When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules…
Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.
His terms are simple:
– They will be husband and wife by night only.
– No lights, no kissing.
– No questions about his battle scars.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.
But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
– They will have dinner together every evening.
– With conversation.
– And unlimited teasing.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…
Fifteen-year-old Lacey Mayford has been infatuated with Matthew since she was a little girl. Matthew, a half-breed Indian, doesn’t see her as anything more than a little girl cousin. How can she convince him that she is growing into a beautiful young woman he should consider?
In the frontier town near the turn of the century, Matthew Thorton is blamed for Luther Hannibal’s murder after an altercation with Luther over stolen furs. Lacey defends Matthew with the help of a teacher, Felix Grackle. They look into other suspects who could have killed Luther Hannibal. Matthew’s father Luke and his best friend Jacque Pierre are looking for the person responsible for stealing the furs. They believe the thief might have something to do with Luther Hannibal’s murder.
Will Lacey be able to clear Matthew’s name? Will Luke and Jacque Pierre find the man who stole the furs? Will the vigilantes stop the Whiskey Rebellion without bloodshed? The truth is far more sinister than anyone could imagine.
Welcome to Saturnalia, the Roman festival renowned for wild displays of sensuality and vice. Slaves become masters and masters become slaves as rich and poor alike reveal in the thrill of role-reversal and the joy of debauchery. What Bacchanalian delights await us tonight?
Antonia is a wealthy Roman woman who has just taken notice of the sexual tension between two of her servants. She resolves to give them a night of pleasure and freedom together, all under her watchful eye. As roles are reversed, the young servant Julia gets to experience the thrill of being worshipped and adored. Meanwhile, the hulking guard Uster is in for a night which his training could never prepare him for.
Would you abandon the woman you love for your own indulgence?
Beth Meridian has returned home, hoping to leave her sordid past behind her and settle into a quiet life. When her childhood friend, Hannah Raeburn, offers her a place to stay, Beth knows it won’t be long until she runs into Hannah’s brother, Daniel. What she doesn’t expect is for him to reignite feelings deep in her heart, reminding her of the kiss they shared before she left town.
Daniel Raeburn’s past is scandalous, his sinful indulgences allowing him more wealth than he could ever need. Still, he wants more, and his gluttonous appetite for wealth and women leads him to buy into a partnership at the local hellfire club.
When Hannah goes missing, Beth and Daniel follow her trail through the Australian outback. Witnessing the womanizer Daniel is, Beth flees on a cattle train headed north. Desperate to explain his actions, Daniel follows her.
Arriving in the small town of Jarvisfield, Daniel is shocked to learn that Beth is now the owner of the largest cattle company in the area. He’s even more shocked to discover that the preacher controlling the town, and stealing from the townspeople, is his once business partner William Maxon. He’s convinced this man is also responsible for his sister’s disappearance. When he learns William has Beth picked out as his next victim, Daniel knows he must do whatever it takes to make her listen to the truth. But she has no interest in hearing anything he has to say.
Faced with losing the two women he loves, Daniel is forced to choose between their freedom and the possessions and wealth he has hoarded over the years. But even if he gives it all up, he still might lose everything.
Alastair McCabe is happy to finally be on his way back to Gleann after months of being away. He’s enjoying the journey until he comes across Mairi, a young, pregnant woman, as she is being robbed, and quickly puts an end to the crime. He doesn’t know what it is about this woman, but he feels an incredible need to protect her and the bairn she carries. After burying her dead husband, he takes her home to Gleann where he can keep her safe, first through marriage, and then over his knee to keep her from doing anything dangerous.
Mairi’s only memories are from the last five years, and they haven’t been particularly happy ones. First, the Murray’s find her injured next to a river, and take her home. Once they realize her memory is gone, they use her and sell her into marriage to an older man. Now, for some reason, an English Lord is trying to kidnap her. If only she could remember who she is and where she came from.
The McCabe’s protect their own, and Alastair’s new wife is no exception. They’ll stand together as they figure out what happened to Mairi and who she really is, and most importantly, why Lord Thompson is so determined to take her.
Although this is a stand-alone novel, many of the characters were introduced to the series in The McCabe’s Books 1-4.
With her perfect breeding, flawless beauty, and proper manners, Alison Brooke never expected to be smeared by the cruel brush of scandal. Robert Anderson, Viscount Charmaine, is focused on his tumbling finances and dying father. When villainy leaves the ravishing (and ravished) Alison thrown at his feet, Robert is pulled from his self-recrimination and into the heart of the Season’s hottest gossip.
