The Heart of a Scoundrel

The Heart of a Duke Series Book 6

The Heart of a Scoundrel

Ruthless, wicked, and dark, the Marquess of Rutland rouses terror in the breast of ladies and nobleman alike. All Edmund wants in life is power. After he was publically humiliated by his one love Lady Margaret, he vowed vengeance, using Margaret’s niece, as his pawn. Except, he’s thwarted by another, more enticing target—Miss Phoebe Barrett. Miss Phoebe Barrett knows precisely the shame she’s been born to. Because her father is a shocking letch she’s learned to form her own opinions on a person’s worth. After a chance meeting with the Marquess of Rutland, she is captivated by the mysterious man. He, too, is a victim of society’s scorn, but the more encounters she has with Edmund, the more she knows there is powerful depth and emotion to the jaded marquess. The lady wreaks havoc on Edmund’s plans for revenge and he finds he wants Phoebe, at all costs. As she’s drawn into the darkness of his world, Phoebe risks being destroyed by Edmund’s ruthlessness. And Phoebe who desires love at all costs, has to determine if she can ever truly trust the heart of a scoundrel.

Self-Portrait of a Scoundrel

Self-Portrait of a Scoundrel

Released for the first time 16 years after his death, this startling autobiography by one of the so-called “three tramps” from the John F. Kennedy assassination reveals the details of Chauncey Marvin Holt’s many claims. Much mystery and suspicion still swirls around that fateful day in November 1963, and theories abound in nearly every form of media. But one of the major mysteries revolves around the three men spotted and later arrested in Dealey Plaza. Holt’s controversial confession to being one of the three tramps has a history of its own, and in his own words he delves into his unique and wild background and life. From his United States Air Force service during Pearl Harbor to his associations with the mob and the CIA, Holt discusses his experiences and encounters in great detail. From a man who truly lived a rare and unique life, the book explains the ins and outs of his associations with Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination in this unique retrospective of a complex and occasionally dubious life.

Saying I Do to the Scoundrel

Saying I Do to the Scoundrel

A scoundrel of the ton… Her knight in shining armor? Katherine Wilder will do anything to escape her forced marriage, even ask Brandt Radcliffe to kidnap her! Only she doesn’t expect a man so disreputable to say no! With her father now desperate to marry her off to line his own pockets, widower Brandt has become her reluctant protector—and it seems the only way he can do that is to marry her himself…! “The rigid rules of the Regency period is always the perfect backdrop for Tyner’s mischievous, rule-bending characters.” — RT Book Reviews on Redeeming the Roguish Rake “A headstrong heroine, a determined hero, secrets, family squabbles and a large dose of pride propel this plotline … a fast, enjoyable read.” — RT Book Reviews on The Wallflower Duchess

Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel

100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets

Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel

A syndicated film critic shares whimsical advice on how to live in accordance with one's desired standards by understanding the system, revealing such methods as how to get free internet service, avoid paying for condiments, and take advantage of complementary add-on services. Original.

The Scoundrel and the Debutante

A Regency Romance

The Scoundrel and the Debutante

Sparks fly in this irresistible final installment in the Cabot Sisters trilogy! Fans ofJulia Quinn will love this “sinfully sexy” novel by New York Times bestselling authorJulia London. The dust of the Cabot sisters' shocking plans to rescue their familyfrom certain ruin may have settled, but Prudence Cabot is left standing in the rubble ofscandal. Now regarded as an unsuitable bride, she's tainted among the ton. Yet thisunwilling wallflower is ripe for her own adventure. And when an irresistibly sexy Americanstranger on a desperate mission enlists her help, she simply can't deny thetemptation. The fate of Roan Matheson's family depends on how quickly he canfind his runaway sister and persuade her to return to her betrothed. Scouring the rusticEnglish countryside with the sensually wicked Prudence at his side—and in hisbed—he's out of his element. But once Roan has a taste of the sizzling passion thatcan lead to forever, he must choose between his heart's obligations and its forbiddendesires.

Scoundrel's Honor

Scoundrel's Honor

When her younger sister is abducted, strong-willed Emma Linley-Kirov will make a deal with the devil himself to rescue her. Devastatingly handsome, Dimitri Tipova is a scoundrel, seducer…and the only man who can help her, though his motive is cold, hard vengeance. Emma dares to trust him, but at what price? As prince of Saint Petersburg's underworld, Dimitri has wealth, power, women—everything but revenge against his nefarious father. Emma is an enchanting means to an end. But as their dangerous pursuit sweeps them from the ballrooms of Russia to the steamy streets of Cairo, his savage desire for her grows. And leads him to a crossroads between his dark obsession…and the promise of love.

