Willing captive Marietta is settling into an opulent life of privileged captivity as favoured concubine in the handsome Kasim's harem. But when she is kidnapped by his Kasim's enemy, Hamed, her new-found way of life is thrown into chaos. Reunited with her beautiful slave lover Gabriel she suffers the torments of a tainted desire. Kasim too has to face the toughest challenge of his life. For the only way he can win back Marietta from the clutches of Hamed and the arms of Gabriel is to agree to spend time as Hamed's plaything. Will his honour - and, indeed, his flesh, stand the test? And will Marietta be happy with the outcome? An intense exploration of exoticism and the boundaries of erotic desire.
Cleo Cordell was one of the original Black Lace Divas whose erotic novels were reprinted again and again throughout the nineties. She went on to write fantasy novels in the US, and now writes under a pseudonym. She is the author of Juliet Rising, Opal Darkness, The Captive Flesh and The Senses Bejewelled all available from Black Lace.