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by Charlotte Featherstone,Amanda McIntyre

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Author: Charlotte Featherstone,Amanda McIntyre
Publisher: Spice; Original edition (October 27, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 352
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies
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Winter's Desire book.

Winter's Desire book.

Now three women of later centuries begin their own sensual journeys, awakened by the ancient power of the priestess's words-"Burn bright of winter's desire. SABELINE experiences surprisingly unbridled nights with her betrothed's best friend in a lusty medieval tale. her body yearns for her husband, killed in the Crimean War-and for the officer who broke the tragic news. AISLING writes risqué stories under a secret pen name, but her real-life love life is a bore. until she makes a wish for her winter's desire that works only too well

Winter’s desire winter’s desire erotic tales, of carnal desire,amanda mcintyre . Charlotte featherstone. Watch for the next book of Celtic stories.

WINTER’S DESIRE WINTER’S DESIRE EROTIC TALES, OF CARNAL DESIRE,AMANDA McINTYRE,,CHARLOTTE FEATHERSTONE,,KRISTI ASTOR, Also by AMANDA McINTYRE THE DIARY OF COZETTE. Delve into the season’s most pleasurable erotic tales of carnal desir. nd awaken winter’s yearnin. rologue. Chapter 1. Chapter 2.

book by Amanda McIntyre. On Solstice eve long ago, a Druid priestess and Norse warrior succumb to forbidden, erotic desire. Their passion is one that neither death, decree-nor time-can tear asunder. Now three women of later centuries begin their own sensual journeys, awakened by the ancient power of the priestess's words- "Burn bright of winter's desire.

Aisling writes risqué stories under a secret pen name, but her real-life love life is a bore. until she makes a wish for her winter's desire that works only too well

Aisling writes risqué stories under a secret pen name, but her real-life love life is a bore. until she makes a wish for her winter's desire that works only too well. But, I couldn't stand to listen to the next two. Maybe it was the narrator, or, maybe it was the authors of the 2nd two stories. so, I guess, it just goes to show you, it's all personal taste.

Winter's Desire: An Anthology. by Amanda McIntyre, Charlotte Featherstone, Kristina Cook. ISBN 9780373605354 (978-0-373-60535-4) Softcover, Spice, 2009. Find signed collectible books: 'Winter's Desire: An Anthology'. Coauthors & Alternates.

by Charlotte Featherstone Author · Amanda McIntyre Author. Now three women of later centuries begin their own sensual journeys, awakened by the ancient power of the priestess's words-"Burn bright of winter's desire

by Charlotte Featherstone Author · Amanda McIntyre Author. Now three women of later centuries begin their own sensual journeys, awakened by the ancient power of the priestess's words-"Burn bright of winter's desire.

Winter's Desire by Various Authors(Amanda McIntyre, Charlotte Featherstone, Kristi Astor). 8. The Moonlight Mistress by Victoria Janssen. 9. Tortured by Amanda McIntyre. 10. Deeper by Megan Hart. 5. Tucker's Claim by Sarah McCarty. 6. Naughty Bits 2 by Various Authors. 7. The Blonde Samurai by Jina Bacarr. Labels: Amanda McIntyre, Harlequins top ten erotic fiction reads, New Excerpt for Tortured, Winters Desire.

Amanda McIntyre developed a storyline with characters with whom you can relate Other Books by Amanda McIntyre: CONTEMPORARY WESTERN ROMANCE: KINNISON LEGACY.

Amanda McIntyre developed a storyline with characters with whom you can relate. This can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend the series.

