Synopses & Reviews
"Elizabeth Hoyt has outdone herself." -- Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling author
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.
"Hoyt's fourth Maiden Lane Georgian-era romance (after Scandalous Desires) is an expert blend of scintillating romance and mystery. The masked Ghost of St. Giles rescues orphaned children from the streets of one of London's less than savory neighborhoods. Widowed baroness Isabel Beckinhall rescues the unconscious 'ghost' after finding him injured in the street; before she can ascertain his identity, he awakens and begs her to leave his mask in place. Little does she know he is Winter Makepeace, manager of a local orphanage, whom Isabel finds 'dour' as she tutors him in charming potential donors. Neither anticipates the passion blossoming between them, a passion that will likely end in heartbreak in their class-conscious society. Suspense adds intensity as 'lassie snatchers' kidnap orphans before the Ghost can save them, and the romance between the beautiful and quick-witted Isabel and the masked champion of the downtrodden propels this novel to the top of its genre. Agent: Susannah Taylor, Richard Henshaw Group. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Hoyt's third Maiden Lane novel is historical romance at its best!"--Publishers Weekly
"4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! Innovative, emotional, sensual... Hoyt's beautiful blending of the essential elements of a fairy tale into a stunning love story enhances this delicious 'keeper.'"--RT Book Reviews on Thief of Shadows
"An expert blend of scintillating romance and mystery... The romance between the beautiful and quick-witted Isabel and the masked champion of the downtrodden propels this novel to the top of its genre."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Thief of Shadows
"Wondrous, magical and joyous -- a read to remember."--RT Book Reviews on Darling Beast
"Richly drawn characters fill the pages of this emotionally charged mix of mystery and romance."--Publishers Weekly on Duke of Midnight
"4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! There is enchantment in the Maiden Lane series, not just the fairy tales Hoyt infuses into the memorable romances, but the wonder of love combined with passion, unique plotlines and unforgettable characters."--RT Book Reviews on Duke of Midnight
"Lord of Darkness...illuminates Hoyt's boundless imagination... readers will adore this story."--RT Book Reviews
"Hoyt's writing is imbued with great depth of emotion."--Publishers Weekly on Lord of Darkness
"I adore the Maiden Lane series, and this fifth book is a very welcome addition to the series . . . [It's] sexy and sweet all at the same time . . . This can be read as a standalone, but I adore each book in this series and encourage you to start from the beginning."--USA Today's Happy Ever After Blog on Lord of Darkness
"Lord of Darkness is classic Elizabeth Hoyt, meaning it's unique, engaging, and leaves readers on the edge of their seats, waiting for the next book . . . an incredible addition to the fantastic Maiden Lane series. I Joyfully Recommend Godric and Megs's tale, for it's an amazing, well-crafted story with an intriguing plot and a lovely, touching romance that I want to enjoy again and again and again . . . simply enchanting!"--JoyfullyReviewed.com on Lord of Darkness
"Beautifully written . . . a truly fine piece of storytelling and a novel that deserves to be read and enjoyed."--TheBookBinge.com on Lord of Darkness
About the Author
is the New York Times
, USA Today
, and Publishers Weekly
bestselling author of historical romance, including reader favorite, The Raven Prince
. Elizabeth's books have finaled four times in Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award contest, have won two Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and were nominated for a third. All of her books have received Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times BookReviews
magazine. Both Wicked Intentions
and Notorious Pleasures
received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly
. Four of her books were voted into All About Romance's (AAR's) Top 100 Romances of All Time list and six were Desert Isle Keepers at AAR. Elizabeth's books have been translated into twelve languages.
Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with a bevy of untrained canines and a garden in constant need of weeding. You can write to her at Elizabeth@ElizabethHoyt.com or PO Box 17134, Urbana, IL 61803. Please visit her website, ElizabethHoyt.com, for contests, book excerpts, news, and Sidetracked Research Articles. You can also follow her on Twitter @ElizabethHoyt and find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethHoytBooks