This unique, intense story combines modern-day thinking with ancient
Aztec culture. It's mesmerizing to
follow Hayley as she fights with herself about surrendering to warrior Mazati. Although confusing, Mazati's own inner demons as he struggles to maintain self-control while dominating Hayley are somehow refreshing.
Aspiring jeweler Hayley McKeon happens upon a display of black opals and is mesmerized by their mystical qualities. But her attraction to the stones is nothing compared to her reaction to the seller, the mysterious Mazati. Aroused, she follows him into
a world where past and present collide. There, they begin a dance of erotic bondage. (Aphrodisia, Dec., 256 pp., $12.95)