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Compromised for Christmas
(A Tenacious Trents Novella – Book 1)
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Length: 92 pgs.
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by Jane Charles
Compromise for Christmas, a novella, first appeared in anthology, A Summons from His Grace. It later appeared in a compilation, Scots, Spies & Salacious Lies. It is the first of the Tenacious Trents.
Lady Elizabeth craved excitement and adventure. Unwilling to endure further boring Seasons, she convinces her uncle, who has lived a more adventurous life than anyone else she knew, to let her work for him. A few years later Elizabeth was established in Tuileries Castle, a servant in Napoleon’s court known as Lisette Renard.
John Phillip Trent has been working in the stables of Tuileries as Jean Pierre Bouvier for the past two years. His only English contact being Lisette Renard, a lovely blond lass, who he desired but kept at a professional arm’s length.
When Lisette receives a summons to return home for Christmas, John learns that she is none other than the granddaughter of the Duke of Danby and she had named Jean Pierre as her husband. Their cover is compromised with the same letter and the two find themselves escaping the palace and France, knowing they could very well never see each other again and must face the truth of how they truly feel for the other.
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Ruined by a Rake –
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by Erin Knightley
Length: 129 pages
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It started with a kiss.
When nine-year-old Eleanor Abbington first met her uncle’s new stepson, Nicolas Norton, the boy rudely stole a kiss from her that set the tone for their contentious and competitive relationship. It wasn’t until years later when Nick introduced her to fencing that they finally had a proper outlet for their frequent arguments.
Having just emerged from mourning following her mother’s death, Eleanor is exactly where she wishes to be at the age of four-and-twenty: an on-the-shelf spinster and unofficial companion to her aunt. Unfortunately, her ambitious uncle has other plans for her future. On the eve of his house party, he lays down his ultimatum: either Eleanor marries the man of his choosing, or he’ll force her seventeen-year-old sister to do so instead.
When Nick unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep after a two year absence, Eleanor is in no mood for their normal banter. Seeming to know exactly what she needs, Nick challenges her to pick up the foil once more. During their pre-dawn matches, he shows her just how strong she can be . . . and exactly how much he’s changed since leaving. But when her old adversary becomes her only ally, she may very well find herself . . . Ruined by a Rake.
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A Game of Persuasion:
Extended Prologue for The Art of Ruining a Rake
(The Naughty Girls Book 3)
by Emma Locke
Length: 146 pgs.
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A NIGHT SHE’LL NEVER FORGET…
Miss Lucy Lancester has loved her brother’s best friend, Roman Alexander, for as long as she can remember. So devotedly, she’s vowed never to marry anyone else. But her beloved libertine is hardly aware of her existence, and not the least deserving of her affection. Deciding her cause is lost, she makes plans to open a girls’ school in Bath. There’s just one thing she needs to do before she confirms her spinsterhood forever: spend one blissful night in Roman’s arms. But her handsome rogue isn’t ready to have the tables turned. It will take more than a coquettish smile to turn his head. She must play a game…of persuasion.
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His Wicked Sins
(Dark Gothic Book 4)
by Eve Silver
Determined to help her impoverished family, Elizabeth Canham accepts a position at Burndale Academy, an isolated girl’s school filled with secrets and shadows. There she meets mysterious widower Griffin Fairfax, a man dogged by dark rumours, a man who both frightens and fascinates her.
But Beth has secrets of her own, nightmares that haunt her and fears that follow her into the light of day when a woman is found dead in the nearby woods—the victim of a brutal murder… a murder that bears terrifying similarity to others. Then Beth discovers that all the victims were intimately connected to Griffin. Beth’s past has taught her to be wary, but her heart tells her that Griffin cannot be the charming, seductive killer stalking the night, stealing women’s hearts…and lives.
“Silver expertly matches a brooding sense of atmosphere with a generous measure of suspense…”—The Chicago Tribune
(Note: HIS WICKED SINS was originally released in paperback in 2008.)
Eve’s gothic romances include:
HIS DARK KISS
HIS WICKED SINS
SEDUCED BY A STRANGER
COMING SOON FROM Kathryn Le Veque
Walls of Babylon
(De Wolfe Pack/Great Lords of le Bec)
by Kathryn Le Veque
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1471 A.D. – Ten years after the Battle of Towton, Sir Kenton le Bec (THE LION OF THE NORTH) serves Warwick, “The Kingmaker”, as the man’s attack dog. There is no fiercer knight in Warwick’s arsenal than Kenton le Bec, a powerful and cunning fighter. Kenton has been tasked with securing Babylon Castle, a fortress that secures a road between Lancashire and Yorkshire. It is a strategic castle and currently in the hands of Edward’s forces. When Kenton and his army move in, all of that changes. Yet things are not always clear-cut….
