Much Ado about Magic

Magic Malcoms

Book 5
Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Her Scandalous Painting Ruined His Reputation

Lady Lucinda Malcolm Pembroke's paintings have been known to cause trouble, but never quite like this. Somehow she's painted the perfect likeness of a man she's never met and depicted him as a murderer! She never would have displayed the painting—for all London to see—if she'd suspected her subject was real. Fleeing the scandal, Lucinda escapes to a remote cottage and assumes a disguise...only to come face-to-face with her nemesis.

...And Now He's About to Return the Favor!

Sir Trevelyan Rochester has taken down bloodthirsty pirates, captured French privateers, even gained a commendation from the king. Yet now the whole country is convinced he's a cold-blooded killer. If there's anyone he's ever wanted to murder, it's Lady Lucinda. But somehow the woman bewitches him like no other and soon he finds he can't stand the thought of letting her go...

Praise for New York Times bestselling author Patricia Rice:

"A passionate, sensual, and romantic adventure."—RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars

"Delicious romance and delightful characters."—Booklist

"Charming and immensely entertaining."—Library Journal

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With five million books in print and New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists under her belt, Patricia Rice's emotionally charged contemporary and historical romances have won RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice and Career Achievement Awards. A former CPA, Patricia is a native of Kentucky and New York, and currently resides in St. Louis, MO.

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Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Nov 5, 2013
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320
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9781402278099
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
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"...humor, emotional intensity, and sensuality with a touch of the supernatural, Must Be Magic is a highly recommended read and a 'keeper.'"- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 StarsCelebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

Lady Leila Staines is desperate to discover her own magical talent so she seeks out the scientific Dunstan Ives, a man accused of murder, and the one person who can help her find her true power.

Lady Leila has always felt like an outcast among her magically gifted sisters. Desperate to discover her own talent, she seeks out Dunstan Ives, a dark and brooding aristocrat with a scientific bent who may hold the key to unleashing Leila's hidden powers.

Dunstan has shunned the decadent society that wrongfully condemned him of murder, and he's vowed never again to succumb to the spell of a beautiful woman. But the bewitching Lady Leila makes him a proposal no man in his position can resist.

An enchanting historical paranormal romance, fans of Stephanie Laurens, Christina Dodd and Mary Jo Putney will delight in Rice's richly complex and addictively compelling clash of science and magic.

Other books in the Magical Malcoms series:
Merely Magic, Book 1 RT Reviewers all-time favorite romance, finalist for the Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, RT Book Reviews nominee for Best Innovative Historical Romance
Must Be Magic, Book 2 RT Book Reviews nominee for Best Historical Paranormal Fantasy
The Trouble With Magic, Book 3 The Road to Romance Reviewer Award
This Magic Moment, Book 4 A heartwarming, magical romance of mystery and family
Much Ado About Magic, Book 5 "A passionate, sensual, and romantic adventure."-RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars
Magic Man, Book 6 RT Reviewers Choice nominee

Beloved New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rice is a RITA finalist and an RT Book Reviews Winner of a Career Achievement Award for Best British-Set Historical Romance, a Career Achievement Award for Historical Storyteller of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Historical Fantasy.

What readers are saying about Must Be Magic:

"the fun characters, great story line, and steady pace of books by Stephanie Laurens, Johanna Lindsey, Jo Beverly, and Kasey Michaels."

"A little magic and a lot of romance"

"a very delectable hero with just the right amount of vulnerability"

What reviewers are saying about Must Be Magic:

"With Ms. Rice's skill for mixing humor, emotional intensity, and sensuality with a touch of the supernatural, Must Be Magic is a highly recommended read and a 'keeper.'"- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars

"Like magic taking you on a faraway journey..." -BookLoons.com

"Mesmerizing scenes that are breathtaking and truly magical... Enchanting. What a joy to read!" -Long and Short Reviews

"...layers of depth...always intriguing. " -The Good, the Bad and the Unread

What everyone is saying about Patricia Rice:

"humor, emotional intensity, and sensuality with a touch of the supernatural, Must Be Magic is a highly recommended read and a 'keeper.'"- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars

"...layers of depth...always intriguing. " -The Good, the Bad and the Unread

"Rice's enchanting book is truly spellbinding."-Booklist

"Patricia Rice's historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy fun. Never has the battle of the sexes been more charming!"-Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author

"Patricia Rice's historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy fun. Never has the battle of the sexes been more charming!"-Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling authorCelebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

Lady Felicity's ability to read people's emotions by touching them is more than she can handle, so she seeks out inventor and rake Ewen Ives. Ewen is wary of the mischief of the Malcom clan, but Lady Felicity is irresistible...

