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Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of his ladylove, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask a murderer. Even if it means jeopardizing his reputation by engaging in a scandalous affair with London's most provocative courtesan--the desirable but aloof Belinda Hamilton. Bel has used her intelligence and wit to charm the city's titled gentlemen, while struggling to put the pieces of her life back together.
More than two decades after his death, John Wayne is still America's favorite movie star. He has become a cultural icon whose stature seems to grow with the passage of time. In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne's human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength.
Impatient with the strictures of polite British society, Miss Abigail Harewood has decided to live life on her own terms--and the first thing she requires is a lover. When the commanding Duke of Wallingford arrives on the doorstep of her leased holiday castle, she thinks she's found the perfect candidate: handsome, dashing, and experienced in the art of love. But tempting Wallingford into her bed proves more difficult than she imagined. Restless and dissatisfied with his debauched life in London, the formerly rakish duke is determined to spend a year chaste. But as Abigail tries her best to seduce him, Wallingford finds his resolve crumbling in the face of her irresistible charm...and her alluring secrets.
PI Milan Jacovich is contacted by a lady who wants him to find her missing boyfriend. The boyfriend is an artist who is counterfeiting a statue leading to murder.
Duke Wolff was a flawless specimen of the American clubman -- a product of Yale and the OSS, a one-time fighter pilot turned aviation engineer. Duke Wolff was a failure who flunked out of a series of undistinguished schools, was passed up for military service, and supported himself with desperately improvised scams, exploiting employers, wives, and, finally, his own son. In The Duke of Deception, Geoffrey Wolff unravels the enigma of this Gatsbyesque figure, a bad man who somehow was also a very good father, an inveterate liar who falsified everything but love. (From the Trade Paperback edition.)
Lady Louisa longs to marry for passion and love--but will she find happiness in the arms of the duke?
A duke must choose wisely . . . Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly-and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad-and Villiers is inclined to agree. Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field . . . But in the bedroom. And the heart.
"Elizabeth Hoyt has outdone herself." --Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling authorWHEN A MASKED MAN . . .Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe-and won't back down . . . MEETS HIS MATCH . . .Artemis Greaves toils as a lady's companion, but hiding beneath the plain brown serge of her dress is the heart of a huntress. When the Ghost of St. Giles rescues her from footpads, she recognizes a kindred spirit-and is intrigued. She's even more intrigued when she realizes who exactly the notorious Ghost is by day . . . DESIRE IGNITES A DANGEROUS PASSIONArtemis makes a bold move: she demands that Maximus use his influence to free her imprisoned brother-or she will expose him as the Ghost. But blackmailing a powerful duke isn't without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire-or the temptation of his embrace?
In a debut romance as passionate and sweeping as the British Empire, Meredith Duran paints a powerful picture of an aristocrat torn between two worlds, an heiress who dares to risk everything...and the love born in fire and darkness that nearly destroys them. From exotic sandstone palaces... Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiancé's betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom she should not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn. To the marble halls of London... In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous -- and that a single decision can alter one's life forever. Destiny follows wherever you run. A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned...and some passions never die.
Fifteen hundred years in the future: after seven wars with the alien Rubahy, after settlement upon settlement and resettlement of every piece of dirt available, after every imaginable religious and political upheaval. Mars has been terraformed for a thousand years, glaciers cover Europe, central Africa is Earth's breadbasket, some space freighters have twentieth-generation crews. More people live in space than on Earth. And no one has found a way around the light-speed limit; the human race is still confined to one solar system, though now we share it with the Rubahy.Six thousand human nations, ranging from the mighty Hive to puny tribes of a few thousand. Hundreds of zybots, secret conspiracies to reshape all of human history. Thousands of sovereign economic monopolies ranging from powerful the powerful Duchy of Uranium to the tiny Barony of Paper Clips. The complex faith of the Wager, with its hundreds of variants and heresies. A world of unimaginable complexity. Into this world steps Jak Jinnaka, eighteen years old, a handsome intelligent natural athlete with secrets unknown even to himself in his past, and one thing on his mind: "Dude, where's the party?" Then thugs kidnap Jak's girlfriend, beating Jak and his friends to a pulp, Jak's kindly old uncle turns out to be a spymaster, Jak is suddenly on a secret mission -- and then the weird parts begin to happen. Looks like he found the party ....
