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Controversial Scene from Screenplay "The House on Black Lake" offers Shades of "Fifty Shades"

A scene from the Screenplay adaptation of Anastasia Blackwell's erotic thriller, "The House on Black Lake" was presented in a staged reading at Beyond Baroque in Venice California. The scene was written before Fifty Shades was written and became a pop culture phenom. Some say she borrowed my name in her research for the erotic novel.

Interest in the controversial power play scene has brought requests from audience members, who compared content with the popular BDSM novel and upcoming movie, "Fifty Shades of Grey", to publish the scene online. The author is currently in negotiations.

INT. SANDELEY'S SUMMER HOUSE - FOYER - NIGHT

Alexandra treads quietly through the dark entryway past the
mounted animal heads. Ramey appears from out of the shadows
and swings her around to face him.

ALEXANDRA
(angry)
Take your hands off me.

He is bleary-eyed, his good looks tarnished by alcohol,
jealousy, and something darkly troubling.

ALEXANDRA (CONT'D)
I don't welcome the sexual advances
of my friend's husband, or anyone
else's for that matter.

RAMEY
Is that so?

ALEXANDRA
Meaning what?

RAMEY
You nearly got off with me in the
hallway last night.

ALEXANDRA
Bullshit!

RAMEY
Not very lady-like -

ALEXANDRA
I have no respect for men who seek
the safety of the cage and the thrill
of the wild - but don't have the
guts to commit to either.

RAMEY
Don't lecture me, dear.

He roughly guides her down the darkened hallway leading to
the bedroom corridor.

ALEXANDRA
Where's Ruth?

RAMEY
She stayed the night in Montreal.

ALEXANDRA
You're clearly drunk.

RAMEY
Quiet. You'll wake the children.

RUTH AND RAMEY'S BEDROOM - MOMENTS LATER
Ramey sits in a hanging chair in a bedroom softly lit by
chandeliers. There is a fire in the fireplace, as the night
has turned cold. A massive four poster dressed in crimson
silk commands the space. Alexandra is stationed by the door.

ALEXANDRA
I've seen your warlock's den. What
are you, some kind of wizard?

RAMEY
I have a fascination with science
and magick. Does that frighten you?

ALEXANDRA
You don't frighten me.

He rides his hands up the chains.

ALEXANDRA (CONT'D)
Why did you row me out to stay in
the house on the island?

RAMEY
It was like tying you up without
tethers. Knowing I could set you
free - or not.

ALEXANDRA
Cruel games are played by those with
no control over their victims.

RAMEY
True freedom can only be experienced
through absolute containment. When
your body is imprisoned, the soul is
released. And once it happens,
there's turning back.

Ramey observes her intently, and stands.

RAMEY (CONT'D)
You've had a taste of it, haven't
you? It started in the Victorian,
and you went there with me in the
hallway.

ALEXANDRA
Is this the warlock talking, or do
you worship a darker deity?

RAMEY
That's why you fell for the pathetic
charms of Andre Labat.
(he tracks her surprise)
But giving yourself to that little
worm is like a sailor dipping his
cup in the sea when he's dying of
thirst. He'll never quench what I
see in you.

ALEXANDRA
I found the young man quite charming.

He approaches with an ominous gleam.

RAMEY
The night we left you on the island
I made love to Ruth and pretended
she was you.

ALEXANDRA
Save your confessions for your satanic
priest.

RAMEY
(hovering over her)
Does your dark side frighten you?

ALEXANDRA
It must be a lonely world you live
in, where nothing matters other than
fulfilling your perverted needs.

RAMEY
You stay in my house, eat my food,
drive my car, and expect me to babysit
your son so you can go out and
fulfill your perverted needs?

ALEXANDRA
I am your guest, and with whom I
choose to sleep is not your concern.
I'm a single woman - free to do
whatever I desire. I had the guts
to release myself. You, on the other
hand, have no claim on freedom. You
wear the gold band of ownership.
You're no different than your pierced
and branded livestock.

Potent Pause: his eyes darken, flit side to side, and a wry
smile plays at the edge of his lips.

