My Wicked Little Lies

Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781420127904
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Fiction

From a #1 New York Times–bestselling author: A lady spy in Victorian England finds more than her double life compromised in this seductive historical romance. Evelyn Hadley-Attwater has it all: a genteel life replete with a loving husband, ball gowns, and elegant parties. No one, including the man she married, suspects that she was once a spy for England’s most enigmatic intelligence agency. Summoned for one final assignment, the excitement of her former life and memories of her mysterious, flirtatious boss—known only as “Sir”—prove too tempting to ignore. Eve’s husband, Adrian, Earl of Waterston, is a respectable, dignified gentleman. But even the most proper noblemen have secrets of their own. Adrian has kept his from the rest of the world, from his family, and even from his wife. But as Eve’s behavior becomes more furtive, and more suspect, their clandestine worlds will collide. Now, as a veil of secrecy frays, a tantalizing game of cat and mouse will test the bounds of unfailing love. “Alexander delights with a strong heroine, dashing hero, and unexpected plot twists with a heavy dose of humor . . . making this Victorian romp fun, passionate, and funny.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Perfect Mistress

Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781420122442
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Fiction

From a #1 New York Times bestselling author: A proper lady in Victorian England is making a name for herself—in a deliciously improper way. Widowed and nearly destitute, Julia, Lady Winterset, has inherited a book—a very shocking book—that every gentleman in London seems to want. For a charismatic businessman, it’s a chance to build an empire. For a dashing novelist, it could guarantee fame. But to a proud, domineering earl, it means everything: It’s his great-grandmother’s scandalous unpublished memoirs and it could ruin his family’s reputation. Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, can’t let the obstinate Julia release the shameless confessional and tarnish the Landingham name. But the only way to stop her may be equally sordid—if far more pleasurable. His rivals are intent on seducing the captivating woman to get everything they want. Harrison isn’t the sort to back away from a competition, especially with stakes this high—because the winner will claim both the notorious journals and the heart of the lovely lady. “With a delectably dry sense of humor that rivals Oscar Wilde at his best . . . Alexander fashions the perfect romance . . . exceptionally entertaining.” —Booklist, starred review “Warm, witty and wise.” —Julia Quinn, New York Times–bestselling author

His Mistress by Christmas

Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781420128154
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Fiction

For three years, Lady Veronica Smithson has been perfectly happy as a widow—and thoroughly independent. Still, the right gentleman could provide the benefits of marriage without the tedious restrictions. And in Sir Sebastian Hadley-Attwater, renowned explorer and rogue, Veronica is sure she has found him. Sebastian will come into his inheritance in a matter of weeks—if his family deems him responsible enough. There's no better way to prove his maturity than with a wife. But though Veronica will share his bed, she refuses to marry. However, Sebastian has a plan: An intimate sojourn at his new country house will surely change Veronica's mind. For Sebastian never takes no for an answer. And he intends to persuade his Christmas mistress that they belong together—in this, and every season to come. . . "This Victorian yuletide romance provides erotic sizzle and delectably clever dialogue on every page." –USA Today

Wicked Little Secrets

Author: Kara Taylor
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250033611
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

In Kara Taylor's Wicked Little Secrets, Anne Dowling becomes entangled in a web of secrets involving a missing student and a conspiracy at Wheatley Prep in this fast-paced, juicy follow-up to Prep School Confidential Anne Dowling—a fresh, original, and funny new YA whose heroine has knowing, irreverent voice readers will love—is back for her second semester at Wheatley Prep. Although things have settled (somewhat) since her roommate Isabella's death, Anne's still kind of obsessed with the death of Wheatley student Matthew Weaver thirty years ago, since she found a picture of him and his crewmates with the words "they killed him" scrawled on the back among Isabella's things. When Anne learns that her boyfriend Brent's dad is one of the now-powerful Wheatley alumni who rowed crew with Matthew, and that the crew team continues to induct new members with a creepy-sounding ritual called "The Drop," she knows further investigation could put her relationship with Brent in danger. Determined to discover the truth, she reaches out to Anthony, Isabella's townie brother, who helps her delve deeper into the secrets in Wheatley's past. Secrets someone would kill to keep hidden. As the school's Spring Formal—and its notorious afterparty—approaches, Anne sees the perfect opportunity to do some off-campus digging into the lives of Wheatley's VIPs in this thrilling, unputdownable read—but if she's not careful, she'll be the next student who never comes back.

