A Basket of Wishes

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 Can love’s tender spell melt the icy heart of a duke?

 Jourdian Amberville, the Duke of Heathcourte, is looking for the perfect bride. A practical and staid companion who will fit into his perfectly ordered life and never tempt him to fall in love. What he is not looking for is a violet-eyed sprite who tumbles right out of the sky to knock him off his horse.

 

Jourdian doesn’t know that Splendor is an actual fairy princess seeking the human mate she is destined to love. After they are forced to wed to avert a scandal, Jourdian realizes his new wife is no ordinary duchess, but a tender-hearted temptress who talks to animals and weeps diamond teardrops. The delightful chaos the mischievous beauty brings to his life threatens to make him lose not only his temper…but his heart.

 

If Jourdian is to keep Splendor, he must learn to surrender that heart to the strongest, most dangerous magic of all—the magic of true love. 

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“A charmer…a delightful adult fairy tale…perhaps best read alone so one doesn’t have to explain having a laugh or even a bit of a cry over a fairy tale.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“Combines a dash of Rumpelstiltskin with a dose of The Little Mermaid and all the love, laughter, joy, enchantment, magic, and sheer pleasure you can get from reading an unforgettable romance. Rebecca Paisley spins a tale of such beauty, delight, tenderness, and humor that you will be captivated by her characters and the marvelous fairy-tale atmosphere she creates.”—Romantic Times

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers


Paranormal romance, Regency romance, duke romance, fairies

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About the author

 Since her debut novel was published, bestselling author Rebecca Paisley has become known for creating her very own unique brand of magic on the page.

 

She decided early in her career to write the sort of books she wanted to read. Her determination earned her a slot on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list and the Romance Writer’s of America Honor Roll. She’s been a RITA finalist, won the Romantic Times’ “Lifetime Achievement Award” and “Career Achievement Award,” a Reviewers’ Choice Award for “Historical Romance Fantasy” and a “Best Love and Laughter” Award.

 

Rebecca currently lives in North Carolina with her menagerie of beloved pets, still believes in magic, and still relies on the “pixie voices in her head” to inspire her as she works on a brand new book.

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Publisher
Amber House Books
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Published on
Jan 3, 2018
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781939541765
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
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Rebecca Paisley
What should a would-be enchantress do with her very own “knight in shining armor”?   

 Chimera’s bumbling attempts at witchcraft had only succeeded in conjuring up a reputation for lunacy. But when she sets a “werewolf trap”, she finally snares the one thing she’s been praying for—a handsome “knight” who can protect her from the ruthless land baron who has been lusting after her property. 

 

It has not been a good day for Sterling Montoya. He had awakened next to a naked, screeching stranger, been chased across hostile Apache territory by her shotgun-toting father and had become the reluctant guardian for a newborn babe… And now he was the prisoner of a beautiful, but batty, would-be sorceress—a stunning, Shakespeare-spouting enchantress whose passionate touch promises Sterling heaven…until he realizes that whenever she’s around, all hell breaks loose.  

 

Can Sterling break the tender spell Chimera casts over his hungry heart or will he discover her love is the one enchantment too magical to resist?

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond. Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers


Victorian romance, western romance, humorous romance, witch romance

 

Rebecca Paisley
Can a gentleman turn a backwoods Cinderella into his very own Princess Charming?

 The last thing handsome, aristocratic Saxon Blackwell needs is a bride. But a cruel ultimatum from his wicked witch of a grandmother leaves him with no choice but to seek one or lose his vast English estate forever. Saxon’s flight from high society leads him right into the arms of Chickadee McBride—a barefoot, flame-haired mountain girl with a saucy tongue, a tender heart and her very own wolf.

 

Both shocked and secretly intrigued by the untamed beauty’s scandalous behavior, the cynical Saxon quickly decides Chickadee would make the perfect bride to bring home to grandmother. Chickadee’s Scotch-Irish temperament and irresistible shenanigans set society ablaze with gossip, but it is Saxon who finds his body burning with a passion he can no longer deny. Too late, he realizes his wild bride is in danger of making him a prisoner of desire…and capturing his heart…

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond and inspires laughter, tears and a wonderful feeling of Happily Ever After.  Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

 

“Enchanting, touching, and funny!”—Affaire de Coeur


Victorian romance, humorous romance

Book 2
"Her Wanton Wager is a great read that is fun, sexy and very enjoyable!" --Five-star review from Love Romance Passion

A Wager She Can't Afford to Lose
When her brother falls into the clutches of gamester Gavin Hunt, feisty heiress Persephone Fines will do whatever it takes to save him. Hunt offers her an outrageous proposition: he will release her brother… if she can resist six nights of seduction. Can she withstand the scoundrel's wicked charm—and the shocking desire he rouses with each touch?

A Bet He's Determined to Win
A product of London’s violent stews, Gavin Hunt has clawed his way to success and power. Now he will stop at nothing to achieve his life-long goal: revenge upon the man who betrayed him. He plans to seduce his enemy’s sister… but doesn't count on losing his heart. Will he give up his need for vengeance—or risk forsaking the only woman he’s ever loved?

From Six Nights... to Forever
As the battle of the sexes rages on and seduction flares into uncontrollable passion, Gavin and Percy must also fight a hidden enemy. Only by trusting one another can they defeat the threats of past and present. In this high-stakes game of love versus sin, what will be the outcome of… Her Wanton Wager? 

