The Velvet Basement is a lush, sensual set of stories set in Victorian England. They skirt the edge of Gothic eroticism and dark romanticism giving them a rich, moody feel. They are strongly influenced by fairy tales but like they used to be told; the ones that held real darkness to overcome and where the rewards for undertaking the journey, for surviving the past or the ordeal given to you were often not what you expect.
Book 1 holds elements of Sleeping Beauty (The Veiled Heart), Book 2, Cinderella (The Bound Heart), & Book 3 Beauty and The Beast (The Painted Heart). They are not retellings but hold the deeper pattern that sits in the stories.
In 2018 book 4, we take a darker turn and step into the world of Little Red Riding Hood (The Fur Heart) a story full of crops, masks and teeth.
THE VEILED HEART
A CHANCE ENCOUNTER, A FORBIDDEN TASTE OF PASSION…
IT SHOULD HAVE ENDED THERE…
A TALE OF SLEEPING BEAUTY
THE BOUND HEART
A WOMAN DETERMINED TO WIN THE MAN SHE WANTS… AND THE MAN SET ON PROTECTING HER FROM HIS DARKEST DESIRES.
A TALE OF CINDERELLA
THE PAINTED HEART
A WOMAN WHOSE HEART WAS AS FIERCE AS IT WAS FRAGILE … AND THE MAN WHO BOUGHT HER TO WIN IT.
A TALE OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
THE FUR HEART
A TALE OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD