Deb Marlowe

1 Governess Romance

Author : Vivienne Westlake, Erica Ridley, Charlotte Russell, Ashlyn Macnamara, Patricia Rice, Callie Hutton, April Kihlstrom, Wareeze Woodson, Sharon Page & Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2015-04-15
Description :  Love lies just beyond the schoolroom…<br /><br /> Ten governesses find love in unexpected ways. From sweet to sizzling, there is a tale for every mood. These excerpts are perfect to read over a cup of coffee, on the train, or even before bed. You’ll fall head over heels for these historical tales of strong women who step beyond the limits of class and society to find the men of their dreams.<br /><br /> Escape to the romance of Regency and Victorian England and post-colonial America. Discover a new beloved author! Written by several <i>New York Times</i>, <i>USA Today</i> and Amazon bestselling authors, Governess Romance is sure to delight. With ten great stories to choose from, you’re sure to find a new favorite!<br /><br /> Scenes from the following books are included.<br /><br /> <i>An Unexpected Encounter </i>- Deb Marlowe<br /> <i>Conduct Unbecoming a Gentleman</i> - Wareeze Woodson<br /> <i>Dark Surrender</i> - Erica Ridley<br /> <i>Deeply in You</i> - Sharon Page<br /> <i>Miss Merry’s Christmas</i> - Callie Hutton<br /> <i>Miss Tibbles’ Folly</i> - April Kihlstrom<br /> <i>Moonlight and Memories</i> - Patricia Rice<br /> <i>One Wicked Weekend </i>- Charlotte Russell<br /> <i>Tempting the Governess</i> - Vivienne Westlake<br /> <i>What a Lady Demands</i> - Ashlyn Macnamara

2 The Love List

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2012-03-31
Description :  A must read for anyone who enjoys historical Regency Romance with passion and an intriguing plot.&#xa0; I can hardly wait for the next installment of the Half Moon House Series!<br /> —April, My Book Addiction and More<br /><br /> I was glued to the pages and I've read it twice now. --Kelly S. at the Sassy Book Lover <br /><br /> A List no lady wishes to be on . . . <br /><br /> Somebody is reviving The Love List--that wickedly witty annual register of London's light skirts--and they've added Miss Brynne Wilmott's name to the list! She's had a difficult enough time escaping her monster of a fiancé, facing the wrath of her father--she doesn't need to be labeled a prostitute on top of it all. She'll do anything to stop the publication of the List. <br /><br /> The Request a certain Duke has no wish to hear . . . <br /><br /> The Duke of Aldmere doesn't believe in meddling. Fate has proved that interfering in personal matters only leads to bigger trouble. He has no wish to involve himself in Brynne Wilmott's affairs, despite her spirited beauty and damned tempting mouth. But she's discovered that his brother is mixed up in this List business as well. Reluctantly, they agree to work together to prevent the disastrous publication. <br /><br /> Their quest leads them through some of London's most dangerous haunts and it quickly becomes clear that Brynne's former betrothed is behind the plot--and that his plans are more twisted and treasonous than anyone has suspected. Yet the danger and intrique are as nothing compared to the effect than Nathan and Brynne have on each other . . .

3 A Slight Miscalculation

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-01-29
Description :  This is a short story. It is not a full length book or novella.&#xa0;<br /><br /> William Hampton, Viscount Worthe, prefers the remote stability and predictability of the stars to the perplexing changeability of people. An astronomer, he’s fashioned for himself a focused, industrious, simple life. He leaves his quiet retreat, however, when his mathematical computations, included in an article on orbital variations, are questioned.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Miss Jane Tillney is volunteering at Half Moon House when Lord Worthe finds her. The Viscount is handsome and charming, but unfortunately his entire outlook is miscalculated, not just his astronomical equations.<br /><br /> Lord Worthe is intrigued by Jane, her generous spirit and her unusual freckles, but can he find a way to open his heart and let her shine her light on his life?

