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A Scandalous Wife

A Scandalous Wife

Ava Stone

Romance / History

After five years of marriage, Robert Beckford, the Earl of Masten comes face to face with Lydia, his estrange wife. Fearing scandal will taint his family's name, Robert hurries Lydia to the country, but on the way he discovers the lady is nothing like he has believed. She may even be the love of his life.Looks can be deceiving, the same is true for reputations As the head of his family, Robert Beckford, the Earl of Masten, was accustomed to dealing with various problems his siblings had caused of one sort or another. However he wasn’t prepared when his cad of brother ruined and then abandoned a young lady. To right the wrong, Robert married the girl himself; but his chivalry only went so far. He didn’t want a wife, and most certainly not a scandalous one. So after repeating his vows, he sent her packing, off to a secluded estate and expected her to stay put. After years of mistreatment at the hands of her family, Lydia was prepared to be an accommodating wife; but her rigid and unforgiving husband asked too much of her. After languishing for years in her opulent prison, Lydia leaves her country estate for the glamour and excitement of London—and unfortunately her husband’s path.
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In the Stars

In the Stars

Ava Stone

Romance / History

Ever since a mysterious fortuneteller informed Miss Wilhelmina Throssell that she'd soon meet her true love - a one-eyed commander -Mina's thought of little else. She never imagined marriage was in the stars for her or that she had a true love out there somewhere. Anywhere. Lieutenant-Colonel Nathaniel Carrick, Viscount Healeyfield returned home from the battlefields with nothing but his honor, his excellent eye-sight, and a crumbling abbey to his name. As luck would have it however, his wealthy mentor has a daughter of marriageable age that he'd like to see wed before he dies. Almost instantly, Nathaniel is quite smitten with the girl. She's lovely, enchanting and the most unique female of his acquaintance. Unfortunately, the girl in question is quite adamant that her one true love, whoever he may be, has but a single eye.
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Thwarting the Duke

Thwarting the Duke

Ava Stone

Romance / History

When the Duke of Danby comes to London for the Season, anything can happen!Thwaring the Duke contains...Ava Stone's Lady Hope's Dashing DevilLady Hope Post has suffered the most rotten luck over the last year. She's lost the love of her life. Her great-uncle and Machiavellian matchmaker the Duke of Danby has a special license just waiting for her somewhere. And after one tiny little phaeton accident in the park, the most devilish earl attempts to blackmail her over the incident.Thaddeus Baxter, the Earl of Kilworth has every intention of restoring luster to the earldom he's inherited from his ne'er-do-well cousin, but when an adventurous lady upends his phaeton in the park, all of Thad's perfectly respectable plans are tossed out the window. What are the odds he'd cross paths with the same girl who'd nearly brought down his cousin's earldom in the first place? And what are the odds he'd lose his heart to her as well?Julie Johnstone's It's In the Duke's KissLady Emmaline Radcliffe...
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A Scandalous Pursuit

A Scandalous Pursuit

Ava Stone

Romance / History

"Ava Stone's sparkling dialogue and fun characters make for a delicious read. You'll eat it up!" ~ Sabrina Jeffries, NYT Bestselling author "Ava Stone never disappoints. Filled with witty banter, endearing characters, sizzle, and unexpected twists, Ms. Stone's stories have been known to keep me up, reading late into the night. And I've never regretted losing the sleep." ~ Samantha Grace, author of Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel A SCANDALOUS PURSUIT, A Regency Historical Novel - Book Three of the Scandalous Series... Even the most ruthless of rogues live by their own code of honor, and for Alexander Everett, the wicked Duke of Kelfield, his includes not seducing the ward of his oldest and dearest friend. However for a man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, the lure of the forbidden fruit is enough to drive him wild. When he finds himself under the same roof as the enchanting Olivia Danbury at a summer house party, he discovers the temptation of the lady is more than he can resist. Olivia, on the other hand, has the rest of her life all mapped out. When her fiancé returns from the Peninsular Wars, they’ll get married, settle down in the country, start a family, and live happily ever after. The sinfully sexy Duke of Kelfield was not in her plans. But when she stumbles headlong into a compromising position with the passionate duke, her carefully constructed life quickly begins to unravel. In no time, Olivia must choose between the life she’s always planned and everything she never knew she wanted.About the AuthorThe author of several Regency Noir Romances, Ava Stone first fell in love with Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen and Regency England at the age of twelve. And in the years since, that love has never diminished. If she isn't writing Regency Era romance, she can be found reading it. Her best-selling Scandalous Series is filled with witty humor and centers around the friends and family of the Machiavellian-like Lady Staveley, exploring deep themes but with a light touch. A single mother, Ava lives outside Raleigh NC, but she travels extensively, always looking for inspiration for new stories and characters in the various locales she visits. Together with Tammy Falkner, Ava makes up 1/2 of the Lydia Dare Paranormal Regency writing team. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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One More Haunted Evening

One More Haunted Evening

Ava Stone

Romance / History

Three London gentlemen return to Marisdùn Castle this fall for another haunted Samhain masquerade. Lord Quentin Post is still in pursuit of his angel. Mr. David Thorn is searching for his artist. And Mr. Sidney Garrick is still on a quest for more than just a little fun.But when a powerful entity is accidentally released inside the castle walls, all bets are off and the lives of the three gentlemen in question will never be the same again.
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A Scandalous Secret

A Scandalous Secret

Ava Stone

Romance / History

Chester Peyton, the Marquess of Astwick, has never forgotten his first love. Nor has he ever gotten over her. But now thirteen years later, time has come for him to finally settle down and do his duty as far as both his title and his dragon of a mother are concerned. Everything would be so much easier if Chet’s heart didn’t still belong to the enchanting Scot he gave it to once upon a time.After following her late-husband’s regiment from one end of the continent to the other, Lady Hannah Campbell returns to London a very different woman than the naïve lass she once was. With her two sons in tow, she now has to navigate the waters of the ton, which seem more foreign than the lands she has traversed the last dozen years. And all the while, she has to keep hidden the scandalous secret that made her flee England so very ago.
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A Scandalous Past (Regency Romance, Book 4)

A Scandalous Past (Regency Romance, Book 4)

Ava Stone

Romance / History

The Earl of Clayworth searches for evidence of his family's traitorous acts, hoping to save himself from the gallows. Unfortunately, the missing piece of the puzzle leads him directly to the very spirited Cordelia Avery. Cordie craves the freedom she thinks one debauched suitor will give her should she bring him up to scratch. Unfortunately she falls for the very staid Earl of Clayworth instead.
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A Scandalous Ruse (Scandalous Series Book 6)

A Scandalous Ruse (Scandalous Series Book 6)

Ava Stone

Romance / History

If Lady Arabella Winslett was left to her own devices, she would happily paint each day away and want for nothing else. Unfortunately, her grandfather has other plans for her future, plans that involve marrying her off to her horrid cousin and sending Bella far away. Only a quick betrothal to someone else will save her from that unhappy fate. But with time ticking by, it would take a miracle to bring anyone up to scratch...If only someone could be convinced to play the role of her intended for just a little while. Jaded Gregory, Baron Avery, lives with more than a few regrets and no way to atone for his past. Though, when his sister stumbles upon a lady in desperate need of a temporary fiancé, she suggests that Greg play the part in an attempt to help him find the peace he's been missing. However, once the beautiful Bella enters his life, peace is the furthest thing from Greg's mind. But their betrothal wasn't supposed to be permanent, and she deserves someone much more honorable than him.
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My Lord Hercules

My Lord Hercules

Ava Stone

Romance / History

Miss Miranda Bartlett is on a mission to locate her missing friend. Determined hoyden that she is, she'll do whatever it takes to get the answers she seeks, too, even if that means dressing like a dandy, sneaking into a gaming hell, and surrounding herself with London's worst reprobates. However, she didn't plan on bumping into a Herculean gentleman along the way. The handsome and honorable Lord Harrison Casemore immediately thwarts her plans and seems determined to save her at every turn, making it more than difficult to accomplish her task. Ever since Harry Casemore spotted the exotic temptress trying to pass herself off as a fop, he's been drawn to her. He hasn't figured out what she's after, but he's fairly certain he'd sell his soul if she'd just let him help her with whatever it is.  
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A Scandalous Vow (Scandalous Series Book 7)

A Scandalous Vow (Scandalous Series Book 7)

Ava Stone

Romance / History

A SPY NEVER REALLY RETIRES…Long ago, Marcus Gray, the Marquess of Haversham, left the Home Office with a blackened reputation and a determination to never look back. He skirted the edges of London society, caring for little other than himself, until he crossed paths with Caroline Staveley. When Marc discovers the recently widowed Caroline has returned to London and her late husband’s actions have placed her in danger, he is quickly lured into the once familiar game of cat and mouse he thought he’d escaped. ...NOT WHEN THE LADY HE LOVES IS IN DANGERCaroline, Viscountess Staveley, is struggling to raise her children and find her place in the world now that her steady and reliable husband is gone. The last thing she needs is another complication, and that is exactly what the notorious skirt-chasing Haversham is—a complicated, unapologetic rake that tempts her like no one ever has. As she starts to unravel his secrets, however, she begins to wonder who he really is and exactly how many secrets he's keeping.
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Live Like You Mean It

