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October 8, 1871--One small spark ignites the entire city of Chicago, sending its residents into panic. But amid the chaos, a case of mistaken identity leads to an unexpected new love. As the historic fire ignites across town, Kathleen O'Leary finds herself dressed in borrowed diamonds and silk, enjoying a lavish masquerade. The penniless maid has caught the eye of Dylan Francis Kennedy, the rich, handsome gentleman all of high society has been speculating about. The night feels alive with magic. . . and ripe with promise. Then fire sweeps through the city, cornering the young lovers with no hope of rescue. Desperate to share their last moments together, Kathleen and Dylan impulsively marry. Incredibly, they survive. Now, as the fire burns down to cold ash, Kathleen must tell Chicago's most eligible bachelor that he has married a fraud. But the joke's on her. For this gentleman is no gentleman. While Kathleen had hoped to win Dylan's love, he had planned only to capture her heart and steal her fortune. Dylan Kennedy--con artist, gambler, and ne'er-do-well--has been unwittingly caught in his own game. Now the real sparks are about to fly.
Conrad Quentin was equally famed for his ruthless business deals and devastating good looks. Sephy encountered the full force of these charms from day one of her new job as Conrads secretary! Sephy didnt want an office affair, but Conrad proposed a deal: if she agreed to date him, hed be the perfect gentleman - until her temporary contract with him ended. Then he planned to make her his mistress, or more. . . .
A proper lady would never let herself become his mistress . . .
Amaris Martin, naughty, bawdy career mistress, looks upon seduction as her business. Ambitious to advance her career by trading up as mistress to increasingly wealthy and powerful benefactors, Amaris relishes her sense of control over her millionaire lover through her irresistible sexuality. . . and her willingness to do anything to satisfy his desires. Here are three of Amaris's intoxicating erotic adventures in one package. Bundle includes Favor Me, Mile-High Mistress and Mistress Menage.
Welcome to the private files of Nora Sutherlin, The Mistress.Kingsley Edge, owner of the 8th Circle BDSM club and Nora's occasional lover, has ordered her to compose client profiles so the other Dominatrixes in his employ can learn from her expert erotic encounters. She's the best Dominatrix at the club and her clients always leave satisfied, no matter how unusual their requests may be. And The Mistress's first five cases are anything but vanilla....The young actress known as "America's Sweetheart" who definitely isn't innocent.The ex-Dom whose wife wants to experience the pleasure of domination-if Nora can convince him to trust his wife's desires.The rock star who says he's researching a music video, but whose arousal makes Nora determined to prove he's a sub.The special client who's secretly a Switch like Nora, both dominant and submissive, and only comes to her when he wants pain.And the woman with a very unique request, who Nora will never see in her dungeon again....Explore more of Nora's erotic world in The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz, the latest novel in the Original Sinners series.
He wants her, and then he wins her ... in a game of cards! TV star Rico Mandretti has wowed Sydney with his charm, good looks and love of cooking. However, besides pasta, the wealthy Italian-Australian harbors another passion! Renée Selensky despises him but he can't get her out of his head. If only he could seduce her and thereby forget her. ... Then Rico wins a game of cards--and Renée into the bargain. Now she's Rico's for a month--as his mistress, in his bed ... and at his mercy!
Inexperienced Marina Lucchesi must save her brother from ruin. Rich, handsome Ronan Carlisle wants to settle a score. Ronan's strategy is simple: if Marina poses as his mistress, he'll ensure that the man who made them both suffer will pay. But Marina wonders, why would Ronan, one of Australia's most eligible tycoons, want her?However, she's not in a position to refuse Ronan's offer. . . ;or resist the overwhelming physical attraction pulsing between them. . . ;.
UNEXPECTED TREASURE... Humiliated and betrayed by men, Lady Annemarie Golding has isolated herself from society. After a chance discovery of some intimate letters that could tarnish the Prince Regent's name she sees an opportunity to get revenge on erring husbands everywhere. Only Lord Jacques Verne stands in her way. An aide to the Prince, he has his orders to obtain the letters-at any cost. His pursuit of Annemarie is deliciously persuasive...but if she agrees to become his mistress can she be sure it's truly her he wishes to possess? "Charming, romantic...a feast for the history lover."-RT Book Reviews on Scandalous Innocent
Pretend mistress? When Jayne Montrose was offered the assignment by the man of her dreams, she couldn't refuse. Millionaire Adam Powell was her boss, and the situation was clearly temporary, but Jayne wasn't sure her heart would survive the ruse. She was falling for Adam with every steamy kiss. Could the right persuasion make her bachelor boss marriage minded?Asking Jayne to be his "mistress" for this trip had been strictly business motivated. Except now, Adam's mind was on anything but business. Suddenly his faithful assistant had turned into a sensuous siren and he was finding that pretending to be lovers wasn't enough, he wanted the real thing! And that was dangerous ground because Jayne wasn't looking for a short-term affair....
