His Naughty Maid
Delightful Doings in Dudley Crescent, Book 3
W. J. Power • July 22, 2019
She’s on the run. He’s the lord whom once she adored.
Now she needs his help. But she will absolutely not be a cake about him…and fall for him again!
He’s determined to help her, keep her…and love her.
But what will the ton say when a noble viscount abandons his wits and falls for the woman who was his maid? His life? His very breath?
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At No. 6, Viscount Rockingham humors his sister by taking on an extra housemaid. One he does not need. But no sooner does said woman stand before him when he rejoices at sight of the lovely creature who once made all his days sweet.
Jessica Archer needs a position…and a place to make a new life. In hiding. She’s not a housemaid but a renowned chef pâtissière, up from Brighton and escaping a man who would kill her for the crime she saw him commit one morning on the beach. Working for Charlie—(she really must call him Lord Rockingham)—is not ideal, but she will not make a cake of herself over him! As a girl, she loved him far too dearly and suffered a broken heart. Yes, of course, their sad affair left her with an iron backbone. She’s needed it to survive, prosper and carve her reputation as a talented cook.
But she’s frightened, shaken, recalling once before when another man destroyed another whom she loved.
So she’ll take safety in Charlie’s house. But even as Jess warns herself not to take comfort in his arms, she’s never found another who rivals his charm. Charlie has always been far above her touch, even though when they were young and promised each other undying devotion, class differences did not matter.
For Charlie, the intervening years have shown him that she’s the only one who can sweeten his bland days. As he works to protect her from a clever stalker, he vows that this time he’ll ignore any rule, break any barrier…or kill any man who’d hurt her and deprive them of the happiness they both so richly deserve.
But will he succeed?
And can he ignore the dictates of the ton to marry the famous cook?
Or will she leave him for personal success…and let him live alone in want of her love?
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His Tempting Governess
Delightful Doings in Dudley Crescent, Book 2
W. J. Power • June 17, 2019
A bemused earl. A governess disguised. A forbidden love and a terrible wrong that must be made right!
At No.18, Baldwin Summers, the Earl of Cartwell, deals with innumerable problems. At thirty-six, he’s changed. He’s no longer simply ‘Win’, that famous hero of Waterloo, but hailed as his profligate brother’s heir. He’s pensioned off his two mistresses and become oh, so bored with gambling. Yes, too, his mother presses him to marry—but he’d rather remove his spleen with a pickle fork than wed just any young peagoose.
Suddenly, he’s had thrust upon him guardianship of his friend’s eight-year-old daughter. Though she tickles him with her wit…and her exotic pets, the child needs a firm hand. With no idea how to mold her into a socially acceptable creature, he hires a governess.
However, that woman presents his most pressing problem—and his delight. She enchants his ward. But she’s beguiling him as well. And it’s a wonder because she is so very…odd. She knows (yes, indeed) bugs, defeats him every time at chess—and dances. In his upstairs hall. Alone. For the joy of it.
He cannot ignore her. He cannot control her. Worse, he cannot quell his mad desire to kiss her.
She is a temptation and a mystery. With a problem.
Stubborn, she refuses to allow him to help.
He won at Waterloo. But can we win the woman he loves?
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Regency Romps Box Set: 3 Novels of Rogues, Spies and Lords of Honor
Book 1: Lady Varney’s Risqué Business
When Lady Varney, a proper lady of the ton, takes on a new client in her matchmaking business, she discovers he has one risqué demand. Spend the night with him! If she refuses, then she must stand aside and watch the only man she’s ever adored marry another woman. Can she surrender to one night’s temptation—and if she does, how can she live without him?
Book 2: Rendezvous with a Duke
Anna Fournier secludes herself, scandal staining her family name and all her prospects for anonymity, employment and even love. But one afternoon she plays her newest composition in a piano shop—and one man hears her and decides to right the wrong done her years ago. In the process, he learns to love her. Can this honorable duke—a man who fought for his country—neglect his duty, ignore his family’s wishes and marry a woman whose reputation is tarnished by the worst crime against the land he loves?
Book 3: Masquerade with a Marquess
Sophia di Contini sailed to England with one burning objective—to find her family’s precious art stolen by the Bonapartes. When Victor Cameron discovers her sneaking into his study, he’s shocked at her appearance and silently curses his undying desire for her. But he cannot refuse her his help. Together, they learn that the past can be forgiven and that love is the most priceless treasure of all.
Interlude with a Baron
He’d lived without her touch for years. Now he wanted her kiss, her heart, her hand in marriage.
Yet she could surrender only a few nights in his arms.
After Waterloo, Drayton Worth watched the woman he loved suffer because of his failures. Riddled with guilt he tried to improve Emma Bedlow’s existence, while cursing his never-ending desire for her.
Five years later, when he finally has the chance to convince her to share his life, she declares no man will control her ever again. She desires only an interlude with the charming baron.
