Kathryn Le Veque - 2017
- Discover the origins of the original de Wolfe pack, led by the man known as WARWOLFE. Before the Duke of Normandy conquered England, a legend arose. A man so fierce, so brave, and so noble, that the mere whisper of his name could strike both fear and admiration into the hearts of all men. That name is Warwolfe. Gaetan de Wolfe is this man. A legend from a family of legends, the greatest de Wolfe warrior arises as William the Conqueror sets foot in England to claim what he believes is his birthright. Gaetan brings with him nine of the fiercest knights the realm has ever seen, plowing their way into the English countryside, forging their legacies at the Battle of Hastings. But when one of Gaetan’s men is kidnapped by the rogue brother of the Earl of Mercia, Gaetan refuses to let his man go. His loyalty to his men is above all. A rescue mission of epic proportions begins. Guiding the original de Wolfe Pack on this task into deadly enemy territory is a lady warrior known as Ghislaine of Mercia. The sister of the man who kidnapped Gaetan’s knight, her loyalties are torn. Wary of the big Norman knight with the fierce manner, her attraction to Gaetan is nonetheless undeniable. There is a spark between them that refuses to die. Together, Gaetan and Ghislaine embark on a dangerous adventure where myths are revealed, loyalties are tested, and where a growing passion between them becomes all-consuming. Live the legend.
To Love A Highlander
Donna Fletcher - 2017
Will his love run just as deep? Craven of the Clan MacCara is a fierce Highland warrior, fighting endless battles and conquering his foe, but there is nothing the mighty warrior can do to save his wife and unborn child. He can, however, make the person responsible for their deaths suffer for it. He had nearly taken the healer’s life that tragic day, his hands having been at her throat. To his regret, he let her live and warned her never to return. He has lived with that regret for the past year, but no more. She has dared to return home and he intends to make her suffer before he takes her life. He is called the beast for a reason and he intends to release the beast on her. Nothing will stop him. Nothing… or so he thinks. Espy has no place to go but home… to her grandmother, the one person who loves her. She has no choice, for what awaits her there is far less frightening than what she is running from. She is a healer, wise in the old ways and knowledgeable in the ways of a physician, her father having taught her. She is hopeful that Craven MacCara, a beast of a man, might find it in his heart to forgive her, since a day has not gone by that guilt, misplaced as it is, has not weighed heavily upon her. If not, then death will be her only salvation… or so she thinks. Truths begin to surface, lives are threatened, secrets are discovered, and love finds a way to heal the heart, and Espy discovers what it means… To Love A Highlander. Escape to the Highlands, late 1400s, in this historical romance, book one in the Highland Warrior Trilogy.
Of Valor & Vice
K.J. Jackson - 2017
Thanks to her three brothers that raised her, Adalia's one outstanding skill in life is gambling, and with a dower house now at her disposal, plans to fill the coffers--scandal begetting or not--begin to take shape. A mysterious duke with one goal in mind. The Duke of Dellon is interested in nothing more than fulfilling the needs of running his ducal estate. As for a wife and an heir--he will get to it, eventually--as long as it fits neatly into his orderly life. But when a vow invoked from the grave surfaces, he obligingly sets out to do what is required of him--stop Lady Pipworth from the foolery of operating a gaming house. And, if he should need to, marry the woman. A vow invoked from the grave leads to a secret that could destroy everything.Her gaming house a success, the last thing Adalia wants is an arrogant duke poking into her affairs. But when a sudden death threatens the very thing she holds dearest, can she possibly trust the one man that can save her and her nieces? This is a new release of an edition originally published by AWD Publishing.
The Rise of Miss Notley
Rachael Anderson - 2017
Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow. The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?
Hell Hath No Fury
Annabelle Anders - 2017
Someone else.All he saw in Cecily was her dowry. But he’s in for the shock of his life, because in order to keep the money, he has to keep her. With nothing to lose, Cecily sets out to seduce her husband’s cousin, Stephen Nottingham, in an attempt to goad the earl into divorcing her. Little does she realize that Stephen would turn out to be everything her husband was not: Honorable, loyal, trustworthy…Handsome as sin.Stephen only returned to England for one reason—save his cousin’s estate from financial ruin. Instead, he finds himself face to face with his cousins beautiful and scorned wife. Only now that he's home, he isn’t sure what to do first, strangle his cousin, or kiss his wife. His honor is about to be questioned, right along with his self-control. Amid snakes, duels and a good catfight, Cecily realizes the game she’s playing has high stakes indeed. There are only a few ways for a marriage to end in Regency England and none of them come without a high price. Is she willing to pay it? Is Stephen? A ‘Happily Ever After’ hangs in the balance, because, yes, love can conquer all, but sometimes it needs a little bit of help.
The Beast of Aros Castle
Heather McCollum - 2017
Masquerading as a titled, English lady, Ava must convince the cynical and darkly handsome chief of the Macleans of Aros to wed her before the devil tracks her down.Tor Maclean, the new chief of Aros Castle, has sworn off marriage after his first wife tricked him into it. Despite his efforts to scare away the Englishwoman, his father arranged for him to wed, Tor is drawn to her fire, courage, and beauty. But when truths are revealed, and hearts as well as lives are on the dagger's edge, Tor doesn't know if he can forgive or if he will truly become the solitary Beast of Aros Castle...
Margery Scott - 2017
John Weaver needs a mother for his five-year-old twin daughters. He has no intention of falling in love again, and as long as the woman who agrees to marry him understands that, they can have a good life together. So why is John suddenly thinking about changing the rules? And why is Miranda willing to do whatever it takes to become the kind of woman John could love? Can John and Miranda find a way to come together and build a real family?
Heir and a Spare: The Complete Collection
Fiona Miers - 2017
Book 1- Sarah's Duke A newly minted Duke knows he must marry to suit his position, but after coming to the aid of a lovely vicar's daughter, he wants only her by his side. As for the lady, she's searching for a quiet, comfortable life, not the grandeur of a ducal seat—unless it contains a certain duke. Book 2 - Lady Charlotte's Marquess A duke's daughter, raised in a loveless, arranged marriage, vows to marry only a man she can truly love. But when she's surrounded by rogues and callous noblemen, how will she ever find him? Unless he's closer than she thinks. Book 3- Lizzie's Earl She's a widow seeking a gentleman to give her the family she wants and enjoy life on her country estate. He's a London rakehell seeking a wife he can wed, bed and forget. Who will prevail? Book 4 - Hannah's Duke An American miss wants nothing more than a husband and an easy life, the ton's foremost rake is the last thing on her mind. But when Hannah catches the eye of the aforementioned Ducal heir, sparks and tempers are going to fly. Almost 800 pages of steamy romance.
The Pursuit of Lady Harriett
Rachael Anderson - 2017
Unfortunately, they all failed to capture her attention, and she concluded the season as unattached as she’d begun it. Only weeks prior to her second season, Harriett encounters Lieutenant Christopher Jamison while visiting Tanglewood Manor. Recently returned from war, the lieutenant is everything that Harriett's previous suitors were not. He’s arrogant, ungentlemanly, irritating, and challenges her at every opportunity. When he goes too far, Harriett decides that it’s time to turn the tables on him. But as she sets out to put the lieutenant in his place once and for all, she discovers there is more to him than meets the eye, and when it comes to matters of the heart, she has no control whatsoever.
The Devil's Gift
Laura Landon - 2017
Jackson Rafferty, second son of the eleventh Earl of Devlin, held his dying brother in his arms and swore he’d avenge his murder. That pact made in blood led him to the back halls of Kingston Manor and the woman who would stand between him and pursuing the man Jack knew had killed his brother. Miss Jenevieve Kingston has a secret. Keeping it is the only thing keeping her father alive. When a rogue by the name of Jack Hawkins comes dangerously close to spoiling everything, Jenna forces him from her home. But not before he has worked his way into her heart. Now he’s back, proving he is not who she thought he was. But how can she trust him after weeks of deception?
An Earl in Wolf's Clothing
Emily Windsor - 2017
Anything is allowed. But for success, the Earl of Kelmarsh may have to enact the Rules of the Rogue…A resolute lady.Miss Sophie Beckford escaped to Ireland after her almost betrothed broke her heart. Now a year later, she’s back in London – stronger, better attired, armed with her cousin and determined not to fall for the blackguard’s wiles again.A desperate gentleman.What’s an earl to do when his almost betrothed refuses to speak to him, hear him out or even look at him after a misunderstanding of gargantuan proportions?With dubious assistance from a roguish marquess, a strait-laced duke, and even the occasional poet and famous actor throwing in their sixpence, the earl will try any ruse, any rule in the book to recapture Sophie’s heart.Failure is not an option.A sensual Regency romance with warmth and wit.
Romance in the Rockies Books 1 - 6: Inspirational Historical Western Romances - The Complete Collection
Heather Blanton - 2017
But God is moving everything into place—planning for something good to come from their individual heartbreaks. Naomi, Rebecca, and Hannah have futures bright with hope—even if they can’t see it at first.A Lady in DefianceCharles McIntyre owns everything and everyone in Defiance. Still, he is intrigued enough by the sisters to allow them to open a hotel in his town, especially since he views feisty middle sister Naomi as his next conquest. Naomi, angry with God for widowing her, wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre. But the Lord may have other plans.Hearts in DefianceMcIntyre built Defiance practically with his bare hands … and without any remorse for the lives he destroyed along the way. Then a glimpse of true love, both earthly and heavenly, changed him. The question is, how much? His wife is a beautiful, decent woman. She says she loves McIntyre, that God does, too, and the past is behind them now. But McIntyre struggles to believe he’s worth saving … worth loving. Unfortunately, the temptations in Defiance only reinforce his doubts. Eventually, old enemies and old weaknesses will come calling...A Promise in DefianceWhen McIntyre founded Defiance, he was more than happy to rule in hell rather than serve in heaven. But things have changed. Now, he has faith, a new wife...and a ten-year-old half-breed son. Logan Tillane carries a Bible in his hand, wears a gun on his hip, and fights for lost souls any way he can. Newly arrived in Defiance, though, he has trouble telling the saints from the sinners. When a scandalous madam flings open the doors to a raunchy saloon, these two good men will fight their personal demons to the death. Unfortunately, only one will survive.The Lost Chapters – A NovellaIn this prequel novella, set in North Carolina, meet Naomi’s first husband, her childhood sweetheart. He is faced with trying to hold the family together before a scandal and a greedy rich man can tear it apart. And what was it like for sixteen-year-old Hannah to deal with the shame of carrying a bastard child? Rumors are swirling. Did the father of the baby abandon them of his own accord, or was he forced to leave by a family bent on protecting a grand ambition?Rich with gritty drama and historical detail, these tales are told by real, flawed women who fight for love and faith in a godless frontier town. The Ladies of Defiance.
Mail Order Mystery
Cynthia Woolf - 2017
Men are thin on the ground in Massachusetts, so Rachel and her best friend travel west, to Seattle, with the handsome Talbot brothers. Jason Talbot, the eldest brother and wealthy owner of a lumber company, is so far beyond her reach that falling in love with him is the most non-sensical thing she could do. So, of course, she does. But after one sensual midnight encounter, Jason pushes her away. Jason Talbot and his brothers are desperate to keep their lumberjack crews happy. And if that means traveling across the country to escort a hundred women to Seattle as mail-order brides, that's what he'll do. The brides are for other men. After losing his wife ten years ago, he's not interested in risking another devastating blow to his heart. When Rachel catches his eye, his head and his heart are at war, and he's not sure which side will win. But when a thief springs up in their midst, and Rachel's determination to solve the mystery leads to murder, Jason realizes he'll do anything, not just to protect her from a killer, but to win her heart.
The Thief's Countess
Cecelia Mecca - 2017
The son of a baron, he has been reduced to stealing the resources he needs to reclaim his family legacy. Just when he’s on the verge of success, his uncle asks him to put his plans on hold to help protect a wealthy countess. It’s a distraction Geoffrey resents, even more so when he meets Lady Sara. The gorgeous, complicated and alluring lady is everything he’d want in a woman—and everything he can’t have. THE COUNTESS With her betrothed coming to claim her hand in marriage and a distant cousin intent on usurping her earldom, Lady Sara Caiser feels beset by controlling, unwanted men. As if that weren’t enough, her father’s deathbed request was for two lawless border reivers to serve as her protectors. Despite her misgivings, an undeniable attraction pulls her into Sir Geoffrey’s arms. The man she thought nothing more than a thief is more dangerous than she believed, for he’s noble, caring and sinfully attractive. As the threats against her continue to mount, Sara must decide what’s more important—her duty or her heart.
