MIRA Editors Recommend Anne Stuart’s House of Rohan Trilogy:Ruthless, Reckless and Breathless


Every once in a while, editors send around a note about some of their favorite books. I received this from the MIRA editorial team, and since Anne Stuart is one of my favorite authors I had to share it with you. Plus at the bottom of the post you’ll find a link to a FREE ebook prequel to the miniseres. So, let’s just dive into the Rohan trilogy with Ruthless, Reckless, and Breathless.

MIRA editors are anticipating the August, September, and October 2010 releases of …

The House of Rohan by Anne Stuart

RUTHLESS

Desire always wins.
Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan.

Pursuit of physical pleasure is his both his preferred pastime and his most-pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won’t be swayed. And while his dark seduction appalls the pure and impoverished Elinor Harriman, she finds herself intrigued…and secretly drawn to the man behind the desire.

RECKLESS

A most charming and passionate nihilist.
Adrian Alistair Rohan lost his faith, and now, a dedicated member of the depraved Heavenly Host, he loses himself in his only pleasure: the seduction and debauchery of beautiful women. Rich, charming, and devastatingly skilled in the arts of love, he never fails in his conquests…until Charlotte Spenser.

Charlotte is facing a desolate, passionless future, none of which matters to Adrian, who imagines her a toy until better prey arrives. But beneath her drab exterior, Charlotte is a woman as enchanting as she is brilliant and, lured into Adrian’s world, soon she becomes the seducer, and he the seduced.…

BREATHLESS

A damaged beauty. The cruelest beast.

Ruined beyond repair and shunned by London society, lovely Miranda Rohan rebelliously embraces the freedom that comes from having nothing left to lose. However, this dangerous course throws her under the power of the darkly enigmatic Lucien de Malheur—known to many as the Scorpion.

Seeking to destroy the Rohans, Lucien traps Miranda in a marriage she thinks is based on friendship but instead is rooted in vengeance. Yet even when she realizes the truth, their enmity fuels a shocking passion—and perhaps even more.
Such a man might drive anyone to murder….

“The House of Rohan series begins with a scintillating, titillating, wickedly dark and sensual tale as Stuart brilliantly draws you in like a black widow spider. Intelligent characters swirl around a beautifully rendered, complex plot. The erotic overtones—one masterful scene after another—and dark hero simply add to the delicious story that captures the heart and soul.”

4 ½ stars – SCORCHER – TOP PICK!

–RT Book Reviews

This according to Editor Adam Wilson is why you’ll love these stories:  With her return to dark historical romance, RUTHLESS is Anne Stuart writing what she writes best. Her heroes are formed from deep waters, her heroines demure, though not completely innocent, and the Rohan family in RUTHLESS, RECKLESS, and BREATHLESS are some of her most psychologically interesting characters to date.

As well you can read a FREE ebook that introduces you to the trilogy: THE WICKED HOUSE OF ROHAN

A fallen woman. A most wicked plan for redemption.

Venice, 1740.

Desperate, starving, Kathleen Strong makes her way to a job interview that promises a chance at proper employment…and maybe a bite to eat. Accused of “gross immorality,” she’s adrift after being dismissed from her governess position, despite being entirely innocent.

That innocence is precisely what a mysterious group of debauched aristocrats finds so alluring about Miss Strong. When they propose a scandalous offer that she can’t refuse…she can’t refuse. But if the darkly gallant Alistair Rohan, a gentleman involved in all manner of wicked deeds himself, has anything to say about it, Kathleen can escape her disrepute in another way.

Of course, the escape route looks very similar to the group’s illicit proposition itself…

I’ve read the first two books and adored them — they are classic Anne Stuart. And the prequel has one of my favorite lines of cover copy ever: “When they propose a scandalous offer that she can’t refuse…she can’t refuse.”  Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. Can’t wait to read this book!

  2. That prequel cover is wonderful. I love those single word titles, too. This really is a series to watch.

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