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Penny Vincenzi

Penny Vincenzi is one of the UK's best-loved and most popular authors. Since her first novel, OLD SINS, was published in 1989, she has written fifteen bestselling novels, including THE DECISION and the number one bestsellers THE BEST OF TIMES and AN ABSOLUTE SCANDAL.

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Rich Rewards

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

This exclusive e-short story is the sizzling prequel to Una-Mary Parker's internationally bestselling novel, Riches, available now in ebook.Born and brought up in the poorest part of San Francisco, Joni Marks has always dreamed of becoming a movie star. She craves the fame, the glamour and the wealth. And she'll do anything to get what she wants.Now, on the night of the Oscars, as Hollywood's most famous film director, Hunt Kellerman, walks towards her on the red carpet, she knows that he's her destiny. And nothing is going to stand in her way.

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A Dangerous Desire

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Beauty comes at a price...Lucy's fairy tale life comes crashing down when a serious car accident destroys her relationship with Peter, and her gorgeous looks. Una-Mary Parker's gripping novel of intrigue and suspense will enthral fans of Penny Vincenzi and Tasmina Perry. 'Romance and suspense with an unexpected twist' - Sunday ExpressAs Lucy and Peter sped along the motorway towards Lucy's parents' home, eager to announce the news of their engagement, Lucy dreamed of their life together. Moments later they watched in terror as a vehicle hurtled towards them... Waking in hospital to discover that her beautiful face has been destroyed, Lucy calls off their engagement and sinks into an emotional decline. But Peter's mother has a solution: a friend in New York knows a brilliant plastic surgeon who is willing to restore Lucy's looks. Six months later, Lucy emerges as one of the most stunning women anyone has ever seen. But such breath-taking beauty comes at a price and, to Lucy's horror, she is about to discover that the price is almost too high to pay...Raves for Una-Mary Parker's deliciously decadent bestsellers:'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard'Filled with romance and intrigue but with an unexpected twist' Best 'Guaranteed to make you gasp, giggle and stretch your eyes as you gallop through the pages at one sitting' Company'Will keep you glued to the page' Prima

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Dark Passions

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

She's on the hunt for love. And one man's on the hunt for her... Seeing her friends settle down, Antonia realises that a high-powered job and unlimited money may not be as fulfilling as she once thought... but finding true love isn't going to be easy. Dark Passions is a dazzling novel of danger, desire and deception. Antonia Murray, at thirty-two, realises most of her friends are getting married and having babies, while she is devoting her life to her company, Murray Properties Ltd, which restores and sells beautiful period buildings in Central London. Her hard work over the past ten years has paid off: she owns a smart flat in Knightsbridge, designer clothes, a BMW and she can holiday anywhere in the world.Suddenly it isn't enough. She longs to settle down with a loving man and start a family of her own. But how is she going to meet the man of her dreams? Despite her brother's warnings, she places an advert in the personal columns and when she sees the intelligent eyes and warm smile of Colin Holbrook in the photograph he sends her, she's convinced she's found the one. But appearances are often deceptive and Antonia is about to discover that the dating game can be a dangerous, if not deadly, affair... Raves for Una-Mary Parker's deliciously decadent bestsellers:'Una-Mary keeps you guessing - and glued to the page' Daily Express 'Romance and suspense with an unexpected twist' Sunday Express'Guaranteed to make you gasp, giggle and stretch your eyes as you gallop through the pages at one sitting' Company

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Broken Trust

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

They're not ready to let him move on... Nick expected his children to be a little unhappy with him remarrying so soon after their mother's death. But he certainly didn't expect it to lead to an irrevocable and deadly family feud. Broken Trust is Una-Mary Parker's explosive epic, perfect for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Penny Jordan.When widower Nick Driver announces that he is getting remarried, his two sons and two daughters are utterly devastated. They find it hard to accept that their beautiful mother, who died tragically only a year ago, can be replaced this quickly, particularly by Philippa who is so young.Nick wants Philippa to have all that money can buy, but when he decides to sell the family home he has no idea that his new wife will become an unwitting catalyst in a family feud. Nor that the domino effect that follows will cause a deep rift and finally the death of one of them....Raves for Broken Trust:'[Una-Mary Parker is] the mistress of chill' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'This is an entertaining yarn with a murder mystery climax' South Wales Argus'This is Una-Mary's 14th novel and it retains her sincerity of writing and freshness of style' Reading Chronicle Berkshire

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Sweet Vengeance

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

There are secrets lurking beneath the designer labels and dazzling dresses... Fashionista Arabella Webster has mysteriously disappeared and her daughter is desperate to find her. Digging deep for clues, Joanna gets more than she bargained for, learning some terrifying truths about her modish mother. Sweet Vengeance is the perfect read for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. When designer Arabella Webster disappears the day before her first showing at London Fashion Week, her daughter Joanna can't help but fear the worst. The latest collection from Arabella Designs is the culmination of years of hard work and the financial future of the company depends on it being a success - there's no way Arabella would do anything to jeopardise it. So where is she?But as Joanna attempts to discover what lies behind her mother's mysterious disappearance it seems this is the least of her problems - it soon becomes apparent that the woman she has idolised all her life has been hiding a dark secret that will change everything. And as the revelations come to a head it is looking less and less likely that Arabella will return . . .Raves for Sweet Vengeance:'Hitchcock would've loved this elegant suspense thriller' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'The accent is on elegance and style, with seamless plotting by this bestselling thriller writer' The Lady

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Moment of Madness

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Her father may be dead, but he's still playing games... When Lucinda's father suddenly dies, she must complete a mysterious treasure hunt to earn her inheritance. On the journey to a vast fortune, Lucinda finds out more about her father than she ever knew when he was alive. Una-Mary Parker's unputdownable Moment of Madness is perfect for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Tasmina Perry. When the eccentric genius Professor Miles Scott-Forbes suddenly dies, Lucinda, the daughter he ignored all his life, finds she must enter a bizarre treasure hunt before she can claim a penny of her inheritance.At the centre of the mystery lie six pieces of jewellery, each one inextricably linked to a shocking family secret. Five pieces must be disposed of - the sixth Lucinda can keep for herself. Should it be the most valuable of the six, she stands to inherit a vast fortune, which will enable her to give up her stressful job and spend more time with her two children. But there's a catch: Lucinda's forbidden to have the jewellery valued. Furious to be the object of yet another of her father's twisted games, she reluctantly follows the trail... only to realise that the true prize lies not in financial gain but in the discovery of the man behind her father's cruel and capricious exterior.Raves for Moment of Madness:'This first-class writer dazzles again with a gem of a romantic suspense story' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'A novel of lust, love and family secrets' OK Magazine

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Forbidden Feelings

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Sex, scandal and shocking happenings in the Scottish highlands... Three generations of a privileged family face the repercussions of rebellion, betrayal and forbidden feelings in Una-Mary Parker's sinfully scandalous and sexy epic. Forbidden Feelings will enthral readers of Penny Vincenzi and Jilly Cooper. An explosive love affair between a widow and her best friend's son . . .When strange events at her father's Scottish estate require investigation, Camilla Eaton is grateful for Philip's company. To the tranquil beauty of the Highland countryside is added the aphrodisiac of danger and - despite the difference in their ages - the couple embark upon a heady love affair. A society girl who steals the family silver for her anarchist lover . . .Horrified by the unwelcome evidence of her mother's sexuality, Camilla's teenage daughter, Poppy, becomes involved with a group of militant political activists. Her sexual obsession with their charismatic leader, Danny Fox, blinds her to the inherent dangers of the association.A devastating emotional maelstrom . . .As the repercussions of Poppy's rebellion and the sinister goings-on in Scotland collide in an event of shocking violence, Camilla is forced to re-evaluate her priorities - and finds herself face to face with death ...Raves for Una-Mary Parker's deliciously decadent bestsellers:'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard'Filled with romance and intrigue but with an unexpected twist' Best 'Guaranteed to make you gasp, giggle and stretch your eyes as you gallop through the pages at one sitting' Company'Will keep you glued to the page' Prima

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Only the Best

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Not every fairy-tale has a happy ending... Disenchanted by an unexpected tragedy, Beverly heads from New York to her late-husband's English ancestral home. Whilst most of his family offer comfort, someone has deadly intentions for this damsel in distress... Only the Best will enthral readers of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. 'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard Prince CharmingBeverley feels like the luckiest girl in the world. Champagne, glamour - and Viscount Amesbury, the handsome Englishman who monopolises her at the opening of New York's Herman Gallery. The fairy-tale romanceA whirlwind courtship, a wedding that is featured in the society pages of fashionable Chichi magazine, and Beverley settles down to married life in a blissful daze. But where's the happy ending?An unexpected tragedy calls the grief-stricken girl to England, to Anthony's ancestral home and the upper echelons of English society. Here, Beverley feels sure she can achieve what Anthony would have wanted: only the best for their son and heir. But someone on the magnificent estate seems to have more deadly intentions ...What readers are saying about Only the Best:'Makes you see life differently. A well-told story I would happily read again''Exciting read - couldn't put it down''Excellent. 5 stars'

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A Guilty Pleasure

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker
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False Promises

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

To find him, she must go it alone... Liza's life is thrown into turmoil when her beloved husband Toby disappears without a trace. Una-Mary Parker takes readers on a non-stop tour of the dangerously rich and privileged in her unputdownable epic, False Promises. The perfect read for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. Toby and Liza Hamcroft share a life of wealth, privilege and marital bliss. Parents of three adorable children, members of Lloyd's of London, and part of England's elite - not a day goes by without Liza counting her blessings. Then her life is thrown into turmoil when Toby disappears without a trace.Lloyd's, where Toby is a successful broker, is suffering huge insurance losses and as the syndicates start to crash, Liza realises the implications could be catastrophic for those involved. Disaster for her brother Freddy whose wife Melissa is only after his money; ruin for Sir Humphrey and Lady Rosemary Davenport who put their trust in Toby; and humiliation for her parents who are set to lose everything.As the days go by, Liza frantically searches for clues to Toby's whereabouts. But who can she turn to for help? Toby's colleagues show concern, but can they be trusted? When events take a more sinister turn, Liza realises she must take the law into her own hands if she is to find her husband before it is too late...What readers are saying about False Promises:'Una-Mary Parker has packed every page with events to keep you from putting the book down. An author well worth reading' 'Once again, brilliantly done''Five stars'

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Taking Control

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Will she ever be free of him? Leaving her millionaire husband, pursuing a new career and rekindling an old flame - Sophie finally feels like she's taking charge of her life. But when sinister events start to unfold, it becomes clear someone else is in control... Una-Mary Parker's captivating thriller Taking Control is the perfect read for fans of Tasmina Perry and Penny Vincenzi.Sophie was an impressionable twenty-one-year-old when she married millionaire businessman Brock Duvall and was swept away on a tide of luxury and sophistication. But over the years she has learned that life with a man twice her age is not what she had hoped for. She feels the need to break away from the confines of her hapless marriage, and Brock, knowing he can no longer govern his beautiful wife, sets her free. It is time for Sophie to take control.Launching a career as an antiques dealer, Sophie opens a shop in Knightsbridge, and with the help of her two bubbly colleagues, Frankie and Katie, she watches the business thrive. Sadly, her sister, Audrey, is not so fortunate. Her own marriage is on the rocks and she is spurred into a desperate act of rebellion...As Sophie begins to get her life back on track, she hopes that one day she will meet a man with whom she is truly compatible. Then Tim Calthorpe, her teenage heart-throb, re-enters her life, giving her hope that they may have a future together. But sinister events follow and Sophie is unable to shake off the fear that someone is trying to jeopardise her one chance of true happiness...Raves for Una-Mary Parker's deliciously decadent bestsellers:'Una-Mary keeps you guessing - and glued to the page' Daily Express 'Filled with romance and intrigue but with an unexpected twist' Best 'Guaranteed to make you gasp, giggle and stretch your eyes as you gallop through the pages at one sitting' Company

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Riches

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Money can't buy love, but it helps to have riches...As the lives of sisters Tiffany and Morgan unfold in a world of sex, scandal, power and riches, they must learn that wealth and privilege can't buy happiness. Una-Mary Parker's Riches will enthral fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. 'Will keep you glued to the page' Prima Tiffany - by day a successful costume designer working from her luxurious Park Avenue apartment. By night, the 'other woman' in the arms of film director Hunt Kellerman.Morgan - her only ambition is marriage to an English aristocrat. And in Henry, Marquess of Blairmore, dubbed one of Britain's most eligible bachelors, she finds just the man.Zac - their younger brother is the odd one out. Spending his time in sleazy bars, he's on a downward spiral to despair.The three Kalvin children come from a background of wealth and privilege, but each has to learn the hard way that there's more to life than riches...What readers are saying about Riches:'Hard to put down. So many twists and turns that I NEEDED to find out what was going to happen next''Loved it. The first time I've read Una-Mary Parker but it certainly won't be the last''Five stars. Well worth a read!'

