Slow Hand

Author: Victoria Vane

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492601136

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5997

"PULL THE FIRE ALARM & STOCK UP ON FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR THIS STEAMY ROMANCE."—Avon Romance Deep and abiding love emerge in this scorching story of a Montana rancher and part time lawyer and his sexy client who gets under his skin the way no woman ever has. Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who's torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He's on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She's a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs. Even the lawyers wear boots... Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds—until her father's death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can't resist a cowboy with a slow hand... Hot Cowboy Nights Series: Slow Hand (Book 1) Rough Rider (Book 2) Sharp Shootin' Cowboy (Book 3) Saddle Up (Book 4) Praise for Victoria Vane's erotic romance: "Erotic and sexy...absolutely marvelous." —Library Journal on the Devil DeVere series, a Top Ebook Romance of 2012 "The Mistress of Sensuality does it again!" —Swept Away By Romance "With Ms Vane's trademark prose and touches of humor—this is once again a brilliant story by a gifted writer." —Romantic Historical Lovers Reviews

Too Hot to Handle

A Romance Novel

Author: Victoria Dahl

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1488029792

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7712

A steamy fan-favorite from USA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Dahl, previously published in 2013. Merry Kade has always been the good girl, the one who patiently waits for the guy to notice her. Well, no more. Merry has just scored her dream job, and it's time for her life to change. As the new curator of a museum in Wyoming, she'll supervise a lot of restoration work. Luckily she's found the perfect contractor for the job: Shane Harcourt. Shane can't believe that someone wants to turn a beat-up ghost town into a museum attraction. After all, the last thing he needs is the site of his dream ranch turning into a tourist trap. But the beautiful, quirky woman in charge soon starts to change his mind, and while their love might be too hot to handle, it's impossible to resist.

Fingersmith

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781573229722

Category: Fiction

Page: 582

View: 2443

Growing up as a foster child among a family of thieves, orphan Sue Trinder hopes to pay back that kindness by playing a key role in a swindle scheme devised by their leader, Gentleman, who is planning to con a fortune out of the naive Maud Lily, but Sue's growing pity for their helpless victim could destroy the plot. By the author of Tipping the Velvet. Reprint.

Stormy Desire [Desire, Oklahome 12]

Author: Leah Brooke

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 1640107150

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6773

[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Contemporary Consensual BDSM Menage a Quatre Romantic Suspense, M/F/M/M, HEA] Stormy James had spent her entire life avoiding Desire, Oklahoma, a town where Dominant, chauvinistic men ruled. As a private investigator, she knew how to take care of herself, but when a case turned deadly, she found herself on the run, and heading toward Desire, and her brother, Logan James, the only man she trusted. Lucas Hart, Devlin Monroe, and Caleb Ward had been friends with Logan for years, and readily jumped into action to rescue his sister. It didn't take long for them to realize that she was more to them than just a client, and keeping their emotional distance proved impossible. Stormy's decision to leave Desire as soon as possible made convincing her to stay even more urgent. Earning the trust of a woman who feared and hated men because of past sexual abuse proved a greater challenge than they'd ever faced. But, earning her trust, and her love, would be their most rewarding mission of all. ** A Siren Erotic Romance. Leah Brooke is a Siren-exclusive author.

Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-In)

The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant

Author: Shrabani Basu

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525434429

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4856

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Dame Judi Dench from director Stephen Frears, releasing September 22, 2017. History’s most unlikely friendship—this is the astonishing story of Queen Victoria and her dearestcompanion, the young Indian Munshi Abdul Karim. In the twilight years of her reign, after the devastating deaths of hertwo great loves—Prince Albert and John Brown—Queen Victoria meets tall and handsome Abdul Karim, a humble servant from Agra waiting tables at her Golden Jubilee. The two form an unlikely bond and within a year Abdul becomes a powerful figure at court, the Queen’s teacher, her counsel on Urdu and Indian affairs, and a friend close to her heart. This marked the beginning of the most scandalous decade in Queen Victoria’s long reign. As the royal household roiled with resentment, Victoria and Abdul’s devotion grew in defiance. Drawn from secrets closely guarded for more than a century, Victoria & Abdul is an extraordinary and intimate history of the last years of the nineteenth-century English court and an unforgettable view onto the passions of an aging Queen.

The Perfect Poison

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101046651

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2593

She can detect any poison. He can decipher any clue. To find a killer, they make a perfect pair...

Lunatics, Imbeciles and Idiots

A History of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Author: Kathryn Burtinshaw,John R F Burt

Publisher:

ISBN: 147387906X

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 7405

In the first half of the nineteenth century, treatment of the mentally ill in Britain and Ireland underwent radical change. No longer manacled, chained and treated like wild animals, patient care was defined in law and medical understanding, and treatment of insanity developed. Focusing on selected cases, this new study enables the reader to understand how progressively advancing attitudes and expectations affected decisions, leading to better legislation and medical practice throughout the century. Specific mental health conditions are discussed in detail and the treatments patients received are analysed in an expert way. A clear view of why institutional asylums were established, their ethos for the treatment of patients, and how they were run as palaces rather than prisons giving moral therapy to those affected becomes apparent. The changing ways in which patients were treated, and altered societal views to the incarceration of the mentally ill, are explored. The book is thoroughly illustrated and contains images of patients and asylum staff never previously published, as well as first-hand accounts of life in a nineteenth-century asylum from a patients perspective. Written for genealogists as well as historians, this book contains clear information concerning access to asylum records and other relevant primary sources and how to interpret their contents in a meaningful way.

Lions and Lace

Author: Meagan McKinney

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497661188

Category: Fiction

Page: 421

View: 7799

From the glittering mansions of the Astors and the Vanderbilts to the gas-lit streets of New York, this passionate novel by award-winning author Meagan McKinney brings together a desperate woman and a handsome stranger who could expose her scandalous secret New York heiress Alana Van Alen has everything—beauty, wealth, and status. But she is living a lie. To protect her sister, she plays society’s game and attends dazzling balls and soirees—until a cunningly orchestrated act of revenge leaves her penniless and at the mercy of one of the city’s most notorious gentlemen. Dubbed the Predator of Wall Street, Trevor Sheridan rose from abject poverty in Ireland to the pinnacle of power in Manhattan. Yet he’s still shunned by the city’s elite Four Hundred. Now he has parlayed his hunger for revenge into a scheme to destroy the rich and powerful. In the final phase of his plan, he will marry the pedigreed Alana Van Alen to gain the acceptance that has been denied to him for so long. But along the way, he makes a fatal misstep: He falls in love with her. The romantic saga of the Van Alen sisters continues with Christal Van Alen’s story in Fair Is the Rose.

The Heart of Texas

Author: R. J. Scott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781482732856

Category:

Page: 310

View: 3533

Riley Hayes, the playboy of the Hayes family, is a young man who seems to have it all: money, a career he loves, and his pick of beautiful women. His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but a stipulation is attached to Riley's portion. Concerned about Riley's lack of maturity, his father requires that Riley 'marry and stay married for one year to someone he loves'. Angered by the requirement, Riley seeks a means of bypassing his father's stipulation. Blackmailing Jack Campbell into marrying him "for love" suits Riley's purpose. There is no mention in his father's documents that the marriage had to be with a woman and Jack Campbell is the son of Riley Senior's arch rival. Win win. Riley marries Jack and abruptly his entire world is turned inside out. Riley hadn't counted on the fact that Jack Campbell, quiet and unassuming rancher, is a force of nature in his own right. This is a story of murder, deceit, the struggle for power, lust and love, the sprawling life of a rancher and the whirlwind existence of a playboy. But under and through it all, as Riley learns over the months, this is a tale about family and everything that that word means.

The Elusive Wife

Author: Callie Hutton

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

ISBN: 1622661028

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4981

Jason Cavendish, the Earl of Coventry, needs to discreetly locate his unwanted and abandoned bride among London society to request an annulment. Too bad he can't remember what she looks like because he was blind drunk at his arranged wedding and hasn't seen her since. And there's the lovely Lady Olivia that he can't seem to get off his mind... Newly arrived from the country for the Season, Lady Olivia is appalled to discover that her own husband, Lord Coventry, doesn't even recognize her. She's not about to tell the arrogant arse she's his wife. Instead, she flirts with him by night and has her modiste send her mounting bills to him by day. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned... too bad this woman finds her husband nearly irresistible. The Marriage Mart Mayhem series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Elusive Wife Book #2 The Duke's Quandary Book #3 The Lady's Disgrace Book #4 The Baron's Betrayal Book #5 The Highlander's Choice Book #6 The Highlander's Accidental Marriage Book #7 The Earl's Return

