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Gothic Blue (Black Lace) Mass Market Paperback – April 22, 2010
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If there is one hitch in this book, it is the tendancy to "fade to black" just when things are getting good. Any scenes much more risky than vanilla, they simply fade out, and some of the sexual potential is never fulfilled. Light BDSM, some very vague same-sex scenes. If you are looking for sexy, risky scenes, this isn't the book for you, but if you want a tender, interesting plot-driven story with some sex, buy this one.
Gorgeous characters, decadent surroundings, fabulous sex... it's a book you can enjoy on a surface level, and then enjoy again at a deeper level when you recognise the subtleties in the plot. I won't give any secrets away, but there's something very X-files ish about the paranormal world Belinda discovers.
Sizzling love is made, spells are cast and, in Chapter one, we are thrust into the future where Andre and Belle are trapped to meet up with Belinda and Johnathan, a young couple who lost their way on a dark and backwoods road. Our young couple abandon their car and find refuge in what appeared to be an abandoned priory hidden away in the middle of nowhere. Our cast of characters are revived to while away the days surrendering to the most base, and erotically yummie, desires of the flesh.
The erotic sex is fantastic and superbly written and it's little wonder you'll have trouble finding any of this author's books in stock because most of them will be hidden away to be read at those most private of moments.
The reader will enjoy the erotic scenes, but the plot will be equally interesting. If you are a fan of things like Dark Shadows or The Turn of the Screw, and you are not offended by explicit sex, you will enjoy this book.
The first chapter of the novel explains how Andre is turned into....never sure what he's turned into. He's not a blood drinking vampire, but he does feed. I guess the closest thing he would be an incubus - he feeds off of sexual energy, whether he's participating or just in the area where the action is taking place. He longs to be re-connected with his lost love, Arabelle. And he wants to avoid the female who turned him, Isidora, before she can finish the process and make him her servant.
Belinda and Jonathan happen to stumble into Andre's world and Belinda is the key to him being reunited with Arabelle, since Belinda looks so much like the lost Arabelle.
One thing readers should know, the author uses British spellings and words for things, such as colour, not color, etc.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A young couple, Belinda and her boyfriend Jonathan get stranded out in the middle of nowhere. They seek shelter at Count Andre von Kastel's priory. Read morePublished on August 16, 2008 by Cheryl Koch
Far in the past, we meet Count André von Kastel at the archduke's reception, waiting for Arabelle who is to become his betrothed in a week. Read morePublished on June 27, 2008 by Linda D. Crooks
Portia da Costa has done it again! Or perhaps I should say, Black Lace has done it again - with a reprint of her 1996 novel, 'Gothic Blue. Read morePublished on June 2, 2007 by Madeline Moore
This novel had good plot and character developments. Lots of spicy sex! It fell short in a couple of places. Read morePublished on April 18, 2007 by Jane
A new story from Portia Da Costa is always a pleasure, and this has to be one of her best. 'Gothic Blue' has the lot - a gripping story, a delicious setting provided by a remote... Read morePublished on May 8, 2001