At Midnight

Author: Maura McKenzie
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 9780821769072
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When newspaper reporter Trish McAllister, fast on the trail of a murderer, takes cover in an abandoned hotel during a brutal winter storm, she is transported back in time to the year 1892, where she meets gorgeous Evertt Jared Yates, a Pinkerton detective, who is chasing the very same murderer, and as they are plunged into a world of danger, desire rages between them. Original.

The Phoenix Decree

Author: Anna Albergucci
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781945678011
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How far would you go to pursue your heart's desire?When Devon Phoenix, a nineteenth-century Englishman, becomes linked to his soul mate through the discovery of a buried family secret, he must do the impossible. His longing to pursue her demands he cross the centuries to present day. But his world is shaken to its core when he learns he must protect her from men he thought to be only myths. Drawn by her lineage, these men will go to great lengths to have her. Out at a nightclub, Boston artist and history buff Elz Valli has no idea her grounded life is about to be uprooted. She encounters Devon and realizes this striking and intellectual warrior not only looks like the 12th Duke of Seton--he is. Consumed by the flames that engulf them, there is no turning back as Devon's presence in today's world ignites raging fires--both good and evil.Though Devon's love is one that reaches through time, it is not without cost. Now he must decide if Elz is worth the price.

Belle Of The Ball

Author: Pam McCutcheon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941528044
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Beauty, Charm, and Grace--something the nouveau-riche Sullivan sisters of Colorado Springs lack. But a wish at a magical rock formation is about to change all that, in a most a-MUSE-ing way. . . . The three Sullivan sisters, named for the Three Graces of Greek legend who embody beauty, charm and grace, don't live up to their names. Belle is no beauty. Charisma lacks charm. And Grace is somewhat less than graceful. But this doesn't deter their ambitious mother from bribing three bachelors to escort them to Colorado Springs' beautiful Garden of the Gods. When the girls overhear their escorts mocking how little they resemble their names, each girl makes a wish at the magical Three Graces rock formation. Belle wishes aloud for beauty, but only so she can use it as a weapon to punish the cads who hurt her sisters. Her true wish is for revenge. Handsome viscount Kit Stanhope regrets his rude remarks and apologizes to Belle. He's surprised when she tells him that's not enough. If he truly regrets his behavior, he has to make her beautiful in time for the Founders' Day Ball. Kit isn't sure he's up to the task. But, intrigued by the spirited Belle, he agrees to assist her transformation from an ugly duckling into a swan with the help of a mysterious Greek dressmaker with muse-like qualities. Unfortunately, Belle makes a rather awkward swan. Still, after a few embarrassing escapades, she masters the flirtatious language of the fan and takes the town known as Little London by storm. Belle soon finds herself falling for the viscount and his sinful mouth. It seems he returns her regard, but she can't renege on her promise to humiliate him . . . can she? Will her secret muse grant the wish she voiced . . . or the one she holds in her heart? Note to readers: This title was originally published in 2003 by Zebra Ballad.

The Cure For Dreaming

Author: Cat Winters
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126913
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Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story that includes archival photos and art from the period. Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl a suffragist in an age that prefers its females to be docile. It's 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia's father, concerned that she's headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she's able to see people's true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she's drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women.

Second Sight

Author: Amanda Quick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101191309
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New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick takes you on a thrilling adventure filled with the simmering passions of the Victorian age—and the lure of ancient secrets... Venetia Milton’s memories of a romantic night with Gabriel Jones—an alchemist’s descendant—are shattered soon thereafter by news of his death. Adopting the guise of his respectable widow, she embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London, where her unique ability to “see” beyond her subjects makes her photographs highly prized. But Venetia’s romantic whim causes unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And someone he is tracking will go to any lengths, even murder, to possess an ancient, extraordinary secret that has been lost for centuries. Someone who believes that as the “wife” of Mr. Jones, Venetia is the key... “Clever dialog, well-handled paranormal elements, and an intriguing plot merge with Quick’s lively wit in this thoroughly entertaining romance. A new psychic thriller series.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A clever and entertaining tale about secrets…With her witty dialogue, multidimensional characters complete with eccentricities and psychic abilities, clever plotting, and generous humor, the perennially popular Quick has penned another surefire winner.”—Booklist (starred review)

The Mesmerist

Author: Ronald L. Smith
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544445368
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Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the group of strange children with mysterious powers she befriends be able to help? As shy, proper Jess transforms into a brave warrior, she uncovers terrifying truths about the hidden battle between good and evil, about her family, and about herself.

