Romance Amanda Quick Collection

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  1. Song Ngư

    Song Ngư Lớp 11

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    Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle/Jayne Ann Krentz

    Ít có nhà văn nữ nào được yêu mến và nổi tiếng tại Mỹ như Jayne Ann Krentz. Các tác phẩm của bà đều cô đọng, bí ẩn và cảm động. Sáng tác ở ba thể loại văn chương với ba bút danh khác nhau:

    - Jayne Castle (tên khai sinh) cho thể loại tiểu thuyết vị lai,

    - Jayne Ann Krentz (tên sau khi kết hôn) cho tiểu thuyết hiện đại,

    - Amanda Quick chỉ dùng để viết tiểu thuyết lãng mạn lịch sử.

    Bà đã cho ra đời hơn 40 tác phẩm đạt danh hiệu New York Times bestseller, và được in cả thảy là 25 triệu bản trên toàn thế giới.


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    Pseudonym of Jayne Ann Krentz

    The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

    She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.

    Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.


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    All Night Long
    Jayne Ann Krentz

    An exciting novel of passion, murder, small-town secrets, and scandal brought to light.

    Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb had been the best of friends for one short high school summer. Their friendship ended the night Pamela dropped Irene off at home-and Irene walked in to discover her parents' bodies on the kitchen floor. It was ruled a murder-suicide, and Irene fled the northern California town of Dunsley. But seventeen years later, when Pamela sends a cryptic e-mail asking for help, Irene returns to her hometown to find her old friend has died suddenly, leaving behind a lot of ugly, unanswered questions.

    Caught up in a firestorm of desperate deceit and long-buried secrets, Irene knows it would probably be smarter to just pack up and leave Dunsley behind again, but her reporter's instinct-and her own hunger to know the truth-compel her to extend her stay at the local lodge. Even more compelling is the man who runs the place-a hazel-eyed ex-Marine who's as used to giving orders as Irene is to ignoring them. Luke Danner can see the terror beneath Irene Stenson's confident exterior-and he is intent on protecting her. But he is also driven by passions of his own, and together they will risk far more than local gossip to sort out what happened to Pamela Webb, and what really happened on that long-ago summer night. . .

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    conguyen Sinh viên năm I

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    Affair
    (1997)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    Hired by marriage-minded women to investigate the backgrounds of their prospective husbands, Charlotte Arkendale finds herself in deep trouble when one of her clients turns up dead and she is forced to depend on Baxter St. Ives, her mysterious new man-of-affairs, for protection.

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    Dangerous
    (1993)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    At twenty-five Prudence Merryweather knew very well the risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of the night.But bearding the notorious Earl of Anglestone in his den was the only way to stop him engaging her hot-headed brother in a duel,and that was why she found herself ushered into Sebastians forbidding presence at three in the morning-and thoroughly kissed before dawn.

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    Deception
    (1993)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    Olympia Wingfield, an old maid at 25, was saddled with raising her motherless nephews, although she preferred spending every spare minute pursuing her true passion - the study of ancient legends. But then Jared Chillhurst arrives to tutor her charges, with looks straight out of a legend.

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    Desire
    (1993)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    The owner of the Isle of Desire after her father's death, Lady Clare knows she must marry to protect her inheritance but nonetheless feels betrayed when her guardian chooses a fearsome knight, and not the poet she requested, to be her spouse.

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    Mischief
    (1996)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    Imogen Waterstone had always prided herself on being a thoroughly independent young woman. But now she needed a man, and not just any man: one with an implacable will and nerves of iron. That's why she invited Matthias Marshall, the infamous Earl of Colchester, to her home in Upper Stickleford. For who better than the legendary explorer to help her lay the perfect trap. Her scheme was simple, really: She planned to let it be known that when she inherited her uncle's collection of antiquities, she also inherited a map to a fabulous ancient treasure. She was certain that her enemy would risk financial ruin in pursuit of the mythical artifact. And to make doubly sure the scoundrel took the bait, the strong-minded beauty expected Colchester to set himself up as the ruthless lord's rival and pretend that he was out to seduce Imogen so that he, too, could get his hands on her map. Yet in all of her plotting, Imogen never anticipated Colchester's violent reaction to her request ... or her own electrifying reaction to him. With his powerful build and the swath of silver in his midnight dark hair, Matthias was more than magnificent. And as he entered in to her charade, acting out the part of spellbound suitor for all the world to see, Imogen found herself in the thrall of true passion at last. But to Colchester it was no act. Indeed, to the formidable earl's surprise, he found himself succumbing to the charms of the most amazingly forceful, opinionated, stubborn woman it had ever been his misfortune to meet. Yet just as he decides the time is ripe to reveal his own motives for going along with Imogen's scheme, there emerges from the labyrinth of London society an undreamed-of threat - sinister enough to endanger the one woman a man like Colchester could ever love.

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    conguyen Sinh viên năm I

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    Surrender
    (1990)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    Thrill-seeking Victoria Huntington finds an exciting companion in the mysterious Earl of Stonevale and is happy to marry him after a whirlwind courtship, until she finds herself a prisoner in a crumbling Yorkshire mansion.

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    The Paid Companion
    (2004)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical-he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancée will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion.
    Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, the fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer.
    Her sorry financial circumstances-and dreams of a life of independence-convince her to accept. But St. Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two, and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy London home. Elenora soon discovers that this lark will be a far more dangerous adventure than she'd been led to believe. And the Earl of St. Merryn will find that the meek and mild companion he'd initially envisioned has become a partner in his quest to catch a killer-and an outspoken belle of the ball who stirs a bothersome passion in his practical heart.


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    The River Knows
    (2007)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    The first kiss occurred in a dimly-lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings's grand house. Louisa never saw it coming... Of course, Anthony Stalbridge couldn't possibly have had romantic intentions. The kiss was an act of desperation, meant to distract the armed guard about to catch the pair in a place they did not belong. After all, Louisa Bryce was no man's idea of an alluring female in her dull maroon gown and gold-rimmed spectacles. The only thing the two interlopers have in common is a passionate interest in the private affairs of Mr. Hastings - a prominent member of Society whom they both suspect of hiding terrible secrets. Now, thrown together by their ruse, Anthony and Louisa are united in their efforts to find the truth. Each has a reason for the quest. Anthony's fiancee was said to have thrown herself into the Thames - but Anthony has his own suspicions. Louisa - whose own identity is shrouded in layers of mystery - is convinced Hastings has a connection to a notorious brothel. But bringing Hastings to justice will be more perilous than they anticipate - and their partnership will be more heated than either expects. For it is not only Anthony's curiosity that Louisa arouses, and the two share something else: a thrilling attraction to danger...

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    Wait Until Midnight
    (2004)

    A novel by Amanda Quick

    Adam Hardesty has a serious problem. The secrets of his past are in danger of being exposed, and in the course of investigating his would-be blackmailer, he discovers the dead body of a prominent psychic. To make matters worse, her house has been torn apart, and the diary containing Adam's secrets is missing. His only lead is a list of the psychic's last visitors - the people who came to her house for a sitting on the night of her death. The most likely suspect is a woman named Mrs. Caroline Fordyce, whom he confronts in her parlour, only to discover an inconvenient attraction to the beautiful young widow. Alarmed by Adam's insinuations and questions, Caroline concludes that she must conduct her own investigation into this strange matter. If she can discover the true killer, Adam will have no reason to expose her connection to the dead psychic, which would cause a scandal she and her aunts could ill-afford. Besides, her life has been boringly uncomplicated for too long, and the exciting tension she feels around Adam presents a welcome alternative to her mundane daily routine.

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    Scandal
    (1991)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion,lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heels in love.Sensitive, intelligent and high minded her noble pen pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man.But Simon Augustas Traherne,the mysterious Earl of Blade,is not at all what he seems.

    Trong 15 cuốn này còn 3 cuốn tớ chưa đọc, Amanda Quick cùng Julie Garwood và Linda Howard chắc là 3 tác giả thuộc dòng lãng mạn hiện đại Mỹ mà tớ thích nhất và cũng vì thế cố gắng tìm và đọc nhiều nhất. Trừ cuốn Ravished đã được dịch đây là tất cả các tác phẩm lẻ (không nằm trong series) mà tác giả viết dưới bút danh Amanda Quick (bút danh khác của tác giả này là Jayne Ann Krentz, tớ chưa đọc được 2 truyện theo bút danh này, thấy cũng khá hay, chắc khi nào đọc nốt mấy truyện còn lại sẽ bắt đầu ngó sang và thấy hay sẽ share cùng mọi người). Càng đọc càng thấy dòng này nhiều tác giả thiệt, mỗi tội những tác giả khác như Joana Lindsey hay Julia Quinn, Judith Mcnaught đều bắt hai nhân vật chính hiểu lầm dẫn đến tổn thuơng đối phuơng nhiều quá, tớ thì yếu tim, đọc những đoạn đó cứ tức ngực khó thở luôn. Đọc Amanda Quick cũng hay tức ngực khó thở nhưng mà bởi vì cười nhiều quá. Vả lại cũng không có cảm giác quặn thắt ở tim (hoặc ở dạ dày, tớ không chắc là ở đâu)

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  4. conguyen

    conguyen Sinh viên năm I

    Jayne Ann Krentz (aka Jayne Bentley, Jayne Castle, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Amanda Quick, Jayne Taylor) là một nữ tác giả người Mỹ rất nổi tiếng của dòng văn học lãng mạn. Sử dụng nhiều bút danh khác nhau, bà là tác giả của trên 200 đầu sách, phần lớn đều là best-seller.

    Giới thiệu với các bạn một tập hợp 63 cuốn sách của bà, đây là những cuốn được viết dưới các bút danh Jayne Ann Krentz, Jayne Castle .

    Định dạng sách: epub.

    Một số cuốn trong tập hợp này:

    The Golden Chance (1990)
    The Wedding Night (1991)
    Silver Linings (1991)
    Too Wild to Wed? (1991)
    Sweet Fortune (1991)
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    Family Man (1992)
    Perfect Partners (1992)
    Wildest Hearts (1993)
    Hidden Talents (1993)
    Grand Passion (1994)
    Trust Me (1994)
    Absolutely, Positively (1996)
    Deep Waters (1997)
    Sharp Edges (1998)
    Flash (1998)
    Soft Focus (1999)
    Eye of the Beholder (1999)
    Lost and Found (2000)
    ...............
    Smoke In Mirrors (2001)
    Gentle Pirate (1980)
    Wagered Weekend (1981)
    Right of Possession (1981)
    Bargain with the Devil (1981)
    Relentless Adversary (1982)
    Affair of Risk (1982)
    A Man's Protection (1982)
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    Link tải tại Vui lòng đăng nhập hoặc đăng ký để xem link

    Happy reading !!.

    As usual, all credits go to the original epub-maker(s) and/or uploader(s).

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    conguyen Sinh viên năm I

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    Mistress
    (1994)

    A novel by Amanda Quick

    Amanda Quick, one of the premier writers of historical romance with 10 New York Times bestsellers, returns with a passionate tale in which a young woman masquerading as the Earl of Masters' mistress is surprised by the sudden appearance of her alleged lover--an arrogant and attractive man determined to claim the beautiful deceiver for his own.


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    Mystique
    (1995)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    Lady Alice approached the fearsome Warrior who had swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm. Dark and forbidding, with hair as black as midnight and eyes of molten amber, Hugh the Relentless seemed aptly named. Yet to Alice, adept at driving off suitors and handling her insufferable relatives, Sir Hugh was not someone to dread, but the answer to her dreams.

    He had come for the mysterious green crystal, and would be greatly displeased to learn that it was no longer in her possession. But Alice was certain Sir Hugh could be coaxed into a deal that would benefit them both. In return for a dowry large enough to free Alice and her brother from the grasp of their conniving uncle, she would lend her powers of detection to Sir Hugh's knightly skills and together they would recover his treasured stone.

    With a tongue as sharp as a dagger, the flame-haired Alice filled Hugh with fury...and a growing fascination. He accepted her terms, with one alteration: Alice must agree to a temporary betrothal and spend the winter in Hugh's great stone fortress, Scarcliffe Keep.

    The bargain is struck and the adventure begins. But Sir Hugh's lifelong enemy is plotting against them, stirring up a whirlwind of treachery that threatens their fragile alliance.


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    Reckless
    (1992)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    Certain that Gabriel Banner, a man she admired when she was a child, can carry out an important quest for her, Phoebe Layton lures him to a midnight rendezvous and finds he is nothing like the hero of her dreams.

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    Rendezvous
    (1991)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    Augusta Ballinger was quite sure that it was all a dreadful mistake. The chillingly pompous and dangerously disturbing Earl of Graystone could not possibly marry her.Why,it was rumoured that his chosen bride must be a veritablemodel of virtue,and everyone knew that Augusta,as the last of the wild,reckless Northumberland Ballingers,was a woman who could not be bothered by societys rules.

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    Seduction
    (1990)

    A novel by Amanda Quick
    Townsfolk called him Devil for dark and enigmatic Julian, Earl of Ravenswood, was a man with a legendary temper and a first wife whose mysterious death would not be forgotten. Some said the Lady had drowned herself in the black, murky waters of Ravenswood pond. others whispered of foul play and the devil's wrath.And now, country-bred Sophy Dorring is about to become Ravenwood's new bride...

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    thanhbt Học sinh Thành viên BQT

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    Slightly Shady (Lake & March #1)
    by Amanda Quick

    Published April 3rd 2001

    Amanda Quick's bestselling trademark is a combination of suspense and passion in historical tales alight with sparkling wit and brimming with dangerous intrigue. Now she serves up the most tantalizing novel of her career as an enterprising woman allies herself with a mysterious spy, only to be caught in a seething brew of treachery -- and temptation...

    From the moment he burst into her antiquities shop in Rome, Lavinia Lake knew the stranger was nothing but trouble. He said he was in pursuit of a killer. He swore he was only trying to save her. Yet no matter what he claimed, Lavinia was convinced that Mr. Tobias March was bent instead on destroying her. And when the self-described spy hustled her and her niece out of the shop and back to England, Lavinia could only hope that one day she would would find a way to repay Mr. March in full.

    But Lavinia never imagined the shocking circumstances under which they would meet again ... or that soon he would become more deadly -- and more compelling -- with each passing day.

    In the business of making private inquiries, Tobias March had been hired to trade down a powerful villain who even now was intent on assuming control of a vast criminal organization. Yet in his search he had found nothing but one dead end -- and one dead body -- after another.

    And then, just as his investigation was heating up once more, he found his mission and his life complicated by the most ungovernable, unpredictable, exasperating woman he had ever met.

    Faced with a tangled web of deceit and danger, Tobias had no choice but to form a partnership with Lavinia, a lady whose past could only be described as slightly shady. Yet when he persuaded her tobecome his associate, neither Tobias nor Lavinia realized that their heated disputes would spark a sizzling desire -- or that the deeper they kept digging for the truth, the deeper they were digging their own graves...
     

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    thanhbt Học sinh Thành viên BQT

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    Don't Look Back (Lake & March #2)
    by Amanda Quick

    Published January 1st 2002

    In this most entrancing tale of mystery and romance by the New York Times bestselling author AMANDA QUICK, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its delicious mix of risky business, rising passion, and now--murder.

    As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren’t enough to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of London’s fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism, an extraordinary gift that far surpasses mere charm and physical appeal. Nobody knows this better than the usually coolheaded Tobias March, who seems to have fallen hopelessly under her spell. Fortunately for all, however, Lavinia uses her powers for good. And ever since a tragedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture providing “discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality.” Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, would surely count herself among such individuals--were she still alive, that is. While mythology’s Medusa could turn men to stone, lovely Celeste was more accustomed to turning them to jelly. In fact, unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in Society--one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. Only a gentleman’s cravat wound around her lovely neck remained for evidence--small compensation for the strange and priceless bracelet that may have been snatched from her wrist as she drew her last breath.

    As a result, Lake and March are soon in Howard Hudson’s employ on the trail of the killer. But Tobias is convinced the dashing widower is more interested in tracking down the missing relic. If so, Howard is not alone. Any number of ruthless types are after the very same antiquity, whose centerpiece is an unusual blue cameo of inestimable value and supposed legendary powers--powers of immeasurable worth to anyone in Howard’s line of work.

    Together, Lake and March undertake a tantalizing investigation that leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to London’s seediest taverns to a mesmerist whose therapies include treating ladies suffering from “hysteria” is a a most unconventional method--and, not least of all, to the darkest reaches of men’s psyches. Along the way, Don’t Look Back becomes a completely mesmerizing read as the irrepressible Lavinia and Tobias mix business with pleasure....
     

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    thanhbt Học sinh Thành viên BQT

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    Late for the Wedding (Lake & March #3)
    by Amanda Quick

    Published December 20th 2002

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    bestselling author Amanda Quick returns with a thrilling new venture into romance and mystery, featuring the most unusual, highly compatible--undeniably combustible--pairing of Tobias March and his mesmerizing partner, Lavinia Lake.

    An invitation to a country house party at Beaumont Castle provides a perfect solution to Tobias and Lavinia’s most exasperating challenge: how to escape the chaos of London for a remote, relaxing--and above all romantic--retreat from prying eyes and wagging tongues. But the lovers’ plans are foiled when their first cozy interlude of the weekend is disrupted by the appearance of a stunning woman from Tobias’s past. Aspasia Gray’s beauty is as haunting as her connection to Tobias. Her long-deceased fiancé was a friend of his--in addition to being an eccentric assassin. The mysterious nature of the bond between Tobias and Aspasia makes Lavinia more than a little uncomfortable. Especially as her first encounter with Aspasia occurs when she finds her in Tobias’s bedchamber...

    It seems Aspasia is seeking protection--and solace--after receiving an ominous message that eerily recalls the past. Suddenly the obstacles standing betweenTobias and Lavinia appear greater than just a little London gossip--and far more deadly.When events at the castle suggest someone is imitating the dead killer’s methods, the team of Lake and March fervently pursue the investigation--and each other--as their leads take them from Society’s most elegant haunts--and most discreet hideaways--to London’s shadiest backstreets. As their relationship heats up, so does the intrigue. Soon Lavinia will have to employ all her talents to flummox the scoundrel who so rudely interrupted her rendezvous. And then she and Tobias can get back to more pleasurable affairs.
     

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  9. thanhbt

    thanhbt Học sinh Thành viên BQT

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    With This Ring (Vanza #1)
    by Amanda Quick

    Published January 1st 1998

    Leo Drake, the "Mad Monk of Monkcrest," is notoriously eccentric and unquestionably reclusive. But he is also a noted antiquities expert, which is why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance.

    The freethinking authoress of "horrid novels," Beatrice is searching for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite, a mythic treasure she suspects played a role in her uncle's death.

    Beatrice finds Leo every bit as fascinating as one of the heroes in her novels-and she's convinced he's the only one who can help her. But after only five minutes in her company, Leo is sure he's never met a woman more infuriating...and more likely to rescue him from boredom.
    Yet the alliance may well prove to be the biggest mistake of their lives. For a villain lurks in London, waiting for the pair to unearth the Forbidden Rings-knowing that when they do, that day will be their last...
     

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    I Thee Wed (Vanza #2)
    by Amanda Quick

    Published 1999

    It isn't easy making a living as a lady's companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That's why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. Her current post at a tiresome country house party has her bored to tears—until an extraordinary encounter with the legendary Edison Stokes leads to a secret position as his assistant.

    Stokes is on a peculiar mission, searching for an anonymous thief who has stolen an ancient book of arcane potions. He suspects his quarry is among the party's guests—and that the villain is looking for an intuitive woman on whom to test a certain elixir. A woman just like Emma...

    For Emma, the new post brings unexpected passion and chilling danger. But when murder strikes, she realizes the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit a merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams—and even her very life...
     

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    Wicked Widow (Vanza #3)
    by Amanda Quick

    Published March 2001

    Known as the Wicked Widow, Madeline Deveridge has a bigger problem than her reputation. Her husband's ghost is haunting her, and he's as much a nuisance now as he was when he was alive. When she hires Artemis Hunt, a master of arcane talents, to help her, they both find their arrangement complicated by searing desire.
     

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    thanhbt Học sinh Thành viên BQT

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    Lie by Moonlight (Vanza #4)
    by Amanda Quick
    Published 2005

    Quick's quirky heroines and stoic heroes are at the fore in her latest outing.

    Concordia Glade figures out almost immediately that her new position as tutor to four orphaned girls isn't quite on the level. Isolated in a remote castle, they soon realize that escape, however daring, is their only recourse. However, Concordia doesn't bargain on private investigator Ambrose Wells.

    Wells's latest case has led him to the castle where the escape is already in progress, and he finds himself sucked into the maelstrom, surprisingly pleased to be there.
     

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    thanhbt Học sinh Thành viên BQT

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    Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street #1)
    by Amanda Quick
    Published May 3rd 2012

    Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. There are rumours enough already, about treasure buried under his garden, and occult botanical experiments performed by his late uncle.
     

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    thanhbt Học sinh Thành viên BQT

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    The Mystery Woman (Ladies of Lantern Street #2)
    by Amanda Quick

    Published April 1st 2014

    The second Ladies of Lantern Street novel from Amanda Quick explores the crimes, passions and paranormal secrets of Victorian London.


    Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission—and with a secret past—and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment.

    Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball—and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrice’s employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . .

    Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. The quest to discover her whereabouts has pulled him away from his mournful impulses to hurl himself into the sea—and engaged his curiosity about the real Beatrice Lockwood, whose spirit, he suspects, is not as delicate as her face and figure.

    He does know one thing, though: This flame-haired beauty was present the night Roland Fleming died at the Academy of the Occult. Guilty or not, she is his guide to a trail of blood and blackmail, mesmerism and madness—a path that will lead both of them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man. . . .
     

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    The Arcane Society series

    The Arcane Society was founded in the late 1600s by a brilliant, reclusive, paranoid alchemist named Sylvester Jones. Jones possessed some unusual paranormal talents and he devoted his life to secret research in the field. He conducted his experiments and recorded the results in a fortress-like laboratory that eventually became his tomb.

    The laboratory-tomb of Sylvester the Alchemist was finally discovered and excavated in the Late Victorian era by two of his descendents, Gabriel and Caleb Jones. The alchemist’s most dangerous secret was a formula that Sylvester believed could enhance a person’s psychic abilities and make the user extremely powerful. The stuff worked but, as Gabriel Jones learns in SECOND SIGHT, it produces some terrifying side effects.

    Over the years the Arcane Society has gone to great lengths to conceal the secret of Sylvester’s formula but it haunts the Society and the Jones family to this day.

    The Society has other dark mysteries as well, among them an eerie collection of museums that house strange artifacts and relics linked to the arcane and the paranormal. There is also a research facility where studies and experiments involving psychic phenomena are carried out.

    This series is related to the Harmony and Rainshadow series.

    The Looking Glass Trilogy and Dreamlight Trilogy are part of this series.

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    Second Sight (The Arcane Society #1)
    by Amanda Quick

    Published January 1st 1999

    Financially straitened and on the path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an alchemist. And the alchemist's descendant-her employer, Gabriel Jones-has the eyes of a sorcerer.

    But despite Venetia's intent to seduce Mr. Jones and move on, she is shattered upon her return home to read in the press of his violent demise. Using the sizable fee Mr. Jones paid her, Venetia establishes a new life, opening a gallery in London. Of course, posing as a respectable widow makes it easier to do business, so-in a private tribute to her lost, only lover-she assumes the identity of "Mrs. Jones."

    Her romantic whim, however, will cause unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into Venetia's life. And the two share more than a passionate memory-indeed, they are bonded by a highly unusual sort of vision, one that goes far beyond Venetia's abilities as a photographer. They also share a terrible threat-for someone has stolen a centuries-old notebook from Arcane House that contains a formula believed to enhance psychic powers of the kind Gabriel and Venetia possess. And the thief wants to know more-even if he must kill the keeper of the Arcane Society's treasures, or the photographer who catalogued them, to obtain such knowledge.

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    White Lies (Arcane Society #2)
    Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society #3)
    The Third Circle (Arcane Society #4)
    Running Hot (Arcane Society #5)
    The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society #6)
    Fired Up (Arcane Society #7) (Dreamlight Trilogy #1)
     

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    Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8)(Dreamlight Trilogy #2)
    by Amanda Quick
    Published 2010

    The Arcane Society was born in turmoil when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry. Sylvester Jones and Nicholas Winters each sought to enhance their individual psychic talents. Winters' efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation the Winters man who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents - and the curse of madness.

    Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. And the instincts that have helped him survive the streets and rise to power are now drawing him toward Adelaide Pyne, the bothersome social reformer. But even as he arranges a meeting with the mysterious woman, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for Adelaide holds the Burning Lamp in her possession.

    A dreamlight reader, Adelaide should be able to manipulate the Lamp's light to save both Griffin's sanity and his life. But their dangerous psychical experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside of the Arcane Society. And though desire strengthens their power their different lives will keep them apart - if death doesn't take them together
     

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    Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
    by Jayne Castle


    Published August 31st 2010

    For many earthly centuries, a legendary curse has plagued the Winters family, stemming from the tumultuous founding of the Arcane Society. But now, on the futuristic world of Harmony, the curse's final mystery will be unraveled...

    Head of the ghost hunters guild Adam Winters and dreamlight reader extraordinaire Marlowe Jones must break the curse, save Harmony's entire underworld-and fight a passion that could destroy them both.
     

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    In Too Deep (Arcane Society #10; Looking Glass Trilogy #1)
    by Jayne Ann Krentz

    Published December 28th 2010

    Secluded N California coastal town hot spot Scargill Cove is perfect for Fallon Jones, reclusive paranormal investigator. Isabella Valdez, on the run, starts to help Fallon. An antique clock full of dark energy leads to a fight for their lives and a cutthroat conspiracy with roots in the Jones family business and Valdez family tree.
     

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    Quicksilver (Arcane Society #11; Looking Glass Trilogy #2)
    by Amanda Quick

    Published April 19th 2011

    In the New York Times-bestselling author's latest Arcane Society novel, a paranormal killer pushes an unlikely duo's powers and passions to the limit.


    Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evening's events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, she is rescued by a man she has met only once before, but won't soon forget.

    Owen Sweetwater inherited his family's talent for hunting the psychical monsters who prey on London's women and children, and his investigation into the deaths of two glass-readers has led him here. The high-society types of the exclusive Arcane Society would consider Virginia an illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal, but Owen knows better. Virginia's powers are real-and they just might be the key to solving this challenging case.
     

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    Canyons of Night (Rainshadow #0; Harmony #8; Looking Glass Trilogy #3; Arcane Society #12)
    by Jayne Castle

    Published August 30th 2011

    Charlotte Enright, owner of a small antiques shop called Looking Glass Antiques on Rainshadow Island, and Slade Attridge, the community's new chief of police, both have something in common: they possess strong paranormal talents.

    They met several years ago when they were in their teens spending the summer on the island. Slade saved Charlotte from a gang of drunken toughs, but then at the end of the summer Slade and Charlotte went their separate ways and started their adult lives.

    Now, fifteen years later, they have both been drawn back to Rainshadow Island. They will discover the adult passion they have for each other and start to explore some of the mysteries of the forbidden section of the island known only as the Preserve.
     

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