The Game: Author’s Cut
SERIES: Virtus Saga, Book 2
GENRE: Erotica, Gay LGBT, Ménage à Trois/Quatre, Multiple Partners, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Series, m/m, m/m/f, m/m/m/m, m/f/f
RELEASED: 21 August 2012
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
Previously published as Virtus, The Game, this book has been completely revised and doubled in size with the addition of many new scenes.
When Prince Duncan Caldwell has to enter Cecilia Hurst’s Game of Masters and Slaves, he already knows he’ll have to play Master if he intends to retrieve the pyramid Cecilia stole from the sacred Nephis Valley. And his choice for a slave can only be Ylianor Meyer, however fiercely Lord Christopher Templeton resents her and her overpowering erotic intrusion in a trip that should’ve been his and Duncan’s alone.
No, make that in a love that should’ve been his and Duncan’s alone!
Then, things precipitate into chaos, and Duncan’s new responsibilities will inevitably change everything forever, their inner balance included.
Such is the new setting of the Virtus Saga, where nothing is as it seems. Not the world, since its all-pervading sex drive hides a scary lack of violence. Not the people, since soul mates Prince Duncan Caldwell and Lord Christopher Templeton burn from a love that is unrivaled until that fateful knock on Ylianor Meyer’s dilapidated shack.
This book picks up right where Virtus Sex, Book 1, leaves off and explodes lust and leadership into estrangement and chaos. It’s a unique connection, laced with such jealousy and violence that are unknown to their world. Not just another erotic dark fantasy series, this is the making of a trio. Of three remarkable characters that must overcome their uncontrollable lust to face the truth about themselves and their planet if they want to defeat the darkness about to devour them. To be as one whilst three! To share power and love in equal measures. That’s their real challenge, the lesson they must learn. Otherwise, how will their world survive?
Why don’t we make it more difficult for her?
(PG Bondage Excerpt)
“Hey, Angel.” Yanking his hair, Duncan snapped his head back. “What do you say we make it more difficult for her?”
“For her?” Seemed to him, he and Duncan were in serious trouble just because she was there. “What do you have in mind?” Resigned to have the fastidious woman torment him also during his favorite activity, he groaned.
“Just a more fitting attire.” A broad grin split the prince’s handsome face before he spun his gaze on her. “Strip,” his tone became colder. “And kneel.”
That she scrambled to obey, he guessed from the frantic movement he caught with the corner of an eye. Not that he bothered to look. He much rather preferred keeping his gaze trained on the black one now locked on his.
“This way, she won’t be able to hide how badly she wants us.” Duncan chuckled.
“If you really want her to suffer, there are more efficient means to do it,” he blurted the words before he had the chance to think.
“Like tying her up?” For someone who had never loved any kind of bondage, the prince seemed to have a surprising ability to be one step ahead of him.
“Exactly.” Well, maybe this might just turn out not so bad, after all.
“Very well.” Letting go of his hair, Duncan reclined on the couch. “Can’t wait to see what your fertile imagination will come up with.”
If this was not a dare, he did not know what was. Straightening, he went to a small chest next to the couch. Opening the lid, he spotted several pieces of ropes and took them all. Then, he whirled around and saw her.
Body slightly trembling, she studied him coldly, almost defiantly. Like she had the night he had carved her to bits, she seemed to be expecting the worst from him, ready to sustain whatever cruelty he would inflict. Goddamn it, he just loved it!
So much, his equipment had a quite visible jerk, something she had no trouble noticing and counting as a measure of victory over him.
Ha! He would just have to show her worse than he had planned, and nothing would work better than the low table beside her.
“Get up there and kneel,” he snapped.
If she obeyed, she was not as prompt as she had been with Duncan, which was just as well. She was giving him one more excuse to be a vicious bastard.
Going around her, he clamped her wrists and tugged them backward. Hard and ruthless, he wrenched both arms until her hands almost touched the floor, and she had to arch her back if she did not want to break it. Absolutely perfect this way, he crossed over her arms, fastening just above the left elbow to the right ankle, the right elbow to the left ankle. Buttressing the bondage, he tied more rope around both ankles and elbows until she could not budge an inch.
