edited by Torrance Sené
Ten stories of temptation, romance, and blasphemy featuring Sonni de Soto, Piper Denna, Torrance Sené, Charlotte French, Bronwyn Green, Leandra Vane, Mira Stanley, Jordan Monroe, H K Carlton, and Jillian Boyd.
Not even men of the cloth are exempt from God’s greatest gift: Love. In Sacred and Profane: Priest Erotic Romance, you’ll find stories of clergymen stepping outside their vows, pastors weaving divinity into their seductions, nuns and parishioners confessing to their body’s every earthly desire, and more.
Are you aroused by the blasphemous dance of sex and religion? The dangerous edge of eroticism contained within submission to something beyond oneself? The taboo juxtaposition of holy and sensual? Then Sacred and Profane welcomes you.
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Release Date: 17 January 2017
Length: 60,220 words / 186 pages
Available in Print and Digital
Publisher: Sexy Little Pages
ISBN: [ coming soon ]
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“Genuflect” by Sonni de Soto
Father Nicholas has a secret, one he must keep protected. The solace and beauty he finds in the heresy of Donovan’s, a BDSM club that perverts his faith, fills a space in his soul that nothing else can.
“His Undoing” by Piper Denna
Shasta has a face Pastor Luke cannot resist. Out of all the parishioners, he spends the most time thinking of her. One night, the virgin preacher finds himself unable to escape the temptation that is her, and it turns out she too needs to be alone with him.
“Temptation Follows” by Torrance Sené
Father Yorke never expected his faith would be tested in the form of Good Samaritan Abby Lewison. But when she comes to him in need of guidance, her desires become his own and blasphemy is embraced.
“Absolution” by Charlotte French
Burdened with the sins of his parishioners, Father Granger’s spirit and soul are heavy and listless. His salvation lies in an old skeleton key left to him by Father Brennan. Through an otherworldly and taboo encounter, Granger discovers even priests deserve absolution.
“Father What-a-Waste” by Bronwyn Green
Against her better judgement, Prudence bares her soul in the confessional. But when past and present collide in the form of Father Thomas, she finds herself completely exposed and longing for for more than a few Hail Marys as penance.
“Shelter” by Leandra Vane
Morgan only goes to church to occasionally placate her mother. On her latest visit, she meets Pastor Buchanan can’t resist pushing his boundaries—and those of his parishioners—with her sex-positive attitude. Through Morgan’s mischief, the pastor soon learns more about his own body’s wants and needs.
“Taking Mary Beth” by Mira Stanley
After learning about Mary Beth from an inmate he ministered to, former Russian criminal-turned-priest, Father Aleksei discovers his true calling in life: protecting her. Forsaking the priesthood, he comes to her rescue and shows the young woman how all-encompassing love can be.
“Succumb to Temptation” by Jordan Monroe
After stepping away from his former life as a Dominant, Father Michael joined the priesthood to find solace and meaning. Instead, he is drawn to Claire and her enchanting soprano voice. She stirs a yearning in him he thought he’d left behind.
“Sin Bin” by H K Carlton
Father Daunté Bennifetto never expected to find the one who got away, but there she was, dancing at a strip club. The Sin Bin. He was sent to bring her back to righteousness, but the Lord works in mysterious ways.
“Down on My Knees” by Jillian Boyd
Opened and awakened to the earthly lust that lie within her, Sister Josephine is unable to move on from her desires and the priest who stirred them in her one night. When they meet again, will either be strong enough to escape their attraction?
Wow. I have to start off with – I’m not particularly religious and I believe that even men, and women of the cloth to be human and as such, will never escape human needs. I find it disconcerting that we could hold certain people responsible for denying their humanity.
This book consisted of ten stories, each with a different approach/outlook but following the same theme. All men and women are created equal, after a fashion. Each story was well edited and flowed with a great pace.
To review each one in turn would be to give away key plot points but each author is certainly deserving of notice.
In Genuflect, by Sonni de Soto, the author has a distinctive style of writing that incorporates her main character’s reasoning and feelings into action. I have to admit, this is the first book of its kind that I’ve read. It was wonderful.
In The Undoing by Piper Denna, the author unfolds a story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I could easily see something similar happening in a real-life situation. There is a real-world feel to her characters.
In Temptation Follows by Torrance Sene, the author throws in a bit of impact play. Wow. She didn’t lose the flavor of the plot, just incorporated it a natural way…Yep, a natural way. I would definitely read this writer’s work again.
In Absolution by Charlotte French, the author brings in a bit of the supernatural, again, like the rest, done in a tasteful, flowing story that kept you enthralled.
In Father What-A-Waste by Bronwyn Green, the air crackled with romance between the two main characters. I couldn’t have put the book down during that story even if I’d wanted to.
In Shelter by Leandra Vane, this story was a hoot. You couldn’t have found two more distinct characters on Earth. But the story worked, and in a wonderful way that brought the characters to life.
In Taking Mary Beth by Mira Stanley, the author takes a ride on the wild side, even considering the subject matter. What wonderful characters she created from a real-life type scenario. Another HEA that you wouldn’t expect.
In Succumb to Temptation by Jordan Monroe, the author captures both the infatuation of a young girl and a new priest. Well done.
In Sin Bin by HK Carlton, the author captures the heartbreak of remembered love and flows into a second-chance with a twist I hadn’t seen coming. I’ve read this author’s work before and again, she certainly doesn’t disappoint, but sets the bar rather high for others.
In Down on My Knees by Jillian Boyd, the story, from a female’s religious perspective, provided an interesting insight. Another story that flowed well from taboo into reality.
Each of the stories detailed the mind’s ability to rationalize and come to grips with the character’s humanity in a way that was well written and made for a wonderful read.
The first time I’ve read a religious, taboo, kind of book. It is well worth picking up and reading.
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