New Release Books by Brenda Joyce

Brenda Joyce is the author of Dark Lover (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (The Masters of Time, Book 5) (2014), The Rival (2011), Lovers and Liars (2011), Dark Victory (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (The Masters of Time, Book 4) (2013) and other 170 books.

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Dark Lover (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (The Masters of Time, Book 5)

release date: Jan 01, 2014

The Rival

release date: Apr 01, 2011
The Rival
Amidst whispers of treachery and murder, the Stanhope heir vanishes without a trace... After Lionel De Vere's mysterious disappearance, Garrick De Vere becomes heir to an estate shrouded in scandal. Blackmailed by his powerful father into returning to England after a decade-long exile, Garrick finds himself forced into confronting the past and defending his innocence against those who wished to see him banished forever. She dared to love the man all of London hated... Lady Olivia Grey and her daughter both possess the shattering "gift" of sight, and it is this vision which drives Olivia from a loveless marriage directly into the heart of a bitter rivalry between two brothers, placing both herself and her daughter in jeopardy-as lies, secrets and ancient passions threaten to destroy everyone involved. The were strangers and outcasts, thrown together by a past that would not die. Together they fought to expose a legacy of deceit and claim the love that defied their entire world.

Lovers and Liars

release date: Mar 16, 2011
Lovers and Liars
LOVERS . . . Belinda—The movie mogul’s sensual, stunning daughter, she was determined to make it on her own as a screenwriter. Independent and driven to succeed, she never dreamed she’d be sidetracked by her own need for a Hollywood superstud who made her feel like a woman . . . and act like a whore. Jack—The street tough who became the sexiest star in Hollywood. He was hooked on pleasure and pretty women, but the dark secret in his past made him hot to seduce Belinda for the sweetest of all reasons—revenge. AND LIARS In Hollywood the last words a woman should believe are spoken when she’s between black satin sheets and in her lover’s arms.

Dark Victory (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (The Masters of Time, Book 4)

release date: Dec 01, 2013
Dark Victory (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (The Masters of Time, Book 4)
Ruthless Highlander Black Macleod has refused his destiny. His life is revenge for the massacre of his family. But fate is impatient and, when a woman from another time summons him, he cannot resist her powers – or her...

Deadly Vows

release date: Mar 01, 2011
Deadly Vows
On the morning of her wedding to Calder Hart, amateur sleuth Francesca Cahill is lured away to a private viewing of a portrait that could destroy her entire family: the nude Hart commissioned of her. Her desperate quest to recover the scandalous portrait leads her into a dangerous trap with no way to escape—until it's too late. And when Francesca finally arrives at the church, it's vacant. She has unintentionally jilted Hart at the altar. When Hart tells her their estrangement is for the best, Francesca is devastated. With a blackmailer intent on destroying her reputation, Francesca turns to Rick Bragg, the city's powerful police commissioner. Together they scour the sordid streets of lower Manhattan, following a deliberately laid trail of clues in a race against the clock. And once it becomes clear that Bragg's marriage is failing, Francesca must war with her feelings for him, battle Hart's jealousy and escape a killer—all as she fights to win Hart back. But sometimes, passion just cannot be denied….

Divas Destined for Greatness

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Divas Destined for Greatness
Divas Destined for Greatness offers an interactive program for teenage girls of all socio-economic backgrounds. Each session is designed to address real life issues. In a non threatening environment, participants can share those personal experiences and feelings which impact their daily life choices. The author, often comments that "the health and wealth of a country can be measured by the behaviors and statistics of its women." She therefore poses this question. How healthy is our United States of America, one of the most progressive nations in the world? The dismal answer and statistics regarding the social, emotional and physical health of teenage girls and young women in our country prompted the contents of Divas Destined for Greatness . The program is designed to create an intergenerational relationship between teenage girls, young adult and older women. Regular interaction and bonding will encourage teenagers to uncover their personal relationship with God and discover how it relates to their self image, attitude, knowledge, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. The Parent Orientation, Self Assessments and Community Involvement components help each Diva to identify that internal energy she must have to recognize the need and desire to initiate positive change. Brenda Joyce Dawson has been a merited educational leader for more than four decades. She is a former teacher of the mentally and emotionally challenged and school principal from public and private systems. As founder and president of I AM Ministries of Miami-Dade/Broward Inc. she has coordinated program services to strengthen women and restore the family. Her most recent publication, The Women's Empowerment Hour Manual has been successfully used as a resource to many women support groups throughout south Florida and is recommended as the companion text to the Divas Destined for Greatness Program.