4 An Encounter at Hyde Park

Author : Karen Hawkins, Ava Stone, Deb Marlowe & Claudia Dain
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-08-08
Description :  In Karen Hawkins' Charlotte's Bed - Uninterested in domestic bliss, Lady Charlotte treasures her freedom as a wealthy, unmarried lady living with her best friend, the spritely Duchess of Roxburghe, and assisting in that lady's energetic matchmaking endeavors. But now - shockingly - the duchess has turned her sharp ambitions on none other than Lady Charlotte herself. Charlotte's having none of it. She likes her life and her freedom, but when ​an old love from her past reappears, ​the mysterious and dark Angus Reeves, ​Lord MacThune, ​ and attempts to woo her with an exciting, thrilling kiss, Charlotte begins to wonder if perhaps - just perhaps - 'domestic bliss' might mean something other than what she originally thought . . .<br /><br />In Ava Stone's Promises Made, Lady Elspeth MacLaren loves everything about London - the ballrooms, the entertainments, the handsome single lords in want of a wife. Unfortunately, she already has a betrothed...She just doesn't know it yet. * A decade ago, Captain Griffin Reid made a deal with the devil. In exchange for leaving Scotland and joining the Dragoon Guards, his family's land and legacy will be returned to him after he marries one-time neighbor Ellie MacLaren. Unfortunately, the lady in question has her heart set on marrying some English lord and living out her days somewhere south of the border. And before Griff knows what's happened, he finds himself trying to win the heart of the lady who always should have been his.<br /><br />In Claudia' Dain's Chasing Miss Montford, Miss Elaine Montford is a debutante on the hunt for a titled husband. Then again, who isn't? In the London Season of 1804, every young woman with a mama who has spent the money to buy an appropriate wardrobe and find a house in Town to showcase her virginal, blushing daughter expects said daughter to do her duty to her family name by marrying a man with a title, and social connections, and a well-established estate. Elaine Montford, who is virginal and can blush nearly upon command, is not averse to this plan. It's only that she has yet to meet the man who meets her mama's qualifications. * Roger Ellery of the 10th Regiment of Light Dragoons is not that man. However, Roger Ellery is the man she meets. In Hyde Park. It is quite clear that he believes he is rescuing her, even if she is not in need of rescuing. Then again, perhaps she is....And it all started out so innocently, too.<br /><br />In Deb Marlowe's A Waltz in the Park, James Vickers once believed honor and family duty to be his life's work. Now he knows better--and he's appointed himself as silent witness to his father's sins. His greatest goal is to act as the continuously pricking thorn in his lordship's side--and scandal is his greatest weapon. He has no use for an innocent young miss. * Propriety is Miss Adelaide Stockton's most important asset. She must be all that is prim and proper if she's to live down her parent's misdeeds and have any hope of catching a husband. She must avoid scoundrels like Vickers at all costs. Yet fate has thrown them together--and given each a key to the other's ambition. A bargain is struck...but together they find that gaining what one desires most is far more difficult than a waltz in the park.

5 The Earl's Hired Bride

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2016-11-21
Description :  Because an unmarried Earl must be in want of a bride . . .&#xa0;<br /><br /> Every debutante in the ton wants to be the Countess of Hartford—and mistress of Hartsworth Castle. Never mind that Hart has no interest in marrying just yet, the young ladies hunt him as ruthlessly as a pack of hounds after the elusive fox. What he needs is a hired bride—one who is guaranteed to call it off at the end of the Season.<br /><br /> Because a girl with no prospects will do what she must to help her family . . .&#xa0;<br /><br /> Miss Emily Spencer must do something. Her mother’s health is failing and the notorious Duke of Danby is growing dangerously close. Why not hide in plain sight and pretend to be the Earl of Hartford’s betrothed? And getting paid for her troubles? It’s just what she needs to make her family comfortable again.<br /><br /> Because love comes when you least expect it . . .&#xa0;<br /><br /> Sparks fly when the two put their plan in motion—and deeper emotions grow. But how can they be together when the path they’ve forged only leads to their inevitable separation?