All the Malcolms have some magic, but Lady Felicity's ability to read people's emotions simply by touching them or their possessions overwhelms her. She's reached a marriageable age, but how can she ever wed when she can see so clearly a man's guilty secrets?

Ewen Ives, itinerant rake and adventurous inventor, knows better than to underestimate the mischief of the Malcolms. But sparks fly when he encounters Felicity, and Ewen can't seem to refuse her plea for assistance...

An enchanting historical paranormal romance, fans of Stephanie Laurens, Christina Dodd and Mary Jo Putney will delight in Rice's richly complex and addictively compelling clash of science and magic in this Georgian romance.

Other books in the Magical Malcoms series:
Merely Magic, Book 1 RT Reviewers all-time favorite romance, finalist for the Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, RT Book Reviews nominee for Best Innovative Historical Romance
Must Be Magic, Book 2 RT Book Reviews nominee for Best Historical Paranormal Fantasy
The Trouble With Magic, Book 3 The Road to Romance Reviewer Award
This Magic Moment, Book 4 A heartwarming, magical romance of mystery and family
Much Ado About Magic, Book 5 "A passionate, sensual, and romantic adventure."-RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars
Magic Man, Book 6 RT Reviewers Choice nominee

Beloved New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rice is a RITA finalist and an RT Book Reviews Winner of a Career Achievement Award for Best British-Set Historical Romance, a Career Achievement Award for Historical Storyteller of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Historical Fantasy.

What readers are saying about The Trouble With Magic:

"quirky and eccentric, but totally delightful"

"another totally delightful tale"

"And of course, the families show up, creating their usual, delightful havoc."

What reviewers are saying about The Trouble With Magic:

"Rice's enchanting book is truly spellbinding."-Booklist

"You can always count on Patricia Rice for an entertaining story with just the right mix of romance, humor, and emotion."-The Romantic Reader

"Patricia Rice's historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy fun. Never has the battle of the sexes been more charming!"-Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author

What everyone is saying about Patricia Rice:

"humor, emotional intensity, and sensuality with a touch of the supernatural, Must Be Magic is a highly recommended read and a 'keeper.'"- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars

"Rice's enchanting book is truly spellbinding."-Booklist

"Patricia Rice's historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy fun. Never has the battle of the sexes been more charming!"-Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author

"Rice has a magical touch for creating fascinating plots, delicious romance, and delightful characters..." BooklistCelebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

When Harry unexpectedly inherits the title Duke of Sommersville, childhood friend Lady Christina consents to marry him so that she and her money can help save the estate, but what will save their friendship, and their marriage?

Everything about Lord Harry's easygoing life is about to change. After unexpectedly inherting the title of Duke of Sommersville, he's also discovered it comes with a load of debt. To save the estate, he's going to need money. Lots of it-and quick.

Lady Christina has no problem with Harry marrying her for her dowry. After all, they've been friends since childhood. But gone is the laughing, charming boy she once knew. And she won't share anything of herself until she gets that Harry back. No matter how tempting he proves to be...

An enchanting historical paranormal romance, fans of Stephanie Laurens, Christina Dodd and Mary Jo Putney will delight in Rice's richly complex and addictively compelling clash of science and magic in this Georgian romance.

Other books in the Magical Malcoms series:
Merely Magic, Book 1 RT Reviewers all-time favorite romance, finalist for the Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, RT Book Reviews nominee for Best Innovative Historical Romance
Must Be Magic, Book 2 RT Book Reviews nominee for Best Historical Paranormal Fantasy
The Trouble With Magic, Book 3 The Road to Romance Reviewer Award
This Magic Moment, Book 4 A heartwarming, magical romance of mystery and family
Much Ado About Magic, Book 5 "A passionate, sensual, and romantic adventure."-RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars
Magic Man, Book 6 RT Reviewers Choice nominee

Beloved New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rice is a RITA finalist and an RT Book Reviews Winner of a Career Achievement Award for Best British-Set Historical Romance, a Career Achievement Award for Historical Storyteller of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Historical Fantasy.

What readers are saying about This Magic Moment:

"The phrase "happily ever after" befits this historical fairy tale..."

"heart-warming. I really enjoyed this magical story."

"a sigh-worthy hero, a free-spirited heroine, mix in some ghosts and a mystery"

"This book has it all! Love, historical flair, ghosts, mysteries, and humor."