Deadly Kisses

release date: Feb 01, 2011
Deadly Kisses
Called to the home of her fiancé's former mistress late one night, Francesca finds her curiosity piqued. But upon arrival, she is shocked to find Daisy Jones's bloodied body…and even more devastated when the evidence points to one suspect—her fiancé, Calder. Francesca cannot—will not—believe that Calder is capable of such an act. Still, she is unable to shake her instinctive sense that Calder is lying about something. The police are far less inclined to believe his innocence, and Calder is arrested for Daisy's murder. But Francesca's heart is not easily swayed…until a life-altering secret is exposed that could destroy their future together.

Brenda's Story

release date: Mar 01, 2011

Dark Embrace (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (The Masters of Time, Book 3)

release date: Sep 01, 2013

A Rose in the Storm

release date: Aug 02, 2013
A Rose in the Storm
When rivalry becomes passion With warfare blazing through Scotland, the fate of the Comyn-MacDougall legacy depends on one woman.

Dark Rival (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (The Masters of Time, Book 2)

release date: Aug 01, 2013
Dark Rival (Mills & Boon Nocturne) (The Masters of Time, Book 2)
Black Royce is a battle-hardened soldier of the gods. His vow to protect innocence throughout the ages is his life – until he’s sent to New York City to protect beautiful, feisty heiress Allie Monroe from danger. He knows she’ll be his only weakness...

Deadly Illusions

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Deadly Illusions
Irrepressible heiress and intrepid sleuth Francesca Cahill moves from her own glittering world of Fifth Avenue to the teeming underbelly of society, a place of pride, passions…and sometimes deadly perversion. Despite the misgivings of her fiancé, Calder Hart, Francesca cannot turn away from a threat that is terrorizing the tenement neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. A madman has attacked three women, but while the first two victims survived, the third is found dead. All the victims are impoverished but beautiful Irishwomen—andFrancesca fears that her dear friends Maggie Kennedy and Gwen O'Neil could be next. Soon she is working with her former love, police commissioner Rick Bragg—Calder's half brother and worst rival. But even as Calder's jealous passions leave his relationship with Francesca teetering on the brink, Francesca is frantically on the killer's trail, certain the Slasher will strike again, afraid she will be too late.…

Highlanders: The Warrior and the Rose / The Forbidden Highlander / Rescued by the Highland Warrior

release date: Jul 05, 2013
Highlanders: The Warrior and the Rose / The Forbidden Highlander / Rescued by the Highland Warrior
Join New York Times bestselling author Brenda Joyce for an epic story of undying love and forbidden desire in the Highlands... WHEN RIVALRY BECOMES PASSION

The Promise

release date: Oct 01, 2010
The Promise
After a record-breaking sail from China, Alexi de Warenne's moment of triumph quickly vanishes. At his welcoming party, his bewitching childhood friend Elysse O'Neill begins flirting with a shipmate, clearly punishing Alexi for his time at sea. But when Alexi finds Elysse desperately struggling in the man's arms, tragedy ensues. Within days, Alexi weds her to save her honor—and leaves her to forge a new life. Elysse de Warenne rules the ton with her wit and grace, but the whispers of "abandoned bride" follow her ruthlessly. Elysse will never reveal the truth: that she hasn't seen her husband in six years—and that they didn't even consummate their marriage! When Alexi unexpectedly returns to England, Elysse will do whatever it takes to win his heart and claim her place at his side….

