After condemning her for practicing black magic, the superstitious folk in her village banish Melle to a lonely existence in the woodlands.
But Melle is no witch! Rather she's the daughter of a learned alchemist and a gifted swordsmith in her own right, an occupation she keeps secret lest she become a political pawn in a battle of power between two evil rulers: the usurper General Raghiln on her side of the River Noir, and Lord Cahan, the overlord of Castle Weild, on the other.
Melle's secret is threatened when cruel Lord Cahan abducts her, a brazen capture that sets into motion a shift in military might...and in them. For not only is the innocent virgin not what she seems, neither is her brutish captor.And so begins a war of wills between the real overlord of the land and a pretend witch who must choose sides...between two stubborn lovers hiding too many secrets...between a quelled dominant male and a wildly shameless submissive female...between a woman who gives her trust gladly and a man unwilling to trust even himself...between a staid royal who would rather believe in witchcraft than believe in love and an exuberant peasant literally bound to convince him otherwise.
Louisa Trent has been published in ebook and print format since 2001 through several publishing companies and now as a self-published author. She writes across the genres - contemporary, historical, paranormal, multi-cultural, and sci-fi. Basically, she writes whatever piques her interest, and she is a writer of many passionate interests. Readers can reach Louisa through her website: www.louisatrent.com.
When docent witch Catherine Covington uses her powers of witchcraft to save the life of CIA operative John 'Hawk' Adams, she does so at great personal risk to herself. Through her complete and total sexual submission to the dominant and disturbed John, Catherine finally reconciles what is to be a witch with what it means to be a woman. Only then does Catherine understand the visions that have plagued her concerning the captivity of her 17th century ancestor, Euphremia Prim, at the brutal hands of Hawk, a Wampanoag warrior . . . and John's distant relative.
A beautiful witch in sexual bondage. A beleaguered warrior carnally enthralled. Centuries of recriminations and lust explode when two lovers confront a past wrong...because even in the realm of darkness love will hold dominion.
Former Rough Rider Braxton Southbourne needs medical help. Since his return from Cuba, this Captain in the Spanish-American War suffers from recurring bouts of depraved urges. These dark periods of sexual perversity prevent him from courting the virginal socialite he thinks to wed. In an effort to treat this worrisome condition, Brax hires Anne Floss, a battlefield nurse.
Mr. Southbourne might call himself perverse and depraved, but Nurse Floss knows better. This is not to say her patient doesn't suffer - he does, mightily. Pangs of guilt over his unexpressed dominance in the bedchamber cause him untold misery. Fortunately, she can help.
In the course of treating her patient, Anne gives into own secret submissive, finding wanton satisfaction in Mr. Southbourne's cure, whilst hoping against hope he never truly gets well.
Now to convince Brax to give up trying to fix what he thinks ails him and merely give in.To her.
Talbot has every reason to be secretive. Furthermore, the book publisher intends to keep the young lady he wed in the dark about himself. Because the sad truth is -- though he'd give her the world gladly -- he's more comfortable with his inventions than he is with people. He's always kept anyone with a beating heart at arm's length.
Not Veronica. Her heart pounds...with lust...and she refuses to tolerate her standoffish husband's neglect in the bedchamber.
To satisfy his beautiful bride, Talbot touches a human being for the first time in years. He also allows Veronica the sexual freedom she craves.
But will he allow her to love him?
And inspiration. Throwing caution to the winds, she tosses her legs in the air. Sean Griffith never stands a chance. Tegan ravishes him on the spot. On several spots, to be exact. Then, Sean discovers Tegan's extortion scheme...
Revenge is sweet. In this instance, it's naughty too.