Featuring five deliciously romantic stories set in historical and high fantasy worlds, this exclusive eBook set is the perfect gift for any romance reader.Featuring stories by Jo Beverley, Cecelia Holland, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, and Tanith Lee, this collection of five wonderful romantic stories from five wickedly creative authors includes beautiful maids and clever minstrels, orphans destined for greatness and spies thirsting for revenge, and a pair of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Originally published in the anthology Songs of Love and Death (edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois), these compelling stories are specially packaged in one eBook set at a great price.
Part of the Company of Rogues Collection. A Lady with a Quest. .. Cressida Mandeville agrees to Lord Crofton's vile proposal, but secretly she has other plans. She will trick the loathsome man, find her father's hidden wealth, and save her family from ruin. All goes well, until a daring highwayman stops their carriage, whirls Cressida up onto his dark horse, and demands a kiss A Duke with a Conscience. .. Tristan Tregallows, Duke of St. Raven, doesn't plan to rescue a damsel in distress, but he can hardly leave an innocent in Crofton's power. One kiss confirms his prisoner's inexperience, but instead of grateful, she is furious. When he discovers that Cressida is on a quest, one that will take her into the darkest parts of Regency society, St. Raven knows he must become her partner and protector. But he doesn't expect the dangers to his heart
The second book in the Malloren series. THE STAKES Portia St. Claire's brother has gambled and lost, throwing her into the power of ruthless men. Their price for his life is her virtue, to be auctioned off in London's most notorious brothel... THE BIDDER To retrieve an incriminating letter, Bryght Malloren once broke into a house where he was greeted at pistol point by a resolute woman...a woman he could swear stands before him, masked and trembling, on a madam's auction block... THE RISKIEST GAME Unable to leave Portia to such a cruel fate, Bryght turns the private wager into a very public game of seduction, one that confirms his reputation as a shameless rake and keeps all of London society breathless with anticipation. But on a night shimmering with destiny, truth, and passion, those who tempt fortune risk losing everything...including their hearts...
From New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley come two beloved novels and an extraordinary novella-brought together for the first time in this special volume-filled with the wicked temptation and captivating romance for which she is renowned. THE DEMON'S MISTRESS: Lord Vandeimen has returned from war to find his estate bankrupt and his father dead. When wealthy widow Maria Celestin offers to hire him to pose as her fiance he agrees, but forbidden passion ignites between them. Dare he reach for happiness? But what will happen when Vandeimen learns the truth about the woman he has come to love? THE DRAGON'S BRIDE: Con Somerford, the new Earl of Wyvern, arrives at his fortress on the cliffs of Devon to find a woman from his past waiting for him-pistol in hand. Once, he and Susan Kerslake shared a magic that was destroyed by youthful arrogance and innocence. Can time teach them both to surrender to the desire that comes along only once-or twice-in a lifetime? THE DEVIL'S HEIRESS: Clarissa Greystone is called the Devil's Heiress. Burdened with the wealth of a man she despised, she is a fortune hunter's dream. And no one needs that fortune more than Major George Hawkinville...but how will he ignore the hunger in his heart when Clarissa boldly steps into his trap?
Final book in the Company of Rogues. Lady Mara St. Bride has never backed down from a good adventure, which was how she wound up roaming the streets of London in the middle of the night, wearing nothing but a shift and corset beneath an old blanket. Luckily, her brother's oldest friend, the devilishly sexy Lord Darius Debenham, answered her plea for help. Now she intends to repay the favor.... Before Dare was wounded at Waterloo, he had embraced everything life had to offer. Forever changed by the war, he believes nothing-not even the interference of a lovely young minx like Mara-can rescue him from his demons. But Mara is determined to reignite his warm smile, and enlists the help of all the Rogues to offer Dare a temptation he cannot resist
Second book of the Company of Rogues collection SHE WOULD GIVE HIM HER HAND, BUT NEVER HER HEART Beth Armitage had the life she wanted. Her work as a teacher gave her the independence she always sought and a life free from the shackles of matrimony. Yet after a harrowing meeting with the Duke of Belcraven, Beth found herself caught in a web of aristocratic power-and engaged to marry his rakish heir, Lucien de Vaux, Marquess of Arden! She was determined to despise her betrothed, but when Arden decided to seduce her, she needed all of her strength to keep from surrendering her heart. HE WOULD MARRY, BUT NEVER LOVE Forced into marriage with a commoner to secure his inheritance. Lord Arden despised the coy bluestocking who would share his bed. Furious at her defiance and her challenges to his authority, he resolved to control her. But soon her wit and her charms threatened his very will-and his heart...
Genova Smith is a resourceful woman, but the Marquess of Ashart is a challenge even for her. Especially when she finds herself in the precarious position of accompanying him to the home of Lord Rothgar, Ashart's cousin and mortal enemy. Even more distressing, she and the infuriating rake have been caught in a passionate kiss, forcing her into the dangerous situation of pretending to be in love with the one man capable of stealing her heart Caught in an unwanted betrothal, Lord Ashart plays the game to protect a lady's virtue while pursuing darker purposes of his own. To survive, he must confront his cousin and his past, but the passion that ignites between him and Genova threatens everything. With her, he realizes he's finally met his match-and if he isn't careful, their staged engagement may turn into something deliciously real.
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