**Content Note** Dubious consent, M/F, M/M, F/F, Voyeurism, Anal, Bondage
Barbara Sheridan has published over two dozen novels and novellas in the romance subgenres of historical, contemporary, paranormal, and GLBT. Her first Book Timeless Wish won the New Jersey Romance Writer’s Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book. She’s been a finalist for the PEARL award for excellence in paranormal fiction and also was a finalist in the EPPIES given by EPIC .
Barbara lives in Western Pennsylvania and has been inspired by everything from the original Dark Shadows and cheesy horror flicks to loads of old TV westerns, war movies, and hot musicians and actors.
You can learn more about Barbara and her books at http://www.barbarasheridan.com/
Los Angles, present day
Emiko ‘Emmi’ Maeda set aside her studies following the sudden death of her father. Estranged from her mother and brother and burdened with guilt over her role in the tragic accident, she moves in with her godfather Jake and comes into possession of an antique mirror. While accompanying Jake to Japan on a film shoot, Emmi is caught in a freak storm and plunged through time—into the land of her ancestors.
The city of Kyoto is ablaze with violence and on the brink of civil war. Nakagawa Kaemon is a young samurai with a secret. He gathers information on those who claim to revere the emperor but harbor their own agenda to control the country. Kae is honor-bound to execute anyone who poses a threat to the throne—even if it is Emmi, the unusual young woman he has come to love.
Forced by an injury to quit his job as a labourer at a sawmill, Daniel Burke journeys to a Colorado boom town to apply for the position of dressmaker.
Daniel curses his impulsive decision the moment he sets eyes on the brass plate affixed to the House of Delilah's front door. Before he can leave, he's intercepted by a whirlwind of a maid who ushers him into the specialised brothel and into the office of the madam, Addy Monroe.
Addy came west on an orphan train at the tender age of fourteen and in her twenty-four years 'in the business' she has come to see men as nothing more than a means to an end, a way to provide for the women in her employ, and the daughter she sent away to boarding school.
Dissatisfied with the business for quite some time, Addy is shaken to the core and blames herself when one of her girls is injured by a wealthy customer, but she is unable to believe Daniel's assertion that the business sense she acquired the hard way is her ticket to a new world.
What could a naive country boy possibly teach her about life?
Reader Advisory: This book contains off screen violence.
The L.A. native quickly adapts to the fast-paced, glam-filled music world of Tokyo, and Kim doesn't put up with Imai's attitude. She's no star-struck fangirl or a vapid stick-figure supermodel, but a woman who can hold her own. Though Imai tests her patience at times, the real problem is controlling her own attraction to the sexy-as-sin younger rocker. Kim won't have to hold out for long though. Not when Imai finds his attraction for her raging out of control too.
As if their careers and cultures don't challenge them enough, an obsessive record label executive with a stalker-level crush wants Imai for herself, and she'll stop at nothing to get him.
When funding for their program is put on the chopping block, they're desperate to secure a grant and accept an offer from a famous documentary-maker and anthropologist. But Pearce Dannings is dealing with a few demons of his own -- literally. He's stolen a key to hell from a powerful devil god, Maaya, and the deity wants it back at any cost.
Haku finds himself marked as the man to help the god retrieve the missing key, and it's clear Maaya has some other plans in mind for him. The sexual attraction between them is hard to resist, but if Haku doesn't he's going to lose everything in the process, including Matt.