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Dreaming of You
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061743518
Pages: 400
Year: 2009-10-13
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When shy and secluded author Sara Fielding ventures from her country cottage to research a novel, she inadvertently witnesses a crime in progress—and manages to save the life of the most dangerous man in London. Derek Craven is a powerful and near-legendary gambling club owner who was born a bastard and raised in the streets. His reputation is unsavory, his scruples nonexistent. But Sara senses that beneath Derek's cynical exterior, he is capable of a love more passionate than her deepest fantasies. Aware that he is the last man that an innocent young woman should ever want, Derek is determined to protect Sara from himself, no matter what it takes. But in a world where secrets lurk behind every shadow, he is the only man who can keep her safe. And as Derek and Sara surrender to an attraction too powerful to deny, a peril surfaces from his dark past to threaten their happiness . . . and perhaps even their lives. Together they will discover if love is enough to make dreams come true.
The Greatest Gambling Stories Ever Told
Author: Paul Lyons
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 1592283187
Pages: 416
Year: 2004
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"This book is a good read, with a mix of stories ranging from distressing to hilarious." -Casino Chronicle (newsletter) Whether your vice be a tame game of bingo or a visit to the local horse track, a friendly game of poker with friends or a tense match of billiards in a smoky parlor, chances are that you, at one time or another, have gambled on something. And nowhere is man's fascination with gambling more clearly evident than in the massive profits amassed each year by illegal bookmakers and the lavish casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and abroad. In The Greatest Gambling Stories Ever Told, editor Paul Lyons has compiled thirty-one of the finest writings, both fact and realistic fiction, ever penned about our collective gambling vice, which has been a part of our history and culture since Biblical times. With contributions from such renowned writers as Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Mamet, and Charles Bukowski, as well as some rare, lesser-known gems of the genre from Dan McGoorty, Michael Konik, and Jane Smiley, The Greatest Gambling Stories Ever Told is an entertaining and enlightening collection sure to appeal to anyone who has ever picked up a cue, cards, dice, or racing form, and to anyone out there looking to feel a little bit of "juice."
Lords of Passion
Author: Virginia Henley, Kate Pearce, Maggie Robinson
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758271565
Pages: 346
Year: 2012
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This glittering collection of Regency romances features "Beauty and the Brute" by Virginia Henley, "How to Seduce a Wife" by Kate Pearce, and "Not Quite a Courtesan" by Maggie Robinson, in which sensible bluestocking Prudence Thorn's thirst for adventure is quenched by worldly Darius Shaw. Original.
Liar's Game
Author: Kait Gamble
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426894015
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Year: 2012-07-02
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Rumors of Aurelia Popkiss's death have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, she and her crew have been drifting through the big black, scavenging to survive since the day she "died." Yet after years of being on the wrong side of less than favorable odds, they never thought that finding a young girl stowed away on their ship would prove to be among the worst things to happen to them. From the moment Aurelia finds Kateryn concealed in her cabin, Auri knows she's hiding something. But even Aurelia can't imagine the true reason for the stowaway's sudden appearance in her life. Kateryn's past is as convoluted and murky as Aurelia's own. The girl is out for revenge and nothing is going to stop her from destroying Aurelia and her crew—including Keys, Aurelia's fellow shipmate and the man she's secretly in love with—to get it. 32,000 words
Snowy Night with a Stranger
Author: Jane Feather, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416578838
Pages: 416
Year: 2008-10-28
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Warm up on a winter's night with three passionate love stories from three shining New York Times bestselling authors! Jane Feather leads an unwitting Yuletide traveler down a twisting path.... Edward Vasey, Viscount Allenton, is journeying precariously through a snowstorm when his coach is overtaken by high-waymen! Robbed of his money, Ned takes refuge at Selby Hall, where a spirited beauty with a shocking secret may steal something more -- his heart. Sabrina Jeffries unlocks the heart of an embittered lord.... When a coach accident strands heiress Elinor Bancroft at the home of the notorious Black Baron, she discovers the Christmas Day heartache that darkened his soul years ago -- and her generous heart brings a festive air to his home and reawakens his spirit to love. Julia London sends a debutante into the wintry Scottish wilds.... Searching for her rakehell brother, an earl lying low in the wake of a scandalous affair, Fiona Haines is led by a rugged Highlander who obscures his scarred face. As they journey on, Fiona draws closer to her brave, enigmatic protector -- but will fury or passion ignite when he reveals his identity?
Sharp Love
Author: Ava March
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 1426898460
Pages: 100
Year: 2014-06-09
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London, 1822 William Drake has lived among thieves, bastards and beggars all his life, doing what's necessary to survive. As a young orphan, that included looking after his best friend, Jack Morgan. But as they grew older, Jack took the honest path, leaving Will behind to fend for himself the only ways he knows how. When an unsavory errand for his employer brings Jack back to London's underbelly, he needs Will's help. It's there, among the alleys they ran through as children, that the love he's always felt for Will returns. As their nights together grow hotter, Will discovers something new about his old friend—Jack's need to serve extends into the bedchamber. Will has never fully abandoned his dream of escaping London with Jack. But what could the Duke's driver want with a dishonest cheat like him, beyond a bit of rough sex? It takes the gamble of Will's life to find out if he can win Jack's heart… 77,000 words
The Story Shop
Author: Nikki Gamble
Publisher:
ISBN: 0340911042
Pages: 516
Year: 2006-01
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Chosen by an expert in the use of children's literature in the classroom, this is a collection of 70 complete texts from a range of cultures which are perfect for the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy at KS2.
