Bragg Saga Books In Publication Order
- Innocent Fire (1988)
- Firestorm (1988)
- Violet Fire (1989)
- Dark Fires (1991)
- Fires of Paradise (1992)
- Scandalous Love (1992)
- Secrets (1993)
The deWarenne Dynasty Books In Publication Order
- The Conqueror (1990)
- Scandalous Love (1992)
- Promise of the Rose (1993)
- The Game (1994)
- House of Dreams (2000)
- The Prize (2004)
- The Masquerade (2005)
- The Stolen Bride (2006)
- A Lady At Last (2006)
- The Perfect Bride (2007)
- A Dangerous Love (2008)
- An Impossible Attraction (2010)
- The Promise (2010)
The deWarenne Dynasty Books In Chronological Order
- The Conqueror (1990)
- Promise of the Rose (1993)
- The Game (1994)
- The Prize (2004)
- The Masquerade (2005)
- The Stolen Bride (2006)
- A Lady At Last (2006)
- The Perfect Bride (2007)
- A Dangerous Love (2008)
- The Promise (2010)
- An Impossible Attraction (2010)
- Scandalous Love (1992)
- House of Dreams (2000)
Delanzas Books In Publication Order
- Secrets (1993)
- After Innocence (1994)
- The Miracle (in A Gift of Joy) (With: Virginia Henley) (1995)
Saint Georges Books In Publication Order
- Beyond Scandal (1995)
- The Finer Things (1997)
Francesca Cahill/Deadly Books In Publication Order
- Deadly Love (2001)
- Deadly Pleasure (2002)
- Deadly Affairs (2002)
- Deadly Desire (2002)
- Deadly Caress (2003)
- Deadly Promise (2003)
- Deadly Illusions (2005)
- Deadly Kisses (2006)
- Deadly Vows (2010)
Masters Of Time Books In Publication Order
- Dark Seduction (2007)
- Dark Rival (2007)
- Dark Embrace (2008)
- Dark Victory (2009)
- Dark Lover (2009)
The Spymaster’s Men Books In Publication Order
- Seduction (2012)
- Persuasion (2012)
- Surrender (2012)
Rose In The Storm/Scottish Medieval Books In Publication Order
- A Rose In The Storm (2013)
- A Sword Upon The Rose (2014)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Lovers and Liars (1989)
- The Darkest Heart (1989)
- Captive (1996)
- Splendor (1997)
- The Rival (1998)
- The Third Heiress (1999)
- The Chase (2002)
- Double Take (2003)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- A Christmas Present (1994)
- Heart of the Home (1997)
- Outlaw Love (1997)
- Scandalous Weddings (1998)
- Perfect Secrets (1999)
- Highlanders (2013)
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Brenda Joyce Books Overview
Leaving behind the sheltered life of a French convent, Miranda journeyed to the New World and an arraged marriage to a prosperous Texan rancher. Arriving in America, the innocent European met her fiance’s freind Derek Bragg, a rough hewn Texas Ranger, whose harsh manner and candid comments about her beauty enraged the shy miss. Although Bragg fought to deny his feelings for his charge, he knew that he was falling in love with her. Miranda, too, was struggling with her desire for her escort as they trekked across the treacherous wilderness. Drawn to the lawman enflamed by his raw masculine virility will Miranda sacrifice her innocence to the fire blazing out of control in her heart?
From the sensuous voice of novelist Brenda Joyce comes Firestorm, the extraordinary second book in the Bragg family saga that has captured the hearts of readers everywhere. Here is the beginning of the Bragg empire opulent and glamorous vast, dangerous, and as untamed as the sweeping plains of Texas…
Storm Bragg could outshoot and outride any man, but her family decided it was time she traded in her buckskins for a ballgown and made her debut in San Francisco society. Quickly pursued by every eligible gentleman in town, the young hellcat from Texas had eyes for only one, and he was no gentleman. Brett D’Archand was a self made success arrogant, impossibly attractive, blatantly sensual and looking for a wife who would give him respectability. Storm was completely bewitched by him, but she made him lose his head as well as his heart. And, threatened by scandal and ruin, they are forced to wed a tempestuous union of free spirits, shackled only by the irrepressible bonds of love.
A scion of the imperious Bragg family, golden boy Rathe Bragg finds a society party all rather a yawn until a feisty suffragette bursts into the room. Wielding a six shooter and shrieking feminist slogans from atop the grand piano, the impassioned lady makes a startling first impression on those gathered, especially Rathe and from that moment the sparks between them only intensify. Irrepressible Grace O’Rourke, an intensely devout feminist, has outraged the entire town of Natchez with her radical ideas, and soon infuriates Rathe with her lack of regard for any opinions other than her own. Yet, despite her steadfast devotion to her cause, Grace warms to the virile gallant. But his bold suggestion of becoming his mistress stings the proud Grace, and she firmly rejects his scandalous proposition. But telling a Bragg ‘no’ is the ultimate stimulant, and now, Rathe ardently pursues the lady whose eyes are ignited by a Violet Fire. Enjoy the entire Bragg saga
‘He murdered his wife,’ they whispered. Nicholas Bragg, Earl of Dragmore, was notorious even after a British court found him innocent. Now they called him Lord of Darkness, as much for his rakish good looks as for his black reputation. She was an innocent at passion’s gate. Arriving uninvited at the massive stone manor, she shivered with terror and excitement. Jane Barclay was his ward. Her sunny, innocent nature was in violent contrast to his hot temper. He was wild, explosive, an uncouth Texas rakehell exactly the wrong kind of man for an English beauty to tame. Together they would be swept into the dark storm of their passionate destiny…
and wild, all consuming love.
