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Collette Jardiniere writes of passion and seduction but has experienced neither. Her pseudonymous novel, has shocked Victorian society become a runaway bestseller. Infamous roué Charles Jameson is "revealed" as the author, and Collette is outraged when the cad does little to curtail the gossip. Intrigued by the book the tabloids claim is his thinly veiled autobiography, Jameson tries to find the author. Returning to London after an unsuccessful hunt, he is pleasantly distracted by a plain country miss reading the wicked book. Collette is dismayed when she learns the identity of the devastatingly handsome man who kissed her senseless. And Jameson cannot believe that wrote As Collette tries to convince him of the truth, their mutual attraction reaches a fever pitch, and soon they find themselves in a real-­life scandal! 93,­000 words

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From the author of comes a full-­length Classic Regency Romance novel celebrating the witty and romantic world first introduced by Jane Austen. Celestine Simons was of good family, but an untimely death and a shortage of funds forces the homely spinster to take a position as governess at the estate of Lord Langlow and his wife. Never one to bemoan her change in fortune, Celestine is content to spend her days raising and overseeing their children, knowing in her heart she will never have any of her own. Lord St. Claire Richmond, Langlow’s brother, is a rogue and seducer, content to while away his days pursuing pleasure—and driving his brother and sister-­in-­law mad by reducing their female staff to lovelorn fools with his flirtations. When he learns on his annual Christmas visit that the drab Celestine was hired as governess solely to thwart his dalliances, he devises a scheme to both stir her heart and spite his family’s interfering ways. But as his game unfolds, the cunning St. . . .

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From the author of A Rogue's Rescue comes another Classic Regency Romance novella celebrating the world made popular by Georgette Heyer. Strong-­willed and intelligent, Lady Theresa is tired of spending her days listening to the gossipy village spinsters talk about the mysterious gentleman who just moved into the village. Known to be headstrong, and happily unattached, she takes it upon herself to call on the new resident and find out if the awful rumors about his family are true. The Honourable Mr. Martindale welcomes life as a recluse. A widower, he's made his fortune and now hopes to dedicate his time to working the land and raising his two young children - free of interference from the locals. When Lady Theresa comes marching up to his door, it's the last thing Martindale wants, a husband hunter who thinks she can tell him how to raise his children and, worse, how he should comport himself. Yet before long Lady Theresa has worked her way into Martindale's quiet life and . . .

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From the author of comes another Classic Regency Romance novella celebrating the witty and romantic world first introduced by Jane Austen. With nowhere else to go, penniless Linnet Pelham is forced to take refuge with her sister in London, only to learn that her sister’s betrothal to Lord Cairngrove is the scandal of the ton. Never one to shy away from an unpleasant situation and convinced of the couple’s devotion, Linnet is determined to see them wed, if only she can persuade Cairngrove’s brother, Nic Barton. Nic, a notorious rogue who is all too aware of his dashing good looks, is dead set on preventing his brother’s marriage. Even as he schemes to frighten Linnet’s sister into walking away from the engagement, he sets his sights on seducing the lovely Linnet with whispered promises of lessons in love. But Linnet has a few lessons of her own to teach, and as the two match wits and spar over their siblings’ fate, the undeniable passion growing between them might force them both . . .

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In Love & Scandal, Collette Jardiniere is outraged when notorious roué Charles Jameson appears to take credit for The Last Days of a Rake, a novel she wrote under the pseudonym Colin Jenkins to satisfy Victorian convention. Can a rake be true to himself, yet remain free from sin? Edgar Lankin has lived the life of rake, a man who cares for nothing but the pleasures of the flesh. But it is the seduction--­and abandonment--­of a gentle maiden that turns him from mere gadabout to immoral cad. Too late, Lankin realizes his self-­centered ways have left him incapable of finding enjoyment in anything. Now on his deathbed, he relates the shocking tale of his wasted life to John Hamilton, a school chum who chose a different path. In telling his story, can Lankin find redemption for the trail of ruined lives he leaves behind? Companion piece to Love & Scandal by Donna Lea Simpson 17,­000 words
Published: Monday, June 14, 2010 . . .

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From the author of Lord St. Claire’s Angel comes a Regency short story celebrating the witty and romantic world first introduced by Jane Austen.

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