A Duchess In The Dark

Author: Kate McKinley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455574279
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A Duchess In The Dark from the Author: Kate McKinley. The first novella in Kate McKinley's erotic By Invitation Only series. A DUCHESS IN THE DARK Miss Daphne Hayward is on the hunt for a safe, honorable husband and she has set her sights on the perfect target. She plans a full-scale seduction that will bring him to his knees, and have him begging for her hand in marriage. But when she mistakenly slips into another man's bed, the passions that quickly ignite threaten to send her well-laid plans up in smoke. Ashton Fitzgerald, Duke of Claymore has never been for want of a willing woman in his bed and his rakish ways have become legend in boudoirs and dark corners all across London. But not even Ashton can account for the powerful desire that surges through him when a mysterious woman pays him a clandestine midnight visit. As dawn breaks, his goddess flees before he can learn her identity. Now Ashton will stop at nothing to unmask the identity of the woman who bewitched him body and soul and make her his . . . forever. 12,000 words

The Dark Duchess

Author: Wendy Moran
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1681391996
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The Dark Duchess from the Author: Wendy Moran. In the kingdom of Drachenberg there lived a compassionate Duke and his lovely Duchess. The Duchess lived happily with the Duke as her husband and Princess Dahlia as her best friend. As several years pass by, the Duke falls ill and on one sunny day, he quietly passes away. The duchess alienates Princess Dahlia and the other royals. She turns to dark magic in hopes of obtaining a cure for her heartache, but she only grows more vacant each day and her heart slowly withers away. One night she has an idea, she would create five little monsters to destroy the happiness of the people in her kingdom. She wants everyone to be a miserable as she had become. The Duchess sends her monsters out to steal precious items that belong to the peasants of Drachenberg. Everything is going according to the Duchess’s plan for a brief moment. When Princess Dahlia meets Prince Draven, a young man who looks identical to the Duke, it enrages the Duchess. Consumed with jealousy, she only wants to steal one more thing. The heart of the princess. Her monsters do as she says until they realize they are heartless. But if the monsters want hearts, they must set everything right. They become determined to show everyone the truth about monsters: monsters are created, not born. It’s a dark tale of love and loss, of repentance and forgiveness, of magic, and above all, of monsters.

The Dark Duchess

Author: A. Allegra
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326739972
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The Dark Duchess from the Author: A. Allegra. (Heterosexual, mixed race, spontaneous stranger sex, male and female POV) Spain, 1700 CE. Iskay and Quintus are two immortals about to meet for the first time in her luxurious mansion. Their eternally youthful bodies come crashing together in a passionately sexual encounter. Prepare your heart for racing as you experience the titillatingly graphic descriptions of their first meeting. (18+ content) ABOUT Immortal Passion: A series of steamy encounters spanning millennia and continents, connected by a group of eternal youths. These youths fill their long lives and fleeting days with adventure and decadence. Each short but sexy instalment zooms in on a moment had in the lives of these immortals across a range of settings. Their bodies never age and never tire... And they know exactly how to use them. Get to know and love these bright young things through the sexiest epic ever told! @Allegra_Erotica

The Dark City

Author: Imogen Rossi
Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 1471402517
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The Dark City from the Author: Imogen Rossi. Beyond La Luminosa lies a darker path... Only three weeks have passed since the treacherous Filpepi and the Baron tried to depose Duchess Catriona, and although they seem to have disappeared forever, Bianca can't stop worrying about where they might be and what lies beyond her old master's magical paintings. Her friends are still full of adventure though, and there is also the very important business of running di Lombardi's studio to attend to! But her new responsibilities as Head of the Royal Studios are hard, and she is puzzled by the strange messages di Lombardi still seems to be sending her from beyond the grave. What is the meaning of the medallion and magical paint mix he left her in his will? And why does she keep finding herself in a strange, yet completely familiar city at night? Why is she so at home there - and who is the beautiful lady who looks a lot like Bianca? Bianca will have to be at her plucky, bright and adventurous best if she wants to find the answers to all the mysteries lurking in the dark city of Oscurita...

