Archive for September 21st, 2010

They rule Moscow’s seedy underworld, promising untold pleasure to the females who dare to mate them. That promise—and Brends Duranov’s own raw sexual power—has hopefuls mobbing the velvet rope outside his elite club G2’s.

But Mischka Baran has no intention of hooking up with one of the Fallen. Not even after Brends gives her an unforgettable taste of the sin and seduction he can deliver with those wicked lips. She’s after information, not a stint as some Goblin’s toy of the month. What she doesn’t know is that with a sadistic killer carving up his brethren, Brends is playing for keeps, hunting the one woman whose bloodline can end the mayhem, whose bond can restore his lost wings.


The heroine of my September 2010 release, BOND WITH ME, Mischka Baran, keeps a collection of well-thumbed, well-read Victorian erotica in her bedside table. She’s certainly not the first woman in Romancelandia to enjoy erotica. Susan Johnson’s heroines, for example, study the sensual poetry of Persian poets, and even write erotica of their own.

Erotica is an unexpected window into some very private moments, an intimate way of sharing fantasies. Brends Duranov wants to learn everything there is to know about Mischka Baran. She’s tied him in knots and, so far, she’s refused his seductive efforts to convince her to bond with him. So when Brends finds her sexy books, he knows he’s found the key to Mischka’s fantasies.

Brends finally hit pay dirt in the nightstand beside the cream-colored bed. No condoms. No lube. Mischka Baran either slept alone, took outrageous chances or expected her company to bring his own. She hadn’t, however, even tried to hide the books. The stack of well-thumbed paperbacks included some rather esoteric Victorian erotica that you’d find in a collectibles section. If you were lucky. And only if you knew what to look for. He smiled devilishly. How very interesting.
Flipping open the first book he grabbed, he thumbed through the pages until he found a naughty domination and submission fantasy. Slid the book, marked with a particularly decadent scrap of silk lingerie, into his pocket. He’d return the book to her and she’d know that he’d been in her bedroom. That he knew what she’d been reading. And she’d recognize the invitation for what it was.

And Mischka, when Brends shares his knowledge of her fantasies—and his willingness to bring them all to life—is tempted.

Brends’ goodnight kiss scorched her toes. “Dream of me, dushka.” Lifting his head, he stared down at her for a long, hot moment. Mischka was tempted to drag his head
back down to hers.
“You dream of me,” she countered.
His slow, hot smile wasn’t fair. “Deal,” he said. “We can compare notes tomorrow.”
Watching the door close behind her Goblin, Mischka had to ask herself just when he’d become her Goblin— and why she was tempted to run after him.
Just one night. One night of smoking-hot, irresponsible, impossible pleasure.
Emphasis on irresponsible.
She couldn’t. Pell was out there, just waiting to be found, and Mischka had a perfectly satisfactory life of her own to live. Alone. Besides, bad boy there was a Goblin. No way was she dating a paranormal, and selling him her soul was definitely off- limits.
He probably hadn’t reached the street, was probably still trapped in her antiquated lift, when she remembered the book he’d returned to her earlier. Pulled it to her.
She should have been angry that he’d been in her flat uninvited. Instead, she was curious. He’d found her Victorian erotica, a favorite she kept in the bedside table.
He’d obviously flipped through the book. Clues. He was handing her clues, one after the other. If she wanted to, she could connect the dots. Discover what he fantasized about.
The thin silk of her favorite panties marked a page in the book. Almost, she could imagine the silk was still warm. He’d held them. Touched the silk that had touched her skin.
She recognized the message.
Page fifty-three.
If she dared.

Have you ever read a sexy scene out loud from a romance novel? How do you feel about a hero who tries?


A big thanks to Anne Marsh for joining us today! To find out more about Anne, please visit her website.

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