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Ruining Miss Wrotham

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Eleanor Wrotham has sworn off overbearing men, but she needs a man's help-and the man who steps forward is as domineering as he is dangerous: the notorious Mordecai Black. The illegitimate son of an earl, Mordecai is infamous for his skill with women. His affairs are legendary-but few people realize that Mordecai has rules, and one of them is: Never ruin a woman. But if Mordecai helps Miss Wrotham, she will be ruined.

Trusting Miss Trentham

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She's more than just an heiress... Letitia Trentham is noteworthy for three reasons. One, she’s extremely wealthy. Two, she can distinguish truth from lies. Three, she’s refused every man who’s ever proposed to her. Until Letty receives a proposal she can’t turn down. Icarus Reid barely survived the Battle of Vimeiro. He lives for one thing—to find the man who betrayed him to the French. He doesn’t want to marry Miss Trentham; he wants to use her talent for uncovering lies. Suddenly, Letty finds herself breaking the rules, pretending to be someone she’s not, and doing things a lady would never do. But her hunt for the truth may uncover more than one secret—including the secret that haunts Icarus day and night. The secret he intends to take to his grave... "Unique and romantic and emotional and simply amazing." ~ Ira @ NetGalley Q & A with the author How would you describe this series? It's Regency England with a dash of magic. I hope to take readers on a journey from the glittering ballrooms of the aristocracy to the dark underbelly of Regency England – with passion, danger, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown into the mix. I think the series could also be labelled Regency Noir, because it falls on the darker, grittier side of the romance fence, although each book contains humor, too. The stories are emotional, but not sweet (there’s sex, violence, and my heroes do swear rather badly at times!). Why did you write this series? I wanted to get my well-bred heroines out of the drawing rooms and put them in the way of adventure and romance. But I didn’t want to write a series where magic is common; I wanted to write a series where only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows. But ... do magic and Regency England go together? Definitely! Many, many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it and ever since then I’ve thought that Regency England and magic go very well together. Other writers think so, too. Just look at Mary Robinette Kowal's Glamourist Histories and Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. What was the catalyst for this series? A magazine article I read in which celebrities were asked what magic power they’d choose and why. That got me thinking! (I’d choose shapeshifting, by the way.) How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this series? This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the dark and sensual ‘noir’ feel of Anna Campbell, the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really! What order should I read the series in? Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read them in order. And although the series is set in Regency England, a quartet of medieval novellas form the prequel. The ideal reading order would be: The Fey Quartet (series prequel) Maythorn’s Wish Hazel’s Promise Ivy’s Choice Larkspur’s Quest The Baleful Godmother series Unmasking Miss Appleby Resisting Miss Merryweather Trusting Miss Trentham Claiming Mister Kemp Ruining Miss Wrotham Discovering Miss Dalrymple Plus three more interlinked Baleful Godmother series to come.

Unmasking Miss Appleby

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"Sexy, unusual, and vastly entertaining. The best historical romance I've read this year." ~ Anna Campbell, author of the Dashing Widows series "A ridiculously wonderful story!" ~ NetGalley reviewer On her 25th birthday, Charlotte Appleby receives an unusual gift: the ability to change shape. Penniless and orphaned, she sets off for London to make her fortune as a man. But a position as secretary to Lord Cosgrove proves unexpectedly challenging. Someone is trying to destroy Cosgrove and his life is increasingly in jeopardy. As Charlotte plunges into London’s backstreets at Cosgrove’s side, hunting his persecutor, she finds herself fighting for her life—and falling in love... "The best historical romance I have read all year." ~ Rachel @ Heroes & Heartbreakers "THIS IS SO FUN. I want to grab people on the street and make them read it!" ~ Goodreads reviewer Length: Full-length novel of 94,000 words Sensuality level: A hot Regency romance with steamy love scenes Q & A with the author How would you describe this series? It's Regency England with a dash of magic. I hope to take readers on a journey from the glittering ballrooms of the aristocracy to the dark underbelly of Regency England – with passion, danger, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown into the mix. Why did you write this series? I wanted to get my well-bred heroines out of the drawing rooms and put them in the way of adventure and romance. But I didn’t want to write a series where magic is common; I wanted to write a series where only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows. How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this series? This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the emotion of Mary Balogh and Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really! What order should I read the series in? Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read them in order. And although the series is set in Regency England, a quartet of medieval novellas form the prequel. The ideal reading order would be: The Fey Quartet (series prequel) Maythorn’s Wish Hazel’s Promise Ivy’s Choice Larkspur’s Quest The Baleful Godmother series Unmasking Miss Appleby Resisting Miss Merryweather Trusting Miss Trentham Claiming Mister Kemp Ruining Miss Wrotham Discovering Miss Dalrymple Plus three more interlinked Baleful Godmother series to come. Happy reading! Free Regency romance. Free historical romance. Free first in series. Freebie.

