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Friday, September 29, 2006

My contemporary erotic novella, Isle of Desire, is being released today! Here's the blurb, and a little excerpt:

Is it really possible to fulfill the fantasy of a promise made in the passion of youth? On a beach on the small Venezuelan island of Isla de Margarita, Isabel Asher meets once more the love of her life, Rafael Cruz, the man she left behind twelve years earlier. Desire ignites, but can the sultry tropical nights spent in his bed lead them back to love? She’s about to find out, and maybe to have her heart broken in the process...

She could hardly believe she was here, that she’d been brave enough, or foolish enough, to come. Isabel Asher swept her gaze across the fine white sand of Playa de la Luna, the serenely beautiful beach that had haunted her dreams for twelve years. In the distance, the brilliant turquoise and jade waves splashed against the shore, carrying the salty scent of the sea. That Caribbean scent was all around her, rippling the leaves of the date and coconut palms dotting the long crescent of beach and flowing through her waist-length brown hair. The entire island of Isla de Margarita, off the coast of Venezuela, smelled of the ocean, of sun, of the sensual and heartbreaking memories this place held for her.
The sun was just beginning to lower in the sky. Wispy streams of clouds marred the crystal clear blue; it would make for a spectacular sunset. But this particular sunset meant so much more to her than the breathtaking colors that would grace the horizon before the sun dipped into the ocean to rest for the night.
Today was her thirtieth birthday, but that in itself was not what was most important. No, she was here to follow a dream, to follow her heart.
If only she knew whether or not he would come.
Did he still think of her? She had no way of knowing. Nor did she know if he’d married, had children, moved away.
Her sister, Samantha, had pointed these things out to her, over and over again, since Isabel had told her she was coming back to Venezuela to find him, to see if he remembered their vow made in the passion of youth so many years ago.
Isabel allowed herself a small sigh and scanned the beach again. Would she even recognize him? It had been twelve years; he could have changed…but no, she knew in her heart she would know him anywhere.
Rafael Cruz. The first, and greatest, love of her life.
She remembered still the smoky tone of his voice, his lightly accented English. She remembered the deep brown of his skin, the silky feel of it against her palms as she’d made those first nearly innocent explorations of his young, lanky body. His lips had been so soft, so sweet and lush, his kisses sometimes gentle, sometimes so hungry she had begged him to take her virginity, but he refused. It had to do with honor, he said. She wished later that she had given her innocence to him, so she would’ve had that one experience to hang on to over the years. Still, she had memories of him. Lovely, sensual memories.
They’d spent the better part of a month together on this very beach. If she let her gaze travel to the tip of the cove, she could see where the craggy rocks came down to meet the sea, and she knew that just on the other side of them was a small cave, the private hideaway they had shared. The things they had done together there, in the heat of the day, in the sultry tropical nights, had fed her fantasies her entire adult life. She shivered now remembering, her body yearning for his touch once more.
But her heart yearned for him even more.
The sky was beginning to glow with the first colors of sunset: amber, pink, orange. The sun would soon fall into the distant horizon, as though into the arms of a lover. Just as she wished to do. But not just any lover would do. Only him. Only Rafael.
Her stomach tightened as her gaze roved the nearly empty beach. There were a few scattered couples and a family with three small children. Only she stood here alone, in one of the most beautiful and romantic spots on earth, wishing, hoping, for what was probably impossible.
Why had she come? Her sister was right. He wouldn’t be here. Too many years had passed. Why would he even remember her? He probably had his own life by now, leaving their adolescent love affair far behind.
This had been foolish. What had she been thinking? Sighing, she pushed her hair away from her face, and turned to make the short walk back to her hotel, her heart heavy in her chest. She kept her gaze on her bare feet scudding in the fine, warm sand. She didn’t want to watch the glory of the sunset. The idea of it meant too much for her and now she was faced with the stark reality of a broken dream. A foolish dream, yes, but still…
“Is it you?”
Startled, she looked up and found an intense hazel gaze fixed on her. Her pulse pounded through her veins. Could it be…?
He reached out and laid a tentative hand on her arm. Immediately she felt the heat of his touch.
“Ra…Rafael?” Even though this is what she’d dreamed of, she could not believe he was really here. Her heart slammed into her ribcage and a shiver swept over her skin. “You remembered.”

