The brothel that centers in Love
Revealed and Love Redeemed (releasing November 13th), and in one more
novella in the series, was born out of necessity. I had this idea of
two people who know each other in passing discover that they “know”
each other in a much more physically intimate sense. But how? I mean,
they couldn’t, very well, not make the connection if they have met
in society and then end up sleeping together in another setting.
A mask! If they wore masks when they were together initially then they wouldn’t recognize each other as their lover when they met in public. But, why would they have a mask on? Well, to hide their identity. Duh! A masked ball wouldn’t work. So where would they be that they would want to hide who they are? Oh… A brothel! Hmmm….
But still, why the masks? It must be a very naughty brothel with very exclusive clients. So, a brothel where masks were worn to protect the identities of the patrons who came to indulge their deepest, darkest fantasies. And, voila…
The Market was born!
No ordinary brothel, it caters to the very rich, is very exclusive, and is very elegant. The Market is divided into two halves. One side of the house caters to ordinary sexual congress. The other side caters to the kinky and more adventurous types. And, as I said in Love Redeemed, at The Market all things immoral are bought and sold. Downstairs offers a common room for socializing and a card room for gambling.
It also has a secret history…
No, I’m not revealing that here. *evil grin* And sadly for you all it won’t come out until book three, tentatively titled Love Reclaimed.
I want to know how you feel about a series as a reader. Do you like getting to know a group of interlinked characters or is it just too darn confusing? One lucky reader who comments on my blog will be randomly selected to win a copy of Love Revealed, the first book in the series. Please be sure to mention what format (epub, pdf, Kindle, etc.) you would like the ebook in if you win! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!
Love Revealed (The Market Series, Book One)
Lady Katherine Drummond plays by society’s rules, even after the Ton turns on her. Shunned by her peers, she keeps up appearances by day but allows her true self out in the privacy of The Market. There, in the arms of one man, she comes alive. So much so, she signs a contract to be his for six months. Despite never having seen his face and knowing him only as Sir, she fears losing her heart to the man who breaks through her defenses.
Lord Raymond Tarkenton, the Earl of Heathington, despises being one of the most sought after bachelors of the Ton. He could never ask a woman of his circle to submit to his sexual needs, and a mistress would never be an option. For now, one masked woman at The Market holds his undivided attention. When he realizes that his masked lover and Lady Katherine Drummond are one and the same, he must find a way to convince her that they are bound together by more than the straps at her wrists and the contract they signed. He must reveal himself and his love to her. But will she accept him for more than a sexual escape.
Love Redeemed (The Market Series, Book Two) - To Be Released November 27, 2012
Brennan Whitling wants for nothing but the love of a good woman. He has a close family, good friends, and a successful textiles import business. But, a beautiful and elusive young woman he has only seen from afar haunts him. Until a chance meeting leads to far more than dinner.
Serena Freemont has only ever known the life of a prostitute. When an invitation to dinner by a handsome gentleman provides her an opportunity to experience life as a young lady, it’s too tempting to pass up. Much like the man issuing it. After a night of passion she must disappear or face his reaction when the truth is revealed.
To find happiness Serena must shed her past long enough to realize she is worthy of a future. To win her heart, Brennan must show her the redemptive power of love.