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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Spice (November 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373605269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373605262
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,472,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As someone who is interested in the extent to which romance or erotica push boundaries, challenging assumptions about gender or sex, I really appreciated this book." --Read, React, Review

"Victoria Janssen has written a highly sexually charged story about good versus evil and the choices a woman has to make in the face of adversity."
--A Romance Review

"The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom And Their Lover by Victoria Janssen is both erotic and heartwarming." --Romance Reader At Heart

About the Author

Victoria Janssen attended a women's college. When not writing, Victoria lectures about writing and selling erotica at conferences, researches in libraries and graveyards, and listens to music, from folk to hiphop.  She lives in Philadelphia. Write her at victoriajanssen@yahoo.com.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Duggan on December 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book, especially because it centers around a strong independent woman, (the Duchess) who fights to regain what is rightfully hers in a mysterious world that had echoes of pre-Revolutionary France and Georgian England but also contains unique fantasy elements of its own. The sex is interesting, erotic and varied, the characters well-written and the ending very satisfactory for all concerned. I'm looking forward to this authors next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. J. James on June 10, 2014
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I didn't have high expectation so this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. Of course there is a lot of sex of every kind you can think of, but the plot is surprisingly plausible, and the characters believable and human. You won't enjoy this book if you are prudish or think sex is only okay within certain narrow limits, but if you're looking for something original you will enjoy this book.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on December 5, 2008
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Their marriage was arranged by their parents as a political deal. However, Duchess Camille fears her cheating violent husband Michel plans to dump her for failing to provide him with an heir and a spare. With no place to go if he throws her out or worse if she stays based on the bruises his cruelty could one day kill her, Camille plans to ask Henri the stable hand to make her pregnant.

However Michel goes berserk so Camille flees for her life. Henri, her maid Sylvie and her two eunuchs Arno and Kaspar accompany her to the only potential haven the home of Camille's first love Maxime. She knows if Michel or his thugs catch her she will be raped be-fore being killed and her friends tortured and murdered. Hiding in brothels, they trek towards Maxime's home while enjoying the fruits of their respites.

This erotic historical romance is a fun entertaining tale that in some ways will remind readers of the Fielding classic The History of Tom Jones with its bawdy underpinning to a strong cat and mouse story line. The cast is a delight especially the title characters and those they meet in the brothels while the audience will desire for the mean odious villain to be converted with a not sharp knife to a eunuch. Victoria Jansen provides sub-genre fans with a tour of houses of ill repute providing haven to the harried runaways.

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This was my first book by the author. I loved the book overall, not going to nit-pick over tiny stuff. Maybe just a ted slow to start, but very well done within the genre. Well-developed carachters (especially Henri who went from simple, young and timid to more mature, self-confident, more self-accepting and self-kniowing), interesting situations, varied adventures and well-portrayed beautifully illustrated time period. Not to mention, very erotic, steamy, well-described sex scenes.... very good read as part of my escape from reality and mandane routine; just what the doctor orered!
Ordering more books from V Janssen now.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G on September 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
Whoever tagged this as feminist obviously has zero clue what feminism is. Randomly roaming the countryside having sex with anyone and everyone does not qualify as feminist.
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