The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 1250122570
ISBN 13: 9781250122575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo Book Review:

Kerrigan Byrne returns to her captivating Victorian Rebels series with the USA Today bestselling The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo. The bravest of heroes. The brashest of rebels. The boldest of lovers. These are the men who risk their hearts and their souls—for the passionate women who dare to love them... He is known only as The Rook. A man with no name, no past, no memories. He awakens in a mass grave, a magnificent dragon tattoo on his muscled forearm the sole clue to his mysterious origins. His only hope for survival—and salvation—lies in the deep, fiery eyes of the beautiful stranger who finds him. Who nurses him back to health. And who calms the restless demons in his soul... A LEGENDARY LOVE Lorelai will never forget the night she rescued the broken dark angel in the woods, a devilishly handsome man who haunts her dreams to this day. Crippled as a child, she devoted herself to healing the poor tortured man. And when he left, he took a piece of her heart with him. Now, after all these years, The Rook has returned. Like a phantom, he sweeps back into her life and avenges those who wronged her. But can she trust a man who’s been branded a rebel, a thief, and a killer? And can she trust herself to resist him when he takes her in his arms? “Byrne is a force in the genre.”—RT Book Reviews

The Duke

The Duke
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 1250118255
ISBN 13: 9781250118257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duke Book Review:

"This [is a] page-turning novel full of historical details and sensuous romance."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) He's noble. notorious. And takes no prisoners... Strong as a Viking. Handsome as Adonis. Rich as Midas. Collin "Cole" Talmage, Duke of Trewyth, is the stuff that legends are made of. He's the English Empire's golden son--until fate has its way with him. Cole's family is killed and his closest comrade betrays him on the battlefield, leaving him gravely injured. But Cole is not one to dwell on misfortune. He is a man of duty, honor--and desire. And now he's ready for the fight of his lifetime... Imogen Pritchard is a beautiful lass who works in a hospital by day and as a serving maid at night. Years ago, when she was young and penniless, she ended up spending a scandalous night with Cole, whose tormented soul was matched only by his earth-shattering passion. Imogen entered a marriage of convenience—one that left her a wealthy widow—but she never forgot Cole. Now that her long-lost lover has turned up in her hospital, injured and with no memory of her, Imogen is torn: Is it a blessing or a curse that their past remains a secret to Cole, even as his new passion for her leaves him wanting to protect and possess her...at all costs, in The Duke, the next Victorian Rebels novel by Kerrigan Byrne.

How To Love A Duke in Ten Days

How To Love A Duke in Ten Days
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 1250318858
ISBN 13: 9781250318855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Love A Duke in Ten Days Book Review:

The first in an exciting new series by USA Today bestseller Kerrigan Byrne! These men are dark, bold, and brave. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees... Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil. LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms. “Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.”—New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch

The Scot Beds His Wife

The Scot Beds His Wife
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1250122554
ISBN 13: 9781250122551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scot Beds His Wife Book Review:

The Scot Beds His Wife is the next lush, captivating Victorian romance in the Victorian Rebels series by Kerrigan Byrne. They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster. Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants—including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him...more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity... A marriage most convenient Samantha Masters has come back to Scotland, in a pair of trousers, and with a whole world of dangerous secrets from her time spent in the Wild West trailing behind her. Her only hope of protection is to marry—and to do so quickly. Gavin is only too willing to provide that service for someone he finds so disturbingly irresistible. But even as danger approaches, what begins as a scandalous proposition slowly turns into an all-consuming passion. And Gavin discovers that he will do whatever is necessary to keep the woman he has claimed as his own...

