The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest

An Unlikely Husband

Book 1
Mary Campisi Books, LLC
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Love and Betrayal . . . Regency Style

The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest is Book One of Mary Campisi’s Regency historical series, An Unlikely Husband.

When Holt Langford, the new Earl of Westover, returns to England after twelve years at sea, he resembles more pirate than nobleman, a far cry from the scrawny youth whose father shipped off to become a man. No one recognizes him, and he’ll use this anonymity to enter a game of subterfuge in order to expose the scoundrel who has vowed to destroy Holt’s family business.

Unfortunately, that scoundrel has a devoted daughter, Sophie Seacrest. Sophie can’t deny her attraction to the unorthodox stranger who stirs her blood and makes her think things no proper lady should. Holt and Sophie are drawn into a seductive tangle and just when he’s about to reveal his true identity and his honorable intentions, she discovers the truth and must choose between love and family duty.

An Unlikely Husband Series:
Book One: The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest (Sophie & Holt’s story)
Book Two: A Taste of Seduction (Francie & Alexander’s story)
Book Three: A Touch of Seduction: a novella (Ariana & Jason’s story)
Book Four: A Scent of Seduction (Julia & Jon’s story)
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About the author

Mary Campisi writes emotion-packed books about second chances. Whether contemporary romances, women's fiction, or Regency historicals, her books all center on belief in the beauty of that second chance.

Mary should have known she'd become a writer when at age thirteen she began changing the ending to all the books she read. It took several years and a number of jobs, including registered nurse, receptionist in a swanky hair salon, accounts payable clerk, and practice manager in an OB/GYN office, for her to rediscover writing. Enter a mouse-less computer, a floppy disk, and a dream large enough to fill a zip drive. The rest of the story lives on in every book she writes.

When she's not working on her craft or following the lives of five young adult children, Mary's digging in the dirt with her flowers and herbs, cooking, reading, walking her rescue lab mix, Cooper, or, on the perfect day, riding off into the sunset with her very own hero/husband on his Ultra Limited aka Harley.

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Mary has published with Kensington, Carina Press, and The Wild Rose Press.

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Publisher
Mary Campisi Books, LLC
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Published on
Jul 20, 2013
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Pages
193
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ISBN
9781938786037
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Sagas
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Love and Betrayal…Regency style

A Taste of Seduction is Book Two of Mary Campisi’s Regency historical series, An Unlikely Husband. Readers fell in love with Francie and Alexander Bishop from The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest, and wanted to know how they came to be Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. A Taste of Seduction is their story.

(Author note: A Taste of Seduction has been re-released, and edits have been made to ensure continuity between the books, including character names.)

A young woman of noble blood, raised as a peasant girl…

An orphaned stable boy, now grown and the surrogate son of a powerful earl—the same earl who just so happens to be the young woman’s father…

Francie Jordan and Alexander Bishop have nothing in common—she runs barefoot and talks to animals. He won’t loosen his cravat unless the bedroom door is firmly closed. She believes in love, second chances, and happily ever after. He believes in keeping a safe distance from anything that resembles an emotion. Indeed, they have nothing in common but an undeniable desire for one another they can’t ignore, and an ailing “father” who will employ any means to bring them together.

Unfortunately, not everyone wishes to see a union between Francie and Alexander, and they will stop at nothing to keep this couple apart.

An Unlikely Husband Series:
Book One: The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest (Sophie & Holt’s story)
Book Two: A Taste of Seduction (Francie & Alexander’s story)
Book Three: A Touch of Seduction: a novella (Ariana & Jason’s story)
Book Four: A Scent of Seduction (Julia & Jon’s story)

Bonus Material: Included in this eBook is the first chapter of The Redemption of Madeline Munrove, The Model Wife series, Book 1.
A Family Affair: Spring is a story of betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption, all wrapped up in the lives of the people we love to love, and even a few we love to hate.

Harry Blacksworth is rich, handsome, the ultimate playboy with a killer smile and a clever wit. He’s fought it, denied it, ignored it, but the damn truth won’t go away: He’s fallen in love. And just when he’s accepted that fact, Greta Servensen, the only woman he’s ever trusted, breaks his heart. 

Christine Blacksworth and Nate Desantro beat the odds when they fell in love and married. But staying married is threatened when the foundation behind every good relationship—trust—is challenged. 

Gloria Blacksworth descends upon Magdalena in all of her designer-clad arrogance, determined to make Christine change her course and return to Chicago and her old life. It may take a well-planted lie or two, but Gloria doesn’t plan to fail. When she finally confronts Miriam Desantro, the “other woman”, Gloria discovers more than she ever wanted to know… or admit.

Angelo “Pop” Benito is The Godfather of Magdalena. Nothing happens in that town without his knowledge or approval. And Pop doesn’t do anything without a long sit-down with his dead wife, Lucy, and a half dozen pizzelles by his side. He’ll need a lot of lung power and a tray of his favorite treat to help Nate and Christine out of a real mess. And he may need the help of his checkers buddy and Magdalena’s shining star, Lily Desantro.

Truth in Lies Series:
Book One: A Family Affair
Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring
Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer
Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall
Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas
Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter
Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise

Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret

Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish

Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A decorated former Air Force pilot. A pregnant flight attendant. A dedicated TSA agent. The fates of these three, and many others, converge in Danielle Steel’s gripping new novel—a heart-stopping thriller that engages ordinary men and women in the fight of their lives during a flight from New York to San Francisco.