The Scorching Saga of the Braggs Continues…
Heiress to the magnificent Bragg empire, lovely, headstrong socialite Lucy Bragg lives a life that flies in the face of convention. Dark and rugged half breed Shozkay Savage lives an outlaw’s life on the edge. These two people inhabit different worlds hers, opulent and privileged; his, dangerous and wild. But on the vast and sweeping plains of Texas, their worlds collide…
Abducted and held for ransom, Lucy despises Shoz for his arrogance…
yet is drawn to the strapping fugitive by a bold, unquenchable desire. Sworn to escape him but betrayed by her own reckless passion, she will follow Shoz from the unforgiving wastland of Death Valley to the tropical heat of revolution swept Cuba braving scandal and heartbreak, risking life itself for an untamed and blistering love as perilous as it is forbidden.
The Scorching Saga of the Braggs Continues!Never A BrideRebelliously independent Lady Nicole Bragg Shelton refuses to be constrained by the stifling rules of Victorian England. And now desire has impelled the beautiful heiress toward a shocking liason with Hadrian Braxton Lowell, Duke of Clayborough. Bound by the dictates of honor and duty to another woman, Hadrian is hocked by Nicole’s daring conduct, yet entranced by her fiery free spirit and breathtaking sensuality. Though resolved to making the raven haired beauty his mistress, he will never agree to wed her. But Nicole is no man’s plaything. And she is prepared to risk heartache in order to satisfy her wild, uncompromising passion…
and win the dashing Duke’s unwavering loyalty and undying love.
A breathtaking tale of duty and desire from one of romantic fiction’s most sensuous voices Brenda Joyce Injured during a train robbery, Regina Shelton, the daughter of a British earl, awakens with no memory of who she is and in the arms of the most handsome man she has ever seen. The dangerous stranger calls her ‘Elizabeth,’ and his touch sets her blood racing, impelling her toward a romantic destiny not rightfully her own. Slade Delanza has finally found the missing heiress who was meant to wed his brother James. But now James is dead and the rugged loner is expected to marry wealthy ‘Elizabeth Sinclair’ himself in order to rescue his family from ruin. Though he aches to possess his innocent young bride, Slade’s honor demands that he deny his own desires. And he vows to resist temptation, unaware of the stunning Secrets that, if revealed, could seal their love…
or tear them apart forever.
Like a pagan god, Rolfe the Relentless rode into Castle Aelfgar to claim it as his prize and Lady Alice as his bride. Lauded for his bravery in France, in England he was the hated enemy. Once ensconced in his new domain, Rolfe became determined to tame the Saxon beauty Ceidre, Alice’s illegitimate sister, whose spirit and sensuality make him risk treason to have her not Lady Alice in his bed…
Mysterious and seductive, she was no lady but a spy for the rebel cause of her noble half brothers. Refusing to bow to this arrogant warrior who ignited her forbidden passion, Ceidre was swept into a dangerous liaison tied to the fate of England and kings. Yet with his kisses on her lips, his skillful hands on her body, she would have to struggle not to surrender to…
Brave and battle hardened Stephen de Warenne is to defend to the death that which is his by right of conquest including the golden haired captive who awakens his soul’s most secret yearnings. For theirs is a passion that will not be denied a magnificent fire that burns hotter and brighter than the blazing flames of war that engulf the land.
The Players:Released from the sanctuary of a French convent, highborn, tempestuous Katherine FitzGerald sets sail for her beloved Ireland only to find herself prisoner of the infamous pirate known to the Elizabethans as the Master of the Seas. The Moves:The pirate captain is Liam O’Neill, favored by Elizabeth the Queen. A hardened court player, he is determined to win the willful Katherine while advancing his own secret causes. But now he must risk everything he cherishes in order to triumph at a very treacherous game through heartbreaking deception…
and by breaking all the rules. The Game: has begun…
Offering edge of your seat suspense, lush sensuality, and richly faceted characters, Brenda Joyce’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists from The New York Times to USA Today. In her newest novel, she presents the fascinating story of two families who have clashed for centuries and two women who dare to explore the dark side of passion and a legacy of betrayal that leads to cold blooded murder…
When Cassandra de Warenne’s sister Tracey arranges a lavish party at their English estate, she invites Antonio de la Barca, a renowned professor of history. Cass isn’t prepared for the intense and immediate attraction an attraction that heralds something deeper, more powerful, and more perilous than she could ever imagine. For their families have been entwined for centuries, linked together by a history of horrendous heartbreak, bitter rivalry, and bloodshed that began 450 years ago, with one woman, Isabel, forsaken and betrayed by her family, her lover, and her friends. Intrigued by the prospect of unearthing more about this legend, Cassandra accepts an invitation to Antonio’s ancestral home. But soon after she and her family arrive, Cassandra discovers that Isabel is a very real and threatening presence. Who was Isabel, and what does she want today from Cassandra and her sister? And can Cassandra trust Antonio, a man who may be her only link to the past and who may lead her into danger?AUTHORBIO: BRENDA JOYCE is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty novels. She lives in New York City.
