DAILY DEALS: Borgias, Rock stars, Muses, and Heiresses
True Pretenses by Rose Lerner $ 0.99
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Never steal a heart unless you can afford to lose your own.
Lively St. Lemeston, Book 2
Through sheer force of will, Ash Cohen raised himself and his younger brother from the London slums to become the best of confidence men. He’s heartbroken to learn Rafe wants out of the life, but determined to grant his brother his wish.
It seems simple: find a lonely, wealthy woman. If he can get her to fall in love with Rafe, his brother will be set. There’s just one problem–Ash can’t take his eyes off her.
Heiress Lydia Reeve is immediately drawn to the kind, unassuming stranger who asks to tour her family’s portrait gallery. And if she married, she could use the money from her dowry for her philanthropic schemes. The attraction seems mutual and oh so serendipitous–until she realizes Ash is determined to matchmake for his younger brother.
When Lydia’s passionate kiss puts Rafe’s future at risk, Ash is forced to reveal a terrible family secret. Rafe disappears, and Lydia asks Ash to marry her instead. Leaving Ash to wonder–did he choose the perfect woman for his brother, or for himself?
Warning: Contains secrets and pies.
The Sinners on Tour Boxed Set by Olivia Cunning $ 2.99
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USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of erotic romance Olivia Cunning has delighted readers with her wildly popular Sinners on Tour rock band series, the perfect blend of steamy sex, heartwarming romance, and wicked humor. Now, get all five scorching reads for one low price.
The Sinners on Tour Series:
1. Backstage Pass
It’s been months since lead guitarist Brian Sinclair composed anything. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian finds the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, can Brian convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling?
2. Rock Hard
The stage is the only place lead singer Sed Lionheart feels any passion since he lost Jessica, who broke off their engagement to go to law school. But trapped together on the tour bus for the summer, Sed and Jessica will rediscover their penchant for public encounters and the millions of steamy reasons they never should have called it quits…
3. Hot Ticket
Struggling with his past, bassist Jace Seymour seeks dominatrix Aggie to help placate his inner turmoil. Aggie doesn’t have much use for men, but Jace quickly steals her heart. When Jace’s position in Sinners is compromised, Aggie must help him regain his rightful place while showing him that time and love can heal all wounds.
4. Wicked Beat
When Rebekah Blake becomes the Sinners’ new soundboard operator, she can’t wait to seduce guitarist Trey. Instead she catches the eye of red-hot drummer Eric Sticks, who sets out to prove that he is the only man who can give her everything her dirty mind desires…
5. Double Time
On the rebound from the tumult of his bisexual lifestyle, rhythm guitarist Trey Mills falls for sizzling new guitar sensation Reagan Elliot. Ecstatic to be on tour learning the ropes with Trey’s band, Reagan finds she craves Trey just as much as the spotlight. When Reagan’s ex, Ethan, returns, Trey’s secret desires flare, and Reagan agrees to a hot new world of sexual experience with the two men she loves the most.
I am Madame X by Gioia Deliberto $ 1.99
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The life of Virginie Gautreau, the notorious beauty of Madame X, John Singer Sargent’s most famous and scandalous portrait, provides inspiration for this absorbing and intriguing novel.
Madame X caused an immediate furor when Sargent unveiled it at the 1884 Paris Salon. The subject’s bold pose, provocative dress, and decadent pallor shocked the public, and the critics panned the picture, smashing Sargent’s dream of a Paris career. The artist soon relocated to England, where he established himself as the favorite portrait painter of the wealthy.
In this remarkable novel, Gioia Diliberto tells Virginie’s story, drawing on the sketchy facts of Virginie’s life to re-create her tempestuous personality and the captivating milieu of nineteenth-century Paris. Born in New Orleans to two of Louisiana’s prominent Creole families and raised at Parlange, her grandmother’s lush plantation, Virginie fled to France with her mother and sister during the Civil War. The family settled in Paris among other expatriate Southerners and hoped, through their French ancestry, to insinuate themselves into high society. They soon were absorbed into the fascinating and wealthy world of grand ballrooms, dressmakers’ salons, luxurious country estates, and artists’ ateliers. Because of Virginie’s striking appearance and vivid character, her mother pinned the family’s hopes for social acceptance on her daughter, who became a “professional beauty” and married a French banker. Even before Sargent painted her portrait, Virginie’s reputation for promiscuity and showy self-display made her the subject of vicious Paris gossip.
I Am Madame X is a compulsively readable immersion in Belle Epoque Paris. It is also the story of a great work of art, illuminating the struggle between Virginie and Sargent as they fought to control the outcome of a painting that changed their lives and affected the course of art history.
Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower $ 2.99
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In the vein of Sarah Dunant’s New York Times bestseller, Blood and Beauty, Sarah Bower reveals the burning heart of the Borgia family.
A Notorious Duke
An Infamous Duchess
An Innocent Girl
Violante isn’t supposed to be here, in one of the grandest courts of Renaissance Italy. She isn’t supposed to be a lady-in-waiting to the beautiful Lucrezia Borgia. But the same secretive politics that pushed Lucrezia’s father to the Vatican have landed Violante deep in a lavish landscape of passion and ambition.
Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to those who see only a scheming harlot, and all the whispers about her brother, Cesare Borgia, never revealed the soul of the man who dances close with Violante.
But those who enter the House of Borgia are never quite the same when they leave-if they leave at all. Violante’s place in history will test her heart and leave her the guardian of dangerous secrets she must carry to the grave.