The Darkest Heart

release date: Sep 22, 2010
The Darkest Heart
She was called the Belle of the Southwest. Beautiful Candice Carter enjoyed the attentions of every eligible man in the New Mexico Territory, until her reckless heart led her to near death in the desert. But rescue came from Jack Savage, the hard-muscled Indian warrior who both terrified and fascinated her. Suddenly she was at the mercy of an arrogant outsider whose forbidden passion she dared not admit she wanted to taste. He was called Savage. From the moment he saw her, Jack branded Candice his woman. No matter that he could hang for touching her. Nothing could stop him from making her his reluctant bride. Vowing to teach her every sensual pleasure, he set out to tame the fiery spirit of the blond beauty who had stolen his soul. But as war raged between the white man and the Apache, he found himself torn between duty to his people and a forbidden love he could not resist and could not live without.

The Third Heiress

release date: Apr 01, 2010
The Third Heiress
With over 7 million copies of her books in print and a name that consistently appears on the New York Times, USA Today and other national bestseller lists, Brenda Joyce's novels are imbued with rich sensuality, haunting suspense and characters whose worlds become your own. Now, Brenda Joyce delivers a richly crafted contemporary novel set in the exclusive world of the British aristocracy, where secrets remain hidden at all costs, and where one woman dares to discover a lost legacy of passion...and murder. The Third Heiress The tragic death of her fiancé in a harrowing car accident plunges Jill Gallagher into a dark mystery. His final words to her: "I love you...Kate," force her to realize she neither truly knew this dashing British photographer, nor understood his true motives for being here in America. When she brings his body back to his English family, she enters a world of hostility, suspicion, and closely guarded secrets. Then she finds a century-old photograph of an American heiress named Kate Gallagher who looks remarkably like herself-and who disappeared nearly a century ago. What legacy of scandal has she unearthed? Who is so desperate to stop her? And can she trust the handsome, enigmatic stranger who may be her greatest ally...or a dangerous foe? At once otherworldly and vividly real, The Third Heiress is Brenda Joyce at her passionate and suspenseful best.

An Impossible Attraction

release date: Mar 01, 2010
An Impossible Attraction
With her mother's passing, Alexandra Bolton gave up on love to take care of her family. Now, with the Bolton name in disgrace due to her father's profligate ways, marrying an elderly squire might be the only way to save her family from absolute ruin. But when she meets the infamous Duke of Clarewood, old dreams—and old passions—are awakened as never before. Yet she cannot accept his shocking proposition! He is the wealthiest, most powerful peer in the realm, and having witnessed the cold horror of marriage as a child, he has vowed never to wed. But Alexandra Bolton inflames him as no woman has ever done, and she also serves him his first rejection! Now Clarewood—who always gets what he wants—will choose which rules to play by. But when passion finally brings them together, a terrible secret threatens to tear them apart….

The Masquerade

release date: Feb 01, 2010
The Masquerade
On the evening of her first masquerade, shy Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald is stunned by Tyrell de Warenne's whispered suggestion of a midnight rendezvous in the gardens. Lizzie has secretly worshipped the unattainable lord for years. When fortune takes a maddening turn, she is prevented from meeting Tyrell, but she cannot foresee that this night is only the beginning…. Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child she claims is his. He remembers her well—and knows that he could not possibly be the father. What is this game she is playing…and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of experience, or the gentle innocent she seems? But neither scandal nor deception can thwart a love too passionate to be denied….

Surrender

release date: Jan 01, 2013

Secrets

release date: Oct 06, 2009
Secrets
“For scorching sensuality and raw passion, Brenda Joyce is unrivaled.” —Romantic Times Brenda Joyce has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most sensuous voices in historical romance fiction. Anyone who doesn’t know it yet certainly will, once they are privy to Joyce’s steamy and sensational Secrets. This classic tale of duty, desire, and temptation from the New York Times and USA Today bestseller is back for a new generation to savor—and her intriguing story of an English earl’s daughter who has lost her memory and the rugged, breathtaking stranger compelled by honor and passion to wed her, will live in readers’ hearts for all time.

