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Samuel Johnson, the Ossian Fraud, and the Celtic Revival in Great Britain and Ireland

James Macpherson’s famous hoax, publishing his own poems as the writings of the ancient Scots bard Ossian in the 1760s, remains fascinating to scholars as the most successful literary fraud in history. This study presents the fullest investigation of his deception to date, by looking at the controversy from the point of view of Samuel Johnson. Johnson’s dispute with Macpherson was an argument with wide implications not only for literature, but for the emerging national identities of the British nations during the Celtic revival. Thomas M. Curley offers a wealth of genuinely new information, detailing as never before Johnson’s involvement in the Ossian controversy, his insistence on truth-telling, and his interaction with others in the debate. The appendix reproduces a rare pamphlet against Ossian written with the assistance of Johnson himself. This book will be an important addition to knowledge about both the Ossian controversy and Samuel Johnson.
**Recensie(s)**

Thomas Curley has written a consummately Johnsonian book-one that takes up a topic about which Johnson spoke vehemently, that defends Johnson’s position, and that makes a rousing case for the equation of that position with unequivocal truth. -Matthew Wickman, Modern Philology Book Reviews
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Aztec

Gary Jennings’s *Aztec* is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction, Mixtli-Dark Cloud, *Aztec* reveals the very depths of Aztec civilization from the peak and feather-banner splendor of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hernán Cortás and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire. The story of Mixtli is the story of the Aztecs themselves—a compelling, epic tale of heroic dignity and a colossal civilization’s rise and fall.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Wicked Intentions

Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane Series #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
** From the *New York Times* bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes the first book in her beloved Maiden Lane series.**
**A MAN CONTROLLED BY HIS DESIRES . . . **
Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London’s most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand-she’s spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk . . .
**A WOMAN HAUNTED BY HER PAST . . . **
Caire makes a simple offer-in return for Temperance’s help navigating the perilous alleys of St. Giles, he will introduce her to London’s high society so that she can find a benefactor for the home. But Temperance may not be the innocent she seems, and what begins as cold calculation soon falls prey to a passion that neither can control-one that may well destroy them both.
**A BARGAIN NEITHER COULD REFUSE**

Wanted

He asked for a mistress Betrayed by his first wife, Simon Grimshaw won’t marry again. But sultry nights in Singapore can be lonely – nothing a beautiful English mistress wouldn’t fix! They sent him a wife Believing herself a worldly woman, Bethan Conway answers an advert to become a wife, but is secretly searching for her missing brother. Her naivety hits her hard when she’s robbed and stranded! Luckily her saviour is none other than her husband-to-be, but soon Bethan wonders if she’s jumped straight from the frying pan…into the fire! Gentlemen of Fortune Three men with money, power and success… Looking to share life with the right woman

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The Viscount and the Virgin

***“I am not at all the kind of girl a future earl ought to marry. ”***
Imogen Hebden knew she was no Diamond of the Ton. A clumsy, gangling spinster more like! This last-chance season was sure to be a disaster. What sort of suitor could she – at four and twenty with no town bronze – hope to catch? And then she had her proposal!
Viscount Mildenhall, son of the Earl of Corfe, the most eligible, most arrogant rake in London claimed to find her guileless ways irresistible. But inexperienced as she was, Imogen could tell he was in an indecent hurry – particularly when it came to producing an heir. . .
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The Viking Takes a Knight

The Viking Takes a Knight by Sandra Hill
“Sandra Hill writes stories that tickle the funnybone and touch the heart. Her books are always fresh, romantic, inventive and hilarious.”
—Susan Wiggs, **New York Times** bestselling author
When John of Hawks Lair meets the voluptuous lady Viking Ingrith, the stalwart knight soon discovers that his wild side is not as hidden as he’d always believed, in **New York Times and USA Today **bestseller Sandra Hill’s delightful medieval romantic romp, **The Viking Takes a Knight. **Much beloved for her ability to blend steamy sensuality with unbridled hilarity, Sandra Hill is a favorite of historical romance fans who appreciate a sexy love story told with refreshing originality—and **The Viking Takes a Knight **is all that and much more!

The Vampire Hunter

The Vampire Hunter by Lisa Childs
Hunter Liam McKiernan would do anything to lure vampire Jennifer Williams into his trap– even use her sister, Eve, against her. It was only fitting since he believed Jennifer killed his brother. But when he finally caught up with her, Jennifer was not the cold–hearted creature he expected. She was beautiful, warm…and lonely. Liam couldn’t resist the urge to protect her– and the desire to make love to her. But a member of the Secret Vampire Society had killed Liam’s brother– a vampire who also wanted Jennifer himself….

Too Wicked to Kiss

Too Wicked to Kiss by Erica Ridley
**His Touch Holds Her Captive…**
From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways, danger lies in wait…
**To His Every Dark Desire…**
Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have murdered his parents. Initially, Gavin’s towering presence and brusque manner instill fear in Evangeline…until his rakish features and seductive attentions profoundly arouse her.
But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer?
“A unique gothic romance complete with murder, madness, and mayhem!” —Virginia Henley, *New York Times* bestselling author
Erica Ridley learned to read when she was four, which was about the same time she decided to be a writer when she grew up. Now, Erica writes Regency-set historical romances. Since becoming active in the writing community, all of her manuscripts have finaled in or won various RWA chapter contests. Erica is also the webmistress of her local writing chapter. When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

To Tempt a Saint

No romance lover can resist the novels of Kate Moore… First in the Sons of Sin trilogy Introducing the three sons of an infamous London courtesan-and the strong-willed women who love them… Despite being knighted for saving the Prince Regent’s life, Sir Alexander Jones will never truly be accepted by the nobility. But if he’s to find his long lost brother, Xander must win the first willing heiress he can find. Only by marrying can Cleo Spencer access her funds. Making a bargain with Xander is her chance to provide for her younger brother. But when her uncle accuses them of fraud, they discover that love is the best part of their bargain.
**Recensie(s)**

Cleo Spencer desperately needs to marry in order to gain control of her inheritance and avoid her lecherous uncle’s evil plots. Sir Alexander Jones needs money to light up the crime-ridden streets of the St. Giles rookery and find his missing brother. When chance throws them together, they agree to wed, never imagining they are putting their lives-and their hearts-in danger. Meticulously researched, this intriguing romance combines simmering sexual tension and subtle humor with a growing puzzle and offers a stark contrast between the world of the elite and the fetid stews of the underclass. VERDICT Moore gives readers a grim glimpse of some of the realities of the period often ignored by the genre. Focusing on the three sons of a legendary London courtesan, -Sons of Sin,- with its ongoing mystery, promises to be a stunning trilogy. Moore (Sexy Lexy) lives in Mill Valley, CA. -Library Journal
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Tempted

Tempted by Pamela Britton
**He is Alexander Drummond**
Marquis of Warrick, one of the most feared Revenue Commanders to sail the high seas.
**She is Mary Callahan**
Smuggler’s daughter, sent as a spy to his lordship’s household under the guise of a nurse, only…she doesn’t like children.
He thinks she’s the most outspoken, sharp-tongued shrew he’s ever met. She thinks he’s the most uptight, pompous bag of wind she’s ever encountered.
However, then, did they fall in love?
Alexander Drummond, the marquis of Warrick, is no saint, though nowadays he prefers his ‘conquests’ to be found on the high seas. Descended from a long line of rakes, he has vowed to stop dallying with the fairer sex. But now he needs a woman–and extraordinary woman to tame his wildcat of a daughter.
Intelligent, spirited Mary Callahan is the perfect nursemaid for the child, but one look at her bedroom eyes and luscious lips and Alexander is tempted to seduce one last woman. For Mary, masquerading as a nurse and enticing the master of the house is all in a day’s work–until stolen kisses and passionate caresses distract her from her perilous game.
Soon two people who know the risk of mixing danger and desire find themselves on the brink of a shocking scandal, and Alexander is about to discover what happens when he lets and enemy into his house…and his heart.

The Spurned Viscountess

The Spurned Viscountess by Shelley Munro
Cursed with the sight and rumors of witchcraft, Rosalind’s only chance at an ordinary life is marriage to Lucien, Viscount Hastings. She doesn’t expect love, only security and children of her own. Determined to go through with the wedding, she allows nothing she encounters at the gloomy Castle St. Clare to dissuade her.
Recently returned from the Continent, Lucien has no time for the English mouse his family has arranged for him to marry—not when he’s plotting to avenge the murder of his beloved Francesca. He has no intention of bedding Rosalind, not even to sire an heir.
Though spurned by her bridegroom, Rosalind turns to him for protection when she is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents and haunted by terrifying visions. Forced to keep Rosalind close—and tempted into passionate kisses—Lucien soon finds himself in grave danger of falling in love with his own wife . . .
*Refreshed version of SECOND SEDUCTION, newly revised by author.*

