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This time danger threatens their homes Tory and her friends are celebrating the success of a second mission to aid WWII Britain when an urgent summons calls them back to their own time: Napoleon is on the brink of invading England. Can a handful of young mages stop an army? In desperation, Merlin's Irregulars ask Rebecca Weiss, an untrained telepath from 1940, to come back to 1804 and change Napoleon's mind before it's too late. Rebecca agrees, willing to risk anything for the friends who saved her family--even her life and her budding relationship with Nick Rainford. A daring mission takes Tory and Rebecca and their friends into the heart of the Army of Boulogne, where Napoleon is gathering ships and plotting invasion. But while their success may save England, they must still face the bittersweet consequences of their decisions when they return home. '(This) rollicking adventure will have you on the edge of your seat… I highly recommend Dark Destiny. Do not miss it!' —Dottie, RomanceJunkies.com The Lackland Abbey Chronicles - Dark Mirror (Includes a bonus short story about Allarde, 'Fallen from Grace.' - Dark Passage - Dark Destiny M. J. Putney is the YA alter ego of New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney. The winner of numerous awards for her romances, M. J. is fond of reading, cats, travel, and most of all, great stories!Show more
Her exile becomes her destiny Sixteen year old Lady Victoria Mansfield is the cherished youngest child of a lord, and she is destined for a life of wealth and privilege. But Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory's blood is tainted…by magic. When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised power for all to see, she's immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for aristocratic young men and women who are cursed with magical power. There she can be cured of her deplorable talents and maybe, if she's lucky, be able to return to society. But all Tory has known and believed will be challenged at Lackland as she discovers friendship and love with fellow students who call themselves Merlin's Irregulars, and are pledged to defend Britain whatever the cost. Even if that means traveling through time to face the guns of Dunkirk. *This book includes 'Fallen from Grace,' a bonus short story set in the Dark Mirror world* *Dark Mirror was nominated by YALSA as one of the best YA novels of 2011* 'Absolutely riveting…Putney creates a vivid historical fantasy and delivers a page turning read.' —RT Book Reviews M. J. Putney is the YA alter ego of New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney. The winner of numerous awards for her romances, M. J. is fond of reading, cats, travel, most of all, great stories! The Lackland Abbey Chronicles: - Dark Mirror - Dark Passage - Dark DestinyShow more
Risking danger, she finds hope and love The Irregulars return safely home to 1803 England, their magic strengthened by their heroic efforts at Dunkirk. But Tory is shocked when she realizes that the ever deepening relationship with Allarde will cost him everything. If Tory really loves him, she must walk away so he can find a non-magical mate and avoid being disinherited. But does she have the strength to leave the love of her life? Cynthia's heroic efforts at Dunkirk have won her the respect of the Irregulars, but her sharp tongue keeps everyone at a distance. Does she have the courage to risk love? Then the Irregulars are drawn into a dangerous attempt to rescue a vitally important scientist from Nazi-occupied France. Countless lives are at stake, but when the mission goes awry, will they all survive to return home? 'Dark Passage is hard to put down…The characters will leave you thinking about them long after you finish the story.' —Freshfiction.com The Lackland Academy Chronicles: - Dark Mirror (Includes a bonus short story about Allarde, 'Fallen from Grace.' - Dark Passage - Dark Destiny M. J. Putney is the YA alter ego of New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney. The winner of numerous awards for her romances, M. J. is fond of reading, cats, travel, most of all, great stories!Show more
New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney weaves a new tale in the Guardian series-a dazzling romantic fantasy that takes readers not only from the elegant streets of London to a dangerously tempting Mediterranean island but across time. Jean Macrae's family is one of the most prominent clans of Guardians, humans whose magical powers come from nature, but Jean considers her skills modest at best. She has never been able to summon the intense, earth-altering ability that has marked the most talented Guardians, and she is content without the adventure that such skill brings . . . until the day she is confronted by a handsome stranger whose magic imprisons her on his pirate ship. Captain Nikolai Gregorio is convinced that Jean's father abandoned him, as a child, to slavers. Now he seeks vengeance against the Macraes, no matter the cost. But Jean soon finds his untrained magical gifts far more dangerous than his thirst for revenge, especially when they intensify her own powers to an unthinkable-and enticing-degree. And when Jean and Nikolai's irresistible connection summons a woman from the future, they are charged with a formidable task: protect those who will oppose slavery's evil and forever change the future of two nations. This quest will sweep Jean and Nikolai into the most fantastic of realms and try their powers beyond even what the Guardians themselves would dare. And when ultimate disaster threatens, they will stake everything on a shattering test of love that could secure the fate of generations . . . or destroy them and all they cherish.Show more
