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The House of Debauch: The Curious Adventures of the Debauch Family and Their Struggle with Evil (Kindle Edition)

Evil preys upon the Debauch family, turning their carefree days into bloody nights. After the bookkeeper returned to New Orleans after selling the old Debauch plantation to European royalty in the summer of 1909, she seemed to have gone to the dogs. Or is it wolves? Since Count Strigor and his bestial servants took possession of the neighboring property, Clairwil hears something howling.

Her eccentric cousins, Dee and Presia, worry that Clairwil seems different since her recent illness. When Clairwil learns the secret truth about herself and her beloved brother, Zunker, he unhelpfully runs amok in the French Quarter, leaving Clairwil to manage the family funerals. Clairwil dares not ask Dee for assistance, as her love for him has been transformed into bloodlust.

As family secrets and ancient vows of Vampire Hunters are revealed to handsome Dee, young Presia is spirited away by a trio of exotic female vamps with a penchant for opium, and each other.

To save Presia, Clairwil and Dee must work together to find out who has brought this evil into the Debauch’s once sunlit, simple existence. Their struggle with dark forces leads to a showdown on Mardi Gras in the Vieux Carré, where Vampire and Lycan fangs come out and the four cousins learn what family truly means.

THE HOUSE OF DEBAUCH is a vintage, erotic Victorian vampire horror tale packed with lush historical details on the magic, history, and decadence of New Orleans. This vampire novel for adults was inspired by the ironic humor of Huysman’s A Rebours and Wilde’s Dorian Gray but belongs on a shelf with Sade’s Justine and Juliette, just across the aisle from Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. Author Clair LaVaye, born in New Orleans and currently residing in Austin, Texas, is a lover of gothic and occult lore.

Published by House of Debauch Publications, all rights reserved.

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Sade and Sisters: a Full-Length Play on Marquis de Sade (Marquis de Sade: Plays Book 1) Kindle Edition

Following in the tradition of such works as Peter Weiss’ play, Marat Sade, the film Salo – or 120 Days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the film Quills by Philip Kaufman, and  Madame Sade by Yukio Mishima, SADE AND SISTERS, a full-length play on the life of the Divine Marquis de Sade, serves up a spicy tale based on the life of the notorious French philosopher.

The Marquis de Sade, whose name inspired the term sadism, was imprisoned in pre-revolutionary France as much for his atheism as for his cruelty. Modern historians and philosophers have been re-appraising Sade’s wicked reputation and reputation for perversion, asserting his role as a philosopher whose worldly views were ahead of his time with regard to assertion of the self and the will to power.

Author Clair LaVaye explores the complex relationship of Sade with his wife and her younger sister. Both women shared his bed; each had a role to play in his sexual obsessions. Perhaps these two women inspired his two greatest novels, Justine and Juliette.

The play follows the life of young Sade as he contemplates an unwelcome marriage to Renée-Pélagie de Montreuil, the eldest sister of the Montreuil family. The second act examines the crucial period of Sade’s life, when he lived at the Sade family castle in Provencal France with both Renée and her younger sister, Anne. The third act takes place just prior to Sade’s removal from the Bastille, before the liberation of France. As his imagination sets sail, Sade receives visitors from out of time. Simone de Beauvoir , the Comte de Lautréamont and his creature, Maldoror, and Jack the Ripper discourse with Sade and his fictional heroines, Justine and Juliette, on the nature of good and evil…and what freedom without limits means for individuals and society.

Employing techniques used by the philosopher who inspired this play, author Clair LaVaye creates perverse and transgressive erotic scenes to surround the poisonous, delirious Sadean ideas.

A warning from the author: the philosophy is poisonous, so beware, innocent eyes, lest you fall into damnation!!

A good item for Marquis de Sade collectors who enjoyed Peter Weiss’s Marat/Sade and Mishima’s Madame de Sade. SADE AND SISTERS explores the interior of Sade’s heart and the hearts of those he loved.

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Bastille Dreams: A Short Play on Marquis de Sade (Marquis de Sade: Plays) Kindle Edition

BASTILLE DREAMS explores the conflict of freedom and ethics in an erotic fantasy of a night in the Bastille with the Marquis de Sade.

Sade is visited in his Bastille cell by Simone de Beauvoir and Jack the Ripper, who question him about the limits of man’s freedom. Sade’s companions and sister muses, Justine and Juliette, assist him in the debate, but question where Sade’s philosophy of freedom leads when expressed fully.

Sade, whose name inspired the term sadism, was imprisoned in pre-revolutionary France as much for his atheism as for his cruelty. Modern historians and philosophers have been re-appraising Sade’s wicked reputation, asserting his role as a philosopher whose worldly views were ahead of his time with regard to assertion of the self and the will to power.

Published by House of Debauch Publications, all rights reserved.

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