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Friday, September 29, 2006
ISLE OF DESIRE AVAILABLE NOW!


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 www.Cobblestone-Press.com
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!
Enjoy!
Eden
posted by Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin at 1:44 PM -
5 Comments:
  • At 10:46 PM, Blogger Lillian Feisty said…

    I can't wait to read this, Eden!!

     
  • At 10:48 PM, Blogger Shelli Stevens said…

    I just finished it! It was great. :) Your love scenes have a poetic quality to them. And once I finished I found out my excerpt was in the back of your book! I felt so honored!!

    Missed you in the chat tonight, a few Divas showed up. :)

     
  • At 12:21 AM, Blogger Eden Bradley said…

    Shelli-OMG, you read it, already?
    Thanks so much for the lovely remarks. :)
    And yes, I was very excited to see your excerpt from Tourist Attraction was in my book!
    Sorry I missed chat-it was my 5 year anniversary, and my guy surprised me with a night out.
    Eden

     
  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Cora Zane said…

    Congratulations on the release, Eden! I hope your anniversary evening was a dreamy one. :)

     
  • At 2:20 PM, Blogger Laine Morgan said…

    I'll check it out, and plug it on my blog tomorrow...sorry I didn't do it earlier! It sounds like a great story!

     
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