Lisa Kleypas Wallflower Series: Secrets of a Summer Night / It Happened One Autumn
Lisa Kleypas - 2017
But Annabelle’s most intriguing—and persistent—admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition—but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction. Her friends, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon—and her own longings. But on one summer night, Annabelle succumbs to Simon’s passionate embrace and tempting kisses . . . and she discovers that love is the most dangerous game of all.It Happened One Autumn (Book 2)Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat. When Marcus shockingly—and dangerously—swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn’t even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed—thank goodness they weren’t caught in the act! Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable . . . as his bride?
Pamela Gibson - 2017
When she discovers the child’s mysterious guardian is the lover who’d seduced and abandoned her five years earlier, her first thought is to flee. But nine-year-old Phoebe depends on her and is blossoming under her care. Jeremy Montague returns from Jamaica to take up his duties as the new Earl of Longley and is shocked to find his former lover is his ward’s nurse. Believing she played him for a fool, he vows to remove her from his household, especially when his traitorous body begins to remember the passion they shared. But there is a mystery afoot involving a long-ago disappearance, Miranda’s resemblance to a society debutante, and the child’s suppressed memories of the fire, which are starting to emerge. As Phoebe’s memories become sharper, Jeremy begins to suspect that he and Miranda were pawns in a twisted game. And both must learn to trust again, if they are to find their way back into each other’s hearts.
Regency Black Hearts: Collection
Claudia Stone - 2017
When he rebuffs her clumsy advances, Isabella leaves for London, determined to find the man of her dreams and soothe her bruised ego.Michael Linfield, Duke of Blackmore is a legendary, fearsome, war hero; famous for reducing debutantes and their mothers to floods of tears with just one glance. The brooding, giant of a man is hiding a secret however - a debilitating stammer that has haunted him since childhood. When the delightful Miss Peregrine proposes a marriage of convenience to him - with no benefits - Michael is so startled that his stammer reappears and all he can manage to reply is "N-n-no".When news of Isabella's success in London soon reaches his ears, Michael is determined to go to town and win her as his own, if only she'll give him a second chance at love.The Duke’s BrotherCan a Duke's bastard win the heart of a lady?Plucked as an orphan from the slums of St. Giles' by his half-brother the Duke of Blackmore, Sebastian Black soon rises to become one of the richest men in London, and a notorious rake to boot. His time at Eton has left him with a healthy disregard for the aristocracy - that is until he inadvertently becomes involved in the affairs of the prim, proper and snooty Aurelia St Claire.Aurelia's brother, Lord Theodore Epsom, was reported missing after Waterloo, but she is convinced that she has sighted him alive and well in London. The pair join forces to try to discover exactly what happened to Theo and as their sleuthing takes them into London's murky back alleys, they discover that they aren’t so different after all.Can two people overcome their prejudices, their foibles - or even their very history - to find love?A Lady Like No Other“Would my lady care to dance?”“My lady would rather eat a live chicken.”Beautiful, titled, and wealthy to boot, Lady Lydia Beaufort was expected to have a spectacular London Season. There was just one problem; the eccentric daughter of the Earl of Galway had no intention of becoming the ton’s darling. Especially if it involved humouring the awful herds of fortune hunters and greedy second sons, intent on making her their bride.All Lydia wanted was to be left alone in peace, to read her beloved Lord Byron. That is until an incorrigible rogue of a Marquess burst into her life, and turned all her ideas about love upside down.Charming, congenial, and ever so handsome, Gabriel Livingstone, Marquess of Sutherland could have his pick of any of the season’s debutantes, but the only rose he longed to pluck, was the very thorny Lady Beaufort. Just when he thinks he might finally have won her heart, fate, in the form of an Italian Count, a mischievous Gypsy and a political assassination plot, gets in his way.Can this mismatched pair find their happily ever after?
Beatrice the Bride
Kirsten Osbourne - 2017
When her parents tell her they’re moving to Creede, Colorado, she goes with them, having nothing else to do. Just before they reach town, her parents plummet to their deaths, leaving her alone to face the world and an entire town of men. When telegraph operator Arthur Jameson sees a young lady crying on a bench in town, he immediately goes to her to try to make things better. An hour later he finds himself married to her, wondering what had gotten into him. Together, two strangers try to navigate their way through marriage and life. Beatrice hates that she’s not allowed to go out because of the dangers presented by the town of Creede. Will the two of them learn to compromise? Or will they spend their lives in a loveless marriage?
The Spy Who Seduced Her
Christi Caldwell - 2017
The stakes are high and passions flare hot in Regency England!A widow with a past… The last thing Victoria Barrett, the Viscountess Waters, has any interest in is romance. When the only man she’s ever loved was killed she endured an arranged marriage to a cruel man in order to survive. Now widowed, her only focus is on clearing her son’s name from the charge of murder. That is until the love of her life returns from the grave.A leader of a once great agency… Nathaniel Archer, the Earl of Exeter head of the Crown’s elite organization, The Brethren, is back on British soil. Captured and tortured 20 years ago, he clung to memories of his first love until he could escape. Discovering she has married whilst he was captive, Nathaniel sets aside the distractions of love...until an unexpected case is thrust upon him-- to solve the murder of the Viscount Waters. There is just one complication: the prime suspect's mother is none other than Victoria, the woman he once loved with his very soul.Secrets will be uncovered and passions rekindled. Victoria and Nathaniel must trust one another if they hope to start anew—in love and life. But will duty destroy their last chance?
Where Hearts Meet
Maureen Driscoll - 2017
Arabella Warren has been trying to find employment as a governess for several months. But after having to leave numerous households for unsavory reasons, she has found it next to impossible to attain a position in a decent home. Then she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a widower seeking a wife to help care for his two children. She sets out to convince the man that he needs a governess, not a wife, and that she would be the perfect lady for the job. Jonathan Graves still grieves the loss of his wife, even as he tries to create a happy home for his five-year-old twins. Knowing he will never love again, he believes the best solution is to enter into a marriage of convenience. His children will have a stepmother and he can go on loving the woman who passed away. But he is not prepared to meet the lady who will change all their lives forever. WHERE HEARTS MEET is a love story about loss, love and starting over. It contains explicit language and graphic sex scenes. It also gives hope to anyone who wonders if it's possible to love again.
Sword of Champions: The House of de Winter Collection
Kathryn Le Veque - 2017
They call the sword l'Espada - the sword of the ancestors of the House of de Winter. The first born male in every generation carries this sword, infused with a legacy beyond compare. The House of de Winter is descended from the Visigoths, a line of men both powerful and fearful, but with the passage of time and the development of civilized society, the wild ways of their ancestors has turned to the warring Medieval ways. De Winter always supports the king upon the throne of England, right or wrong, and Lespada is wielded only for the rulers of England. This collection contains: Lespada - the first book in the series. Davyss de Winter and his sword marry a resistant bride. Swords and Shields - Drake de Winter marries a lady of Scottish/French ancestry who is not who she pretends to be. The Questing - Drake de Winter is a secondary character in this sweeping epic of love and loss. The Thunder Lord - A young Davyss de Winter is a secondary character in the first book in the Lords of Thunder series. With Simon de Montfort upon the throne, Davyss and his best friend, Gallus de Shera, must fight on opposite sides. Silversword - Enjoy bonus chapters of a story with Davyss de Winter as a secondary character. (Note: The origins of the House of de Winter can be read about in WARWOLFE, released 6/7/17.) Enjoy this limited edition collection!
Lady of the Moon
Kathryn Le Veque - 2017
- She's a mercenary, a tough lady warrior known as the Lady of the Moon. Samarra le Brecque is hired by the father of a reluctant groom to take his son to the Caves of St. Agnes in Cornwall, where the groom's intended will be waiting. According to local legend, if a man and a woman touch the red stains upon the walls of the cave, said to be left by doomed lovers, then the man and woman shall fall in love forever. But the situation doesn't go as planned. Sir Rhodes de Leybourne is a powerful knight for the Earl of Bristol, Bastian de Russe (BEAST). He wants to choose his own wife, not the woman his father has selected for him, and in his haste to escape he falls right into the trap set by the lady mercenary. Now, a game of wits begins as Rhodes finds himself attracted to this strong, beautiful woman who commands a misfit army of mercenaries. Will Rhodes honor his father's wishes or will he follow his own heart? (Note: this novella was originally published in the Mists and Moonrise collection, released 6/2017, but this novella is the extended version with additional content)
Lords of Darkness: Le Veque's darkest Medieval heroes
Kathryn Le Veque - 2017
Knights of blood and of war bring forth the very worst that Medieval brutality has to offer, but in that darkness, there is a ray of hope. Women of brightness shine the most when confronting the darkness within men. Be shocked at nothing within the pages of this collection, for these novels will take you into the blackness and then back again, where love reigns supreme, even over evil. Romance has many shades, in many ways. This set contains: The Dark Lord Devil's Dominion Black Sword Lord of the Shadows Dark Destroyer This is a limited edition collection to enjoy.
To Capture a Rogue
K.J. Jackson - 2017
Grief that gripped her until the day her husband walked in front of her on a London street. Alive. Healthy. Strong. And walking into a gambling hall, of all things. In that moment, Nicolina’s grief turned into blinding rage. Captain Gareth Callison had thought he had hid himself well enough from life—well enough from his wife. But he had miscalculated, and now he had a dagger aimed directly at his head. A dagger tip he knew he had rightly earned by abandoning his wife. One abandoned wife. One rogue soldier. And the twist of fate that can bring them back together, if they dare to allow it. Join the adventure today! To Capture a Rogue is the enchanting first novella of the Logan’s Legends collection, a new series of short historical regency-era romances by USA Today bestselling author, K.J. Jackson. Note: The novellas in the Logan’s Legends series by K.J. Jackson are each stand-alone stories and can be read individually in any order. These historical romances are set in the Regency and Victorian eras, and do not shy away from scenes with steamy heat, occasional naughty language, and moments that might possibly make you squirm.
Duchess by Day, Mistress by Night
Stacy Reid - 2017
She meets the enigmatic and ruthless Mr. Rhys Tremayne, a man known to low and high society as the Broker. The attraction between them is impossible to deny, but she cannot be feeling it for this man. Rhys Tremayne has built his wealth and empire by dealing secrets on the black market of the London underworld. He is determined to take his sisters away from the depraved world they’ve known their entire lives, and the duchess is the perfect woman to help sponsor his sisters into society. The only problem is that he wants more from Georgiana, even if the social divide between them ensures she can only ever be his lover in secret.
Her Winding Path
Florence Linnington - 2017
A future uncertain. Following her father’s sudden death, dark-eyed beauty Ida Rose Lowry has few options on the table. For a woman of her status and education level in 1881 New York, it’s marry or work in a factory. Unfortunately, the number of men beating down Ida Rose’s door amounts to zero. Taking off for Wyoming Territory, and for a new life as a mail-order bride, Ida Rose quickly finds herself pulled into a fast world full of natural disasters, bandits, and family secrets. There is one shining light amidst the darkness – Thomas Adkins, the sandy-haired farmer who is to be Ida Rose’s husband-to-be. Though they butt heads, Tom and Ida Rose cannot help but ultimately grow closer. Finally, the future looks bright. ...Until the past rears its ugly head. There are secrets in Shallow Springs, Wyoming, darkness that has been tamped down for years, questions that need answering. Can love prevail in the face of such difficulty? And, what’s more, is love itself truly enough? How are Ida Rose and Tom going to face their cruel fate?
The Treasure Bride
Rebecca Hagan Lee - 2017
The powerful railroad tycoon has given up all hope of escaping his nightmares. But when he opens his hotel room door, he finds not a memory, but a flesh-and-blood woman. A woman who makes him ache to take her into his arms and dry her tears… Elizabeth Sadler came to San Francisco with a heart full of hope. After her dreams of a bright future are dashed, she finds unlikely solace in the arms of a stranger. A stranger who just happens to be looking for a governess for his four motherless daughters. Although she tries to resist their charms, Elizabeth soon finds James’s little girls — his “Treasures” — sneaking their way past her defenses. But it’s their handsome father who poses an even greater danger to her battered heart as Elizabeth finds his stolen kisses and tender touches utterly irresistible. As the shadows of the past gather around them, James and Elizabeth must decide just how many dangers they’re willing to brave to claim the greatest treasure of all—true love. Book 1 of the Gold Coast Brides series, which includes THE TREASURE BRIDE, THE SILK BRIDE, THE HEIRESS BRIDE and THE IRISH BRIDE
Unmasking Lady Helen
Maggi Andersen - 2017
A life of gentle quietude in the country caring for her unmarried brothers and walking with her dog. It does not include marriage, a dream she banished after her first Season. But when a handsome earl enters Kinsey House in London on a mission to find out why their footman was poisoned, she finds herself drawn into solving the mystery. And despite resistance on her part worthy of an army maneuver, she is irresistibly drawn to the earl himself.After Whitehall receives a letter warning of a plot against the Crown, Jason, Captain Lord Peyton, is sent to investigate. Surely the famous explorer, Lord Lawrence Kinsey could not be behind it. He is engrossed in roaming ancient libraries and tombs in the East and bringing back their treasures for the museum. But after Peyton finds a fragment of a burned letter it appears that something dangerous lurks in Kinsey House, and Peyton becomes determined to keep the defenseless family safe, and one member particularly. Lady Helen has built a wall around herself and holds him at arm’s length. But arm’s length is not where Peyton wants to be.As the mystery unfolds it becomes imperative for Peyton and Lady Helen to work together, very closely indeed.