Vengeance ruled his days…
and nights. An infamous sea captain of the British Royal Navy, Devlin O’Neill is consumed with the need to destroy the man who brutally murdered his father. Having nearly ruined the Earl of Eastleigh financially, he is waiting for his moment to strike the final blow. And it comes in the form of a spirited young American woman, the earl’s niece, who is about to set his cold, calculating world on fire. Pride inflamed her spirit Born and raised on a tobacco plantation, Virginia Hughes is determined to rebuild her beloved Sweet Briar. Daringly, she sails to England alone, hoping to convince her uncle to lend her the funds. Instead, she finds herself ruthlessly kidnapped by the notorious Devlin O’Neill. As his hostage, she will soon find her best laid plans thwarted by a passion that could seal their fates forever. Love conquered them both Against the backdrop of a turbulent war between England and America, Devlin and Virginia are torn apart by duty, pride and honor. Their private battle is one that Virginia must win for at stake is Devlin’s heart. But as the war rages ever closer to Sweet Briar, each must make the ultimate sacrifice and surrender to the healing power of their consuming love.
As a child, shy, bookish Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald loses her heart to the dashing young Lord Tyrell de Warenne. Although she is well aware that he is the heir to an earldom and utterly unattainable, Lizzie secretly worships him for years. On the night of her first masquerade ball, she is stunned when he suggests that they rendevous at midnight. But then fortune takes a maddening turn and Lizzie is thwarted from ever meeting Tyrell. Lizzie is certain such an opportunity will never arise again, but that night is only the beginning…
Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child that she claims is his. He remembers her well and knows that it is impossible that he is the boy’s father. What is this game she is playing…
and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of vast experience, or the gentle innocent he had believed her to be? Tyrell quickly decides he will play her game, and he claims the child as his own, determined to uncover Lizzie’s lies. But neither scandal, deception nor pride can thwart a love too grand and passionate to ever be denied…
Sean O’Neill was once everything to Eleanor de Warenne but since he disappeared from his ancestral home, there has been no word, and even Eleanor has abandoned hope, promising her hand to another. Then, just days before her wedding, Sean reappears but the boy who was once her protector is now a stranger, hardened by prison and on the run. Weary and haunted, Sean is shocked to find that little Elle has become the beautiful, desirable Eleanor. Though he refuses to endanger her by pressing his claim, his resolve to stay away is sorely tested by the determination of a woman who will not be forsaken again. And when, in a moment’s passion, Sean steals another man’s bride, it is Eleanor who has the power to steal his heart
Raised as a pirate’s daughter, Amanda Carre has not been tutored in the finer social graces. Alone in the world, she has never depended on anyone, until fate intervenes when Cliff de Warenne rescues her from a mob at her father’s hanging. Now she must set sail for England to find the mother she never knew, and her chaperone is an infamous ladies’ man…
The greatest gentleman privateer of his era, Cliff knows honor demands that he see this beautiful wild child to London and into her socialite mother’s arms. He’s aware that Amanda is utterly unprepared for a debut in London’s ton, so his only recourse is to becomes her guardian and champion her transformation into a lady and find her a suitable match. But with every passing moment it becomes harder to deny his jealousy and ire until Amanda makes her stunning debut, A Lady At Last. And when his passion in finally released, their love can no longer be denied.
A childhood trauma has left Lady Blanche Harrington incapable of all emotion, least of all love. Now circumstance demands she marry, and Blanche dreads choosing from her horde of fawning suitors. For one very eligible gentleman has not stepped forward. A war hero and a recluse, Rex de Warenne has long admired Lady Blanche. Though fate and his own dark nature have robbed him of any hope for the kind of future such a lady deserves, Rex is determined to aid her and keep his feelings to himself. But when their growing friendship leads to a night of shocking passion, Blanche’s newfound memories threaten their fragile love and Blanche’s very life.
A Dangerous OBSESSION Torn from his Romany mother’s arms as a small boy, Viscount Emilian St. Xavier has spent a lifetime ignoring the whispers of gypsy that follow him everywhere. A nobleman with wealth, power and privilege, he does not care what the gadjos think. But when the Romany come to Derbyshire with news of his mother’s murder at the hands of a mob, his world implodes. And Ariella de Warenne is the perfect object for his lust and revenge. A Dangerous PASSION Ariella de Warenne’s heritage assures her a place in proper society, though as a radical and independent thinker she scorns her peers’ frivolous pursuits in the Ton, fashion and marriage. Until a Roma camp arrives at Rose Hill, and she finds herself drawn to their charismatic leader, Emilian. Even when he warns her away, threatening that he intends to seduce and destroy her, she cannot refuse him. For Ariella is just as determined to fight for their dangerous love
With her mother’s passing, Alexandra Bolton gave up on love to take care of her family. Now, with the Bolton name in disgrace due to her father’s profligate ways, marrying an elderly squire might be the only way to save her family from absolute ruin. But when she meets the infamous Duke of Clarewood, old dreams and old passions are awakened as never before. Yet she cannot accept his shocking proposition!He is the wealthiest, most powerful peer in the realm, and having witnessed the cold horror of marriage as a child, he has vowed never to wed. But Alexandra Bolton inflames him as no woman has ever done, and she also serves him his first rejection! Now Clarewood who always gets what he wants will choose which rules to play by. But when passion finally brings them together, a terrible secret threatens to tear them apart .
