Once Upon a Wicked Night

By Jennifer Haymore (Electronic Book, 2012)
All of London looks forward to the Dowager Duchess of Clayworth's annual ball. For no matter how hard the serious society matron strives to host an elegant event, scandal always ensues . . .

Seven years ago it was a young Serena Donovan and Jonathan Dane who shocked the ton when they were discovered in a most compromising position. Tonight they return for the first time as the Earl and Countess of Stratford. And while Serena hopes for a quiet evening to introduce her younger sister Olivia to society, Jonathan's only desire is to pick up where he and Serena left off . . .

Though innocent Olivia secretly longs for the kind of passion her sister shares with her husband, none of the men she's met spark a fire inside her heart-least of all the notorious Marquis of Fenwicke. When his request for a waltz turns into something sinister, Olivia must use her wit and wiles to evade a powerful peer who vows if can't have her, no man shall...

Word Count: 8,096 words.
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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $0.99 US/$0.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455518906

    • On Sale Date: 02/01/2012

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Electronic Book

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All of London looks forward to the Dowager Duchess of Clayworth's annual ball. For no matter how hard the serious society matron strives to host an elegant event, scandal always ensues . . .

Seven years ago it was a young Serena Donovan and Jonathan Dane who shocked the ton when they were discovered in a most compromising position. Tonight they return for the first time as the Earl and Countess of Stratford. And while Serena hopes for a quiet evening to introduce her younger sister Olivia to society, Jonathan's only desire is to pick up where he and Serena left off . . .

Though innocent Olivia secretly longs for the kind of passion her sister shares with her husband, none of the men she's met spark a fire inside her heart-least of all the notorious Marquis of Fenwicke. When his request for a waltz turns into something sinister, Olivia must use her wit and wiles to evade a powerful peer who vows if can't have her, no man shall...

Word Count: 8,096 words.

As a child, Jennifer Haymore traveled the South Pacific with her family on their homebuilt sailboat. The months spent on the sometimes-quiet, sometimes-raging seas sparked her love of adventure and grand romance. Since then, she's earned degrees in Computer Science and Education and held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to acting, but she's never stopped writing.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

You can learn more at her website: www.jenniferhaymore.com.
  • With passion, witty repartee, scandal, engaging characters and true love populating the pages, readers will find this short example of Ms. Haymore's work an enticing addition to the DONOVAN SISTERS series. (RomancieJunkies.com on ONCE UPON A WICKED NIGHT).

  • "With beautifully rendered characters, lush sensuality, and a riveting story line, this well-told tale puts a refreshing spin on both the hidden identity and classic reunion plots and gets Haymore's new series off to a delightful start." (Library Journal on CONFESSIONS OF AN IMPROPER BRIDE ).

  •   "41/2 Stars! Haymore uses the Christmas season as an enhancing backdrop for a mystery/romance that is both original and fulfilling. Her fresh voice & ability to build sensual tension into lively love stories...makes this tale shine."  (RT Book Reviews on A SEASON OF SEDUCTION).

  • "Jennifer Haymore strikes a good balance of strength, sensuality, drama and intrigue in her characters...Becky is an independent, fearless woman except when it comes to opening her heart to another man.  And Jack, while strong and passionate, shows great sensitivity under his 'rogue' persona. With enduring characters that exhibit strong chemistry, I very much enjoyed Ms. Haymore's unique, engaging style and look forward to reading the other books that are a part of this series."  (www.fictionvixen.com on A SEASON OF SEDUCTION).

  • "Each time Ms. Haymore writes a book in this series I think there is no way to top the one I just finished. I started this latest one and realize she has done just that and has proven to me how fresh this series can remain. The characters of Becky and Jack are so full of life and longing just trying to make the right connection between family, relationship and future happiness while figuring out who to trust with all their secrets. This is a wonderful story and while I recommend reading the 1st two it is not imperative as Jennifer Haymore is a magician at connecting the plot from one book to the next-- but trust me you will have to buy the first two, they are that good."  (The Reading Reviewer (www.marygramlich.com) on A SEASON OF SEDUCTION).

  • "Ms. Haymore has penned a fabulous story of seduction, romance, intrigue and betrayal and above all that - love. You don't want to miss it! I'm now a big fan of this new author and she is going on my automatic to buy list! I love her writing style and the complex plots that she has weaved so beautifully together....The characters are amazing and the story will tug at your heart strings. So if you love a great read, do go and get this series, you will be glad that you did!" (sapphireromance.blogspot.com  on A SEASON OF SEDUCTION).

  • "Sweep-you-off-your-feet historical romance! Jennifer Haymore sparkles!" (New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle on A TOUCH OF SCANDAL).

  • "Jennifer Haymore's books are sophisticated, deeply sensual, and emotionally complex. With a dead sexy hero, a sweetly practical heroine, and a love story that draws together two people from vastly different backgrounds, A TOUCH OF SCANDAL is positively captivating!" (Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author on A TOUCH OF SCANDAL).

  • "A unique, heart-tugging story with sympathetic, larger-than-life characters, intriguing plot twists, and sensual love scenes make A HINT OF WICKED an impressive romance debut! I was rooting for both Tristan and Garret to win the lovely Sophie's hand for a second time. For jaded romance readers, Jennifer Haymore is an author to watch!" (New York Times best-selling author Nicole Jordan on A HINT OF WICKED).

  • "Jennifer Haymore is an up-and-coming new writer who displays a skilful touch in her erotic tale of a woman torn between two lovers." (Shirlee Busbee, New York Times bestselling author on A HINT OF WICKED).

  • "Complex, stirring, and written with a skillful hand, A HINT OF WICKED is an evocative love story that will make a special place for itself in your heart." (Romance Reviews Today on A HINT OF WICKED).

  • "HINT OF WICKED is an exhilarating regency romance!" (Harriet Klausner Romance Reviews Today on A HINT OF WICKED).

  • "Ms. Haymore's talent for storytelling shines throughout this book." (Eye on Romance on A HINT OF WICKED).

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Once Upon a Wicked Night
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $0.99 US/$0.99 CAN
  • Pages: 84
  • ISBN-13: 9781455518906
  • On Sale Date: 02/01/2012
Once Upon a Wicked Night