An Almost Gothic Love Affair.
A bride is sent off into the unknown to marry a stranger on All Hallows Eve, October 31, 1749.
What she finds on her arrival is enough to make her skin crawl.
Limping footsteps, blood-curdling screams, smoking torches, and a house on a cliff… A man she only sees in the dark, his breathing labored behind a mask.
“A betrothal is as good as the wedding vows. You cannot leave.”
“Am I your prisoner?”
“You shall stay here until you bear me a child. Then you can stay or go, the choice shall be mine!”
Sela is assigned to be a private gardener for Theodore “Teddy” Woven’s ancestral home. The young gardener soon finds her presence unwelcome as she slowly uncovers the truth about his family’s past. The greatest mystery of all lies not in the house, but with its owner.
A dilapidated manor on a remote Scottish isle.
An old maze, concealing something even older.
Strange dreams and awakening desires.
“Even on that first night, I dreamt. A presence, in the darkness.”
Yearning for new surrounds, Iris Muir accepts a position at historic Dorchadas House, on the remote Scottish island of Eirig. Attracted to the wild landscape, Iris hopes to forget the burdens of her past, but the house has its own secrets. There are strange cries in the night, and is the stoic housekeeper Mrs McInnes all she seems?
Iris begins to have disturbing dreams about the maze, planted centuries ago in the manor grounds, and feels the brooding presence of Neas and Eachinn, the two brutish farmhands.
As autumn wanes and Samhain Eve approaches, the island folk prepare to honour the dead and the Goddess Nicneven, as they have done for generations past. Has something more than chance drawn Iris to Eirig?
‘Dorchadas House’ is a 1940s Gothic mystery, combining elements of folk-horror with adult themes.
The Belladonna is a scandalous flower, filled with vanity and lust. No matter what happens, it keeps unborn blossoms nearby, never once allowing them to bloom out of fear they would look somewhere else.
Drevis had fallen in love. His obsession burns through layers of sin, if only to claim her passion once more. He would do anything to protect her from the cruelties of reality and keep her by his side, even if it means destroying everything around her.
Nora had always lived a life consumed by the shadows, engulfed to the point where she felt her life would end. It wasn’t until her baby sister, Emerson was born that she felt true love. Emerson gave Nora’s life hope and meaning once again. Nora would do anything to keep Emerson safe. With an alcoholic and incompetent mother, Janet, Nora was tasked with raising Emerson; and had never known any support from anyone else.
It was a dusky, somber evening when Janet brought home a very dark, brooding stranger. This stranger reeked of something dank and foul, and seemed to be more interested in Emerson than Janet! Nora is faced with no other decision than to protect her sister at all costs. Janet refuses to believe the desperate plea of her daughter’s regarding her new husband. She blames Nora when the accusations come to light.
When the police get involved, Nora learns that she has acquired a support system of her own. Nora reaches back into the darkness that she knew before Emerson; and discovers a reality that she never anticipated… one which will broaden Nora’s experiences beyond her wildest fantasies… as well as her darkest nightmares! Nora embraces the darkness with both willing anticipation and fear…
Nora Knox has just entered a world of death, destruction, love and eroticism. After the loss of the one who gave her life such meaning, Nora begged for death to devour her, for her life to end. She never could have imagined what she has become or what she would be capable of, what strength she would gain when she finally released the shackles of her mortal coil!!!
Her heartbreak and pain proved fruitful as shown by her rapid advancement in the supernatural world. As a creature of darkness, Nora finds she has strength without bound. Even with her enhanced strength, Nora is still powerless to her sexual urges and her need for Love…the last remnant of her all but vanished humanity. Kiernan is all that she has; he is all that Nora can call home…
Yet there is a chance that she may lose him forever. For Kiernan is not her kind anymore. Nora will go to any length to keep their love alive…and so will Kiernan! So much so, that he is willing to make the ultimate blood sacrifice… one that will change their relationship…FOREVER!
Gordon and Francine need something to spice up their lukewarm love life. One day, Francine receives word that she has inherited the very ancient Castle Totdeauna from her estranged aunt, who had been missing for years.
Once they meet the peculiar caretakers of the dark, Gothic castle, they will find their share of mysteries and a shot in the arm for their romance! They will also find themselves thrown into a twist of events that will change their fates and unite them forever!
Jeff and Sam are cousins spending a glorious summer at their Nan’s farm, looking forward to fishin’ and shootin’. They stumble into gruesome hints of a secret club, where a game of unspeakable acts maintains the pecking order.
Can they rescue Sam’s big sister from her new romance with the heir of the club’s money and power–himself haunted by one outrageous ghost?
New York’s top earning city trader, Bain Power, receives a special present in his annual bonus this year – access to exclusive members only bar ‘Kings’, where color coded rooms provide each of their exclusive guests with tailor made fantasies.
Violet, a struggling au pair for a rich family, finds herself unexpectedly taken along for the ride, when their paths cross on Christmas Eve, and Bain can’t resist her.
When they enter the red room together, what secrets will they find inside?
This standalone novella explores dark themes and is not for readers of a sensitive disposition.
For a short time only, this edition comes with two free standalone novellas, Bub and Shadow.