Phineas Duncombe, Phin, never expected or wanted to become the Duke of Mayne, but when the last of his four older brothers died three weeks ago, there he was. One of the last people to see the late duke - his brother Richard, the Idiot - alive, was the Wanton Widow Read more...
Annabelle Archer had been languishing in a little parish in Kent, acting as an unpaid housekeeper to her cousin Gilbert, when she found out that Oxford university was finally opening its doors to women. It was no easy task, but she bargained her way to attend university. She was Read more...
When Andrew, the reclusive Duke of Thorndon, received a note threatening the well-being of his sister Beatrice, he promptly left Cornwall for London. It appears his degenerate younger brother Rafe is at the source of the problem. While in Town, he might as well look for a bland Read more...
The publication of her historical novel "Annabel" should have been a joyous occasion for Professor Olivia Sweetman. Instead, her world was falling apart. It had started eighteen months ago when dowdy housekeeper Vivian Tester showed Olivia her startling discovery: Victorian Surgeon Annabel Burley's diary.
Lord Hadleigh, Crown Prosecutor, could not abide to see a woman
suffer. He had admired Lady Penny Penhurst's fortitude when she
testified against her husband, but seeing the traitor punished had
nearly cost her everything. Hadleigh is a brilliant barrister but, at first,
he makes a mess of trying Read more...
In 2007, Helena Smith's life changes when she starts working for
Marcus Slade. A neuroscientist, Helena wants to create a technology to
stock memories hoping to help her mother who has Alzheimer's.
Helena believes she is nearing a breakthrough, and Slade has the
means to make it happen Read more...
RHAPSODY FOR TWO by Theresa Romain
A scandalous satire on the Duke of Emory, HOW TO RUIN A
DUKE, has London all aflutter including Rowena Fairweather
of Fairweather's, Luthier to the Crown. Rowena, a lifelong
luthier, faces losing the family shop as she might not be
able Read more...
While her intended was on business in Europe, Valinda Lacy traveled to
New Orleans to teach freedmen and their children for a few months.
She loves the city, but it's a dangerous place to be in 1867, especially
for a woman of color. Only a month in, and Valinda Read more...
After toiling for two years in Vice, Bernie Gunther is promoted to the
Berlin Murder Commission. He has solved a murder case before, and
his new superiors, Weiss and Gennat, have much faith in Bernie.
Prostitutes are being murdered and scalped, and Bernie is assigned the
case of the "Silesian Read more...
Griffith Davies had escaped his aristocratic family and
joined the Navy at sixteen. But when his ailing cousin
Frederick, the Duke of Northam, needs him back home,
Griffith must comply. Much to his chagrin, Griffith is once
again Viscount Stanbury, now heir to a duke, his naval
career over. Lady Read more...
Petronella "Pet" Stone was taking care of her eight-year-old
nephew Parker while his parents were away, but Pet and
Parker had noticed some unusual goings-on at their
neighbor's, Mr. Purdy. Parker had even taken Mr. Purdy's cat
because Mr. Purdy's cousin, who is staying Read more...
Unable to find a suitable husband in New York, American
heiress Clare Herschel had sailed with her mother to
England, where parties from good families didn't care if the
money came from trade when their coffers were empty. The
eligible bachelors seemed a dour lot, until Emmett Markham,
the Read more...
After seeing his mentor off to Italy, Ash returns to London to live with
his two best friends: Nate and Verity Plum, owners of Plum & Company,
Printers and Booksellers. The economic climate is hurting the siblings'
business, and Nate's involvement in revolutionary diatribes against the
government is even more Read more...
During the war, Lieutenant Colonel Benedict Draven had
agreed to a marriage of convenience in Portugal to
protect Catarina Neves. Benedict is shocked when she
arrives in London, after five years, to ask him for an
annulment. The one kiss they had shared still lingers on
his mind, and he Read more...
In order to get a coveted promotion, Lord Gray - officially
Lord Graham Chadwick - has rented a house in Suffolk with
his superior, Lord Fennimore. Their mission is to bring in
The Boss, a murderous smuggler. Gray must also ingratiate
himself to his neighbor, Viscount Gislingham, who is the
King's Read more...
To avoid further scandal after the death of her elderly husband, the
Duke of Tremaine, Viola Cartwright sought refuge in her work at the
hospital she founded. When Florian Lowell has to treat his brother
Henry for the gunshot wound he suffered in a duel, Florian requests
Viola's assistance Read more...
To avoid marrying the Earl of Rolland, whom she had come to despise,
Lady Clara told a lie. She said she was pregnant by another man and
doing so, she caused her own ruin. Resigned to the life of a spinster,
Clara travels to Scotland to stay with her brother Read more...
The king and the queen are dead, winter is near, and Paris
has become the city of death. But the League of the Scarlet
Pimpernel has not given up on freeing the dauphin, Louis
Charles. Tristan Chevalier, Robespierre's secretary,
approved of the Revolution, for he has seen what the Read more...
Ruth and Chandler had met while on a humanitarian mission in
Columbia; they were out to change the world; they knew of
the risks involved. But Ruth Neufeld had never envisioned
being widowed at thirty with two young daughters. The Afghan
hospital, where Chandler and his father both been worked Read more...
The humiliation of admitting publicly that her husband, Ross Barton,
was gone from her life, was almost more than what Hannah Swensen
could bear at the moment. Thankfully, her friends and relatives
understood how badly she hurt and stood by her side. That Eden Lake
had been chosen to host Read more...
As soon as I learned to read, I read,
and never stopped. As a lifelong
reader of mystery, suspense, and
thrillers, I bifurcated at some point
into romance because of my infatuation
with vampires. Iâ€™m a very eclectic
reader â€“ I will read a M/M romance, a
technothriller, a historical romance,
a biography, an erotic romance or an
inspirational one with the same
enthusiasm â€“ but what makes me chose a
book varies little, regardless of the
genre: originality, creativity, solid
plotting, complex and charismatic
characters, wit, and most of all great
writing skills and spellbinding
storytelling. I have a Master's Degree
in Linguistics, and I'm fluent in
French and English, as well as basic
knowledge of a few other languages. I
became a proofreader and sometime
copy-editor because I know I have the
skills to contribute, even ever so
slightly, to this wonderful world of
books, be it only to ensure that those
tiny annoying details â€“ such as a
heroineâ€™s eye color changing midway,
and so on â€“ do not happen. Yes,
accuracy is crucial to me, but so is
being thoroughly entertained.