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Джилиън Хънтър

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Jillian Hunter

=SERIES=

Boscastle Family

1. The Seduction of an English Scoundrel (2005)

Какво ще направиш, ако годеникът ти те зареже пред олтара? Най-вероятно ще потърсиш какво да хвърлиш по него или ще планираш бавното му и жестоко убийство от ръцете на канибали по Амазонка...Би било логично. Но нашата героиня стои невъзмутима, не хвърля предмети, не реже глави, нито изплаква нещастието си на нечие рамо. Което ни води до въпроса: не ви ли се струва странно? Тук се мъти нещо.

2. The Love Affair of an English Lord (2005)

Заради склонността й към скандалите, семейството на Клое я изпраща в имението на чичо й сър Хъмфри. Трябва да изостави баловете, веселбата и опасните приятелства. Сега се намира затворена в къщата с мъж, когото всички смятат за мъртъв - опасен, отчаян... и атрактивен. Един мъж-призрак: Доминик, виконт Стратфилд, предполагаема жертва на убийство. Но Клое скоро открива, че господинът е съвсем жив и силата му на съблазняване не е само легенда. Въпреки опасностите, тя решава да стане негов съюзник. Защо? Какво е още един скандал за една влюбена жена?

3. The Wedding Night of an English Rogue (2005)

Привличането между Хийт Бокасъл и Джулия Хепуърт е мигновено. Тя го прострелва по време на лов..., разбира се, без да иска. Макар че куршумът засяга рамото му, красотата на жената пробожда сърцето му и не закъсняват да прехвърчат искри, когато ги заварват в компрометираща ситуация. Неузрели за подобни чувства, Хийт и Джулия се разделят. Сега, след години, Хийт е висш таен агент, когото натоварват да защитава годеницата на своя началник, която се оказва Джулия. Желанието им се възражда с още по-голяма сила. Хийт започва със съблазняването, но и Джулия пази няколко аса в ръкава си... и е решена да бъде играч, а не обикновена пешка в играта.

4. The Wicked Games of a Gentleman (2006)

Lord Drake Boscastle has everything - smoldering good looks, extreme wealth, and devilish charms. Everything, that is, except true happiness. Hoping to satisfy his growing discontent, he is set to meet one of the most celebrated courtesans in England for a heated rendezvous. But on the scheduled night of pleasure, Lord Drake's world is turned upside down by Eloise Goodwin, a wholesome, spirited governess with voluptuous curves and a beguiling wit. Even with an experienced seductress willing to satisfy his every need, Lord Drake cannot forget his encounter with Eloise. Although swept off her feet by the mysteriously handsome rake, Eloise has more pressing matters to address. Her rebellious young client has escaped into the night with a local rogue and is nowhere to be found. Stepping in to assist, Lord Drake must try to resist his desire to indulge the longing passion he feels for Eloise. But once a scoundrel, always a scoundrel . . . or has the untamable Lord Drake at last been tamed?

5. The Sinful Nights of a Nobleman (2006)

At a glamorous soiree in the romantic English countryside, Lord Devon Boscastle, one of the most elusive bachelors in London, is on the prowl for a willing and wicked lady to share a night of all-consuming sin. So he's delighted to accept a mysterious invitation for a midnight rendezvous. Miss Jocelyn Lydbury, a demure young debutante, has her heart set on a marriage proposal from a certain respectable gentleman. Invited to a secret tryst at the stroke of twelve, she hopes to finally meet her longtime admirer. To her dismay, it is the heartbreaking Devon who lies in wait for his midnight lady. Before the pair can unmask their deceiver, they are caught in a passionate, if unplanned, embrace and forced into marriage. Although Devon claims he won't change his roguish ways for anyone, upon returning to London he is surprised to find that his once-timid bride has become an alluring temptress. But little does he know that Jocelyn has vowed to tame her handsome rake - in the ballroom and in the bedchamber.