Lady Nicola Aubrey-Thorne is the widow of a great Edwardian supporter. When Kenton conquers her home of Babylon Castle, she offers him nothing but resistance and hatred. Kenton sees a beautiful, spoiled woman who fights him on every turn, yet the spark of attraction is there. It has been since the beginning. As Kenton comes to learn the darker secrets of Babylon, he comes to understand Lady Thorne and her sorrows. And his attraction towards her grows beyond his control.
Join Kenton and Nicola in a world of opposing loyalties yet united attraction. Their lives become irrevocably intertwined even if their loyalties to the men who would be king differ. The passion they feel for one another, and the love, is something few people ever experience. It is a complicated and complex situation, one where difficult decisions must be made if Kenton and Nicola are to remain together.
When Kenton is captured by enemy soldiers, Nicola must do all she can to save the man who she once considered her enemy. Will she be too late?
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Vange and Peadar 3:
Scottish Time Travel Romance (Renaissance Fair Book 15)
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This title will be auto-delivered to your Kindle on September 18, 2015.
Vange’s time-traveling errand for a friend continues to go wrong. She’s stuck in the Irish castle trying to learn embroidery while the gorgeous highlander Peadar does his gallowglass duties. ~Episode three of six ~Sweet romance serial
Brighter than Gold
Western Rebels, Book 1
by Cynthia Wright
Deal Expires On: Sep 09, 2015
In 1864 Columbia, California, the gold rush is over. Spirited Katie MacKenzie helps her father run a saloon and writes articles for the local newspaper about the Griffin, a Robin Hood-style highwayman who robs the unscrupulous mine owners and gives back to the townspeople.
Roguish Jack Adams, an adventurer with a dark secret, rides into the sleepy Sierra town one summer day and changes everything.
A powerful attraction smolders and burns between Jack and Katie despite their efforts to resist, but when a tragic death occurs during one of the Griffin’s stagecoach robberies, Katie is haunted by thoughts of revenge.
Can Jack reconcile his life in Columbia with his surprising true identity in San Francisco… and will this couple find their way to happiness in spite of the dangerous secrets that separate them? Journey back to Civil War-era California with Jack, Katie, and historical characters like Samuel Clemens for a passionate & adventurous romance that will keep you turning the pages to the very end!
“BRIGHTER THAN GOLD delivers what Cynthia Wright fans expect from her unforgettable romances – a tender, sweet, exciting, and sensual story of a love that is so strong nothing can harm it. She skillfully combines accurate historical details, brilliantly evoking the post-goldrush era in Columbia and San Francisco, along with an irresistible deception & disguise romance!” ~ ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE
About the author:
My career as a novelist began when I was twenty-three, with a phone call from New York announcing that CAROLINE would be published by Ballantine Books. Can you imagine my excitement? I went on to write 12 more bestselling historical romances set in Colonial America, Regency England & America, Medieval England & France, and the American West.
My novels have won many awards over the years, but what means most are readers’ messages like this one: “When I read your books, I can’t wait to turn the page, but never want the story to end.” It’s a thrill to have all my novels available, including my two newest, TEMPEST and SMUGGLER’S MOON.
Today I live in northern California with my husband, Alvaro, in a 1930’s Spanish cottage. When we aren’t riding our tandem road bike or traveling in our Airstream, I love spending time with family, especially my two young grandsons.
I’d love to have you join me at my website: cynthiawrightauthor.com/
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Rogue with a Brogue:
A Scandalous Highlanders Novel
by Suzanne Enoch
Digital Price: $2.99
Book 2 of 4 in Scandalous Highlanders (4 Book Series)
London, 1817: Stuck in a Mayfair ballroom thanks to his lovestruck brother, highlander Arran MacLawry wants nothing but a bit of distraction from an arranged betrothal-and a clever auburn-haired lass in a vixen’s mask promises just that…until he discovers that she’s the granddaughter of the Campbell, chief of clan MacLawry’s longtime rival. Despite their families’ grudging truce, falling for fiery Mary Campbell is a notion too outlandish even for this Highlander…
THE THRILL OF THE FORBIDDEN
Raised on tales of savage MacLawrys, Mary is stunned to realize the impressively strapping man in the fox’s mask is one of them. Surely the enemy shouldn’t have such a broad chest, and such a seductive brogue? Not that her curiosity matters-any dalliance between them is strictly forbidden, and she’s promised to another. But with the crackling spark between them ready to ignite, love is worth every risk…
Released: July 29, 2014
“One of my very favorite authors.” -Julia Quinn