Between keeping high security secrets from everyone (including Rigel) and trying to keep Rigel and Sean from killing each other (with no help from Trina, of course!) M has more than enough on her plate already.
She knew that as newly discovered Princess of a secret Martian colony, she’d have to return there someday—but over spring break?? An emergency requires her immediate presence but not everyone is overjoyed to have their long-lost Princess back. Can she win her people over in time to save the colony from destruction? And what will she have to give up in return?
Book 3 of New York Times bestselling author Brenda Hiatt’s electrifying new Starstruck series!
Themes: forbidden love, genetic attraction, sweet and clean young adult romance, psychics, telepathy, paranormal, supernatural, secret princess, mars, space travel, alien love, young leadership, love triangle
This collection contains:
Daring Deception - The new Earl of Seabrooke needs a fortune—fast! His title came with a mountain of debt, so he’s eking out a living by gaming. When a young buck cannot pay his losses and offers his sister—and her inheritance—instead, Seabrooke agrees to wed Miss Chesterton sight unseen. Appalled to learn of her brother’s bargain, Frederica Chesterton infiltrates Lord Seabrooke’s household as a servant to prove him a fortune hunter. But even as she gathers evidence, she finds herself losing her heart to the handsome Earl. Will revealing her true identity lead to disaster, or to a happy ending neither she nor Lord Seabrooke ever expected?Christmas Promises (novella) – Lord Vandover regrets his promise to wed by Christmas until he meets lovely Miss Holly Paxton. Holly finds the handsome Marquess so serious she makes a promise, too: to bring joy and laughter into his life.
Christmas Bride – Adventurous Holly would rather spy for England like her twin brother Noel than make her London debut–until she meets the Marquess of Vandover. A whirlwind courtship, a Christmas wedding, and Holly’s life seems full of promise until her inept attempt to become a heroine in her own right ends in a terrible conflict of loyalties. Now Holly must choose between her marriage and her brother’s life!
Azalea - To safeguard her future, thirteen-year-old orphan Azalea is married—in name only. Her handsome new husband immediately sails back to England, but Azalea has already fallen completely in love with him. When she learns of his death at sea, she is devastated. Six years later, Azalea sails for England herself to recover her inheritance there. She is stunned to discover that Christian, her beloved, lost husband, is alive but seems to have no memory whatsoever of her or their marriage. Worse, he is betrothed! Can Azalea possibly force Christian—now Earl of Glaedon—to remember the truth before he breaks her heart again?
Yet in this tiny Texas town Julia cannot avoid James for long. When their eyes met, desire washed over her just as it had before. She knows some things never change, but she cannot forget her dream of a love that comes once in a lifetime ... or her secret promise that this time she won’t let him go.
James Stevens--wealthy, dissolute, and wholeheartedly bored by London society--believe nothing can shock him. While Abigail's request for a verbal explanation of the pleasures of the flesh is mildly surprising, what amazes James is his powerful reaction to her innocence and lush beauty. A sexual dalliance between them may bring untold carnal bliss, but anything more would ruin Abigail forever. And for the first time in his life, James suspects that mere physical intimacy pales in the face of true love...
Welcome to the Regency world, where life is slower, people are more courteous, and men and women still court each other. So pour yourself a cup of tea or chocolate, sit back in your chair, and enjoy an old-fashioned romance."Recommended for all Regency Romance lovers." - Amazon Review
"I would say if you like Elizabeth Gaskell, or Jane Austen, you will like this style." - Goodreads Review
Tags: regency England, historical romance, humor, Cinderella story, self-discovery
Scoundrel is set during the glittering Regency period in England.
Independent minded Emily Maitland knew her parents would never allow her younger sisters to attend the Season until she married. Since she had no intention of making a loveless match with some witless fop or sentencing her sisters to spinsterhood, she eloped with the perfect man. Major Sheridan Blake was her ideal husband: handsome, charming, dashing—and completely imaginary. She was stunned when a counterfeit Major Blake marched into her life and claimed her as his bride. Determined to vanquish the handsome rogue without revealing her own deception, Emily soon discovers the bewildering scoundrel is even more intriguing than any ideal from her imagination.
An agent for the Ministry, Simon St. James exploited Emily's deception to suit his mission. He was searching for a traitor smuggling arms to Napoleon's army. He found an auburn haired virago who could heal his wounded soul. Trapped in the web of his own deception, he would fight the devil himself for the chance of winning his lady.
This edition includes revisions to character and plot while maintaining the original story. Scoundrel is the first book in The Heiresses series.
Scoundrel was nominated for the Romantic Times (RT Reviews) Regency Historical Romance of the Year award
"Debra Dier pens a delightfully original romance. Scoundrel is an enchanting book to treasure."—RT Reviews
They call him the Duke of Ruin.
To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door.
Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even.
Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.
When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.
Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?
And a two-legged dog.
And a foul-mouthed parrot.
And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . .
Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him.
Not if he ruins her first.
Themes: Christmas romance, Regency romance, marriage of convenience, arranged marriage, holidays, England, nobility and aristocracy, historical romance, historical fiction, elopement, New York Times Bestseller, Brenda Hiatt
Esme has never lacked for admirers, but having Lord Windermere’s company goes a long way to ease the pain of losing her suddenly betrothed lover. And when Windermere suggests an affair, Esme is intrigued by the blazing-hot connection even while knowing their relationship has no future beyond his house party.
But as with any temptation, it’s a bargain they’ll soon regret.