Jewels of the Nile III(2008)
A collection of stories by Solange Ayre, Cindy Spencer Pape, Jory Strong, Lacey Thorn, Elayne S Venton and Rowan West
Adrift Elayne S. Venton The fates are on Lorie Walker s side when she pulls long-term duty with the hunk of Space Station 5423, Dodd Henderson. Or maybe she s not so lucky. Their space capsule is drifting in a black hole and the gauges are nonfunctional. The odds of survival are slim whether they try to break free of the void or await help. Dare they take the time, perhaps the only chance they ll ever have, to explore the suppressed passion between them? Or will a diversion from their recovery efforts doom them? Passion s Song Jory Strong Aria s life on the mining world of Iyon is harsh. Her future made bleaker when her father gambles her away in a dice game. Refusing to accept a prostitute s fate, she flees into the night and ends up in Raeder s and Haven s arms. They re a fantasy made flesh or a nightmare waiting to happen. After a night of unparalleled pleasure, she learns of their origins and runs from them, only to realize she s faced with a choice listen to her heart, or to the rumors about the men who call the closed desert world of Adjara home. Reader Advisory: Contains scenes of graphic male/male sexual interaction. Private Lessons Solange Ayre Lonely widow Vanessa d Aulaire reads Professor Robert Woodcock s marriage manual and marvels at its absurd, inaccurate statements. Determined to set the professor straight, she invites him for tea, only to learn she was his teacher ten years ago. Rob s schoolboy crush flares into a man s passion as Vanessa tutors him in pleasuring a woman. Vanessa s stepfather is pressuring her to marry one of his friends. But how can she consider marriage to an elderly widower when her secret liaison with Rob fills her with sensual delight? Return to Xander Rowan West Mia has ached for artist Xander since she broke up with him. She never expected to find him stripping at a club. Xander isn t pleased to see Mia but that doesn t stop him from having hot sex with her. When Mia shows up at Xander s studio, she agrees to a challenge she will stay and pose for portraits. Xander plans to paint her, use her, then throw her out. But old emotions return. Mia needs to convince Xander she will do anything to be with him or they ll lose out on love. Sorcerer s Song Cindy Spencer Pape When Sorcerer Cian hears a siren s song on a cool Toronto night, he has no idea his life is about to change forever. Lyra s life has been a long cycle of loneliness and meaningless encounters with mortals. One night with Cian turns that life upside down. Can their night of passionate sex turn into a love that will last forever? Together they work to find a way, challenging even the gods themselves for their chance. White Valley Lacey Thorn Dakota was devastated when she caught her fiance with another woman, so she heads to what she thinks is familiar ground for a little rest and relaxation. Sebastian and Dimitri Cordova are surprised when they stumble upon an unknown woman bathing in the bridal pool in White Valley. The sacred waters are used only to help prepare a woman for joining with her new mates werewolf mates. Determined not to leave her to suffer a sexual awakening on her own, the brothers do what any good werewolves would do. They claim her as their own.
October 2008 : USA Paperback