Series: Anam Céile Chronicles
'Anam Céile' means 'Soul mate' in Irish Gaelic. I chose it for the name of my series because is it centers around soul mates, as well as true love, self-discovery, loss, Vampires, lust, and the faith in reincarnation set in the lush backdrops of rugged Ireland, beautiful, culturally rich Venice and Florence, Italy, and Morocco, amongst others. The books listed below are in the recommended order of reading, although the novellas can also be read alone.
Cailín (Book I, 2013)
A Love which Transcends Existence...
It is the year 1702. Aislinn, the daughter of a sheep farmer in western Ireland, is a tenacious redheaded lass who has NO intention of ever settling into the dutiful roles of marriage and motherhood demanded of her by her father. The only thing she has ever wanted is to pursue her dreams of being a professional fiddler, and that is fully what she intends to do— with or without the blessing of her family.
Nevertheless, all that, and so much more, is about to change when she is unwilling persuaded into participating in her older cousin’s girlish, traditional Celtic love spell to see the face of the lad she will be destined to marry. Aislinn doesn’t take it at all seriously, until that night when she dreams of a handsome dark-haired lad— just as she was told would happen.
Falling for some charming lad was never part of her plans. Only now, Aislinn cannot seem to shake her obsession with him— nor does she want to! And though she never looks back after he comes into her life, things seem to do anything but fall beautifully into place.
The vision of Donovan was not the only vision that Aislinn had ever experienced. She had always felt out of the ordinary somehow. She just didn’t know why— yet.
Her father never misses an opportunity to rebuke Aislinn for her peculiarities. He accuses her of being a changeling of the sidhe, the dreaded faerie folk of Ireland that delight in causing mischief for decent folk like him.
Perhaps she is.
Fact is, for most of her life, Aislinn has been tormented by strange visions. And now, every one of them is about to manifest themselves to her.
Just when all Aislinn believes she wanted is right within her grasp, she awakes in a strange bed in a castle surrounded by Vampires and the commanding presence of a striking man with an otherworldly attraction.
She has no idea of his intentions, but from the shivers surging down her spine she is certain she’s about to find out.
Everything is about to change . . .
She finds herself heaved into a world of secrets, violence and lust so powerful— it will either consume her or destroy her.
The thing is, Aislinn has no earthly idea of who or what she actually is. To discover the secret for herself, she will embark on a quest which will test her strength and devotion more than she could ever have imagined.
But first, she’ll have to lose everything!
Donovan's Struggle (Erotic Novella, 2013)
“How am I to be the man I have determined to be for her when the lusciousness of her curves tempt me endlessly?”
Donovan O’Connor has been in love with feisty redheaded Aislinn MacAuliffe since the first time he laid eyes on her— when they were both just practically children. Nonetheless, he told himself to forget about it, never imagining she would ever actually feel the same for him. Now she does and even more unbelievably, she is his! What can he do to prove himself worthy of her love?
To overcome his past, he has sworn to do everything right by her, including not robbing her of her virginity before they are wed. If he can do only one thing right in his life, he will do this. But Aislinn is making it harder on him by the day, forever enticing him as no suitable lady should. When they are caught in a heavy thunderstorm and must seek shelter— and shed their soaked clothes— will he be able to maintain his fortitude or will her provoking and his overwhelming desire for her get the better of him?
The Awakening of Celeste (Erotic Novella, 2013)
“I never fathomed I would know such immense pleasure as he has shown me. I might even be happy, if only I can acclimate to this way of life.”
The year is 1499, Morocco.
While dreaming of returning home to receive the expected proposal of Mathieu, young Celeste is instead sold to a procurer for the Sultan by her parents while on holiday to Rabat, Morocco from Paris, France.
She is scared and very angry. The other harem women dote on her and prepare her to be presented to the Sultan, instructing her on the ways of love. Her encounter with him is better than she feared and he makes love to her gently, introducing her to her first pleasures of the flesh, holding her in his arms the duration of the night.
