The Mercenary's Price: Historical Romance Novella

C.J. Archer
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This book is also available with 3 other stories in THE 4 SCOUNDRELS BOX SET: A PIRATE, A SPY, A MERCENARY AND A ROGUE. Each book in the boxed set is available separately, but by buying them in a bundle, you're getting a better deal! Contains SURRENDER, REDEMPTION, THE MERCENARY'S PRICE, COURTING HIS COUNTESS. Get the set here: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/C_J_Archer_The_4_Scoundrels_Box_Set?id=wJLiCgAAQBAJ&hl=en

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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. 

NOTE: The Mercenary's Price is a 23,000 word novella.

Keywords: short novel, cheap book, quick read, historical romance, paranormal romance, fantasy romance, romantic fantasy, alpha hero

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C.J. Archer
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Published on
Feb 11, 2011
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Pages
82
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Language
English
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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This book is also available with 3 other stories in THE 4 SCOUNDRELS BOX SET: A PIRATE, A SPY, A MERCENARY AND A ROGUE. Each book in the boxed set is available separately, but by buying them in a bundle, you're getting a better deal! Contains SURRENDER, REDEMPTION, THE MERCENARY'S PRICE, COURTING HIS COUNTESS. Get the set here: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/C_J_Archer_The_4_Scoundrels_Box_Set?id=wJLiCgAAQBAJ&hl=en

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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? 

Note: Courting His Countess is a novella of approximately 20,000 words, about one-quarter the size of a full-length novel. I've priced it as low as I am able. 

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR 
COURTING HIS COUNTESS may be shorter than most of my other books, but it was one of the most difficult stories I've ever written. What Thomas did to his wife is despicable and when I began to write, I didn't think I could make you, the reader, believe he was hero material. Yet the characters and their tale wouldn't leave my head, nor would the opening lines, so I wrote the story anyway. 

As I progressed, and especially when I switched to Thomas's viewpoint, I realized how very male he was being, and part of me started to feel sorry for him. Being a nobleman of his time, he just didn't get it. Not until he finally saw how his actions had affected a wonderful, strong woman. 

COURTING HIS COUNTESS breaks one of the "rules" of the romance genre, and I know some of you will find Thomas's actions unforgiveable. I certainly don't blame you for that! But I've never been very good at sticking to the rules, and I hope you don't blame ME for listening to the voices in my head. 

Happy reading! 

~CJ 

Keywords: Christmas romance, historical romance, sexy historical romance, short novel, quick read, cheap

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 

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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

"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

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