Dash through the snow with these two romantic Regency novels by USA Today Bestseller Lauren Smith.
Bewitching the Earl:
Daphne Westfall is a lady desperate for a future, one that doesn’t involve her dark past. On a cold night she receives aid from a mysterious stranger, one who tells her she can change her destiny, as long as she agrees to marry the man who wins her. The brooding Scottish lord that offers her his name and home is handsome but there’s something sorrowful in his eyes that feels all too personal to her…
Lachlan Grant never wanted to be an earl, but fate has been less than kind to him. At the insistence of a friend, he seeks out a bride and comes face to face with a woman who bewitches him instantly. But they each hold secrets that will haunt them both. With a love blooming delicately between them, will their new found happiness together wilt and fade beneath the frost of the past?
Seducing an Heiress on a Train:
Seducing an heiress has never been easier…
Roguish Oliver, Viscount Conway, desperately needs money to save his family’s estate from debt collectors, and he knows just what to do—marry an heiress. When he sets foot on a train leaving Southampton, he bumps into Rayne, the most bewitching woman he’s ever met, and as luck would have it, she’s an American heiress. The woman swears she won’t marry, especially a fortune hunter. Oliver must win her for his bride at any cost, even if it means compromising the lady on a train and stealing her heart.
Avoiding fortune hunters has never been harder…
Rayne Egerton is happy to escape the New York ballrooms to travel with her father through England while he tends to business. What should have been an enjoyable Christmas vacation turns upside down with a moment of unexpected passion when a stranger in the cabin next to her steals a scorching kiss. The mysterious Lord Conway is everything that Rayne desires and fears in a man with his sinfully good looks, wicked smile and devastating kiss. As heiress to her father’s fortune, she isn’t going to give up her freedom for any man unless he can love her without her money. As the train rolls through snowy English countryside, she starts to wonder if Oliver may be the Christmas gift she’d been secretly hoping for.
*These two novels have been previously published as single titles.More info →
Sink your teeth the dark side with these two delicious paranormal romances by USA Today Bestseller Lauren Smith.
The Bite of Winter:
Zoey Blake is about as far down on her luck as she can get. A car crash took her parents, leaving her destitute and on the street. When she’s attacked by another homeless person, her lifeblood drains away as her fading vision is filled with the face of a handsome stranger.
Ian Kennedy, a century old Irish vampire, never could resist rescuing a stray. As a few drops of his blood heals Zoey’s wounds, he realizes she’s a sweet, tempting, flesh-and-blood woman. But there’s one problem. Connor, who made Ian promise decades ago: no more mortal lovers.
After another vampire murdered his soulmate, Connor O’Shea swore never to let a mortal woman pay the price for loving him. Until he feels Zoey’s skin and tastes her lips. She makes him want to break that vow.
Zoey finds herself caught in their web of seduction. But as Christmas draws near and her grief deepens, happiness seems far out of reach. And Ian and Connor join forces to prove their love is sacred, special…and forever.
His Little Vixen:
Sadie Harris doesn’t like immortals. After vampires leave her an orphan, she’s raised by her grandmother at the edge of a werewolf pack’s territory. As a fox shifter, she knows the rules about werewolves: Stay clear of the boundaries, never go out after dark during the full moon and take a vacation far, far away when she goes into her shifter mating heat or else she’ll attract literal “big bad wolves.” But when her flight gets cancelled and her mating heat is coming - so are the wolves. The last thing she expects is to get rescued by a tall, dark and gorgeous man…er…vampire. What’s a vixen to do?
Seamus Gallagher might be immortal but his life is full of mortal problems: he’s been framed for the murder of the woman his two best friends loved; he's on a mission to find and kill his sire; and, he has no idea what to do with the feisty red-headed vixen he just rescued from a vicious werewolf pack. He doesn't have time to babysit a skittish shifter who hates vampires, but when he looks at her, Seamus sees trouble. Sexy, sweet, and irresistible trouble. The last thing this vamp needs is to fall in love.More info →
Daphne Westfall è una signora alla ricerca disperata di un futuro che non sia determinato dal suo oscuro passato. In una notte fredda, Daphne riceve soccorso da un misterioso sconosciuto, che le dice che lei può cambiare il suo destino… purché accetti di sposare l’uomo che la vincerà all’asta. Il tetro lord scozzese che le offre il proprio nome e la propria casa è attraente, ma c’è qualcosa di triste nei suoi occhi che sembra riguardarla da vicino…
Lachlan Grant non avrebbe mai voluto diventare conte, ma la sorte non è stata gentile con lui. Dietro insistenza di un amico, si mette a cercare moglie e si ritrova faccia a faccia con una donna che lo incanta all’istante. Ma ciascuno di loro ha un segreto che tormenterà entrambi. L’amore riuscirà a sbocciare tra di loro, oppure la loro felicità appassirà e svanirà sotto alla brina del passato?More info →
Adam Beaumont, the Earl of Morrey, is full of dark secrets. His brooding and mysterious allure draw women to him like moths to a flame. But he fears he can never marry, not when his secret life is full of constant dangers.
