Wealthy young widow Diandra Reynell gives in to her sister Serenas pleas to leave India and travel to London, where she can have a Season sponsored by Diandras husbands son.

Justin Reynell, Earl of Skene, is firm in his belief that Diandra is a fortune hunter who drove his father to his death. Yet from the moment they meet, they are inexorably drawn to each other. Despite everything, he allows them to stay in his home and arranges for Serenas debut.

All would be well except for the strange incidents that begin when the family travels to Justins country estate. A fortune-telling board reveals messages from Justins dead mother, a ghost appears, several unexplained murders are committed and the finger of suspicion falls upon Diandra.

As Diandra and Justins passionate relationship unfolds, they are drawn into a sinister world as Diandra tries to solve the mystery of the board and regain Justins trust.

From England to India, DESIRE ME ONLY takes the reader on a lush and sensual journey into the occult. Once again Thea Devine redefines womens erotica with her highly sensual love scenes and titillating story line. Readers will find the occult elements and the harem environment seductive and very alluring. Add to this a murder-mystery, and you have just what you need to keep turning the pages. (Jan., 384 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin