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A hoyden plus Society's darling equals . . . a recipe for disaster? Lady Eugenia Knight was the youngest of five, and the only daughter of a duke, so was it any wonder she was a hoyden? When she made her London debut, naturally Society-and the gossip columns-were fascinated with her. When her best friend and her brothers married, she was left to her own devices with an inattentive aunt and a childhood family friend as chaperones to navigate the perils of the ton. Graham Tinsley, said childhood friend and neighbor, had returned from his diplomatic post to learn the duties of the family viscountcy. Yet, he spent most of his time in London enjoying Society during the Season. As the Knight brothers began to marry one by one at an alarming rate, he found himself squiring Eugenia about and rescuing her from one mishap after another. When her ruination threatens, he finds he is perfectly willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. Yet what if Eugenia refuses to accept his gift?Show more
GATEWAY TO HELL HMS Rose had a history of tragedy. The old sailors, who could remember her past, said that she was jinxed and ought never sail again. But in the last days of 1940, as the phony war drew to an end, Britain needed every ship she could lay her hands on, to challenge the might of Hitler's Kriegsmarine. So it was that Lieutenant-Commander John Lamb found himself commanding the old destroyer Rose, with a crew of misfits and troublemakers, and set sail across the dark and icy seas in a desperate race to prevent the German invasion of Norway . . .Show more
'savvy, sensual, and engrossing.' —USA Today Happy Every After 'effervescent... a series well worth following.' —Historical Novel Society Indie Reviews A man determined to atone for the past For seven long years, Sir Peregrine Sayre has tried to assuage his guilt over the horrifying events of his twenty-first birthday by immersing himself in political work—and by avoiding all entanglements with the ladies of the ton. But when his mentor sends him on a quest to track down purportedly penitent prostitutes, the events of his less-than-innocent past threaten not only his own political career, but the life of a vexatious viscount’s daughter as well. A woman who will risk anything for the future Raised to be a political wife, but denied the opportunity by her father’s untimely death, Sibilla Pennington has little desire to wed as soon as her period of mourning is over. Why should she have to marry just so her elder brothers might be free of her hoydenish ways and her blazingly angry grief? To delay their plans, Sibilla vows only to accept a betrothal with a man as politically astute as was her father—and, in retaliation for her brothers’ amorous peccadillos, only one who has never kept a mistress. Surely there is no such man in all of London. When Sibilla’s attempt to free a reformed maidservant from the clutches of a former procurer throw her into the midst of Per’s penitent search, she finds herself inextricably drawn to the cool, reserved baronet. But as the search grows ever more dangerous, Sibilla’s penchant for risk taking cannot help but remind Per of the shames he’s spent years trying to outrun. Can Per continue to hide the guilt and ghosts of his past without endangering his chance at a passionate future with Sibilla?Show more
The most dangerous thing in battle turns out to be a beautiful lady. Major Lord Felix Knight has always known he was destined for the army and is fiercely loyal to the Crown. Thriving on adventure and danger, there is no room in his life for the love and relationships which have cast their spells over his brothers. After healing from his time as a prisoner of war, he returns to the Peninsula to continue the fight against Napoleon. Despite Felix's vows to the contrary, a beautiful lady causes him to lower his guard and soon he finds himself torn between love for country and woman. Lady Catalina Mendoza has followed the drum with her father since her mother's death. Men are drawn to her beauty and connections, but without exception, those gentlemen her father deems suitable bore and frustrate her. The only way she can tolerate the tedium is to glean information from her suitors to help her father. One night, she is caught at the game by a devilishly handsome Englishman-and everything changes. Amidst assaults and danger, Felix and Catalina find themselves thrown together in a bid to discover a traitor before it is too late.Show more
“A sparkling debut.” — Historical Novel Society Indie Review “A beautifully written love story that has everything you want in a great historical romance.' —The Reading Wench A woman striving for justice.... Fianna Cameron has devoted her life to avenging the death of her father, hanged as a traitor during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Now, on the eve of her 30th birthday, only one last miscreant remains: Major Christopher Pennington, the English army officer who not only oversaw her father’s execution, but falsely maligned his honor. Fianna risks everything to travel to London and confront the man who has haunted her every nightmare. Only after her pistol misfires does she realize her sickening mistake: The Pennington she wounded is far too young to be the man who killed her father. A man who will protect his family at all costs.... Rumors of being shot by a spurned mistress might burnish the reputation of a rake, but for Kit Pennington, determined to add to his family’s honor by winning a seat in parliament, such salacious gossip is nothing but a nightmare. To regain his good name, Kit will have to track down his mysterious attacker and force her to reveal the true motivation behind her unprovoked assault. Accepting the mistress of an acquaintance as an ally in his search is risky enough, but when Kit begins to develop feelings for the icy, ethereal Miss Cameron, more than his political career is in danger. For, Kit is beginning to suspect that Fianna Cameron knows far more about the shooting - and the reasons behind it - than she’s willing to reveal. As their search begins to unearth long-held secrets, Kit and Fianna find themselves caught between duty to family and their beliefs in what’s right. How can you balance the competing demands of loyalty and justice, especially when you add love to the mix? ©2015 Jackie C. Horne (P)2020 Jackie C. HorneShow more
