Dark of the Moon by Karen Robards

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"I'm not a child, Connor!" Caitlyn snapped, exasperated. "I want you to kiss me. Now. Please."
For a moment longer, he resisted her gentle assault. Then he kissed her fiercely, as if starving for the taste of her mouth. Wrapping her arms around his neck, she clung to him as the only solid thing in a whirling universe.
"Don't stop," she whispered when he pulled his mouth away.
"Even if I wanted to, I could not," he confessed. Then he was kissing her again, with increasing hunger, as his arms slid around her and he fumbled for the buttons at the back of her dress….

Disguised as a lad, Irish street waif Caitlyn O’Malley makes what could have been a deadly mistake when she tries to rob a tall, black-haired, dazzlingly handsome aristocrat on a cobbled Dublin street. Connor d’Arcy, Earl of Iveagh, is far from the English fop he appears, as Caitlyn soon discovers. Taken under Connor’s protection, conveyed to his family home in the shadows of Donoughmore Castle, Caitlyn grows up into a beautiful lady—and in the process finds herself falling madly in love with her enigmatic guardian.

Funny, heartwarming and passionate, this sweeping tale of adventure and romance by the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author races from an Ireland seething with rebellion to the glittering heights of London society as Ireland’s boldest highwayman fights for his country—and to keep from falling under the spell of his own ward.

DARK OF THE MOON is the winner of Romantic Rimes’ Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Historical Romance Novel. Karen Robards is the six-time winner of Affaire de Coeur’s Silver Pen Award for favorite romance novel.

“I enjoyed every minute and highly recommend it.” – Johanna Lindsey

“Karen Robards penetrates the steamiest of women’s fantasies.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“One of the finest, most talented writers of romantic history today.” – Affaire de Coeur

“Ms. Robards has the marvelous talent to zero in on the heart of erotic fantasy. She seems to know instinctively our most secret thoughts and then dreams up the perfect scenario to give them free rein. The result is pure magic.” – Romantic Times

“Karen Robards is one of the most popular voices in women’s fiction.” – Newsweek

“Robards is one terrific storyteller.” – Chicago Tribune

About the Author:
Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved to write. My first book was a ten-page effort written at age five for my grandmother. Throughout grade school, high school and college I wrote for various school publications. When I was eighteen, my first professionally published piece—a humorous anecdote—appeared in Reader’s Digest. Still, it never occurred to me that I might become a professional writer. I aimed for a career as a lawyer and was actually in law school when I sold my first book. When that happened, the world lost a would-be lawyer and gained a writer. That book, which is still in print, is Island Flame, and it was published when I was twenty-four. Since then, I’ve written over forty books, which regularly appear on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists, among others. The mother of three sons, I read, I write, and I chauffeur children. That’s my life.

About Karen Robards

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Karen Robards was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 24, 1954. She graduated from the University of Kentucky. Her first novel, Island Flame, was published in 1981, when she was 24 years old. Since then, she has written more than 40 contemporary and historical romances including To Love a Man, Sea Fire, One Summer, Irresistible, Whispers at Midnight, Guilty, Shameless, and Sleepwalker. She has received six Silver Pen Awards, two Waldenbooks Wally Awards, one Romantic Times award, a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and has been named to the Romantic Times Romance Writers Hall of Fame. She has written a number of series, including The Banning Sisters and Charlotte Stone.
Published December 9, 2013 by Karen Robards. 420 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Erotica, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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