Marquis Anthony Farrington is one of Alison’s many rejected suitors and Robert’s best friend. Secretly, Anthony risks the gallows for his ongoing support of the populist movements. When Robert is given charge of the investigation against Anthony, friendships, loyalty, and ideals come into question. Alison’s constant companion, the wallflower Brenda Boswell, timidly watches romance unfold. Yet, in the end, unfashionable Brenda shows herself to be a spitfire capable of saving them all.
Caught in the act, caught by scandal, caught by honor, and caught by duty, the four friends are ultimately caught by the most powerful thing of all – love.
Miss Emily Price is in desperate need of funds. With her family estate mortgaged and her young brother not yet of age, it falls to her to save her family from financial ruin. What is a lady with no title or connections to do? Auction her virginity at one of London’s most notorious brothels.
Heir to a baronetcy, James Hughes has always been caught between two worlds. His fortune and education help him pass for a member of the ton but his career as an engineer and his family ties stop him from actually becoming one. Quiet and serious-minded, he knows he needs to marry into the peerage for his sake, as well as, his family’s. But when he finds himself by chance at an auction in London’s infamous Scarlet Salon he throws his ambitions to the wind to bed the lovely Miss Price.
It doesn’t take long for Emily to lose her heart to her dry-humored, generous benefactor. But when their affair goes public in one of the most scandalous newspapers in town, Emily must decide if she must cast her feelings aside and leave James to pursue his societal ambitions, and James must decide if family and duty are worth giving up the chance of love.
Scandal, manipulation and ambition hinder the lovers’ path to happiness. Only they can decide if love is worth fighting for.
The love of Rudolf’s life, Gertrude, is forced to flee Nazi Germany. It takes years, but Rudolf eventually follows her. Once in Istanbul, however, he can’t find Gertrude. He enlists the help of Rosalyn, and they find themselves working with a British intelligence officer. As the danger increases and the search stretches on, Rudolf and Rosalyn grow close, but Rudolf gave his heart away long ago.
Read a steamy Regency historical romance novel by the great new author L. L. Neal.
Lady Edwina wants nothing to do with the man her mama has said she must marry. She has ideas of her own, she doesn’t want to marry the local squire her mama has selected. She wants to travel, to have adventures, and to live life. Her cousin Theodosia has the same problem – her mama has selected an intended fiancé Theodosia dislikes. Theodosia doesn’t want to marry the man. What are the two cousins to do?
Lady Edwina’s papa, Sir Henry, also wants his daughter to get married, but he wants her to marry a more suitable man. The two ladies are packed off to London for a season. They can’t say no. They must go. The ladies go to London and find more than they expected.
A hot and racy Wild West Mail Order Bride tale with a spicy twist. In the days of the Californian gold rush, many astute business-minded women made their fortunes by offering their bodies for sale or by establishing houses of pleasure to provide services for the men who flooded the region. And many of these women did very well for themselves, with records revealing that one young lady made today’s equivalent of $1 million in just three months. This is the story of Bella Cummings, a young woman determined to make the best of her life in a man’s world, and a story based on real lives as they were lived in the late 1800’s.
New York, 1878. Bella Cummings is leaving New York City for a new life out West, far away from the life of woman-for-rent which she has had thrust upon her through no fault of her own. Bella’s new start includes marriage to a Californian gold miner, a man she has never met but who has placed an advertisement for a bride in the local newspaper and whom she hopes will hold the key to a bright new future.
Her new husband Harry Williams is everything she has ever wanted in a man and all Bella needs to do now is keep the secret of her sordid past from him. However, Bella should have known that she was never destined for an easy life. And when she finds herself alone in the largely male populated gold mining town of Yreka, Northern California in the heat of the heady gold rush days, what is a girl to do to survive except fall back on the very assets she was born with?
Bella Cummings is a woman of much grit and determination but underneath it all, she just wants to be loved. Will she ever meet a man who wants her for her heart and not just for her very desirable body, a man who will truly be hers forever?
Carrie arrives in Lesterville, in 1885, quite alone. She has no money, no friends and no place to stay. Hank, the man she is to marry, fails to show up to meet her, and she has no idea what to do.
On top of that, the justice of the peace has left town and won’t be back for well over two weeks.
When the sheriff of Lesterville, Sam, offers the top floor of his house to her, she has no option but to accept his hospitality; after all, he has assured her that Mr. and Mrs. Clancy, the caretakers, will be there to chaperone her.
