Available Again at Last: Eugenia Riley’s most passionate and powerful “coming-of-age” historical romance set in sumptuous Old South Louisiana!
From the #1 Kindle Bestselling Author in Victorian and Time Travel Romance!
RESCUED BY A ROGUE . . .
Orphaned at seventeen, Cajun beauty Angelique Fremont is left to the
tender mercies of her profligate uncle Giles in antebellum New Orleans.
Then Giles cruelly betrays his niece, offering her on the auction block
to his depraved poker companions! Only the intervention of Jean Pierre
Delacroix, notorious rogue turned Cupid, saves innocent Angelique from a
fate worse than death. Yet Jean Pierre knows he can never make this
untouched angel a proper husband, so he engineers a marriage of
convenience for Angelique with his wealthy, enigmatic cousin Roland.
TO BECOME A PLANTER’S BRIDE
Angelique is stunned to find herself forced into marriage to
handsome, formidable Roland Delacroix. All too soon she is Roland’s
bride and mistress of Belle Elise Plantation. Angelique’s mysterious
bridegroom both allures and unsettles her, and she struggles between her
pride and her budding desire for him. Why does her masterful husband
seem to want her one moment, then shun her the next? Why is he so
jealous, so determined to control her every move? What are the terrible
hurts, ghosts, and betrayals haunting Roland, painful secrets he
withholds from her even as their passion ignites? Barely past girlhood,
Angelique must confront a woman’s dilemma and fight for Roland and their
marriage. For only through overcoming Roland’s demons can the
tempestuous couple find true passion, love, and happiness together.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
They called him “Julian the Terrible.” Handsome, well-born, and hot-blooded, Julian Devereux gambled, drank, seduced women, and fought duels beneath The Oaks. The one soft spot in his heart was for his beautiful young ward, Mercy O’Shea. Julian had rescued nine-year-old Mercy on that terrible, long-ago night when he was compelled to kill her father. Wracked by guilt, Julian sponsored Mercy’s education and saw to her every need—even though the spirited young miss swore to hate him forever. But now Mercy has blossomed into a passionate, headstrong young woman, and Julian must wonder if he can save her from himself.
At eighteen, Mercy O’Shea is ready to escape her relationship with her handsome but arrogant guardian, Julian Devereux. Deliberately slighting Julian, Mercy accepts a marriage proposal from a young man Julian deems unsuitable. Furious when Julian rejects her suitor, Mercy vows to defy him, and soon discovers the horrifying, fascinating truth—that her guardian actually wants her for himself, and is even willing to blackmail her into marriage!
Pride and passion explode between the strong-willed lovers as Mercy becomes Julian’s unwilling bride. Convinced that Julian only desires her physically, Mercy is determined to hide the devastating attraction she feels toward her dark, sexy husband. Julian guards his own heart, unable to reveal to Mercy that he wants her not just as a mistress but as a cherished wife. Can their fragile relationship survive all the secrets of their tortured pasts and bring love and healing to their shattered hearts?
Rogue’s Mistress is a fiery, touching and sensual historical romance set in glittering antebellum New Orleans. Approximately 120,000 words. Eugenia Riley is the renowned, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary, and time-travel romances, including the classics A Tryst in Time and Bushwhacked Bride. She has written for publishers including Avon, Bantam, Warner, Harlequin and Dorchester.
“A book romance readers dream of—dashing hero, Southern belle heroine, lots of conflict, and sensuous, alluring love scenes.” —Rendezvous
Four Stars! “Eugenia Riley’s sultry, sensual novel perfectly captures the ambience of New Orleans society in the mid-1800’s.” —Romantic Times
Four Stars! “Steeped in spicy Creole sauce, Rogue’s Mistress by Eugenia Riley is a sensual story of two headstrong, fiery lovers.” —Affaire de Coeur