In one night, their lives will change forever.
Dangerous Beauty

Historical Romance
by Anastasia Black

 (Romantica) -- ultra sensual.
This book contains explicit and graphic sex.
Published by Ellora's Cave.

Anastasia Black is the penname that Tracy and Julia Templeton used for romances they have written together. You can find out more about Julia at her website.

Dangerous Beauty is the sequel to Forbidden, the CAPA Award finalist novel featuring Elisa and Vaughn's story.

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5 Stars!

Anastasia Black weaves the conflict between the English and the Irish into a tale full of action and intrigue. The love story of Natasha and Seth is beautifully written. Their night of forbidden love is very erotic. The reader will still be guessing the identity of Seth’s enemy as the book reaches its intense climax. I could not put this book down. I look forward to reading more books by Anastasia Black.

Candy, Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books and Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance

5 Stars!

I have read Ms. Black’s other book Forbidden and this book is loosely tied to it and may be read alone. However, for those of you, like me, who must read your books in order you will probably wish to purchase Forbidden before moving onto Dangerous Beauty.

I absolutely loved this book. This story has intrigue, sensual love making, teasing foreplay, high drama, death and characters who have the strength of their convictions backed by their will. All of this is packaged in a wonderful story line that slowly draws you in and doesn’t let go until the end. Get it, you’ll love it.

Teri for Fallen Angels Reviews

5 Stars!

I thought Vaughn and Elisa’s story was great but this one concludes a great series. Natasha has grown so much and Seth is just the right man for her.

From the beginning you can instantly feel the attraction between them and you root for them throughout the end. Pick up the book and enter into a world of dances, love and passion by Anastasia Black another book worth keeping.

Melinda Barrera for Enchanted in Romance

4.5 Stars

I enjoyed FORBIDDEN so much, I couldn’t wait to review the sequel, DANGEROUS BEAUTY. Anastasia Black has shown us how Natasha has grown into a fiercely independent woman who knows what she wants from life, no matter the cost. Ms. Black also examines the heartless acts of society who are blind when it comes to protecting their own reputation and greed at the cost of the innocent. DANGEROUS BEAUTY is a dynamic continuation of FORBIDDEN that you will not want to miss.

Briana Burress for Romance Junkies

4 Stars

Dangerous Beauty is a fantastic historical romance that is extremely well-written and which you will struggle to put down. It is truly historical romance at its finest! Featuring an irresistible hero, a remarkable heroine, evocative descriptions, a gripping premise, sizzling sexual tension and scorchingly hot love scenes, Dangerous Beauty is a book lovers of romantic fiction will adore.

Anastasia Black writes books which are romantic, sensual and gripping and which deserve a place on keeper shelves everywhere!

Julie Bonello for ECataRomance Reviews

4 Stars

Dangerous Beauty was very true to the Regency genre, even with the sex, something I appreciated. Seth just didn't take Natasha at her word, instead keeping in mind that rash behavior could ruin her reputation, something she'd need in her society. The mystery surrounding Seth's conviction of murder and why his father never intervened kept me reading past the initial spark between Natasha and Seth... Half the time I would forget I was reading an erotic romance, since most of the focus was on the developing relationship between Seth and Natasha with only a little regard for the sexual tension (though that light tension was enjoyable). I'd definitely recommend Dangerous Beauty.

Dani Jacquel for Just Erotic Romance Reviews

4 Stars

With Ms. Black's eloquent writing style and vivid description she makes Dangerous Beauty come alive. You will fall in love with Natasha and Seth, they are strong well defined characters that will tug at your heartstring, especially Seth, who has gone through so much, both physically and emotionally. These two characters will pull the reader into their lives and make you care what happens to them. When death comes calling at her lovers door, will Natasha be able to save Seth's life in time.

The plotline moves at a realistic pace, and gives the reader time to get to know the characters. The sensual tension is high and the love scenes are erotic and sensual that fit well with this couple. The addition of the returning characters of Vaughn and Elisa (from Forbidden) are not only essential to the storyline of this book, but also a wonderful way to see that Vaughn and Natasha have worked out their difference and are now good friends. Ms. Black also introduces us to Natasha's half-brother, Rhys, who I'm hoping will be getting his own story soon.

Dangerous Beauty is a love story of two people that will have to overcome bigotry and hatred if they have any chance at being together. If you enjoy a well written historical romance, then I recommend you pick up Dangerous Beauty, you won't be disappointed !

Note: it's not necessary to read Forbidden to enjoy this story.

Luisa, Cupid's Library Reviews

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In 1835, in London, during the night of the annual, prestigious Sweet Pea Ball, two lives are about to be changed forever.

Natasha is one of the most beautiful women in London, but will not suffer fools, and finds most men arrogant beyond tolerance. Her mother, however, will have her married before the end of this, her third season, no matter what it takes, and Natasha will fight her every step of the way.

Seth Harrow is an uncouth Irish sea captain fresh from the colonies of Australia. He’s dressed as a lord, and carries a secret that would tear London society apart if it were revealed. He’s in London for one small task before heading to Ireland to help an old friend. He has no time for giddy debutantes and the hypocrites of society, but must deal with them both to achieve his goal.

In one watershed night, Seth and Natasha will face hatred, bigotry and soul-searing passion. The outcome of that night will plunge them into a churning maelstrom of love, life ... and death.

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Author's note:

Dangerous Beauty is the sequel to Forbidden. Julia and I are very pleased to see the sequel finally make it to print. We've had a lot of reader feedback, asking for Natasha's story, and at last we can tell that story.

-- Tracy.

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Casting the Movie...

I often get asked who I would cast in the movie of my book, if it should ever come to pass, so just for fun:

Movie producer's pitch:

The Age of Innocence crosses swords with Pirates of the Caribbean

Casting call:

Natasha: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Seth: Adrian Paul

Vaughn: Jonathon Rhys-Meyers.

Elisa: Kelly Preston

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