Resisting Miss Merryweather

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*Desert Isle Keeper* “A charming, romantic novella that shows how magical life can be with the right person at your side.” ~ Sara @ All About Romance Sir Barnaby Ware made a mistake two and a half years ago. A massive mistake. The sort of mistake that can never be atoned for. He knows himself to be irredeemable, but the captivating and unconventional Miss Merryweather is determined to prove him wrong. The daughter of a dancing master and a noblewoman, Miss Merryweather had an unusual upbringing. She sees things no one else sees—and she says things no one else says. Sir Barnaby knows he’s the villain in this piece, but Miss Merryweather thinks he’s the hero—and she is damnably hard to resist... “Larkin has a writing style that I adore, and I wholeheartedly recommend this novella.” ~ Lady Blue @ Romantic Historical Reviews “A moving story, with characters brimming with life and emotions.” ~ NetGalley Reviewer Length: Novella of 33,000 words Sensuality level: A hot Regency romance with steamy love scenes Q & A with the author Why did you write this book? When I finished writing Unmasking Miss Appleby (the first book in the Baleful Godmother series) I was surprised by how sorry I felt for Sir Barnaby. He’d made a dreadful mistake and ruined the most important friendship in his life. I felt Barnaby deserved a chance to redeem himself, and I also felt that he and Marcus (the hero of Unmasking Miss Appleby) needed to be friends again if they were to be truly happy. How would you describe this book? It's a novella about friendship, forgiveness, and falling in love. There’s also a little science, and some magic. Although it’s a companion novella to Unmasking Miss Appleby, it can be read as a standalone. How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She's why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you've not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I've also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. What order should I read the series in? Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read them in order. And although the series is set in Regency England, a quartet of medieval novellas form the prequel. The ideal reading order would be: The Fey Quartet (series prequel) Maythorn's Wish Hazel's Promise Ivy's Choice Larkspur's Quest The Baleful Godmother series Unmasking Miss Appleby Resisting Miss Merryweather Trusting Miss Trentham Claiming Mister Kemp Ruining Miss Wrotham Discovering Miss Dalrymple Plus more interlinked Baleful Godmother series to come. Happy reading!

Never A Bride

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Meet three young ladies who know they’ll never marry ... and the men who win their hearts. Welcome to Regency England, where a wallflower, an heiress, and a jilted young lady are about to discover that even though they’ve given up on love, love hasn’t given up on them. This special collection from USA Today bestselling author Emily Larkin includes three sexy and romantic full-length novels—The Earl’s Dilemma, My Lady Thief, and the triple award-winning Ruining Miss Wrotham. If you love page-turning historical romances brimming with emotion, humor, and captivating characters, then this collection is for you! Length: Three Regency romance novels totalling 244,000 words Sensuality level: These books contain love scenes ranging in heat from mild to steamy. In addition to the three novels, this collection also contains the first three chapters of Primrose and the Dreadful Duke. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “One of the most entertaining, heartfelt, and romantic books I have read in forever!” ~ NetGalley Reviewer (on Ruining Miss Wrotham) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Characters with passion, depth, intelligence, and a great sense of humor.” ~ Buried Under Romance (on My Lady Thief) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Utterly delightful friends-to-lovers story. This is by far the funniest that I've read, and the most adorable too.” ~ Buried Under Romance (on The Earl’s Dilemma)