After a record breaking sail from China, Alexi de Warenne’s moment of triumph quickly vanishes. At his welcoming party, his bewitching childhood friend Elysse O’Neill begins flirting with a shipmate, clearly punishing Alexi for his time at sea. But when Alexi finds Elysse desperately struggling in the man’s arms, tragedy ensues. Within days, Alexi weds her to save her honor and leaves her to forge a new life. Elysse de Warenne rules the ton with her wit and grace, but the whispers of ‘abandoned bride’ follow her ruthlessly. Elysse will never reveal the truth: that she hasn’t seen her husband in six years and that they didn’t even consummate their marriage! When Alexi unexpectedly returns to England, Elysse will do whatever it takes to win his heart and claim her place at his side .
A dreamweaver spinning spells that entice and enchant, a masterful creator of unforgettable characters and incomparable romance , bestselling author Brenda Joyce works magic from her award winning American saga of the lusty remarkable Bragg family to the spellbinding medieval passion ofPromise of the Rose Estranged from society, wealthy and beautiful artist Sofie O’Neil finds solace in her private world, She longs just once to taste a forbidden love to follow the dangerous diamond muggler Edward Delanza to paradise. But Edward wants far more from the innocent young heiress than a brief and passing encounter. For he is determined to heal her and possess her now…
and for all time.
A selection of holiday romances from four popular authors encompas*ses Virginia Henley’s novella ‘Christmas Eve,’ ‘The Miracle’ by Brenda Joyce, Jo Goodman’s ‘My True Love,’ and ‘A Bright Red Ribbon’ by Fern Michaels.
Brenda Joyce is a dreamweaver who spins spells that entice and enchant, a masterful creator of unforgettable characters and incomparable romance from the spellbinding medieval passion of promise of the rose to the breathtaking sensual intrigue of the game. Now, with Beyond Scandall, she takes us one step further…
beyond duty. Adoring and innocent, Anne Stewart was seduced by Dominick Saint Georges, Viscount Lyons, then brazenly abandoned on their wedding night. Now four years have passed, and England’s most mysterious lord has returned to Waverly Hall. Beyond passion. Anne can never forgive Dominick for the shame he caused her. She is determined to resist his advances and ignore the gossip and speculation surrounding them. But shocking revelations and deadly intrigues are drawing her ever closer to her enigmatic husband, to whom she dares not surrender againthis secretive stranger who holds the key to her survival…
and her heart.
The Incomparable Romance of Brenda JoyceThe PretenderAn orphan from London’s East End, a fugitive from the poorhouse, Violet Cooper was tired of sleeping on stoops and being huntry and cold. But she dared to enter a world forbidden to her and her kind. Even marriage to a gentle elderly knight and the title Lady Goodwin could not open closed doors, stop the cold stares, or hush the shadowy rumors of murder…
The AristocratHe was a man of the world. The rules of Victorian society did not interest him, nor could a gauche pretender with a Co*ckney acent possibly turn his head. Yet Thodore Blake, second son fo the Earl of Harding, was immediately compelled by Violet and soon found himself defending the investigation. But wedding vows were the only way to save her from a certain hanging…
The Finer ThingsTwo people from different were brought together by passion, bund together by whispered accusations, and torn apart by scandal and misfortune. The world claimed they should never love each other. Their hearts claimed otherwise.
