Monika Carless is the author of ‘The Dark Pool’ and its sequel ‘The Raven and The Aspen King’, a budding trilogy of romance, erotica and mysticism.
Take a peak at the first 5 chapters* and get your own copies here! The Dark Pool – Amazon
*preview in Kindle Edition
The Raven and The Aspen King – Amazon
Both are Available in Print and Kindle E-Book
Sahara Taylor has never obeyed the rules. She hopes that a move to a remote mountain valley will help her forget the relationship she has ruined and temper her lustful soul. Far away from prying eyes, Sahara can practice her witchcraft and reconnect with the invisible forces that govern her life.
But Fate has other plans. A well-worn path leading from Sahara’s cabin into the Aspen Wood brings a rugged lover who falls willingly into Sahara’s web of mystery and indulges her in the erotically submissive role she likes to play.
Their passions reveal a desire for an unconventional relationship and before long Sahara is longing once more for the touch of a woman. Love is only a whisper away, when Sahara is undone by talking in her sleep.
A secret from a lifetime in medieval England threatens to destroy Sahara’s every intention to be faithful to her new found loves.
In this tale of wicked sex, sorcery and innocence lost, one woman must choose between her past and her present, find courage to live authentically and resist the charms of an alchemist whose love for her has survived six hundred years.
A Few of the Reviews Found on Amazon
“Ms. Carless has raised the bar for erotica, in general, as well as possibly created a whole new genre. This is a book of life’s possibilities beyond the pleasures of well-written and delicious sexual experiences. The story she tells of lives lived, both past and present, enriches the erotic experience and infuses it with spiritual awareness and wisdom. The plot is rich with honest, believable and vulnerable characters from which there is much to be learned and loved. I have never read an erotic tale so poignant and full of such meaningful and heart-expanding relationships and I am reading it again with just as much intrigue and fun as the first time.”
“I am in love with Aiden and in love with this book. The erotic scenes are so vividly depicted that I had to stop reading in public places. I was so disappointed to reach the end and can’t wait to get stuck into the next installment.”
Monika… you have written a complex, erotic, passionate love story. Filled with lust, magic and passion, the characters are multi-dimensional, likable and captivating. Brilliantly woven together by connecting the past and the present world, I was engrossed from beginning to end. Monika kept me guessing how the characters are connected throughout the story and once I finished the book, I was immediately longing for the next installment!! There is a great deal of erotica throughout the novel and although I’ve never been one to read a lot of erotica books, I couldn’t put this one down. Whoo Hoo, does it get steamy! There is never a repetitive or boring love scene between the characters. Each other is more sensuous, more stimulating and more erotic than the next and each of the characters have a different connection and dynamic with each other which kept me engrossed the entire story. Cannot wait for the 2nd book in this beautiful and thought-provoking trilogy!
Wow. Yes. Really got deeply into this book, it felt like more of a wild journey than just reading words on a page. Something about it helped me delve deeper into my own heart’s journey. Multifaceted & rich writing. This book is truly unlike any I’ve ever read—truly inspired parts of me to stretch their sleepy limbs & begin to wake up. Highly, highly recommend. I’m already excitedly awaiting the next book in the series 🙂
Move over 50 Shades – Witches do it better!
The Raven and The Aspen King – Book 2 Released February 2017.
Aiden. He’s everything they want – Holly, Sahara and Iona, all in love with a man who’s crossed centuries to find them. In this continuation of a passionate story that defies rules and boundaries, fall in love all over again with the mystery of well-kept secrets, erotic encounters and the magic that ties it all together. Book Two of the Dark Pool Trilogy, The Raven and the Aspen King, keeps its promises. There is nothing like a lusty dip into forbidden waters.
Amazon and Indie Reviews
Ms Carless wove her magic again! Just like the first book I could not put this book down. I read it into the wee morning hours. Captivated by thee erotic freedom and a web of deep love connecting all these rich and lively characters. Their stories inspire me to live more fully, to feel more deeply, to heal and forgive to be open and authentic and to bask in opportune moments of decadence. I believe this story carries with it energies that could aid us humans in breaking away from outdated, limited social norms, opening the doors to a full exploration of what love and healing truly is. Thank-you Monika for this true gift of story.
“Ms. Carless has once again taken erotica to new heights. Weaving real, honest love, devotion and commitment; tense and challenging relationship dynamics and intense, sexy encounters into a story rich with history and raw emotional vulnerabilities… all of which rest on a solid foundation of spiritual truth and integrity.
This book not only serves to be a pleasurable experience of sensual sexual excitement but could just as well stand as a study guide for what it means to live an enriching and powerful spiritual life in harmony with nature and the cycles of seasons and time.
The characters from The Dark Pool continue their journey together revealing more and more of their strengths and weaknesses leaving us breathless for more.” Thank you, Monika for another great read!
The story took me for a ride!
Monika expertly jumped back and forth between dimensions, story-lines, and the characters’ personal stories seamlessly.
Monika knows how to engage your emotions immediately to prepare your soul to receive the big teachings its ready for.
I’m breathlessly awaiting the third installment. I simply cannot wait.