A Tryst in Time

Eugenia Riley Classics
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From the Bestselling Time Travel Romance Author and Winner of the HOLT Medallion.

AVAILABLE AGAIN AT LAST: Eugenia Riley’s classic time travel romance masterpiece!

In a spooky antebellum mansion along River Road, two anguished souls are drawn together across time. Both Sarah and Damien have lost a brother to war, only the wars are a century apart! Out of their grief and despair come love and healing . . . but is their love strong enough to overcome the barrier of time itself? A breathtaking Victorian Old South romance from a master of the genre.
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Eugenia Riley is the award-winning, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary and time-travel romances, including A TRYST IN TIME, TEMPEST IN TIME, TIMESWEPT BRIDE and EMBERS OF TIME. She has written for publishers including Avon, Bantam, Warner, Harlequin and Dorchester. Ms. Riley's WALTZ IN TIME won her the 1998 HOLT Medallion for Best Book with a Southern Theme. She has received thousands of fan letters on her romance novels, from locations all over the world.

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Eugenia Riley Classics
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Dec 17, 2014
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Time Travel
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In modern Memphis, Tennessee, beautiful, headstrong Missy Monroe has found the perfect fiancé, gorgeous and genteel Jeff Dalton, a man she can control in every way… and who bores her to tears.

Meanwhile back in antebellum Memphis, Missy’s distant cousin, shy, demure Melissa Montgomery, has been promised from birth to virile, arrogant Fabian Fontenot, a man whose fierce sensuality scares the starch out of her crinoline.

Missy and Melissa plan their weddings in the same house, on the same day, only 140 years apart.


Who would think that a misstep on the stairs could lead to such a crazy tempest in time? One minute the brides are descending the stairs to wed their fiancés; the next, they are switching places in time.

Suddenly Missy finds herself stuck in a provincial outpost of the antebellum South, as the presumed fiancée of the most insufferable, sinfully handsome man in all of history. And Melissa finds herself thrust into an amazing, bewildering new world… where she is only too happy to exchange her beast of a fiancé for the gallant soulmate who has now replaced him.

Will these two switched, mismatched brides find happiness with their destined grooms? Or will the fickle hand of Fate wreak havoc with them once again?

Tempest in Time is an all-time “keeper” in the time-travel romance genre, a full-length, hilarious, sexy romp through the past and present that gives new meaning to the phrase, “The first step is a doozy!”


Lucky Lamont never knew what hit him. One minute, he was in the present, shooting up the Broken Buck Motel, where his tramp of a girlfriend had betrayed him with his best friend. The next, Lucky finds himself hunted down, hogtied, and tossed into a gorge, only to be hurled back in time to the Wild West! There he comes face-to-face with a saucy, sexy vixen who vows she will marry him to win a contest with her brothers.

Spirited, beautiful Molly Reklaw has her eye on the prime parcel of ranch land her father Cole has promised to the first of his five children to marry and produce a grandchild. When handsome Lucky Lamont comes crashing into her life, Molly is certain he is the hero of her dreams. Hauling Lucky home, Molly announces to one and all that she has found the man who will marry her, give her a baby and win the contest for her, lickety split. When her outraged brothers holler foul and her flabbergasted “fiancé” dares to protest, Molly goads Lucky into a reckless kiss that will surely seal his fate and force him to the altar. But Molly never counts on her virile bridegroom’s determination to turn the tables on his feisty bride and dish up some steamy newlywed revenge . . .

Fans of Eugenia’s BUSHWHACKED BRIDE will love this wild and woolly sequel following up on the lives of the Reklaw clan, including Cole, Jessica and Ma with her infamous broom. Filled with wild, zany adventures and hot, sexy romance, BUSHWHACKED GROOM is perfect as either a sequel or a stand-alone read. BUSHWHACKED GROOM is a full-length western time-travel romance of approximately 86,000 words.

On New Year's Eve, she tumbles 700 years back in time--and into the bed of a darkly dangerous knight.

Sir Gaston de Varennes wanted a docile bride who would fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down. Will her desperate secret tear them apart after only a few bittersweet weeks of stolen passion--or will they conquer mistrust, treachery, and time itself to discover a love that spans the centuries?

Winner of the National Readers Choice Award: Best Historical Romance of the Year

"Irresistible, right down to the surprise at the end... One of the best romances of the year." -The Detroit Free Press

"A Desert Isle Keeper. Touching, ingenious... I love this book. I've read it time after time, and even if I haven't waited quite long enough between readings to forget all the details, I always get drawn back into the story so intensely that I can't put it down. Grade: A (highest rating)." -AllAboutRomance.com

A full-length novel of 125,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes!
Originally published by Avon Books

This Author's Preferred Edition e-book includes bonus content: "The Making of Forever His: The Story Behind the Story."

The Stolen Brides Series: One is kidnapped on the morning of her royal wedding by her groom's most dangerous enemy...one falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger...one may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist her rugged protector...one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. These regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.

Each book in the Stolen Brides Series is a stand-alone novel, so you can enjoy them in any order.

