Friday, January 25, 2013

Feature Friday: Everything Old is New Again

I enjoy historical romance, so it should come as no surprise that I'm a big fan of Stephanie Laurens. I have all six original Cynster novels on my keeper shelf but haven't read them in years.

A few months ago, the Sony Reader Store had DEVIL'S BRIDE on sale for the amazing price of $0.99. How could I resist? I couldn't, and since then I've downloaded A RAKE'S VOW and Scandal's Bride, both on a limited-time sale. It seems everything old is new again. For those of you who have never read Stephanie Laurens, I highly recommend the Cynster series.

The 1st Cynster Novel
First published 1998
Avon Romantic Treasure


When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria Wetherby, he astonishes the entire ton by offering his hand in marriage. No one had dreamed this scandalous rake would so tamely take a bride. As society's mamas swooned at the loss of England's most eligible bachelor, Devil's infamous Cynster cousins began to place wagers on the wedding date.

But Honoria wasn't about to bend to society's demands and marry a man just because they'd been found together unchaperoned. No. She craved adventure. Solving the murder of a young Cynster cousin fit the bill for a while, but once the crime was solved, Honoria was set on seeing the world. But the scalding heat of her unsated desire for Devil soon had Honoria craving a very different sort of excitement. Could her passion for Devil cause her to embrace the enchanting peril of a lifelong adventure of the heart?


The 2nd Cynster Novel
First published 1998
Avon Romantic Treasure
ISBN 0-380-79457-8

He vowed he'd never marry:

Vane Cynster always knew which way the wind was blowing, and it was headed in a marrying direction. The other Cynster men might not mind stepping up to the altar, but Vane never wanted to be leg-shackled to any woman, no matter how comely. Bellamy Hall seemed like the perfect place to temporarily hide from London's husband hunters. But when he encountered irresistilbe Patience Debbington, Vane realized he'd met his match and soon he had more than seduction on his mind.

She vowed no man would catch her:

Patience wasn't about to succumb to Vane's sensuous propositions. Yes, his kisses left her dizzy; his caresses made her melt; but he was arrogant, presumptuous...and, despite his protests, bound to be unfaithful, just like every other man. Patience had promised herself that she'd never become vulnerable to a broken heart. But was this one vow that was meant to be broken?

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