The Geisha Who Could Feel No Pain by India Millar

Out of all the geisha, only Mineko´s strangeness was hidden from the world.

Mineko was the geisha who could not feel pain. She was the geisha that no man could hurt, no matter how hard they tried. And not only was Mineko unable to feel physical pain, she was also unable to feel the emotions of love and longing and need. Until she met the Samurai who became her lover; the man who—just as she was—was owned body and soul by Mineko´s master, the terrible yakuza Akira.

As her desires were awoken by Ken, her Samurai lover, Mineko begins to dream of another life, one of freedom.

In this, the second in the “Secrets from the Hidden House” series, the terrible mysteries that lie at the heart of the Hidden House are revealed. Past and present twist together, each secret deeper and darker than that which has gone before. The enigma that is the Hidden House unfurls the petals of its history here, in Mineko´s story.

The story of the Geisha Who Could Feel No Pain.

This is the second story from the Hidden House, but is also a stand-alone novel.

View the first book from the Hidden House here.

About the Author

INDIA MILLAR started her career in heavy industry at British Gas and ended it in the rarefied atmosphere of the British Library. She now lives on Spain’s glorious Costa Blanca North in an entirely male dominated household comprised of her husband, a dog, and a cat. In addition to historical romances, India also writes popular guides to living in Spain under a different name. Her Romance Noir series is highlighted on her website, indiamillar.co.uk.  You can find all books by India Millar here.

Murder in the Forbidden City by Amanda Roberts

Peking, 1867

When one of the Empress’s ladies-in-waiting is killed in the Forbidden City, she orders Inspector Gong to find the killer. Unfortunately, as a man, he is forbidden from entering the Inner Court. How is he supposed to solve a murder when he cannot visit the scene of the crime or talk to the women in the victim’s life? He won’t be able to solve this crime alone.

The widowed Lady Li is devastated when she finds out about the murder of her sister-in-law, who was serving as the Empress’s lady-in-waiting. She is determined to discover who killed her, even if it means assisting the rude and obnoxious Inspector Gong and going undercover in the Forbidden City.

Together, will Lady Li and Inspector Gong be able to find the murderer before he – or she – strikes again?

 

About the Author

Amanda Roberts is a writer and editor who has been living in China since 2010. Amanda has an MA in English from the University of Central Missouri. She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies around the world and she regularly contributes to numerous blogs. Amanda can be found all over the Internet, but her home is TwoAmericansinChina.com.

You can find all books by Amanda Roberts here.

 

The Queen’s Lover by Noelle Riches

Soriana can’t escape the man who first taught her to love, and though Ranneth keeps his distance, she still can’t deny the passion forbidden to them both. King Trenor is a doting husband, but what she needs is a man who understands her worth and the threats of war hedging in from the west. A visit from a foreign delegate and a journey to secure an alliance with their neighbors up north has Soriana striving to prove herself, but being the key to peace between the two nations may ask more of her than she’s willing to give. And as she continues to fight the passion she still can’t deny, she realizes that sometimes even the hidden battles leave scars.

 

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The Queen’s Lover is Book 2 in the Queen of Oran Trilogy. Check out Book 1, The Queen’s Training, here.

About the Author

Noelle Riches studied English Literature at the University of Guelph only to realize she much preferred the heart–racing stories she read between lectures. She has taught English in Japan and made chocolate in Vancouver, but it wasn’t until she started a job in the health and wellness field in Toronto that she returned to her first passion—writing. She now lives as a foursome with her husband, son, and cat in Guelph, Ontario where she teaches her son English, feeds her husband chocolate, and tries to put all the love stories bundled up inside her onto paper. Visit her website: NoelleRiches.com

Find all books by Noelle Riches here.

A School for Dragons

Mattie Sharpe—seventeen and bored in L.A. —is getting into trouble. She gets into even more when she’s whisked to Cavernis, a world teeming with dragons. But these are dragons as you’ve never seen them: they are fussy gourmets; work as lawyers & CPA’s; and attend their school ASH, where they take classes like TNS (“Tails, Nails & Scales”).

Reuniting with her childhood friend, Mattie learns why she’s been brought there, and even heads ASH’s rowing team, Skull & Bones. She learns how to be a knight from the mysterious Eli, a small mute dragon…or is he?

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About the Author

AMY WOLF is an Amazon Kindle Scout winner for her novel The Misses Brontës’ Establishment. She has published 38 short stories in the SFF press, including Realms of Fantasy (2) and Interzone (U.K.). She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writer’s program and has an honors English degree from The University of London. She started her career working for the major Hollywood studios, including 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. and was a Script Reader for MGM & Joe Roth. Amy now lives in Seattle. She has one adult daughter currently terrorizing L.A., 2 horses, 2 dogs, and a bunny. Find all books by Amy Wolf here.

