Taken by the Wicked Rake by Christine Merrill

By Christine Merrill

It is a season of secrets and techniques, scandal and seduction in excessive society! Set in Regency England, this continuity sweeps you from glittering ballrooms, to a smuggler's cove in Cornwall, to the wilds of Scotland, a Romany camp, and again back. every one tale has a passionate, severe, valuable dating however the thread linking them jointly is a darkly risky, but attractive stranger, who's out for revenge, providing a silken rope as his calling card. via him, a long-forgotten earlier is stirred to lifestyles, and the infamous occasions of 1794 which observed one guy murdered and one other hanged for the crime, are introduced in to query. was once the correct guy delivered to justice or is there nonetheless a treacherous assassin at huge?

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Tell your friend, the murderer Carlow, that for now it is my own blood that was spilled. But if he does not accede to my demands, then the next package will be soaked in his daughter’s blood. ” He leaned over the desk and watched the older man shrink away from him. It was as easy as it had ever been to intimidate him into obedience. Keddinton gave a shaky nod. ” Stephano reached into his pocket for a handkerchief to bandage his still-bleeding hand. “You do not reach me, Veryan. I am unreachable.

And while the servants at Bloomsbury Square were quite used to Mr Stephen’s unusual ways, Veryan found it quite upsetting to get visits from a man who could not be filed easily for future reference. Today, he would use the old man’s unease to good advantage. Stephano glanced again at the cut of his coat. What do you think, Munch? ” “Very good. ” And the severity of the tailoring did much to clear his head of distractions for the difficult day ahead. Although he had not expected to make a trip to London for his inter view with Keddinton, he would almost have deemed the kidnap a success.

The puddles soaked her skirts, and the silk gown which had seemed so light on the dance floor, grew heavy and clung to her legs, making it even more difficult to run. She stepped on a flint, feeling the point of it rip through her stocking and poke into the soft flesh of her sole. She had made it barely fifty feet when he caught her. He was annoyingly clean, having taken the time to pick his way slowly on the higher and drier ground, while she had blundered through the worst of the mud. He glanced down at her, where she had fallen again, wet and dejected at his feet.

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