Back Cover Blurb: (From Author's Website)
Word of Miracula's unique beauty is known far throughout the land. But when
a dark fairie curses her with Desire, it is news of her insatiable lust that
attracts dozens would-be suitors to her door, as one by one they attempt to
break the curse by bringing her utter fulfillment.
Mira, the undisputed beauty of the land with half her face fair of eye and hair and the other half dark as midnight, almost had the perfect fairy tale. She lived with her beloved adopted parents that showered her with all the love and affection that she could ever have wished for. Yet when her rich and proud parents cast a beggar from their table they quickly discover the severity of their actions.
The beggar reveals herself as the Dark Fairie. Mira's parents, desperate to save their daughter from the curse that the Dark Fairie will undoubtedly bestow, begs to the fairie's heart. But the Dark Fairie says that she will not curse Mira for her parent's unthoughtfullness, she will instead gift her with desire. Only when Mira finds complete satisfaction will her parents be saved from ruin.
Immediately upon the Dark Fairy's departure, Mira is overcome by desire. It's not long before suitors near and far arrive to tempt the beautiful Mira and see if they can complete her. Yet no matter how many orgasms that Mira achieves, each coupling ends with her feeling empty. Innocence lost and her parents going mad from losing all the wealth they have come to horde to sudden taxes, Mira is desperate to find completion.
Three months after the Dark Fairie's gift, two men walk into Mira's garden. One fair and one dark. Gerard and Alain have a long history together. Brothers of each others hearts, they were once the best of friends until the Dark Fairie ruined their bond. Now cursed with desire that will not abate until they complete a woman. Hearing of Mira's own gift, the men approach her. Gerard, masterful and requires submissiveness from his partners, commands Mira to serve him. Although his slaps upon her rear sting, Mira finds great pleasure in serving him. Yet she finds the opposite kind of pleasure with Alain. With him, Mira can be mistress and orders Alain about to do even the most mundane of tasks to prove his devotion.
But despite the fact that Mira finds sexual gratification from both men individually, she has yet to feel complete. The men, wanting to fill her emptiness must overcome their own rift to give the beautiful maiden her satisfaction.
'Gilt and Midnight' wasn't what I have come to expect from Megan Hart. While romance isn't necessarily what the author is known for delivering, there is still her talent of evoking considerable emotion into her characters and thereby into her readers. 'Gilt and Midnight' holds no romance. But I'm not knocking it for that reason. 'Naughty Bits' is an anthology of EROTIC shorts so the lack of romance is now doubly expected. But if a story is lacking romance then I at least expect emotion. While still beautifully written, the short lacked any sort of emotion. It is erotic, that's a certainty, yet I expected more from the author that I've admired for a long time. An author that is just so brilliant, in my opinion, with bringing beauty to real life.
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