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[Druckfrisch] 26. Juli 2011

Druckfrisch ist heute sehr englisch- und Historical-lastig. Außerdem setzt der Cora-Verlag nach dreijähriger Pause doch noch die Merridew-Sisters-Serie von Anne Gracie fort.

Miranda Neville: Burgundy Club Trilogy 03 – The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton

Being kidnapped is teaching Miss Celia Seaton a few things about life:

Lesson one: Never disrobe in front of a gentleman . . . unless his request comes at gunpoint.

Lesson two: If, when lost on the moors, you encounter Tarquin Compton, the leader of London society who ruined your marriage prospects, deny any previous acquaintance.

Lesson three: If presented with an opportunity to get back at Mr. Compton, the bigger the lie, the better. A faux engagement should do nicely.

Lesson four: Not all knowledge is found between the covers of a book. But an improper book may further your education in ways you never guessed.

And while an erotic novel may be entertaining, the real thing is even better.

Liz Carlyle: Fraternitas Trilogy 02 – The Bride Wore Scarlet

Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant faÇade of Victorian London in another deliciously intriguing novel featuring the mysterious men of the St. James Society.

Anais de Rohan has faced danger in her past, but never anything so great as posing as the new bride to one of the St. James Society’s most magnetic—and ruthless—leaders. But Lord Bessett’s bold challenge to prove herself worthy of joining his secret all-male society is impossible to resist. So she daringly agrees to travel with the enigmatic nobleman on a dangerous mission to save one of their own—a little girl with a frightening gift.

Soon intrigue swirls about them, drawing them ever closer. And Anais quickly realizes that the intimacy of sharing Lord Bessett’s bedroom is proving a temptation impossible to resist. As for Bessett himself—well, he might be a soldier sworn to the Society, but he certainly isn’t anyone’s saint. . .

Leigh Michaels: Just One Season in London
Viscount Ryecroft has a beautiful sister he needs to marry off… if only he had the money for her Season in London. His family is in financial ruins, and his mother is willing to do anything to help her children, including sell herself to the highest bidder…

Sophie Ryecroft will sacrifice love to marry for the good of her family… but instead finds passion and solace in an attracti ve alternative.

With so much riding on their one and only Season in London, Rye, Sophie, and Miranda can’t help but get hopelessly entangled with all the wrong people…

Kasey Michaels: Blackthorn Brothers 01 – The Taming of the Rake

Charming, wealthy and wickedly handsome, Oliver »Beau« Blackthorn has it all…except revenge on the enemy he can’t forget. Now the opportunity for retribution has fallen into his hands. But his success hinges on Lady Chelsea Mills–Beckman—the one woman with the power to distract him from his quest.

Desperate to escape her family’s control, Lady Chelsea seizes the chance to run off with the notorious eldest Blackthorn brother, knowing she’s only a pawn in his game. But as Beau draws her deep into a world of intrigue, danger and explosive passion, does she dare hope he’ll choose love over vengeance?

Jenna Petersen: The Billingham Bastards 03 – A Scoundrel’s Surrender
It hasn’t been easy for Marah Farnsworth to get over Caleb Talbot, the man who broke her heart. She’s done her best, sequestering herself in the sleepy English countryside while convincing herself she’d be happy marrying someone else. And she’s quite nearly succeeded—when she returns to London . . . and comes face to face with the man who abandoned her all those years ago.

Caleb believed he was doing the honorable thing when he disappeared from Marah’s life. The shocking truth about his scandalous origins made him unfit to wed. But now, one glimpse of her has again lit a fire in his heart…and letting another man have her would be unthinkable. However, winning back Marah’s love may prove the most difficult endeavor the handsome scoundrel has ever undertaken.

Sophie Jordan: Forgotten Princesses 01 – Wicked in Your Arms
For fiercely independent Grier Hadley, being the illegitimate daughter of one of London’s most unsavory characters has only one advantage: an enormous, ill-gotten dowry.

Prince Sevastian Maksimi knows where his duty lies: he must find a well-bred young lady—one with a considerable fortune to her name—wed her promptly, and get to the business of producing an heir.

The last thing Grier needs is some unattainable prince curling her toes with his smoldering glances and wicked suggestions. As far as Sev is concerned, she lacks the breeding to become a princess. And yet one kiss from this arresting female is all it takes for him to realize that anyone else in his arms would be unthinkable . . .


