From the wicked pen of Roger Hastings comes this lusty Old World tale. The mysterious Baron Reznik takes up residence in the newly restored Machival, a sinister castle perched atop a craggy cliff where this master of the sexual arts can enjoy his sadomasochistic passions in peace. When the beautiful young virgin, Luvina, is taken from the village, she’s cast into a steel-barred cell in the castle’s dim cellar where she’s then bound and made to submit to the Baron’s servant, Dagan. Though horrified by her trial, she learns of her own great sexual hunger and responds in ways she never believed possible. As the Baron’s influence pervades the county, one by one, more beautiful women are swallowed up in the mystery of Castle Machival—known as Darklair for its ominous reputation.