Amanda Quick - Author

About the Author

Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of forty New York Times bestsellers under various pen names: more than 25 million copies of her books are in print. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Featured books by Amanda Quick

Otherwise Engaged

Otherwise Engaged

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2015

One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight. Yet Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after meeting a man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear. Her quick thinking, and her secret weapon, save her - for now. But the monster known in the press as the Bridegroom has left a trail of female victims in his wake, and will soon be on his feet again. He is unwholesomely obsessed by Amity's scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge - and Benedict refuses to let this resourceful, daring woman suffer for her romantic link to him-as tenuous as it may be. For a man and woman so skilled at disappearing, so at home in the exotic reaches of the globe, escape is always an option. But each intends to end the Bridegroom's reign of terror in the heart of the city they love, which means they must also face feelings neither of them can run away from...

The Mystery Woman

The Mystery Woman

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2014

A mad scientist has preserved his dead lover in an ancient Egyptian embalming formula, and has convinced himself that he can revive the dead woman, but he needs Beatrice Lockwood's psychic abilities to 'ignite' the formula. And he will do anything to capture her. Joshua North - scarred and forced to use a cane due to the disaster that occurred during his last case - is all Beatrice has in the way of a bodyguard...

Otherwise Engaged

Otherwise Engaged

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1960

One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight. But Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after she is trapped in a carriage with a blade-wielding man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear. Her quick thinking, and her secret weapon, save her . . . for now. But the monster known in the press as the Bridegroom, who has left a trail of female victims in his wake, has survived the wounds she inflicts and will soon be on his feet again. He is unwholesomely obsessed by her scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge—gossip about their hours alone in a ship’s stateroom seems to have crossed the Atlantic faster than any sailing vessel could. Benedict refuses to let this resourceful, daring woman suffer for her romantic link to him—as tenuous as it may be. For a man and woman so skilled at disappearing, so at home in the exotic reaches of the globe, escape is always an option. But each intends to end the Bridegroom’s reign of terror in London, and will join forces to do so. And as they prepare to confront an unbalanced criminal in the heart of the city they love, they must also face feelings that neither of them can run away from. . .

Other books by Amanda Quick

The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2018

In the second installment of her new series, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick takes us back to California, where Hollywood moguls and stars seeking privacy for scandalous trysts and wild parties come together in the glitzy set of the 1930s. . . The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California - where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets . . . After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at a herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they're drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be - and uncover the spectre of a killer who's been real all along . . .

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Amanda Quick, the bestselling author of 'Til Death Do Us Part, transports readers to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins . . . When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool . . . The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist - especially since she's just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician - until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago . . . With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past - always just out of sight - could drag them both under . . .

Talente ascunse

Talente ascunse

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2017

Serenity Makepeace stie o multime de lucruri despre tofu si quinoa, insa n-are nici o idee despre gestionarea afacerilor. Prin urmare, ca sa vanda prin corespondenta produsele realizate de locuitorii din WittE s End, o comunitate hippie din statul Washington, are nevoie de ajutorul unui expert. Asa ca, pentru a-si transforma visul in realitate, se gandeste sa apeleze la cel mai bun din domeniu. Caleb Ventress, un specialist de varf in consultanta de business, este mult prea afectat de trecut si de relatia dificila cu rudele sale ca sa accepte ca are dreptul la fericire. Colaborarea cu nonconformista Serenity, la inceput strict profesionala, pare sa se dezvolte intr-o directie noua, tulburatoare. Va avea el taria sa renunte la atitudinea rece si detasata pe care si-a cultivat-o ca sa se lase in voia sentimentelor? Evenimentele care incep sa se succeada rapid - incepand cu o tentativa de santaj si sfarsind cu un accident suspect - nu-i lasa prea mult timp pentru reflectie, iar atmosfera stranie din WittE s End ii zguduie certitudinile. Toate dilemele lui au insa un raspuns: Serenity. Iar concluzia intregii aventuri ii ia pe amandoi prin surprindere: dragostea adevarata isi poate face aparitia in cele mai neasteptate imprejurari.a

Scanteia pasiunii

Scanteia pasiunii

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2017

Poate ca in biroul Oliviei Chantry este o adevarata harababura, dar are o minte extrem de organizata cand vine vorba despre afaceri. Compania ei, Light Fantastic, organizeaza evenimente stralucitoare care asigura succesul de care clientii ei au nevoie pentru a-si promova produsele sau cauzele. Cand mosteneste o parte, mai precis 49% , din Glow, Inc., firma de produse de iluminat high-tech a unchiului ei, Olivia constata cu uimire ca actionarul majoritar este fostul finantator al acestuia, un om de afaceri bogat, extrem de pedant, pe nume Jasper Sloan. De la inceputul asa-zisului lor parteneriat, incep sa sara scantei. Se suspecteaza reciproc. Nu sunt de acord cu stilul celuilalt de conducere sau cu politica firmei de a angaja rude in companie... Dar nici atractia care exista intre ei nu poate fi negata. Insa problema cea mai mare este aparitia unui santajist care ameninta sa dezvaluie secrete pe care amandoi le vor ingropate, punand in pericol reputatia familiei si a afacerii. Iar cand santajului se adauga si o crima cu sange-rece, singura sansa de a scapa cu viata este sa-si uneasca fortele... si inimile.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2017

Amanda Quick, the bestselling author of 'Til Death Do Us Part, transports readers to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins . . . When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool . . . The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist - especially since she's just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician - until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago . . . With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past - always just out of sight - could drag them both under . . .

'Til Death Do Us Part

'Til Death Do Us Part

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2017

Calista Langley operates an exclusive 'introduction; agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning - a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials. Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn't trust her. Scarred by his past, he's learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve. But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista's own secret past - and that only her death will satisfy the stalker...

Garden of Lies

Garden of Lies

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2016

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end - and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes. Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes... If this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the dark side of polite society. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer-and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well...

O vara in Eclipse Bay

O vara in Eclipse Bay

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

Proprietara galeriei din de arta din Eclipse Bay, Octavia Brightwell, refuza de mai multe ori sa accepte o intalnire cu fermecatorul Nick Harte, inainte sa aiba curajul sa spuna da"e;. Ea stie prea bine ca Nick are reputatia unui barbat care nu este interesat sa-si ia angajamente pe termen lung, si in plus face parte din una dintre cele mai vechi si mai importante familii din zona. Pe de alta parte, Octavia este nepoata odioasei femei care a pornit vrajba dintre familiile Harte si Madison, cu ani buni in urma. Totusi, atractia irezistibila dintre ei are castig de cauza si, dupa o singura intalnire, Nick este hotarat ca Octavia sa-i fie mai mult decat simpla partenera la cina. Insa inainte sa aiba timp sa exploreze mai departe acest drum, un tablou valoros este furat din galeria de arta a Octaviei, iar ea devine suspectul principal. Dezlegarea misterului scoate la iveala secrete din trecut, vindeca rani vechi, dar si ii obliga pe cei doi sa recunosca si sa accepte ca intre ei s-a nascut mai mult decat o pasiune obisnuita.

Noi inceputuri in Eclipse Bay. Seria Eclipse Bay

Noi inceputuri in Eclipse Bay. Seria Eclipse Bay

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

Lucrurile au fost dintotdeauna complicate intre membrii familiilor Harte si Madison. Conflictul care i-a transformat in dusmani dureaza de generatii intregi. Desi se spune ca nunta lui Hannah Harte cu Rafe Madison va imbunatati situatia, la doar cateva luni dupa fericitul eveniment, sora ei, Lilian, si fratele lui, Gabe, nu sunt deloc de aceeasi parere.Directorul executiv Gabe Madison a insistat sA devinA clientul agenE iei de matrimoniale a lui Lillian Harte, pentru a-E i gA si sufletul pereche. Dar Lilian ajunge rapid la capA tul rA bdA rii, dupA ce cinci ntlniri pe care i le aranjeazA lui Gabe se dovedesc a fi niE te eE ecuri rA sunA toare. DacA nu s-ar fi hotA rt deja sA -E i nchidA afacerea E i sA se mute acasA , n Eclipse Bay, pentru a se dedica pasiunii sale de a picta, Gabe ar fi fA cut-o cu siguranE A sA se decidA rapid.Cnd nsA Lilian cnd se trezeE te cu el n pragul uE ii, cerndu-i sA -E i respecte contractul semnat, scnteile dintre ei se transformA brusc n atracE ie necontrolatA . ncA o datA , Eclipse Bay va fi martorul unui spectacol fascinant - dintre un Madison ncA pA E nat E i o irezistibilA reprezentantA a familiei Harte

Afaceri de familie

Afaceri de familie

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2015

Cady Briggs este fericita sa nu se amestece în afacerea familiei. Galeria de arta a matusii Vesta este o afacere de mare succes, dar pentru Cady stresul si responsabilitatile nu reprezinta o placere, ca de altfel nici faptul ca este frecvent comparata cu personalitatea ciudata a matusii. Cady prefera sa colaboreze ca liber-profesionist în domeniul consultantei de arta, mai ales ca astfel poate lucra cu oameni interesanti, cum ar fi enigmaticul Mack Easton. Dar Cady are un principiu – sa nu amestece afacerile cu placerile, asa ca, indiferent cât de atragator i se pare Mack, nu doreste sa lase relatia lor sa se transforme în ceva foarte serios.Moartea subitA a mA tuE ii Vesta o pune însA la cârma Galeriei Chatelaine E i o determinA sA apeleze la ajutorul lui Mack pentru a desluE i misterului unei posibile crime. Pozând în „aproape logodnicul” lui Cady, Mack o ajutA sA investigheze iE ele încurcate ale lumii comerE ului cu obiecte de artA , E i pe parcurs, atracE ia pe care o simt unul faE A de altul îi face sA încalce orice principii. ÎnsA secretele pe care au început sA le tulbure cu investigaE ia lor ar putea fi mai periculoase decât îE i imaginaserA ...

Femeia misterioasa

Femeia misterioasa

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2015

Sub tinuta cenusie si simpla, domnisoara Beatrice Lockwood are mereu la îndemâna un pistol. Caci Beatrice este o doamna de companie cu o misiune secreta – si un trecut la fel de misterios – care trebuie sa fie pregatita în orice moment sa-si apere viata.TotuE i, este luatA pe nepregA tite de intervenE ia unui necunoscut care îi sare în ajutor într-o situaE ie mai puE in obiE nuitA . Dar Joshua Gage are propriul interes, cA ci fostul investigator în slujba Coroanei este nevoit sA iasA din izolarea pe care E i-a impus-o dupA un caz tragic, pentru a-l descoperi acum pe cel care îi E antajeazA sora. E i toate indiciile duc spre Beatrice.ÎnsA când se convinge cA ea nu este nici pe departe vinovatA de E antaj, furt E i crimA , ba chiar este E inta unui nebun periculos decis sA o gA seascA , Beatrice E i Joshua se decid sA -E i uneascA eforturile pentru a elucida misterul celor douA cazuri care par legate prin nenumA rate fire. Interesul E i curiozitatea profesionalA se transformA rapid într-o pasiune neaE teptatA , dar cA reia nu pot sA i se împotriveascA .E i brusc viitorul devine pentru amândoi mult mai luminos… dacA trecutul nu îi va ajunge din urmA .

