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About Scarlet Darkwood
Always preferring avant garde themes, her stories take the reader on unusual adventures, exploring the darker parts of the human psyche as she whips out cunning prose wrapped in provocative themes. Sometimes she veers from her beaten path and takes a happy-go-lucky romp in the brighter sides of life, kicking up her style into sharp, snappy dialogue and clever descriptions.
Writing in several genres unleashes her imagination so she never grows bored. From a young age, she's enjoyed writing and keeping diaries, but didn't start creating novels until 2012. She's a Southern girl who lives in Tennessee and enjoys the beauty of the mountains. She lives in Nashville with her spouse and two rambunctious kitties.
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Welcome to a world where forbidden is applauded!
Those who buck societal rules land in The House, an insane asylum where inmates live in daily fear. It's the Roaring Twenties. Women are discovering themselves for the first time, engaging in clandestine pleasures--much to the chagrin of their over-prudish parents. When Rose is sent to The House by her well-meaning parents for treatment of what they think is inappropriate behavior, she thinks her life is over. Once admitted, she learns an astounding truth.
There is a special side of The House where residents unleash the same behaviors her parents want stopped and more. Decadent and loose in every way, Rose now finds herself in an intoxicating world where anything goes, and nothing is forbidden. With strict guidance from her provocative, alluring attendant and former friend, Thomas, Rose is taken on a wild ride of titillating self-discovery, learning what it means to abandon fear and surrender everything and stand firm and take full control.
When she finds herself in the arms of John, Steward of The House--and a formidable lover--the match is a game-changer. The gauntlet is thrown, and power unleashes power. Rose learns what she’s truly made of In a time when modesty and prudence are revered. Her training shatters traditions, leaving her with forbidden knowledge few women possess.
Do not miss this if you want to push your boundaries, hard!
Just because Serena dances unclothed in the moonlight doesn’t mean she’s crazy.
Her parents, desperate to cure their daughter of unusual behaviors at home, drop her off at The House, the town's local asylum. Locked away in a brutal environment, she’s feeling doomed and scared. The disruption uprooted everything she cared about. Serena thinks she's destined to stay at The House forever, locked away and forgotten. When she meets Daren, he offers a bargain she can’t refuse. As an attendant in this mysterious facility, he knows the perfect place where Serena’s passions will fit in beautifully. Wicked, deft, tantalizing, he schools her in all the ways of temptation and indulgence. When an old lover shows up unexpectedly, Serena’s desires and skills are put to the test. One wrong move could mean imprisonment at The House forever.
A story of self-discovery, trust, and the harnessing of raw power to get what you want.
***Note: Books from the House Tales, including the companion book,Pleasure House, can be read in any order***
Willie is dumping his former life as boring accountant and number cruncher.
When he became depressed and felt like life had no meaning, his well-intentioned parents sent him for treatment at The House, known as the local asylum. Unwittingly for them, The staff at this mysterious place, did more than treat his depression. Housed on a special, secret side, Willie discovered his inner bad boy and didn't look back. On returning home, he decides to turn over a new leaf, be someone, live his life--and get the lady of his dreams. He has returned with new power equal to that of having money. At last, he lands his sights on the one person who has truly consumed his thoughts. Bossy, demanding Louise set his heart on fire long ago. He’s caught her many times staring at him from across crowded rooms. She’s a lady who usually sends men running in the opposite direction, but Willie has a naughty, delicious plan for putting women like her in their place.
A flirtatious lusty romp that will entertain.
***Note: Books from the House Tales, including the companion book, Pleasure House, can be read in any order***
With her family in hiding, Larissa has been raised in a loving adopted family and become skilled in witchcraft under the tender tutelage of her aunt, Dorenda, who has taught her in secret. Her peaceful world is disrupted when the governing body of witches names her as the current heir who will help right the old wrong between the families. August South Hawthorne is dismayed to learn he will be Larissa's companion in an urgent quest to determine what happened and return a stolen relic to its rightful owner.
Overcoming old prejudices nearly drives August mad. Larissa's cool resolve can only temper their relationship to a certain limit. Trusting each other is nearly impossible. As they travel, their quest slowly unveils into a palpable reality that threatens to overcome their greatest magical abilities. August and Larissa learn certain confounding truths about each other. Behind all their efforts is a dark force working to overturn everything they had formerly trusted and believed.
