Author: Syrie James

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Summer of Scandal - Runaway Heiress, #2

Summer of Scandal
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B0763LCK2K
  • Release: 2018-09-11
  • Author: Syrie James
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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Madeleine Atherton is no typical American heiress, sent to England to marry an English lord. A brilliant college graduate who secretly dreams of becoming a published author, she wants to marry for love. After receiving a proposal from a future duke, Madeleine flees the London Season for Cornwall to seek her sister’s advice, never expecting her decision to be complicated by a charming, handsome earl she’s certain she dislikes—even though his every touch sets her blood on fire.

Charles Grayson, the Earl of Saunders, has secrets and ambitions of his own. Although under pressure from his mother and gravely ill father to marry his cousin, Charles cannot find the words to propose. But this fascinating American visitor does not figure into his plans, either.

Thrown together unexpectedly at Trevelyan Manor, Madeleine and Charles struggle to rise above their intense attraction. But as things heat up between them over a summer that becomes increasingly scandalous, Madeleine and Charles will both be forced to make a difficult choice. Can two dreamers dare to defy convention and find their own happily ever after?


Runaway Heiress - A Dare to Defy Novel

Runaway Heiress
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: B075WNSL9V
  • Release: 2018-06-12
  • Author: Syrie James
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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When a runaway heiress runs into trouble, she may end up exactly where she belongs… 

Brainy and college-educated, American heiress Alexandra Atherton will do anything to avoid marriage to the English peer her mother has chosen for her--even abandon the life of privilege she's always known. But as her escape goes horribly wrong, Alexandra must invent a new identity to gain the help of a handsome stranger.

Thomas Carlyle, the Earl of Longford, sweeps in and out of London disguised as a humble artist, earning just enough to keep his ancestral Cornwall estate afloat. When Alexandra crashes into his life, she awakens feelings and desires that he vows will stay buried. Despite himself, he needs this beautiful newcomer, for his sisters have run off another governess.

Alexandra is surprised to find she thrives in her new position at Longford's home. But as she grows closer to Thomas and his sisters, and her relationship with the emotionally guarded earl unleashes their hidden passions, the truth Alexandra's been forced to hide may end up coming between her and the only man she's ever loved.


Jane Austen's First Love

Jane Austen's First Love
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425271353
  • Release: 2014-08-05
  • Author: Syrie James
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley
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INSPIRED BY ACTUAL EVENTS  

Fifteen-year-old Jane Austen dreams of three things: doing something useful, writing something worthy, and falling madly in love. When she visits her brother in Kent to celebrate his engagement, she meets wealthy, devilishly handsome Edward Taylor—a fascinating young man who is truly worthy of her affections. Jane knows a match between her and Edward is unlikely, but every moment she spends with him makes her heart race—and he seems to return her interest. Much to her displeasure, however, there is another seeking his attention

Unsure of her budding relationship, Jane seeks distraction by attempting to correct the pairings of three other prospective couples. But when her matchmaking aspirations do not all turn out as anticipated, Jane discovers the danger of relying on first impressions. The human heart cannot be easily deciphered, nor can it be directed or managed. And if others must be left to their own devices in matters of love and matrimony, can Jane even hope to satisfy her own heart?


Forbidden

Forbidden
  • Stars
  • Number: B005FFV2QQ
  • Release: 2012-01-24
  • Authors: Syrie James, Ryan M. James
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
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A Spectacular supernatural YA debut full of wit and romance from the talented mother-son writing team Syrie James and Ryan M. James!

Claire Brennan is desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there's no way she's going to tell her paranoid mom about her psychic visions warning that she's in danger.

Alec MacKenzie chose Emerson Academy as the ideal hiding place where he could escape his duties as an angelic watcehr to be normal for once. But he didn't count on falling in love with Claire, a half angel whose very existence is forbidden.

When the threat to Claire's life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?


Nocturne - Book 1

Nocturne
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781593156282
  • Release: January 4, 2011
  • Author: Syrie James
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Vanguard Press
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When Nicole Whitcomb’s car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger.

Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted to him and soon comes to realize that the feeling is mutual. But there are things about him that mystify her, filling her with apprehension—and Nicole can’t shake the feeling that he doesn’t want her there.

Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live alone in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret—or secrets—is he hiding?

Nicole has secrets of her own and a past she is running from—but Michael understands her better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, she is falling as deeply in love with him as he is with her.

But as the sexual tension between them builds, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns the terrifying truth—that her host is an ages-old vampire who is torn between his love for her and his desire for her blood—there’s nowhere for her to run but into the blizzard raging outside, and he’s the only one who can save her life.

Filled with unexpected twists and surprises, Nocturne is a page-turning, haunting, and deeply romantic story of forbidden love that will grab your heart and not let go.

 


Dracula, My Love - The Secret Journals of Mina Harker

Dracula, My Love
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780061923036
  • Release: 2010-07-20
  • Author: Syrie James
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Supernatural
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Acclaimed author Syrie James approaches Bram Stoker's classic Dracula with a breathtaking new perspective-as, for the first time, Mina Harker records the shocking story of her scandalous seduction and sexual rebirth. Who is this magnetic, fascinating man? And how could one woman fall so completely under his spell?

Mina Harker is torn between two men. Struggling to hang on to the deep, pure love she's found within her marriage to her husband, Jonathan, she is inexorably drawn into a secret, passionate affair with a charismatic but dangerous lover. This haunted and haunting creature has awakened feelings and desires within her that she has never before known, which remake her as a woman.

Although everyone she knows fears him and is pledged to destroy him, Mina sees a side to him that the others cannot: a tender, romantic side; a man who's taken full advantage of his gift of immortality to expand his mind and talents; a man who is deeply in love, and who may not be evil after all. Yet to surrender is surely madness, for to be with him could end her life. It may cost Mina all she holds dear, but to make her choice she must learn everything she can about the remarkable origins and sensuous powers of this man, this exquisite monster, this . . . Dracula!