Two Little Lies

Author: Liz Carlyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416530695
Release Date: 2006-01-20
Genre: Fiction

National bestselling author Liz Carlyle presents the second book in her scandalous new romance series -- a fiery duel of desire and deception with love as the ultimate prize.... Once, he spurned the woman he loved. The Earl of Wynwood was far too reckless to handle a sophisticated woman like Viviana Alessandri. And the beautiful opera singer was far too famous to make a suitable wife for Wynwood. Twice, she wagered with her heart. Crushed by Wynwood's refusal to marry, Viviana offered her hand to another, a wealthy count. But fate has a way of playing with lovers' hearts -- and passion has a way of setting them on fire. Two little lies tore them apart. But now, at a gala affair celebrating Wynwood's recent betrothal, Viviana will get one last chance to win back his love...again...and again.

Dirty Little Lies

Author: Lora Leigh
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781250101525
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Fiction

From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Dirty Little Lies, a scintillating novel of the Men of Summer—and the scorching hot women who set their hearts on fire... THE HEART HAS ITS SECRETS. Zack Richards knows he’s asking for trouble. Trying to protect a member of the notorious Maddox family could get a man killed—even a battle-scarred, muscle-ripped alpha like Zack. But the woman who has captured his wildest fantasies is nothing like the rest of her power-hungry clan. She’s innocent, beautiful, and has quickly become the one shining light in his dark, desperate world. The only woman worth fighting for...and dying for... BUT PASSION NEVER LIES. Her name is Grace Maddox—and everybody knows that she is a marked woman. Targeted for her family’s sins and hunted like a wild animal, Grace has no choice but to accept Zack’s protection. In his arms, she finally feels safe. In his eyes, she sees an insatiable desire that mirrors her own. But the truth is dangerous—and could end up tearing them apart. Will surrendering to Zack end up being the biggest mistake of Grace’s life?

Wicked Little Secrets

Author: Susanna Ives
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402283581
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Genre: Fiction

"With Wicked Little Secrets' intriguing plot, quirky characters, witty escapades and heartfelt dialogue, Ives has created a read that's as thought-provoking as it is romantic."—RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars Vivienne Taylor strives to be the embodiment of her wealthy fiancé's rigid ideal of a virtuous lady. But being good isn't easy when a blackmailer threatens to destroy her reputation—and the only person who can help is the deliciously wicked Lord Dashiell. Vivacious Vivienne has finally won her family's approval by getting engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift. But when threatened by a vicious blackmail scheme, it is to her childhood friend that Vivienne turns; the deliciously wicked Viscount Dashiell. Lord Dashiell promised himself long ago that his friendship with Vivienne would be the one relationship with a woman that he wouldn't ruin. He agrees to help her just to keep the little hothead safe, but soon finds that Vivienne has grown up to be very, very dangerous to all of Dash's best intentions. Wicked Little Secrets Series: Wicked Little Secrets (Book 1) Wicked, My Love (Book 2) How to Impress a Marquess (Book 3) Praise for Rakes and Radishes: "Once in a while, I read a book that's so emotive that I find myself thinking about it long after I have put it down and Rakes and Radishes, with its theme of love and forgiveness, is such a book."—The Romance Reviews, Best Book of 2010 Nominee "I thoroughly enjoyed this story."—Night Owl Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars, Review Top Pick!