Dear Readers:I have a confession to make. I never know where my ‘muse’ will take me next. It has been an exciting literary journey my writing has evolved in many unexpected way, including recently into the realm of powerful and suspenseful contemporary women’s fiction, which I shall continue to write under my own name, Brenda Joyce. I have never lost sight, however, of my audience my historical romance readers, and especially fans of my books featuring the Bragg family. To this day, many of you still clamor for more Bragg books. Well, imagine my surprise when my ‘muse’ prompted me to begin a new historical romance suspense series and then I realized a Bragg had to be the hero! And so the nom de plume B.D. Joyce was born, and with it, the first book in an ongoing series, Deadly Love. Welcome to the world of Francesca Cahill, crime solver extraordinaire. Francesca is no ordinary hero*ine. She refuses to bow to convention, wears her heart on her sleeve, and is determined to right the ills and injustices of society/ Deadly Love begins Francesca’s mad escapades when the neighbors’ little boy is kidnapped right out of his bed during a society ball. It is January 18, 1902. Francesca stumbles across the ransom note just as she meets New York City’s newly appointed police commissioner, Rick Bragg. And Fracesca can no more stay out of this investigation than she can stop herself from falling love with the city’s determined and powerful police commissioner. But little does she know that on this singular night, he life will change forever. Let me take you back in time to the lost, magical world of turn of the century New York City where the glittering mansions of society’s elite are only footsteps away from the impoverished back alleys of the city’sunderbelly and into the heart of true danger and even truer passion. Enjoy!Best wishes and Happy Reading,B.D. Joycea.k.a. Brenda Joyce
Brenda Joyce has enthralled millions of readers with her New York Times bestselling novels. Now, join us in the next chapter of her unforgettable storytelling: the Francesca Cahill novels. Step into the glittering world of New York City’s high society at the turn of the last century, where murder and pleasure are one and the same, and love becomes the ultimate weapon…
Francesca Cahill comes from one of New York’s best families. Her mother is a leading socialite, her father, a millionaire. Their expectations for their daughter are simple marry well, and soon. But the intrepid and self styled ‘Crime Solver Extraordinaire’ has other plans…
Francesca discovered she had a penchant for sleuthing when she met Rick Bragg, New York City’s powerful and enigmatic Police Commissioner. Together, they solved what was known as the crime of the century. Now, their paths are destined to come together once again, but this time far more dangerously and fatefully. For Francesca is tempted to give in to the desire she and Rick have been resisting. And when Bragg’s arch rival Calder Hart arrives in town, a respectable man is suddenly found dead, and now murder is the name of the game…
As the heiress to a vast fortune amassed by her millionaire father, Francesca Cahill’s life should be mapped out for her: find an eligible suitor, marry, and have children. But Francesca is an unconventional young lady who is not about to give up her knack for sleuthing even though she was almost killed in her last outing…
Murder strikes once again in the seamy underbelly of New York’s high society, exposing scandalous secrets and unleashing an intense investigation into one of the most brutal crimes the city has ever known. Francesca must join forces with Rick Bragg, New York City’s Police commissioner and the mans he cannot resist loving, as their search takes them through a twisted labyrinth of menacing lies, corruption, and a passion that refused to be denied…
Brenda Joyce has enthralled millions of readers with her New York Times bestelling novels. Now, join us in the next chapter of her unforgettable storytelling: the Francesca Cahill novels, written as B.D. Joyce. Embark on an adventure of danger and romance and let yourself be transported to another era where your senses will be stimulated and your emotions stirred…
Deadly DesireThe time is turn of the century New York City. Society’s elite hosts glittering balls inside sprawling mansions while outside, the teeming streets harbor secrets of their own. New York City’s Police Commissioner Rick Bragg has been called upon to investigate a shocking crime. Reluctant to pull Francesca into a case that could be very dangerous, Rick also knows the beautiful and brilliant heiress has a natural ability for sleuthing that could aid him even if it means working side by side with a woman who tempts him like no other. And so Francesca and Rick begin a harrowing journey through the squalid underworld of the city that plunges them deeper and deeper into a peril neither could have imagined and a desire that only continues to grow…
Brenda Joyce’s New York Times best selling novels have thrilled millions of readers. Now, in her latest Francesca Cahill novel, return to the lush mansions and teeming streets of New York City’s Gilded Age, where intrigue and seduction lie on every corner…
The year is 1902. The place is New York City. A famous stage actress has been found strangled in an artist’s studio, and the artist herself has vanished. Francesca Cahill, the city’s most unconventional heiress and famous amateur sleuth, is once again on the case for the murder victim is none other than her brother’s mistress. And when the sole witness to the crime is also found strangled and only one clue is left behind a silk stocking it becomes evident that a madman is on the loose. Now more than ever, Francesca is determined to find The City Strangler and bring him to justice. But the trail is a twisted one, and she’ll need the help of handsome, dynamic Police Commissioner, Rick Bragg even though she must attempt to end their star crossed romantic liaison. But now, she also finds herself fending off the advances of his notorious rival, his powerful half brother, Calder Hart. Ruthlessly pursued by Hart, hopelessly enamored with Bragg, Francesca races against the clock before The City Strangler strikes again, never realizing the consequences that will come when danger and desire become one…
It is March of 1902, and Francesca Cahill Fifth Avenue heiress, undaunted political activist and intrepid amateur sleuth has just learned of a grave new danger haunting the streets of New York. A beautiful teenage girl named Emily O’Hare is missing and Francesca fears that the girl has been abducted. Only one person can help her learn the child’s fate but Police Commissioner Rick Bragg may not want to get involved because Francesca has just stunned Rick by accepting a proposal of marriage…
from none other than his own rival. Francesca still questions her decision to marry the powerful and notorious Calder Hart. But Rick Bragg is wed to another…
and his dazzling wife has just returned after four years abroad to reclaim their marriage. Francesca remains torn between the two very different men but she desperately tries to set aside the affairs of her heart when she discovers that Emily isn’t the first girl to vanish in recent weeks. And when Francesca discovers a trail of deception and lies, when someone very close to her investigation is murdered, Francesca realizes that the evil force behind the girls’ abductions may try to find a way to silence her too if she dares to uncover the truth…
Irrepressible heiress and intrepid sleuth Francesca Cahill moves from her own elegant world of Fifth Avenue to the teeming underbelly of society, a place of pride, passions…
and sometimes deadly perversions.
