This is usually Temptation Tuesday, and it still is, but with the added benefit that it’s not only me tempting you. One of my favorite historical authors, Jess Michaels has a series with Samhain Publishing, The Pleasure Wars.
The third book in the series, Beauty and The Earl, releases April 15, 2014, but Jess has lured a few of us into a mass cover reveal. Not that we needed much luring…
Anyway, for your viewing pleasure, along with the blurb and pre-order link, I give you Beauty and The Earl:
Desire as essential as breath…deception as fragile as sanity.
The Pleasure Wars, Book 3
Liam, the Earl of Windbury, had everything when he held his secret lover in his arms. Until a feud between their families left her dead, his body broken, and his sister married to his bitterest enemy.
Wracked with guilt, simmering with rage, he’s spent a year in seclusion, seeing no one except a few servants as he does his best to forget the past and patently refuses to think about any kind of future.
When courtesan Violet Milford enters Liam’s lair, she’s on a secret mission to gather information for Liam’s desperate sister, who fears for his sanity, even his life. What she finds is a man scarred inside and out, whose dark, controlling sensuality hides the kind, wounded man within.
Violet awakens a sexual desire more powerful than Liam has ever known, and her stories weave a spell that begins to work its way past his defenses. But when the truth inevitably comes out, it could well destroy the love that is saving them both.
Warning: This book features a sexually experienced woman who will use every trick in her book to save a man from himself.
If you have not read book 1 here is the cover, blurb, and buy links:
An eye for an eye, a sin for a sin…
The Pleasure Wars, Book 1
Amid all the lies and scandals that fuel Society’s gossip mill, one truth has stood out: House Rothcastle and House Windbury have always hated each other.
Lady Ava Windbury prays the feud will someday end, to no avail. One dreadful night, her brother accidentally causes the death of Christian Rothcastle’s sister, a tragedy that leaves both men maimed.
Consumed by grief, Christian makes a grim decision. He will kidnap Lady Ava so that her family will feel the pain of loss as keenly as he feels the loss of his own sister. But once he has Ava in his clutches, desire takes unexpected hold. Even more surprising, she willingly surrenders to his every sexual whim—after haggling over the terms of giving up her virginity.
Too late, he realizes she is using her body for peace, not war. But just as their affair of revenges turns into an affair of the heart, the past rears its ugly head to take matters into its own hands…
Warning: This book contains scenes of erotic seduction, sexual revenge and the healing power of love.
Buy Link: Amazon
You may also pre-order book 2, Pleasuring the Lady which is out next month:
Once the game begins, there is no tearing your gaze away.
The Pleasure Wars, Book 2
Her mother’s madness and her father’s and brother’s irresponsibility have relegated Lady Portia to the life of a wallflower. The only shining light in her life is her best friend, Ava, who is suffering a rift with her own brother.
Portia’s quest to help takes her to the notorious Donville Masquerade in the hells, where—behind the safety of a mask—she witnesses shocking public acts of sin. And succumbs to the touch of Marquis Miles Weatherfield.
Unfortunately, they’re discovered. And now, tainted by scandal, she and Miles are destined for a marriage neither of them want. But Portia makes a bargain that raises even Miles’s eyebrows.
In return for saving her mother from the asylum, Portia will do anything Miles wants in bed. Shocked by his driving desire for Portia, Miles agrees. As they explore every wicked desire, every forbidden act that pleases them, they discover something that goes far deeper than flesh. But the lies that brought them together could be the very wedge that drives them apart.
Warning: This book contains wicked encounters, erotic voyeurism, lies, a brief threesome, and unexpected kindnesses.
Pre-Order Link: Amazon
I love this author and I highly recommend her. I fell in love with her Albright Sisters series (Everything Forbidden, Something Reckless, Taboo, Nothing Denied) and haven’t looked back… You won’t either if you give her a try. I know I sound like a salesman. I don’t often recommend authors or books, especially over certain price points. I find I am often disappointed with the usual suspects, so if I’m saying try her books, I’m seriously saying, try her books.
To find out more about Jess Michaels and her books, visit her Website…