The Queen Of Beauty

Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Publisher: Century Trilogy
ISBN: 9781477806128
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Petra Durst-Benning’s captivating historical novel pays homage to the trailblazing women of the early twentieth century—like Elizabeth Arden and Est�e Lauder—who shaped culture, shattered convention, and strived to make the world around them more beautiful. Despite all that Clara Berg has achieved as a wife, mother, and chemist—especially for a woman in turn-of-the-century Berlin—ending her abusive marriage comes at great cost. The judge hands her inheritance—her parents’ pharmacy—over to her ex-husband. Now, with her reputation in near ruins thanks to the scandal that rocked her marriage, no reputable chemist will hire her. Worst of all, she has lost all rights to her young son and daughter. Only her dearest friends, Josephine and Isabelle, themselves no strangers to hardship, remain steadfast. With their encouragement, Clara decides to start over in the spa town of Lake Constance, where she creates a homemade cream and launches a cosmetics revolution. Against all convention, she teaches other women and herself how to face the challenges of each new day with confidence and beauty. Soon her renown brings prestige, professional accolades, even new romance. But through it all, her heart beats for her beloved children—will success finally bring the reunion she longs for?

The Iron Queen

Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
ISBN: 1611946549
Size: 24.14 MB
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"If you love Greek mythology and young adult books, this series is a perfect choice!" - Jess at Such A Novel Idea "What a powerful whirlwind end to this section of the series! . . . . There's so much heartbreak in this book. So much emotion. A great book!" - Reader's Dialogue His love could destroy their world. Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld. As the only living god with a right to both, Persephone's in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough? Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there's a reason gods never marry for love. A being with the power to destroy all of creation shouldn't place more value in one individual than the rest of the planet. But Hades . . . Hades would break the world for her. To save the world and stop both Hades and Zeus, Persephone must make a difficult choice. One that may cost her everything. Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series. kaitlinbevis.com

The Macleods Of Skye Trilogy 3 Book Bundle

Author: Monica McCarty
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345544722
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Praised by Julia London as “breathless” and “enthralling,” Monica McCarty’s novels featuring the MacLeods of Skye have won the hearts and minds of romance readers with riveting historical adventure, delightfully independent heroines, and the steamiest Scottish warriors this side of the Highlands. Now McCarty’s unforgettable trilogy is available in a single eBook bundle: HIGHLANDER UNTAMED Rory MacLeod is a powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance—to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald—a bride he has no intention of keeping. Blessed with incomparable beauty, Isabel is prepared to use every means possible—including seduction—to uncover her husband’s most guarded secrets. Instead Rory awakens Isabel’s deepest desires and her sweetest fantasies. Now Isabel has found the happiness she’s always dreamed of . . . with the very man she must betray. HIGHLANDER UNMASKED A hardened mercenary on a secret mission to protect his clan, Alex MacLeod must keep his true purpose hidden. But his dangerous endeavor is threatened by a beautiful woman he saves from outlaws, never dreaming she will appear at court and put his plans in jeopardy. As Meg Mackinnon challenges Alex—the midnight rescuer whose smoldering blue eyes and raw sensuality left her breathless—to reveal his secrets, the stakes grow perilously high, especially for the bold woman who dares to unmask a highlander. HIGHLANDER UNCHAINED A born leader possessing brute strength, Lachlan Maclean will do whatever it takes to protect his clan—even if it means abducting the most willful woman in the Highlands. But Lachlan is unprepared for the beautiful spitfire who digs beneath his chiseled exterior. Flora MacLeod is determined to avoid her mother’s fate of being bartered away as a marriage prize. Vowing to make her captor pay, she boldly engages him in a battle of wills, sweetening the challenge with dangerous passion–even as the deadly ghosts of a past tragedy reach out to thwart a love that has yet to be spoken.

Vampire Witch Trilogy

Author: Eileen Sheehan
Publisher: Eileen Sheehan
ISBN:
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Now you can have the exciting and sexy vampire romance trilogy in one convenient eBook. Follow the thrilling life and adventures of Casey Merker as she goes from an innocent and naive young woman living in a remote dystopian location to a wise and worldly wife, mother, and vampire queen. Book 1: Vampire Witch Description= For an up and coming witch, Casey Merker, escaping from her wicked mutant-vampire mother and even more wicked newly wedded vampire prince could never have been accomplished without the aid of two centuries old vampire brothers, Geo and Luthias. Amidst the running, fighting, and avoiding of the dangers and drama that arose during her escape, the brothers each declared his love for Casey. Now Casey must choose. The problem is.... she loves them both! VAMPIRE WITCH IS BOOK 1 OF A TRILOGY Book 2: Vampire Queen Description =Picking up where Book 1 "Vampire Witch" left off, Casey looks forward to settling into Verso while she enjoys being a new mother, gets accustomed to being a vampire, and continues with her magic tutoring. Unfortunately, her bliss is short lived when threat of war from the New World Order requires she assume her role as queen of Vampire Land. With the help of two vampire brothers -who are both vying for her love, Geo and Luthias, she uncovers lies, deceit, and escapes attempts on her life while she struggles to secure a legacy for her son. VAMPIRE QUEEN IS BOOK 2 OF THE VAMPIRE WITCH TRILOGY Book 3: Kings & Queens Description = The story that began in Vampire Witch and continued in Vampire Queen, of Casey Merker's love for two vampire brothers, finally comes to a close. More trials await Casey as she battles the New World Order to regain peace in her kingdom, gains more knowledge and abilities in the magic department, eliminates some enemies and makes friends with others and finally marries the vampire of her dreams while looking forward to living in a world of peace and harmony. KINGS & QUEENS IS THE FINAL BOOK OF THE VAMPIRE QUEENS TRILOGY

The Lost Queen

Author: Signe Pike
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 150119142X
Size: 33.76 MB
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“Outlander meets Camelot” (Kirsty Logan, author of The Gracekeepers) in the first book of an exciting historical trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and, until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin. Intelligent, passionate, rebellious, and brave, Languoreth is the unforgettable heroine of The Lost Queen, a tale of conflicted loves and survival set against the cinematic backdrop of ancient Scotland, a magical land of myths and superstition inspired by the beauty of the natural world. One of the most powerful early medieval queens in British history, Languoreth ruled at a time of enormous disruption and bloodshed, when the burgeoning forces of Christianity threatened to obliterate the ancient pagan beliefs and change her way of life forever. Together with her twin brother Lailoken, a warrior and druid known to history as Merlin, Languoreth is catapulted into a world of danger and violence. When a war brings the hero Emrys Pendragon, to their door, Languoreth collides with the handsome warrior Maelgwn. Their passionate connection is forged by enchantment, but Languoreth is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of the High King who is sympathetic to the followers of Christianity. As Rhydderch's wife, Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way, her kingdom, and all she holds dear. “Moving, thrilling, and ultimately spellbinding” (BookPage), The Lost Queen brings this remarkable woman to life—rescuing her from obscurity, and reaffirming her place at the center of the most enduring legends of all time. “Moving, thrilling, and ultimately spellbinding, The Lost Queen is perfect for readers of historical fiction like The Clan of the Cave Bear and Wolf Hall, and for lovers of fantasy like Outlander and The Mists of Avalon” (BookPage).

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

The Three Musketeers

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101201527
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"We read The Three Musketeers to experience a sense of romance and for the sheer excitement of the story," reflected Clifton Fadiman. "In these violent pages all is action, intrigue, suspense, surprise--an almost endless chain of duels, murders, love affairs, unmaskings, ambushes, hairbreadth escapes, wild rides. It is all impossible and it is all magnificent." First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades--Athos, Porthos, and Aramis--who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy "Milady." "Dumas will be read a hundred, nay, three hundred years on," wrote John Galsworthy. "His greatest creation is undoubtedly D'Artagnan, type at once of the fighting adventurer and of the trusty servant, whose wily blade is ever at the back of those whose hearts have neither his magnanimity nor his courage. Few, if any, characters in fiction inspire one with such belief in their individual existences. . . . To one who made D'Artagnan all shall be forgiven." Clifton Fadiman agreed: "Dumas enjoyed writing his stories. . . . The pleasure he must have felt in creating D'Artagnan's troubles and triumphs flashes out of these pages. . . . Dumas rampaged through the history of France, inventing, changing, distorting--doing whatever was needed to produce a tale to hold the reader breathless."

Queen Jezebel

Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451686552
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The final novel in the classic Catherine de’ Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of historical fiction. The aging Catherine de’ Medici and her sickly son King Charles are hoping to end the violence between the feuding Catholics and Huguenots. When Catherine arranges the marriage of her beautiful Catholic daughter Margot to Huguenot king Henry of Navarre, France’s subjects hope there will finally be peace. But shortly after the wedding, when many of the most prominent Huguenots are still celebrating in Paris, King Charles gives an order that could only have come from his mother: rid France of its “pestilential Huguenots forever.” In this bloody conclusion to the Catherine de’ Medici trilogy, Jean Plaidy shows the demise of kings and skillfully exposes Catherine’s lifetime of depraved scheming.