All Scot and Bothered

All Scot and Bothered
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1250318874
ISBN 13: 9781250318879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Scot and Bothered Book Review:

All Scot and Bothered is the second book in the stunning Devil You Know series by USA Today bestselling author Kerrigan Byrne! They are a dangerous duke, a fierce lord, and an infamous earl—dark, bold, brave men who know exactly what they want. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees... He is first and foremost—at everything. A man who’s made his own way through ruthless cunning and sheer force of will. A strong and imposing Scot who can turn on the charm but does not suffer fools. His title: Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. His name: Cassius Gerard Ramsay. His mission: To investigate the goings-on at London's most notorious gaming hell, owned and operated by one of the most intriguing and desirable women he’s ever met. IN THIS GAME OF LOVE, THE RULES DO NOT APPLY Cecelia Teague was an orphan facing a rather dire future—until a secret benefactor from her mother’s scandalous past swept into her life. Sent to a prestigious boarding school and later to university, Cecelia believed high society was at her fingertips...Then, from out of nowhere, she became the inheritor of a gambling establishment. Now Cecelia must live two lives: one as a proper lady who finds herself undeniably drawn to Lord Ramsay and the other as a savvy gaming hell owner trying to save her business from the very same man. He has no idea she is both women...and Cecelia would like to keep it that way. But what happens when consuming passion and escalating danger threaten to reveal the truth? "With the Devil You Know series, Byrne once again delivers the beautifully nuanced characters and seductive storytelling her readers have come to expect."—Booklist

The Highwayman

The Highwayman
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 1466887400
ISBN 13: 9781466887404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highwayman Book Review:

A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 A Library Journal Summer Spotlight Title They're rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards-dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster, in the stunning debut historical romance The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne. STEALING BEAUTY Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him...and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception-and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands... COURTING DESIRE But Farah is no one's puppet. She possesses a powerful secret-one that threatens her very life. When being held captive by Dorian proves to be the only way to keep Farah safe from those who would see her dead, Dorian makes Farah a scandalous proposition: marry him for protection in exchange for using her secret to help him exact revenge on his enemies. But what the Blackheart of Ben More never could have imagined is that Farah has terms of her own, igniting a tempestuous desire that consumes them both. Could it be that the woman he captured is the only one who can touch the black heart he'd long thought dead?

The Hunter

The Hunter
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 1466887419
ISBN 13: 9781466887411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hunter Book Review:

They're rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards-dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster... A scandalous proposal. Christopher Argent lives in the shadows as the empire's most elite assassin. Emotion is something he tossed away years ago, making him one of the most clear-eyed, cold-hearted, wealthiest, and therefore untouchable men in London. But when his latest target turns out to be London's own darling, Millicent LeCour, Christopher's whole world is turned upside down. Overwhelmed by her stunning combination of seduction and innocence, Christopher cannot complete the mission. She has made him feel again. Now, he will do anything to save her life, so that he can claim her as his own... A perilous passion... When Millie learns what Christopher was hired to do, she is torn between the fear in her heart and the fire in her soul. Putting herself in this notorious hunter's arms may be her only path to safety-even if doing so could be the deadliest mistake she's ever made. But how can she resist him? As the heat between her and Christopher burns out of control, danger lurks in the shadows. Is their desire worth the risk? Only the enemy knows what fate has in store...

The Governess Game

The Governess Game
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0062672134
ISBN 13: 9780062672131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Governess Game Book Review:

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson The accidental governess After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own. The infamous rake Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

The Devil in Her Bed

The Devil in Her Bed
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-03-09
ISBN 10: 1250318890
ISBN 13: 9781250318893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil in Her Bed Book Review:

The Devil in Her Bed is the third book in the stunning Devil You Know trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Kerrigan Byrne! He lives in secret service to the Crown—a man of duty, deception, and an undeniable attraction to a woman who threatens to tear his whole world apart. They call him the Devil of Dorset. He stands alone, a man of undeniable power. Moving in and out of shadows, back alleys and ballrooms, he is unstoppable and one of the Crown’s most dangerous weapons. However, when he sets his sights on the undeniably beautiful Countess of Mont Claire, Francesca Cavendish, he doesn’t realize that he has met a match like no other. TRUE LOVE WEARS NO DISGUISE Francesca is a countess by day and stalks her prey—those responsible for the death of her family—by night. What she does not expect is to be thrown into the path of the devil himself, the Earl of Devlin. She has secrets of her own and he seems determined to lay them bare. Can her heart survive finding the love of her life and losing him when all is revealed? “Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.”—New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch

The Duke s Tattoo a Regency Romance of Love and Revenge Though Not in That Order

The Duke s Tattoo  a Regency Romance of Love and Revenge  Though Not in That Order
Author: Miranda Davis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781476335216
ISBN 13: 1476335214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duke s Tattoo a Regency Romance of Love and Revenge Though Not in That Order Book Review:

First comes revenge then comes love and marriage in The Duke's Tattoo, a historical romance set in Regency England. This is Book One of 'The Horsemen of the Apocalypse' series.Miss Prudence Haversham, Bath's first and only female apothecary, knows she'll have a significant problem if the tenth Duke of Ainsworth ever discovers she is to blame for the mocking tattoo she had tattooed on his august person in revenge. Unfortunately, the duke she tattooed is not the Duke of Ainsworth who disgraced her with his lies. Worse, he is one of four infamously implacable cavalry officers known as 'The Horsemen of the Apocalypse.'After being grievously wounded at Waterloo, Jeremy Maubrey returns to London as the tenth Duke of Ainsworth and finds his new life painful, dull and full of obligations. That is, until he wakes to find himself indelibly decorated in a mortifying manner.Though he cannot recall much of the abduction and tattooing, he does remember the waif-like villainess and her arresting eyes. Ducal duties must wait while he finds the culprit and takes his revenge.Hero and heroine meet as adversaries in Bath. Prudence Haversham overturns the duke's every expectation and intention. In turn, the duke proves himself a surprisingly forgiving man who earns her love.

The Highlander

The Highlander
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 9781250813251
ISBN 13: 1250813255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highlander Book Review:

In The Highlander, a stunning, gorgeous Victorian romance from Kerrigan Byrne, can the fiercest master of battle conquer a woman’s heart? They call him the Demon Highlander. The fearsome Lieutenant Colonel Liam MacKenzie is known for his superhuman strength, towering presence, and fiery passion in the heat of battle. As Laird to the MacKenzie clan, the undefeated Marquess has vanquished his foes with all rage and wrath of his barbaric Highland ancestors. But when an English governess arrives to care for his children, the master of war finds himself up against his greatest opponent. . . in the game of love. Defying all expectations, Miss Philomena is no plain-faced spinster but a ravishing beauty with voluptuous curves and haughty full lips that rattle the Laird to his core. Unintimidated by her master’s raw masculinity and savage ways, the headstrong lass manages to tame not only his wild children but the beast in his soul. With each passing day, Liam grows fonder of Miss Mena—and more suspicious. What secret is she hiding behind those emerald eyes? What darkness brought her to his keep? And how can he conquer this magnificent woman’s heart . . . without surrendering his own? “Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.” —Suzanne Enoch on The Highwayman

Lady Gouldian

Lady Gouldian
Author: Calia Read
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2021-04-17
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798739680167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Gouldian Book Review:

I was just eight-years-old, looking up at the clouds, when Asa Calhoun became my one true love. He was my brother's best friend. He was stoic and solemn, and always believed everything in life had to be perfect. But I saw past his eccentric mannerisms. I found him fascinating.I was seventeen when I had my debutante ball. Throughout the years, there was a gradual shift between us. I stopped being the little sister he's always known me as and transformed into a lady. By the end of that night, he found me fascinating.I was twenty-one when he first kissed me. My one true love became my soulmate. I was certain nothing would ever come between us.I married at twenty-three. But I wasn't Mrs. Asa Calhoun. At the time I believed it was for the best, leaving Belgrave and my memories of Asa behind.I was twenty-eight when my husband died. The pain was swift and sharp. I saw what could have been and all that I let go of. Including Asa.Nearly seven months later I'm back in Charleston, because six years of a broken heart is too much for anyone to endure.Asa once told me he would always be my home, but will he still mean those words when I walk through the church doors and object to his marriage?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 0143177281
ISBN 13: 9780143177289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book Review:

