Author: Brenda Joyce

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Seduction - The Spymaster's Men

Seduction
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373776559
  • Release: 2012-01-31
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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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….

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Secrets

Secrets
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780380771394
  • Release: 1993-04-01
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Injured during a train robbery, Regina Shelton 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.

Secrets

Slade Delanza has finally found the missing heiress who came west to wed his brother James. But now James is dead--and the rugged loner is expected to marry wealthv "Elizabeth Sinclair" himself, in order to rescue his family's California ranch 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, never dreaming of the stunning secrets that could seal their love--or tear them apart forever.


The Promise - De Warenne Dynasty

The Promise
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780373774425
  • Release: 2010-09-28
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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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….


Deadly Illusions - Book I in the Deadly series - A Francesca Cahill Novel

Deadly Illusions
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780373775415
  • Release: 2010-12-28
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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Irrepressible heiress and intrepid sleuth Francesca Cahill moves from her own glittering world of Fifth Avenue to the teeming underbelly of society, a place of pride, passions…and sometimes deadly perversion.

Despite the misgivings of her fiancé, 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 found dead. All the victims are impoverished but beautiful Irishwomen—andFrancesca fears that her dear friends Maggie Kennedy and Gwen O'Neil could be next.

Soon she is working with her former love, police commissioner 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.…


Deadly Vows

Deadly Vows
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373775514
  • Release: 2011-02-22
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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New York City, 1902

Something happened on the way to her wedding…

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…


Deadly Kisses - Book II in the Deadly series - A Francesca Cahill Novel

Deadly Kisses
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780373775477
  • Release: 2011-01-25
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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Called to the home of her fiancé's former mistress late one night, Francesca finds her curiosity 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—her fiancé, 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.


The Game - (deWarenne / O'Neill series) - Historical Romance ~ Elizabethan

The Game
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9780380775736
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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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 wilful 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….


Violet Fire - (Bragg Saga #3) - Reisssue Out Now

Violet Fire
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780380755783
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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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.


Firestorm - Reissue - March 4, 2008

Firestorm
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  • Number: 9780380755776
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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From the sensuous voice of novelist Brenda Joyce comes Firestorm, the extraordinary first 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.


The Fires of Paradise - (Bragg Saga #5) - Reissue - March 7, 2008

The Fires of Paradise
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780380765355
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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