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Our books are published in traditional book form, as audio books, or as e-books for convenient reading on the go.

Books are available from all good bookstores, and online from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, with e-books available from either Ellora’s Cave or HarperCollins e-books.

Leda Swann audio books for your MP3 player can be downloaded from audible.com and through iTunes.

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TEMPTATION by LEDA SWANN

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 An innocent letter inspires a wanton passion . . .

Virginal Beatrice Clemens had only the most noble of intentions in mind when she began a correspondence with Captain Percival Carterton, her brother's comrade-in-arms. She meant for her warm and open letters to ease a brave soldier's loneliness far from home. For Percy, however, each word was passionate fire, inflaming his need for the unsuspecting young nurse . . . and his desire to touch, taste, love, and possess her forever.

Now back in London, Percy has resolved to win the lovely Beatrice before she is betrothed to another man. Percy charts a course of brazen seduction designed to awaken Beatrice to hitherto unexplored delights, thereby compromising her reputation and forcing her to wed him instead. A bold plan of action involving scandal and surprise, it may open a Pandora's box of hot, unrestrained sensuality that could carry the virile soldier and his willing lady to ruin—or to breathtaking new heights of ecstasy.

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CAPTIVE by LEDA SWANN

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 "What is the opposite of déjà vu?

Louisa Clemens entered the parlor, stopping in consternation barely a few paces into the room. Peculiarly, the room felt different, as if she had never set foot in it before. After working six years for the Winterbottoms she knew every inch of their parlor: the blue carpet patterned with roses, the chintz-covered sofas, the ormolu clock on the mantel, the glass case full of ferns in the corner of the bay window - and yet she felt as if she had never been here before.

Plastering a façade of normality over her feeling of sudden strangeness, a difference caught her eye, and she turned her head to look to the side of the room where a man stood – a man who was unabashedly staring at her. He was definitely not the sort of man she would expect to see in the Winterbottom’s parlor, assembled amidst all their other guests. Once more she faltered, the sensation of foreignness overcoming her."

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MISTRESS by LEDA SWANN

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She knew she was playing with fire...and she was eager to burn.

The very thought of an innocent young woman - a teacher at a fusty finishing school - modeling for a series of titillating photographs to be sold at London's bookstalls is scandalous. But orphaned Emily Clemens's destitute circumstances have left her little choice. It is all part of her plan to capture the attention of some well-heeled roué who will then make her his pampered mistress. So the untouched beauty sheds her outer garments - and her inhibitions - to strike provocative poses before the lens of handsome photographer Eric Twyford.

But each seductive attitude she assumes is stoking a fire within that Emily never knew existed - and the heat is spurring her on to ever-greater heights of sensuous abandon. Still, the devilishly desirable Eric, a consummate professional, remains unmoved by her erotic display. If Emily cannot arouse a man in the flesh, what hope does she have as a black-and-white postcard?

She has already gone far beyond the boundaries of propriety. Now Emily's brazenly determined to go even farther - to seduce Eric, letting him take her to intoxicating places she has never been. But once she has reached ecstasy, will she ever be able to leave?

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POLLY'S GAME by LEDA SWANN

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A high stakes game of pleasure takes hold in Victorian London, when Polly Hawkins finally meets a man who can fulfil all her needs...if she is willing to take the risk.

POLLY'S GAME is available only as an e-book from HarperCollins e-books.

 

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STAND and DELIVER by LEDA SWANN

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Penniless and Black-haired Bess has little leisure to daydream about a better life. Her days are spent ladling out rabbit stew in her father's inn and fending off her admirers. No man can touch her well-guarded heart. A tap at her window in the dead of night changes all that.

Highwayman Jack Hall is feared the length and breadth of Georgian England. But even a highwayman has a heart — and his is captured by Bess' beauty and spirit.

Jack, handsome and charming, is unlike any other man Bess knows. She is powerless to resist him. But when a jealous rival for Bess' affections informs King George's soldiers about Jack, both the highwayman and Bess find themselves in mortal danger. With treachery on all sides, the pair must fight for their lives, and for their love. 

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The PRICE of DESIRE by LEDA SWANN

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Caroline Clemens comes to a scandalous arrangement with Dominic Savage. Penniless and responsible for four younger siblings following the death of their debt ridden father, she agrees to become the willing plaything of this darkly dangerous man who has saved her family from the workhouse - and in repayment, she will fulfill his every physical need...eagerly and without hesitation.

Rather than feel shamed by her long fall from innocence Caroline finds her new life exhilarating - for Savage is a remarkably skilled lover who knows the secret paces to enter, taste and touch that will drive a woman to new heights of ecstasy. He would never falsely promise her a wedding - unlike her faithless fiancé who betrayed, insulted, and abandoned her. And she will repay his honesty with night after torrid night of delicious erotic games, taking their passion further than either of them ever dreamed possible.

