Praise for "Holy Smoke," the first in the Antoine series:
"A terrific black comedy ...both a blasphemously funny satire of provincial Italian chicanery and a wry acknowledgment of the ambivalence that ambitious immigrants feel about their roots."--"The New York Times"
"Unexpected deadly demands made in the name of friendship inspire the plot of this quirky mystery novel. Irreverently inveighs against romantic love, cancer and the Paris suburbs."--"The Washington Post"
"An iconoclastic chronicle of small-time crooks and desperate capers, with added Gallic and Italian flair. Wonderful fun."--"Guardian"
Antoine, a fanatic billiards player, is asked to watch over a Paris art gallery. When he scuffles with a thief a statue falls and severs his right hand. His maverick investigation leads to the discovery of a series of gruesome killings. Soon Antoine finds himself the prime suspect in the murder of a gallery owner. A game of billiards decides the outcome of this satirical tale which brilliantly captures the world of modern art and the parasites that infest it.
After being, in turn, a museum night-watchman, and a train guard on the Paris-Rome line, Tonino Benacquista is now a highly successful author of fiction and film scripts.
Beside the Sea is a haunting and thought-provoking story about how a mother's love for her children can be more dangerous than the dark world she is seeking to keep at bay. It's a hypnotizing look at an unhinged mind and the cold society that produced it. With language as captivating as the story that unfolds, Véronique Olmi creates an intimate portrait of madness and despair that won't soon be forgotten.
"Breathless pace. Touches effortlessly on identity, love, alcohol, and the cynicism of the business world."--"Les Echos"
Who hasn't wanted to become "someone else"? Over a drink in Paris, two men give each other three years to see which one can more radically alter his life. Blin becomes a private detective. He takes on a new identity, even a surgically altered face. Gredzinski, a self-effacing corporate executive, discovers liquor that evening and rapidly yields to the sensuality and self-confidence induced by alcoholism. Things get complicated when Blin is hired by an ex-lover to find himself and when Gredzinski secretly follows his girlfriend to her home. A helter-skelter tale of humor and suspense.
Winner of the literary prize RTL-Lire.
Catherine Millet's best-selling "The Sexual Life of Catherine M." was a landmark book -- a portrait of a sexual life lived without boundaries and without a safety net. Described as "eloquent, graphic -- and sometimes even poignant" by "Newsweek," and as "[perhaps] one of the most erotic books ever written" by "Playboy," it drew international attention for its audacity, and the apparently superhuman sangfroid required of Millet and her partner, Jacques Henric, with whom she had an extremely public and active open relationship. Now, Millet's follow-up answers the first book's implicit question: How did you avoid jealousy? "I had love at home," Millet explains, "I sought only pleasure in the world outside." But one day she discovered a letter in their apartment that made it clear that Jacques was seriously involved with someone else. "Jealousy" details the crisis provoked by this discovery, and Millet's attempts to reconcile her need for freedom and sexual liberation with the very real heartache that Jacques's infidelity caused. If "The Sexual Life of Catherine M." seemed to disregard emotion, "Jealousy" is its radical complement: the paradoxical confession of a libertine who discovers that love, in any of its forms, can have a dark side.
To be claimed, taken, and possessed with the carnal skill
of a consummate Dom.... Surrender to the desire to belong to a man whose hunger
demands complete control of your pleasure and his own. Trust nine of the most
popular authors in domination and submission romance to introduce you to the
Master of Hearts in this sensual collection of stories and novelettes.
Erika Masten - - - At
His Whim: His #1
Billionaire rake Adrian Knight is the master of his perfect
life on the private Brazilian island of Ilha de Flor, until Chloe Bloom walks
out of the arms of his lifelong rival and into his resort.
Anna Antonia -
- - Sarah’s Submission: Temptation
Sarah Woods has always lived a nice, safe, and predictable
life. That is until she meets tall, dark, and sexy-as-hell Devon McNeill in the
erotica section of her local bookstore...
- - - His Indecent Proposition
How far would you go
to get that promotion?
Hardworking Susan Chalmers is 29 years old, ambitious, and
desperate to be promoted to Vice-President, but her hated company rival is
getting an edge on her with the boss.
Then Channing Crawford – the reclusive billionaire company
CEO – makes her an indecent proposition. For one week, she must submit to his
every sexual command.
Terry Towers -
- - The Inheritance
In order to gain her inheritance Angelica is required to
live with the sexy as sin billionaire Logan Sinclair. Who is Logan and why
is it so important to get to know this stranger is beyond her, but she has
a month to find out?
Selena Kitt -
- - Katie and the Dom
Katie has a secret wish—she wants to be a submissive. Then
single, sedate, librarian Katie sees an ad on Craiglist. Her friend, Lori,
tells her it’s too dangerous, and she’s right. Her first Dom, Patrick, is
woefully inexperienced, but thankfully, Liam interrupts his little brother’s
attempts. Liam is a true Dom, and he wants Katie, perhaps even more than she
Nicole Snow -
- - Submissive’s Hard Discovery
An untouched young woman with submissive desires. A wealthy
Russian visitor who needs an heir as much as he needs to dominate. What starts
as a kiss in handcuffs ends with his seed deep inside her...
- - - Surrender
From the very first moment that I laid eyes on the sexy and
mysterious Jake Meyers, I knew that he would change me forever. There was
something dark and dangerous in those beautiful blue eyes, but I was powerless
to resist. He became my obsession and I accepted every opportunity to satisfy
my desperate, irresistible desire for him.
Linda Barlow -
- - Color Me Blue
Hopeful that nothing worse can happen on a night when
she's been ditched in a bar, Jo accepts a ride with a hot stranger, not
realizing he's the sexy dominant she's been flirting with online.
Eliza Gayle -
- -Watch Me
Emerson wants the one man she can't have. Her brother's best
friend. But nothing she tries gets him to notice her. Until she discovers his
secret—in a sex club.
A window into a life of insatiable desire and uninhibited sex - this is Parisian art critic Catherine M.'s account of her sexual awakening and her unrestrained pursuit of pleasure.
From the glamorous singles clubs of Paris to the Bois de Boulogne, she describes her erotic experiences in precise and beautiful detail. A phenomenal bestseller throughout Europe, The Sexual Life of Catherine M., like Fifty Shades of Grey, breaks with accepted ideas of sex and examines many alternative manifestations of desire. Told in spare, elegant prose, her story will shock, enlighten and liberate you.