You can buy Isle of Desire now at
For a sexy teaser, take a look at my trailer on my previous post! And by the way, several of the images used in the trailer are actually pictures of Isla de Margarita where the story takes place!
posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 1:44 PM - 5 comments
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Isle of Desire Released this Friday!
My short contemporary novella, ISLE OF DESIRE, will be released this Friday, September 29th! Here's a little taste of the isle...

Buy it on Friday at
And join me for a chat at the Cobblestone chatroom on Friday night!
posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 4:52 PM - 8 comments
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Branded Available now!
Check out Emma Petersen's new release, Branded, a hot reuniuon story! Here's the blurb:
Jenny and Ty have known each other most of their lives and have been attracted to each other since they’ve been old enough to know what attraction meant. A tragedy has bought Jenny back home to Parsons' Pass and into Ty’s arms. The heat between them is as hot as ever, but the scars he carries from his parents’ relationship and his own failed marriage keep Jenny at bay. When Ty comes close to losing the most important person in his life, he knows it’s time to bury the past and fight for their love.
Buy this book at Cobblestone Press!
And you can read an excerpt on Emma's website, a sexy little peek!
I'm still working on Sanctuary for the Berkley Heat Exclusive anthology and it's really going well! I am totally in love with this hero. Shaye is a real bad boy, with a wicked goatee and tattoos-but smart, creative-a devestating combination for me. Sanctuary won't be out until September 2007-I'll keep you posted!
Meanwhile, I had an idea for a new story that I'm hoping to have time to write and submit to one of my e-publishers. It's too new to give details, but it will be a BDSM story. For some reason, all of my e-books are straight contemporary, while all of my upcoming print books are BDSM-themed. I thought it was time for a little cross over.
Okay-off to write!
posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 1:50 PM - 2 comments
Friday, September 15, 2006
Upcoming Release and other stuff...

I just found out my first novella with Cobblestone, Isle of Desire, will be released on September 29th! Here's a blurb:
Is it really possible to fulfill the fantasy of a promise made in the passion of youth? On a beach on the small Venezuelan island of Isla de Margarita, Isabel Asher meets once more the love of her life, Rafael Cruz, the man she left behind twelve years earlier. Desire ignites, but can the sultry tropical nights spent in his bed lead them back to love? She’s about to find out, and maybe to have her heart broken in the process.
Lots of great things happening at Cobblestone Press! My friend, Emma Petersen, has several books coming from Cobblestone. Take a look at her website: for info about her September 22nd release, Branded, a HOT reunion story, as well as her other books!
Or you can browse the Cobblestone Press website:
Come and chat tonight with me and my fellow Phaze authors at Fallen Angel Reviews chatroom. Just go to and click on Chat. The Phaze authors are a wild bunch and it's bound to be a good time!
I'm also going to be talking about writing erotica and the erotica/erotic romance industry at Romance Divas next week. We're having a huge erotica bash there from September 19th through the 21st. Some of the other participating authors will be Shelley Bradley, Joey Hill, Alison Kent, and Sunny. For you writers, we'll also have two agents, Jessica Faust and Laura Bradford, and the fabulous Raelene Gorlinsky of Ellora's Cave and Treva Harte of LooseId! Come to the Divas Secret Workshop at
In my writing news, I've started working on Sanctuary, my BDSM novella for Berkley, but it's been slow-going, which means I haven't been disciplined enough about my writing, so off I go to write!
posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 10:48 AM - 9 comments
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Happy Birthday to Me!

Pain is Love
Today is my 45th birthday, and I wanted to do something special, so I did something I've wanted to do for six years: I got my second tattoo.
I went to Studio City Tattoo here in L.A.-very cool place, all done in pirate style, which seems silly, I know, but it works for some reason. My artist there is Dave-or Captain Dave, as he's known. Maybe I should have asked why? Ah well... He did a great job and I'm thrilled with my new artwork! The only problem is, now I want to get everything tattooed! It's addictive.
No writing today, but it's my birthday, so I'm slacking-but happy!
posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 9:54 PM - 19 comments

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