A fearless yet reverent story of a young Hebrew scribe’s promises to his late grandparents, who had escaped the Holocaust.
“A vacation for the mind and soul.”
ーBrad W. Cox, author of Children of the Program Trilogy
“A novel of discovery, told from a unique voice at a unique time.”
ーMichael Chin, author of My Grandfather’s an Immigrant, and So is Yours
In 2004, when world-traveling Wes Levine arrives in New Zealand by way of Bangkok, he forms two life changing relationships. First, Wes meets Harry, a gay British heir with ties to a progressive Dutch synagogue that needs a new Torah scroll. Then, along comes mysterious and free-spirited Kayla, who offers Wes room in an Amsterdam canal house she shares with an eccentric painter.
With Harry as a sponsor, Wes scribes a Torah to commemorate his grandparents, doing so in the same city they’d fled during World War II. After work, Wes navigates Amsterdam’s alluring Red Light District, where sex sells and anything goes. When Wes and Kayla fall in love, they also fall on the radar of a ruthless sex trafficker with a score to settle.
An ambitious first novel, The Year of the Tsunami is about how far someone is willing to go in order to keep a promise, even in the face of devastating consequences.
In the summer of 1780, on the tiny island of Merryapple, burly fisherman Robin Shipp lives a simple, quiet life in a bustling harbour town where most of the residents dislike him due to the actions of his father. With a hurricane approaching, he nonetheless convinces the villagers to take shelter in the one place big enough to hold them all—the ancient, labyrinthine tavern named the Moth & Moon.
While trapped with his neighbours during the raging storm, Robin inadvertently confronts more than the weather.
There’s a storm coming. And it’s going to change everything.
A second time means twice the temptation:
Charlotte Vallent receives a letter from Mrs Konya, formidable mistress of ‘The Estate’, inviting her to return to that daydream mill of pleasure, a place committed to fulfilling a woman’s sexual fantasies. Any woman. And pretty much any fantasy.
Now Charlotte has a choice to make. It has taken her a year to shake off the memories of her previous visit and her participation in the Calyx Programme. But has she recovered from the gorgeous Grigori, her nocturnal watcher, helper, protector and, for one incredible night, her lover? Will he be there for her if she goes back and if so, will they be able to say goodbye a second time?
Though of course, there is always the chance Charlotte will get to double her satisfaction.
Opening the Rose is a follow-up to In the Calyx, though it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone read. This sensual tale provides erotic romance with a literary sensibility in a full-length novel.
Gabriela has spent one month with István, her heart’s love, when winter arrives, her life at the Castle a few miles but a world away from her modest upbringing. Yet her bliss is shattered when István is called away, promising Gabriela to return for their planned Midwinter wedding. Not even her blossoming erotic powers can persuade him to stay.
Unable to reveal the real reason for his journey, István has arranged for close friends to support Gabriela in his absence. She is already well acquainted with Alexandrine and Georg. The two undertook Gabriela’s first schooling in amorous pleasures when she arrived to the Castle, to assure themselves she would suit István’s every requirement as his wife.
Despite pining for István, Gabriela is happy for the pair to continue their carnal education of her. She learns to test her own limits as her companions make her the erotic centre of their attentions in a series of fulfilling lessons. New arrivals join them, including the charismatic and flirtatious Captain James Francis, whom Gabriela likes just a little too much…
The weeks settle into a thrilling pattern of voluptuous days and nights of carnal pleasures. But as time passes with not a word from István, Gabriela grows unsettled. Not only do shadows of doubt about his love for her gather, the mystery of a certain locked room begins to create unease in her mind.
The Rites of Midwinter is an erotic romance novella containing scenes of explicit erotic pleasure.
Dominique- Louisiana’s most devastating natural disaster tore Dominique from her loved ones. She moved to California to escape the memories and forget the pain. With top-notch looks and a keen business sense, she has all the tools to get what she wants out of life. But the loss she suffered might have crippled her from seeking the one thing she needs most, love.
Angela- A single mother of two young boys, Angela’s overwhelmed with responsibilities. After divorcing a husband who chose the streets over his family, she’s ready to experience life in new ways. When she meets Prince, she sees the opportunity to test her fresh independence. When emotions get involved, will she settle for the fling and move on, independence intact, or allow herself to depend on others for once.
Nyla- Young and strong, yet tender of heart, Nyla jumped into adulthood with both feet. She’s driven by passion and courage, while still hindered by innocence and fear. All men have an agenda. They want the same thing. She quit them all until she met Prince. She didn’t know what he had going on. Something so uncommon can’t be safe. Can she see herself diving into something so bizarre, or has her experiences already left her too jaded to explore the unknown?