But Dominic will not be satisfied with owning Caroline's ripe a luscious body, for he secretly desires one thing that she dares not surrender to him. Dominic wants Caroline's heart...and he will not rest until she succumbs.

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SUGAR AND SPICE by LEDA SWANN

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There is a place hidden away in Cornwall, unremarkable from the outside, but a haven for the most daring of pleasure seekers...and every husband and wife willing to indulge their most intimate fantasies.

Even the primest Victorian garb cannot mask Gwendolyn's delectable attributes - yet her handsome husband regards her with icy disdain. She has but one chance to save her marriage and avert a future of dashed hopes and despair...and it requires a visit to a house where sensuality reigns.

Unable to satisfy the needs of the man she adores, Lillian is devastated when he seeks the amorous attentions of another. But there are passionate lessons to be learned if she joins the lovers in their erotic hideaway...

To possess a bride as voluptuous and exciting as Cora would be any man's dream, yet Gareth cannot understand why the woman he wed despises him so. Still, he will not give her up without a fight, though it may take extraordinary imagination to make Cora's most wicked secret fantasies come true.

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PARLOR GAMES by LEDA SWANN

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Sarah Chesham pushed open the door to the coffee house and stumbled over the threshold. The interior smelled heavenly – of dark roasted coffee beans and mouth-watering grilled meat – but it was dark and smoky, and her tired eyes took a few moments to adjust to the dimness of the light.

She made her way through the gloom to the closest table and sat down at it, settling her skirts over tops of her sturdy work boots. Elbows resting on the table and her head in her hands, she concentrated on catching her breath and calming the over-rapid beating of her heart.

A buxom young woman in an apron bustled up to her. “What can I get you, dearie?”

Sarah raised her head. “A ha’penny cup of coffee. And a chop,” she added with reckless haste, just as the serving woman had turned to walk away.

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SCHOOL FOR VIRGINS by LEDA SWANN

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Jack Langton is about to be married to Clarissa, the virginal young daughter of his business partner.

Helen Fairchild runs a school for respectable young ladies, where she teaches her young charges how to please their future husbands in bed.

The moment Jack accidentally discovers the secret of her school, he wants lessons for himself. Not to learn how to please his future wife, however, but to learn how to please Helen, with whom he is instantly obsessed. Helen reluctantly agrees to take him as a pupil. At first she only wants to take this arrogant man down a peg or two and teach him how to treat a woman properly. But as the lessons progress, she gradually falls in love with him.

As Jack's marriage draws ever closer, he falls ever more under Helen's spell. But as a man of honour, he cannot withdraw his promise to Clarissa.

Helen's lessons must teach Jack and Clarissa, and Helen herself, to recognize what their hearts truly yearn for before all three of them can find the happiness they crave.

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LESSONS IN SEDUCTION 
by
LEDA SWANN & CLAIRE THOMPSON

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School for Virgins by Leda Swann
School for Virgins is also available as an e-book. Read about the adventures of Helen and Jack in the previous section.

Seduction of Colette by Claire Thompson
The year is 1658. The beautiful young Colette, daughter of a nobleman, has just been 'lost' in a wager, given to the dashing Lord Philippe de Valon as payment for gambling debts.

 

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 RAINLASHED by LEDA SWANN

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Maya is a selkie—equally at home both on land as a human and in the sea as a seal.

When Iain, Earl of Stoneleigh, stumbles across her sunning herself on a rocky Highland shore, he steals her skin, putting her in his power. He makes her his captive and his lover and teaches her all the ways in which humans can pleasure each other.

At first Maya is content to remain a human. She enjoys the sensual games her master plays, and is eager to explore the bounds of her human sensuality with him.

But when he lets slip that he will never set her free, his betrayal makes her lose her will to live. He can force her to stay with him and remain his sex slave, but he cannot force her to submit willingly to his every desire.

Iain must find the strength to rise above his sensual desires and give his beautiful captive back her freedom if they are ever to find happiness together.

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 SUNLIT by LEDA SWANN

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He is a selkie, both seal and man. She is the neglected daughter of a Scottish lord.

Shannon Selkirk cannot escape or ignore the voice of the selkie that calls out to her in her sleep, the irresistible voice that entreats her to come to him. Enchanted by his call, she goes to him and becomes his lover.

In Shannon he knows that he has found his one true mate. Keeping her by his side, however, is more difficult that he could have imagined. Not only must he contend with her family's animosity towards him and his kind, but he must also teach Shannon to trust him—and to love him as deeply as he loves her.

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 ICE ON HER WINGS by LEDA SWANN

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Reporter Bonny Eagle is investigating a hot tip that Robert Barron, multi-millionaire property developer, is a secret Scrooge who is preparing an unpleasant Christmas surprise for the city's poorest inhabitants. Caught snooping through his house, she is surprised to find that Robert Barron has mistletoe on his mind. Unable to resist his kisses, she ends up in his bed.

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