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  • ISBN-13: 9781575668161
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 529,881
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2003

    The Worst Book Ever Read

    The first book by Susan Johnson was readable and can be tolerated, but the last two leave something to be desired. there was nothing romantic about 'Her Lord and Master', it was like reading a Porn book. I apologize if i have offended anyone but i am being honest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2003

    Love and sex!

    I loved the first two stories. Wonderfully erotic and full of romance. The last lacked much of a realistic storyline. But the first two make up for anything the third story is lacking. Excellent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2003

    Best Erotic Romance I,ve Read Yet

    I thought the book was outstanding, a really great read. Anyone who have read any of Susan Johnson's or Thea Devine's work would love to read this book. Once you start to read it , you can't put it down. And Katherine O'Neal's story was great also, I can't wait to read another story by her. If you think this book isn't in good taste than you shouldn't read erotic romances, but if you want an erotic romance to read this is the book.... IT'S REALLY HOT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2003

    A great read for readers of erotic romance

    Thea Devine, is at her sensual finest in the second tale and Katherine O'Neal is a very close second with her extremely clever tale about a writer and a psychic destined for each other. I would have given the book five stars but the first story is written Susan Johnson, who happens to be my favorite author but it is more of a romance than an erotic romance and probably would have been better as a full novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2003

    not really in good taste to me

    the first story by susan johnson was really enchanting, I would have love to read it as a full book. But the other two by Devine and Neal were almost porn. Exscuse the language but they were't really love stories just straight f@##*!*. Somew of it was male domination and maybe a little unreal for love stories. I love historical romances so i give Johnson two and Devine and Neal can split the last. but this is just my opinion so read for yourself you might enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2002

    three interesting erotic romances

    ¿From Russia With Love¿ by Susan Johnson. In 1570 Russia, Prince Shuisky exiles his wife Tatiana for failing to provide a male heir. The princess meets and makes love with her neighbor Stavr. If Shuisky learns about Stavr he will kill her paramour. The engaging intrigue of the court of Ivan the Terrible and the Russian countryside battle for supremacy with sex scenes that could melt the Siberian ice. ¿Her Lord and Master¿ by Thea Devine. In 1810 the bored Earl of Wick fears that the required wife will make his ennui worse. He establishes a game of bedding virgins with one eventually becoming Lady Wick. Jenise enters his game to enact vengeance for Wick¿s treatment of her sister, but never expected the passion between them. This not a by the book Regency because it employs sexual encounters that could keep Napoleon¿s army heated. ¿Erotic Déjà vu¿ by Katherine O¿Neal. By 1888, the sun never sets on those who have read a Celia Wybourne erotic novel. On Gibraltar, she sees the stranger that she has recently seen in several other locales. She confronts psychic Royce Tyler who insists they are soul mates. He teaches her the art of love making until his enemy captures them and turns her into Scheherazade with a sexy tale. Though the trysts feel like déjà vu, this Victorian romance could defrost the polar icecaps. These historicals contain unnecessary shock value profanity and copious fornication frolics, but the authors are known for their erotic romances so that no one should be TAKEN BY SURPRISE. Harriet Klausner

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