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An Arranged Marriage
Eleanor is drugged by her brother and raped by Lord Stainbridge who is trying to prove he is not homosexual. To save the situation he convinces his twin brother Nicholas to marry Eleanor. Nicholas is willing but also involved in uncovering a plot to liberate Napoleon, a job which has made him the sex slave of a vindictive French brothel owner. Refusing to move between his wife's bed and that of his mistress, he neglects his traumatized wife in order t...
An Unwilling Bride
Twenty-some years ago, a Dukes wife had a one time affair with an old flame...while her husband was away. She gets pregnant & her husband realizes the child isn't his, but he agrees to raise him as his own. They already have two twin boys, so he already has his heir taken care of. Then tragedy strikes and the twins are killed, leaving only the baby. About this time, the Duke also takes a mistress. She also gives birth to a child of his, a daughter, but h...
Hazard
Signet, May 2002, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0451205804 Most of the Ton would forgive just about anything of the daughter of a Duke. However, much of the aristocracy feels her clubfoot makes Lady Anne Peckworth not quite worth her position in society. Many feel that is why she has been jilted and is obviously slated for a life of spinsterhood. Race de Vere feels sorry and concerned for Anne when his friend deserted her for another woman. He decide...
Lord of Midnight
The heroines father is killed in a court battle for treason & the king sends the knight who killed him to claim all that was his & marry one of the maidens of the household....

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My Lady Notorious
Lady Chastity Ware needs to rescue her widowed sister and baby nephew from their domineering, abusive and insane father. She pretends to be a highwayman and kidnaps a coach. Inside the coach is Cyn Malloren. Cyn, a soldier, has been recuperating from a lengthy illness and is feeling restless, so, impulsively offers to help the young "Charles" and his widowed sister escape their pursuers. Cyn soon learns that Charles is Chastity, a young woman whose n...
Something Wicked
Lady Elfled Malloren, feeling bored and lonely after her twin brother's recent marriage, decides to go the notorious Vauxhall Gardens masquerade with her friend Amanda, whom she is staying with since all of her siblings are out of town. During their adventure though, Amanda and Elf become separated, and Elf, while hiding in the woods from and overzealous suitor, hears a plot of treason to kill the king. Elf is discovered and runs from one of t...
St. Raven
Cressida is trying to retrieve a hidden cache of gem stones to save her family from ruin. St. Raven is trying to clear the name of his half-brother by posing as a highway man. Their paths cross and St. Raven ends up abducting Cressida to save her from being defiled by the villain who has ruined her family. The two of them set out to find the gems at an orgy and subsequently to save Cressida's tarnished reputation as well....
Tempting Fortune
In this novel, Portia St. Claire is working with her brother, who has gambled away the family home, to get the money needed to cover the debt so there home is safe. Portia is a dependent caretaker, unlike her brother who has a gambling problem. Portia devises a plan to go to London to ask the new Lord Walgrave, their neighbor and friend, for a loan. Before they leave for the trip, Portia encounters Bryght Malloren who breaks into a friends house th...
Three Heroes
The romances of three men named George is told in this book. The Georges were childhood friends and all fought in the Napoleonic wars. George, Lord Vandeiman, known as Van, is depressed, broke and thinks he has nothing left to live for, therefore, thinks he has nothing left to lose when Maria Celestin asks him to pose as her fiance. The older woman is a widow beset with fortune hunters after her money and her beauty. Van agrees never suspecting that ...
Winter Fire
Signet, Nov 2003, 6.99, 320 pp. ISBN: 0451210654 In 1763 Surrey, Genova Smith accompanies the two elderly Trayce sisters as they journey to see their great nephew. On the way, they meet a Mrs. Dash, whose wagon is in the ditch. Mrs. Dash asks them to take her infant to her husband at the nearby Lion and Unicorn Inn, which the three female travelers do. When they arrive at the inn, they find no Mr. Dash, but a gentleman asks the innkeeper if Mr...


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