Despite the misgivings of her fiancee, Calder Hart, Francesca cannot turn away from a threat that is terrorizing the tenement neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. A madman has attacked three women, but while the first two victims survived, the third is dead, raising the stakes. All the victims are impoverished but beautiful Irishwomen and Francesca fears that Maggie Kennedy and Gwen O’Neil, two friends who live nearby, could be next.
Soon she is working with her former love, police commisioner Rick Bragg Calder’s half brother and worst rival. But even as Calder’s jealous passions leave his relationship with Francesca teetering on the brink, Francesca is frantically on the killer’s trail, certain The Slasher will strike again afraid she will be too late…
‘I did not kill anyone, Francesca. And the fact that you wish to destroy evidence suggests you think me capable of murder.’
New York, 1902
Called to the home of her fianc Calder Hart’s former mistress late one night, amateur sleuth Francesca Cahill’s curiosity is piqued. But upon arrival, she is shocked to find Daisy Jones’s bloodied body and even more devastated when the evidence points to one suspect: Calder.
Francesca cannot will not believe that Calder is capable of such an act. Still, she is unable to shake her instinctive sense that Calder is lying about something. The police are far less inclined to believe his innocence, and Calder is arrested for Daisy’s murder. But Francesca’s heart is not easily swayed…
until a life altering secret is exposed that could destroy their future together.
On the morning of her wedding to Calder Hart, amateur sleuth Francesca Cahill is lured away to a private viewing of a portrait that could destroy her entire family: the nude Hart commissioned of her. Her desperate quest to recover the scandalous portrait leads her into a dangerous trap with no way to escape until it’s too late. And when Francesca finally arrives at the church, it’s vacant. She has unintentionally jilted Hart at the altar. When Hart tells her their estrangement is for the best, Francesca is devastated. With a blackmailer intent on destroying her reputation, Francesca turns to Rick Bragg, the city’s powerful police commissioner. Together they scour the sordid streets of lower Manhattan, following a deliberately laid trail of clues in a race against the clock. And once it becomes clear that Bragg’s marriage is failing, Francesca must war with her feelings for him, battle Hart’s jealousy and escape a killer all as she fights to win Hart back. But sometimes, passion just cannot be denied .
Malcolm of Dunroch is a newly chosen Master, a novice to his extraordinary and dangerous powers. But he has already broken his vows and a young woman’s death is on his hands. Malcolm is determined to fight his darkest desires, denying himself all pleasure until fate sends him another Innocent, the beautiful bookseller Claire Camden. Since her mother’s murder, Claire has done everything possible to make a safe, secure life for herself in a city where danger lurks on every street corner, especially in the dark of night. But nothing can prepare her for the powerful and sexual medieval warrior who sweeps her back into his time a treacherous, frightening world where the hunters and the hunted are one and the same. Claire needs Malcolm to survive, yet she must somehow keep the dangerously seductive Master at arm’s length. For Malcolm’s soul is at stake and fulfilling his desires could prove fatal .
Highland warriors sworn to protect Innocence throughout the Ages A golden man, he is called Black Royce a battle hardened soldier of the gods. His vows are his life until he is sent to New York City to protect a Healer from those who would use her powers for themselves. The moment Royce sees beautiful, feisty Allie Monroe, he knows she will be his only weakness and he is right. Destiny is a dangerous thingAllie Monroe is more than an heiress. She is a Healer, willing to do anything to save victims of the evil that lurks in the city at night. But alone, she can do only so much until destiny sends her the darkest Highlander of them all. Then evil strikes and Royce is destroyed before Allie’s eyes. Now Allie will do anything to save Royce even if it means going back in time to a dark, dangerous world. Confronting their enemies could cost not only their lives, but their love for all eternity.
Aidan, the Wolf of Awe, has abandoned the Brotherhood and forsaken his vows. Feared by all and trusted by none, he hunts alone, seeking vengeance against the evil that destroyed his son. He has not saved an Innocent in sixty six years until he hears Brianna Rose’s scream of terror across centuries, and leaps to modern day Manhattan to rescue her. Brie is a gifted empath who spends her time fighting evil from the safety of her laptop and fantasizing about the medieval Highlander she met just once. Still, her life is pretty ordinary until she awakens one night consumed with Aidan’s pain and rage. When Aidan suddenly appears and takes her hostage, Brie cannot believe how dark and dangerous he has become. She knows she should be afraid, but instead, she will fight across time for his redemption and his love.
A dark, ruthless Highlander, the Black Macleod has refused his destiny. His life is revenge for the massacre of his family. His enemies’ insults that he is a man of stone only amuse him. But fate is impatient, and when a woman from another time dares to summon him, he cannot resist her powers or her.
A schoolteacher by day, Tabitha Rose uses her magic to protect others by night. When the vision of a dark Highlander, bloody and burned, appears to Tabby, she knows she has been called to help him, no matter how frightening he might be. But what Tabby doesn’t expect is to be taken against her will to his dark, violent time. And when evil begins to stalk her, she realizes she must fight for far more than his destiny she must fight for her love.
