0 Prazeres Infames {Livros Abril}

As Piores Intenções
Série Maiden Lane - Livro 1
Famoso pelos seus desejos selvagem e sensuais, Lazarus Huntington, Lorde Caire, anda à procura de um assassino cruel em St. Giles, o bairro da lata mais famoso de Londres. A viúva Temperance Dews conhece St. Giles como a palma da mão - passou a maior parte da vida a cuidar dos seus habitantes no lar de órfãos que a sua família estabeleceu. Agora essa casa está em risco.

Caire faz uma oferta simples: em troca da ajuda de Temperance para navegar os becos perigosos de St. Giles, ele irá apresentá-la à alta sociedade de Londres para que ela possa encontrar um benfeitor para o lar. Mas Temperance pode não ser tão inocente como parece, e o que começa por ser um calculismo frio em breve se transforma numa paixão que nenhum deles pode controlar - e que pode muito bem destruir ambos.

Autor: Elizabeth Hoyt  
Editor: Quinta Essência (Maio, 2016) 
Género: Romance
Páginas: 392
Original: Wicked Intentions (2010) 

Prazeres Infames
Série Maiden Lane - Livro 2 - Prazeres InfamesLady Hero Batten, a bela irmã do duque de Wakefield, pode gabar-se de ter tudo. Até está noiva do cobiçado marquês de Mandeville. Ele pode ser um nadinha enfadonho, e não ter qualquer sentido de humor, mas isso não é nada que a incomode... até ao dia em que conhece o irmão dele.…

Griffin Remmington, Lorde Reading, está longe de ser perfeito. Leva um estilo de vida debochado e entrega-se a atividades pouco recomendáveis, mas é divertido, e o seu sentido de humor não tem par. No momento em que o conhece - numa posição deveras comprometedora, por sinal - Hero percebe que um homem detestável como ele não pode ter lugar na sua vida. Mas a constante batalha de vontades entre os dois não tarda a atear as chamas do desejo.

À medida que se aproxima o dia do casamento de Hero, é preciso colocar tudo na balança. Existirá de facto algum futuro para o casal mais inesperado do mundo?

Lealdade, perigo, e paixão... o segundo volume da série Maiden Lane é tão arrebatador quanto o primeiro...

Autor: Elizabeth Hoyt  
Editor: Quinta Essência (Abril, 2017) 
Género: Romance
Páginas: 360
Original: Notorious Pleasures (2011) 

Série Maiden Lane
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As Piores Intenções
Prazeres Infames
Scandalous Desires Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman's heart?  Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind--and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back...and he's asking for her help.  "Charming" Mickey O'Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London. Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London's criminal underworld. Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be manipulated. And yet he's never been able to forget the naive captain's wife who came to him for help and spent one memorable night in his bed...talking.   When his bastard baby girl was dumped in his lap--her mother having died--Mickey couldn't resist the Machiavellian urge to leave the baby on Silence's doorstep. The baby would be hidden from his enemies and he'd also bind Silence to him by her love for his daughter.
Thief of Shadows A MASKED MAN . . .   Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he's the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles-protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.  A DANGEROUS WOMAN . . .  Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she's asked to tutor the Home's dour manager in the ways of society-flirtation, double-entendres, and scandalous liaisons-Isabel can't help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar-and his lips so tempting.  A PASSION NEITHER COULD DENY  During the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills. At night their passions are revealed . . . But when little girls start disappearing from St. Giles, Winter must avenge them. For that he might have to sacrifice everything-the Home, Isabel . . . and his life.
Lord of Darkness When Strangers In The Night  He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John's only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head—and realizes she is his wife.  Become Lovers...  Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles—the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn't seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be—and so much more.  Desire Is The Ultimate Danger  When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can't keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth—that the Ghost is her husband—the game is up and the players must the temptation that could destroy them both.
Duke of Midnight WHEN A MASKED MAN . . .  Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe—and won't back down . . .   MEETS HIS MATCH . . .  Artemis Greaves toils as a lady's companion, but hiding beneath the plain brown serge of her dress is the heart of a huntress. When the Ghost of St. Giles rescues her from footpads, she recognizes a kindred spirit-and is intrigued. She's even more intrigued when she realizes who exactly the notorious Ghost is by day . . .   DESIRE IGNITES A DANGEROUS PASSION  Artemis makes a bold move: she demands that Maximus use his influence to free her imprisoned brother-or she will expose him as the Ghost. But blackmailing a powerful duke isn't without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire-or the temptation of his embrace?
Darling Beast A MAN CONDEMNED . . .  Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown's soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener. But when a vivacious young woman moves in, he's quickly driven to distraction . . .   A DESPERATE WOMAN . . .  London's premier actress, Lily Stump, is down on her luck when she's forced to move into a scorched theatre with her maid and small son. But she and her tiny family aren't the only inhabitants—a silent, hulking beast of a man also calls the charred ruins home. Yet when she catches him reading her plays, Lily realizes there's more to this man than meets the eye.  OUT OF ASH, DESIRE FLARES  Though scorching passion draws them together, Apollo knows that Lily is keeping secrets. When his past catches up with him, he's forced to make a choice: his love for Lily . . . or the explosive truth that will set him free.
Dearest Rogue HE CAN GUARD HER  Lady Phoebe Batten is pretty, vivacious, and yearning for a social life befitting the sister of a powerful duke. But because she is almost completely blind, her overprotective brother insists that she have an armed bodyguard by her side at all times-the very irritating Captain Trevillion.  FROM EVERY DANGER  Captain James Trevillion is proud, brooding, and cursed with a leg injury from his service in the King's dragoons. Yet he can still shoot and ride like the devil, so watching over the distracting Lady Phoebe should be no problem at all-until she's targeted by kidnappers.  BUT PASSION ITSELF  Caught in a deadly web of deceit, James must risk life and limb to save his charge from the lowest of cads-one who would force Lady Phoebe into a loveless marriage. But while they're confined to close quarters for her safekeeping, Phoebe begins to see the tender man beneath the soldier's hard exterior . . . and the possibility of a life-and love-she never imagined possible.
Sweetest Scoundrel SHE'S TAKING CHARGE  Prim, proper, and thrifty, Eve Dinwoody is all business when it comes to protecting her brother's investment. But when she agrees to control the purse strings of London's premier pleasure garden, Harte's Folly, she finds herself butting heads with an infuriating scoundrel who can't be controlled.  HE'S RUNNING THE SHOW  Bawdy and bold, Asa Makepeace doesn't have time for a penny-pinching prude like Eve. As the garden's larger-than-life owner, he's already dealing with self-centered sopranos and temperamental tenors. He's not about to let an aristocratic woman boss him around . . . no matter how enticing she is.  BUT LOVE CONQUERS ALL  In spite of her lack of theatrical experience—and her fiery clashes with Asa—Eve is determined to turn Harte's Folly into a smashing success. But the harder she tries to manage the stubborn rake, the harder it is to ignore his seductive charm and raw magnetism. There's no denying the smoldering fire between them—and trying to put it out would be the greatest folly of all.
Duke of Sin A MAN OF SIN  Devastatingly handsome. Vain. Unscrupulous. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is the man London whispers about in boudoirs and back alleys. A notorious rake and blackmailer, Montgomery has returned from exile, intent on seeking revenge on those who have wronged him. But what he finds in his own bedroom may lay waste to all his plans.  A WOMAN OF HONOR  Born a bastard, housekeeper Bridget Crumb is clever, bold, and fiercely loyal. When her aristocratic mother becomes the target of extortion, Bridget joins the Duke of Montgomery's household to search for the incriminating evidence-and uncovers something far more dangerous.  A SECRET THAT THREATENS TO DESTROY THEM BOTH  Astonished by the deceptively prim-and surprisingly witty-domestic spy in his chambers, Montgomery is intrigued. And try as she might, Bridget can't resist the slyly charming duke. Now as the two begin their treacherous game of cat and mouse, they soon realize that they both have secrets-and neither may be as nefarious-or as innocent-as they appear . . .
Duke of Pleasure 
[Novembro, 2016]
Duke of Desire

Elizabeth Hoyt nasceu em Nova Orleães, onde a família da mãe vive há várias gerações, mas foi criada nos invernos gélidos de St. Paul, Minnesota. Quando era pequena, a família viajou muito na Grã-Bretanha, passando um verão em St. Andrews, na Escócia, e um ano em Oxford. Tem uma licenciatura em Antropologia pela Universidade de Wisconsin, Madison. Wisconsin foi também o local onde conheceu o marido, arqueólogo - numa escavação num campo de milho - e vivem no centro do Illinois, com os seus dois filhos, três cães e um jardim que ela cuida com entusiasmo. A família Hoyt gosta de fazer férias que acabem invariavelmente em sítios arqueológicos.

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