On murmure qu'il aurait assassiné sa première femme parce qu'elle le trompait. Il est vrai que Malcom Sinclair, comte de Ravenwood, est un homme bien étrange. Si Sophy accepte de l'épouser, c'est à une seule condition : pendant trois mois, il ne la touchera pas. Trois mois, le temps d'accomplir sa vengeance. Mais ses plus fermes résolutions ne résistent pas longtemps au charme de Malcom. Il lui suffit de croiser son regard troublant pour mesurer le pouvoir d'attraction de cet homme. Chacune de ses caresses exalte son désir jusqu'à l'extase. Pourtant, Sophy se veut intraitable. Elle se vengera. Quitte à risquer la vie de son mari. Quitte à relever le plus terrible des défis : réapprendre à cet être meurtri les délices de l'amour...
En apparence, Evangeline Ames est une simple demoiselle de compagnie. En réalité, grâce à ses capacités extrasensorielles, elle est détective au sein d'une agence un peu spéciale. Victime d'une tentative de meurtre, elle est contrainte de se cacher à Crystal Gardens, un immense domaine où un botaniste fou a mené d'étranges expériences avant d'être tué. Evangeline se croyait à l'abri, elle découvre que la mort rôde dans ces jardins hantés par des forces maléfiques. Et le charme de Lucas Sebastian, le propriétaire des lieux, n'est pas le moindre des dangers qui la guettent...
Ursula Kern est persuadée que la mort prématurée de son employée, Mlle Clifton, n'est pas naturelle. Aidée par Slater Croxton, archéologue et aventurier, elle est déterminée à découvrir la vérité. Afin d'atteindre ce but, elle lui révèle ses plus profonds secrets.
Le coeur serré d'angoisse, Angelina Merryweather se rend en pleine nuit chez le comte Sebastian d'Anglestone. L'heure est grave et l'enjeu est grand : elle n'a que jusqu'à l'aube pour convaincre cet homme d'abandonner le duel contre son cadet. Le comte doit simplement présenter ses excuses à son frère, ainsi le combat sera annulé. Mais en trouvant la belle Angelina sur le pas de sa porte, Sebastian entend bien tirer profit de la situation... au risque de se retrouver pris à son propre piège.
Découvrir sa patronne sauvagement assassinée dans son boudoir, quel choc pour Anna ! La jeune secrétaire particulière sait qu'elle sera la principale suspecte et n'a d'autre choix que d'appliquer les dernières volontés de la riche mondaine new-yorkaise : fuir en emportant un mystérieux carnet. Anna devient donc Irène et prend la route de la côte Ouest... Une route semée d'embûches, sur laquelle elle va rencontrer Oliver Ward, un homme d'affaires, ex-star de la magie, avec qui elle s'engage dans un subtil jeu du chat et de la souris dans le Hollywood des années trente, aussi glamour que dangereux...
Lorsque Lavinia Lake entreprend de se lancer dans une enquête qui l'implique personnellement, elle est loin d'imaginer qu'elle croisera le chemin de Tobias March, détective privé. S'il apprécie peu de voir cette jeune femme marcher sur ses brisées et menacer ainsi son investigation, Tobias la convainc toutefois de travailler de concert avec lui. Voici le duo sur la piste d'un mystérieux sculpteur, auteur de macabres poupées de cire. Déterminée à résoudre l'énigme qui menace sa nouvelle cliente, Lavinia est prête à mettre sa vie en danger. Mais c'est sans compter sur le charmant Tobias, tout aussi résolu à protéger sa séduisante partenaire...
In order to pursue his quest to catch a killer while keeping the high-society husband-hunters at bay, the Earl of St. Merryn hires the sensible Elenora Lodge to pose as his fiancée during the upcoming London season.
Regency sleuths--and lovers--Lavinia Lake and Tobias March--stumble into the middle of a deadly mystery during a weekend getaway at a luxurious country estate as they become caught up in the search for a killer who targets wealthy older men on the brink of marrying beautiful, much younger women. By the author of Don't Look Back. Reprint.
Épouser Howard Hudson, le célèbre mesmériste, n'était qu'une étape dans le plan de l'ambitieuse Céleste pour gagner les hautes sphères de la société.
Malheureusement, son ascension prend fin brutalement, lorsqu'on la retrouve, assassinée, dans un entrepôt. Céleste serait-elle impliquée dans le vol de la Méduse bleue ? Ce bracelet doit son nom à une gemme bleue gravée d'une tête de Méduse et on le dit doté de pouvoirs paranormaux. Certains collectionneurs iraient jusqu'à tuer pour se l'approprier. Engagés par Hudson, Lavinia et Tobias se lancent sur la piste de l'assassin.
