Beauty and the Earl
Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
The highly anticipated third book in The Pleasure Wars series by USA Today Bestselling Historical Romance Author Jess Michaels Liam, the Earl of Windbury, had everything when he held his secret lover in his arms. Until a feud between their families left her dead, his body broken, and his sister married to his bitter enemy. Racked with guilt, simmering with rage, he's spent a year in seclusion, seeing no one except a few servants as he does his best to forget the past and patently refuses to think about any kind of future. When courtesan Violet Milford enters Liam's lair, she's on a secret mission to gather information for Liam's desperate sister, who fears for his sanity, even his life. What she finds is a man scarred inside and out, whose dark, controlling sensuality hides the kind, wounded man within. Violet awakens a desire more powerful than Liam has ever known, and her stories weave a spell that begins to work its way past his defenses. But when the truth inevitably comes out, it could well destroy the love that is saving them both. Length: Full Length Novel Heat Level: Passionate This book is the third book in The Pleasure Wars series.
To Love a Princess
Author: Patricia Grasso
Publisher: Zebra Books
The bestselling author of "To Charm a Prince" weaves intrigue, passion, and unforgettable romance into a captivating tale of an illegitimate daughter of the Russian Czar, who flees to England to find a husband before her uncle can sell her to the highest bidder. Original.
The Phantom of London. Enigma Earl. The Greenwich Recluse. Half of his face, shadowed by gold and brown whiskers, showed male perfection, but the other half, a bizarre pattern of scar lines and puckered flesh. Truly, staring at his face was akin to seeing a painting of two men, split down the middle. Lydia recoiled as much from the hot anger flashing in his eyes as from astonishment. HE'S A MYSTERIOUS RECLUSE Lord Greenwich is notoriously elusive. His tendency to hide his face in public and refusal to appear in London Society have even earned him some choice monikers, including "the Phantom of London." Is he disfigured? Mad? Hiding something? With a reputation like that, no woman wants to get near the dark earl. And no one is more surprised than Miss Lydia Montgomery when she is betrothed to the earl in order to save her family from penury. But if Lydia wants a chance at happiness, she'll have to set aside her fear of Lord Greenwich and discover the man hiding behind the beastly reputation...
Taken by the Duke
Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
The steamy first book in The Pleasure Wars series by USA Today Bestselling Historical Romance Author Jess Michaels Amid all the lies and scandals that fuel SocietyÕs gossip mill, one truth has stood out: House Rothcastle and House Windbury have always hated each other. Lady Ava Windbury prays the feud will someday end, to no avail. One dreadful night, her brother accidentally causes the death of Christian RothcastleÕs sister, a tragedy that leaves both men maimed. Consumed by grief, Christian makes a grim decision. He will kidnap Lady Ava so that her family will feel the pain of loss as keenly as he feels the loss of his own sister. But once he has Ava in his clutches, desire takes unexpected hold. Even more surprising, she willingly surrenders to his every sexual whim after haggling over the terms of giving up her virginity. Too late, he realizes she is using her body for peace, not war. But just as their affair of revenge turns into an affair of the heart, the past rears its ugly head to take matters into its own hands… Length: Full Length Novel Heat Level: Naughty, naughty This book is the first book in The Pleasure Wars series.
Taken for Granted
Author: Earl Sewell
Publisher: Kensington Books
When Nina comes to terms with her unhappy marriage and underachieving adult daughter, she seeks a change, finding unlikely solace in Richard, who has own marital issues.
Mad About the Earl
Author: Christina Brooke
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Designed to arrange matches of rank and affluence, the powerful Ministry of Marriage has no interest in love. But when does the heart ever play by the rules? Lady Rosamund Westruther has no objection to the match arranged for her by the Ministry—until she meets her intended. Gruff, stubborn Griffin, Earl of Tregarth, is hardly the charming nobleman the classic beauty has dreamed of for so long. While a proper lady can't cry off, she can demand a proper courtship ... Griffin is aware of his duty to wed—and more convinced than ever that the lovely Rosamund has no place with a man like him. Built for fields and stables rather than drawing rooms, Griffin doubts he can win her in the polite manner society requires. But with every passing day, the attraction between them flares higher and hotter. Maybe there is more to love than meets the eye...
Brave New Earl
Author: Jane Ashford
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
An Earl mired in melancholy is no match for a determined woman... Widower Benjamin Romilly, Earl of Furness, has given up hope of finding happiness. His wife died in childbirth five years ago, leaving him with a broken heart and a child who only reminds him of his loss. Miss Jean Saunders is a cousin by marriage. She doted on Benjamin's late Countess, and can't bear it when she hears rumors that the Earl is too bereaved to care for his young son. She arrives on the scene to evaluate his fitness as a father, and if necessary, to take his son away. Jean's sudden eruption into the Earl's household simultaneously infuriates and invigorates him. She may be the only person who can breathe life into his neglected home—and his aching heart... The Way to a Lord's Heart: Brave New Earl (Book 1) What People Are Saying About Jane Ashford: "Jane Ashford absolutely delights."—Night Owl Reviews "Filled with wit and charm."—Fresh Fiction for Nothing Like a Duke "Expertly crafted...another triumph of nuanced characterization and sparkling wit."—Booklist for Nothing Like a Duke
“Eloisa James’s writing is absolutely exquisite.” —New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros “Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James.” —New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn A wonderful spin on a much-beloved fairy tale, Eloisa James’s When Beauty Tamed the Beast is heart-soaring and fun historical romance at its finest. No wonder People magazine raves about her books, saying, “Romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa’s delightful take on Beauty and the Beast unfolds in Regency England, where a beastly, bad-tempered Earl matches wits with a brazen beauty who has vowed to make the handsome grump fall in love with her in two short weeks.
