced to bondage and an unexpected threesome, Liz gives full rein to the submissive side of her personality. But playing these games for a weekend is one thing. What would it mean to become Neil's full-time slave? 'Ever Unknown' by Charlotte Stein He's everything she didn't know she wanted, and more? Molly Hunt has spent most of her life playing it safe, and never expected anything more from her humdrum existence. Until she starts getting mysterious and very suggestive anonymous emails, from someone in her office. He calls himself Ever Unknown, and he has some naughty and commanding demands he'd like her to obey. Molly's not sure if she can meet his expectations, but as the stakes get higher, she discovers the submissive in her can't resist him.< But will he turn out to be all she expects? 'Fresh Start' by Jane Davitt When you're already living with the man of your dreams, what do you do when it isn't enough? Helen's found the man of her dreams and she's living with Connor and discovering how fulfilling it is to be his sub. When Connor leaves on a business trip, that happiness is shattered by a letter he gives her. Connor wants more from Helen, but can she give it to him? 'A Very Personal Trainer' by Justine Elyot Lara lacks self-discipline but Dexter knows how to give it to her. Lara's life is in a mess, and she needs help to sort it out. But when she hires a personal organiser, she has no idea just how personal his service is going to be. Together, Lara and Dexter work out that she needs that little bit of extra motivation to keep her on track, and the way that motivation is delivered introduces Lara to a world of painful pleasure she has only previously dreamed of.
eBook Publisher: Total-e-bound, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: March 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [484 KB]
Reading time: 308-431 min.
"With each story I was taken on an emotional roller coaster...All of these stories are an intense read...The trust and emotions are evident throughout the book and you can easily see the love shine through...I enjoyed all of the authors' writing styles" -Whipped Cream
"It's him!" Adele tugged at my shirt, almost hard enough to tear it. "Look, Sarah!" She pointed to the shiny black Lincoln cruising around the corner. "I still can't believe it! We're really going to have a chance to work with Geoffrey Hart!" The wooden porch shook as my friend literally jumped up and down with excitement. Adele's temperament matched her fiery hair.
Of course my own heart beat faster than normal as the town car approached the inn at a sedate pace. Geoffrey Hart was a legend in American theatre. Since his first appearance off-Broadway ten years earlier, he had won every award in the world of drama. He'd played every prestigious role from Oedipus to Willy Loman. One summer in Central Park I'd seen him as both Hamlet and King Lear. He was astonishing, equally convincing as the callow, indecisive university student and the bitter, world-weary old man. His magical voice, full of nuance and music, reached the back row without amplification. His body language was eloquent with emotion. In both plays, he'd made me cry. His performances were an inspiration, one of the things that finally made me settle on drama--much to my parents' chagrin.
I'd been thrilled when the Berk Hills Playhouse offered me a place for the summer. I never in a million years expected that I'd meet the man who had been such a role model.
But why on earth was he coming here, to a little summer stock theatre in the rural hills of western Massachusetts? The last news I saw, he was lead actor and part owner of the Gotham Repertory Company. What could possibly have induced him to abandon the city for the sticks?
"I heard that he broke up with Anne Merrill," said Adele, sotto voce, as if she'd read my mind. "She dumped him. He's come out here to the country to lick his wounds."
"What? Who told you that?" I recalled the actor's handsome face and imposing presence. It was hard to believe someone would dump him--he seemed like the type to do the dumping.
"I can't reveal my sources." Adele's eyes sparkled with mischief. "But the word is that his heart is broken."
"Oh come on!" I just couldn't imagine someone like Hart moping about a woman. "Seriously?"
"I wouldn't lie to you, would I?" She put her arm around my shoulders and gave me a quick hug. "And that's not all. There are rumours about their relationship--that it was, well, kinky, if you know what I mean. According to the grapevine, she wasn't just his girlfriend. She was also his slave."
"Please! You shouldn't believe every bit of gossip you hear."
"I'm just saying..."
"Shush! They're here."