A Darker Passion: 5 Gothic Romances

Free sample

Strange and frightening events may surround these couples, but the dark world doesn’t hold a candle to the power of love. Discover the mystery and passion that awaits in the shadows in these five thrilling romances.

Honor Among Thieves: Ladies don’t rob graves, but Lorna Robbins must take drastic measures to pay off her recently deceased brother’s debts and save her family estate and younger sibling. Surgeon and anatomy teacher Brandon Dewhurst relies on resurrectionists to bring him the specimens he needs to further his research. When Lorna and Brandon both target the same body—a pregnant woman who is still very much alive—they find themselves powerfully drawn together time and again—but this daring duo is courting danger, and romance is a complication neither can afford.

Dark Season: When doctors tell Ella Arlington that her epilepsy will prevent her from living a normal life, she flees to London to avoid an institution, determined to control her own destiny. There Ella’s epileptic fit is mistaken for spiritual possession, and Viscount Isidore Blackwood sets out to prove her a con artist. But when some surprising truths come to light about his former fiancée’s death, Isidore makes a devil’s pact with Ella to flush out a killer. Will Isidore let his fury and guilt consume his own soul in the process? And can Ella trust him enough to gamble on a future she never thought she could have?

The Pirate’s Lady: Cate Whitfield is stunned to learn that Captain Alexander Chase, the bloodthirsty pirate who murdered her betrothed, is someone her father holds in high regard. Feisty Cate mesmerizes Alex, but the former pirate isn’t about to let her public accusations deter his own agenda for vengeance. He’s returned to Promise, New Jersey, to retaliate against the man who murdered his father…the man who just happens to be Cate’s father. Can these two wounded hearts find out the truth before it’s too late, or is their love doomed to walk the plank?

Devil’s Cove: Captain Devlin Limmerick, the pirate feared as the Devil on the high seas, eagerly takes ownership of the abandoned Devil Cove’s Manor in his quest for vengeance on his past. Only Grace, a beautiful but blind medium, can aid him with his nefarious plan. Yet even though she finds herself drawn to the Devil’s darkness, she refuses to sacrifice her soul to set his revenge in motion. Plunged into the throes of passion and danger, they discover the only way out of the evil closing in on them is to summon the courage to believe in true love.

Jennifer by Moonlight: Lucy Dorset came to Moorgate as the happy bride of a dedicated young doctor. But she soon discovers that the old stone house is inhabit by a pale and lovely ghost, a victim of a fatal romantic triangle long ago. Is Lucy imagining her husband’s sudden jealous moods? And is the sultry Sheila Farley a rival for his affections? It’s possible the unhappy spirits of Moorgate are pushing Lucy toward a reenactment of a violent, century-old tragedy—and she alone must rid the house of the menacing presence threatening her marriage.

Sensuality Level: Sensual
Read more

About the author

Elizabeth Boyce had a lifelong dream: to be an astronaut. She has recently made peace with the fact that this dream is unlikely to come to fruition. Good thing, then, she had another dream: to be an author. This dream comes true every single day, and she couldn’t be more grateful. Ms. Boyce lives in South Carolina with her husband, children, and her personal assistant/cat.

R.C. Matthews lives in Michigan where she enjoys the four seasons and indulging her imagination while writing romances. Find her at RCMatthews.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @RCMatthews123.

Read more
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Simon and Schuster
Read more
Published on
Feb 27, 2017
Read more
Pages
500
Read more
ISBN
9781507203859
Read more
Features
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
An action-packed collection to thrill high seas adventurers and landlubbers alike—at a price that won’t sink the ship!

A Treasure Worth Keeping: Caralyn McCreigh has one shot at getting out of an arranged marriage: find the famed Izzy’s Treasure and buy her way out of a future she doesn’t want. Tristan Youngblood, captain of the Adventurer and future Earl of Winterbourne, is more than willing to sell his services on the high seas for a chance to wiggle out of his own matrimony fate. Together they must ferret out the impossible—or does the real fortune lie in their ability to find love against all odds?

The Pirate’s Lady: Cate Whitfield is stunned to learn that Captain Alexander Chase, the bloodthirsty pirate who murdered her betrothed, is someone her father holds in high regard. Feisty Cate mesmerizes Alex, but the former pirate isn’t about to let her public accusations deter his own agenda for vengeance. He’s returned to Promise, New Jersey, to retaliate against the man who murdered his father … the man who happens to be Cate’s father. Can these two wounded hearts find out the truth before it’s too late, or is their love doomed to walk the plank?

Devil’s Cove: Captain Devlin Limmerick, the pirate feared as the Devil, eagerly takes ownership of the abandoned Devil Cove’s Manor in his quest for vengeance on his past. Only Grace, a beautiful, blind medium, can aid him with his nefarious plan. Yet even though she finds herself drawn to the Devil’s darkness, she refuses to sacrifice her soul to set his revenge in motion. Plunged into the throes of passion and danger, they discover the only way out of the evil closing in on them is to summon the courage to believe in true love.