One thing she learns about Sam, however, is that while he is willing to go to great lengths to protect her, he has very little patience with young ladies who are not completely honest with him – and those who disobey. She, unfortunately, has already broken that rule and is about to break it again…
As days go by, Carrie sees no sign of her intended. And when she finally does, she realizes his instability and volatility and is left with a choice. Can she make the right decision?
Or will keeping her word endanger her own life?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains the discipline of an adult woman. If this offends you, please do not buy or read it.
The Sebastian Chronicles is a series of 5 Erotic Paranormal Short Stories that take you through each century since Sebastian Benoit’s Vampiric inception.
The novelettes in this series (in order) are:
Book 1 – Sebastian, the beginning (MF)
Book 2 – My servant, my lover (MF/MM)
Book 3 – Wealthy ménage (MF/MM/MFM/Menage)
Book 4 – Prohibition inhibitions (MF/MM/MFM/MMF/BDSM/Menage)
Book 5 – The Tryst (MF)
Throughout the chronicles, we live vicariously by way of our beloved Sebastian’s memories. Via his trials and tribulations, love lost and love found, only to have it disappear yet once again.
His love knows no boundaries, but will he ever find another whose soul binds with his?
A steamy, romantic femdom story of piracy and passion on the high seas!
Odyssia is the Queen of a pirate fleet that preys on the Western Strait. A trained swordsman and capable commander, she’s a force to be reckoned with and has a reputation to match. She is at once beautiful and dangerous, ruthless and cunning; yet she also has a softer side.
Louis is a deckhand on her vessel, the Gold Reaper. He’s handsome, capable and enchanted by his ruthless Queen. He’s also Odyssia’s secret lover and would do almost anything she asks – some things more eagerly than others.
Louis is summoned to his Queen’s cabin to handle a matter of business, but he returns to spend the night with her. This is Odyssia and Louis’s story.
Please note, this is a short story of just over 5,000 words that contains strong steamy content and language.
How did a wealthy New York debutante end up in a nursery, in a castle, being treated like a child? Amanda Vanderpoint is a very wealthy girl, but unwelcome in New York high society. To improve her family’s social standing, she is taken to Victorian England to marry into British nobility.
While her wedding to the Duke of Chaucer was wonderful and the envy of young girls everywhere, married life is not at all what Amanda expected. Her husband is intent on regressing her to the status of a British schoolgirl until she learns to be a proper duchess.
Under her nanny’s tutelage, Amanda is subjected to the inevitable punishments and lessons, all designed to teach her humility and rid her of her American ways. There she stays, learning how to fit into British society and how to please her commanding new husband. Can she endure the humiliating treatment until she is ready to take her place at her husband’s side as the Duchess of Chaucer?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains elements of age-play, the discipline of an adult woman, and explicit scenes. If any of this offends you, please do not purchase.
The story begins with the death of Kathleen Gladon – wife of the wealthy businessman Nick Gladon. He can buy anything with his money but he cannot use it to revive his dead wife. He was in deep pain until one day he discovered information: that could bring his beloved wife back.
How did he find it? What helps him reunite with his wife?
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Would you surrender the pleasure of lust to become a lady of chastity?
Darien Avery followed Caitlyn Sinclair from England to Australia, memories of their intense love affair fresh in his mind. When they arrive he quickly learns he isn't the only man in this new country who's infatuated with the breathtaking, blonde-haired beauty.
Women are turning up dead, victims to the worst kinds of depraved acts—women who fit Caitlyn's description—and every clue to the murderer leads back to Darien's family. Frantic to save Caitlyn's life, he sends her up north to her family, hoping to free her from the murderer's grasp. But she never makes it there. When he receives word that her dead body has been found, his heart breaks and he throws himself into a life of debauchery and sin as punishment for failing to save the woman he loves.
When yet another murder occurs, Darien believes he will be accused of the crime, so he flees. He finds himself in Jarvisfield—the same town where Caitlyn's family lives. But he soon learns that the murderer who has been butchering blonde-haired, green-eyed women has followed him there.
He's in for even more of a shock when he discovers that his beloved Caitlyn is not dead, and has in fact, been living in Jarvisfield for months. This time he will protect her. However, Caitlyn is having none of it. She believes Darien has betrayed her, and she won't fall for him again. No longer is she his lustful lover, but rather a lady of chastity, determined to live an independent life—one without Darien.
Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence