The Ruin of a Rake

Author: Cat Sebastian

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062642529

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“Sebastian proves she is a new force to be reckoned with in historical romances.”—Booklist Rogue. Libertine. Rake. Lord Courtenay has been called many things and has never much cared. But after the publication of a salacious novel supposedly based on his exploits, he finds himself shunned from society. Unable to see his nephew, he is willing to do anything to improve his reputation, even if that means spending time with the most proper man in London. Julian Medlock has spent years becoming the epitome of correct behavior. As far as he cares, if Courtenay finds himself in hot water, it’s his own fault for behaving so badly—and being so blasted irresistible. But when Julian’s sister asks him to rehabilitate Courtenay’s image, Julian is forced to spend time with the man he loathes—and lusts after—most. As Courtenay begins to yearn for a love he fears he doesn’t deserve, Julian starts to understand how desire can drive a man to abandon all sense of propriety. But he has secrets he’s determined to keep, because if the truth came out, it would ruin everyone he loves. Together, they must decide what they’re willing to risk for love.

Ein unsittliches Angebot

Author: Cecilia Grant

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802591755

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes kämpft die junge Witwe Martha Russell darum, ihr Anwesen Seton Park zu behalten. Um ihren Anspruch darauf zu festigen, greift sie zu einer List: Mit dem attraktiven Lebemann Christopher Mirkwood will sie ein Kind zeugen, das sie als Erbe ihres verstorbenen Mannes ausgeben kann. Sie hätte jedoch nie vermutet, dass sie sich in Christopher verlieben könnte ...

50 Ways to Ruin a Rake

Author: Jade Lee

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 149260500X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Book 1 of Rakes and Rogues USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee delights readers with the first in a vibrant, saucy Regency romances series. Mellie Smithson has a plan... Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating-although admittedly handsome-guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London... Trevor Anaedsley has a problem... Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country-ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson-where he meets Smithson's lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him-but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry? Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca! Rakes and Rogues Series: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (Book 1) One Rogue at a Time (Book 2) The Richer the Rogue (Book 3) Praise for 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake: "Lee creates a wonderful read full of madness and mayhem..." -RT Book Reviews, 41⁄2 Stars "With its wonderfully whimsical characters and fanciful plot, Lee's latest...is tailor-made for readers who like their Regency-set historicals served up with plenty of frothy fun." -Booklist "Full of witty banter and steamy love scenes, Lee will keep you entranced until the very end." -Historical Romance Lover, 5 Stars

Das Spiel der Götter (1)

Die Gärten des Mondes

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641089778

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Das malazanische Imperium ist ein Moloch, der sich mit Hilfe seiner Magier und Soldaten unerbittlich ausbreitet. Jetzt soll die letzte freie Stadt fallen. Doch eine ominöse Macht verweigert den Truppen der Kaiserin den letzten Sieg: Über Darujhistan schwebt aus heiterem Himmel eine riesige Festung und versetzt alle Welt in helle Aufregung ...

Begegnung um Mitternacht

Author: KJ Charles

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3736302223

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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England 1904: Vor zwei Jahren raubte ein schreckliches Unglück Captain Archie Curtis seine Zukunft beim Militär. War es ein Unfall oder Sabotage? Fest entschlossen, die Hintergründe aufzudecken, nimmt er eine Einladung auf ein abgelegenes Anwesen an. Ebenfalls zu Gast ist Daniel da Silva - dekadent, exotisch und kultiviert. Der Poet verkörpert alles, was der geradlinige Offizier fürchtet, und übt doch eine ungeahnte Anziehungskraft auf Curtis aus. Und während die elegante Fassade der Gesellschaft zu bröckeln beginnt und darunter Verrat, Erpressung und Mord zum Vorschein kommen, stellt Curtis fest, dass er den faszinierenden Daniel braucht wie keinen Menschen zuvor ...

