Dark Angel / Lord Carew's Bride

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Dear Reader,

Over the next two years Dell will be publishing ten of my older, out-of-print books in five two-in-one volumes. Many of you for a number of years have been asking me where you can find these books, and I have been unable to offer very helpful answers. Until now!

The problem was choice. How did I pick just ten of the fifty or so books that are just begging to be republished? I listened to you. Those of you who have read those old books have your favorites, and some titles pop up over and over again. Other readers like the books with connected characters, since series are very popular at the moment.

We are starting with both categories of readers in mind.
Dark Angel
and
Lord Carew’s Bride
are the first two of five connected books—the other three will be out soon.
Lord Carew
has always been a particular reader favorite. And both books have the same villain, Lionel, whom readers love to hate. But please note that the answer is still going to be no—I am not going to redeem him in a story of his own. Some villains are just too villainous!

I hope you will enjoy (re)reading these two books and will come back soon for the next two. For more detail and a publishing schedule, see my web site at
www.marybalogh.com
.

Mary Balogh

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS
OF MARY BALOGH

SEDUCING AN ANGEL

“With her inimitable, brilliantly nuanced sense of characterization, elegantly sensual style, and droll wit, best-seller Balogh continues to set the standard to which all other Regency historical writers aspire while delivering another addictively readable addition to her Huxtable family series.”

—Booklist

“One of [Balogh’s] best books to date.”

—A Romance Review

AT LAST COMES LOVE

“Sparkling with sharp wit, lively repartee, and delicious sensuality, the emotionally rewarding
At Last Comes Love
metes out both justice and compassion; totally satisfying.”

—Library Journal


At Last Comes Love
is the epitome of what any great romance should be This novel will leave you crying, laughing, cheering, and ready to fight for two characters that any reader will most definitely fall in love with!”

—Coffee Time Romance

THEN COMES SEDUCTION

“Exquisite sexual chemistry permeates this charmingly complex story.”

—Library Journal

“Balogh delivers another smartly fashioned love story that will dazzle readers with its captivating combination of nuanced characters, exquisitely sensual romance, and elegant wit.”

—Booklist

“Mary Balogh succeeds shockingly well.”


Rock Hill
Herald

FIRST COMES MARRIAGE

“Intriguing and romantic … Readers are rewarded with passages they’ll be tempted to dog-ear so they can read them over and over.”

—McAllen
Monitor

“Wonderful characterization [and a] riveting plot … I highly recommend you read
First Comes Marriage.”

—Romance Reviews Today

“Peppered with brilliant banter, laced with laughter … and tingling with sexual tension, this story of two seemingly mismatched people struggling to make their marriage work tugs at a few heartstrings and skillfully paves the way for the stories to come.”

—Library Journal

“The incomparable Balogh delivers a masterful first in a new trilogy…. Always fresh, intelligent, emotional and sensual, Balogh’s stories reach out to readers, touching heart and mind with their warmth and wit. Prepare for a joyous read.”

—Romantic Times

SIMPLY PERFECT

“A warm-hearted and feel-good story … Readers will want to add this wonderful story to their collection.
Simply Perfect
is another must-read from this talented author, and a Perfect Ten.”

—Romance Reviews Today

“With her signature exquisite sense of characterization and subtle wit, Balogh brings her sweetly sensual, thoroughly romantic Simply quartet to a truly triumphant conclusion.”

—Booklist

SIMPLY MAGIC

“Absorbing and appealing. This is an unusually subtle approach in a romance, and it works to great effect.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Balogh has once again crafted a sensuous tale of two very real people finding love and making each other’s lives whole and beautiful. Readers will be delighted.”

—Booklist

SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE

“When an author has created a series as beloved to readers as Balogh’s Bedwyn saga, it is hard to believe that she can surpass the delights with the first installment in a new quartet. But Balogh has done just that.”

—Booklist

“A memorable cast … refresh[es] a classic Regency plot with humor, wit, and the sizzling romantic chemistry that one expects from Balogh. Well-written and emotionally complex.”

—Library Journal

SIMPLY LOVE

“One of the things that make Ms. Balogh’s books so memorable is the emotion she pours into her stories. The writing is superb, with realistic dialogue, sexual tension, and a wonderful heart-wrenching story.
Simply
Love
is a book to savor, and to read again. It is a Perfect Ten. Romance doesn’t get any better than this.”

—Romance Reviews Today

“With more than her usual panache, Balogh returns to Regency England for a satisfying adult love story.”

—Publishers Weekly

SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS

“Slightly Dangerous
is the culmination of Balogh’s wonderfully entertaining Bedwyn series Balogh, famous for her believable characters and finely crafted Regency-era settings, forges a relationship that leaps off the page and into the hearts of her readers.”

—Booklist

“With this series, Balogh has created a wonderfully romantic world of Regency culture and society. Readers will miss the honorable Bedwyns and their mates; ending the series with Wulfric’s story is icing on the cake. Highly recommended.”

—Library Journal

SLIGHTLY SINFUL

“Smart, playful, and deliciously satisfying … Balogh once again delivers a clean, sprightly tale rich in both plot and character…. With its irrepressible characters and deft plotting, this polished romance is an ideal summer read.”

—Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

SLIGHTLY TEMPTED

“Once again, Balogh has penned an entrancing, unconventional yarn that should expand her following.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Balogh is a gifted writer
Slightly Tempted
invites reflection, a fine quality in romance, and Morgan and Gervase are memorable characters.”

—Contra Costa Times

SLIGHTLY SCANDALOUS

“With its impeccable plotting and memorable characters, Balogh’s book raises the bar for Regency romances.”

—Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

“The sexual tension fairly crackles between this pair of beautifully matched protagonists. … This delightful and exceptionally well-done title nicely demonstrates [Balogh’s] matchless style.”

—Library Journal

“This third book in the Bedwyn series is … highly enjoyable as part of the series or on its own merits.”

—Old Book Barn Gazette

SLIGHTLY WICKED

“Sympathetic characters and scalding sexual tension make the second installment [in the Slightly series] a truly engrossing read. … Balogh’s sure-footed story possesses an abundance of character and class.”

—Publishers Weekly

SLIGHTLY MARRIED

“Slightly Married
is a masterpiece! Mary Balogh has an unparalleled gift for creating complex, compelling characters who come alive on the pages. … A Perfect Ten.”

—Romance Reviews Today

A SUMMER TO REMEMBER

“Balogh outdoes herself with this romantic romp, crafting a truly seamless plot and peopling it with well-rounded, winning characters.”

—Publishers Weekly

“The most sensuous romance of the year.”

—Booklist

“This one will rise to the top.”

—Library Journal

“Filled with vivid descriptions, sharp dialogue, and fantastic characters, this passionate, adventurous tale will remain memorable for readers who love an entertaining read.”

—Rendezvous

WEB OF LOVE

“A beautiful tale of how grief and guilt can lead to love.”

—Library Journal

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The Huxtable Series
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Dark
Angel
1

L
ONDON WAS SOMEWHAT OVERWHELMING TO the two young ladies who entered it in an imposing traveling carriage late one April afternoon. Instead of talking and exclaiming over it as they might have been expected to do considering the fact that they had chattered almost without ceasing during the long journey from Gloucestershire, they gazed in wonder and awe through opposite windows as the crowded, shabby, sometimes squalid streets of the outskirts gradually gave place to the elegant splendor that was Mayfair.

“Oh,” one of them breathed on a sigh, breaking a long silence, “here we are at last, Jenny. At last! And suddenly I feel very small and very insignificant and very …” She sighed again.

“Frightened?” the other young lady suggested. She continued to gaze outward.

“Oh, Jenny,” Miss Samantha Newman said, turning her head from the window at last to look at her companion, “it is all very well for you to be so calm and complacent. You have Lord Kersey waiting here to sweep you off your feet. Imagine, if you will, what it must be like to have no one. What if every gentleman in town takes one look at me and grimaces in distaste? What if I am a total
wallflower at my very first ball? What if …” She stopped in some indignation when the other young lady laughed merrily, and then she joined in reluctantly. “Well, it could happen, you know. It could!”

“And pigs might fly south for the winter,” the Honorable Miss Jennifer Winwood said quite unsympathetically. “One has only to remember how all the gentlemen at home tread all over each other’s toes in their haste to be first at your side at the local assemblies.”

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