6 The Leading Lady

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-05-22
Description :  Very good read!&#xa0; A page turner that I could not put down.<br /> —AC, Net Galley Reviewer<br /><br /> Passion and secrets swirl--and the battle between Hestia Wright and her enemies continues--in another delicious installment of the Half Moon House series.<br /><br /> Miss Callie Grant has hidden her true identity her entire life, but now elements from her past are threatening to destroy England’s future.&#xa0; To save someone she loves, she agrees to a dangerous mission--and to masquerade as the bride of Lord Truitt Russell.<br /><br /> Lord Truitt wants only one thing--to restore his honor.&#xa0; Only the capture of the Wicked Lord Marstoke will do the job.&#xa0; But the intimacy of playing husband to the gorgeous, infuriatingly independent Callie Grant proves a temptation difficult to resist.&#xa0; In the end, which will he choose?&#xa0; Honor or Love?

7 Unbuttoning Miss Hardwick

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  Adopting the guise of a buttoned-up spinster is nothing new for Chloe Hardwick. But under the watchful eye of her unnervingly handsome employer, the Marquess of Marland, for the first time Chloe yearns to be <i>unbuttoned!</i> Yet he sees her only as his assistant, the efficient Hardwick—not as Chloe the woman.<br /><br /> Determined to escape Braedon's cold detachment, Chloe leaves. And when he pursues her to London, determined to entice her back, Braedon is utterly unprepared for what he finds there—the <i>real</i> Chloe Hardwick….<br />

8 The Duke's Christmas Tidings

Author : Jerrica Knight-Catania, Deb Marlowe & Marie Higgins
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-11-03
Description :  The powerful Duke of Danby is at it again! 1816 was the year without a summer, but what a Christmas it will be when His Grace finally turns his matchmaking machinations to distant branches of the Whitton family tree.<br /><br />Collection Three includes:<br /><br />Deb Marlowe's Lady, It’s Cold Outside ~<br />Miss Glenna Bolton is not having a Happy Christmas. She’s lost her grandfather and the bookshop they ran together. If not for the invitation from the Duke of Danby, she would have no place to go. * No Christmas festivities for Baron Ellesworth this year. His newly inherited estate is in bad shape—and so is his bank account. He’ll spend the holiday traveling to do a bit of business with Lord Danby, in hopes of bringing Christmas to Elleshaven next year. * Traveling during the holiday season doesn’t sound romantic, but a star in the East, an abandoned child and a quest for holiday cheer might just convince these two that love is the best gift of the Season.<br /><br />Jerrica Knight-Catania’s Gabriel’s Christmas Wish ~<br />Gabriel Whitton isn't thrilled he's being forced to go to Yorkshire for Christmas this year, but he's willing to make the most of it in his comfy room with a bottle of brandy and a warm fire. But when his pestering sisters force him out into the cold, he finds something far more interesting than a bottle of brandy. * Sara Beth Millstone has a secret that hardly anyone in town is privy to, so it's rather alarming when she realizes the handsome new stranger has figured her out. Now she must decide between her pride and what could be true love.<br /><br />Marie Higgins’s Worth Fighting For ~<br />Lindsay Lennox, daughter of the governor of Turkey, worries she’ll never have the chance to meet a man and fall in love. Being the youngest of eight daughters, it is customary for all of her sisters to marry before she can be out in society and even meet a man. Her twenty-fourth birthday is coming quickly, and she’s running out of hope. Desperation takes hold and she disguises herself as a servant in order to slip through the palace gates. Disaster strikes when she meets a handsome sea captain and is mistakenly whisked across the sea to England. Lindsay knows her only hope of salvation will be to find her Whitton relatives in England and beg for help. Unfortunately, the devastating Captain Braxton proves more temptation than her lonely heart can resist.