The Importance of Being Wicked

Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781420130973
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Fiction

The nobleman has a reputation. And the lady is putting it to the test—in a dazzling Victorian romance from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. For Winfield Elliott, Viscount Stillwell, finding a prospective bride always seemed easy. Perhaps too easy. With three broken engagements to his name, Win is the subject of endless gossip. Yet his current mission is quite upright: to hire a company to repair his family’s fire-damaged country house. Nothing disreputable in that—until the firm’s representative turns out to be a very desirable widow. Lady Miranda Garrett expected a man of Win’s reputation to be flirtatious and devilishly charming. But the awkward truth is that it’s she who finds him thoroughly irresistible. While Miranda resides at Millworth Manor to oversee the work, Win occupies every waking hour of her day, her dreams at night, and soon, her bed. And for the first time, the wicked Win is falling in love too. And what begins as a scandalous proposition may become a very different proposal of the heart. “For love, laughter, and lots of fun, read Victoria Alexander.” —Stephanie Laurens, New York Times–bestselling author “Fast-paced, snappy dialogue and a bounty of sexy chemistry, proving that the ever-reliable Alexander is now the go-to author for historical romance readers in search of love and laughter.” —Booklist

Wicked My Love

Author: Susanna Ives
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402283611
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Fiction

"Sensuous foreplay heats up the pages but never overtakes the captivating story or the charming, witty characters."—Publishers Weekly Handsome, silver-tongued Lord Randall doesn't always get along with his bank partner, the financially brilliant Isabella St. Vincent. When their two-faced partner commits fraud and runs, Randall and Isabella pursue, finding wicked adventure and love along the way. Posing as anarray of far-fetched characters and pursued by crooked police and a powerful railroad baron, the Randall and Isabella discover the only person they can trust with their lives—and their love—is one another. Wicked Little Secrets Series: Wicked Little Secrets (Book 1) Wicked, My Love (Book 2) How to Impress a Marquess (Book 3) Praise for Wicked Little Secrets: "With Wicked Little Secrets' intriguing plot, quirky characters, witty escapades, and heartfelt dialogue, Ives has created a read that's as thought-provoking as it is romantic." —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/5 stars and nominee for Best First Historical Romance "A fresh voice that reminded me of Julia Quinn's characters." —Eloisa JAMES, New York Times bestselling author

One Little Sin

Author: Liz Carlyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416525165
Release Date: 2005-10-07
Genre: Fiction

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What Happens At Christmas

Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781420132687
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Fiction

From a #1 New York Times–bestselling author: An unconventional Victorian lady, a daring deception, and “the perfect holiday treat” (The Chicago Tribune). Camille, Lady Lydingham, requests the pleasure of your company at a festive house party in the English countryside, as she endeavors to coax a marriage proposal from Prince Nikolai Pruzinsky of Greater Avalonia. Given the nature of the hostess’s eccentric relatives ,they will be played by a troupe of actors hired to impersonate a proper Victorian family. What a clever way to fool the prince! And gate-crashing, distractingly handsome first loves like Grayson Elliott are most unwelcome. But nothing about Camille’s charade goes as planned. Tonight, at Millworth Manor, games will be played, motives will be revealed, the masks will come off, and hearts will be lost—and won—in the most romantic, magical season of all. “Alexander’s divine Victorian Christmas confection provides an abundance of wit and warmth.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “With . . . delightfully entertaining characters and an impeccable sense of comic timing worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan, Alexander presents readers with a splendidly sexy holiday gift.” —Booklist

Isadore s Secret

Author: Mardi Link
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472026562
Release Date: 2010-04-23
Genre: True Crime

