AOTM July 2015

Sabrina Jeffries on her Sinful Suitors...

 

 

Sabrina Jeffries introduces her Sinful Suitors…

 

What inspired you to create your irresistible new Sinful Suitors series?

Jeremy Keane did, actually. I wanted to do something other than a family, and Jeremy in How the Scoundrel Seduces got such a big response from readers that I wanted to showcase him – he showed a surprisingly protective side toward his cousin even as he was suspicious of her and her family. Then when Edwin, Jane’s jilted fiancé, turned out to be such a nice guy when he showed up in If the Viscount Falls (I never know how those scenes will turn out until I write them), I wanted to have something where guys were looking after their families. That was what they were supposed to do, after all. Since I never had an older brother (both of mine are four or more years younger than I am), I guess I wanted to explore how comforting AND annoying that can be. I’m close to my brothers, so I like that relationship, but by making it a club, I could explore it in multiple families and situations, so that allows for a great variety of interesting stories. 

 

Can you tell us a little more about these scandalously seductive suitors and what’s in store for them?

Amanda, Jeremy’s sister, has a story in the upcoming Christmas anthology, What Happens Under the Mistletoe, and we get to see more of another prominent member of the club, the Marquess of Knightford, who’s introduced in The Art of Sinning. Then Edwin’s book is the next full novel (The Study of Seduction, coming out in spring of 2016), and he’s been so much fun to write. He doesn’t have much patience for people, so my bubbly heroine is driving him crazy. That’s always entertaining for me.

 

Have you always wanted to be a writer? What do you love most about your job?

I started writing and making up stories at the age of eight, so yes, I think I always did. What I love most is being in charge…of the story, the characters’ lives, of everything. Writing is the control freak’s perfect job!

 

Do you have the most fun creating your heroes or your heroines?

It depends on the book. Sometimes it’s one; sometimes it’s the other. I usually most enjoy the irreverent ones.

 

Do you have a favourite hero or heroine from your books or by any other author?

I absolutely love Jessica Trent from Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels. She’s so smart and funny. And she knows just how to handle the boorish hero (whom I also love).

 

Who are the authors you read for pleasure?

Loretta Chase, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh, Judith McNaught, Johanna Lindsey, Rexanne Becnel, Deb Marlowe, Claudia Dain…the list goes on and on.

 

If you could take only three essentials with you to a desert island what would they be?

A Swiss army knife, a volume of Shakespeare’s complete works, and my glasses (to see with and to start fires with).

 

Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list, dead or alive?

Jane Austen, definitely. Shakespeare. The Earl of Rochester. Aphra Behn. My husband’s parents (they died before I met him). How many can I have?

 

What are your guilty pleasures?

Pizza, chocolate, and margaritas. I have no guilty pleasures that are books, because I’m not ashamed of anything I read.

 

What do you love most about writing romance and historical romance in particular?

I’ve read romance since I was a girl, and the stories always sweep me away. I find it much easier to be swept away into the historical past than into, say, a paranormal or alternate world. And thanks to that, I’ve fallen in love with history. I hated it in school, because it was all wars and politics – essentially the male side of things. But once I discovered social history and the impact so many women had on events, I wanted to know everything about it. Writing historical romance gives me a great excuse to find out more about our foremothers while also writing escapist fiction. 

 

There’s so much interest and excitement around romance fiction right now. What do you think that romance readers are looking for in the romances they read today?

Most of all, they want a compelling story to engage and stimulate them. That’s what everyone wants, right? And for romance readers, that story revolves around relationships. As a girl, I remember being frustrated by the plethora of books written about men doing manly things. I wanted something I could relate to. In romance, we get to have it all – kick-ass heroines, fun adventures, courtly gentlemen, whatever fantasy enthralls us. There’s such a variety that it never gets dull. Romance readers today want fresh, relatable takes on the fantasy and plenty of emotion. They also want plenty of sensuality, because that’s an important part of every romantic relationship.

 

THE ART OF SINNING, the first sensational novel in the Sinful Suitors series,

is out on the 21st July!

And don't miss the incredibly sexy Hellions of Halstead Hall series,

available in August!

 

 

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The Art of Sinning: Sinful Suitors 1

By Sabrina Jeffries

The Art of Sinning is the first novel in the Sinful Suitors series by New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's witty, sexy historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn.

At St. George's Club, guardians conspire to keep their unattached sisters and wards out of the clutches of sinful suitors. Which works fine...except when the sinful suitors are members...

American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father's business. He'd much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he's driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she's perfect for his work - and determines to capture the young heiress's defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas.

No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane's subject - in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city's brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love?

For more utterly romantic and wonderfully witty historical romance, don't miss Sabrina's other dazzling series including, The Hellions of Halstead Hall, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.

The first novel in the sensational Sinful Suitors series from the queen of the sexy regency romance.

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions - jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.

For more information, visit Sabrina's website www.sabrinajeffries.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/SabrinaJeffriesAuthor and follow her on Twitter @SabrinaJeffries.

BELOVED, BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Sabrina Jeffries is beloved name and prolific author of historical romance. A top ten New York Times bestseller, she has published forty books with sales of 7 million copies in print worldwide.EVERYONE LOVES SEXY REGENCY ROMANCE, AND SABRINA IS THE QUEEN: Historical romance is the bedrock of the romance genre and Sabrina is one of the biggest names in the category, receiving praise for delivering what readers want: gorgeously romantic, witty and sensual stories with superb historical detail.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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The Truth About Lord Stoneville: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 1

By Sabrina Jeffries

The first book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series by New York Times bestseller Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's wickedly sharp, sizzling historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn.

They're the scandalous Sharpes, five hell-raising siblings tainted by a shocking family legacy...

The oldest of the scandalous Sharpes, Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, like his brothers and sisters, has lived life on his own terms. In his case, as an unrepentant rakehell. Or so life had played out until Grandmother Hetty got a bee in her bonnet. Now the five Sharpe siblings face a daunting ultimatum: Marry by year's end - or kiss their inheritance goodbye.

Oliver vows to fulfill the bargain in true Sharpe style - by bringing home a fake fiancé from a brothel! But his scheme backfires when he foils a robbery and rescues an American beauty instead. Maria Butterfield came to London to find her missing fiancé, but her prior engagement won't stop Oliver from getting what he wants: Maria in his bed. His rebellious charade may just call Hetty's bluff, but not before it becomes all too real - stirring up a love that tempts him to be a hellion no more.

For more delightfully romantic and charming historical romance, don't miss the rest of Sabrina's Hellions Of Halstead Hall books. And don't miss her other glittering series including: The Sinful Suitors, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.

The first novel in the exquisite Hellions of Halstead Hall series from the queen of the sexy regency romance.

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions - jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.

For more information, visit Sabrina's website www.sabrinajeffries.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/SabrinaJeffriesAuthor and follow her on Twitter @SabrinaJeffries.

BELOVED, BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Sabrina Jeffries is beloved name and prolific author of historical romance. A top ten New York Times bestseller, she has published forty books with sales of 7 million copies in print worldwide.EVERYONE LOVES SEXY REGENCY ROMANCE, AND SABRINA IS THE QUEEN: Historical romance is the bedrock of the romance genre and Sabrina is one of the biggest names in the category, receiving praise for delivering what readers want: gorgeously romantic, witty and sensual stories with superb historical detail.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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A Hellion In Her Bed: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 2

By Sabrina Jeffries

The second book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series by New York Times bestseller Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's wickedly sharp, sizzling historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn.

Furious at his grandmother's ultimatum to marry or lose his inheritance, Lord Jarret Sharpe wagers his luck - and his heart - at the card table against a most unlikely opponent.

Mired in scandal after his parents' mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him can't resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family's foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans ... and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another one - and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.

For more delightfully romantic and charming historical romance, don't miss the rest of Sabrina's Hellions Of Halstead Hall books. And don't miss her other glittering series including: The Sinful Suitors, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.

The second novel in the exquisite Hellions of Halstead Hall series from the queen of the sexy regency romance.

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions - jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.

For more information, visit Sabrina's website www.sabrinajeffries.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/SabrinaJeffriesAuthor and follow her on Twitter @SabrinaJeffries.

BELOVED, BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Sabrina Jeffries is beloved name and prolific author of historical romance. A top ten New York Times bestseller, she has published forty books with sales of 7 million copies in print worldwide.EVERYONE LOVES SEXY REGENCY ROMANCE, AND SABRINA IS THE QUEEN: Historical romance is the bedrock of the romance genre and Sabrina is one of the biggest names in the category, receiving praise for delivering what readers want: gorgeously romantic, witty and sensual stories with superb historical detail.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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How To Woo A Reluctant Lady: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 3

By Sabrina Jeffries

The third book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series by New York Times bestseller Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's wonderfully witty, sexy historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn.

When a charming rogue proposes she marry him to meet her grandmother's ultimatum, the Sharpe clan's strong-willed sister makes a tempting counteroffer that preserves her inheritance - and ignites his imagination.

Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother's demands: become engaged to a rogue! Surely Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed a scoundrel. And who better to play the part of Minerva's would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular gothic novels she writes? The memory of his passionate kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered in Minerva's imagination, though she has no intention of really falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him. Little does she know, he really is a covert government operative. When they team up to investigate the mystery behind her parents' deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles's secret double life, and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to find his way back to her heart.

For more deliciously romantic and sparkling historical romance, don't miss the rest of Sabrina's Hellions Of Halstead Hall books. And don't miss her other sensational series including: The Sinful Suitors, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.

The third novel in the fabulous Hellions of Halstead Hall series from the queen of the sexy regency romance.

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions - jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.

For more information, visit Sabrina's website www.sabrinajeffries.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/SabrinaJeffriesAuthor and follow her on Twitter @SabrinaJeffries.

BELOVED, BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Sabrina Jeffries is beloved name and prolific author of historical romance. A top ten New York Times bestseller, she has published forty books with sales of 7 million copies in print worldwide.EVERYONE LOVES SEXY REGENCY ROMANCE, AND SABRINA IS THE QUEEN: Historical romance is the bedrock of the romance genre and Sabrina is one of the biggest names in the category, receiving praise for delivering what readers want: gorgeously romantic, witty and sensual stories with superb historical detail.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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To Wed A Wild Lord: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 4

By Sabrina Jeffries

The fourth book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series by New York Times bestseller Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's fabulously funny, sizzling historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn.

To fulfill his grandmother's ultimatum, Lord Gabriel Sharpe pursues a spitfire he believes desperately needs him. Then the tables are turned...

Like everything daredevil Gabe Sharpe does, wooing Virginia Waverly is a high-stakes game. Ever since her brother, Roger, died racing Lord Gabriel, Virginia has yearned to take her revenge on the reckless lord by beating him at his own sport. But when she challenges Lord Gabriel to a race, the hellion called the 'Angel of Death' counters with a marriage proposal! Gabe knows Virginia is in dire financial straits - so why not marry her and solve both of their problems? She claims to be appalled by his proposal, but her response to his kisses says otherwise. And when the two of them begin to unravel the truth behind Roger's death, Gabe takes the greatest gamble of all, offering the courageous beauty something more precious than any inheritance: true love.

For more lusciously romantic and witty historical romance, don't miss the rest of Sabrina's Hellions Of Halstead Hall books. And don't miss her other phenomenal series including: The Sinful Suitors, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.

The fourth novel in the enthralling Hellions of Halstead Hall series from the queen of the sexy regency romance.

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions - jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.

For more information, visit Sabrina's website www.sabrinajeffries.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/SabrinaJeffriesAuthor and follow her on Twitter @SabrinaJeffries.

BELOVED, BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Sabrina Jeffries is beloved name and prolific author of historical romance. A top ten New York Times bestseller, she has published forty books with sales of 7 million copies in print worldwide.EVERYONE LOVES SEXY REGENCY ROMANCE, AND SABRINA IS THE QUEEN: Historical romance is the bedrock of the romance genre and Sabrina is one of the biggest names in the category, receiving praise for delivering what readers want: gorgeously romantic, witty and sensual stories with superb historical detail.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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A Lady Never Surrenders: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 5

By Sabrina Jeffries

The fifth book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series by New York Times bestseller Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's sensationally sexy and delightfully witty historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn.

Lady Celia Sharpe has always been wary of marriage ... but now her future depends on it.

With two months left to find a husband and fulfill her grandmother's ultimatum, Celia sets her sights on three eligible bachelors. Becoming betrothed to one of these wealthy, high-ranking men will surely prove her capable of getting married, so hopefully the wedding itself won't be necessary for Celia to receive her inheritance. Step two of her audacious plan is hiring the dark and dangerously compelling Bow Street Runner, Jackson Pinter, to investigate the three men she's chosen.

With Lady Celia bedevilling Jackson's days and nights, the last thing he wants is to help her find a husband. And when she recalls shadowed memories that lead his investigation into her parents' mysterious deaths in a new direction, putting her in danger, Jackson realizes the only man he wants Celia to marry is himself!

For more spellbindingly romantic and witty historical romance, don't miss the rest of Sabrina's Hellions Of Halstead Hall books. And don't miss her other marvellous series including: The Sinful Suitors, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.

The fifth novel in the divine Hellions of Halstead Hall series from the queen of the sexy regency romance.

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions - jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.

For more information, visit Sabrina's website www.sabrinajeffries.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/SabrinaJeffriesAuthor and follow her on Twitter @SabrinaJeffries.

BELOVED, BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Sabrina Jeffries is beloved name and prolific author of historical romance. A top ten New York Times bestseller, she has published forty books with sales of 7 million copies in print worldwide.EVERYONE LOVES SEXY REGENCY ROMANCE, AND SABRINA IS THE QUEEN: Historical romance is the bedrock of the romance genre and Sabrina is one of the biggest names in the category, receiving praise for delivering what readers want: gorgeously romantic, witty and sensual stories with superb historical detail.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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The Study of Seduction: Sinful Suitors 2

By Sabrina Jeffries

The Study of Seduction is the second book in the Sinful Suitors series by New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's witty, sexy historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn, which a marriage of convenience ignites into a passionate love affair...

When Edwin Barlow, the Earl of Blakeborough, agrees to help his best friend's impetuous ward, Lady Clarissa Lindsey, he knows he's in for trouble. He's been hunting for someone to wed but, although captivated by her witty, free-spirited beauty, the gruff cynic fears she'd be all wrong as a wife...

Clarissa has no intention of marrying anyone. Yet when matters escalate with a powerful French diplomat who's stalking her, she accepts Edwin's gallant offer of marriage. Expecting an amiable union between friends, their increasingly tempestuous kisses prove more than she bargained for and, when Clarissa's stalker vows to expose their deepest secrets, the lovers' tenuous bond is tested. Can they withstand public ruin, or will Edwin risk all that's important to him to protect his bride?

For more dazzlingly romantic and witty historical romance, don't miss Sabrina's other gorgeous series including, The Hellions of Halstead Hall, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.

The second stunning novel in the magnificent Sinful Suitors series from the queen of the sexy regency romance.

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions - jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.

For more information, visit Sabrina's website www.sabrinajeffries.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/SabrinaJeffriesAuthor and follow her on Twitter @SabrinaJeffries.

BELOVED, BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Sabrina Jeffries is beloved name and prolific author of historical romance. A top ten New York Times bestseller, she has published forty books with sales of 7 million copies in print worldwide.EVERYONE LOVES SEXY REGENCY ROMANCE, AND SABRINA IS THE QUEEN: Historical romance is the bedrock of the romance genre and Sabrina is one of the biggest names in the category, receiving praise for delivering what readers want: gorgeously romantic, witty and sensual stories with superb historical detail.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.