9 Introducing Red Door Reads

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-02-02
Description :  This Red Door Reads Sampler contains first chapters by the best-selling authors of Red Door Reads - Renee Bernard, Jane Charles, Deborah Cooke, Caren Crane, Claudia Dain, Claire Delacroix, Susan Gee Heino, Lori Handeland, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Michelle Marcos, Deb Marlowe, D.M. Marlowe, Laura Scott and Ava Stone<br /><br /> CONTEMPORARY<br /><br /> Devil to Pay ~ Renee Bernard<br /> Valentine Wishes ~ Jane Charles<br /> Simply Irresistible ~ Deborah Cooke<br /> Kick Start ~ Caren Crane<br /> Learing to Live ~ Jerrica Knight-Catania<br /> A Soldier's Promise ~ Laura Scott<br /> Live Like You Mean It ~ Ava Stone<br /><br /> HISTORICAL<br /><br /> Lady Falls ~ Renee Bernard<br /> Lady Admired ~ Jane Charles<br /> Much Ado About Dutton ~ Claudia Dain<br /> The Crusader's Bride ~ Claire Delacroix<br /> The Earl's Passionate Plot ~ Susan Gee Heino<br /> The Temptation of the Duke ~ Jerrica Knight-Catania<br /> Knave vs. Spy ~ Michelle Marcos<br /> An Unexpected Encounter ~ Deb Marlowe<br /> A Scandalous Deception ~ Ava Stone<br /><br /> FANTASY &amp; PARANORMAL<br /><br /> Crescent Moon ~ Lori Handeland<br /> Eye of the Ninja ~ D.M. Marlowe

10 Lady, It's Cold Outside

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2016-07-01
Description :  Miss Glenna Bolton is not having a Happy Christmas. She’s lost her grandfather and the bookshop they ran together. If not for the invitation from the Duke of Danby, she would have no place to go.&#xa0;<br /><br /> &#xa0;No Christmas festivities for Baron Ellesworth this year. His newly inherited estate is in bad shape—and so is his bank account. He’ll spend the holiday traveling to do a bit of business with Lord Danby, in hopes of bringing Christmas to Elleshaven next year.&#xa0;<br /><br /> &#xa0;Traveling during the holiday season doesn’t sound romantic, but a star in the East, an abandoned child and a quest for holiday cheer might just convince these two that love is the best gift of the Season.&#xa0;

11 Bedeviled

Author : Kate Pearce, Deb Marlowe & Michelle Willingham
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Paranormal 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-09-20
Description :  The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor, Book #2<br />Greetings,<br />In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will &amp; Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.<br />Regards,<br />Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.<br /><br />When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.<br /><br />BEDEVILED, The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes:<br /><br />Kate Pearce’s A Ghost of a Chance<br />Violet DeLisle is secretly delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with some of the more obscure branches of her family tree. She’s been in love with her stepmother’s second cousin, Charlie, since she was a child. But her beautiful half-sister has clearly set her sights on Charlie and he is obviously dazzled. Forced to hide from the lovebirds, she huddles under the stairs and meets a kindred spirit who not only turns out to be a rather feisty ghost, but a master of courtship.<br /><br />Deb Marlowe's Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse<br />Her father inherited an earldom and a castle. Has Lady Tamsyn inherited a curse? It's what it feels like when she discovers that she can see the truth behind the lies that men tell. All she wanted on arrival at Keyvnor was to avoid Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, but in a sea of lies, he is the one who always tells her the truth. Together they find that her curse might just be a gift—and their love the key to preventing a tragedy.<br /><br />Michelle Willingham's A Dance With the Devil<br />Devon Lancaster is fascinated by the beautiful vicar's daughter, Jane Hawkins, who has been summoned to the will reading of the late Lord Banfield. But is she truly only a vicar's daughter? Or does her past hold secrets that put her very life in danger? Jane knows she is unlikely to find a husband among the handsome men at Castle Keyvnor because of her poverty. But when she is locked in the cellar with Devon, she finds that the Devil of Lancaster sets her blood on fire.<br /><br />The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes twelve Regency romance novellas. Don’t miss the anthologies Vexed, Mystified, and Spellbound.

12 Outwitting the Duke

Author : Deb Marlowe, Aileen Fish & Lily George
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-05-17
Description :  When the Duke of Danby comes to London for the Season, anything can happen!<br /><br />Outwitting the Duke contains...<br /><br />Deb Marlowe's The Earl's Hired Bride ~<br />Because an unmarried Earl must be in want of a bride . . . Every debutante in the ton wants to be the Countess of Hartford—and mistress of Hartsworth Castle. Never mind that Hart has no interest in marrying just yet, the young ladies hunt him as ruthlessly as a pack of hounds after the elusive fox. What he needs is a hired bride—one who will give him some room to breathe, but is guaranteed to call it off at the end of the Season.<br /><br />Because a girl with no prospects will do what she must to help her family . . . Miss Emily Spencer must do something. Her mother’s health is failing and the notorious Duke of Danby is growing dangerously close. Why not hide in plain sight and pretend to be the Earl of Hartford’s betrothed? And getting paid for her troubles? It’s just what she needs to make her family comfortable again.<br /><br />Because love comes when you least expect it . . . Sparks fly when the two put their plan in motion—and deeper emotions grow. But how can they be together when the path they’ve forged only leads to their inevitable break up?<br /><br />Aileen Fish's His Unsuspecting Heart<br />Lord Giles Graves would rather spend his evenings in the House of Commons than circulating amongst the ton. Then his grandmother sends him on a fool’s errand requiring him to gain entry into her former home. Now he needs an invitation to call on the new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Minnet.<br />Miss Tabitha Minnet isn’t particular about titles and income, as long as her future husband is kind, honest and an excellent kisser. The one she’s particularly interested in happens to be the brother-in-law of her dearest friend. Lord Giles is quite the catch!<br />While pretending to be enamored with Miss Minnet, Giles avoid the poor, innocent young lady his great-uncle Danby has chosen as Giles’ bride. At least that part is going as planned—until Miss Minnet appears to be falling in love.<br />Giles cannot wait until the Season is over and his life will return to normal.<br /><br />Lily George's The Captain Takes a Bride<br />Lord Richard Carew has just returned from his last ocean voyage with more cargo than expected – a fortune to call his own and a child entrusted to his care. Unsure if he should settle down or heed the call of the sea once more, he enlists the help of governess Laura Stephens to raise his young ward. As Laura quietly turns his house into a home and his ward into family, Richard wonders if perhaps his existence as a wandering rake is as appealing as it used to be.<br />Miss Laura Stephens has nothing to call her own – raised a penniless orphan, she must make her way in the world. Thanks to Captain Carew, she has a roof over her head and some measure of independence – as long as she doesn’t do anything so foolish as to fall in love.

13 Charmed at Christmas

Author : Claire Delacroix, Deb Marlowe & Erica Monroe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Paranormal 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-09-26
Description :  The Earl and Countess of Banfield cordially request your attendance at the wedding for their daughters: Lady Tamsyn Hambly to Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, &amp; Lady Morgan Hambly to Harold Mort, Viscount Blackwater, on the 24th day of December, 1811, at Castle Keyvnor, Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.<br /><br />CHARMED AT CHRISTMAS includes:<br /><br />Claire Delacroix's A Duke By Any Other Name<br />Daphne Goodenham has always been determined to wed a duke—not just because she loves fine dresses and parties, but because she wants to guarantee that she and her sister are never destitute again. When she meets the Duke of Inverfyre, a notorious fop, she immediately notices intriguing inconsistencies. Is there more to the duke than meets the eye? Why would he hide the truth if he were handsome, young, rich and a duke? Alexander, the Duke of Inverfyre, is bent on catching a notorious thief who injured his sister, no matter what the cost. But when the lovely Miss Goodenham is bent on charming him, Alexander’s disguise proves to be no defense against her curiosity—and he has no resistance to her kiss. Will Daphne inadvertently foil Alexander’s plan? Will he have to sacrifice her interest to avenge his sister? Or can Daphne ensure Alexander’s triumph and make her own Christmas wish come true?<br /><br />Deb Marlowe's Lord Locryn and the Pixie's Kiss<br />When is a kiss actually a curse? When an irate Pixie forbids you to kiss the wrong girl—ever. Unfortunately, Lord Locryn Pendarvis has no idea why girls are falling all over themselves not to kiss him. He only knows that after a certain point, the risk of humiliation outweighs desire. Until he meets Lady Gwyn Hambly again. She’s witty, charming and beautiful—and just as interested in him as he is in her. They’ll do anything to ensure their future together—even fight the supernatural forces aligned against them.<br /><br />Erica Monroe's The Determined Duchess<br />After the death of her beloved guardian, Miss Felicity Fields is left alone with an uncertain future. But this blunt bluestocking has a secret: she’s determined to resurrect her guardian through the ancient art of alchemy. The last thing she needs is the return of Nicholas Harding, the Duke of Wycliffe and rightful owner of her home on the wild coast of Cornwall. He stirs an unexpected passion within her, and Felicity has had enough change in her life. When they were children, Nicholas never understood his aunt's brilliant but unemotional ward, or her many scientific studies. Now, he's determined to bring Felicity to London so that she may make a match within society--except he can't stop thinking about her. But with the line between life and death blurred by Felicity's experiments, can he convince her that she's no longer alone, and her proper place is by his side?

