Thursday, April 20, 2006

Oh, torture me, you beautiful thing

Without further ado, as promised, here’s the follow up *wink* to my post from yesterday. Ladies, I give you Darius Santiago from Gaelen Foley’s Princess, one of my favorite tortured heroes. *sigh* Enjoy!

“Darius,” she said again, breaking into his thoughts.
“Yes, Your Highness?” he asked absently.
She didn’t even glance at him. “Take off your shirt.”
He paused, not sure he’d heard her correctly. ... His tone was carefully amused. “Excuse me?”

“Take off your waistcoat and shirt, please.”
“Ahh, Your Highness,” he said lightly. “Believe me, I’m flattered but I’m not in the mood.”
She jerked her lovely face over her shoulder to scowl at him. “I’m not propositioning you, Santiago. For heaven’s sake! Don’t just sit there bleeding like a dolt. Undress. Now.”
For about two seconds, he considered obeying, then he merely watched her march across the room to another door, relieved to see at least she had the decency to blush. Most of the women he knew lacked that charming ability, or lost it, at any rate, by the time he was through with them. ...

When she came back into the sitting room, she had some hand towels draped over her arm, a sewing basket in one hand, and a bottle in the other of what appeared to be a whiskey. She set everything on the floor near his chair, then dragged the ottoman over and sat down on it across from him.
“Is there a problem, Santiago?” she asked, folding her graceful hands in her lap.
He stared at her.
“This will not do. You still have on all your clothes.”

Isn’t that my line? he thought, regarding her suspiciously.
Lifting both brows, she gave him a bland smile of waning patience. “Why do you prefer to suffer?”
“Because then I always know what to expect,” he replied with his most arrogant smirk.
She ignored it. “Why won’t you let me help you?”
He eyed the sewing basket, then glanced at her. “With all due respect, Your Highness, I’d rather not serve as the royal pincushion.”
“I know what to do,” she said. “I help at the pensioner’s hospital once a week.” ...

“If I needed stitches,” he told her, his heart pounding suddenly, “I’ll do it myself.”
“You said the cut runs over your shoulder to your back. Use your head. How do you intend to reach a wound that’s on your back?”
“I’ll see the surgeon.”
She gave him a smile of sugared treachery and reached up to tap his chin fondly with one fingertip. “Don’t tell lies, Santiago. I know you won’t see him. Don’t you trust me?”

Was she deliberately being obtuse or tormenting him just for fun? he wondered, inching back in his chair away from her. Maybe an aged pensioner of seventy could endure the touch of those silken hands without ravishing her, but he wasn’t half that old yet. ...
“I really don’t have time to play doctor with you.”
“Don’t make me pull rank on you,” she advised him. ... “If you refuse, I shall have to make it an order. Strip, sir.”

He didn’t move. He couldn’t suddenly. His heart was pounding and he couldn’t find his voice.
Done threading the needle, she set it carefully aside. She laid both hands on her thighs, gazing up at him.
He stared down at her, feeling increasingly cornered, unable even to spit out the words to explain his protest. What was he to say, Don’t touch me? He wasn’t that skilled a liar. Truly, over the past few years there had been moments, desperate moments near the edge of his solitary endurance, when he wanted this girl so much he quite despised her. He could not be fire for her, so he had chosen to be ice.

Now she was gazing at him as only she ever did, as if she saw things in him no one else could see, those unforgettable violet eyes looking too deeply into him, her gaze like a flash of lightning, illuminating landscapes within him he preferred to keep dark.
Save me, the thought trailed to his mind, he knew not why. He could only sit there, captivated, immobilized, half-terrified. Someone wanted to help him and he didn’t know how to react. Not just anyone.
The only living thing he ever trusted.
The only one he couldn’t have.

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42 comment(s):

Blogger Mailyn said...

hot dayumn!!!!! ok I am at work and my boss was coming my way. almost had heart attack but man it was totally worth it!!! LOL.

4/20/2006 08:57:00 AM  

Anonymous Vixen said...

Harlot, I just don't have words.

Thank you.

4/20/2006 08:58:00 AM  

Blogger Anocsanamun said...

OMG! OMG - Oh. My. GAWD!

4/20/2006 09:04:00 AM  

Blogger HOTMAMA said...

Oh baby, come to mama!!(panting)

I think DH is gonna get lucky tonight!

Who is this babe??
Whats he holding in the rocking chair? (Isn't that a nursery chair? lol)

God I love the ones where he's touching himself...

Grazie mille, Harlot!

Should I read the excerpt? PRINCESS is like , next on my list TBR.

4/20/2006 09:23:00 AM  

Blogger Gatxan said...

My working day is much happier now!

4/20/2006 11:58:00 AM  

Blogger Dylan said...