A bold experiment has mutated a small fraction of humanity. Nations race to harness the gifted, putting them to increasingly dark ends. At the dawn of global war, flashy American superheroes square off against sinister Germans and dissolute Russians. Increasingly depraved scientists conduct despicable research in the name of victory. British agents Fogg and Oblivion, recalled to the Retirement Bureau, have kept a treacherous secret for over forty years. But all heroes must choose when to join the fray, and to whom their allegiance is owed-even for just one perfect summer's day.Show more
A royal marriage is in the making. But not everyone is happy with the match . . . 1676, Leiden, the Netherlands Two years have passed since Master Mercurius last found himself embroiled in a murder case, and he has welcomed the peaceful interval. But now a letter has arrived for him from Stadhouder William of Orange. And a letter from William can only mean one thing-Mercurius is wanted for another mission. William has decided he wants to marry. And he has his sights set on Princess Mary, the niece of King Charles II of England. William has decided that Mercurius, as an ordained minister, is the perfect person to travel to England and secure the hand of the princess on his behalf. But when Mercurius arrives at the English court it becomes clear that there are powerful people opposed to the match. And as the Stadhouder's representative, Mercurius himself could be in their firing line . . . Can Mercurius complete his mission with his life-and his honour-intact?Show more
Brilliant, outspoken, willful-no one dared challenge stunning Miranda's wild ways . . . Except Jared Dunham. Betrothed to this wildcat in a pact that allowed Miranda to remain mistress of her ancestral home off the New England coast, the roguish merchant-adventurer turns his wife's burning rage to searing ecstasy as he fires her most wanton desires. But times are dangerous-Napoleon is plundering the continents and seas. Miranda's spirited ways and breathtaking sensuality will plunge her into perilous escapades of brutality and discovery-from the war-torn Crimea and a savage slave-breeding farm to a terrifying capture and a grueling trek to Istanbul. In Miranda Dunham, Beatrice Small has crafted a lusty, legendary heroine to rival the infamous Skye O'Malley. Unconquered is a breathless novel of sensual daring and fiery adventure-and a heroine who surrenders to nothing except her destiny. Contains mature themes.Show more
Ailesse and her friends change the afterlife in the gripping conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with Bone Crier’s Moon from New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Purdie—perfect for fans of Stephanie Garber and Roshani Chokshi. Love is a matter of life and death. Bone Criers have been ferrying the dead into the afterlife for centuries, a dangerous duty only possible with the powers they gain from sacrificing their amourés, the men destined to love them and die. But Bone Criers Ailesse and Sabine—along with Ailesse’s love, Bastien—are working to chart their own course and rewrite the rules of the afterlife. If they don’t break the soul bond between Ailesse and her amouré, she could die—just as Bastien’s father did. Sabine struggles to maintain her authority as matrone of her famille—the role always destined for her sister—even as she fights to control the violent jackal power within her. Bastien is faced with a new dilemma as the spirits of the Underworld threaten the souls of his friends—and his father. Ailesse attempts to resist her mother’s siren song as she’s drawn into her own version of the Underworld. How will she save her friends once she’s cut off from their world? This pulse-pounding follow-up to Bone Crier’s Moon is a story of love, sisterhood, and determination as three friends find the courage and power to shatter the boundary between the living and the dead.Show more
Three missing girls. Only one body. Where are the others? 1671, Delft Three young girls have been abducted from their homes. The body of one has been found in a shallow grave. The other two are still missing. The murder has shocked everyone in the peaceful city of Delft and the mayor is desperate to catch the perpetrator before panic can spread any further. With the bitterly cold January weather intensifying it is doubtful that the other two girls are still alive. But whoever took them is still at large. The mayor requests the help of Master Mercurius, a gifted cleric from a nearby university, and local artist Vermeer, who uses his skills to sketch the crime scenes. Can they find the missing girls before it's too late? Will Mercurius be able to track down the killer? Or will more victims succumb to Death in Delft?Show more
This time murder has hit close to home . . . 1674, Leiden, the Netherlands After successfully solving the case of the missing girls in Delft, Master Mercurius has made a name for himself as a private investigator. With unrest occurring both nationally and internationally, William of Orange is obsessed by plots against his leadership. He calls on Mercurius to help to spy on state officials. But before Mercurius has a chance to investigate, his colleague at the University of Leiden is killed. And when one of William's men is also murdered, Mercurius suspects there could be a serial killer on the loose . . . Are the two deaths connected? Is there a plot against the Dutch ruler? And can Mercurius successfully solve another murder case?Show more
A Vicar . . . A Soiled Dove . . . An Unlikely Romance! Lord Edmund Knight has dedicated his life to rescuing unfortunates and prostitutes which he refers to as his doves. One of his rescues comes with more baggage than he bargained for, and he is forced to hide her at his brother's estate in far away Devonshire. Lady Isabella Hartmere was ruthlessly placed up for auction by her father to settle gaming debts, but is miraculously rescued by a vicar in the nick of time. As her father becomes desperate to find her, the situation becomes more dangerous by the minute. Both are drawn into the web of an old blood feud, but will keeping Isabella safe lead to an unlikely romance?Show more
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