Teresa Medeiros - Тереза Медейрос е бестселъров автор на "Ню Йорк Таймс". Пише първия си роман на 21 годишна възраст и веднага завладява сърцата както на читателите, така и на критиката. Има многобройни литературни награди, в това число - два пъти печели престижната награда "Waldenbooks". Тереза живее в Кентъки със съпруга си и двете си котки.
1. Breath of Magic (1996)
AN EXQUISITE ENCHANTRESS LOST IN TIME Arian Whitewood hadn't quite gotten the hang of the powerful amulet she'd inherited from her mother, but she never expected it to whisk her more than three hundred years in the future. Flying unsteadily on her broomstick, she suddenly finds herself among towers of glass and metal, then tumbling from the sky to land at the feet of a man with frost-gray eyes and a seemingly flint-hard heart... A SKEPTICAL TYCOON OUT OF HIS ELEMENT Reclusive billionaire Tristan Lennox didn't believe in magic, but he had his own reasons for offering one million dollars to anyone who could prove it existed. Now he finds himself besieged by fakes, frauds, and an old nemesis ready to leap on this opportunity to destroy him. But the smoky-voiced beauty who appeared to fall from the clouds into his climate-controlled existence is something else entirely - a woman able to enchant his lonely heart with wonder, but who can't possibly be what she seems...
2. Touch of Enchantment (1997)
Heiress Tabitha Lennox considered her paranormal talents more a curse than a gift. So she dedicated her life to the cold, rational world of science. Until the day she examined the mysterious amulet her mother had left her and found herself catapulted seven centuries into the past-directly into the path of a rearing black charger ridden by a chain-mailed warrior. Sir Colin of Ravenshaw had returned from the Crusades to find his castle in ruins, his enemy poised to overrun the land where generations of Ravenshaws had ruled. The last thing he expected was to half trample a damsel with odd garb and even odder manners. But it is her strange talent that will create trouble beyond Colin's wildest imaginings. For everyone knows that a witch must be burned...but it is Colin's heart that is aflame, over an enchanting woman he must not love, yet cannot live without.
1. Charming the Prince (1999)
My enemies know me as Lord Bannor the Bold, Pride of the English and Terror of the French. Never in my life have I backed down from any challenge or betrayed so much as a hint of fear--until the war ended and I found myself a reluctant papa to a dozen unruly children. Realizing that I couldn't lop their little heads off or throw them in the dungeon, I sent my steward out to find them a mother and me a bride--an attractive, meek, maternal creature too plain to tempt me to get her with child. You can imagine my horror when he returned with Lady Willow of Bedlington, a spirited beauty who made me think of nothing else! With her cloud of dark curls and the sparkle of passion in her eyes, Willow was everything I'd sworn to resist. I never dreamed she would join forces with those mischievous imps of mine to teach this cynical warrior just how sweet surrender can be.
Bannor the Bold,
Lord of Elsinore
2. The Bride and the Beast (2000) Драконът със зелените очи
Още като момиченце съдбата среща Гуен с младия Бърнард, бъдещия водач на клана Макълоу - пада от едно дърво право на главата му. Същия ден семейството на младежа предателски е погубено срещу хиляда златни лири. Години по-късно сред руините на замъка се появява обвит в тайнственост дракон, които поисква от изплашените жители на градчето да върнат кървавите пари. Те нямат толкова злато и затова предлагат на дракона да се откупят, принасяйки му а жертва девственица красивата Гуен. Тя е възмутена от вероломството на съселяните си, но от момента, в които вижда лицето на звяра, открива, че той има омагьосващи зелени очи. Очи, които тя никога не е могла да забрави… очите на Бърнард Макълоу…
1. A Kiss to Remember (2001)
Laura Fairleigh is playing with fire. With only three weeks in which to marry in order to gain the title to Arden Manor, the house she and her younger siblings are living in, the penniless beauty has no time for romantic dreams. She must seize any opportunity for matrimony -- before she loses her chance to keep her benefactor's prodigal son, the notorious Duke of Devonbrooke, from taking possession of her home. When fate presents her with an amnesic Adonis in the woods nearby, Laura is determined to convince the injured stranger that he is, in fact, her loving fiancéand hurry him to the altar. She's chilled to discover that the nameless man is in fact the dreaded duke, who will not be pleased to learn that he's been played for a fool -- even by a beautiful captor who has fallen in love with him in the process. Laura has only one chance to secure her future happiness. Somehow, before their rapidly approaching wedding night, she must win the heart of this rake who has a reputation to rival the Devil himself. Teresa Medeiros, whose love stories so often have more than a touch of magic about them, has created a delightfully original version of the classic romantic tale of Sleeping Beauty in A Kiss to Remember.
2. One Night of Scandal (2003) Скандална нощ
Вечерта преди първото си излизане в обществото, темпераментната Карлота Фърли си няма друга работа, освен да шпионира една изоставена господарска къща. Най-неочаквано попада в ръцете на собственика, Хейдън Сент Клер, и играта загрубява... За да спаси честта си, на Лоти й се налага да придума Хейдън да се ожени за нея. Но не е взела предвид неговото тъмно минало и желанието му да отмъсти за загиналата си жена... Дали Лоти ще успее да спечели сърцето му?...
3. Yours Until Dawn (2004) Твой завинаги
След тежко раняване Габриел Фейърчайлд живее сам и огорчен в прyовинциалното си имение. Но самотата му свършва в момента, когато в къщата влиза красивата медицинска сестра Саманта... Тя няма никакво желание да угажда на капризите на вдетинения граф и укротява своя пациент с много хумор и остър език. Зя своя изненада Габриел открива, че е много приятно около теб да се върти красива млада жена. Особено пък когато си смятал, че светът те е отхвърлил... Той обаче не подозира, че прекрасната Саманта крие в сърцето си страшна тайна...
1. After Midnight (2005) След полунощ
Умната и красива Карълайн Кабът не вярва на ушите си, когато чува какво си шушукат хората за годеника на сестра й Вивиен. В изисканото общество се носи слухът, че тайнственият виконт Тревелиън всъщност произхожда от стар вампирски род! Карълайн е убедена, че става дума за смешно суеверие, докато самата тя не попада по време на една съдбовна среднощна вечеря в мрежата на омагьосващия Ейдриън Кейн...
2. The Vampire Who Loved Me (2006) Вампирът, който ме обичаше
Джулиън Кейн е отново в града. Преди време, когато е седемнадесетгодишно момиче, красивата и упорита Порциа Кабът спасява прокълнатия живот на привлекателния вампир Джулиън Кейн, който я белязва завинаги, а след това заминава в търсене на своята душа. Той се завръща пет години по-късно, за да открие, че очарователното младо момиче, което е оставил зад гърба си, се е превърнало в омайна красавица с нежно сърце… и страстни копнежи. Порциа бързо открива, че съблазнителните и забранени целувки на Джулиън все още я карат да копнее за нощта… и за неговите ласки. Но този Джулиън, който се е завърнал в Лондон, не е същият вампир, когото тя помни. Безрезултатното търсене на откраднатия му човешки живот го е превърнало в пропил се развратник. А неотдавнашните убийства в града, карат Порциа да се страхува, че мъжът, когото тя винаги е обожавала, може би наистина е чудовище. Джулиън знае, че трябва да отблъсне Порциа, но страстта и гладът му за нея нарастват все по-неудържимо всеки път, когато я докосне. От години той се бори с изкушението да се предаде на прокълнатите си дарби, без да осъзнава, че любовта на Порциа може да му поднесе най-опасния от всички дарове… причина да живее.
1. Some Like It Wicked (2008)
Some like it dangerous . . . Highland beauty Catriona Kincaid cares nothing for propriety - or even her own safety - when she storms the grounds of Newgate Prison. Determined to return to Scotland and restore her clan's honor, she seeks the help of Sir Simon Wescott, a disgraced nobleman and notorious rogue. She is prepared to offer him both wealth and freedom, but she never dreams the wicked rake will be bold enough to demand a far more sensual prize. Some like it seductive . . . Simon is shocked to discover the tomboy he met long ago has blossomed into a headstrong temptress. Although he's sworn off his dreams of becoming a hero, he can't resist playing knight errant to Catriona's damsel in distress. Both adventure and peril await them at her Highland home, where they will risk their lives to vanquish her enemies . . . and risk their hearts to discover a passion beyond their wildest dreams.
2. Some Like It Wild (2009)
It was to be her greatest masquerade . . . Pamela Darby needs a man - preferably a Highland brute with more brawn than brains. Determined to save her sister from selling her virtue, the resourceful beauty requires a strapping specimen to pose as a duke's long-lost heir. Pamela plans to collect the generous reward, then send him on his way. Lucky for the brazen beauty, the seductive, silver-eyed highwayman who just held up their carriage could be her man . . . Connor Kincaid has given up on his dream of restoring his clan's honor. And now this plucky Englishwoman is asking him to take part in a risky charade that could land them both on the gallows. Never a man to resist a challenge or the allure of a beautiful woman, Connor strikes the devil's bargain that could seal both their fates. The highwayman and the hellion journey to London as both enemies and allies - a woman who has everything to gain and a man who has nothing to lose . . . but his heart.
Pleasure of Your Kiss
1. The Pleasure of Your Kiss (2011)
Legendary adventurer Ashton Burke has roamed the globe for ten years trying to forget the spirited woman he left behind in England. His devil-may-care pursuits are interrupted, though, when he reluctantly agrees to retrieve his brother's kidnapped fiancée. Too late, he discovers his quarry is none other than Clarinda Cardew, the very same girl who made off with his jaded heart. The last thing Clarinda wants is to be trapped in a palace of sensual delights with the man whose irresistible kisses still haunt her sleepless nights. She quickly realizes that allowing Ashton to rescue her may put her yearning heart in even greater peril. In a journey both tantalizing and treacherous, Ashton and Clarinda resume the impetuous steps of their dangerous dance only to discover the most seductive pleasure of all may be love itself.
2. The Temptation of Your Touch (2013)
Maximillian Burke has always prided himself on being the man every mother would want her daughter to marry. But after his scoundrel of a brother makes off with Max's bride, Max discovers it's more satisfying to be a rogue than the perfect gentleman. Forced to flee London after a duel gone wrong, he seeks refuge at Cadgwyck Manor on the lonely coast of Cornwall, a place as wild and savage as his current temper. The tumbledown manor comes complete with its own ghost but oddly enough, it's not the White Lady of Cadgwyck who haunts Max's heated dreams - but his no-nonsense housekeeper. The last thing housekeeper Anne Spencer needs is a new master, especially one as brooding and gorgeous as the Earl of Dravenwood. Even as she schemes to be rid of her new employer, she finds herself irresistibly drawn into his strong, muscular arms. When Max vows to solve the mystery of Cadgwyck's ghost, he doesn't realize it will put both of their hearts at risk and tempt them to surrender to a pleasure as delicious as it is dangerous.
Lady of Conquest (1989)
She had the fierce spirit of a warrior-and the passionate heart of a woman in love. He is called Conn of the Hundred Battles, the warrior-king who forged a nation from a land of isolated clans. As High King of Ireland, he rides with the legendary Fianna, his elite band of warriors. But a threat to the throne looms from a mysterious scourge who has vanquished several of Conn's bravest warriors. Conn rides out alone to face a seemingly invincible foe, never expecting that he will confront a grief-maddened hellcat with emerald eyes and hair like liquid flame.... Wielding a sword called Vengeance, Gelina ó Monaghan has sworn to defeat the man she holds responsible for her family's ruin. She never dreamed she'd be bested by him in combat...and lose her heart in the bargain. Their forbidden passion will become a private war fought with swords and kisses, promises and betrayal-and surrender will be only the beginning....
Shadows and Lace (1990) Отмъстителят
Едно хвърляне на заровете - и се случва непоправимото - барон Линдзи Фордис залага и загубва своята собствена дъщеря Ровена... Красивата млада жена трябва да бъде отведена в непристъпния замък на непознат рицар. Защото комарджийската страст на баща й я е обрекла да сподели живота на един ужасяващ мъж, за когото се говори, че е извършил кървави престъпления... Тайнственият сър Гарет дълги години е чакал своя шанс. И ето че сега съдбата му се усмихва. Но когато е решил да използва Ровена като инструмент за отмъщението си, Гарет едва ли е подозирал, че самият той бързо ще се превърне в роб на една изгаряща страст...
Heather and Velvet (1991)
SHE WAS AN INNOCENT LASS One moment lovely Prudence Walker was living the life of a dutiful orphan; the next she was lying in a highwayman's arms. Wounded in a foiled robbery attempt and thoroughly drenched from a storm, the dreaded Scot bandit seemed harmless enough. Or so Prudence thought - until the infamous rogue stole her breath and her will with his honeyed kisses, until she felt the rapier-sharp edge of his sensuous charm. WHO HAUNTED A HIGHWAY MAN'S DREAMS She was everything Sebastian Kerr had ever wanted, but could never have: an impish beauty with amethyst eyes and wine-sweet lips he longed to plunder. But even as he drew Prudence into his embrace, he knew he must leave her. For the gray-eyed highwayman was leading a dangerous double life, one that left no room for love. IN A LAND OF HEATHER AND VELVET The courageous beauty and her sensuous outlaw ignite fires of passion that blaze from the storm-swept English countryside to the wild moors of Scotland...forging unbreakable bonds of love...
Once an Angel (1993)
SLEEPING BEAUTY The last thing Justin Connor expected to find washed, up on the wild shores of New. Zealand was a young woman asleep on the sand, curled like a child beneath thee moonlight. Though fiercely protective of the haven he had found on this island paradise., Justin was compelled to rescue this mysterious refugee, little realizing she would shatter his peace forever with her defiant courage, her vivid beauty, and the memories she stirred of a past best forgotten... AWAKENED BY LOVE Orphaned, cheated of her inheritance, Emily had sailed halfway around the world to find the man who had promised her father to take care of her--and instead had left her a charity case in an English boarding school. She never dreamed she'd be tossed by the pounding surf practically at his feet, or that she'd find him a disturbingly handsome recluse with the look of a pirate and a disarming tenderness in his amber flecked eyes. Confused by conflicting emotions, Emily was determined to make Justin pay for her years of loneliness with nothing less than his heart....
A Whisper of Roses (1993) Шепотът на розите
Прелестната, но твърдоглава Сабрина Камерън не е очарована от идеята да се омъжи за грубоватия Морган от клана Макдонъл. Но такава е волята на баща й. Той се опитва чрез сватбата на дъщеря си и Макдонъловия наследник да потуши вековната вражда между двата рода... Сабрина не е склонна да се подчини доброволно на мъжа си и въпреки силната чувствена връзка, между тях тече една непрекъсната война, докато един ден не се случва нещастие, което едва не погубва младата жена... И тогава единственият, който се оказва способен да я върне отново към живота, е Морган...
Thief of Hearts (1994) Крадец на сърца
Лусинда Сноу, хубавата дъщеря на богат дом, е отвлечена от жестокия пират Капитан Дуум. Господарски надменен, но в същото време изключително нежен и неотразимо мъжествен, той разпалва в сърцето на наивната девойка неутолима страст. И след една гореща целувка отново й връща свободата. Но пътищата им съвсем скоро ще се пресекат отново...
Fairest of Them All (1995)
She was rumored to be the fairest woman in all of England. But Holly de Chastel considered her beauty a curse. She had already turned away scores of suitors with various ruses, both fair and foul. Now she was to be the prize in a tournament of eager knights gathering from across the land, each more determined than the last to win her hand...Holly had no intention of wedding any of them, and concocted her most outrageous plan yet: to disguise her beauty from their avaricious eyes. But she never planned on Sir Austyn of Gavenmore. The darkly handsome Welshman had come looking especially for a plain bride and Holly seemed to fit the bill. Suddenly she found herself in the possession of this mysterious stranger, ensconced in his castle, and forced to keep up her carefully planned illusion. Why did this electrifyingly passionate male, who could have any woman he wanted, desire a homely bride - and what would happen when he learned he'd been tricked? By the time Holly found out, it was too late to avoid the searing fires of passion - and the dark curse of Gavenmore...
Nobody's Darling (1998)
I never enjoyed being a wanted man until the day Miss Esmerelda Fine marched into the Tumbleweed Saloon and pointed her derringer straight at my heart. Who would have guessed some duke's granddaughter-an awfully pretty one at that-would come gunning for the likes of me, a notorious bounty hunter with a taste for whiskey and a fondness for peach pie? Lucky for me, she was a mighty poor shot. Instead of killing me, she hired me to find her runaway brother. Little did she know she was about to make the acquaintance of a flea-bitten basset hound named Sadie, the infamous Darling Gang, and my shotgun-toting kinfolk. And little did I know she was about to lead me on a merry chase that would take us from a bungled bank robbery to the very first Wild West show to tour London, England. I should have turned down her offer. I should have resisted her charms. But I didn't. Because there comes a time in every man's life when he's got nothing left to lose...but his heart.
The Devil Wears Plain (2010)
Passion sparks in USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros's irresistibly tempting new romance after a sexy Highlander kidnaps his rival's spirited English bride Emmaline Marlowe is about to wed the extremely powerful laird of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor's prison when ruffian Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent black horse and abducts her in one strong swoop. Though he is Hepburn's sworn enemy, Emma's mysterious captor is everything her bridegroom is not - handsome, virile, dangerous . . . and a perilous temptation for her yearning heart. Jamie expects Emma to be some milksop English miss, not a fiery, defiant beauty whose irresistible charms will tempt him at every turn. But he cannot allow either one of them to forget he is her enemy and she his pawn in the deadly Highland feud between the clans. So why does he still want her so badly for himself? Stealing his enemy's bride was simple, but can he claim her innocence without losing his heart?
Goodnight Tweetheart (2011)
Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah's stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she's intrigued. What's all the fuss? Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, 'MarkBaynard" - a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical - Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?