One of Catherine Coulter's first novels--lavishly rewritten. The #1 New York Times bestselling author turned The Generous Earl into The Duke--and fans swooned over the tale of romance and suspense set in 19th-century Scotland. Penderleigh Castle is the home of the Robertsons, who have just been dealt a terrible blow. Their new master, already an English duke, has just been named the Scottish Earl of Penderleigh. Ian Carmichael, Duke of Portmaine, is proud, aristocratic, handsome as the devil's right hand, and kinder than any grousing Robertson has a right to expect. Brandy Robertson--the old earl's granddaughter--takes one look at the duke and her heart goes ballistic. The problem is, the duke is already engaged, and if that isn't bad enough, someone wants to kill him...
Aboard her privateering ship, The Seaflower, Captain Imena Leung is the law. Ashore she answers only to her liege, Duke Maxime. They are a powerful couple, with an intense attraction neither can disguise nor deny. As a nobleman, Maxime is destined to wed strategically, so his seductive advances must be purely for pleasure. And what self-respecting pirate denies herself any pleasure?Their delicious dalliance is prolonged when Imena is forced to abduct Maxime to thwart a political plot against him. At sea, with a stunningly virile man bound and held in her private quarters, Imena can imagine-and enact-any number of intoxicating scenarios.The heat between captain and captive is matched only by the perils that beset The Seaflower and her crew. Violent storms, marauding corsairs and life-or-death sex games on a desert island-how fortunate for the seemingly insatiable lovers that danger and desire go hand-in-hand.
What is a roguish young nobleman supposed to do with a shockingly lovely young ward? The Duke of Blakewell believes he'd better marry her off as soon as possible, before he gives in to temptation himself... But Henrietta doesn't want a husband-- she wants her independence... Sure that she carries a curse that killed her previous guardians, Henrietta just wants the duke to sign over her inheritance before something terrible befalls him... In a moment of passion, they become scandalously entangled, and suddenly the duke must take Henrietta's curse seriously, and she must take drastic measures to save the one man she could love...
There are 5 re-tellings of classic fairy tales, each with a twist. In "The Frog Prince" the prince is rescued by a boy his age and taken back to live in his family, which has two dads. The two boys grow up as brothers and no one is the wiser. In "Eaglerider," young Scarlett, being raised by her two mothers, wants to become an Eaglerider, previously a job only allowed to boys. One of her mothers offers to cut Scarlett's hair and dress her in boys' clothes so that she may become an Eaglerider. She changes her name to Red and proceeds to outwit a dragon and win the king and queen's praise. At the time of receiving a medal, she comes out as a girl, after which time the job is open to both girls and boys. The third tale, "Dragon Sense," tells of a boy named Peter who outwits a dragon to get jewels to pay the rent for his two mothers. The next story, "The Ogre's Boots" points out that being the smallest can have its own rewards to outwit an ogre and save a family and town from death. The final story, "The Prince Who Outlawed Jelly Beans" is a funny one. With sarcasm and humor, Anna and her friends draw the line when the silly prince outlaws families that have more or less than one mother and one father. Their plan worked, and jellybeans became legal to eat again. Other delightful stories by this author are available from Bookshare.
Four friends, one being an oversized cat, work to save their land from war. One of their enemies is a powerful sorcerer.
How was Victoria Houghton supposed to work for Duke Charles Frederick Mead? The gorgeous royal had never met a woman he couldn't seduce--until now. Victoria despised the duke--and his family. They had gained control of her family business in a hostile takeover, then downgraded her to Charles's personal assistant. Well, there was very little she would personally assist Charles with! She had to resist her burning attraction to him. . . even as he was kissing her into business-meets-pleasure submission.
Vengeance would be his . . . Ian Wentworth arrives in London with one goal: revenge. Now a duke of enormous wealth, he should settle down to the business of marrying and producing heirs. But nightmares of an ordeal from his past haunt him at every turn. All those he believes responsible have paid with their lives. All but one: Viola Bennington-Jones, the lovely Lady Cheshire. And he will not rest until he sees the tempting beauty suffer. Viola keeps her secrets-and there are many-safe from society's prying eyes. When she first spies Ian at a glittering ball, the rush of recognition immediately turns to panic. Does he remember the tender touches that once passed between them? Does he feel the electric passion that binds them still? Or does he blame her for the awful horrors her kin bestowed upon him? The enigmatic duke holds her captive: in desperate thrall to his powerful sensuality, her future-and her heart-in his hands.
