The Lotus Blossom Chronicles

The Lotus Blossom Chronicles

by Jax Cassidy, Simone Harlow



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600430343
Publisher: Parker Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Simone Harlow is a rising star in romance. Jax Cassidy writes erotic and sensual romance. In between her writing and graphic design duties, she is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of, an award-winning romance writers resource website and discussion forum. Please visit Ms. Harlow at and Ms. Cassidy at

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The Lotus Blossom Chronicles 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing 18 days ago
"The Lotus Blossom Chronicles" contains two stories about enduring through hardship and finding love."Siren's Seduction" by Jax Cassidy is a contemporary story with a very lush, dreamy quality. The author's writing is rich, lyrical, and dripping with sensuality. It's a softer erotica than most of that found in the market today and brings together an interesting mix of Asian and African-American characters. Niko and Dove are both lonely souls, having suffered deep losses ealier in their lives. Niko lost his wife and future child, and Dove her sister. Niko searched out Dove to pass on some horrible news, but he is distracted by her beauty and stunned to find himself so attracted to her. These two manage are drawn and build a relationship, but an angry figure from Dove's past and Niko's secret will put their love to the test."Concubine" by Simone Harlow is a futuristic story set in Africa. Harlow's writing is grittier and more openly erotic, and her characters definitely heat up the reading experience! Nyssa lost her husband, the king, to the king's demented first daughter who spared her life and turned her into a bounty hunter. Nyssa lives to gain an opportunity to catch a glimpse of her daughter who now lives with the queen as her heir. When the queen offers Nyssa a chance to regain her daughter with a terrible bargain, Nyssa still jumps at the chance. The queen's concubine has escaped and Nyssa must hunt him down and return him to the queen. While Nyssa will do anything to save her daughter, can she live with herself if she condemns a man to the life she once had? And when she meets Asad, the choices become more difficult when he draws from her lusts and feelings like she's never felt before.This is a book with two very different stories, both based on the rebirth symbolism of the lotus flower. I enjoyed both stories and will be interested to see what's next from these authors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of 'The Lotus Blossom Chronicles ' and I can honestly say that I had no idea the romance genre could be so interesting. If the 'traditional' romance novel were a recipe, for example, the authors of this title have taken the recipe and made it entirely their own. They've added just the right amounts of passion, suspense and eroticism to please the most discriminating palate. Add a contemporary, multi-ethnic approach, and the dish becomes something exotic, both spicy and sweet, and entirely satisfying.