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a striking novel. Just when I was thinking there wasn't anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed.” —Michael Connelly "I doubt you will read a better book this year.” —Val McDermid Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to investigate, but he quickly finds himself in over his head. He hires a competent assistant: the gifted and conscience-free computer specialist Lisbeth Salander, and the two unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

Duke the Halls

Duke the Halls
Author: Jennifer Ashley,Grace Burrowes,Anna Bradley,Kerrigan Byrne,Christi Caldwell,Tanya Anne Crosby
Publsiher: Oliver-Heber books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Duke the Halls Book Review:

From six beloved writers—Jennifer Ashley, Anna Bradley, Grace Burrowes, Kerrigan Byrne, Christi Caldwell and Tanya Anne Crosby—come six Christmas stories that will warm up your holiday, and put a twinkle in your eyes. A First-Footer for Lady Jane by Jennifer Ashley When Grandfather MacDonald predicts Lady Jane will marry this year's First-Footer–the first guest into the house on Hogmanay—she dismisses the notion. Her childhood sweetheart is fighting on the Peninsula, and she can't imagine marrying anyone but the staid Major Barnett. But when the clock strikes midnight, and Hogmanay begins, a knock at the front door changes Jane's life forever. Then in a Twinkling by Anna Bradley An escapade, a caper, an outrageous Christmas courtship…Oliver Angel will do whatever it takes to win the heart of his chosen lady. The first time he met Dinah Bishop she turned her pistol on him, but instead of his head, Dinah's ball struck the softest part of his heart. Oliver is determined to make Dinah his own, but there's one small problem… Dinah Bishop doesn't believe in love. Making Merry by Kerrigan Byrne Sprightly Victorian spinster, Vanessa Latimer, is stranded for the holidays in the Scottish Highlands by a relentless winter blizzard. She takes refuge at a centuries-old inn where the only available room is haunted by the ghost of a warrior who fell at Culloden Moor. One who refuses to give up his side of the bed. The Art of Kissing Beneath the Mistletoe by Tanya Anne Crosby Alexandra Grace Huntington once believed in fairy tales. She oohed and aahed over gowns from Courtauld's, never wore black lest in mourning, always minded her social graces, and never, ever indulged her inner bluestocking. Now her world has come crashing down and she's alone for the holidays—no siblings, no parents, no friends, and not one shred of pride remaining. When she's unexpectedly invited to celebrate one last holiday with her dearest friend, she can't accept quickly enough… only how did one comport oneself after one's father has attempted to ruin the one man she's loved all her life? A Marquess for Christmas by Christi Caldwell Lady Patrina Tidemore gave up on the ridiculous notion of true love after having her heart shattered and her trust destroyed by a black-hearted cad. Used as a pawn in a game of revenge against her brother, Patrina returns to London from a failed elopement with a tattered reputation. The last thing she's interested in is falling in love. But it is Christmas, and after a chance encounter with a vexing, but entrancing widower in Hyde Park, Patrina begins to think anything is possible. The Marquess of Mistletoe by Grace Burrowes He left her standing in the cold... She sent him off to war. Leo Drake was all set to share his future with the lady of his dreams when he was told Marielle had changed her mind. Bewildered and heartbroken, he joined the army and sailed for Spain. It's ten years later, and fate has thrown Leo and Marielle together on Christmas night. Will they say farewell for all time, or let the magic of the holidays rejoin their hearts? This is a limited-time, special box set. All these novellas were previously published, but never together in a box set. Enjoy!

A Dark Stormy Knight

A Dark   Stormy Knight
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: Victorian Rebels
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 9781947204782
ISBN 13: 1947204785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dark Stormy Knight Book Review:

This Knight of the Crown is driven by a painful past and a patient fury... and his entire life is a lie. Sir Carlton Morley is famously possessed of extraordinary will, singular focus, and a merciless sense of justice. As a man, he secured his fortune and his preeminence as Scotland Yard's ruthless Chief Inspector. As a decorated soldier, he was legend for his unflinching trigger finger, his precision in battle, and his imperturbable strength. But as a boy, he was someone else. A twin, a thief, and a murderer, until tragedy reshaped him. Now he stalks the night, in search of redemption and retribution, vowing to never give into temptation, as it's just another form of weakness. Until temptation lands--quite literally--in his lap, taking the form of Prudence Goode. Prim and proper Pru is expected to live a life of drudgery, but before she succumbs to her fate, she craves just one night of desire. On the night she searches for it, she stumbles upon a man made of shadows, muscle and wrath... And decides he is the one. When their firestorm of passion burns out of control, Morley discovers, too late, that he was right. The tempting woman has become his weakness. A weakness his enemies can use against him.

