Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Let's welcome the talented  Tara Rose today. What a treat it is that she decided to stop by. She has brought us quite a selection of books to explore. Enjoy.

Founded in 720 BC by Achaean and Troezenian settlers, Sybaris amassed great wealth thanks to its fertile land and busy port. Its inhabitants became famous among the Greeks for their hedonism, feasts, and excesses, to the extent that "sybarite" and "sybaritic" have become bywords for opulent luxury and outrageous pleasure seeking.

The Doms of Sybaris Cove...

In the Gulf of Mexico, southwest of Timbalier Island, is a tropical paradise named Sybaris Cove. The original inhabitants of this island were escaped convicts from various Caribbean islands. They came to the island seeking refuge, but instead found greed and jealousy.

William and Robert Raleigh, brothers who made their fortune running rum and engaging in other illegal activities, hid out on the island in 1945. Taking advantage of the infighting among the natives, they began buying up land and laying down roots, promising the people of the island order and peace.

Instead, they were joined by cousins Agapito and Iago Durante, who were just as corrupt as the Raleigh brothers. The island soon became the private plaything of the Raleighs and Durantes, and the natives their servants. But the natives, who had brought with them a blend of voodoo, Santeria, and dark magic, had their own way of dealing with Robert, William, Agapito, Iago, and their sons.

The sons of both families started a mail order business, making and selling floggers, paddles, and other leather fetish toys. Phoebe's Playthings grew into a multi-million dollar corporation that the Raleigh and Durante ancestors now run from the island.

However, the male ancestors of William, Robert, Agapito, and Iago share more than their thriving business and paradise. If they try to leave the island, they die.

Someone put a curse on them, and no one knows where it originated, or how to break it, but they definitely know it's real...

**This is a stand-alone and can be read at any time in the series***

Doms and marketing executives Arizona Durante and Dallas Raleigh believe it’s unrealistic that two Doms can share a woman’s affections plus her submission. So Arizona’s sister, Lucie, challenges them to share her employee Celina Vallee for one week and not fall in love. They refuse citing cruelty and deceit, although in secret both men have had fantasies about Celina for years.

When Celina overhears her name offered up as the challenge, she persuades Arizona and Dallas to allow her to help them win the bet, no strings attached, just to spite Lucie. Celina has always had a secret crush on both men, and doesn’t want to pass up her chance for one week with them both.

But during that week, Celina is offered a job in New Orleans that includes the opportunity to pursue her career dreams. There’s just one catch. Arizona and Dallas are bound by an ancient curse that prevents them from ever leaving the island.

Sales VP Alaina Pembrooke isn’t happy when her ex-boyfriend screws up yet another order with one of her biggest accounts at Phoebe’s Playthings. Shipping department heads Taj Durante and Jeff Raleigh finally have no choice but to fire him. When Alaina, Jeff, and Taj realize that Alaina’s boss and her ex were secretly lovers, all three become unwilling pawns in a dangerous game of corporate greed and betrayal.

Taj and Jeff are descendants of the men who founded Phoebe’s Playthings, and are also under the curse placed on the males of both families. If they try to leave the island, they die. Both men have buried themselves in the work of running the company, but when Alaina becomes their lover and their submissive, they know they’ve found the woman they’ve each waited for.

But can they stop Alaina’s boss and her ex from ruining the company their ancestors built, and from driving away the woman they love?

Giselle Macey has lusted after Kade Durante and Elliot Raleigh, executives at Phoebe’s Playthings, for most of her life. When she lands a job making custom floggers in their department, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a game of greed and revenge as she learns the chilling truth about her past.

Manufacturing department heads Kade and Elliot are loyal to Phoebe’s Playthings, the company their families built. An ancient curse on the male descendants of both families keeps them on the island, but when they become Doms and lovers to longtime friend Giselle, they couldn’t be happier. They’ve wanted to be more than friends with the energetic, adventurous beauty their entire lives.

But when the company is undermined from within, and the distant cousins are forced to choose between family loyalty, not to mention their jobs, and their new found love with Giselle, will they lose her forever?

Jade Augustine has grown up believing the lies that label her unsuitable for long-time crushes Liam Raleigh and Estevan Durante, even while both men have wanted to pursue a relationship with her. When the three are forced to ride out a hurricane in the safety of Liam’s house, play and sex soon turns to love.

But when the storm clears, reality tears apart their newfound love. Both men find themselves at odds with their own families, and with Jade’s bully of a brother, Santos, a Sybaris Cove police sergeant.

When Santos is trapped inside a storm drain at the ocean’s edge during a rescue attempt, Liam and Estevan join his rescue effort, despite the ancient curse that prevents the male Durantes and Raleighs from trying to leave the island.

Will they lose their own lives to save the man who is hell-bent on keeping them from being with the only woman they’ve ever loved?

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