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Stacy Reid | The Erotic Reading of a Victorian Lord

The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell
Stacy Reid



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Scandalous House of Calydon #1

August 2014
On Sale: August 11, 2014
Featuring: Lord Anthony Thornton; Phillipa Peppiwell
ISBN: 1633750493
EAN: 9781633750494
Kindle: B00LZGTO0K
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Also by Stacy Reid:
Her Wicked Marquess, January 2021
When the Earl Met His Match, September 2020
My Darling Duke, January 2020
The Scandalous Diary of Miss Lily Layton (w.t.), November 2018


“You captivate me. I admire your thirst for adventure…your joy for freedom, your vivacity. I want you because you rouse me as no other woman has done in years, if ever. And I want to burn in the passion I see beneath your cool gaze, a passion I suspect will satiate my every need. I want to see you bound to my bed with silken ropes as I spank you, fulfilling your every dark fantasy. Then I want to ride you hard and deep, until neither of us can move for spending.”

These are the words that my hero Lord Anthony Thornton whispered to Miss Phillipa Peppiwell in a moonlit enclosed garden at the Countess of Blade’s midnight ball in my latest release THE IRRESISTIBLE MISS PEPPIWELL. Anthony is a charming, sweet, and an honorable rogue who has some edgier sexual needs, one that he felt free to pursue with the tantalizing Miss Peppiwell because he felt he had finally met his match in a woman as passionate, sensual, and scandalous as himself.

Anthony is an eclectic reader and he possesses a collection of naughty erotic books in his library which he reads and shares with his lovely Miss Peppiwell on their adventure of love. In his collection are most of the classical erotica written originally in Greek and Latin, and the bawdier naughty novels of the late Victorian era. These novels were highly improper and scandalous and most were bought and devoured clandestinely. Here are some of Anthony’s favorites!

MEMOIRS FOR A WOMAN OF PLEASURE (popularly known as FANNY HILL) is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland, first published in London in 1748. It details the life of a now married Fanny Hill, who now in possession of wealth, joy and respectability, looks back at her early life & disreputable adventures. Cleland and his publisher were arrested and charged with “corrupting the King's subjects.” The book, though, was highly popular in Victorian times.

THE TALE OF TWO LOVERS written in 1444 by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini before he became Pope Pius II, is full of scandalous and tantalizing erotic imagery. Lord Anthony has a very rare first edition on his bookshelf!

THE FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES OF THE FAMOUS MOLL FLANDERS (commonly known simply as MOLL FLANDERS) is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722. It purports to be the true account of the life of Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age. Lord Anthony reads this book for more than its exoticness, but because it showcases the strength of a woman who went through hell to survive in a harsh world.

THE ROMANCE OF LUST is an unabashed classic erotic drama, it is considered by critics to be an unparalleled and wholly satisfying reading experience and it was first published anonymously in 1873. Gifted to Lord Anthony by his friend the Earl of Calvert on his Twenty second birthday! Lord Anthony devoured this tale of lust and love while on his Grand Tour.

CRUISING UNDER FALSE COLORS, a Tale of Love and Lust. A young man disguised as a nun entered a convent and suffice it to say fun ensued. It was purchased by Lord Anthony on a whim and he has not regretted. In fact, he gifted his brother, Sebastian Thornton, the Duke of Calydon a copy on his 30th birthday much to the Duke’s chagrin.

VENUS IN FURS is shockingly provocative and one of Lord Anthony’s favourite classics.

PHILOSOPHY IN THE BOUDOIR, OR THE IMMORAL MENTORS, by Marquis de Sade. Anthony’s thoughts whenever he reads this! Shocking, delightful, evocative….and shocking again.

THE LUSTFUL TURK. Lord Anthony was quite shocked when his staid brother the Duke gifted him this copy saying he thought he would enjoy such a sensual and depraved tale…and the Duke actually had a twinkle in his eyes!

THE KAMA SUTRA. The first and only book so far Lord Anthony has read to his Miss Peppiwell. He has much fun, curled before the fire in his library with her head pillowed on his chest, while they explore the images together and he translates for her. It would only be the following year he procured the English translation so his intrepid love can read for herself! They have had many steamy nights together exploring this particular text!

Hope you enjoyed the peek at Lord Anthony’s erotic collection. I have added them to my to be read shelf for I am more than intrigued to know what captivated him!

Leave a comment about Lord Anthony's erotic colleciton (or your own) and be entered to win a copy of Stacy Reid's novella, THE DUKE'S SHOTGUN WEDDING. And buy your copy of THE IRRESISTIBLE MISS PEPPIWELL today!




23 comments posted.

