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  • Catherine Bilson

    Arriving from America to claim the earldom he never expected to inherit, Thomas Havers finds himself responsible for not only a huge estate full of servants and tenants, but also several female relatives. A countess to help him negotiate the unfamiliar intricacies of his new position is essential, and sooner rather than later, but how is he to choose? The beautiful Lady Louisa is born and bred for the role, but Thomas finds his heart pulling him in another direction entirely. Orphaned and penniless, the best Ellen Bentley can hope for is a respectable position as a governess or companion. She has nothing to tempt any potential suitors, until the new earl takes an interest in his distant...read more

  • Catherine Bilson

    What if... Aunt Gardiner, who after all hailed from Lambton, was well acquainted with the Darcy family, and knew of Wickham's misdemeanours? How would the story have been different? This tale begins with an exchange of letters between Elizabeth Bennet and her favourite aunt, discussing the happenings in Hertfordshire as the Bennet family become acquainted with their new neighbours, the Bingleys and their house guest Mr...read more

  • Catherine Bilson

    Relieved widow Marianne has vowed never to let a man have power over her again after surviving a hellish marriage. Determined to maintain her independence, she refuses to let her scheming nephew turn her into an unpaid governess for his daughters and takes refuge with Ellen, Countess of Havers, at the countess’s first house party. Alexander Rotherhithe, Marquis of Glenkellie, never stopped loving Marianne despite the way she broke his heart by marrying another man. Finding her available again and setting her traps for more unwary young men, his anger flares - until he finds out the truth about Marianne’s marriage.​ Can Alexander accept the truth that she never intended to...read more

  • Catherine Bilson

    Four short stories set in the beloved world of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice which explore missing scenes and paths not taken in the original story. A Slip and a Trip This little Mis-step takes place at the dance at Lucas Lodge, at which Elizabeth declines Darcy’s offer of a dance. Though in canon, Jane and Bingley aren’t mentioned as even being present, they must surely have been there. The Darcy Inquisition The Scene: Darcy’s house in London, a week post-Hunsford. Darcy has lapsed into despair; Georgiana, fearing for him, has called for her cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam to help. They intend to interrogate Darcy to find out what is wrong, but somehow things go slightly...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Wadsworth brings you another tantalizing Highlander time travel series you shouldn't miss. There can be only one…for both of them. In the twelfth century, a man named Gilleoin was gifted with the ability to shift into a bear. His clan was called Matheson, and when he mated with a woman carrying faerie blood, they created a line shrouded in secrecy, yet still, far into the future, whispers would abound... For five long years, Isla Matheson has run from the one man her fae ancestor prophesized would be hers, but now her time for running is done. Her shifter mate is closing in and when he captures her and takes her home to his clan,...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    The Duke Who Stole My Heart is the sweet/tame version of The Duke’s Bride.   My dearest brother,   Harry, if you receive this letter it will be because I’ve eloped with an honorable American shipping merchant and will soon be sailing far from England to his home in the Americas. This decision doesn’t come easily. I’ve tried my best to convince your dear friend, the Duke of Ashten, to live again and remove himself from his own self-imposed exile, but in doing so I have instead been reminded of the day he first stole my heart. Eight years old, I was at the time, six years younger than the two of you. I adored chasing you both down to the river, climbing trees, and...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    A fiercely loyal lady, along with her brooding duke come head-to-head in a battle of wills! An unforgettable Regency Romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Wadsworth. He must steal a lady…then steal her love.   Desiring a man and never being noticed as more than his best friend’s little sister has Lady Ellie Trentbury finally consigning herself to the truth. She must move on, and preferably with a man who lives far away from her home in London where she need never be reminded of the duke who stole her heart. An elopement with an honorable American shipping merchant sounds perfect.   The Duke of Ashten has no choice but to bound into his best friend’s...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    To Love During War is the sweet/tame version of The Wartime Bride.   My dearest hussar,   Harry, from the day you arrived at St. Vincent’s Fort six months ago, an undeniable attraction began to simmer away between us. Whenever I got too close to you, my traitorous heart skipped a dratted beat and butterflies would abound in my belly. You have tempted me with your honor and integrity, with your deep love for your family and your fellow soldiers-in-arms. I’m aware you will fight to the death to ensure Napoleon doesn’t end up taking Portugal, and so will I. Our enemy cannot be permitted to rule all of Europe, or to force his way onto England’s shores.   I admire...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    My Secret and the Earl is the sweet/tame version of The Earl’s Secret Bride.   My dearest Richard,   I was a girl of seventeen when you first rescued me from tragic death. You rode in and saved my mother and me from a band of brigands and now six years on, I’m still irresistibly attracted to you. Unfortunately, my father has now agreed to my betrothal to an arrogant marquess who is more than twice my age and if I don’t marry the man then my family will lose everything. I certainly can’t allow that to happen so I’ve accepted what shall be, will do my duty and speak vows with him as my father has asked.   Today though, you kissed me down by the lake and curled...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    She disguises herself for the battle. He must find her, protect her, no matter the cost. It’s a war, to end all wars. Miss Julia Chalmers isn’t like any other lady a gentleman would ever meet. Yes, she wears gowns and skirts, but she much prefers to don lad’s clothing, a disguise which allows her to roll up her sleeves within the trenches as she aids her father, an engineering professor of great renown. Their current mission: Halting the French in their bid to take over Portugal.   As Napoleon’s French force bears down on them, Major Harry Trentbury works diligently with a team of engineers in Portugal as they build fortified Lines of redoubts, trenches, and...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    Death and danger won’t halt this loyal lady from aiding her earl in uncovering the dark secrets within his family. A spine-tingling Regency romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Wadsworth.   Falling for her isn’t permitted.   Following the brutal murder of his father and elder brother, James Hargrove, the Earl of Donnelly, comes into a title he never expected. His future was set, to join the 18th Royal Hussars and dedicate his life to his king and country. Now, he’s been dragged into the shadowy depths of the underworld as he seeks to discover the impossible—to uncover who murdered his loved ones.   Lady Sophia Trentbury has long since loved the...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    Secrets can be titillating… Secrets can be dangerous... Will Rosamonde’s secrets kill her, or save her?   Lady Rosamonde Raven was a girl of seventeen when the Earl of Winterly rescued her from tragic death. Six years later, he arrives at her father’s country estate for a house party and she is still irresistibly attracted to him. Unfortunately, her father has agreed to a betrothal between her and an arrogant marquess who is more than twice her age. She is shocked at her father’s decision, but even more so, she’s shocked to learn exactly how evil the marquess truly is. There is only one man she trusts with disclosing the truth—Winterly.   There is only one...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    She’s searching for love. He’s searching for anything other than love. Somehow, they might just be each other’s best match.   For years Captain Anteros Bourbon—aka The Cobra—has eluded his father. He has dedicated his life to fighting the war against Napoleon by building his fleet of ships and sinking his enemy’s warships, although he hides a deadly secret. He is a lost Prince of Naples and Sicily, and now his father has found him and is demanding he marry and produce the required heir. Never will he take on a wife though, or expose her to his dangerous activities, so instead he devises a plan to make it appear to his father that he has wed. He enlists the aid of an...read more

  • Caitlyn Lynch

    Regina Brooks thinks finding a box of abandoned kittens on Christmas Eve is a disaster in the making. Fortunately, her hunky neighbor Ric is eager to help her out — in any way he can! A sweet and sexy short Christmas story - WITH...read more

  • Phillipa Nefri Clark Writing As Ronen Groves

    The world we know has turned upside-down. Everything we've taken for granted changed before there was time to take stock. We have to adjust. To adapt. To survive. For some this brings a sense of helplessness. Others feel grief and anger. All of us are affected. Simple Words for Troubled Times is written from the heart with practical suggestions to help you find comfort and relief from the challenges of modern times. Each short chapter addresses a different means to rebuild hope, rediscover self-belief, reinforce your personal power, and redirect fears into courage. There is no greater power than a simple word of...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    (Novella of 31,000 words.)   Beware of the Pirate Prince is the sweet/tame version of Her Pirate Prince.   My dearest Anteros,   As the daughter of an English earl, I grew up sheltered and protected, then I became your bride, the wife of a prince born with untold secrets and untold pirate tendencies.   Luckily, I adore both the prince you are, and the devious pirate that simmers under your skin.   Unluckily, you’ve enraged your enemies, and now your greatest enemy, the Dey of Algiers, is forcing you into a battle unlike any you’ve ever fought. He has now captured me and made me the bait in his vile game to lure you to Algiers. Please, you must find me,...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    (Novella of 31,000 words.)   The Mediterranean isn’t safe.   An irritating fact to be sure, but that won’t stop Prince Anteros from showing his new wife around his Mediterranean island of Paradiso. His island borders the volatile sea where the Barbary corsairs reign, or at least they did reign. He now does, and he won’t allow any corsair to step foot on his land. Unfortunately, it appears one corsair has, as well as now stolen his wife right out from under his nose.   That corsair clearly has a death wish.   Furious, Anteros sets out to engage in a battle like no other. He intends on destroying the man who has gotten in his way, retrieve the woman he loves...read more

  • Caitlyn Lynch

    Olivia Stratten wasn’t thinking about romance when she accepted a job as marketing director for a resort island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. She just wanted to get far, far away from New York and her ruined career. She’s running away from a mess not of her own making… Her ex-boyfriend’s crimes destroyed her reputation. Nobody in New York will hire Olivia Stratten, once the PR darling of the Big Apple. Offered a job on a resort island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, she jumps at the opportunity to escape. To start again. Trust doesn’t come easily when you’ve been burned, but when Olivia meets Cory, she can’t help but be tempted. The resort’s easy-going...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    There can be only one…for both of them.   Three identical brothers known as the ‘power of three’ are on a quest to find their mates after being sent back in time to the year 1210 when their Highlander shifter clan first began. Nothing will deter them, not when they must save their future line from extinction.   Cherub, the faerie king’s daughter is one of the few who holds the ability to open a portal and travel through time. As a time-walker, she’s responsible for ensuring those of her fae-blooded kind living on Earth find their soul bound match, no matter what time they might live in. The last thing she expects though is for her shifter mate to travel into the past...read more

  • Joanne Wadsworth

    Wishing…for a Highlander.   Annie MacLeod needs to choose a husband before the king decides on one for her. Once she arrives at court, she begins searching for a suitable match, except she soon discovers the one man she’s always desired is the one man she can never have.   Highland warrior guardian Colin MacLean has long been captivated by Annie. She’s the girl he grew up adoring, and the woman who now holds his heart, yet he’s at court for a very specific reason. His mission is to free his chief from the king’s dungeons, not to taste the sweet temptation of a love that can never be.   When treachery abounds and Annie is kidnapped by Colin’s enemy, desire...read more