Publisher: Carina Press (August 29, 2011)
Bred for him…and for his bed.
Golden-eyed Jin has spent her life preparing to be the Emperor’s consort. She knows her destiny is to serve the Emperor by indulging the dark desire that he has buried deep inside his heart—the desire to give pain.
Only she can take the pain he yearns to give, and transform it into the most unimaginable pleasure. But to enjoy all the Emperor can give her, she must survive assassination attempts from those who would keep them apart.
Seducing the Emperor is risky…but it’s the only way to fulfill her destiny.
“Seduction, passion, pain/pleasure, and machinations bring Golden to life! … For anyone who has not read a Joely Sue Burkhart book, I highly recommend that you do! She knows how to create sensual and heartfelt moments that truly captivate.” Tanya, The Forbidden Bookshelf, A Top Forbidden Favorite
“An enthralling oriental world of intrigues and deception all wrapped around a foreign romance that enthralled me and didn’t let me go till I read the last word.” ~ 4.5/5 Bookies from Susi at Book Lovers Inc.
“Within 70-odd pages, Joely Sue Burkhart penned a powerful and captivating story of love and pain set in an Emperor’s court… More than a romance, it is the story of a woman’s journey to serve the lord of her heart and to claim a place by his side, no matter the cost.” Ashia, The Romance Reviews
“An evocative and well-written story that vividly conjures up the intricacies of court intrigue and machinations even as it relays the tale of two people tied together in their desire for the sexual stimulation achieved through the delivery and reception of pain. Looking forward to more works from this author, a wonderfully adept word-artist.” ~ Elf, Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick
“…Beautifully well-written, incredibly interesting, and frankly pretty danged hot.” The Romanceaholic
“Golden is one of those rare novellas that is powerful from start to finish and leaves you thinking about it long after you’ve finished reading it.” A Buckeye Girl Reads
“This was a story about submission and packed with emotion. I enjoyed the ride and look forward to reading more from this author.” Amanda Jackson, Goodreads
“The sexy moments were – in true Burkhart fashion – very sexy and firmly set in the BDSM world.” MinnChica, The Book Pushers
5 Kisses! “The pace is fast, the dialogue is sharp, and there are twists and turns in the plot that I didn’t see coming.” Rose, Two Lips Reviews
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