Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood, so to speak. And when two young society girls disappear—one dead, one missing—there's no one more qualified to investigate. Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve a murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The pressure is on and the stakes are high—if Stoker and Holmes don't figure out why London's finest sixteen-year-old women are in danger, they'll become the next victims.
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A short novel in NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Colleen Gleason's lush, romantic Medieval Herb Garden Romance Series... A compelling, sweet romance... A story of passion and love in Medieval England.Gruff, brooding Lord Bernard of Derkland needs to find a wife, if for no other reason than to satisfy his father and his incessant badgering. He has no interest in marrying, but when he meets the beautiful and gentle Joanna of Swerthmore, he immediately knows she is the one.The only problem is: she's already wed...to a monster.The Medieval Herb Garden Series does not have to be read in order.However, for those who want to read it in chronological order, the stories go as follows:LAVENDER VOWSA WHISPER OF ROSEMARYSANCTUARY OF ROSESA LILY ON THE HEATHReaders who like Roberta Gellis, Catherine Coulter, Tina St. John, and Paula Quinn will enjoy this book of romance about ladies, lords, knights and castles.
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Passionate romance and court intrigue, lords and ladies, knights and castles... Madelyne de Belgrume has lived in secrecy in a hidden abbey for years. Her mad, abusive father, Fantin, believes she is dead. Lord Gavin Mal Verne wants nothing more than to seek revenge on Fantin de Belgrume...and he has the king's blessing to bring the man to heel. After a battle with Fantin that leaves Gavin nearly dead, he accidentally comes upon a hidden abbey...and the beautiful, serene nun who helps to heal him...and touches his heart in more ways than one. When Gavin discovers Madelyne's true identity, she is forced to leave the sanctuary of the abbey and appeal to King Henry for succor. To her horror, Madelyne learns she must either marry...or be returned to her father's custody.
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Passion and deception amid the shadowy court of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II. An honorable man: Malcolm de Monde, Lord of Warwick needs a wife. He reluctantly journeys to the turbulent royal court where his plan is simple: find a dutiful woman, gain the king's approval for his choice and return to Warwick with his lady wedded, bedded, and carrying his heir-all before winter. An independent woman: Judith of Kentworth, Royal Falconer and lady-in-waiting, is a woman from Malcolm's past. Although she is a confidante of the queen, Judith's beauty and vivacity attract the unwanted attentions of the king-and the woman who commands winged predators becomes prey herself. A simple plan that goes awry when Malcolm encounters Judith. Once betrothed to his friend, she's a woman nothing like the meek wife he seeks...but who may be exactly the type of woman he needs. An impossible choice: Malcolm offers Judith a chance to escape her predicament...But can she risk entangling her own personal white knight in a dangerous web of royal intrigue?
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A novel of love and intrigue in the grandeur of Medieval England. Dirick of Derkland, man of the king, sets off on a mission of revenge after his father's brutal murder. His mind is bent solely on vengeance until he meets the beautiful, spirited Maris of Langumont. Maris of Langumont has vowed never to wed...but her father must do his duty to protect her, and he promises her to Victor d'Arcy - a man who makes her blood run cold. Bon de Savrille rests his eyes on Maris only once and decides she must be his. He whisks her away just before her betrothal, determined to force her into marriage. When Dirick appears at the castle where Maris is held captive, she believes he is part of the plot ... and it's nearly his death she causes during her plan to escape.
