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  • Paperback: 387 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Red Impulse (Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061780286
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061780288
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,301,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sabrina Darby has been reading romance novels since the age of seven and learned her best vocabulary (dulcet, diaphanous, and turgid) from them. She started writing romance the day after her wedding, when she woke up with the idea for a Regency. She resides in Southern California with her husband and son.

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This is fun book, very different from the author's other offering avaiable on kindle. Don't buy if you can't handle earthy anglo-saxon language! All in all a good read with some great characters. More aptly described as Regency erotica (or romantic soft porn even) than Regency romance. I enjoyed it and would reccomend it for those who like a racy read with a touch of floune!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x1725b538) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x99f32738) out of 5 stars Naughty and Nice 29 Dec. 2009
By Stephanie Dray - Published on
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This book is an unusual find-one that attempts to blend literary erotica with Regency romance and emerges as something else entirely. Fans of erotica may find it too soft. Readers of traditional Regency romance might find it too sensual. I found it to be beautifully written and thought-provoking.

The four novellas that comprise ON THESE SILKEN SHEETS all touch one another and find their premise in a naughty gentleman's club called Harridan House. By choosing this unapologetically lurid setting in a famously prim and proper time period, the author immediately sweeps away any illusions the reader might have. Instead, she shines a light on the seedy underside of the era, and challenges readers to deny that no matter what social mores rule, our basic sexual instincts remain under the covers.

In spite of this erotic indulgence, most of the stories conform to traditional romance genre rules. At least, outwardly. What I found most edifying about Ms. Darby's work is its fundamentally transgressive nature. In every story, she finds some element of the forbidden, and subversively weaves it along with what romance readers supposedly want and expect from a love story. We have the conventional lonely widow, the diligent parliamentarian with a broken heart, and even a single father, looking for traditional love. But alongside these expected romance tropes, we also have some unrepentantly depraved characters, and I loved them best for their utter rebellion against the society in which they lived. (And to some extent, against the society in which their desires would still raise eyebrows.)

Ms. Darby gives us self-actualized women, some of whom have rather standard fantasies and sexual urges, and some of whom would be thought as perverts, even today. Our very first heroine is a voyeur-and there was something courageous about Ms. Darby for exploring the sexuality of a young woman who wants a man she's just seen making love to someone else. We are also given a former brothel madam as a heroine, and although her love story may have been the least erotic of the bunch, it was also presented without hysterics or histrionics about her past.

Of the four novellas in the book, the last one was my favorite. Perhaps it was because it was the bravest and I appreciate the challenges the author faced in writing it. Her hero, in this last story, was the butt of every joke in the stories preceding it. We'd already seen him through six other pairs of eyes, and the impression was not flattering. What's more, our heroine isn't a lady or an heiress, but a lowly maid. And when Lucy the Lady's Maid is offered a position as a mistress to a powerful man, she does not throw up her hands, wailing dramatically about her virtue and honor-but rather, accepts willingly and happily.

Meanwhile, I eagerly await Ms. Darby's next work and can't wait to see what rules she decides to break next.
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HASH(0x99de1f3c) out of 5 stars Fantastic! 26 May 2012
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I absolutley LOVED all these short stories, which all tie in together,, but my absolute favorite was the 1st one which was oh so very HOT!! I have finally found an author who writes erotic romance exactly as I have been looking for. Starts off quick with so much heat but balances well with romance and does not come off crude nor vulgar. The banter between the character's is awesome and there is more dialogue between character's then there is internal dialogue which tends to drive me insane, so with that being said you get great character development as well. This is a must read and I am looking forward to more from this author!
HASH(0x99de1e40) out of 5 stars A nice tapestry 15 Nov. 2009
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This is a set of four interwoven novellas, featuring two couples each. I wasn't sure I'd care for the format, as I don't really like novellas, but not only did I become a fan of the book, I became a fan of the format.

What makes this work is the varying levels of experience amongst the eight players, the differences in their motivations, and how much they each risked to find love. My favorite was #3, "Roses are Rouge." Madames need love, too, yanno.

I recommend this highly. It's good erotic romance, heavy on the romance yet still hawt. It's billed as erotica. It is not.
HASH(0x99d91f6c) out of 5 stars Great Read 29 Nov. 2012
By Natalie - Published on
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I got this on a library loan, and really liked it. The first story is the best, then the second is second best, etc., which is why I only gave it 4 stars. Worth the read.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99d927e0) out of 5 stars four interrelated erotic Regency romances 12 Sept. 2009
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Format: Paperback
"Against the Wall." Carolina vowed she would never marry Viscount Stanton although she loves him and his touch; she believes she would be better of wed to Lord Oakley or Sir Robert George.

"The Education of Lord Oakley." Lord Oakley may be heartbroken but recovers rather quickly when he meets a woman who has his heart thumping at Harridan House private club.

"Roses Are Rouge". The mysterious owner of the Harridan House Lady Diana Blount only shows up at her house of depravity as the masked Rouge. She plans to never fall in love, but her heart fails to heed her head.

"A Maid for the Taking." At Harridan House, Sir Robert decides have fun with the owner's assistant Lucy, but never expected to fall in love

These four interrelated erotic Regency romances are hot fun for sub-genre fans.

Harriet Klausner
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