Charlie is a passionate, sensually inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from an abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure and contact leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security, the money provides financial freedom, and the madam’s authority is the mother figure she longs for.
But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets the renowned yet mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense, baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. He’s sexy, and not in a subtle way. Cameron stimulates her art, intellect and desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, Charlie discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.
Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a memorable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including a f/f scene, multiple partners and light bondage) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
I wasn’t a prostitute. I was an artist who used her fingers to paint a fantasy and her body fulfilled it. The muse, or the canvas, but always the artist. And when I was desired by men was when I felt the most creative.Just because I was hired to provide pleasure, didn’t mean I couldn’t enjoy every moment of passion and every uninhibited deviant thought. I was turned on by the cameras that would point toward my bed, the lust that would be whispered in my ears, and playing out the fantasy that I would compose. Not knowing anything about these men, what the top half of their faces looked like, their names, meant they also knew nothing about me. I would never have to discuss my past or the accident; the only thing I would have to unzip would be my lingerie. I would have enough money to pay off my mother’s debt in a reasonable amount of time and take more than one class a semester. The arrangement was perfect.
But then I met Cameron. With icy, baby blue eyes so intense…he was sexy, and not in a subtle way. Bold and confident, he inspired my art and challenged my emotions and, for the first time since the accident, I felt a strong connection to another person.
I had a burning desire to trust Cameron, to escape the dark life I had been leading and reveal to him the wounds of my soul…until I discovered a devastating connection between my past and the mansion. And in the midst of all the truth I uncovered, I learned my life was in imminent danger….
Well, well, well…that was a darkly erotic read! Wowza! Seriously, I did not see that coming, at all. I thought it would be your run-of-the-mill, everyday girl introduced to the darker side of sex story, but it turned out to be a lot more. Holy hotness, Batman!
Seductive Shadows is the journey of Charlie, who is a talented artist with a lot of secrets. She has a terrible home life, and always has. She’s struggling to put her life back together from some pretty serious trauma and ill treatment, paying her own way through school part-time and working full time to pay off her mountain of debt. The thing about Charlie is, she is a horn dog with a capital “H”. Seriously, it’s like she’s a 15 year old boy trapped in a hot 23 year old woman’s body. I haven’t come upon a lot of characters like Charlie in my reads. She really owns her sexuality, embraces it, but uses as merely a physical outlet. She has a hard time connecting with people emotionally yet also manages to be vulnerable, which makes her perfect prey for people with nefarious plans. The story keeps you on your toes, that’s for sure.
This book is told through present day and flashback scenes, as Charlie’s complete story unfolds before you. This book is mysterious and has a very dark and gritty tone to it. It’s a lot different than anything I’ve read recently. The language and descriptions had me from the get-go. It’s a well told story, with well thought out characters and intriguing plot. I really liked it a lot and it earned 4 stars from me!
Meet the author:
A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children.
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