RAMEY
As the master of the household, I
have certain expectations, and rules
that must be obeyed. I would like
you to consent to a punishment for
being such an ungrateful house-guest.
Five lashes would be fair, wouldn't
you agree?

ALEXANDRA
This has gone far enough!

RAMEY
Have you ever taken corporal
punishment from a lover?

ALEXANDRA
Good-night, Ramey.

RAMEY
Walk out that door and I'm taking
you and your son to the airport
tonight.

ALEXANDRA
(turning away)
I refuse to continue with this sick -

Ramey roughly whisks her into his arms, carries her across
the room, and throws her onto the bed.

RAMEY
Turn around and bend over, hands
against the bed.

He unbuckles his belt.

ALEXANDRA
No.

RAMEY
Hide on skin is painful, but it's
the only way to transcend.

ALEXANDRA
The word "no" may sound foreign -
since you've never heard it.

RAMEY
I could tie you up and torture you
with love first - but you don't
deserve it.

ALEXANDRA
You've tortured me long enough.

RAMEY
Then, let's get to it.

Ramey draws his belt from his jeans and Alexandra draws a
breath of anticipation. The tension between the two is
exquisite.

RAMEY (CONT'D)
We're the same, you know. We're the
same breed. I've known it since our
eyes met in the desert.

ALEXANDRA
I'm nothing like your kind.

He slides his opposing hand down the length of the stiff
leather, and pulls it taut.

RAMEY
Do what I say - there's no way out.

ALEXANDRA
You may be a sorcerer, but you are
neither my master, nor my priest.

RAMEY
There's no choice, dear.

ALEXANDRA
My body and soul are not for your
taking.

RAMEY
(overlaps)
We've been conjoined by fate -

ALEXANDRA
That privilege is earned through
commitment and trust.

RAMEY
(overlaps)
And there is nothing -

ALEXANDRA
I will only supplicate myself to a
man who worships me as much as I
worship him.

RAMEY
(overlaps)
We can do to stop it!

He WHIPS the belt up and powerfully STRIKES. Alexandra
releases an involuntary cry, as it barely misses her, and
cracks against the bedpost.

ALEXANDRA
I now realize I made a terrible
mistake.

RAMEY
And, so have I.

ALEXANDRA
Yet, I gave up everything and your
life remains intact.

RAMEY
Look at me. Look into the pupils of
my eyes. They're the place where
you can see inside the mind, and
read what its thinking.

She gazes up into his tortured eyes.

RAMEY (CONT'D)
You're moving away from me, Baby.
It's like you've fallen into the
bottom of a well. You're crouched
down there, but I can't get to you.
I can't save you.

Alexandra solemnly stands and moves to the door.

ALEXANDRA
I didn't ask you to save me.

She turns and walks to the door.

ALEXANDRA
I believe it's you who is looking to be saved. You
need to save yourself, before
it's too late.

She exits.

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Dangerous Love: Top Ten Crazy Obsessive Heroes in Romance Novels

Please note - The House on Black Lake has been adapted to screenplay. Go to Home Page to see provocative trailer and music video based on novel.

A dangerously obsessive male can be both highly exciting and a nightmare for a woman. In reality few would desire such a challenge, but held at arms length - inside a novel or on a movie screen, such a man can be enormously intriguing.

The House on Black Lake features three such obsessive males, all very different. Ramey Sandeley's obsession with Alexandra Brighton leads him to the brink of emotional and physical cruelty. He can't help himself, as he has never heard the word "no".  Rock God Georgie La Pointe, on the other hand, grooms his hair in the eyes of his lovers, but when he loses control over his conquest he becomes obsessional. Andre Labat, the sensuous young Frenchman has the same expectation of female surrender and a ruthless desire to level the playing field by seducing the object of his rivals' desire. All men are out of control, and that is what makes them so appealing.

The following top ten are taken from lists of romance lovers and are in no particular order.