Intoarcerea in Eclipse Bay

Intoarcerea in Eclipse Bay

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2015

<p>Bunicii lor s-au urât din toata inima. La fel si tatii lor. Si, pentru ca reprezinta urmatoarea generatie din familie Harte si Madison, toata lumea se asteapta ca si Hannah si Rafe sa se urasca.</p><p>Hannah Harte, detinatoarea unei companii de succes ce organizeaza nunti, este o femeie cu o viziune sceptica asupra casatoriei. Dar contrar opiniei celor din jur, ea îsi aminteste de noaptea petrecuta pe plaja cu mult timp în urma cu Rafe, când el s-a dovedit a fi mai mult decât „baiatul cu reputatie proasta din familia Madison”. Iar Rafe îsi aduce aminte, la rândul sau, de gestul plin de curaj al lui Hannah, care a demonstrat ca spiritul sau aprig si sincer era mai puternic decât orice vrajba istorica dintre familiile lor, salvându-l de o condamnare aproape sigura la închisoare.</p><p>Adusi împreuna de o mostenire surprinzatoare dupa ani întregi în care vietile lor au urmat drumuri separate, Rafe si Hannah se întorc în Eclipse Bay si la ostilitatile care înca le mai despart si le leaga familiile. Si descopera un lucru în acelasi timp încântator si extrem de tulburator: sentimentele care se nasc între ei pot fi mai presus de secrete, tradari si rivalitati…</p>

Casa de sticla

Casa de sticla

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2015

Eugenia Swift, o femeie cu o sensibilitate aparte si o fina cunoscatoare a frumosului, urmeaza sa plece pe insula Frog Cove pentru a inventaria o importanta colectie de arta din sticla lasata de Adam Daventry muzeului pe care îl conduce Însa, din cauza zvonurilor legate de moartea colectionarului, patroana muzeului insista ca Eugenia sa fie însotita de Cyrus Chandler Colfax, un detectiv particular chipes, dar ciudat, ale carui cunostinte în materie de sticla se rezuma la o sticla de bere rece.Eugenia E ine secret motivul pentru care vrea sA facA aceastA cA lA torie: dorinE a de-a investiga dispariE ia bunei ei prietene Nellie Grant, ultima iubitA a lui Daventry. La rândul lui, Cyrus are un interes personal: sA dea de urma nepreE uitei comori a colecE ionarului cupa Hades , în speranE a cA astfel va repara o nedreptate din trecut.DeE i Eugenia este o singuraticA , preferând sA -E i E inA inima la adA post de orice aventuri romantice, cei doi sunt nevoiE i sA se poarte cât mai convingA tor ca un cuplu, cA ci pe minunata insulA a artiE tilor un ucigaE pare sA pândeascA din umbre, astfel cA E ansa lor este sA colaboreze în cele mai mai profunde moduri pe care E i le pot imagina.

Ape adanci

Ape adanci

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2015

Charity Truitt si Elias Winters, reprezentantii a doua dintre cele mai puternice companii de pe Coasta Pacificului, au ajuns la un punct de cotitura în propriile vieti si se confrunta cu o criza în cariera si iubire. Cursul imprevizibil al destinul fiecaruia îi aduce împreuna într-un orasel de lânga Seattle, caci amândoi îsi doresc sa îsi regaseasca echilibrul într-o viata simpla, departe de tumultul si agitatia marilor orase si a afacerilor cu mize uriase. De aceea, nici unul nu vrea sa îsi complice existenta asumându-si vreun angajament sentimental, cu atât mai mult cu cât singurul lucru pe care cu siguranta îl au în comun este faptul ca nu stiu sa se implice cu adevarat. Dar atractia reciproca pe care o simt este mai presus de orice autocontrol, asa ca fiecare încearca sa descopere cât mai multe despre trecutul si eventualele scopuri ascunse ale celuilalt. Însa în pasnicul orasel au loc doua crime, iar Charity si Elias hotarasc sa-si uneasca fortele pentru a-l prinde pe ucigas. Curând se vor convinge ca în strafundurile aparent calme ale micului oras de la tarmul marii se ascund secretele tenebroase ale unor ape adânci, care ar putea sa-i atraga fara scapare în vâltoarea lor.

Garden of Lies

Garden of Lies

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2015

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end - and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes. Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes... If this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the dark side of polite society. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer-and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well...

Otherwise Engaged

Otherwise Engaged

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2015

One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight. Yet Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after meeting a man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear. Her quick thinking, and her secret weapon, save her - for now. But the monster known in the press as the Bridegroom has left a trail of female victims in his wake, and will soon be on his feet again. He is unwholesomely obsessed by Amity's scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge - and Benedict refuses to let this resourceful, daring woman suffer for her romantic link to him-as tenuous as it may be. For a man and woman so skilled at disappearing, so at home in the exotic reaches of the globe, escape is always an option. But each intends to end the Bridegroom's reign of terror in the heart of the city they love, which means they must also face feelings neither of them can run away from...

