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"Plenty of action and passionate, wicked adventures."--RT Book Reviews on One Night with a Rake Lady Serena's List of Forbidden Pleasures Attend an exclusively male club. Smoke a cigar. Have a fortune told by gypsies. Dance the scandalous waltz. Sir Jonah Sharp thinks Lady Serena Osbourne will be just like any other debutante, and seducing her will be one of the easiest services he's ever done for the Crown. Then he catches her wearing trousers and a mustache in his gentleman's club and she demands he teach her to smoke a cigar. But what will truly be Jonah's undoing is finding out he's an item on her list too, which makes him determined to bring her all the forbidden pleasures she can handle.
Julian, the notorious Scorpion, is spying for the crown when the Jackal shoots him and leaves him for dead. Lara, the half-Gypsy daughter of an earl, finds him and saves him by marrying him according to Gypsy law. Through much intrigue and action, they try to claim the truth in their own hearts.
Renowned for his prowess on the battlefield and in the bedroom, the Dragon Lord had no desire to wed an heiress he had never before seen. But a landless knight had few opportunities to win a barony, and a faithful subject had no choice but to obey his king. Yet how to select a wife from the three women offered him? He had no taste for the grieving widow or the sharp-tongued shrew, so the meek virgin it must be. THE ROSE Confronted by their new lord and master, the women of Ayrdale prepared to accept their destiny. But high-spirited Rose knew she was no thornless blossom just waiting to be plucked. Her gentle twin longed for a cloistered life, whereas Rose had never been known as a shrinking violet and was more than capable of standing up to a dragon. A clever deception would allow her sister to enter the nunnery while an unexpected bride awaited her unsuspecting husband for the most unforgettable deflowering of all.
"I NEED A HUSBAND AND I NEED HIM NOW!" When her brother was accused of murder, Ashley Webster headed west to clear his name. Although the proud Yankee was prepared to face any hardship on her journey to Fort Bridger; she was horrified to learn that single women weren't welcome on any wagon train. Desperate to cross the plains, Ashley decided to pay the first bachelor willing to pose as her husband. Then the fiery redhead came across a former Johnny Reb in the St. Joe's jail, and she couldn't think of any man she'd rather marry in name only. But out on the rugged trail, Tanner MacTavish quickly proved too intense, too virile, too dangerous for her peace of mind. And after Tanner stole a passionate kiss, Ashley knew that even though the Civil War was over, a new battle was brewing-a battle for the heart that she might be only too happy to lose.
Ross immediately checked the downward stroke of his claymore, a stroke that would have cleaved the lassie in two if he had followed through.
Brandr the Far-Traveled is revered by his fellow vikings: his bed skills are the stuff of steamy legend, his sword sings of death on the field of battle, and he can call up fire from thin air. Enslaved through trickery, he's determined to woo his new owner into freeing him. Too bad her heart's as icy as the frozen North. Katla is sworn to avenge her husband's death at the hands of Brandr's father. But she didn't count on Brandr's dangerous masculinity or the way he awakens her long forgotten desires. Can Brandr seduce his way free, or will love make slaves of them both?
THE LADY Possessed of an innocent, ethereal beauty, Alexa Ashley knew nothing of the burning hatred Adam Foxworth felt for her family. Abducted by his men, held prisoner aboard a notorious privateering ship, she succumbed to Adam's masterful seduction--only to learn she had been nothing but a pawn in his game of revenge. THE VIXEN Driven by despair, Alexa made a new name for herself as the boldly seductive mistress of a rival ship, and dared to challenge her lover at his own game... Stroke by stroke, kiss by kiss, she would teach Adam just how sweet revenge could be!
From the book jacket: Four captivating stories of Christmas in the Old South by Leisure's leading historical romance authors at their heartwarming best! LEIGH GREENWOOD "A Fairy-Tale Christmas" Leigh Greenwood's historical romances are "love stories that will warm your heart and soul." -Romantic Times CONNIE MASON "A Child Is Born" Connie Mason writes "the stuff fantasies are made of!" -Romantic Times NELLE McFATHER "Susannah's Angel" "Nelle McFather writes timeless tales of intrigue, mystery, and passion!" -Romantic Times SUSAN TANNER "A Warm Southern Christmas" "SusanTanner succeeds at creating memorable, emotional romance." -Romantic Times
For King and Country, Three Notorious Rakes Will Put All Their Seductive Skills to Work. After All, The Fate of England's Monarchy is in Their Hands. Since the death of his fiancée, Nathaniel Colton's polished boots have rested beneath the beds of countless wayward wives and widows of the ton. He's careful to leave each lady smiling, and equally careful to guard his heart. So seducing Lady Georgette should pose no problem. But the beautiful reformist is no easy conquest, and Nate's considerable charm fails to entice Georgette to his bed. To woo her, Nate will have to make her believe he cares about someone besides himself--and no one is more surprised than Nate when he realizes he actually does.
Rumors about the decadent Black Widow, who buys prisoners to use for her own pleasure, abound in the Devil's Chateau.
Storm Kennedy couldn't believe her bad luck! With six million fertile acres open to settlers in the Oklahoma Territory, she lost her claim to the Sioux she held responsible for her young husband's death. And the only way Storm could ever win it back was by marrying virile Grady Stryker and raising his motherless son. No spineless Sooner, Storm agreed to Stryker's terms, then denied him access to her last asset--the lush body Grady thought was his for the taking, But the more Storm fought him, the harder Grady worked to sow the seeds of a desire that promised a bountiful love.
Even with her gift of the Sight, never had Elspeth Stewart imagined her wedding would be interrupted by a darkhaired stranger charging in on a black stallion, scooping her into his arms, and carrying her off across the wild Scottish highlands. With two clans against them burning for battle, they must find a way to join together - body, breath, and soul. Or both will be made to pay for the Sins of the Highlander.
A beautiful stowaway on a ship to Jamaica finds that the captain is someone from her past--a past that involved a broken heart and the death of his best friend in a duel. But now they will be sharing a cabin on a long journey. Can they bury the past? Historical romance set in both England and Jamaica in the mid-1800s
When a beautiful Danish maiden is captured by Norse warriors and sold into slavery, she never guesses that she will soon become the willing thrall of a golden-haired Viking who holds captive her heart.
The Fate of England's Monarchy Is In The Hands of Three Notorious Rakes. To prevent three royal dukes from marrying their way onto the throne, heroic, selfless agents for the crown will be dispatched...to seduce the dukes' intended brides. These wickedly debauched rakes will rumple sheets and cause a scandal. But they just might fall into their own trap... After he's blamed for a botched assignment during war, former cavalry officer Rhys Warrick turns his back on "honor." He spends his nights in brothels doing his best to live down to the expectations of his disapproving family. But one last mission could restore the reputation he's so thoroughly sullied. All he has to do is seduce and ruin Miss Olivia Symon and his military record will be cleared. For a man with Rhys's reputation, ravishing the delectably innocent miss should be easy. But Olivia's honesty and bold curiosity stir more than Rhys's desire. Suddenly the heart he thought he left on the battlefield is about to surrender...
Discover the old-fashioned joys of a frontier Christmas with "Lovin Devlin" by Madelin Baker, "The Fourth Gift" by Elizabeth Chadwick, "Christmas Surprise" by Norah Hess, and "Christmas Star" by Connie Mason.
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