Once Upon A Tartan

Author: Grace Burrowes
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402268696
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"Burrowes delivers red-hot chemistry with a masterful mix of playfulness and sensuality." —Publishers Weekly Honor or happiness—he can't have both. Tiberius Flynn may be every inch an English lord, but smart, headstrong beauty Hester Daniels has no use for his high-handed ways--no matter how handsome, charming, or beguiling he is. They only see eye to eye in caring about the feisty little girl who is under their protection. Tiberius's haughty insistence that his wealthy estate in England is a better place for the child than her beloved, rundown Scotland home sparks Hester's fierce protectiveness, and the battle lines are drawn. Praise for The Bridegroom Wore Plaid, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year: "As always, Burrowes creates a character driven novel...The slowly simmering sensuality and the strong bonds of family hold readers' interest and hearts."—RT Book Reviews, 4 stars "Will engage readers with emotion and sensuality...Burrowes has a talent for filling traditional romance situations with depth and the unexpected." —Booklist

My Favorite Husband

Author: Pam McCutcheon
Publisher: Pronoun
ISBN: 1941528112
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After five years of being lost in the Amazon, archaeologist Chaz Vincent has finally come home to his wife, Kelly, only to learn that she has had him declared dead. When he attends his own funeral, Chaz finds out that Kelly married another man just that morning. Now she has to choose between them. Who will be her favorite husband? Sequel: Caught in the Act “A breath of fresh humor in the land of romantic comedy! Laughter, sex, a hero to-die-for . . . what else could the romance reader want? My Favorite Husband is a laugh-out-loud hit!” —Sandra Hill, New York Times Bestselling Author ”Taking a page from movie classic My Favorite Wife, Pam McCutcheon dishes up a delightfully amusing and wacky comedy. Over the top fun and humor make this a screwball classic!” — Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times (four stars!) “My Favorite Husband is by far one of the most pleasurable books I have read this year. From page one the action never stops. I could not put the book down. I stayed awake into the wee hours reading and laughing and turning pages and laughing some more. The secondary characters are integral to the story, and provide tons of comic relief, but the focus is on Kelly and Chaz and the decisions they must make. The romance is poignant and sexy, and Chaz is the ultimate romantic hero. Ms. McCutcheon expertly intertwines laughter and fun within different plot threads, and just when I thought she had them all together, she adds yet another twist to this wonderful story! My Favorite Husband is a fun and exciting escape from everyday life, and is well deserving of Romance Review Today’s Perfect 10 award.” — Diana Risso, Romance Reviews Today “Five stars! This romantic comedy testifies that if something can go wrong it will go wrong! This is the best romantic comedy I’ve read this year. I read this book in a day. I couldn’t put it down. I carried it with me all around my house. Yeah, my husband thought I was totally bonkers, especially when I burst out in hysterical laughter. My Favorite Husband is a must read.” — Melissa Alvarez, About dot com “Five Roses! This book was a riot from cover to cover, the laughs just kept coming. The scenes where Chaz and Spencer ‘compete’ for Kelly by having the best date are some of the funniest I have ever read. Think rappelling, spying, wining, dining, and of course a little lovin’. These two men are polar opposites, Chaz is Indiana Jones come to life and Spencer is a debonair man about town. How can one woman chose between two wonderful men like them? Well it is no easy choice, but to console all you happy ending fanatics, I will share one little secret—both men end up happy at this end of this book! I had a hard time putting this little gem down! If romantic comedy is what you like then take my advice and put Pam McCutcheon’s new novel, My Favorite Husband at the top of your shopping list!” — Jen, A Romance Review “Reminiscent of the old screwball romantic comedies, My Favorite Husband will make you laugh until your sides ache as Kelly tries to straighten out the complicated mess her life suddenly becomes. Author Pam McCutcheon has used her considerable talent for comedy to catch and hold the reader’s attention as Kelly moves from room to room in the classy hotel Spencer had chosen for their honeymoon. She doesn’t move alone, but unwillingly with an entourage of self-interested characters who are hilarious in their efforts to complicate further an already tabled situation. Fascinating reading with a lighthearted look at the funny side of life. This is a great read for anyone with a sense of the ridiculous. A real reading adventure.” — Anne Edwards, The Book Review Site “Using the theme from the classic Grant-Dunne movie My Favorite Wife, Pam McCutcheon spins an amusing romantic romp that captures all the lunacy of the 1930s screwball comedies."” — Harriett Klausner

The Blood Card

Author: Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544750497
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Elizabeth II’s coronation is looming, but DI Edgar Stephens is busy investigating the death of a local fortune-teller. Meanwhile, his old pal, the magician Max Mephisto, is rehearsing for his television debut, a coronation day variety show. But upon hearing that their wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, has been found dead in his flat, the two men join forces to find out what happened. While Max is stuck in rehearsals, Edgar finds himself heading to New York, hot on the trail of a mesmerist he’s sure has valuable information for them—and his trusty sergeant, Emma, investigates some important leads at home. As the clock ticks down to coronation day, the team must scramble to keep Max’s small-screen debut from ending in a dangerously explosive finale.