Mystery Woman

Mystery Woman

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2013

The new Ladies of Lantern Street novel from Amanda Quick explores the crimes, passions, and paranormal secrets of Victorian London. Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwoods gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission and with a secret past and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment. Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrices employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . . Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. The quest to discover her whereabouts has pulled him away from his mournful impulses to hurl himself into the sea and engaged his curiosity about the real Beatrice Lockwood, whose spirit, he suspects, is not as delicate as her face and figure. He does know one thing, though: This flame-haired beauty was present the night Roland Fleming died at the Academy of the Occult. Guilty or not, she is his guide to a trail of blood and blackmail, mesmerism and madness a path that will lead both of them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man. . . .

Mystery Woman

Mystery Woman

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2013

The new Ladies of Lantern Street novel from Amanda Quick explores the crimes, passions, and paranormal secrets of Victorian London. Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwoods gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission and with a secret past and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment. Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrices employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . . Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. The quest to discover her whereabouts has pulled him away from his mournful impulses to hurl himself into the sea and engaged his curiosity about the real Beatrice Lockwood, whose spirit, he suspects, is not as delicate as her face and figure. He does know one thing, though: This flame-haired beauty was present the night Roland Fleming died at the Academy of the Occult. Guilty or not, she is his guide to a trail of blood and blackmail, mesmerism and madness a path that will lead both of them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man. . . .

Crystal Gardens Number 1 in series

Crystal Gardens Number 1 in series

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2013

Welcome to the sensational new Ladies of Lantern Streetseries by Amanda Quick, where the lives of the Victorian gentry are filled with secrets - and secret powers . . . Novelist and professional companion Evangeline Ames has rented a cottage on the outskirts of Little Dixby, far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she instinctively goes there for safety where she meets Lucas Sebastian. Lucas and Evangeline immediately sense each other's psychic talents, as well as their mutual desire. But who wants Evangeline dead? With Evangeline's skill for detection, and Lucas's sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they share a common enemy. And as the dangerous energy emanating from Crystal Gardens grows stronger, they realise that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long.

Crystal Gardens

Crystal Gardens

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2012

Novelist and professional companion Evangeline Ames has rented a cottage in the outskirts of Little Dixby, far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds some pleasurable diversion in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety.Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. There is plenty of whispering about him already, with rumors of treasure buried under his garden, and occult botanical experiments performed by his unclewho died of mysterious causes.Immediately sensing each others psychic talents, as well as their mutual desire, Lucas and Evangeline find themselves with an even more pressing concern. Whoever tried to have her killed will try again. But who would want her dead?With Evangelines skill for detection, and Lucass sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they share a common enemy. And as the dangerous energy emanating from Crystal Gardens grows stronger, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long.

Crystal Gardens

Crystal Gardens

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2012

Novelist and professional companion Evangeline Ames has rented a cottage in the outskirts of Little Dixby, far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds some pleasurable diversion in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety.Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. There is plenty of whispering about him already, with rumors of treasure buried under his garden, and occult botanical experiments performed by his unclewho died of mysterious causes.Immediately sensing each others psychic talents, as well as their mutual desire, Lucas and Evangeline find themselves with an even more pressing concern. Whoever tried to have her killed will try again. But who would want her dead?With Evangelines skill for detection, and Lucass sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they share a common enemy. And as the dangerous energy emanating from Crystal Gardens grows stronger, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long.

Burning Lamp Number 8 in series

Burning Lamp Number 8 in series

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2011

More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fuelled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations. At the heart of this curse is the Burning Lamp. In BURNING LAMP by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Amanda Quick, FIRED UP by Jayne Ann Krentz and MIDNIGHT CRYSTAL by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle, you will meet the three men - past, present and future - of the Burning Lamp, descendants of Nicholas Winters. There is only one hope for them: each must find the artefact and a woman who can work the dreamlight energy that the device produces in order to reverse the dangerous psychical changes brought on by the curse - or risk turning into a monster...

Quicksilver

Quicksilver

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2011

Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evenings events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, shes rescued by a man shes met only once before, but wont soon forget.Owen Sweetwater inherited his familys talent for hunting the psychical monsters who prey on Londons women and children, and his investigation into the deaths of two glass-readers has led him here. The high-society types of the exclusive Arcane Society would consider Virginia an illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal. But Owen knows better. Virginias powers are realand so is the power she exerts over him simply with her presence. And if her abilities can be relied upon in the midst of great danger, they just might be the key to his investigation.

Quicksilver

Quicksilver

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2011

Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evenings events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, shes rescued by a man shes met only once before, but wont soon forget.Owen Sweetwater inherited his familys talent for hunting the psychical monsters who prey on Londons women and children, and his investigation into the deaths of two glass-readers has led him here. The high-society types of the exclusive Arcane Society would consider Virginia an illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal. But Owen knows better. Virginias powers are realand so is the power she exerts over him simply with her presence. And if her abilities can be relied upon in the midst of great danger, they just might be the key to his investigation.

Burning Lamp

Burning Lamp

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2010

The Arcane Society was born in turmoil, when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry. Nicholas Winterss efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation, the Winters man who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents and the curse of madness. Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, the notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. But even as he arranges a meeting with the mysterious Adelaide Pyne, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for she holds the missing lamp in her possession. Their dangerous psychical experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside the Arcane Society. And though desire strengthens their power, their different lives will keep them apart if death doesnt take them together.

