Three rare, historical romance novellas by acclaimed writers Patricia Rice, Mary Jo Putney, and Susan King are collected together here for the first time in this exclusive eBook, Christmas Roses. Discovery in the midst of a clash of clans, hidden desires from an unexpected suitor, and a love once lost and found combine for a truly romantic journey through history. This tantalizing collection of historical romances also includes all-new introductions and recipes to add to the delight of the season.
Rue, a slave girl in an ancient Roman ludus, has been searching for love all her life. Her mistress often gives her to victorious gladiators for pleasure at their school as a reward for competence in the arena. He treats her gently and nurtures her, and Rue begins to believe in the future again. Their relationship grows ever deeper each time they come together.
But the shadow of death haunts them whenever Ducius sets foot upon the sands of the arena, and Rue is certain she will never escape the bonds of slavery. They both search for a path to permanent happiness, a path that can only be determined by their master.
Will the path of true love incur the wrath of the virgin Goddess Artemis? Abandoned at birth, Atalante, protege of the goddess Artemis, is forced into an untenable position by her estranged father, the King of Arcadia—renege on her vow of virginity or condemn her suitors to a sacrificial death.
The aristocratic courtier, Melanion, cannot believe anyone would be foolish enough to put their life on the line for the dirty little predator whose reputation for speed and cruelty is legendary. He calls upon Aphrodite to assist him, little realizing that her noisome brat, Eros, has the pair of them in his sights and is determined to inject a little spice into their lives. Spice that will devastate the path of true love and incur the wrath of the virgin Goddess Artemis. And not only her dreams—her diary, too. The holidays are a time for family. Besides, she has her clients who need her.
Unfortunately, one of them seems to have a dangerous obsession for her. What she really needs to find under the tree is a strong protector.
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Fish is an avid quilter and auto racing fan who finds there aren't enough hours in a. Regency Christmas Courtship (Signet Regency Romance) [Barbara Metzger, An anthology of original Christmas Regency novellas celebrates the holiday.
This novella runs pages. It contains explicit descriptions of sex.
After eight years, Hailey is back in Caseville, Michigan. After high school, Nate Jenkins planned to leave small town behind, but life dealt him a different hand of cards. The only thing standing in the way is Hailey, the same woman who left him eight years ago without even saying goodbye. When Tristan Ipsly becomes eligible to fill a vacated Council seat, he thinks his chances are non-existent. Especially since he is the sole member to a house the fell to the revolution and his contender Edwin Vettore is an elder from a house that adheres to Canon teachings.
Or so Quinn Vettore believes. Twelfth Night Wager by Regan Walker.
But this holiday season, Christopher St. Ives, Viscount Eustace, planned to give himself a gift. But Lord Leisterfield was now gone a year, and Grace was at last shedding the drab colors of mourning.
The house felt empty, more so during the coming Christmastide, and so tonight would begin with a scandalous piece of theater. The play would attract rogues, or so promised her friend the dowager countess. Rogues, indeed.
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The night would preface the greatest danger—and the greatest happiness—that Grace had ever known. Darcy's Bet , novel , novellas , Regency Era , summer anthology , the Twins' trilogy , Vagary , variation.
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