The Loring-Abbott Series Box Set: A Collection of Regency Romances
Elizabeth Johns - 2017
Viscount Easton, wounded and sent home, falls for the unrefined beauty on the voyage home. Can Easton help her overcome her aversion to men? Can Elinor conquer her fears and give love a chance? Seasons of Change Cruel pranks motivated by jealousy spoil her betrothal and send Lady Beatrice Chalcroft, daughter of a Duke, into rustication at an orphanage in Scotland. Lord Vernon decides to move on and forgo love, until a chance meeting awakens his heart to Beatrice, but he isn't sure love is enough to overcome her shrewish ways. Seeking Redemption Lady Lydia Markham and Lord Nathaniel Fairmont find love in a whirlwind season, but a tragic incident caused by his wild behaviour force him to leave abruptly and join Wellington. He comes home and unexpectedly runs into Lady Lydia—but will secrets and war spell disaster for rekindling their romance? Shadows of Doubt Gwendolyn Lambert's finds her life reduced to penury and homelessness after her father is killed in a duel, and her invalid mother dies. Her godmother, the Dowager Duchess of Loring, is determined to see Gwendolyn taken care of and restored to her rightful place, and schemes to bring her handsome grandson up to scratch as Gwendolyn's perfect love match. But will they be able to overcome being separated by oceans, storms, and the interference of scheming mamas? Second Chance The Dowager Duchess of Loring has a chance meeting with a flame from the past—Luca Faranese, Conte de Salerno—a man who was never able to forget the woman who stole his heart. Fate gives them a second chance, but will their love be enough to keep them together forever the second time around?
Dark Side of the Sun
Addison Cain - 2017
For years the young widow has been hunted across England, running from her past, thrust onward into desolate wastes until there is nowhere else to hide. With the little time she has left, her desperation has driven her into the arms of an extremely sinister man who desires more than just her company. Gregory Harrow, bastard born gentleman, takes what he wants, and is willing to use anyone and anything to achieve his aims. Greedy, cunning, cruel, he claims to love her, offers to kill for her, but lies come easily to his tongue. She knows she cannot trust him, but making a deal with the devil might just be her only chance for survival. DARK SIDE OF THE SUN is a full-length regency era dark romance from internationally bestselling author Addison Cain about depravity, desire, and acute retribution.
Florence’s Stupendous Spinster’s Society
Charlotte Stone - 2017
inside he is tormented by the one thing he's never won, not even as a child.Love.It's no wonder he only lets women get so far, allowing them to touch his body but never his soul.That's his plan for his latest conquest, a little lady's maid with a mind as sharp as her tongue.Florence Crew..But when a promise stops him from bedding her for a month, he proposes friendship in order to keep her close.... and maybe gain something deeper than either ever imagined..In order to gain love, both will have to take a risk.Will friendship grow to love?.Page Count: around 330 pages
The Ward's Bride
Cecelia Mecca - 2017
Their passion is real. The Ward English knight Sir Adam Dayne is offered the ultimate prize by the earl who raised him: lordship of Langford castle. All he must do is accept a betrothal to the Scottish Marcher warden’s beautiful daughter, a match made to keep peace at the tumultuous Anglo-Scottish border. Sir Adam relishes the prospect—until he meets the woman he is to wed. The Bride Lady Cora Maxwell hates everything English, including the self-assured new lord who has claimed her hand in marriage. Desperate to return home to Scotland, Cora displays increasingly outrageous behavior in the hopes of dissuading the Englishman from the marriage. But when Adam proposes a unique challenge, Cora is forced to face her greatest fears and the burgeoning desire he has awakened in her.The Ward’s Bride is a prequel novella in a historical romance series. If you like strong female heroines, alpha male types, and sizzling romance, you’ll love the first installment of the Border Series. Transport yourself to the medieval world of The Ward’s Bride today!
The Scottish Highland Series: Beloved Impostor, Beloved Stranger, and Beloved Warrior
Patricia Potter - 2017
The men of the Maclean Clan are fierce warriors. From the battle of Flodden Field to the waters off the Spanish Coast, they fight to protect their homes and those they love. In this spellbinding Scottish Highland series, the Maclean brothers find unexpected romance with women who heal and stir their souls. Beloved Imposter: Felicia Campbell has set a plan in motion to escape her wedding to the lecherous old Earl of Morneith—but she’s interrupted when she’s abducted. Her fury turns to curiosity when she discovers her captor is the handsome Rory Maclean, her clan’s hated enemy. And Rory, who has sworn never to love again, finds himself daring to care for the fiery captive who could save his broken soul . . . Beloved Stranger: Lachlan Maclean rode with King James IV of Scotland to free his country from English tyranny. In the slaughter at Flodden Field, he’s thrown from his horse and awakes to the beautiful visage of Kimbra Carlton, a border woman whose husband was killed by a Scot, leaving her to fend for her daughter alone. Now, she can neither let the wounded Lachlan die nor let anyone know his heritage. But perhaps in healing him, she may heal her own heart . . . Beloved Warrior: Patrick Maclean spent years enslaved aboard a Spanish galleon. But after he leads his fellow oarsmen in an uprising, he finds himself in charge of not only the vessel but also a fetching young passenger: Juliana Mendoza, the ship owner’s niece. Juliana was bound for a wedding and a man she never wanted. But the more she comes to know Patrick and his honorable clan, the more she realizes that only she can decide her fate . . .
Lords of the Highlands: Seven Great Highland Romances
Kathryn Le Veque - 2017
Lose yourself in the majesty and romance of this great historical romance collection brought to you by seven top historical romance authors. This limited edition bundle includes: DEEP INTO DARKNESS by Kathryn Le Veque: Based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, this story involves a hunky highlander, his lovely wife, a dark and creepy castle on the Scotland coast, and chains rattling in the night…. TAKEN BY THE HIGHLANDER by Eliza Knight: A warrior on a mission falls for a lady who has sworn off love. A LOVE THROUGH TIME By Terri Brisbin: An archway in time...A man in search of his future in the past...A woman who holds the key. MY FIERCE HIGHLANDER by Vonda Sinclair: Gwyneth, a scandalous English lady banished to the Highlands of Scotland, and Alasdair, an injured enemy chief, join forces against her malicious and violent family. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, the two discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. TAMING THE WILD HIGHLANDER by Terry Spear: Edana is searching for her missing brothers and that leads Angus into a faux marriage with her, dungeons and more trouble than he ever thought possible. So why is the bewitching, fiery-haired lass making him think of marrying her for real? KILTS AND KISSES by Victoria Roberts: Her only refuge is in the arms of her enemy. HIGHLAND MOON by Gwyn Brodie: He held her life in his hands. She held his soul.
The Season for Second Chances: A Cornish Christmas Novella
Ruth Saberton - 2017
This heartwarming new Christmas read from the author of the bestselling Polwenna Bay series is perfect for fans of Poldark and Rosamunde Pilcher. At the end of a hectic year, Grace Anders is looking forward to a quiet Christmas at the family home in Cornwall. Tucked away on Bodmin Moor, Hallows House is the perfect place to relax by the fire and catch up with loved ones. The last thing Grace expects, or wants, is the arrival of warring family members or the unexpected return of the man who broke her heart a lifetime ago. But as the weather closes in and people arrive at Hallows to shelter from the blizzard, family feuds and old heartaches have to be set aside. Can a sprinkling of snow and some Cornish Christmas magic make this the season for second chances after all?
The Lost Lord of Castle Black
Chasity Bowlin - 2017
While his mother, Lady Agatha, has never given up hope of finding her son again, others—eager for the title and the wealth that accompanies it—have been conspiring to have him declared dead against Lady Agatha’s wishes. Her only ally in the house is her late husband’s ward, Miss Beatrice Marlowe. But when a dark-haired stranger arrives on their doorstep claiming to be the lost heir to Castle Black, the plots and schemes of those who would have the castle for themselves take a dark and even more sinister turn. An orphan when she came into the care of the late Lord Blakemore, Castle Black is the only home Beatrice has ever known. Its occupants are her family. This stranger, who claims to have lost his memory of his life there, threatens the order of all that she knows and holds dear. And yet, she is both drawn to him and strangely compelled to believe his claim. Beatrice finds herself torn between her desire for him and her belief that, if he is the lost lord of Castle Black, he is far above her reach. Graham is no ordinary gentleman, bound by the rules of a society he has spent his life far removed from. He’s willing to face not just the danger that lurks within the walls of Castle Black, but anyone who stands between him and what he wants. He has returned to claim his destiny and, for him, Beatrice is part of that. While all else has been forgotten, he knows her to the depths of his soul. More than the castle itself, more than the strangely familiar and rugged land it sits upon, she is his home and he means to claim her.
The Warrior's Salvation
Mia Pride - 2017
When his intended wife Clarice ran off with his cousin, he was left to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart. Now years later, after fighting a long war and finally earning a new start to life, all he wants is a little farm and his solitude. But when the one woman he never expected, or wanted, to ever see again suddenly shows up battered and carrying a small child in her arms, Jeoffrey has no choice but to take her into his home. But as soon as Clarice is healed, Jeoffrey is determined to be rid of them both. Forever. Faced with a forced marriage to an abusive man, Clarice flees to save her and her son’s lives. When she finally arrives at a new village, desperate for help, Jeoffrey is the last man she ever thought to find there. Injuries have left her helpless and reliant upon Jeoffrey’s goodwill. If only he did not despise her. Clarice never expected to see Jeoffrey again and, though her heart never forgot him, he wishes to forget her. All Jeoffrey wants is his freedom. All Clarice wants is a second chance. Will Clarice’s sudden arrival unravel all of Jeoffrey’s carefully laid plans for a life of solitude? Or will she turn out to be his only salvation? Celtic Romance rated 18+ due to some adult content
Romancing the Rogue
Lana Williams - 2017
One irrevocable moment. Two lives changed forever. Caroline Gold is desperate to save her family from financial ruin with a proposal from a wealthy duke. But one misstep has her betrothed to the wrong man—Richard Walker, the Earl of Aberland, a handsome but cynical rogue with barely a farthing to his name. Richard spies for the Crown under the guise of a rogue but is intent on revenge. Offering for the beautiful Caroline creates an unwelcome distraction. Yet the desire he finds with her makes him wonder if a life—and love—after he claims justice is possible. Caroline quickly sees there is more to Richard than she expected, and his kindness toward her ailing father melts her heart. But marrying him won’t save her family despite the surprising passion she discovers in his arms. A French spy posing as an English lord is on the loose. Can Richard unveil the man’s identity and stop him before he destroys all Richard holds dear, including Caroline?Previously released from July 2017 to July 2018 as part of the Regency Rendezvous Collection
Noble Holidays: Four Sweet Victorian Christmas Novellas
Anthea Lawson - 2017
Includes the new novella A Nobleman’s Noel. A Countess for Christmas – Miss Cecilia Fairfax dreads the upcoming holidays, especially when her brother brings home an unexpected guest. But of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love. A Duke for Midwinter* – After a gentleman rescues her from a winter storm, Miss Selene Banning finds herself snowbound with Sir Jared Kendrick, who is not precisely who he claims to be… A Prince for Yuletide** – Miss Eliana Banning attends the Midwinter Masque and meets a gentleman in wolf’s clothing who might prove to be her heart’s desire… or her worst enemy. A Nobleman’s Noel – Lady Peony Talbot never meant to be tangled in a false betrothal to her best friend’s brother. After the holidays, she promises to break their engagement, but William Banning will never know that it will break her heart into the bargain. * Winner of the 2016 National Excellence in Romantic Fiction, Best Novella ** Winner of the 2017 International Digital Awards for Best Short Romance, and the 2017 Colorado Romance Contest for Best Short Historical
Elizabeth Rose - 2017
Spring is the sister that was stolen as a baby. It is recommended to read that series first, but is not required, as this book stands on its own.) Spring has been raised as a warrior, always trying to please her father of Viking descent. Through the years she's tried to be the son he wished her to be. At a young age she's chosen the bow and arrows of a dead man as her weapon, and now she's mastered the skill. Growing up without a mother, the only skill she hasn't mastered is how to be a lady and someday a mother. But now her father decides to marry her off to their enemy, Shaw Gordon, in order to get inside the castle walls. Wanting to be a part of overtaking the castle, she goes along with the plan. Shaw Gordon, chieftain and laird, is a widower with two boys and one unruly adolescent daughter. He decides it's time to take a wife again, but never expects to be presented with his enemy's daughter. The woman is fierce, and nothing like the mother he wants for his children. The Gunn clan has been an enemy of the Gordons for as long as he can remember. While an alliance would be good, he doesn't trust them. As he's about to reject the offer, he spots the coveted bow and arrows of his late father in the girl's hands. In order to retrieve it, he does the only thing he can besides fighting - he marries her. Can two enemies push aside their differences for the benefit of all? And can a woman draw strength from herself as well as from her new husband when she discovers the horrible secret of her past - that her entire life is nothing but a lie?
