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I am continuing with Out of the Darkness. Marianne, a famous model, is helped to escape from over-zealous fans in an art gallery, by a man who turns out to be the photographer who is the star of the exhibition. They share a drink in a nearby bar and Chad, the photographer, invites her to return with him to the gallery for a private showing, now the people have left. (Slight punctuation change to stay within the remit.)
We walked past endless shots from the many countries and cultures that Chad had visited over the last ten years, and he kept up a fascinating description of his work. Some of the pictures were incredibly moving, while others were stunning in their simplicity. I wished that I could produce something as meaningful as that, rather than being paid a lot of money to stand around and wear expensive clothing or wearing very little, when the occasion demanded. But when I told Chad this, he dismissed my self-deprecation.
“Don’t knock what you do—you act out a beautiful dream for the man or woman looking at your performance, but you do not use words or movement like conventional actors. Your job is much harder. You have to convey the dream by a single look, a single pose—silent acting. Not many people can do that. Also, beauty is important in a world that is often ugly and cruel. It helps us to forget the ugliness, at least for a while.”
She is one of the most beautiful and photographed women in the world.
She is living every young girl’s dream.
But sometimes the dream and the reality don’t match up.
The missing father; the predatory stepfather; the abusive lover; they all let her down.
Then she meets the man of her dreams – but fate is cruel and she is left alone again…
… until a powerful and charismatic Dom, who excites her like no other man before, steps into her life.
Is he the man she has been seeking her whole life? Will he show her the way out of the darkness and into the loving, submissive relationship she has always craved?
Publisher’s Note: This sweet and sensual love story is a revised and newly edited version of a book previously released under the same title but with the pen name Rachel De Vine.
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