This starts out as the usual fairytale/fantasy including warrior women, a king and kingdom threatened by a dragon and a young girl about to become the new Mistress upon the death of the old one. No one is what he or she seems. Good character development of both dragons and humans. The first in what is certain to be a fascinating series.
He could turn the head of any female possessing a pulse. But black sheep Blake Fortune only had eyes for Sasha Kilgore. Strikingly beautiful and smart, she was also the key to winning a bitter sibling rivalry. Since Sasha had been seen gallivanting around town with his half brother, Blake set out to seduce her away from his lifelong rival. The casino tycoon thought he could seal the deal with cool-headed detachment, but who knew he'd derive such incredible pleasure from playing Casanova...or that the scandalous truth would shatter Sasha's heart?
AN IMPROPER ARISTOCRAT: Rapscallion! Rake! Wanderer! Adventurer! All accusations that the Earl of Treyford admits with pride. The scandalous son of a disgraced mother, he has no time for the pretty niceties of the Ton, nor the simpering debutantes that populate its ballrooms. He has come back to England to aid an ageing spinster facing an undefined danger. But Miss Latimer's thick eyelashes and long ebony hair, her fascinating mix of knowledge and innocence arouse far more than his protective instincts. Can such an improper aristocrat learn to be the true gentleman that Miss Latimer deserves? THE MISTRESS OF HANOVER SQUARE: The Earl's convenient bride Amelia Royston has made a name for herself amongst the London Ton as a brilliant matchmaker. Forever generous, she will do anything to help others' dreams come true. But the society miss is beginning to give up hope that her own feet will ever be swept off the ground. . . When the charismatic Earl of Ravenshead returns, and his disturbing presence tips Amelia's world upside down! He finally declares his intention to marry her - but is he only wanting a convenient bride. . . '
Taylor Lockwood spends her days working as a paralegal in one of New York's preeminent Wall Street law firms and her nights playing jazz piano anyplace she can. But the rhythm of her life is disrupted when attorney Mitchell Reece requests her help in locating a stolen document that could cost him not only the multimillion-dollar case he's defending but his career as well. Eager to get closer to this handsome, brilliant, and very private man, Taylor signs on...only to find that as she delves deeper and deeper into what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers more than she wants to know--including a plentitude of secrets damaging enough to smash careers and dangerous enough to push someone to commit murder. Yet who is capable of going to that extreme? With her life on the line, Taylor is about to learn the lethal answer....From the Paperback edition.
An impoverished Victorian girl must take a position as a governess to a resentful, eight-year-old girl and her distant, enigmatic father.. The house in which the child lives, the child herself, and the child's father are hiding dark secrets. The governess puts her life in danger as she tries to unravel the mysteries and falls in love with the child and her father.
Tilo, an immigrant from India, runs a spice shop in Oakland, California. While she supplies the ingredients for curries and kormas, she also helps her customers to gain a more precious commodity: whatever they most desire. For Tilo is a Mistress of Spices, a priestess of the secret magical powers of spices. Through those who visit and revisit her shop, she catches glimpses of the life of the local Indian expatriate community. To each, Tilo dispenses wisdom and the appropriate spice, for the restoration of sight, the cleansing of evil, the pain of rejection. But when a lonely American ventures into the store, a troubled Tilo cannot find the correct spice, for he arouses in her a forbidden desire - which if she follows will destroy her magical powers. . .
The remarkable Mary Nisbet was the Countess of Elgin in Romantic-era Scotland and the wife of the seventh Earl of Elgin. When Mary accompanied her husband to diplomatic duty in Turkey, she changed history. She helped bring the smallpox vaccine to the Middle East, struck a seemingly impossible deal with Napoleon, and arranged the removal of famous marbles from the Parthenon. But all of her accomplishments would be overshadowed, however, by her scandalous divorce. Drawing from Mary's own letters, scholar Susan Nagel tells Mary's enthralling, inspiring, and suspenseful story in vibrant detail.