On Solstice eve long ago, a Druid priestess and Norse warrior succumb to forbidden, erotic desire. Their passion is one that neither death, decree—nor time—can tear asunder.Now three women of later centuries begin their own sensual journeys, awakened by the ancient power of the priestess's words—"Burn bright of winter's desire."•SABELINE•experiences surprisingly unbridled nights with her betrothed's best friend in a lusty medieval tale….•SINEAD•her body yearns for her husband, killed in the Crimean War—and for the officer who broke the tragic news….•AISLING•writes risqué stories under a secret pen name, but her real-life love life is a bore…until she makes a wish for her winter's desire that works only too well.
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I loved this book very much. I have always liked stories written by Charlotte Featherstone. I read Sinful and The Pleasure Garden, which she was featured in. The stories were really great and I believe well written. I loved the steamy love scenes. Like I stated before, I would definitely recommend this book. I don't know what else to say. The best story out of this book, I would have to say is the second story, written by Charlotte Featherstone. If I loved it, others will. Buy this book!!!!
Ichalote
A good variety of short stories set in medieval times with romance and history.
olgasmile
Wales, 1119

In this time period, I always have to remind myself of the standards back then. A woman of virtue was a virgin when she got married. A man could have any number of mistresses and that was deemed okay. Women were not allowed to speak up either. So, when I begin a story, I always have to remind myself of these few things.

Now with these things in mind, we meet Sabeline - she is in her early twenties. By an agreement between her father and the king of England, she is to marry a Marcher Lord; that would create an alliance to form a barrier against the warring tribes of the north. Lord Benedict is the man for the job. "...his brazen courage and his skills on the field of battle had won him the king's favor. And so the arrangement was made." This was to be a union for political reasons, not romantic reasoning. So, are we to believe that these two will fall in love and live happily ever after or will the course of a winter's desire intervene...

This is an awesome love story. A story of hidden desire, a love that knows no boundaries. What things we would do for the love of a lifetime?

Sabeline is a strong woman. After the lost of her mother and her brother, that left just her and her father. She knows that the town people kind of look down on her, because what was intended to be passed down to her brother - the son, the man of the house - is now passed down to her, a mere woman. So, the arranged married between her and Benedict is thought to be a good power move. Knowing her duty to marry is not for love, but for country is very noble; but by the Winter's God she is willing to see it through because it is the right thing to do. Knowing that her intended, Benedict has a roaming eye does not sit well with her either. She tries all she can to win his affection. She even learns ways of pleasing a man from her cousin Margaret. Sabeline even goes to Benedict's friend, Lord Ranulf for help. But what do you do when your intended has the eye for everyone else but you? Just because their marriage is for political gain, does that mean that love can not be in the mix... right?

There was one part of the story that did kinda bother me a bit. Sabeline confused me a bit; in a passage that is taking place in the present, she is very unsure of the ways of pleasing a man and very bashful to be observing what unfolds in front of her; but we see her three years previous and she is a very bold young lady with a very blunt tongue. I am not sure what turn of events happened in between those three years to put the bashfulness in her manner, but it was noted.

Lord Benedict is a man that adds the drama to this story. He is a playboy, never quiet able to satisfy his sexual hunger. He takes his pleasure as often as he pleases and with whom ever he pleases. Knowing that he is going to be married soon does not change his ways. I am not a fan of Benedict's character. There is no love in his heart, except for himself and his appetite of women. His motives are thought to be his devotion for his king and country; however as the story unfolds we learn some very devious motives behind a very devious man.
Lord Ranulf's duty is to serves as the kings witness to the union of the marriage. Ranulf is a man of honor, code and devotion. He was chosen by the king to oversee this marriage. Ranulf gained his own title of knight through his reputation in tournament play. It was not handed down to him like Lord Benedict. Ranulf is seventeen years Benedict senior. He was ordered to train Benedict in the way of battle and knighthood. Although, Ranulf sometimes felt like he was playing nursemaid to Benedict and for that - his blooded boiled. This man intrigued me more than I would like to say. I saw his core emotions and it made me want to reach out and take him in my arms. His heart and soul were in the right place... but was it at the right time?

Now that you have met the three main characters... The story is told... An arranged married for the political reasons, no love of any kind between Sabeline and Benedict. The couple were set to marry in three years, after the men finished their crusade of securing military presence along the border region. During the three years, Benedict would write letters to Sabeline how ever often he could... or at least Sabeline thinks that the words are from Benedict. The three years pass.. and the men return home.
A woman of virtue, a man of honor and a playboy with his own agenda... What would become of these three on the night of the Winter Solstice?