Brooding Hawk St. Claire, Duke of Stourbridge, believes Jane Smith to be a mere servant girl--albeit a remarkably attractive one! So when genteel Miss Jane is wrongly turned out of her home for inappropriate behavior following their encounter, the duke takes her in as his ward. Although Hawk is the first man to make Jane's pulse race, she knows she cannot risk falling for his devastating charm. A marriage between them would be forbidden--especially if he were to discover the shameful truth about her. . . .
The Duke's Courtship-4 Novellas of the Windham series by New York Times bestselling author Grace BurrowesTHE COURTSHIPThe first novella to be published by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes features the foundation story for her bestselling Windham series. This is the tender story of love tested and won, and how Percy Windham, the dashing and brilliant man who was never supposed to become the Duke of Moreland, wooed Esther Himmelfarb, the amazing lady who became his beloved Duchess.THE DUKE AND HIS DUCHESSIn this second prequel novella to the popular Windham series, Grace Burrowes continues the story of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland through the tumultuous and bittersweet first years of marriage and parenthood. Percival Windham is a second son and cavalry officer when he weds the beautiful Esther Himmelfarb. Percy and Esther must grow into the nobility they've been resisting and stand together, or face the threat of destroying their young family and the beautiful love that started out with such promise...MORGAN AND ARCHERThis sparkling short story ties back to Grace Burrowes' popular Windham series with characters introduced in The Virtuoso and Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal. Archer Portmaine is investigating a plot against the Crown when he meets Morgan James, a young lady who believes her hearing problems make her a poor candidate for marriage, although her disability provides the key to unraveling Archer's mystery--and to capturing his heart.JONATHAN AND AMYIn Lady Eve's Indiscretion, the Marquis of Deene wanted to wrest custody of his niece Georgina from her wealthy Irish father, widower Jonathan Dolan. Now Jonathan needs Deene's assistance to help him woo Miss Amy Ingraham, Georgina's proper, pretty governess. Jonathan must be clever, determined, and above all else honorable if he's to win not only Amy's hand, but the respect of a society only too willing to judge him harshly.
A classic Signet Regency Romance from beloved author June Calvin. AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME The beautiful Viscountess Deborah Silverton has vowed never to wed again. The death of her hateful husband ended an unspeakable nightmare. On the other hand, she desperately wants to see her sixteen-year-old daughter Jennifer safely married. If Jennifer does not find a decent husband, either her grasping guardian will auction the girl off to the most odious libertine in the realm, or she will be snapped up by one of the seductive rakes circling like sharks around her. Fortunately, the Duke of Harwood is in London. Not only is Harwood as handsome as he is wealthy, his wife's death has left him in clear need of a spouse. How could he possibly resist a young lady as lovely as Jennifer? But Deborah is shocked to find that she is the focus of the Duke's flirtatious attentions. Struggling to suppress her growing passion for the Duke, Deborah is determined to convince him to wed Jennifer. But Harwood's keen wit, iron will, and subtle wiles, might just persuade Deborah to forget her disdain for marriage and succumb to her secret desire for the Duke...
The "Seven Deadly Sins" lived for scandal and delighted in disgrace, but now they must repent-in marriage! A sin he cannot forget The Duke of Exeter knows it's time to find a bride, and he's determined to locate the passionate minx who enticed him in a pitch-black library. But how can you find someone you've never really seen? Then, while supervising his young ward's education, he is irresistibly attracted to her exquisite new teacher. He keeps wondering if they've met somewhere before, never suspecting she's the woman he's never forgotten after his one night of sin. A wicked secret As a beloved instructress at an exclusive school for young ladies, Lady Siusan Sinclair is a model of deportment. But no one knows her secret-that she fled London for Bath, her reputation on the verge of tatters, her fortune lost. Still, no matter how hard she tries, she can't forget the knee-weakening kiss of the man who led her astray . . .
Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.
He came to the colonies for one reason: revenge. Drake Amberly, Duke of Hawk Haven, won't leave South Carolina until he's unmasked the colonial spy who killed his brother. Yet the more he sees of spirited Elise Cooper, the more he's moved by the happiness she brings him...never suspecting the dangerous secret she hides.Her faith drives Elise to spy for the rebels, dreaming only of freedom for her homeland. Then she meets Drake, and learns that love could be hers, as well. When his pursuit of "The Fox" brings him dangerously close to the truth, she'll risk everything to prove that love and forgiveness are all they need.
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