Here is a daring tale about suburbanites who turn business into sex, and sex into business…who turn off their consciences when they turn off their lights…and who live by one rule only: Anything goes! As you read what happens to Barry Johns and his wife, remember this novel is based on the actual facts of suburbia’s spreading immorality…and consider what you yourself might do if you ever receive…THE INVITATION
Then… Eve Hadley was more than pretty. She was warm and wanting. So why should she try to content herself with one man? Ed Hadley was her husband. But he was having affairs with other women. That gave Eve a perfect excuse to seek solace with a neighbor. And that launched the mate-trading. Eve and her neighbor, her husband and the neighbor’s wife. Still it wasn’t enough. For greater kicks, Eve snared a teenager…
Felicia, the woman left stranded in the wake of her husband’s death—the man who loved all except her. She was a sly temptress who was hated by all under the pretense that she actually murdered her spouse. Taking to booze and cheap thrills she set off to ruin her image and did so in spades. Then along came Paul, a down-on-his-luck singer who found employment taking care of Felicia’s mansion. But he soon found himself swept in a whirlpool of death, deceit and decadence as a romance blossomed—but the only thing stripped down was Felicia’s twisted barriers.
Then, Celestine’s heritage had left in her a strain too wild, too rebellious to be dealt with successfully by the simple folk who adopted her from the loving arms of Sister Rosalia. Child born of sin, destined to love and be loved . . . but always by the wrong man. That’s the story of Celestine or, as she came to think of herself, The Forsaken One. It is a story of adventure and misadventure, of love and of hate.
After years of poverty, heartbreak, loss and betrayal, Tomas enters Annalise’s world and shatters the iron casing she’s erected around her heart. Tomas is kind, intelligent, romantic and handsome, but he’s also her husband’s brother!
Once Tomas and Annalise meet, they are forever intertwined and repeatedly ripped apart by fate, self-doubt and blackmail. Her husband, Jens, is a brilliant, jealous and manipulative scoundrel who keeps her psychologically under lock and key, until her passion for Tomas sets her free.
Debasis Sahu, a highly talented painter arrives in Mumbai with a goal. He receives his first setback when his friend who had earlier promised him support is unable to do so. Debasis encounters the true personality of Mumbai and its people.
To conserve his finances, he spends his nights with a prostitute, a trick he learns on his very first day in Mumbai while having tea in a small eatery named Ram Bharose. His nocturnal sojourns with the prostitute with whom he keeps a safe distance ends abruptly when he runs out of money. After weeks of aimless life, destiny brings him face to face with Sheetal Sanghvi, a ruthless art dealer and a woman with ravenous sexual desire.
The story is set up in Mumbai, India, known for its extreme lifestyle and beliefs. These elements add a conflicting glamour to the book. Lilith portrays soul stirring city pathos, human disparities, forgotten art form, love, lust and redemption.