This story is written in first person through Sabeline and Ranulf. I am a first person POV kinda girl. It allows me in the mind of the characters; for some, they find this a bit distracting, but I absolutely love it. I love both, the emotional and power struggle in this story. Ms. Amanda made me feel Sabeline's heart and soul. I felt her emotions as they would have been my own. Then she turned me around to see what was in Ranulf's mind. This is again, another great story by Ms. Amanda! The sex scenes were steamy enough to heat up any cold night you might have. There is even one in there that may rock your boat...!!! So, if you are looking for something to warm up your night and get your blood pressure up a couple of numbers... Get this book!!!!

Because you never know what can come of a wish upon a Winter's Solstice....
Nikojas
Review: "Winter Awakening" by Amanda McIntyre

Rating: 3 1/2 Stars!

Sabeline, nervous about her ability to hold her future husband's interest, requests ample advice from her worldly cousin, Margaret. Recalling her betrothed's wondering eye upon their meeting three years ago, she hopes desperately that he's sated his lustful oats. Perhaps learning a man's pleasure will be helpful in securing Lord Benedict's desire. But when Margaret asks her to picture Lord Benedict while she explores her body, to Sabeline's horror it's Sir Ranulf, the man she stole a kiss from three summers ago, that stars in her fantasies.

For three years, Ranulf has held tightly to the memory of Sabeline's kiss. He realizes that it may have been a youthful conquest of hers, but her sweet taste still lingers distinctly in his mind. But he has a job to do. As the King of England's trusted emissary, he'll see to the marriage of his charge, Lord Benedict, to the Welsh Baron's daughter. The alliance of the Welsh tribes with England is vital and his duty is clear and once the vows have been spoken he can finally move on with his life.

When her betrothed and his companion arrive, Sabeline is immediately transfixed once more by Sir Ranulf. The intensity of his stare is still as arousing as ever even after three years. Clearing her head of Ranulf and determined to put herself in the path of Lord Benedict, Sabeline tries desperately over the next few days to secure his attention but still his eye wonders. Inquiring Ranulf of what she could possibly do to please her future husband, she's met instead with his determination to not talk of relationships. Knowing that this alliance means everything, Sabeline, finally mustering the necessary strength, ventures to her betrothed's chamber with plans of seduction and after a night of intense passion, Sabeline is relieved to learn that Lord Benedict is a gentle and passionate lover. Unfortunately with the morning light comes a horrible unveiling of the true man who made love to her and a plot of betrayal that has the potential to ruin hundreds of lives.

"Winter Awakening" started off with a jaw-dropping erotic bang that had me desperate to read the rest. Unfortunately my excitement turned to boredom and while I put in a valiant effort, I found myself skimming through about 15% of the novella.

Sabeline confused me a bit. With her cousin Margaret, she's insecure but with Ranulf three years prior and at present, she's confident and cunning. Perhaps it was Margaret's vast experience with men that made Sabeline unsure of herself but I was still shocked at her change with Ranulf.

In addition, McIntyre writes in first person for both Sabeline and Ranulf making transitions between them a bit confusing. Sometimes it would take a couple of sentences before I understood who's thoughts I was reading.

But despite the boredom and slight confusion, I liked Sabeline and Ranulf. They both were loyal to their cause but torn asunder by their mutual desire. It was a star-crossed lovers scenario that really could have been a thrilling and read. It was still erotic and there was romance but just not enough in between.

Review: "Midnight Whispers" by Charlotte Featherstone

Rating: 5 Stars

Although her husband has been dead for nearly two years, Sinead's soul still clings sharply to his memory. Yet at the same time her heart and body have come to recognize another. A man dark and mysterious just like his namesake - Kieran Thompson. Where her husband was once soft and gentle, Kieran's eyes and body promise a rough claiming that Sinead has come to desperately desire. It's been so long since she's been touched, so long since she's been loved but the memory of her long dead husband can't be ignored. The vows she took are still sacred and the thought of mocking them with her yearning for another man has her turning away from Kieran's dark promises.