1. Simon Boldevar -Crimson Kiss Series  by Trisha Baker

2. Lucien de Malheur "The Scorpian" - Breathless - The House of Rohan by Anne Stuart

3. Judd - Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changelings book 3) by Nalini Singh

4. Dimitri - Archangels Blade (Guild Hunter) by Nalini Singh

5. Zsadist - Black Dagger Brotherhood - by J.R. Ward

6. Conrad Wroth - Immortals After Dark Seriesby Kresly Cole

7. Travis - Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire

8. Jake - Burning Wild by Christine Freehan

9. Baird - Claimed by Evangeline Anderson

10. Domenico - The Silver Devil by Therese Denys

Sean Culhane from Stormfire is a very controversial "hero" who is hated by most readers, but leaves a powerful impression, nonetheless.

 

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Kidnapped: Favorite Captive Love Romance Novels

Please Note: Go to HOME PAGE to view provocative trailer for The House on Black Lake filmed by award winning cinematographer.

Scene from "The House on Black Lake" Trailer

 The House on Black Lake explore a woman's experience as she is lured into a seductive web of intrigue and deceit, and held a virtual prisoner on Black Lake. Although Alexandra Brighton takes the trip to the exclusive enclave of summer homes outside Montreal on her own volition, to find resolution to her obession with charismatic Ramey Sandeley, she does not initially realize there is no way out. By the time she recognizes there are sinister forces at work she is essentially kidnapped and forced to confront the dark forces at play within the shadows of the lake, and well as inside her own heart. In the end Alexandra must must make a dramatic personal transformation is she is to survive.

The subject of kidnap is a popular theme in romantic literature. Some of the most popular are as follows, in no particular order.

Perfect by Judith McNaught

Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare

Lone Rider by Lauren Bach

Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson

Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood

Silken Savage by Catherine Hart

Night Flame by Catherine Hart

Hawk O'Toole's Hostage by Sandra Brown

His Wicked Ways by Samantha James

A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

The Touch of Fire by Linda Howard

Cheyenne Song by Georgina Gentry

Apache Caress by Georgina Gentry

Tanner's Scheme by Lora Leigh

Abduction of Julia by Karen Hawkins

A Darker Dream by Amanda Ashley

Twilight Illusions by Maggie Shayne

Knight Triumphant by Shannon Drake

Princess of Fire by Shannon Drake

Lie Down in Roses by Shannon Drake

A Masquerade in the Moonlight by Kasey Michaels

The Bride of the Beast by Teresa Medeiros

Thief of Hearts by Teresa Medeiros

The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros

One Man's Love by Karen Ranney

The Heart of Winter (Anthology) with Maggie Shayne

The Nymph Kingby Gena Showalter

Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter

Captain's Price by Lyla Sinclair

Night of the Phantom by Anne Stuart

Gallant Waif by Anne Gracie

Night Fire by Catherine Coulter

Uncommon Vows by Mary Jo Putney

The Hawk by Monica McCarty

The Quest by Juliana Garnett

The Pirate Prince, Ascention Trilogy, by Galen Foley

The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne

Lover Unbound, Black Brotherhood Trilogy, Number 5, J.R. Ward

The Pirate Lord Lord Trilogy 1, by Sabrina Jeffries

Ruthless, The House of Rohan, by Anne Stuart

The Scotsman by Juliana Garnett

Savage Heat by Nan Ryan

Night Raven by Elaine Barbieri

Untamed Captiveby Elaine Barbieri

This Fierce Loving by Judith French

Panther's Prey by Doreen Owens

Captive by Colleen Faulkner

Destiny's Warrior by Kit Dee

Lakota Love Song by Madeline Baker

The Falcon and the Dove by Bonnie Vanak
Northman's Passion by Kate Hill
Whirlpool of Passion by Emma Darcy

In the Warrior's Bed by Mary Wine

Alexandra is kidnapped to island by Andre Labat

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The Best Forced Love Romance Novels

features Anastasia Blackwell and Wade Wodwals

 

THE HOUSE ON BLACK LAKE HAS BEEN ADAPTED TO SCREENPLAY. GO TO HOME PAGE TO VIEW PROVOCATIVE TRAILER.

Kidnapping and forced love are popular themes in romance literature. Like with Beauty and the Beast and Hades and Persephone  there is an allure to be desired, and drawn to vulnerability by a powerful captor.  The greater the good looks and sex appeal of the kidnapper, the more intense the struggle.

