To court the woman he is forbidden to have, Prince Harrison of Countavia engages in a role-playing game at a winter ball where he discovers the kingdom's most notorious killer lurking among the masked guests.
A clandestine rendezvous…
When Prince Harrison of Countavia deciphers a coded love note on an invitation to The Wharf's outlawed Wintertide Ball, he sets out to teach the love of his life, Lady Gabrielle Asta, a seductive lesson about colluding with pirates and pickpockets. But when an innocent game of revelry reveals a sinister beast among the guests, Harry's romantic plans go awry.
Leads to danger…
Now it's his nemesis who is wooing Gabrielle, and the minx seems to be enjoying it a bit too much for Harry's comfort.
Putting love and life on the line…
But revealing his identity to the mysterious villain before the proper security is in place could risk Gabby's life. Nevermind destroy the kingdom. Can Harry keep Gabrielle safe while also protecting his father's realm?
National best-selling author Angelique Armae / J. C. Makk is a native New Yorker who loves all things royal, can trace her Irish roots back to the Scottish Highlands, is half Italian, and is owned by a long-haired Tuxedo feline. As a child her favorite toy was Emerald The Witch, a small doll with green eyes, green hair and purple skin. She spends most days writing, unless her cat deems otherwise.
Miss Armae's books and novellas have garnered numerous awards and nominations, including the Sapphire Award, P.E.A.R.L. Award and Word Weaving Award. Her books have also been featured on Midwest Book Review's Book Watch TV. Angelique's first novel, COME THE NIGHT, made Fictionwise's Best of the Best list, rounding out the top five best selling dark fantasy books of the year. Since the release of COME THE NIGHT, Angelique's books have made Amazon's Overall Kindle Bestsellers List (top 30), Amazon's Hot New Release List (#1) Barnes and Noble's NOOK list (top 10), iBooks Overall Bestsellers List (top 25), Kobo's Romance Bestsellers List (top 10), Kobo's Anthology Bestsellers List (#1), Kobo's Short Stories Bestsellers List (#1), Kobo's Paranormal Romance Bestsellers List (#4), as well as various other bestsellers lists. Angelique is also an Amazon Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Author, Amazon Top 100 Paranormal Romance Author, Amazon Top 100 Fantasy Author and Amazon Top 100 Historical Romance Author.
Aside from writing, Angelique also dabbles in digital art. She is the recipient and two time nominee of the Dream Realm Award for best cover art.
When not working, Miss Armae enjoys traveling, learning about the ancient Celts, exploring history, and learning new languages. After studying design in London, England, Angelique returned to the States and studied history and French literature at Skidmore College.
PRINCE OF SCANDAL is the first book in National Bestselling Author, Angelique Armae's, new Bestselling Regency series Seduced by Scandal.
A prince who can't afford another sin...
As the seventh son of King Bertram II of Countavia, Prince Frederick knows the cruel reality of having been born after the cut off for counting among princes. Even while still in the cradle, king and tutors alike grilled Freddie of his designation as the expendable son his father would never grieve over should he ever have to sacrifice his life at war. So when the enticing Lady Eliza Littlefield strikes up a friendship with him strictly for the kind, loveable man she sees at his core, he does the only thing that comes natural to him...he pushes her away. Now she's returned. And Freddie is still just as much in love with her today, as he was when he'd dismissed her for her own good two years back.
Falls for a lady in need of a scandal...
Nothing short of a ruined reputation will allow Lady Eliza Littlefield to escape her pending marriage to the beastly earl her brother promised her to. But bringing on scandal will also destroy any chances she has at keeping the orphanage she runs. So when her old friend Freddie Baines re-enters her world, she has little choice but to accept his help. Though being found in his bed at Montgrieve House—headquarters to the Crown's covert operation to bring down Countavia's anti-monarchist movement, operating under the guise of a brothel—isn't what she had planned. Now she's compromised everything, including Freddie's hunt for the realm's most notorious serial killer. Courting scandal has never been this dangerous.
"When the Dord Fiann—the hunting horn of Ireland's Fianna warriors—sounds three times, the great chieftain will rise again and fight old enemies who have returned." —Maeve McKinley, Sovereign, Bloodlong.
Moira McKinley is Queen of Organized Chaos. She's surrogate mother to her eleven orphaned sisters, eats cereal for dinner, and grows window box herbs with a green thumb. In other words, she lives a pretty normal life. That is until she receives news that challenges everything she holds dear…
It isn't every day an Irish solicitor shows up on your suburban New York doorstep telling you your eighty-five-year-old granny has gone missing. And stranger still, reveals that the woman who has nurtured you for the last ten years isn't the soul you thought she was, but rather is some ancient guardian descended of the gods and whose first duty is not to her human bloodline but to a clan of immortal warriors tasked with saving the world.
That and the fact the gates of the Celtic Otherworld-Mag Mell-have just crashed, unleashing the vilest of Fae demons. And as an extra kicker, just in case all that other stuff isn't enough to cozy your brain up to, you and your sisters aren't really as batcrazy as you always thought. Those little habits you shucked up to nuisance, like waking up in the middle of the night wrapped in thorny briars…while still in your bed…are all par for the course when you're made up of stuff that feeds the dark side.
Stuff those Fae demons are on the hunt after.
Stuff those immortal warriors are determined to protect.
Stuff you might all end up dead over.
Stuff only missing granny holds the key to…
This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.