Kieran has shamefully been in love with his commanding officer's wife - a man he admired and would have given his life for - since the first time David Pembrooke read aloud her letter. A picture had floated from its folds and the beauty of his wife's face and the loving essence of her words worked its way firmly into Kieran's heart. Sinead. She became what he lived for in those dark, terror-filled nights in the trenches awaiting death by the russians. Kieran never thought long or hard on his shame for fear that it would lead him straight to death's embrace. He needed Sinead's promising light more than anything. The last thing he ever would have wanted was her husband's death, but die he did within Kieran's arms, gifting his wife to him. Frustrated with Sinead's guilt that holds her heart from him, Kieran reveals to her all within his soul. He wants her and loves her, if only she would give him the chance.

Finally, after a long year of aching desire, Sinead succumbs to her need and allows Kieran his possession. He shows her a raw passion, one that she's never before experienced but one that she basks willingly within as he envelopes her in his powerful embrace. But when she glimpses David, her husband, in the crowd of the winter solstice celebrations, she feels not fear at his stare, but wicked abandon. And when he comes to her and Kieran to partake in their desire, she welcomes both men within her body, heart and soul.

Oh how I've missed Charlotte Featherstone! It's been a long wait to read something new by this magical author and I feel as though I've been parched for a taste. And while I'm lovin' her Sophie Renwick alter ego, the eroticism that explodes from the pages as Featherstone is positively combustible. "Midnight Whispers" will leave any reader breathless.

For HQN Spice, Featherstone is no holds barred! I loved and rejoiced in the crude and erotic language. Kieran is dangerous and dark with a possessive streak that calls to a woman's inner damsel in distress, awaiting her knight's unrelenting pursuit and inevitable capture.

If you like your historical fare a bit dark with plenty of spice, don't miss out on Charlotte Featherstone's erotic contribution to WINTER'S DESIRE.

Review: "Lover's Dawn" by Kristi Astor

Rating: 4 Stars

The only life that Aisling Wainscott has ever lived is by way of pen and paper with her erotic tales that she sells secretly to the men's magazine "Boudoir". After shocking her older brother Jack with her very unladylike and scandalous stories, she's since sold everything she's written with his help. But internally, Aisling feels that she's a complete fraud. While having ridden herself of her pesky virginity and curiosity, she's since come to the rationalization that the only pleasure to be had is via fantasy.

Seeking refuge in the old circle of stones near her home, Aisling makes a wish for a man that couldn't possibly exist. But when faced later in the evening with Will Cooper, a man of questionable decent, she's shocked to discover that he embodies all that she wished in a man. Unfortunately, their wide separation in class and birth would make a match impossible but it doesn't mean that she can't seek the pleasure that Will promises.

Will has been trying to figure Aisling out since that long ago time when they were childhood friends. Their lives have since taken them in different directions and she still remains an undecipherable mystery but he can't deny their mutual passion for one another. When desire inevitably leads to love, Will's heartbroken when Aisling, the strongest person he knows, is cowardly where her heart's concerned.

Frightened of the sudden feelings swamping her mind, Aisling tries to rationalize it with the wish she cast in the circle of stones. Before that moment she knew who she was and what she wanted, but now everything has changed and she doesn't know if she has the strength to change with it. Will she defy her family and society to marry the man that makes her heart sing? Her winter's desire.

This was a fun and refreshing novella. I haven't read many historicals set in the early 1900's so this was a real treat. It was like modern meets Victorian. I loved the roadsters and the electricity but society is still as buttoned up as ever.

Aisling was a sassy, in-your-face kind of girl. It's take it or leave when it comes to who she is and what she stands for and she makes no apologizes for her scandalous behavior. She smokes, curses, and drives like a crazy woman. She's passionate and lustful which is evident in her erotic stories but Aisling is also a woman who has been witness to heartbreak and has guarded herself from the possibility of it ever happening to her.

Will Cooper embodies not only Aisling's heart's desire, but a complete defiance to the way she's been raised. He's a man of questionable lineage, a bastard but a good lookin' one. Even Aisling's inner snob shuns the idea of marriage but her body's craving of Will knows no bounds. But it's her heart that makes its own decision. The heart wants what the heart wants and it's just a matter of how much Aisling is willing to give up if she doesn't follow it.