Letty Fordyce doesn't want to be like other women, she wants a life for herself and a happy marriage to a respectable man, not someone with secrets and a life full of danger like Lord Morrey. Yet from the moment she meets him, she can't think of anyone else.
When a night of terror sends her into Adam's arms, she'll be forced to choose between the life she thought she wanted and the man she's falling in love with.More info →
He is exactly the kind of man Brie Honeyweather swore never to love…or lust after ever again: a sexy, arrogant, British bad boy in a designer suit. Alec is the last person Brie wants to be stuck on an international flight to London with, but hey…at least they’re in first class.
When their flight has to make an emergency landing in a snowstorm just before Christmas, Brie and Alec are thrown together in a single bedroom in a tiny English village. As the snowstorm rages outside, things get intense and emotions and lust run hot. Alec reminds Brie just how much she misses being with a man and how easy it is to fall head over heels too fast.
What should have been an amazing one-night stand turns into a week-long secret romance at Alec’s family estate when Brie realizes her new boss is Alec’s mother, a British countess. While Brie tries to focus on writing a Christmas book with the countess, all she can think about is getting back into bed with Alec.
She shouldn’t fall for the arrogant brit, especially when their lives are oceans apart and neither of them wants a serious relationship. But Christmas magic has a way of working miracles. Maybe Santa will bring her a happy ending after all…More info →
One dark night she meets her fate in the arms of shadowy duke…
Fleeing a cruel stepfather, Harriet Russell escapes into a stormy night, relying only on the mercy of servants to help her. Her coach overturns, leaving her and her driver injured. Seeking help from whoever lives nearby, she stumbles between a set of gates guarded by fierce demonic gargoyle statues. As she enters the shadowy, haunted lands belonging to the Duke of Frostmore, she’s afraid of meeting with him, but she must in order to help her driver. Harriet comes face to face with the duke, she understands why he’s called the Devil of Dover, with his fierce sensual magnetism and his frightening temper. He’s beautiful, tempting and dangerous…
He made a mistake once by falling in love and death followed…
After the tragic deaths of his wife and brother, Redmond Barrington, the Duke of Frostmore, wants to be left alone and has barred all strangers from his lands. When an injured young woman begs for help, he finds himself reconsidering his vow of solitude as Christmas draws near. Harriet is as unwilling to trust in love as he is. What begins with a terrifying tension between them soon becomes something else entirely, a sensual passion that frightens him with its intensity. The more time he spends with her, the more Redmond wonders if fate might give him a second chance to chase away the ghosts of his past.More info →
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Die Journalistin Sophie Ryder verfolgt Emery Lockwoods Geschichte seit langer Zeit. In den Tiefen seiner Augen lag stets etwas, dem sie nicht widerstehen konnte. Nun, da sie sich ganz sicher ist, dass er den Schlüssel zur Lösung einer Reihe von Entführungen in der Hand hält, setzt sie alles daran, ihn kennenzulernen. Auch wenn es bedeutet, sich tief in die verführerische Welt des "Gilded Cuff" zu wagen, einem luxuriösen BDSM-Club an der Goldküste von Long Island und Emerys persönlichem Spielplatz.
Von dem Moment an, in dem Sophie seine dunkle, sinnliche Domäne betritt, weiß der dominante Emery Lockwood, dass er diese verlockende Schönheit unterwerfen und besitzen muss. Sophie verlangt jedoch mehr von Emery als nur Leidenschaft: Sophie will seine Vergangenheit. Und das ist etwas, das er ihr nicht geben wird - unter keinen Umständen. Aber mit jedem weiteren Moment, den er mit Sophie verbringt, spürt Emery, wie seine Kontrolle nachlässt und es nur eine Frage der Zeit ist, bis er sich nicht nur ihrem Körper, sondern auch ihrem Herzen und ihrer Seele ergibt ...
Teil 1 der "Surrender"-Reihe von USA Today-Bestsellerautorin Lauren Smith.More info →