"In Isadore's Secret, Mardi Link shines a journalist's lamp on this dark, quiet corner of Michigan's history, assuring that the tragic story of Sister Janina is not forgotten. Link's telling is fascinating and thorough, making a story you will not soon forget." ---Steve Lehto, author of Death's Door A gripping account of the mysterious 1907 disappearance of a young nun in a northern Michigan town and the national controversy that followed when she turned up dead and buried in the basement of her own church. Swinging planks of lantern light shine through the musty air and onto the dirt floor of the church basement. The oddly glowing rectangles syncopate over the damp ground and illuminate even the darkest, stooped-down corners of the space beyond. The only sound is the ragged breathing of two men, a young parish priest and a much older laborer. Aboveground these men belong completely to this place, in both body and soul. A glimpse of their faces anywhere in the sanctuary, the rectory, the school, the barn, or the gardens would be a welcome sight. But here below, these men of Isadore are interlopers. Only trespassers would sneak silently into the church's sloped underbelly without witness to carry out such a sinful and secret errand as this one. Despite their tools, and their lantern, and their resolve, neither is equipped for the task at hand or for what is to come. Mardi Link, a former crime reporter, was named Antioch's Betty Crumrine Scholar for Creative Nonfiction in 2007. Her first book, When Evil Came to Good Hart, also published by the University of Michigan Press, spent four months on the Heartland Indie Bestseller List. This true story was the basis for the Broadway play The Runner Stumbles and the film of the same name. Front cover: Photograph of cemetery © John L. Russell, Great Lakes Images; image of face ©iStockphoto.com/duncan1890.

How to Impress a Marquess

Author: Susanna Ives
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402283642
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Fiction

"A fresh voice that reminded me of Julia Quinn's characters." —Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author TAKE ONE MARQUESS: Proper, put-upon, dependable, but concealing a sensitive artist's soul. ADD ONE BOHEMIAN LADY: Creative, boisterous, unruly, but secretly yearning for a steadfast love, home, and family. STIR in a sensational serialized story that has society ravenous for each installment. COMBINE with ambitious guests at an ill-fated house party hosted by a treacherous dowager possessing a poison tongue. SHAKE until a stuffy marquess and rebellious lady make a shocking discovery: the contents of their hearts are just alike. Take a sip. You'll laugh, you'll swoon, you'll never want this moving Victorian love story to end. "With [an] intriguing plot, quirky characters, witty escapades, and heartfelt dialogue, Ives has created a read that's as thought-provoking as it is romantic." —RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars and nominee for Best First Historical Romance, Wicked Little Secrets "Will touch readers' hearts. Ives delivers on every level" —RT Book Reviews for Wicked, My Love Top Pick 4 stars "I have never, ever laughed so hard or swooned so much while reading a historical romance." —Long and Short Reviews for Wicked Little Secrets

Three Little Secrets

Author: Liz Carlyle
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405529327
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Wealthy land owner Merrick MacLachlan is the polar opposite of his polished, ever-so-charming brother. While Sir Alasdair is fair and handsome, Merrick is dark and brooding, both in looks and in temperament. With his penetrating eyes and badly scarred face, Merrick has always made the ton deeply uncomfortable. Professionally, Merrick has attained a level of wealth and power which no one could have imagined when he was a brilliant but starving young architect. Privately, he has no lifewhich is just how he likes it. But his rigid, tightly-controlled existence is about to spin out of control. Because once upon a time, Merrick did have a life. And then, he made a terrible mistake. Her name was Madeleine. And if ever he is tempted to forget her, he has but to look at the scars she left behind...

Wicked Lies

Author: Lora Leigh
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781466874473
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Fiction

From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Wicked Lies, a sizzling novel of the Men of Summer-their ways and means, and the women they desire... HE'S TEMPTING FATE Jazz Lancing is the stuff of legends. A mountain-bred ex-Navy SEAL with rugged dark looks, a tall muscled frame, and gorgeous blue eyes, he can have any woman he wants in the state of Tennessee. Except Annie Mayes. The beautiful, innocent teacher refuses to fall for Jazz because she's hiding a secret more powerful than her own temptation ... SHE'S IN TOO DEEP Jazz knows that Annie isn't who she says she is-that she's lying about her identity, her past, and her motives. But can she be trusted? Little does he know Annie has been craving his kiss for years, dreaming that Jazz would take her in his arms and save her from her demons. But telling Jazz the truth could put both of them in peril. In this deadly game of danger, deceit, and darkness, is desire worth the risk of losing...everything? "Leigh's books can scorch the ink off the page."-RT Book Reviews