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Is the lure of danger the most irresistible temptation of them all?
In Victorian London, a man can purchase any kind of vice, and Lord Henry McCaulay avails himself of every possible pleasure. The confirmed bachelor and rake holds women in disdain: empty-headed, simpering debutantes and gossiping matrons alike... until he meets Mademoiselle Noire, the enigmatic and alluring hostess at his exclusive London Club. Drawn into her web, his hunger is insatiable, his recklessness without limits.
Lady Maud Finchingfield is a determined young woman, struggling within the confines of polite society. Must she marry for status and respectability? Must she submit to any man of means who desires to claim her? Embarking on the pursuit of knowledge, she seeks the independence of mind forbidden to young women of her class.
Amidst terrible temptations, can each avoid scandal?
A darkly sensual romance, set in 1899, recommended by Stylist magazine as ‘a mind-blowing’ read.
Heat level: deliciously kinky
The first, seductive volume of Emmanuelle de Maupassant’s Noire series.
‘A mind-blowing read that balances kinky Victoriana with beautifully crafted prose.’
‘This book was very much MY cup of tea. The Gentleman’s Club turned me into a pool of jelly. So hot it set the bathroom on fire and a victorian fainting fit fire crew had to hose me down’ – Vikki Heaven
‘Have some type of cooling method handy when you sit down to read this. There’s just something so deliciously naughty about the steamier seedier side of things when everyone is supposed to be so stiff and proper. I simply love it. This is well-written, creative and hot. Enough said. Now, go. Run and get it, if you dare…’ – Carol
‘Emmanuelle de Maupassant brings a refreshing confidence to her writing. Her work has already begun to enrich the genre, and readers need look no further than “The Gentlemen’s Club” to understand why.’ – Terrance Aldon Shaw
‘I could not go to sleep thinking about your book. I stayed up and read it cover to cover. The most erotic novel I recall reading.’ – Guillermo Tomas
‘An elegantly written piece of period erotica. I was engrossed and highly aroused.’ – Sir to You
‘I felt like a voyeur in a room full of voyeurs and that isn’t easy to achieve! I don’t think that I have ever read a book quite as erotic as this one, but if she keeps writing this way, I will totally keep reading! Ms. de Maupassant! AMAZING – I love every second!!!’ – Ashley S
‘The writing is crisp and evocative, the plot anything but Victorian, with plenty of exceptionally well rendered scenes to titillate even the most jaded reader of erotica.’ – KT McColl
‘Erotica – and historical fiction – doesn’t get any better than this. If you haven’t read it, buy it.’ – Seattle Reader
‘A beautiful example of erotic literature – one that shows the genre to be capable of intelligence and elegance. Wonderful and truly impressive.’ – Malin James
‘A masterpiece of erotica: every paragraph has you begging for the next. An exciting story of lust, passion and romance. Sexually explicit, but not offensive; it will broaden your sexual mind and sexual appetite. If you buy one book this year, make it this one. I am in great anticipation of the follow up.’ – Pauline
‘I came across this author quite by accident. I am glad that I did! I thoroughly enjoyed this erotic novella as, unlike some of this genre, it was able to hold my interest from an intellectual and visceral stand point. If only some Men of my acquaintance had similar talents! I particularly appreciated the theme of a liberated woman, throwing off the strictures of society (still resonates in this day and age)’ – Melanie
‘This book. This book! This is the book I wish I had written. The language…oh, the language! It grabs you and propels you smack dab into Victorian London from the first paragraph. It weaves a net about you, it draws you in. It has you shouting ‘yes, yes, yes,’ like Meg Ryan at the diner, because finally there is a well-rounded, well-written, exquisitely crafted story which redeems the genre.’ – Julia Rist
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A place where no desire is forbidden.
Where no hunger is taboo.
Lord McCaulay falls under Mademoiselle Noire’s spell.
Drawn into her web, he enters a dark spiral of obsession.
No matter where it leads him, he will follow.
‘We live in the wondrous here and now and it’s here that our flesh must take its pleasure. Your body is yours and yours alone, but not for long, and never long enough.’