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The Dark Affair (A Novel of Mad Passions #3)

Máire Claremont

Mass Market

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The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor…

Lady Margaret Cassidy left a life of nobility behind in Ireland, forsaking her grieving homeland to aid war-ravaged men in England. Still, she never expected a cruel turn of fate to lock her into an unwanted betrothal with one of her English patients—much less one as broken and dangerous as Viscount Powers.

Wrecked by his tragic past, Powers’ opiate-addled sanity hangs precariously in the balance, leaving him poised to destroy anyone who dares to utter the names of the wife and child he still so deeply mourns. So when he is forced to marry Margaret in exchange for freedom, he is shocked by the desire to earn her trust, her body, and—most alarming of all—her heart…

Praise For The Dark Affair (A Novel of Mad Passions #3)

Raves for the Mad Passions series

“With the first in the Mad Passions trilogy, Claremont establishes herself as a force in the genre—to be kept on readers’ shelves alongside Anne Stuart, Anna Campbell, and Jennifer Ashley.”—Romantic Times

“Claremont delivers a tale of love, determination, scandal, and plenty of angst.”—Publishers Weekly

“An intense, compelling read with a rewarding ‘good conquers evil’ ending.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Romance, adventure, passion, torment, and triumph …A book to savor page by page and then add to your keeper shelf.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes

“Real, intelligent, and gritty but above all deeply romantic. In my opinion, Máire Claremont is the stunning reincarnation of the Brontë sisters.”—Delilah Marvelle, award-winning author of Forever a Lady

Berkley, 9780451418012, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

About the Author

2011 Golden Heart winner and author of the Mad Passion novels, including The Dark Lady and Lady in RedMáire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own…until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his first wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Máire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name.