Seductive Shadows (Book One)
Charlie is a sensually-inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from the abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security; the money brings financial freedom and the madam is the mother figure she longs for.
But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets renowned-yet-mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. Cameron is sexy, and not in a subtle way. He stimulates Charlie's art, her intellect and her desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, she discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.
Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman's self-discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a remarkable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.
Seductive Secrecy (Book Two)
"We were two broken souls who had found each other in a world of shadows. We were held together by a connection of secrets, dark and fearful and reluctant to leave. Their depth was seductive and overwhelming, an endless ocean of black that threatened to cover the brilliance we kept reaching for with each other."
With her art career flourishing and the mansion predators no longer a threat, Charlie is creating a new life. Her desires have changed, and she has a chance at a healthy, loving relationship with Cameron--if they can bury the memories and doubts that plague them.
Can they overcome the destruction of their clouded pasts, or will the revelation of more painful, shocking secrets pull them back into the shadows?
These books are for mature audiences. They contain explicit language and sexual content.
Best-selling author Marni Mann, knew she was going to be a writer
since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about
teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel.
She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of
darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at
heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their
two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When
she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's
scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and
devouring fabulous books.
If your looking for an enjoyable mature read then look no further. I was happy that these two books were available at the same time as I get frustrated when I start a book , enjoy it and then I have to wait for the next (which always makes it seem like forever), Yes I might be a little impatient, but can you fault me when it comes to a good book?? ;-) The writing in the books is well done and entertaining. I have read some books where they were described for mature audiences et when I start reading it I find the author fails at bringing the maturity and quality writing to the book. This was not the case with The Shadows Series. I do have to say that I really did feel sorry for Charlie and the life she was living. I enjoyed following her through her journey as she grew and learned about herself as a whole vs the way she lived prior filled with pockets of emptiness. Curl up with a blanket and get ready to escape into the shadows with Marni Mann!