Melanie Hoskin


Macde Publishing Ltd
Release Date
February 2015
Book 1 of Classic Cliterature Series
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

A contemporary adaptation of the literary classic love story Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, with a raunchy Fifty Shades style twist.

Who will eventually win the heart of icy-bitch-CEO Miss Everdene? More to the point, who will survive to win her heart?

Nicknamed the 'Icy Bitch', Catherine Everdene is an independent career woman who wins over boardrooms using her flirtatious sparkle. Used to being in control, that all changes when she encounters Dillon Oak in the London office.

Her seduction of his mind goes astray when he begins to penetrate the cracks in her closely-guarded heart, and she escapes to New York, where her complicated love life really starts to get messy. Her dominating and mischievous behaviour captures the attention of Bill Boldwood, an obsessive CEO with secret fetishes, and charming, but manipulative, alpha-male lawyer, Troy Selgent.

Set in modern-day London, New York and the Dorset countryside, Everdene is based on Thomas Hardy's original love story, Far from the Madding Crowd.

A classic romance, re-told with erotic undertones of domination and submission, Everdene is an emotional journey of love, heartbreak, death and friendship.

Even gone she was dominating his mind with her dark games, the wicked witch definitely not dead and gone for him. 'I'm like the cowering lion missing courage, the scarecrow ripped apart with his brain gone, and the tin-man rusted with his heart stolen - just like in the Wizard of Oz. Why won't she just melt away from my mind?
"Take off your shoes and clothes. I don't want water dripped everywhere," she said, just as suddenly as her observation; apparently she didn't know the courtesy concept - only this freakish one.

Editorial Reviews:
'Gorgeous cover, but deceptively unraunchy.' Caroline Sanderson, Associate Editor of The Bookseller in March's Independent Author Preview.
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