Mary Jo Putney was born in New York. After earning degrees in English literature and Industrial Design, she worked for a magazine in London and a design firm in California. She eventually settled down in Baltimore, Maryland to become a freelance graphic designer. She needed to purchase a computer for business and soon realized that it was the ultimate writing tool. Her first novel, a Regency romance, sold in a week and she was offered a three-book contract immediately. That was in 1987 and, since then, she has published over 25 books. She writes primarily historical and contemporary romance but also publishes fantasy romances under the pen name M.J. Putney. She has won numerous awards for her romance novels.
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After the death of his sweetheart when he was at university, Daniel Herbert buried his grief in medical studies and his passion for healing. Viewed as a saint by those who know him, in his own mind he never quite manages to live up to his own high standards. Most men would be thrilled to learn ...
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Marry in haste, repent at leisure. James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective spymaster. He is seldom self-indulgent. . .except when it comes to the gentle, indomitable beauty who was once his wife. Laurel Herbert gave James her hear...
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Sometimes... Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her sister discover they've abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay ...
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Romantic Women's Fiction. Previously titled: Twist of Fate When lawyer Val Covington receives a windfall and leaves her corporate career to practice "do-gooder law," her assistant offers to come with her -- if Val will look into the case of Kendra's former lover, who is on Death Row for a cri...
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Romantic Women's Fiction. Previously titled: The Spiral Path Though they are sliding toward divorce, Raine Marlowe persuades her enigmatic superstar husband, Kenzie Scott, to play the lead in a movie she wants to produce and direct. Kenzie agrees, but without realizing how dangerously close t...
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Romantic Women's Fiction. Previously titled: The Burning Point Kate Corsi always dreamed of working in her family's world-famous demolition business -- a wish her old-fashioned father denied until his untimely death. He leaves a fortune to Kate and the business to her ex-husband, Donovan -- b...
Christmastime in England - a time for passionate secrets, delicious whispers, and wicked-sweet gifts by the fire. From a spirited lady who sets out to save her rakish best friend from an unsuitable engagement, to a bold spy who gets the unexpected chance to win the woman he's always loved, to a vic...
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Grey Sommers, Lord Wyndham, never met a predicament he couldn't charm his way out of. Then a tryst with a government official's wife during a bit of casual espionage in France condemns him to a decade in a dungeon, leaving him a shadow of his former self. Yet his greatest challenge may be the enigm...
Love, say the romantic-minded, is only natural -- except when it's supernatural. When mortal men and women find themselves attracted to vampires, spirits, demons, fairies, and other fantastic beings, love may blossom, even as it does among humans -- and that's when the normal turns paranormal. ...
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Mary Jo Putney's riveting Lost Lords series unleashes a high stakes royal plot -- which may prove easier for Damian Mackenzie to handle than his own unruly desire... He's a bastard and a gambler and society's favorite reprobate. But to Lady Kiri Lawford he's a hero -- braver than the smugglers h...
Three Regency novellas. The Christmas Cuckoo is the tale of a young woman who brings the wrong man back from the local coaching inn. Sunshine for Christmas features a sad young aristocrat who finds a special treat when he escapes to Italy for the holidays. In The Christmas Tart a young Frenchwoman ...
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IN this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eigh...
This exciting follow-up to the successful Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance contains more than twenty stories to take you to another time and place. Including the best names in the field, this collection is filled with mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, handsome ghosts, an...
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New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney continues her stunning Lost Lords series with this stirring, sensual story of a rebellious nobleman drawn to a lovely widow with a shocking past. As the sole remaining heir to the Earl of Daventry, Alexander Randall knows his duty: find a wife and...
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Romance and destiny intertwine in four all-new novellas inspired by grail quests-featuring two New York Times bestselling authors From the bestselling and award-winning authors of Dragon Lovers comes an anthology of fantasy, romance, and eternal love. In these four novellas, history and destiny ...
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In the first of a dazzling series, Mary Jo Putney introduces the Lost Lords--maverick childhood friends with a flair for defying convention. Each is about to discover the woman who is his perfect match--but perfection doesn't come easily, even for the noble Duke of Ashton... Battered by the sea,...
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Fall in love with the otherworldly If love transcends all boundaries, then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 24 tales to take you to another time and place. Let Alyssa Day, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cheyenne McCray, Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Kelle...
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A dazzling romantic fantasy that takes readers not only from the elegant streets of London to a dangerously tempting Mediterranean island but across time. Jean Macrae’s family is one of the most prominent clans of Guardians, humans whose magical powers come from nature, but Jean considers her ...
Romance and fantasy collide in these enchanting stories featuring dragons-and love-in all their many forms. Four of today's most popular authors bring to life mythical creatures, otherworlds of yesterday and today, and the passionate melding of hearts. From a virgin princess's first love to a s...
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Knowing all too well his distaste for wizards, Abby Barton takes a great risk by performing healing magic powerful enough to save Jack Langdon, Lord Frayne, after he suffers a devastating accident. Her price: Jack's hand in marriage. Once she has Jack's name and the child she has always longed for,...
Welcome to Brokenoggin Falls, population 567 (sometimes) where: - The housewives are not only desperate, they're Witches - The skeletons in the closet are as real as the bodies in the cellars - The spells cast by moonlight frequently go awry - And there are times when toads and Chihuahuas se...
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Simon Malmain, the Earl of Falconer, enforces the law for the ' Guardians, humans with magical powers derived from nature. A routine mission to confront a rogue Guardian turns disastrous when Simon's quarry, Lord Drayton, captures his pursuer in a transformation spell. Aid arrives in the form of Me...
Soldier, Warrior, Rebel . . . He makes you cry for his pain and cheer for his victories. He fills your daydreams and remains etched in your memory for all time. He's the wounded hero--the most compelling figure in romantic fiction. And he's about to wrap himself around your heart and never let ...
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Laird of an ancient Scottish clan, Duncan Macrae also possesses the secret powers of the Guardians--humans with mystical abilities to control nature's forces and see into the hearts of others. Duncan has sworn to use his abilities for the greater good, but duty is eclipsed when he meets the dazzlin...
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Hearts collide and desire consumes in worlds and ages far from our own.... Six of today's most popular authors join talents in this unique anthology that shows love can conquer all...even the boundaries of time and space. These stories--many featuring the most beloved characters from the authors...
Corporate law has given Val Covington high-profile success, Armani suits--and no time for a life. Recklessly she walks away from her uptown job and starts her own practice, determined to do work that matters. Renting a remodeled church for her new office gives her an unexpected bonus in the form of...
Celebrate! I love writing Christmas stories because they include three of my favorite things--tradition, lots of emotion, and a guaranteed happy ending. That's why I'm delighted that Berkley is offering this holiday collection, which includes four of my classic historical novellas, plus somethin...
After building a fortune in the exotic East, American adventurer and merchant prince Gavin Elliott sets his sails for London to begin a new life. Then fate intervenes on an infamous island in the East Indies where a European woman faces degradation and peril. Though saving her may cost Gavin his li...
For years, Kenzie Scott was everything to Raine Marlowe--the friend she turned to for courage and comfort, the lover who touched the most tender parts of her heart, the husband she adored but never really knew. Even as their marriage disintegrates into a civilized divorce, he helps her achieve her ...
Born to a Scottish father and a Chinese mother, Troth Montgomery dreamed of someday traveling to Scotland, until the death of her father condemned her to a shadowy life as an interpreter in Canton. Then Kyle Renbourne, viscount and adventurer, discovers Troth's true identity and persuades her to be...
Kate Corsi always dreamed of working for her family's world-famous explosive demolition business -- a wish her old-fashioned father denied her until the day he died. According to his will, Kate will receive a fortune, while her ex-husband, Donovan, will inherit the family business -- but only if th...