The Untouchables Boxed Set, #1-3
Darcy Burke - 2017
The first three books in The Untouchables Series feature three "untouchable" bachelor nobles in London Society and the intrepid wallflowers who bring them to their knees... The Forbidden DukeSpinster Miss Eleanor Lockhart is suddenly homeless and employment is her only option. Ruined after succumbing to a scoundrel’s excessive charm nearly a decade ago, she’s lucky to obtain a position as a paid companion and committed to behaving with the utmost propriety. She definitely shouldn’t be in the arms of a man capable of utterly destroying what little remains of her reputation... Titus St. John, Duke of Kendal, is known as the Forbidden Duke, a mysterious, intimidating figure who enters Society just once each year at his stepmother’s ball. A decade ago, he was a devil-may-care rake until his idle roguery brought about the ruin of Eleanor Lockhart—and his resulting self-imposed isolation. Now she’s back, and she needs his help. But by “saving” her, he may just ruin her life all over again.The Duke of DaringMiss Lucinda Parnell is out of money, a dismal failure at the Marriage Mart, and she’d just as soon leave Society far behind. Desperate to earn funds to retire with her grandmother to the country, Lucy disguises herself as a man to gamble in London’s hells. But the Earl of Dartford, an Untouchable she never imagined speaking to let alone spending time with, is onto her in a trice. When he insists on joining her, Lucy fears her desire to remain an independent woman is destined to go up on flames. As a boy, Andrew Wentworth, Earl of Dartford lost his family to illness, leaving him a hollow shell. Obsessed with conquering one adventure after another to fill the bitter holes inside of him, Andrew has set his sights on parachuting. Nothing will stop him from trying to achieve his goal—not the hazard of death and certainly not a woman who’s gotten far too close. Love is the one risk he doesn’t have the heart to dare.The Duke of DeceptionAfter five years on the Marriage Mart, Miss Aquilla Knox is ready for spinsterhood until a benefactress steps in to help her secure a husband. Only Aquilla doesn’t actually want to marry—her failure is entirely on purpose. When the earl she’s nicknamed the Duke of Deception sets his sights on her, she refuses to be drawn in by her attraction to him. If there’s one thing she knows it’s that a gentleman is never what he seems. Edward Bishop, Earl of Sutton, has a reputation for courting young misses and dropping them without a second thought. This has earned him a reputation for deceit, a description he can’t refute because he does in fact, harbor secrets and will do anything—deceive anyone—to ensure they don’t come to light. As he comes to know the charming Miss Knox, his resolve is tested. However, trust comes at a price and Ned won’t pay with his heart.
Masters At Arms Series - Volume One
Jennifer Blake - 2017
At ease making life-and-death decisions between breaths, their exploits in the boudoir are as infamous as those on the dueling field. Bold, seductive and thrilling, the Masters At Arms series is swashbuckling romance at its finest by RWA Hall of Famer—and holder of RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award and Romantic Times' Career Achievement Award—Jennifer Blake. Volume One includes Books 1-3: CHALLENGE TO HONOR When Celina barters herself to Rio de Silva to keep him from dueling her brother, he accepts. But Rio harbors a secret far more perilous than the way he sets her soul aflame. DAWN ENCOUNTER When the husband she never loved is killed in a duel with Caid O’Neill, Lisette is left at the mercy of her rapacious father-in-law. Caid agrees to be the desperate woman’s protector—but how can they fight the forbidden love between an heiress and a master at arms? ROGUE'S SALUTE Juliette, called home from a convent just before taking her vows, is in dire need of a husband. Nicholas, notorious swordmaster and mentor to a houseful of street boys, is in need of a wife. Their practical arrangement soon explodes with heady desire, but someone’s trying to stop the wedding, and Juliette must fight to claim a love worth any price.
Sweet Home Highland Christmas
May McGoldrick - 2017
After the death of her father, Freya is willing to do anything to prove she's capable of being Ella's guardian, even if if means marrying for security instead of love.Recently retired from the military, Captain Gregory Pennington wants nothing more than to make it home in time for Christmas. When his brother hears of his plans to return to the family estate for the holidays, he asks Penn to escort some travelers to the bordering estate.When Freya and Penn meet their chemistry is instant. Once they realize he's their escort for the journey, there's no escaping their attraction. But Penn has plans that do not include a wife and child. And Freya has responsibilities as Ella's guardian, no matter her growing discontent with her upcoming marriage. With Ella conspiring to get them together, Penn and Freya might just experience a little magic during the holidays.
Alice’s Shameless Spinster’s Society
Charlotte Stone - 2017
Calvin Lockwood has always been attracted to Alice.He'll do what he must to earn Alice's trust again even:1- if it means hunting down murderers,2- war with his family and friends,3- and confronting his past even though he'd rather not. . And... it will not even matter when the Spinster Society, a group of pretty young women who've sworn off men, gets a hold of Alice and declares her one of their own.How does a man convince a woman to open her heart once again? Perhaps it will only take a kiss...Perhaps it will take more. Seduction has never been sweeter and spinsterhood never more complex. . Page Count: around 330 pages
Sophia's Spirited Spinster's Society
Charlotte Stone - 2017
Miss Sophia Taylor has a secret. . In fact, the gossip column writer and daughter of London's most notorious tailor has more than one secret, and they're all about to be revealed...They will star the most untouchable member of the exclusive Men of Nashwood:The Duke of Cort.For Sophia, it's a forbidden love that can never see the light of day.But in the night, passions are set free.Freedom comes with a price and this one might be too high a cost to pay.Lord Morris Kidd has always lived his life by the rules.On the outside, he's everything the ton expects of a duke.On the inside, his need for Sophia holds the power to burn him alive.Something ignites in him that feels too right to be wrong and too powerful to ignore any longer.Sophia's secrets will stand between them and though he has an endless supply of wealth and prestige, he might not have the power to save her.Can Sophia break free of her past?And if she does, are they willing to pay the cost for their love?And if she does, are they both willing to pay the cost for their love?Page Count: around 330 pages
Scandal at Christmas
Danelle Harmon - 2017
Aubyn, the Earl of Weybourne, is a driven man. Haunted by the bad decisions he made in his youth, his life is all about work ... working to restore his fortunes, working to rebuild the herd of unique racehorses that were his late father's legacy, working to forget just how lonely he really is. Lord Weybourne isn't looking for a wife, but when a saucy young lady dressed as a lad finds her way into his stable and charms the most irascible colt in the barn, Tristan can't help but be intrigued... until she flees, frightened of discovery. The Honourable Miss Letitia Ponsonby comes from a family of seafarers but for her, freedom is found on the back of a horse. She has no desire to wed the dreadful suitor her mother has chosen for her, ready and waiting at Lady Weston's Christmastide house party. All that's needed is the perfect scandal to deter him. But when Letitia finds not the abominable Homer Trout waiting for her at the house party but Lord Weybourne himself, the very desire they each feel for the other is all that is needed to create that perfect scandal. A Christmas novella from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Danelle Harmon!
The Landlocked Baron
Sahara Kelly - 2017
But he has no choice other than to say farewell to the sea and accept the title of Baron Ridlington—which includes the almost-ruined estate, and his five resident siblings. He is going to need some help, and soon. It comes in the unexpected form of a nasty crack on the head, a ministering hand and a woman who has hidden herself away in the countryside. Rosaline Henry finds the unconscious Baron strangely appealing, and when he makes an unexpected but practical suggestion - she agrees, as much for him as for herself. Thus begins a voyage of discovery which takes them to new heights of familial creativity, private passion and risky adventure. The sea is in Edmund’s veins, so of course there are ships, spies, fogs and storms, not to mention flirtatious Hussars, a mustache of unsurpassed magnificence, a chicken with unusual preferences…and a fortuitous attack of mal-de-mer! Can Edmund take the helm of a different kind of ship and steer Ridlington back into the calmer waters of the countryside? Of course, but he needs the right woman’s hand on the wheel…
To Love a Highland Laird
Collette Cameron - 2017
He’ll do anything to keep her... Mayra Findlay’s hand was pledged in marriage to a stranger when she was an infant. But it’s not until she meets an irresistible rogue she can’t stop thinking about—or secretly meeting—that she realizes just how much she doesn’t want an arranged marriage. She’ll only marry for love. And if she has to concoct a risky, bold scheme to force her fiancé to call off their union, so be it...Laird Logan Rutherford returned to Scotland to find little more than a near-bankrupt estate and Mayra’s demands to dissolve their marriage contract. He knows he should give her the freedom she craves. But then he has a chance meeting with the intriguing lass, and he realizes that letting her go is the last thing he wants to do. Too bad he can’t afford to tell her who he really is...Mayra never intended to find a fairy tale, happily ever after ending with Logan. But will she will want her Highland Laird when she discovers his secret?
House of Catesby #1-3
Sunny Brooks - 2017
Lady Emily Thurston desperately needs her brother’s help to escape from her vicious husband, Victor. After mustering all her strength to entrust Francis with the truth of her life, she must now confront the reality that she will live in her own private misery forever as her brother is caught in a daze between his grief and his newfound responsibility as Lord of the family estate. Just as all hope seems lost, an unexpected man considers taking on the challenge of rescuing Lady Emily. With the unexpected arrival of her brother’s friend to her home, Emily is unsure of his intentions. However, she quickly realizes that not only is she fiercely drawn to him, but he may be her only hope of getting out. Will Lady Emily and Lord Markham be able to find a way to hatch a secret plan? Or will Victor's obsessive rule prove to be too much to overcome? ****** Book 2: ”Charles and the Intruder” Looking forward to a new life filled with literary discussions and hours playing on his beloved piano forte, Charles moves to his newly inherited London townhouse with his eyes vigorously set on figuring out what this next chapter will bring. What he never expects is to wake to a sword tip pointing directly at his throat! When the captivating Abigail appears in Charles’ life, he is not quite sure what to do with her. Her rebellious disregard for societal standards has her fleeing the arranged marriage that her gambling-addicted father has supposedly wagered her into. Charles is compelled to help her…but as gossip spreads around town, Charles soon comes to find out that Abigail may not be the damsel in distress that he once thought. With his roguish sidekick, the affable Lord Richard, at his side, Charles must navigate his new city life and figure out what is truth and what is fiction. Will Lord Charles Catesby help the beguiling Miss Abigail Sidmore? Or is he in for the swindle of his life? ***** Book 3: ”The Mysterious Lord Livingstone” Sometimes the person you love isn't quite who you thought they were... Lord Richard Livingstone and Lady Helena Catesby have loved one another from afar for years, without either being sure how the other truly felt. When Helena goes to visit her brother and sister-in-law in London, she is excited for the opportunity to finally spend time with Lord Livingstone, as he is her brother’s closest friend. Richard is thrilled when he hears that Helena is coming to town, and plans to formally court her and ultimately confess his love for her. There is only one problem with his plan…and it is a problem that has haunted him for years, causing him to lie to all who know and love him. Helena’s stay in London starts well, except that every time she and Richard are together, he leaves at a moment’s notice. His affable charm has served him well for many years, causing his close friends to laugh off his flighty habit as a whimsical eccentricity, but Helena has had enough.
Kit: Finding Freedom and Love
Katherine St. Clair - 2017
She’s had a bit of schoolin, and now she works at the local cannery. Her friend Letty dreams of marriage and a family of her own. Kit could choose that life, but she wants more. But it’s 1895 in North Carolina, and her options are limited. In the newspaper, she sees an advertisement calling for young women to go and work for the Harvey Company – a growing chain of restaurants - that serves hungry railway passengers traveling to the untamed west. But the interview is miles away in Raleigh…does she dare? Will she leave her family and the life she knows, and risk everything for independence and adventure? Yes, she will! But it’s not easy. Leaving home is only the first of many challenges for Kit, from facing her own doubts, to proving herself, and standing up to the judgment of others – including her closest new friend. With hard work and an instinctive knowledge of how to bring out the best in others, Kit progresses in her career, until she gets a message from home. Racing back across the country to the bedside of a loved one, Kit begins to question what will make her happy. When it looks like love will be a better choice, Kit is tempted to leave her life out west behind. Are fate, friendship, determination, and good advice enough to keep Kit on the right path? Can she have a successful career, and also the love and respect of a good man? Is there a man out there who is strong enough to value her, and give her wild heart a home? Read on to learn Kit’s fate, and discover the famous Harvey Girls, whose hard work and courage helped build a restaurant empire like no other.
