RIVER OF FIRE
November 1996; reissued April 2005
LORD OF DECEIT
He was known as the Demon Warrior. As rebel, soldier, hero, and spy, Kenneth Wilding had never known defeat. But nothing can save his heritage when he returns from the wars to an empty title and a ravaged estate. Nothing--until a stranger offers a devil’s bargain: financial salvation in return for Kenneth’s special subversive skills. Reluctantly, Kenneth enters the household of the greatest artist in England to unmask a terrible crime. But he also discovers something infinitely more dangerous: a tantalizing new way of life and an irresistible woman. Everything he has ever wanted, and can never have.
LADY OF DESIRE
After a scandal destroys her trust and her reputation, tempestuous Rebecca Seaton withdraws to her attic studio and buries herself in her work. Then Kenneth Wilding sweeps into her life, dazzling her senses with his pirate’s face and poet’s soul. Warily, they slide into a duel of desire that brings both searing risks and shattering fulfillment. But Kenneth’s secret mission comes between them, unleashing a danger that threatens Rebecca’s life even as a passion sweeps them into a river of fire that transforms their very souls.
“Mary Jo Putney once again sweeps readers into a story that captures and holds their hearts…. (She) brilliantly captures the intricacies, mores, manners and wit of the era with panache and her special gift for storytelling.”
--Kathe Robin, Romantic Times, 4 ½ rating
“Putney offers a strong romantic relationship, good writing and memorable characters, and a portrayal of the London art world that is filled with jealousy and passion.”