"If you are a fan of Christina Dodd and Kasey Michaels historical stories, this book is right up your alley."

What reviewers are saying about This Magic Moment:

"Rice has a magical touch for creating fascinating plots, delicious romance, and delightful characters..." Booklist

"Charming and immensely entertaining."-Library Journal

"Rice bewitches, beguiles, and tickles your fancy."-RT Book Reviews Top Pick, 4 1⁄2 stars

"A wonderfully written, delightful tale... I really enjoyed this magical story. " - That's What I'm Talking About

What everyone is saying about Patricia Rice:

"humor, emotional intensity, and sensuality with a touch of the supernatural, Must Be Magic is a highly recommended read and a 'keeper.'"- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars

"Rice's enchanting book is truly spellbinding."-Booklist

"Patricia Rice's historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy fun. Never has the battle of the sexes been more charming!"-Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author

Nearly twenty, Anna Beasley despairs of ever finding a husband. Eligible bachelors seem to avoid the stuttering, blushing debutante in favor of her bolder, more adventurous friends. Much to the delight of her father, who’s determined to marry her off to his godson, Lord Carmichael, despite Anna’s refusal. Her lifelong nemesis, Carmichael has kissed half the young women in London.

 

Surely Carmichael’s friend, Lord Sorenson, newly arrived in Town, is cut from the same cloth. Anna decides to stay away from him…despite his wicked smile that makes her quiver.

 

Gilbert Bowen, Earl of Sorenson, had planned to live out his days as a country vicar. But when his old friend Carmichael sends a desperate plea for help, he can’t say no. There’s a murderer among the ton—and every death leads back to Carmichael. Catching a killer during the social season is difficult enough…and then Anna catches his eye. The shy beauty is a distraction he can ill afford but scarcely resist.  

 

When the pair are caught in a compromising position, Sorenson needs little convincing to claim her, especially if it keeps Anna out of harm’s way. But with as many twists and turns as there are suspects, this case may find no one safe—especially when the killer is closer to home than they ever dreamed.

Distinguished Rogues Series

Book 1: Chills (Jack and Constance)

Book 2: Broken (Giles and Lillian)

Book 3: Charity (Oscar and Agatha)

Book 4: An Accidental Affair (Merrick and Arabella)

Book 5: Keepsake (Kit and Miranda)

Book 6: An Improper Proposal (Martin and Iris)

Book 7: Reason to Wed (Richard and Esme)

Book 8: The Trouble with Love (Everett and Whitney)

Book 9: Married by Moonlight (Gilbert and Anna)

Book 10: Lord of Sin (Julian and Portia)

 

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens knows the world of Regency London . . . especially the exclusive enclave of luxury in which the aristocracy lived in wealth and comfort. But outside that glittering circle lay another world . . . and Laurens pulls back the curtain that has hidden it from us—until now.

Penelope Ashford, Portia Cynster's younger sister, has grown up with every advantage—wealth, position, and beauty. Yet Penelope is anything but a pretty face in a satin gown—forceful, willful, and blunt to a fault, she has for years devoted her considerable energy and intelligence to caring for the forgotten orphans of London's sooty and seamier streets.

But now her charges are mysteriously disappearing. Desperate, Penelope turns to the one man she knows who might help her—Barnaby Adair.

Handsome scion of a noble house, Adair has made a name for himself in certain circles where his powers of observation and deduction have seen him solve several serious and unsavory crimes within the ton. His pedigree, relentless intelligence, and discretion make him a deadly avenger in an elegant guise. Despite his skills—or perhaps because of them—he makes Penelope distinctly uncomfortable, but the stakes are too grave. Throwing caution to the wind, defying every rule for unmarried ladies, she appears on his doorstep late one night determined to recruit his talents.

Barnaby is intrigued—both by her problem and her. Her bold beauty and undeniable brains make a striking contrast to the usual insipid ton misses. And as he's in dire need of an excuse to avoid said insipid misses, he accepts her challenge, never dreaming she and it will consume his every waking hour.

Enlisting the aid of Inspector Basil Stokes of the fledgling Scotland Yard, they infiltrate the streets of London's notorious East End. But as they unravel the mystery of the missing orphans, they uncover a trail leading to the upper echelons of society and a ruthless and clever criminal adept at pulling strings who, becoming aware of them and their efforts, is only too ready to destroy all they hold dear, including their newfound understanding of the intrigues of the human heart.

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