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PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF MADELINE HUNTER

SECRETS OF SURRENDER

“With each new book, Hunter displays more of her unique ability to draw readers into a heated romance that speaks to the body, mind and heart.…. Her exceptional storytelling is mesmerizing.”


Romantic Times

“Beautifully written and containing a cast of characters that provide a solid backdrop to this interesting and emotional story,
Secrets of Surrender
is a page-turner.”


Romance Reviews Today

“[A] captivating, compelling story of two people succeeding against all odds.”


Booklist

THE RULES OF SEDUCTION

“Hunter is masterful at drawing readers in and creating realistic characters and powerful emotions so that each of her romances both satisfies readers and leaves them anxious for the next book.”


Booklist

“Rich in plot and characters, rich in wit and emotion, and rich in satisfaction for any reader.”


Romance Reviews Today

“A carefully crafted, riveting romance showcasing Hunter's talent for both great storytelling and unforgettable romance. Her strong hero and equally fascinating heroine make this an irresistible read.…. Hunter finds herself in the enviable position of being a writer whose novels every reader will adore.”


Romantic Times

LORD OF SIN

“Snappily paced and bone-deep satisfying, Hunter's books are so addictive they should come with a surgeon general's warning. [Hunter] doesn't neglect the absorbing historical details that set her apart from most of her counterparts, engaging the reader's mind even as she deftly captures the heart.”


Publishers Weekly

THE ROMANTIC

“Every woman dreams of being the object of some man's secret passion, and readers will be swept away by Hunter's hero and her latest captivating romance.”


Booklist

THE SINNER

“Packed with sensuality and foreboding undertones, this book boasts rich historical details and characters possessing unusual depth and vitality, traits that propel it beyond the standard historical romance fare.”


Publishers Weekly

“Sensual, intriguing, and absorbing, prolific Hunter scores again.”


Booklist

“There are books you finish with a sigh because they are so rich, so tender, so near to the heart that they will stay with you for a long, long time. Madeline Hunter's historical romance
The Sinner
is such a book.”


Oakland Press

THE CHARMER

“With its rich historical texture, steamy love scenes, and indelible protagonists, this book embodies the best of the genre.”


Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

“In yet another excellent offering from Hunter, her intriguing characters elicit both fascination and sympathy.”


Booklist

THE SAINT

“[An] unassuming, witty, and intriguing account of how love helps, not hinders, the achievement of dreams.”


Booklist

THE SEDUCER

“Hunter.…sweeps both her readers and her characters up in the embrace of history. Lush in detail and thrumming with sensuality, this offering will thrill those looking for a tale as rich and satisfying as a multi course gourmet meal.”


Publishers Weekly

“The Seducer
is a well-crafted novel.… characteristically intense and frankly sexual.”


Contra Costa Times

“[An] intriguing and redemptive tale.”


Booklist

“Angst and passion battle it out in this very sensual story.”


Oakland Press

LORD OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS

“Hunter's fresh, singular voice and firm grasp of history set this lively 14th-century romance apart. An electrifying blend of history, romance, and intrigue, this fast-paced tale is a testament to Hunter's considerable narrative prowess.”


Publishers Weekly

“I have enjoyed every novel Ms. Hunter has penned to date, and it's difficult to say, but each one seems better than the one before.
Lord of a Thousand Nights
is no exception; it's a masterpiece of storytelling, one that stands alone as a superb read, as one I very highly recommend.”


Romance Reviews Today

THE PROTECTOR

“Hunter is at home with this medieval setting, and her talent for portraying intelligent, compelling characters seems to develop with each book. This feisty tale is likely to win her the broader readership she deserves.”


Publishers Weekly

“Madeline Hunter has restored my faith in historicals and in the medieval romance especially.
The Protector
is definitely a wonderful read.”


All About Romance

BY DESIGN

“Realistic details that make the reader feel they are truly living in the 13th century enhance a story of love that knows no bounds, not social, political, or economic barriers. Ms. Hunter's knowledge of the period and her ability to create three-dimensional characters who interact with history makes her an author medievalists will adore.”


Romantic Times

“I'd heard a lot about the previous two books in this trilogy,
By Arrangement
and
By Possession,
but little did that prepare me for the experience that was reading this book. Whether you've already enjoyed Ms. Hunter's books or she is a new-to-you author, this is a wonderful, sensual, masterfully written tale of love overcoming odds, and one I heartily recommend.”


All About Romance

“With each of the books in this series, Ms. Hunter's skill shines like a beacon.”


Rendevous

“Ms. Hunter has raised the bar, adding depth and texture to the medieval setting. With well-crafted characters and a delightful love story,
By Design
is well-plotted and well-timed without the contrived plot twists so often used in romances. I highly recommend
By Design
to not only lovers of medieval romance but to all readers.”


Romance Reviews Today

BY POSSESSION

“With the release of this new volume, [Madeline Hunter] cements her position as one of the brightest new writers in the genre. Brimming with intelligent writing, historical detail, and passionate, complex protagonists.…Hunter makes 14th-century England come alive—from the details of its sights, sounds, and smells to the political context of this rebellious and dangerous time, when alliances and treason went hand in hand. For all the historical richness of the story, the romantic aspect is never lost, and the poignancy of the characters’ seemingly untamable love is truly touching.”


Publishers Weekly

“Madeline Hunter's tale is a pleasant read with scenes that show the writer's brilliance.
By Possession
is rich in description and details that readers of romance will savor.”


Oakland Press

“Ms. Hunter skillfully weaves historical details into a captivating love story that resounds with sights, sounds, and more of the Middle Ages. This is another breathtaking romance from a talented storyteller.”


Romantic Times

“With elegance and intelligence, Ms. Hunter consolidates her position as one of the best new voices in romantic fiction. I'm waiting on tenterhooks to see what is in store for readers in her next book,
By Design.”


Romance Journal

BY ARRANGEMENT

“Debut author Hunter begins this new series with a thoroughly satisfying launch that leaves the reader eager for the next episode in the lives of her engaging characters.”


Publishers Weekly

“Romance author Madeline Hunter makes a dazzling debut into the genre with her medieval
By Arrangement,
a rich historical with unforgettable characters.…. Layered with intrigue, history, passion, multidimensional characters, this book has it all. Quite simply, it's one of the best books I've read this year.”


Oakland Press

“The first in a marvelous trilogy by a fresh voice in the genre,
By Arrangement
combines historical depth and riveting romance in a manner reminiscent of Roberta Gellis. Ms. Hunter has a true gift for bringing both history and her characters to life, making readers feel a part of the danger and pageantry of the era.”


Romantic Times

“By Arrangement
is richly textured, historically fascinating, and filled with surprises.”


All About Romance

“Splendid in every way.”


Rendezvous

ALSO BY MADELINE HUNTER

BY ARRANGEMENT

BY POSSESSION

BY DESIGN

THE PROTECTOR

LORD OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS

STEALING HEAVEN

THE SEDUCER

THE SAINT

THE CHARMER

THE SINNER

THE ROMANTIC

LORD OF SIN

LADY OF SIN

THE RULES OF SEDUCTION

LESSONS OF DESIRE

SECRETS OF SURRENDER

CHAPTER
ONE

S
ilence. A dark, calm center absorbing chaos into its kJ stillness.

The peaceful rhythm of inhales and exhales.

A pulse. The fundamental beat of nature extending into infinity. Awareness of everything and nothing. No thoughts. No dreams. No hungers. Pure existence. Primeval knowing.

Floating in the center now. Finally. Singular but also transcendent. Only the pulse in the darkness. Alone, but unified with a larger rhythm, the—

A disturbance. A small, silent shout of caution and worry intruding into the perfect void.

“Why are you creeping around, Phippen?”

“My apologies, my lord. I thought—you appeared to be sleeping and I just thought to come in and remove the tray—”

A louder shout. Fear now. Always fear. The world roared with it.

“I will go at once, sir.”

“Take the tray, Phippen. Let us make the disturbance worthwhile, at least.”

Chaos. Dismay. Thumps and bumps and the brittle cacophony of metal and crockery crashing.

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