Daily Deals: Scandalous brides, dangerous highwaymen, dark manors
Midnight Vengeance by Lisa Marie Rice. $ .99
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Morton “Jacko” Jackman isn’t afraid of anything. He’s a former Navy SEAL sniper, and he’s been in more firefights than most people have had hot meals. Lauren Dare scares the crap out of him.
Gorgeous, talented and refined, she’s the type of woman who could never be interested in a roughneck like him. So he’s loved her fiercely in secret, taken her art classes, and kept a watchful but comfortable distance. Until now.
Lauren had finally found a home in Portland, far from her real identity, far from the memories of her mother’s death, and outside the reaches of the drugged-out psycho who’s already tried to kill her twice. One tiny misstep—a single photograph—has shattered it all. She has no choice but to run again, but this time she’ll give herself a proper farewell: one night with Jacko.
Their highly charged emotional encounter changes everything. In Jacko’s arms there cannot be fear, there can only be pleasure. Anyone wishing her harm will have to pass through him, and Jacko is a hard man to kill.
The Mistress of Trevelyan by Jennifer St. Giles. $ .99
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In 1873 San Francisco, Ann Lovell, a young woman desperate to change her future, dares to take on the position of governess to the sons of the mysterious and enigmatic Benedict Trevelyan. She refuses to believe in the dark rumors of a cursed family or that he had a hand in the death of his wife. After all, Ann was a practical woman and had no patience for nonsense. She also knew firsthand how cruel and untrue gossip could be, for it had ruined her mother’s life.
But from the moment Ann enters the Trevelyan Manor, she is aware of a sinister force at work and as she becomes embroiled in the lives of those living within shadowed halls, she discovers dangerous secrets. Everyone is not who they appear to be and someone doesn’t want her there, especially when she starts asking questions about the death of Benedict’s wife.
As Ann uncovers more and more about the past, she believes that the previous Mistress of Trevelyan was murdered. Yet, her heart succumbs not only to the small, motherless boys in her care, but also falls prey to the master of Trevelyan Manor and his passions. He introduces her to a new world of sensual pleasures that shake her loose from her practical foundations.
Soon, the danger surrounding her grows deadly and the key to Ann’s destiny or destruction lies within Benedict’s arms, as she is forced to question if his attentions are meant to blind her to the truth, or if someone else wants her dead before she becomes the next…Mistress of Trevelyan.
Amber by Lauren Royal. $ .99
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A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!
England & Scotland, 1668
Kendra Chase’s brothers are telling her it’s high time she get married. But although they’ve presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?
Patrick “Trick” Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley—and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to right past wrongs and serve his king. But his already complicated life becomes positively convoluted when he finds himself compelled to marry a red-headed temptress he’s only just met. Caught in a web of half-truths and forced into a perilous mission, can Trick extricate himself and find love with the woman destined to steal his heart?
• Humorous historical romance
• Book Four of Lauren Royal’s Chase Family Series
• Special Author’s Cut Edition
• A full-length novel of 118,200 words (about 475 book pages)
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet)
This Author’s Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material: an Author’s Note, a preview of Lauren’s next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in one of Lauren’s books.
Scandalous Brides by Annette Blair. $ .99.
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A New York Times (#4 all fiction) and USA Today (#1 all romance) Bestseller, SCANDALOUS BRIDES brings together the best of the best from Annette Blair, Cheryl Bolen, Lucinda Brant, and Brenda Hiatt. Fall in love with bewitchingly scandalous brides and their dashing grooms in this box set of 4 full-length Regency romances. These bestsellers average over 4.4 stars from hundreds of combined bookseller reviews worldwide.
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UNFORGETTABLE ROGUE by Annette Blair: Beauty and the Beast trade places. After being reported dead, handsome as sin Bryceson Wakefield, Duke of Hawksworth, returns home scarred and beaten by war, only to find his hoyden of a wife blossomed into a beauty and set to wed another. Can Beauty seduce her unforgettable Beast? Will the beast ever consider himself worthy?
A LADY BY CHANCE by Cheryl Bolen: Manipulated into a marriage of convenience, Anna and Charles, the Marquess of Haverstock, question each other’s loyalties. But there’s no question that Anna’s silken touch has bewitched the powerful lord who has become her husband, and no question that she craves every moment in his arms.
SALT BRIDE by Lucinda Brant: The Earl of Salt Hendon and squire’s daughter Jane Despard share a secret past of mistrust, heartache, and misery. Forced into a marriage neither wants, Jane believes love conquers all; Salt will take some convincing. Can the newlyweds overcome past prejudices and sinister opposition to fall in love all over again?
SCANDALOUS VIRTUE by Brenda Hiatt: First impressions can be most deceiving! Nessa, Lady Haughton, has been trained all her life to be a model of English propriety and virtue. Notorious rakehell and war hero Jack Ashecroft must renounce his wild ways and establish himself as a respectable member of Society. When Jack and Nessa meet, each thinks the other is exactly the ticket to the changes they are seeking; then the sparks fly!
ANNETTE BLAIR is the author of over forty books. She writes cozy mysteries, bewitching romantic comedies and award-winning historical romances. Annette has also stepped into the amazing world of self-publishing. Visit Annette at annetteblair dot com
CHERYL BOLEN is an award winning and bestselling author of more than a dozen Regency-set historical romance novels. Cheryl’s books have been translated into 11 languages and won numerous awards, including the Holt Medallion and Best Historical in the International Digital Awards for eBooks. Visit Cheryl at cherylbolen dot com
LUCINDA BRANT writes award winning bestselling Georgian historical romances and crimances (crime with lashings of romance). Her novels have been described as from “the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice and heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after”. Visit Lucinda at lucindabrant.com
BRENDA HIATT writes sparkling romantic adventure stories and is author of six traditional Regency romances, one time travel romance, eight historical romances (most set in Regency England), one upbeat mystery, and her teen sci-fi romance launched in September 2013. Visit Brenda at brendahiatt dot com