Prince- All his life girls thought his friendship was too valuable to risk losing by having sex with him. Tired of being stuck in the friend zone, he thought leaving Mr. Nice Guy behind would be the answer to all his problems. But after meeting Dominique… and Angela… and Nyla, his idea of who he’s supposed to be changes. What he comes to find will challenge our expectations, question the rules of love, and redefine the cliché of Happily Ever After…
She was a young thing, a child really, full of hope and light, who’s only friends were the shadows on the walls. Others would have found the darkness that she traversed lacking in shadows, but she exuded an unearthly radiance, lighting the world with every step and bringing life to the shadows that lived only in the twilight between worlds. It was here that her friends came out to play and fed her soul with their love of her joy and the light she bore. For without light, there could be no shadows.
He, a man living in the light, found nothing in the darkness, though his eyes scoured it constantly for a kindred spirit. Always, he searched the void for someone to cling to, some kind of anchor for his soul. For he walked in the light only with help of a mask to hide behind. Under it hid an ethereal animal, primal in its needs and desires, which could not stand the light of day. If only there was one who could give him light without destroying the darkness that filled him so that he could finally be free.
This is the beginning of Mr. Sheffield and Maggie’s love story. It isn’t simple. It isn’t clean. Life’s not simple or clean, and a truly epic love story shouldn’t be either. Epic love must be forged in the fires of heartbreak, pain, and fear because love is no different than steel, and only the fire of a wounded soul can burn away the impurities.
Torn will pull you in with the steamy scenes of young Maggie learning about the dark world of BDSM by revealing the dark and primal man that lay behind Mr. Sheffield’s masks. Lust and passion abound in their pursuits of physical love, but always, there is a shadow hanging over them as she unravels Mr. Sheffield’s past.
But it is not the physical love that will force you to keep turning the pages. Other stories may bring you romance and candles, but this is a story with claws and teeth. It is raw. It is passion. It is real.
If you’re looking for a story that will warm your heart and make you see the good in the world, look elsewhere. This is about the darkness that lies behind the mask that we all wear. It is about the animal inside each of us. And yet, you’ll wish that you were the one lying underneath Mr. Sheffield as the mask comes off and the cuffs wrap around your wrists and ankles. You’ll know that pain will follow, but in the end, you know that passion and pleasure will never fail to fill your body, mind, and soul…
This cluster of 7½ literary short stories presents to you the romantic-sexual facets of: Narain who lusts for Munika, hypnotized by her bosom in The Arithmetic of Breasts, and old Jaganlal who wants a favour from young Dia in The Room with a Sea-view.
Jackie who is in love with Nic in Sky Park, and the surgeon in Dr. Love who is changing much more than Sneha’s hairline, nose, lip and chin.
Shonali and Neel who are realizing that infidelity might not be such an easy thing in The Scent of a Conscience, and a woman who walks the tight rope between tradition and sexual exploitation in A place they call Scary.
And, Sunil who meets the woman of his desires in What Men Want through an adult dating site.
Through these stories, Rochelle Potkar explores the intensely personal ‘unrelationship’ that exists alongside its conventional twin, the relationship.
A deeply felt and superbly written BDSM love story, Senta Holland’s ‘Out of the Shadows’ explores the beautiful darkness in seven bedrooms. You’ve been enthralled by ‘The Bride Stripped Bare’ and ‘The Secret Diary of a Submissive’, now prepare to devour ‘Out of the Shadows’.
Senta, a thirty something Londoner, travels around the planet looking for the man who can match her. The one she finds is her ‘Nai’, a high society American in Asia. Senta’s story is both complicated and made more exciting by the fact that it unfolds in the dark world of BDSM, a world that can be hostile to single, independent females. Highly erotic, deeply romantic and insightful this book shows the BDSM experience from the inside out, as reality, not just fantasy.
This is above all an intelligent, insightful and deeply sensitive love story that will take you to places beyond your wildest dreams and open up the most secret aspects of your erotic identity. It will make you lust, think, feel and cry. Senta’s message to her readers is passionate and clear: Never give up looking for your true sexuality.
Real romantic BDSM with all the thrills (and more…) of fantasy, plus a real life size relationship and a positive message to women: ‘you can go for your sexual dreams’.
HUCKLEBERRY MILTON is a brand new rewrite of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, set in a time warp between Haight-Ashbury in the Summer of Love and today, right here on the social-media Internet. It’s like Austin Powers meets The Office with a mix of 80s technology and today’s Internet. The experimental literary cut-up techniques, the pop culture references and and the psychedelic touches make it a book that can be read forwards and back, to and from anywhere. Now who’s got the remote for that 400-channel Russian satellite dish?