Today I have Liza O’Connnor’s latest story, Six Sister Of Shame.
In his second marriage, a marriage of true love, Douglas Marsh has acquired six beautiful, identical daughters, who have made a pact never to marry. All are a challenge to the strict mores and interests that young ladies of Victorian England should have, but all are uniquely wonderful. He strives to match his new daughters to men who can appreciate each girl’s talents and interests. Only, one of his daughters wishes to choose for herself, and her choice sets off repercussions that could destroy them all.
WARNING: THIS STORY INCLUDES SOME SEXUALLY EXPLICIT SCENES.
Sinjin Black is the suitor who has been tasked to love and watch over the daughter Salese. Liza, can you tell us a bit more about him?
Unlike the other four men, he is not a socially acceptable fellow, as he is the product of a love affair between his beautiful mother, Caroline, and a lesser prince, whom she called Effie. Sinjin’s mother was both beautiful and smart. She met Effie during her first season. While she was a ‘lady’, she was not one of the social elites.
The young woman loved the prince, and the prince loved her. Since they never attended the same balls, Effie convinced her to meet him in private, instead.
Within a few months, she became pregnant. Instead of being sent off to a comfortable estate outside of London, as Effie had promised, she was thrown into a cell in Bedlam. Certain Effie did not know what had happened to her, she told any and everyone whom she met in Bedlam the truth, hoping word would get back to Effie and he would come rescue her.
Effie never came.
During the early years, in Bedlam, Caroline focused on her baby, Sinjin. The ward master called the baby ‘sinful’ so she named him Sinjin. Sinjin remained with his mother until she died of cholera, then he was tossed from the asylum into the streets.
He toughened up quickly, joined the navy and rose in the ranks. Life was good until he made the papers with his heroic deeds. That quickly got him decommissioned. So he bought a gambling establishment near the docks, turned it into the only honest gaming hell in London.
While his life had never been easy, but he always remained a good man. And when he meets Salese, for the first time in his life he finally understands the overwhelming nature of love. For this woman, he would gladly give his life.
When Salise turned around to face him, Sinjin had risen from his languid pose on the couch and seemed to be caught up in his own assessment of her.
She circled him slowly, taking him in: tall and deliberately sinister, dressed all in black. With arms crossed, his muscles threatened to rip through the fabric of his shirt. His hair and eyes were the darkest brown, almost black, while his lips were full for a man and a dusty rose in color. High cheekbones and a strong chin cried nobility, while the scar over his right eye and his clothes indicated this noble was born out of wedlock. Her tongue moistened her lips in anticipation of tasting him. More than ready to enjoy what promised to be a delightful evening, she returned to her father.
“I will stick to the schedule and I will most certainly take Sinjin with me.”
“Thank you.” Her father pressed his hands to her cheeks.
She hugged him and whispered in his ear. “No. Thank you for my wonderful gift.”
Once her new father left the room, she relocked the door and slowly stalked Sinjin. “Now that I have you all to myself, what shall I do with you?”
Sinjin showed no sign of shock. Instead, his eyes held great amusement. She liked that very much.
“Do you gamble?” She tilted her head to the right. “You look like you gamble.”
“Name your game,” he challenged.
She walked to the lamp table and pulled out a deck of cards.
“Have you ever played sex poker?”
His right eyebrow rose an inch as he studied her for a long-heated moment. “I have. But be very certain you wish to play, because when I win, I will expect complete compliance to my requests.”
A soft chuckled escaped her. “As long as you understand that I will expect the same when I win.”
OTHER BOOKS BY LIZA O’CONNOR
The Adventures of Xavier & Vic, Humorous, Late Victorian Sleuth Series
A Right to Love (a romantic spinoff)
SINGLE HISTORICAL NOVELS
Untamed & Unabashed, a spinoff from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
Six Sisters of Shame, Romance/Suspense
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