In the afterglow of passion, Celeste begins to think perhaps her life will not be so bad. She thinks she has never felt so loved, so alive. He continues to call for her several days in a row. Her feelings escalate and she believes she is truly in love for the first time.
Then one day she is called into the Sultan’s chamber, along with two other women and expected to perform with them. Disgusted and confused, Celeste must watch him pleasure and be pleasured by the other women, as well as participate if she wishes to remain in his favor.
When she becomes pregnant, he seems overjoyed, and she is delighted to be able to give him a child. But will Celeste be able to continue to please him or will her jealousy get the better of her? Will she ever truly adjust to life as a harem wife?
(Erotic Novella, 2013)
When her beautiful imported French mother could not cope with life in the harem, Zahrah— the stunning daughter of the most affluent sultan in Morocco— grows up cynical, vehemently refusing to follow in her footsteps. Nonetheless, Zahrah is nothing like her weak mother. In fact, she has every intention of doing whatever it takes to escape the palace altogether. She will take charge of her destiny. And it will not be to surrender herself to the will of a man.
And yet, for the time being, while she is there, Zahrah manages to have anyone she wants wrapped around her finger— men and women alike. Her thirst for carnal pleasure and manipulation seems to know no bounds. After all, what sultan in their right mind would want a ruined female as an addition to their harem? She hopes her plan will spare her, at least from being traded away to another harem.
But then, an enigmatic fair haired stranger with icy eyes visits her father’s palace from a faraway land. Zahrah thinks she has surely found the method of escape she has so desperately sought. Still, she just may have met her match. Especially when he informs her that the only way out is to trade her soul into a world of darkness.
The Falling of Katja (Erotic Novella, 2013)
“How is it that I can experience so much pleasure even as my world is crumbling down around me?”
It is the Year 1633, Hungary.
Katja is the stunning daughter of a peasant family. Since childhood she has been best friends with Štefan, the dashing son of a banker. As she developed into a voluptuous young woman, she realises she has always been in love with him, dreamed her whole life around him. She has never imagined another life than one with him.
Then one day, Štefan comes by with some devastating news for her which drives them into one another’s arms. In one day, as all of her dreams come crashing down, Katja is familiarized with the bittersweet pleasure of passion for the first time with the only man she will ever love.
Soeis (Book II, 2013)
"Do I deserve love again when I have done nothing but murder? And when again I do find him, will there be anything of me left to give?"
Though she treasures her homeland of Ireland, Aislinn only knows she must find escape from the painful memories. Not knowing where she is heading, her intuition beckons her
to Italy. Perhaps, she will resume her long ago dreams of becoming a famous violinist— such a thing would be possible there. But that was before her existence had been altered by love for Donovan. How can those old dreams possibly even matter anymore— when she has lost everything that did matter?
Barely sustaining herself in the underground of Florence, Aislinn is found by a couple of stunning seasoned vampires who offer to take her under their wing and demonstrate to her how a Vampiress should be conducting herself. While relieved to be taken from her dreary homeless existence and to be living in their beautiful old villa, she finds acclimating to their régime of seducing their helpless male prey with the lure of sexual promises to be inflicting turmoil on her conscience.
There is one catch. Aislinn is truly enticed by Katja, the angelic Hungarian golden-haired Vampire. When Katja seduces her, Aislinn is awakened to pleasures she never imagined existed before.
And she wants more. Much more...
Even as she battles against everything that they are— and in turn, everything she is becoming—Aislinn cannot help but be overcome with the intense sexual desire, as well as the bloodlust of their realm. Determined to find her love reincarnate once again—as she avowed to him as he lay dying in her arms—she is struggling between losing herself and
preserving her virginity in the midst of these increasingly overwhelming desires.
Then, one day, Aislinn is certain she glimpses and catches the scent of her love. With this new driving force, she is desperate to be with him again. But she knows she must be vigilant in safeguarding her secret. It is vital that she finds him before they do and relish turning him into their next victim.
When her cohorts imprison Aislinn in the dungeon, she sinks into despair. Now, how will she ever find him? Worse yet, trapped there, how will she protect her love from them?
What Aislinn does not know is that she possesses powers of which she is unaware. Will she discover them in time to save herself—and her one true love?
The Submission of Giuliana (Erotic Novella, 2013)
"As I lay there being taken by two men, my orgasm swept through me, yet it was for another who had pleasured me only in the realm of my mind."
Giuliana never dreamed life would lead her to where she is now— serving as a courtesan in the swanky vampire theatre Sanguelascivia in Venice, Italy. Some days, she hates to admit, she loves her job— what woman wouldn't enjoy being sexually pleasured in a variety of new ways every day? She has been serviced by some of the most mouthwatering men she has ever laid eyes on.
And still other days, she cannot believe she has lowered herself to this. Then there are the Vampire patrons to whom she is expected to submit and service privately after the shows. Her life at Sanguelascivia is in severe contrast to the simple life she once knew with her husband and child. But she no longer allows herself to think of them. It is too painful to face the loss.
Giuliana vowed she would never love again. That is, until she sees Vincenzo her first night at the theatre and something stirs deep within her. Night after night she aches as she watches him with other women, wondering when she will finally have her turn to be pleasured by him. The only way she is able to endure her performances with the other men— and oft times women— is to fantasize about him pleasuring her.
Will she ever feel him against her skin, feel his lips hot upon hers, feel him moving inside of her?
The Love of Vincenzo (Erotic Novella, 2014)
“The first time I laid eyes upon her, I was instantly mesmerized by her softness, her beauty. I knew at once that I was done for… Never would I want another woman.”
Vincenzo was reasonably happy with his life. He had a stylish place to live and a job most other men would die for— having sex with multiple partners every night and servicing wealthy clients in the VIP, male and female alike. For years now, he had been one of the star performers at Sanguelascivia, a swanky erotic nightclub in Venice for the Vampire elite.
But then Giuliana wandered in to the club, a destitute young widow who had nowhere else to turn. She was nothing like the other women there at Sanguelascivia. Sure, many of them were gorgeous and naturally, he enjoyed fucking them, but none of them ever interested him in the least. Perhaps it was merely because Giuliana was not yet hardened by this lifestyle. She was beautiful in a soft and compassionate kind of way that he had not known in a long time.
Never had Vincenzo seen anyone quite like her.
And now, he could not seem to get her out of his mind.
Nor did he want to.
Vincenzo begins fantasizing about Giuliana during his every performance with the other women. Then he must agonizingly witness her initiation performance with two men. Will he be able to stand it, or will his emotion get the better of him?
Will they ever be scheduled to perform together so that he may know the pleasure of being with her? It is as if someone is determined to keep them apart…
But then something happens which forces Vincenzo to act quick, altering the course of both of their fates forever. He has to make the most difficult choice of his life— fleeing Sanguelascivia, and the woman he loves.
Will he ever see Giuliana again or will he go through eternity longing for the one woman who has ever touched his heart?
The Seduction of Gretchen (Erotic Novella, 2014)
“I know that I should not allow myself to be vulnerable to a Vampire like this, but he has me so hot, how can I possibly deny him? Besides he is far more than just a Vampire to me. He is my Vampire. And I am his.”
Gretchen has worked at Sanguelascivia as an erotic performer and blood courtesan for several years, done it all, seen it all. She thought she had grown numb to the Vampires whom she was required to service. It was just a job. They were just the clientele.
That is, until the night Lucius shows up.
While on stage in the midst of her performance, Gretchen first locks eyes with him, his gleaming blue eyes never departing from her. With every move she makes, she feels him watching her, making her hotter by the second. She fully expects him to be there after the performance to request her services, but to her surprise, he is nowhere to be seen. Perplexed, Gretchen tries to brush him from her mind, yet hard as she may try, she cannot.
