Charlie is a passionate, sensually-inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from the abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security; the money brings financial freedom and the madam is the mother figure she longs for.
But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets renowned-yet-mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. Cameron is sexy, and not in a subtle way. He stimulates Charlie’s art, her intellect and her desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, she discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.
Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s self-discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a remarkable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.
Expected Publication Date - July 17, 2013
Charlie has had the hardest life imaginable. She has witnessed her mother, Lilly being ravaged by alcoholism and then cancer and the death of her only real friend in a car crash. She finds her only solace in her art and in sex.
She works a string of dead end jobs to make ends meet until she receives a mysterious offer to work at “The Mansion” and it promises to provide everything that she could wish for – easy money, sex and people that care about what happens to her.
“It’s not a mess, Charlie,” she said. “It’s consuming, yes, and exhausting. Overwhelming at times, I’m sure…and it can be dark, for certain.” She sighed, and smiled again. “But that, my dear, is how life is. You can try to fight it, but it will fight right back. Better that you should embrace it, learn from it. Accept the darkness, because it’s who you are. It’s who we all are. Some of us get lost in it…others wrap themselves in it and wear it like skin.”
“Was who I wanted to be truly stronger than who I already was? My nights at the mansion were a release; the lack of emotion, the all-consuming impulse to fuck and be fucked, the way it drained my mind—all of it kept me in motion, kept me moving. Comforted me. Sex held me at night, kept me from dwelling in the pain, from remembering and regretting. It was the only time I didn’t feel alone...aside from the time I spent with Cameron.”