Desire

Desire

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2010

Upon her father's death, beautiful, headstrong Lady Clare knew that she must wed, for the protection of the Isle of Desire now fell to her. Yet when her guardian's choice of prospective husband rode through her castle gates, she felt utterly betrayed. All sinewy muscle and savage steel, Sir Gareth of Wyckmere was not the poet she'd requested but a fearsome knight whose only interest was in war. Legions of robbers had fallen beneath the Hellhound of Wyckmere's sword, and now this bold warrior was certain that he could tame one willful wife. Yet even Gareth could not deter Lady Clare from trying to mold him into her ideal...until their clash of wills ignited a passion that set them both aflame...and a treacherous plot put their lives in deadly peril.

Deception

Deception

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

Once Olympia Wingfield had been free to devote all her time to her true passion: the study of ancient legends and long-lost treasure. But now, with three hellion nephews to raise, the absentminded beauty has very little time for research. Which makes it seem all the more serendipitous when a handsome stranger strides into Olympias library unannounced and proceeds to set her world to rightsTall and dark, with long, windswept black hair, Jared Chillhurst is the embodiment of Olympias most exotic dreamsa daring pirate, masquerading in teachers garb, whose plundering kisses and travelers tales quickly win her heart. Yet all too soon innocent Olympia will discover the enigmatic and wickedly sensual Mr. Chillhurst is no lowly tutor but a future earl with a wealth of secrets the kind that will lead them both on a perilous quest for a hidden fortune and a love worth more than gold.

Burning Lamp

Burning Lamp

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2010

The Arcane Society was born in turmoil, when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry. Nicholas Winterss efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation, the Winters man who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents and the curse of madness. Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, the notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. But even as he arranges a meeting with the mysterious Adelaide Pyne, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for she holds the missing lamp in her possession. Their dangerous psychical experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside the Arcane Society. And though desire strengthens their power, their different lives will keep them apart if death doesnt take them together.

The Perfect Poison Number 6 in series

The Perfect Poison Number 6 in series

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2010

Plagued by rumours that she poisoned her fiance, Lucinda Bromley manages to live on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants - and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. For the notorious botanist possesses a unique talent: she can detect almost any type of poison. But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core. At the murder scene, she picks up traces of a poison containing a very rare species of fern - stolen from her conservatory just last month. To keep her name out of the investigation, and to find the murderer, Lucinda hires fellow Arcane Society member, Caleb Jones. As a nearly overwhelming desire blooms between them, they are drawn into a deadly conspiracy that can be traced to the early days of the Arcane Society - and to a legacy of madness that could plunge Caleb into the depths of his own tortured soul...

Dangerous

Dangerous

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2010

At five and twenty, Prudence Merryweather knew very well the risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of night. But bearding the notorious Earl of Angelstone in his den was the only way to stop him from engaging her hot-headed brother in a duel. And that was why she found herself ushered into Sebastian's forbidding presence at three in the morning--and thoroughly kissed before dawn. She was a country-bred innocent--and an intriguing experience for a man who dwelt more in the shadows than in the sunshine. Yet as her boldness drew Prue into one dangerous episode after another, Sebastian found himself torn between a raging hunger to possess her and a driving need to protect her. And the reckless beauty would soon need all the protection she could get...

Reckless

Reckless

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2010

At sixteen Phoebe Layton had imagined that Gabriel Banner was a brave and valiant knight, a noble-hearted hero born to rescue ladies in distress. Which was why, eight years later, when she desperately needed help to carry out a vital quest she could think of no one more suited to the job than Gabriel. But when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams, and when he sweeps her into a torrid and blatantly unchivalrous embrace, she cant help but fear that shes made a dreadful mistake. Its a kiss that will seal Phoebes fate. For now the exacting Earl of Wylde has a quest of his own: to possess the most intriguing, impulsive, outrageous female he has ever meteven if he has to slay a dragon to do it.

Ravished

Ravished

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2009

There was no doubt about it. What Miss Harriet Pomeroy needed was a man. Someone powerful and clever who could help her rout the unscrupulous thieves who were using her beloved caves to hide their loot. But when Harriet summoned Gideon Westbrook Viscount St. Justin to her aid, she could not know that she was summoning the devil himselfDubbed the Beast of Blackthorne Hall for his scarred face and lecherous past, Gideon was strong and fierce and notoriously menacing. Yet Harriet could not find it in her heart to fear him. For in his tawny gaze she sensed a savage pain she longed to sootheand a searing passion she yearned to answer. Now, caught up in the beasts clutches, Harriet must find a way to win his heart -- and evade the deadly trap of a scheming villain who would see them parted for all time.

Rendezvous

Rendezvous

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2009

Augusta Ballinger was quite sure that it was all a dreadful mistake. The chillingly pompous and dangerously disturbing Earl of Graystone could not possibly wish to marry her. Why, it was rumored that his chosen bride must be a veritable model of virtue. And everyone knew that Augusta, as the last of the wild, reckless Northumberland Ballingers, was a woman who could not be bothered by societys rules.That was why the spirited beauty had planned a midnight encounter to warn the earl off, to convince him that she would make him a very poor wife indeed. But when she crawled in through his darkened study window, Augusta only succeeded in strengthening Harrys resolve: to kiss the laughter from those honeyed lips and teach this maddening miss to behave! How could he possibly know that it was he who was in for a lessonas his brazen fiance set out to win his heartand an old and clever enemy stepped in to threaten their love, their honor, and their very lives?

Scandal

Scandal

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion, lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood, until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heels in love. Sensitive, intelligent, and high-minded, her noble pen pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man. But Simon Augustus Traherne, the mysterious Earl of Blade, is not at all what he seems. Driven by dark, smoldering passions and a tragic secret buried deep within his soul, Blade has all of London cowering at his feet, but not Emilynever Emily. For even as she surrenders to his seductive charms, she knows the real reason for his amorous suit. And she knows that she must reach the heart of this golden-eyed dragon before the avenging demons of their entwined pasts destroy the only love she has ever known...

Surrender

Surrender

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2009

Victoria Huntington thought herself quite adept at fending off fortune huntersuntil she came under siege from Lucas Colebrook, the darkly disturbing new Earl of Stonevale. For the earl would use her every weakness to woo her and ultimately wed her. And soon Victoria would find herself ensconced in a crumbling mansion deep in the English country side, where the real reason for her hasty marriage becomes all too apparent and where the ghosts of her dark-stained past are waiting to rise in a terrifying plot that will threaten her life, her honor, and the only man she could ever love

Perfect Poison

Perfect Poison

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2009

Plagued by rumors that she poisoned her fianc, Lucinda Bromley manages to live on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plantsand occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. For the notorious botanist possesses a unique talent: she can detect almost any type of poison, especially ones that have their origins in the botanical kingdom.But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core. At the murder scene, she picks up traces of a poison containing a very rare species of fern. So rare, in fact, that only one specimen exists in all of Englandand it was stolen from her conservatory just last month.To keep her name out of the investigation and to find the murderer, Lucinda hires a fellow Arcane Society member. Caleb Jones runs a psychical investigation agency. A descendant of the founder of the Society, he is very good at protecting its secretsand frighteningly good getting at the truth. Immediately, Lucinda senses both a raw power and undeniable intensity in the imposing man.But as a nearly overwhelming desire blooms between Caleb and Lucinda, they are drawn into the dark heart of a deadly conspiracy that can be traced to the early days of the Arcane Societyand to a legacy of madness that could plunge Caleb into the depths of his own tortured soul.

The Third Circle Number 4 in series

The Third Circle Number 4 in series

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Leona Hewitt, disguised in men's formal evening clothes, has secretly made her way into Lord Delbridge's private museum to find a relic stolen from her family. But someone else is in the dimly lit gallery on the same errand: a tall, black-cloaked man whose very voice is enough to put her in a trance. Thaddeus Ware, a mesmerist with psychic gifts, is accustomed to fearful reactions from others - women in particular. But Leona shows no trace of hysteria in his presence. A gifted crystal worker, she exerts a rather hypnotic power over the hypnotist himself. And she is determined to keep the crystal they recovered. Thaddeus, on assignment for the Arcane Society, knows the menace Leona is courting by absconding with the crystal. A source of remarkable energy, it holds the potential for great destruction. Lord Delbridge has already killed to acquire it, for it is his key to membership in the elite, shadowy group known as the Third Circle. And, with the help of a ruthless hunter of preternatural skill, dubbed the Midnight Monster by the press, Delbridge intends to find her. With the stolen crystal in their possession, the danger is only beginning...

Seduction

Seduction

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

Townsfolk called him the devil. For dark and enigmatic Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, was a man with a legendary temper and a first wife whose mysterious death would not be forgotten. Now country-bred Sophy Dorring was about to become Ravenwoods new bride. Drawn to the glitters of desire that burned in his emerald eyes, Sophy had her own reasons for agreeing to a marriage of convenience. One was vengeance, and in its pursuit she would entangle Julian in a dangerous masquerade. The other reason was dearer to her heart but just as wild a quest: Sophy Dorring intended to teach the devil to love again

Slightly Shady Number 1 in series

Slightly Shady Number 1 in series

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

From the moment the stranger burst into her antiquities shop in Rome, Lavinia Lake knew he was nothing but trouble. He said he was in pursuit of a killer and swore he was only trying to save her. Yet Lavinia was convinced that Mr. Tobias March was bent instead on destroying her. When the self-professed spy hustled her all the way back to England, Lavinia vowed she would find a way to repay him in full. She never dreamed that Mr. March had in fact been telling the truth, that he had been hired to track down a powerful villain. And just as his investigation was heating up, he found it complicated by the most ungovernable, exasperating - and ever so slightly shady - woman he had ever met. Lavinia most certainly never dreamed they would meet again, forced into partnership under shocking circumstances - or that their fiery disputes would spark a sizzling desire as overwhelming as the danger they faced....

I Thee Wed Number 2 in series

I Thee Wed Number 2 in series

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

It isn't easy making a living as a lady's companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That's why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. Then an extraordinary encounter with the legendary Edison Stokes leads to a secret position as his assistant. Stokes is on a peculiar mission, searching for an anonymous thief who has stolen an ancient book of arcane potions. He suspects his quarry is among the party's guests - and that the villain is looking for an intuitive woman on whom to test a certain elixir. A woman just like Emma...For Emma, the new post brings unexpected passion and chilling danger. But when murder strikes, she realises the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit a merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams - and maybe her very life....

Mischief

Mischief

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2008

A sparkling Regency mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick, this is the perfect escape for the summer . . . Imogen Waterstone has always prided herself on being a thoroughly independent young woman, but now she is faced with an enemy she can't take on alone. She needs a man; one skilled at seduction, yet who possesses an implacable will and nerves of iron to equal her own. That's why she invites Matthias Marshall, infamous Earl of Colchester, to her home. Who better than the legendary explorer to help her lay the perfect trap? Yet in all of her plotting, Imogene never anticipates Colchester's sizzling reaction to their pretence or her own electrifying reaction to him. Neither does she expect that a malevolent threat would emerge from the labyrinth of London - sinister enough to endanger her and Colchester's lives . . .'What fun!' Lisa Gardner'Krentz's fans are always ensured of plenty of wit and romance and heapings of suspense when they dive into her novels!' Romantic Times

Affair

Affair

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2008

Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.Yet nothing could have prepared her for Baxter St. Ives - an arresting stranger too daring, too determined, too dangerous to be her new man-of-affairs. Still, perhaps he was the perfect person to help Charlotte investigate the recent murder of one of her clients. So she gave him a chance, never realising that Baxter, a gifted scientist, would soon conduct a risky exploration into the alchemy of desire, with Charlotte as his subject. But even as he sets out to seduce Charlotte, a twisted killer lies in wait, ready to part the lovers ...or see them joined together forever - in death.

With This Ring the bestselling Historical Regency romance

With This Ring the bestselling Historical Regency romance

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2008

'A top-drawer historical romance that delivers the perfect fusion of witty dialogue, intriguing characters, and seductive passion' BooklistLeo Drake, the 'Mad Monk of Monkcrest', is notoriously eccentric and unquestionably reclusive. But he is also a noted antiquities expert, which is why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance. The free-thinking authoress of 'horrid novels', Beatrice is searching for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite, a mythic treasure she suspects played a role in her uncle's death. Beatrice finds Leo every bit as fascinating as one of the heroes in her novels - and she's convinced he's the only one who can help her. But after only five minutes in her company, Leo is sure he's never met a woman more infuriating . . . and more likely to rescue him from boredom. Yet the alliance may well prove to be the biggest mistake of their lives. For a villain lurks in London, waiting for the pair to unearth the Forbidden Rings - knowing that when they do, that day will be their last.A sparkling, witty Historical romance by the worldwide bestselling Jayne Ann Krentz (Amanda Quick), perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Georgette Heyer. What readers are saying about Amanda Quick:'One of the most creative, inventive storytellers in the field, Quick infuses her own addictive brand of breathless, sexy adventure with dashes of vengeance, greed and violence and a hefty splash of delectable, offbeat humour' Library Journal'Stellar plotting, exquisite dialogue, and impeccable characterisation' Kirkus Reviews

The River Knows

The River Knows

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

The first kiss occurred in a dimly-lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings's grand house. Louisa never saw it coming ...Of course, Anthony Stalbridge couldn't possibly have had romantic intentions. The kiss was an act of desperation, meant to distract the armed guard about to catch the pair in a place they did not belong. After all, Louisa Bryce is no man's idea of an alluring female in her dull maroon gown and gold-rimmed spectacles. The only thing the two interlopers have in common is a passionate interest in the private affairs of Mr. Hastings - a prominent member of Victorian Society whom they both suspect of hiding terrible secrets. Each has a reason for the quest. Anthony's fiancee was said to have thrown herself into the Thames - but Anthony has his own suspicions. Louisa - whose own identity is shrouded in layers of mystery - is convinced Hastings has a connection to a notorious brothel. But bringing Hastings to justice will be more perilous than either anticipates - and their hasty partnership will be more heated than either expects.

Third Circle

Third Circle

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2008

Leona Hewitt, disguised in mens formal evening clothes, has secretly made her way into Lord Delbridges private museum to recover a relic stolen from her family years ago. But someone else is there in the dimly lit gallery, on the same errand: a tall, black-cloaked man whose very voice is enough to put her in a trance. Thaddeus Ware, a mesmerist with powerful psychic energy, is accustomed to fearful reactions from others - women in particular. After all, a man who can control the minds and actions of others could rob a lady of her virtue - without her ever knowing! But Leona shows no trace of hysteria in his presence. A force to be reckoned with as both a gifted crystal worker and a woman, she exerts a rather hypnotic power over the hypnotist himself. And she is determined to keep the crystal they recovered, by giving him the slip at a run-down London inn. Thaddeus, on assignment for the secretive Arcane Society, knows the menace Leona is courting by absconding with the crystal. It is a source of remarkable energy, and it holds the potential for great destruction. Lord Delbridge has already killed two men to acquire it, for it is his key to membership in the elite, shadowy group known as the Third Circle. And with the help of a seductive hunter of preternatural skill, dubbed The Midnight Monster by the press, Delbridge intends to find her. With the stolen crystal in their possession, the danger is only beginning.

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2007

In this most entrancing tale of mystery and romance by the New York Times bestselling author AMANDA QUICK, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its delicious mix of risky business, rising passion, and now--murder. As if a head for business and a nose for trouble arent enough to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of Londons fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism, an extraordinary gift that far surpasses mere charm and physical appeal. Nobody knows this better than the usually coolheaded Tobias March, who seems to have fallen hopelessly under her spell. Fortunately for all, however, Lavinia uses her powers for good. And ever since a tragedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture providing discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality. Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, would surely count herself among such individuals--were she still alive, that is. While mythologys Medusa could turn men to stone, lovely Celeste was more accustomed to turning them to jelly. In fact, unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in Society--one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. Only a gentlemans cravat wound around her lovely neck remained for evidence--small compensation for the strange and priceless bracelet that may have been snatched from her wrist as she drew her last breath.As a result, Lake and March are soon in Howard Hudsons employ on the trail of the killer. But Tobias is convinced the dashing widower is more interested in tracking down the missing relic. If so, Howard is not alone. Any number of ruthless types are after the very same antiquity, whose centerpiece is an unusual blue cameo of inestimable value and supposed legendary powers--powers of immeasurable worth to anyone in Howards line of work. Together, Lake and March undertake a tantalizing investigation that leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to Londons seediest taverns to a mesmerist whose therapies include treating ladies suffering from hysteria is a a most unconventional method--and, not least of all, to the darkest reaches of mens psyches. Along the way, Dont Look Back becomes a completely mesmerizing read as the irrepressible Lavinia and Tobias mix business with pleasure....From the Hardcover edition.