The Scoundrel

The Scoundrel

Dear Reader— It is true that I acted boldly, brazenly, wantonly…and I confess, I have only myself to blame. I knew what sort of man I was dealing with, knew Gawain Lammergeier was a rogue and a thief. Yet when I schemed to seduce him and reclaim what was rightfully mine, I never imagined I would succumb to the charms of this reckless, golden-haired scoundrel. Make no mistake, I took what I came for—the sacred relic stolen from my father that can restore the fortunes of my keep. I should have been content then, to return home with my prize. Alas, I let desire rule me. For I have dared to tempt Gawain—to best me, bewitch me and even bed me, in pursuit of my treasure. —Lady Evangeline of Inverfyre * * * Claire has written numerous books featuring the Lammergeier family and set in her fictional medieval Scottish realm of Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Ravensmuir. You can read all the books in order, or read each series in order. A. The Rogues of Ravensmuir The first trilogy. It all begins with Merlyn at Ravensmuir... 1. The Rogue - Merlyn and Ysabella's second chance romance 2. The Scoundrel - Gawain (Merlyn's brother) and Evangeline's mistaken identity/disguise romance. 3. The Warrior - Michael (the Hawk of Inverfyre and son of Gawain and Evangeline) and Aileen's marriage of convenience and second chance romance B. The Jewels of Kinfairlie This series tells the stories of the children of Roland, the younger son of Merlyn and Ysabella. There are eight children, and they appear briefly at the end of The Warrior. 1. The Beauty Bride - Madeline and Rhys' marriage of (in)convenience romance 2. The Rose Red Bride - Vivienne and Erik's mistaken identity and marriage of (in)convenience romance 3. The Snow White Bride - Alexander and Eleanor's marriage of convenience Christmas romance 4. The Ballad of Rosamunde - a short story featuring Rosamunde (the pirate queen) and Padraig and a friends-to-lovers romance. The True Love Brides This series follows the next four siblings and features a battle against the Fae for the hearts of those from Kinfairlie. 1. The Renegade's Heart - Isabella and Murdoch's forbidden love and protector romance 2. The Highlander's Curse - Annelise and Garrett's outcast and protector romance 3. The Frost Maiden's Kiss - Malcolm and Catriona's protector and marriage of convenience romance 4. The Warrior's Prize - Elizabeth and Rafael's protector, forbidden love, and outcast romance The Brides of Inverfyre This series (in progress) takes us into the Highlands to Inverfyre for the story of Ross, the eighth sibling, as well as the stories of the children of the Hawk and Aileen. 1. The Mercenary's Bride - Mhairi and Quentin's second chance Christmas romance 2. The Runaway Bride - Ross and Aiofe's runaway bride, protector and forbidden love romance. You can download free family trees from Claire's website, right here: https://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/family-trees/ * * * rogue, medieval, disguise, intrigue, highlands, thief, widow, protector, gothic, arranged marriage, class war, cat and mouse, protector, knight, warrior, bride

Her Scoundrel Earl

Her Scoundrel Earl

He’s secretly a highwayman. So is the lady who’s about to steal his heart… A fallen-from-grace earl with a nefarious reputation, Marcus Worthington wants vengeance against the man who ruined his family. There’s just one obstacle in his path: the lovely Lady Elizabeth Barnes-Finchley, a daring young widow who’s pursuing the same goal—with the help of a surprising secret identity. When a pistol shot on a moonlit heath brings them together, the rival outlaws reluctantly agree to join forces against their mutual enemy. But their seductive partnership puts both their lives in danger…and falling in love was never part of the plan. An RWA RITA Award Finalist: Best Historical Romance of the Year “A wild and wonderful ride through dark woods and moonlit roads, filled with adventure, passion and intrigue. Irresistible!” –RT Book Reviews “This enthralling tale will keep you spellbound from beginning to end!” -Rendezvous Originally published under the title MIDNIGHT RAIDER. New look, same great book! If you love protective alpha male heroes, edge-of-your-seat adventure, and scorching love scenes, discover why readers are raving about Shelly Thacker's Escape with a Scoundrel series! The Escape with a Scoundrel Series These sexy bad boys are on the wrong side of the law—and willing to break all the rules to protect the women they love. Each book is a stand-alone steamy historical romance: Book 1: ESCAPE WITH A SCOUNDREL (Nicholas and Samantha) Book 2: HER SCOUNDREL EARL (Marcus and Elizabeth) Book 3: ONE NIGHT WITH A SCOUNDREL (Saxon and Ashiana) Book 4: A SCOUNDREL’S KISS (Max and Marie)