Discovering Miss Dalrymple

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"Oh my gosh!!! I am absolutely in love with this book!" ~ NetGalley reviewer Who is the Duke of Vickery? At the age of four Alexander St. Clare was stolen by gypsies and sold to a chimney sweep. At the age of five he was reunited with his father, the Duke of Vickery. His history is no secret—everyone in the ton knows of his miraculous rescue. But when Alexander finds his father’s diaries, he discovers that there may be a secret buried in his past. Georgiana Dalrymple knows all about secrets. She has several herself—and one of those secrets is her ability to find missing people. When Alexander turns to her for help, Georgiana sets out to discover just who he actually is... "I was taken on a roller coaster of emotions. Had me laughing then had me in tears." ~ NetGalley reviewer Length: A long novella of 40,000 words Sensuality level: A Regency romance with a steamy love scene Q & A with the author How would you describe this series? It's Regency England with a dash of magic. I hope to take readers on a journey from the glittering ballrooms of the aristocracy to the dark underbelly of Regency England – with passion, danger, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown into the mix. I think the series could also be labelled Regency Noir, because it falls on the darker, grittier side of the romance fence, although each book contains humor, too. The stories are emotional, but not sweet (there’s sex, violence, and my heroes do swear rather badly at times!). Why did you write this series? I wanted to get my well-bred heroines out of the drawing rooms and put them in the way of adventure and romance. But I didn’t want to write a series where magic is common; I wanted to write a series where only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows. But ... do magic and Regency England go together? Definitely! Many, many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it and ever since then I’ve thought that Regency England and magic go very well together. Other writers think so, too. Just look at Mary Robinette Kowal's Glamourist Histories and Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. What was the catalyst for this series? A magazine article I read in which celebrities were asked what magic power they’d choose and why. That got me thinking! (I’d choose shapeshifting, by the way.) How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this series? This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the dark and sensual ‘noir’ feel of Anna Campbell, the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really!

Primrose and the Dreadful Duke

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*A double award-winning historical romance* An irrepressible duke, a bookish spinster, a devious murderer ... Regency house parties have never been so hazardous! Oliver Dasenby is the most infuriating man Primrose Garland has ever known. He may be her brother’s best friend, but he has an atrocious sense of humor. Eight years in the cavalry hasn’t taught him solemnity, nor has the unexpected inheritance of a dukedom. But when Oliver inherited his dukedom, it appears that he also inherited a murderer. Oliver might be dreadfully annoying, but Primrose doesn’t want him dead. She’s going to make certain he survives his inheritance—and the only way to do that is to help him catch the murderer! "I read straight through the night. I kept telling myself that I needed to put it down and get some sleep, but it was so interesting and exciting that I just had to see what happened next. Finally, at 7 AM, I read the last word and thought 'Wow, just wow.'" ~ Barbara @ NetGalley Length: Full-length novel of 85,000 words Sensuality level: A Regency romance with steamy love scenes *Winner of the 2019 Romance Writers of New Zealand Long Romance of the Year Award* *Winner of the 2019 Romance Writers of New Zealand Best Overall Romance of the Year Award* "I read it in one sitting. I also rolled my eyes and laughed until I snorted in an unladylike manner." ~ Judith @ Goodreads Q & A with the author How would you describe this series? It's Regency England with passion, danger, adventure, humor, romance—and a dash of magic. The stories are emotional, but not sweet. There’s sex, and my heroes do swear at times! Hang on. Did you say magic? I did. But don't worry—the books are first and foremost historical romances. Only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows. But ... do magic and Regency England go together? Definitely! Many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it and ever since then I’ve thought that Regency England and magic go very well together. How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this series? This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop and humor of Georgette Heyer, the sensual ‘noir’ feel of Anna Campbell, the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really!

The Fey Quartet

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One widow ~ Three daughters ~ Four heroes Welcome to Medieval England, where a widow and her daughters are about to come face to face with danger and adventure ... and love. This collection from award-winning author Emily Larkin includes four tales of peril and romance featuring courageous heroines, gallant heroes, and a dash of dangerous magic — Maythorn’s Wish, Hazel’s Promise, Ivy’s Choice, and Larkspur’s Quest. If you love sexy and heartwarming Medieval romances filled with courage, love, and adventure then this collection is for you! Length: Four linked stories totalling 78 000 words Sensuality level: Hot medieval romances with steamy love scenes In addition to the four novellas, this collection also contains the first three chapters of Unmasking Miss Appleby. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Filled with magic, heartbreak, laughter, and love. Once you start reading these stories, it’s hard to put the book down. Loved it.” ~ Debbie @ Goodreads ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Warm, witty, fun, and nicely sexy!” ~ Dea @ Amazon ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Full of hope and dreams. This set of novellas is just perfect for those wishing for a little escapism.” ~ Marta @ NetGalley ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Entertaining and light with just the right touch of suspense.” ~ MB @ Amazon ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “These four tales of love are beautiful, the language and characters heartwarming, and the sex scenes are just right.” ~ Serenity @ Amazon *The Fey Quartet novellas are the prequel to the award-winning and USA Today bestselling Baleful Godmother series.*

