Susanna Ives grew up in the rural South, spending most of her youth at the local theater, acting in productions or helping backstage. Eventually she left her small town for the city lights of Atlanta, where she attended college and later worked as a multimedia developer. These days she chases after her two energetic children, designs web pages, and writes.
The Shadow is wealthy, powerful and majestically handsome, he is a man of dark secrets - a master of the ancient martial arts of an exotic distant land. Scarred by a childhood of shocking degradation, he has sworn to love chastely ... but burns with the fires of unfulfilled passion.
The Star is lovely, innocent and nearly destitute, and drawn to him by a fevered yearning she could never deny - following her enigmatic ′shadow warrior′ into a dangerous world of desire and righteous retribution.
He'd caught only a glimpse of her from the window of his carriage, but the young prince knew he had to have her. Within minutes, Lady Katherine St. John was dragged from the London street and carried off to a sumptuous town house -- for the pleasure of her royal admirer...
From the tempestuous passion of their first encounter, across stormy seas, to the golden splendor of palaces in Moscow, she was his prisoner -- obsessed with rage toward her captor even as an all-consuming need made her his slave. Yet theirs was a fervor beyond her understanding, carrying them irrevocably toward final surrender to the power of undeniable love.
TAKE ONE MARQUESS: Proper, put-upon, dependable, but concealing a sensitive artist's soul.
ADD ONE BOHEMIAN LADY: Creative, boisterous, unruly, but secretly yearning for a steadfast love, home, and family.
STIR in a sensational serialized story that has society ravenous for each installment.
COMBINE with ambitious guests at an ill-fated house party hosted by a treacherous dowager possessing a poison tongue.
SHAKE until a stuffy marquess and rebellious lady make a shocking discovery: the contents of their hearts are just alike.
Take a sip. You'll laugh, you'll swoon, you'll never want this moving Victorian love story to end.
"With [an] intriguing plot, quirky characters, witty escapades, and heartfelt dialogue, Ives has created a read that's as thought-provoking as it is romantic." —RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars and nominee for Best First Historical Romance, Wicked Little Secrets
"Will touch readers' hearts. Ives delivers on every level" —RT Book Reviews for Wicked, My Love Top Pick 4 stars
"I have never, ever laughed so hard or swooned so much while reading a historical romance." —Long and Short Reviews for Wicked Little Secrets
Quin Graham is a man with many secrets. If another scandal can be avoided with a sham marriage, so be it. Only his fiancée isn't at all what he's expecting, and the clumsy, curious, and clever Elsinore refuses to be set aside. For reasons he's unwilling to explain, the last thing Quin needs is to fall for his wife.
Handsome, silver-tongued Lord Randall doesn't always get along with his bank partner, the financially brilliant Isabella St. Vincent. When their two-faced partner commits fraud and runs, Randall and Isabella pursue, finding wicked adventure and love along the way.
Posing as anarray of far-fetched characters and pursued by crooked police and a powerful railroad baron, the Randall and Isabella discover the only person they can trust with their lives—and their love—is one another.
Wicked Little Secrets Series:
Wicked Little Secrets (Book 1)
Wicked, My Love (Book 2)
How to Impress a Marquess (Book 3)
Praise for Wicked Little Secrets:
"With Wicked Little Secrets' intriguing plot, quirky characters, witty escapades, and heartfelt dialogue, Ives has created a read that's as thought-provoking as it is romantic." —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/5 stars and nominee for Best First Historical Romance
"A fresh voice that reminded me of Julia Quinn's characters." —Eloisa JAMES, New York Times bestselling author