The Art of Ruining a Rake

Author: Emma Locke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939713063

Category:

Page: N.A

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HE WANTS HER...Practiced rake Roman Alexander never meant to seduce his best friend's sister. He certainly never intends to do it again. The handsome scoundrel has never felt more compelled to be a better man. But the damage has been done, for his buttoned-up spinster refuses to marry a bounder like himand maddeningly, she doesn't seem to like him. Nevertheless, he can't seem to forget her, or her passionate response to his kisses. How much danger could there be in one more try? SHE WANTS REVENGEPractical headmistress Lucy Lancester naively believes her charming rogue has moved on to his next conquest, leaving her free to cherish their one night together for the rest of her bluestocking days. Until the afternoon he arrives at her school intent on proving their one night together wasn't enough...and this time, the scandal can't be contained. Well, two can play at that. How hard can it be to ruin a rake?

A Rake's Ruin

Author: Maggie Dallen

Publisher: Maggie Dallen

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Only the wildest woman can ruin a devilish lord... Claire is the dutiful, proper Cleveland sister, and the only one who's not embroiled in a scandal. Until now. With her sister's marriage to an earl, the weight of responsibility to save her family has been lifted from her shoulders, and for the first time in her life Claire is free. A rebelliousness she's long denied has her acting out in ways she would never have imagined. Like chasing her brother through the dark streets of London... and kissing her brother's best friend and notorious rake, Lord Nicholas. Nicholas thought he knew everything there was to know about his friend's proper and boring younger sister. Beautiful though she might be, Claire holds no allure for the worldly rogue. At least, not until he holds her in his arms. Could this passionate, daring, feisty woman be the same Claire Cleveland with the simpering smiles? Even more alarming, has the woman of his heart been right in front of his eyes this whole time? He may be late to realize that there is more to Claire than meets the eye, but now that he's seen her true nature, he'll do anything to keep her by his side. Even if that means marrying her.

Gareth

Lord of Rakes

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402278640

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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She's caught between a rake and certain ruin... Felicity Worthington's only hope of avoiding poverty—or worse—is to accept her distant cousin's dubious bequest... a thriving, high-class brothel. Felicity has 90 days to convince her cousin's solicitors that Gareth Alexander has taught her the art of pleasing a man, though she's more interested in the gentleman she glimpses beneath Gareth's debauched airs, than in the rake he's become. In the business of love...How much should he teach her? Gareth Alexander, Marquis of Heathgate, has little incentive to help a spinster learn to manage a brothel—except that the alternatives for the prim, pretty Miss Worthington are even worse. His resistance to teaching Felicity how to be a madam leaves Gareth wondering if the honor he'd thought long dead still survives, and if that honor allows him to yield to the lady's ruinous scheme... and to their shared desires. Once you enter the lush Regency world of award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes, you'll never want to leave. The Lonely Lords series: Darius (Book 1) Beckman (Book 2) Ethan (Book 3) Nicholas (Book 4) Gabriel (Book 5) Gareth (Book 6) Andrew (Book 7) Douglas (Book 8) David (Book 9)

Die Buchhandlung

Roman

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458738541

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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Florence Green erwirbt in Hardborough, einem verschlafenen Dorf an der Küste Ostenglands, das Old House als zukünftiges Domizil für ihre Buchhandlung. Dass das Gebäude anscheinend von einem Poltergeist besessen und bis auf die Grundmauern feucht ist, bringt sie von ihrem Vorhaben ebensowenig ab wie die Tatsache, dass sie von finanziellen Dingen keine Ahnung hat. Voller Schwung stürzt sie sich in die Vorbereitungen und stattet ihre Buchhandlung liebevoll aus. Die Einwohner des kleinen Städtchens begegnen dem Unternehmen zunächst mit Skepsis, bald stellen sich jedoch erste Stammkunden ein. Als Florence Green aber dann ein gerade erschienenes Buch eines bis dahin unbekannten Autors, Vladimir Nabokov, verkauft, ist die Aufregung groß und weitet sich zu einem Skandal aus ...

Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

The Last Days of a Rake

Author: Donna Lea Simpson

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1426890192

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In Love & Scandal, Collette Jardiniere is outraged when notorious roué Charles Jameson appears to take credit for The Last Days of a Rake, a novel she wrote under the pseudonym Colin Jenkins to satisfy Victorian convention. Can a rake be true to himself, yet remain free from sin? Edgar Lankin has lived the life of rake, a man who cares for nothing but the pleasures of the flesh. But it is the seduction—and abandonment—of a gentle maiden that turns him from mere gadabout to immoral cad. Too late, Lankin realizes his self-centered ways have left him incapable of finding enjoyment in anything. Now on his deathbed, he relates the shocking tale of his wasted life to John Hamilton, a school chum who chose a different path. In telling his story, can Lankin find redemption for the trail of ruined lives he leaves behind? Companion piece to Love & Scandal by Donna Lea Simpson 17,000 words

Glory and the Rake

Author: Deborah Simmons

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459219570

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Miss Glory Sutton has two annoyances in her life. One: the precious spa she's determined to renovate keeps getting damaged by vandals. Two: Oberon, the arrogant Duke of Westfield—the man assigned to help her find the perpetrators. Oberon has no interest in this independent, troublesome woman! And Glory couldn't be less interested in the enigmatic rogue! As they get drawn deeper into the mysteries of the spa, they too must reveal their secrets in order to uncover the truth. And then, perhaps, the legend of the waters will come true!

A Rake by Any Other Name

Author: Mia Marlowe

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492602698

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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"Marlowe shines with a delightful and delicious comedy of errors... Regency fans will love this page turner."—RT Book Reviews The only way to save his family estate: marry an heiress. But Miss Sophie Goodnight will do anything to sabatoge all his attempts to charm her. When Richard Barrett, Lord Hartley, is abruptly called home to take the reins of the estate, he discovers the extent of the family's financial straits. The remedy: marry the heiress their families have picked out for him. Unfortunately, he's already planned to marry someone else. Miss Sophie Goodnight isn't too keen on becoming his purse with feet...and she sabotages all attempts to woo her. But when Lord Hartley discovers the shenanigans in his father's past, he realizes that deciding between two beautiful women is the least of his problems. "Absolutely terrific! Adventure and heat and everything I want in a great story." —Victoria Alexander, #1 New York Times bestseller, on Touch of a Thief "This sizzling tale of seduction, suspense, and adventure is what readers expect from Marlowe." —RT Book Reviews on Touch of a Scoundrel

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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Twice a Rake

Lord Rotheby's Influence

Author: Catherine Gayle

Publisher: Second Wind Publishing

ISBN: 1938101014

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Some scandals are meant to be . . . When Aurora Hyatt loses her journal in Hyde Park, her ruin is a foregone conclusion. After all, if anyone discovers her writings, they'll find scandalous fantasies involving the newest rake in Town alongside entirely-too-candid thoughts about her typical dreary suitors. Aurora will either be forced into a loveless marriage with the first nodcock to make an offer, or she'll be assigned a permanent position on the shelf. Oh, dear good Lord. What catastrophe will God smote down upon her next? If Niles Thornton, Baron Quinton, desires to maintain any semblance of his current lifestyle, he must fulfill the requirements his grandfather, Lord Rotheby, has set for him. First and foremost: he must marry and begin filling his nursery within the year. When he is nearly barreled over by a racing curricle and a journal flies out to land at his feet, his troubles are over. Inside the journals pages, Quin discovers a scandal waiting to happen. Surely a young lady who would write such brazen things in a journal (and then dare to lose it) must recognize the necessity of a hasty marriage, even if the gentleman making the offer is rather less-than-honorable. In a drunken haze, Quin kisses Aurora on a crowded ballroom floor, necessitating their immediate marriage. Quin's troubles are only beginning, however, as Aurora's writings are soon the focus of both gossip rags and drawing room conversation. When word arrives of an even greater scandal following in his wife's wake, will he prove himself a drunken abuser like his father, or will he become the loving husband of Aurora's fantasies?

Verführung in Gold

Roman

Author: Victoria Dahl

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 383874618X

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

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Lady Emma hat keine großen Träume: ein kleines Häuschen, ein unabhängiges Leben. Doch selbst kleine Träume kosten Geld, und so fasst sie einen riskanten Plan. Mit Hilfe einer falschen Identität und der Tricks, die ihr ihr Vater einst zeigte, will sie die feine Gesellschaft Londons am Kartentisch ausnehmen. Alles entwickelt sich bestens, bis sie den Duke of Somerhart trifft. Er ist hinreißend attraktiv - und misstrauisch. Emma lässt sich auf ein gefährliches Spiel ein, das Spiel der Verführung ...

This Rake of Mine

Author: Elizabeth Boyle

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061753963

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Scandal, outrage, ruin, rapture ... Who knows where one kiss can lead?

A Good Rake is Hard to Find

A Lords of Anarchy Novel

Author: Manda Collins

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466866799

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A DANGEROUS GAME Heartbroken by the loss of her brother, Miss Leonora Craven vows to uncover the truth about his "accident," which seems to have been anything but. Jonathan Craven was involved with the Lords of Anarchy, a notorious driving club, and Leonora can't help but suspect foul play. But the only way she can infiltrate their reckless inner circle is to enlist the help of Jonny's closest ally, Lord Frederick Lisle. If only he didn't also happen to be the man who broke Leonora's heart... AN UNDENIABLE DESIRE Frederick isn't surprised to find gorgeous, headstrong Leonora playing detective, but he knows that the Lords of Anarchy mean business—and he has no choice but to protect her. A sham engagement to Leonora will allow Frederick to bring her into the club and along for the ride. But it isn't long before pretending to be lovers leads to very real passion. With everything to lose, is their tempestuous affair worth the risk?

Caraval

Roman

Author: Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492965784

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Scarlett sehnte sich schon immer danach, das Festival Caraval zu besuchen. Es verspricht die magische Erfüllung von Wünschen, Abenteuern und Freiheit. Doch Scarletts Vater verbietet seinen Töchtern, die Heimat zu verlassen. Caraval erscheint unerreichbar – bis Scarlett von ihrer Schwester Donatella und dem geheimnisvollen Julian entführt wird, die ihr den Eintritt zum Festival ermöglichen. Scarlett fühlt sich am Ziel ihrer Träume. Aber als sie Caraval betritt, beginnt sie zu zweifeln. Etwas Dunkles und Geheimnisvolles umgibt diese Welt. Räume verändern auf magische Weise ihre Größe, Brücken führen plötzlich an andere Orte und verborgene Falltüren zeigen Scarlett den Weg in finstere Tunnel, in denen Realität und Zauber nicht mehr voneinander zu unterscheiden sind. Und als ihre Schwester verschwindet, muss Scarlett feststellen, dass sich ein furchtbares Geheimnis hinter Caraval verbirgt ...

The Novel: An Alternative History, 1600-1800

Author: Steven Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623565197

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1024

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Winner of the Christian Gauss Award for excellence in literary scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Society Having excavated the world's earliest novels in his previous book, literary historian Steven Moore explores in this sequel the remarkable flowering of the novel between the years 1600 and 1800-from Don Quixote to America's first big novel, an homage to Cervantes entitled Modern Chivalry. This is the period of such classic novels as Tom Jones, Candide, and Dangerous Liaisons, but beyond the dozen or so recognized classics there are hundreds of other interesting novels that appeared then, known only to specialists: Spanish picaresques, French heroic romances, massive Chinese novels, Japanese graphic novels, eccentric English novels, and the earliest American novels. These minor novels are not only interesting in their own right, but also provide the context needed to appreciate why the major novels were major breakthroughs. The novel experienced an explosive growth spurt during these centuries as novelists experimented with different forms and genres: epistolary novels, romances, Gothic thrillers, novels in verse, parodies, science fiction, episodic road trips, and family sagas, along with quirky, unclassifiable experiments in fiction that resemble contemporary, avant-garde works. As in his previous volume, Moore privileges the innovators and outriders, those who kept the novel novel. In the most comprehensive history of this period ever written, Moore examines over 400 novels from around the world in a lively style that is as entertaining as it is informative. Though written for a general audience, The Novel, An Alternative History also provides the scholarly apparatus required by the serious student of the period. This sequel, like its predecessor, is a "zestfully encyclopedic, avidly opinionated, and dazzlingly fresh history of the most 'elastic' of literary formsÂ?? (Booklist).