Dray must convince her they deserve more. They deserve forever.
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Masquerade with a Marquess
She searches for priceless treasures stolen from her. He agrees to help her. Together, they discover the most precious prize of all.
Sophia di Contini risks her life to sail to England alone and slip into the homes of those she suspects stole priceless treasures from her family during the wars. Discovered by Victor Cameron, she agrees to search for her art his way even though she’ll live in his house, yearn for his touch, pine for his kisses….
Five years ago, Victor had to give up Sophia. Now he vows to keep her near him and to protect her from men who would destroy her. He’ll help her find her precious art even if he risks the chance she’ll steal his heart away…again.
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Her Beguiling Butler
Delightful Doings in Dudley Crescent, Book 1
Cerise DeLand • July 31, 2015
• Apple Books
“Delightful!” “Cleverly written murder mystery romance!” “NOT your ho-hum Regency!”
A lady shouldn’t desire her butler. But what’s a woman to do when the man fascinates her? She must taste him…or dismiss him.
And how does a man kill his scandalous desire to kiss his charming employer? Especially when he must protect her from an unknown villain…as well as his dastardly need to possess her?
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The lovely widow at No. 10 Dudley Crescent hopes to lead a merry life without any husband to replace the elderly one she recently buried. Yet Lady Ranford finds herself in a pickle. Her new butler, Finnley, is not only the most obstinate man she’s ever met, but he’s a virile enigma.
She’s never been lured to naughtiness with a man. Heaven knows, she certainly shouldn’t fantasize about the tall, dark, scowling creature who runs her household like a finely tuned clock.
But she can’t help herself. She needs to taste him—or dismiss him.
Finnley, poor fellow, has a few risqué dreams of his own about how he’d like to handle the delectable widow. Alone in his rooms, he resolves to deny how her humor riddles his mind and how her beauty steals his breath away.
None of his solutions are proper.
All of his desires are quite…dear me…scandalous.
But what’s a butler to do when the very life of his beloved employer is at stake? And he cannot control his need to protect her and…ahem…bed her?
***A spicy Regency romance!***
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The Incomparables: 6 Heroes of Waterloo and the 6 Ladies They Adore
The Incomparables • June 18, 2015
The Incomparables limited edition box set includes 6 scorching romances that commemorate the 200th anniversary of the June 18, 1815 Battle of Waterloo.
From the Duchess of Richmond’s ball in Brussels to the Battle of Waterloo and beyond, join these six unforgettable heroes as they journey back from the physical and emotional trials of war and discover the passion that thrills the body can also heal the heart.
Award winning historical romance authors Cerise DeLand, Sabrina York, Suzi Love, Lynne Connolly, Suzanna Medeiros and Dominique Eastwick.
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“Interlude with a Baron” by Cerise DeLand
Emma wants only an interlude with the man she’s adored for years. But Drayton Worth has spent five years riddled with guilt for hurting her—and he’s determined to have more than a few nights in her bed.
“The Captain’s Heart” by Suzanna Medeiros
A man who is determined to fulfill his duty at the expense of his own happiness, a woman who wants only one taste of true passion, and a case of mistaken identity. Can Captain Edward Hathaway and Grace Kent overcome the guilt that continues to haunt them both and find true love?
“Love After Waterloo” by Suzi Love
When Lady Melton and her son, Daniel, are forced to join antagonistic Captain Belling and the last group of wounded soldiers evacuating from Waterloo to London, she expects clashes with army deserters, both French and British. What she doesn’t anticipate is falling in love with the Captain, nor how much their lives will change.
“Dreaming of Waterloo” by Lynne Connolly
Paul “Lucky” Sherstone daren’t even let his wife too close because of his headaches and the living nightmares he can’t dispel. Hetty hardly knows the man who comes back from war, but one thing she does know—she still wants him.
“For Love or Revenge” by Dominique Eastwick
Captain Roarke Wooldridge is about to find out that sometimes love does heal all wounds. But when his need for revenge collides with desires he never believed he would feel again, will he be able to put aside the scars of Waterloo to embrace his future?
“Tarnished Honor” by Sabrina York
Daniel Sinclair is a broken man with war wounds that are physical and spiritual. He’s weighed down by grief and guilt and tormented by his tarnished honor. When he meets Fia Lennox, a beautiful and brave Highland lass in dire need of his protection, he sees in her his chance for redemption…or utter damnation. Because despite his valiant attempts to resist her, he cannot.
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The Stanhope Challenge: The Quartet
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4 Brothers, 4 Love Affairs, 4 Marriages
that Challenge the Family Curse!
Jack, Adam, Wes and Mark Stanhope fear falling in love. No wonder. No Stanhope has enjoyed a happy marriage in centuries. What does it take to change the family curse? Courage? Devotion? Love?
