Synopses & Reviews
Clarissa is set to marry Lord Marldon, the depraved and gleefully cruel earl to whom shes been promised. When her friends try to scupper the proposed marriage, Clarissa, oblivious to their plan, falls in love with Gabriel, a beautiful Italian artist. Marldon hears of the blossoming relationship and kidnaps Clarissa, imprisoning her in his Piccadilly mansion and subjecting her to his darkest desires. When Gabriel attempts a rescue, he too is taken captive and the young lovers find themselves at the mercy of the debauched lord.
"A lush Gothic romance with plenty of sensually depraved goings on . . . life- and love-affirming as all good erotica should be." —Forum magazine
"Kristina Lloyd is one of my favorite writers . . . Her atmospheric style sends me into orbit." —Alison Tyler, author, Naughty Stories from A to Z
1875. Young and beautiful Clarissa Longleigh is visiting London for the first time. She is eager to meet Lord Marldon, the man to whom she is promised, knowing only that he is handsome, dark and sophisticated. He is, in fact, depraved, louche and has a taste for sexual cruelty.
It's 1875 and the morals of Queen Victoria have no hold over London's debauched elite. Young and naive Clarissa is eager to meet Lord Marldon, the man to whom she is betrothed. She knows he is handsome, dark and sophisticated. He is, in fact, depraved and with a taste for sexual excess.
Reissue of a Black Lace favorite, first released in 1998: Set in Victorian England, the depraved and jealous Lord Marldon imprisons his fiancé and her Italian lover in his opulent London mansion.
About the Author
Kristina Lloyd is a historian and the author of Asking for Trouble and Split.