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney has also won numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Historical Romance. In The China Bride, Putney once again enchants her many romance fans. Troth Montgomery spends most of her time disguised as a man, going by the name of Jin Kang. While working as a translator and a spy, she encounters viscount and adventurer Kyle Renbourne, and realizes that her life is about to take a significant turn. Relieved to discover the true identity of the lovely Troth, Kyle feels passion ignite and is driven to possess her. Together, they start on a dangerous quest, but fate steps in and separates the two lovers. Though haunted by despair, passion and danger, Troth becomes the woman she was destined to be.Show more
Cherished for her compelling stories and lush historical detail, New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney brings the past to life in stories of love that arouse the mind and senses. Now, from the exotic temptations of the Orient to the ruthless grandeur of 19th century London, Putney embarks on a sweeping romantic adventure that begins with a daring act of courage. After building a fortune amid the splendor and dangers of the China seas, American adventurer and merchant prince Gavin Elliott is sailing for London, where he intends to establish himself in the society that forced his family to leave in disgrace when Gavin was only a child. But fate intervenes on an infamous island in the East Indies when he tries to save a European woman being sold at a slave auction. By the sultan's decree, the woman can only be freed if Gavin wins her by enduring an ancient tribal challenge that may cost him his life. Yet Gavin cannot refuse to help a countrywoman, especially one who touches his heart and soul with her indomitable spirit. Alexandra Warren ventured to Australia as a young bride eager for adventure. A dozen years later she is returning home as widow and mother when a pirate attack separates her from her beloved daughter and condemns Alex to a life of servitude. Then a miracle arrives in the form of a steely-eyed Yankee captain willing to risk everything to set her free. A shocking turn of events brings an unexpected alliance with her rescuer, and Gavin and Alex arrive in London as intimate strangers joined by too many painful secrets. Yet attraction and affection soon overcome the trauma of their first meeting. Until the past reaches out to change Gavin's life-and threaten the passionate love he has found with his irresistible bartered bride. Graced by Mary Jo Putney's priceless eloquence, The Bartered Bride captivates the heart with memorable characters and powerful emotions that will stay with you forever.Show more
RITA finalist for Best Historical Romance USA Today bestseller A Marriage of Convenience... Gaunt and wearing an eye patch, Major Ian Cameron returns to India after being freed from horrendous captivity in Central Asia. Thoughts of his beautiful fiancée helped him survive his imprisonment, but much can happen when a man has supposedly been dead for two years, and his return brings him face to face with how much he has lost. An unexpected inheritance gives him the opportunity to return home to Scotland and begin a new life. First, though, he must fulfill the dying wish of the Russian officer who had shared his captivity by delivering the colonel’s journal to his niece, Larissa Alexandrovna Karelian. The daughter of tempestuous Russian aristocrats, Laura Stephenson loved her quiet English stepfather and was happy to follow him to India as companion and hostess. His death leaves her adrift—until a handsome, haunted Scot appears to deliver her uncle’s journal. Startled to find a grown woman rather than a little girl, Ian quickly realizes that Laura is uniquely qualified to be his wife in an unconventional marriage. She accepts his offer and together they begin the long journey home to Britain with a side trip to the mountains to retrieve the belongings her uncle left with a friendly maharajah. In the process, they are swept into an adventure that threatens the future of India, and brings them together with a love and passion that is more than either of them had dared dream of... Praise for Veils of Silk: “Like Laura and Ian, you will be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue and desire. Ms. Putney has written not only a stunning romance, but a love story that explores her characters’ psychological makeup and how they change through love….A mesmerizing, exotic romance.” —Romantic TimesShow more
Bestselling author Mary Jo Putney's romantic Regency-set series features soldiers, spies-and the special redemption only love can bring ... A man who has lost his honor has nothing ... London, 1816. As a Royal Navy officer, Lucas Mandeville, Lord Foxton, has fought his share of battles on the high seas, followed by long years of imprisonment. But on this night, he'd rather be on the burning deck of a ship than in a ballroom, where it is just a matter of time before someone challenges him because of what happened on the Continent. A woman who has lost her reputation is nothing ... When dark-haired beauty Kendra Douglas arrives, a whisper of scandal ripples through the ton. The disgraced divorcee's entrance is an act of daring. Which is exactly why Lucas asks her to dance ... A couple who stands together has everything ... Unexpectedly, Lucas offers Kendra his aid in finding the evidence to regain her good name-and her beloved young son. Together they investigate the wicked conspiracy that destroyed her life, and in the midst of danger, find a deep love that will redeem them both-if only they can live long enough to build a future together.Show more