“By the gods!” Rising from the couch, Duncan approached her. “I suspected you were good at this but never thought you could be such a master.”
“Had a lot of practice while playing my…games.” Unwilling to dwell on just how many of his victims he had tied down to torture more efficiently, he got up and reached his phase mate.
“Only thing, Angel…” The prince was eating her up with mere glances alone. “I’m not sure you achieved the desired effect.”
And he could have kicked himself for having done such a splendid job of it!
ABOUT Virtus Saga
The Virtus Saga is an Erotic Dark Fantasy Paranormal Romance Series that Explores the Dark and Light Side of Power and Love between Three People
But it’s also the Making of a Trio: the Virtus Saga shows how power and love can be equally shared.
9 books in all, 3 unforgettable characters with super-powers, 1 sinister pyramid, 1,000 scorching MMF erotic scenes, 1 tense battle good versus evil.
Now completed, Laura Tolomei’s erotic dark fantasy series is continuing to receive critical acclaims. The concept of a world free of violence attracts readers. The fiery MM and MMF sex keep them hooked to every page. The titles say it all:
Book 1) Virtus Sex, The Sex: Author’s Cut (previously published as Virtus, The Sex, it has been completely revised and doubled in size with the addition of many new scenes)
Book 2) Virtus Game, The Game: Author’s Cut (previously published as Virtus, The Game, it has been completely revised and doubled in size with the addition of many new scenes
Book 2.5) Not In The Game, Deleted Scenes from The Game
Book 3) The Festival
Book 4) The Leader
Book 5) The Pledge
Book 6) The Heat
Book 7) The Princess
Book 8) The Lord
These books drip passion and lust from every page. Skillfully woven inside an imaginary frame ruled by magical powers, divided between good and evil, they are the key elements that will help the heroes’ struggle for survival.
The way it starts and progresses, nothing is as it seems. Soul-mates Prince Duncan Caldwell and Lord Christopher Templeton share an unrivaled love until Duncan takes shelter in Ylianor Meyer’s dilapidated shack. Ylianor has always loved Duncan, and while Duncan is attracted to her, she remains a servant—okay to bed, but not acceptable consort material. Unwilling to accept it, Ylianor vows she will do anything, even come head to head with his insufferable lover, to stay at his side.
But there is more going on than either of the three realize.
Lord Arthur Fairchild, Leader of the High Council, knows his planet Sendar is doomed unless the predestined Hero steps in and blocks the darkness threatening to take over. And even if one person alone fits the bill, Arthur does the unthinkable—not only does he summon the Hero, but the Hero’s consorts as well.
Sendar needs these three special people to become fully aware of their powers and learn how to use them together. Working above and beyond their personal issues, they’ll have to become one whilst being three to make it through the difficult times ahead. If they do not, the Virtus which holds all of Sender’s secrets could destroy them all.
ABOUT AUTHOR Laura Tolomei
Born in Rome, Italy, I am Italian and now live in Alicante, Spain. I am also the author of 30+ books in the very particular and unique genre of Erotic Romance with an Edge. I have been traveling the globe since age five and have no intention of quitting. After having been an avid reader all my life, I decided at age forty to write my own stories, and they had to be about sex, given the way it affects human and social relationships, inevitably changing them despite our beliefs to the contrary. After all, sex is the foundation of our society, the root of many prejudices, and the basis of its dual nature. But sometimes, individuals can’t relate to these conventions, so I analyze and challenge them, indicating alternative lifestyles that people could pursue.
I write both in Italian and English, mostly fiction of various genres, from dark fantasy erotica to mysteries up to everyday ordinary life stories. Among others, they include the Virtus Saga books, all eight of them, not to mention the Soulmate and ReScue Series, along with several horror novels and a few historical ones, too. eXtasy Books is one of my premier publishers specializing in erotic literature. If you’ve never read anything of mine and would now care for a taste, you can download all my novels’ first chapters in PDF by clicking on the “Read First Chapter” icon in my books’ web pages or download the short story I’m Coming.
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