Baltimore, 1849. During a scandalous crisis, the young Irish Brianna Baird flees her home at Fells Point. With little cash and only a seamstress’s trade, she braves the hypnotic streets of New Orleans. The tantalizing Madam DeSalle lures her to her brothel, then sells her to the dashing but questionable gambler, Edward Spina, who falls in love with her. In a tawdry alliance with these two profiteers, Brianna embarks on a journey through the French Quarter’s debauched and glittering Voodoo world. Facing the horrors of slavery, she triumphs by gaining freedom papers for her maid Emma’s enslaved husband and son. Brianna and Edward escape with them to San Francisco. There she becomes one of the most sought after madams in the gold rush parlor house trade. But will her fame and pluck be enough to save Edward from the Vigilante noose? This is the first book in the American Madams series.
All were shocked at the announcement of the “cursed” Lady Claire Cavensham to Lord Alexander Hallworth, the Marquess of Pembrooke, especially since she is already engaged to another unfortunate Lord. Perhaps she will make it to the altar this time with one of these fine gentlemen! —Midnight Cryer
No one is left breathless at the imperious pronouncement of her engagement to Lord Pembrooke more than Claire. She hardly knows the dangerously outrageous man! But after three engagements gone awry and a fourth going up in glorious flames, she isn’t in a position to refuse…
Alexander requires the hand of his enemy’s fiancée in marriage in order to complete his plans for revenge. It’s his good fortune that the “cursed” woman is desperate. However, what begins as a sham turns into something scandalously deeper…
“Full-bodied romance…with intelligence and heart.”—Cathy Maxwell
“Captivating characters and a romance that sizzles.”—Eloisa James
“Will leave you swooning.”—Sabrina Jeffries
The Bad Luck Bride is the first in a new Regency romance series from Janna MacGregor!
A true story that encapsulates the horrors of war and the innocence of young love.
Buried in a trunk for fifty years, this long-forgotten tale, told through letters and journals from the war-torn Vietnam era, has been resurrected.
College students, Dennis and Greer, met and felt a spark just before moving to different states. Their witty correspondence through letters conjured a desire to meet again, but Dennis tried to keep his distance; duty is more important than love.
As the two embarked on their journey into adulthood and navigated their relationship against the backdrop of war, they were writing a love story that will span the test of time.
This nonfiction that reads like fiction is perfect for lovers of memoir, historical romance, and historical fiction.
A fiercely independent spinster who desperately needs assistance . . .
Lady Cassandra Gardner will inherit fifty thousand pounds when she turns thirty—and just in time. She has a special purpose for her money, one no man could understand. But when her brother the duke tries to cheat her out of her fortune, she has no choice but to accept the help of the man who shattered her heart years ago.
A gallant nobleman who can’t resist rescuing a damsel in distress . . .
Lord William Poniard is looking for a wife, but the last woman he should consider marrying is his archenemy’s sister, the woman who hates him with a vengeance. Yet, when she is compromised by her brother’s nefarious scheme, he sees an opportunity not only to rescue the lady by marrying her but also to exact revenge on the duke for his past betrayal.
Will she accept his offer of help and at what cost?
Despite the long-standing animosity between Cassandra and William, sparks fly when their attraction to one another ignites into a passion neither saw coming. Will one night of rapture unite them or drive them apart? Can she forget past wounds and let him back into her heart? And can he convince her that she is the only woman he wants?
A post World War 2 romantic novella based on a true story—Helga Morgen falls in love with a Russian Army captain on first sight. Ivan is not only tall, blond, clean shaven and handsome, but also rescues the citizens of Berlin who were doomed by the Nazis during the last days of war. With a working knowledge of Russian, Helga gets a job at the Russian headquarters. Ivan is her supervisor and protector. When she disregards a warning, her life is in danger. Helga flees from the Soviet Zone and the man she loves. Will she and Ivan be able to overcome the cold war and get back together?