Two Bits for Her King
Rebecca Dawn - 2017
She sees no other choice. She is forced to purchase a husband. With unwavering faith, she reluctantly follows a seemingly crazy prompting to bid on a huge, terrifyingly barbaric Irishman. Within hours of their wedding, she finds herself questioning her decision. He is a criminal with a violent past that she can only guess at, yet she witnesses his capacity for love and loyalty, and decides to trust in that prompting that had led her to choose him. Bought by a crazy lass for two bits. The old fellow with her is just as insane, he keeps calling her ‘Your Highness’. Patrick’s first thought is to relieve her of the money remaining in her bag and escape to find his brother and then a new life, but as the day progresses, he decides she needs him. She needs a husband and father for her brood of wee ones, and he can be that for her. He knows nothing will make up for the decisions made in the past, and after the loss of his own wife and child, he will never be able to love again, but he can protect and care for this family of heartbroken strays. ~The dangers of Frontier life, mail order brides,stepping into the unknown, trying to tame the wild west, struggling to survive and keep their ever growing families alive and well, disappointments, indians, bandits, deaths, and struggling with their own inner demons. The "Frontier Brides of Stormy Valley" series is Wild west romance at it's best! ~Nestled in a picturesque valley in Idaho Territory. The residents of Stormy Valley are a diverse handful of pioneers brimming with courage, strength, integrity and the spirit of adventure. Working together to turn their valley into a thriving community, growing ever richer for the friendships they’ve made and the trials they’ve overcome. ~Two Bits for Her King is the story of how it all began.~
A Duke's Desire: An Anthology
Erica RidleyMeara Platt - 2017
From Medieval Scotland to Regency England and even America, see how are these dukes are tamed and the lovely ladies that discover A Duke's Desire.The Duke's Accidental Wife by Erica Ridley: Miss Katherine Ross keeps clashing with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She's convinced his heart is ice — until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy...The Forbidden Duke by Darcy Burke: A decade ago, Titus St. John’s idle roguery brought about the ruin of Eleanor Lockhart—and his self-imposed isolation. Now she’s back, and she needs his help. But by “saving” her, the Forbidden Duke may ruin her life all over again.The Dangerous Duke of Dinnisfree by Julie Johnstone: Justin Holleman, the Duke of Dinnisfree, protects his country, king, and heart with classic, cold calculation until the day he’s forced to seek help with a dangerous mission from the fiery Miss Arabella Cartwright who upends his ordered world and entices him at every turn. Arabella learned long ago to count only on herself, but when she becomes a pawn in a political intrigue, she must rely on Justin, but is he her enemy or her ally.Love with an Improper Stranger by Barbara Devlin: When notoriously hotheaded Nautionnier Knight Blake Elliott, fifth Duke of Rylan, volunteers for a mission, his magnanimous gesture does not include acting as nanny to a couple of blushing sisters. After Lenore suffers a wicked bout of seasickness, Blake nurses her back to health but loses his heart in the process. What happens when Blake alters his course and sets sail for an altogether delectable, more permanent destination?Taming a Duke's Reckless Heart by Tammy Andresen: Piper Baker must marry but the only man she wants, an English duke who has traveled to America to replenish his fortune, is the one she can't have.Rapunzelle by Caroline Lee: When a handsome stranger arrives in town trying to solve a fifteen-year-old mystery, even the most over-protected heroine knows how to let down her hair... An old-west fairy tale from the bestselling Everland Ever After series.Scandalous Endeavors by Amanda Mariel: Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?The Duke's Fiery Bride by Hildie McQueen: The last thing Gavin Mackinnon, the Duke of Selkirk expects is marriage to a rebellious wildling like her. Or is Beatrice Fingnon exactly what he needs?Never Dare a Duke by Meara Platt: Frances Cameron ought to be spending the month planning her wedding, but when a casual toast on the night of her betrothal escalates into a battle of the sexes, she finds herself obligated on a dare to spend the next thirty days working closely with the handsome and powerful Duke of Kintyre. In winning the dare, will she also lose her heart to the duke?
Masters At Arms Series - Volume Two
Jennifer Blake - 2017
At ease making life-and-death decisions between breaths, their exploits in the boudoir are as infamous as those on the dueling field. Bold, seductive and thrilling, the Masters At Arms series is swashbuckling romance at its finest by RWA Hall of Famer—and holder of RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award and Romantic Times' Career Achievement Award—Jennifer Blake. Volume Two includes Books 4-6: GUARDED HEART Swordmaster Gavin, consenting to Ariadne’s request to teach her how to kill a man, proves intelligent as well as strong. Their lessons by candlelight are physically and emotionally intense, a duel of hearts and minds. As tempers and passions rise, they draw closer to the secret that brought them together, and to the common foe who lurks nearby. GALLANT MATCH To find the murderer he’s sworn to kill, swordmaster Kerr Wallace hires on to escort the man’s fiancée to Mexico to meet her groom. Sonia despises the overbearing Kentuckian who’ll make it impossible to avoid the arranged marriage she dreads. But when their ship is attacked, they must join forces—and choose between love and vengeance to survive. TRIUMPH IN ARMS When a turn of the cards lands River’s Edge Plantation in Christien’s hands, he agrees to let lovely widow Reine, her irresponsible father and her young daughter remain—if the lady becomes his wife. But the secrets and dangerous events that swirl around the coming wedding threaten to tear them all apart.
His Mistletoe Wager
Virginia Heath - 2017
A woman who refuses to be charmed!Once jilted, Lizzie must guard her heart, because the ton is unaware of her scandalous secret—her son! Despite their increasing attraction, she can’t risk the persistent Hal bringing down her defenses. But when her former fiancé returns, Lizzie realizes that perhaps Hal’s the one man she can trust—with her heart and her son…
Jayne Castel - 2017
Now she must make the ultimate sacrifice for peace.Dark Ages Scotland, the Isle of Skye. Far north of Hadrian's Wall--beyond the shadow of the Roman Empire--the daughter of a Pictish chieftain prepares to wed her enemy. To forge peace, Tea's brother has promised her to the leader of a neighboring tribe that killed their parents.Dark and brooding--but committed to peace--Tea's new husband isn't what she expects. Unlike her, Galan mac Muin is determined to end decades of bloodshed between two warring tribes, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness.Tea isn't what Galan expects either. A statuesque, embittered beauty, she hates him and his people. Yet neither of them can deny the powerful attraction between them. Together, Galan and Tea have the chance to forge a new future--one that will ensure lasting peace--if only they can only let go of the past.BLOOD FEUD is the exciting first book in THE WARRIOR BROTHERS OF SKYE series. Follow the lives and loves of three warrior brothers: Galan, Tarl and Donnel. Fans of Historical Fiction, Scottish Historical Romance and Historical Action & Adventure, and those who enjoy Kathryn Le Veque, and who loved Donna Fletcher's Pict King series, should enjoy this series set in Dark Ages Scotland.Want more novels set in Dark Ages Britain?
A Simple Case of Seduction
Adele Clee - 2017
But three years have passed, and as experienced enquiry agents solving crimes against the aristocracy, their paths were destined to cross.Chasing criminals is no job for a lady. But the woman is too stubborn to take his advice. Is it any wonder she finds herself the victim of a silent stalker, one happy to hide and wait in the shadows?Daniel was surprised when she accepted his offer of help, more surprised to find that one passionate kiss in a carriage brings all the old feelings flooding back.Features: Regency romance with an emphasis on mystery.Contains descriptive sex scenes.
Genie’s Scandalous Spinster’s Society
Charlotte Stone - 2017
Lady Genevieve 'Genie' Toft's heart has always beat for one gentleman in particular. . The Duke of Valdeston. . Determined to finally win his love, she and her Spinster Sisters set out to trap the elusive duke.A scheme that might involve the occasional ax and willingness do whatever it takes to woo him.But her plans and heart are shattered in a single moment that leaves Genie lost and wondering if the gleam she'd seen in the duke's eyes was ever there.Francis Cullip is a man who's not been left with many choices in life, which includes marrying the woman he wants.Forced to keep his adoration for Genie to himself, he's more determined than ever to break free of the darkness that's kept them apart.But playing with fire could risk lives and the happiness of everyone they know.But some passions can't stay tamed forever. .What is Genie willing to give up to be with the man she loves?Which path will Francis choose, the safer route or the one that could lead to joy?Page Count: around 330 pages
Come-By-Chance Western Romance: Books 5-8 (The Come-By-Chance Box Set Series Book 2)
Juliet James - 2017
Problem is, Henry knows nothing of Rose's precious baby.And what is Rose's other secret - a secret so terrible she can see no other future than to live with the shame of it, each and every day for the rest of her life?Emmy-Lou: Emmy-Lou Waters and Gilbert Milligan have been writing a great many letters declaring their love for each other, and the young girl's eccentric Aunt Beryl has just about warmed to the idea they might marry.But Emmy-Lou's rich banker father has plans to marry her off to forge an alliance between two powerful families. Unable to get her to see things his way, he consents to travel with the girl and her aunt to Come-By-Chance, to meet Gilbert for himself, and find a way to discredit the boy.But along the trail from Billings to Come-By-Chance, their party is held up by a desperate outlaw - the diabolical Slim Jim Murdoch!Opal: When Ophelia Trigger can't turn a blind eye to the evil doings of her corrupt father any longer. She decides she must flee, and begin to make amends for all his wrongdoing - but when she leaves, the evil man frames her for murder! Like a female Robin Hood with a six-gun, she goes West to make her escape, and on her way becomes Opal Farewell.Meanwhile, upstanding Billings Sheriff, Calvin Johnson, is on the trail of WANTED MURDERESS - Ophelia Trigger.Coral: Coral Mellors has a darling three-year-old son, a dead husband, and no place to live. Her husband was a no-good, wife-beating horse-thief, so Coral decides she must keep her son away from wild men and horses, no matter what it takes.She hears of a man in search of a wife - a gentle Come-By-Chance farmer who creates beautiful leatherwork, and decides she will travel there to marry him.But life wasn't meant to be easy, and Coral will need to overcome many obstacles - misunderstandings, secrets, her son's life in deadly peril from outlaws - and most of all, Coral must learn to rise above her own fears, if she and her son are ever to become truly happy.The Come-By-Chance Series has over 800 5-star reviews on Amazon!What Amazon readers are saying:★★★★★ 'I wish I could move there too! I just love all the characters.'★★★★★ 'I can't wait to see if that mean old outlaw gets what he deserves.'★★★★★ 'I would recommend this book and the whole series to any who enjoy clean, exciting western historical fiction.'★★★★★ 'Love the Come By Chance mail order brides series ... they are funny and good decent books.'★★★★ 'That kind of originality earned my respect and a fourth star. Nice going, Juliet.'★★★★★ 'I am addicted to all of them so far. They are sweet, funny and romantic.'★★★★★ 'The characters are so colorful and many are very funny.
The Lost Letter
Mimi Matthews - 2017
When the tragic death of her gamester father leaves her destitute and alone, she finds work as a governess in a merchant's household in Cheapside. Isolated from the fashionable acquaintance of her youth, she resigns herself to lonely spinsterhood until a mysterious visitor convinces her to temporarily return to her former life--and her former love.A SCARRED BEASTColonel Sebastian Conrad is no longer the dashing cavalry officer Sylvia once fell in love with. Badly scarred during the Sepoy Rebellion, he has withdrawn to his estate in rural Hertfordshire where he lives in near complete seclusion. Brooding and tormented, he cares nothing for the earldom he has inherited--and even less for the faithless beauty who rejected him three years before.A SECOND CHANCEA week together in the remote Victorian countryside is the last thing either of them ever wanted. But when fate intervenes to reunite them, will a beastly earl and an impoverished beauty finally find their happily-ever-after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?
The Highlander's Iron Will
Amy Jarecki - 2017
She will take him in, but her kindness could mean his end. When Skye of Clan Iain Abrach extends the hand of hospitality, she crosses more boundaries than the border of Glencoe. And if Kier Campbell accepts her offering, he will take the first step toward committing treason against king and kin. Given a hostile and unending feud between their clans, can the fierce power of love transcend the destruction of war?
The Wicked Baron
Mary Lancaster - 2017
Orphan Gillie Muir makes ends meet by holding genteel card parties for friends and visitors to the newly fashionable spa town of Blackhaven. But when Lord Wickenden, known as the Wicked Baron, makes her a shocking proposal, her world is turned upside down. Jaded and bored, Lord Wickenden has his own reasons for joining the house party at Braithwaite Castle. One of them is to oblige an ex-mistress by detaching her son from the local gaming den hussy who has ensnared him. But, confronted by Gillie’s unexpected charm and innocence, Wickenden abandons his original plan of simply taking her for himself. Instead, he becomes embroiled in her bizarre problems, which include saving her reputation and her life, keeping the Watch away from her card parties, and hiding an injured smuggler who was once kind to her. The infuriating and devastating Wickenden soon has Gillie’s heart in a spin. But when she discovers he means to fight a duel over her – and everyone knows the wicked baron never misses - she’ll go to any length to save his life and his soul. Even elope with another man.
Ruby and Sal
Jane O'Brien - 2017
Ruby relates the story of the love of her life, a man Ivy had never met, and secrets she has kept for over 80 years. The fascinating tale of guns, gangsters, and magical love captures Ivy’s imagination, taking her to another time and place. When Ivy meets Fox, she questions whether their relationship is moving too quickly. Does she really know who he is? Can she allow herself to fall completely and totally in love for the first time in her life? If so, will her love be as passionate as the one her beloved great-grandmother had? And more importantly can she count on him to be trustworthy and loyal, because now she, too, holds secrets of her own. The only way to find out is to give herself without reservation, just like Ruby had. As Ruby's story unwinds in the 1920s and '30s, Ivy's story is just beginning. The two narratives will be entwined in a way that seems impossible, as a thread develops that will tie the characters together forever.
Hearts of Starlight
Audrey Adair - 2017
She escapes across the sea to the western prairies, unknowing what is ahead of her but intent that she will never again allow a man to dictate her future. He will honor his promises and hold his family together… Callum McDougall, future chieftan of the McDougall clan, is journeying to the North-West Territories to determine what has become of his missing cousin. Once his mission is complete, he will honor the family tradition and return to Scotland to lead his clan. Together in the new world, what will the future hold? Callum and Victoria fight their intense attraction to one another, as Callum must return to Scotland while Victoria vows to remain true to herself. Soon, however, they find themselves unlikely allies in their respective predicaments. With a future continents apart, will they succeed in denying their growing feelings for one another, or will love prevail? "Hearts of Starlight" is a historical romance novel of approximately 57,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
Elizabeth St. Michel - 2017
As a woman of noble birth in eighteenth-century England, she is expected to keep quiet and marry well, but she longs for so much more.“Be careful what you wish for,” the old saying goes. After a chaotic night, she wakes up in the hold of a former slaver with her body bound and her hair shorn. She is soon “rescued” by an American privateer, who assumes she is a cabin boy and puts her to work. Eager for adventure, Abigail maintains her disguise despite a budding attraction to the infamous Captain Jacob Thorne. Meanwhile, Captain Thorne schemes to spring his kin from a British prison.What follows is a thrilling tale that tosses and churns with the high seas. Set during the height of the American Revolution, Sweet Vengeance contains accurate historical details that enrich and complicate the story. Abigail yearns for danger and excitement, and it isn’t long before she discovers that the most urgent peril comes from within her own wild heart.
Thomas Berrington Books 1-3
David Penny - 2017
THE RED HILL A killer who can’t be stopped. A request that can’t be refused. In 1482 the Englishman Thomas Berrington is living in the last remnants of Moorish Spain. A physician, he is an unwilling friend to the most powerful man in the kingdom. Bodies are discovered, each showing the marks of a savage attack, and Thomas is asked to investigate. When one of the Sultan’s wives is brutally murdered, what begins as a reluctant task turns into a fight for survival. Together with the eunuch Jorge, Thomas attempts to hunt down the killer before they become his next victims. Except nothing is as it seems—friends turn into enemies and enemies into friends. Thomas’s investigation lays bare the secrets of the Red Hill and the people who inhabit it. His discoveries culminate in a battle not only for his own life, but for the lives of those he loves. BREAKER OF BONES March 1483, and surgeon Thomas Berrington makes a reluctant journey to Qurtuba at the request of his master. He expects only to operate on a Spanish prince and return home to Moorish al-Andalus. But fate has something else in store for him and his companion, the eunuch Jorge. A warped killer has been murdering young women to create twisted creatures from their bodies. When Thomas is tasked by Queen Isabel to hunt down the culprit he is propelled into an unfamiliar world of religious mania where it is impossible to tell the innocent from the guilty. Meanwhile Jorge is on a quest of his own—to track down the family he abandoned twenty years before. When Jorge’s new found niece is taken as the Bonebreaker’s next victim, the pair are faced with their most dangerous challenge yet. Can Thomas and Jorge expose the killer before yet another life has to pay the price for one man’s madness? THE SIN EATER Moorish Spain, 1484, and no-one is innocent. Thomas Berrington, emigre Englishman who has made the doomed city of Garnatah his home, is once again attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths. Accompanied by his companion, the palace eunuch Jorge, Thomas struggles to discover the truth while those in power seek to distract him. As his investigation continues, his personal life splinters into chaos and he finds the Spanish once more demanding his presence. As Thomas and Jorge draw closer to their quarry, the killer’s attention turns on them and those they love. Will the pair be able to unmask the sin eater before the lives of those close to them become forfeit?
Rejecting the Rogue
Riley Cole - 2017
And the worst heartbreakers.Philomena Sweet, Victorian London's finest safecracker, knows it better than most. The worst rogue of them all, dashing jewel thief Spencer Crane, smashed hers long ago. And now he's back, fleeing danger from their past. Danger he won't survive without her help.She'd love to refuse. She'd kill to stab him with her parasol. But she can't leave him for dead.Spencer Crane would sooner steal costume jewelry than ask talented, wickedly bright Meena Sweet for help. He's well aware she'd rather dice him into small pieces. He might even deserve it. But revenge stalks them both. He needs her artistry. She needs his skills.Neither needs the desire that sparks to life between them.While they dodge criminals, carriages, and the occasional flying cabbage, who will protect these two notorious thieves from each other?—Meet The Restitution League—Thieves, rogues, and well-armed adventuresses, the crew of the Restitution League fights injustice while wrestling with love and desire—and the occasional throwing knife—one romance at a time.And there's tea.
Cheryl Holt - 2017
But all was lost when her parents died in an accident and distant relatives inherited. With no prospects and her dowry squandered, she’s forced to work as a governess, caring for the children of the rich and notorious. She’s lonely, chafing at the unfairness of her situation, and wishing she could change her fate—or at least regain some of the status and position she once had. ALEXANDER WALLACE was ruined by scandal. With his being from a prominent military family, he expected to have a long and successful career in the army. Instead, he’s a scorned, dissolute, and divorced man who was forced to resign his commission and is raising two daughters who were sired by another man. He’s weary of gossip and innuendo, and he leads a reckless life, trying to prove he doesn’t care about anything. When Abigail arrives to work for Alex and watch over his two girls, she stumbles on a family torn apart by tragedy. Can she heal the wounds that have been inflicted?
Apple Trees and HoneyBees
Charity McColl - 2017
Ruth Conroy is the pride of her father and brothers and the despair of her mother, who fears that her daughter’s unconventional ways will prevent her from marrying. Goaded by her mother’s nagging, Ruth declares that she will only marry a man who can beat her in a horse race. As she is an expert horsewoman, her challenge seems unlikely to be met. But family friend Robert Holloway has always loved Ruth, and if it takes a horse race to win her, then an equestrian he will be, even though he is a poor rider. Out of friendship, Ruth agrees to teach him how to ride with skill, never realizing that his goal is to win the race and win her hand in marriage. When she is challenged, she must decide what she will win or lose in this race for her heart.
A Ghostly Tale of Forbidden Love
Madeline Martin - 2017
She does not expect to have such a wicked mistress any more than she expects to find a handsome laird...or a ghost with a burning need for retribution.Gavin vowed on his father’s death bed to watch over his aunt, and regrets it every day. Especially when her new maid arrives. The woman is extraordinarily fascinating, which not only stirs his interest, but also his aunt’s ire. Can he protect Senara from his aunt? Even more important, can he keep himself from giving in to his longing for the country lass?**Note for readers - this novella was in the following anthologies: Once Upon a Haunted CastleRomantic Legends
Lady Isabella's Ogre
Emily Larkin - 2017
He's London's ogre. Lady Isabella Knox enjoys her independence. She collects strays—dogs, kittens, runaway brides—but she has no intention of collecting a husband. Major Nicholas Reynolds returns from the Battle of Waterloo a hero. He’s had enough of soldiering; all he wants now is a bride ... but his scarred face sends young ladies fleeing—literally. When a slip of her tongue brands the major an ogre—and his chances of marriage disintegrate—Isabella sets out to undo the harm she inadvertently caused. How better to revive the major’s marriage prospects than for the two of them to indulge in a make-believe flirtation? They both know it’s not real, so where’s the danger? But Isabella is soon in over her head—and so is Major Reynolds.
Brides with Grit Series, Books 1-3 (Brides with Grit Box Set Book 1)
Linda K. Hubalek - 2017
Something in her life on the trail caused her to doubt her worth, and her ability to trust a man enough to become his wife. Once the family buys a homestead in Kansas, she meets a rancher who begins to make her believe she can trust and fall in love after all.Rancher Jacob Wilerson noticed Rania last year when she rode drag behind a herd of longhorns—right down Main Street of Ellsworth, Kansas. He’s been waiting for her family to return this spring with another Texas herd to the booming cowtown, because he hopes to rope her into staying permanently on his ranch—the way she had already roped his heart.Millie Marries a Marshal, Book 2Mail-order bride Millie Donovan was looking forward to meeting Sam Larson, a Kansas homesteader, who she is sure, from reading his heartfelt letters, will provide her with the love and safety she wants and needs. Millie arrives on the train, not realizing that her husband-to-be was killed in an accident, until Clear Creek’s town marshal informs her of the situation. Marshal Adam Wilerson never plans to marry due to his dangerous job. After reading letters found at his friend’s home following his death which were sent from his friend’s mail-order bride, he can’t help thinking of the woman, and believes he may be in love with her himself. But instead of sending Millie on the train back to her former home, he finds himself welcoming her—and her two-year-old charge—into his house, and into his heart.Hilda Hogties a Horseman, Book 3Ranch woman Hilda Hamner spent her youth traveling with her Swedish immigrant family as they drove cattle from Texas up to Kansas cow towns. Hilda decided to get off the cattle trail and bought an abandoned homestead in Kansas with her horse race winnings. She plans on raising horses—and finding a husband that doesn’t mind her tall, lanky body that’s usually dressed in men’s clothing.Noah Wilerson planned to bring his intended bride from Illinois back to the Kansas homestead he started for them, but found out his fiancée had already married someone else when arriving at her father’s doorstep. After traveling back home, Noah finds a woman has taken over his claim, leaving him homeless and jobless.Brides with Grit Series, Books 1-3Rania Ropes a Rancher (Rania and Jacob) Millie Marries a Marshal (Millie and Adam)Hilda Hogties a Horseman (Hilda and Noah)Brides with Grit Series, Books 4-6Cora Captures a Cowboy (Cora and Dagmar)Sarah Snares a Soldier (Sarah and Marcus)Cate Corrals a Cattleman (Cate and Isaac)Brides with Grit Series, Books 7-9Darcie Desires a Drover (Darcie and Reuben)Tina Tracks a Trail Boss (Tina and Leif)Lorna Loves a Lawyer (Lorna and Lyle)Brides with Grit Series, Books 10-12Helen Heals a Hotelier (Helen and Ethan)Faye Favors a Foreman (Faye and Rusty)Amy Admires an Amish Man (Amy and Eli)Read the Grooms with Honor Series to follow the next couples who find love in Clear Creek, Kansas.
Discovering Miss Dalrymple
Emily Larkin - 2017
At the age of five he was reunited with his father. His history is no secret—everyone in the ton knows of his miraculous rescue. But when Vickery finds his father’s diaries, he discovers that there may be a secret buried in his past… Georgiana Dalrymple knows all about secrets. She has several herself—and one of those secrets is her ability to find missing people. When Lord Vickery turns to her for help, Georgiana sets out to discover just who he actually is… Q & A with the author How would you describe this series? It's Regency England with a dash of magic. I hope to take readers on a journey from the glittering ballrooms of the aristocracy to the dark underbelly of Regency England – with passion, danger, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown into the mix. I think the series could also be labelled Regency Noir, because it falls on the darker, grittier side of the romance fence, although each book contains humor, too. The stories are emotional, but not sweet (there’s sex, violence, and my heroes do swear rather badly at times!). Why did you write this series? I wanted to get my well-bred heroines out of the drawing rooms and put them in the way of adventure and romance. But I didn’t want to write a series where magic is common; I wanted to write a series where only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows. But … do magic and Regency England go together? Definitely! Many, many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it and ever since then I’ve thought that Regency England and magic go very well together. Other writers think so, too. Just look at Mary Robinette Kowal's Glamourist Histories and Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. What was the catalyst for this series? A magazine article I read in which celebrities were asked what magic power they’d choose and why. That got me thinking! (I’d choose shapeshifting, by the way.) How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this series? This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the dark and sensual ‘noir’ feel of Anna Campbell, the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really! What order should I read the series in? Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read them in order. And although the series is set in Regency England, a quartet of medieval novellas form the prequel.
Taken for Granted (The Grant Boys #1)
Katie Wyatt - 2017
Feeling completely rejected, Hattie agrees to be a mail order bride to a farmer out west. Reuben Grant, her new husband, is handsome and a hard worker. Unfortunately, she did not know his mother and 3 brother’s lives with him and Ma has no plans to let a new woman take charge. -Will Hattie be little more than a servant in her new home? -Can she find peace with her new mother-in-law? -How will her recent rejection affect her budding love for Reuben? Get ready for a few chuckles as Hattie rolls up her sleeves and takes on each challenge that comes her way. She’ll need all her experience with unruly students to get the Grant brothers whipped into shape. ....“a story of hope, fear, romance, suspense and true love.”.... While this book is part of a romance series, it can definitely be read as a standalone book. Katie Wyatt: #1 Best Seller in New Release Romance #1 Best Seller in 90 Minute Short Reads #1 Best Seller in Frontier & Pioneer Western Fiction #1 Best Seller in Western & Frontier Christian Romance #1 Best Seller in Christian Westerns #1 Best Seller in Historical #1 Best Seller in Collections & Anthologies #1 Best Seller in Teen & Young Adult #1 Best Seller in Religion & Spirituality #1 Best Seller in Children's Christian Books ALWAYS FREE on Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime Katie Wyatt’s Clean and Wholesome novelette American mail order bride historical Western book romance series are enjoyment for all ages from Teen & Young Adult to a more mature audience.
The Bastard's Iberian Bride
Alina K. Field - 2017
But she doesn’t know what it is, where it is, or how to find it, and the only man with answers, the Earl of Shaldon, takes his secrets to the grave. Worse, the dead earl tries to force her marriage to his bastard son—and leaves her prey to a traitor seeking the same treasure she’s after.Soldier, Steward, BastardBink Gibson is ready to throw off his quiet life as steward to his old commander and head for India and the chance of prosperity. But before he can leave he’s summoned to the deathbed of the Earl of Shaldon, a meddling spymaster, a complete stranger…and his father. And the Earl has set a trap Bink will never be able to resist.
April Moran - 2017
Now she's become the target of a cruel game where she is the prize. Wagers are placed: Survive her or win her. Sebastian Cain, the Earl of Ravenswood, is undaunted by the high stakes and Ivy's reputation. Returning to England, he means to avenge his cousin's tragic death and ruin the woman responsible. His plan is to lull her with an offer of friendship, one he is certain she will not refuse. But until he has Ivy's heart bleeding and tattered in his pocket, and the countess herself in his bed, at his mercy and begging for more, he will pursue her.Can he tame her? Perhaps. Could he ruin her? Most definitely. Should Ivy trust his offer of friendship? Absolutely not.Taming her becomes a pleasurable addiction. Loving her, a dangerous development. Understanding his fascination proves confusing at best. And somehow, a quest for revenge becomes a mutual obsession for them both.Who will be ruined first? Who will be tamed?The Earl is playing the game to win...the Countess's heart is the prize.TAMING IVY contains several instances that could be disturbing to some readers. These include dubious consent, abduction, strong language, suicide references and mental illness. If these things disturb you as a reader, please be aware they are an integral part of the storyline and the characters' development.
The Desires of a Duke: Historical Romance Collection
Darcy Burke - 2017
When these powerful, bold men take a chance on love, nothing can stop them. THE FORBIDDEN DUKE by Darcy Burke The Forbidden Duke helps ruined Eleanor find a second chance for happiness. What will she say when she learns of the role he played in her downfall? THE DUKE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Grace Callaway A spinster and rake join forces to catch a murderer. Wills clash and passion flares; will they risk all for love—before it’s too late? THE DUKE’S MATCH GIRL by Lila DiPasqua The only woman Leo, Duke of Mont-Marly, has ever yearned for is the adorably unconventional beauty who got away. Suzanne creates and selling matchsticks, elixirs for the ill…and is still so damned alluring. Leo is determined to give her a Christmas beyond her wildest imagination... WAITING FOR A DUKE LIKE YOU by Shana Galen Pursued by assassins, Princess Vivienne of Glynaven escapes to England. The Duke of Wyndover aids her, but is he the man she’s been waiting for? WHEN I MET MY DUCHESS by Caroline Linden The Duke of Wessex realizes he’s about to marry the wrong woman when he meets his bride’s sister…and the wedding may become a scandal. I SPY A DUKE by Erica Monroe A governess entering into a marriage of convenience with a duke gets more than she bargained for, as he's also a spy for the crown. THE MISFORTUNE OF LADY LUCIANNA by Christina McKnight The Duke of Montrose has only one choice: find a wealthy heiress to wed. When his quest brings him to Lady Lucianna, he can’t deny that he wants her for more than just her dowry. THE DUKE’S ACCIDENTIAL WIFE by Erica Ridley The unflappable Duke of Ravenwood meets his match in this rollicking New York Times best-seller!
The Duke's Secrets
Abby Ayles - 2017
Mr. Haskett is handsome, witty, and charming… Is it too good to be true? Mary is stuck with no alternative options. She is also stuck with a man she can’t trust. Can Mary give her heart to a suitor who keeps so many secrets from her? Can Mr Haskett trust Mary, and her parents, or do they know too much about him? Will their love succeed against the odds, or shall this courtship end in disaster?
Mail Order Bride: A Saloon Girl's Tale (Ladies of The Frontier) (A Western Romance Book)
Leah Laurens - 2017
They want to hurt her.Especially Jed Willard. . The only one who can save her is Henry but he doesn't want her anymore.Or does he?Is it really too late for them, or can even a saloon girl find true love?Page Count: around 330 pages
Loving the Lost Duke
Louise Allen - 2017
A beauty resisting love. Almost seven years ago the young Duke of Calderbrook left England for the self-imposed exile that seemed the only way to save his life. Now Cal is back, a grown man bent on taking back his birthright and discovering who so nearly killed him – even if they prove to be someone he loves. The truth, revenge, then a suitable marriage are Cal’s aims, but his determined quest is stopped in its tracks by Society beauty Sophie Wilmott. He wants Sophie and Sophie, armoured against love by her own secrets, wants Cal. He needs to keep her safe, she needs to guard her heart – but death is waiting at the heart of the Duke’s great house and only courage and love are going to give them the strength to overcome it.
Ship of Dreams: A Digital Romance Fiction Novel
Elaine Leclaire - 2017
Through a series of thrilling adventures, the characters find themselves and each other. And the romance aspect...well, Shiver me Timbers!” - Robin McGee En route to Jamaica to bring her brother news of their father's death, Lady Rosalind Hanshaw is captured by the Black Angel, a legendary French pirate who targets English shipping. Master of his destiny, terror of the Caribbean, the Black Angel is also elegant, charming and seductive.Torn between her loyalty to her homeland and her growing attraction to the one man she should hate above all others, Rosalind must decide whether the Black Angel is nothing more than a despicable pirate or if he holds the key to both her heart and her future. ***** “I had so much fun with this book! First, once you pick it up it's hard to put down. It's perfect for a rainy weekend or a vacation. Not only are the characters cool to hang out with, there's an intelligence that runs through the pages of this adventure that puts similar tales of the genre to shame. All that, plus the love scenes brought an actual blush to this maiden's cheeks -- LeClaire knows how to bring the romance!” - Lady Ann Thank you for your interest in our full length historical romance featuring rugged pirates and the open sea. Tags: 20th adult ancient beach best Caribbean century chance chick eden English fantasy fiction French general highlander historical history inspirational leisure lit love marry me modern navy new nobility novel paperback pirate prime prince regency romance romantic Scottish second seller series suspense thriller unlimited Victorian viking wealthy world young
Dan McCall's Bride (Mail Order Misdelivery Book 1)
Barbara Goss - 2017
Train robbers, amnesia, love at first sight to a confirmed bachelor, and marrying the wrong man to save the right man. On Leila’s way to meet her intended as his mail order bride, Dan McCall, a federal agent, finds her lying on the side of the road unconscious. He rescues her and she attaches her heart to him immediately. Dan is NOT the marrying kind...or is he? Joe, her intended, is not happy to lose yet another mail order bride, and takes drastic measures to insure their marriage. Leila faces a dilemma, risk the man’s life who saved hers, or marry a man she despises.
Catherine: Unexpected Indian Mail Order Bride: MailOrder Bride (Brides Of Dalton Book 2)
Bethany Rose - 2017
After sixteen years in the army, he’s ready to become a civilian. He’s going to start a business and get married. His brother’s mail-order marriage turned out well, and as Ned is in a hurry, he decides that a mail-order bride will work for him too. Ned’s plans don’t turn out quite the way he expected, and when he first sets eyes on the woman who’s arrived in Dalton to be his wife, she’s holding a rifle and it’s aiming straight at his head. What he was expecting was a dainty, demure wife who’d do his bidding. He didn’t plan on a Shoshone wife, and Catherine Pelatier doesn’t intend to be anything other than what she is. Is Ned willing to take the risk, or does he give up on the best thing that’s ever happened to him? This is book 2 in the Brides of Dalton series, which can be read as a stand alone or a part of the series.
The Devil of Dunmoor
Meggan Connors - 2017
Twenty years after enduring captivity as a prisoner of war, he has withdrawn from society, living ensconced at his estate. He takes no visitors and no risks. He needs nothing and no one, finding comfort in his solitude, with only his demons to keep him company. That all changes the day Catherine Kirkcaldy arrives on his doorstep. The governess for the children of the late Earl MacLendon, Cat has come to the estate of the enigmatic Duke of Dunmoor to inform him of his new status as their guardian. Despite her initial misgivings, she finds herself drawn to this contradiction of a man, a man with a fearsome reputation but a kind heart no one is allowed to see. A single letter exposes a shared connection with their pasts, setting Ethan and Cat on a path of danger and revenge. But even as Ethan pursues retribution for the past that should have never been, he finds himself falling for Cat, a woman with a ready smile and an open heart. Can he bury his long-held demons in exchange for a future with Cat? Or will he forever be the Devil of Dunmoor?
Thanksgiving Bride - A Gift For Roger (Brides For All Seasons Vol. 3 Book 1)
Terri Grace - 2017
Acts of mercy to passengers of a derailed train change the lives of the residents of the small town of Archer’s Post in South Dakota. Pastor Roger Baker leads his people in a rescue mission that sees goodwill coming to his town but more than that, true love finds him once again.
Christina, A Bride for Christmas
Hildie McQueen - 2017
When everything goes wrong are you still meant for each other?After being dispatched to Blanchard Creek, Wyoming by her mother as a mail order bride, Christina Mills tumbles from one mishap to another. As if arriving in Wyoming with a fever, losing luggage and being accosted by the hotel owner isn’t already bad enough, her to be groom decides to back out of the marriage.Alexander Barrett Patterson is a man of honor. However, the scars from battle are more than skin deep. Rather than tying the beautiful woman to a cripple, he decides to give her up and suffer the consequences of a decision every ounce of his being protests. Now, if only half the town would stop trying to make him change his mind.A story of hurt, scars and the healing power of love.
The Traitor's Club: Ford
Laura Landon - 2017
Now he undertakes the far less threatening assignment of finding out who is stealing from Her Majesty’s shipping company, and nearly gets himself killed.Lady Calinda Barclave has worked alongside her grandfather, Admiral Barclave, to run Her Majesty’s Crown Shipping Company for four years. When she’s unable to discover who is behind the company’s shortage in profits, she turns to the dashing Captain Remington for help. But when she discovers his betrayal, she realizes she’s lost the shipping company she loves. And her heart along with it.
Secrets & Wishes
Kathleen Rouser - 2017
Both widowed, they’re each doing their best as single-parents. Outgoing Maggie has dreams for a home of her own and a business to provide for her son as she searches for God’s path for her life as a widow. Reserved Thomas struggles to establish his new pharmacy and take care of his four rambunctious children, while wondering how a loving God could take his beloved wife. When Thomas becomes deathly ill, Maggie is recruited to nurse him back to health. Taking the children in hand, as well, is more than she bargained for, but she is drawn to help the grieving family. Both nurse and patient find themselves drawn to each other but promptly deny their feelings. A baking contest sponsored by the Silver Leaf Flour Company brings former beau, Giles Prescott, back into Maggie’s life. When Giles offers Maggie a position at their test kitchen in Chicago, he hints that, along with assuring her a good job, it will allow them to possibly rekindle their relationship. But then a charlatan comes to town, and tragedy soon follows. Maggie and Thomas discover the miracle potions he hawks aren’t so harmless when an epidemic hits Stone Creek. Thomas and Maggie realize they must work together to save lives. Maggie finds herself caught up in battles within and without—the battle to help the townsfolk in the midst of illness and chicanery, and the battle to know which man—Thomas or Giles—deserves to win her heart. Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature. Similar romance novels in this genre may be categorized as: christian romance, inspirational romance, christian fiction, and clean, wholesome romance.
