A woman bound to secrecy. A man bound to protect her.


Azalea’s canvas is the human body. Her brushes—the colorful silk scarves and ancient ways passed down from a long line of Shibari masters. She has bound the rich and powerful, the beautiful and talented. But she has yet to find the one person worthy to trust with her age-old secrets.

Now a serial killer is imitating her unique style, leaving a trail of death across Tokyo. She knows she is in danger, but to reveal her alibi to the grave-eyed investigator would mean doing the unthinkable—breaking her clients’ confidence.

In all his years on the force, Keveri Newman has never seen murder victims posed as lovers, limbs bound in exceedingly rare silk. Down to the last knot, the evidence points to only one suspect: Azalea. A woman who redefines elegance and mystery, who asks the impossible—for him to trust her.

Azalea is drawn to the plain-spoken, cynical detective with hands as wickedly skillful as her own. A third murder inextricably ties them to a single purpose, because that night, she wasn’t alone. She was with Kev. And the killer knows the only way to get to her is to separate her from the one man who can protect her…

Genre: Romantic SciFi-Futuristic, Red Hots!
Length: Novella

Warning: Here be futuristic car chases across Tokyo downtown, in the rain, with no lights and no caffeine in the bloodstream. That’s love, baby.

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"Fast-paced with lots of action!"
Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted October 16, 2009

Azalea is an artist, following ancient traditions and techniques learned from previous Shibari masters. Instead of brushes, she uses silk scarves; instead of a canvas, she uses the human body. The one thing she hasn't yet done is choose an apprentice. Shibari is an art that is learned at Read more...

Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted October 16, 2009

Azalea Silla is an artist, practicing shibari as an art meant to beautify the body with the ultramarine dyes from the silk that she uses to bind her customers. However, someone is imitating her art and using it to kill, and she comes under suspicion. Kev Newman is the detective Read more...


Killing Silk
by Nathalie Gray

Samhain Publishing
August 1, 2009
Available: August 18, 2009
ISBN #1605047279
EAN #9781605047270
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