Winner of Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award Finalist for RWA’s Golden Choice Award The Desert Flower At seventeen, fiery Juliet Cameron fell passionately in love and married the perfect companion for the adventurous life she wanted to lead. Lord Ross Carlisle is handsome, dashing, and as eager to explore the world as she is. But social constraints and fear of an all consuming love that threatens to engulf her independent spirit send Juliet fleeing to the distant land where she was raised as a diplomat’s child. Now, a dozen years later, a gentleman’s promise sends Lord Ross on a dangerous rescue mission to Central Asia—and to a shocking reunion with his long estranged wife. Warily they join forces to cross the merciless desert to Bokhara, where Juliet’s army officer brother has been imprisoned. The fierce attraction that drew them together so many years before has never died. But if they succumb to passion, can either of them survive if they cannot heal their broken marriage? Praise for Silk and Secrets: “[Silk and Secrets] fulfills every dream of your heart, every yearning of your soul, as a pair of memorable lovers find their way back to each other’s arms . . . This remarkable novel of high adventure and unquenchable love is a stunning reading experience, one you will remember and cherish forever.” —Romantic Times About the Author A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity. She has had numerous books listed among Library Journal’s and Booklist's top romances of the year.Show more
Love must find a way . . . A sheltered life in the countryside has left Diana Lindsay restless to see the wider world, for both herself and the son she is raising alone. She cannot marry, but perhaps as a courtesan she will find love and protection despite her painful past. Gathering her courage, she moves to London-and finds herself the city's most desired woman, as admired for her charm as for her beauty. But it is one man who captivates her-handsome, haunted, and harboring a secret as deep as her own . . . Bound by the sins of his youth, Gervase Brandelin, the Viscount St. Aubyn, has spent his adulthood seeking redemption through service to England. Now a spymaster, he can allow nothing to distract him from his duty. But when he meets Diana, his burdens seem to lift. Though she can never truly be his alone, their genuine love fills him with hope, until a treacherous deceit-and a deadly enemy-threatens to tear them apart forever . . .Show more
The Beauty and the Beast: a haunted and hidden lord, a desperate young beauty, and a marriage of convenience between two people who yearn for more… James Markland, Lord Falconer, knows that he is ugly, very ugly, and he lives a life of seclusion, wearing a heavily cowled mantle to conceal his face from the world. When he learns that a neighboring girl, the exquisite young Ariel Hawthorne, is about to be sold into marriage with a revolting lecher, he offers her the only protection he can: his name. Of course it will be a marriage in name only, because what woman could want him? A talented artist, Ariel is cursed by her beauty and vulnerability. Though she never sees her husband's face, she is drawn to his kindness and generosity, but he is determined to push her away. Will he allow her to love him before it's too late? Perhaps the magic of Christmas can bring them together… About the Author A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs, three Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, and the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, she has had numerous books listed among Library Journal's and Booklist's top romances of the year.Show more
The Rogue... A master spy with the face of a fallen angel and a darkly heroic past, Lord Robert Andreville returns to his ancestral home in Yorkshire after a dozen harrowing years spying against Napoleon. But nothing soothes his ravaged spirit until a determined young beauty sweeps into his life. ...and the Runaway Half Mohawk and all American, Maxima Collins is a wary stranger in a strange land, but she will let nothing halt her journey to London to learn the truth about her father's sudden death—not even a self-appointed guardian who is all lazy charm and dangerous skill. Together they travel across England, evading pursuers and circling each other in a dance of desire, where truth is elusive and only passion is sure. Then dark secrets shatter their idyll—and only love has the power to heal the past. * Romance Writers of America RITA® Finalist for Best Regency Romance The Fallen Angels series: Book 1: Thunder & Roses Book 2: Dancing on the Wind Book 3: Petals in the Storm Book 4: Angel Rogue Book 5: Shattered Rainbows Book 6: River of Fire Book 7: One Perfect Rose About the Author A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs, three Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, and the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, she has had numerous books listed among Library Journal's and Booklist's top romances of the year.Show more
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