Meredith Duran - The Duke Of Shadows - Headline Eternal

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds

The Duke Of Shadows

By Meredith Duran

  • E-Book
  • £P.O.R.

An exquisite Meredith Duran historical romance: sharp, clever dialogue, a love story laced with humour, and a tale with depth and passion.

Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!

From exotic sandstone palaces...

Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiance's betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom she should not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn.

To the marble halls of London...

In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous - and that a single decision can alter one's life forever.

Destiny follows wherever you run.

A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned...and some passions never die.

Looking for more Meredith Duran novels? Try Written On Your Skin or her Rules for the Reckless series.

Biographical Notes

Meredith Duran blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history. A graduate student in the social sciences, she spends her free time collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women.

The Duke Of Shadows and Bound By Your Touch ranked among the top 100 romances of all time in the 2010 All About Romance poll, and the USA Today bestselling Fool Me Twice won the 2015 RITA for Historical Fiction.

For more on Meredith visit her website www.meredithduran.com, and connect with her on Twitter @meredithduran, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorMeredithDuran.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781472222244
  • Publication date: 09 Oct 2014
  • Page count:
  • Imprint: Headline Eternal
A sophisticated, witty, smart novel that, like a Mary Balogh romance, compels the reader to look deeper and uncover great depth as well as grand passion — Romantic Times
In modern romance, there is still room for the hero that Byron described as "that man of loneliness and mystery" ... It's possible that no one writes him better than Meredith Duran, whose books are as dark and dangerous as the heroes they feature — The Washington Post
Meredith Duran unceasingly delights ... as a wordsmith and a master at understanding the elements that connect complex, genuine, and lovable characters — Buried Under Romance
A powerful story with emotional punch ... A joy to read — The Romance Dish
Top-notch romance — Publishers Weekly
Wildly romantic — Dear Author
Witty, often hilarious, sensuous, and breathlessly paced ... An engaging mystery-enhanced escapade — Library Journal
Sexy, inventive, and riveting, it's hard to put down and a joy to read — All About Romance
Here's a sophisticated, witty, smart novel that, like a Mary Balogh romance, compels the reader to look deeper into the story and uncover great depth as well as grand passion . . . and a better understanding of humanity and the power of love — Romantic Times
Will enchant romance readers who yearn for a clever tale — Booklist
Fool Me Twice is a smart, well written, fun and highly entertaining read, one I recommend to all historical romance fans — The Bookaholic Cat
The more I read Meredith Duran books, the more I become fascinated and enthralled with her voice — Smexy Book
This author is one of the best writers in the romance genre — Heroes and Heartbreakers
Headline Eternal

Beautiful Tempest: A Malory-Anderson Family Novel

Johanna Lindsey
Authors:
Johanna Lindsey

In her new Malory-Anderson Family novel, Beautiful Tempest, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey reveals the tempestuous story of Jacqueline Malory whose furious desire for revenge leads to a confrontation with the handsome pirate who abducted her - and sparks a much steamier kind of desire.For the first time, James Malory and his Anderson in-laws agree on something: it's payback time for the culprit who kidnapped James and Georgina's beloved daughter Jack from her American debutante party and whisked her away to the Caribbean, no matter that she escaped unscathed. James figured out who masterminded the dastardly plot and is leading a fleet of ships to the West Indies to deliver some Malory-style retribution.More interested in revenge than in finding a husband during her first London Season, Jack is furious that her father left her behind. Then an intriguing stranger leads her and her older brother Jeremy to her mysterious abductor. But instead of capturing him, the Malory siblings wind up as his 'guests' on a ship sailing away from England. As Jack re-engages in a battle of wills with her all too attentive captor, she realizes he is no ordinary pirate, perhaps no pirate at all, but a nobleman determined to settle a score that dates back to the days when her father was known as Captain Hawk - and what endangers her most is the increasingly passionate attraction they feel for each other.Utterly captivating. Wonderfully entertaining. Let legendary author Johanna Lindsey capture your heart with her unforgettable romance.

Headline Eternal

The Danger of Desire: Sinful Suitors 3

Sabrina Jeffries
Authors:
Sabrina Jeffries

The Danger of Desire is the third captivating 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.To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother's death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings at high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling at London's gaming hells. When handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George's Club, recognizes her and threatens to reveal her secret, she's determined to stop the enigmatic rakehell from ruining her plans.Warren refuses to watch Delia risk everything in a dangerous game to gain justice for her brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm's length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?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.

Headline Eternal

The Dare and the Doctor: Winner Takes All 3

Kate Noble
Authors:
Kate Noble

From Kate Noble, part of the sensational writing team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, comes the third novel in a dazzling and superbly witty historical romance series that's part Trading Places, part Pride and Prejudice. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Tessa Dare.The best of friends might be the perfect match . . . What's the worst that can happen?Margaret Babcock had always been content with her quiet life in the country. But with her late mother's words 'What's the worst that could happen?' ringing in her ears, she longs to spread her wings. So when her long-time correspondent Dr Rhys Gray invites her to London, she eagerly accepts.Many happy hours are spent touring the wonders of the city - purely as friends, of course. But would friends miss each other so fiercely when they're apart? Or feel such a spark together? And matters are complicated even further when it transpires that Rhys may be promised to another. Will their 'friendship' survive?Be dazzled by Kate Noble's previous Winner Takes All books: The Game and the Governess and The Lie and the Lady.

Headline Eternal

Mad For The Plaid: Princes of Oxenburg 3

Karen Hawkins
Authors:
Karen Hawkins

The third captivating, sizzling Scottish historical romance in New York Times bestseller Karen Hawkins's Princes of Oxenburg series. Fans of Julia Quinn, Monica McCarty and Julie Garwood will be enchanted by this dazzling read. A loyal Prince. A Scottish fair lady. A partnership of honour and passion. Prince Nikolai Romanovin has journeyed to the deepest wilds of Scotland to rescue his abducted grandmother. Hiding his royal identity, the prince slips into enemy territory disguised as a groom. Ailsa Mackenzie is in charge of Castle Cromartie - and her unruly grandmother - in her father's absence. Clever and pragmatic, nothing gets past her and she's certain her new groom isn't who he says he is. But she can't deny he stirs her senses...After confronting her imposter, Ailsa agrees to help - for she, too, would do anything for family. Their secret partnership turns into searing kisses and soon danger awaits them. Facing an unknown enemy, Ailsa and Nik must also battle something far more perilous ... their own unruly hearts.Don't miss the previous sublime Princes of Oxenburg books: The Prince Who Loved Me, The Prince And I and The Princess Wore Plaid. And for more unmissable Scottish historical romance, catch her amazing Duchess Diaries series.

Headline Eternal

The Girl From Summer Hill

Jude Deveraux
Authors:
Jude Deveraux
Headline Eternal

The Study of Seduction: Sinful Suitors 2

Sabrina Jeffries
Authors:
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.

Headline Eternal

A Reckless Desire: Breconridge Brothers Book 3

Isabella Bradford
Authors:
Isabella Bradford
Headline Eternal

Wildfire In His Arms

Johanna Lindsey
Authors:
Johanna Lindsey
Headline Eternal

The Lie and the Lady: Winner Takes All 2

Kate Noble
Authors:
Kate Noble
Headline Eternal

Luck Be A Lady: Rules for the Reckless 4

Meredith Duran
Authors:
Meredith Duran

Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance in the fourth book of her Rules for the Reckless series. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!Enter Eveleigh's Auction Rooms at your own risk. Prepare to part with your fortune...and lose your heart.They call her the Ice Queen. Catherine Everleigh is London's loveliest heiress, but a bitter lesson in heartbreak has taught her to keep to herself. All she desires is her birthright - the auction house that was mercilessly stolen from her. To win this war, she'll need a powerful ally. Who better than infamous crime lord Nicholas O'Shea? A marriage of convenience will serve them both.Having conquered the city's underworld, Nick seeks a new challenge. Marrying Catherine will give him the guise of legitimacy and access to her elite world - no one need know he's coveted her for a year now. Their arrangement is strictly business, free from the weakness of love. Seduction, however, is an altogether different matter - an enticing game that he's determined she'll play, and what's more, enjoy... Want more Rules for the Reckless? Don't miss Your Wicked Heart or Fool Me Twice.

Headline Eternal

The Truth About Lord Stoneville: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 1

Sabrina Jeffries
Authors:
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.

Headline Eternal

A Hellion In Her Bed: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 2

Sabrina Jeffries
Authors:
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.

Headline Eternal

How To Woo A Reluctant Lady: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 3

Sabrina Jeffries
Authors:
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.

Headline Eternal

To Wed A Wild Lord: The Hellions of Halstead Hall 4

Sabrina Jeffries
Authors:
Sabrina Jeffries
Headline Eternal

Lady Be Good: Rules for the Reckless 3

Meredith Duran
Authors:
Meredith Duran
Headline Eternal

The Art of Sinning: Sinful Suitors 1

Sabrina Jeffries
Authors:
Sabrina Jeffries
Headline Eternal

Trapped By Scandal

Jane Feather
Authors:
Jane Feather
Headline Eternal

Defiant: MacKinnon's Rangers 3

Pamela Clare
Authors:
Pamela Clare
Headline Eternal

Ride The Fire

Pamela Clare
Authors:
Pamela Clare
Headline Eternal

Surrender: MacKinnon's Rangers 1

Pamela Clare
Authors:
Pamela Clare

Pamela Clare brings her expert plotting, sizzling chemistry and thrilling adventure to her sweeping MacKinnon's Rangers series, in the grand tradition of The Last of the Mohicans, perfect for fans of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty and Zoe Archer.They were a band of brothers, their loyalty to one another forged by hardship and battle, the bond between these Highland warriors, rugged colonials, and fierce Native Americans stronger even than blood ties.Iain MacKinnon had been forced to serve the British crown, but compassion urged him to save the lovely lass facing certain death at the hands of the Abenaki. He'd defied his orders, endangered his brothers, his men and his mission, all for a woman. But when he held Annie's sweet body in his arms, he could feel no regret. Though he sensed she was hiding something from him, it was too late to hold back his heart. In love and war, there are times when the only course of action is... Surrender.Be swept away by the other sexy MacKinnon's Rangers in Untamed and Defiant. Or take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.