Mistress of Two Fortunes and a Duke: A Steamy Regency Romance (Parvenues & Paramours Book 2)

Tessa Candle
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Mistress of Two Fortunes and a Duke is a full length Steamy Regency Romance novel and Book 2 in the Parvenues & Paramours series.


Parental neglect and new money have been the making of parvenue heiress and incorrigible do-gooder, Tilly Ravelsham. She is bent on relieving poverty and forwarding the cause of liberty by whatever means necessary. True, she dabbles in the demi-monde. True, she breaks into houses. True, she conducts scandalous enterprises and an affair that could ruin her socially, if her enemy exposes her. But is that all so very wrong?

Despite falling in love with Mr. Rutherford, a delicious man about town, Tilly is bound in a secret pact to the man about to marry her. She didn’t mean to fall for Rutherford, and breaking his heart is making her wretchedly unhappy. Then she realizes that she has crossed a line, that her actions and influence are slowly destroying him.

She knows she should set him free, so that he might be happy with another. But her heart refuses to let go, and Tilly is growing tired of making sacrifices so that others may find happiness when she is miserable.

Reluctant duke-to-be, Mr. Rutherford, has his life turned upside-down by the most fascinating, tempting and shocking woman he has ever met, leaving his heart utterly smitten. But as merely seducing her has proved ineffective, Rutherford must find some other way of convincing her to marry him before she makes it to the altar with her rich-as-a-prince fiancé.

When Rutherford’s love for the adventuress of his dreams gets him stabbed, pistol-whipped, unlawfully confined, and almost framed for a capital offence, will he conclude that there is such a thing as a young lady who is too interesting? Will he turn to the mysterious, beautiful widow his uncle has made him swear to protect?

And will a concealed pregnancy or a murder be the powder keg that blows all of Tilly and Rutherford’s plans and secrets wide open?


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About the author

Tessa Candle is a lawyer, world traveler, and author of rollicking historical regency romance. She also lays claim to the questionable distinction of being happily married to the descendant of a royal bastard.

When she is not slaving over the production and release of another novel, or conducting research by reading salacious historical romances with heroines who refuse to be victims, she divides her time between gardening, video editing, traveling, and meeting the outrageous demands of her two highly entitled Samoyed dogs. As they are cute and inclined to think too well of themselves, Tessa surmises that they were probably dukes in a prior incarnation.

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Publisher
Tessa Candle
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Published on
Nov 30, 2017
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Pages
362
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ISBN
9781772650150
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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But when he discovers his dark family history and a secret wrong against Elizabeth’s parents, Canterbourne fears he can never tell her the truth. Yet, if he doesn’t, he could lose her to the ensorcellments of Orefados, whose obsession with an outlandish ritual is reaching a fever pitch.

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Tessa Candle
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Will their love deliver them from evil, or will their secrets seal their doom? 

Accursed Abbey is a full length Steamy Regency Gothic Romance novel and Book 1 in the Nobles & Necromancy series.


Nature-loving Elizabeth Whitely is thrust from her sheltered country life in England when the suspicious death of her parents leaves her at the mercy of her father’s mad last testament. She is sent far away to live with her aunt and uncle.

The handsome Viscount Canterbourne rescues Elizabeth from ruffians, and his mysterious story captivates her imagination. His heroics and kindness captivate her heart.

But when she encounters the nightmarish Lord Orefados and realizes the mage has imprisoned her friend in the remains of an ancient abbey, Elizabeth hurtles into a maelstrom of peril and dark sorcery. Can she fight the magician’s madness, or will she be drawn into his strange rites? Will her love be Lord Canterbourne’s boon, or will Elizabeth become the chain that binds him to Orefados forever?

Lord Canterbourne is full of pain and questions at the loss of his estranged father. He seeks answers in his father’s testamentary letter, but it merely sends him on a fool’s errand to deliver a box (which he must never open) to a man he has only ever seen once: shadowy, eccentric Lord Orefados.

He meets Elizabeth and they share an instant connection. Who else can understand his heart but a woman who has also been at the whim of paternal madness, a woman who also bears the stigma of a paternal oddity? Canterbourne knows that they are destined for one another, fated to meet.

But when he discovers his dark family history and a secret wrong against Elizabeth’s parents, Canterbourne fears he can never tell her the truth. Yet, if he doesn’t, he could lose her to the ensorcellments of Orefados, whose obsession with an outlandish ritual is reaching a fever pitch.

Will seducing Elizabeth be the only way to cut her off from Orefados’ spell? Will their love deliver them from evil, or will their secrets seal their doom?

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