Through the Red Door

Through the Red Door

Letting him inside could be her salvation…or her undoing.
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Through the Red Door covers all the bases—it’s sensual, romantic, and steamy, with an engaging plot, likeable characters, AND it’s well-written. How often can you find all that in one book? Spoiler alert—almost never. of carnal arts—and the way love and lust have been portrayed in centuries past.
This book is sensual and erotic without ever crossing into feeling ‘dirty.’ There’s a rhythm to the way the story unfolds, kind of like waves on a shore, as Clara approaches and retreats from the hunky professor and the nerdy school teacher
P. Locke
Amazon reviewer
"It is a beautiful love story filled with wonderful characters and if you like your romance hot, hot, hot look no further. It is a story about being able to begin anew and still love the one you lost."
Paranormal Romance Guild
Paranormal Romance Guild
This is one of the most innovative and interesting story concepts I’ve read in a long time…It’s a thoughtful, realistic, well-written story about recovering from grief. The love feels real, as does Clara’s confusion as she navigates her way back to a full and vibrant life. And Nick. Yowsa. Gentle and strong at the same time. And uber-hot. Wow. This is a recommended read from me.
L. Temple
Goodreads reviewer


Clara Martelli clings to Book Nirvana, the Oregon bookshop she and her late husband Jared built together. When rising rents and corporate competition threaten its survival, her best hope is their extensive erotica collection, locked behind a red door. In dreams and signs, her dead husband tells her it's time to open that door and move on. When a dark and handsome stranger's powerful magnetism jolts her back to life and he wants a look at the treasures of that secret room, she can't help but want to show him more.

Professor Nick Papadopoulos is looking for historical erotica. Book Nirvana's collection surpasses his wildest dreams, and so does its lovely owner. A widower, he understands Clara's battle with guilt, but their searing chemistry is too strong to resist. Besides, he will only be in town for two weeks, not long enough for her to see beyond the scandal that haunts his past.

Release date: November 14, 2018

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Print pages: 366

Content advisory: Love triangle, Adult language and situations

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Behind the book

Why set a romance series in a bookshop? Ever since I was tiny, bookshops have been my favorite place (next to bed). Add my fascination with historical erotic art and stories, and you've got Book Nirvana, home to an extensive collection of erotic books (artwork, history, and literature) kept behind a locked red door. Want a peek inside? Ask owner Clara Martelli for the key! C'mon, you know you want to. 

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