Seduced by a Highlander

SINS THAT CAN’T BE FORGIVEN
Tristan MacGregor is famed throughout the Highlands as a silver-tonged seducer and an unrepentant rogue. Bold and charming, he’s dallied with many women, yet none as mysterious as the lass he steals a kiss from at king’s court. Little does he know this beauty is one of his clan’s greatest enemies.
PASSION THAT CAN’T BE DENIED
Isobel Fergusson has despised the bloodthirsty MacGregors ever since they murdered her father. She’s horrified to learn that the handsome stranger she kissed is of this clan. But Tristan means to possess her at any cost and Isobel’s body turns traitor at his touch. Can a man she’s sworn to hate be the only one she can ever love?
**Recensie(s)**

LORD OF SEDUCTION: Pitch perfect medieval romance. This outing proves that relative newcomer Quinn is an author to watch. –Publishers Weekly (starred review) Expertly crafted historical romance. –Booklist
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Ruthless

Ruthless (House of Rohan Series #1) by Anne Stuart
Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan.
Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won’t be swayed. And while his dark seduction appalls the pure and impoverished Elinor Harriman, she finds herself intrigued…and secretly drawn to the man behind the desire.

Rakes and Radishes

When Henrietta Watson learns that the man she loves plans to marry London’s most beautiful and fashionable debutante, she plots to win him back. She’ll give him some competition by transforming her boring bumpkin neighbor, the Earl of Kesseley, into a rakish gothic hero worthy of this Season’s Diamond.
After years of unrequited love for Henrietta, Kesseley is resigned to go along with her plan and woo himself a willing bride. But once in London, everything changes. Kesseley—long more concerned with his land than his title—discovers that he’s interested in sowing wild oats as well as radishes. And Henrietta realizes that gothic heroes don’t make ideal husbands. Despite an explosive kiss that opens her eyes to the love that’s been in front of her all along, Henrietta must face the possibility that Kesseley is no longer looking to marry at all…
91,000 words
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When Henrietta Watson learns that the man she loves plans to marry London’s most beautiful and fashionable debutante, she plots to win him back. She’ll give him some competition by transforming her boring bumpkin neighbor, the Earl of Kesseley, into a rakish gothic hero worthy of this Season’s Diamond.
After years of unrequited love for Henrietta, Kesseley is resigned to go along with her plan and woo himself a willing bride. But once in London, everything changes. Kesseley—long more concerned with his land than his title—discovers that he’s interested in sowing wild oats as well as radishes. And Henrietta realizes that gothic heroes don’t make ideal husbands. Despite an explosive kiss that opens her eyes to the love that’s been in front of her all along, Henrietta must face the possibility that Kesseley is no longer looking to marry at all…
91,000 words

The Notorious Scoundrel

*Like an irresistible siren, the veiled dancer with the bewitching green eyes lures dukes and earls down into London’s underworld to see her dance–and succumb to her spell. Some say she’s a princess, but only one man knows her darkest secret.*
She is Amy Peel, an orphan from the city’s rookeries, and she believes the bold rogue who unmasks her to be nothing but a scoundrel — albeit a dangerously handsome one. He may have rescued her from an attempted kidnapping, but she will not give in to his sensual seduction or to the wicked desire she begins to feel …
He is Edmund Hawkins, swashbuckling pirate turned reluctant gentleman, and he will not let the lovely Amy slip through his grasp, especially when he learns she’s in greater peril than she could possibly know. He will do everything in his power to protect her — for this notorious scoundrel has truly, unbelievably, lost his heart …

My Darling Caroline

My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
“Remarkable…an emotionally enthralling story. Readers will embrace these entertaining characters.”
 —Arnette Lamb
A true classic, **My Darling Caroline **marked the debut of **USA Today **bestselling author Adele Ashworth—and now it’s back to enthrall historical romance fans once again! An enchanting tale of a most unorthodox marriage of convenience, **My Darling Caroline **won the prestigious RWA RITA® Award for Best First Novel, heralding the arrival of the extraordinary talent who Lisa Kleypas proclaimed, “A thrilling new discovery…certain to become one of romance’s most beloved writers.”