Extra! Extra! Read all about it ... In THE GOSSIP OF AN EARL, The Earl of Fennington has a secret identity—that of Mr. Pepperidge, editor of London's premiere gossip rag, The Tattler. While attending a garden party as Fennington, he meets and falls in love with Lady Emelia. The attraction is mutual, for despite knowing better, she allows him to kiss her behind a hedgerow. Who will know but them? Why, Mr. Pepperidge, of course! Desperate to spend more time with Emelia, Fennington employs a bit of blackmail to force Emelia to meet with him. Disguised as Mr. Pepperidge, he insists she provide him the on-dit she hears in Mayfair parlors. That, or he'll print the news of her kiss with the earl in The Tattler! With mistaken identities ruling the reports in the rag and a new Gossip Goddess sharing news of obscure aristocrats, is it any wonder the members of the ton love to hate gossip? Or do they really love gossip?
When a widow just out of mourning returns to her position as a operative with the Foreign Office, she's assigned to help another spy regain his abilities after his experience with the horrors of war. What she doesn't know is that he's been assigned to her for an entirely different reason. Deception and intrigue highlight THE ENIGMA OF A WIDOW, a sensual tale of two spies with the same insane assignment—each other.
Nothing makes a man more lonely than his secrets. The same might be said for women. THE SECRETS OF A VISCOUNT finds Godfrey, Viscount Thorncastle, with a secret he’d rather not tell anyone, including the woman for whom he has held a candle for over twenty years. Elise, the widow of Lord Lancaster, has had enough of marriage, but pining for the chance at motherhood, she may just have to consider Godfrey’s proposal. If he can just get it right. The man has some preconceived notions about his true love, none of which are true. But then, she has some of the same notions about him. And none of them are real! Misunderstandings must be overcome in this sensual tale of secrets and numbers.
A self-described nerd and lover of science, Linda Rae spent many years as a published technical writer specializing in 3D graphics workstations, software and 3D animation (her movie credits include SHREK and SHREK 2). An interest in genealogy led to years of research on the Regency era and a desire to write fiction based in that time.
A fan of action-adventure movies, she can frequently be found at the local cinema. Although she no longer has any tropical fish, she does follow the San Jose Sharks. She makes her home in Cody, Wyoming.
Directions send Isabella to the doors of The Elegant Courtesan, a high-end brothel owned by David Fitzwilliam, Earl of Norwick, to whom she relates her gruesome tale. Stunned and heartbroken at hearing the fate of Arabella, David vows to ensure Isabella’s safety from Craythorne, and he enlists the aid of Octavius, Duke of Huntington, to provide protection and a home in the country, where she won’t be found. He would do it himself, but he’s due to marry the girl’s aunt, Lady Clarinda, and has some courting to do— his twin brother seems determined to make her his own wife.
Still suffering from the loss of his wife in childbirth, Octavius has long since given up the joy he took in his race horses—choosing to ignore his stables and country estate and live in London, immersed in reading and attending sessions of Parliament.
Not particularly pleased with having a ward, Octavius soon discovers Isabella’s passion for horses goes far beyond just riding them. With a new generation of racehorses in his stables, and his country estate suddenly in pristine condition, he may just experience some horse sense himself in The Dream of a Duchess.
Lady Imogen Kinley has cleverly avoided wedlock for years. Men, she has learned from painful experience, are not to be trusted. Determined to remain independent, she takes an indecent amount of pleasure in making herself as unattractive to potential suitors as possible.
When desperate measures are taken by their parents and a betrothal contract is signed, it’s loathing at first sight. They each vow to make the other cry off—by any means necessary. But what starts out as a battle of wits...quickly dissolves into a battle of wills.
Each book in the Tartans & Titans series is STANDALONE:
* Sweet Home Highlander
* A Lord for the Lass
* What a Scot Wants
A Flawed Jewel: Pieretta boards a ship, unaware that Thor is waiting to kidnap her for revenge against her grandfather. Will love intervene, altering both their courses?
Saved by My Blackguard: Together Paul and Evelyn rely on each other to survive the raging storm, villainous pirates, and a little bit of culture shock. Can they get past each other’s differences and learn to trust each other and find love.
Forever My Earl: Hannah Knight dreams of a happy-ever-after in the arms of the man she loves, but war has kept them apart. Garrick, the Earl of Manchester returns home; however, love is the last thing on his mind. Can two lost souls find their way back to each other?
When an Earl Turns Wicked: Jonas Parker, the Earl of Harrington has no intention of ever marrying. He enjoys living unencumbered by the responsibility of a family and has been on his own since he was a young man. Nothing will alter the course he’s set for himself. Lady Marian Lindsay wants to be a physician and she’ll do whatever it takes to accomplish her goal, even coerce one of her father’s young compatriots into taking her to a house party. Propriety must be met at all costs because Jonas refuses to be wed at the end of Marian’s expedition…
When the lives of these four are suddenly upended by their chance meetings, the events of two nights and two days will prove that it takes a bit of horse sense to get on the right track in The Love of a Rake.
"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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