"Very down to earth and sexy!"

Melanie Trident deems herself not so beautiful. She has frizzy hair that has a mind of it's own, plain brown eyes and a scar on her face. Unlike her sister, Venus, who is blonde and gorgeous. Sitting at work, day in and day out as an accountant over at Venus' spa, Venus tells her to get out and go shopping.

So she leaves and happens to go past a shop with erotic toys. Venus asked her previously if she wanted to go to a masked party at another club that weekend. In the store window, there happens to be this mask that definately intrigues her.

Well, she didn't buy the mask, but she goes to a cafe and sits down to read her book. This good-looking guy strikes up a conversation with her and she flees because the attention makes her nervous. With his talk of fate and all.

But she does eventually buy the mask to go to the party with Venus. The rest of the day she has her nose stuck in her book. She ends up falling into this dream where the wizard from her book, who had been cursed, has been searching for her, Melanie. She thinks it's just a dream.

The ending was quite interesting and I'm not going to spoil it for anyone. But let's just say that there was a Happy Ever After.

This would be the first book that I have ever read from Ms. Bardsley. It jumped back and forth quite a bit, from reality to fantasy. All I can say to that is, Nice Touch! I love the way it all came together at the end.

Ms. Bardsley has a way of keeping the two worlds apart and yet bringing them together at the same time. Wonderful book! Very down to earth and sexy!

Reviewed by Ruth Schaller
Posted October 5, 2008


A Multi-Author Series

Melanie Trident is an accountant for Viva Venus, her step-sister's über successful day spa. Mel is used to being the plain one, especially when compared to her gorgeous blonde sibling. That's probably why she keeps reading her favorite romance novel, Wizard's Heart. At least then she can pretend she's the heroine of her own story.

Her sis insists she attends a masked ball to celebrate the opening of Club Mirage; Mel reluctantly agrees and hits the shopping district. She discovers an unusual store called Madam Periwinkle's Erotic Delights. It has every naughty thing a girl needs to entertain herself and a bevy of lovers. Yet, Melanie is drawn to the golden Mask of Aphrodite. The unusual proprietor has it wrapped and boxed before Mel decides she even wants it.

As if that's not weird enough, she meets a gorgeous stranger in a coffee shop. Nic Chival's interest in her is both surprising and intriguing, but Melanie doesn't trust easily. However, she doesn't count on Madam Periwinkle or the special qualities of her merchandise. The magic of the mask opens up a whole new world… and Melanie has to decide if she wants to risk everything for the heart of a man who already loves her.

Genre(s): Paranormal
Theme(s): Magic and Mayhem, Madam Periwinkle's Erotic Delights
Series: Madam Periwinkle's Erotic Delights Multi-Author
Length: Novella

Other books in the Madam Periwinkle's Erotic Delights series:

  • Melanie Unmasked by Michele Bardsley
  • Out of This World by Cat Marsters
  • Outlook Orgasmic by Hannah Beckham
  • Toys for Trish by Celia Kyle
  • Better Than Chocolate by Lacey Savage
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    Melanie Unmasked
    (Madam Periwinkle's Erotic Delights)
    by Michele Bardsley

    Changeling Press
    August 1, 2008
    Available: August 15, 2008
    ISBN #1595969306
    EAN #9781595969309
    47 pages
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