By Elizabeth Essex
Daring, brazen, and lovely, the Reckless Brides refuse to play via society’s ideas of courtship. But—come hell or excessive water—they continually get their man…
A woman in Disguise
For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal army. So while her more youthful brother refuses to record for responsibility, Sally Kent slips right into a uniform and takes his place—at least till he involves his senses. Boldly mountaineering aboard the Audacious, Sally is as able-bodied as any sailor there. yet one guy is making her think tantalizingly conscious of the full-bodied lady underneath her military blues…
A guy Overboard
Dedicated to his send, sworn to his duty—and distractingly gorgeous—Lieutenant David Colyear sees via Sally’s charade, and he’s livid. yet he needs to admit she’s the simplest midshipman on board—and a lady who tempts him like no different. along with his personal secrets and techniques to conceal and his profession at stake, Col has the same opinion to maintain her on. yet can the fervour they cover live to tell the tale the perils of a conflict at sea? quickly, their love and devotion should be placed to the attempt
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A file. ” The slap of the file on the flat of his palm provides a point of emphasis on each word. Jackson’s self-preservation instinct kicks in. “Messiah,” he says quickly. ” Gregor smiles. ” The others start to whisper: Messiah, Messiah, Messiah. “Thank you, brothers. And I shall be your Messiah. Trust in me and I shall—” Hands grab at his arms and legs. Several Skineaters drag the preacher into a chair and hold him there. ” Someone clamps his skull in a vice-like embrace. Gregor balances the file between his thumb and index finger as if it were a precision surgical instrument.
Then footsteps plodding up the stairwell. “Someone just made tribute,” Charlie says. ” Charlie holds his hands out to Albert. The blood-soaked rags are unfurling in wet strings. ” Albert peels the covering from Charlie’s hands. ” Most of Charlie’s fingers are missing. The crudely hacked-at stumps weep thick yellow pus. The tips are the mottled gangrene-green of a rotting potato. “Edward takes our body as currency. We give him pieces of ourselves, he repays us with pieces of bread and meat. ” “It’s like the warlords used to do in feudal Japan.
First he killed half the inmates. ” A sound of grinding gears from the roof, followed by savage hoots from the upper tier. “That sound,” Charlie cocks his head. ” Charlie just grunts. “Anyway, Lazarus, one day he’s gone. Told Edward he was going down to the basement to tunnel out. ” Charlie shudders. “That’s where he is. Down in the basement. ” “Nope. ” He pauses. “But I hear him sometimes. At night. This sound, this scritch-scritch-scritch, like nails on a chalkboard. ” Charlie leans in. He whispers, as if to speak overloud would rouse a sleeping beast.