She lives in Oklahoma with a menagerie of two cats, a Pug, and a very bossy miniature Poodle, along with far too many books.
When not writing or reading, she loves taking dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network — even though she doesn't cook.
Amanda also writes as Laurel McKee.
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In a city of shadows… Orlando Landucci knows all too well what darkness lies beneath Florence's dazzling splendor. And when his beloved sister is torn from him, he will stop at nothing to avenge her death. …only a kiss can light up the darkness But from the moment he lays eyes on in...
Gretna Green, 1814 After narrowly avoiding scandal with a falsehearted rake, Miss Melanie Harding is sent to live quietly in the country. No balls. No parties. Certainly no flirting with dashing strangers whose dark eyes hint at all kinds of delicious wickedness. All of Philip Carrington's pr...
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The past is always hot on your heels… Emma Bancroft used to pride herself on her sensible nature, but good sense flew out the window during her first Season in London! Her reputation and her belief in true love in tatters, she reluctantly returns home to Barton Park. David Marton is tryi...
England, 1571 A brief but passionate flirtation with the dashing Sir Robert Erroll had Margaret Clifford dreaming they would be wed -- until Robert left for the continent without a word, breaking her heart. Robert never forgot Meg, or gave up hope that she would wait for him to make his fortu...
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Wed to wickedness In Society's eyes, Hayden Fitzwalter, Earl of Ramsay and Jane Bancroft have the perfect marriage. But what can't be seen are the secrets hidden behind closed doors. Believing Hayden will never renounce his dissolute ways, Jane flees to her family's dilapidated estate in the co...
"It's hard for me to admit, but you're not the son I once knew..."The obliterated battlefields of Spain are a world away from the privileged life of James Montague, Earl of Castonbury. Only nurse Catalina Moreno eases the deafening roar of mortar fire--and in a crumbling chapel by candlelight they ...
Melisande, Duchess of Gifford, has enjoyed running wild since surviving her unhappy marriage--but she knows it's only a matter of time before her brother forces her to settle down and be respectable. Determined to make herself free, Melisande decides to escape into ruined exile with an absolutely s...
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A dangerous mission at Queen Elizabeth's bidding is Celia Sutton's chance to erase the taint of her brother's treason. Her life is at risk if she's discovered -- and so is her heart when she learns her co-conspirator is also her onetime seducer: brooding and mysterious John Brandon! John can't b...
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Anna Barrett is more comfortable filling tankards at the White Heron Theater than shopping for corsets. Her "take no prisoners" attitude has earned her a tough reputation. Where she was once innocent and naive, now she's vowed never to be ensnared by a man again. Except Robert Alden is not just any...
London, 1806 Lady Cassandra Osborne is ready to take a new lover to her bed--and knows exactly the man she wants: Sir Ian Chandler, her late husband's rakish best friend. The single kiss they'd shared had made her feel alive again, awakening dark needs she didn't even know she had...though Ian h...
Scotland, 1561 Lady Helen Frasier thought Highlanders were barbaric--until she shared an intimate encounter with her betrothed, James McKerrigan. Though their families were enemies, the Highland lord roused a surprising passion in Helen. Then she was chosen to become a lady in waiting to the que...
England, 1922 David Carlisle believes no woman would want to marry the broken and isolated man who has returned from the trenches of France. Especially vivacious Lady Louise Hatton, better known as Lulu--the one woman who makes his heart begin to thaw with her bright smile. What David doesn't...
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THAWING THE ICE PRINCESS With her golden hair and dazzling emerald eyes, Lady Emily Carroll should have her pick of suitors. Instead, her crippling shyness has earned her the nickname "Ice Princess." Nicholas, Duke of Manning, isn't looking for a bride, but he won't pass up a stolen kiss at a mas...
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Mary Bassington, Lady Derrington, longs to be the carefree woman she once was. But she gets more than she bargained for this Christmas when she's snowbound with old flame Dominick, Viscount Amesby, who reignites her passion for life -- and love!...
London, 1589 Lord Edward Hartley plans to get revenge against Sir Thomas Sheldon, the man who destroyed his brother, by stealing Sheldon's intended bride. Standing in his way is Lady Elizabeth Gilbert, the girl's chaperone and a reputed paragon of virtue. Yet Edward cannot help but notice th...
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HER DASHING NOBLEMAN… Leaving exotic Sicily behind, and with it her heart, Thalia Chase returns to England to visit her sister -- and to try and forget the enigmatic Italian Count di Fabrizzi. She’s shocked to suddenly see him in Bath -- and in the company of a suspected thief! HIS DETERMINE...
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DANGER AND DESIRE! Clio Chase is hoping for a quiet season in Sicily with her family. There, she can forget all about the enigmatic Duke of Averton and the strange effect he has on her. That is until he unexpectedly arrives, shattering her peace and warning her of danger… The unsettling attract...
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A CALM AND SENSIBLE EXISTENCE...? When antiquities begin to go missing from London drawing rooms Miss Calliope Chase sets out to restore order. The thief must be a well-connected member of the Ton. And she doesn't need to look much further than Cameron de Vere, Earl of Westwood, for a suspect. Wha...
Tired of seasons with boring socialites, Lord Tristan Carlyle has given up his life as a libertine to become an artist. Inspiration eludes him...until he meets the alluring Contessa de Erato, who awakens a passion not even this former rake has felt before. But the "Contessa" has a secret - she i...
Anne Percy lived for her secret trysts with Robert, Viscount Langley, heir to a wealthy earldom and star of Queen Elizabeth's court. Only then could she forget her life as a poor orphan at the mercy of her noble relatives and lose herself in the delights of his body. Every time they came together, ...
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SENT TO SERVE... As Queen Elizabeth's lady-in-waiting, innocent Lady Rosamund is unprepared for the temptations of Court. She is swept up in the festivities of the yuletide season and, as seduction perfumes the air, Rosamund is drawn to darkly enticing Anton Gustavson.... SEDUCED BY A MASTER! With...
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Charlotte may be the youngest Fitzmanning girl, but she knows her own mind--and she wants Lord Andrew Bassington! Drew requires an eminently proper bride, something free-spirited Charlotte has never been. So how can she make him see the beautiful woman she has become...?...
Danger and desire! Clio Chase is hoping for a quiet season in Sicily with her family. There, she can forget all about the enigmatic Duke of Averton and the strange effect he has on her. That is until he unexpectedly arrives, shattering her peace and warning her of danger… The unsettling attra...
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PIRATES, PASSION AND DANGER ON THE HIGH SEAS! Balthazar Grattiano, captain of the infamous ship Calypso and renowned seducer of women, has just walked into the one tavern in all of Hispanialo he should have avoided. For Bianca Simonetti, his sworn enemy, is the owner--and she has vengeance on he...
Maria Gonzales had hoped for a fresh start in the New World as a contessa's servant, far away from her old life as a tavern maid in Seville. That hope is shattered when a storm destroys the ship off the coast of Hispaniola. The lone survivor, Maria sees no harm in pretending to be the contessa and ...
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She was exceptionally beautiful...and entirely deadly! The baseborn daughter of a courtesan and a lord, Marguerite was forced to fend for herself in the dangerous world of the French nobility--as the king's most feared spy. Sent to the court of King Henry of England, Marguerite found polite w...
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VENICE BELONGS TO THE MYSTERIES OF THE NIGHT, TO DARKNESS AND DEEP WATERS. And so does Julietta Bassano. The beautiful perfumer hides her secrets from the light of day, selling rose water and essence of violet to elegant ladies rather than taking her rightful place in society. Then enters Marc A...
The Dowager Viscountess Ransome simply must find something to fill the endless days of summer. So she invites a party of young people to her estate-and sits back to watch the sparks fly. The guests look forward to respite in an idyllic countryside. But what they find is treachery, secrets, and that...
She had a secret life--and a secret longing... A courtesan in training Everyone that Katerina held dear has perished in a tempest off the coast of Italy. With not a penny to her name, the once-moneyed Venetian lady knows she must travel far to forge a new life. No one would ever accept her if t...
A once-handsome naval captain has vowed never to show his scarred face again. But when, Upon a Midnight Clear, he encounters a Jamaican beauty rumored to be a witch, something stronger than her potions will draw him to her.......
THE MOST VALUABLE JEWEL Lady Emily Kenton has a parade of suitors, yet nothing excites her--or worries her--more than the unexpected return of her best friend from childhood to English society. David left for India when she was eight, after his father presented her family with the precious Sta...
How To Win A Heart Rosalind Chase would be quite content running her conservatory for young girls--if it wasn't for the constant antics of her brother Allen, constantly led into trouble of all sorts by that insufferable rake Lord Morley. As the secret author of a popular book on etiquette, she k...
LOVE IN DISGUISE Lady Emma Watson is desperate to explore the streets of London without the tiresome accompaniment of chaperones. She knows her stern aunt will never approve, so she dons a most unflattering maid's outfit, steals out of her house, and has the most wonderful day of her life. Then,...
Two Hearts, One Love Recently widowed, Sarah, Lady Iverson, is expected to quietly live off her substantial inheritance until she remarries. Instead she chooses to forge ahead with her late husband's work, excavating an ancient Viking village rumored to be full of cursed treasure. Never does she...
Haunted Hearts The cold and damp of England are almost enough to drive Jamaica native Miss Cassie Richards to distraction. Yet the chance to visit Royce Castle in the wilds of Cornwall delights the raven-haired beauty. For Cassie is more than a little intrigued by the stories of ghosts in reside...
The Golden Secret After the death of her husband, Caroline Aldritch is shocked to learn his only legacy to her is the Golden Feather, a gaming establishment. Faced with a life of poverty, the genteel widow hatches a desperate scheme: She will don a silk mask, call herself Mrs. Archer, and risk g...
Have Yourself a Regency Christmas Spend the holidays in Regency England this Christmas, courtesy of five beloved and bestselling authors who deliver heartwarming tales that will make you feel as if you've just been kissed beneath the mistletoe. A bumbling elf wishes to help brokenhearted love...
A Clever Charade After the untimely deaths of his estranged father and actress stepmother, Marcus Hadley returns home for the first time in years. Desperate to make amends for protesting the doomed couple's marriage, he has decided to take charge of the young stepsister he never knew... But Juli...
When impoverished Alexander Kenton falls deeply in love with Georgina Beaumont, an independently wealthy artist, he learns some difficult lessons about marriage-and money... Although she is not one of the ton, independently wealthy Georgina Beaumont is accepted by them--not merely because of her...
Star-Crossed Lovers It has been six years since Carmen de Santiago y Montero, a Spanish countess, and Peter Everdean, Earl of Clifton, fell desperately in love on a Spanish battlefield. With only a soldier as witness, the two were blissfully married before a congregation of army tents and burst...
Flight of Passion Lady Elizabeth Everdean was forced to abandon her staid existence when she accidentally killed the wretched man who was to be her husband. Now she has fled to Italy, hoping to become a great artist--and vowing to never let another man control her destiny... Sir Nicholas Holl...
Impulsive heiress Evie Carlisle fled a greedy fiance and New York's stifling high society for Dead Dog, New Mexico - determined to write dime novels like the thrilling Buckaroo Bill series. But when she began her unconventional research at Sophie's Pleasure Palace and the Golden Garter, she soon fo...