Showing posts from March, 2008

Calling all Good Girls

For all you good girls that love bad bodys. here a book for you.

HOW TO MAKE A VIXEN:Mix one wholesome good girl with one very naughty boy.Add sexy treats and satin sheets...then turn on the heat.

VONNA HARPERVirgin Afternoon

It's been a long time since Lara had a man in her garage, but as her late husband Spence's best friend, Bryan, checks out her truck, she can't help but notice he still has that tan, athletic build from college. If she could only get her hands on his body. She needs to move on from Spence's death -- into Bryan's powerful arms, or at least into his pants. When she invites him in for a beer, she doesn't plan to let him leave -- not that he wants to. Sex with conservative Spence left a lot to the imagination, but her naughty afternoon with Bryan is one she'll never forget.

LENA MATHEWSStud Muffin Wanted

According to a magazine quiz, Karon is a Little Miss Goody Two-shoes. So what if she can only check off five "bad-girl" behaviors? H…

The Body in the Gallery

For all you mystery fans. Here is a new and exciting book add to your list to get. Due out 4/22/08

Faith's catering business has been slow with the downturn of the economy, so when her friend Patsy Avery proposes that she take over the café at Aleford's Ganley Art Museum, it seems like a not-to-be-missed opportunity. And Patsy has an ulterior motive—she discovers that the Romare Bearden piece she lent the museum has been switched with a fake and wants Faith to snoop around to find the culprit.

Life at the museum doesn't stay calm for long and Faith is soon enmeshed in the Ganley's murky past and present as she struggles to make connections among apparently disparate items: the fake Bearden, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, and a Jane Doe corpse that turns up as an unintended part of an art installation. At home, son Ben, now in the hell known as middle school, becomes involved in a cyberbullying escapade and husband Tom wants his wife to morph into June Cleaver.

Her i…

After River

Here comes a gripping book to check out. Due 4/8/08

He will change their lives forever. . . .

At fifteen, Natalie Ward believes her life is perfect. Growing up on a dairy farm in the mountains of British Columbia less than two miles from the American border, she knows little of the outside world. But she knows family. A family so close and loving that they are the envy of the nearby town of Atwood. Friends and neighbors, young and old alike, show up regularly on their farmhouse porch—all willing to share in the never-ending daily chores in exchange for a place at the Ward family table. Natalie cherishes her position as the only daughter of the beautiful Nettie Ward—the pride of the Catholic Ladies Auxiliary—and the town's milkman, Gus Ward—the darling of Atwood housewives. She adores her three brothers, especially the eldest, Boyer, whom she idolizes with a childlike worship. Like her mother, Natalie believes their lives are blessed, as rich and as sweet as the fresh milk that is t…

The Red Leather Diary

I have never read anything by this author but it sounds very intriguing. I will be checking this book out. Due out 4/8/08

Rescued from a Dumpster on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a discarded diary brings to life the glamorous, forgotten world of an extraordinary young woman.

For more than half a century, the red leather diary lay silent, languishing inside a steamer trunk, its worn cover crumbling into little flakes. When a cleaning sweep of a New York City apartment building brings this lost treasure to light, both the diary and its owner are given a second life.

Recovered by Lily Koppel, a young writer working at the New York Times, the journal paints a vivid picture of 1930s New York—horseback riding in Central Park, summer excursions to the Catskills, and an obsession with a famous avant-garde actress. From 1929 to 1934, not a single day's entry is skipped.

Opening the tarnished brass lock, Koppel embarks on a journey into the past, traveling to a New York in which women of pr…

The Tea Rose Giveaway

For anyone that has thought about checking on this series but wasn't sure if they want to. Well here's your chance.

Here's a quick summary about the book

East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams. But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shop-front t…

Book Giveaway

If you love vampire books than here's your chance to enter to win Bond of Blodd by Diane Whitside but you have to hurry cause once midnight strikes on March 30th your chance is gone.

Once a medieval knight, Don Rafael Perez has clung to his honor despite seven tortured centuries as a vampire. Now he’s found peace - if not love - as leader of the largest vampire territory in North America. But a rival is challenging his rule - by targeting Grania O’Malley, the forbidden beauty to whom Rafael has lost his heart. But when she’s attacked, will he break his oath of body and soul to never help create a female vampire-and do everything he can to save her? And if he does, can Grania help him destroy the night creature Rafael has always feared?

Head on over to to read all the details on how to win.

Brotherhood of Warriors

Check this book out 4/29/08

At the age of eighteen, Aaron Cohen left Beverly Hills to prove himself in the crucible of the armed forces. He was determined to be a part of Israel's most elite security cadre, akin to the American Green Berets and Navy SEALs. After fifteen months of grueling training designed to break down each individual man and to rebuild him as a warrior, Cohen was offered the only post a non-Israeli can hold in the special forces. In 1996 he joined a top-secret, highly controversial unit that dispatches operatives disguised as Arabs into the Palestinian-controlled West Bank to abduct terrorist leaders and bring them to Israel for interrogation and trial.

Between 1996 and 1998, Aaron Cohen would learn Hebrew and Arabic; become an expert in urban counterterror warfare, the martial art of Krav Maga, and undercover operations; and participate in dozens of life-or-death missions. He would infiltrate a Hamas wedding to seize a wanted terrorist and pose as an American jo…

It's Time To Get It On with Cheryl Dragon

Today I have a special treat to share with you all. Cheryl Dragon was nice enough to allow me to ask her some questions about her and her books.

Here's a little bit of information about Cheryl Dragon.

A lover of unusual things, Cheryl Dragon enjoys writing unique stories with sinfully hot erotic romance or suspenseful mainstream paranormals. Never at a loss for ideas, there are plenty of stories in her brain waiting to be written. Her two favorites book settings are Las Vegas and New Orleans...where anything can happen!

Cheryl lives in the Chicagoland area with her deaf albino cat. By day she crunches & analyzes numbers as an Assistant Controller for a division of a large international conglomerate which leaves the creative juices free for her erotic romance and paranormal suspense novels. A member of Passionate Ink and her local RWA chapter, you can visit those sites for more information on the links page.

Now on to the interview.

I want to thank you for taking the time to answe…


Check out the latest book from Barbara Delinsky. Due out 4/1/08

In the idyllic small town of Tucker, Vermont, life flows at a rhythmic pace for thirty-nine-year-old pediatrician Paige Pfeiffer. But when Mara O'Neill, Paige's best friend and medical partner, inexplicably commits suicide, Paige's comfortable world is shattered. Temporarily caring for Mara's newly adopted baby daughter while she comes to grips with her grief, Paige clings to the hope that, in time, she'll understand why Mara chose to end her life, and Paige's own orderly life will return.

But just when Paige is at her darkest moment, fate steps in. Noah Perrine, acting head of the private school where Paige coaches girls' athletics, enters her life and fills her days with unexpected hope, offering new meaning and possibilities. But before Paige can allow herself to embrace a future she never imagined, she must let go of the past and learn to trust her newfound happiness.

Gripping, emotional, and …

The Angel

Carla Neggers has done it again with The Angel (going on sale April 29, 2008)

On a remote stretch of the rugged coast of Ireland, folklorist and illustrator Keira Sullivan pursues the mysterious Irish legend of an ancient Celtic stone angel. As she searches an isolated ruin, she’s certain she’s discovered the mythic angel, but before she can examine her find, she senses a malevolent presence. . . . Is someone in there with her? Then the ruin collapses, trapping her.
Keira’s uncle, a Boston homicide detective, enlists the help of Simon Cahill to find his missing niece. Simon, an expert with First Rescue, a rapid-response search-and-rescue organization, is trying to keep a low profile after secretly assisting in the takedown of a major criminal network, but he rushes to Ireland, pulling Keira out of the rubble just as she’s about to free herself.
Simon isn’t interested in myths or magic, nor is he surprised when…

Private Maneuvers

Denise A. Agnew's lastest book from her "Hot Zone" series coming April 1 (that's no joke)

Sometimes a woman craves, sometimes a man wants… When the two collide, it is guaranteed to pitch them straight into the danger lurking within the HOT ZONE.

Sometimes a woman craves what she shouldn’t want…

Marisa Clyde wants nothing to do with the soldier who is acting as a temporary bouncer in her uncle’s tavern. Stoic and over six feet of smoldering masculinity, the hunk helped rescue her during a tour gone bad in Mexico. During those few short moments after she first met him, the tension between them screamed off the charts. A devastating hurt in the past blocks her willingness to surrender to him. If she can wait him out now, he’ll only be in town a month and then he’s out of her life.

Sometimes a man wants more than a woman is willing to share…

Jake Sullivan watches Marisa like a hawk, well aware his need to protect is messing with his mind and making him care for Marisa way mo…

It's a Chiller of A Time with Amanda Stevens

I am so excited to have gotten the chance to interview one of my favorite authors.....Amanda Stevens.

She has written many books for the Harlequin Intrigue line and has recently written some really great stand alone novels that include The Dollmaker and her most recent novel The Devil's Footprints.
I have read The Dollmaker and am currently finishing up The Devil's Footprints and let me tell you these are two really good books. Amanda Stevens's website mentions that she considers storytelling a part of her heritage and I would have to agree. The way she writes is so memorizing she draws you right into her books.

Read for yourself and I know you will agree with me.

I want to thank you for taking the time to answer some questions.

My pleasure!

What’s something about you that we’d be surprised to learn?

I’m the mother of twins. In fact, the day I learned I was having twins is the same day I sold my first book!

I also love conspiracy theories, eighties music, and crop circles.

What …

Pirate's Mistress

Torrid Tarot - Crossed Swords ByMarianne LaCroix

Arabella Prescott's dreams of marriage were shattered when her fiancé was murdered by pirates. When she is kidnapped by the roguishly handsome Captain Fredrick Thorne, Arabella is determined to fight him with every inch of her being. She will not become the pirate's lover — no matter her body's unexpected desires.Fredrick quickly discovers Arabella's weakness — him. Her feisty spirit amuses and her sweet innocence inflames, and when she resists his seductive touch, he forces her to submit to his desires — awakening intense passions even he had not foreseen. But with her sensual defeat comes a price neither are prepared to pay.At the news of her kidnapping, Arabella's father, Governor Prescott, begins the hunt for Thorne's ship, Neptune's Sword, to save Arabella — and finally capture the most dangerous pirate upon the Caribbean. He will stop at nothing to see Thorne pay for his crimes at the end of the hangman&…

Book Reporter Contest

The Seeds of Evil…

In a secluded farm house in the Pacific Northwest, a family has been slaughtered --- and a teenage son has disappeared. Single mother and cop, Emily Kenyon spearheads a dark hunt for a killer. But Emily’s teenage daughter Jenna is one step ahead of her…

Are Planted In…

Jenna knows the boy suspected of murdering his family and wants to help him --- perhaps too much. Then within days of the first murder, another family is butchered, this time in Iowa. And on the heels of this brutal slaying, another follows in Salt Lake City. Eerie similarities link the crime scenes. But an even darker connection threatens to claim even more victims…

A Cold Dark Place

As Emily fits the puzzle pieces together, she realizes the danger surrounding her daughter is worse than she’d imagined. Now in a desperate race to save Jenna, Emily must match wits with the most cunning, diabolical killer she’s faced yet in her career --- a killer who’s just placed her and her daughter at the top of his list…

Seduced by Darkness

Seduced by Darkness by Delilah Devlin

For eight hundred years Nicolas Montfaucon has dedicated his life to preventing the rebirth of an immortal evil. But now a terrible storm has assaulted unsuspecting New Orleans—and the beast walks the earth once more. “The Devourer” has been awakened, and there is only one in the besieged city who can help Nicolas defeat the foul creature—a mysterious and beautiful enigma who haunts the handsome Revenant’s erotic waking dreams and enflames his passionate obsessions.

Chessa Tomas is not an ordinary policewoman. A vampire, she works only at night, patrolling a seamy and unseen underworld of roiling chaos. Though Nicolas is sensuality incarnate, Chessa wants no part of him or his kind—but she cannot close her eyes to the unholy malevolence that would consume their world. And Nicolas has uncovered the secret lust that rules her—a steaming, uncontrollable desire he intends to unleash, bending Chessa to his will by making her most forbidden fantasies real…

Right Here, Right Now


For Gabby Pearson, being dumped in public before the dessert course has to be the lowest of the low—especially when it’s the old, “It’s not you, it’s me” speech. Honestly, how about something original: “I have five minutes to live” (very possible); “It’s not you, it’s the voices in my head” (thanks for the warning); or “I am such a powerful sexual being I could put you into a coma with one kiss” (wishful thinking). Not that Gabby would ever know since Reed Larkin never bothered to take her to bed. Why does a girl bother (to shave)? The only thing left to do is offer the guy a goodbye-forever drink…on his head.


Damn. Reed did his job—he walked away from Gabby rather than drag her into his unstable life and danger. Now he’s wearing her full glass of wine instead of throwing her onto his sheets. It doesn’t help that the woman is smart as hell and could stop a man’s breath with that wide smile and those shapely curves. Gabby has it all, …

A Stranger's Touch

I hope everyone had a great St Patty's Day!

Get ready! Cait London's second book in the psychic triple trilogy is going on sale March 25, 2008. Here's a sneek peek.

Tempest, Claire, and Leona: triplets blessed--or cursed--with a special extra sense they would each deny, given the chance...

Tempest's psychic hands need protective gloves. She even wears them during lovemaking and one special night with a man she can't forget.

Now powerful businessman Marcus Greystone has found her. He wants her naked hands, not only on him, but to help find a cold-case murderer. She's a fast game, constantly on the move, but Marcus isn't letting Tempest go. He's not happy that she's left his bed without a word and he's ready to show Tempest what she's been missing.

On the other hand, Marcus has something Tempest desperately needs to protect her family. He's willing to bargain--if she'll help him.

But Tempest's dark past is close behind them, and a new da…

Belong to Me

Happy St Patrick's Day! Hope you all have a great day with lots of fun and green beer.

Here's a book for when you want to take a break from dead bodies, serial killers, running for your life, or just plain want more substance than the quick romance novels

Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love.

A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised no one more than herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to leave urban life behind and head for an idyllic suburb. Though she knows she and her beloved husband, Teo, have made the right move, she approaches her new life with trepidation and struggles to forge friendships in her new home. Cornelia's mettle is quickly tested by judgmental neighbor Piper Truitt. Perfectly manicured, impeccably dressed, and possessing impossible standards, Piper is the embodiment of everything Cornelia feared she would find in suburbia. A saving grace soon appears in the form o…

Moscow Rules

That is the word or so Daniel Silva says.....Pre order your copy today of Moscow Rules

Coming in July 2008 --- Moscow Rules

The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon thriller from one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue and espionage.

The violent death of a journalist leads agent turned art-restorer, Gabriel Allon to Russia. Here he finds that in terms of spycraft, the stakes are the highest they've ever been. He's playing by "Moscow Rules" now.

It is not the grim Moscow of Soviet times, but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and bulletproof Bentleys. A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to reclaim an empire lost, and to challenge the global dominance of its old enemy, the United States.

One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB agent who has built a global investment empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Hidden within that empire is a lucrative and deadly business. Kharkov is an arms dealer - and he is about to deliver Russia&…

Book Reporter Contest

You know me. It's that time again to share another chance to win a great book from Book Reporter. Actually there are 20 books to give away!

In the newest novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, a feisty female attorney's past comes back to haunt her.

One cold November night when Kat White was fifteen years old, she and some friends held up a convenience store. In the heat of the moment, one of the others shot and killed an off-duty cop moonlighting as a security guard. Kat and her pals fled the scene in a panic, and no one was caught.

Sixteen years later, Kat --- now Kate --- has built a new life for herself. Now a single mom with an eight-year-old son, she works as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia DA's office. But her dark past rears its head when she walks into court one day and discovers that she is to prosecute Mario Castellanos, one of her friends from that terrible night.

Kate is in a bind: even though Mario was the one who probably did commit the cr…

Go Wild!

Check out this cover. It is so hot it makes you want to ride off into the sunset with this cowboy.

Here's a excerpt for you.

Excerpt – From Chapter Two
1883 – Pine Ridge Lumber Camp

Someone had smuggled a woman into camp.

Juniper Barns surveyed the growing circle of men as he tethered his horse outside the cabin serving as the Pine Ridge jailhouse. Only two things drew such a crowd. There wasn’t enough rooting and shouting going on for it to be a fight.

Cursing beneath his breath, he started toward what could well turn into a riot. He didn’t get paid enough for this job. Hell, just like the rest of the camp, he hadn’t been paid in nearly two months. He needed to get down the mountain and check on John’s widow. His friend’s death was the most recent of fatalities in a lumber camp sliding downhill at an alarming pace.

“Afternoon, Sheriff,” one of the men said as Juniper nudged his way past him and into a strum of murmuring voices.

“What’s going on?” he asked, working through the crowd of m…


Calling all nitty-gritty thriller readers! Check out this book set for a March 25, 2008 release.

New York Times bestselling novelist Andrea Kane leads you down a dark and twisted alleyway, littered with drugs, kidnapping, and murder. Navigating expertly between the mind of a deranged serial killer and the FBI special agents racing to end his lethal spree, Kane delivers a complex, unforgettable story based on extensive research with the FBI and its Crisis Negotiation and Behavioral Analysis Units. Twisted is Kane's most accomplished novel yet.

Who will be next?

Former FBI Special Agent Sloane Burbank survived a life-threatening injury sustained in the line of duty, only to face leaving a job she loves in order to recuperate. As an independent consultant, she now uses her specialized skills to train law enforcement and private organizations in crisis resolution. But when one of her closest childhood friends mysteriously disappears, and the woman's devastated parents beg for her hel…

Dance with Deception

Tracy Goodwin is a fresh new voice in historical romance.

Haunted by his father’s sins, Sebastian Montgomery, Ninth Duke of Davenport, vows never to fall in love or marry.

Until ...

He encounters Gwendolyn MacAlistair and soon she is all he can think about. Sebastian wants her. As he learned from his father, what a Duke wants, a Duke takes.

However …

Gwen’s father has arranged for her to marry a man she despises, the very man that destroyed her family. As she struggles with a desperate choice ... honor her dying father’s final request or alienate him by choosing her true love, Sebastian is forced to make a desperate decision … trick Gwen into marriage or lose her forever.

Sebastian and Gwen must confront the consequences of their actions and a secret so scandalous that it threatens to destroy all they hold dear.

In this dangerous dance with deception, who will die for love?

Check out her site at

The Magic with Maria V. Snyder

Today is my birthday! As promised and my birthday gift to all of you, I am presenting my interview with the amazing and glorious Maria V. Snyder.

For any of you that have read her Study books than you will agree that this is one of the best outstanding fantasy series out there today. If this is your first time reading the Study books, than you are in for a treat.

I have to tell you that I don't typically read fantasy but when I discovered Poison Study a couple of years ago it was one of the best things that could have happened to me.
I ordered my copy of Fire Study and can't wait for it to arrive so I can continue the journey with Yelena but I know that it will be just as good as Poison Study and Magic Study. Plus what's not to like about these books, just check out the beautiful book covers!

Cheryl: Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions.

Maria: You’re welcome – thanks for posting this.

Cheryl: What is a day in the life of an author like? How long does it take …

Win Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

Win. Win!! That's right you can win a copy of Change of Heart if you leave a comment at by midnight EST time March 12, 2008 to be automatically entered.

If you want to be entered twice than you just need to post about this contest on your blog but hurry as time is running out!

Good luck

Positive I.D.

Here is the latest book set to release April 2008 by Kathleen Long

It had been years since he “died,” leaving behind the woman he’d loved thanks to a criminal with a vendetta.

But when he learned his very own daughter had gone missing, agent Will Connor instructed his covert team, The Body Hunters, to stop at nothing to find the girl—and forced him to reunite with his “widow,” Maggie.

Although Maggie’s anger was evident, so was the passion that had always existed between them. With the clock ticking, finding their daughter was top priority, but rekindling what he’d once shared with Maggie was critical to their future.

Suddenly “till death do us part” had a whole new meaning, for nothing else would tear him away from his family a second time around.

The Body Hunters—No one stayed missing long on their watch…

Check Kathleen Long's website for all her books at

The Somnambulist

Once the toast of good society in Victoria's England, the extraordinary conjurer Edward Moon no longer commands the respect or inspires the awe that he did in earlier times. Despite having previously unraveled more than sixty perplexing criminal puzzles (to the delight of a grateful London constabulary), he is considered something of an embarrassment these days. Still, each night without fail, he returns to the stage of his theatre to amaze his devoted, albeit dwindling audience with the same old astonishments—aided by his partner, the silent, hairless, hulking, surprisingly placid giant who, when stabbed, does not bleed . . . and who goes by but one appellation: The Somnambulist

On a night of roiling mists and long shadows, in a corner of the city where only the most foolhardy will deign to tread, a rather disreputable actor meets his end in a most bizarre and terrible fashion. Baffled, the police turn once again in the direction of Edward Moon—who will always welcome such assign…

Book Reporter Contest

Here's your chance to win 1 of 10 copies that Book Reporter is giving away.

When Carlisle Wainwright Cushing left her native Texas to start a new life in Boston, she had no regrets. The former Texas debutante, who never felt at home in her Southern skin, had found liberation --- or so she thought. Until the day she gets an urgent call from her mother, reporting that: one, the Symphony Association Debutante Ball, which Carlisle's family has sponsored for years, is about to be called off; two, her mother's divorce has the whole town talking; and three, the family's good name is at stake and Carlisle is the only one who can fix it all.

So Carlisle takes a leave of absence from her law firm and goes to Texas to help. Her fiancé, who has no idea she's an heiress, can't know that she's organizing the ball, handling the dramas of the girls involved, settling her mother's suit --- and coming face to face with the true love of her life, whom she ran out on when sh…

Fallen into the Dark Side

Calling all Erin McCarthy fans! The countdown begins for her latest book Fallen (release date April 29th)

New Orleans, 1880s. Sent to watch over the decadent city, the angel Gabriel loses himself in the liquid pleasure of absinthe. So when his mistress, Anne, is murdered—and all evidence points to him— a foggy Gabriel cannot be sure he didn't do it. His penance: to be forever denied love. Should he seek pleasure with a woman, she'll know the depths of despair.
New Orleans, today. Hoping to unlock that unsolved mystery, forensic scientist Sara Michaels, Anne's great-great-granddaughter, meets the ageless, tormented Gabriel. To work together would mean suppressing their mutual attraction—he can't allow himself to touch Sara, for her own sake.
And for Sara, already familiar with the dangers of addiction, Gabriel poses the ultimate threat to her self-control. But can the desire burning between them turn into their salvation—or lead them both to destruction?

Want to win a coup…

The Outcast

Here's a book worth checking out.

It is 1957, and Lewis Aldridge, straight out of prison, is journeying back to his home in Waterford, a suburban town outside London. He is nineteen years old, and his return will have dramatic consequences not just for his family, but for the whole community.

A decade earlier, his father's homecoming has a very different effect. The war is over and Gilbert has been demobilized. He reverts easily to suburban life—cocktails at six-thirty, church on Sundays—but his wife and young son resist the stuffy routine. Lewis and his mother escape to the woods for picnics, just as they did in wartime days. Nobody is surprised that Gilbert's wife counters convention, but they are all shocked when, after one of their jaunts, Lewis comes back without her.

Not far away, Kit Carmichael keeps watch. She has always understood more than most, not least from what she is dealt by her own father's hand. Lewis's grief and burgeoning rage are all too plain, …

A Bygone Era

I was visiting one of my favorite websites and discovered this little treat, that I just had to share with my readers.

A new look at a bygone era.

Daughter of York re-visits many of the characters from "A Rose for the Crown," as we follow Margaret, sister of Edward IV and Richard III, from the court of England where, as a pawn in Edward's political schemes, she is kept single until she is 22, when a Burgundian alliance is forged through her marriage to Charles the Bold, the new Duke of Burgundy.

Despite fulfilling her duty to her new country with intelligence and aplomb, Margaret never forgets she is an English princess and a daughter of the House of York. Her homesickness is exacerbated by having to leave behind the love of her life. Fate brings them together rarely after she becomes duchess to a man she only met a week before her marriage, and whom she discovers suffers from such a grandiose view of his place in history that he is capable of great cruelty towards anyone …