The Queen’s Training by Noelle Riches

Betrothed to the King of Oran, Soriana must undergo a year of training to learn all that’s expected of her before the wedding, but when the king’s second in command, an unreachable man marred by scars, takes over her training, she’s finally rocked by the passion necessary to fulfill her new role as queen. Unable to keep her heart from the man she cannot have, but with the possibility of finally being able to change the lives of her people, and her childhood rival doing all she can to usurp her position, Soriana must decide if she’s strong enough to give up the love she never hoped to find to become the woman her people so desperately need .

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About the Author

Noelle Riches studied English Literature at the University of Guelph only to realize she much preferred the heart–racing stories she read between lectures. She has taught English in Japan and made chocolate in Vancouver, but it wasn’t until she started a job in the health and wellness field in Toronto that she returned to her first passion—writing. She now lives as a foursome with her husband, son and cat in Guelph, Ontario where she teaches her son English, feeds her husband chocolate, and tries to put all the love stories bundled up inside her onto paper. Visit her website: NoelleRiches.com

Find all books by Noelle Riches here.

吸血鬼的女儿

当发现这个事实之后——他的一生挚爱,维多利亚,其实并非人类,而是一只恐怖怪物的孩子,与此同时,她还必须嫁给另一个男人来拯救自己的家人。伊森选择离开浮世繁华,在一个修道院里独自度过后半生。

但是教会将他引向了另一条路。

导师要求伊森将举世闻名的吸血鬼猎人唐·卡尔梅带去他生活过的村子,为当地饱受吸血鬼肆虐的村民除害。伊森只得启程,他不论是从现实中还是情感上,都必须回归到他生长的那片土地,面对吸血鬼的女儿,在爱和信仰中做出最终抉择。

本书饱含典型哥特小说的各种文学要素(扑朔迷离的女主角,优柔寡断的男主角,神秘异域的背景,古典文学的引用,黑暗城堡,和可预知的危机感),并与现代浪漫小说的感官描写相结合。《吸血鬼的女儿》将让你期待更多。

关于莉·安德森

IMG_3475莉·安德森在攻读英语文学硕士的过程中,对哥特式浪漫小说产生了浓厚的兴趣,并在此后用哥特式文学手法写作了数篇与吸血鬼相关的短片作品。而后在亚洲的多年生活,给予了她以古代中国为背景进行浪漫小说创作的灵感。迄今为止,莉在网络中广泛发表作品,但多数是以其他笔名发表。此外,她还曾任职多所美国高校教授写作。如果对莉·安德森的其他作品感兴趣,请访问网站:LeighAndersonRomance.com

 

Threads of Silk by Amanda Roberts

When I was a child, I thought my destiny was to live and die on the banks of the Xiangjiang River as my family had done for generations. I never imagined that my life would lead me to the Forbidden City and the court of China’s last Empress.

Born in the middle of nowhere, Yaqian, a little embroidery girl from Hunan Province, finds her way to the imperial court, a place of intrigue, desire, and treachery. From the bed of an Emperor, the heart of a Prince, and the right side of an Empress, Yaqian weaves her way through the most turbulent decades of China’s history and witnesses the fall of the Qing Dynasty.

About the Author

headshot2AMANDA ROBERTS is a writer and editor who has been living in China since 2010. Amanda has an MA in English from the University of Central Missouri. She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies around the world and she regularly contributes to numerous blogs. Amanda can be found all over the Internet, but her home is TwoAmericansinChina.com.

The Geisha with the Green Eyes by India Millar

By 1850, Japan had been closed to the outside world for centuries.  It was a secret, hidden world.  And deep within Edo (now Tokyo) was the Yoshiwara − “The Floating World.”  The center of pleasure. And within the Yoshiwara was the Hidden House. The place that only the very wealthiest could afford.  The place where the geisha were…special.

And in the Hidden House lived Midori No Me. Half Japanese, half foreign Barbarian, born to captivity. She was trained to dedicate her life to serving the wealthiest men in Japan. Defiled at 13 when her virginity was sold to the highest bidder. Possessed by the greatest actor in the Kabuki theatre.  Stolen from him by the most powerful Yakuza in Edo.

The geisha who escaped from the Floating World.

The Geisha with the Green Eyes.

About the Author

India MillarINDIA MILLAR started her career in heavy industry at British Gas and ended it in the rarefied atmosphere of the British Library. She now lives on Spain’s glorious Costa Blanca North in an entirely male dominated household comprised of her husband, a dog, and a cat. In addition to historical romances, India also writes popular guides to living in Spain under a different name. Her Romance Noir series is highlighted on her website, indiamillar.co.uk.