This is the original novel-length followup to the short story “The Masques of Noble Mansion.” In Regency England, the beautiful young widow Lady Lucinda Noble wishes to find an answer to the suffering of neglected wives and unattached respectable women. She asks herself and her female friends: “If men can have their houses of pleasure, why can’t we?” In a daring enterprise, she invites seven of the finest and most skilled men from near and far to Noble Mansion. They are special guests at the hidden parties she holds for her women friends, who find at last the attention they long for. Lucinda finds herself falling deeply in love with one of the seven, the magnificent Sable, who is especially marked for revenge by the townsmen… and then, one night, when they learn of yet another party, the enraged townsmen return to Noble Mansion. Please Note: This is a steamy, romantic story and contains detailed depictions of sexual activity between consenting adults over the age of 21. There is no mistreatment between the partners. No part of this work was generated using artificial intelligence (AI) software of any kind.