Dear Ripped Bodice Community,
We want to make sure we are keeping you updated on how we are handling this crisis. It’s been a very challenging time but we are hanging in there.
The shop remains closed to all customers with no events on the calendar. Once we have more clarity about the ongoing health crisis, we will reevaluate the calendar and let everyone know.
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This means that Leah is processing all incoming orders and our staff has been instructed to stay at home. Because this is now a one-woman operation, shipping may be slower than normal. We love and appreciate your support in this incredibly difficult time, so we ask that you bear with us as we continue to fill orders.
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Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane #14) (Mass Market)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 14 in the Maiden Lane series.
- #1: Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane #1) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #2: Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane #2) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #3: Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane #3) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #4: Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane #4) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #5: Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane #5) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #6: Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane #6) (Mass Market): $8.00
- #7: Darling Beast (Maiden Lane #7) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #8: Dearest Rogue (Maiden Lane #8) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #9: Sweetest Scoundrel (Maiden Lane #9) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #10: Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane #10) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #11: Duke of Pleasure Lib/E (Maiden Lane #11) (Compact Disc): Email or call for price.
- #12: Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane #12) (Mass Market): $7.99
Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked---and nude!---Lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him . . . only to find she may have been a trifle hasty.
A DUKE IN DEEPEST DARKNESS
Cynical, scarred, and brooding, Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his personal mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them. Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans. But now with the Lords out to kill them both, he has but one choice: marry the lady in order to keep her safe.
CAUGHT IN A WEB OF DANGER . . . AND DESIRE
Much to Raphael's irritation, Iris insists on being the sort of duchess who involves herself in his life---and bed. Soon he's drawn both to her quick wit and her fiery passion. But when Iris discovers that Raphael's past may be even more dangerous than the present, she falters. Is their love strong enough to withstand not only the Lords of Chaos but also Raphael's own demons?
About the Author
Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.
The winters in Minnesota have been known to be long and cold and Elizabeth is always thrilled to receive reader mail. You can write to her at: P.O. Box 19495, Minneapolis, MN 55419 or email her at: Elizabeth@ElizabethHoyt.com.
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"Duke of Desire is a beautifully written tale of revenge and reconciliation, despair, and hope, loathing, and love. A most fitting end to a spectacular series."—Heroes & Heartbreakers
RT Book Reviews Top Pick! "4.5 Stars! A thrilling end [to] this
addictive series!"—RT Book Reviews
"4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! Always unique, wonderfully romantic and highly sensual, Hoyt's stories take readers' breath away."—RT Book Reviews on Duke of Pleasure
"4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! Hoyt delivers a unique read on many levels: a love story, a tale of redemption and a plot teeming with emotional depth that takes readers' breaths away. Kudos to a master storyteller!"—RT Book Reviews on Duke of Sin
"4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! It is a story that takes your breath away and leaves you uplifted. Hoyt does it again!"—RT Book Reviews on Sweetest Scoundrel
"[T]his superbly executed historical romance is proof positive that this RITA Award-nominated author continues to write with undiminished force and flair. When it comes to incorporating a generous measure of dangerous intrigue and lush sensuality into a truly swoonworthy love story, Hoyt is unrivaled."—Booklist (starred review) on Dearest Rogue
"4 1/2 Stars! Hoyt takes an unlikely pair of characters and, through the magic of her storytelling, turns them into the perfect couple... [A] read to remember."—RT Book Reviews on Dearest Rogue
"Hoyt's exquisitely nuanced characters, vividly detailed setting, and seemingly effortless and elegant writing provide the splendid material from which she fashions yet another ravishingly romantic love story."—Booklist (starred review) on Darling Beast
"4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! Darling Beast is wondrous, magical and joyous -- a read to remember."—RT Book Reviews
"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
"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 . . ."—JoyfullyReviewed.com on Lord of Darkness