To celebrate the release of I Take You, we will be doing mini-tours of two of Nikki Gemmell’s previous titles, The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body.
• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (December 31, 2013)
From internationally bestselling author Nikki Gemmell comes a tantalizing story of love within marriage—and alongside it.
Under her Chanel suit and designer lingerie, Connie Carven is no longer the typical banker’s wife. When Cliff’s horrible skiing accident shifts the balance of their relationship, Connie becomes a willing submissive to her husband’s every desire. Cliff is eager to explore new, and troubling, avenues of passion. Connie, ever the dutiful wife, follows wherever he leads. While at first she enjoys a perverse sense of freedom within the ever-tightening bonds of her marriage, Cliff’s dark desires soon consume her entirely. She finds herself surrendering to an act that will forever remind her that she belongs to her husband alone—to be unlocked only by him, whenever he pleases.
But it is also this act that awakens Connie from the numbness that has taken over her life. And when she encounters someone new in the communal garden of her Notting Hill home, she discovers the thrill of true intimacy . . . and the price of risking everything for it.
The author of the bestselling phenomenon The Bride Stripped Bare and the exquisite With My Body, Nikki Gemmell brings erotic writing into the twenty-first century. In I Take You she looks to the classic Lady Chatterley’s Lover for inspiration, reimagining D. H. Lawrence’s celebrated tale as a brutally honest and deeply sensual modern love story.
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (February 1, 2005)
• Language: English
A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the good wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one who’s discovered that her new marriage contains mysteries of its own. She has discovered a forgotten Elizabethan manuscript that dares to speak of what women truly desire, and inspired by its revelations, she tastes for the first time the intoxicating power of knowing what she wants and how to get it. The question is: How long can she sustain a perilous double life?
• Paperback: 480 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (June 19, 2012)
A wife, a mother of three, she has everything a woman should want—and yet she has gone numb inside. Locked in a never-ending cycle of chores, errands, and mealtimes, she cannot find a way to live her life with the honesty and passion that once drove her. Even her husband, whom she loves, has never truly touched the core of her being. Only one person has ever come close. In desperation, she returns to the memory of an old love affair—a transformative relationship with consequences she has never fully resolved. Revisiting her past, she will begin an exhilarating journey into her sexuality while finally confronting the hidden truths of her heart.
Exquisitely lyrical, bold, and seductive, With My Body is a thought-provoking exploration of family, sex, marriage, and love—the love we give, withhold, and surrender to.
Nikki Gemmell is the internationally bestselling author of The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body, as well as Shiver, Alice Springs, and The Book of Rapture. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her family.
Nikki’s Tour Stops
The Bride Stripped Bare
Tuesday, December 3rd: Seaside Book Nook
Wednesday, December 4th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, December 5th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Friday, December 6th: Cruising Susan Reviews
Friday, December 6th: Lovely Reads
Friday, December 6th: BookNAround
Friday, December 15th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, December 24th: The Feminist Texican [Reads]
With My Body
Monday, December 16th: Cupcake on Books
Tuesday, December 17th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Wednesday, December 18th: The Ludic Reader
Wednesday, December 18th: Lovely Reads
Thursday, December 19th: Cruising Susan Reviews
I Take You
Tuesday, January 7th: Conceptual Reception
Wednesday, January 8th: Seaside Book Nook
Thursday, January 9th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Monday, January 13th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, January 14th: The Ludic Reader
Wednesday, January 15th: Seductive Musings
Thursday, January 16th: Cupcake on Books
Tuesday, January 21st: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Wednesday, January 22nd: Lovely Reads
TBD: Cruising Susan Reviews