Book 1 DESIRE & LUXURY WINE
In the glamorous and hedonistic world of luxury wine, Ela Zalewski is at the height of her career. The Montreal-based wine agent spent years building her own business through hard work, persistence and excellence and is now enjoying the fruits of her labor. Though not classically beautiful, Ela is a very alluring woman nonetheless. The petite brunette exudes so much self-confidence and sensuality that she never lacks for admirers among the flamboyant men she encounters in her industry. Well aware of her effect on the opposite sex, Ela has, over the years, enjoyed physical pleasure with some very accomplished lovers to whom she had no real emotional ties—just the way she likes it.
On a business trip to Bordeaux, Ela meets billionaire industrialist Torsten Lucas Furst, who runs his empire out of Munich. Enigmatic with a commanding presence, Torsten still has a trace of boyish good looks to soften his handsome masculine features. Ela finds that irresistible and agrees to join him for a romantic tryst in Rome, where he expertly initiates her in a deeper discovery of her sexuality and takes her to new heights of passion.
Torsten is at first intrigued by Ela and then enamored of her as she becomes his perfect match in bed. Ela reaches a new level of erotic intimacy when she falls deeply in love for the first time in her life.
Ela and Torsten enjoy the pleasures of the privileged while their need for each other grows. When Torsten talks about a future together, Ela dreams of a happily ever after. But their bliss is short lived, as Ela soon learns that what Torsten has in mind is not what she had hoped for. Destiny brought these two improbable lovers together. Will two strong wills and stubborn pride stand in the way of reconciliation?
DIANA SOBOLEWSKI leads a double life: Wine Agent and Author of sophisticated sexy romance novels. Diana can best be described as a marketing-oriented wine loving romantic.
Diana is a member of Romance Writers of America, Toronto Romance Writers, Ottawa Romance Writers Association and Passionate Ink.
Diana, who resides in Montreal with her supportive husband and lovable dogs, has a B.A., Marketing Communications from Concordia University, was President of the Montreal Chapter of the Business/Professional Advertising Association and has worked in marketing communications on the corporate and agency side. Passionate about fine wine, it was only natural that she would combine her education, skills and work experience with her knowledge and appreciation of luxury wine.
In 2004 Diana established Les Vins Aldi, an agency specializing in the sale and promotion of such wines in the province of Quebec. She sought a Champagne house of historical significance with a wide range of styles to represent, which did happen eventually, but her big break came the same year; when she turned her attention to the prestigious and rare wines of Bordeaux. In 2007 she was inducted into La Jurade de Saint Émilion and became an ambassador for the wines of Saint-Émilion in her part of the world. As an insider, Diana was afforded a front row seat to this fascinating world and the bigger than life individuals that pass through it.
Luxury wine is therefore the underlying theme of this provocative work of contemporary fiction celebrating characters and readers over thirty. Like her characters, the author believes that great wine can take you on a hedonistic voyage outside of yourself.
Note from the author:
My mission is to give readers well-developed, interesting, memorable characters that lead extraordinary lives and are still believable, steamy love scenes that fit the story and intriguing story lines with a little something extra; an element of mystery, a hint of the paranormal, a touch of humor, or all three. I like happy endings and should there be a cliff hanger (more like a hook), it will set up the couple in the next book of the Desire & Luxury Wine series.