Intense love stories, espionnage tales, horror narratives and thrillers in all shades of black, but all dominated by striking sex and sensuality: Jakubowski at his dangerous best.Once described as 'the King of the Erotic Thriller', Maxim Jakubowski is also known as one the erotica genre's darkest exponent, with both extreme situations and a poignancy that is truer to real life than the majority of his writing counterparts. This collection brings together six of his more recent stories which run the gamut from dark to even darker, from ink shades to the blackest galaxy of sex.WE MATE IN THE DARKAbandoned by his girlfriend in a Spanish seaside resort, a desperate man takes drastic action and then embarks on a terrible odyssey of sexual pain and retribution which culminates in one of modern erotica's most horrific encounters on an abandoned beach as dawn breaks.BY THE SPY WHO LOVED MEA spy travelling on a train towards the Mongolian border evokes the bittersweet and sexy memories of the woman, another secret agent, towards whom he is journeying, in readiness for an exchange where she will be freed and he will take her place as a prisoner.A PRICE TO PAYA disillusioned Private Eye journeys to Dublin in search of a missing youg woman and his investigation takes him through the city's fleshpots and drinking havens, where he encounters drop-outs, bad men and the terrible Morrigan sisters from Celtic legend. It can't end well, can it?HER EYES SAID YESHe meets Eddie in an airport and they make love. It's the beginning of an extreme relationship that, he knows, leads nowhere. With every new sexual encounter the stakes keep on getting higher and higher until the fatal day arrives where they both cross the threshold.THE COMMUNION OF BLOOD AND SEMENShe looks beautiful and vulnerable and he falls in love with her with all his heart and body. There is only one problem: she happens to be a vampire and there is only one way he can hold on to her. He travels to Venice where the communion that will change his life forever will take place under cover of darkness.L'AMERICAINEA beautiful American hit woman travels to Paris with instructions to kill a particularly nasty villain. She tracks him down to a notorious swingers club where he has taken his latest conquest, a young, innocent Italian woman. Where do you conceal a gun when everyone is naked? Can she afford to have a witness to the killing?