On a beautiful May morning at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, two planes have just departed for San Francisco—one a 757, another a smaller Airbus A321. At a security checkpoint, TSA agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous—perhaps ominous—message. Her supervisor dismisses her concerns, but Bernice calls security and soon Ben Waterman arrives. A senior Homeland Security agent, still grappling with guilt after a disastrous operation in which hostages were killed, Ben too becomes suspicious. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean?

As Ben scans the passenger manifests, his focus turns to the A321, with Helen Smith as its senior pilot. Helen’s military service and her tenure with the airline have been exemplary. But her husband’s savage death in Iraq was more than anyone should bear, leaving her widowed with three children. A major film star is on board. So is an off-duty pilot who has just lost his forty-year career. So is a distraught father, traveling with the baby son he has abducted from his estranged wife. Sifting through data and relying on instinct, Ben becomes convinced that someone on Helen’s plane is planning something terrible. And he’s right. Passengers, crew, and experts on the ground become heroes out of necessity to try to avert tragedy at the eleventh hour.

In her stunning novel, Danielle Steel combines intense action with stories of emotionally rich, intertwined lives. As the jet bears down on its destination of San Francisco, strangers are united, desperate choices are made, and futures will be changed forever by a handful of accidental heroes.
Love and Betrayal...Regency Style

He was the second son of an earl.

She was the daughter of a vicar.

They were young, in love, and believed nothing could keep them apart…

Oh, but they were so very wrong.

Jason Langford fell in love with Ariana Kendrick the first time he saw her. It didn’t matter that she was but a vicar’s daughter and he was the second son of an earl. Nothing mattered but their love and the future they planned as husband and wife.

But those dreams were torn apart one fall afternoon—swiftly, painfully, tragically.

Nine years later, Jason and Ariana will meet again.

They’ll be caught in a tangle of lies, deceit, and intrigue. Where has she been all these years, when Jason thought her dead? Why is she using a name other than her own? Is she truly a widow? When she and her son are rescued walking along a road, why does she have no traveling cases? No carriage? Not even a coat? And the boy she insists is not his son? Is that yet another lie?

It will take great effort to untangle the truth from the lies, but Jason is determined to learn what really happened to the woman he loved, the one he could never forget…and never stopped loving…

An Unlikely Husband Series:
Book One: The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest (Sophie & Holt’s story)
Book Two: A Taste of Seduction (Francie & Alexander’s story)
Book Three: A Touch of Seduction: a novella (Ariana & Jason’s story)
Book Four: A Scent of Seduction (Julia & Jon’s story)

BONUS MATERIAL: Included with this e-book is the first chapter of A Scent of Seduction, An Unlikely Husband, Book 4.

 Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption... It's time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate. 


Roman Ventori isn’t looking for a wife. He’s had one of those and it ended badly. He’s come back to Magdalena out of duty, not love for the town that drove him away with rumors and judgments. 

Angie Sorrento is in Magdalena to do a job, not find a husband. She almost had one of those, until he dumped her days before the wedding. 

Roman’s father has health problems and his last wish is to see his son settled with a wife, a child, a second chance at a life that doesn’t include city life and flashy women. There’s only one person in town who can make the impossible happen. Angelo “Pop” Benito, the Godfather of Magdalena, is the wiliest matchmaker in the Catskills and if he sets his mind to it, an old man might see his wish come true. 

Oh, and remember Gloria Blacksworth’s notebook, the one filled with enough destruction to bring down Magdalena? Well, it’s causing trouble again, and this time the target is Miriam Desantro… Pop’s going to try to intervene, but he might be too late… 

Truth In Lies Series: 
Book One: A Family Affair 
Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring 
Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer 
Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall 
Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas, a novella 
Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter 
Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise 
Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret 
Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish 

Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift

If you love to read about second chances, don’t miss: 
That Second Chance Series: 
Book One: Pulling Home – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise) 
Book Two: The Way They Were – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret) 
Book Three: Simple Riches – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter) 
Book Four: Paradise Found – (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Wish) 
Book Five: Not Your Everyday Housewife – Friends, do-overs, and living large. 
Book Six: The Butterfly Garden – Sometimes love happens when you least expect it.

BONUS MATERIAL: Included with this e-book is an excerpt from the next book in this series...A Family Affair: The Wish.

What happens when destiny ignores the rules?

Tate Alexander has the good luck to be born with looks and charm, and the bad luck to belong to a family where money and power mean more than honor and integrity. When he returns to Reunion Gap to take over his father’s company, he’s determined to uncover and right the wrongs his father committed. He’s also determined to win over Charlotte Donovan, the woman who’s stolen his heart. But she’s not impressed with his looks or charm, a small detail he doesn’t intend to let stop him. And while the rest of the town acknowledges and respects the longstanding Alexander-Donovan feud that has pitted the families against one another for generations, Tate ignores it in his quest to convince Charlotte they belong together.

Charlotte Donovan is big on causes and vows no man will ever “own” her, especially a playboy who can’t commit to a vehicle, let alone a woman. There’s only one problem: her heart isn’t listening to her brain. In fact, her heart is doing its darnedest to overpower her brain, as in snuffing out logic and common sense. The only way to battle it is to create a web of lies that begin and end with one goal—keep Tate Alexander believing she doesn’t care about him.

When the lies catch up with her, it’s not going to be easy for a man like Tate to forgive the woman who betrayed his trust. Will it be too late for them or can destiny step in once again and give them a chance at happiness?

The saga continues…stay tuned!

Reunion Gap series:

Book Zero: Christmas in Reunion Gap, a holiday novelette

Book One: Strangers Like Us

Book Two: Liars Like Us

Book Three: Lovers Like Us

more to come

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