The Beast . . .
Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding . . . and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human—as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes.
The Beauty . . .
Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion—the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco.
The Bargain . . .
Then Isabella met a man whose growl was velvet, purring heat, whose eyes held dark, all-consuming desire. And when the don commanded her to become his bride, she went willingly into his muscled arms, praying she’d save his tortured soul . . . not sacrifice her life.
Christine had finally escaped from her leering, avaricious guardian. Now, only twenty-one, she traveled alone to the Northwest wilderness in search of her beloved brother. But instead of her brother, she found undreamed-of fear... and then brutal murder. She was caught in the snowbound wilderness with men whose hearts were a wilderness of greed and lust.
Could she, possibly put her trust in the one man who seemed to care for her-- or would the terrifying secrets of the desolate inn destroy them all?
SEASON OF RAGE ... SEEDS OF DESIRE!
Hawaii in the 1880s was a land of troubled beauty seething with native rebellion, natural disasters, and the violent greed that followed the discovery of black pearls.
And while danger raged through paradise, in the tempestuous splendor of a tropical storm, two longing hearts were joined. Peter Darien, the handsome, daring master of Darien Ranch who clashed with destiny to protect his land --- and his love. Rosalind the passionate innocent who became a woman in Peter's arms. Together they fought those who came to rape their land for plunder --- challenged lust and hate for a love that was as mighty as the volcanoes, as rare as Black Pearls
In this haunting, Gothic novel, Madison tells the emotional tale of a desperate woman, and a man with nothing to lose.
Which were more dangerous—his secret desires ... or her own?
Cruel false gossip and scandal follow Velvet Campbell everywhere she goes in London—and for the sake of her sanity she must get away. Accepting a position as governess at an estate in remote Cornwall, Velvet hopes to start over, untainted by rumor. But she finds to her dismay that her new employer—the darkly handsome Lucian Pendar—is, himself, the subject of whispered insinuations...that he hurled his wife to her death from nearby treacherous cliffs.
But angel or demon, Lucian affects Velvet in ways she never dreamed possible, causing her heart to race, stealing the breath from her body with a look. As their mutual attraction grows, there is no resisting the passion that flares between them. Yet, as secrets from both their pasts rise to the surface, Velvet is haunted by one inescapable question: has she found a kindred spirit, her destined love...or placed herself in dire peril?
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Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate, where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances ... and the murders.
With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man ... or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?
Note: All books in the Dark Gothic series can be read as stand-alone novels.
Cordelia Grant wonders if she is dreaming after she sees a handsome stranger in the forest at the time of the hunter's moon, when legends say a girl will see her future husband. Haunted by the memory of this mystery man, Cordelia begins a new life as schoolmistress at a girl's academy and finds herself pursued by Jason Verringer, a dashing land baron with a scandalous reputation: It is rumored that Jason murdered his wife and mistress. But he has invaded her thoughts and is competing with the memory of the handsome stranger. Now Cordelia's destiny depends on finding out the truth about two very different men . .
Claire is too innocent to suspect that her marriage is a cruel farce,
believing instead that the dangerous accidents that keep appearing in her
path are just that?accidents.
She wedded Justin Leroux suddenly and silently. He was the tall dark
stranger of her girlhood dreams, and had finally come to take her away.
She returns with him to Sans Songe, the Leroux family
It is 1837 and the young Queen Victoria has just ascended the English throne.
Orphaned and penniless after her father’s death in India, Lucy Alleyne is forced to accept a post as companion to an elderly lady until a distant relative spirits her away to Castle Athal on the Cornish coast. But Lucy’s initial gratitude at Lady Demelza Jago’s benevolence soon gives way to unease.
The ancient Cornish castle, known locally as Tenebris, is a dark monument to the family’s history and secrets. Within its embrace Lucy is drawn into friendship with Tynan Jago. The young Earl of Athal is handsome and poetic yet tortured, like his father before him. Tynan is utterly different from his uncle, Uther, whose seductive, leonine power radiates from his every word and gesture.
Between them the two Jago men have innocent Lucy enthralled—mind, body and soul. If she remains within the bloodstained castle walls, with their history of ill-starred passion and madness, a mere broken heart will seem a blessing.
Deanna Banning had fled her family home in Brimstone, Colorado, harboring a secret so shaming and terrible that its burden threatened to destroy her. But after toiling as a governess in faraway New York for five long years, Deanna dared to return to Hunters Hall and the twin brother she missed so much. Surely the haunting ghosts of the past had been laid to rest by now. But the moment Deanna stepped off the train, she knew that coming home had been a mistake...and that her life was in deadly danger. Her brother and his wife kept their distance. A former suitor shocked her with his vicious words. Even the handsome new minister seemed to mistrust her. Then a visitor met a gruesome death in the garden...and Deanna was accused. Someone wanted her to leave Hunters Hall - and would stop at nothing to silence her - permanently
Out Of A Midnight Coach Stepped Ravenscar The Perfect Gothic Mystery Man
Dark and brooding and rumoured to have done murder, the Devil Earl was everything Prudence Lancaster's imagination could conjure. But he was also flesh and blood, and infinitely more seductive than anything she had ever created. In his presence, the dreamy authoress became a sultry sleuth, hungry to solve the mystery of Ravenscar's missing brother and to save her beloved Devil Earl from his own wicked legacy.
Love can unite what rivalry attempts to tear apart. Or so Andromeda thought when she journeyed to Dartmoor's End to be with her sister, recently wed to the legendary Sean Killdaren. Andromeda is hopelessly drawn to Sean's estranged twin brother and rival, Alexander Killdaren, Viscount Blackmoor. The talk of a curse won't keep her from seeking employment with Alex, cataloging the Killdaren family antiques. She hopes to use her gift of thought-reading to learn more about him—if only he will let her in.