Ian Maclean’s arrogance hides a terrible secret for decades he was held prisoner by demons. Not a day goes by that he isn’t tormented by his darkest fears of powerlessness. Now he is about to sell to the highest bidder a page he’s stolen from the Book of Power if one woman doesn’t stop him. Slayer Samantha Rose’s latest mission is to recover the stolen page and get payback from the only man who’s ever rejected her. What she hasn’t counted on is the raging attraction between them or her growing realization of what Maclean has survived. As the powers of the evil from his past gather, Sam will do anything to help him even if it means following him into time and facing his worst nightmares with him…
Dominic Paget, the earl of Bedford, will do anything to resume spying upon Britain’s enemies. Badly wounded, he is put will do anything in the care of a beautiful gentlewoman, Julianne Greystone, only to discover that her sympathies lie with his enemies. Yet he can’t help but seduce the woman who saved his life hoping she never learns of his betrayal. Julianne is captivated by the wounded stranger she believes is a revolutionary hero. Until she discovers the truth her ‘hero’ is the privileged earl of Bedford. Devastated and determined to forget him, Julianne travels to London. But when she finds herself in danger, it is Bedford who comes to the rescue. Now Julianne must navigate the intrigues of a perilous city, the wild yearnings of her own heart and the explosion of their passion .
She was called the bell of the SouthwestBeautiful Candice Carter enjoyed the attentions of every eligible man in the New Mexico Territory, until her reckless heart led her to near death in the desert. But rescue came from a savage…
Jack Savage, the hard muscled Indian warrior who both terrified and fascinated her. Suddenly she was at the mercy of an arrogant halfbreed whose forbidden passion she dared not admit she wanted to taste. He was called Savage From the moment he saw her, Jack branded Candice his woman. No matter that he had chosen the Indian way…
no matter that he could hang for touching her. nothing could stop him from making her his reluctant bride. Vowing to teach her every sensual pleasure, he set out to tame the fiery spirit of the blond beauty who had stolen his soul. But as war raged between the white man and the Apache, he found himself torn between duty to his people and a forbidden love he could not resist and could not live without.
‘The haunting song of a distant era calls the beautiful graduate student to her subject, the enigmatic Captain Blackwell. Across the centuries, she is drawn by an inexplicable passion into a realm of mystery and danger to be imprisioned in an opulent world of harem intrigue and sensuous slavery. And now Blackwell is with her patriot, privateer, heroic commander of the U.S. merchantman the Pearl the dream, the desire made achingly real. Imperiled Captives of fate, they are united by a power far greater than time and by a passion that could destroy them both…
or forever change the course of history.
She played a dangerous game. Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller’s daughter and an enlightened thinker, delighting London with her scathingly witty columns, written under the name Charles Copperville. Penetrating the town’s gilded salons in male disguise, Carolyn soon throws her barbs at the wrong man the enigmatic Russian prince, Nicholas Sverayov. He was a dangerous target. His notoriety, extravagances, and indulgent disregard for social convention fuel Carolyn’s outrage. Nicholas has moved through the balls and soirees of high society effortlessly, a natural target of gossip, envy, and desire. But Nicholas is furious to find himself lampooned by Copperville, and quickly discovers Carolyn’s dearly held secret. Now, as the two spar, a new game begins a game of deception and pride, of longing and chance. And they played for the ultimate prize…
As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the Splendor and majesty of St. Petersburg, against all odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of them than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.
Amidst whispers of treachery and murder, the Stanhope heir vanishes without a trace…
After Lionel De Vere’s mysterious disappearance, Garrick De Vere becomes heir to an estate shrouded in scandal. Blackmailed by his powerful father into returning to England after a decade long exile, Garrick finds himself forced into confronting the past and defending his innocence against those who wished to see him banished forever. She dared to love the man all of London hated…
Lady Olivia Grey and her daughter both possess the shattering ‘gift’ of sight, and it is this vision which drives Olivia from a loveless marriage directly into the heart of a bitter rivalry between two brothers, placing both herself and her daughter in jeopardy as lies, secrets and ancient passions threaten to destroy everyone involved. The were strangers and outcasts, thrown together by a past that would not die. Together they fought to expose a legacy of deceit and claim the love that defied their entire world.
