Maiden and the Monster

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WINNER of the 2006 RT Bookclub Magazine Reviewer's Choice Award! 

Award Winning and a Recommended Read, Historical Medieval Romance from NYT Bestselling Author Michelle M. Pillow


Vladamir of Kessen, Duke of Lakeshire Castle, is feared as a demon in the land of Wessex. The kings have granted him a title of nobility in exchange for his part as a political prisoner. Discontent, he bides his time in his new home until war will once again rip through the land. But boredom soon turns to pleasure as the daughter of his most hated enemy is left for dead at his castle gate. Now the monster bides his time plotting revenge.


Lady Eden of Hawks' Nest doesn't know what to think of the man who saved her life, but she can't wrench her thoughts away. His words are those of a tyrant, true to his vicious reputation, but his touch is that of a man, stirring passion when there should only be fear. 


It would seem the infamous monster is not as monstrous as he appears.


Genres: Medieval Historical, European, Viking, Nobility, Romance, Revenge Romance, historical romance, beauty and the beast, fairy tale, damaged hero, action and adventure, alpha male, bad boy hero, dark romance, hero knight, gothic, legends, romantic adventure


Length: Long Novel Plus
Heat Level: Hot


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Publisher
The Raven Books LLC
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Published on
Nov 1, 2005
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Pages
594
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ISBN
9781452447834
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English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Historical / Medieval
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Viking
History / Europe / Medieval
Literary Collections / General
Social Science / Women's Studies
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To gain the only thing he truly wants, he’ll have to risk everything.

A high fantasy paranormal romance by NYT Award Winning Author Michelle M. Pillow

 

Juliana, newly appointed Queen of the Unblessed, has realized there is a bit more to her position than she first thought. Sure, it has its perks: a sinfully sexy husband who is also a king, growing powers, and a magical life that’s never boring, but the drawbacks are considerable. To save her kingdom from war, Juliana accepts assistance from a witch. But when her reality turns upside down, she realizes she’s been betrayed. 


For a brief time, Merrick knew happiness, as much happiness as the king of necessary evil could ever feel. Juliana has become the light in his darkness. Though he can never tell his wife he loves her—or risk upsetting the balance of both the mortal and immortal realms—the words are understood between them. Or so he thought. When she falls prey to a wayward spell, becoming encased in stone, he knows he’ll have to risk everything to gain the only thing he truly wants.


Warning: This book contains sexy times, violence, an evil witch, a blundering wizard, meddling sprights, a new queen and the lustful king who plans on showing her just how fun it is to be in charge.



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King of the Unblessed

Faery Queen

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Historical Medieval Viking Romance from NYT Bestselling Author Michelle M. Pillow


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Can his lust for life and his new bride melt the ice that surrounds her heart? Or will Lady Della the Cold be this warrior’s undoing?


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