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Mary Jo Putney

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About the Author

Romance writer Mary Jo Putney was born in New York and graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in English literature and Industrial design. She served as the art editor of The New Internationalist magazine in London and worked as a designer in California before settling in Baltimore, mostrar mais Maryland in 1980 to run her own freelance graphic design business Her first novel was a traditional Regency romance, which sold in one week. Signet liked the novel so much that it offered Putney a three-book contract. In 1987 that first novel, The Diabolical Baron, was published. Since then, she has published more than twenty-nine books. Her books have been ranked on the national bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. Most of her books have been historical romance. She has also begun writing fantasy romance and romantic fantasy. Putney has won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award twice, for Dancing on the Wind and The Rake and the Reformer and has been a RITA finalist nine times. She is on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll for bestselling authors, and has been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards and four Golden Leaf Awards. Her titles include: Dark Mirror, Dark Passage, No Longer a Gentleman, Never Less than a Lady, and Nowhere Near Respectable. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Mary Jo Putney has also published fantasy romance novels as M.J. Putney.

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Obras por Mary Jo Putney

The Rake (1998) 652 exemplares
Thunder and Roses (1993) 551 exemplares
The Wild Child (1999) 547 exemplares
One Perfect Rose (1997) 506 exemplares
Loving a Lost Lord (2009) 502 exemplares
The Bargain (1999) 481 exemplares
Silk and Shadows (1991) 386 exemplares
Shattered Rainbows (1996) 373 exemplares
The China Bride (2000) 363 exemplares
Never Less Than a Lady (2010) 362 exemplares
Dancing on the Wind (1994) 358 exemplares
Angel Rogue (1995) 340 exemplares
Dark Mirror (2011) 337 exemplares
The Marriage Spell (2006) 336 exemplares
River Of Fire (1996) 331 exemplares
Petals in the Storm (1989) 323 exemplares
A Kiss of Fate: A Novel (2004) 310 exemplares
Nowhere Near Respectable (2011) 304 exemplares
The Bartered Bride (2002) 302 exemplares
Stolen Magic (2005) 282 exemplares
Silk and Secrets (1992) 279 exemplares
Veils of Silk (1992) 279 exemplares
Dearly Beloved (1990) 243 exemplares
No Longer a Gentleman (2011) 242 exemplares
The Burning Point (2000) 242 exemplares
Uncommon Vows (1991) 231 exemplares
The Diabolical Baron (1987) 228 exemplares
A Distant Magic (2007) 217 exemplares
Sometimes a Rogue (2013) 215 exemplares
Not Quite a Wife (2014) 206 exemplares
Not Always a Saint (2015) 204 exemplares
The Spiral Path (2002) 178 exemplares
Once a Soldier (2016) 174 exemplares
The Last Chance Christmas Ball (2015) 161 exemplares
Once a Rebel (2017) 130 exemplares
Bewitched, Bothered, and BeVampyred (20-in-1) (2005) — Editor; Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
Christmas Revels [Omnibus 5-in-1] (2002) 120 exemplares
Once a Scoundrel (2018) 110 exemplares
Dark Passage (2011) 110 exemplares
Once a Spy (2019) 107 exemplares
Fallen from Grace (2011) 102 exemplares
Rakes and Rogues (5-in-1) (1993) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Carousel of Hearts (1989) 99 exemplares
Once Dishonored (2020) 89 exemplares
Dark Destiny (2012) 76 exemplares
Seduction on a Snowy Night (3-in-1) (2019) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Captured Hearts (5-in-1) (1995) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Lady of Fortune (1988) 71 exemplares
Dashing & Dangerous (5-in-1) (1995) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Would-be Widow (1988) 61 exemplares
Once a Laird (2021) 59 exemplares
The Rogue and the Runaway (1990) 58 exemplares
Dangerous to Know (2007) 56 exemplares
A Victorian Christmas (Anthology 5-in-1) (1992) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Chalice of Roses (Anthology 4-in-1) (2010) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
A Yuletide Kiss (2021) — Autor — 44 exemplares
The Controversial Countess (1988) 42 exemplares
Silver Lady (2023) 25 exemplares
The Journey Home [Anthology 10-in-1] (2004) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Dangerous Gifts (2012) 19 exemplares
The Christmas Cuckoo (2013) 16 exemplares
Stirring the Embers (2013) 16 exemplares
The Black Beast of Belleterre (2019) 11 exemplares
The Christmas Tart (2023) 6 exemplares
Songs of Love and Darkness (2012) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Sunshine for Christmas (1990) 5 exemplares
Once a Soldier (2021) 4 exemplares
Christmas Mischief (2010) 4 exemplares
Amar Um Homem Perdido 3 exemplares
Phoenix Falling (2013) 2 exemplares
The Demon Dancer 2 exemplares
Il demone danzante 2 exemplares
O NOUA VIATA 1 exemplar
Shining On 1 exemplar
Magie indepartata 1 exemplar
Promesse 1 exemplar
Una esposa singular (2015) 1 exemplar
Lost Girls 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love (2010) — Contribuidor — 713 exemplares
Irresistible Forces [Anthology 6-in-1] (2004) — Contribuidor — 595 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (2009) — Contribuidor — 415 exemplares
The Vorkosigan Companion (2008) — Contribuidor, algumas edições356 exemplares
Dragon Lovers (Anthology 4-in-1) (2007) — Contribuidor — 283 exemplares
Faery Magic (Anthology 4-in-1) (1998) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
Mischief and Mistletoe (2012) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
A Stockingful of Joy (Anthology 4-in-1) (2005) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
A Constellation of Cats (2001) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Enchantment Place (2008) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
In Our Dreams (1998) 65 exemplares
Christmas Ghosts (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Christmas Roses: Three Historical Novellas (2015) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


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Found: YA Novel with Timetravel em Name that Book (Setembro 2021)


BooksInMirror | 11 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Have a tissue handy the day you read this fast-paced YA paranormal Regency romance thriller that starts in London in 1780 when Loed and Lady Tremayne rescue two scalawags from a rubbish pile near Covent Garden. I won a copy through Between the Chapters and this is my voluntary review.
Quakerwidow | 5 outras críticas | Feb 15, 2024 |
Angel Rogue is the fourth book in Mary Jo Putney’s Fallen Angels series. Robin was introduced in the previous book, Petals in the Storm, and is now nursing a broken heart after the heroine of that book, with whom he was in love, married another. His days as a spy for the crown are now over, too, leaving him feeling rather adrift. Then one day an exotic beauty quite literally stumbles over him in the forest. He soon learns that Maxie is an American of half-Native heritage whose father was English. She’s traveling alone, walking the length of England to get to London to investigate her father’s untimely demise, which she has reason to believe may have involved foul play. Being the consummate gentleman, Robin can’t allow a young woman, even one disguised as a boy, to travel the dangerous roads alone, so he insists upon accompanying her. At first, she’s not too pleased to have the company, but after he proves useful in fending of several attacks by ne’er-do-wells, she starts to warm up to his presence. As they continue the journey together, they get to know one another and begin to fall in love. But although he very much wants to marry Maxie, Robin is convinced that he’s not great husband material and that no woman should want to wed him. For her part, Maxie has fallen in love with Robin, too, but longs for him to love her back and isn’t sure if he’s capable of that.

Maxie grew up straddling both the white world of her father and the Mohawk world of her mother, but never quite felt like she belonged in either. After her mother died when she was young, Maxie traveled around the eastern states with her father who was a bookseller. She thought it was a pretty good life, but then her father, who was also the second son of an English aristocrat, decided to return to his homeland. In England, Maxie feels like even more of an anomaly, especially after her father died on a trip to London. Now alone in the world, except for her extended relations, she starts planning to return to the States, until she overhears her aunt and uncle discussing her father’s death. It’s then that she realizes they’re hiding something from her about his demise and fears that they may have had something to do with it. Not knowing if she can trust them, she runs away in the dead of night, disguised as a boy, headed for London on foot to investigate what happened to her father and maybe to visit an aunt with whom she’d had amiable correspondence. Not long into her journey, she leaves the road to avoid being spotted by other travelers and literally trips over a man who is napping in the forest. He’s the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, and when he hears that she’s traveling alone, he insists upon accompanying her. Maxie doesn’t really want his company, but after they’re accosted a couple of times, she realizes that maybe she is better off with a protector. Even though she doesn’t really believe any of the stories he tells her, Robin proves to be a charming companion, and soon she finds herself trusting him and falling in love with him. But if he can’t love her back, they may not have a future. Maxie is a fierce and spirited heroine who exhibits American moxie alongside her Mohawk appreciation for nature and life. I like that she was able to accept Robin for who he was and show compassion for the pain he experiences from the things he was forced to do as a spy.

