She just wants answers to a mystery.
He thinks she's the key to ending his exile in her world.
Love was never supposed to enter the equation…
It's in her friend's rare books shop that Briana Wright first sees Taron Hildebrand, a too-gorgeous-to-be-real twenty-something Englishman dressed for a night at the opera rather than an obscure shop in midtown. Already unnerved by his uncanny, orange-tinted eyes, her alarm skyrockets with Taron's powerful reaction to seeing the old hand-bound book she is carrying that nearly has her racing to the exit. A find in her recently deceased grandmother's collection, it was written in a strange alphabet that Briana is dying to decipher. No way is she going to sell it, even when Taron offers her an obscene amount of money.
However, when Taron confesses that he thinks the book may be an old family heirloom he's been trying to locate for years and professes to be able to read it, Briana never imagines losing her life could be the cost of learning its secrets. An enemy is hunting Taron for the precious item he carries, and to secure her help, Taron will have to come clean about his dragon shifter identity, his true reason for wanting her book, and his suspicions of Briana's own heritage if he has any hope of finding his way home again in a time when his people need the item he is protecting the most.
Their hearts were never supposed to be part of their deal…
Contains mature content, language, and hot dragon shifters.
This is a complete story with a HEA.
Four novels in the powerful saga about multiple generations of gifted women and the connection that binds them across centuries. Moving between past and present, these tales of a cottage in Italy and the healers who have occupied it include: The Healer’s Secret Fired and on the brink of divorce, Jennifer seeks salvation at the bottom of a wine bottle. At her mother’s insistence, she reluctantly agrees to explore her Italian roots in Tuscany. Staying in her family’s centuries-old cottage, she becomes embroiled in a mysterious tragedy involving her great-grandmother. As she delves further into her ancestors’ history, she discovers that ghosts from the past could give Jennifer something she thought she’d never have: a future . . . The Healer’s Curse In 1348, the plague is set to sweep through England. Unaware of what awaits, Agnes is in love and betrothed. But her life is about to be torn apart. In the present day, Jennifer has settled in with her boyfriend, Francesco, and her Italian relatives when disturbing visions of a pregnant girl lead her to once again travel into the past to find answers. This time, though, she’s afraid she may not come back . . . The Healer's Awakening Since Ginevra Innocenti’s death, the cottage has lain empty and abandoned in the woods. Until the day Ginevra’s granddaughter, Sara, sees a dragonfly in the depths of winter. Intrigued, she follows it and discovers the forgotten cottage. There, Sara learns her grandmother was once a healer. Could these events mean the end of the family legacy? The Healer’s Betrayal Morgana Innocenti was born on the cusp of the 1600s. Deaf after a childhood illness and able to see shadows where no shadow could be, she has learned strength and determination. But a three-hundred-year-old vow of revenge and a terrible secret revealed on her grandmother’s deathbed throw her life into turmoil, and she must marry a man she hardly knows. Then rumours arrive from England of witch hunters who leave a trail of death and devastation. When her daughter is born with the mark of the devil, Morgana lives in fear that they will come to Italy. She once had to marry to save her family’s name. What will she sacrifice to save her daughter?
A Prisoner of His Past
Gabriel Ridgley, the Marquess of Tremont, is dubbed The Angel for his pristine reputation. Yet he harbors a dark secret: a spy during the Napoleonic Wars, he bears deep and dangerous scars. When he meets Miss Dorothea Kent, a delicate virgin, he is torn between carnal desire—and the need to protect her from his inner demons.
A Captive of Her Passions
Despite a frail constitution, Thea Kent has strength of spirit and heart. A wild attraction blooms between her and Gabriel, a widowed aristocrat with tortured eyes, yet he resists the pull between them. When fate places his disabled son in her care, she's determined to guard the boy—and unravel the mystery of Gabriel's past.
Freed by Love and Passion
Someone is killing Gabriel's former colleagues, and he may be next on the list. As the desperate hunt for the villain begins, he and Thea get entangled in intrigue, betrayal, and desire too powerful to resist. Will trust help them to survive… and true love set them free?
Length: Full-length novel (over 90,000 words)
Sensuality level: A hot historical romance with sizzling love scenes
Books by Grace Callaway
The Heart of Enquiry series (hot historical Regency romance):
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much
Book 2: M is for Marquess
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (2016)
The Mayhem in Mayfair series (hot historical Regency romance):
Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion
Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot historical paranormal romance):
Book 1: Abigail Jones
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What have I gotten myself into?Surrounded by people I don't trust, pretending to be something I'm not.It sounds like my first days at Beast Academy, but this time I'm surrounded by people who wouldn't hesitate to kill me if they knew the truth.The witches have sworn to help me, but if they don't come through, I'll never see my men again.USA Today Bestselling Author Becca Fanning is proud to bring you this Reverse Harem Academy Romance serial, packed with all the action, intrigue and great chemistry you can handle!
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This edition includes the following editor's introduction: Guy Boothby's style and literary impact
Set amidst a rough-and-tumble community of settlers on a remote island off the coast of Australia, Guy Boothby's “The Marriage of Esther” combines the best qualities of classic action-adventure fiction with an ingeniously plotted mystery -- and right in the middle of all of it is a heart-tugging romance.
Guy Newell Boothby was a prolific Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction in variety magazines around the end of the nineteenth century. He wrote his masterpiece “The Marriage of Esther” in 1895.
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