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Erin Kane Spock Excerpt: <i>Courtly Pleasures</i>
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November 19 2017

Erin Kane Spock Excerpt: Courtly Pleasures

Erin Kane Spock
What’s a neglected wife to do when her husband doesn’t know she exists? Create a scandal,...
Loretta Chase Excerpt: <i>A Duke in Shining Armor</i>
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November 15 2017

Loretta Chase Excerpt: A Duke in Shining Armor

Not all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of Society. And then there’s the...
Laine Ferndale Excerpt: <i>The Infamous Miss Ilsa</i>
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November 13 2017

Laine Ferndale Excerpt: The Infamous Miss Ilsa

Laine Ferndale
The Canadian frontier-set Fraser Springs series continues with a delightful tale of second-chance...
Heather McCollum Excerpt: <i>The Devil of Dunakin Castle</i>
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November 12 2017

Heather McCollum Excerpt: The Devil of Dunakin Castle

Heather McCollum
Englishwoman, Grace Ellington, has made a home in Scotland, but to escape from the meddling people...
Daisy Goodwin Excerpt: <i>Victoria and Albert, A Royal Love Affair</i>
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November 8 2017

Daisy Goodwin Excerpt: Victoria and Albert, A Royal Love Affair

The official companion to the second season of the PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria by award-winning...
Grace Burrowes Excerpt: <i>No Other Duke Will Do</i>
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October 27 2017

Grace Burrowes Excerpt: No Other Duke Will Do

Grace Burrowes
Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited...
Terri Brisbin, Lecia Cornwall, Bronwen Evans,  Lavinia Kent, and May McGoldrick Excerpt: <i>Christmas in Kilts</i> Sampler
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October 23 2017

Terri Brisbin, Lecia Cornwall, Bronwen Evans, Lavinia Kent, and May McGoldrick Excerpt: Christmas in Kilts Sampler

Terri Brisbin, Lecia Cornwall, Bronwen Evans, Lavinia Kent and May McGoldrick
Tis the season to fall in love! These five bestselling authors bring you great tiding of highlanders...
Valerie Bowman Excerpt: <i>The Right Kind of Rogue</i>
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October 18 2017

Valerie Bowman Excerpt: The Right Kind of Rogue

Can two star-crossed lovers come together—until death do they part? Viscount Hart...
Olivia Drake Excerpt: <i>The Scandalous Flirt</i>
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October 17 2017

Olivia Drake Excerpt: The Scandalous Flirt

Olivia Drake
Scandal begins with just one kiss. . . Aurora Paxton was once the belle of the ball, the...
Joanna Shupe Excerpt: <i>A Daring Arrangement</i>
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October 15 2017

Joanna Shupe Excerpt: A Daring Arrangement

Joanna Shupe
Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will...
Melissa de la Cruz Excerpt: <i>Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe</i>
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October 12 2017

Melissa de la Cruz Excerpt: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

Melissa de la Cruz
Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball...
Highland Romance Excerpts from Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall & May McGoldrick
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October 9 2017

Highland Romance Excerpts from Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall & May McGoldrick

May McGoldrick, Lecia Cornwall and Sabrina York
We may be Sassenachs, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate a good Highland romance!...
Elizabeth Hoyt Excerpt: <i>Duke of Desire</i>
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September 26 2017

Elizabeth Hoyt Excerpt: Duke of Desire

Elizabeth Hoyt
A LADY OF LIGHT Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely...
Lily Maxton Excerpt: <i>The Rogue’s Conquest</i>
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September 22 2017

Lily Maxton Excerpt: The Rogue’s Conquest

Lily Maxton
Wallflower Eleanor Townsend is not like most women. She has no interest in marriage, the ton,...
Kerrigan Byrne Excerpt: <i>The Scot Beds His Wife</i>
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September 13 2017

Kerrigan Byrne Excerpt: The Scot Beds His Wife

Kerrigan Byrne
They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of...
Elizabeth Silver, Jenny Urban Excerpt: <i>In His Majesty’s Service</i>
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September 11 2017

Elizabeth Silver, Jenny Urban Excerpt: In His Majesty’s Service

Elizabeth Silver and Jenny Urban
Everyone in the Drion Collective knows that finding your match—the one person in existence...
Curtis Craddock Excerpt: <i>An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors</i>
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August 18 2017

Curtis Craddock Excerpt: An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors

Curtis Craddock
In a world of soaring continents and bottomless skies, where a burgeoning new science lifts skyships...
Alyson Chase Excerpt: <i>Disciplined by the Duke</i>
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August 13 2017

Alyson Chase Excerpt: Disciplined by the Duke

Alyson Chase
The day her sister murdered their abusive father, Elizabeth Wilcox stopped being a gentleman’s...
Emma Chase Excerpt: <i>Royally Endowed</i>
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August 11 2017

Emma Chase Excerpt: Royally Endowed

Emma Chase
Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but...
T.M. Franklin Excerpt: <i>Cutlass</i>
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July 29 2017

T.M. Franklin Excerpt: Cutlass

T.M. Franklin
A quest for vengeance. A high-stakes treasure hunt. An attraction they both try to deny. Convinced...
Sophie Jordan Excerpt: <i>The Scandal of It All</i>
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July 11 2017

Sophie Jordan Excerpt: The Scandal of It All

Sophie Jordan
It takes two to make a scandal… What kind of woman ventures into London’s...
Tina Gabrielle Excerpt: <i>The Duke Meets His Match</i>
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July 9 2017

Tina Gabrielle Excerpt: The Duke Meets His Match

Tina Gabrielle
The daughter of an infamous art forger, Chloe Somerton grew up poor. Desperate to aid her sisters,...
May McGoldrick, Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington Excerpt: <i>Say Yes to the Scot</i>
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June 16 2017

May McGoldrick, Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington Excerpt: Say Yes to the Scot

May McGoldrick, Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall and Anna Harrington
You are formally invited to the Highland wedding event of the year. These four lasses are about...
Manda Collins Excerpt: <i>Duke with Benefits</i>
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June 14 2017

Manda Collins Excerpt: Duke with Benefits

Manda Collins
Lady Daphne Forsyth is a brilliant mathematician with a burning passion for puzzles. When she...
Sharon Cullen Excerpt: <i>Wed to a Spy</i>
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May 19 2017

Sharon Cullen Excerpt: Wed to a Spy

Sharon Cullen
Blistering seduction meets international intrigue in the Highlands as a veteran spy infiltrates...
Victoria Alexander Excerpt: <i>The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen</i>
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May 16 2017

Victoria Alexander Excerpt: The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen

Victoria Alexander
Really, it's too much to expect any normal man to behave like a staid accountant in order...
Jo Beverley Excerpt: <i>Merely a Marriage</i>
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May 1 2017

Jo Beverley Excerpt: Merely a Marriage

Jo Beverley
As England mourns the death of Princess Charlotte, Lady Ariana Boxstall has another succession...
Lecia Cornwall Excerpt: <i>The Lady and the Highlander</i>
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March 30 2017

Lecia Cornwall Excerpt: The Lady and the Highlander

Lecia Cornwall
Laire MacLeod’s father has married a mysterious widow who is a vain beauty that deals with...
Shelly Laurenston Excerpt: <i>The Unyielding</i>
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March 21 2017

Shelly Laurenston Excerpt: The Unyielding

Shelly Laurenston
Stieg Engstrom, Angriest Viking Ever, has got big problems. The human Viking Clans of earth are...
Alyssa Cole Excerpt: <i>An Extraordinary Union</i>
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March 13 2017

Alyssa Cole Excerpt: An Extraordinary Union

Alyssa Cole
As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into...