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Calamity under the Chandelier

Calamity under the Chandelier

Murder. Manor homes. Malfunctioning chandeliers.

Hollywood starlets are supposed to be happily on set in sunny California, and not trapped in drafty manor houses during ferocious snowstorms.

But after Cora Clarke's best friend and fellow actress elopes with an English earl, Cora visits England to help her friend brave the aristocratic disapproval of her new husband's family.

Unfortunately the holiday turns nightmarish when a chandelier crashes down and kills somebody. When suspicion falls on her friend, Cora vows to figure out the identity of the murderer. After all, blizzards have a habit of preventing the police from arriving, and body counts have a dreadful habit of growing.

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Danger on the Downs

Danger on the Downs

A deadly house party. 

Former Hollywood starlet Cora Clarke may be new to England, but she does know that visiting the seaside is supposed to be a soothing experience. The snowy white cliffs and foamy ocean are indeed idyllic, but when her great aunt's employer insists someone is trying to murder her husband, Cora is whisked off to a house party with her pet bichon. When someone soon turns up dead, Cora discovers Sussex might possess scandals that exceed anything a Hollywood director might conjure for the silver screen...

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The Body in Bloomsbury

The Body in Bloomsbury

Murder in London...
Former Hollywood starlet Cora Clarke is eager to move into a flat in Bloomsbury with her pet bichon Archibald. Unfortunately, when she enters her new bedroom, a man is already there.
And he's dead.
Someone in Cora's building is a murderer. Can she discover who it is before she becomes the next victim?

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A Continental Murder

A Continental Murder

When Cora learns her father is missing on the continent, there’s only one thing she can do: find him herself. Armed with her best friend Veronica, she heads to Italy. Never mind that it’s 1938 and the continent doesn’t seem the best place to be.

The magnificent, imposing Grand Hotel seems the sort of place her father would enjoy. But when a murder occurs, Cora realizes the hotel is not as peaceful as it appears... Can she solve the murder before the murderer pins the crime on Cora and her father?

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The Duke Before Christmas

The Duke Before Christmas

She accidentally proposed to a duke... then he accepted. 
Marriage was only supposed to be a business arrangement: Portia wasn’t supposed to fall in love. But then, Colin North, the Duke of Brightling, wasn’t supposed to board the ship to Guernsey either.

Unfortunately, Portia isn’t informed about a clause of her late father’s will that stipulates that if she doesn’t marry by the end of the year, she will lose her inheritance, until it is almost too late. She must find a husband herself: one who is not picky and requires money. Fortunately, she finds just the person.

Colin North, the Duke of Brightling, does not require a bride. But when he mistakenly takes the cabin of Portia’s new betrothed on a ship bound for Guernsey, and she insists he marry her, he decides he may as well accept her offer. There’s something appealing about her, and he can’t abide the thought of ruining her life. After a decade of being chased by matchmaking mamas and simpering debutantes, it’s a relief to find someone who doesn’t know he’s wealthy and titled.

Then the chaos begins. 

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The Duke Meets His Matchmaker

The Duke Meets His Matchmaker

Miss Daisy Holloway is in need of a position and fortunately she knows the best one: matchmaker. After all, she  has no intention of staying in her family’s home forever. Daisy might not yet be England’s premiere matchmaker, but she is certain she will be once she convinces the Duke of Hammett, Bath’s newest temporary resident, to let her find him a bride. What better way to start her career than to find the perfect bride for a duke? And what more difficult duke to match than the dour, perpetually grumpy Duke of Hammett?

The only thing worse than being injured in a boxing match for Reginald Smythe, Duke of Hammett, is being forced to go to Bath to heal. There’s a reason that the broadsheets have called him the Beast, and it’s not because of spending time in a spa town to recuperate. Reggie certainly has no need of a wife, despite what a particular aspiring, definitely pushy matchmaker desires.

At least, he thought he didn’t desire a wife.

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The Truth about Princesses and Dukes

The Truth about Princesses and Dukes

A romantic princess...

Princess Aria Eleonora Ingrid Petronella of Sweden has been exchanging letters with the most marvelous man in the world. Perhaps her true love is somewhat aged, and perhaps butterflies don’t swarm inside her chest when they meet briefly at a ball, but she is certain no man equals the Duke of Framingham in magnificence. When he proposes marriage in a letter, she eagerly accepts.

A bookish commoner...

Rupert Andrews doesn’t expect to enjoy writing letters on behalf of his elderly cousin. But when the Duke of Framingham informs Rupert that he’s fallen in love with a beautiful woman and needs someone to write letters on his behalf, Rupert reluctantly agrees. After all, the cottage he inherited after his mother’s death is heavily mortgaged, and the duke has kindly let him take longer to repay the debt. On the duke’s wedding day, Rupert overhears the duke tell his mistress that he plans to toss his new bride off his balcony so they can marry. The duke merely desires the princess’s money, and Rupert knows one thing: he has to rescue her.

A romance that should never have occurred... 

Princess Aria is astonished when a young, spectacle-wearing man kidnaps her. She’s in love with the duke—after all, he’s sent her such wonderful letters for weeks. Soon though, she’s on the run with Rupert to London. If only Rupert had sent her such lovely letters. . .

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Can’t Buy Me a Duke

Can’t Buy Me a Duke

Lucy Banks will never be mistaken for the belle of the ball. Her red hair, freckles, and reputation for surliness make that impossible, no matter how many coffers of coin her father procured on Wall Street. Unfortunately, her parents didn’t move across the Atlantic so Lucy could struggle to find a husband. Even more unfortunately, her younger sister cannot have a suitor until Lucy’s future is secure. Unless Lucy can find someone to court her, she is standing in the way of her sister’s happiness. Fortunately, Lucy is willing to pay.

Harrison James, Duke of Sturbridge, might be beloved by the ton, but he has no intentions of ever marrying. That would mean exposing a bride to his secret, and that is impossible.

When Miss Banks offers him money to feign romantic interest in her, he reluctantly agrees. Once Lucy returns to New York, he can pronounce himself brokenhearted and avoid another year of questions. Lucy and the duke now only have one problem: they must not confuse their hearts with their fake courtship.

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The Secret Life of a Debutante

The Secret Life of a Debutante


Welcome to book 1 in the steamy new series Determined Debutantes by bestselling author Bianca Blythe.

Eloisa Holt is not the type of woman to wander London on her own. In fact, she’s not even the type of woman to consider such a thing. After all, her governesses hailed her as a paragon of everything proper. But when a nude painting of her mother scandalizes the ton, Eloisa must stop more paintings from being displayed. This debutante is desperate.

Lord Cornelius Chichester knows the first rule of being a best friend:

Don’t fall in love with your best friend’s sister.

Unfortunately, that rule becomes difficult to follow when he discovers Eloisa by herself at an indecent hour. Still, perhaps helping his best friend’s younger sister is honorable. He may have promised his friend long ago he would never marry one of his sisters, but Cornelius never promised he would not be of assistance.

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