Lewis Haywood is the Marquess of Lamont, but one would never know by looking at him.
During the last two years of service to the Duke of Wardington, he has becomeas jaded as one who was born on the roughest streets of London.
With two years down and only three to go, Lewis is looking forward to freedom and won’t let anything distract him during his latest assignment.
But as fate would have it, distraction comes in the form of a young boy whose lavender eyes are more than familiar.
Lewis has a son he never knew existed!
Andthere’s only one woman to blame…
Lady Phoebe Gillard fled England eight years ago with a broken heart and with a child the father never wanted.
When Lewis finds out about their son, everything changes …
Phoebe finds herself falling for the very man she vowed to never love again.
But when the flames of love are rekindled, both turn to face their last and biggest change.
The Duke of Wardington.
He knows all and see all.
He won’t let Lewis go without a fight.
He demands all debts to paid.
And when the time comes, Phoebe and Lewis might find themselves paying for that freedom with blood… or at the cost of their love.
How high of a price is this couple willing to pay to be together?
And can anyone truly be free of the Duke of Wardington?
It is known as Lapis Exilis. It is revered as an ancient artifact of great power. There are those who seek it, and those who protect it.
Alexander Mathanach is a Scottish knight – a man of noble heart and unquestionable courage. He is a guardian of secrets. He is also the guardian of a young girl born under mysterious circumstances.
Alexander believes he can ignore the tragic events of his past. He believes those he loves are safe from evil.
He is mistaken.
Lapis Exilis. Those who seek it will stop at nothing.
As the daughter of a very powerful earl, Lady Rebecca Garrett has lived under the rule of Society by day.
However… at night, she becomes one of London’s most notorious authors.
Living under the shadows no longer fulfills this heiress, so she’s ready to come out of the dark with her own book and has found just the story…
A story that she least expected!
But this comes with a condition.
She’ll have to go through a very stern, dull, yet very attractive solicitor to get it.
All work and no play has made the handsome Mr. Neil Elkin a very dull gentleman.
At least, this is what Lady Rebecca Garrett believes…
So, she’s self-appointed herself to be the one who challenges everything the young and successful lawyers knows.
But when work passions turn into a very different passion altogether, both will question if their story can end in happily-ever-after…
Eris: Greek Goddess of Chaos; Started the Trojan War by merely tossing an apple into a group of goddesses that said “to the fairest”.
As a duke’s daughter, Eleanor Stonington may be the most eligible of the Heiresses of Eris but growing up with four older brothers and her tomboyish leanings, she has the least desire to shackle herself to some pompous man who only wants an heir. She and the other Heiresses have a plan. Become the success of the season and then cause such a scandal that not even the rakes will want her. Executing such a plan should be easy for a girl raised to cause chaos.
Simeon Rothwell, Duke of Northford is a consummate politician. He has a knack for reading his opponents plans and negotiating his way around them. So why do the machinations of one woman seem to confound him?
Olivia Davenport’s plan is destined to fail.
She is going through with it anyway, of course. After all, it is the chance of a lifetime. The unreasonable rules of others should not stand in her way.
In her small kingdom of Stewartsland, Olivia trains with the squires and harbors a secret dream. She longs to become a knight under the command of the Master-of–Arms, who just happens to be her father. He has indulged her passion so far, but they both know a simple fact – girls may not attain knighthood. Dismayed by the constant discouragement of her ambitions, she makes an impetuous decision to disguise herself as a boy in order to sneak on a mission. The consequences are not at all what she anticipated.
When her deception is revealed, she is sent home in disgrace; however, an unexpected turn of events puts her at the center of a dangerous plot against the King. The ensuing adventure finds her grappling with mercenaries and outlaws, yet these pale in comparison to her newly awakened emotions. She finds not only her life at risk, but also her heart, when the aloof Prince Liam begins to affect her in ways she never thought possible. In the end, it is her courage and unique spirit which must guide her through the challenges she encounters both physical and emotional.