St Petersburg. Summer 1788. The beautiful and decadent Russian capital is in a state of turmoil because the Empress Catherine, well-known for her lascivious appetite, is on the look-out for a new lover. And her entire court is indulging in the tantalising quest to find someone suitably young, handsome and virile.
Nadya, newly arrived in the city on a quest of her own, soon finds herself drawn headlong into a web of intrigue and lust because, it seems, she has just found the perfect man: a gorgeous Swedish seafarer called Axel. Nadya wants him for a lover but so, too, does everyone else. Things are further complicated by escalating hostilities between Russia and Sweden and it isn't long before treachery and sedition add to the sexual tensions and intrigues already rife at the imperial court.
Lisette Allen is a Classics graduate and a prolific and popular author of women's erotica and historical sagas.
She is the author of Elena's Conquest, Elena's Destiny, Ace of Hearts, Nicole's Revenge, The Amulet and Risky Business, all available from Black Lace.
Her pleas are ignored and Rianna is taken on the epic journey to Percheron. En route, she meets Tarn, a young nobleman who has been captured by Sarin's brutal guards for attempting a rebellion. Their desire for each other is instant and Rianna is only too keen to submit to Tarn's seductive charms. On arrival in Pecheron, however she finds that Sarin's world is one of orgiastic indulgence and he plans to use both Tarn and Rianna as his pleasure slaves. Can she find a way to save Tarn without causing unrest between the kingdoms?
The sisters' destination is Steinreich, a tiny self governing principality which, for centuries, has been a haven for some very unlikely refugees. Its inhabitants seem happy to live according to its bizarre laws and customs and Veronica, too, seems quite at home there.
Charlotte, however, dreads to think of what she will be forced to endure for the next month, in order to qualify for her inheritance.
It's September 1792 and France is in the throes of violent revolution. Young actress Nicole Chabrier came to Paris four years earlier to seek fame and fortune with the Paris Opera but now her life is in danger from the hordes who are venting their anger on the decadent aristocracy. Rescued by a handsome stranger who has been badly wronged by the nobility, Nicole soon becomes ruled by her passion for this man. Together they seek a reversal of fortune using their charm, good looks and sexual magnetism.
The year is 1073. The gentle convent-bred Elena awakened to the joys of forbidden passion by the masterful knight Aimery le Sabrenn, has been forcibly separated from her lover by war. She is haunted by the memory of him. Then fate brings her to William the Conqueror's dark stronghold of Rouen, and a reunion with Aimery.
Although Elena is still captivated by his powerful masculinity,she discovers that Aimery is no longer hers. As the King's formidable knights prepare for war, Elena must fight a desperate battle for Aimery against her two rivals: the scheming Isobel and a wanton heiress called Henriette. Dangerous games are played amidst the increasing tension of a merciless siege.
Captivated by his powerful masculinity, Elena is then horriffed to discover she is not the only woman in his castle. The sinister Lady Isobel - Le Sabrenn's wife - is a cruel rival and out to destroy her.
Packed with brawny Saxons and cruel Normans, this fun historical erotic novel explores jealousy and seduction in the time of William the Conquerer.