Violet Fire

release date: Oct 06, 2009
Violet Fire
A scion of the imperious Bragg family, golden-boy Rathe Bragg finds a society party all rather a yawn until a feisty suffragette bursts into the room. Wielding a six-shooter and shrieking feminist slogans from atop the grand piano, the impassioned lady makes a startling first impression on those gathered, especially Rathe -- and from that moment the sparks between them only intensify. Irrepressible Grace O'Rourke, an intensely devout feminist, has outraged the entire town of Natchez with her radical ideas, and soon infuriates Rathe with her lack of regard for any opinions other than her own. Yet, despite her steadfast devotion to her cause, Grace warms to the virile gallant. But his bold suggestion of becoming his mistress stings the proud Grace, and she firmly rejects his scandalous proposition. But telling a Bragg "no" is the ultimate stimulant, and now, Rathe ardently pursues the lady whose eyes are ignited by a violet fire. Enjoy the entire Bragg saga --

The Conqueror

release date: Jul 22, 2009
The Conqueror
Like a pagan god, Rolfe the Relentless rode into Castle Aelfgar to claim it as his prize--and Lady Alice as his bride. Lauded for his bravery in France, in England he was the hated enemy. Once ensconced in his new domain, Rolfe became determined to tame the Saxon beauty Ceidre, Alice's illegitimate sister, whose spirit and sensuality make him risk treason to have her--not Lady Alice--in his bed... Mysterious and seductive, she was no lady but a spy for the rebel cause of her noble half brothers. Refusing to bow to this arrogant warrior who ignited her forbidden passion, Ceidre was swept into a dangerous liaison tied to the fate of England and kings. Yet with his kisses on her lips, his skillful hands on her body, she would have to struggle not to surrender to... The Conqueror.

Dark Fires

release date: Jul 22, 2009
Dark Fires
"He murdered his wife," they whispered. Nicholas Bragg, Earl of Dragmore, was notorious--even after a British court found him innocent. Now they called him Lord of Darkness, as much for his rakish good looks as for his black reputation. She was an innocent at passion's gate. Arriving uninvited at the massive stone manor, she shivered with terror--and excitement. Jane Barclay was his ward. Her sunny, innocent nature was in violent contrast to his hot temper. He was wild, explosive, an uncouth Texas rakehell--exactly the wrong kind of man for an English beauty to tame. Together they would be swept into the dark storm of their passionate destiny...and wild, all-consuming love.

Scandalous Love

release date: Apr 10, 2012
Scandalous Love
The Scorching Saga of the Braggs Continues! Never A Bride Rebelliously independent Lady Nicole Bragg Shelton refuses to be constrained by the stifling rules of Victorian England. And now desire has impelled the beautiful heiress toward a shocking liaison with Hadrian Braxton-Lowell, Duke of Clayborough. Bound by the dictates of honor and duty to another woman, Hadrian is hocked by Nicole's daring conduct, yet entranced by her fiery free spirit and breathtaking sensuality. Though resolved to making the raven-haired beauty his mistress, he will never agree to wed her. But Nicole is no man's plaything. And she is prepared to risk heartache in order to satisfy her wild, uncompromising passion . . . and win the dashing Duke's unwavering loyalty and undying love.

Seduction

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Seduction
Badly wounded, Dominic is put in the care of a beautiful gentlewoman – Julianne Greystone – only to discover that her sympathies lie with his enemies. Yet he can't help but seduce the woman who saved his life, hoping she never learns of his betrayal. Julianne is captivated by the wounded stranger she believes is a revolutionary hero. Until she discovers the truth...her 'hero' is the privileged Earl of Bedford. Devastated and determined to forget him, Julianne travels to London. But when she finds herself in danger, it is Bedford who comes to the rescue. Now Julianne must navigate the intrigues of a perilous city, the wild yearnings of her own heart and the explosion of their passion.

