Janie is fresh out of drama school. She has landed her first job - a leading role in Daniel Glass’s new theatre production. Devastatingly handsome director, Daniel Glass, is the hottest thing to hit Broadway. He has the Midas touch - all his directorial productions win accolades… Janie is thanking her lucky stars.
He’s tough, he’s demanding, he’s a perfectionist.
And Janie will do anything to please him.
For readers 18 + (one stand-alone short story - 5,500 words).
N.B This short story is not related to The Pearl Trilogy.
The story continues . . .
In a terrifying turn of events Star discovers the truth about who her kidnapper is. She can trust no one. But before she has a chance to process her revelations something happens that changes her life forever.
But is she in love with the wrong man? And just how far will she go to protect him?
This is the third and last part of The Star Trilogy.
#1 Shooting Star
#2 Falling Star
#3 Shining Star
Sexy strong language and situations
"Holy hotness. Move over Gideon and Eva. The shower scene in Falling Star is the sexiest I've ever read" - Hot Heroes Books.
"I am speechless after reading this. Once I started I could not put this down; I loved every single second of this book" - Sammie's Book Blog.
"The twists and turns in this book make for an addictive, page-turning sequel. Not to mention the sexual chemistry which jumps off the page." - Jackie's Favorite Reads
Sex-addict Jake is stunned after hearing Star's shocking secret--she's not who he thought she was--and he now wants to keep her at a distance, afraid of hurting her. But the more he ignores Star, the keener she is for his attention. And with the beautiful young actress being forced by her contract to live in Jake's house, neither can get away from each other.
But the arrival of a third party changes the game. And when Star doesn't come home, or to the set the next day and mysteriously disappears into thin air . . . Jake knows he could have lost her for good.
Part 3, Shining Star is OUT NOW!
What people are saying about Shards of Glass :
“This slow-burn, angsty read, full of sexual tension - tapping into your deepest desires - will have you wanting more. Simply mesmerizing.” The Book Lover
“The incredibly talented Arianne Richmonde has yet again given us another engrossing, wonderfully written steamy series. Arianne writes sex scenes like none other, offering erotic yet lyrical descriptions that arouse you as you read them.” New York Times bestselling author Nelle l’Amour
“I've never read anything like this before. The storyline was as unique as the writing style. I loved it. The writing was exquisite, the pace steady, and the characters well developed.”
“Daniel and Janie are sizzling and the story is a truly electrifying from start to finish.” Sammie’s Book Blog.
“Ms. Richmonde is a masterful titillator. This book is awesomely well written, well plotted, with rich vocabulary and characters.” Kindle Friends Forever
“Very enticing without the cliché or the obviousness. Bring on book 2.” Goodreads reviewer
During a stormy night, on his way from Birmingham to Swansea, Mr Ewan Morris’ horse carriage appears to have run over a young woman dressed in white on the road. Ewan decides to make sure that she is unhurt and follows after her, however rash actions may sometimes have unforeseen consequences.
An extract from the story:
"But still, this was nothing like that. It truly was the most innocent kiss. Nothing more, and nothing less," he thought as he gently pressed his lips against hers.
And there was something absolutely maddening about kissing this slow and careful. Something perfectly irresistible about kissing so softly and restrained with the knowledge of what could be should they crossed the line. "Like walking on spring ice when you are tipsy," Ewan thought. Exhilarating, fun, but utterly dangerous.
The kiss was in fact far more arousing than any harlot’s secret street skills. The wicked part of Ewan screamed in frustrations, while the gentlemanly part nodded in agreement. He had promised a kiss and would not take liberties..."
Ghost story, chivalrousness, seduction, storm, Wales.
Category: Victorian Romance and Erotica
Format: Kindle eBook
Written and published: 2012
Length: Afternoon Delight (~6400 words)
Proofread by Pauline Nolet
Publisher: My Secret Quill
About the author:
Lady T. L. Jennings is a shy writer who loves the Victorian era and afternoon tea. She lives on the outskirts of Oxford in England, and writes Victorian erotica and romance with a dash of gothic mystique in longhand with a fountain pen.
She collects books, corsets, and lovers (all with varying levels of success).
"An Addictive, sexy, and intense Hollywood love story. Turn up the air con . . . this is one, hot read."- Angie's Hearthrobs and Heroes.
Movie director Jake Wild lives up to his name: he's the wildest player in town. He's also Hollywood royalty. From a family dynasty of powerful directors and producers, Jake's home is a movie set. With reams of hot starlets at his beck and call, Jake can get any woman he wants. But with his new movie, Skye's The Limit in pre-production, he's decided it's time to get serious and change his philandering ways.
Oscar-winning Star Davis also lives up to her name. She's an A-list megastar. Hell-raisingly beautiful, she tosses men aside like used Kleenex. She commands 20 million per movie--or at least did until drugs, alcohol, wild partying, and a police arrest sent her into rehab. Now she's out, squeaky clean, and determined to win the role she was born to play: the lead in Skye's The Limit - ready to re-conquer Hollywood.
But there's just one problem: Jake doesn't want this "liability on legs" near his precious movie. But Star has wily ways of getting what she wants. And apart from the role of Skye, what she wants is Jake right where he belongs:
Under her thumb.
Lights, camera, action . . .
But the action is not what Jake expected.
Sexy strong language and situations.
Book 2, Falling Star, out now! And FREE!
Book 3, Shining Star also out now.
"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words
"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens
"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews
Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.
The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.
But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…