Elizabeth Essex is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Reckless Brides historical romance series. When not rereading Jane Austen, mucking about in her garden or simply messing about with boats, Elizabeth can be always be found with her laptop, making up stories about heroes and heroines who live far more exciting lives than she. Her books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and RWA's prestigious RITA Award, and have made Top-Ten lists from Romantic Times, The Romance Reviews and Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Her fifth book, A BREATH OF SCANDAL, was awarded Best Historical in the Reader's Crown 2013. Elizabeth lives in Texas with her husband, the indispensable Mr. Essex, and her active and exuberant family in an old house filled to the brim with books. You can sign up for her newsletter at: eepurl.com/bQgwk9
A Christmas Wedding! The Earl and Countess of Banfield cordially request your attendance at the wedding for their daughters...
TEMPTED AT CHRISTMAS includes:
Kate Pearce's And a Pigeon in a Pear Tree
Jane Charles' His Mistletoe Miss
Elizabeth Essex's A Merry Devil
Nessa Teague has never believed in the magic that swirls around her village like a fine Cornish mist. She’s never had need of it. Until the day Lord Harry Beck returns to Bocka Morrow and Nessa realizes there is nothing, including the blackest of magic, she won’t do to have him for her own.
Royal Navy Captain Hugh McAlden will do anything to stop the treasonous flow of information out of the Admiralty, even if it means taking in a slyly attractive street thief to steal those secrets back. Circumstances might have forced Meggs Evans into a life of crime, but she's bound and determined to lift herself out of the gutters even if it means stealing for the wickedly handsome captain.
Lizzie Paxton wants the freedom being a widow provides - if only she could skip the wedding and the husband. When her childhood best friend Jameson Marlowe returns to Dartmouth, he says he'll give Lizzie exactly what she wants. Except she never intended on falling for him.
Elspeth Otis dearly wants a lifetime full of kisses, kindness and love - and book publisher Hamish Cathcart is just the man to provide that when her father's most scandalous unpublished book is discovered.
When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow for the reading of his well, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.
Erica Ridley’s Romancing the Rogue
Ava Stone’s Once Upon a Moonlit Path
Elizabeth Essex’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Rory Cathcart’s appreciation of the exquisite makes him the perfect man to expose forgeries and root out fraud in London’s tempestuous art world. But when his latest investigation into forged paintings puts him squarely in Mignon du Blois’ shaky sights, it's going to take pretending to be a thief and stealing back her father's forgery to win her heart. Love is the most priceless treasure of all.
Lady Quince Winthrop has robbed society's rich and giving to Edinburgh's poor for years. But everything changes the day she can't resist the temptation to steal from the Marquess of Cairn. Alasdair, Marquess of Cairn, has come back to Scotland to stop a thief, never thinking that the lass he's trying to woo is about to give a lesson in larceny. Love is even harder to resist than temptation.