Length: Full-length novel (over 90K words)
Sensuality: This is a hot historical romance with steamy love scenes 

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Her Wanton Wager is the 2nd book in the Mayhem in Mayfair series, which features hot romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery/ adventure. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below:

The Mayhem in Mayfair series:
Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul) 

The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series:
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)

Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian paranormal romance):
Book 1: Abigail Jones


Keywords: virgin, innocent heroine, tortured rake hero, family saga, series, mystery, adventure, suspense, intrigue, sexy steamy hot romance, Regency, Victorian, revenge, duke, marquess, aristocracy

Rebecca Paisley
Can an innocent miss with a preposterous plan win the jaded heart of a duke?

 Goldie Mae needs a duke. If she doesn’t produce one, she’ll lose the charming English estate she calls home. When a tall, dark stranger with a sardonic drawl and glittering green eyes drags the golden-haired beauty out of a pond to “save” her from “drowning”, she believes she’s found the man who can make all her dreams come true. She offers to give the bemused fellow “duke lessons”, not realizing she is instructing the very man born to the role.

 

Saber Tremayne, the Duke of Ravenhurst, is known as the “Diamond Duke” because the untimely death of his fiancé has chilled his heart to ice. Weary of being pursued by fortune-hunting beauties, Saber can’t resist going along with Goldie’s hare-brained masquerade. As Goldie begins to melt his icy heart one kiss at a time, Saber finds himself falling beneath the tender spell of a woman who will always prefer a crown of dandelions to a diamond tiara. But is it too late for the disenchanted duke to learn the most important lesson of all—how to love again?

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond. Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

Regency romance, duke romance, nobility romance

 

Rebecca Paisley
Can a gentleman turn a backwoods Cinderella into his very own Princess Charming?

 The last thing handsome, aristocratic Saxon Blackwell needs is a bride. But a cruel ultimatum from his wicked witch of a grandmother leaves him with no choice but to seek one or lose his vast English estate forever. Saxon’s flight from high society leads him right into the arms of Chickadee McBride—a barefoot, flame-haired mountain girl with a saucy tongue, a tender heart and her very own wolf.

 

Both shocked and secretly intrigued by the untamed beauty’s scandalous behavior, the cynical Saxon quickly decides Chickadee would make the perfect bride to bring home to grandmother. Chickadee’s Scotch-Irish temperament and irresistible shenanigans set society ablaze with gossip, but it is Saxon who finds his body burning with a passion he can no longer deny. Too late, he realizes his wild bride is in danger of making him a prisoner of desire…and capturing his heart…

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond and inspires laughter, tears and a wonderful feeling of Happily Ever After.  Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

 

“Enchanting, touching, and funny!”—Affaire de Coeur


Victorian romance, humorous romance

Rebecca Paisley
Does a delightfully innocent “soiled dove” dare to believe in once upon a time with a notorious gunslinger?

 Russia Valentine is looking for a noble Prince Charming to make all of her happily-ever-after dreams come true. But when a hardened Texas gunslinger comes swaggering into the saloon where she works, she can’t resist falling beneath the seductive spell of his midnight-black hair and glittering obsidian eyes.  

 

Santiago Zamora stopped believing in fairy tales—and happily ever afters—a long time ago. The last thing the reluctant bounty hunter needs in his life is a tart-tongued beauty who sings like a dying nanny goat, has a cat who insists on sleeping in his hat, attracts catastrophe wherever she goes, and makes his pulse pound with a dangerous desire he had hoped never to feel again.

 

When Russia tricks Santiago into helping her track the villain with the power to destroy all of her dreams, Santiago must fight the temptation to surrender to a spell of a different kind—one woven of passion and tenderness…and the irresistible hope that it might not be too late for him to find a happily ever after of his own—in Russia Valentine’s arms.  

(Formerly titled Rainbows and Rapture)

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond. Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

Rebecca Paisley
 Once upon a time…

 Peachy McGee has always dreamed of finding her own Prince Charming and living happily ever after. When an unscrupulous doctor tells her she’s dying, she resolves to live the last of her life to the fullest—and sets sail for the tiny island kingdom of Aventine to marry herself a prince.

 

But while Seneca, the heir to the Aventine throne, is wealthy and unbearably handsome, his aristocratic arrogance infuriates the flame-haired hellion. And Peachy is not about to let any domineering blue-blood have his royal way with her—not unless Seneca reveals the noble soul hidden beneath his guarded mask…and learns to love the charming country miss, outrageous quirks and all.  

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond. Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers


Regency romance, royal romance, prince romance

 

Rebecca Paisley
WANTED: TALL, DARK-HAIRED, BLUE-EYED MAN TO SIRE GENIUS CHILD. PRIZE: $100 IN GOLD

 When bluestocking bookworm Theodosia Worth resolves to bear a baby for her childless sister, she decides an advertisement is the most practical way to find a father. Leaving behind the comforts of Boston, she travels west in the hope of striking a business-only arrangement with a likely candidate.

 

Hired gun Roman Montana gallops into the dusty Texas town on his silver steed, not knowing he’s been hired to guard the luscious body of a golden-haired, whiskey-eyed beauty with plenty of “book smarts” but without a lick of common sense. Roman is forced to protect the infuriating woman—and her infernal parrot—from the lechers who respond to her ad.

 

Roman may not be a genius but he’s smart enough to realize he’s the only true candidate for the job of the “stud” who can make all of Theodosia’s dreams come true. By proving he’s up to the task, he just might earn a prize more precious than gold—Theodosia’s heart.

 

Winner of the Affaire de Coeur Reviewers Choice Award for “Best Historical Romance”

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Enchanting and funny…The queen of endearing and perplexing heroines is back! Do not let this book slip by.”—Affaire de Coeur

 

“Witty and charming…a refreshingly different read. Rebecca Paisley has a delightful way with words. She makes your heart sing with joy and her talent shines brighter than any diamond! Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers


Victorian romance, western romance, humorous romance

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