Author: Sarah MacLean
Publisher: Editora Arqueiro
A sonhadora Calpúrnia Hartwell sempre fez tudo exatamente como se espera de uma dama. Ainda assim, dez anos depois de ser apresentada à sociedade, ela continua solteira e assistindo sentada enquanto as jovens se divertem nos bailes. Callie trocaria qualquer coisa por uma vida de prazeres.E por que não se arriscar se, aos 28 anos, ela já passou da idade de procurar o príncipe encantado, nunca foi uma beldade e sua reputação já não lhe fará a menor diferença? Sem nada a perder, a moça resolve listar as nove regras sociais que mais deseja quebrar, como beijar alguém apaixonadamente, fumar charuto, beber uísque, jogar em um clube para cavalheiros e dançar todas as músicas de um baile. E depois começa a quebrá-las de fato.Mas desafiar as convenções pode ser muito mais interessante em boa companhia, principalmente se for uma que saiba tudo sobre quebrar regras. E quem melhor que Gabriel St. John, o marquês de Ralston, para acompanhá-la? Afinal, além de charmoso e devastadoramente lindo, ele é um dos mais notórios libertinos de Londres.Contudo, passar tanto tempo na companhia dele pode ser perigoso. Há anos Callie sonha com Gabriel e, se não tiver cuidado, pode acabar quebrando a regra mais importante de todas – a que diz que aqueles que buscam o prazer não devem se apaixonar perdidamente.Com um texto leve, inteligente e sensual, Nove regras a ignorar antes de se apaixonar levou Sarah MacLean às listas de mais vendidos e foi escolhido um dos dez melhores romances de época do ano pela Publishers Weekly em seu lançamento.
Author: Sarah MacLean
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Lady Alexandra Stafford shows no interest in the pleasures enjoyed by Regency London society, preferring to seek adventure as she helps the devilishly handsome Gavin investigate the murder of his father, the Earl of Blackmoor.
Author: Sarah MacLean
Lonesome Lily turned Scandalous Siren Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn’t hesitate . . . until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin. Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem. Tartan Comes to Town Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else’s problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It’s the perfect plan, until Lily declares she’ll only marry for love . . . and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much . . .
Author: Colleen Houck
Publisher: Delacorte Press
A New York Times Bestseller! From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes an epic Egyptian-inspired adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself! When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification. And she really can’t imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe. But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world. And don't miss new adventures with Lily in the rest of the Reawakened series: Recreated and Reunited! Praise for the Reawakened Series: "[A] must-read for thrill-seekers and fans of alternate worlds."—RT Book Reviews "Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy."—SLJ "Wonderfully written and…the heart-pounding adventures are topped only by the heart-melting romance."—The Deseret News "A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!"—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series, on Reawakened, book one in the series
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: A&C Black
When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone - she has her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meagre store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realises they must either escape or slowly starve. But during their captivity, resourceful Dashti discovers that there is something far more sinister behind her princess's fears of marrying the prince, and when they do break free from the tower, they find a land laid to waste and the kingdom destroyed. They were safe in the tower, now they are at the mercy of the evil prince with a terrible secret. Thrilling, captivating, and a masterful example of storytelling at its best. The princess's maid is a feisty and thoroughly modern heroine, in this wonderfully timeless story.
Author: Julia Quinn
Publisher: Harper Collins
When James Sidwell, Marquis of Riverdale, offered to help Elizabeth Hotchkiss find herself a husband, he never dreamed that the only candidate he could propose would be himself..
Author: Sarah MacLean
Publisher: Harper Collins
Sarah MacLean, one of the freshest and most exciting new voices in historical romance fiction, shares the Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord—her second witty and deliciously sensual Regency romance novel and a treat for fans of Julia Quinn, Julie Garwood, and Lisa Kleypas. In Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord—the unforgettable follow-up to MacLean’s Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake—a highborn but penniless young woman needs to enchant “London’s Lord to Land” without the much sought after gentleman realizing he’s being enchanted!
Author: Andrea Killmore
Amiga íntima do perigo, Andrea Killmore é uma revelação que não pode ser revelada, e seu verdadeiro nome continua um mistério. Em outra vida, ela foi alguém importante dentro da polícia. Após trabalhar infiltrada em um caso e sofrer uma grande perda pessoal, viu-se obrigada a assumir uma nova identidade. E com ela, uma nova vocação. Assim nasceu Andrea Killmore. Em "Bom dia, Verônica", é possível acompanhar a secretária da polícia Verônica Torres, que, na mesma semana, presencia de forma chocante o suicídio de uma jovem e recebe uma ligação anônima de uma mulher desesperada clamando por sua vida. Com sua habilidade e sua determinação, ela vê a oportunidade que sempre quis para mostrar sua competência investigativa e decide mergulhar sozinha nos dois casos. No entanto, essas investigações teoricamente simples se tornam verdadeiros redemoinhos e colocam Verônica diante do lado mais sombrio do homem, em que um mundo perverso e irreal precisa ser confrontado.
Author: José de Alencar
Publisher: University of Texas Press
"It is a truth universally acknowledged . . ." that a single woman in possession of a good character but no fortune must be in want of a wealthy husband—that is, if she is the heroine of a nineteenth-century novel. Senhora, by contrast, turns the tables on this familiar plot. Its strong-willed, independent heroine Aurélia uses newly inherited wealth to "buy back" and exact revenge on the fiancé who had left her for a woman with a more enticing dowry. This exciting Brazilian novel, originally published in 1875 and here translated into English for the first time, raises many questions about traditional gender relationships, the commercial nature of marriage, and the institution of the dowry. While conventional marital roles triumph in the end, the novel still offers realistic insights into the social and economic structure of Rio de Janeiro in the mid-1800s. With its unexpected plot, it also opens important new perspectives on the nineteenth-century Romantic novel.
Author: Joaquim Machado de Assis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Along with The Posthumous Memoirs of Br?s Cubas and Dom Casmurro, Quincas Borba is one of Machado de Assis' major works and indeed one of the major works of nineteenth century fiction. With his uncannily postmodern sensibility, his delicious wit, and his keen insight into the political and social complexities of the Brazilian Empire, Machado opens a fascinating world to English speaking readers. When the mad philosopher Quincas Borba dies, he leaves to his friend Rubi?o the entirety of his wealth and property, with a single stipulation: Rubi?o must take care of Quincas Borba's dog, who is also named Quincas Borba, and who may indeed have assumed the soul of the dead philosopher. Flush with his newfound wealth, Rubi?o heads for Rio de Janeiro and plunges headlong into a world where fantasy and reality become increasingly difficult to keep separate. Brilliantly translated by Gregory Rabassa, Quincas Borba is a masterful satire not only on life in Imperial Brazil but the human condition itself.
Author: Lisa Kleypas
A ruthless tycoon Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better . . . A sheltered beauty Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable . . . the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with… Marrying Mr. Winterborne
Author: Lisa Kleypas
New York Times bestselling author LISA KLEYPAS delivers the unforgettable tale of a strong-willed beauty who encounters her match in one of London’s most notorious—yet irresistible—rakes . . . An eccentric wallflower . . . Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger. A cynical rake . . . After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn’t be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil’s own bargain. A perilous plot . . . After succumbing to Gabriel’s skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy—and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil’s bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven . . .
Author: Raymond E. Feist, Janny Wurts
"A sweeping drama unveiling a tale of love, hate and sacrifice against the panorama of an alien yet familiar society."--Publishers Weekly. "Uncommonly satisfying."--Locus