**This story was originally written for a fetish collection. Now it's a stand-alone story. All characters are of age and consenting participants.**
Hay una razón oscura porque Dakila ha vivido bastante tiempo en un ambiente salvaje. Mientras le muestra la belleza y lo mágico del bosque, su deseo de corazón es oírla pronunciar ciertas palabras que salvarán su vida y su futuro. La pasión entre ellos es profunda. ¿Estará lo suficientemente encantada como para hablar y romper un hechizo despiadado?
Blake wants out of the family black market business.
But he can't decide how to leave and still maintain the lifestyle he's accustomed to. His father gives him an ultimatum, leave home immediately, and if he wants to win his inheritance, marry within the next five years or lose it all.
Blake accepts and strikes out for the open road. Only one man's name is given as a clue to earning an income. When Blake finds his benefactor, the proposition is far from what he dreamed of. The next few years bring on challenges and angst, but when he meets the love of his life, his character and creativity are put to the ultimate test.
He thinks he's found Miss Right, but stiff competition and an unusual project jeopardize it all. Blake pulls out all the stops, taking bold steps that would leave many speechless. Will he win or return home to his father, defeated?
Inspired by the Danish fable, "The Princess's Birthmarks," The Golden Mark presents a modern, snappy retelling of how a humble man's precarious beginnings push him to the limits when realizing his dreams.
T.K.: A well written entertaining read, always a fan of fairytale or fable retellings this was always going to be a win for me. I found the characters likeable and relatable, the story was funny, paced well and enjoyable. Will be looking forward to future works by the author. (4 Stars)
H. L.: I loved this book, it was fun, and I've never read a fable book before. In the past, I have read books that conform to a pattern and this book does not do that. I enjoyed reading it very much, and I would love to read it again. It was a great story and I would recommend it to everyone that loves to read about a fairytale type of story.
When Surya observes a human woman on Atlantis from his royal observatory in the Lyra Constellation, he must have her at all cost.
The Galactic Federation of Planets imposed the Earth Directive eons ago, forbidding all alien contact with humans on Earth. Frustrated by man’s descent into evil, extraterrestrials abandoned helping what was once their joyful creation.
Unlike the Federation, Surya embodies a strong connection to the humans he has been observing and decides he wants to mingle with the sons and daughters of Earth. Jeopardizing his royal inheritance as a prince and defying Federation orders, he embarks on the forbidden journey to Earth.
The once-great site of a super-human race, Atlantis is now on the brink of chaos. Its inhabitants have long forgotten their heritage. Two warring factions fight for power over the prized firestone crystal. The group who controls the stone rules all of Atlantis indefinitely. When he visits the continent, he immediately encounters a hotbed of politics, lies, and deceit.
Surya has bitten off more than he can chew, but he is now trapped. With the help of a mutant friend, he acts to save the Atlantean people from their own destruction. But the woman still fills his obsession. Will his advanced powers and connection to superior aliens stop the inevitable? Will he find and keep the lady of his desire?
Angelina Templeton's life has suddenly turned upside down.
She had just found herself forced into an underground ring of corruption, and there's no way out--unless she comes up with a fast plan for escape. Resolved to keep her friends close and her enemies closer, she hatches a plan for survival in a world where terror awaits at every corner. The results aren't pretty, and the ring owners are out for blood.
Jaylen, a young African American employee in Angelina's popular bead and jewelry shop, finds himself at the wrong place at the wrong time in his employer's current situation. He has always admired her for her steely quick wit, and tenacity, but this time she has scared him beyond comprehension. His lofty image of her has been deeply twisted. Help out or call the cops?
Desperate, Angelina unleashes the darkest corners of her mind. With her ingenuity, she concocts a plan so horrible that it's actually beautiful. She wants to keep the dirty secret hidden forever, but a persistent FBI agent and a suspicious psychic challenge her resolve to the breaking point. Lies and deceit are the new tools in her arsenal. Will she hide her crafty deed another day, or will all her work be unraveled?
There is a dark reason why Dakila has lived in the wild so long. While he shows Chona the beauty and magic of the woods, his heart’s desire is to hear her utter certain words that will save his life and future. Their passion for each other runs deep. Will she be enchanted enough to speak and break a ruthless spell?
If you wish to read the original fable, you can copy/paste this link into your browser: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/monkey.html#prince