Sensuality Level: Sensual
No title? No power? No problem. The band of brothers known as The Honorables rock the Regency ton in this refreshing and sophisticated historical romance series by bestselling author Elizabeth Boyce.

Honor Among Thieves: Desperate measures spur Lorna to drastic circumstances when she joins a group of resurrectionists to help pay off her deceased brother’s gambling debts. By day, she’s a respectable lady of society; by night, she’s the infamous graverobber known only as The Blackbird. When she meets surgeon and anatomist Brandon Dewhurst, she experiences love for the first time. But when her secret identity is revealed and tragedy strikes, will that love be lost?

Truth Within Dreams: Desperate to escape her arranged marriage, Miss Claudia Baxter stages her own ruin in the bed of another man, Henry De Vere, a lifelong friend she trusts to go along with the ruse. But when her unwitting accomplice believes something actually happened between them, Claudia may be caught in her own trap.

Duty Before Desire: Consummate rake Lord Sheridan Zouche meets the one woman he cannot seduce—Arcadia Parks, an Englishwoman born and raised in India, who has just arrived in London to find a husband. With nothing to offer but his looks and charm, Sheri’s never been interested in marriage. But to win the favors of the lady he’s become obsessed with, Sheri will have to use every seductive trick at his disposal, and maybe one he’s never tried: love.

Valor Under Siege: Ambitious solicitor Norman Wynford-Scott’s life plan starts with running for the Parliament seat of a local village. Only trouble is, the irresistible woman who once ruined his good name is thwarting his campaign at every turn. Divorced and drink-addicted, Lady Elsa Fay has retreated to the family village of Fleck to regain her sobriety. She’s distracting herself from her troubles by organizing the Parliament campaign of her husband’s cousin. Shamed and determined, Elsa will do all she can to send her adversary packing—even if it means breaking her own heart in the process.

Love Beyond Measure: After a rough start in life, Harrison Dyer wanted a quiet, country existence. But fate (and a storm in the Indian Ocean) drives him to Siam, a world away from everything he’s ever known. In this beautiful, ancient land, Harrison finds Lamai, the woman who can soothe his battered heart. But European trade in the East can be a cutthroat affair—literally—and rivals from another company won’t let Harrison move in on their territory without a fight. Only if he and Lamai put their heads—and hearts—together can they finally find the peace and love they’ve been seeking.

Sensuality Level: Sensual
No title? No power? No problem. The band of brothers known as The Honorables rock the Regency ton in this refreshing and sophisticated historical romance series by bestselling author Elizabeth Boyce.

Honor Among Thieves: Desperate measures spur Lorna to drastic circumstances when she joins a group of resurrectionists to help pay off her deceased brother’s gambling debts. By day, she’s a respectable lady of society; by night, she’s the infamous graverobber known only as The Blackbird. When she meets surgeon and anatomist Brandon Dewhurst, she experiences love for the first time. But when her secret identity is revealed and tragedy strikes, will that love be lost?

Truth Within Dreams: Desperate to escape her arranged marriage, Miss Claudia Baxter stages her own ruin in the bed of another man, Henry De Vere, a lifelong friend she trusts to go along with the ruse. But when her unwitting accomplice believes something actually happened between them, Claudia may be caught in her own trap.

Duty Before Desire: Consummate rake Lord Sheridan Zouche meets the one woman he cannot seduce—Arcadia Parks, an Englishwoman born and raised in India, who has just arrived in London to find a husband. With nothing to offer but his looks and charm, Sheri’s never been interested in marriage. But to win the favors of the lady he’s become obsessed with, Sheri will have to use every seductive trick at his disposal, and maybe one he’s never tried: love.

Valor Under Siege: Ambitious solicitor Norman Wynford-Scott’s life plan starts with running for the Parliament seat of a local village. Only trouble is, the irresistible woman who once ruined his good name is thwarting his campaign at every turn. Divorced and drink-addicted, Lady Elsa Fay has retreated to the family village of Fleck to regain her sobriety. She’s distracting herself from her troubles by organizing the Parliament campaign of her husband’s cousin. Shamed and determined, Elsa will do all she can to send her adversary packing—even if it means breaking her own heart in the process.

Love Beyond Measure: After a rough start in life, Harrison Dyer wanted a quiet, country existence. But fate (and a storm in the Indian Ocean) drives him to Siam, a world away from everything he’s ever known. In this beautiful, ancient land, Harrison finds Lamai, the woman who can soothe his battered heart. But European trade in the East can be a cutthroat affair—literally—and rivals from another company won’t let Harrison move in on their territory without a fight. Only if he and Lamai put their heads—and hearts—together can they finally find the peace and love they’ve been seeking.

Sensuality Level: Sensual
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.