A self-reliant Westerner meets an intriguing stranger who radiates an aura of danger. Seduced into becoming Julian’s mistress, Mercedes discovers that he intuitively divines her need for pain inflicted by an expert master. Sensing that Julian understands her as no one ever has, cognizant that this sometimes cruel partner reaches depths in her nature hitherto never plumbed, she learns to place an astonishing degree of trust in a man who relentlessly increases the demands he makes while raising her to unprecedented heights of pleasure.
Julian develops an irresistible urge to bring his not-fully-initiated partner as his guest, when he attends the yearly gathering of his fellow members of the Order of the Black Lily. Knowing what he risks, he conducts a short but rigorous initiation, employing electronic devices engineered by his brother Michael, and techniques identical to those favored by his brother.
Will Julian avoid suffering the disgrace sure to ensue should Mercedes rebel in the presence of his peers? Will his independent-minded lover consent to participate in the rituals unique to the Order?
Book Two in the Order of the Black Lily. This novel forms one of three works that describe the erotic adventures of various members of the Order of the Black Lily.