The Spinster's Secret

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The Spinster's Secret by Emily Larkin Penniless spinster, Matilda Chapple, lives at isolated Creed Hall, dependent on the austere charity of unloving relatives and under pressure to marry a man twice her age. In an attempt to earn enough money to escape this miserable existence, she writes a series of titillating 'confessions'. Her secret is safe -- until battle-scarred Waterloo veteran, Edward Kane, reluctantly accepts the commission to uncover the anonymous author's identity. While staying at bleak Creed Hall, Edward finds himself unaccountably drawn to his host's lonely niece. Can Matilda conceal the secret of her scandalous writings, or will Edward discover that the spinster and the risqué authoress are one and the same person? And when Matilda feels the need to experience sex as her fictional courtesan does--will she lose her heart to Edward, along with her virginity?

My Lady Thief

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Arabella Knightley is an earl's granddaughter, but it's common knowledge that she spent her early years in London's gutters. What the ton doesn't know is that while Arabella acts the perfect young lady by day, at night she plays Robin Hood, stealing from the wealthy to give to the poor. Adam St Just is one of Society's most sought after bachelors. He's also the man responsible for Arabella Knightley's nickname: Miss Smell o' Gutters-a mistake he regrets, but can never erase. Bored by polite society, Adam sets out to unmask the elusive thief ... but he's not prepared for what he discovers.

Lady Isabella’s Ogre

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"This story has it all: damsels in distress, villains, heroes, romance, suspense, mistakes & misunderstandings, all wrapped up in one cannot-put-it-down story." ~ Goodreads reviewer She’s one of London’s beauties ... He's London's ogre. Lady Isabella Knox enjoys her independence. She collects strays—dogs, kittens, runaway brides—but she has no intention of collecting a husband. Major Nicholas Reynolds returned from the Battle of Waterloo a hero. He’s had enough of soldiering; all he wants now is a bride ... but his scarred face sends young ladies fleeing—literally. When a slip of her tongue brands the major an ogre—and his chances of marriage disintegrate—Isabella sets out to undo the harm she inadvertently caused. How better to revive the major’s marriage prospects than for the two of them to indulge in a make-believe flirtation? They both know it’s not real, so where’s the danger? But Isabella is soon in over her head—and so is Major Reynolds. “I thoroughly enjoyed this retelling of Beauty and the Beast! A delightful comedy.” ~ Goodreads reviewer (Lady Isabella’s Ogre is a new version of Beauty and the Scarred Hero, which was published under the penname Emily May. The last few chapters have been rewritten. Some things are the same, some are different...)

