Mischief and Mistletoe

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Confections that charm and delight, like the holidays themselves. --RT Book Reviews

Unwrap the most romantic of Regency delights in this sparkling holiday collection. . .

Christmastime in England--a time for passionate secrets, delicious whispers, and wicked-sweet gifts by the fire. From a spirited lady who sets out to save her rakish best friend from an unsuitable engagement, to a bold spy who gets the unexpected chance to win the woman he's always loved, to a vicar's daughter who pretends to be a saucy wench, these holiday tales will make you curl up in front of the fire for a memorable season of mischief and mistletoe. . .

"No one writes historical romance better." --Cathy Maxwell on Mary Jo Putney

"Breaks just about every rule in the book and makes us beg for more." --RT Book Reviews on Jo Beverley
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About the author

Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written over 60 novels and novellas. A ten-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won the honor twice and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors. In 2013 she was awarded the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Though most of her books have been historical romance, she has also published contemporary romances, historical fantasy, and young adult paranormal historicals. She lives in Maryland with her nearest and dearest, both two and four footed. Visit her at maryjoputney.com

Joanna Bourne is the author of The Spymaster's Lady and My Lord and Spymaster, and the coauthor, with Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Cara Elliott, Anne Gracie, and Susan King, of The Last Chance Christmas Ball. Together, these authors are the ladies otherwise known as the Word Wenches. They have written a combined 231 novels and 74 novellas. They’ve won awards such as the RITA Award, RT Career Achievement award, RT Living Legend, and RT Reviewers' Choice award. Several of them are regulars on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Learn more at www.wordwenches.com.

The author of more than twenty romances, Patricia Rice was born in Newburgh, New York, and attended the University of Kentucky. She has two grown children, and lives with her husband of many years in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She is a four-time winner of Romance Writers of America's cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members in the RITA Hall of Fame. She has also recieved the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Born in England, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Victoria, British Columbia, just a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA.

Nicola Cornick is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romance. She has been described as a “rising star” by Publishers Weekly and has had her books nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and the RITA Awards. Her novels include One Night with the Laird, Lady Allerton’s Wager, and Mistress by Midnight. Visit her online at nicolacornick.com.
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Publisher
Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Oct 1, 2013
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781420134247
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
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With richly imagined characters and compelling stories, New York Times bestselling author M. J. Putney has won dazzling praise from reviewers and readers across the country. Her spellbinding new romantic fantasy will sweep you from Wales’s mysterious forests to the glittering menace of Georgian London–and into a shattering rendezvous with fate.

Heir to an ancient title, Simon Malmain, the Earl of Falconer, is well known among the Guardians, humans with magical powers derived from nature. Well known, but not always well loved . . . for those who enforce the law are rarely embraced by those whom they protect–and this is equally true whether the law is magical or mundane.

A routine mission to confront a rogue Guardian who has misused his powers turns disastrous when Simon’s quarry, Lord Drayton, captures his pursuer in a transformation spell that can only be released by Drayton–or death. Aid arrives in the form of Meg, a fey young woman who first traps Simon, then frees him.

As they flee together, Simon recognizes that Meg is also a victim of Drayton’s evil enchantments, and he restores her nature and innate magic. Though her memory is still clouded, she is freed at last from a shadowy world of fear and lost identity. She agrees to help Simon bring down Drayton.

The need for each other’s magic binds them together–and releases the more ancient magic of passion. But desire cannot be satisfied until the rogue mage is stopped. For Drayton has a diabolical plan that will profoundly alter the course of Britain’s future. Even the combined power of Simon and Meg may not be enough to stave off catastrophe. Only a desperate act of love may win back the future–or destroy all they hold dear.


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