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Rewrite of The Would-Be Widow Marry in Haste... Facing a marriage deadline, Lady Jocelyn Kendal impulsively weds Major David Lancaster, a penniless officer dying of wounds received at Waterloo. In return, his younger sister will receive a generous income--and David will have the enchanting Joce...
Bribed by Kyle, his twin brother, Dominic Renbourne agrees to take his twin's place for a few weeks at Warfield Park where he is to pay court to Lady Meriel Grahame, the orphaned heiress Kyle intends to marry. The last thing Dominic expects is to be entranced by a silent sprite whose ethereal beaut...
Heartthrobs, Hunks, and Heroes... They make your heart race and inspire your most secret fantasies. They're your favorite heroes from movies and television, and they're about to make your dreams come true. Ten of today's top romance authors create wonderful new stories of love that bring to life th...
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Rewrite of The Rake and the Reformer THE RAKE It was predicted that Reginald Davenport, disinherited and disgraced, would come to a violent end. But fate has given him one final chance to redeem himself, by taking his place as the rightful master of Strickland, his lost ancestral estate. Dave...
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Few romance novels have touched readers as deeply or as lastingly as this classic by New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney. Poignant, passionate, and tender, One Perfect Rose is the story of two mismatched lovers drawn into a fragile, unforgettable union... Stephen Kenyon, the new Duke ...
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He was known as the Demon Warrior. As rebel, soldier, hero, and spy, Kenneth Wilding has never known defeat, until he returns from the Napoleonic wars to an empty title and a ravaged estate. Then a stranger offers a devil's bargain: financial salvation in return for Kenneth's special subversive ski...
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FORBIDDEN DESIRE Honed by danger and haunted by the past, Lord Michael Kenyon finds it easy to risk his life for his country's sake. But in the shadow of war, he faces a far more dangerous threat --- the loss of his heart to the beautiful battlefield nurse who saves his life yet can never be his...
WHEN THEY'RE BAD ...THEY RE BETTER They're shameless, seductive, and steal your heart with a smile. Now these irresistible rogues and rakes, rebels and renegades, are captured in five all new, deliciously sexy stories by America's favorite authors of, romantic fiction. Here are men who make it s...
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Rewrite of The Rogue and the Runaway THE ROGUE A master spy with the face of a fallen angel and a darkly heroic past, Lord Robert Andreville, returns to his ancestral home in Yorkshire after a dozen harrowing years spying against Napoleon. But nothing soothes his ravaged spirit until a determ...
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DANGEROUS DECEPTION Like his namesake, Lucifer, Lord Strathmore, is known for unearthly beauty and diabolical cleverness. A tragic past has driven him to use his formidable talents to protect his country from secret enemies, and it is a job he does superlatively well--until he meets a mysteriou...
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SINS AND SECRETS A cool master of sensuality Rafe Whitbourne, Duke of Candover, earned his rakish reputation in the silken boudoirs of England's aristocracy, never giving away his hand or his heart. Then a vital mission for a friend takes him to Paris to work with Countess Magda Janos, "the m...
WHEN THEY'RE BAD... THEY'RE BETTER Open the pages of this superb book and enter the world of the bad boys of romance. Make a date with a bevy of colorful rakes and devilish rogues in five exquisitely sexy stories by some of the most beloved, highly acclaimed authors of romantic fiction. Here are m...
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PASSION'S BARGAIN They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a gypsy, Nicholas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside. Desperation drives quiet schoolteacher Clare Morgan to ask th...
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Laura Cameron thinks she has suppressed her sensual nature behind a facade of Victorian propriety, until she meets the courageous army major Ian Cameron. The golden-eyed Laura offers hope for a new life to Ian after his years of captivity in Central Asia has shattered his dreams. And Ian, in turn, ...
The holiday spirit comes alive in this wondrous new collection of five enchanting Christmas stories, written by some of the most beloved Regency authors. Filled with joyous Yuletide celebrations and heartwarming romance, this evocative, richly drawn treasury is a delight all year 'round....
Five holiday stories played out in Victorian England or America, reflect the old-fashioned romantic charm of a popular era. Delightfully enchanting and heartwarming, this exquisite collection can be enjoyed all year round....
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A DESERT FLOWER . . . At seventeen, fiery Juliet Cameron had it all. She was beautiful, well-traveled as the daughter of a British diplomat, and married to the dashing and adventuresome Lord Ross Carlisle. But the constraints of Victorian society and the fear of an all-consuming love that threat...
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He called himself Peregrine, and like the falcon he was wild and free. He was superbly handsome, fabulously wealthy, overwhelmingly seductive. He cut a dazzling swath through Victorian society--and wove a web of desire around beautiful and proud Lady Sara St. James, pledged to wed another man. I...
Bringing together five all-new Christmas stories by some of the most highly acclaimed Regency authors, this rich collection celebrates the joys and traditions of the holiday season. These are stories that capture the essence of Christmas - the generosity and goodwill, the love and longing, the hope...
Quest of Desire Lady Meriel de Vere had deceived Adrian, Earl of Shropshire. Standing in the royal forest, her falcon perched on her arm, she boldly claimed to be a Welsh commoner, not a noble Norman. Lord Adrian beheld in wonder her raven-black hair and defiant blue eyes, heard her lies, and fe...
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This warm and delightful collection brings together five all-new stories of Christmas by some of the most beloved and highly acclaimed Regency authors. Written especially for the new edition, these delightful tales capture the spirit of Christmas ritual and tradition, its hopes and heartbreaks, it...
MISCHIEF FOR MAXIMA Dark-haired and daring Miss Maxima Collins found it hard to play by the Regency rules. She far preferred the free and easy ways of her native America to the straitjacket of aristocratic English manners and morals. But when Maxie fled her ancestral English home in a shocki...
Diana's body melted to his touch. But suddenly she was afraid, not of this dark man with cool eyes and warm hands, but herself.... Beautiful Diana Brandelin entered into a daring masquerade when she came to London posing as a dazzling courtesan. All she knew of men was meaningless, forced marria...
A MIX-UP OF MATCHING Baroness Antonia Thornton was the most stunning and shocking young lady of the ton. Judith Winslow was Antonia's companion, her gentle loveliness a perfect compliment to Antonia's bold beauty, her quiet good sense an ideal antidote to Antonia's radical rebelliousness. But...
PASSION'S PERILOUS PROGRESS Beautiful Alys Weston had found a refuge from heartbreak in a most unlikely post. Fleeing a treacherous suitor, she had become manager of an isolated country estate by masquerading by mail as a man. But now her masquerade was over. The estate had a new master, whom...
SHE HAD PARIS AT HER FEET -- AND A HANDSOME LORD ON HER TRAIL Ravishingly beautiful Countess Magda Janos was the toast of Paris and the center of a swarm of suitors. But who was this gorgeous creature? Two men knew the truth about her. Attractive, charming Robert Anderson, the black sheep blu...
NO DISGUISE FOR DESIRE Beautiful, young, dark-haired Comtesse Marie-Christine D'Estelle was stripped of title, family and fortune by the terror of the French Revolution. But after her escape to England, she faced even greater danger at the hands of Lewis, Lord Radcliffe, whose lust-filled demand t...
A Make-Believe Marriage Turned Real Beautiful Lady Jocelyn Kendal had two pressing reasons to find a husband. First, she would lose her vast legacy to her grasping cousin Elvira if she did not. And second, the man she adored, the dashing Duke of Candover, refused to take a wife, but had a defini...
The Wicked Wager Jason Kincaid, nineteenth Baron Radford, was devastatingly handsome, fabulously wealthy, and thoroughly ruthless. What he wanted, he got, and now what he wanted was to win a wager that he could make Miss Caroline Hanscombe his bride, after her name was drawn out of a hat. Tru...