Robin is a cousin to Lucien (Dancing on the Wind) and is the friend and former lover of Maggie (Petals in the Storm). I really liked him in the previous book of the series, where my heart broke a little for him. He loved Maggie, but she unfortunately didn’t feel the same. However, they’ve remained good friends anyway. Robin’s days as a spy are now over and he’s returned to his brother’s estate, not sure what he’s going to do now. He’s simply been whiling away the days, when Maxie stumbles over him. When he finds out she’s traveling to London alone, he has nothing better to do and decides to go with her on a lark. Their journey becomes perilous when they’re attacked several times along the way by a man sent by Maxie’s uncle to find her. It turns out to be quite the adventure, though, and Robin hasn’t felt this alive in a while, mostly thanks to his traveling companion. However, after being a spy for so long, Robin has trouble with showing his true self to Maxie. He also harbors some self-hatred for things he had to do during his espionage days and feels that he might not be a fit husband for any woman. Deep down he’s lonely, though, and Maxie proves to be everything he could want in a partner, but if he can’t open up his heart, they may not have a future together. I still liked Robin in his own book, but I couldn’t help feeling like he took a little too long to open up to Maxie. It’s pretty late in the story before he shows any real vulnerabilities, and until then he’s just the spontaneous guy who has a dozen different personas that he can put on with ease, depending on the situation. I understood his fears about Maxie not wanting to know the real Robin, but at the same time, I felt this left some distance between them. I loved him, though, for behaving as a gentleman and treating Maxie like any other lady in spite of her heritage and her being an American, both of which give her different views on relationships.

Angel Rogue is almost entirely a road trip romance with our protagonists spending nearly three-quarters of the book traveling across England. This is usually a trope that I enjoy, but for some reason, it seemed rather slow-paced. Admittedly the long stretches on the road are punctuated a number of times by some exciting chase and fight scenes with the guys Maxie’s uncle sends after her, so I’m not sure why I felt that way. Maybe it’s because the mystery of whether Maxie’s father met with foul play is left entirely for the last couple of chapters. Or maybe it’s because it took a while for the characters to develop. I liked Robin and Maxie and thought they were well-suited for one another. However, as I mentioned before, Robin takes a good long time before he genuinely opens up to Maxie, and until then, I wasn’t getting a great sense of who he was because of him hiding behind various personas. I think he could have been a deeply tortured hero, but he doesn’t reveal that part of himself until pretty late in the story, and even then, it’s mostly handled in a single night. I did, however, very much enjoy the secondary romance between Robin’s brother, Giles, and Maxie’s aunt, Desdemona. Their part of the story has an enemies-to-lovers vibe with Desdemona sweeping into Giles’s study in full pique over her missing niece and Giles trying to defend his brother from her accusations. However, as they chase the younger couple across England, they, too, develop a fondness for one another that was endearing. I also enjoyed the glimpses of our past heroes and heroines, all of whom attend a dinner party at Rafe and Maggie’s house. Michael, the hero of the next book, Shattered Rainbows, was seen there briefly, too. Even though the way in which the narrative was told wasn’t perfect for me, I did very much like all the characters, which is a major plus, so despite being a tad underwhelmed after finishing it, Angel Rogue was still a pretty good read.
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mom2lnb | 5 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2024 |
Silver Lady by Mary Jo Putney
Dangerous Gifts #1

Interesting, intriguing, introduction to a new series that will showcase paranormal gifts in the main characters of historical romances. Great start to a new series!

What I liked:
* The introduction in which Rhys and Gwyn Tremayne find two small, gifted children – Caden and Branock – and take them home
* Bran: abandoned at three, escaped with Caden and made it to London, taken in and raised by the Tremaynes, works for The British Home Office, problem solver, researcher, knows people and can see threads – knows he needs to go to Cornwall and not because he is last in line to inherit a barony
* Girl: a mind-wiped woman, kidnapped, gifted, to be used against her will for something big – liked finding out who she really was and how her life would play out
* The closeness that Caden and Bran have both as tiny boys and later as men
* The idea of “gifts” and how they are explained in the story
* The plot, pacing, setting, and writing
* The way the gifted characters felt and followed their intuition
* The relationship between Bran and Merryn and how gifted often find the perfect mate
* Getting to know Tamsyn, Matthew Davey, Glynis, Annie, Alice, and wondering about Cade’s younger half-sister and if she will show up later in this series will be
* That I liked and cared about the characters and felt I would like to have them as friends
* Knowing that there is another book in this series to look forward to
* All of it really except…

What I didn’t like:
* Who and what I was meant not to like
* Thinking about war, spies, treasonous acts, and the evil men and women will do for money

Did I enjoy this book? Yes
Would I read more in this series? Yes

Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC – This is my honest review.

5 Stars
… (mais)
CathyGeha | 5 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |



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