6. The Devilish Pleasures of a Duke (2007)

Adrian Ruxley may be a ruggedly charming rogue, but he's not a man to stand idly by while a lady is accosted - even at a wedding organized by the lady herself, Emma Boscastle, instructress in the social graces at her London academy for young gentlewomen. Adrian confronts the offender, a scuffle ensues, and now this smooth-talking heir is left to recuperate under Emma's very roof, delighted to see the deep concern in her lovely face. She has a charm no scoundrel can resist. Emma is scandalized by her own behavior - seduced by a handsome stranger, indeed! How will she be able to hide her indiscretion from the perceptive Boscastle siblings? The divine passion that Adrian has unleashed, and the sensual delights he has shown her, have suddenly turned Emma's days at the fledgling academy into a display of impropriety and her nights into a velvet abyss of sensual abandon. But as their intimacy reveals Adrian's turbulent secrets, Emma is inspired to her most ambitious endeavor: redeeming a rake.

7. Wicked As Sin (2008)

Handsome cavalry officer Sir Gabriel Boscastle returns from Waterloo a hero, only to resume his pursuit of forbidden pleasures in London. There is no bet this cynical gentleman will not take'"and no woman he cannot seduce. But when he travels to the country manor he wins during a card game, he discovers there is one gamble he has never risked and that he may have met his match. His opponent and neighbor is none other than Alethea Claridge, the only person who stood by him during his wildest years and the only woman ever to captivate his heart. The beautiful and solitary Lady Alethea is seemingly still mourning for her fiancé, who died in battle. But beneath her shield of feigned sorrow, she hides an unspeakable secret'"one that could destroy her reputation forever. So when this dark horseman thunders back into her life one night, she is understandably wary of him. She had defended Gabriel once when he was a wicked boy. But now, as a beguiling man, he makes his sensual desires well known even as he swears he will reform. Will the irresistible scoundrel redeem himself and restore her trust in love or ruin her completely? She will soon have her answer as Gabriel challenges everything she believes about love, about herself, and about what it takes to be a hero.

8. A Wicked Lord at the Wedding (2009)

What is a neglected wife to do while her husband disappears on clandestine missions and unknown gambits? Play the spy game herself, if only to fill lonely nights once flush with erotic delight. When Eleanor Prescott married the handsome infantry officer who pursued her between missions, she anticipated anything but a six-year estrangement. Now the enigmatic husband who fired her body with his sensual touch is back-to woo her, win her, and unwrap all her secrets. Sebastien Boscastle is prepared for battle when it comes to his crumbling marriage, but not to catch his wife prowling about the night in disguise. And yet Eleanor's game of espionage and seduction only heightens his devilish desire to reclaim every inch of her. From the back alleys of London to the silken sheets of the marital bed, Sebastien inflicts the sweetest of sensual assaults, ready to possess everything Eleanor is willing to surrender.

9. The Wicked Duke Takes a Wife (2009)

Lord Griffin Boscastle has no intention of ending his glorious career as a rakehell now that he has inherited a dukedom. Still, there are responsibilities he must discharge before his pleasures resume, including finding a bride, and depositing his incorrigible niece at a relative's academy outside London. It is at this so-very-proper finishing school that flame-haired instructress Harriet Gardner awakens in Griffin emotions so dangerously intoxicating that he must avoid her at all cost. Yet when Harriet finds work in the townhouse where Griffin resides, her presence tempts him at every turn. Harriet has survived London's streets far too long to let an arrogant duke woo a bride he doesn't want when she desires him for herself, and she has seen too much of life not to recognize a man ripe for redemption. But just as Harriet finds the perfect cure for His Lordship's devilish ways, a vindictive enemy intervenes, and the duke whom Harriet has plotted to save suddenly becomes her devoted protector.

13. The Mistress Memoirs (2013)

Disgraced by her past employer, young governess Kate Walcott owes her loyalty to the only woman willing to hire her - the sought-after courtesan Mrs. Georgette Lawson. Georgette entrusts Kate with the care of her unruly children - and the writing of her shocking memoirs, which detail her affairs with famous gentlemen, including the rakehell who promised to marry her, then ruined her. Sir Colin Boscastle intended to keep his promise to Georgette--until his father was murdered. Thirteen years of chasing vengeance pass before he returns to find Georgette sleeping in his enemy's bed. Revenge has destroyed their romance, but the two former lovers agree to set a trap to restore Colin's honor. Caught in this deadly game, Kate struggles to resist Colin's virile charm. She knows he is a born heartbreaker and unreliable rogue. Should she believe him when he whispers that, for her, he will change his sinful ways?

