“Karen Ranney writes with power, passion, and dramatic flair.” —Stephanie Laurens “Ranney is a rich, rare find!” —Judith Ivory A Scandalous Scot is a scandalously entertaining tale of love and passion in the Scottish highlands from the queen of the Scottish historical romance novel, Karen Ranney. New York Times bestseller Ranney tells the tantalizing story of a handsome, haunted Scotsman returning in disgrace to his castle in Scotland after scandal ruined his reputation…only to court further damage to his name by falling in love with his maid, a feisty and outspoken beauty who hides some very shocking secrets of her own. Fans of Karen Hawkins and other bestselling historical romance writers who make the breathtaking highlands their preferred milieu will be swept away by this Scandalous Scot and his romantic trials, tribulations, and triumphs.
A Regency Historical Novel - Book Four of the Scandalous Series... After years of abuse at the hands of her mother, Cordelia Avery knows the only way out is marriage to the perfect man. A man who will allow her all the freedom she has ever craved. And she has the perfect man picked out. The scandalous Marquess of Haversham might not be perfect to anyone else, but taking the man’s black reputation under consideration, Cordie believes she’ll enjoy all the freedom she’s always wished for in his disreputable arms. If only she could get her heart to go along with the plan and to stop leaping whenever Lord Adonis…er…the Earl of Clayworth is nearby. But the very proper earl is most assuredly the wrong sort for her purposes. Brendan Reese, the Earl of Clayworth, has no intention of ever marrying again. He’s still trying to clean up the mess his first wife left him, even years after her death. To all the world, Clayworth is the epitome of the perfect English gentleman, and he so wishes that image was the truth. But the truth, as it often can be, is ugly. After all, a perfect English gentleman would never have a traitor for a mother. And unless Clayworth can find the evidence his late wife hid, he could face the gallows himself. But a chance encounter with the reckless Cordelia Avery gives him the best lead he’s had in years to finally putting his family’s past to rest. Unfortunately, focusing on anything other than Miss Avery seems a nearly impossible task.
"One Hot Scot" is a special holiday story from Suzanne Enoch! While attending her aunt's wedding in Inverness, Julia Prentiss is literally swept off her feet by a man who kidnaps her for her fortune. Julia manages to escape from his estate in the Highlands, only to find herself alone, lost, and hunted in a strange land. When she stumbles across a naked man in a lake, she thinks her luck has gone from bad to worse...or has it? Duncan Lenox lives surrounded by enemies, a MacLawry in a land of Campbells. With three sisters at home who rely on him, he's become a very cautious man. But when an auburn-haired English beauty has nowhere else to turn, he feels obligated to help. When the two are forced to spend the night in an abandoned cottage while a storm rages and enemies circle, they find a mutual passion that could save -- or doom -- them both.
Only when a mortal called upon Heaven for help was permission given for an angel to send a thought to comfort or to reassure. Only in the most dire of situations was one of the Seraphim permitted to penetrate the veil that protected the living. Then, only for a second, and never more than once. Septimus can bend time, see whatever he chooses, and single out one mortal from all the millions who've lived throughout the ages. He'd never intended to see her. Julia was terrified because of her aunt's decree that she marry a loathsome man. How could she bear it? Was it her despair that made her see things that weren't there? Surely her savior wasn't an angel? What does an angel do when he falls desperately in love? What does a mortal do when she yearns for an angel?
Marcie was an insurance adjuster who dated the wrong guy. The next morning she woke up in the Vampire Resuscitation Center unprepared for a new life, in a manner of speaking. Nor was this whole transformation thing going the way it was supposed to. She was hungry all the time, but not for blood. No, Marcie craved tacos, French fries, and cheeseburgers, oh my. That wasn't the only weirdness in her life. Suddenly, her relatives were odd. Witches were out to get her and Niccolo Maddock, a Master vampire, was showing too much interest in her. To make matters worse, Marcie discovers that she alone can transform the vampire race. Does Marcie become the vampire's one hope? Does she turn her back on the fangy fiends? Can she escape the clutches of everyone who wants to annihilate her? Find out Marcie's fate in The Fertile Vampire.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Ranney tells the story of an unlikely and passionate love. Richard, Duke of Lancaster, was hounded by the paparazzi on the anniversary of his wife's death. With his children, Richard escaped to an isolated island off the Texas coast. Maggie was a promising young archeologist until the accident that caused her blindness. She tested her independence by going to Gull Island only to discover that the British had landed. Richard and Maggie each found in the other a way to be a different person for a while. Richard startled everyone by rearranging his life to spend more time with Maggie. Maggie shocked her family and friends by agreeing to fly to Scotland. An assassin was waiting in the wings. All too soon passion had to be put aside for survival as Richard was suddenly the target of a radical in the cause of Scottish independence. If you like a strong hero, an indomitable heroine, and a passionate romance stretching from Texas to Scotland, you'll want to read The Eyes of Love.
The Unmentionables is a collection of short stories told by Victorian undergarments, from the under appreciated pair of drawers belonging to a countess, or the corset owned by a young miss, to a pair of enthusiastic stockings, and finally to a maid's shift.
For young widow Kathryn Siddons, the end of a loveless marriage meant that she was at the mercy of her clan. She had no choice but to go off to the Highlands as a companion to her newly-married niece and straight into the arms of the one man she couldn't have. A man who awakened long denied dreams and long forgotten desires. RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee - Most Innovative Historical Romance Romance Writers of America RITA Finalist
Even the most ruthless of rogues live by their own code of honor, and for Alexander Everett, the wicked Duke of Kelfield, his includes not seducing the ward of his oldest and dearest friend. However for a man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, the lure of the forbidden fruit is enough to drive him wild. When he finds himself under the same roof as the enchanting Olivia Danbury at a summer house party, he discovers the temptation of the lady is more than he can resist. Olivia, on the other hand, has the rest of her life all mapped out. When her fiancé returns from the Peninsular Wars, they’ll get married, settle down in the country, start a family, and live happily ever after. The sinfully sexy Duke of Kelfield was not in her plans. But when she stumbles headlong into a compromising position with the passionate duke, her carefully constructed life quickly begins to unravel. In no time, Olivia must choose between the life she’s always planned and everything she never knew she wanted.