14 An Unexpected Encounter

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2013-09-07
Description :  *** This novella was previously found in the anthology, An Encounter at the Museum.<br /><br /> Tall, practical girls might not be worth much in man's world, but Miss Lisbeth Moreton knows she's worth more than the squire's prized heifer. To change her fate, she's run off to a date with destiny at the British Museum.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Her would-be swain never shows, but an unexpected encounter with Lord Cotwell and his lonely ward might lead to altogether new prospects . . . and perhaps to love.

15 How To Marry a Rake

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2011-05-01
Description :  Back from Europe, heiress Mae Halford has mended her heart after her friend Stephen Manning's rejection. Looking radiant and full of confidence, she's ready to find herself a husband!<br /><br />Only, the first man she bumps into at a Newmarket house party is Lord Stephen himself! When the two find themselves covertly working together to find a missing prized racehorse, romance blossoms. But can Mae believe that Stephen has changed enough that their adventure will lead to the altar?<br /><br />Spin-off from The Diamonds of Welbourne Manor<br />

16 Beyond a Reasonable Duke

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-10-22
Description :  This is a Short Story, not a full length novel or novella<br /><br /> It previously appeared in the anthology, Fifty Ways to Kill Your Larry<br /><br /> It is intended as a companion piece to the action in The Leading Lady<br /><br /> Miss Laura Stokes is a man with a mission. The wicked Marquess of Marstoke ruined her sister's life and she will exact justice--even if she has to dress as a gentleman to do it.<br /><br /> The Duke of Rothmore finds Mr. Lawrence McConnell a pest--until he discovers that he is a she--and then he cannot get the daring chit out of his mind. He must convince her to give up her vendetta--but can he also win her heart?

17 The Lady's Legacy

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-11-27
Description :  Unique and captivating . . . I enjoyed each page of this novel and devoured it one sitting! An amazing read. I give it 5 Roses that Rule--Rachel at Romancing the Book<br /><br /> This one will keep you on the edge of your seat! I couldn't put it down, waiting to see how they were going to get together . . . -- Kelly S at The Sassy Book Lover <br /><br /> <i>Light fingers, fast feet, a quick wit and empathy for the downtrodden—none of these qualities will help Miss Francis ‘Flightly’ Headley fit in with Regency Society.&#xa0; They are perfect for a young woman helping the infamous Hestia Wright at Half Moon House, however.&#xa0; And they might be exactly what is needed to find Hestia’s long-lost son.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Lost is Mr. Rhys Caradec’s preferred state.&#xa0; An artist and a hedonist, he lives his life exactly as he wishes—unfettered and free.&#xa0; He has no interest in either of his warring parents, but finds himself unexpectedly fascinated with his mother’s assistant.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Each believes they can bring the other around to their way of thinking.&#xa0; Both recognize the rising passion between them—but they are far too different, their circumstances too convoluted, for them to ever fall in love . . .</i>

18 Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2014-03-31
Description :  It's warring nations, dueling philosophies and the battle of the sexes as American-born Miss Liberty Baylis takes on Simon Lansing, Viscount Brodham, in the fight for her friend's happiness.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Brodham wants only to retire to the peace and quiet of his country estate, but he'll take on the cheeky American chit if that's what it takes to keep his nephew safe and happy.&#xa0;<br /><br /> The war is on . . . but when banter and flirtation become weapons and kisses disrupt strategies, will Brodham and Liberty ever wish for the battles to end?