Her Dark Viking
Ashe Barker - 2017
Though he makes it clear that she is his property to do with as he pleases, Gunnar shows remarkable concern for Mairead's wellbeing, and when she risks her life in a dangerous attempt at escape he does not hesitate to strip her bare and spank her soundly.The strict punishment leaves Mairead thoroughly ashamed yet helplessly aroused, and when Gunnar takes her in his arms and claims her properly she cannot deny her body's response to his dominant lovemaking. As the days pass, Mairead realizes that Gunnar cares for her deeply, and despite her situation she finds herself falling in love with the stern, handsome warrior. But can she truly give her heart to the man who took her from her home?Publisher's Note: Her Dark Viking is a stand-alone sequel to Her Rogue Viking. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
The Daring Duke
Jess Michaels - 2017
The Dukes are coming! The wild and charismatic Duke of Abernathe is the kind of friend anyone would wish to have. He even formed the 1797 Club, consisting of ten men who would all be dukes. But he has full-throatedly declared he will never marry and no one understands why. But Miss Emma Liston doesn’t care why. A longtime wallflower with an absentee father who is a scandal waiting to happen, she needs to marry. Now. She decides to take a wild chance and ask the help of her friend Meg’s brother James. She asks him to pretend he’s interested in her just long enough to gain the attention of others. He agrees but is quickly taken aback by how easy everything is with Emma. When her father returns, threatening her with a terrible future, their courtship swiftly becomes all too real. Will James ever reveal the true man beneath the outer shell? And can Emma discover her own worthiness before it’s too late? Length: Full-Length (70,000 words) Heat Level: Sizzling This book is the first in The 1797 Club series.
Rockliffe Series: Books 1-3 Box Set
Stella Riley - 2017
Cut off from the outside world by the result of a tragic accident, Rosalind Vernon lives alone but for her servants and an ill-mannered parrot. But Rosalind is bright, brave and devoid of self-pity and it is these qualities which, as the snow continues to fall, touch Amberley's heart. But the course of his courtship is far from smooth. Rosalind appears to be falling under the spell of the Duke of Rockliffe; her brother dislikes Amberley; and worse of all, the Marquis is haunted by a dark and terrible secret which may turn all his hopes to dust. THE MESALLIANCE At the house-party from hell, the Duke of Rockliffe meets Adeline Kendrick - acid-tongued and no more than passably good-looking, yet somehow alluring. Worse still, she is cursed with some utterly deplorable relatives. As a future duchess, therefore, Adeline is out of the question ... until a bizarre turn of events cause Rockliffe to throw caution to the winds and make what his world will call a mesalliance. Once back in London, Rockliffe begins to scent a mystery and Adeline finds herself confronting a family skeleton which emerges without warning from the closet. Is this unexpected marriage really a mesalliance after all? THE PLAYER Tragedy drove him into exile. Death demands his return. In the decade between, he has answered to many names and amassed a variety of secrets. Now the actor known to Paris as L'Inconnu must resume his real identity and become the Earl of Sarre ... a man he no longer knows how to be and whose name, thanks to the malice of a friend turned enemy, remains tarnished by an old scandal. Revenge, so long avoided, slithers temptingly from the shadows. Grand-daughter of a wealthy merchant, Caroline Maitland knows she will be married for her money and does not believe she will ever find love; but neither did she bargain for a charming French highwayman ... and a surprising turn of events. The stage is set, the cast assembled and the Duke of Rockliffe waits for the curtain to rise. In the wings, Lord Sarre prepares to make his entrance. He doesn't expect to be greeted with applause.
Sable Hunter - 2017
Building a life in the wild west can get mighty lonely for a man who has vowed to never fall in love again. Lonely days. Lonely nights. Lonely bed. Lucky for him, he has friends who are determined to help him out. While King agrees to hire a housekeeper, his compadres decide he deserves more - a beautiful wife, ready and able to fill those lonely hours with all the excitement he can handle. Not telling King about his surprise…might have been a mistake, for when Fancy arrives, she isn’t exactly what they bargained for when they arranged for a mail-order bride for their friend. Half-starved and homeless, Fancy Grace is ecstatic for a chance at a family of her own. In her estimation, Kingston Ramsay, the man who has chosen her, is the epitome of perfection. She can’t believe her good fortune and is determined to make him the happiest of men…until she learns the truth. Kingston didn’t choose her, he thinks she is there to make his bed, not warm it. Determined to make the best of her bad situation, Fancy sets out to prove she can be exactly what King needs. She might not be a beauty, but she has plenty to offer the right man. Sparks fly in this battle of the sexes when these two strong-willed individuals clash. King is forced to reevaluate his definition of perfect when he learns a valuable truth - sometimes true beauty can only be discerned when looking through the eyes of love. *** Hotter than Hell Yeah!, Sable Hunter’s Wild West is a series where cowboys are king, yet their women can bring them to their knees. Full of adventure and heart-tugging emotion, these books have enough sensual heat to start a Texas wildfire. Holding out for a hero? Look no further, meet seven men you’ll never forget: King, Boone, Clay, Gentry, Domino, Jericho, Reno, and Joss.
Mrs. Lady (Season of the Furies Book 2)
Stephanie Patterson - 2017
They were known as The Furies. From Society Maven to Maid of all Work…. Lady Katherine Saunders is as well known for her grace and beauty as for her arrogance and her viper-like tongue. Many people predicted arrogance would be her downfall. Many people were right. Forced to wed a wealthy commoner to save her own family from insolvency, Katherine struggles to find her footing in a marriage of convenience to the one man immune to her charms. Jonas Rutledge, ruggedly handsome and self-made, values character and loyalty above all else. He decides to secure his family’s social position by marrying into the haut ton and chooses the proud and privileged Lady Katherine, after she publicly belittles both him and his family. Jonas doesn’t care what he has to do secure Katherine’s hand. He’ll have her on his arm to give him social prestige and in his bed to give him an heir. Loving, or even liking her shouldn’t enter into it – at least that’s what he thinks. Protecting those close to her forces Katherine into a dangerous game of deception. When her dishonesty is exposed, an angry and disillusioned Jonas rips away the very foundations of her life. Katherine must find the resources within herself to start over without the man she has come to love. Will Jonas and Katherine rediscover the promise of love, or will pride and anger continue to keep them apart?
Christmastide with My Captain
Tammy Andresen - 2017
When will it be her turn? Captain Jack Andrews lost his love of the sea long ago and he doesn't deserve to find the love of his life. Especially not with someone as stunning and kind as Emilia. But how long can resist those tempting lips, soft smile, and heartfelt words? And what will her father, the Earl of Dunfries, do to a man like him if he does? This is a Christmas novella that will introduce you to the heartfelt series, A Laird to Love.
The Viking Lore Series: The Saga Begins: Three Full-Length Novels and One Novella
Emma Prince - 2017
When his cruel cousin tries to take Laurel for himself, Eirik breaks his oath in an attempt to protect her. He claims her as his thrall, but can he claim her heart, or will Laurel fall prey to the devious schemes of his enemies?She has the heart of a warrior...Laurel refuses to be bested by the backbreaking work and lecherous advances she must endure at Whitby Abbey. When Viking raiders storm the abbey and take her captive, her strength may finally fail her--especially when she must face her fear of water at every turn. But under Eirik's gentle protection, she discovers a deeper bravery within herself--and a yearning for her golden-haired captor that she shouldn't harbor. Torn between securing her freedom or giving herself to her Viking master, will fate decide for her--and rip them apart forever?Shieldmaiden's Revenge (Viking Lore, Book 2):Madrena burns hot for revenge against the man who attacked her village and shattered her life five years ago. When a dark-haired stranger named Rúnin washes ashore in her village, he promises to be her guide in exchange for his freedom. Though Rúnin knows the man Madrena seeks, his life depends on keeping her at a distance, lest her sharp eyes discover the secret he must protect at all costs.Despite the danger, Madrena risks trusting Rúnin. The two travel deep into the Northland wilds, only to be entangled in a world of secrets and peril. Even as they resist the heat that crackles between them, the fires of desire rival those for vengeance. But when Madrena's plans are threatened, will the fierce shieldmaiden choose love over war?The Bride Prize (A Viking Lore Novella, Book 2.5):Tarr leaves the only home he's ever known with nothing but a dream--to sail across the North Sea to the mysterious lands in the west. In order to earn a spot on his Jarl's voyage, he must compete against his fellow Northmen in games of strength and skill. But when he learns that the prize for winning the competition is the hand of the dark-haired beauty he met only days ago, will he be forced to choose between his dreams and his heart?Eyva wants nothing more than to train as a shieldmaiden, but her parents refuse, hoping to yoke her to their Northland farm forever. When they put her up as the bride prize for their village's festivities, she fears she will never escape the fate of a grueling life on her parents' farm. But Tarr's longing gaze and soft kisses just might give her the courage to fight for herself--and for their budding love.Desire's Hostage (Viking Lore, Book 3):She is his hostage...As the daughter of a proud Pict chieftain, Elisead's duty is to make a marriage alliance for the betterment of her people. Yet the forest spirits whisper to her, calling her to carve in stone the long forgotten markings of the old ways. But when she witnesses a terrifying band of Northmen land on the shores of her village, she senses that her fate lies with the golden leader who entrances her with his dancing emerald eyes and claims her with his forbidden touch.Desire binds them together...
Linda Carroll-Bradd - 2017
After she makes sure her younger sister is secure, she travels west to become a mail-order bride in Jubilee Springs, CO. Not only is she shocked at the size of the tiny mining town, the men she’s matched with make her second guess her decision. One potential groom is much too unsophisticated and the other much too discerning--even if he’s the one who makes her feel safe. Mine Manager Declan MacNeill prides himself on following rules to the letter. Initially resistant to the upcoming bride event, he remembers his short marriage in Ireland and realizes what he’s been missing. His first sight of his potential bride sets his protective instincts on high alert. Everything about her behavior indicates she’s keeping secrets. And Declan is determined on finding out why.
Lead Me Into Temptation
Devon McKay - 2017
The last thing she wants is to get married, especially to a stranger twice her age. However, agreeing to be a mail-order bride had been her only option and it paid the steep passage to San Francisco so she could locate her father. She’d find him too, if only her betrothed’s son would stay out of her way. Garrett Sutherlin is on a mission. Delivering the striking, ebony haired beauty to his father’s doorstep not only paid off his debt, the effort would grant him freedom from the man’s condescending hold. As far as he’s concerned, Miss Webster made her own bed. Unfortunately, his father will be the one to lie beside her.
Mail Order Bride: A Valentine for Meredith (Holiday Brides Book 4)
Emily Woods - 2017
He is waiting for God to provide the perfect bride. When they’re thrown together, there’s no telling what will happen. A Sweet Western Romance from #1 Best Selling Author Emily Wood Meredith travels west to help her friend who just had a baby. Because of her personal disfigurement, she never plans to have a family of her own. When she meets a rancher named Wyatt, her plans just might change and Valentine’s Day may hold the biggest surprise of her life. A Valentine for Meredith is a clean western romance from #1 Best Selling author Emily Woods. If you like clean, historical fiction about women who risked everything to find love on the Western frontier, you will love this sweet romance! Buy A Valentine for Meredith and get lost in another sweet western romance today. Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Christmas Revels IV: Four Regency Novellas
Hannah Meredith - 2017
He never expects to be confronted by a lady with a gun. Elizabeth FitzWalter intends to drive the stranger off her land, until she realizes he meets her most pressing need.Home for Christmas – When Charity Fletcher receives a mysterious bequest—a house by the sea—she hopes to rebuild her life. Lord Gilbert Narron leases a seaside house to hide from his memories of war. Charity’s refuge is Gil’s bolt-hole… but what both are seeking is a home for their hearts.A Memorable Christmas Season –The last thing Lady Roekirk expects at her Christmas party is a dead traitor in her parlor… or the Crown’s Spymaster helping her hide the body. Thirty years earlier, she’d been forced to wed another and Lord Keyminster became a spy. After this long, does their love stand a chance?A Perfectly Unforgettable Christmas - Every day, Lucien Rollinsby endures a memory of Christmas Eve. Not even his lovely new neighbor can make him forget that horrible night five years ago. Caroline McAlasdair remembers that Christmas Eve, too. But if Lucien recalls her presence there, it will destroy their only chance at happiness forever.