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The Sixth Lover

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"...a novel hard for another erotic story line to top. THE SIXTH LOVER is a must to add to your summer reading list." Teresa Cross at Fresh Fiction

In Gilded Age Manhattan, young widow Carole Rutherford has more money than she can ever spend. What she’s missed in life as the wife of a much older man is true passion, shared with a man young and strong enough to fulfill all her fantasies, leaving her limp with satisfaction. She fears this part of life has passed her by and she’ll never rid herself of the longings that plague her waking and dreaming hours.

Until she receives a letter from one Mr. Thomas Rose, a man who claims to have met her in the past and who writes the intriguing words:

“You are not easy to forget.”

A curious correspondence between the Carole and the mysterious Mr. Rose follows- one that soon has her visiting an odd shop in search of items no decent woman would own. After that, their letters become more and more intimate until Carole indulges in scandalous acts and asks that Mr. Rose do the same and report on his experiences to her. Finally, he issues her the ultimate challenge. She is to come to him, but she must take four other lovers first.

The search for the illusive Mr. Rose takes Carole first to England, then to France, and finally to Austria as she makes a journey of self-discovery. The man she finds when she finally arrives in Italy to confront Mr. Rose may be her ultimate lover or someone who’s totally forbidden.

Alice Gaines is the author of over thirty traditionally published works. She’s written for Avon Impulse, Harlequin Spice Briefs, Ellora’s Cave, Red Sage Publishing, Changeling Press, Etopia Press, and Leisure books. The Sixth Lover is her first self-published book. At 87,000 words, it’s a full-length novel.

Alice has a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Oakland in a fixer-upper she never fixed up. Two stray cats live in her back yard, and her beloved corn snake stays in a cage in a corner of her writing room. When she’s not working on her stories, you can find Alice cooking, gardening, and knitting/crocheting. Alice loves her church and serves on the altar guild. She’s a maniacal fan of East Bay soul band, Tower of Power.

Paperback Editions

February 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: The Sixth Lover
Author(s): Alice Gaines
ISBN: 1-940854-00-8 / 978-1-940854-00-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Author Alice Gaines
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Sixth Lover
Author(s): Alice Gaines
Publisher: Alice Gaines
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU