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Hat ​évvel korábban a fiatal Lady Isabella Scranton megbotránkoztatta Londont: megszökött a szélhámos Lord Mac Macknzie-vel. Három éven át tartó szenvedélyes és viharos házasságuk után Isabella újra felhívta magára a figyelmet. Ezúttal azzal, hogy elhagyta férjét. Mac azóta megváltozott, jó útra tért. Csak Isabellára tud gondolni, vissza akarja szerezni őt. Bármint megtenne azért, hogy újra otthonába és ágyába édesgethesse. A nő ellenáll neki, abba azonban beleegyezik, hogy modellt álljon a férfi erotikus festményéhez. Ahogy meztelenül pózol, ráébred, hogy teste csak a férjét kívánja, édes ölelését, amely semmihez nem hasonlítható. Mac pedig eltökélt, hogy bebizonyítsa Isabellának, megjavult, és a külön töltött éve csak felerősítették vágyait. Amikor az elvetemült bűnöző Mac festményeit hamisítja, és Isabella maga is veszélybe kerül, Mac minden erejével védelmezi független és büszke feleségét. Megfogada, hogy soha nem hagyja el, akár akarja, akár nem...

Lord ​Cameron Mackenzie hálószobájában egy csinos nő, Ainsley Douglas bujkál. Cameron jól emlékszik az asszonyra, hat évvel ezelőtt egy ünnepségen ugyanitt tette boldoggá. Ainsley mézes-mázas bocsánatkérése elvarázsolja a férfit. Cameron már el is csábítaná a lányt, de az megállítja, mert szerinte ,,az ő jóságos férje nem érdemli meg, hogy megcsalják". Később Cameron rájön, hogy a szépséges asszony látogatása csupán női cselszövés volt. Ez pedig a volt feleségére vall. Ainsley természetesen tagad. Cameron nem hisz neki, és soha többé nem akarja látni őt. Egy újabb ünnepség alkalmával a nő visszatér. A bocsánatkérés most még édesebb, de a férfi ezúttal megleckézteti Ainsleyt. Ám Cameron feltesz egy kérdést a nőnek, amitől minden megváltozik. Ainsley már csak abban biztos, hogy bármit feláldozna azért, hogy a Mackenzie család fekete bárányával élhessen...

A ​Mackenzie fivérek gazdagok, befolyásosak, veszélyesek és kiszámíthatatlanok. Egy nő sem éli túl, aki a közelükbe kerül. Sok pletyka kering róluk – tragikus erőszak, csillapíthatatlan vágyak, szeretők, botrányok. London, 1881. Az a hír járja, hogy Ian Mackenzie őrült, és veszélyes a nőkre. Betht mégis elbűvöli a Lord. A lány megérzi, hogy a férfi romlottsága és kivételes tehetsége ellenére segítségre szorul. Az ő segítségére. Beth mindent felad a férfiért. Életének egyetlen értelme, ha mégoly veszélyes is, Ian Mackenzie lesz. Semmi sem szabhat gátat izgatóan viharos és buja erotikus kalandokkal teli kapcsolatuknak… A Bestseller szerző, Jennifer Ashley romantikus, erotikus regénye több díjat nyert megjelenése évében. A Mackezie-sorozat különleges világa, szenvedélyes szereplői, fordulatos cselekménye és a sodró érzelmek magukkal ragadják az olvasót.

Elliot ​McBride hatalmas vagyont szerzett Indiában, majd Skóciába visszatérve kalandos körülmények között elnyeri gyerekkori szerelme, a szépséges Juliana kezét. Az ifjú pár a skót Felföld egyik eldugott, festői zugában, egy ódon, romantikus kastélyban kezdi a közös életet. Minden adott tehát a zavartalan boldogsághoz. Vagy mégsem? A szerelmes fiatalasszonyt egyre több nyugtalanító kérdés gyötri. Minden bátorságára és hitére szüksége van, hogy férjét ugyanannak a derűs és szeretetreméltó embernek láthassa, akibe kislány korában beleszeretett. Mert Elliot McBride élete sötét titkokat rejt... Jennifer Ashley díjnyertes romantikus-erotikus sorozatában továbbszövi a Mackenzie csa­lád izgalmas, magával ragadó történetét.

The ​year is 1881. Meet the Mackenzie family--rich, powerful, dangerous, eccentric. A lady couldn't be seen with them without ruin. Rumors surround them--of tragic violence, of their mistresses, of their dark appetites, of scandals that set England and Scotland abuzz. The youngest brother, Ian, known as the Mad Mackenzie, spent most of his young life in an asylum, and everyone agrees he is decidedly odd. He's also hard and handsome and has a penchant for Ming pottery and beautiful women. Beth Ackerley, widow, has recently come into a fortune. She has decided that she wants no more drama in her life. She was raised in drama--an alcoholic father who drove them into the workhouse, a frail mother she had to nurse until her death, a fussy old lady she became constant companion to. No, she wants to take her money and find peace, to travel, to learn art, to sit back and fondly remember her brief but happy marriage to her late husband. And then Ian Mackenzie decides he wants her.

Alanna, ​sister to a Fae prince, is sent on a thankless mission--to return to medieval Ireland and coerce a Shifter to craft an incredible sword. Niall O’Connell, master sword maker of the old Kingdom of Ciarraí, hates Fae, resenting the time when Shifters were little better than Fae slaves. But Alanna's heartbreaking story and her beauty are difficult to resist. Together, she and Niall forge a sword that changes Shifter history, at the same time forging an unbreakable bond between themselves. This novella is prequel to the Shifters Unbound series, a standalone story that tells how the Sword of the Guardian came to be.

Revisit ​the Mackenzies in this heartwarming Christmas tale. Book 4.5 of the New York Times bestselling Mackenzies / Highland Pleasures Series, this short novel has fifteen chapters, 43,000 words. The Mackenzies gather for a clan Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland. In the chaos of preparations for the celebration--the first of Hart and Eleanor's married life--one of Ian's Ming bowls gets broken, and the family scrambles to save the day. Daniel busily runs a betting ring for everything from the hour Eleanor's baby will arrive, to whether Mac's former-pugilist valet can win a boxing match. Ian begins a new obsession, and Beth fears that the loss of one of his precious bowls has made him withdraw once more into his private world. Events take place after the close of The Duke's Perfect Wife (before the Epilogue).

Spike--wildcat ​Shifter, tracker, champion fighter--is astonished when the friend of a Shifter groupie announces that he is a father.

Lord ​Hart Mackenzie, Kilmorgan hercege a legidősebb Mackenzie fivér. Kemény és rettenthetetlen ember hírében áll - ugyanakkor családja elszánt védelmezője. Az is köztudott, hogy szeret sötét, nem szokványos gyönyöröknek hódolni - legfőképpen kurtizánok társaságában. Lady Eleanor Ramsay tíz évvel korábban Hart Mackenzie jegyese és titkos szeretője volt. Most úgy érzi, egykori vőlegénye segítségére kell sietnie, mert egy ismeretlen olyan fényképet juttatott el hozzá, amelyen a miniszterelnöki székért harcoló Hart anyaszült meztelen. A választások előtt pedig nem lenne szerencsés, ha ez a kép megjelenne az újságokban... A bestsellerszező Jennifer Ashley romantikus-erotikus regénysorozata több díjat is nyert. A Mackenzie-sorozat különleges világa, szenvedélyes szereplői, fordulatos cselekménye és a sodró érzelmek magukkal ragadják az olvasót.

Ellison ​Rowe is a wolf Shifter who has embraced all things Texas. He's a cowboy through and through, complete with a Texas drawl, cowboy hat, and well-worn cowboy boots. He's also lonely, though he feels obligated to look after his sister who is recovering from a hit-and-run accident that has left her striving to control her feral tendencies. Enter Maria, a human woman taking refuge with the Shifters, who volunteers to look after the cubs and help Ellison’s sister. Maria too is recovering from a haunted past—she was kidnapped and held hostage by a rogue Shifter and then disowned by her family when she was set free. Now she’s on her own, but determined to put her life back together and leave Shiftertown for good. But someone is attempting to abduct Shifter cubs, and Maria and Ellison know they must stop him. As Maria works with Ellison to track down the kidnapper, she finds her heart slowly awakening once more. And Ellison realizes that Maria may be just the one to bring light back into his life…

Lady ​Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.

Eric ​Warden knows that half-Shifter wildcat Iona is passing for human, living without a Collar in the human world. He also knows that if she does not acknowledge her Shifter nature and her mating hunger, it could kill her. Iona finds the mysterious and dangerous Eric, a wildcat and leader of his Shiftertown, haunting her dreams, but she vows never to "come out" and take the Collar, fearing backlash against her mother and sister for hiding the fact that she's Shifter. But Eric is a compelling Shifter male, and Iona's hunger calls to him.

When ​Feline Shifter Cassidy Warden saves detective Diego Escobar from plunging to his death, the naked Shifter woman takes his breath away. But she'd been breaking all kinds of human laws, and Diego, to save her from termination, has to promise his department he'll watch over her. Diego finds the task harder than he thinks--Cassidy is trying to find out what kind of mysterious hunter killed her mate two years ago, a hunter that could bring danger to all Shifters. Plus Cassidy has scent-marked Diego--essentially telling all other Shifter females, "Hands off." Diego risks his personal and professional life getting involved with Cassidy, but he realizes he'll do anything, even confront the deadliest of assassins and his own inner demons, to keep her safe.

1745, ​Scotland: The youngest son of the scandalous Mackenzie family, Malcolm is considered too wild to tame…until he meets a woman who is too unattainable to resist. Lady Mary Lennox is English, her father highly loyal to the king, and promised to another Englishman. But despite it being forbidden to speak to Malcolm, Lady Mary is fascinated by the Scotsman, and stolen moments together lead to a passion greater than she’d ever dreamed of finding. When fighting breaks out between the Highlanders and the King's army, their plans to elope are thwarted, and it will take all of Malcolm’s daring as a Scottish warrior to survive the battle and steal a wife out from under the noses of the English.

To ​Kiss a Thief... Scottish barrister Sinclair McBride can face the most sinister criminals in London—but the widower’s two unruly children are a different matter. Little Caitlin and Andrew go through a governess a week, sending the ladies fleeing in tears. Roberta “Bertie” Frasier enters Sinclair’s life by stealing his watch—and then stealing a kiss. Intrigued by the handsome highlander, Bertie winds up saving his children from a dangerous situation and returns them to their father. Impressed with how they listen to her, Sinclair asks the lively beauty to be their governess, never guessing that the uncoventional lady will teach him a lesson or two in love.

Highland ​Pleasures #3 Lord Cameron Mackenzie is intrigued when he finds the pretty widow, Ainsley Douglas, hiding in the window seat of his bedchamber. Cam remembers Ainsley Douglas all right—six years ago, he’d caught her in this very bedchamber, during a house party in the Mackenzies’ Scottish manor. Enchanted by her ingenuous excuses, he decided to seduce her, but stopped shy when she’d made a rather touching appeal about her “good husband who didn’t deserve to be heartbroken.” Later, Cameron learned that her visit to his bedchamber was part of some female intrigue against him, the kind his late wife used to practice. Ainsley protested her innocence, but Cameron’s anger made him never want to see her again. Now she’s back, at another houseparty—and Cameron finds the gray-eyed minx in his bedchamber, again. Her excuses are just as ingenuous, but this time Cameron is determined to teach her a lesson. They have unfinished business, Cameron tells her. He asks her how many of her many buttons she’ll let him unclasp, promising that before the houseparty is over, she’ll be asking him to undo them all. Ainsley’s dismay is real. She’s on a mission to prevent embarrassment to Queen Victoria, and time is running out. Though the needs he’d stirred long ago during her unhappy marriage rise again, she knows it would be foolish to fall for love-them-and-leave-them Cameron Mackenzie. But he asks her a question that challenges her beliefs about love and happiness, and she finds herself risking all to be with the black sheep of the Mackenzie family.

A ​WOMAN OF BREEDING MEETS A MAN OF NO STANDING… To redeem her family’s disgraced name, Lady Louisa Scranton has decided to acquire a proper husband. He needs to be a man of fortune and highly respectable in order to restore both her family's lost wealth and reputation. She enters the Marriage Mart with all flags flying, determined to find the right bachelor. But Louisa’s hopes are dashed when the Bishop of Hargate drops dead at her feet—and she is shockingly accused of murder! Soon, Louisa’s so-called friends begin shunning her, because the company of a suspected killer is never desirable in polite society. The problem comes to the ears of Detective Inspector Lloyd Fellows, by-blow of the decadent Scottish Mackenzie family and an inspector for Scotland Yard. He has shared two passionate kisses with Lady Louisa–and vows to clear her name. For not only does he know she’s innocent, he recognizes he’s falling for the lovely lady. Fellows is Louisa's only hope of restoring her family's honor—and it is he alone who intrigues Louisa in a way that may be even more scandalous than murder… * Includes a preview of the upcoming novel, “THE WICKED DEEDS OF DANIEL MACKENZIE”

SECOND ​SIGHT AND SEDUCTION... Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family - he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien - one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England - he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he's wildly attracted to her. Violet knows she can't really contact the other side, but she's excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet's past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity. Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her. And though Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It's not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.

Highland ​Pleasures #2 Six years ago, eighteen-year-old Lady Isabella Scranton scandalized all of London by eloping the night of her come-out ball with the notorious rake, Lord Mac Mackenzie. After three turbulent years of marriage, she scandalized London once again--this time by leaving him. Now the reformed Mac has returned, and he wants one thing: Isabella back in his life, his house, his bed. He'll do anything he has to, play any game, as long as he gets her back. Isabella resists, but when she agrees to pose for erotic paintings he's been working on, she realizes her body has never stopped craving her husband’s very skilled touch. Mac is determined to show Isabella that he's a changed man, but three years without her has only increased his hunger for her. When an ingenious forger with designs on Mac's paintings, and Isabella herself, comes dangerously near, Mac sets himself up as Isabella’s protector and vows to never leave her side, whether his independent and proud lady likes it or not.

When ​half-Fae, half-Shifter Andrea Gray flees an abusive would-be mate, the only way she is allowed to relocate to the Austin Shiftertown is if a Shifter there claims her as mate. Sean Morrissey, the Guardian of his clan and all of Shiftertown, is mateless, lonely, and has a tough job--to send the souls of deceased Shifters into the afterworld. He volunteers to claim her, sight unseen, but doesn't realize that one look at the gray-eyed, dark-haired Andrea will stir the mating frenzy in him. Even though the mate-claim isn't finalized, official, or yet blessed, Sean will do anything to get Andrea into his life and keep her there, forever.

From ​the author of Lone Wolf comes a paranormal romance about two lovers torn between ecstasy and savagery… Jace Warden is sent to the Shiftertown in Austin to find a way to free all Shifters from their Collars. But pulling off the Collars can cause Shifters to go mad or kill them outright. In Austin, Jace meets Deni Rowe, a wolf Shifter with troubles of her own—she was deliberately run down in the road, and while her body has healed, she still has episodes of total memory loss during which she retreats into her pure animal self. Jace has never met anyone like Deni. Courageous and beautiful, she volunteers to help him test the Collar removal. And as Deni and Jace work together, they feel the mate bond begin. But can Jace help Deni believe she can heal enough to be anyone’s true mate? This sixteen chapter novella includes a preview of the upcoming Shifters Unbound novel Wild Wolf.

Scandal ​follows Rose Barclay, young widow of the Duke of Southdown, wherever she goes. It's never her fault--honor bright--but newspapers love to write about the young woman from Scotland, and the much older duke she married, who died on their honeymoon. The duke left her with a large widow's portion, now contested by his younger brother, who kicks Rose out of the estate's dower house and uses it to kennel his dogs. Rose does *not* need to be found with a large, handsome Scot passed out at her feet, fueling gossips and giving her brother-in-law more ammunition. The Scot is Steven McBride--a decorated soldier who is notorious for heavy gambling and womanizing during his leave time. Steven is happy to open his eyes and find the beautiful woman standing over him, and happy to help spirit her away. But the journalists get wind and start a campaign to couple Rose with the scandalous Steven McBride.

To ​most, they are animals even when in human form. They are to be collared and kept on the fringes of society, scorned because they are feared, hated for their extraordinary powers. And attorney Kim Fraser has to go right into the heart of their lair. It s her job to defend those in need. But there s absolutely nothing defenseless about Liam Morrissey. His soft Irish lilt and feline grace can t disguise his sheer strength. Nor can the silver chain at his throat, designed to control the aggression of his kind, completely reassure her that this man has been tamed. Yet when a feral shifter begins to stalk them both, Liam is the only one she trusts with her life. She ll let him claim her for her protection, for her pride, and for a passion that knows no bounds.

Daniel ​Mackenzie tökéletesen beleillik a hírhedt Mackenzie klánba - dúsgazdag, jóképű, tehetséges, és rajonganak érte a nők. Ám amikor a sors elébe hozza Anglia egyik legismertebb médiumát, Violet Bastien kisasszonyt, Daniel számára két dolog azonnal világossá válik: Violet egy csaló, őt pedig menthetetlenül rabul ejtette. Violet tisztában van képessége korlátaival, vagyis valójában nem tud érintkezni a túlvilági szellemekkel, viszont az emberek gondolataiban és lelkében kitűnően olvas. Gyorsan felméri, hogy Daniel intelligens, ugyanakkor veszélyt jelent egy tisztességes nő hírnevére. Később azt is megtudja, mennyire nagylelkű, milyen kellemes férfi, de bizony elképesztően komisz is. Ekkor azonban Violetet kísérteni kezdi a múltja, így csapot-papot hátrahagyva elillan Angliából, s új néven kezd új életet. Daniel eltökéli, hogy felkutatja a lányt, és hagyja kibontakozni Violet iránti vonzalmát. Noha a médium tisztában van azzal, hogy botrányos múltja miatt nem remélhet hivatalos esküvőt, mégsem képes ellenállni Daniel vonzásának. Mr. Mackenzie látszólag csak a hideg tényeknek hisz, ám amikor Violetnek nem marad más lehetősége, minthogy Danielhez forduljon segítségért, a férfi bebizonyítja, hogy valami másban is hisz: a szerelemben!

Elizabeth ​Chapman is saved from an armed robber by a giant Kodiak bear who shifts into a large, well-muscled, and fully bare human. But when it's revealed that the robber is the brother of a dangerous criminal, Elizabeth finds herself the target of a vendetta. Ronan, the Bear Shifter, takes her to Shiftertown, where she finds that mateless Ronan takes care of Shifters who have no families or clans of their own. Having grown up in foster care herself, Elizabeth can only admire how protective Ronan is, even while she chafes at the confinement. But Ronan will only let her leave the safety of Shiftertown if he becomes her 24/7 bodyguard. Elizabeth finally agrees. The trouble is, the sassy human Elizabeth is triggering Ronan's long-buried need to find himself a mate.

Desire ​is released in these original stories by four masters of paranormal romance. _Angela Knight revisits the world of Guardian_ and genetically engineered Temporal Enforcers Dona and Alerio who combine their talents—and fight their passions—as they investigate a time-travel murder spree. _Jennifer Ashley continues her Shifters Unbound series_ as Bear Shifter Cormac is determined to take single mom Nell as his mate, despite her objections—until her sons are endangered and she desperately needs help. _Jean Johnson returns to her Vulland Chronicles:_ On the run after being falsely accused of treason, ex-prince Kiereseth and his companion Vielle take refuge in a snow-bound cabin—and in each other’s arms. _Hanna Martine expands on the fascinating world she introduced in Liquid Lies._ After dissolving their arranged marriage so he can win her on his own terms, Ofarian guard David pairs up with the heartbroken Kelsey to try to thwart an enemy to their race.

Edinburgh, ​1745 Stuart Károly skót trónkövetelő a felföldi klánok egy részét maga mellé állítva bevonul Edinburgh-be, hogy a várost az angoloktól visszaszerezve onnan London felé induljon. Ám Cullodennél véres vereséget szenvednek az ún. jakobita felkelés támogatói, s ezzel az önálló skót királyság lehetősége szertefoszlik. E történelmi esemény színpadára helyezi az írónő a Mackenzie családról szóló regénysorozatának legújabb kötetét, amely visszavezeti az olvasót kedves hőseink múltjába, az Öreg Malcolm néven emlegetett ős életéhez. Az elrabolt menyasszony című könyvben Malcolm huszonöt éves, kiváló harcos és felderítő, gondos földbirtokos, és övé a legremekebb malátawhisky egész Skóciában. Edingburgh-ben egy estélyen fedezi fel magának egy befolyásos angol politikus György király jobb keze Lord Wilfort lányát. Lady Mary jól nevelt, apja óhajának mindig engedelmeskedő leány, egy angol nemes menyasszonya, bár éppen húga szökését szervezi egy jó nevű angol család legkisebb nem sok vagyonra esélyes fiával. Ebben a kalandban vállal segítő szerepet Malcolm, aki így reméli elnyerni szíve hölgyének jóindulatát és nem is csalódik. Mary és Mal az időközben fellángoló jakobita felkelés hadszíntereit kerülgetve a Mackenzie család ősi fészkébe, Kilmorgan várába szökik, ahol Mal és négy fivére, valamint megözvegyült, mogorva apjuk, Kilmorgan hercege él. A felkelés elfojtására érkező angol csapatok azonban Mal távollétében felgyújtják Kilmorgant, s a lányt magukkal hurcolják. Malcolm kedvese nyomába ered, megmenti, s örök hűséget esküsznek egymásnak. A megpróbáltatásoknak azonban itt nincs vége. A nevezetes cullodeni csatában a Mackenzie család tagjai közül is többen elvszenek a krónikák szerint egyedül Malcolm élte túl az összecsapást. Ezt azonban Mary nem tudta, s abban a hitben, hogy szerelme halott, elfogadja egy angol tiszt oltalmát, s hazatér apja házába, Lincolnshire-be. Egyik éjjel az ablaka alatt megjelenik Malcolm, aki él és virul! A fiatalok újra a szökést választják, ezúttal a cél Párizs, ahol Mary legnagyobb meglepetésére a Mackenzie család több életben maradt tagjával találkoznak.

Juliana ​St. John was raised to be very proper. After a long engagement, her wedding day dawns - only for Juliana to find herself jilted at the altar. Fleeing the mocking crowd, she stumbles upon Elliot McBride, the tall, passionate Scot who was her first love. His teasing manner gives her an idea, and she asks Elliot to save her from an uncertain future - by marrying her... After escaping brutal imprisonment, Elliot has returned to Scotland a vastly wealthy yet tormented man. Now Juliana has her hands full restoring his half-ruined manor in the Scottish Highlands and trying to repair the broken heart of the man some call irredeemably mad. Though beautiful and spirited, Juliana wonders if that will be enough to win a second chance at love.

Quirky ​visions of vampire love animate this collection of three original novellas by paranormal romance authors MacAlister (author of the popular Dark Ones series), Ashley (Penelope and Prince Charming) and Webber (The Remarkable Miss Frankenstein). In Ashley's contribution, "Viva Las Vampires," journalist Meredith Black pursues an interview with sexy Vegas hotelier Stefan Erickson, owner of Transylvania Castle hotel. Little does she know he's a real vampire, with designs of his own for her. Webber's entry, "Lucy and the Crypt Casanova," cruises on the irascible charm of lead Lucy Campbell, a klutzy TV talk-show hostess who's forced to team up with her no-good ex, a sexy vampire detective, for the sake of a hot story: a murder investigation involving an incubus, a rare monster that feeds on youth like vamps feed on blood. The strongest of the three, for its over-the-top sexual antics and fully realized farcical world, is MacAlister's "Bring Out Your Dead," a story that unites an undead life coach for zombies (and part-time English tutor), Ysabelle Raleigh, with an anxious vampire who takes her for his long lost "Beloved." Despite a few missteps (MacAlister's French-mangling spirit guide, for instance, tends to irritate rather than amuse), this fast, funny and twisty collection proves good to the last drop.

A ​Skót Gőzhengerként emlegetett ügyvéd, Sinclair McBride - aki hét éve özvegy - a tárgyalóteremben a legvadabb bűnözőkkel is elbánik, ám saját két gyerekét képtelen féken tartani. Caitriona és Andrew hetente kerget őrületbe egy-egy nevelőnőt, akik általában sírva hagyják el a McBride-házat. Csak egy nő akad a városban, akit képtelenek kikészíteni. Roberta ,,Bertie" Frasier belépője Sinclair életébe igencsak sajátos: ellopja a férfi óráját, aztán csókot lop tőle. Útjaik elválnak, de Bertie - egy East End-i bandita lánya - nem tudja kiverni a fejéből a jóképű skót úriembert, s végül úgy alakul, hogy egy veszedelmes helyzetből kimenti Sinclair gyerekeit, majd hazakíséri őket. Amikor a férfi látja, hogy a két ördögfióka mennyire hallgat Bertie-re, felkéri nevelőnőnek, nem is sejtve, hogy a kis zsebtolvaj mennyi leckét ad majd neki is - szerelemből.

A ​család hírnevének helyreállítására Lady Louisa Scranton úgy határoz, hogy megfelelő férjet keres magának. A választott férfi csakis vagyonos és tiszteletre méltó ember lehet, hogy a család becsülete újra a régi fényben ragyoghasson. Harcra készen jelenik meg hát a legfrissebb partin, hogy kisujja köré csavarhasson egy alkalmas agglegényt. Minden reménye szertefoszlik azonban, amikor Hargate püspöke holtan esik össze a lába előtt - és felháborító módon éppen őt vádolják meg a gyilkossággal. Állítólagos barátai sorra hátat fordítanak neki, hiszen egy gyanúsított barátsága nem kívánatos az úri társaságban. Az ügy Lloyd Fellows, a skót Mackenzie család törvénytelen sarjának fülébe is eljut. Korábban már váltott pár szenvedélyes csókot Lady Louisával, és most esküt tesz rá, hogy tisztázza a nevét. Hiszen nem csupán az válik bizonyossá számára, hogy a hölgy ártatlan, hanem az is, hogy menthetetlenül belehabarodott.

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