Une nouvelle enquête qui leur réservera bien des surprises...
Si Tobias March a accepté l'invitation des Beaumont au bal costumé qu'ils organisent dans leur luxueux domaine campagnard, c'est uniquement pour profiter de deux nuits tranquilles avec Lavinia. Il en a plus qu'assez des rencontres furtives, où l'on risque à tout moment d'être dérangé ! Lavinia, elle, obéit à des raisons plus mercantiles. Tout le gratin londonien se retrouvera chez les Beaumont. Ce serait bien le diable si elle ne parvenait pas à trouver quelques nouveaux clients...
Sur la côte d'Upper Biddleton, Harriet ramasse des fossiles. Dans les grottes, elle découvre des caches de bandits. Elle demande de l'aide au seigneur du lieu, Gideon Westbrook. Ce dernier a une réputation sulfureuse et il est très séduisant.
During an investigation into a woman's death, gentleman-thief turned private inquiry agent, Ambrose Wells, finds himself at Aldwick Castle - and in the middle of chaos. The building is in flames, men are dead, and a woman and four young girls are fleeing on horseback.
The sins of Adam Hardesty's past have been discovered. And if he does not hunt down his blackmailer quickly, his secrets will be revealed to all...
But there is an obstacle in his way: sensation novelist Caroline Fordyce. She knows that Adam's quest for justice could shatter her own reputation - and mire her family in lethal scandal. And she fears what he may find.
Together, they will navigate the shadow side of London, venturing into an underworld of cutthroats, connivers, and illusionists. And as the mystery grows ever deeper and the danger circles ever closer, they must guard not only their secrets but their lives...
From a magnificent ballroom ablaze with lights to an imposing country house steeped in shadows comes a breathtaking tale of an impetuous miss—and a passion that leads to peril...At five and twenty, Prudence Merryweather knew very well tht risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of night. But bearding the notorious Earl of Angelstone in his den was the only way to stop him from engaging her hotheaded brother in a duel. And that was why she found herself ushered into Sebastian's frobidding presence at three int the morning—and thoroughly kissed before dawn.She was a countrybred innocent—and an intriguing experience for a man who dwelt more in the shadows than in the sunshine. Yet as her boldness drew Prue into one dangerous episode after another, Sebastian found himself torn between a raging hunger to possess her and a driving need to protect her. And the reckless beauty would soon need all the protection she could get...From the Paperback edition.
From Seduction to Surrender and Reckless to Ravished, New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick has spun one thrilling love story after another. Now, in her longawaited hardcover debut, she introduces her most endearing heroine and compelling hero, in a dazzling, daring tale of lost pirate gold and legendary love... Deception.From the Paperback edition.
Imogen Waterstone has always prided herself on being a thoroughly independent young woman, but now she needs a man of implacable will and nerves of iron. That's why she invited Matthias Marshall, infamous Earl of Colchester, to her home in Upper Strickland. Who better than the legendary explorer to help her lay the perfect trap? Her scheme is simple, really: She plans to let it be known that when she inherited her uncle's collection of antiquities, she also inherited a map to a fabulous ancient treasure. She's sure that her enemy would risk financial ruin in pursuit of the mythical artifact. And to make doubly sure the scoundrel took the bait, she wants Colchester to pretend that he's out to seduce Imogene so that he, too, could get his hands on her map. Yet in all of her plotting, Imogene never anticipates Colchester's violent reaction to her request or her own electrifying reaction to him. Neither does she expect that a malevolent threat would emerge from the labyrinth of Londonsinister enough to endanger her and Colchester's lives.From the Paperback edition.
Townsfolk called him devil. For dark and enigmatic Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, was a man with a legendary temper and a first wife whose mysterious death would not be forgotten. Some said the beautiful Lady Ravenwood had drowned herself in the black, murky waters of Ravenwood Pond. Others whispered of foul play and the devil's wrath.Now countrybred Sophy Dorring is about to become Ravenwood's new bride. Drawn to his masculine strength and the glitter of desire that burned in his emerald eyes, the tawnyhaired lass had her own reasons for agreeing to a marriage of convenience. One was vengeance, and in its pursuit she would entangle Julian in a blackmail plot, a duel at dawn, and a dangerous masquerade. The other reason was dearer to her heart, but just as wild a quest: Sophy Dorring intended to teach the devil to love again.From the Paperback edition.
