Sunday, December 2, 2012

Excerpt: Seduction of my Proper Wife: A Victorian Menage at the Parisian Exposition

Philip Thornton only wanted to help his frigid wife enjoy their marriage bed.
Lillian agreed, but once freed from her past, hadn't expected such a fierce transformation.
Aria was paid to educate and entice, but what she found was more than she ever dreamed possible.
The Parisian Exposition of 1889...the world is changing and the three of them are caught in its whirl. Philip and Lillian went to Paris to save their marriage and to help Lillian overcome her fears. Aria danced and seduced Lillian, but before Lillian left, Aria found herself seduced, in turn, by the beautiful Englishwoman.
When Philip and Lillian break all the rules and escort Aria around Paris for a week, will it be the beginning of their future? Or will this seductive interlude be nothing more than a dream?

“Would you like to spend time with one of them?” Hasina asked then added, “Or perhaps more than one?”
Shocked, though he realized he shouldn’t have been, Philip stared mutely at the small woman who seemed undeterred at his silence.
“A finely dressed man such as yourself must have exquisite taste in female companionship.”
Appreciating Hasina’s lack of information, he had, after all, come to the dances without Lillian, Philip shook his head. “This isn’t what I expected,” he admitted. “This type of offer. But I must decline. While the offer does hold temptation, I must decline.”
“This would be a unique experience,” Hasina insisted in the same clear, even voice. “One you’d remember for the rest of your days. A delight as you’ve never known.”
“In another circumstance,” Philip said, “I may have accepted your offer. However, I’m newly wed and am cursed to truly love my wife.”
He’d had hoped the bitterness he currently felt didn’t bleed through to his words, but knew that not to be the case. Hasina cocked her head and moved further into the room, feeling obliged to follow her, as they still conversed, Philip did so.
“Cursed,” she repeated. “Such an interesting word for a man truly in love. Why is it you are cursed?”
Philip took a moment to reply then said simply, “It’s a private matter.”
“I am but a stranger,” Hasina said with a quick smile. “And there is nothing more private than confiding in a stranger. Allow me to help. Unburden yourself.”
Tempted, Philip took a moment longer to debate the wisdom of her invitation. She was right; she didn’t know him, know anyone he did, and he was desperate.
“My beautiful wife is unable to fulfill her duties in our bed,” he admitted.
“Is she ill?”
“No,” Philip whispered, the truth of seeping into his words. “She’s afraid.”
“I see.” Hasina nodded. “She’s cold to you.”
Nodding, Philip realized what he’d said and stepped back, nodding in farewell. “Goodbye. I’ve said too much as it is.”
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Debby said...

Sounds like this could be be careful what you wish for type of story.
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Kristabel Reed said...

Debby, I hadn't thought of that but you're right! Hmm, I wonder how I can play with that in a future story... :)