LORD STANHOPE’S IMPROPER PROPOSAL
Adam Stanhope is a politician who needs a wife. When he marries for convenience, he overlooks the fact that he cares for his lovely childhood friend more than he should.
LADY FEATHERSTONE’S FERVENT AFFAIR
Wes Stanhope is a national hero, but he’s wounded physically and emotionally. When the woman he loves wants to help him, he learns that the woman he adores can be just as courageous in the bedroom as he was on the battlefield.
MISS DARLING’S INDECENT OFFER
Jack Stanhope leads a carefree existence but when he meets Emma Darling, he realizes that in saving this woman from dastardly men is his saving grace.
THE BASTARD’S PASSIONATE PRIZE
Illegitimate Mark Stanhope expects nothing from his family, but when they save him, he in turn saves a young noblewoman who has the valor to stand against others who would abuse her.
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Rendezvous with a Duke: A Regency Romp
Anna Fournier never intended to fall in love. Not with any man. Especially not a duke. But Hugh Lattimer persists in courting her despite the scandal that surrounds her—and the innuendo that could ruin him.
Can she escape her past and embrace a future as Hugh’s duchess? Or will the man who murdered her father return to ruin her future once and for all?
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Lady Varney’s Risque Business
When a proper lady of the ton takes on a new client in her risqué matchmaking business, she discovers that he has one decadent demand. Spend the night with him!
Lady Kitty Varney runs a discreet business to support herself and pay off her late husband’s gambling debts. When Viscount Justin Belmont appears in her parlor, Kitty’s latest client is the very man she was forbidden to marry years ago. Kitty questions if she can find Justin a woman worthy of him…and if she can bear to help him wed any other woman.
Then Justin lists his criteria for a wife and Kitty is shocked to learn she is among the few candidates suitable. He demands each candidate spend one night with him.
Can Kitty deny herself the chance to enjoy the charms of the man she’s never forgotten? Lady Varney’s risqué business might be her saving grace—but it may well become her undoing.
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Sense and Sensibility
The Dashwood sisters love too passionately…and, it seems, without reciprocal feelings from the men they choose. But lust can change a man…and a woman.
If love is never sane, then lust certainly is all passion.
Elinor Dashwood cannot explain her affection for polite, reserved Edward Ferrars. In contrast, her younger sister Marianne endlessly extols the visage and virtues of dashing John Willoughby. Frustrated and lonely, Elinor yearns for Edward’s touch and some declaration of his regard. Yet she loves him.
Marianne eagerly surrenders to rapture in Willoughby’s arms—and cannot even consider the constancy of quiet, compassionate Colonel Brandon. Neither sister can escape the draw of lust. But as they learn more about those men they adore, they learn that love can be both sensible and sensational.
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“There is difficulty in comparing the two stories, without taking from the obvious talent and cleverness of DeLand’s writing and plotting. In what would have been shamefully scandalous behavior from either of these women in their own time, the cleverness of the character’s curiosity and openness in their discussions, and the readily apparent enjoyment in the steamier scenes brings a solidity to these characters that keeps this version separate from, yet wholly informed by the original.” — The Jeep Diva
His Delectable Cook
When Bess Deveraux secures a position as cook in the household of the delectable devil who taught her the joy of loving years ago, she shows him that she has more to offer him now that she is older, wiser and oh so eager to please all the men in his employ.
part of the anthology AT YOUR SERVICE, now available at Totally Bound
Bess Deveraux learnt the joy of loving years ago at the hands of a masterful man. But her family forbade her his notorious company. Now, at the opportunity to not only find that man again but also work for him, Bess secures a position in his household.
Lord Taryn Wentworth has no idea where this delightful woman has been or how she managed to stand before him as his cook, but he is determined to enjoy her, her delectable offerings—and to offer them to his male staff as well.
Taryn knows his lovely cook will agree to revel in every delight he has in store for her. After all, pretty Bess is an expert not merely in the fine art of satisfying human appetites, but in the refined art of pleasing many men at once, offering up her succulent body—in the dining room, on the kitchen table, on the floor and anywhere else her fancy or her master’s leads her.
Reader Advisory #1: This book contains anal sex and the use of sex toys.
Reader Advisory #2: This story has been previously released as part of the AT YOUR SERVICE anthology by Totally Bound.
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Lady Starling’s Stockings
Lady Solange Starling has a special skill. But catching spies within her cousin’s embassy has never presented a challenge…until now.
One moonlit evening in a garden, Solange views a daring man she has not seen in years. A man she never forgot. A man, who even in his youth, carved his place in her life and her reverie.
Monsieur Noir, he calls himself. And so he is, a man living in shadows, dark and dangerous to her heart. As the two of them join together to weed out the nemesis who attempts to destroy their fight against Napoleon, Solange and Noir learn how rich grand passion can be.
Once more, they fight against cruel fate to give them what they most desire. Each other. Free of torment and loss. Free at last to love.
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