The Duke Effect

The Duke Effect
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 0062885405
ISBN 13: 9780062885401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duke Effect Book Review:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan continues her bestselling Rogue Files series with this captivating romance that will thrill her many fans. She doesn’t care about love… Despite being surrounded by her happily wed sisters, Nora Langley prefers botany to ballrooms and would rather spend a lifetime in her laboratory than consider affairs of the heart. An expert herbalist, Nora has been masquerading as her late physician father for years, dispensing invaluable medical advice. She corresponds with people all over the world, including an old army colonel. But when the man shows up on her doorstep, he is nothing like she expected—he is a young, handsome heir to a dukedom who suddenly threatens everything she holds dear. He only cares about duty… Constantine Sinclair arrives on the Langley doorstep in a desperate bid to save the woman who raised him, the Duchess of Birchwood … only to discover that the venerable doctor he expected is a bold and lovely charlatan. Furious at the deception, he vows to reveal her secrets. Determined to prove her skills, Nora promises to save the duchess in exchange for Con keeping her secret. Con reluctantly agrees… and soon Nora’s brilliant, headstrong ways are throwing his carefully controlled life into chaos. What happens when the rigid soldier begins to lose his grip on his heart?

Someone to Care

Someone to Care
Author: Mary Balogh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 0399586091
ISBN 13: 9780399586095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someone to Care Book Review:

**Instant New York Times Bestseller** Once the Countess of Riverdale, Viola Kingsley throws all caution to the wind when adventure calls in the form of a handsome aristocrat. . . . Two years after the death of the Earl of Riverdale, his family has overcome the shame of being stripped of their titles and fortune--except for his onetime countess, Viola. With her children grown and herself no longer part of the social whirl of the ton, she is uncertain where to look for happiness--until quite by accident her path crosses once again with that of the Marquess of Dorchester, Marcel Lamarr. Marcel Lamarr has been a notorious womanizer since the death of his wife nearly twenty years earlier. Viola caught his eye when she herself was a young mother, but she evaded his seduction at the time. A prize that eluded him before, she is all the more irresistible to him now although he is surprised to discover that she is as eager now for the excitement he offers as he is himself. When the two defy convention and run away together, they discover that the ties of respectability are not so easily severed, and pleasure can ensnare you when you least expect it. . . .

The Heroine with 1001 Faces

The Heroine with 1001 Faces
Author: Maria Tatar
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 1631498827
ISBN 13: 9781631498824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heroine with 1001 Faces Book Review:

World-renowned folklorist Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman. The Heroine with 1,001 Faces dismantles the cult of warrior heroes, revealing a secret history of heroinism at the very heart of our collective cultural imagination. Maria Tatar, a leading authority on fairy tales and folklore, explores how heroines, rarely wielding a sword and often deprived of a pen, have flown beneath the radar even as they have been bent on redemptive missions. Deploying the domestic crafts and using words as weapons, they have found ways to survive assaults and rescue others from harm, all while repairing the fraying edges in the fabric of their social worlds. Like the tongueless Philomela, who spins the tale of her rape into a tapestry, or Arachne, who portrays the misdeeds of the gods, they have discovered instruments for securing fairness in the storytelling circles where so-called women’s work—spinning, mending, and weaving—is carried out. Tatar challenges the canonical models of heroism in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, with their male-centric emphases on achieving glory and immortality. Finding the women missing from his account and defining their own heroic trajectories is no easy task, for Campbell created the playbook for Hollywood directors. Audiences around the world have willingly surrendered to the lure of quest narratives and charismatic heroes. Whether in the form of Frodo, Luke Skywalker, or Harry Potter, Campbell’s archetypical hero has dominated more than the box office. In a broad-ranging volume that moves with ease from the local to the global, Tatar demonstrates how our new heroines wear their curiosity as a badge of honor rather than a mark of shame, and how their “mischief making” evidences compassion and concern. From Bluebeard’s wife to Nancy Drew, and from Jane Eyre to Janie Crawford, women have long crafted stories to broadcast offenses in the pursuit of social justice. Girls, too, have now precociously stepped up to the plate, with Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, and Starr Carter as trickster figures enacting their own forms of extrajudicial justice. Their quests may not take the traditional form of a “hero’s journey,” but they reveal the value of courage, defiance, and, above all, care. “By turns dazzling and chilling” (Ruth Franklin), The Heroine with 1,001 Faces creates a luminous arc that takes us from ancient times to the present day. It casts an unusually wide net, expanding the canon and thinking capaciously in global terms, breaking down the boundaries of genre, and displaying a sovereign command of cultural context. This, then, is a historic volume that informs our present and its newfound investment in empathy and social justice like no other work of recent cultural history.

The Business of Blood

The Business of Blood
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: Oliver-Heber books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 1648390234
ISBN 13: 9781648390234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business of Blood Book Review:

"Heart-pounding mystery awaits the reader brave enough to crack Byrne’s sinister cover. This series is everything… E. V. E. R. Y. T. H. I. N. G. BoB has a Ripper Street, Penny Dreadful, Frankenstein Chronicles vibe." — Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews London, 1890. Blood and death are Fiona Mahoney’s trade, and business, as they say, is booming. Dying is the only thing people do with any regularity, and Fiona makes her indecorous living cleaning up after the corpses are carted away. Her childhood best friend, Mary, was the last known victim of Jack the Ripper. It’s been two years since Fiona scrubbed Mary’s blood from the floorboards, and London is no longer buzzing about the Ripper, but Fiona hasn’t forgotten. And she hasn’t stopped searching for Jack. When she’s called to a murder in the middle of the night, Fiona finds a victim mutilated in an eerily similar fashion to those of the Ripper, and only a few doors down from Mary’s old home. The relentless, overbearing, and irritatingly handsome Inspector Grayson Croft warns her away from the case. She might have listened, if she hadn’t found a clue in the blood. A clue that will lead her down a path from which there is no return.As a killer cuts a devastating swath through London, a letter written in blood arrives at her door, and it is only then that Fiona realizes just how perilous her endeavor is. For she has drawn the attention of an obsessive evil, and is no longer the hunter, but the prey. Fiona Mahoney is in the business of blood. But she’s not the only one... With intriguing twists, blood-chilling discoveries, and dazzling prose, USA Today Bestselling author Kerrigan Byrne proves a woman’s work is never done, even when she is sleuthing out a serial killer. Read the Fiona Mahoney Mysteries in order The Business of Blood A Treacherous Trade A Vocation of Violence

Crying Wolfe

Crying Wolfe
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publsiher: Oliver-Heber books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crying Wolfe Book Review:

A brand-new deliciously wicked romance series from USA Today Bestselling Author Kerrigan Byrne. The Goode Girls aren't simply good, they're stunning. Elijah Wolfe is just as ruthless as his name suggests. Born in the slums of New York to immigrant parents, he used his sharp wits and sharper fists to fight for survival... One day he struck gold, literally, but being one of the richest men in the world still leaves his heart empty of trust and his world full of enemies. Birthed into scandal, Rosaline Goode is having the worst season possible. Women gossip behind their fans and men don't offer a dance, let alone marriage. Just as she's beginning to find a foothold in society, she's caught, nearly naked, in the home of the famously unscrupulous American whose name is on everyone's lips. Her lips, however, have captured his dangerous interest, and Rosaline finds his kiss impossible to resist... that is until she learns that he is her family's most bitter enemy, and his quest for revenge leaves no room in his dark heart for love.