Bridal Pleasures

1. A Duke's Temptation(2010)

The Duke of Gravenhurst, the notorious author of dark romances, is accused of corrupting the morals of the public. But among his most devoted fans is the well-born Lily Boscastle, who seeks employment as the duke's personal housekeeper. Only then does she discover scandalous secrets about the man that she never could have imagined.

2. A Bride Unveiled (2011)

Violet Knowlton is betrothed to the sensible, if tedious, Sir Godfrey Maitland. When Godfrey escorts her to a fencing demonstration, she looks forward to the adventurous diversion, but everything changes when she realizes the swordsman displaying his skill-and dashing good looks- is none other than her childhood friend Kit. Soon the flames of their forbidden past ignite into a passion neither can refuse. Although Violet has been promised to another, Kit remains her first and only love. He vows he will possess her, no matter what stands in his way...

3. The Duchess Diaries (2012)

As headmistress of the Scarfield Academy for Young Ladies, Miss Charlotte Boscastle is tasked with keeping her charges free from notoriety. But when Charlotte's diary goes missing, she can't imagine

having her most intimate secrets fall into the wrong hands. Although the confessions in the diary he found spark his interest, the Duke of Wynfield has every intention of returning the journal. But when Gideon's encounter with Charlotte takes on an unexpectedly passionate nature, his indiscretion causes a scandal that only marriage can cure...

=Novels=

Heart of the Storm (1985)

Juliana Pendarvis was outraged. Without consulting her, her father had arranged for her to marry Adam Tremayne, the rough-hewn "colonial" who had come to Cornwall from America. Headstrong and defiant, Juliana insisted she'd marry the viscount who courted her, despite her father's objections. Now Sir Walter Pendarvis lay gravely ill, his fondest wish the marriage between his daughter and Adam, the son of his old friend. For the sake of her father's health, Juliana agreed to the betrothal, with no intention of allowing a marriage to take place. But when the handsome, bronze-skinned Adam boldly claimed her, her protests were silenced by searing kisses and shameless caresses that made her heart beat wildly. Trembling with desires she didn't understand, her body urged him closer And in the sweet ecstasy of passion's surrender, they found the love that would be theirs forever.

Shadow of Splendor (1987)

Lady Roseanne Mallory paces the bustling Boston docks in dread of the stranger who is to be her husband. Suddenly, her heart is transfixed b y the deep and penetrating gaze of a man who speaks her name. But the sensual voice that stirs Rosanne's senses belongs not to the man when she is pledged to marry but to his nephew, Brant Layton. Brant, too, is dangerously attracted to his uncle's bride. Torn by desire to claim her, he is tormented by the thought of their lovely innocence being sacrificed to this lecherous bondage. When Rosanne begs him to help her escape, he cannot refuse. And as they flee into a mountain wilderness fraught with danger and temptation, passions too long restrained explode in a fiery ecstasy that defies all peril...except the joyous hazard of total surrender to love.

Tiger Dance (1991)

Her search for her missing father brings determined Lorna Fairfield to the exotic island of Kali Simpang. In this mysterious land of savagery and superstition, she seeks the aid of dashing British officer Ross St. James -- torn between a single-minded devotion to finding her lost loved one ... and her soul's insistent yearning for the virile adventurer who would guide her through the heart of darkness. Stirred by the courage of the haunting, flame-haired beauty, fearing for Lorna's safety in this world of cannibals and bloodthirsty cults, Ross agrees to join her expedition into the jungle from which no stranger has ever returned -- prepared to sacrifice his very life for the love that is to be their magnificent destiny.

A Deeper Magic (1994)

A DEEPER MAGIC is set against the tempestuous backdrop of mid-19th-century Scotland. Amid the clash of ancient magic and new science, seething rivalries and dangerous alliances, a love strong enough to triumph over every adversity is born. From the moment wealthy Margaret Rose and struggling physician Ian MacNeill meet, they are swept up in an adventure that takes them from the haunted moors of Aberdeen to a primitive, faraway island-and into a world of danger and irresistible desire...