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Scandals

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker
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Temptations

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Only time will tell if they can resist temptations... Three fabulous women face a confrontation with the past, an impossible ultimatum and some brutal business - will they rise above temptation? This irresistible novel from bestselling author Una-Mary Parker is the perfect read for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. Madeleine Delaney - a beautiful brunette and brilliant portrait painter, she is summoned from her New York home to an English country manor house and a confrontation with the past.Jessica McCann - a bubbly blonde who lives for her work as Sales Director of one of London's most luxurious hotels when her lover, jealous of her success, issues an impossible ultimatum.Kimberley Cabot - her Titian locks hide a scheming financial brain and a ruthless ambition to rise above her poverty-stricken background.Three very different women, with only their youth and beauty in common. Only time will tell how they can handle temptations.Raves for Una-Mary Parker's scandalously sinful bestsellers:'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard'Guaranteed to make you gasp, giggle and stretch your eyes as you gallop through the pages in one sitting' Company'Filled with romance and intrigue but with an unexpected twist' Best 'This novel has everything - intrigue, romance, ambition, lust...' Daily Mail

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Enticements

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker
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The Palace Affair

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

The most imposing invitation on the mantelpiece was the one from Buckingham Palace...Three women await the Buckingham Palace Garden Party, unaware that it will deliver not only in decadence, but also drama, depravity and danger. The Palace Affair by Una-Mary Parker will enthral fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. 'Deliciously entertaining' Sunday TelegraphThree women are anticipating the royal Garden Party with varying degrees of pleasure and apprehension.For Jackie, social editor of Society magazine, it is just one of a series of glittering events that she must cover for her glamour-hungry readers. Newly divorced, Jackie enjoys the hectic whirl of her career, but hopes to find a more settled lifestyle...For Elfrieda, ex-Swedish au pair and current Lady Witley of Vauxhall, the invitation represents one further rung up the social ladder. Elfrieda is so desperate to be accepted, she will do anything to make her mark. It is a determination that is to have dangerous consequences...As Lady in Waiting to the Queen, Celia is 'on duty', charged with the responsibility of helping ensure all the arrangements go smoothly. Celia values the position of confidence she enjoys at the Palace, and is careful to do nothing to jeopardise it...But this is one Garden Party that turns out to hold some nasty shocks for the guests. An unscrupulous man is scheming ruthlessly for his own advancement. And when he crosses swords with Jackie, Celia and Elfrieda, he vows he will get his revenge, whatever it takes...What readers are saying about The Palace Affair:'Absolutely unputdownable. An intriguing and believable plot''The story and suspense surrounding three different women of difference classes of society was captivating''Brilliant. 5 stars'

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Demand (India Only)

Adrian Slywotzky With Karl Web, Er
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Adrian Slywotzky With Karl Web, Er

Demand is one of the few economic terms almost everyone knows. Demand drives supply. When demand rises, growth happens - jobs are created, the economy flourishes and society thrives. So goes the theory.It sounds simple, yet almost no one really understands demand, including the business owners, company leaders and policy makers who try to stimulate and satisfy it. Aimed at a business and general non-fiction readership, DEMAND is a book which searches for clues as to where demand really comes from, and why, and how we might control it.

Amanda Reynolds

Amanda Reynolds lives in the Cotswolds with her family where she writes full-time. Her debut novel, Close To Me, is a #1 e-book bestseller. Lying To You is her second book.

Barbara Nadel

Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel used to work in mental health services. Born in the East End of London, she now writes full time and has been a visitor to Turkey for over twenty years. She received the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger for her novel DEADLY WEB, and the Swedish Flintax Prize for historical crime fiction for her first Francis Hancock novel, LAST RIGHTS.To find out more, follow Barbara on Twitter @BarbaraNadel or visit her website www.barbara-nadel.com

Caroline Graham

Caroline Graham, the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, was born in Warwickshire and educated at Nuneaton High School for Girls, and later the Open University. She was awarded an MA in Theatre Studies at Birmingham University, and has written several plays for both radio and theatre. She has been dubbed by The Sunday Times as, 'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie'.