Claiming Mister Kemp

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A forbidden love... Lucas Kemp’s twin sister died last year. He’s put aside his mourning clothes, but not his heartache. If Lucas ever needed a friend, it’s now—and who should walk in his door but Lieutenant Thomas Matlock... Lucas and Tom are more than just best friends; they’ve been in love with each other for years. In love with each other—and pretending not to know it. But this time, Tom’s not going to ignore the attraction between them. This time, he’s going to push the issue. He’s going to teach Lucas how to laugh again—and he’s going to take Lucas as his lover... "Heartbreakingly gorgeous. Tom is the most incredible hero - patient, understanding, passionate, sensitive. Lucas is so proper and stiff, his struggles so very real and poignant. I love Larkin's stories but this one is exquisite." ~ M.C.E. Top 500 reviewer Length: Shorter length novel of 48,000 words Sensuality level: A hot Regency male-male romance with sensual love scenes Q & A with the author Why did you write this book? When Tom and Lucas walked onto the page in Trusting Miss Trentham (the third book in the Baleful Godmother series) I fell in love with them both. I really wanted to know their story—so I decided to write it. I’m very glad I did, because it was so much fun! Lucas is my first ever virgin hero, and I really enjoyed writing his scenes. Claiming Mister Kemp was meant to be a novella, but it grew and grew and grew, until finally I had to admit defeat and call it a (short) novel. How would you describe this book? At its most basic, Claiming Mister Kemp is a friends to lovers romance, but it’s also a story about grief, and about two men finding the courage to love one another in a time when this was punishable by death. I think it’s the most emotional book I’ve ever written. Readers have told me that some scenes make them cry, which I take as a compliment! Claiming Mister Kemp is a Baleful Godmother novel, so both Tom and Lucas have brushes with magic—even if they don’t realize it. And although this book is a companion novel to Trusting Miss Trentham it can be read as a standalone. How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this book? This book will appeal to readers who love male-male romances, Regency romances, or both. Fans of KJ Charles, Joanna Chambers, and Cat Sebastian should particularly enjoy it.

Compromising Miss Tisdale

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Ambrosia Tisdale is the very picture of propriety and the epitome of what a respectable young lady should be. Haunted by a memory and compelled by her family, she pursues perfection to a fault. The Earl of Bristol, Duncan Maddox, has returned to London after years of familial-imposed exile. As the second son, he has led a life filled with frivolity, leisure, and a healthy dose of debauchery. Now his older brother has died, leaving the family's flailing legacy in Duncan's unwilling arms. At the behest of his uncle, Duncan is advised to do the one thing that could provide instant fortune and respectability-he must marry. But there is only one prospect who meets the unique requirements to solve all the Earl's problems-the lovely Miss Ambrosia Tisdale. But securing the prudent daughter of a Viscount's hand proves to be more challenging than this scandal-ridden second son of an Earl has bargained for. With scandal, extortion, treachery, and even love itself threatening to keep him from his goal, will Duncan succeed or find himself compromised by Miss Tisdale?

To Tame A Lady

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Come back to a time when manners are everything and rules are made to never be broken. Come back to a time when men are in charge and women do what they are told... Yeah, that never happened. Welcome to Megan Bryce's Regencyland, where ladies with backbone get what they want. Where a woman can thumb her nose at rules and care little for convention, and yet somehow, unexpectedly and most reluctantly, find love. To Tame A Lady Lady Amelia Delaney is known for her sharp tongue, no-nonsense attitude, and sizable fortune. Numerous suitors have tried to win her hand-- for the money, for the challenge, and for a rather unfortunate bet. She knows the unflattering reasons behind her numerous proposals; can she ever accept that a man would want to marry her just for herself? Jameson Pendrake is a devil-may-care dandy who cares for naught but fun and fashion. But behind his laughing green eyes lies a dark history, and he calls off his wedding because of his fear of repeating the past. He can not simply give up on the idea of marriage; a wife is the best defense against the yearly crop of scheming mothers and their frilly daughters. But to allay his fears he needs a woman strong enough to laugh in the face of his past. A woman unflappable, unwavering, and unbroken. He knows just the woman. The trick, it seems, is in getting her to accept. ~The Reluctant Bride Collection~ (books can be read in any order) To Catch A Spinster To Tame A Lady To Wed The Widow To Tempt The Saint regency romance, historical romance, victorian romance, funny, witty, lighthearted, friends to lovers

