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Diane Queenston - book author

Diane Queenston is the author of books: Cowboy Rumours, Lady and her Rogue Lover, A Viking in the Storm, Mail Order Bride: Oregon Destiny, The Scandalous Duke, Scandal and the Lady, Romancing the Highlander, The Duke's Quick Fix, Mountain Man and the Woman, Highlander Dream

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Brock Stanton and Lily Mayweather were childhood sweethearts, but Lily went off to college and never returned, breaking Brock’s heart. She never intended to come back to Copper Creek, Texas, population three thousand, not for a visit, not unless she absolutely had to. The only reason she’d come back would be family. When her father nearly loses his life, Lily comes back to her hometown, intending to help her father get back on his feet.

Copper Creek has its share of distractions. Brock has matured to a gorgeous cowboy who runs his family’s ranch. He never forgot the girl who broke his heart, the gorgeous redheaded Lily with big town dreams that didn’t include him.

When Brock runs in to Lily, their attraction for each other explodes. Neither wants to let the other go, despite the stresses in their worlds. Lily owns her own business back East, while Brock is tied to his family ranch. Love may not be enough for her and Brock to manage a long-distance relationship, no matter how much their lust burns. It hadn’t worked before, why should they expect it to work now. Older and wiser doesn’t cut the distance thousands of miles will put between them.

Will salvation come from an unexpected place? Will Lily or Brock have to sacrifice their businesses and professional dreams or risk losing each other? Desire and passion make them take chances, and churn up the small town gossip mill that could ruin everything, most especially their renewed bond.

Warning! This ebook contains explicit scenes of passion and desire. For adult eyes only!
02
Lady Lilibeth Merlyn Grant has been suffering through her stifling existence on her father’s estate in Ulwell, England, close to the sea but far from anything of interest. The youngest of Lord Giles Grant’s five daughters, Lili finds herself longing for anything but the dreadful marriage that seems to sit on her unpromising horizon. Her parents have conspired to wed her to the sweet but painfully dull Duke Elsden Lovell of Corfe Castle, whose inheritance amounts to lands that hardly offer a change of scenery, being a scant few hours’ journey away.

All seems lost until a foreigner stumbles onto the estate one day, dazed and mumbling in an unmistakable French accent. Wary and reluctant, Lord Giles offers this stranger, a certain Monsieur Marcel Comtois, a place to stay despite all the whispers amongst the servants that the man is a rogue and worse, a spy for his countrymen.

But Lili is not prepared for the dazzling devil that she bumbles into in her efforts to see the so-called rogue for herself. After a chance encounter Lili finds herself wondering about this strange man that she knows so little about… and wondering if she can get a grip on herself before she falls head over heels. Is he really a spy? Or an unfortunate traveler, just as he claims? And how can she ever reconcile herself to the fact that the man she is falling in love with will part in just a few days’ time, likely never to be seen in Ulwell again?

Warning! This ebook contains explicit scenes of passion and desire. For adult eyes only!!!
03
Smart, independent, and perhaps just a bit headstrong, June Brose never imagined that, after a promising college career brimming with intellectual potential, she would end up working at the branch of her local library in a quaint little New England town. She had always hoped for something a little more adventurous, but it seems that shelving and sorting are all that are in the cards for her.

That is, until she is swept away one day, not only to another place but to another time. Her whale watching voyage runs into a strange and entirely unexpected storm; the weather turns violent, and there is little the poor captain can do to steer their little schooner to safe harbor. The ship capsizes, and a drowning June can only hope that she will live through the ordeal.

The next thing she knows June is coughing up brine, trying to drag herself to her feet on the deck of an unfamiliar—but thankfully not capsized—ship. To her utter shock, she finds herself entirely surrounded by what appear to be real life Vikings, who are all staring at her as if she is a ghost. Calder Brandt, the stalwart and handsomely alluring leader of these fierce Vikings, seems to be willing to help his new charge. But can he be trusted? Does he even believe her strange and improbable tale? Will June ever find her way home? And with the way she is falling for Calder, will she even want to return?

Warning! This ebook contains explicit scenes of passion and desire.For adult eyes only!!!
04
Wes Wright is a reformed criminal-turned-wannabe-rancher who has decided to walk the straight and narrow after a brush with the law in his younger days. A reserved man with a painful past, he comes off as more than cold to his mail order bride-to-be, Johanna Smith, who is also haunted by a past that she is trying to escape.

Originally from New York, Johanna’s dysfunctional family has left her disillusioned with the idea of love. With a brother in jail and few other options, she decides to move on a whim to Oregon to become a stranger’s wife, hoping that it will prove to be at least a better choice than remaining in her uncomfortable home situation.

Her arrival at Wes’ less than ideal homestead is not promising at first. However, Johanna is an independent woman determined to see this venture through to the very end, even if that means that she will have to suffer through years and years of uncomfortable silence with Wes. But will she find the rugged pioneer life in uncharted Oregon too hard for her liking? Will life with her brusque, distant new husband prove to be a new but equal misery to the life she shared with her parents in New York? Or is there a tender heart hidden beneath his rough edges that can make happiness possible?

Warning! This ebook contains explicit scenes of passion and desire. For adult eyes only!!!
05
Gorgeous and wealthy beyond the wildest dreams of any society maiden, Lord Ethan Cole is nonetheless an outcast of London society; one exiled to Paris in the wake of widespread rumors of a scandalous past affair with a married woman. Yet now the bold bachelor is back, seemingly unashamed of his past, and all set to take London by storm; making his first appearance at a grand cotillion where he is not exactly welcomed with open arms.

