Townsfolk called him devil. For dark and enigmatic Julian,
Earl of Ravenwood, was a man with a legendary temper and a
first wife whose mysterious death would not be forgotten.
Some said the beautiful Lady Ravenwood had drowned herself
in the black, murky waters of Ravenwood Pond. Others
whispered of foul play and the devil's wrath.
Now country-bred Sophy Dorring is about to become
Ravenwood's new bride. Drawn to his masculine strength and
the glitter of desire that burned in his emerald eyes, the
tawny-haired lass had her own reasons for agreeing to a
marriage of convenience. One was vengeance, and in its
pursuit she would entangle Julian in a blackmail plot, a
duel at dawn, and a dangerous masquerade. The other reason
was dearer to her heart, but just as wild a quest: Sophy
Dorring intended to teach the devil to love again.
(originally published by Bantam Books in March 1990)
From the dazzling ballrooms of glittering London
society to magnificent, cursed estate in the distant wilds
of Yorkshire, comes the deliciously wicked story of a
thoroughly unconventional courtshipand a thrilling
midnight rendezvous that could only lead to love...
At four and twenty Victoria Huntington thought herself
quite adept at fending off fortune hunters... until she
came under siege from Lucas Colebrook, the darkly
disturbing new Earl of Stonevale. Amidst the brightly
plumed birds of the town, Lucas was a hawk. And when he
held out the lure of moonlit rides and wild, reckless
midnight escapades, Victoria found herself powerless to
But becoming Stonevale's companion in adventure was far
more dangerous undertaking than Victoria could ever
imagine. For the attractive Earl would use her every
weakness to woo her, to win her, and ultimately to wed
her. And soon the amber-eyed lady would find herself
ensconced in a crumbling mansion deep in the English
countryside... where the real reason for her hasty
marriage becomes all too apparent...and where the ghosts
of her dark-stained past are waiting to rise up in a
terrifying plot that will threaten her life, her honor,
and the only man she could ever love.
(originally published by Bantam Books in October 1990)
Here for the first time in hardcover are New York
Times bestselling author Amanda Quick's first two
romance novels, Seduction and Surrender.