Dark Seduction

release date: Jan 01, 2007

The Masters of Time books 1-3

release date: Mar 01, 2009
The Masters of Time books 1-3
Go back in time to 15th century Scotland in New York Times bestselling author Brenda Joyce's Masters of Time paranormal romance series. Dark Seduction: Book 1 Malcolm of Dunroch is a newly chosen Master, a novice to his extraordinary and dangerous powers—and a young woman's death is already on his hands. Malcolm is determined to fight his darkest desires, denying himself all pleasure…until fate sends him another Innocent, the beautiful Claire Camden. Since her mother's murder, Claire has done everything possible to make a safe, secure life. But nothing can prepare her for the powerful medieval warrior who sweeps her back into his time—a treacherous, frightening world. Claire needs Malcolm to survive, yet she must keep him arm's length. For Malcolm's soul is at stake—and fulfilling his desires could prove fatal…. Dark Rival: Book 2 Black Royce is a battle-hardened soldier of the gods. His vows are his life—until he is sent to New York City. The moment Royce sees beautiful, feisty Allie Monroe, he knows she will be his only weakness—and he is right. Allie Monroe is more than an heiress. She is a Healer, willing to do anything to save victims from the evil that lurks at night. But alone, she can do only so much—until destiny sends her the darkest Highlander of them all. Then evil strikes and Royce is destroyed before Allie's eyes. Now Allie will do anything to save Royce—even if it means going back in time. Confronting their enemies could cost not only their lives, but their love—for all eternity. Dark Embrace: Book 3 Aidan, the Wolf of Awe, has abandoned the Brotherhood and forsaken his vows, seeking vengeance against the evil that destroyed his son. He has not saved an Innocent in years—until he hears Brianna Rose's scream across centuries, and leaps to modern-day Manhattan to rescue her. Brie is a gifted empath who spends her time fighting evil—and fantasizing about the medieval Highlander she met just once. When Aidan suddenly appears and takes her hostage, Brie cannot believe how dark and dangerous he has become. She knows she should be afraid, but instead, she will fight across time for his redemption…and his love.

Dark Lover (The Masters of Time, Book 5)

release date: Nov 01, 2011

A Lady At Last

release date: Sep 01, 2011
A Lady At Last
Raised as a pirate's daughter, Amanda Carre has not been tutored in the finer social graces. Alone in the world, she has never depended on anyone–until fate intervenes when Cliff de Warenne rescues her from a mob at her father's hanging. Now she must set sail for England to find the mother she never knew. The greatest gentleman privateer of his era, and an infamous ladies' man, Cliff knows honour demands that he see this beautiful wild child to London and into her socialite mother's arms. He's aware that Amanda is utterly unprepared for a debut in London's ton, so his only recourse is to champion her transformation into a lady – and to find her a suitable match.

The Prize

release date: Jan 01, 2009
The Prize
An infamous sea captain of the British Royal Navy, Devlin O'Neill is consumed with the need to destroy the man who brutally murdered his father. Having nearly ruined the Earl of Eastleigh financially, he is waiting to strike the final blow. And his opportunity comes in the form of a spirited young American woman, the earl's niece, who is about to set his cold, calculating world on fire.… Born and raised on a tobacco plantation, orphan Virginia Hughes is determined to rebuild her beloved Sweet Briar. Daringly, she sails to England alone, hoping to convince her uncle to lend her the funds. Instead, she finds herself ruthlessly kidnapped by the notorious Devlin O'Neill, and will soon find her best-laid plans thwarted by a passion that could seal their fates forever.…

A Dangerous Love

release date: Sep 01, 2011
A Dangerous Love
A Dangerous Love Brenda Joyce Torn from his Romany mother's arms as a small boy, Viscount Emilian St Xavier has spent a lifetime ignoring the whispers of gypsy that follow him. A nobleman with wealth, power and privilege, he doesn't care what the gadjos think. But when the Romany come to Derbyshire with news of his mother's murder at the hands of a mob, his world implodes. Ariella de Warenne is the perfect object for his lust and revenge – her heritage assures her a place in proper society, though, as a radical and independent thinker, she scorns her peers' frivolous pursuits in the Ton... Until a Roma camp arrives and she finds herself drawn to their charismatic leader, Emilian. Even when he warns her away, threatening to seduce and destroy her, she cannot refuse him. For Ariella is determined to fight for their dangerous love...
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