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 relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization. And her employer, Mr. Gabriel Jones, had the eyes of a sorcerer Venetia is shattered when, shortly after their night together, she reads of Jones s death in the papers. As a private tribute, she adopts the name Mrs. Jones . But her romantic whim causes unexpected trouble. Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life.
The River Knows:
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 who was about to catch the pair in a place they most definitely did not belong.
Leona Hewitt has secretly made her way into Lord Delbridge s private museum to recover a relic stolen from her family years ago. But someone else is there in the dimly lit gallery, on the same errand: a tall, black cloaked man whose very voice is enough to put her in a trance. Thaddeus Ware, a mesmerist with powerful psychic energy, is accustomed to fearful reactions from others. But Leona shows no trace of hysteria in his presence. She exerts a rather hypnotic power over the hypnotist himself.