In the steamy Bliss River Valley of South Africa, a colony of aristocratic British citizens have given themselves over--body and soul--to a debauched and dissolute lifestyle. The stifling heat only intensifies their lust for every sin--and for each other. . .
Into this world of instant--and intense--gratification comes Charles Elliott, a man who walks a tightly controlled line between two worlds. His very presence stirs the air of the colony--and the libidos of its devotees. Under the pretext of setting up a polo club in Bliss River Valley, Charles has put into motion a carefully conceived plan of revenge he has nurtured for years. And even Georgiana Maitland, with her knowing eyes and boundless capacity for passion, can't quench his thirst for vengeance . . .
Faced with Charles' blatant disregard, Georgiana uses every womanly weapon at her disposal to disarm him. But when a shocking murder rocks the colony and Charles becomes the prime suspect, he concocts a daring plot, taking her captive in order to escape. It's only a matter of time before he discovers just how willing a hostage Georgiana really is--and how close he is to surrendering to her wanton touch .. . .
She's the hottest writer in the industry. Romantic Times calls her "The Queen of Erotic Romance," and Affaire de Coeur hails her as "the divine mistress of sensual writing." She's Thea Devine, and she's the author of eighteen steamy historical romances (all published by Zebra Books), four novellas, and featured in the bestselling erotic romance anthologies, Captivated, Fascinated, and All Through The Night. She also writes contemporary romance and is a long-time freelance manuscript reader. She lives in Connecticut with her husband of 35 years, two dogs and two cats
With sophisticated erotic escapades on nearly every page, Thea Devine's historical romance Bliss River (after Seductive) lives up to its name. Set in 1898 among the profligate English aristocrats of the South African Bliss River Valley, the book follows the fiendish Charles Elliott, an outsider who pretends to run a polo club for the rich decadents so that he can execute a complicated plot to avenge his father's death. When his plan goes awry, he's forced to take to the road with a young woman hostage, and the antics only get steamier from there.