Destiny Devices Series
To Devlin McCain she was a fool chasing moonbeams, a spoiled rich girl who fancied herself an archaeologist and believed her money could buy anything. But beneath her spinsterish façade burned a blistering sensuality he was powerless to resist, and he would journey through hell to claim her.
To Kate Whitmore, he was an overbearing brute who treated women like chattel, an unscrupulous scoundrel who valued gold above all else. Yet try as she might, she couldn’t deny the irresistible allure of this dangerous man.
Hard-edged realist and passionate idealist, Devlin and Kate plunged into the Brazilian jungle, searching for the answer to an ancient mystery. Yet someone else sought that mystery, someone determined to possess it at any cost.
After the devastating scandal her mother had caused years ago, Sarah Van Horne avoided the slightest whiff of impropriety, along with any chance for marriage. She froze eligible gentlemen where they stood. Fortune hunters retreated in defeat. But the dangerously handsome burglar she caught in her New York City mansion stole every trace of her composure. Although she ought to send the suave rogue to prison, she had reasons not to involve the authorities. And the idea of this captivating scoundrel behind bars disturbed her far more than she wanted to admit.
Confident, ingenious, and devilishly charming, Lord Austin Sinclair knew how to get what he wanted. A locked door would not prevent him from retrieving a dangerous stolen artifact, nor the pistol Sarah aimed at his head. Still, he had never expected the icy beauty would tempt him. An entanglement with Sarah could prove a disaster. He must deceive her to get what he wanted. Unfortunately, the beguiling lady threatened his heart as well as his mission.
The day after he survives a murder attempt, Dominic Stanbridge, the notorious Marquess of Lancaster, awakens claiming he is Colin MacKenzie, a Scottish earl who lived three hundred years ago. Suddenly London’s fashion plate is running about town dressed only in his silk dressing gown, wielding a sword, and speaking in a strange Scottish accent. He has no memory of his life, and no idea who wants him dead.
After Dominic forced Jane into marriage, Jane vowed to thwart his attempts at seduction, and earn her freedom. She steeled herself against the blackguard, aware he would go to any lengths to win their bargain and seal her fate. Yet nothing could have prepared her for her husband’s abrupt change the day after their wedding. How was it possible the detestable scoundrel could suddenly send her pulse racing with a single touch? Jane was far too practical to believe anyone could bewitch her. Yet suddenly she was at the mercy of MacKenzie’s Magic.
Victorian debutante Laura Sullivan couldn’t believe her eyes; Aunt Sophie’s ancient spell had conjured up the man of Laura’s dreams—and deposited a half-naked barbarian in the elegant library of her Boston home. How in the world could she explain the arrival of the captivating Viking? Although she could not deny an irresistible attraction to the infuriating brute, he was hardly the proper blue blood her father expected her to marry.
A powerful sorcerer, Connor had traveled through the ages to reach his soul mate, the bewitching beauty who had captured his heart in dreams. But Beacon Hill wasn’t ninth-century Ireland, and Connor’s powers were useless if he couldn’t convince Laura that love was stronger than magic and that she was destined to become The Sorcerer’s Lady.
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He came to her out of the swirling mist on the cliff’s edge, a ghostly figure who seemed larger than life. Dark, handsome, blatantly male, Gavin MacKinnon radiated the kind of confidence that led men into battle and women into reckless choices. A quiet English professor with the responsibility of her young niece, Julia resisted his every attempt to persuade her into the most reckless adventure of all, until she realized no one should deny the chance for a miracle.
Swept back to 1816 Scotland, Julia tumbles straight into the arms of the flesh and blood incarnation of Gavin MacKinnon, Earl of Dunmore. Her memory scrambled, her identity in question, she feels as though she is wandering through the pages of an Austen novel, complete with a Scottish version of her favorite literary hero, a man she cannot resist. Together they must fit together the pieces of a puzzle that originally led to murder if they have a chance to change fate. Drawn to each other, they discover their destinies are intertwined in ways they had never imagined.
The Heiresses Series
Independent minded Emily Maitland knew her parents would never allow her younger sisters to attend the Season until she married. Since she had no intention of making a loveless match with some witless fop or sentencing her sisters to spinsterhood, she eloped with the perfect man. Major Sheridan Blake was her ideal husband: handsome, charming, dashing—and completely imaginary. She was stunned when a counterfeit Major Blake marched into her life and claimed her as his bride. Determined to vanquish the handsome rogue without revealing her own deception, Emily soon discovers the bewildering scoundrel is even more intriguing than any ideal from her imagination.
An agent for the Ministry, Simon St. James exploited Emily’s deception to suit his mission. He was searching for a traitor smuggling arms to Napoleon’s army. He found an auburn haired virago who could heal his wounded soul. Trapped in the web of his own deception, he would fight the devil himself for the chance of winning his lady.
Meg Drummond was known as the Snow Queen, a challenge to the gentlemen of the ton, for it was said she could freeze a man with a single glance of her green eyes. No one knew the icy castle walls were built to protect the vulnerable girl within. Meg didn’t trust easily, not after witnessing the fiery destruction of her parents’ marriage. Since she was a child she had only ever thought of one man in terms of happily ever after, and he had never returned her regard.
A hero of Waterloo, Alec owed Meg’s father his life. Although he had no desire for an arranged marriage, Alec kidnapped and married Meg out of his debt to Robert Drummond. Once he held Meg in his arms he realized there just might be something more to this marriage than he had expected. A suspicious tragedy had made him Earl of Dunleith. Alec doesn’t realize a murderer lurks in the shadows waiting to take everything from him.
After years of war Alec longs for a home and family. He knows he must break through the wall of ice surrounding Meg’s heart, gain her trust, and awaken her desire to truly make her his bride.
Justin Trevelyan, the new Duke of Marlow, has everything a woman could want. Yet match-making mamas hide their daughters whenever he steps into a ballroom. They call him Devil Trevelyan—an arrogant beast of a man, a notorious libertine who has raised debauchery to an art form. No one sees the ugly scars hidden beneath his handsome face and reckless spirit.
Isabel Darracott is determined to convince her negligent guardian to provide for her two younger sisters. Instead of the middle-aged gentleman she expected to find in London, she tangles with a half-clad barbarian intent on ravishing her. When she realizes the horrible truth, she insists Justin appoint an appropriate guardian.
Astonished by his estranged father’s will, Justin abhors the idea of guardianship to this impertinent spinster and her two sisters. Yet, Isabel has tossed the gauntlet. She challenges him, defies him, captivates him with her gentle beauty and strong spirit. As they untangle an ancient mystery and investigate the murders of her father and brother, Justin realizes he must prove his honor to earn a chance for this angel to redeem his soul.
Clayton Trevelyan, Earl Huntingdon, always did what was expected of him, until the day his beautiful, impetuous, eccentric fiancée Marisa Grantham ended their engagement. No one expected the quiet young scholar known as The Saint to purchase a commission and march off to fight in the Peninsula. Seven years later, Clay returned home a war hero and former spy determined to find an appropriate bride—his last promise to his father. Hardened by war, the once shy young man knew precisely what he needed in a bride. She must be quiet, dignified, intelligent, and above all have no illusions of marrying for affection. After losing Marisa, he swore never again to allow a woman close to his heart.
When Marisa overhears two men discussing plans to murder Clayton, she swears she will do anything to keep the stubborn Earl alive, even if that involves kidnapping him. No longer the naïve young woman who allowed her one and only love to walk away, Marisa is determined not to lose him a second time. Yet as she fights her way past his defenses and struggles to heal the wounds scrawled across Clay’s gentle soul, a murderer lurks in the shadows, threatening both their lives.
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