The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
Author: Ken Mitchell, Thomas Chase, Michael Trussler
Publisher: University of Regina Press
ISBN: 0889771138
Pages: 466
Year: 1999
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This anthology of short stories has been designed specifically as an instructional text for first-year university students. To explore the many dimensions of short narrative fiction, the collection includes traditional classics from European culture, from Chaucer to Gogol and Chekhov, and extends to popular and celebrated stories from contemporary writers. There is a decided emphasis on new stories from the Plains region of Canada and the United States. Guy Vanderhaeghe, Richard Ford, Margaret Laurence, Thomas King, Bonnie Burnard, Louise Erdrich--all of them present masterly tales with specific appeal to students at post-secondary institutions.
Luck Is No Lady
Author: Amy Sandas
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 149261873X
Pages: 416
Year: 2016-04-05
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A USA Today Bestseller! "... lively plot, engaging characters and heated love scenes make this a page-turner."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars In order to save her family, Emma Chadwick must find employment at an infamous gambling hell where she will learn there is pleasure to be found in falling—and sometimes being a little bad can feel so very good. Emma Chadwick always assumed she'd live and die the daughter of a gentleman. But when her father's death reveals a world of staggering debt and dangerous moneylenders, she must risk her good name and put her talent for mathematics to use, taking a position as bookkeeper at London's most notorious gambling hell. Surrounded by vice and corruption on all sides, it is imperative the ton never discovers Emma's shameful secret or her reputation—and her life—will be ruined. But Roderick Bentley, the hell's sinfully wealthy owner, awakens a hunger Emma cannot deny. Drawn deep into an underworld of high stakes gambling and reckless overindulgence, she soon discovers that to win the love of a ruthless scoundrel, she will have to play the game...and give in to the pleasure of falling from grace. "You should not have kissed me," she replied breathlessly. "I do a lot of things I shouldn't. It does not mean I won't do them again." Fallen Ladies series: Luck Is No Lady (Book 1) The Untouchable Earl (Book 2) Lord of Lies (Book 3) What Reviewers are saying about Luck Is No Lady: "Smart and Sexy."—Booklist "SEXY AS SIN!"—Addicted to Romance "Lively plot, engaging characters and heated love scenes make this a page-turner...Sandas has created a book readers will enjoy."—RT Book Reviews
Lord of Vice
Author: Erica Ridley
Publisher: WebMotion
ISBN: 194379412X
Pages: 400
Year: 2018-08-31
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Appearances can be deceiving… Vice merchant Maxwell Gideon is wickedly handsome, sinfully arrogant, and devilishly ruthless. Rumor has it, his gaming hell has the power to steal souls and grant miracles. Truth is, Max only owns half of The Cloven Hoof. He’d buy out his silent partner if he knew the man’s identity. But it’s hard to focus on business matters when a fallen angel tumbles right into one’s lap… Miss Bryony Grenville has a well-earned reputation as an unrepentant hoyden. But even the gossipiest of the pinch-faced matrons ruling High Society could never imagine the daughter of a baron secretly financing the ton’s most infamous gambling parlor. Its maddening, sexy proprietor doesn’t suspect a thing… and two can play at temptation! In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Erica Ridley, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romance with rollicking adventure.
Then Came You
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061758132
Pages: 400
Year: 2009-10-13
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A woman with a secret . . . Reckless beauty Lily Lawson delights in shocking London society. She will break any rule to get what she wants . . . and she is determined to stop her younger sister from marrying Alex, Lord Wolverton, a handsome and arrogant earl who has vowed never to fall in love. A man who will do anything to possess her . . . To Alex's fury, the headstrong hellion presents a temptation he can't resist. He vows to make her pay dearly for her interference—with her body, her soul, and her stubborn, well-guarded heart. As Alex and Lily challenge each other at every turn, they are caught up in a white-hot desire that burns through every defense and exposes the mystery of Lily's past . . . and together they discover that love is the most dangerous game of all.
Kindred
Author: Octavia Butler
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807083704
Pages: 264
Year: 2004-02-01
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Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
The Liar's Dice
Author: Jeannie Lin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1545042829
Pages: 126
Year: 2017-09-04
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Tang Dynasty China, 849 A.D. -- Lady Bai's first taste of freedom brings her face to face with murder. A dangerous and enigmatic stranger becomes her closest ally as she investigates the crime, but can she trust her heart or her instincts when everyone is playing a game of liar's dice? This novella is part of The Lotus Palace series.
To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield
Author: Bronwen Evans
Publisher: Bronwen Evans
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Year: 2013-04-17
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Wish List
Author: Lisa Kleypas, Lisa Cach, Claudia Dain, Lynsay Sands
Publisher:
ISBN: 0843951028
Pages: 390
Year: 2003
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Four of Romance's hottest authors present holiday tales filled with love and laughter.