19 Encounters with a Rogue

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-03-07
Description :  Two related novellas in the Half Moon House series, now available together!<br /><br /> An Unexpected Encounter<br /><br /> Tall, practical girls might not be worth much in man's world, but Miss Lisbeth Moreton knows she's worth more than the squire's prized heifer.&#xa0;<br /><br /> To change her fate, she's run off to a date with destiny at the British Museum. Her would-be swain never shows, but an unexpected encounter with Lord Cotwell and his lonely ward might lead to altogether new prospects . . . and perhaps to love.<br /><br /> A Waltz in the Park<br /><br /> James Vickers once believed honor and family duty to be his life's work. Now he knows better--and he's appointed himself as silent witness to his father's sins. His greatest goal is to act as the continuously pricking thorn in his lordship's side--and scandal is his greatest weapon. He has no use for an innocent young miss.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Propriety is Miss Adelaide Stockton's most important asset. She must be all that is prim and proper if she's to live down her parent's misdeeds and have any hope of catching a husband. She must avoid scoundrels like Vickers at all costs.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Yet fate has thrown them together--and given each a key to the other's ambition. A bargain is struck...but together they find that gaining what one desires most is far more difficult than a waltz in the park.

20 Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-08-14
Description :  Her father inherited an earldom and a castle. Has Lady Tamsyn inherited a curse?&#xa0;<br /><br /> It's what it feels like when she discovers that she can see the truth behind the lies that men tell. All she wanted on arrival at Keyvnor was to avoid Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, but in a sea of lies, he is the one who always tells her the truth.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Together they find that her curse might just be a gift—and their love the key to preventing a tragedy.<br /><br /> <i>Greetings,</i><br /> <i>In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will &amp; Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.</i><br /> <i>Regards,&#xa0;</i><br /> <i>Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.</i><br /><br /> When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.

21 A Waltz in the Park

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2015-02-24
Description :  Starred Review at Library Journal!<br /><br /> 5 Stars!&#xa0; This was a great, quick read.&#xa0; Marlowe has a way of quickly drawing you into her stories and giving you the satisfaction of a full novel with her novellas.&#xa0; I loved seeing Hestia again!&#xa0; I can’t wait for more Half Moon House stories!<br /> —Amy at Historical Romance Lovers Blog<br /><br /> James Vickers once believed honor and family duty to be his life's work. Now he knows better--and he's appointed himself as silent witness to his father's sins. His greatest goal is to act as the continuously pricking thorn in his lordship's side--and scandal is his greatest weapon.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Propriety is Miss Adelaide Stockton's most important asset. She must be all that is prim and proper if she's to live down her parent's misdeeds and have any hope of catching a husband. She must avoid scoundrels like Vickers at all costs.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Yet fate has thrown them together--and given each a key to the other's ambition. A bargain is struck...but together they find that gaining what one desires most is far more difficult than a waltz in the park.

22 It Started with a Whisper

Author : Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe, Christina McKnight, Erica Monroe, Ava Stone & Dawn Brower
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Romance  Historical 
Release Date :  2018-01-23
Description :  It started with a whisper...<br /><br />Rumors, gossip, and secrets all have a way of unraveling at the worst possible time. Follow each story as it leads you through a path of mystery and intrigue. Lady X's gossip sheet tells all and it leaves everybody talking. The rumors have the potetential to ruin lives and with each whisper a new scandal arises.<br /><br />Will those who find themselves the subject of her scandal sheet escape unscathed and discover who Lady X is along the way?

23 Tall, Dark and Disreputable

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Suspense  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-04-01
Description :  Portia Tofton has always yearned for brooding Mateo Cardea. His dark good looks filled her girlish dreams—dreams that were cruelly shattered when Mateo rejected her hand in marriage.<br /><br />Now Portia's home has been gambled away, and Mateo is the only man she can turn to. This time, however, she has in her possession something he wants—and she finds herself striking a deal with the devil himself!<br /><br />Danger is all around—but Portia has no choice but to trust this man who once betrayed her….<br />

24 Incantevole illusione

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-11-12
Description :  Inghilterra, 1821. Portia Tofton è sempre stata innamorata degli occhi scuri e tenebrosi di Matteo Cardea, che l'hanno fatta sognare fin dalla più tenera giovinezza. Finché lui, inspiegabilmente, non si è rifiutato di sposarla, distruggendo i suoi romantici sogni di fanciulla. Amareggiata e delusa, quando lo rivede a distanza di anni Portia scopre che la vita non è stata crudele solo con lei: anche Matteo è molto cambiato, e sembra interessato solo agli affari e al denaro. Ma una scintilla dell'antica passione brucia ancora in fondo a quel suo sguardo indimenticabile, e forse...

