The Lion’s Den club was better than I ever imagined and my worst nightmare, all combined.I thought I was going to explore my darkest fantasies.Gain a better understanding of myself and see what I’d been missing in life.Instead, I made a deal with the devil.I had hoped I wouldn’t see anyone I knew at the club.Coming face-to-face with Filip De Luca was a worst-case scenario.Filip was effortless power seething beneath a playboy exterior.A host of sharp edges disguised behind a cavalier grin.Inescapably alluring and devastatingly dangerous.He promised he wouldn’t tell my father about seeing me at the club.I had his blessing to dip my toes into the dark waters of deviancy.The catch?Filip would guide me on this journey.He would control every aspect of my exploration.Set every boundary and command my obedience to his rules.I thought I could live with his terms.Gain the experience I wanted from a partner I could trust.What a naïve fool I’d been to think our bargain could ever be so simple.
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The club was exactly what I needed—I’d never come so quickly in my life. The confirmation of my suspicions both relieved but also troubled me. A part of me had desperately wanted to be normal, but it appeared that wasn’t in the cards.In my heart, I’d known I wasn’t the same as those around me. Maybe that was why I chose to go blonde and stand apart from my sisters and parents. I’d wanted to be as outwardly different as I felt on the inside. I’d told myself that no matter what had gone on in my past, I was still the one in control—I was the developer of the landscape of my life. One hour at the Den proved that was only so true.There was an insidious desire inside me that I couldn’t deny. It wouldn’t be quashed or ignored.A taste for darkness.I found pleasure in things that others shunned. I craved deeds only performed in the shadows of society. I should have known there was no escaping it.Once an addict, always an addict.I needed Filip’s brand of seduction like I needed my next breath. The small taste I’d been given wasn’t enough. I needed more, and I would get it, one way or another.
Within a year of self-publishing her first book, Jill Ramsower quit her job as an attorney and dedicated her days to churning out romantic adventures. She likes to think of her books as contemporary romance with a touch of fantasy—at its core, her writing is about the connection between two people. Sometimes that connection involves a little magic…With Jill’s books, you can count on confident heroines, plenty of steamy tension, and deliciously assertive leading men. There are no guarantees in life, but with her books, you know everything will work out in the end. However, a perfect ending would not be nearly as satisfying without a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Jill loves to add plenty of adversity in her stories, creating unforgettably dynamic characters and sneaky plot twists you will never see coming.Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s a travel junkie and loves to read when she is not lost in her own stories.