Thank you Harlot!

4/20/2006 12:36:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Now, ladies, look all you want but, you know, he's mine. :P LOL *sigh*

4/20/2006 01:38:00 PM  

Anonymous Vixen said...

"Whats he holding in the rocking chair? (Isn't that a nursery chair? lol)"

HM here's my guess...

A Condom?

4/20/2006 02:28:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

It's actually a cord he's hooking with his finger. It looks like that thingy you use to adjust the window blinds.

Vixen, i'm the one holding the condom. ;) LOL

4/20/2006 02:52:00 PM  

Blogger kinky courtesan said...

holy shit.... i think i just orgasmed on the spot.... haha.... i agree... i like the one where hes touching himself......

4/20/2006 03:39:00 PM  

Blogger Rumour said...

why does he keep looking at his weiner? I don't get, its not hard to remember where it is. Guys don't do this... well atleast not guys who aren't on the sex offender list.

4/20/2006 04:11:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Welcome rumour :D

Err, babe, i believe he's just posing for photos. :P Besides, men might not always look at their dicks, but they sure do think of/with it all the time.

4/20/2006 04:31:00 PM  

Blogger Marg said...

God I love waking up in the morning to these posts.

4/20/2006 05:10:00 PM  

Blogger Tart said...

Oh, I want to do lots of dirty, filthy things to him :P Thanks Harlot.

NOw, is this book Princess an historical? Cos a few of those quotes have a very contemporary feel about them e.g. "isn't that my line" doesn't sound v historical to me. But then I'm picky (as you are all very well aware!)

4/20/2006 05:21:00 PM  

Blogger Bawdy Babe said...

god this was hot. drool. good work harlot. and yes tart i agree w/ you, verbage doesn't sound historical... i'll forgive the author though if the sex is really good.

4/20/2006 06:07:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Tart, yep, historical. But it's good really. You should try it. :D

4/20/2006 07:02:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

That guy is pretty Hot, and I don't even like blonds. Also his bush is trimmed :D Now, all I have to do is dye his hair black and help him out of those undies *wink*

Tart, this Gaelen woman writes historicals with pervy contemporary-like characters.

I think I've mentioned the cock-sucking, swallowing scene (from a historical virgin, no less) more than once :P Still will read this Princess book, as I live to oblige Harlot *snort*

4/20/2006 07:34:00 PM  

Blogger HOTMAMA said...

I just finished GF PIRATE PRINCE. And I thought the same thing many times thru the book, contemp souinding language. It does spoil the mood somewhat bec a really well done, period language book can be awesome, and seems a lot more diff to write. Loretta Chase, Julie Quinn, Liz Carlyle, there's a bunch.....

Still enjoy GF anyway :P

Since when does a "guy"? call his dick a wiener? And it looks to me like this hot babe is strokin' and strippin', which is a real turn on, not looking at his dick !!

Sorry bitches, didn't like these pics being slandered lol!

4/20/2006 08:04:00 PM  

Blogger Tart said...

Trollop - you don't like Blondes? Hmm. You know, I don't either but go figure that the BF is a blue eyed blondie :P And maybe I'll try this GF chick - I mean really, a virgin turned blowjob queen! A must read LOL.

4/20/2006 08:11:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...


She was the oral sex guru!

She could teach us all a thing or two. She sucks balls, fingers butt holes and swallows (goes into description of how great it feels to drink up :P) and all this from an 18 yr old virgin (don't remember exact age, lol but aren't all historical heroines 18?)

4/20/2006 08:43:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...


Try Gaelen. :D I lvoe THE DUKE and PRINCESS. Don't listen to Trollop. When GF is mentioned, THAT blowjob is the only thing Trollop remembers. Honestly, i think she loves it so much!

4/20/2006 09:04:00 PM  

Blogger Aggie said...

I've only just picked myself up off the floor - I swear I fainted clean away when I saw those pics. He is SUBLIME! Worth the wait. Very worth the wait. The post comments were as good too! Collective orgasms all round! What a way to end the working week.
I'm a happy woman today! The BB's would make millions if you auctioned his phone number on The BB's - huh? huh?
Thank you ladies.

4/20/2006 09:08:00 PM  

Blogger kinky courtesan said...

sorry this is me... testing the picture crap.... but i'll comment again... mmmm mmmm good..... hes just like campbells soup.... nutritious and delicious!

4/20/2006 09:31:00 PM  

Anonymous Vixen said...

I have to side with Harlot on GF (although, I've only read one of hers). I loved Princess. But Darius is so fucking hot you can't help but love him. Now, the princess is just okay but I don't give a shit about her b/c it's me he's REALLY with. LOL

Thanks HM, I was thinking the same thing about guys calling their dicks "weiners" LMAO

Wow, my language tonight.