What Andromeda sees in Alex's wicked mind arouses both fear and attraction. But there are other dangers lurking in Dragon's Cove. Women are falling prey to a deadly Druid ritual in which innocents are sacrificed. With her gifts, Andromeda knows she is bound to be the next victim—and with Alex's reputation, he's a likely suspect. Can what they feel for each other be strong enough to reveal the truth? Or will the shadow over Dragon's Cove eclipse their hearts forever?
Isoline Beresford has beautiful yet haunting dreams. In them, a man she doesn't know is calling to her. She's inexplicably, inexorably drawn to him, until he's more real to her than her own fiancé.
When she calls off her engagement, her enraged father sends her to live with her ninety-year-old grand-aunt, the Dowager Countess Bellamira Granville. If she won't do her duty at home, he reasons, perhaps she can at least convince Lady Granville to leave her fortune to Isoline.
But life at Thornrush Manor is not what Isoline expected. Her aunt is as spry and elegant as a woman half her age. Her nearest neighbor, a distant cousin, begins courting her. And a dark and handsome artist proves a pleasant companion.
All the while, her dreams grow more intense. More urgent. More passionate.
In order to save everyone at Thornrush Manor, Isoline will have to confront the darkest parts of herself-and discover the secret of the man who hides in her dreams.
Fans of Daphne Du Maurier, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Eve Silver are sure to love this Gothic romance from Leigh Anderson
In The Foxfire Manor, Robert's family home, was no haven of peace. From the moment Kathryn arrived, she knew she was not welcomed. And as hard as she tried to be a devoted wife to Robert, she could not deny the irresistible, electric charge of emotion sparked by his enigmatic brother, Matthew - the dark one, they called him.
The heroine, Rosita Dominguez, is from a gypsy family living in San Juan famous for their flamenco skills. One night while the family is performing at a nightclub, Rosita is seen by Zach and his sister, Isolde, a semi-famous ballerina. Isolde is instantly convinced that Rosita would make a perfect ballerina -- one that she could live out her own failed dreams through -
Left penniless after her father's death, Alexandra Benjamin strikes an unusual bargain with John Damien Newell, the darkly seductive master of Cairncross Castle. Hired to teach his troubled younger brother, Samuel, to speak, she soon discovers the castle harbors many terrible secrets. Secrets that lead Alexandra through a labyrinth of twisted lies and ancient mysteries, to where the answers lie waiting in the innermost chambers of the heart
You are in danger. Trust no one. The terrifying words from a mysterious letter echo in Juliet Bucheron's mind. Destitute ever since her husband disappeared in the Civil War, Juliet has turned her New Orleans ancestral home into a boarding house—despite the rumors of ghosts, the whispers of scandal, and the stain of murder. But even more unsettling is Juliet's new tenant, a handsome stranger named Stephen Trevelyan.
Wealthy, educated, and seductively compelling, Stephen fills Juliet's heart with uncontrollable longing—and her head with suspicion. Something, she senses, is lurking beneath the surface. And someone is stalking the hallways after midnight. As the danger draws nearer, Juliet wonders if she can really trust Stephen. But as he pulls her closer, she knows she cannot resist him...no matter what the price
Three centuries ago in Scotland a curse was born of the long-standing feud between the Claren and the MacKinnon clans. Now, generations later, destiny has decreed that three women, the last of the Claren line, be granted one final chance to set things right.
Maggie, Cailean, and Delaney Claren are three cousins who grow up unaware of one another—until an inheritance brings them together. Now mysterious journals and the deed to an ancient Scottish castle will bring them face-to-face with the warriors at the heart of the MacKinnon family, three brothers sentenced to cruel fates by a terrible curse.
Duncan is trapped in the form of a ghost, Rory must live an immortal life alone, and Alexander has been wrenched by time from the past to the present, with no way back. Ferociously compelling, dangerously relentless, they are bound by no mortal laws—except desire for the three Claren women. The journals speak of one key that can break the powerful spell. And finding that key will plunge them all into a world of unforeseeable danger and tantalizing desire...
Magic is her birthright...
The daughter of one of the strongest magical lineages, Ninian Malcom Siddons is a powerful witch. Determined to only use her magic for good, she lives a simple, solitary life as a healer in her village, where she meets Drogo.
A man of science doesn't believe in anything he can't see...
Lord Drogo Ives believes only logic and science can explain the wonders of the universe and doesn't believe the local folklore about Malcolm witches and Ives men, until he meets Ninian.
Despite the odds against them and their (many) differences, the bond between Drogo and Ninian grows stronger each moment they are together... until the chaos and danger surrounding them forces each to decide: their love... or their lives...
Alyson Hampton was a scorned love child... until a vast legacy made her the fabulously wealthy Lady Hampton, pursued by the most rapacious fortune hunters in the realm. This exquisite innocent was in desperate need of rescue—and it came from a startling source.
Handsome and bold Lord Rory Maclean was an adventurer whom the world called a rogue and worse. It was on his sleek smuggler's ship that she fled and England of danger... and in his arms found a paradise of passion on a voyage to a new world of love...
October, 1888. Death stalked London's West End. Death that materialized from the soft embrace of the fog with the sharp thrust of a knife. Terror and desire co-mingled in the night, neither one a stranger to Caitlynn O'Connor. Her cousin had disappeared in the city's twisted streets, leaving behind an enigmatic diary and a baffling secret. Did Caitlynn's new employer hold the key to either? Could the devilishly handsome doctor free her heart from fear, or was he only willing to unlock her deepest inhibitions?