Aphra Behn was born in 1640 and baptised in Canterbury on 14th December. Some scholars suggest that the little that is known about her life and particularly the early years is due to her wish to have it remain a mystery. The most interesting story surrounding her origins has her father a Lieutenant General stationed in Surinam, a British colony at that time and Aphra employed as a British spy but her father could have equally been a barber. She married a merchant, John Behn who might have been German and whether he died or they separated the marriage was over in 1664 but his name she kept. What is abundantly clear is that Aphra Behn earned her living writing for which she had a great talent. She was prolific in her output across disciplines, as was an accomplished dramatist, poet, writer and translator from both French and Latin. Above all she is widely recognised as being responsible for the development of the English novel and a key exponent of Restoration drama. Her remarkable independent lifestyle that was often regarded as scandalous by her contemporaries was also much admired by her wide circle of friends which included key literary figures of her day such as John Dryden, the Earl of Rochester and Thomas Otway. Behn died on 16 April 1689 and was buried in Westminster Abbey with an inscription reading: "Here lies a Proof that Wit can never be Defence enough against Mortality." Undoubtedly Aphra is a great writer. To do so as a woman in 17th Century England and earn a living from her pen is a quite phernomenal achievement.
Caprice, the sassy French redhead and Maren, her beautiful but demure friend and colleague are back in the USA, chasing a hot celebrity story for Germany's FLASH magazine. But this time they'll be in small town Texas for a colonial style debutante ball - instead of a glamorous party in L.A. or New York, much to Caprice's dismay. Their subject is young, innocent TV star Charlene Summerville, who's one of the debutantes and under her conservative manager brother's thumb. The journalistic duo have lots of challenges ahead of them, as Caprice's big mouth and overt sexuality causes all sorts of hiccups before they can get their big story. To do so, Caprice and Maren need to get dirty in the deep south.
Caprice is an erotic series that follows best friends Maren and Caprice - two journalists at Germany's biggest tabloid magazine FLASH. Reporting on events around the world, they jet-set to meet celebrities, aristocracy, and members of high society.
Maren and Caprice research their stories with hard-hitting dedication and even physically involved ...
Each episode is unique: sometimes gentle and other times a little rough. Different writers ensure each story's individual flair. Since each author maintains her own writing style, Caprice is a completely new erotic experience from one glamorous event to the next.
Heather Duval, the Earl of Stonehurst's orphaned ward, has always known she will never marry. But she is content running the earl's grand country manor -- until Damien Tremayne hires on as estate manager. Then Heather suddenly fears her world may never be the same. Intense and fiercely passionate, Damien arouses feelings long denied -- with only one kiss!
Questions about his brother's murder have led Damien to this place ... and to Heather. And though desire and destiny seem to bind them, he must battle his dangerous attraction to this beauty. There are shattering secrets to be faced and lies to be untangled. Yet what if the truth destroys her trust in him ... and imperils them both?
Know when to show your hand… and when to hedge your bets. Special Delivery, Book 2. Randy Jensen can’t stand to just sit by and watch as a mysterious man throws money away on the roulette wheel, especially since Randy’s got his own bet going as to the reason this guy is making every play like it’s his last day on earth. The man’s dark desperation hits Randy right in the gut. Half of him warns that getting involved is a sucker’s bet, and the other half scrambles for a reason—any reason—to save the man’s soul. Ethan Ellison has no idea what he’s going to do with himself once his last dollar is gone—until Randy whirls into his life with a heart-stealing smile and a poker player’s gaze that sees too much. Randy draws Ethan into a series of wagers that leads to a scorching kiss by midnight, but he isn’t the only one with an interest in Ethan’s vulnerability. Soon they’re both taking risks that not only play fast and loose with the law, but with the biggest prize of all: their hearts. This book has been previously published and has been revised from its original release. Warning: This story contains high-stakes poker, gangsters with a weakness for kittens, foursomes, and kinky consensual sex.
”The Fisherman and his Soul” is a fairy tale first published in November of 1891 in Wilde’s “A House of Pomegranates”. It tells of a fisherman who nets and falls in love with a mermaid. But to be with her he must shed his soul, which goes off to have adventures of its own. Will forbidden love endure? -- This reader has also recorded the three other tales in “A House of Pomegranates” which can be found in the LibriVox Short Story Collections, volumes 37, 38, and 39. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)
This story contains explicitly Hot M/M sexual content which may not be suitable for all readers.
It’s Christmas Eve and Lyle is fast asleep as Mack looks upon him tenderly. The two have been through a lot together. Mack thinks back at their college years, they’ve come a long way…He’s also thinking if their love could last.
He’s got a big gift for Lyle and a big night planned, but will it be enough?
Are their best years already behind them?
Mack and Lyle are ready to enter the next chapter of their lives, but will it be together?
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Fling, an erotica collection of three steamy BDSM novellas set in Italy’s kinky Mancusi Resort during its infamous Fetish Week, features Take Me by New York Times bestselling author Sara Fawkes, Teach Me by Cathryn Fox, and Tame Me by Lauren Hawkeye. Kate Swansea’s fiancée dumps her a day before the wedding. Will wealthy Greek businessman Alexander Stavros convince the BDSM virgin that a sexual adventure is the cure for her broken heart? Tycoon Luca Mancusi whisks fashion intern Josie Pelletier off to his private resort to negotiate a deal for her boss’s lingerie line. But, by negotiation, he means a long, slow, spicy seduction… Ariel Monroe, pop-star princess, refuses to sign a contract with CEO Marco Kennedy. She’s furious when he follows her to Fetish Week, although she could use a hot BDSM play partner. If he’s up to the challenge, of course. Fans of E.L. James and Sylvia Day will fall for Fling.
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