Lessons in French

Author: Laura Kinsale

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402245640

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2070

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca! Laura Kinsale's unique and powerfully written love stories transcend the romance genre. In this, her first new book in five years, she delivers a poignant, funny, sexy, Regency romance sure to delight her many fans and attract a whole new readership. Trevelyan and Callie are childhood sweethearts with a taste for adventure, until the fateful day her father discovers them embracing in the carriage house and, in a furious frenzy, drives Trevelyan away in disgrace. Nine long, lonely years later, Trevelyan returns. Callie discovers that he can still make her blood race and fill her life with excitement, but he can't give her the one thing she wants more than anything-himself. For Trevelyan, Callie is a spark of light in a world of darkness and deceit. Before he can bear to say his last goodbyes, he's determined to sweep her into one last, fateful adventure, just for the two of them. Praise for Lessons in French: "Laura Kinsale creates magic. Her characters live, breathe, charm, and seduce, and her writing is as delicious and perfectly served as wine in a crystal glass."— Lisa Kleypas "I loved it! Lessons in French is a delicious new Kinsale that couples the charm of Midsummer Moon with the intensity of Seize the Fire or The Shadow and the Star. Intrigue, drama, secrets, passion, and a grand romance make this a wonderful addition to Laura Kinsale's already excellent repertoire."— Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie "A rich and rewarding romance from the legendary Laura Kinsale!"—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of Loving a Lost Lord "A truly gifted writer, Laura Kinsale is one of the romance genre's brightest stars."—Loretta Chase, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Tempt Me

Sins of a Wicked Duke

Author: Sophie Jordan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061971051

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7110

She works to live . . . One would think the last place a beauty like Fallon O'Rourke could keep her virtue was in the Mayfair mansion of London's most licentious duke, the notorious Dominic Hale. Yet Fallon—who's endured nothing but lecherous advances since her father's tragic death—is perfectly safe there . . . disguised as a footman! Beneath the notice of the dark-haired devil with his smoldering blue eyes and sinful smile, Fallon never imagines her secret will be discovered. But how long can her deception last when she begins to wish she is one of the many women traipsing in and out of the sinful rogue's bedchamber? He lives to sin . . . Most men envy the duke, never suspecting his pleasure-loving ways are a desperate attempt to escape, however briefly, the pain of a past that's left him with a heart of stone. Only one woman can break down his defenses. Only one woman can win his love . . . if she reveals her secret and succumbs to the sins of the wicked duke.

Luck Is No Lady

Author: Amy Sandas

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 149261873X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8144

A USA Today Bestseller! "... lively plot, engaging characters and heated love scenes make this a page-turner."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars In order to save her family, Emma Chadwick must find employment at an infamous gambling hell where she will learn there is pleasure to be found in falling—and sometimes being a little bad can feel so very good. Emma Chadwick always assumed she'd live and die the daughter of a gentleman. But when her father's death reveals a world of staggering debt and dangerous moneylenders, she must risk her good name and put her talent for mathematics to use, taking a position as bookkeeper at London's most notorious gambling hell. Surrounded by vice and corruption on all sides, it is imperative the ton never discovers Emma's shameful secret or her reputation—and her life—will be ruined. But Roderick Bentley, the hell's sinfully wealthy owner, awakens a hunger Emma cannot deny. Drawn deep into an underworld of high stakes gambling and reckless overindulgence, she soon discovers that to win the love of a ruthless scoundrel, she will have to play the game...and give in to the pleasure of falling from grace. "You should not have kissed me," she replied breathlessly. "I do a lot of things I shouldn't. It does not mean I won't do them again." Fallen Ladies series: Luck Is No Lady (Book 1) The Untouchable Earl (Book 2) Lord of Lies (Book 3) What Reviewers are saying about Luck Is No Lady: "Smart and Sexy."—Booklist "SEXY AS SIN!"—Addicted to Romance "Lively plot, engaging characters and heated love scenes make this a page-turner...Sandas has created a book readers will enjoy."—RT Book Reviews

Lord Savage

Author: Mia Gabriel

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 146683546X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7256

I'd never felt so vulnerable, at once both lost and found, as I now did sprawled half-naked across Savage in this foolish throne-chair. His strength was my solace, my comfort, and there was nothing better than hearing the beating of his heart beneath my ear. Once trapped in a loveless, pleasure-less marriage, Evelyn Hart leaves her home in New York for the glittering ballrooms of 1907 London. When she arrives, she meets the Earl of Savage, a dark, powerful man who seems to live up to his name. Despite his noble trappings, he's also a man who can possess her with just one look. Soon Evelyn finds herself pulled into Savage's world - a world of passion and seductive games unlike any she has ever experienced. Evelyn's heart is captured with no hope of escape. But can they overcome the tortures of the past together...? Savage never imagined someone like Evelyn walking into his life. As soon as he sees her he knows he must have her, no matter the cost, in Lord Savage by Mia Gabriel.