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**Also published under the titles LUCIFER'S ROGUE and THE VAMPIRE VOSS** “Count on Colleen Gleason for a scorching page-turner!” —Jeaniene Frost “Dark and decadent, sultry and seductive, Colleen Gleason’s sexy Draculia series will hold you in its thrall!” —Lara Adrian Dark Rogue In 19th Century London, vampires live alongside the uppercrust members of Society... Even after centuries of lust, hedonism, and women, Voss, the Viscount Dewhurst, rarely finds himself bored. As a member of the Dracule, he is a rogue of the first order, a man who loves nothing more than a warm woman, excellent vintage, and even a puzzling challenge to keep his mind active. But when one of his seemingly harmless manipulations sets him on the path to seduce the beautiful Miss Angelica Woodmore, things become a little less simple…a lot more passionate…and definitely more complicated. And when the most evil vampire of the Dracule puts Angelica in his sights, Voss will have to risk everything to save her…and possibly his own soul. “In a world where every third title seems to be a vampire story, it’s a pleasure to come across a series that’s as unique as Colleen Gleason’s. Fresh, unique, sassy, and fun, Gleason’s Draculia trilogy is one of a kind…A must-have addition to the bookshelves of vamp enthusiasts everywhere.” —Maggie Shayne The Vampire Draculia Trilogy: Dark Rogue Dark Saint Dark Vixen
Before Treasure of the Mayan King there was Egypt. Chauncy Rollock needs to prove his theories about the Great Pyramid of Giza. At stake: his doctoral thesis, his money, and the girl of his dreams. With no official backing he must turn to the black markets of Cairo and Abydos. Will he find the missing capstone and get everything he ever wanted? Or will his business partners be his final undoing?There's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away." – Sarah KayWhen Elrenia Kitrusen celebrates the first day of summer at the beach, she doesn't expect her life to be changed forever. Andrew Gritt, the picture-perfect surfer, not only saves her day, but becomes her Angel.A week later, Elrenia and Andrew meet again at a birthday party. During a Game Finale of fighting Zombies in the Forgotten Forest, a bond is formed between them. Although it's just a game, the Voices send out warnings to Elrenia whenever danger lurks around the corner. Through the Voices, Elrenia saves Andrew multiple times. After spending the night in the attic, magic sparks fly, and they become inseparable. Yet, three years later, Elrenia moves to Chicago and receives shattering news that Andrew is marrying another. Will Elrenia be like the persistent ocean in pursuing her Angel? Or will she give up and watch him go from the shoreline?
The award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason's International Bestselling Gardella Vampire Hunter Series.“Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!” — J.R. Ward“Colleen Gleason’s irresistible…series is deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining.” —Chicago Tribune“Gleason’s publishing debut turns vampire stories—and romances—on their ear.” —Detroit Free PressBeneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil…Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long ago taken control of the world.In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous moonlit streets, Victoria’s heart is torn between London’s most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her dark, dangerous duty. And when she comes face-to-face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make a choice between duty and love.This is a five-book series about Victoria Gardella, Vampire Hunter. The series should be read in order to avoid spoilers. The series is:The Rest Falls AwayRises the NightThe Bleeding DuskWhen Twilight BurnsAs Shadows FadeAll five books are now available.______Praise for The Gardella Vampire Hunters Series"The Rest Falls Away, Gleason's publishing debut...turns vampire stories--and romances--on their ear with a decidedly dark, decidedly unsentimental Regency heroine who stakes the undead with the best of them." -- Detroit Free Press"The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." -- Romantic Times"Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty. -- Book Fetish"...Above all, the writing is what recommends this book most. Gleason's writing is sharp and taut, which makes for excellent action sequences, and a plot that travels quickly from the start. The writing strength alone gives me ample reassurance that this potentially plot-heavy series is in the right hands. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment." – Smart Bitches Love Trashy Books"The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." -- Romantic Times"Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty. -- Book Fetish
From NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason, the long-awaited spin-off of the international bestselling Gardella Vampire Chronicles. Amid the glitzy age of Jazz, when gangsters and bootleggers control the cities, there lies another, more insidious threat... The Undead. Macey Gardella is a typical young woman of the Roaring Twenties: she works a job, has her own flat, and loves to dance the Charleston. But when a mysterious man named Sebastian Vioget informs her she belongs to a family of vampire hunters, Macey is stunned and disbelieving. Yet, strange and frightening things begin to happen, and when Macey comes face-to-face with one of the fanged creatures, she has no choice but to believe Sebastian. And when she learns his own soul depends on her willingness to carry forth the family legacy and hunt the undead, Macey capitulates and joins the fight. As she begins to learn about her new life, Macey meets the handsome newspaper reporter known as Grady--who seems to know more about vampires than he should. When he begins to ask too many questions, she has to juggle her strong attraction to him with the need for secrecy. Slipping into speakeasies and sampling bootlegged whiskeys, dodging gangster gunfire and trying to keep her nosy landlady from finding the stakes in her flat, Macey Gardella must navigate through a world of stunning violence, passionate romance, and dark betrayal... PRAISE FOR THE GARDELLA VAMPIRE CHRONICLES: "Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!" --JR Ward "Gleason is really on a roll." -- Publishers Weekly "Deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining." --Chicago Tribune "[Victoria Gardella] stakes the undead with the best of them." -- The Detroit Free Press "The sophistication and intelligence of [Gleason's] storytelling are evident on each page of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles." --Romantic Times BookClub "An intelligent new spin on the vampire genre." --All About Romance
A time travelling teenager falls in love with a boy she is not allowed to be with. Unable to resist, she jumps into the unknown and so begins a battle to keep her newfound love alive.Black Blood (Bk 2) and Pure Blood (Bk 3) also available.Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected. Gemma's parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be "used and abused", as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew... Harrison Granger.Harrison never expected to talk to the strange Hart girl, but after a brief encounter he can't stop thinking about her. He begins a campaign to chisel away her icy veneer and is met with unexpected consequences. As he slowly wins this girl over, he enters a surreal world that has him fighting to keep his newfound love and his life.Black Blood (Bk 2) and Pure Blood (Bk 3) also available.