Glenlyon's Bride (1995)

When he returns to Scotland in 1840, Niall Glenlyon is a man with a reputation. Yet even he cringes at the stories told about him. Seducer of virgins? Far Eastern jungle hero and dabbler in dark magic? Ridiculous! Then Elspeth Victoria Kildrummond lands -- literally -- in his lap. That's when things really careen out of control. Elspeth is beautiful, well-bred, intelligent ... and engaged to another man.

Fairy Tale (1997)

Capture the grandeur of moat-encircled castles, the tradition of proud Highland clans, and the splendor of a romance so thrilling and passionate ...it is the stuff of fairy tales! Duncan MacElgin, of the devil's own reputation and sinful past, had been forced to return home to his crumbling Scottish castle-only to be ambushed by a woman! Worse, the tartan-clad female was impertinent, unrepentant, and beautiful .... Convinced Duncan was the enemy, Marsali Hay ordered her bedraggled clansmen to attack the powerful chieftain. She never dreamed he was the infamous "Black Duncan," returning to bring his embarrassing clan of rebels under control. Determined to assert his authority, Duncan vows that Marsali will pay dearly for her mistake. The price for revenge, however, could be higher than he'd bargained for. Marsali and her eccentric clansmen have more than a few surprises in store for their unsuspecting laird--a meddling old wizard and apprentice witch among them. But when Marsali confronts danger, Duncan realizes that in order to regain control of his castle, he might have to fight the battle of his life ...and surrender his hardened warrior's heart.

Daring (1998)

The notorious Connor Buchanan, Lord Advocate of Scotland, was called a protector of the innocent by some, and a heartless scoundrel by others. Some called Maggie Saunders a perfect angel--but to Connor Buchanan, she's nothing but trouble. Breaking into his house on a misguided mission of mercy, Maggie found herself face-to-face with the infamous "Devil's Advocate" himself! Deceived by her appearance of fragile innocence, Connor is enchanted ... until he learns the truth of her larcenous scheme. For the first time in his life, the high and mighty Highlander has met his match in a woman half his size. With a kiss, she captivates him. And with a shocking act of bravery, she draws him into her unexpectedly heartwarming world of street urchins and lovable rogues, a past that hides her true identity, and a dangerous secret that forces them into a provocative alliance. Now, Connor must sacrifice his passion for justice and risk everything to obey the irresistible laws of love.

Delight (1998)

Douglas Moncrieff was once a notorious pirate, the Dragon of Darien. With a stroke of the king's pen, he is given a Scottish earldom...and a royal order to behave. Haunted by past sins, a heartless predator by habit, Douglas now faces the perilous road to reform. Princess Rowena of Hartzburg, an innocent heiress in danger, has fled to the Highlands for a mysterious rendezvous with Douglas's respectable half-brother. When his brother fails to arrive, Douglas plans to hide his shameful past from Rowena and claim this lovely girl for himself. But this princess has plans of her own. Not the helpless maiden Douglas expects, Rowena is a royal hellion who cannot wait to tame her dragon. In a secluded Highland castle, secrets are unveiled and desires unleashed as Douglas and Rowena join forces to fight a deadly enemy. Now the pirate who hoped to capture a princess discovers that her innocence - and his heart - are at stake...

Indiscretion (2000)

The scandal of Anne Kerr's foolish, stormy affair with a Scottish nobleman's son was averted when her parents quickly married her off to the scoundrel's cousin, a respectable English baron. A widow now, Anne has never forgotten Patrick Sutherland, who had seduced and abandoned -- and indeed, disgraced -- her, no matter how she tries to lose her feelings in her furious horse rides across the heath. But even a woman of Anne's spirit can't ignore a royal summons that reunites her with Patrick under dire and myterious circumstances. The suspicious death of a relative calls for a clandestine investigation inside a Highland hunting fortress. Anne and Patrick find themselves commanded by Queen Victoria to lay rumors of murder to rest. Anne sees nothing but trouble and temptation in the Queen's order to work with the rogue who shamed her. To Patrick, however, the chance to serve as Anne's bodyguard is a dream come true. But even the best dream can take a wicked twist ... and when he learns he is not to pose as her ladyship's protector, but as her butler, the proud Highlander must helplessly submit as Anne exacts the delicious revenge he deserves for breaking her heart.

Abandon (2001)

The English island called Abandon, enshrouded in ancient legend, has been home to warriors as well as enchanting women -- and none more spellbinding than lovely Morwenna Halliwell. Determined to fight when Abandon is offered to the highest bidder, Morwenna confronts the enemy: the Earl of Pentargon, Anthony Hartstone -- or "Lord Heart-of-Stone" as she indignantly calls him. Yet little does Morwenna realize she will soon be forced to marry the forbidding lord who holds her future in his strong hands. Anthony arrogantly dismisses Morwenna and her litany of complaints against him -- all the while drawn to her beauty and courage. But when danger confronts Morwenna, Anthony knows he must call upon all his power to protect the innocent miss he desires. It is up to him to unmask the villain who threatens her, and also to convince his bride that he is not her opponent -- but her most passionate and devoted admirer.

The Husband Hunt (2002)

Catriona Grant is desperate. Fleeing a forced marriage in Scotland, she arrives on the doorstep of Rutleigh Hall seeking shelter as a distant relation, only to find that Knight Dennison, the Viscount Rutleigh, may be worse than the man she fled. True to his dangerous reputation, Knight threatens to toss the penniless, flame-haired impostor out -- until she produces the family ring as proof of her identity. Thrust into the role of guardian, the dark, compelling Knight has his doubts about the lovely Scottish lass, who's clearly keeping secrets -- but her wit, beauty, and artless grace are hard to resist. When his sister starts husband-hunting for Catriona, the idea of any other man possessing her is suddenly unthinkable. For Knight realizes that there's only one possible groom for her: himself!

=Omnibus=

Under the Boardwalk (1999) (with Geralyn Dawson, Linda Howard, Miranda Jarrett and Mariah Stewart)

В този сборник Джилиан Хънтър участва с новелата "Ruined: In 1843 Cornwall, her yacht crashed off of his cove. Rylan "Wicked" DeWilde never expected to fall in love with his guest Sydney Windsor. However, she is engaged to his enemy.




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Ели, казах, че ще пусна Джилиън по-нататък, като имах предвид, че е непозната в България, затова може да почака. Но после ми хрумна, като гледам как цвъкаш резюмета (за което едно ОГРОМНО благодаря :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: ), че може би ще искаш да представиш по-подробно и тук книгите, които в момента превеждаш. :B)

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The Seduction of an English Scoundrel - Скъпи ми маркизе

Какво ще направиш, ако годеникът ти те зареже пред олтара? Най-вероятно ще потърсиш какво да хвърлиш по него или ще планираш бавното му и жестоко убийство от ръцете на канибали по Амазонка...Би било логично. Но нашата героиня стои невъзмутима, не хвърля предмети, не реже глави, нито изплаква нещастието си на нечие рамо. Което ни води до въпроса: не ви ли се струва странно? Тук се мъти нещо.

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The Love Affair of an English Lord - Заради склонността й към скандалите, семейството на Клое я изпраща в имението на чичо й сър Хъмфри. Трябва да изостави баловете, веселбата и опасните приятелства. Сега се намира затворена в къщата с мъж, когото всички смятат за мъртъв - опасен, отчаян... и атрактивен. Един мъж-призрак: Доминик, виконт Стратфилд, предполагаема жертва на убийство. Но Клое скоро открива, че господинът е съвсем жив и силата му на съблазняване не е само легенда. Въпреки опасностите, тя решава да стане негов съюзник. Защо? Какво е още един скандал за една влюбена жена?

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The Wedding Night of an English Rogue - Привличането между Хийт Бокасъл и Джулия Хепуърт е мигновено. Тя го прострелва по време на лов..., разбира се, без да иска. Макар че куршумът засяга рамото му, красотата на жената пробожда сърцето му и не закъсняват да прехвърчат искри, когато ги заварват в компрометираща ситуация. Неузрели за подобни чувства, Хийт и Джулия се разделят. Сега, след години, Хийт е висш таен агент, когото натоварват да защитава годеницата на своя началник, която се оказва Джулия. Желанието им се възражда с още по-голяма сила. Хийт започва със съблазняването, но и Джулия пази няколко аса в ръкава си... и е решена да бъде играч, а не обикновена пешка в играта.


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