Title: His Dark Canvas
Series: A Corde Noire Novel
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Genre: Dark Erotica
Release Date: August 29, 2016
Hired to cook for the artist, Ren Plancharde, she struggles to keep her ability under wraps.
After accidently uncovering Ren’s underground activities, the eccentric painter offers Ella a glimpse into his world of pleasure and pain. Intrigued, he decides to make Ella a part of his sinister Corde Noire Society, but his chef isn’t quite ready to commit.
Absolute submission isn’t all Ren wants from the stubborn woman. He has big plans for her gift, too. The only question is … will Ella be willing to give in to his desires when the time comes?
The darkness within can hide a lifetime of secrets.
"This series is outstanding!! I absolutely love this series and this book in particular." ~5 Star Review by Kathy on Goodreads
"His Dark Canvas was an EXCELLENT read! ... Full of hidden desires, food and paint! Oh and sex!" ~5 Star Review by Ashley on Goodreads
This was an amazing book ripe with sensuality,steam and mystery!Its the first book of Alexandrea Weis' that I've read and it was amazing.Though this is the third book in the series, each book can be read as a standalone.I hadn't read the first two books in the series and it didn't spoil my enjoyment of His Dark Canvas.
Our protagonist is Ella Winston, an amazing chef, who dreams of starting her own restaurant one day.She gets an offer to work for the mysterious,but famous painter-Ren Plancharde.Ren paints women in provocative BDSM poses.Both of them have many secrets that they are hiding.
Adding a little paranormal touch is Ella's gift.Whenever she touches a person, she comes to know their deepest and darkest desires.She has also always secretly wanted to submit even though she denies it.Ella and Ren have met once before, though Ella doesn't remember it.Ren has wanted her since then.Now, that he has an opportunity to have her, will he keep her once he's done or let her go?
Ren is also the owner of the BDSM club- The Corde Noire.When she comes across his activities and secrets, Ella is also slowly sucked into his world-just the way Ren wanted it.But, will she agree to submit to his desires?
Ren paints models while training them to be submissives and then hands them off to his club members.Adding to the intrigue is the mysterious disappearance of Nathan Cole which is increasing the pressure on Ren's shoulders.Wonder what will happen to Ella?Read on to find out!
I loved the writing in this book!It was absolutely breathtaking!Ella's character was also well done.Her quick wit and humor made her very likable.Ren was also a mysterious and intriguing hero.The secondary characters like Ms.Cleo along with the voodoo references and paranormal aspect added to the story.This book has piqued my interest and I'll be reading the other books in the series since I'm definitely interested in finding out more!
So, if you're looking for a light BDSM novel with mystery,romance,paranormal and sensuality woven into it, go for this one!You'll definitely enjoy it! :D
From New Orleans, Alexandrea Weis was raised in the motion picture industry and began writing stories at the age of eight. In college she studied nursing and went on to teach at a local university. After several years in the medical field, she decided to pick up the pen once again and began her first novel, To My Senses. Since that time she has published many novels. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning books, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. Her work has been critically acclaimed and has been continually growing in popularity.Alexandrea Weis is also a certified/permitted wildlife rehaber with the La. Wildlife and Fisheries. When she is not writing, she rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She is married; they live in New . Orleans