From the dazzling ballrooms of glittering London society to magnificent, cursed estate in the distant wilds of Yorkshire, comes the deliciously wicked story of a thoroughly unconventional courtship -and a thrilling midnight rendezvous that could only lead to love... At four and twenty Victoria Huntington thought herself quite adept at fending off fortune hunters... until she came under siege from Lucas Colebrook, the darkly disturbing new Earl of Stonevale. Amidst the brightly plumed birds of the town, Lucas was a hawk. And when he held out the lure of moonlit rides and wild, reckless midnight escapades, Victoria found herself powerless to resist. But becoming Stonevale's companion in adventure was far more dangerous undertaking than Victoria could ever imagine. For the attractive Earl would use her every weakness to woo her, to win her, and ultimately to wed her. And soon the amber-eyed lady would find herself ensconced in a crumbling mansion deep in the English countryside... where the real reason for her hasty marriage becomes all too apparent...and where the ghosts of her dark-stained past are waiting to rise up in a terrifying plot that will threaten her life, her honor, and the only man she could ever love.From the Paperback edition.
Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriageminded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.Yet nothing could have prepared her for Baxter St. Ivesan arresting stranger too daring, too determined, too dangerous to be her new manofaffairs. Still, perhaps he was the perfect person to help Charlotte investigate the recent murder of one of her clients. So she gave him a chance, never realizing that Baxter, a gifted scientist, would soon conduct a risky exploration into the alchemy of desire, with Charlotte as his subject.But even as he sets out to seduce Charlotte, a twisted killer lies in wait, ready to part the lovers...or see them joined together foreverin death.From the Paperback edition.
From the windswept, craggy coast of a remote British Isle comes the thrilling tale of a daring lady and a dangerous knight... bound by the tempests of fate—and the dawning of... Desire Upon her father's death, beautiful, headstrong Lady Clarre knew that she must wed, for the protection of the Isle of Desire new fell to her. Yet when her guardian's choice of prospective husband rode through her castle gates, she felt utterly betrayed. All sinewy muscle and savage steel, Sir Gareth of Wyckmere was not the poet she'd requested but a fearsome knight whose only interest was in war.Legions of robbers had fallen beneath the Hellhound of Wyckmere's sword, and now this bold warrior was certain that he could tame one willful wife. Yet even Gareth could not deter Lady Clare from trying to mold him into her ideal... until their clash of wills ignited a passion that set them both aflame... and a treacherous plot put their lives in deadly peril.From the Paperback edition.
It isn't easy making a living as a lady's companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That's why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. Her current post at a tiresome country house party has her bored to tears—until an extraordinary encounter with the legendary Edison Stokes leads to a secret position as his assistant.Stokes is on a peculiar mission, searching for an anonymous thief who has stolen an ancient book of arcane potions. He suspects his quarry is among the party's guests—and that the villain is looking for an intuitive woman on whom to test a certain elixir. A woman just like Emma...For Emma, the new post brings unexpected passion and chilling danger. But when murder strikes, she realizes the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit a merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams—and even her very life....From the Paperback edition.
After a year of grand adventures touring the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia Bright returned to England to discover that the real excitement was at home. It seems that her Aunt Zoe has fallen victim to a sinister blackmailer and only Iphiginia can hope to stop the culprit before he can do more harm. Her plan is inspired: Imitating history's most legendary beautiesCleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphroditethe former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society as the dazzling mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the infamous Earl of Masters. Rumors hint that the Earl has disappeared at the blackmailer's hands, and by posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is convinced she can ferret out the villain. Overnight, Iphiginia is transformed into a vision with a host of eager admirers, including one she does not expect the Earl of Masters himself, who strides into a shimmering ballroom one evening to cooly reclaim his "mistress". He is everything they say he is... arrogant, attractive, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can't help but be enthralled. But when Marcus agrees to play along with her charade, she doesn't know that the determined earl has plans of his own: to tease and tempt her, until the beautiful deceiver becomes more than his mistress in name only.From the Paperback edition.
A tantalizing tale of a legendary knight and a headstrong lady whose daring quest for a mysterious crystal will draw them into a whirlwind of treachery–and desire. When the fearsome knight called Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm, everyone cowered–except Lady Alice. Sharptongued and unrepentant, the flame haired beauty believed Sir Hugh was not someone to dread but the answer to her dreams. She knew he had come for the dazzling green crystal, knew he would be displeased to find that it was no longer in her possession. Yet Alice had a proposition for the dark and forbidding knight: In return for a dowry that would free Alice and her brother from their uncle's grasp, she would lend her powers of detection to his warrior's skills and together they would recover his treasured stone. But even as Hugh accepted her terms, he added a condition of his own: Lady Alice must agree to a temporary betrothal–one that would soon draw her deep into Hugh's great stone fortress, and into a battle that could threaten their lives...and their only chance at love.From the Paperback edition.