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Author: Monica Burns

Monica Burns is a bestselling author of spicy historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance. Her time travel, Forever Mine, won the 2015 Gold Medal International Book Award and 2016 Bronze IPPY. At the age of nine Monica signed her first romance with the pseudonym she uses today. Her bucket list includes visiting Chiddingstone, England; Rome, Italy; and Sicily to see the house where her great-grandmother was born. Her eclectic tastes include movies, books and collecting swords.

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Tempting Jane - The Rochester Sisterhood Book 1

Tempting Jane
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B0785S6TDX
  • Release: 2018-03-06
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Maroli SP Imprints
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When the perfect staffing storm hits Jane Rochester’s temp agency, she winds up being Lincoln Chandler’s assistant for a week. Jane doesn’t do office romance, and her last relationship was one-sided. But one hot kiss from Lincoln changes everything. Now she has to decide if it’s love at first sight or just a fiery physical attraction.

Lincoln Chandler’s been focused on building his real estate development firm into a Fortune 500 company. He wasn’t looking for a relationship—particularly when his last girlfriend married Lincoln’s biggest competitor and took proprietary information with her in the bargain. But Jane Rochester is an undeniable force of nature, and the heat between them might be more than just a few hot nights in the bedroom.


Dangerous - Rockwood Family Series, #2

Dangerous
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781619230699
  • Release: 2015-07-28
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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His love could be the death of her.

When Constance Athelson, Viscountess Westbury, hides her face to attend the Black Widows Ball, she never expected to find erotic passion in a masked stranger’s arms. The torrent of lust isn’t enough to drown out her dubious “gift” for seeing visions and talking to the dead.

Terrified of being found out, she secures a position cataloguing archaeological artifacts for the Earl of Wyndham—where she encounters a ghost begging her to break a curse plaguing his family.

Before his mysterious lover disappeared, Lucien Blakemore was tempted to throw caution aside. Yet he knows one taste of love will unleash the curse that drove his father and brother to murder their wives.

When he returns home empty handed and empty hearted, he’s shocked to discover his new assistant is the goddess who fled into the night. But could her presence be part of a murderous plot to unearth the location of a secret Egyptian tomb? The answer—or his doom—lies behind the desire shining in his seductress’s eyes.

This book has been previously published by Samhain Publishing, and contains an epilogue never before included with this publication.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex with a hero whose torment equals that of Jane Eyre’s Mr. Rochester.

Stands Alone: yes


Mirage

Mirage
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781619230682
  • Release: 2015-06-30
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Middle East, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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A sheikh without a country. A woman without fear. A love hotter than the Sahara.

In his heart, Viscount Blakeney will always be Sheikh Altair Mazir, but a deathbed oath to his English grandfather forces him to divide his time between Britain and his beautiful Sahara. A victim of prejudice from both cultures, he has learned a bitter lesson. Trust no one.

Yet when he witnesses firsthand the British Museum’s rejection of Alexandra Talbot’s request for assistance in finding the lost city of Ramesses II, he finds himself not only compelled to help, but donning his desert robes to hide his identity.

Alexandra is all too familiar with men who equate her sex with a lack of intelligence. But the mysterious Altair isn’t like other men. He never questions her ability to find the lost city, only her resistance to the sinful pleasure of his touch.

Bound by a Pharaoh’s prophecy, desire flares between them under the desert stars. But murder and betrayal turn their quest into a deadly game, pushing their fragile trust to the breaking point. A trust that must be reforged if they are to survive.

This book has been previously published by Samhain Publishing.

Warning: Contains a half-blood prince of the desert whose tortured Bedouin heart beats beneath a proper English cravat. And an American archaeologist who’ll go a long way to fulfil her dreams.


Forever Mine

Forever Mine
  • Number: B00PZ3IURM
  • Release: 2014-12-02
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Maroli SP Imprints
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Thrown back to the year 1897, Victoria Ashton is forced to impersonate the wretched Countess of Guildford. Despite Victoria’s attempts to convince the earl she’s not his wife, her double’s infidelity and lies make it difficult, especially when Victoria falls in love with a man who loathes her.

Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford, is plagued with rumors he murdered his missing wife. When she unexpectedly reappears, he scoffs at her latest in a long string of lies. But the changes in Victoria make him to alter his opinion as he forges a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time.

WARNING: This book contains romantic, explicit sex with a proper English earl, whose frozen heart hides a tortured soul, and a feisty modern-day heroine determined to make the man see things her way, along with a lovable cast of characters and an ending that will make you weep with joy.


His Mistress - The Self-Made Man, #1

His Mistress
  • Number: 9781499203608
  • Release: 2014-04-22
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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From bestselling erotic romance author, Monica Burns, comes the story of a man willing to submit, and the woman with the strength to heal his soul. One man’s submission to pleasure As a solicitor seeking justice for victims of violence, Tobias Lynsted must maintain control at all times while working in the seedy underworld of London’s East End. The darkness of his world creates a need for the intimacy and release he can only find in the forbidden pleasure of submission in the House of Dark Pleasures. The kind of pleasure where a powerful man has the freedom to let go of his control for a few sweet moments of oblivion under the command of a lovely Domme. But when a blackmail scheme forces him to marry, the last thing he expects in a wife is a woman who will satisfy the darker side of his nature and make him yield to her command. One woman’s awakening Lady Jane Grisham has no desire to marry, but choosing marriage over a life of destitution is an easy choice to make. Although Jane knows love is for the foolish, Tobias awakens her most wicked and darkest of desires, but he’s also a threat to her secret life in the BDSM establishment, the House of Dark Pleasures. In the sinful world of domination and submission, Jane finds refuge from the repressive constraints of society by making a man surrender to her will. Her face hidden behind a mask, Jane uses her blossoming skills to make Tobias surrender not only his body, but his secrets as well. But she quickly discovers that the greatest test of her strength is trusting Tobias with her heart. A passion that overcomes the darkness of the past.