The House on Black Lake  explores this provocative theme.  Alexandra is rowed out to stay in a abandoned Victorian on a deserted island on the night she arrives at Black Lake, and kept a virtual prisoner during her stay, although she is not initially aware there is no way out. Her host, Ramey Sandeley, has driven her to take the journey for resolution to her own obsession.  Ramey is not the only seductive male restricting her freedom during Alexandra's stay on Black Lake. Sexy young French artist Andre Labat and  narcissistic rock god, Georgie LaPointe, both essentially imprison and test her will in a number of seductive settings. As Alexandra challenges each of these men a fierce internal power begins to manifest.

When she asks Ramey why he rowed her out to stay on the island he tells her that the soul cannot be freed until it is completely contained, and when it happens there is no turning back. The freedom she seeks, it turns out, can only by won through the trials of confinement and forced love.

Kidnapping is an  horrific deed and illegal in contemporary society. However, confined within the reality of fiction (including historical tales) the subject can be compelling, especially when the two characters are attracted to one another. Kidnapping can be an internship of sorts. The victim learns to become at least the equal, and possibly more powerful than the kidnapper. Unquestionably there is personal growth and the victim is called upon to dig deep to find unknown resources. Ideally, the victim teaches the captor that mutual empowerment is lethally potent, and the human spirit never gives up or gives in no matter how complient a person may appear on the surface.

Following is a list of preeminent romance novels featuring forced love. Thanks to Amazon forum for input:

Regency:

My Dangerous Duke by Gaelen Foley - she is kidnapped for him as a virginal "gift" - very much a Beauty in the Beast type plot

Captured by Love by Amber Kaye - he kidnaps her based on a revenge plot

Beguiled by Heather Graham - very tame kidnap tale, he's a highwayman type that takes her off into the woods briefly

Silver Angel by Johanna Lindsey - she is kidnapped, sold into slavery, and he is her purchaser

The Last Highwayman by Katherine O'Neal - he kidnaps her to get the ransom money but her family doesn't pay - they end up working together, very passionate

The Devil Who Tamed Her by Johanna Lindsey - very tame kidnap tale, basically he absconds with her into the countryside to melt her heart of ice based on a bet

So Speaks the Heart by Johanna Lindsey - he takes her from her home, thinking she's a slave

Western:

Lakota Love Song by Madeline Baker - he is an injured Indian that she rescues from death, only to be kidnapped by him when he's better

The Bounty by Beth Williamson - he's hired by a psycho to find her for a bounty, so he finds her, kidnaps her and then falls for her

Diablo by Georgina Gentry - he kidnaps her based on a revenge plot but they fall for each other, very moving story

The Touch of Fire by Linda Howard - he kidnaps her to help heal a gun shot wound, but loses his heart to her

Contemporary:

Wild Orchids by Karen Robards - he's on the run in Mexico and she's in the wrong place at the wrong time, he kidnaps her to use her as a means of escape

Perfectby Judith McNaught - he breaks out of jail and uses her and her car as a means of escape

Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare - he uses her to break out of jail, then abducts her- very moving passionate story

American Historical:

Star Keeper by Patricia Potter - they're already falling in love but she learns the truth about him - that he is an enemy pirate- to keep her quiet her abducts her

Relentless by Patricia Potter - she is kidnapped for him as part of a revenge plot- very moving and passionate

Sweet Fire by Jo Goodman - he kidnaps her as part of a complex plot- she is unaware because she has amnesia - but very good passionate moving story

HISTORICAL/PARANORMAL

The Pirate Prince(Ascension Trilogy), historical pirate romance, by Gaelen Foley

A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals after Dark, Book1) paranormal vampire intrigue, by Kresley Cole

The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros

Bodacious by Sharon Ervin

Lord of Fire by Gaelen Foley
The Spymaster’s Lady by Johanna Bourne

Ruthless, (The House of Rohan), by Anne Steward

All Through the Nightby Connie Brockway

Honor Bound by Sandra Brown

Some Kind of Magic, by Theresa Weir

Hawk O’Toole’s Hostage by Sandra Brown

Thanks to the Amazon romance forum for their input