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Rorik finds an exquisite beauty lying beaten and helpless in an English manor hall and can't leave her to her vicious husband. . . or to be found by the advancing Viking raiders. So he carries her away to his ship. But is Rorik intent on saving her--or having her for himself?Yvaine, Lady of Selsey, is wary of her warrior rescuer. He's caring for her bruises and closely protects her from his men. But she is his captive--and soon it's crystal clear what payment Rorik seeks as his reward. . . .
PHOEBE WAS JUST A GOVERNESS...But now she was too old for governess duties, and after coping with the Deverell brood, she'd had enough! She was determined the Deverells' uncle Sebastian would honor his obligations, but their first meeting was not auspicious. Phoebe was both shocked and fascinated when she understood that Sebastian believed she was offering herself as his mistress, and for one awful moment she actually contemplated herself in that role! Certainly, given her past, there was no hope of marriage, even if Sebastian did show no inclination to let her go....
A feud between King Stephen and Empress Matilda brought chaos to Isavel de Tracy's life, so much so that she found herself hostage in exchange for her brother Edmund's safety. But through it all, she held fast to the memory of a tough but tender soldier, Guy fitzAlan. How could she guess that when they finally met again, the circumstances would turn him against her? On the run from a scheming empress, they were forced to be together, and Guy's sense of betrayal made him savagely angry. In the face of such disbelief, how could Isabel tell him the truth?
JUST WHAT WAS SHE HIDING?The Earl of Hawkbridge's grandmother had the unfortunate habit of collecting lame ducks who invariably took her for a ride. When Marcus heard about the new companion, widowed Mrs. Amaris Chantry, he went hotfoot to Devon to eject her-only to be stunned by his reaction to Amy's youth and beauty!Which didn't mean, of course, that Amy didn't have something to hide. She did! And Marc intended to take great pleasure in finding out just what it was....
Rogues and rakes, society and scandal, babes born out of wedlock and old family secrets...all play a part in these tantalizing tales of passion, betrayal and honor, in which four feisty, independent women claim their place in society and in the arms of the men they love. Bundle includes A Very Unusual Governess by Sylvia Andrew, An Unconventional Duenna by Paula Marshall, Scandal and Miss Smith by Julia Byrne, and a special bonus, the short story A Twelfth Night Tale by Diane Gaston.
A fierce warrior race from a frozen land, the Vikings gloried in battle and lived for conquest. But for the Vikings in these three exciting tales, the greatest battle of all is the the one to conquer the desires of their own hearts. Forced to surrender to the power of love, they soon discover their capacity for tenderness. . . and sizzling passion to melt the coldest heart. Discover the breathtaking adventure and romance of Viking love in this thrilling bundle, which includes Ice Maiden by Debra Lee Brown, The Viking's Captive by Julia Byrne and A Moment's Madness by Helen Kirkman.