...except, that is, by Emma Gold. An aspiring author and rebellious woman who resists the empty pageantry of high society, she attends societal events only to do research for the stories that she hopes will form the basis of her life’s work. And although she seeks no husband or suitor at that evening’s cotillion, she nonetheless is intrigued by the man known throughout London as the Scandalous Duke; but only for purposes of research, of course. Surely she could share a dance, a tea, or even something more with this walking mystery of a man without falling madly in love with him—could she not?

And while she would like to model her next literary hero after this handsome, charming gent, he in turn is determined to become the real-life hero of her next grand romance. He realizes that he has met his match in the funny, bright, spirited Emma. Can she resist the charms of the scandalous duke?

Warning! This ebook contains explicit scenes of passion and desire. For adult eyes only!!!
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The picture of demure elegance, Lady Corinna Field is renowned among the ton for her great kindness and impeccable moral character. And it is because of her great sense of moral responsibility that she accepts an offer of marriage from Lord Stanley Clairefield, a friend of her family for whom she holds no great affection--and even less attraction.

The most handsome and charming nobleman in all of London society, Lord Ronan Hart is a notorious rake who always has restrained himself from charming and romancing his dear friend Corinna Field; thinking her too prim and proper to reciprocate his sinful charms. He respects this avid writer and philanthropist a great deal, and wants to do nothing that would sacrifice a beautiful friendship.

Yet when he realizes that his beloved Corinna is about to marry a man she doesn't love, he realizes--and almost too late--that he himself is deeply in love with her. Using the secret knowledge that he garners from a peek at his friend's closely held journals, he pulls out all the stops to seduce her--realizing her most forbidden fantasies and showing her the romance of a lifetime in the process.

Warning! This ebook contains explicit scenes of passion and desire. For adult eyes only!!!
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A no-nonsense modern woman with little time for flights of fancy, Ariel reluctantly takes time from her important job as the head of an accounting firm to journey to the highlands of Scotland; bound to serve as a begrudging maid of honor in her sister's historically themed wedding.

Ariel awakes the morning of the wedding to find the Scottish castle that would serve as the site of that day's wedding oddly transformed. Her family has disappeared, as have all semblance of modern conveniences. In their place is Bhaltair- a handsome young Scottish lord looking for a bride of his own.

Strangely unsurprised at her unexpected arrival on the grounds of his palatial manor, Bhaltair does his best to make his guest feel welcome; pampering and romancing her as she adjusts to life in a new place and time. Will he meet his match in a fiery lass who seems to hail from another time?

Warning! This ebook contains explicit scenes of passion and desire. For adult eyes only!!!

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Duke Seymour Augustin is in a bit of a bind. His eldest son, an officer stationed in the colonies in India, has fallen madly in love a continent away and has just written his father, informing him that he will not be returning home. The duke, an old man whose health has begun to decline, is forced to confront the reality of passing on his title and vast estate.

The only problem is that his only other son and heir, Lawrence, does not seem to be at all interested in anything but chasing as many skirts as he can. Lawrence has never been one to believe in true love.

When his father threatens to cut him off from the family’s wealth if he does not find and wed a suitable bride-a morally upstanding woman that would not shame the family- Lawrence reluctantly decides that maybe it"s time to settle down. The problem is that very few women fitting his father’s requirements appeal to him.

After meeting countless potential brides, Lawrence has yet to meet a single lady that can inspire even a mild interest in him. That is, until he meets the Lady Leta Benneton, whose reputation as a bluestocking and a bit of a prude has even the Duke doubting that anything can come from their visit. Lawrence quickly discovers that there is far more than just intellect lurking in Leta, and that the one woman he truly wants may be the only one he cannot have….

Warning! This ebook contains explicit scenes of passion and desire. For adult eyes only!!!
09
Josh is a lonely man living in the mountains of Colorado in the 1850’s. He’s traveled as far up into the mountains as he can to look for peace, solicitude and game. Josh can’t stand people who drive him crazy with their talk of war, politics and religion. He’s been told the mountains have a multitude of game if you go far enough which can be sold to the fur traders.

Jess comes into Josh’s life one day while he’s out checking the trap lines. He finds her half-frozen on a ridge. He takes her back to his cabin and nurses her back to health. She doesn’t know how she got there, but she’s excited to see herself being cared for by one handsome mountain man.

Josh has hated being around people all his life, but Jess is something special. She brings a warmth and passion into his heart he had never known before. Soon he can’t bear the thought of her leaving his cabin. He wants her to stay there, but worries she’ll leave once the snows melt.
Jess won’t tell him if she’ll stay or not.

What will Josh do? He’s found the only woman he’s ever loved. How can he make her stay with him without forcing her? He loves her and wants her to be with him, but he won’t force her to stay against her will. Can he find the words to make Jess be with him for the rest of his life?

Warning! This ebook contains explicit scenes of passion and desire.For adult eyes only!!!
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A Midwestern librarian who claims a rich Scottish heritage, bright Elspeth Duncan loses herself in Gaelic dreams. When a mysterious stranger gives her a magical book with the ever so subtle title of "Hunk in a Kilt," she discovers that the tome is actually a key to another, better world.

After a stinging betrayal at the hands of her fiancé, Elspeth opens the book in an attempt to find comfort ;only to be transported back to 16th century Scotland, where she happens upon the handsome Highlander who adorns the book's cover. Himself recently deserted at the altar, the gorgeous, raven haired Aidan Kinzie has deserted his own castle, where he is head chieftain; seeking solace in the forest, where he meets an enchanting, voluptuous head librarian he'll never forget. Can their love survive the passing of time, or is it all a Highland Dream?

Warning This ebook contains scenes of explicit passion and desire. For adult eyes only!!!