Author: Anna Sewell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Deeply moving tale of a horse and his experiences at the hands of many owners — some sensitive and gentle, others thoughtless and cruel. For animal lovers of all ages. Unabridged.
The Earl's Beauty
Author: JoMarie DeGioia
Publisher: Bailey Park Publishing
A gentleman whose heart cannot be touched A lady determined to make a love match Brashness and beauty…danger and distrust And a chance for a love that lasts forever Daniel Ashworth, the Earl of Ashworth, inherited his title when his beloved brother was killed in a duel several years ago. He’d been played false, and Daniel vows to never give a woman that kind of power over him. He glides through society, taking whatever comes his way and avoiding any emotional entanglements. Lady Mary Bridgewater is the toast of London, a diamond of the first water. Many gentlemen vie for her hand, but she is determined that only the strongest love will entice her to marry. When Daniel comes to her aid after an ill-advised visit to a public house, she’s surprised by his anger and his apparent immunity to her charms. She, however, cannot stop thinking about him. As for Daniel? He cannot explain his intense reaction to the impulsive beauty whenever he’s in her company. When his good friend asks for her hand, Daniel realizes he wants her for his own. Mary falls in love with Daniel, but he cannot rid himself of the fear that she will prove as duplicitous as his late brother’s love. Danger stalks him, however. And only Mary’s love can save him. Can Daniel ultimately give Mary his heart? Or will he allow distrust to rob them of true happiness?
Saving Lady Abigail
Author: Fanny Finch, Abby Ayles
Introducing "Saving Lady Abigail": Novel - Discover NOW The New Historical Regency Romance Book by Abby Ayles! ...how far would one man go to save the woman he loves.... When Colton Gillchrist returns from war, he is not the man he once was and not the man that Lady Abigail Grant remembers and is so keen to reacquaint herself with. Sporting a gash on the side of his face and walking with a stick, Colton is rude and abrupt and prone to angry outbursts, and she is at once put off by his manner.An incident at one of the season's finest balls only serves to make matters worse and Colton leaves hurriedly, then hides himself away, refusing to leave his home.As his sister, Lady Louisa, and the Duchess of Wintercrest try to help him come to terms with what has happened, Abigail starts to get closer to him as well, while still attending balls and becoming involved with a charming new Lord.But no matter how hard the women try, Colton cannot be shaken from his malaise and it takes an incident with Abigail's new suitor, who isn't what he first appeared to be, to shake him into action.Can he save the woman he loves, but cannot admit to it, before she is forced into a marriage she does not want? Or will he remain forever imprisoned within his home and his mind?"Saving Lady Abigail is a historical regency romance novel of approximately 90,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.Page Count: around 520+ pagesGet This Book FREE With Kindle Unlimited!
Anna Bradley presents the first novel in the Sutherland Scandals series, a tantalizing Regency romance filled with the most elegant society—and the most forbidden desires… England, 1811. Delia Somerset despises the privileged ton, but her young sister, Lily, is desperate to escape their family’s scandalous past and join high society. Unwilling to upset her sister, Delia reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the Sutherland estate—and avoid the gossip at all costs. Alec Sutherland is known as a hot-headed scoundrel, but nothing gets a rise out of him as much as the news that his brother desires Delia’s hand in marriage. She is, after all, the daughter of the London belle who soiled their family name. He’s determined to ruin her reputation as well, in the most delicious way possible. It’s only a matter of time before he can woo her with his irresistible advances. As Delia devilishly plays along in Alec’s game, determined to prove the joke is on him, they inch ever closer to repeating history. And in this game of seductive glances, scandalous whispers, and old debts, the outcome might be much more than either of them anticipated… From the Paperback edition.
Author: Robin McKinley
Publisher: Open Road Media
The New York Times–bestselling author of Rose Daughter reimagines the classic French fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. I was the youngest of three daughters. Our literal-minded mother named us Grace, Hope, and Honour. . . . My father still likes to tell the story of how I acquired my odd nickname: I had come to him for further information when I first discovered that our names meant something besides you-come-here. He succeeded in explaining grace and hope, but he had some difficulty trying to make the concept of honour understandable to a five-year-old. . . . I said: ‘Huh! I’d rather be Beauty.’ . . . By the time it was evident that I was going to let the family down by being plain, I’d been called Beauty for over six years. . . . I wasn’t really very fond of my given name, Honour, either . . . as if ‘honourable’ were the best that could be said of me. The sisters’ wealthy father loses all his money when his merchant fleet is drowned in a storm, and the family moves to a village far away. Then the old merchant hears what proves to be a false report that one of his ships had made it safe to harbor at last, and on his sad, disappointed way home again he becomes lost deep in the forest and has a terrifying encounter with a fierce Beast, who walks like a man and lives in a castle. The merchant’s life is forfeit, says the Beast, for trespass and the theft of a rose—but he will spare the old man’s life if he sends one of his daughters: “Your daughter would take no harm from me, nor from anything that lives in my lands.” When Beauty hears this story—for her father had picked the rose to bring to her—her sense of honor demands that she take up the Beast’s offer, for “cannot a Beast be tamed?” This “splendid story” by the Newbery Medal–winning author of The Hero and the Crown has been named an ALA Notable Book and a Phoenix Award Honor Book (Publishers Weekly).
Lydia has been trapped in a warehouse by Rosalie, a dangerous young woman who commands a bogey-beast and wants Edgar all to herself. What’s more, Lydia has realized that she is in the storehouse where Edgar was first enslaved as a child. Can she discover the secret of his dark past, or will she fall prey to the bogey-beast’s true master? -- VIZ Media