The world on the other side of the rift: Kelewan, a land seething with political intrigue and deadly conspiracies. Following the opulent panoply of Daughter Of The Empire and the dazzling pageantry of Servant Of The Empire comes the resounding conclusion to the Empire trilogy.
Sheikh Nicholas al Rashid: hailed in his homeland as the Lion of the Desert. . . Amanda Benning: beautiful stepdaughter of Jonas Baron and interior designer, commissioned to refurbish Nick al Rashid's already luxurious Manhattan apartment. . . Nick is intent on making Amanda his mistress. Does he really want her for herself, or to have his revenge?
The author of the internationally acclaimed Josephine Bonaparte trilogy returns with another irresistible historical novel, this one based on the life of Louise de la Vallière, who, against all odds, became one of the most mysterious consorts of France's Louis XIV, the charismatic Sun King. Set against the magnificent decadence of the seventeenth-century French court, Mistress of the Sun begins when an eccentric young Louise falls in love with a wild white stallion and uses ancient magic to tame him. This one desperate action of her youth shadows her throughout her life, changing it in ways she could never imagine. Unmarriageable, and too poor to join a convent, Louise enters the court of the Sun King, where the king is captivated by her. As their love unfolds, Louise bears Louis four children, is made a duchess, and reigns unrivaled as his official mistress until dangerous intrigue threatens her position at court and in Louis's heart. A riveting love story with a captivating mystery at its heart, Mistress of the Sun illuminates both the power of true and perfect love and the rash actions we take to capture and tame it.
The exceptional skill to heal supernatural beings is Doctor Benjamin Davison's gift--and his curse. His profession demands secrecy. A secrecy that once cost him his marriage because his wife, Paige, refused to accept his covert life. But even she can't deny the potent passion that continues to draw them together....The last thing Paige Culver wants in her life is a fresh web of lies. But that's what she finds herself trapped in once she agrees to run the popular nightclub Club Underground. Her quest for the truth reveals that no one in her life is who they seem--not her customers, her ex-husband...not even herself.But when an evil is unleashed, Paige gets more answers than she bargained for. Now she and Benjamin must reunite to save themselves and their hopes for the future....
After a reckless, hot encounter with Dominic van Straaten, Sophie tried to slip back to her quiet life as a schoolteacher. But Dominic insisted that she should become part of his glamorous, glittering existence. It didn't take her long to realize that she was out of her depth. . . Now Dominic was proposing that she be available whenever and wherever he wanted her. But could Sophie let herself become Dominic's mistress on demand when she knew that he didn't love her?
Equal parts memoir, how-to and social satire,Mistress Ruby Ties it Togetheris a guided tour through New York's S underworld, where the author worked as a professional dominatrix to subsidize her writing career. As Mistress Ruby, this former Catholic school girl took confessions from some of the country's most powerful men. Within the sanctity of the dungeon, they revealed to her their darkest lusts, fears and frailties -- as well as their sincere desire to connect with the opposite sex. Each of the...
When a sexy Italian tycoon offered Daisy Summers a job as live-in nanny, her first instinct was to refuse. How could she share a secluded villa with Slade Eastwood without becoming involved - intimate - with him? Only, Slade wouldnt take no for an answer. His power and wealth bought him most things - except a mother for his young son. Slade wanted Daisy. Her sweetness would make her the perfect nanny for little Francesco; her sultry innocence would make her the perfect mistress for himself!
It's been ten years since Tiarnan Quinn humiliatingly rejected Kate, and she's still smarting. As a famous model she can have any man she wants. But there's something about the coldhearted millionaire that makes her go weak at the knees. So much so she agrees to jet off to his luxury villa in Martinique. Kate knows Tiarnan can't give her what she wants: true love and a family. But as the sultry nights close in she begins to see hints of a different man beneath the hard exterior. . . .
Never mix business with pleasure That is Cooper Vance's unbreakable rule--and he is living proof that it works! He's successful, sexy, totally single--and that's the way he likes it. Until he walks into an art gallery that he's determined to buy and sees a woman who takes his breath away. . . . Can this big-shot tycoon break all his own rules so he can broker a deal and make Ariel his mistress?
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