PUB. INFO: Black Velvet Seductions 5/2011
SETTING: England, 1272
GENRE: Historical Erotic Romance

From Publisher: In medieval times honorable men had to do what was required of them by the kings to whom they were loyal…

Thomas Lancaster, a widower with bad memories of marriage and a young son he barely knew was a hardened knight loyal to his king. In reward for his efforts fighting in the Crusades, King Edward gave him Middlemound Castle to hold for the crown. But the king decreed that he must marry the beautiful young widow of the castle’s previous lord.

Lady Gloriana Stewart had suffered brutally in her first marriage and had no desire to marry again. Yet she had no choice. She had to protect her people and obey her king.

All she wanted was for her new husband to give her a baby.

Having already lost one wife in childbirth, Thomas refused to even consider it.

Sir Rowan Montgomery, Thomas’s first knight, friend, and lover complicated the situation even more. Thomas didn’t want to give up Rowan and Gloriana didn’t want to admit she had feelings for her husband and for Rowan.

MY THOUGHTS: I really liked this story. There were three main characters and all were likeable. The sex scenes between Rowan and Thomas were my favorite. They were very explicit and there were more between them than there were between them/Gloriana and Thomas/Gloriana.

Thomas and Rowan had been lovers for six months before Thomas married Gloriana. Gloriana never had a problem with their sexual relationship and was facinated by it at first. I wish the scenes between the three had been more detailed and longer. Perhaps if the story had been longer than 200 pages that could have happened.

I didn’t really care for the part about Thomas wanting his son back. I wasn’t all that interested in reading about a child. Overall I was satisfied with this story and would like to read a sequal.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



  1. Carol L. said,

    September 20, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Thanks for the review. I’m definitely going to put this one on my TRL.
    Thanks for the nudge. 🙂
    Carol L

  2. September 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Hi Terri,

    Thanks for the great review. I’m glad you enjoyed Thomas, Rowan, and Gloriana’s story. It’s my favorite mmf romance to date.

    Laurie Sanders
    Black Velvet Seductions

  3. ♣ Terri said,

    September 22, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Carol, let me know if you like it!

    Laurie, thanks for stopping by!

  4. Starla Kaye said,

    September 22, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Thanks for the review. Even though I’m naturally biased about all three main characters, I have to admit Thomas and Rowan were closest to my heart while writing the story.

    I plan on doing a sequel next year to tell Rowan’s story of finding his own special woman. But watch for more action between all 4 of the the main characters (Rowan, Marie, Thomas, and Gloriana).

  5. ♣ Terri said,

    September 22, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    Hi Starla!

    I’m so happy to hear about a sequel. I did really love the m/m scenes best of all.

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