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"Lord Marldon took Clarissa's hand and kissed it. She knew at once this man would be her master and tormentor. While the thought filled her with dread, an unfathomable desire, deep and fierce, twisted like a knife within her."It's 1875, and the morals of Queen Victoria mean nothing to London's wayward and debauched elite. Young but naïve Clarissa Longleigh is visiting London for the first time. She is eager to meet Lord Marldon, the man to whom she's been promised, knowing only that he's handsome, dark, and sophisticated. In fact, he is depraved, louche, and has a taste for sexual excess.Clarissa has also struck up a friendship with a young Italian artist, Gabriel. When Marldon hears of this, he is incensed, and imprisons Clarissa in his opulent London mansion. When Gabriel tries to free her, he too is captured, and the young lovers find themselves at the mercy of the debauched lord.
©2007 Kristina Lloyd; (P)2007 Virgin Books Ltd
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"An edgy, decadent affair full of intrigue, with lots of down'n'dirty and decidedly kinky sex." (Desire)
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By Madeleine on 05-20-09

Good raunchy erotica

As erotica novels go, I can't find a lot of fault with Lloyd's Darker than Love. It's definitely NOT a romance, so for those of you who like your sex tied up with a sweet bow, this is not the best of choices. However, for those of us who like to delve into the edgier side of eroticism in our fiction, this book comes up to scratch very nicely. The character development could be better. But when I find erotica that actually has any, I will assume I've died and gone to heaven. I also have to mention the narrator - Ms. Lockhart has the perfect voice for this type of material. She doesn't overplay it, or groan. She's excellent.

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By leslie on 09-23-07

Smooth as silk

Not for conventional sensibilities, but for those who like a walk on the wilder side in their erotic fiction, this is well-crafted. I'll look for more from this author. Owing a great deal to the silken delivery of the reader, this heroine is credible in her naivete, and even more interesting as she begins to discover some darker truths about her erotic nature. Can't say enough about the reader- her delivery is one of the best I've ever heard.

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By Sharon on 12-10-07

Hmmm...

I'm a bit of a generalist reader and by adding the odd bit of erotica to my repertoire I like to think my mind is always kept broad and open. I?m also a fan of the very straightforward erotica that Black Lace seems to manage so well so I thought I?d give someone else a try.

This is a notch up from the Black Lace books in terms of kinkyness and erotic language and I got the impression this book is an attempt to take erotica more up-market in the literary sense, but sadly it didn?t work for me. It started out really very promisingly and I thought it was going to deliver the goods; captive falling for nasty captor was quite inspired and it was certainly very kinky, I found myself having the odd sharp intake of breath in a few places! However, I don?t think the author did enough homework and the subject (captive falling for captor), could have been handled better. It seemed to lose its momentum half way through and key characters disappeared. I was left feeling like the author hadn?t really thought through the ending properly, which was a shame as I was looking forward to the clever middle and end to match the clever beginning.

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By Fiona on 12-07-10

Very sensual and graphic tale.

Very sexy and graphic.

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