With over 7 million copies of her books in print and a name that consistently appears on the New York Times, USA Today and other national bestseller lists, Brenda Joyce’s novels are imbued with rich sensuality, haunting suspense and characters whose worlds become your own. Now, Brenda Joyce delivers a richly crafted contemporary novel set in the exclusive world of the British aristocracy, where secrets remain hidden at all costs, and where one woman dares to discover a lost legacy of passion…
and murder. The Third HeiressThe tragic death of her fianc in a harrowing car accident plunges Jill Gallagher into a dark mystery. His final words to her:’I love you…
Kate,’ force her to realize she neither truly knew this dashing British photographer, nor understood his true motives for being here in America. When she brings his body back to his English family, she enters a world of hostility, suspicion, and closely guarded secrets. Then she finds a century old photograph of an American heiress named Kate Gallagher who looks remarkably like herself and who disappeared nearly a century ago. What legacy of scandal has she unearthed?Who is so desperate to stop her? And can she trust the handsome, enigmatic stranger who may be her greatest ally…
or a dangerous foe? At once otherworldly and vividly real, The Third Heiress is Brenda Joyce at her passionate and suspenseful best. REVIEW: ‘Bestselling author Brenda Joyce mixes intrigue and romance into a page turning tale you’ll be loathe to put down.’ PlaygirlREVIEW: ‘Brenda Joyce has crafted a genealogical thriller of family secrets and obsessions that is sure to keep you up, reading into the night!’Milwaukee Journal SentinelREVIEW: ‘Joyce brings her first hardcover romantic suspense novel to an exciting conclusion.’ BooklistREVIEW: ‘A tense and atmospheric thriller. The Third Heiress adds gothic and ghostly overtones to a story of one woman’s obsessive quest for truth and justice.’ Romantic TimesREVIEW: ‘Brenda Joyce has combined modern romance with semi time travel, historical romance and a mystery all in one intriguing story. A must read!’ Affaire de Coeur
New York Times bestselling author Brenda Joyce delivers her most breathtaking, suspenseful, and romantic novel yet the story of one woman whose perfect life comes to an end when she is caught up in The Chase for a brilliant and cold blooded killer…
Claire Hayden has no idea that her world is about to be shattered. At the conclusion of her husband’s fortieth birthday party, he is found murdered. He has no enemies. He has committed no crimes. He has no shady past. Or, at least that’s what Claire thinks…
Claire’s search for information leads her to the mysterious Ian Marshall, a stranger who first appeared in her life on the night of her husband’s death; a stranger who appears to be involved. Someone has been killing this way for decades. Someone who will do anything to make certain no one finds out. The mystery brings them from San Francisco, to New York, to London, and to a tangled web of secrets, family intrigue, and a jealous heir whose murderous impulses don’t stop with the first killing. Is Claire unknowingly connected to the killer? Does Ian Marshall know more than he can say? And Ian proves himself to be a dangerous man: dangerous to Claire’s mind, heart, and emotions. As Claire and Ian team up to track down the killer, they make a terrifying discovery: The killer may be someone very close to Claire and Claire may be next…
From New York Times bestselling author Brenda Joyce comes an alluring novel of a woman’s dangerous quest to protect her twin sister and the secrets, lies, and deceptions that threaten them both…
. Kait London has been estranged from her twin sister for years. She has never understood why and has always regretted it. When her phone rings in the middle of the night, Kait learns that Lana desperately needs her help. All Kait has to do is take her place, for two days, at her home in the horse country of Virginia. If Kait can play this role convincingly, she will save Lana s life. This is a game the twins have played before. But never like this. For the charade is much more difficult to pull off than when they were children. Lana has many secrets, secrets she has kept from everyone, including Kait and she has as many enemies including her own husband. Kait had not been expecting Trev Coleman to be in residence. Worse, she is soon forced to recognize how darkly seductive he is and that he may very well be her worst enemy. And then Kait realizes that she is directly in the line of fire. Someone is deliberately stalking Lana, but Kait is the trapped prey. Filled with stunning twists and turns, with mind games and body heat, Double Take is a taut romantic thriller from an author who delivers one surprise after another until the very last page.
Designed for Mother’s Day gift giving, a collection of original stories by four best selling authors Fern Michaels, Brenda Joyce, Bronwyn Williams, and Denise Domning celebrates the gift of children and the calling of motherhood.
Untamed desires that set the Wild West afire…
. BRENDA JOYCE Passion begins at ‘Sundown’ as a spinster schoolteacher finds a wounded fugitive in her father’s bed and compromises her honor to rescue him from a waiting noose. CONNIE BROCKWAY She was ‘Heaven with a Gun’: a notorious masked gunfighter who granted a reporter a career making interview if, in exchange, he’d let her masquerade as his wife. CAIT LOGAN They called the caped marauder Raven, but only one man suspected that the six foot tall bandit was a ‘Lady Desperado’ and he vowed to tame her, trap her and make her his outlaw bride. STEPHANIE MITTMAN She’s a spirited beauty ‘Wishing for More’ who gets her wish when she’s taken hostage by a Robin Hood bandit who steals her heart. They have captured the hearts of readers with their bestselling, award winning novels. Now these beloved authors come together in a breathtaking collection of stories that sizzle with raw desire, adventure, and passions as reckless as America’s untamed frontier…
You’re invited to four unforgettable weddings each with a scandal that would make a bride blush!In this delightfully wicked collection, four bestselling authors depict weddings at their most scandalous and tying the knot has never been so outrageous. Steamy, sensuous, and more delicious than a piece of wedding cake, Scandalous Weddings is the romantic event of the season!
Everyone has one. Everyone loves to hear one. Secrets can last for years, or can be exposed in one shocking moment. And sometimes, secrets can be the perfect thing to bring even the most unlikely lovers together…
From the scorching plains of Texas to the moss draped riverbanks of Savannah; from a small town in Upstate New York to the sun baked terrain of the Old West, illusions will be shattered, lives will be changed and nothing will ever be the same once they’re revealed…