Obsession - Rockwood Family Series, #1

Obsession
  • Number: B0084J7KK2
  • Release: 2013-11-24
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Maroli SP Imprints
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No one sets fire to the page like Monica Burns.

A woman on the edge of sin…A man about to lose all control… In Jack the Ripper's London,deeply buried passions explode in a world gone mad with terror.

Helen Rivenall is willing to do anything to escape the brutality of her uncle’s home. But a promise of honest employment in London is a ruse. Drugged and auctioned off in a notorious brothel, she finds herself won by a man who wants nothing from her except her participation in a harmless charade. Left with no choice, she reluctantly agrees, but as their web of lies grows, so does temptation and the realization that erotic pleasures and sin are often one and the same.

Sebastian Rockwood, Earl of Melton is haunted by a dark secret in his past. One that taught him control is a personal trait to be valued above all others. He also learned never to give his heart to anyone. The risk is too great. Yet where Helen is concerned, his prized control is slowly giving way to an erotic need that threatens to consume him, and all too quickly he discovers nothing can protect him from the ultimate obsession—love.

But when Helen is kidnapped by a madman, Sebastian realizes the only part of his world that matters is Helen, even if she chooses to love someone else. Set against the backdrop of Jack the Ripper's diabolical murders, this erotic historical romance is the story of two injured souls struggling to find each other despite the pain of their pasts.


Inferno's Kiss - The Order of the Sicari series, #3

Inferno's Kiss
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425243145
  • Release: 2011-10-04
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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From the author of the award-winning Assassin's Heart comes Book 3 in the Order of the Sicari series

The laws of desire...
 Dante Condellaire, heir apparent to the Sicari Lords, knows that being a true leader means sacrifice. For Dante it was relinquishing all erotic pleasures. But he never expected his willpower to be tested so fiercely by Cleopatra Vorenus, expert assassin of the Order, and daughter of the man he is positioned to succeed. 
The rules of battle...
 Cleo prefers working alone--until she meets Dante who shares her goal: to destroy a Praetorian stronghold where Sicari women are imprisoned for devious purposes. Bringing the mission off without a hitch pumps up more than their resolve. It sets off a sexual spark too combustible to ignore. 
Are all made to be broken.
 As their attraction flares like an inferno, the stakes are raised. So are the risks. Before the mission is over, Dante and Cleo will be plunged into a dangerous conspiracy where a traitor threatens the very foundation of the Order, as well as the fiery bond between Dante and Cleo--warriors and lovers now torn between duty and desire.


Pleasure Me

Pleasure Me
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425238790
  • Release: 2011-03-01
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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From the author of Assassin's Honor, a bold and sexy new historical romance.

Youth and beauty are a courtesan's greatest assets. Concerned, at forty-one, that she is no longer desirable, Lady Ruth Attwood is uncertain whether to be offended or flattered when a younger man makes her an unusual offer. In need of funds, she agrees. But then she does the unthinkable-she falls in love...


Assassin's Heart - The Order of the Sicari series, #2

Assassin's Heart
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425236529
  • Release: 2010-09-07
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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The past and present collide in a thrilling new paranormal romance from the author of Assassin's Honor.

The half-angel, half-demon face that telepathic Lysander sees in the mirror is a reminder of the monster he must keep hidden to avoid expulsion from an order of assassins. His dreams of ancient Rome hint at a destiny with a woman he loves, but can never have.

When the gifted healer Phaedra travels to Rome in search of a legendary artifact, she works alongside a man who once rejected her love and healing touch. But her dreams of Ancient Rome tell of an irreversible and possibly dangerous future. For the distant past and present are about to collide-with the one man she is destined to love.


Assassin's Honor - The Order of the Sicari series, #1

Assassin's Honor
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425234167
  • Release: 2010-06-01
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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A sexy new adventure-packed romance with a paranormal twist-from the award-winning author. 
 
Archeologist Emma Zale sees the past when she touches relics. It's how she uncovered evidence of an ancient order of assassins-the Sicari. When a sinfully dark stranger shows up on her Chicago doorstep demanding an artifact she doesn't have, he drags her into a world where telekinesis and empaths-someone who can sense the emotions of others- are the norm. Now someone wants her dead, and her only hope of survival is an assassin who's every bit as dangerous to her body as he is to her heart.


Kismet

Kismet
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425232156
  • Release: 2010-01-05
  • Author: Monica Burns
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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In the heat of the desert night, passion rises like a flame...

Raised in a brothel, Allegra Synnford quickly learned that survival meant taking charge of her destiny. Now, as a renowned courtesan skilled in the pleasures of the flesh, she vows she will never be vulnerable to any one man...

Sheikh Shaheen of the Amazigh has been hiding from his past for a long time, but not enough to forget how another courtesan made him abandon his life as the Viscount Newcastle. When Allegra ignites his desire, his need threatens to undermine his cover.

With old enemies circling, experience tells him he must resist her charms at all costs. But Allegra has her own game to play...with a man who can't afford to lose.