"beautifully written"

Lady Lily Rouge was on her way to meet her betrothed, the Marquis, when her carriage happened into an Enchanted Forest. When a large black wolf scared off her driver, she was left to fend for herself in an Enchanted Forest. Sir Marrok Ulfang was cursed to become a werewolf every night when the moon rises. The curse can only be broken by a maiden's love and total surrender. Is Lily the maiden he has waited for thirteen hundred years to claim, or is Marrok doomed to be le loup-garou forever?

This story was beautifully written. The imagery used was powerful and exciting. Ms. Scarlett lived up to her last name with her erotic passages, and nearly breathtaking encounters between the main characters. The love scenes are scorching hot, and reach into the core of a woman. I love the author's twist on old legends, and how she brings them back to life. She did her research well and fleshes out her characters with passion that is rarely seen in modern literature anymore. I would have loved it if this book was longer, simply because I didn't want to stop reading it. I would love to see more of Ms. Scarlett's work.

Reviewed by Dawn Epton
Posted May 13, 2008


En route to become an elderly marquis' arranged bride, Lady Lily Rouge's carriage becomes stranded in an Enchanted Forest rumored to be populated by loup-garou and le gobelin, where cursed creatures are consigned until the spells that bind them are broken. A huge black wolf stalks Lily, forcing her to shelter in a rustic cottage. In the morning, she comes under the protection of the cottage's owner, a ruggedly handsome (and naked!) woodsman. He's determined to seduce her before sundown, even if it means giving the nosy pixies fluttering outside the window an eyeful.

Sir Marrok Ulfang has been impatiently awaiting the arrival of the comely maiden in the red cloak for over a millennium. Now he has one day to win her heart and claim her first sexual surrender, or he'll remain a wolf shapeshifter, alone forever. But spirited, saucy Lily has a mind of her own, and the daylight is fading fast.

Meanwhile, the one who cursed Marrok lurks in the forest and will fight to keep the couple from leaving together alive…

Sexual Content: Rated S-ensuous
Genre: Fantasy
Book Length: Novella

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The Woodsman
by Belle Scarlett

Ellora's Cave
May 1, 2008
Available: May 2, 2008
ISBN #1419916343
EAN #9781419916342
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