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Sarah's SurrenderSarah's Surrender, Bound and Determinded Novella
September 2015

In Lavinia Kent’s scorching new eBook original novella, two wounded hearts find that only the sweet release of temptations long denied can heal the pain of past sins.

Five years ago, Miss Sarah Swilp had been deeply in love with Jonathan Perry, the second son of an earl. But when Jonathan inherited his aunt’s lands and money, he turned cold, demanding Sarah’s maidenhood and uttering those unforgettably cruel words: “You do know I won’t marry you.” She refused, of course, and that spoiled everything. Now, just as she’s agreed to a marriage of convenience, Jonathan reappears—and after Sarah gets one look at his lean, hard body, the embers of desire burst back into flame.

Over time, Jonathan has learned quite a bit about the art of pleasure—though nothing has ever given him so much joy as the husky timbre of Sarah’s laugh. It had hurt to leave her, but what other choice did he have? Perhaps he’d been too afraid of ending up like his brother, targeted by a woman seeking a title. Seeing her again, Jonathan can’t help wondering what might have been if only Sarah had surrendered to red-hot lust. Fortunately, judging by the wicked look in her eyes, it may not be too late to find out.

Sarah’s Surrender is intended for mature audiences.

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Bound by BlissBound by Bliss, Bound and Determinded 2
February 2015

In Lavinia Kent’s luscious historical romance, a free spirit learns her true desires from a master of the heart, of the body—and of the sweetest discipline.

Lady Bliss Danser, daughter of the Duke of Mirth, is a scandal waiting to erupt. Which is why her highly conventional brother wants to saddle her with Stephan Perth, Earl of Duldon, the only man he thinks will marry her. Worse, Stephan keeps threatening to punish her, to teach her just how a woman should behave. His words may cause Bliss to tingle in the strangest places, but that doesn’t mean she likes the man himself.

Stephan has secretly desired Bliss for years, but he knows how close he is to losing his beloved. Careful not to rile her impetuous heart, he promises only to aid Bliss in her search for another fiancé. And if she’s determined to understand the male body first, he’s happy to comply in that regard as well. However, she must follow his rules or face the consequences. Slowly he takes Bliss to the darker, steamier side of his world . . . where she realizes that Stephan is everything she’s ever wanted.

Bound by Bliss is intended for mature audiences.

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Revealing RubyRevealing Ruby, Bound and Determinded Novella
January 2015

Unmasked by smoldering desire, a rigidly disciplined madame gives in to the ultimate temptation in Lavinia Kent’s seductive new eBook original novella.

As the proprietress of London’s most discreet house of pleasure, Madame Rouge—Ruby to her clientele—prefers to keep her own company. The first rule in her establishment? She never, ever personally entertains the customers. However, the tall, dark, and provocatively tattooed American sailor who shows up on her doorstep makes Ruby wonder whether some rules were made to be broken. If she indulges, even just once, Ruby’s loyal patrons might get the wrong idea. If she doesn’t, she may never stop fantasizing about where that tattoo leads. . . .

No complications: That’s all Derek Price, captain of the Dawn’s Light, asks of his consorts on shore, and he’s willing to pay handsomely for the favor. But of all the women at Madame Rouge’s, the one he wants is the only one he can’t have, for any sum. Derek is not a man with an abundance of patience. However, for a night with Madame Rouge, Ruby, whoever she is, he’s willing to make those lush curves and sapphire eyes come to him.

Revealing Ruby is intended for mature audiences.

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Taste of DesireMastering the Marquess, Bound and Determinded 1
July 2014

One night of fierce passion and unbound pleasure leaves two strangers craving much more in Lavinia Kent’s sumptuous novel of sensual discovery.

The time has come for the widow Louisa, Lady Brookingston, to move on, but she refuses to remarry at the cost of shaming her late husband’s memory. Their six years together were wedded bliss—even if a war injury prevented him from fulfilling his marital duties. Only one woman can help Louisa: Madame Rouge, the discreet proprietress of a club where London’s elite explore their wildest fantasies.

Geoffrey, the Marquess of Swanston, has no intention of agreeing to deflower an anonymous virgin. But when Madame Rouge tempts him with the absolute power he’ll have over a woman who knows nothing of carnal delights, he’s intrigued. Control is the one thing he cannot resist—and control is what he loses during his night with the blindfolded beauty. He longs to take her further, to leave his mark upon her perfect behind, but the mystery woman refuses to see him again. Instead Geoffrey reluctantly agrees to take a wife, the widow of his dear friend, Lord Brookingston—fating them both to a wicked surprise.

Mastering the Marquess is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

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Desire SeriesOnce and Forever, available June 2014

Lavinia Kent is featured in a new Anthology, Once and Forever

From five compelling authors, five original novellas that will make you laugh and cry, and believe in a love that once found will last forever. Meet a duke, a psychic, a bodyguard, and a professor…and one "guardian fairy" in absorbing stories ranging from Regency and contemporary romance to paranormal and women's fiction.

Featuring Never and Forever by Lavinia Kent
Molly, Miss Wilkes, runs an employment agency helping women of quality find positions perfected suited to their characters.  Although her father held the title of Earl for just over a week before his death, Molly has never wanted to be a lady.  She knows her place in this world – and it is not at the center of society.

The Duke of Radford cannot imagine a world without all the privilege and power that comes from being Radford.  Why would he ever have interest in a simple woman who doesn’t even understand that she should want to be a duchess?

Can these two overcome the obstacles of their own beliefs and realize that love can make all things possible?

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Desire SeriesThe Desire Series: The Complete Set

Featuring:

Hint of Desire

Price of Desire

Taste of Desire

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Taste of DesireTaste of Desire, the Desire Series 3
February 2013

A dangerously handsome marquess . . .

Tristan, Marquess of Wimberley, believes he will never succumb to love. Though his closest friends have married, he is determined that he never will. But not for a moment had he envisioned the entrance of a lovely and innocent lady into his jaded life. A lady who desperately needs him.

A young woman at the end of her rope . . .

Tristan has the solution to Miss Marguerite Wilkes’ problem: They will marry. But, even while the two grow closer, obstacles and secrets intervene that could derail their growing trust. Will they overcome the impediments between them and together embrace a rare and passionate love?

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Price of DesirePrice of Desire, the Desire Series 2
January 2013

A Military Hero and a Despairing Wife . . .

Captain Wulf Huntington and Rose, Lady Burberry, become lost in pleasure on an anonymous afternoon and evening caught in time.

But reality intrudes sooner than either thought possible when both learn the other’s true identity and all the reasons why their love cannot be. He must return to military life and she to the only life she knows.

Until . . .

Years pass and now the widowed Rose seeks another husband. At a country house party organized to meet eligible men, an angry Wulf intrudes. He wants answers from Rose, answers she is not willing to give.

Will past betrayals and secrets keep the lovers apart or will they come to embrace a love for all time?

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Hint of DesireHint of Desire, the Desire Series 1
December 2012

An Enigmatic Duke...

Arthur Alexander DeWolf, the eighth Duke of Westlake, lacks for nothing in life... except a woman who will stir his blood for longer than one night. Until fate steps in on his morning ride and he stumbles across Lily St. Aubin, Countess of Worthington.

A Desperate Young Woman...

It is on the worst day of her life that Lily meets the imperious duke. Helpless and unable to resist, she has no choice but to trust that this dangerously handsome man will protect her and newborn son. But, as trust begins to grow between them, danger lurks ever closer... danger that could destroy Lily. And their newfound love.

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Coming in June from Avon
London Just Got a Dose of Real(ity)
A Series of Fun, Sexy – and perhaps even Scandalous Digital Novellas

Kathryn, the KittenLinette, the Lioness

Annabelle, the AmericanElizabeth, the Enchantress

Georgianna

A fun, fresh novella loosely based on Bravos The Real Housewives… Right off the bat it had me laughing as it opens just like the real shows do, with the women, in this case five women of society, and their little high-handed remarks they make of themselves. — Under the Covers, 4-Star review of Kathryn the Kitten by Lavinia Kent

Oh my, my, my. I do believe this is one of the most intriguing historical romances ever written. ‘Afternoon tea catfight’ is right. — Paperback Dolls, review of Kathryn the Kitten by Lavinia Kent

Lavinia Kent’s “Kathyrn, the Kitten” has captured my attention, putting Kent's upcoming series on my radar. — Romance Novel News, review of Kathryn the Kitten by Lavinia Kent


What happens when one political cartoon begins a series of scandals?

Kathryn, the Kitten (June 2011)
Episode 1: How Kathryn Got Her Passion Back

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Linnette, the Lioness (July 2011)
Episode 2: The One with the Fake Baby

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Annabelle, the American (August 2011)
Episode 3: Annabelle and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad rumor

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Elizabeth, the Enchantress (September 2011)
Episode 4: How to Succeed in Marriage Without Really Trying

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Georgianna: The Last Real Duchess (April 2013)

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What a Duke WantsWhat a Duke Wants, available September 2011 from Avon Romance

What woman would refuse a Duke’s kiss?

Running from a dark secret past, Isabella Masters craves peace and stability, a life far from the prying eyes of society.

She does not dream of landing a lord.

But in the arms of a stranger with magnificent eyes, she loses herself in one breath-stealing kiss—only to discover she has been misled by a reluctant Duke.

Angered but enthralled, she dares not submit…though her passionate heart begs her to. He cannot wed her…but he must not lose her.

Only one possibility remains—one too scandalous to consider…yet too tempting to resist.  Read More.

Taken by DesireTaken by Desire, available December 2010 from Avon Romance

Can a single kiss change a life?

Strong and Independent, Anna Steele has dreamed of him in secret.

Fierce, yet world-weary, Alexander Struthers has always desired her.

Neither has ever considered marriage an option.

But when a single kiss has unforeseen consequences, and wedding bells follow, they’ll both learn the power of passion.

Desire can change everything.  Read More.

Bound By TemptationBound by Temptation, available February 9, 2010 from Avon Romance

Clara was trying to be respectable. But when a misunderstanding puts her newly laid plans in jeopardy, she will do anything to keep the incident quiet—even if it means aiding a man she finds utterly infuriating.

Masters has spent his life surrounded by scandalous women. All he wants is a sweet, biddable wife who will help him restore his tarnished family name – not a dark-haired beauty with a wicked reputation who questions his every move.

Yet soon they are bound by temptation, desperate with desire, and swept into a reckless affair – and a love more than worth the price of impropriety.

Ready to be bound? The excerpt awaits.

A Talent for SinA Talent for Sin, Available Now

A Romantic Times Nominee for Best First Historical Romance 2009

"An intense romance and an unusual couple…it's a steamy story - but also a beautiful one showing the redeeming power of love."

-Lynn Spencer
, All About Romance

She possesses everything a spirited woman could want out of life. Money (and lots of it). The freedom to make her own choices, with no husband to rule her. And a delightfully attentive young lover, Lord Peter St. John, to satisfy her every wild whim. But Peter desires more than Violet’s lascivious attentions. He’s desperate for her heart—and her hand in marriage.

Yet with a toss of her russet curls, Violet refuses. A man like Peter belongs with a naïve, blushing beauty, not a luscious lady with a talent for sin, and she would rather die than be beholden to anyone. But try as she might, she cannot convince him—or herself—that their tantalizing dalliance is a mere trifle. Perhaps Lady Carrington has finally met her match—a man who will love but not control her, a man who can meet her wickedness with a fierce passion of his own . . .

Ready for a small taste of sin? The excerpt awaits…

 

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Angel in Scarlet

Sarah's Surrender

 

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