If you loved Fifty Shades of Grey . . . get ready to enter The Dark Garden. A deliciously potent tale of one womanas quest for self-discovery. Rowan Cassidy likes to be in chargeaespecially in her personal life. As a mistress at Club PrivAc, the most exclusive bondage/S a M club on the West Coast, Rowan can live out her dominant fantasies safely, and with complete controlauntil the night Christian Thorne walks in. Self-confident and sophisticated, heas a natural dominant if Rowanas ever seen one. Yet she canat stop thinking about him and imagining his touch. Christian has returned home, hoping to break free from his dissatisfaction and malaiseaand discovers the cure in Rowan. Heas dying to get his skilled hands on her and watch her surrender, to unlock the mystery of her that captivates him. Determined to be her master, he makes Rowan a daring proposition: give herself over to him for thirty days. Rowan finds Christianas offer terrifyingaand impossible to resist. But abandoning herself to Christianas power might be more than she can handleab. Or it might be the realization of her true nature and the dark garden within her. There will be only one way to find out. And once the game has begun, thereas no turning back. From the Trade Paperback edition. Review qThis riveting tale of complex relationships takes readers from California's BDSM clubs to private playrooms where they discover an alternate lifestyle of pleasure and pain. Bradley's well-crafted descriptions help you to visualize the edgy and erotic scenes...strong characters surround the main couple, and a deftly handled subplot rounds out this amazing novel.q ~Romantic Times Book Reviews, 4.5 stars-Top Pick! qTHE DARK GARDEN is a masterpiece.q ~ Author Larissa Ione qEverything about THE DARK GARDEN worked to perfection...the most beautifully written BDSM novel this reviewer has ever read. Ms. Bradley has a masterful touch to make pain the ultimate reading pleasure.q *~ Love Romances a More qEden Bradley is an amazing writer. I'm still reeling from this book and probably will be on a high for the next several days. It was everything and more than I had expected.q ~ Miranda Heart, BDSM Reviews* * qElegant, intelligent and sensual, THE DARK GARDEN is a seriously sexy romance that will make you hot and make you think, and it will definitely leave you wanting more of the beautifully charismatic Christian Thorne!q ~ Author Maria Isabel Pita* * * From the Author The Dark Garden was my first full-length novel, and I loved the opportunity to explore the ideas behind BDSM in a longer format. As someone who has been involved in the BDSM community for most of my adult life, I love being able to open this world to people who may be unfamiliar with it. Rowan was a particularly fascinating character to write-there's so much of me in her. And Christian Thorne is my perfect dominant-the kind of man who will spank you until you cry, then wipe your tears away. I fell in love with his creativity as an artist, and the scene where he draws Rowan, stopping to touch her, to feel the lines of her naked body, came to me before I'd even written the first page. He still makes me shiver. :) The secondary characters were also fun to write-April and Decker's relationship serves as such a contrast to Rowan and Christian's. April was meant to be nothing more than Rowan's friend, appearing on the page as a sounding board for Rowan's relationship with Christian. But there was something about April's sweetness that spoke to me, and demanded in her gentle way to have some of her own story. And Decker...he was a bit bossier about it, but that's his way. The title of this book actually came to me first, which is odd for me-I almost always get the characters, then create the story around them. But the first thing I heard in my head was Rowan saying about her experience with Christian: qIt's as though I've unlocked the gate and walked into this dark, secret garden inside myself, and it's more beautiful and lush and varied than I could ever have imagined.q I hope you enjoy reading her journey as much as I enjoyed writing it. Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin * * * Product Details File Size: 276 KB Print Length: 322 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0553589733 Publisher: Bantam (May 29, 2007) Sold by: Random House Digital, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B000QW7R7G Text-to-Speech: Enabled X-Ray: Enabled Lending: Not Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5, 488 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) Did we miss any relevant features for this product? Tell us what we missed. Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price? Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars (45) 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 star 20 4 star 11 3 star 7 2 star 6 1 star 1 See all 45 customer reviews a I highly recommend a look at Ms. Bradley's lush descriptions and wonderfully faceted characters--I especially enjoyed the secondary romance of Decker and April. a Librarianista | 13 reviewers made a similar statement a I don't read too many of them anymore, not because I dislike them but there isn't much of a story line most of the time. a T. Gleichner | 7 reviewers made a similar statement a I bought this book from the qIf you loved Fifty Shades of Greyq section. a Jule Kijek | 5 reviewers made a similar statement Most Helpful Customer Reviews 20 of 21 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars A sensuous romp through self-discovery May 29, 2007 By Librarianista Format:Paperback Ms. Bradley is a fresh new voice in literary erotica whose story tells of the journey of Rowan, a woman who lives the life of a Mistress at an exclusive BDSM club. But Rowan is a woman of secrets, who writes luxurious tales of the freedom to be found in submission in her private journal. When Christian Thorne challenges her to explore that hidden side of herself--she finds it's a proposition she can't refuse. What lies beneath the surface for both of these characters is more erotic, and more daring, than either of them could possibly have imagined. I highly recommend a look at Ms. Bradley's lush descriptions and wonderfully faceted characters--I especially enjoyed the secondary romance of Decker and April. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 28 of 31 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Sexy! June 4, 2007 By Kristi Ahlers Format:Paperback Rowan Cassidy needs to be in control of her life as an adult. Perhaps because she didn't have control when she was younger. A past experience has left her shaken and more determined never to find herself submissive or in her way of thinking...weak. So when Christian Thorne walks into Club Prive a BDSM club she attends. She can't ignore the fact that although he is a dominate he speaks to her in ways she shouldn't be listening. Then he offers her a dare. Be under his dominance for thirty days. It's too much and yet she finds herself saying yes. She wants this in the deepest parts of her soul. But is she going to survive this encounter? Christian wants Rowan deep down in his artist soul. There is something about her that pulls at him. Perhaps it's the secret she holds so close, or maybe it's the inspiration she brings out in him. Whatever the motivation he wants her for himself. He dares her to let him dominate her for thirty days. But will this be enough for him? After all this is a test for him as well. He has never been so captivated by a woman before. Together they will explore all the sensual treats their bodies and minds will revel in as well as test the boundaries of comfort. But will there be a happy ending for these two after their agreement is over? This was an unabashedly sensual read with two very strong and compelling leads testing their boundaries. Christian and Rowan are perfectly matched each having their own issues but each willing albeit grudgingly at times stepping outside the save zone. Ms. Bradley has done a wonderful job of bringing to life the lifestyle of BDSM proving it's more then tying a person up. The secondary storyline between Decker and April is an added bonus and equally sensual. This story is not for the faint of heart and does obviously include a great deal of BDSM elements as this is the theme of the story. This is a fine title and one that I highly recommend. Dark has never been so very sexy. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Bradley Penned The Ultimate BDSM Novel! July 14, 2007 By Janalee Ruschhaupt Format:Paperback The embrace of leather upon my skin, the vibrant sounds of chains ringing in the air, stretching my body taut and the kiss of pain are the things that remind me the most that I am a bottom, and you Sir, are my top. Rowan Cassidy has been perfectly happy being a Mistress, a top. Into her life walks Christian Thorne, another top who will challenge her to be his bottom for thirty days. Christian is everything that scares Rowan: Handsome, overly confident, and most of all, she desires him like a moth to a brilliant flame. She is not a bottom at least that is what she tells herself... THE DARK GARDEN is by author Eden Bradley. This BDSM novel is an elegant portrayal of the inner workings and sexual play encompassed in submission and dominance, and yet this book is much more than that. It is about the overcoming of one's fears, relinquishing those uncertainties to learn, love, and empower. The secondary characters only enhance this book further. Everything about THE DARK GARDEN worked to perfection. THE DARK GARDEN is the most beautifully written BDSM novel this reviewer has ever read. Ms. Bradley has a masterful touch to make pain the ultimate reading pleasure. Rowan's life will forever change and alter when Christian sets his sights on her. Her orderly world could come crumbling down when she takes the role of a bottom (submissive). Christian will open her heart, as well as old wounds. Can she survive this sexual dominating experience, then go back to being a top? Will Christian have the patience and understanding Rowan will need? If you have shied away from BDSM books because of the contents, you will be amazed at how Ms. Bradley weaves the BDSM into this erotic romance effortless. She does it in such a way that you forget about the BDSM elements, losing yourself to the beauty of the characters and the personal problems they face. Reviewed by Janalee Ruschhaupt, 2007 Courtesy of Love Romances and More Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No ao See all 45 customer reviews (newest first) Write a customer review Most Recent Customer Reviews 1.0 out of 5 stars 50 Shades...not Perhaps a better written book than 50 Shades(not by much), it would still be best to line the litter box. I am sorry I wasted money on this book. Read more Published 16 hours ago by K. Folkestad 3.0 out of 5 stars The Dark Garden: A Novel Very much like Fifty Shades of Grey but with absolutly filthy language. The author seemed to have just changed the names. Published 4 days ago by Billie Carr 4.0 out of 5 stars The dark graden Good read. It really was about one finding out about what they really want in their sex life, and how it makes them feel. Published 7 days ago by Burn 3.0 out of 5 stars Too all over the place a not enough storyline This isn't the worst i've read but could've been way better. First thing I don't like how it kept jumping back from one couple to another. Read more Published 25 days ago by Charms 4.0 out of 5 stars Artistic, sensual and classy Read more of my reviews and ramblings at Ana's Attic Sexy Tales The Dark Garden by Eden Bradley was an artistic, sensual BDSM-lite novel. Read more Published 1 month ago by Ana's Attic 5.0 out of 5 stars Speechless I have the paperback book a I could not put this book down because it was so good.... Emotional a good through out the whole book. Published 1 month ago by CAM 4.0 out of 5 stars The Dark Garden A slight BDSM virgin, I was amazed to see how quickly so many good books came out once Fifty paged the way. Read more Published 1 month ago by Jasmyn A. Dieck 3.0 out of 5 stars liked it but ..... very few times do i like reading the secoundary characters story more that the two main characters story.rowan was whinny and defensive and just annoying... Read more Published 1 month ago by Andie...FL, USA 5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!! After reading 50 shades of Grey you wouldn't except anything but the best... But this book was more realistic to me and a great overall love story. I read this book in 3 days. 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