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The author has had two previous novels published to critical acclaim, with reviewers hailing the freshness and power of her writing. In the tradition of women over the centuries, she has decided to conceal her name in order to allow herself utter freedom in the writing of this novel.
A wife, comfortably married with three children, is contemplating middle age along with all the constraints of motherhood. Finding herself numb and locked down in an unending cycle of school runs, laundry and meal times, she cannot at first see a way to live with honesty. Even her husband, whom she loves, has never reached the core of her. Despairing of ever finding a way through her family to her own identity, she returns to the the memory of an old love affair -- the consequences of which she has never resolved. She goes back to her past and confronts it, and the result is an exhilarating examination of present-day desire.
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey - the international bestseller - an explosive novel of sex, secrecy and escape. 'You've never been in control, until now; you've never, before, had exactly what you want...The lights turned off. A touch that's gentle, slow, provocative, that builds you up, that makes you want it too much...' Imagine on honeymoon, lulled by sultry heat and the promise of a lifetime's happiness, you discover a shocking secret about your husband. But instead of destroying you, the knowledge brings freedom; the freedom to bare your soul, explore your deepest desires and discover what you really want. THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE is the story of a passionate sexual awakening, as erotic as it is dangerous. The seduction goes further when a married woman recalls her first love affair in Nikki Gemmell's WITH MY BODY...
International bestselling author, Nikki Gemmell bring us an essay on the power of quiet in a shouty world. Gemmell makes the case for why quiet and its companion, a calm acceptance of things as they are, is quietly doing the rounds in this belligerent age. 'The shock of quiet. Why we need it more than ever now. How to glean it, hold on to it, and recalibrate within it.'
'Gemmell has written a powerful novel that does not flinch from strong emotion or description to provide a luminous insight into the fringes of Australian society and the long, dark night of the soul' The Times 'The desolate landscapes of central Australia, eerily beautiful and cruel, are superbly evoked in Cleave. Nikki Gemmell's heroine, Snip Freeman, is a painter who, as a child, lived in the centre until her father Bud deserted her ...Prompted by her grandmother, she heads west from Sydney with a stranger, Dave, in search of Bud, her own childhood and, perhaps, a new life. Gemmell writes brilliantly about the journey, about Snip's insistence that she feels lust, not love, for Dave, and later about Snip and her father marooned in the desert, both hallucinating as they run out of water and hope' Sunday Time s
For fans of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY; the author of sensational bestseller THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE returns with a powerful tale of marriage and desire.Smothered by marriage and family, a woman feels life slipping through her fingers. She becomes preoccupied with thoughts of her early education in love at the hands of Tol, a man like no other she has known. Memories of the affair - Tol's appetite for her pleasure and her trusting desire - consume her. But the mysterious end to their intimacy left her confused and unwilling to love again with all her heart. Discovering the woman she once was is an erotic journey back into the past and an exploration of reawakened passion.
From the author of the bestsellers The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body, a new twist on a classic tale of passion.Set in Notting Hill, this modern day version of `Lady Chatterley's Lover', sees a banker's wife awaken to the erotic possibilities of her life.It begins by describing with scorching honesty and delicious cheekiness a couple in the thick of marriage - people who still fancy each other rotten, and how they find a way of keeping the sex aflame amid the demands of work/family/life.And yet this wife, safe within her marriage, is bursting with unfulfilled desire. Unfulfilled, that is, until the communal gardener enters, and their affair accelerates to its tense, shuddering conclusion.
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey - the international bestseller - an explosive novel of sex, secrecy and escape.A woman finds her voice and leaves behind a book of lessons. It is the story of her secret self.On honeymoon, in the heat and shadows of sultry Marrakech, a conventional young wife makes a shocking discovery. Although confused by her husband's betrayal, she finds it gives her the freedom to explore her deepest desires and rediscover the true self she has kept hidden from view so long.But her new life is clouded by complication and the raw desire that threatens to overwhelm her. She finds herself torn between need for her husband and her yearning for something more. The Bride Stripped Bare is the story of a woman whose powerful awakening is erotic as it is dangerous.
"e;Zum ersten Mal im Leben setzt du dir zum Ziel, einen Mann zu erregen, bis er vollig fertig ist. Mit deinen Handen, deinen Lippen, deiner Zunge."e;Eine Frau verschwindet. Ihr Auto steht verlassen an einer abgelegenen Klippe, ihr Korper wird nicht gefunden. Sie war die brave Ehefrau, die gute Mutter, wohlerzogen, ruhig, verschlossen. Aber sie hat ein brisantes Tagebuch hinterlassen - den Bericht eines brennend sinnlichen Erwachens. Erotisch und gefahrlich."e;Der Sex ist hart und schmutzig und genau da wo du ihn willst."e; Elle"e;Erregend...wie ein kunstvoller Striptease - BIS AUF DIE HAUT verfuhrt."e; San Francisco Chronicle"e;Ein gewaltiger Roman der nicht vor starken Emotionen oder eindeutigen Beschreibungen zuruckschreckt."e; London Times
Snip Freeman is a woman in search of her father. Not the physical presence of him - she knows where he lives, in the desert out of Alice Springs - but the truth behind his abandonment of her and her mother. At the bequest of her grandmother, Snip sets out for the Centre to track him down. She is no stranger to this part of the country; she goes there regularly, drawn by the strange power of the land and by the strength of community of its native people, who provide her with a greater sense of family than her own ever has. Snip, thirty-something, has always been a loner and a wanderer. Afraid of intimacy, and preferring to direct all her energies to her painting, she moves on as soon as she feels herself growing attached to anyone. When she somehow lets herself fall in love with Dave, the guy who answers her ad for a co-driver to the Centre, she runs away from him too. With her father, Bud, Snip escapes into the desert, both of them fleeing imaginary demons. Their four-wheel-drive hits a rock and the fuel tank is punctured, and they're stranded for days on end without adequate food or water. Then Bud disappears altogether. Dave, too, is running - after Snip. The lesson she has to learn is that she cannot run away from herself. Nor, she discovers, does she want to repeat her father's mistake and live only for herself. Cleave revolves around the themes of covering and discovering, revenge, the nature of affinity, and finding you place in the world. Like Shiver it is written with a high-voltage energy and is particularly strong on male/female relationships in the complex nineties. While not a sequel to Shiver, Cleave is the second in a trilogy of novels set in extreme locations, and its evocation of the desert, the use of the desert as a metaphor for human isolation, will resonate with readers everywhere. Like Shiver, Cleave is a moving and very personal novel, and is bound to win Gemmell many more admirers.
Exploring the emotional depth of love and loss set in the wilderness of Antarctica.Nikki Gemmell's first novel.Faced with the opportunity of a lifetime, Fin learns the rules and taboos of community life in Antarctica. Amid the land of mythical tragedies, of long journeys into darkness and death, of soles falling from feet and being strapped back on, of teeth freezing and splitting, fingers dying, toenails coming away - Fin breaks the strictest taboo of all - she falls in love. Fin gets caught in a chain of events that lead to a shattering conclusion.