New release: That Scandalous Summer The first book in the new Rules for the Reckless series - and a Top Pick from Romantic Times, which calls it a “sophisticated, witty, smart novel that, like a Mary Balogh romance, compels the reader to... uncover great depth as well as grand passion.” In the social whirl of Victorian London, Elizabeth Chudderley is at the top of every guest list, the life of every party, and the belle of every ball. But her friends and admirers would be stunned to know the truth: that the merriest widow in town is also the loneliest. Behind the gaiety and smiles lies a secret longing—for something, or someone, to whisk her away. . .
Raised in scandal, Lord Michael de Grey is convinced that love is a losing gamble—and seduction the only game worth playing. But when duty threatens to trump everything he desires, the only way out is marriage to a woman of his brother’s choosing. Elizabeth Chudderley is delightful, delicious—and distressingly attractive. With such a captivating opponent, Michael isn’t quite sure who is winning the game. How can such passionate players negotiate a marriage of necessity— when their hearts have needs of their own?
Available now: Your Wicked Heart Jilted by the viscount who swore to love her—and stranded without a penny a thousand miles from home—Amanda Thomas will do whatever it takes to secure a berth on an England-bound ship. But when the anchor lifts, she’s not the only impostor on board. In fact, the handsome stranger in her bed claims to be the real Lord Ripton. Can she trust this charming scoundrel? Or is his offer of friendship only a pretext for seduction...and revenge?
Leading into a new series (The Rules for the Reckless), this stand-alone novella releases on December 11th, and is available now for pre-order at $0.99!
Available now: At Your Pleasure Nominated for Romantic Times’ Most Innovative Romance award! Glittering court socialites and underworld cutpurses alike know that Adrian Ferrers, Earl of Rivenham, is the most dangerous man in London. Rivenham will let nothing—not the deepening shadow of war, nor the growing darkness within him—interfere with his ambition to restore his family to its former glory. But when tasked by the king to uncover a traitor, he discovers instead a conspiracy—and a woman whose courage awakens terrible temptations. To save her is to risk everything. To love her might cost his life.
Lady Leonora knows that Rivenham is the devil in beautiful disguise—and that the irresistible tension between them is as unpredictable as the dilemma in which Nora finds herself: held hostage on her own estate by Rivenham and the king’s men. But when war breaks out, Nora has no choice but to place her trust in her dearest enemy—and pray that love does not become the weapon that destroys them both...
Available now: A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal A Lady’s Lesson has made the ALA 2012 mid-winter short list for Recommended Reading! The book receives 4.5 stars and Top Pick laurels from the Romantic Times, which calls it “compelling, exciting, sensual and unforgettable...a non-stop read everyone will savor.” All About Romance gives A Lady’s Lesson their prized Desert Isle Keeper status: “The fascinating and compelling characters, the vivid imagery and dynamic prose, the wonderful romance - it was all I can ask of a romance. Duran just keeps getting better and better.” Library Journal calls it “delightfully honest” and Publishers Weekly opines: “Well-developed lead characters and a perceptive portrayal of a poor woman's reaction to the lush lifestyle of the nobility highlight a top-notch romance...”