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Four all-new hot tales of yore, by the queens of erotic fiction.

USA Today bestselling author Robin Schone shares a tale of a man and a woman in a notorious club, who learn how very dangerous desires of the flesh can be. Claudia Dain heats up this collection with the story of two voyeuristic young courtesans who might just take part in a very public seduction at the theatre. Allyson James has a card-playing, cunning widower and a desperate young widow learn that passion is the ultimate wild card. And finally, Shiloh Walker introduces a short story of a woman saved by a shapeshifter. Now, if only she could think of a way to repay him?

Rarely does such blush-worthy, heated erotica exist?and almost never all in one book.

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Four all-new hot tales of yore, by the queens of erotic fiction: Robin Schone, Claudia Dain, Allyson James, and Shiloh Walker. Rarely does such blush-worthy, heated erotica exist--and almost never all in one book.

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Award-winning author Allyson James writes romances as both Allyson James and Jennifer Ashley. She has lived in the Southwest for twenty years and enjoys exploring its mountains, deserts, and ancient ruins. More information on this series and Allyson’s other books can be found on her website.

Shiloh Walker is the national bestselling author of many novels, including Hunting the Hunter, Hunter's Salvation, and Hunters: Heart and Soul.

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Julie Anderson, August 1, 2008 (view all comments by Julie Anderson)
I confess that the list of authors for “Private Places” intrigued me. I’m familiar with all of them and wasn’t aware that two of them even wrote historical works, much less historical erotica. So I was very pleased to get a chance to review this book. All four stories are definitely historical and all four are also definitely erotic. But each pulled very different feelings from me as you will see.

‘The Decidedly Devilish Duke’ by Allyson James is the first story and I was surprised to find at the end of the book that it was also my favorite. James has taken several different well-used plotlines and combined them into something altogether more fun! He’s now a rich Duke with a bad reputation, but was once a welcomed suitor for her hand. She’s now an impoverished widow with a nasty and lecherous guardian, but was once the most sought after beauty of her season. It wasn’t a misunderstanding that separated them, but rather the immaturity and rashness of youth. Each has learned their lessons well and now they team up (and VERY heatedly I might add) to fight for their own future together. I enjoyed reading of their awakenings—hers is sexual and his emotional—and the author did a fine job of making both seem both logical and almost palpable.

Claudia Dain’s “A Night at the Theater” is a bit darker as she depicts two courtesans with very different backgrounds and very different goals. The majority of the story is the recounting of only one night at a theater when both women begin their quests…one for revenge and one for security, and the mean they choose to seduced to their cause. It’s only in the story’s epilogue that readers learn if either or both were successful. Very deftly written, and the ending portrays a ‘happily ever after’ that departs from the norm. Dain does a fabulous job of fully portraying the natures of her characters; something which many authors just can’t do in the short story format.

I’m a huge fan of Shiloh Walker’s ‘Hunter’ series and “Hunter’s Mercy” was a very interesting look at what life for a Hunter must have been like in colonial times. Did werewolves fight in the War of Independence? How did they survive? What did they eat? How would they keep their secrets? With that era’s emphasis on religion, how would a woman justify her feelings for a ‘monster’? Did Hunters fight British Hunters? A truly fascinating and well thought out look at what must have been a difficult time in the history of the Hunters, and I gobbled every bite of this story.

Robin Schone’s writing usually pulls a love/hate reaction from her reader. This story is no exception. I’ve read all of her novels and many are on my ‘keeper shelf’. While this book will find a place on that shelf, her story isn’t the reason why. “The Men and Women’s Club” is a short story connected to her last book “Scandalous Lovers”. Readers who didn’t read that story will likely be left confused and unhappy with this story. I read “Scandalous Lovers” and still I’m uneasy with this story. The tone and sexuality portrayed are very dark indeed and could be uncomfortable for many readers. The love and caring I expect to find with a hero and heroine were buried so deep, it would be very easy to miss it completely. This is NOT light reading and continues down the path her last couple of books began. I hope other fans enjoy it as I didn’t.

Well! All in all, I’m glad I read “Private Places”. Allyson James and Shiloh Walker’s stories entranced me and Claudia Dain’s story amused me. All the stories were very sexual in tone and I was glad to be sitting in a nice, cool room when I finished the book! All four authors are well established in their genres and this book will be a welcome addition for their readers.

for more of my reviews, check out queuemyreview.com
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425221723
Author:
Schone, Robin
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Dain, Claudia
Author:
James, Allyson
Author:
Walker, Shiloh
Subject:
Erotica - General
Subject:
Erotic stories, American
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Erotica - Anthologies
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Anthologies-Erotica
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.16x5.48x.92 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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