Diana Whiteside/Maggie Robinson/Mia Marlowe: Improper Gentlemen

»Talbot’s Ace« by Diane Whiteside: He rules Colorado’s most glittering, anything-goes gambling palace. And Justin Talbot never does something for nothing. But if daring Boston aristocrat Charlotte Morland needs his protection from a dangerous enemy, he’ll have no choice but to make her business his pleasure…

»To Match a Thief« by Maggie Robinson: Ex-pickpocket Sir Simon Keith can finally afford the best of everything. But London’s most-desired courtesan is his lost love Lucy. Now Simon will need his wits and his considerably large…wiles to win his way back into her bed – and into her heart.

»A Knack for Trouble« by Mia Marlowe: Lord Aidan Stonemere didn’t go from prison to a title playing by society’s rules. If he wants something, he takes it, and Rosalinde Burke didn’t object to being taken. Once. To keep her from marrying a staid viscount, Aidan’s about to remind her how deliciously good being bad feels…

Jennifer Haymore: Donovan 01 – Confessions of an Improper Bride
Serena Donovan left London six years ago, her heart broken and her reputation ruined by devilishly handsome Jonathan Dane. Now, with her family’s future in peril, she reluctantly agrees to return to England and assume her late twin’s identity. The price? Marry a man she doesn’t love and spend the rest of her days living a lie.

Jonathan Dane, Earl of Stratford, has become an incorrigible rake, drinking, gambling-and trying to forget Serena Donovan. Yet the moment he’s introduced to the prim and proper „Meg“, he recognizes the sensual young woman who captured his heart. Haunted by his past mistakes, he refuses to lose Serena again. But convincing her to trust him is no easy task. Claiming his lost love means exposing the truth and destroying the life Serena has sacrificed everything to rebuild. With the future of all the Donovans at stake, and their undying passion capable of triggering yet another scandal, how much will Jonathan and Serena risk for a chance at true love?

Stefanie Sloane: Regency Rogues 03 – The Sinner Who Seduced Me
A dedicated Young Corinthian agent, James Marlowe accepts the riskiest of missions—to go undercover as a traitor and infiltrate a deadly French crime organization. He is prepared for all matters of intrigue—everything but a surprise encounter with the only woman he has ever loved. Five years ago, the exquisitely stunning Clarissa Collins spurned James’s love and broke his heart. Now the accomplished painter is in peril up to her lovely neck, and only he can protect her.

Lady Clarissa is being blackmailed by malicious men—but that is nothing compared to the torture of being so close to James, the enthralling man who seduced Clarissa, then betrayed her. Despite the hurt and misunderstanding that still simmer between them, their passion ignites anew. With their lives and England’s safety hanging in the balance, they must work together to save everything they hold dear. Can Clarissa and James escape the enemy’s clutches and find their way back to each other’s hearts . . . this time forever?

Nicola Cornick: The Scandalous Women of the Ton 04 – Notorious
Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society’s most sought after matchbreaker. Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she’s never yet failed to accomplish her mission of diverting a groom-to-be. Until her final assignment brings her face-to-face with the man who’d once taught her an intimate lesson in heartache….

James Devlin has everything he’s always wanted: a title, a rich fiancée and a place in society. But the woman who’s just met his eyes across a crowded ballroom threatens it all. Not because she’d once claimed his heart, or that every sinuous swirl of her ball gown takes his breath away. But because the secrets she carries could cost him everything. To put the past to rest once and for all, Dev just might have to play Susanna at her own wicked game….

Amelia Grey: Rogues‘ Dynasty 04 – A Gentleman Never Tells
Charming Viscount Brentwood’s trip to London to find a bride plunges him into one scandal after another, culminating in an honor-bound betrothal to a lady who doesn’t want to marry him at all…

Tracy Anne Warren: Byrons of Braebourne 05 – The Bed and the Bachelor
Everyone knows the Byron brothers are „mad, bad, and dangerous.“ But the devilishly desirable fourth son, Drake, is too scholarly to misbehave . . . or is he?

Lord Drake Byron has no time in his busy life to worry about taking a wife. He is more interested in the unbreakable code he has developed to defeat Napoleon’s forces. Little does he know that the irresistibly lovely new housekeeper he’s hired is really a French secret agent.

Sebastianne Dumont is not at all who she seems to be. Forced to spy to save her family, she embarks on a mission that takes an even more dangerous turn when she falls in love with the surprisingly tempting man she must ultimately betray. And if she succeeds in her mission, will she also break Lord Drake’s heart, while leaving her own behind?


Susan Mallery: Fools Gold 04 – Only Mine

Her town’s lack of men may make headlines, but it isn’t news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool’s Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.

Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers— the perfect contestants— off the show. Despite Dakota’s better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn’t dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.

Susan Anderson: Sisterhood Diaries 03 – Playing Dirty
Way back in high school, golden boy Cade Gallari publicly revealed he’d slept with „fat girl“ Ava Spencer to win a bet. Now a decade older and a head turner with her own concierge business, Ava isn’t the gullible dreamer she once was— and she plans to prove it when Cade, hotter than ever, breezes back into town with an offer she can’t refuse.

A documentary film producer, Cade is shooting a movie about the mysterious mansion Ava inherited. And he wants her as his personal concierge. She’s certainly professional enough to be at his beck and call without giving him everything he wants. Like another shot at having her in his bed. But Ava doesn’t count on Cade’s determination. Because he’s never gotten over her— and he’s not above playing dirty to score a second chance at a red–hot future…

Diana Palmer: Merciless
Can she convince a man to let down his defenses when he’s set on guarding his heart? Tall, dark and eligible? That’s all that matters to the women of Jacobsville when it comes to handsome and aloof FBI agent Jon Blackhawk. But if it were up to him, he would never settle down. Luckily, Jon has the best gatekeeper: his efficient and reliable assistant, Joceline Perry. Without her help, he’d be at the mercy of husband hunters—but the more he comes to rely on her, the more he notices how invaluable she really is… While Joceline can’t deny that her boss is attractive, as a single mother with responsibilities she’s determined to be professional. But when Jon is accosted by a criminal seeking revenge, she comes to his aid—fueling the spark that is growing between them. As the attempts on Jon’s life increase, Joceline stands by his side. But when the smoke clears, will the man who avoided love realize that all he ever needed was right there all along?


Eva Isabella Leitold: Team Zero 02 – Heißkaltes Verlangen (Originalausgabe)

Mit ihrer Gabe, in die Seelen der Menschen zu sehen, hilft Dr. Cassandra Hart Patienten einer psychiatrischen Klinik, das Leben wieder in den Griff zu bekommen. Als sie eines Nachts während ihres Dienstes einem entsetzlichen Geheimnis auf die Spur kommt, ist es bereits zu spät, den Warnungen des schizophrenen Ned zu folgen. Ein Wettlauf um Leben und Tod beginnt. Jeff Macintosh, Kampftrainer des Team Zero und überzeugter Single, hat keine Ahnung, warum er vom Todeskampf einer unbekannten, aber äußerst attraktiven Blondine geträumt hat. Als er sie in den Nachrichten wiedersieht und vom Ausmaß der nächtlichen Tragödie erfährt, steht jedoch fest, diese Frau braucht seine Hilfe. Er ahnt nicht, dass Cass sein Leben auf eine Art verändern wird, die er niemals für möglich gehalten hätte. Aber das Glück ist nur von kurzer Dauer, denn Cass wird zur Gejagten eines Jägers, der nicht gern verliert …

Anne Gracie: Merridew Sisters 03 – Ein stürmischer Retter (OT: The Perfect Stranger)
In einer dunklen Strandnacht im Jahre 1818: Mitten in den Dünen drohen Faith die Kräfte zu verlassen. Die Stimmen ihrer lüsternen Verfolger, die immer näher kommen, die Dornen allüberall sind kaum mehr zu ertragen. Ob sie mit ihrer Flucht doch zu viel wagte? Entsetzt erkennt Faith, wie schutzlos sie so allein ist. Da geschieht das Unerwartete: Plötzlich hört sie Musik, sanfte spanische Musik … sieht ein Lagerfeuer und dann – ihn. Wie ein Sturm kommt ihr Retter aus dem Schatten, zieht Faith mit seinen starken und doch sanften Händen ins warme Licht und tut etwas, was noch kein Mann für sie getan hat: Er kämpft für sie … (Cora Historical Gold – nur im Zeitschriftenhandel)

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