Second Sight Number 1 in series

Second Sight Number 1 in series

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2007

It isn't as though attractive widow Venetia Jones doesn't have enough problems. She has worked hard to become a fashionable photographer catering to Victorian society's elite. Her career has enabled her to provide a comfortable living for her brother, sister and elderly aunt. Disaster looms, however. Venetia has some closely held secrets, not the least of which is her uncanny psychic ability. Now her life is in danger because she has viewed the unique aura of a killer fleeing the scene of his crime. But the really unsettling news is that her conveniently dead husband has just returned from the grave.

River Knows

River Knows

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2007

The first kiss occurred in a dimly lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastingss grand house. Louisa never saw it coming.Of course, Anthony Stalbridge couldnt possibly have had romantic intentions. The kiss was an act of desperation, meant to distract the armed guard who was about to catch the pair in a place they most definitely did not belong. After all, in her dull maroon gown and gold-rimmed spectacles, Louisa Bryce was no mans idea of an alluring female. Clearly, the only thing a catch like Anthony Stalbridge had in common with a wallflower like Louisa was a passionate interest in the private affairs of Mr. Hastings - a prominent member of Society whom they both suspect of hiding terrible secrets. Now, thrown into each others arms by their ruse, Anthony and Louisa are united in their efforts to find the truth.Each has a personal reason for the quest. Months earlier, Anthonys fiance threw herself into the Thamesor at least, that is the version whispered in Londons social circles. Anthony believes someone else may have had a hand in her deathand a murderous one at that. Louisa, whose own identity is shrouded in layers of mystery, is convinced that Hastings has a connection to a notorious brothel. When Anthony successfully cracks Hastingss hidden safe and discovers highly incriminating evidence, it appears that both their instincts were correct.But Hastings is hiding far more than jewels and ledger books. Bringing him to justice will be more perilous than Louisa and Anthony anticipateand their partnership will be more heated than either expects. For the two share a thrilling attraction to danger, and it is not only Anthonys curiosity that Louisa arouses.

Late for the Wedding

Late for the Wedding

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick returns with a thrilling new venture into romance and mystery, featuring the most unusual, highly compatible--undeniably combustible--pairing of Tobias March and his mesmerizing partner, Lavinia Lake.An invitation to a country house party at Beaumont Castle provides a perfect solution to Tobias and Lavinias most exasperating challenge: how to escape the chaos of London for a remote, relaxing--and above all romantic--retreat from prying eyes and wagging tongues. But the lovers plans are foiled when their first cozy interlude of the weekend is disrupted by the appearance of a stunning woman from Tobiass past. Aspasia Grays beauty is as haunting as her connection to Tobias. Her long-deceased fianc was a friend of his--in addition to being an eccentric assassin. The mysterious nature of the bond between Tobias and Aspasia makes Lavinia more than a little uncomfortable. Especially as her first encounter with Aspasia occurs when she finds her in Tobiass bedchamber...It seems Aspasia is seeking protection--and solace--after receiving an ominous message that eerily recalls the past. Suddenly the obstacles standing betweenTobias and Lavinia appear greater than just a little London gossip--and far more deadly.When events at the castle suggest someone is imitating the dead killers methods, the team of Lake and March fervently pursue the investigation--and each other--as their leads take them from Societys most elegant haunts--and most discreet hideaways--to Londons shadiest backstreets. As their relationship heats up, so does the intrigue. Soon Lavinia will have to employ all her talents to flummox the scoundrel who so rudely interrupted her rendezvous. And then she and Tobias can get back to more pleasurable affairs.From the Hardcover edition.

Second Sight

Second Sight

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2006

In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from societys prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist. And the alchemists descendanther employer, Mr. Gabriel Jones - had the eyes of a sorcerer.After a night to remember, Venetia is prepared to cherish the memories of her romantic encounter and move on, but she is shattered when, shortly after their night together, she reads of Joness death in the papers. As a private tribute to her one-time lover, she adopts the name Mrs. Jones and the guise of a respectable widow, and embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London, where her unique ability to see beyond her subjects and capture that quality in her photography makes her photographs highly prized.But her romantic whim causes unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And the bonds that tie them together include more than just the memory of passion; Venetias special double vision has caught the attention of someone Mr. Jones is trackingsomeone who will go to any lengths, even murder, to possess an ancient, extraordinary secret that has been lost for centuries. Someone who believes that as the wife of Mr. Jones, Venetia is the key.Now, as she introduces Gabriel about town as her miraculously back-from-the-dead husband, Venetia must join him in a perilous quest to track down a dangerous opponent who manages to stay one step ahead. As they explore the darker, wilder underbelly of the modern, scientific Victorian world, they must see through societys illusionsor this time, Gabriel Jones may not be coming from the dead, and neither may Mrs. Jones.

The Paid Companion

The Paid Companion

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/02/2005

The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical - he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiance will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, her feisty manner and golden eyes sway him to make a generous offer. Elenora's sorry financial circumstances - and dreams of a life of independence - leave her little choice but to accept. But St. Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two, and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy London home. Elenora soon discovers that this lark will be a far more dangerous adventure than she'd been led to believe. And the Earl of St. Merryn will find that the meek and mild companion he'd initially envisioned has become a partner in his quest to catch a killer - and an outspoken belle of the ball who stirs a bothersome passion in his practical heart.

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