What is it about him? No man— human or Vampire— has ever had her feeling quite like this, has ever penetrated her soul as he had. And she isn’t sure whether she likes it. But one thing is sure, there is no denying it. What is happening to her?
Then soon again Lucius is there, boring into her with those cryptic eyes. And once more, he disappears before the end of the night. She finds herself fantasizing over this Vampire— something which she never thought she would do. Gretchen resolves the next time she sees him, she’ll be damned if he’s going to slip away again without speaking to her. She will take matters into her own hands if she must. She will request him!
When at last she realises her long-awaited private session with him, Gretchen discovers Lucius has a delicious secret which she never thought possible. And just as furtively as he appears, so does he vanish once more. Left with so many questions, she can scarcely wait to see him again. And Lucius only feeds her preoccupation with him, sending her expensive gifts in between his random visits.
Inferring a sense of urgency, this enigmatic Vampire suddenly asks to come away with him to Paris to be his bonded blood servant— and lover. Relishing her sexual freedom, Gretchen has never been one to desire this arrangement so many others hoped for. However, she fears that if she lets him go, she will never see him again, feel him again. But, what will be in store for her once she leaves the familiar comfort of Sanguelascivia?
Leannán (Book III)
The Path which Destiny Beckons...
After bidding farewell to her homeland of Ireland once more, Aislinn courageously returns to Italy to accept the offer presented her by the sophisticated male vampire, Niccolò, to reside with him in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence.
She is anxious to learn from him of his more compassionate and less primeval lifestyle as a Vampire. Finally, never will she have to kill again to satisfy her blood lust!
But, will it really be as simple as all that?
Aislinn is disheartened when it does not go as effortlessly as she had hoped, and she must deal with killing again, even if it was by accident. Then, once she finally has that mastered, she must struggle against another sort of lust overwhelming her every time she is with her latest young male blood servant. Fearing she will make a mistake and lose herself to his charms, Aislinn hastily sends him away.
Niccolò also introduces her to a more cultured life, showing her things and taking her places she would have never seen. After visiting Sanguelascivia, an erotic club with courtesans who cater to Vampires, she takes on a female blood servant so that she will not be under the temptation of a man. They grow close— in every way imaginable. Being with Giuliana at least offers Aislinn some gratification from her persistently all-consuming sexual needs, until the day she can be reunited with her soul mate— soon, she prays.
She focuses her efforts on searching the city for the man she is convinced is the reincarnate of her lost love, Donovan— the very reason she returned to Italy. She tracks him down by his scent and he begins courting her ardently. Aislinn is quickly becoming rapt by his charms and is more than ready to succumb to his seductive touch. But is she absolutely sure it is him, after all, or is she only making yet another serious misjudgment?
And then to make matters more confusing, Aislinn begins having recurring dreams and fantasies about Voljidaar, her dark and alluring creator from the land of cold and snow with his long pale hair and penetrating ice blue eyes, amongst his other even more desirable features...
If only she knew for certain the correct path, the one to which her true fate summons.
(3-Pack Set - Prequel to 'Soeis', 2013)
This Set contains all 3 novellas each expanding on an individual character from 'Soeis', Book II in the gripping Paranormal Erotic Romance series Anam Céile Chronicles, providing an in-depth insight to the characters and the diverse backgrounds from which they came.
'The Awakening of Celeste'
'The Sins of Zahrah'
'The Falling of Katja'
(3-Pack Set, 2014)
This Trio Set of novellas showcases the tantalizing stories of three sexy performers of Sanguelascivia, exclusive Erotic theatre for Vampires: Giuliana, Vincenzo & Gretchen. This set may also serve as a prequel set to Book III in the Anam Céile Chronicles series, Leannán.
The 2013 Award Winning
‘The Submission of Giuliana’
‘L’amore di Vincenzo’
‘The Seduction of Gretchen’
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