On the musical stage in 1856 Lori Ann a singer extraordinaire impresses the audiences with her voice: male admirers line up for a chance to meet her - and an enamored Zeke Kincaid is one of them. A dominant man as well as an honorable one, he proposes marriage - but foolishly she refuses.
Once a Kincaid man chooses his mate it’s a done deal as far as they are concerned - so Zeke does the only thing he knows: the same as many men in his family before him have done - he spirits Lori Ann away, and begins to train her to be submissive and obedient in the Kincaid tradition. In all ways Zeke can think of Lori Ann will learn to please him - and he will return to the town of Paradise to finish her training.
All goes well ... until the day Lori Ann vanishes...
About the Author
Betty Carlton describes her work as Erotic Romance, but says most readers describe her work as "dark erotica," and adds, "I write a different type of Romance story, which has been referred to as dark and irresistible, but ... I just think they're fun." She enjoys writing heroic, Alpha-male characters - "that 'I will be in control' male," as she describes him.
Betty's stories have, thus far, all had happy endings "no matter how anguishing the tale ... I like the romantic story with more [to it] than 'boy meets girl and one of them lies'. ...I believe lust can grow into love, [and that] love and respect are earned -- and that's a happy ending."
After a few chilly years in the frozen north, she swore she would never live above the Mason-Dixon Line again; North Carolina is as far north as she intends to go, and she now makes her home there with her husband and their dog, Sammy.