Carole Mortimer is a USA Today Bestselling author. She is the recipient of the 2015 Romance Writers of Amercia Lifetime Achievement Award, and 2017 Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. In 2012 she was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her ‘outstanding service to literature’. To date she has written 240 books, in contemporary, paranormal and Regency romance, 198 with a traditional publisher and 42 as a #1 Bestselling indie author.
Author’s note: This is a steaming HOT Regency romance.
Rachel has never met anyone quite like Grayson Long. From the moment of their introduction Rachel finds Mr. Long to be brusque to the point of rudeness, arrogant as any duke, but so handsome he takes her breath away. Closer acquaintance does not improve upon that initial impression, but nor does her heart cease beating faster whenever Mr. Long is anywhere near.
Grayson is accustomed now to always standing in the background, to never quite belonging, but it wasn’t always this way. Once he had an estate of his own, a family and a title, but all that was taken from him. He certainly has nothing to offer any woman let alone one as lovely and innocent as Miss Rachel Banford, resulting in him deciding to keep his distance from her whenever possible.
But Grayson cannot continue to maintain that distance when Rachel becomes the target of a vindictive woman’s vengeance.
"Regency Romance with a modern sensibility
I love Regency Romance, but I adore Tessa Candle’s books. She never fails to deliver an action-packed romp through London and the English countryside, featuring unique and totally relatable heroines, irresistible love interests, and a cast of family, friends and villains that thoroughly captivates. And there’s always tea. Very hot tea."
–Ev Bishop, USA Today bestselling author
The mysterious and desperate Widow Colling is not all she seems. She is not even the Widow Colling. But she can hardly be blamed for assuming false identities: it is the only thing keeping her alive.
Her mission is simple. She must only avoid detection, dodge the merciless pursuit of the most notorious madam in London, and stay alive until her twenty-first year. Then she can get her life back—or at least make a new one for herself, perhaps even have the home she has always longed for.
The interfering marquess-next-door is not making it easy for her, however. He is determined to find her out, and she will do anything to evade him, including hiding in plain sight, right beneath his patrician nose. This subterfuge may conceal her face, but it exposes her heart. When she discovers she no longer wishes to hide, will she risk revealing herself to him and put her future happiness, her very life, under his power?
Frobisher, the self-indulgent Marquess of Fenimore, is also not all he seems. A resolute bachelor, he poses as a dour woman-hating curmudgeon to repel the incessant onslaught of ruthless debutantes and pushy mothers. But going into hiding at his country estate leaves him utterly bored.
The case of the vanishing widow presents a charming diversion. He loves a mystery and secretly cannot resist the allure of the one woman who decidedly does not want his attention. When he discovers the heroine behind the mask, she will challenge his own identity and shatter all his pretenses. But will she also shatter his heart with one final deception and the ultimate disappearing act?
Three Masks and a Marquess is a full length Steamy Regency Romance novel and Book 3 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.
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The Duke's beautiful wife is barren and he's in desperate need of an heir. Through a stroke of luck there is a beautiful young woman working for his household who looks just like his wife, innocent and submissive young Elle.
When Elle is summoned into the Duke's chambers and greeted by him and his wife with the shocking request to allow herself to be impregnated, she wants to run away. However the incredibly powerful Duke has ways of persuading her...
What Elle doesn't expect is the Duke's wife to stay in the room and join in herself. Elle is seduced, stripped and under the wife's watchful eye the Duke expertly manipulates her body until she is begging for him to impregnate her.
This is the 1st book in Amazon #1 & USA Today Bestselling Author, Carole Mortimer’s, hot new Regency romance series, Regency Club Venus.
As Lord Sebastian Forbes, the Earl of Shaftesbury, and one of the richest men in England, Bastian has always lived a charmed life. Until three months ago, when a man died because of Bastian’s actions. Knowing the other man to be a widower with a child, Bastian now feels it is his responsibility to care for the orphan. Except the child has disappeared into the foggy streets as if they had never been. Unfortunately, Bastian has no idea if it is a boy or a girl, only that he has to find and save them from the harsh reality of London’s scandalous underworld.
Having searched for the child for all these weeks with no success, Bastian’s actions, drinking and debauching too much, are becoming increasingly risky and dangerous to himself. To the point he awakens one morning secured naked to a bed and no memory of how he came to be there, with a beautiful golden-haired angel leaning over him wielding a knife.
Abigail is under no illusions regarding her place at Club Venus, she knows she is nothing more than another one of the ‘ladies’ available for the pleasure of the gentlemen who frequent the establishment owned by the aristocratic Duke of Blackborne.
She’s only lived at Club Venus for a few days and is shocked to come down the stairs in the early morning of the third day to discovering a naked gentleman in one of the public bedchambers, secured to the bed by four leather straps.
She easily recognizes this man as being Lord Sebastian Forbes, the Earl of Shaftesbury, and one of the Duke of Blackborne’s closest friends.
A man Abigail considers her personal nemesis.
When the Earl of Martingale died, his daughter Marianne discovered he had been stealing. When she tried to return the items, it only created a scandal that could destroy her and her beloved younger sister. Now she's found one more item and decides to just sneak it back to the victim in the hopes to keep her disgrace from growing.
Alexander Wittingham, the Duke of Avondale, has isolated himself since his sister died. But when he catches the fetching Marianne trying to return his sister's stolen broach, her presence awakens desires in him, longings he hasn't allowed himself to feel in years. When he realizes her dire straits, he makes her a shocking offer that could save her...if she's willing to surrender her body.
Their affair draws them close physically...and emotionally. But will Alexander ever accept Marianne to be more than his lover? If he does, will it be too late?
Naomi Barnaby's husband, the Earl of Walridge, just died under mysterious circumstances. Her third husband to do so in just a handful of years. She wants to know if the men in her life were murdered and hires investigators Captain Marcus Ridgeway and Everett Bryant, Marquis of Glenmarrow to look into the matter.
When the alluring Naomi is attacked in their driveway, Marcus and Everett decide to take a far more personal interest in protecting her and uncovering who killed the men in her life. Soon the three are involved in an intense affair that challenges feelings between each member of their triad.
But the shared history between Marcus and Everett is something that cannot be ignored. And those threatening Naomi may destroy everything the three could mean to each other and the unique future they long to build.