Live Like You Mean It

Ava Stone

Romance / History

Bad boy rocker Brody Campbell won't let anyone stand in the way of his pursuit of a music career and nonstop parties. When he meets single mom Leah Willett, his outlook on his future starts to change. Leah falls hard for Brody, even though she knows it's a bad idea. But she can't help herself. He makes life exciting for the first time in forever. But does love too much to keep him from his dreams?
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A Regency Christmas Pact Collection

A Regency Christmas Pact Collection

Ava Stone

Romance / History

From Six USA Today Bestselling AuthorsAfter attending the funeral of an old school friend, six Regency gentlemen make a pact never to marry, convinced it will save them from meeting the same fate... In AVA STONE's A Bit of Mistletoe...Everett Casemore, the very serious Marquess of Berkswell, resolves himself to eternal bachelorhood. Unfortunately, both his resolve and his peace of mind are threatened by the arrival of a beautiful, thoughtful, but mostly unsuitable lady. * Miss Theresa Birkin knows better than most that an error in judgment can lead one down an unfortunate path. If only she'd been wiser when she was younger. If only she hadn't followed her foolish heart. If only she'd met Lord Berkswell long before now. In JANE CHARLES's Lady Disguised...Mr. Sebastian Stanwick never intended to marry. Women were simply unpredictable and unstable if not taken care of properly. * Hélène Mirabelle wants few things in life. One, is to perform on the stage, and the other, is to be out from under the roof of her overbearing new family: Lord Bentley and the Trent brothers. A husband could never fit into the plans because no decent man would take an actress as a wife. * One fateful night leaves Hélène questioning if being an actress is the only thing she wants, while Stanwick begins to wonder whether all women are truly prone to madness. In CATHERINE GAYLE's...Thick as Thieves, David Hounslow, the Marquess of Preston, will not stand aside while those he loves are hurt. When it becomes clear his brother-in-law’s guest is up to no good, Preston scrutinizes every move of the would-be thief. Not that he minds such a task—Lady Frederica is as beautiful and intelligent as she is enigmatic. She just might steal his heart. * Desperation has become Lady Frederica Bexley-Smythe’s constant companion due to her brother’s affinity for gambling and carousing. With the fate of her mother and sister resting upon her shoulders, perhaps the time has arrived for Freddie to bend the rules. Unfortunately, Lord Preston’s scrutiny is complicating her task. Far more perplexing than his perusal is his caring nature, which is distracting her from the treasures she intends to steal. But desperate times call for desperate measures…In JERRICA KNIGHT-CATANIA's All He Wants For Christmas...Rowan Findley has decided to remain a bachelor for all eternity. That is, until Olivia walks into his cousin's drawing room for a Christmas party, reminding him of a night many years ago. * Olivia Edwards can't quite believe her eyes when Rowan Findley waltzes back into her life, as handsome and charming as ever. It's been almost seven years since she's seen him, and the secret she's been harboring all that time has her on edge whenever he's about.In AILEEN FISH’s Chasing Lord Mystery...Lord Northcotte is not in the holiday spirit when he joins his sister’s family and discovers a matchmaking scheme is afoot. He vows he will never marry Lady Miriam or any other woman. Now if only his heart would listen. * Lady Miriam’s mother accused her of chasing Lord Mystery after a noble act by a handsome stranger six years ago became the measure of all other men. Now he’s staying at the home where she’d hoped to escape a summons from her grandfather. Terrified Northcotte will recognize her, she can’t decide which is the bigger threat: the duke armed with a special license, or Lord Mystery, who carries a secret she’d never live down. In JULIE JOHNSTONE’s ’Tis The Season For Surrender...Lillian Lancaster's recently deceased father’s will stipulates her inheritance hinges upon her marrying a lord. With time running out, Lillian proposes to the marriage-adverse Lord Edgeworth after securing his agreement to a marriage in name only. * Haunted Edgeworth is commanded by to marry by Christmas or become penniless, the perfect choice is a woman who wants nothing to do with him. But will these two wounded souls find more than security in each others arms?
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