Diana Laurence focuses on the paranormal in this collection of "erotica with soul." The three novellas in this anthology feature telekinesis and other "real magic," ghosts, and psychically-enhanced love and sex that transcend the physical. Explore the world beyond reality along with three intriguing couples, as they discover erotically mystical romance.
"Harmless Pleasure" - Street magician Peri is seized and taken to the palace to demonstrate her skills for the Nirahd, all-powerful ruler of her land. A man renowned for his decadence as well as his physical beauty, the Nirahd has a mysterious interest in Peri and her magic. As his prisoner, Peri wrestles both with her distress concerning the orgiastic ways of the court and her ever-growing fascination with her captor. Can it be he cares for more than just sensual indulgence? Or will he simply convince Peri to enjoy it as well?
"Dead Man's Chest" - Monica is obsessed with pirates. Her habit of collecting piratical objects leads to the purchase of an ancient sea chest engraved with the name "R. Coppersword." It turns out the chest brings with it a handsome devil named Rafe, who claims to be a pirate of yore visiting Monica on "a mission." Ghost or imposter, his charms may prove irresistible to Monica. She s sorely tempted to give in to her ultimate fantasy, but also determined to get the real story about her mysterious visitor.
"Conjugals" - As a member of the prestigious Orian caste, Faedl ought to have been "conjugated" before birth: linked spiritually with her soul mate for life. But her stepfather opposes the ritual and has taught her likewise. Although haunted all her life by mysterious yearning, Faedl believes she should be free to choose her own love. Even after Faedl learns the secret that she indeed has a Conjugal somewhere, she and her family ignore that fact successfully until the fateful day Faedl's Conjugal Etrae'u finds her. Will his magnetism overpower her after all?