The Secret File Of The Duke Of Windsor

Author: Michael Bloch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349001081
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The Secret File Of The Duke Of Windsor from the Author: Michael Bloch. In this brilliant and authoritative work, based on their private correspondence and papers, Michael Bloch describes the feud which developed between the Duke of Windsor and the British royal establishment after the Abdication, the humiliations which were suffered by the ex-King and his wife, and the plots to ensure that they remained in exile.

Black Like Us

Author: Devon W. Carbado
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1573447145
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Black Like Us from the Author: Devon W. Carbado. Chronicles one hundred years of African-American homosexual literature, from the turn-of-the-century writings of Alice Dunbar Nelson, to the Harlem Renaissance of Langston Hughes, to the emerging sexual liberation movements of the later postwar era as reflected by James Baldwin. Original.

Chance The Winds Of Fortune

Author: Laurie McBain
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492631094
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Chance The Winds Of Fortune from the Author: Laurie McBain. The beloved New York Times bestselling Dominick Trilogy Rhea blinked in disbelief. "What an insufferable man you are. And whether you are, as you would have me believe, a marquis, or whether you are a tinker, I would still find you the rudest, most vulgar individual I have ever had the misfortune to encounter." "Well done, my dear. I am impressed by this splendid show of ladylike disdain, feigned though it be, but well done nonetheless. But the light of truth has revealed you in my cabin. Now, how do you explain yourself out of that?" Lady Rhea Claire, kidnapped and shipped to the Colonies as an indentured servant, manages with wits and courage to escape...straight into the arms of a ruthless English pirate. For all his worldly ways, Dante Leighton, Marquis of Jacqobi and captain of the Sea Dragon, never expected to discover his redemption and his greatest treasure within the amethyst eyes of a beautiful English refugee. Praise for Laurie McBain: "Ms. McBain's flare for the romantic intermingled with suspense will keep the reader riveted to the story until the last page."-Affaire de Coeur "Vivid sense of description, colorful characters...I found myself happily lost in the magnificence of the storytelling."-Los Angeles Herald Examiner Dominick Trilogy: Moonstruck Madness Chance the Winds of Fortune Dark Before the Rising Storm

Devil S Grace

Author: Karen Dean Benson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1680461346
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Devil S Grace from the Author: Karen Dean Benson. On a mist-covered road bordering the Thames, a careening carriage nearly runs over a young woman escaping a forced betrothal. A nobleman jumps from the carriage and runs to her rescue; two cultures collide, England and Spain. An heirloom locket and an irresistible chemistry are the stepping-stones to destiny.

A Weekend At Blenheim

Author: J. P. Morrissey
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429978341
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A Weekend At Blenheim from the Author: J. P. Morrissey. In this enthralling and atmospheric tale of murder, revenge and redemption, a young American struggles to make sense of a world he does not understand, where the price of acceptance may be murder. John Vanbrugh is an outsider in the England of 1905: A determined but unsuccessful American architect, he has moved to London to make a new life for himself and his wife, Margaret. When he receives an unexpected summons to meet the dazzling Duchess of Marlborough at Blenheim Palace, he is skeptical. The young duchess, Vanbrugh comes to understand, has her reasons. Like him, she is American-born: Consuelo Vanderbilt, one of the richest debutantes in America. Seemingly on impulse, the duchess hires Vanbrugh to renovate her rooms at Blenheim - a plum job Vanbrugh accepts. He and his wife join the weekend party at Blenheim, a group that includes the foul-tempered duke; his young cousin Winston Churchill; the society painter John Singer Sargent; the duchess' mother and American suffragette Mrs. O.H.P.Belmont; Gladys Deacon, an American friend of the duchess'; and the enigmatic Catholic Monsignor Vay de Vaya. Almost as soon as he begins work at Blenheim, Vanbrugh uncovers a series of unsettling letters that hint at a long-concealed deceit. As he tries to grasp the meaning of this discovery, a sketchbook owned by Sargent is stolen and a young housemaid is found in the courtyard, strangled. It is then that Vanbrugh realizes he is caught in a maze of duplicity and manipulation with no way out. Struggling to uncover the treachery he sees around him, Vanbrugh is forced to re-evaluate everything he thought about Blenheim, himself, even the very nature of truth. Part mystery, part gothic morality tale, A Weekend at Blenheim is a compelling, mesmerizing, deeply satisfying novel.