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In this irresistibly seductive new book, Louisa Burton extends her most provocative invitation yet to the infamous Castle of the Hidden Grotto—a voluptuous sanctuary of pleasure and passion. Hidden in a deep mountain valley in rural France is an ancient castle known only to an exclusive few. Here, four exquisitely beautiful immortals who thrive on carnal energy captivate aIn this irresistibly seductive new book, Louisa Burton extends her most provocative invitation yet to the infamous Castle of the Hidden Grotto—a voluptuous sanctuary of pleasure and passion. Hidden in a deep mountain valley in rural France is an ancient castle known only to an exclusive few. Here, four exquisitely beautiful immortals who thrive on carnal energy captivate and ravish their human visitors, fulfilling their darkest fantasies, their most secret hungers.A chaste young British Jesuit poses as a landscaper to investigate centuries of rumored wickedness at the château, forcing him to confront the long-sublimated desires and urges seething beneath his own pious exterior.... The American daughter of the château’s dying administrator can’t bear the thought of succeeding her father, since it would mean playing matchmaker to the love of her life. The roots of her dilemma, and its possible solution, hark back to a weekend in 1972 when a group of free-loving hippies descended on the château for a few days of orgiastic revelry, where every convention was broken and nothing was taboo.Step into the Castle of the Hidden Grotto and lose yourself in a realm of mystery, temptation, and intoxicating sensuality....

Title : Whispers of the Flesh
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ISBN : 9780553385304
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Whispers of the Flesh Reviews

  • Cherise
    2019-06-20 14:36

    Enter into the Château de la Grotte Cachée (the castle of the hidden grotto), a secluded castle in France. It is the administrateur's job to provide carnal nourishment for the immortals or Follets, which live there; a djinni (shape shifter), a Nordic elf, the Goddess of the new moon and a satyr. Sex from mortals is something they can't live without. But because of their delicate status, they also require a protection and privacy of sorts. This book contains two stories detailing different individuals’ experiences at the Grotto at different times.Certain Devils – Elic, the Nordic elf who can change from man to woman, and Lili, the Goddess of the new moon and succubus, have been a couple for hundreds of years. One of Elics immortal quirks is that he can’t have sex with another immortal/Follet. He and Lili have learned to work around that, mostly by bringing mortals into their bed. Over the years they have shared hundreds of lovers. When David Beckett, a Jesuit demon hunter, shows up at the Grotto disguised as a landscape artist, Lili is not only physically attracted to him, but finds herself besotted with the young man. This brings out the jealousy in Elic and causes problems in their comfortable love life.Satisfaction – Isabel’s father has been the adminstrateur to the Chateau and the Follets for many years. It is a family tradition that has been past down from one generation to the next. He is dying now and is content because he thinks that his daughter is going to take over his post. She’s not. Part of the job involves finding mortal playmates for the Follets, the other part involves finding a gifted woman to make a marriage/love match for the guardian of the Follets, Adrien, so that he can produce more gifted children that can carry on the family tradition. Isabel won’t do this job because she has been in love with Adrien since they were teens. She knows she can’t have him, that doesn’t mean that finding someone for him to have is something easy for her to do.This story weaves a present day Grotto story with a glance back to the Grotto in the 1970’s when Isabel’s mother and father met. It is also a continuation from the last story in the second book of the series.I loved the second book, Bound in Moonlight, I found it a highly entertaining and sexy read. However, this book surpasses that, easily. All the elements that I loved in the first book are here; steamy sexual encounters, fascinating chateau guests and the charming and playful follets. What’s not in this book is an overload of the bondage and S&M type lovin’ that got a little too much for me in the previous book.Her sex scenes in both books are excitingly explicit and gratifyingly graphic. But her storylines in this one are by far her best. In this book she added more detail and emotions to the characters, making them come alive. It’s definitely still a highly erotic tale, but this time you get a more captivating story and the characters mean more to you; definitely a bonus.In between the pulse accelerating sex scenes I actually found myself laughing and crying a few times. She added a bit of romance and heart to some of the sex. Whispers of the Flesh is everything I love about Erotica; a seamless blend of flesh, fantasy and reality.Cherise Everhard, June 2008

  • Larissa Ione
    2019-06-10 15:40

    I'm reading this book REALLY slowly because I don't want it to end. There's only one left in the series after this, so I'm savoring...

  • S
    2019-06-26 21:42

    Finally got my hands on this one.I ended up reading it out of order - this 3rd installment last - and though it was a bit frustrating to be left with the cliffhanger around Isabel in the 2nd book, really this was a good one with which to end. (which is not to say I am not hoping for many more)Only 2 stories here, but they did a good job of keeping the fires stoked. Every time I worry that she is veering too far into romance or history, she manages to placate. And after all, those contexts are what make it readable and interesting. And I love the tiny relational threads that weave through all the stories and give things internal consistency.Weirdly, these books seem to come and go from the online catalog at my library (yes, my library stocks erotica! This modern world...). Seems fitting (though somewhat frustrating) with the whole hidden grotto idea...(!)

  • That Toy Chick
    2019-06-03 15:37

    (Crossposted from picked up this book in the dreamlike frenzy of “OMG-how-much-off??” Borders closing sales, but that doesn’t make it any less of a good read. I had previously leafed through the next book in the series, In The Garden of Sin, and as such knew a little bit about the main(ish) characters, Elic and Lili – a gender-changing Incubus and a Succubus, respectively.Ms. Burton manages to weave an eminently readable story, providing – in my opinion – just enough imagery, background and emotions to balance the sex scenes that are liberally sprinkled throughout the book. As with the previous installment in this four-book series, two different stories are in the book. The first covers a historical peek back in time, while the other fast-forwards to more-or-less present day. This provides a nice pair of tales set on the same stage – the lush French estate of the Grotto Cachee, rife with secret pathways, mysterious hot springs, magic and well-endowed satyr statues.In the first tale, a Jesuit student arrives at the estate under the guise of performing landscaping duties. Seduced by the lovely Lili despite his religious beliefs and restrictions, their eventual romp is the satisfying product of a spirited teasing chase. In the second story, which is slightly more involved and may need more concentration from the reader, a love story blooms between two of the estate’s caretakers, interspersed with peeks back in time to a 1960′s orgy as well as the kink-ridden escapades of the Grotto’s resident satyr.If you like your smut classy and supported by backstory, look to Ms. Burton’s works. Her biography-emphasized love of demonology and Victorian fiction comes through clearly, offering an end product that appeals to the mind as much as more scandalous parts. Letters to Penthouse this is not, although kink, dirty talking, and even drug use are eloquently addressed by various supporting characters as the story meanders to the last pages.As an aside, if Whispers of the Flesh is NC-17, In The Garden of Sin was XXX. Select accordingly if you want to forge into this author’s excellent works.

  • Kimberly
    2019-06-19 13:40

    "Whispers of the Flesh" is not as sensual as Burton's phenomenal first book, "House of Dark Delights", but it is definitely an excellent read. In this book, the main plot of the series is told, and not just character development and random events at different time periods. "Whispers of the Flesh" is by far the best book of the series in terms of story line.I can't wait for the fourth installment. I am so happy that Burton is going to publish the fourth book a few months after the third one came out. Less waiting time!

  • Elisa
    2019-06-11 14:37

    This is a superb addition to The Hidden Grotto series. Not only is it full of the usual wonderful characters performing their usual, yet varied, intriguing sexual exploits, but we finally get to see what happens with Isabel and Adrien! Honestly, that's why I was dying to read this one. More was also revealed about the enigma, Darius. His story, in its entirety, is another one I'm waiting anxiously for.

  • Sherri Dub
    2019-06-02 20:24

    I felt as if I was there, with the Jesuit reasearching the story of the Grotto and trying to understand my own desires, as he was.Compelling read.If you aren't stirred to read to the end and buy the next book in the series, you don't have a pulse.Burton is not a one trick pony.She has the gift.

  • Teresa
    2019-06-04 14:23

    Lili, Elic/Elle, Darius, Inigo, Adrien, Emmett and Isabel are the heart of this story, one of my favorite in this series. I can't help falling in love with these characters and the circle of love and friendship that lasts down through the centuries.

  • Lynn Calvin
    2019-06-11 17:40

    Amazon preorder,Amazon received

  • Katrin S.
    2019-06-20 20:31

    This series should be read in sequence, otherwise the characters don't make much sense. I really liked the historical/mythological themes in the story-line.

  • Jenifer
    2019-06-24 17:32

    I think it might have made more sense if I would have started the series with book 1

  • Megan Caldwell
    2019-06-14 16:41

    Not for good LDS members to read. I read it when I was inactive, and have repented of this sin.