Re: Stacy Reid | The Erotic Reading of a Victorian Lord

You're a new author to me, so I don't know anything about Lord Anthony's
collection. I don't have any favorite erotica, but in love reading it.
(Deborah Close 12:22pm August 13, 2014)

I must admit that I know nothing abut the Lord Anthony's erotic collection but I love historical romances. Great giveaway!!!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:19am August 13, 2014)

Lord Anthony has quite a collection! I wonder how expensive books were in that time period.
(Bonnie H 11:15am August 13, 2014)

Hi Deborah!I was thrilled to discover that erotic works were
actually published from such a long time! I love reading
erotica as well :) and I really intend to give Anthony's
collection a read one day!
(Stacy Reid 11:28am August 13, 2014)

Hi Bonnies! Thank you for entering! :) I think they might have
cost a few pennies...or pounds. I will research for you! But
our Lord Anthony here is quite wealthy :)
(Stacy Reid 11:34am August 13, 2014)

Wow. Definitely didn't know erotica's went that far back! I have read some in the past, but am definitely a little more prudish :). I, however, tuly enjoy historical romances.
(Kadia Hufford 11:55am August 13, 2014)

I have not read any of Anthonys favorites. But I do have a small hand book taken from the kama sutra. It does send my mind to wander. :-) Love the name too, Peppiwell....you know she could never be just a quiet average wallflower with that name.
(Lisa Hutson 1:18pm August 13, 2014)

I have to chuckle at the thought of a Pope writing
erotica...especially for that time period...I learned
something new today...haha!
(Toni Sheldon 1:28pm August 13, 2014)

Hi Kadia! I adore historical romances as well. I grew up on
Lisa Kelypas, Judith McNaught, Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood
and Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and they are still my favorites! I
do think you will love The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell *winks*
(Stacy Reid 3:43pm August 13, 2014)

Hey Lisa! LOL...I like that mind wandering bit. Mine did a
few cartwheel researching the books Lord Anthony reads! ooh
and Miss Peppiwell is scrumptious...so my readers say!

@Toni..I had a similar reaction Toni! I thought a Pope? who

@L Lam...quiet interesting. They are on my bucket list to
(Stacy Reid 3:46pm August 13, 2014)

I love Victorian romances,the intensity of the stories leave me no choice but to keep reading and to let others read after me.The love and story lines are untouchable and the books put me in the "play" as for me to be some part of the story itself.This makes it believable while in the moment of reading.I myself find to be emotionally involved in chapters such as these.Worthwhile my time and more then my expectations can imagine.Captivating and pleasing to read.Taking the story where ever I like to go to read.Would love to win this.
(Rosemary MacPhaden 8:08pm August 13, 2014)

Unusual collection.
(Sharon Extine 3:28am August 14, 2014)

@Rosemary my heart tugged at your description! love it :)
crossing my fingers and toes for you.

@Sharon...He is also a very unusual but oh so charming and
passionate lord
(Stacy Reid 4:06am August 14, 2014)

love the cover, it's beautiful and the book sounds wonderful.
i look forward to reading it.

tammy ramey
(Tammy Ramey 6:32am August 14, 2014)

Wow, quite informative. I loved the post. Looking forward to
reading your books.
(Debra Guyette 7:25am August 14, 2014)

I'm only familiar with a handful of these titles. If you're
interested in reading books of this genre, and want one to
add to your list, perhaps you might want to read: Trust a
New Beginning by Cristiane Serruya. I just finished reading
her book, and it has to be the hottest book I've read to
date!! I'm looking forward to reading your books, so that I
can get familiar with your writing, as well. I would love
to be able to "name drop" about your books!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:02am August 14, 2014)

I have enjoyed reading period books, and erotic books have entered into
my reading pile. Your book sounds just my style. Thanks for the
(Pat Freely 12:50pm August 14, 2014)

@Tammy...thank you! I love the covers too. Exactly as how I
pictured Miss Peppiwell :)

@Debra....thank you :) I hope you enjoy them when you get
your hands on them! :)

@Peggy...Thank you for the book suggestion! I looked it up
and I am so adding this trilogy to my tbr shelf! thanks :)I
cant wait for the day you "name drop" me. *huge grin*.
(Stacy Reid 2:10pm August 14, 2014)

Have to admit I have never read erotica but would like to give
it a try.
(Denise Austin 4:58pm August 14, 2014)

Did not they had real erotica material during this time
period. Looking forward to reading this book. For an old lady
(70) this caught my attention!
(Joyce Bruner 5:05pm August 14, 2014)

Lord Anthony's collection sounds interesting. I haven't heard of most of them. I'm sure your book is interesting.
(Michelle Fidler 5:20pm August 14, 2014)

@Denise...I was pleasantly surprise myself :)

@Joyce...Yes!! pretty excited it caught your attention
Joyce! :)

@Michelle...I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up! :)
(Stacy Reid 9:49pm August 15, 2014)

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