The Phantom of the Bathtub

Eugenia Riley Classics
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What's a girl to do when there's a ghost in her bathtub and a werewolf in her garden? Independent heroine Viveca Stanhope flees a scandalous past in Old San Francisco only to land among a gaggle of ghosts and wraiths in haunted Victorian Savannah. There two rogues vie for Viveca's heart and soul: one alive, sexy and infuriating; the other wicked, bawdy and not-so-dead . . .
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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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Apr 10, 2015
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
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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!”
Vin MacKintosh was alive.

The news dealt Moira MacKenzie the greatest shock of her life. There should have been joy. Rejoicing. Moira should have been thrilled to have the man she’d loved her entire life back, but after five years of mourning, Moira had forgotten one important detail.

She might have loved Vin, but Vin had never loved her back.

Moira had finally chosen to move on with her life and seek a husband and a life of her own when Vin reappeared. Though nothing but a one-sided love in the past, Moira’s friends convince her to give the love of a lifetime one last chance. To give Vin the opportunity to see her as a woman he could love.

Vin is a man tormented by the past and, with little hope that her dreams of true love will be fulfilled, Moira instead offers Vin the friendship he so desperately needs as he integrates himself back into a normal life.

After years as a prisoner of war, Vin MacKintosh returns with a scarred and battered soul. Plagued by guilt and nightmares from his years of torture and torment as a prisoner of war, he must readapt to a world where everyone he knew is a different person and the world a vastly different place.

With everyone he knows pointing out how much he has changed, Vin cannot help but turn to the one person who gives him encouragement and motivation to move on, Moira MacKenzie. As his best friend, Jason MacKenzie’s, younger sister. Vin has known Moira her entire life, her letters during the war provided him comfort and understanding. True friendship. Now that he is back, he needs those things more than ever.

However, Vin finds he cannot continue to look at Moira merely as a friend and little sister any longer. He cannot help but see her as a woman…and one too desirable to resist.

Torn between this new attraction and the guilt he’s been carrying with him for years, Vin fights his attraction to Moira thinking that lust could do nothing but ruin the friendship he needs even more than the truth of her brother’s death might.

What will Vin do when he realizes that what he feels for Moira is more than merely a question of lust?


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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