The prequel: HIS STOLEN BRIDE (Darach and Laurien)
Book 1: FOREVER HIS (Gaston and Celine)
Book 2: HIS FORBIDDEN TOUCH (Royce and Princess Ciara)
Book 3: HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE (Hauk and Avril)

Also by Shelly Thacker
If you love alpha male heroes, romance edged with danger, and scorching love scenes, you won't want to miss any of Shelly's emotion-packed historical romance novels!


In 1880’s Galveston, dairy farmer Jake Blarney is left devastated when his wife betrays and leaves him, drowning in the seas, leaving Jake with twin baby daughters to raise. Angry and forlorn, Jake pens a message in a bottle beseeching the Fates to bring him a new bride, and hurls the bottle into the sea. But never does he dream that Destiny will summon him a new bride from across the vast gulf of time!


In modern-day Galveston, college professor Priscilla Pemberton is a forsaken bride, hurt and furious after her prominent fiancé betrayed then dumped her. She is wandering the beach aimlessly, thinking of hurling herself into the tide, when an ancient-looking bottle washes up at her feet. No sooner does Priscilla retrieve the bottle and read the strange message it contains, then a huge wave crashes over her, sweeping her back in time to meet the groom who has summoned her!

As soon as Jake Blarney lays eyes upon the miracle the seas have swept to his doorstep, he is ready to hitch up the buggy and fetch his new bride to the priest! Priscilla is left reeling and disoriented. Where is she? And who is this strange though sexy Irishman who keeps insisting that she is his bride from the seas?

Even as Priscilla struggles to become acclimated to her fantastical voyage through time, Jake and his adorable baby daughters go to work stealing her heart, and she is left feeling terribly torn. Beaten down by a horrible childhood, Priscilla has struggled all her life to regain her self-esteem and prestige. Is she really meant to become the bride of a brash Irish dairy farmer in 1880’s Galveston, even if her sexier than sin host fires her blood in more ways than one? Or are the Fates having a really good laugh at her expense?

TIMESWEPT BRIDE is another all time winner from Eugenia Riley, a full-length, fun, sexy and touching romance of two unforgettable lovers bridging the vast chasm of time. Author Eugenia Riley is the renowned, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary and time-travel romances, including the classics A TRYST IN TIME and BUSHWHACKED BRIDE.


When Vickie Cheney and Adrian Bennett meet in Charleston, South Carolina, at the end of World War II, both are lost souls. The handsome RAF pilot and the beautiful Army nurse are haunted by memories of war. But even more tragic, each has lost a beloved child in a recent devastating fire.

But are the children really gone? Even as Vickie and Adrian are drawn together in shared passion and grief, both see poignant images of the lost children in the Charleston streets. But are the sightings real, or merely figments of their grief-crazed imaginations? Why do the children always run away, and why do they appear in clothing from an earlier age?

Soon Vickie and Adrian embark on a fantastical journey through time to solve the mystery and find the lost children. But they arrive at a moment in time only days before the great Charleston earthquake will destroy the city, while being pursued by a villain determined to kill them all. Can they find the children in time? Will their wounded souls find healing together? And can a miracle really happen, a miracle that will prove that love is stronger than time . . . and even death?

A master of the time-travel romance genre, Eugenia Riley does it again with EMBERS OF TIME, her most poignant, mysterious and imaginary love story to date. EMBERS OF TIME is a HOLT Medallion Finalist book. Approximately 90,000 words. Eugenia Riley is the renowned, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary and time-travel romances, including the classics A TRYST IN TIME and BUSHWHACKED BRIDE.

The minute Jared Hampton spots the half-nude woman struggling for her life in the black depths of the Mississippi River, he knows he is in love. Jared is a Southern gentleman to his soul, and he lives by a strict code of honor. Not hesitating for a moment, Jared dives into the river to rescue his floundering goddess. He vows he will save Jasmine Dubroc, take her home to his aunt’s elegant Natchez mansion, launch her in society, and teach her how to love . . .


Penniless, betrayed, left to die, Jasmine Dubroc is amazed to find herself rescued by dashing Jared Hampton. She is even more stunned to hear him immediately proclaim her a lady--and the love of his life. Jared insists he will take Jasmine back to Natchez, there to watch her bloom under his gentle, pampered tutelage. Yet Jasmine’s young soul has been scarred by bitter betrayals at the hands of cruel men, and she finds her gallant rescuer a bit too good to be true. She must question Jared’s “sudden” love for her, his marriage proposals, and especially his obsession with honor. Is it true what the rumors say, that madness runs in the Hampton family? What are the dark secrets haunting Jared? And does his honor, his thirst for revenge, really mean more to him than she does? Haunted by inner demons and a villain on the loose, both Jared and Jasmine must overcome their doubts and fears, learn to trust and forgive, and realize that the finest madness of all may be love itself.

MISSISSIPPI MADNESS is a full-length historical romance of approximately 125,000 words, a fun, passionate, and touching adventure filled with unexpected plot twists, dramatic escapades, and heroic rescues.
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