**Also published under the title LUCIFER'S SAINT and THE VAMPIRE DIMITRI** "Count on Colleen Gleason for a scorching page-turner!" --Jeaniene Frost "Dark and decadent, sultry and seductive, Colleen Gleason's sexy Draculia series will hold you in its thrall!" --Lara Adrian "In a world where every third title seems to be a vampire story, it's a pleasure to come across a series that's as unique as Colleen Gleason's. Fresh, unique, sassy, and fun, Gleason's Draculia trilogy is one of a kind...A must-have addition to the bookshelves of vamp enthusiasts everywhere." --Maggie Shayne Dark Saint In 19th Century London, vampires live alongside the uppercrust members of Society... For decades, Dimitri, the Earl of Corvindale, has denied himself the most basic of pleasures in his attempt to free himself from the grip of his immortality. He disdains women, entertainment, and all but the most basic of sustenance in an effort to break his covenant with the devil. But when he becomes the guardian for two young women--including the beautiful, maddening, and stubborn Lady Maia Woodmore--his life is disrupted and he's forced to face the emptiness from centuries of solitude. Maia is no fool, and she alone is strong-willed enough to tame the beast Dimitri has become...and to show him love is the most important risk of all. But when the most potent of danger strikes, can Dimitri put aside his own stubbornness to find love...even at the risk of his own soul? _______ DRACULIA TRILOGY: The Vampire Voss The Vampire Dimitri The Vampire Narcise Also related: Roaring Midnight (Macey Gardella #1)
Four stories by four authors...one fateful New Year's EveFour kisses at midnight...Three different sisters...Two old flames...One bet that drives it all!The Devine sisters return to their hometown for New Year's Eve each year to attend the annual ball. Part of the tradition is their decade-old bet: whoever has no date at midnight has to kiss their nerdy neighbor Lewis Kampmueller.Tess--burned by love, the glamorous Broadway star isn't interested in a repeat performance...until she encounters an old flame.Grace--the tough FBI agent has an easy time being one of guys, but is she woman enough to keep a man?Annabelle--when the local etiquette expert gets caught breaking the law, her heart might have to pay the price.Lewis--the shy nerd has made millions over the years...but is he smart enough to catch the woman of his dreams?Who will lose the bet but win out in love? Four charming stories written by four different authors about one fateful New Year's Eve.The champagne is poured. The clock is ticking. Join the countdown!
In this second all female anthology from Nicole Gestalt the focus is on holidays and enjoyment. The holidays are taken in lots of different places from a sunny island to a bar made of ice. Some of the woman are arriving on vacation others are at the end but one thing is for certain they all will enjoy themselves.
The beast hunter is on a mission of mercy to save the love of his life.Life is good for professional monster hunter Keltin Moore. His new beast hunting company is finding great success as he returns to distant Krendaria to protect its citizens from creatures of nightmare.But when he receives word that the woman he loves is in trouble, he will leave the world that he knows behind and plunge headlong into dangers he has never faced before.Somehow, he'll have to sneak across a closed border, find his beloved and her family, and escort them all safely back out of the country. From dodging sadistic government agents to racing through beast-infested forests, will Keltin and his new friends survive their escape through Dangerous Territory?This is the third installment of the award-winning Adventures of Keltin Moore, a series of steampunk-flavored fantasy novels. If you love compelling characters, fantastic creatures, and intense action then you will love these stories!