Men of the Manor

Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads

Author: Rob Rosen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627780785

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 3421

The country estate, masters and servants, mystery and intrigue, sex and money. All go hand in hand in these turn-of-the-century tales of what goes on behind the manor’s closed doors. Does the master lure the butler to the phonograph room for a romp behind the sofa, or does the stable boy have a tryst with the footman while the lord longingly watches on? Does the aristocrat drop his foppish manners when the butler helps him undress? And do the classes exchange more than pleasantries when the lamps are dimmed and the ladies retire for the evening? Rob Rosen has gathered the hottest stories of romance and sex between wealthy aristocrats and the hard-working estate staff, all with a pre–World War I backdrop, including the fashion and art and the latest inventions of the day. War is years way, the estates are huge and sprawling, the fashionably elite have too much time on their hands, while the toiling underclass are always on the lookout for a means to a brighter future — no matter whose bed they end up in. Think Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, but with enough sex to make the town vicar blush.

The Roosevelt Myth

Author: John Thomas Flynn

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 161016346X

Category: United States

Page: 465

View: 3218

Sweet Savage Love

Author: Rosemary Rogers

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460364287

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3737

A tale of human emotion that lays bare the heights and depths of love, passion and desire in old and new worlds…as we follow Virginia Brandon, beautiful, impudent and innocent, from the glittering ballrooms of Paris to the sensuality of life in New Orleans to the splendor of intrigue-filled Mexico. A tale of unending passion, never to be forgotten…the story of Virginia's love for Steven Morgan, a love so powerful that she will risk anything for him…even her life.

Jane's Playmates

A Tarzan and Jane Erotic Adventure

Author: Virginia Wade

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479202461

Category: Fiction

Page: 145

View: 7266

Deep in the heart of Africa, Jane searches for her long lost father, the famous explorer, Author Tennent. Her uptight chaperone, Evelyn, is hiding a dirty secret. She's been administering a “soothing technique” to her young ward for years, and society would be scandalized, if they knew what it was. A rough and tumble Texan by the name of Maxwell Collins heads the expedition. He's unabashedly interested in the lovely Miss Tennent and harbors a rather stiff crush. Natives with cocks the size of tree trunks, a great white-ape who enjoys kidnapping women and having his way with them, and an orgy loving chief, all play a role in this adventurous story about lust and love. “The scene was set so that you could visualize the jungle, heat and lack of civilization. Once the ride started it was on, I was hooked. Vivid hot detail throughout. Hope Jane has more playmates in her next adventure.”- Stephluve, Texas “I thoroughly enjoyed this romp.” - Juanita Blau, NJ “This title reminds me of Victorian Erotica and for those who love that genre, don't pass this one up. The premise, writing and scenes are hot!” - RomanceLover

Bootleg! The Rise And Fall Of The Secret Recording Industry

Author: Clinton Heylin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857122177

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 7072

An absorbing account of the record industry's worst nightmare. In the summer of 1969, Great White Wonder, a collection of unreleased Bob Dylan recordings appeared in Los Angeles. It was the first rock bootleg and it spawned an entire industry dedicated to making unofficial recordings available to true fans. Bootleg! tells the whole fascinating saga, from its underground infancy through the CD 'protection gap' era, when its legal status threatened the major labels' monopoly, to the explosion of trading via Napster and Gnutella on MP-3 files. Clinton Heylin provides a highly readable account of the busts, the defeats and victories in court; the personalities – many interviewed for the first time for this book. This classic history has now been updated and revised to include today's digital era and the emergence of a whole new bootleg culture.

No Other Will Do (Ladies of Harper's Station Book #1)

Author: Karen Witemeyer

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441269428

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2463

Enjoy Bestselling Author Karen Witemeyer's Terrific New Romance! Men are optional. That's the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts preached and why she started a successful women's colony in Harper's Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive them out, Emma admits they might need a man after all. A man who can fight--and she knows just the one. Malachi Shaw finally earned the respect he craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma's plea arrives, he bolts to Harper's Station to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she's not a girl any longer. She's a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn't deserve. As the danger intensifies, old feelings grow and deepen, but Emma and Mal will need more than love to survive.