Starstruck

Starstruck

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

An orphaned astronomy geek dreams of escaping her tiny town and becoming somebody and then the hot new quarterback befriends her. But strange things happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves, and when they touch, sparks fly—literally! Soon she discovers secrets that change her humdrum life forever and expose her to deadly perils. The middle of nowhere just got a lot more interesting!Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict “aunt,” she’s not even sure who she is. M’s dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably befriends her. As Rigel turns his back on fawning cheerleaders to spend time with M, strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves to the point she can ditch her thick glasses, and when they touch, sparks fly—literally! When M digs for a reason, she discovers deep secrets that will change her formerly humdrum life forever . . . and expose her to perils she never dreamed of. Yes, the middle of nowhere just got a lot more interesting!
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The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

We're going where??Kira's life in Nuath is getting better and better. She's a rising star on a prestigious sports team and the guy she's been crushing on has just started to notice her. When her parents announce they're all moving to technologically backward Earth for the good of their underground Martian colony, Kira is aghast—and furious. The last thing she wants to do is leave Mars to "blend in" with inferior Terrans. Worse, once there she'll be expected to make nice with the new Sovereign, a girl no more fit to rule their people than Kira herself. When Kira is offered a chance to undermine Sovereign Emileia, she leaps at it.During the past year, the life Sean O'Gara eagerly anticipated has crashed and burned. He was excited to move to Jewel, Indiana. Excited to take his place as the destined Royal Consort of Princess Emileia, a girl he'd fantasized about for years. But nothing turned out the way he expected. Emileia...
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Gabriella

Gabriella

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

A lost wager obliges a Duke to bring a pretty nobody into fashion for the London Season. Irksome duty turns into something quite different as he falls under the spell of his protege's innocent charm. Gabriella would rather help run her father's veterinary practice than fit into fashionable society but the more time she spends with the dashing Duke, the more conflicted she is. Could this be love?He lost a wager . . . but won a treasure. Due to a lost wager, the Duke of Ravenham is obliged to bring a pretty little nobody from the country into fashion among the high-sticklers of London Society. Ravenham would never refuse a debt of honor, no matter how unorthodox, so he overlooks Miss Gordon's vulgar relations to do what is necessary, escorting the unsophisticated chit to balls, etc. But what he expects to be an irksome duty turns out to be something quite different as he falls under the spell of his protege's innocent charm. When he lost that wager, he definitely never counted on losing his heart as well! First impressions can be deceiving. Miss Gabriella Gordon only came to London at her mother's and sister's insistence, for she'd much rather assist in running her father's veterinary practice than attempt to fit into fashionable society. No sooner has she arrived in London than the exalted (and exceedingly handsome) Duke of Ravenham comes to call. The reason is less than flattering, however: due to a lost wager, the Duke is forced to bring Gabriella into fashion, a "favor" she would certainly refuse if her family would let her. But the more time she spends in the dashing Duke's company, the more conflicted she feels— particularly when she discovers they have more in common than she ever dared dream.
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A Taste for Scandal

A Taste for Scandal

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

The course of true love never did run smooth... Violet Turpin has always lived for adventure and romance, a combination that has more than once gotten her into trouble. Her first attempt at a London debut was short and disastrous because her love of excitement far outstripped her concern for the proprieties. A few months later, she eloped with a sweet-talking fortune hunter and was only saved from ruin in the nick of time. Now she's determined to ride in fox hunts, even though that's not something ladies do. Knowing all this, her brother asks his friend Lord Rushford to keep a close eye on her during her second attempt at a London Season—a task the earl is reluctant to take on, given his most inconvenient attraction to the madcap Miss Turpin. His task is made harder by Violet's plans for her time in London. Not only does she hope to find adventure and True Love, she is determined to meet and assist the fabled Saint of Seven Dials, whom she...
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Fractured Jewel

Fractured Jewel

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

Change is never easy. Sometimes it's downright dangerous!Over the past year, M and Rigel have averted various threats: to their relationship, to M's people and to both Mars and Earth. M's aunt now knows the truth about her origins and M and Rigel no longer need to hide that they're a couple. The future looks bright...but not everyone is happy with the way things are changing. When unexpected resistance arises, M and Rigel will again have to work together to keep the secret of their people and the little town of Jewel, Indiana safe from potential disaster.
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Out of Her Depth

Out of Her Depth

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

No fear was her new motto. But she never expected to be targeted for murder.Indiana housewife Wynne Seally is determined to put her life back together after her husband leaves her for a younger woman. Traveling alone to Aruba and learning to scuba dive seem like big steps in that direction.However, Wynne plunges in over her head when an underwater discovery turns out to be a clue in a high-profile murder case. With the help of handsome insurance investigator Ronan Gale, she soon finds herself embroiled in unraveling clues that could set an accused man free...or get her killed.Brenda Hiatt is the author of sixteen novels to date. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest including scuba diving (she has over 70 dives to her credit), Taekwondo (where she recently achieved her 2nd degree black belt), hiking, traveling, and pursuing new experiences and skills. For the past dozen years, Brenda has also collected data on writers'...
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Rogue's Honor

Rogue's Honor

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

A lady disguises herself as a maid to avoid a marriage that would snatch away her inheritance, only to be aided in her escape by a seeming servant who is in fact the legendary Regency Robin Hood, the Saint of Seven Dials. Love is the last thing either of them needs just now, but when was love ever wise?
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Azalea

Azalea

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

'Tis better to have loved and lost . . . or perhaps not!To safeguard her future, orphaned Azalea's grandfather arranges her marriage—in name only, of course, as she is not yet of age—to the son of his oldest friend, Lord Glaedon. Azalea, however, falls head over heels in love with her handsome new husband with all the impetuousness and romanticism of her youth before he sails back to England mere days after the wedding. When she learns of his death at sea, she is devastated. Six years later, Azalea honors her grandfather's dying wish by sailing for England herself to recover her inheritance. Once there, she is stunned to discover that Christian, the beloved husband she has believed dead all this time, is quite definitely alive . . . but seems to have no memory whatsoever of their marriage, or of her! Even worse, he is betrothed . . . to her cousin. Can Azalea possibly force Christian—now the illustrious Earl of Glaedon—to remember the truth? Or must she somehow win him away from her dazzlingly beautiful cousin to prevent him from committing bigamy—and breaking her heart again?Previously published as part of the two-in-one volume Regency Diamonds, Azalea, Brenda Hiatt's very first-written book, is finally available as a stand-alone novel.
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The Runaway Heiress

The Runaway Heiress

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

A Marriage of Inconvenience?Dina's only chance to keep her inheritance from going to pay her brother's gaming debts is to marry before her twenty-fifth birthday. When her carefully planned elopement goes awry, in desperation, she travels to Gretna Green alone. There she finds herself rescuing a naïve young lady from a fortune hunter, which earns the gratitude of the young lady's handsome—and eligible—brother, who has come in hot pursuit. When he asks her to name her reward, she has her answer ready.Grant Turpin, better known to his friends as Thor, is grateful to the girl who saved his sister's honor, but is stunned when she demands marriage in repayment of his debt to her. She insists she will not infringe on his freedom in the least, but the more time he spends with her, the less attractive that freedom appears. Instead, he becomes increasingly determined to win her heart along with her hand. Surely spending Christmas with her at his parents' estate will help him to do just that?
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Tessa's Touch

Tessa's Touch

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

** *She galloped into his life... and touched his heart.* ** Tessa Seaton has a special gift with horses; with a word and a touch, she can tame and train even the most unbroken and unmannerly of beasts. But when handsome Lord Anthony Northrup gallops into her life, she finds herself faced with a far greater challenge than any horse ever posed. Anthony first assumes Tessa is helping her unscrupulous uncle to sell half-broken horses to unsuspecting gentlemen, but as he comes to know her, he realizes she is motivated by love —for her crippled father and for the horses she trains. Charmed by her spirit and independence, Anthony determines to free her from the trap her uncle has woven so he that can claim her for himself. *Tessa’s Touch is loosely linked to my **“Saint of Seven Dials”** series, featuring some of the characters you may have met in those four books, though not technically a part of that series. It was originally published under the title **Taming Tessa**.*****
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Gallant Scoundrel

Gallant Scoundrel

Brenda Hiatt

Romance / Young Adult / Science Fiction

The Saint of Seven Dials returns! Harry Thatcher, once a celebrated war hero, returned to England a dissipated wastrel and avowed lifelong bachelor. In hopes of preventing Harry from degenerating into the most disreputable rake in Regency London, his best friend persuades him to take up the mantle as the Saint of Seven Dials, a role Harry adopts wholeheartedly. But even his friends don't know the secret in Harry's past that first set him on the path to ruin. Most assume it was his battlefield injury that transformed him from a valiant soldier into the embittered, reckless man he is now, but long before that injury, there was a woman... Xena Maxwell was a most unusual woman, even at nineteen, when Harry first met her, clad in breeches, in a rough-and-tumble Army camp on the Peninsula. Heedless of convention after traveling the world with her scholarly father, Xena could fight and shoot as well as most men and was every bit as gifted at repairing wounds as she was at causing them. Harry's fascination and Xena's disregard for propriety landed them in a marriage neither intended, disgrace for Harry and exile for Xena. Her ship foundered before reaching England, however, and Harry was never the same again... Now, just as he's coming into his own as the newest Saint of Seven Dials, Harry finds himself face to face with the wife he's believe dead for the past seven years. Will her miraculous survival prove an answer to prayer or a curse upon them both? The long-anticipated 5th book in Brenda Hiatt's bestselling Saint of Seven Dials series! Read More
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