4/20/2006 11:10:00 PM  

Blogger Helena said...

After some lengthy study, the last phote gets my vote as the best. I just know he's handcuffed to my bed and cannot escape.
Torture - ha! He doesn't know the meaning of the word ... yet!
(But he will ... oh yes ... he will)

4/21/2006 12:11:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

The last one's my fave too. *sigh*

Helena, darling, he's already handcuffed himself to my bed. ;) LOL

Not sure if you saw my question at tagboard as it's already gone LOL. Was just asking when are you gonna see JC for the book signing? :D

4/21/2006 05:17:00 AM  

Blogger Serendipity said...

Harlot, love this guy clothed! So I can take it right where do I find him again? He's too yummy for words!

Man, is it hot in here?

4/21/2006 05:26:00 AM  

Blogger Bawdy Babe said...

you know girls... you all are a bunch of twisted sexual pervs.... I LOVE YOU ALL!

4/21/2006 08:16:00 AM  

Blogger Gun_Wielding_Bitch said...

¡Muy caliente! ¡Muy atractiva!

Voulez-vous vous coucher avec moi ? Parce que je veux vous coucher vraiment !

This made my work day! So much so I had to express it in several languages, because one is not enough!

Question though. Why was it that the more I scrolled down, the more clothes he was wearing? WTF? LoL.

4/21/2006 01:24:00 PM  

Blogger Helena said...

Bawdy Babe:
Of course we are all a bunch of twisted sexual pervs ...

why else would we visit this Blog?

now I'd really like to twist this guy into several sexually perv positions - Harlot ... give me back those handcuffs immediately! They're mine, MINE ...

4/21/2006 06:42:00 PM  

Blogger Serendipity said...

oh...sorry you guys. He's all handcuffed in my basement now.

4/21/2006 06:48:00 PM  

Blogger HOTMAMA said...

Love the new floating sidebar, very pretty:D

Just one major problem: I CAN'T POST ON IT!! It stops floating just below my screen, and I'm like chasing it and trying to stop it or catch it lol! Help!!

4/21/2006 07:46:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

HM, what do you mean? Which part of sidebar is the last thing you can see? Where does it cut off?

4/21/2006 07:51:00 PM  

Blogger HOTMAMA said...

Harlot, I'm not even seeing the last post except as a blur as it bounces. that's after I've moved the slide at the bottom to center it better.

4/21/2006 08:04:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Please refresh. How about now? Can you see the whole sidebar, from top to bottom?

4/21/2006 08:11:00 PM  

Blogger HOTMAMA said...

Now I can see "get a cbox". So it is improving :)

4/21/2006 09:00:00 PM  

Blogger HOTMAMA said...

Oh crap! I just noticed that I can only see half of the left side (pink) of screen, even when the slider is all the way left ? :(

And I can only reach the refresh line on side bar.

4/21/2006 09:12:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

HM, i'm not sure what's wrong.. I promise to look into it.

Okay, is it just HM who has this problem? Please speak up, so i'll know what to fix. Thanks.

4/21/2006 09:35:00 PM  

Blogger nica ha said...

Well, I've never posted to this blog before and just started reading it tonight, and loved it I must say! You gals are a riot, and sounds like you have some good reading material that I'm going to keep an eye out for now! ;)

But thought I'd put in that I too can only see half on the left pink side bar, and the one with the cbox I can see everything but the part that I could put a comment into. Could just be the screen size though, I'm running on an 800x600 and I've had problems with other sites in the past because of this.

4/21/2006 11:27:00 PM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

Hey HM and Nica,

I think you might have to modify your settings in IE. Perhaps you've sized your screen above the normal standard, or your font is blown up really big, so that the site is split in two for you guys. Dunno how exactly to fix this, since I don't use IE that much, but will look into it and get back to you guys later today.

In the mean time, you can go here to chat in the box. It isn't much, but at least it's there :P

And a big welcome to Nica :D tks for the nice words. Stick around and post often :D

4/22/2006 08:30:00 AM  

Blogger HOTMAMA said...

Thanks Trollop for the advice :)

I wondered if perhaps I couldn't adjust something on my end. I'll ask DH.

Still lovin these pics :P

4/22/2006 10:56:00 AM  

Blogger HOTMAMA said...

Oh what a blunder :P

Vixen, you'll relate to this one ;)

So DH sees my screen and says "What are you looking at?!!" (oh crap)

Ummm, er,
"Oh that's just some eyecandy that the Bookbitches put on sometimes". OOps!

We can't adjust it bec it will affect all site screens and make the others too small :(

I see your message on the tagboard Harlot. No problem :)

4/22/2006 12:43:00 PM