REUNITED UNDER DEADLY CIRCUMSTANCES…Tasked with covertly investigating a string of suspicious deaths, Charles Hunter finds himself reunited with Georgiana Huffington, darling of the ton, who broke his heart many years before. She’s a woman with a mysterious past – mere days after taking their vows, Georgiana’s two husbands have perished under mysterious circumstances.As Charles works with Georgiana to prove her innocence she finds herself captivated by the man he’s become. Still devilishly handsome, he’s now more guarded, more…dangerous. Georgiana fears she’s losing her heart to him, but will her love make Charles the killer’s next victim?
HE'D RETURNED FROM THE DEAD TO COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH AN ANGELIndeed, to Adam Hawthorne's eyes, Grace Forbush possessed an ethereal beauty, all the more intriguing when draped with the air of mystery she wore like an elegant evening wrap. But were the ton's whispers true? Could this heavenly creature who stirred him like no other have done murder most foul?The buckskin-clad savage in Grace Forbush's library wasn't all he seemed. Shockingly, he was more, for Adam Hawthorne was an English gentleman–and her late husband's true heir, come to claim what was rightfully his: her hearth, her home…and her heart!
A Rake by Midnight… James Hunter cannot forget the night he rescued Eugenia O’Rourke from a terrifying ordeal and, despite his fearsome reputation, he’s taken the unlikely role as her protector. Gina fears the return of her villainous captor, but it seems that James is willing to do more than just protect her.A Governess’s Reputation… The wild and rakish Marcus Wolfe, Viscount Helstone, has more than earned the name of Hellcat Helstone. No woman could hold him…that is, until he meets outspoken governess Sophie Flint, whose refusal to become his mistress has Marcus in a spin. Has the viscount finally been tamed by the forthright Miss Flint? Two BRAND-NEW, DAZZLING Regency tales!
The bastard son of a duke, Devlin Farrell is about to exact revenge for his mother's murder.He will even go as far as kidnapping his enemy's bride from the altar! Lilly O'Rourke is merely an innocent pawn in Devlin's plan. Other than ruining her reputation, he means her no harm–though it's hard to play the perfect gentleman when he's struggling to resist her tempting beauty.But Devlin has lived so long for revenge, can he now forfeit this desire–and in rescuing Lilly, save himself?
Tropical heat…burning passionDaphne had sacrificed everything to remain unknown in her tropical paradise. But if Lord Lockwood recognized the woman who had fled England with a crime on her conscience, nothing could keep her safe….Even the thought of future punishment could not dampen present desire. Lockwood's lips reawakened the passionate woman she had once been. What harm, Daphne reasoned, could come from one stolen kiss? Still, she could not allow her feelings to overpower her sense–it was too dangerous. She'd denied herself for five years. Surely she could deny Lockwood for a few weeks?
THE EARL OF GLENROSS WOULD HAVE HIS REVENGE–BUT AT WHAT PRICE?Rob McHugh had survived an agonizing ordeal in foreign climes only to discover his family's tragedy was rooted in British soil. For a terrible irony revealed that Afton Lovejoy, his beautiful English rose, had dangerous thorns–and was, in fact, the very woman he'd sworn to destroy!AFTON LOVEJOY WAS BENT ON JUSTICE!Her beloved aunt had been murdered, forcing Afton to masquerade as fortune-teller to the ton to find the killer. What she found, however, was a dangerous, heady mix of intrigue and desire–for Rob McHugh, notorious womanizer, had roused her passions…and her suspicions!
Indulge your fantasies of delicious Regency Rakes, fierce Viking warriors and rugged Highlanders. Be swept away into a world of intense passion, lavish settings and romance that burns brightly through the centuriesA short conversation with Gail Ranstrom will convince readers that she should have written a book titled "Jobs I Have Had. " Before taking up the pen, her work experience ran the gamut from a seamstress making waitress uniforms for a German beer garden, to inventory clerk at the University of Montana where she was attacked by a chimpanzee, stepped on dead lab rats in dark basements and located missing satellite spy cameras in–oh, wait, that's classified–to advertising coordinator and PR writer.Most recently Gail was a commercial property manager in the Los Angeles area, troubleshooting incidents as wide ranging as having a SWAT team surrounding one of her buildings, a naked men in the ladies' restroom and rattlesnakes coiled in front of tenants' doors. In between, she partnered with a good friend in an antique business. Don't even get her started on her experiences at antique auctions!She enjoys traveling frequently to see her children in Montana and Florida and to visit friends and a brother in London. As an unabashed Anglophile, she says she could easily spend months in the Cotswolds, an entire summer in Scotland or a year in London. Sometimes that «other Eden» feels more like home to her than her real home.Gail writes historical romance fiction because she loses herself in the past more completely than she can in the present or future. Combine that with her lifelong love of words and reading, the desire to entertain and the fact that she's too shy to do stand-up comedy, and what was left?To aid her in writing romance fiction, she credits fabulous friendships with remarkable women, from family and bridge clubs to work mates and writers' groups. They are the models for her heroines: strong, intelligent and beautiful, while still managing to be caring and vulnerable and very human. Gail says that it is their strength of character and grace under fire that have been her inspiration. And every hero must be a man worthy of them.Readers can contact Gail at GailRanstrom@cs. com.
TO RESTORE HER REPUTATION, SHE MUST FIRST DESTROY IT…When Dianthe Lovejoy is accused of murdering a courtesan who bears an uncanny resemblance to her, she must go into hiding. And the only man who can protect her is her enemy–notorious rake and gambler Lord Geoffrey Morgan.Owing a debt of honor to her relative, Lord Geoffrey reluctantly takes in the meddlesome miss. But when he learns of her plan to masquerade as a courtesan to unmask the villain, he vows to put a stop to the ridiculous scheme. Thinking that training Dianthe in the courtesan arts will scare her off, Geoffrey discovers that he's met his match. Especially when Dianthe practices her newly acquired wiles on him….
The seduction of Lady Lace Bored with his dissolute life, Andrew Hunter craved a new diversion. And one presented itself in the form of the mysterious Lady Lace! Her practised flirtations branded her an experienced woman – but her bewitching kisses spoke of innocence and purity.Lord Libertine set himself to seduce the truth from her. But the notorious rakehell was not prepared for the answers he gained. And in discovering the lady’s secrets, he endangered his own heart!