25 L'irreprensibile miss hardwick

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2013-02-21
Description :  Inghilterra, XIX secolo - Chloe Hardwick maschera l'insicurezza dietro una barriera di efficienza e perfezione. Poi un giorno incontra Braedon, Marchese di Marland, uomo dal fascino tenebroso e dallo sguardo ammaliante, e la sua corazza rischia di incrinarsi. Per la prima volta, infatti, desidera mostrarsi come la dolce Chloe e non come l'inappuntabile Miss Hardwick. Liberare la sua vera personalità non sarà semplice come togliersi gli occhiali e cambiare abito, ma l'amore, a volte, riesce a fare miracoli!

26 Scandalo in società

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2013-08-09
Description :  Londra, 1817 - Dopo un chiacchierato passato da libertino, l'affascinante Charles Alden, Visconte di Dayle, decide di entrare in politica, diventando un irreprensibile membro della Camera dei Lord. Qualcuno, tuttavia, cerca di screditarlo, fornendo alla stampa falsi ma assai succulenti pettegolezzi sulla sua vita sentimentale. Proprio in quel periodo, torna nella capitale la sua più vecchia e cara amica, Sophie, trasformatasi nel frattempo in una splendida creatura. Ribelle e indipendente, non è certo la donna di cui Charles ha bisogno per salvare la propria immagine, ma l'amore, quando è sincero, sa infrangere ogni ostacolo e sconfiggere ogni nemico, anche uno che si nasconde nell'ombra e che è molto più vicino a loro di quanto possano immaginare...

27 I diamanti di Welbourne Manor

Author : Deb Marlowe, Diane Gaston & Amanda McCabe
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-10-09
Description :  Inghilterra, 1818/1820 - Justine, Annalise e Charlotte, le belle e chiacchierate figlie dello scandaloso Duca di Manning, sono l'anima dei celebri ricevimenti che si tengono periodicamente a Welbourne Manor. Justine, la maggiore, è illegittima e cerca con la gentilezza e la bontà d'animo di riscattare il proprio buon nome. Annalise, l'artista di famiglia, è una fanciulla schiva e solitaria dedita solo alla pittura. Charlotte, la piccola di casa, è una ragazzina dispettosa e petulante decisa a trasformarsi in una donna elegante e raffinata. Solo grazie all'amore di tre uomini speciali, che infonderanno loro il coraggio di affrontare la vita, le sorelle Manning conquisteranno la felicità che sembrava loro negata. <br /><br />JUSTINE<br /><br />ANNALISE<br /><br />CHARLOTTE

28 Annalise (eLit)

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-10-30
Description :  Inghilterra, 1818. Justine, Annalise e Charlotte sono le belle e chiacchierate figlie dello scandaloso Duca di Manning, nonché l'anima dei celebri ricevimenti che si tengono periodicamente a Welbourne Manor. Annalise, l'artista di famiglia, è una fanciulla schiva e solitaria dedita solo alla pittura, e mai avrebbe immaginato che l'amore l'avrebbe travolta in maniera così appassionata. Ma chi è davvero l'uomo che le ha rubato il cuore?

29 Un'ereditiera per il conte (eLit)

Author : Deb Marlowe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-10-30
Description :  Inghilterra, XIX secolo. Tornata in Inghilterra dopo un lungo viaggio, Mae Halford decide di dare avvio a una campagna matrimoniale. È convinta infatti di avere superato l'infatuazione per l'affascinante Stephen Manning, uno degli scapoli più scapestrati di Londra, e vuole trovare un marito che sappia amarla e apprezzarla. Ma il primo uomo che incontra all'ippodromo di Newmarket è proprio Stephen, e fra loro, inevitabilmente, rinasce il vecchio rapporto di complicità, diffidenza e rivalità che li aveva legati da ragazzini. Ora però sono entrambi più saggi e responsabili e, quando si ritrovano a indagare sulla misteriosa scomparsa di un purosangue, la loro amicizia si arricchisce di nuove, e più peccaminose, sfumature.



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