Aurora Rising: The Complete Collection

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AURORA RISING: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: Over 1,400 Pages of Sci-Fi Adventure **1st trilogy in the Aurora Rhapsody series (Starshine, Vertigo & Transcendence, plus bonus content) Aurora Rising is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill ofdiscovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into theunknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love andloss, of fear andheroism. It's the story of a woman who sought thestars and found morethan anyone imagined possible. When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin? * STARSHINE SPACE IS VAST AND UNTAMED, AND IT HOLDS MANY SECRETS. Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them. The year is 2322. Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds. Though thriving as never before, Earth struggles to retain authority over far-flung planets & free-wheeling corporations while an uneasy armistice with a breakaway federation hangs by a thread as the former rebels rise in wealth and power. Alexis Solovy is Earth Alliance royalty, her father a fallen war hero & her mother an influential military leader. But she seeks only the freedom of space & has made a fortune by reading the patterns in the chaos to discover the hidden wonders of the stars. Nothing about her latest objective suggests the secret it conceals will turn her life-not to mention the entire galaxy-upside down. But a chance encounter with a mysterious spy leads to a discovery which will thrust Alex into the middle of a galactic power struggle & a sinister conspiracy, whether she likes it or not. * VERTIGO Where do you run when there is no escape? Where do you turn when the enemy within is as dangerous as the enemy unknown? Humanity is under attack. An engineered war between rival superpowers escalates even as the shadowy Metigen armada begins attacking colonies on the fringes of settled space. Individuals from across the galaxy fight for their own survival & to protect those they hold dear while a group of unlikely allies race to expose a secret cabal. As the aliens draw ever closer, leaving destruction & death in their wake, the strongest defenders of Earth & Seneca fall to one another in a war of lies & misdirection. Alex Solovy and Caleb Marano stand accused of terrorism & murder. In a desperate gambit to clear their names & find a way to defeat the invaders, they breach the dimensional portal at the heart of the Metis Nebula. In a strange, mystical realm where nothing is what it seems, they will uncover secrets about humanity's past & future-and one revelation which will change everything. * TRANSCENDENCE What does it mean to be human? What if the price of saving humanity is giving up your own? We stand upon the precipice of extinction.The invading Metigen armada has decimated a third of settled space, leaving millions dead. Determined to save civilization, Earth & Seneca put aside their differences to face the threat together. But it may not be enough to stop the fleet of colossal dreadnoughts inhabited by advanced AIs. Alex Solovy & Caleb Marano hold the key to defeating the invaders. Now they face a deadly gauntlet of relentless alien hunters & assassins sent to kill them before they can unleash a potent new weapon. They will risk everything in a bid to save the human race-even if it means they can't save each other. The lines blur between man and machine, ally and enemy, and soldier and civilian. In a final stand against an ancient, powerful foe intent on eradicating it from the universe, humanity comes face to face with its destiny.

Love and Other Perils

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Love and Other Perils - Grace Burrowes,Emily Larkin Summary

Take one scientific swain, one dashing lieutenant, one no-nonsense librarian, one adventurous young lady, one very large tomcat, and two mischievous kittens…and what do you have? Two recipes for disaster! Or perhaps for love… Kisses and Catnip, by Grace Burrowes Max Haddonfield is a man of science, devoted to logic and rational observation. That he also finds homes in libraries for stray cats is merely a sensible exercise in controlling the mouse population…or something. Antonia Mainwaring is practical to a fault and all but on the shelf. When a certain soft-spoken library patron talks her into allowing a large male feline to bide on the premises, somebody starts purring–and it’s not the cat! Lieutenant Mayhew’s Catastrophes, by Emily Larkin When Lieutenant Mayhew boards the stagecoach bound for Southampton he anticipates an uneventful journey. True, he’s carrying kittens, but it’s only eighty miles. What could possibly go wrong? He’s not expecting to meet the enchanting Miss Willemina Culpepper. Nor is he expecting the kittens to be quite so good at vanishing. Mayhew has faced many challenges in his career as a soldier. Traveling from London to Southampton should not be a challenge. Except that it is.

Maythorn's Wish

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Maythorn's Wish - Emily Larkin Summary

"A storyteller to watch!" ~ Nalini Singh, NYT bestselling author. "Her haunting prose reads like Hans Christian Andersen for twenty-first century adults." ~ Mindy Klasky, USA TODAY bestselling author. One wish could change her life forever. Widow Maythorn Miller was young and beautiful once-until a brutal husband crippled her. But if her face is ruined and her body broken, she still knows how to love. For years her heart has yearned for a man she can never have: the village blacksmith, Ren. But Maythorn lives near the border with Faerie, a place where strange and unexpected things can sometimes happen... Maythorn's Wish is a magical and heartwarming tale of courage, love, and new beginnings. If you like your heroines strong, your heroes gallant, and your Faeries dangerous, you'll love the Fey Quartet novellas! (Maythorn's Wish is a novella of approximately 22,000 words.)

The Life of Cesare Borgia

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The Life of Cesare Borgia - Rafael Sabatini Summary

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