Kiss Of Ash

The Witchblade Chronicles

Book 2
C.J. Archer
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Pippa Ingleside will do anything to escape her ruthless uncle, but even she is surprised when her previously dormant powers aid her. Surprised and afraid. Her newly discovered abilities may have saved her but they condemn her at the same time. 

Disguised as a boy, she travels to the home of Lord Ashbourne to find her one and only friend. To maintain her disguise and put a roof over her head, Pippa accepts a job as page of the wardrobe to Ash, a man as mysterious as he is dangerous. If he discovers her lie, he'll send her back to her uncle and her witchcraft will be exposed to the authorities. 

As the lies build it gets harder for Pippa to maintain her disguise, especially when she falls in love with the man she must serve. 

Her only hope is to find her friend. But when the friend is murdered, Ash investigates and where he goes, his page goes too. Together they uncover a web of secrets that could destroy Ash and condemn Pippa. But that's nothing compared to what happens when he discovers she's a woman… 

Keywords: historical romance, paranormal romance, historical paranormal romance, disguises, sexy romance, witches

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C.J. Archer
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Nov 15, 2013
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Pages
81
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English
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Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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AWARDS 

Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award (under the title Her Majesty's Spy) 

Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Single Title And Loving It contest. 

REVIEWS 

This story was quick to grab my interest, and I remained enraptured as it unfolded page after page. I thought it was uncommonly well conceived and beautifully constructed. Nick is an outstanding love match for Isabel...In short, I loved this story and look forward to the next book in the series. ~ 5 "cups" from Coffee Time Romance & More 

I could not put down Honor Bound. Isabel is a strong woman in a time where men ran the world and all those in it...you shouldn't hesitate to read this book. ~ rated A (a keeper) at Once Upon A Chapter reviews 

DESCRIPTION 

7 years ago a woman with too many secrets and a man with too many lies fell in love. Then she left him. 

Isabel's quiet life as an assistant to one of London's famous apothecaries hides a deadly secret. A secret that could see her put on trial for witchcraft if the authorities uncover the truth. But when the authority figure who turns up at her shop is Sir Nicholas Merritt, she's at risk of losing more than her life. She could lose her heart and soul, and the man she loves. 

Royal spy Sir Nicholas Merritt can't believe his luck when he stumbles upon Isabel during an investigation. He's been searching for her for seven long years and now he has her again, in his bed and his life. Except she's resisting all the way. Worse still, she's somehow tangled up with a plot to assassinate the queen. To hold onto her this time, he must find out why she left him while hiding a secret of his own that could tear them apart forever.  

Keywords: historical romance, historical paranormal romance, sexy historical romance, witches

AWARDS 

Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award (under the title Her Majesty's Spy) 

Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Single Title And Loving It contest. 

REVIEWS 

This story was quick to grab my interest, and I remained enraptured as it unfolded page after page. I thought it was uncommonly well conceived and beautifully constructed. Nick is an outstanding love match for Isabel...In short, I loved this story and look forward to the next book in the series. ~ 5 "cups" from Coffee Time Romance & More 

I could not put down Honor Bound. Isabel is a strong woman in a time where men ran the world and all those in it...you shouldn't hesitate to read this book. ~ rated A (a keeper) at Once Upon A Chapter reviews 

DESCRIPTION 

7 years ago a woman with too many secrets and a man with too many lies fell in love. Then she left him. 

Isabel's quiet life as an assistant to one of London's famous apothecaries hides a deadly secret. A secret that could see her put on trial for witchcraft if the authorities uncover the truth. But when the authority figure who turns up at her shop is Sir Nicholas Merritt, she's at risk of losing more than her life. She could lose her heart and soul, and the man she loves. 

Royal spy Sir Nicholas Merritt can't believe his luck when he stumbles upon Isabel during an investigation. He's been searching for her for seven long years and now he has her again, in his bed and his life. Except she's resisting all the way. Worse still, she's somehow tangled up with a plot to assassinate the queen. To hold onto her this time, he must find out why she left him while hiding a secret of his own that could tear them apart forever.  

Keywords: historical romance, historical paranormal romance, sexy historical romance, witches

Get 4 historical romance stories in a single volume at one low price. Each book in this box set is available separately, but by buying them in this bundle, you're getting a better deal!

Contains 2 full-length novels:

Surrender

Redemption

And 2 novellas:

The Mercenary's Price

Courting His Countess

SURRENDER: A Regency Romance Novel

Gentleman spy, Alexander Redcliff, murdered his colleague. It's an event he can't remember, except in his nightmares. Suppressing them is the only way to keep his sanity, but forgetting is no longer an option.

Only one woman can save Alex from himself.

Georgiana Appleby is a most unconventional lady. Prejudice shadows the physician and scandal is never far away. Forced to take Alex as her patient, she must not give into the rogue's advances or she will risk losing her career and her heart.

Will Alex's fierce longing for Georgiana be enough or will he surrender to the darkness inside?

THE MERCENARY'S PRICE: A Historical Romance Novella

Being a national treasure wouldn't be such a curse if she only knew she could trust him.

Lady Eliza Harcourt, the queen's seer, is in danger of being kidnapped. To avoid such a fate, she will be whisked to safety during a royal masked ball. But when the man doing the whisking turns out to be Thomas Blackstone, she's no longer sure fleeing is a good idea.

Rejected by Eliza seven years earlier, Thomas has changed from the amiable second son of a lowly noble into a cold-hearted mercenary. Not only does she have to put up with the silent treatment, but she cannot be entirely certain he is on her side. The only thing she can be sure of is that he's still bitter about the rejection. And that she still loves him.

REDEMPTION: A Historical Paranormal Romance Novel

In a world where inventors have all the power and anyone born with natural talents is feared, Tilda Upton must hide her skill at finding things from the authorities. But when a ruthless inventor discovers her ability, she's forced to locate a secret weapon for him or be put to death. The only man who can help her is Black Jack Knight - sky pirate, vagabond, killer. But Jack does not like passengers on his airship, especially women whose vast talents are just beginning to be discovered. And especially women who get under his skin. 

Together they fight corsairs, a mad inventor and their growing attraction to each other in order to retrieve the invention Tilda has been forced to find, only to learn it could destroy her.

COURTING HIS COUNTESS: A Historical Romance Novella

The last woman Thomas, Lord Avondale, expected to fall in love with was the wife he betrayed and abandoned six years ago. When Rose doesn't accept his apology, however, he loses all hope of a happy future together. Yet he's thankful she has agreed to come to his bed to beget an heir.

Known as the Ice Maiden at Queen Elizabeth I's court, Rose has been trying to forget the man she once loved--a love she thought destroyed after he spent their wedding night with his mistress. Withstanding Thomas's charms, however, is proving more difficult than she expected.

Can she forgive the ultimate betrayal?

Can he ever atone for what he did? 

"The well-written story...helped to keep this reader glued to the pages long into the night"--Reviewers International Organization

The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch...Damsels in shining armor...riding to the rescue!  Deirdre, Helena, and Miriel, three kick-arse Scots wenches known as The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch, aren’t about to become any man’s chattel, until they meet heroes who are strong enough to tame their wild ways and worthy enough to win their wayward hearts.

CAPTIVE HEART: Book 2

Helena of Rivenloch has fire in her heart and battle in her blood, and she’s desperate to save her youngest sister from a fate worse than death...marriage. When Helena attempts and fails to slay the bridegroom, she does the next best thing...abducts his right-hand man, the witty and dashing Sir Colin du Lac, and demands her sister as ransom. But her plans go awry as her captive—amused and enchanted by her wild spirit—becomes a willing participant in her scheme, and Helena soon finds her own heart held hostage.

Book Details 

*A full-length novel originally published by Hachette, Inc.

*Originally written under the pen name Sarah McKerrigan

*Revised by the author in 2012

*R-rated for sensual passages

More Historical Romances by Glynnis Campbell 

The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch
THE SHIPWRECK (a novella)
LADY DANGER
CAPTIVE HEART
KNIGHT'S PRIZE

The Knights of de Ware
THE HANDFASTING (a novella)
MY CHAMPION
MY WARRIOR
MY HERO

Medieval Outlaws
DANGER'S KISS
PASSION'S EXILE

Scottish Lasses
THE OUTCAST (a novella)
MacFARLAND'S LASS
MacADAM'S LASS
MacKENZIE'S LASS

California Legends
NATIVE GOLD
NATIVE WOLF

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