How the Duke Was Won
By Lenora Bell
'A debut that reads like an instant classic. Message to my readers: You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling authorThe pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive . . . but only one can become a duchess.James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question.Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong?She is not like the others . . . Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. All she must do is:* Be the perfect English rose (Ha!)* Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns (blast Lady Dorothea's sylph-like figure)* Charm and seduce a wild duke (without appearing to try)* Keep said duke far, far from her heart (no matter how tempting)When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks
By Nicola Griffith
'You are a prophet and seer with the brightest mind in an age. Your blood is that of the man who should have been king ...That's what the king and his lords see. And they will kill you, one day'Britain in the seventh century - and the world is changing. Small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. Edwin, King of Northumbria, plots his rise to overking of all the Angles. Ruthless and unforgiving, he is prepared to use every tool at his disposal: blood, bribery, belief. Into this brutal, vibrant court steps Hild - Edwin's youngest niece.With her glittering mind and powerful curiosity, Hild has a unique way of reading the world. By studying nature, observing human behavior and matching cause with effect, she has developed the ability to make startlingly accurate predictions. It is a gift that can seem uncanny, even supernatural, to those around her. It is also a valuable weapon. Hild is indispensable to Edwin - unless she should ever lead him astray. The stakes are life and death: for Hild, for her family, for her loved ones, and for the increasing numbers who seek the protection of the strange girl who can see the future and lead men like a warrior.In this vivid, utterly compelling novel, Nicola Griffith has brought the Early Middle Ages to life in an extraordinary act of alchemy. Drawn from the story of St Hilda of Whitby - one of the most fascinating and pivotal figures of the age - Hild transports the reader into a mesmerising, unforgettable world.
His Wicked Kiss
By Gaelen Foley
For the last few years Eden Farraday has been aiding her father who is obsessed with finding a cure for the fever that killed her mother in the wild jungles of South America. Nearly twenty-two years old, Eden longs to return to the society of London where she can find a husband and lead a normal life. When a strange ship moors at their settlement on the Orinoco river, Eden feels fate beckoning. Dynamic but dangerous Lord Jack Knight is a wealth-obsessed self-made man with a shadowy past and a reputation for ruthlessness. Relieved to come upon the settlement of his old friend, Dr. Victor Farraday, Lord Knight takes a night's rest, takes note of the doctor's beautiful daughter, and sets sail the next morning for his long journey back to England. However, when his crew uncovers a stowaway on board, he is stunned to find the culprit is none other than Eden Farraday. Too far in his journey to return Eden to her father, the furious Knight agrees to take Eden as far as London. Upon their arrival, they part company, each continuing to fight the magnetic pull they feel toward one another
Her Only Desire
By Gaelen Foley
Ian Prescott, the Marquess of Griffith, is a cool-nerved British diplomatic renowned for his integrity, and famed among the British debutantes for his striking good looks. Much to their dismay, the handsome marquess has no use for love. He conceals a dark secret surrounding his disastrous first marriage and the death of his wife and has vowed never to marry again. On a diplomatic trip to India, Ian is asked to watch over the daughter of an old family friend, Miss Georgiana Knight. He is instantly intrigued by Georgiana's striking beauty that conceals a sharp mind and a shocking independence. A ruling belle of local society in India, Georgiana is out of her element in London and yet she's determined to conquer the ton on her own, refusing Ian's protection every step of the way. Ian is infuriated by Georgie's wilful defiance, as much as he is captivated by her natural charms.