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Gothic Blue (Black Lace) [Mass Market Paperback]

Portia Da Costa
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9 Mar 2000 Black Lace

An erotic paranormal romance...

At an archduke's reception, a handsome young nobleman falls under the spell of a malevolent but irresistible sorceress. Two hundred years later, Belinda Seward also falls prey to sensual forces she can neither understand nor control. Stranded by a thunderstorm at a remote Gothic priory, Belinda and her boyfriend are drawn into an enclosed world of luxurious decadence and sexual alchemy. Their host is the courteous but melancholic André von Kastel; a beautiful aristocrat who mourns his lost love. He has plans for Belinda - plans which will take her into the realms of obsessive love and the erotic paranormal.


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Black Lace; 2nd Reprint 2007 edition (9 Mar 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0352330759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0352330758
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 10.8 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 328,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Forgive me,' he muttered. 'I have gone too far. I am sorry.' Belinda was too shocked to speak. The sensation she had experienced from just a fleeting touch had taken her breath away.'

At an archduke's reception, a handsome young nobleman falls under the spell of a malevolent but irresistible sorceress. Two hundred years later, Belinda Seward also falls prey to sensual forces she can neither understand or control. Stranded by a thunderstorm at a remote Gothic priory, Belinda and her boyfriend are drawn into an enclosed world of luxurious decadence and sexual alchemy.

Their host is the courteous but melancholic André von Kastel; a beautiful aristocrat who mourns his lost love. André has plans for Belinda - plans which take her into the realms of obsessive love and the erotic paranormal.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Merely to call this novel "arousing" would be like imagining that you have adequately described the Eiffel Tower by terming it "tall"! Once started I could not stop myself from lusting after, fantasising about and yearning for the beautiful Belinda Seward. A warning to all male readers: don't start reading Portia Da Costa's "Gothic Blue" if you are trying to lead a purer life. The setting, the story, the characters and their incredible sexual acts are all precisely calculated to have you lusting, lusting and lusting more than you ever have done before in the whole of your life. This is the hottest erotic piece of writing you are ever likely to encounter on the shelves since the turn of the millenium. If I could give it a six star rating I would!! Please Portia, more! more! more! I am totally addicted.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Gothic Blue' is a Dream Come True 2 Jun 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Portia da Costa has done it again! Or perhaps I should say, Black Lace has done it again - with a reprint of her 1996 novel 'Gothic Blue.' This is a timeless novel that is as fresh today as it was over ten years ago. It lives up to its erotica label from the very start - a prelude in which we are introduced to Count Andre von Kassel and the evil Countess Isidora Katori. The spell that is cast on the Count divides him from his true love, Arabelle, for all time - or at least, for four hundred plus years, when the arrival of Belinda Seward and her lover, Jonathan Sumner, at the Count's dilapidated manse gives the slumbering, suffering Count Kassel new hope.

While his blonde, mute, gorgeous servants (two females and a male) keep Lindi and Johnny `occupied' when they're not happily occupied with each other, it is the developing relationship between Andre and Lindi that drives the story forward. Will she succumb to his advances (yes), will it be all she imagines (oh yes) will she help him in his quest to lift the curse before the equally ageless Isidora interferes? The answer to that question I leave to you to discover when you read the book.

Elements of fairy tales and magic and timeless love meld seamlessly with a whole lot of steamy sex to make this book a winner. Congratulations, Ms da Costa, on this reprint. It's a great way to launch a reader into the incomparable imagination of the lively, lovely work of Portia da Costa - and a treat for anyone already familiar with her reliable, riveting prose.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars decadent, spooky and verrrry sexy... 10 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you're looking for an erotic tale that's just that bit different and something that makes you use your brain - rather than the hackneyed 'we're all part of a secret society' - this one's for you.
Gorgeous characters, decadent surroundings, fabulous sex... it's a book you can enjoy on a surface level, and then enjoy again at a deeper level when you recognise the subtleties in the plot. I won't give any secrets away, but there's something very X-files ish about the paranormal world Belinda discovers.
Enjoy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars erotic, well written with a good plot 4 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A friend suggest I read this author and I was pleasantly surprised that this sort of book could be not only extremely erotic, but was well written with an intriguing plot. More please!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and Spooky! 4 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have only recently discovered Portia Da Costa's books - you must read HOTBED! - and can't believe what I've been missing. GOTHIC BLUE is everything erotica should be - and more. This book is like Hammer Horror come to life - with all the hidden (and not so hidden!) sensuality and spookiness of the original vampire stories. It's not only highly erotic, it's also a great bit of storytelling, with masses of sex, and tension, and some truly scary moments. Buy it now! Read it - and enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So hot it'll burn your fingers! 25 Jun 2007
By Lucy Felthouse TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Having not read an erotic novel for some time (I prefer short stories), I wasn't sure what to expect. Full-length erotic novels tend to waffle on a bit, and there's not enough sex in them for my liking. Not so with Gothic Blue - it's full of copulating couples! But rather than it coming across as a shameless s**g-fest, it's all worked seamlessly into the plot. The result, an exciting story with lots of red-hot sex - a real page turner!

Having an obsession with paranormal stories and characters myself, I looked forward to reading this. I wasn't disappointed. This is the tale of Belinda Seward and her boyfriend Jonathan. Hoping to inject new life into their relationship, they go away on holiday.

When disaster strikes, the young couple think their trip is ruined. Stranded, they start to walk and find themselves at Sedgwick Manor, a Gothic priory in the middle of nowhere. In the midst of a powerful storm, the couple find shelter in the grounds. With no car and no mobile telephone, the outlook is bleak.

However, the storm seems to do something to Belinda and Jonathan. Stuck in the back of beyond, they are overcome with sudden lust and pounce on one another with reckless abandon and have an explosive night of passion; during which Belinda gets the feeling they are being watched. This only fuels her excitement.

The next day Belinda heads to the main house seeking assistance so she and Jonathan can be on their way. No such luck. She meets the handsome mute Oren, who offers hospitality but no means of getting back on the road. A strange presence in the house compels Belinda to explore. What she finds will change her and Jonathan's lives forever.

This isn't your typical vampire story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It was good read
it was a Good read, yes I would recommended a friend to read, yes would tell friends about this book.
Published 2 months ago by ann baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly entertaining
An unexpected good read. Something a little different and managed to be very entertaining and an easy read. Read more
Published 16 months ago by EPat
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC BOOK
FANTASTIC BOOK good authour and story, I am not a critic. what do you want an essay.i have got 55 of these to write and dont have time for all this.
Published 16 months ago by Heide Grant
3.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
not the best by any means but a good read belinda seems innocent as they come until andre appears but a good read.
Published on 1 July 2011 by felix 5
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Erotic Supernatural Fantasy
An enjoyable book. Interesting supernatural storyline with much sex throughout (each chapter). From a man's point of view (I know these books are written for women), I would have... Read more
Published on 2 Mar 2011 by Liam Mariscotti
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most wonderful erotic novels I have ever read.
Merely to call this novel "arousing" would be like imagining that you have adequately described the Eiffel Tower by terming it "tall"! Read more
Published on 24 May 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars This has everything!
A new story from Portia Da Costa is always a pleasure, and this has to be one of her best. 'Gothic Blue' has the lot - a gripping story, a delicious setting provided by a remote... Read more
Published on 8 May 2001
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