In Too Deep and other stories– a Secret Library collection
Three hot romance novellas that take the reader from the depths of the ocean to the heights of ecstasy. Sail with the dive team whose passions erupt in and out of the water, take a trip to Paris, the most romantic city in the world, and meet a feisty restaurant critic whose life needs the spice only a sultry Spaniard can provide. Fall in love again and again with the sensual stories in this collection.
Features stories by Seren Ellis-Owen, Lucy Felthouse and Zara Stoneley
In Too Deep by Seren Ellis-Owen
Newly single and fired from her job, scuba instructor Carys heads to the Red Sea to work on a luxury dive yacht. She soon finds herself attracted to its captain, the gorgeous Zaid, and the feeling is mutual – but, as he’s under pressure to put duty before pleasure, their budding romance soon sails into stormy waters. And that’s before her ex arrives, with a girlfriend from hell in tow, to stir things up even more. Can Carys handle all the complications and unfinished business – or has she sunk out of her depth this time?
A French Affair by Lucy Felthouse
Sydney Tyler is renting a barn conversion in Northern France, planning to spend the fortnight getting some words down on her novel. Unfortunately, construction work in the other half of the building puts an end to her peace and quiet. Genuinely upset that the builders are going to disturb her, the property’s handsome English owner, Harry Bay, offers to make it up to her. He’s a little flirtatious, and after spotting his wedding ring, Sydney keeps him at arm’s length. Sexy as he is, she has no intention of getting involved with a married man. But when Sydney learns the truth about Harry, will their mutual attraction spur them on to work through their emotional baggage and make this more than just a French affair?
Spice It Up by Zara Stoneley
Food critic Ellie Chiltern isn’t happy when she’s sent to review Pinchos tapas bar, the waiter is more Birmingham than Barcelona and the tapas are as lukewarm as her last relationship. She’s struggling to find a positive, until she’s confronted by the only authentic piece of Spain in the bar – Lucas. When Lucas Martinez sees Ellie, he realises she could be the final nail in the coffin – or the ideal person to help turn the place and its image around. But persuading her to trust him isn’t easy – especially when there’s something burning between them that’s far spicier than the food ever was.
From my vantage point on the upper deck, I watched as Zaid emerged from the night-darkened waters of the sea. Effortlessly, he climbed the ladder at the stern then stood, wet and naked, on the floodlit dive platform just metres below me. In the short time I’d known him, this was as happy as I’d ever seen him – exhilarated, unselfconscious, joking around with the other guys.
As he towelled himself dry, with his back to me, I scanned him from head to toe – tall, naturally athletic, golden-skinned. His dark hair, in its usual low ponytail, snaked down between his shoulder blades, bisecting the strong “V” of his back. Turn around, I willed him, as I gazed at his taut arse – and soon he obliged.
‘Captain, my captain,’ murmured Sarah, nudging me in the ribs as we got a better look at his cock, long and thick, bobbing out of its nest of dark pubic hair.
‘Shh …’ I said. There was no way he could have heard us over all the shouts and laughter but, sensing he was being watched, he glanced up. His dark-hazel eyes met mine until, blushing, I turned my gaze away. Then he ducked out of view, and when he passed us on the way to his wheelhouse cabin, he’d acquired a bathrobe.
‘Swizz!’ said Sarah, once he was out of earshot again. ‘But you and he are so going to end up –’
‘In my dreams,’ I sighed.
Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013, and Best Women's Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati.
Find Lucy on these sites:
Lucy's website: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk
Lucy's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucyfelthousewriter
Lucy's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cw1985
Lucy's Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/cw1985
Lucy's Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/cw1985
Lucy's newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9
Zara Stoneley writes erotic and contemporary romance for Xcite Books, Breathless Press and Lyrical Press.
She live in a country cottage in the UK and loves her family, sexy high heels, sunshine, good food and wine, coffee, cats, horses, dogs, music, writing and reading - but not necessarily in that order! She likes her heroes just how she likes her coffee – hot, strong and moreish.
Find Zara at:
Her site: www.zarastoneley.com
Her Twitter: @ZaraStoneley
Her Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zarastoneley
Gwennan Thomas has twenty years’ experience as a writer and editor in the book and magazine publishing business. Mentored by Xcite author and editor-in-chief Elizabeth Coldwell, she started out as a regular contributor to Erotic Stories magazine, and co-founded the Guild of Erotic Writers. She previously worked on the original Black Lace and Nexus imprints and joined Xcite as an editor in summer 2012.