**2005 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST EROTIC ROMANCE**
The dragon: the Chinese symbol of maleness, virility,
The tiger: femininity, fortune, desire.
Two symbols. Two people. One all-consuming passion.
Englishwoman Lydia Smith sailed to the Orient seeking her
fiance. She found treachery instead. In seedy Shanghai, she
was drugged, sold, and made a slave to a dark-eyed dragon
a man. But while her captor purchased her body, was that
what he truly sought? He demanded not her virginity but her
'yin' - the essence of her ecstasy - and there seemed no
choice but to consent. What harm, Lydia wondered, was there
in allowing him to pleasure her, to 'teach' her, until she
It was the danger - and the reward - of taking the frst
on a journey to heaven, and her feet were already on the
path to becoming a radiant and joyous... WHITE TIGRESS