One Starlit Night, A Midnight Scandals Novella

In daylight, there was no disguising that her hair was more red than brown, and of all things, that was what doomed him. That dark red hair. To no avail, he reminded himself she was Magnus’s younger sister. He had years of correspondence from her. Her spirit had sunk into the pages and words she’d written, filling that box that ought never to have been opened. Years of her words had crept into his heart until there seemed no way to separate them, and he’d not even known it was happening until too late.

About One Starlit Night

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eBook ISBN: 978-1-937823-09-2
Print ISBN: 978-1-937823-50-4 - cJewel Books
Print ISBN: 978-1530126194 - CreateSpace

One Starlit Night

A passionate affair 10 years gone by. Some feelings never fade away.

Portia Temple is set to marry a dull man to escape her exasperating sister-in-law. Ten years prior, she thought she’d met the love of her life in Viscount Northword, but circumstances beyond their control forced the two of them apart. As Portia prepares to give herself away for good, Northword returns, and with him come feelings she’d buried long ago.

Ten years away from Doyle’s Grange isn’t long enough for Northword to forget Portia and the love they shared. He tells himself it’s wrong to interfere in her life, but he can’t help but intervene with his words, his body, and the truths of his heart.

One Starlit Night is a Regency romance novella featuring two lovers reunited after a decade apart. If you like second chance romances, steamy encounters, and a touch of paranormal, then you'’l love this intense and believable story.

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Also appeared in the anthology Midnight Scandals with authors Courtney Milan and Sherry Thomas

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Print: Yes

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  • 2016.02.20 Version 2.0. Updated formatting, some typos fixed, re-copy-edited.
  • 2015.01.15 New cover, various formatting updates.
  • 2013.03.15 ePub version 1.0
  • 2013.03.22: Fixed an issue with the TOC.

What They’re Saying About One Starlit Night and Midnight Scandals

A wonderfully rounded romance dealing with the difficulties of a second chance romance and great supporting characters... 4 1/2 stars
Rogues Under the Covers
Each of the three stories takes place around a small home (cue Doyle’s Grange) on a larger estate. As one era passes into the next the elderly couple from the former generation brush paths with the young couple of the next. How is that not prime time catnip? As a well executed concept the home bridges the gaps between the tales, making them stronger collectively than they are alone. As the authors involved in Midnight Scandals are some of the genre’s strongest, this takes us pretty close to perfection.

First up is Carolyn Jewel. Her story of lovers with two unforgivable secrets made me realize I don’t read Carolyn Jewel often enough. (Why don’t I read more Carolyn Jewel?)
It’s My Genre Baby

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